Monday, January 31, 2005

Addition and correction to the last post. My week thankfully has gotten off to a start...have been fed and cossetted by thoughtful friends and have all my readings for the next few weeks. It is time to move on.

Tomorrow's slotted for Althusser and ideology while day after will be about capital, empire and Micronesia;)...I wonder how it all comes together and more importantly, when will my mother understand exactly what I do? This I'm sure is in the genre of repeated posts agonising over academic angst and I have not been able to understand clearly where it stems or whither it will go. All I know is that I need to get onto fieldwork soon. This of course after the spectre on the horizon, the dreaded qualifiers. A few hundred articles and a few million theories. Jeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez! But as a professor of mine once put it, who said the nights are for sleeping?

Question of the week: Is there potential to consider the politics of representation in tenuous negotiation with the politics of action?

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