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Unhinging culture from culture?

Mar. 24, 2013 / by / 3 Comments
While the old world ("air quotes") has its karnevals and regional theaters, the US thrives on daily disorientation and dislocation. This isn't controversial, its rock n' roll. Otherwise, how can we so easily discount the fact that the entertainment industry is America's largest and most popular global export?

The Mirror Stage

Feb. 19, 2013 / by / 0 Comments

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“Correlatively, the formation of the I is symbolized in dreams by a fortress, or a stadium — its inner arena and enclosure, surrounded by marshes and rubbish-tips, dividing it into two opposed fields of contest where the subject flounders in quest of the haughty and remote inner castle, which, in its shape (sometimes juxtaposed in the same scenario), symbolizes the id in startling fashion.… More

The Imperial Message

Feb. 19, 2013 / by / 0 Comments

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“The Emperor, so it runs, has sent a message to you, the humble subject, the insignificant shadow cowering in the remotest distance before the imperial sun; the Emperor from his deathbed has sent a message to you alone.  He was commanded the messenger to kneel down by the bed, and has whispered the message to him; so much store did he lay on it that he ordered the messenger to whisper it back into his ear again. … More