Another smart text by Rolando Pérez. This one is about Martí and New York. One Laura Posternak has written the article I said I would, and then gone on to use it as the first chapter of a thesis. I will find as many reviews / discussions / critiques of Sommer as I can, and … More Things I found.
Honestly, one’s research life is the correction of the errors and gaps in one’s graduate education, and that is it. All my smart ideas then are smart now, but I have to get rid of these files. My ideas were naïvely put but still right. I said the dissolution of identity might seem like a … More A different set of notes
I am not sure where to put this but it was on paper / in a dream and it seemed important at the time I wrote it because I could at least think about it clearly. It isn’t new at all. It said: Vallejo is hard to read because there is no centered subject to … More My old dissertation/book
This was part II of the first organizing workshop, and it was on positive messaging. [Avoid getting caught in manipulative tactics because you are trying to understand (and also trying to create bridges, get along).] Get a good marketing firm, they said, and know what messages you want to put out. Create a site like … More Old notes on another topic
…I’ll get into really good shape and have a camera. Things I know I don’t own are a tent and a mat. Things I now realize I should own are a hat and more of the right kinds of hiking pants and shirts. And bento boxes. And poles. I am not going to acquire all … More La montagne
Situate F da S in CRS and decolonialidad (and other currents). Useful: scene of engulfment / transcendental poesis – explains creation of L.A. subject but also – more interestingly – repetition of EVOKE AND ELIDE [does this have other contributing factors?] Problems: blaming the enlightenment, vague decoloniality as solution. Advantages: global problem, global analysis, with … More Free write for that next version
1/ Lott: hairsplitting accounting for differences is not interesting if these differences are not politically charged. Hollinger: racial mixture will fix racism! He replicates Myrdal’s liberalism: US is democratic but flawed, can be fixed, have progress. Guimarães: racial democracy is an incomplete project. Me: postethnic projects substitute normative mestizaje for the earlier normative whiteness. Hollinger … More More from that notebook