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cultural appropriation, defilement, rituals of purification - Text Patterns - The New Atlantis
"I think it's now generally understood that the disaffected cultural left and the disaffected cultural right have become mirror images of each other: the rhetorical and political strategies employed by one side will, soon enough, be picked up by the other. At this particular moment, the right seems to be borrowing from the left — in ways that make many on the left distinctly uncomfortable. "
triggers  politics  appropriation  political-correctness  safety 
june 2016 by tsuomela
in which I sum up my posts on the recent controversies in academia – Snakes and Ladders
"I have been trying for a while now, and in multiple locations, to articulate an argument about recent modes of student disaffection in American universities. I think there is a bright, strong thread linking the “trigger warning” debates of last year with the student protests of this year. In an ideal world I’d turn these thoughts into a short book, or at least a very long article, but for now I’m just going to have to link the posts together into a virtual unity."
students  academia  protests  2015  culture  culture-war  triggers 
january 2016 by tsuomela

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