KF On Method

Brecht on Method

Joe Dumit on grant writing

discursive shift: what not to say in the courtroom:

memo akin to becoming a marijuana user. Raina Rapp also focuses on process in her book on how women think through amniocentesis.

turn into a memo:
Sociological analysis of ideological frameworks that shape how people think about the "American Dream" and economic inequality in the US (starting with examples from education).
"Sociologists note that everyone has overarching frameworks for making sense of the world. These frameworks, called ideologies, are sets of ideas and beliefs that shape how we interpret reality. Ideologies are always related to power, with dominant ideologies reinforcing existing power relations. The American Dream is a particularly dominant ideology that reinforces class relations by perpetuating the belief that anyone who works hard can be economically successful (despite the overwhelming evidence of how class inequality shapes economic outcomes)." From this excellent analysis of video clips to show what how ideological frameworks work in practice.

also a memo on thought and governance styles
n On style (make a research memo): Evely Fox Keller's article on her, which has the following nice quote about "cultural style":

From her identity as a molecular biologist, Nusslein-Volhard drew confidence, a kind of arrogance, and a cultural style. As a German, she had imbibed a tradition, shared by the French, of finding interest in complexity ("the more complicated the more interesting it was").

-- Theodor Adorno referred to, speaking of Beethoven, as a "late style", meaning not the conventional serenity of old age but the shudder of the dialectic between convention and a heightened subjectivity, as Edward Said described it:
It is the episodic character of Beethoven’s late work, its apparent carelessness about its own continuity, that Adorno finds so gripping. When we compare such middle-period works as the Eroica with the Opus 110 sonata, say, we are struck by the cogent and integrative logic, the driven quality of the former and the somewhat distracted, often careless and repetitive character of the latter. Adorno speaks of the late work as ‘process, but not as development’, as a ‘catching fire between the extremes, which no longer allow for any secure middle ground or harmony of spontaneity’.



portfolios, fall 2014
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portfolios, spring 2013
shared abstracts
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notes, fall 2013