Posts Tagged ‘ identity ’

7 Queer Poets You Should Know | Advocate.com

L – R: Eileen Myles, Frank Bidart, and Tim Trace Peterson

7 Queer Poets You Should Know | Advocate.com.

Thandie Newton on the self, oneness, separateness, difference

A Carefully Crafted F**k You, Nathan Schneider interviews Judith Butler – Guernica / A Magazine of Art & Politics

A Carefully Crafted F**k You, Nathan Schneider interviews Judith Butler – Guernica / A Magazine of Art & Politics.

All I really have to say about life is that for it to be regarded as valuable, it has to first be regarded as grievable. A life that is in some sense socially dead or already “lost” cannot be grieved when it is actually destroyed. And I think we can see that entire populations are regarded as negligible life by warring powers, and so when they are destroyed, there is no great sense that a heinous act and egregious loss have taken place. My question is: how do we understand this nefarious distinction that gets set up between grievable and ungrievable lives?”~ Judith Butler

” Thinking can take place in and as embodied action. It is not necessarily a quiet or passive activity. Civil disobedience can be an act of thinking, of mindfully opposing police force, for instance. I continue to believe in demonstrations, but I think they have to be sustained.” ~ Judith Butler

I am not sure that the work is “inner” in the way that Gandhi described. But I do think that one has to remain vigilant in relation to one’s own aggression, to craft and direct it in ways that are effective. This work on the self, though, takes place through certain practices, and by noticing where one is, how angry one is, and even comporting oneself differently over time. I think this has to be a social practice, one that we undertake with others. That support and solidarity are crucial to maintaining it. Otherwise, we think we should become heroic individuals, and that takes us away from effective collective action.” ~ Judith Butler

So we might consider: what practices embody interdependency and equality in ways that might mitigate the practice of war waging? My wager is that there are many. . . .   am trying to bring together people to think about new forms of war and war waging, the place of media in the waging of war, and ways of thinking about violence that can take account of new forms of conflict that do not comply with conventional definitions of war. This will involve considering traditional definitions of war in political science and international law, but also new forms of conflict, theories of violence, and humanistic inquiries into why people wage war as they do. I’m also interested in linking this with studies of ecology, toxic soil, and damaged life.” ~ Judith Butler

Miss Representation 8 min. Trailer 8/23/11 on Vimeo

Miss Representation 8 min. Trailer 8/23/11 on Vimeo on Vimeo

via Miss Representation 8 min. Trailer 8/23/11 on Vimeo.

Thank you, Amy King!

ECOLOGY WITHOUT NATURE: Queer Ecology Revisited

ECOLOGY WITHOUT NATURE: Queer Ecology Revisited.

Racialicious Crush Of The Week: Son Of Baldwin’s Robert Jones, Jr. | Racialicious – the intersection of race and pop culture

Racialicious Crush Of The Week: Son Of Baldwin’s Robert Jones, Jr. | Racialicious – the intersection of race and pop culture.

What a tangled web we weave / NewStatesman

Tangled Web / New Statesman

Romantic Circles Blog / dark ecology

Romantic Circles Blog » dark ecology.

Heidi Lynn Staples, thank you!

“A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change”, A New Book by Thomas and Brown / Brain Pickings

John Seely Brown: Tinkering as a Mode of Knowledge Production ~

A New Culture of Learning ~ Brain Pickings

~ posted for Bettina, tinkerer extraordinaire

Celebration … is self-restraint, is attentiveness, is questioning, is meditating, is awaiting, is the step over into the more wakeful glimpse of the wonder — the wonder that a world is worlding around us at all, that there are beings rather than nothing, that things are and we ourselves are in their midst, that we ourselves are and yet barely know who we are, and barely know that we do not know this.
~ Martin Heidegger