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Nastiness Diagnosis. Anthropology. Religion. Gender. Justice. A Personal Notepad For the General Public.

“We want you to enjoy the best of Jakarta!”

there is no “Thank you” in Sumbanese! And Nelden, the Sumbanese princess, adds that neither is there an expression of “Sorry”! Advertisements

October 30, 2009 · Leave a comment

Jakarta Luxury: un/helpful initiation of fieldwork?

“Enjoy these things as much as you can,” says Neldan, when we walk in the fanciest new huge department store in Jakarta Pusat, Grand Indonesia. I am stunned by the … Continue reading

October 30, 2009 · Leave a comment

Misrecognition and Problematization: Bourdieu and Foucault II

Discourses do not produce practices. Discourses can’t even explain discourses themselves.

October 11, 2009 · Leave a comment

Misrecognition and Problematization: Bourdieu and Foucault I

To ask to what extent humans are agents is a direct reflection of a humanism in our times. It obscures another question: how human beings are made subject in the … Continue reading

October 11, 2009 · 1 Comment

Doxa and Reflexitity

“They know immediately, but they don’t know that they know.” “Rationality has its own reflexivity, and vice versa.”

October 9, 2009 · Leave a comment

秋,記在生日以前。

有一陣子莎莉與傑森以為老黑狗杜比已經中風,大概不久人世了。就連獸醫也不看好這隻素來健康爽朗長命的黑狗。杜比某天在椅子後頭打了個冷顫,並無法抑制地漏尿到地面上。莎莉與傑森發現了這個令人意外的事實,一件老黑狗從來不會做的事情,即在房屋內裡頭驚慌地尿出來。她們發現他行動有異,判斷他必定是中風。 料想不到的事情有很多。其中也包含了我邁向二十五歲時一個最難以逃避,不是太淒涼但總是孤獨的事實:Homeless。

October 9, 2009 · Leave a comment

統計 中爪哇省

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October 7, 2009 · Leave a comment

Political Economy of Islam in France 法國伊斯蘭的政治經濟學

法國在其公共領域中的’Muslim問題’常顯得特別地排外與反多元主義(anti-pluralism),成為長期於印尼亞齊省做田野的人類學者John Bowen這十年來新的關注焦點。幾年前,他出了一本新書題名為:Why the French don’t like the headscarves? 到底為什麼法國人就那麼討厭伊斯蘭頭巾,硬生生要把大學女生的信仰表徵標記為不合群、不愛國、威脅,甚至是野蠻的象徵? 你在路上要是看到戴頭巾的穆斯林女性,是否也有同樣的想法?

October 6, 2009 · 4 Comments

[note1] Political Economy of Islam– Turkey 伊斯蘭復興的政治經濟學:土耳其

政治伊斯蘭與新興中產階級(較邊緣與次主流的一群)的結合在土耳其是一種新的現象,因為在1980s年代以前,intellectual = westernized,因而Islam + middle-class + political movement是一種至Kemalism以降前所未有的組合。 這組合背後的政經發展如下概述。

October 5, 2009 · Leave a comment

心靈的破行囊推磨著神經的光亮

原本以為離婚之後會是一場大風暴,但心靈卻有著平靜,儘管是古老的,生命齒輪轉動的聲音推磨著我存在的軌跡。也許是因為要離開美國前往印尼研究必須經過這red tape各式官僚從贊助機構到印尼當地移民局,科學研究單位許可,一路到紐約大使館辦事處等等迷宮般的搜索,總是只有零亂不整難以取得的地圖與導覽,以及求救時收訊不良或溝通不良的冷漠回聲。我想我已經走到了迷宮的盡頭。而等待著我,在迷宮出口的,則是熱帶的叢林與籠罩在清真寺念經廣播的城鎮鄉村。

October 3, 2009 · Leave a comment

東方人在西方談東方主義

近日又回顧了Said的東方主義。有一些想法。主要是批評,但也許一篇成熟的評論還仍需要時間來醞釀,目前僅僅是手記。

October 1, 2009 · 1 Comment

Overrection, French surralism and Latin American Magic Realism

"by creating the marvellous at all cost, the thaumaturgists become bureaucrats."

October 1, 2009 · Leave a comment

Chapter 20 Page 1, One Hundred Years of Solitude

…wherever they might be they always remember that the past was a lie, that memory has no return, that every spring gone by could never be recovered, and that the … Continue reading

October 1, 2009 · Leave a comment