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The (A)e(s)th(et)ics of Cultural Studies
Time to plug a book I'm not in, but wish I were. Michael Bérubé edited the new Aesthetics of Cultural Studies -- buy it here or somewhere more alternative -- which contains essays by many people whose work I respect, as well as two long-time Bad Subjects collaborators, Jonathan Sterne and Steven Rubio.

I'm especially glad that Steven was included in the book because intellectuals who have followed his path frequently get shut out of scholarly publishing, when they are precisely the ones that we need to read most. As loyal readers will know, Steven is the person, aside from Kim, whom I've linked to the most on this blog.

Looking at the table of contents, what strikes me most is that Bérubé sought out contributors who couple their brilliance with generosity, individuals for whom the Yiddish word Mensch is the best description. We all have to make choices in our professional lives. Mine is to side with the folks who are more interested in helping others than promoting themselves.

Mode: coughing
Muse: Anansi Abstract - DJ Spooky - Songs Of A Dead Dreamer

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From: (Anonymous) Date: October 8th, 2004 08:25 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)


Hear hear.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: October 9th, 2004 03:37 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: Promotion

Not only that, the topic of the book is directly relevant to things you and I care about. Like the difficulty of fusing a sense of style with accessibility.

I'm really enjoying your blog. Let's do that thing I mentioned where we sign up for reciprocal dummy accounts so that commenting becomes possible or at least easier.
From: (Anonymous) Date: October 10th, 2004 01:39 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: Promotion

I've no clue how to do that. I seem to be able to comment on your blog okay. L.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: October 10th, 2004 07:02 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: Promotion

You just sign up for a free LiveJournal account, using a login of your choosing, then write a single entry directing people to your real blog.

I have to unscreen non-LJ comments like yours. And I can't comment on yours at all.
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