I turned this into a bulleted list for clarity, but I like the paragraph form and may put it back. “It is not just that there is a large prison industrial complex connected to almost every branch of the global system of production, placing incarceration at the heart of the world economy. Nor is it … More Alternate versions
Foucault discusses Mettray and the carceral archipelago or network that formed around it. It is important that not all inmates were criminals, and that this is a key feature. 1. The carceral continuum: so many gradations of criminality, and so much discipline (which is distinct from punishment). 2. The carceral network produces delinquents, trained in … More The carceral
This week I wrote 15 percent of my essay and also outlined/storyboarded it. Not very well, mind you, but I do have a structure. It will end with transmodernity and materiality. If I keep writing at this pace I need six more weeks to finish. Then I take a week off, and then I have … More Pacing, planning
Teseo. Unlike everyone else, they are begging for manuscripts. Axé.
I am discarding No toda es vigilia la de los ojos abiertos because my copy is yellowing. It is very interesting on the question of the avant-garde subject, and I intend to return to it. I am discarding a yellowed book of essays on Vallejo by one whose ideas I find interesting, or stimulating. I … More Macedonio, Vallejo, poesía
If universities are businesses: – education and research are not public goods but a private business opportunity – education and research are not investments in the society’s future but in the future of companies to which services may be outsourced – their objective is to make a profit for stockholders – they should not have … More If universities are businesses
We wrote a long and vague resolution that did not go anywhere, but I would be for making much more frequent, short recommendations, and repeating them. Two possibilities follow. Tuition and fees The rising cost of tuition and fees is untenable. For universities to be a public good, public higher education, like secondary education, must … More Concrete suggestions for improvement
No, I am not paid to advertise, but I am writing to remember. These were the brand of the jeans that wore out, and they were good, although they only cost me $19. Now, to replace, it will cost $62. But I believe they were skinny, high rise, dark denim, small, and that is what … More Coco + Carmen
I learned about this poet of fragmented of subjectivity, and the journal that article is in. I remembered about the politics of localization, which do not suggest we develop empathy as an activist strategy. I learned about current Mexican literature and avant-garde theory. I saw people thinking in a relaxed and precise way, and thought … More More things I learned, or remembered
In my study group we read an interesting paper about this that said it was reformist and not revolutionary. Axé.