The furnished mouth is second empire - full to the brim and maybe overflowing. So no more submissions sorry. Please contact Anastomoo at AnastomooATyahooDOTcomDOTau if you wanna have a chat or whatever but after an update to come I won't be publishing anything for a while. Thanx to everyone for getting involved - numbers are good, length of stays is increasing. Still not as popular as you all were in high school but we all have to grow up sometime. As the Marickville mauler said - "I luv youse all". And so with that, i farewell strangers and friends alike, untill upon heath we meet
when the hurly burly's done.


Volume 4: Open Issue





Volume 3: Recession Poetics





Volume 2: Handwritten



Volume 1: Anastomoo







Anastomoo is edited by Jesse Shipway, Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Sociology and Social Work at the University of Tasmania. His writing has appeared in journals including Mudlark, Wood s Lot, The Page, Beard of Bees, Island, Australian Literary Studies, Journal of Genocide Research, Cultural Studies Review, Eureka Street, Westerly, Recours Au Poeme, (Poem as Last Resort), Architectural Review (Australia). He lives in Hobart, Tasmania.







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Art by Dan Ivec





Holly Day


Last Night of the Vampire Dog

vampire dogs are scared of the sunlight
dig deep holes in the garden that go far
underground, wait until they hear the first
crickets begin to chirp, emerge from
their tombs to shake off the wet
sloppy mud. jackrabbits don’t recognize
the scent of a vampire dog as that of
a dog, they stand still in the moonlight
too confused to run as their doom creeps
nearer—no need to put the long-
legged critters under any
complicated thrall—jackrabbits
are just too stupid to run. Suckling
the neck of a fresh-caught hare, the vampire
dog pulls the corpse back home, the long
legs of the jackrabbit stretch far and
drag through the mud, leaving twin ruts
all the way down. in the morning, hunters
will see the blood and the trail and find
the deep hole where the vampire dog sleeps.
they’ll plug the hole with gasoline-
soaked newspaper and set fire to the tomb
but morning is too far away
to worry about right now.






Floyd P Lawson was Born july 12, 1992. hailz from a small parish in Grange Hill, Jamaica. Lived in Miami from the age of 7 throughout my adolescents wherein he attended the University of Florida. His prose (sic) is influenced predominately by Lord Byron, Lord Tennyson, Aldous Huxley, and Shakespeare.

Floyd P Lawson

Heather

He kissed her
Tongued her down to follow up her desert words
With a lick of whetted conscience-wit slick:
Slackening her resolve, as lust comes usurping love
From this warm hearth on the heather.
Oh what an exercise in the comether!

--FPL

Stead Thy Conquest

"I've been behind closed lips, where even silver-tongue Casanova cannot slip himself in
But now am barred until a riddle be solved: 'whither is font that Adam sired our sire's in?
If you kiss, you must not let go 'til the riddle be solved and the fonts maiden climax springs
What irony be this, that for lips to unlock, the proprietress demands I lip-lock herein
She buss's me a way unto Heartlings thorough, fares athwart tongues papillae:
'Dowsabel, amour, lover, throb-of-heart', I asked her to suffer me leave ere I rapine
But with come-hither glances she motions my property to stay
Now eyes say what tongue-tied air may, 'There's entry untrodden that trod you may'
On those words was my conquest stead; 'til I see Adam- I'll Conquest every eve of day!'"

--FPL

The itinerant

Environ me above with eyes as I fly beneath the sky;
Swimming the glades to be mired in the laughs of gay blades;
Exert efforts into breathing as I mount Everest.
My eyne is my still moving Baedeker: still on the same page
Aye on the bay eyeing every bit of décor on the plage

I have no shoes to walk in, Lo! to my posterity whom like
The cernuous lily blooms an ill-got aplomb seeking the tomb.
My strain starts low, rapping a 'Bomb!' Hoping to hap upon life's tome,
Which opened they'll counterfeit death in a swoon-
Upon seeing Life's face they'll resolve right then to die!

Oh the Theophanous events I've been subject to;
Live with the sun and die with the eremitic moon--
The one making sun of day the other moonlights the swansong lay.
I see Him as the blind man sees the sun-doubtless He be love,
I'm unbeholden in his Son's warm embrace…I sigh heavens way

The patine of a sage I've incurred to my regret;
My sagacity has wizened this brow-
In these lines are writ mother nature's apologias to Father Time.
" Tick you mad at your sons, inconstant father- knowing not when to stay.
Need you wither and wrinkle my beauties of May
All those worthy Caesar's we wrought, yet on you clocked them to clay.
Each hour I do beset beauty's brow with lines, wherein, Adam's sin do obey.
Run you till may, but on these Adams Eve's drop of sin will I slay."

I discern an exhaust betook hawk, fagged out in yon brook
With claws deep in discourse with a salmon's flesh-
"Belay, aery fiend, hunger isn't regulated by thous stomach", peals the flesh
"Mammock me and may malice mock you with a morbid gibe:
Be you slave to thous swallowing grave, that pit where death may be in vein.
Deathless I be till death lessens thee, for I shall
Pester thou'st knave as my flesh festers a pestilence -awakened by the grave-
Spreading from entrails to your, bowless, accipitral domain. Au Vol!"

--FPL





George Djuric

Tshegofatso Seboni

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WEldon Sandusky




“CAILLET STREET”

©2009

Down the alley we go
Davie Duncan my first
Romance, then Allen
Connoisseurs always
Treasures waiting, hiding
People of the world.
My mother’s on aspirin
Brother to be gone soon.
My father’s drinks
And collapses in the
Alley. And she’d go
Look to try to win.

I try to win and my
Wife and girls do the
Same cycle. And if
They all never find
Anything—they looked—
In the alley where all
The People of the
World gather.


At night in slight whispers
Of him who was there
Now maybe a can.
At some stolen lust
Now a curious pile of
Newspapers. And there,
Now a warped
Garden hose that can
Kill!




“LARRY LOOPER AND ME GO UP IN THE TOWER”

©2009


Pioneers hail, we two
Through the vacancy of
Lubbock High School.
Pioneers, Silver Spurs
An old door burgundy
Varnished staircase
Various individuals chained
There from a pep rally.
A storm Shelley.
Hail. Asses low and
Winding Wordsworth
Finding fickle fetishes
Of wooden ham presses
Mustaches of Mexicans
Mad fury fast
Up and Up and there
Ah! Sans Merci the
Huge Bronze Albatross
The Pioneer, I say,
Alans Sans Merci.
The Bell , a huge big.
Curve.
From up there Texas
Tech visible . Mystery.
Ice. Coleridge,solid
Grades of Sheets of
Ice. A Couple in the
Bushes across the
Street. A damn illusion.
Fighting fantasy
Then
the door locks
there’s the Principal
someone knows
typical Romantics
a and b only
ALANS SANS MERCI!!
Poe across the Atlantic
That incredible Raven.
Nevermore Larry, Sandy.
Do not dissect Science.
A thing of beauty and
On into Franklin
Rational Germans
Or better you…
Are you thinking or
Just what?




“THE PARADE OF FISHERMEN”

©2009

Picture a little JF Kennedy
Vis-à-vis Channel 9
Divorced man out
From the old
HOMESTEAD
§9.04
New Jersey Stats.
Vol. 9171 Wis. 348
My battleline from
Brockbank to San Mateo
To Arizona to California
To Wisconsin. Chain of
Evidence. (see e.g. Chair and Door
By Winthrop Jones. Dunlop 1998 p. 10)
Merges compressed
Digital dog
Overlap to a NAPA
Yellow and blue vinyl
Chair Exxon style.
And I sit here
In the window
Now only ten years
Hence, only a
Dash in the line
From there, only
Another popgun event
In the sequence
Of the Chain of the
Door and Chair ready
Ready any second to move
For habeas corpus,
J.Edwards v. Sandusky
CA-3-
84-1156-R in the United States
District Court for the Northern
District of Texas. Dallas Division.
Filed July 31, 1984.
II
Motion DENIED—Bang,
Whoops. And now
Ladies and Gentlemen…!!!
The sequel to the

Series “Money & Love”
On location here
At the gas station. Frame,
Frame, Frame. Atrophy to
Dysgenesis to disabled to
Vegetable to the ve-ee-ee-ry
Atom itself-H2-Bomb
DNA staircase and rungs-Wave.
Voila Transform.
DISMISS.


Michael Goertzen





an asphodel's day card

the far wrote, a hand from where I stood,
applied stem cells to worn tongues, a few
affectionate words, bruised fruit, nice
enough, you and I and a love in some order,
sacharine overbearance, a fulfilled quota,
never uttered at all.

a propped up sideways hardened pulp,
white telescoping A or V, zygotic scars of
missed calls, my skype jana sied, some have
known, others not a chance, a glimpse of
shine through reflecting highrise glass,
candle light, bedside lamp, seeing we've
remembered you, the many times of a life,
infer magnitude, riding the crane up, it is
gone.

artists imagine the enormity of a page, the
ephemeral Mt Cheam ridgeline, the
historical smoke signal, the embryonic
crash site, your here, the eternity of an old
rocking couch, its floral neglect of
brownish, you standing in the comedy,
leant over reading, a candy-red robe,
lymphoma prize-fighter of morning light,
projections of self upon self, absorbing
substitution, inexpressible silence, I truly
am at a loss for words, a card says, raised,
opened, read, completion achieves each,
held.

the far Pay Tear


wake, the heat, a careless ezan, timbre
shredded through minaret megaphone,
what are your thoughts, vocal control, you
said, his voice is shot, re: Tom Waits, a
cassette of Felix Brow's first band,
Jonathan's Wrath, car deck, our daily
Rosedale-Abbotsford commute, laughed,
green and yellow mixing, light twinkled
through windshield sky, trickle down, a
clear brook of humour, ridiculous breaking
carefully tricked out standards, to
understand a thing is to destabilize
another.

Pay Tear, the phonetic pronunciation in the
German, P?t?rc?k, the Turkish spelling,
a French schoolboy-hero, authoritative
signifier precludes use of any deviation, my
dad, in the antipodes, some titles
can't be abandoned.

Paraguay, you laughed, the conversion
rate, the price of the cab ride, of lunch,
pennies to pesos, you thought about
replacing yellowed fillings, the vanity of a
thousand dollar cosmetic operation, from
first awakening, yellow incisors, pocked
cheeks, tawny thick beard, to a boy, no
other markers were of any worth.

mosaics, forty by sixty centimetre portraits,
friends, family, among the first, a byzantine
robe concealing your passionate heart,
Palaeologan walls of the Chora Church,
Edirnekap?, from shoulders, a ring of gilded
tesserae around your turban, halo placed
with internal blue glass, your face would be
all riverstone, time, frequency of work and
procrastination, compromised the strength
of this, the iron beneath the page, a map,
the Stomachian electro-magnified under
inverted pages, a prayer book, the eighth
unearthing of the newest city gates,
combinatorics chipping away at glue and
globs of wax, fourteen shapes to a square,
the same number, green flecks setting in
the iris.

a day's work, you lying on the linoleum,
Bach blaring out of the stereo, the
caregiver, I had one, the genetic chimera
relates, each word was an arch of a stone,
Ariadne auf Naxos on Youtube, saying
history race laughter to worship, the far
robing the purple, I am there soon,
bringing Lights, can Archimedes come for
night, an anagram maker on the maybe,
plans for a film, the right conditions
prevail, story rights, motivated actors, free
equipment, people who reuse.


between asphodel, pollen and bee

I want to hold it all in, disallowing words,
fall out, forced to speak, finding a proper
name for you, something in keeping, a
consistency of anonymity, something
syrupy, airborne drift, transliterative
purple, nothing fits better than mom,
mother, what I know, these terms know
who you are, that's why the phone is
constantly ringing, your inbox full, I can't
go with Dilha, too close to Gilda,
honourable names, their own right,
rereading Hopkins, rooting out the timed
spring quote, for you, it is in that season, a
particle, your essence, captured, a bit of
pollen on bumblebee fur ruffled among, in
between each bloom, a daily circuit, hive
and God's creation, now a wing seems torn,
you plummeting, a jet falling over borders,
all sides, conflicted by truth of events,
unexpectedly, in accordance, history, there
is still no forbearance from these flowers
you've moved through, your life through,
others kept their edge, you your spring, the
belief, the best will float, rise even, all hold
to the same, not an avant garde camera
angle, a Hollywood film, a progressive use,
fragmentary sound, a chart topper, your
mosaic, the way I've seen it, all my life, is
there anything more frustrating than
rewriting an email which has been
accidentally deleted?

the asphodel releasing, the pollen carried,
the carrier, pollen, you are, this process,
somewhere in the Picasso quote, he
compares everything existing with that
which may, somewhere in Hopkins
expressions, beauty, joy, God, wonder, these
moments before CVP-R, I hear you, my
mother, bouquet servings of vivacity,
somewhere in Dad's concern for, your
discomfort, his tears, his empty side, the
bed, virtually, all his memory, you, you are
the phrases overcoming the burn of sterile
naming, cyclophosphamide, vincristine,
prednisone, rituximab.

look, asphodel, look at the stars, look, look
up at the skies, o look at all the fire-folk
sitting in the air!


the one-handed law

a law, passed four years back, BC, precludes
the use, a cell phone, driving, the intention,
to prevent accidents, the attestation, two
hands, the steering wheel, drive more
defensively, one, justice asserts, the danger,
specific one-handed conversation, the
tension embodied, having one hand, the
steering wheel, talking into a device,
clutching in the other hand, long periods,
time, it is the law, debated, proven, trust
our lawmakers, no comparison, waving
while driving, drinking coffee, the
regulatory reason surrounds the duration
of time in combination with one hand and
conversation, until these pleasures, stories
too, rightfully legislated, crimes, realized,
in most aspects, we grapple, the fullness of
a narrative, and, or, dialectic, what we
daily see, hear, free conscience, I will
remember our trip, the Cancer Hospital,
Abbotsford, Lights beside me, the backseat
of the Acura, it was as it always had been, a
perspective behind seen, the spot I've
always been, in the family car, being taken,
being brought, somewhere, so it was
happening again, this time, we were
bringing you, asphodel, bee landing, an
available room.

if the cops had witnessed, checking for
seatbelts, any hanky-panky, as they passed,
they, like us confused children curled in the
back, would have sped on by, for no mouths
were moving, no talking was apparent,
only the silence of my father reaching across the gear shift to put a distracted
hand in yours. > ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;


Plastic Women

Heidi Kraay


Lovely ladies' sinuous smooth backs All hailing from neon trees in forest fire Open up her skin by way of surgeon's laser Scalpel ripping open emotion rational thought removing each inside organ replacing a few key limbs and brain cells, too An index finger where her ear is Her left ear where her hip is Her ankle and foot By the yet untouched hand and wrist Bodies exchanged like girls swapping clothing gleefully At a Naked Lady Party This new perspective A worthwhile challenge Walking on one hand And one foot


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America: A One-Act Play Based on Quotes by Sigmund Freud
Mitch Grabois

Scene: A dim tavern in Hoboken, New Jersey
Two men sit in a corner booth, Sigmund Freud and his friend Oscar
Oscar is a workman, but also an intellectual. He wears overalls and a brush moustache
Sigmund secretly despises Oscar

Sigmund (leaning over the table and holding his head in his hands): America is a mistake, a giant mistake
Oscar: Perhaps I should take you to the botanical garden. Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflict
Sigmund: Americans have forgotten that civilization is built upon the renunciation of instinct. If they ever knew. Which I doubt.
Oscar: Perhaps the zoo? Time spent with cats is never wasted


---------------

Kate LaDew

at twenty-three, I started drinking

once I was beautiful
and spoke with a trembling heart
wanting to know everything
I watched the stars for clues
and dreamed of what I would be
then I found you
and you filled my glass once a day, then twice--
now I need you to sleep
need you to speak, to breath
you have consumed everything
and drowned what I would be
(once I was and once I was and once I was)
and now I am nothing but your glass
you fill me up
coat my insides like a poison
and I let you, I open my chest and let you devour my heart
I let you drain my life away, I let you
because once I was-- and I remember
I let you put your hands around my throat,
squeeze until I fall asleep into blackness and forget
I let you because you cure me of my dreams






grandfather

when no one and nothing paid attention to me
when I was a little girl drawing in a corner alone
watching adults do important things
live the life they really wanted
and forget for awhile what I took from them,
the right to be careless, the right to be young
you crossed your legs beside me
drew dragons and butterflies
taught me how to write my name
spoke to me and looked in my eyes
and that was enough for me to love you forever
and even though you’re gone
and my father keeps your photographs in boxes
forgets for awhile you were there when he was little too
I remember you happened
I remember

I still write my name in your handwriting





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Lyn Lifshin is PROlific! Done much, doing more. This selection comes from a longer sequence called Erotica.



EVEN THERE

It was December
and yes finally
you wanted me.
We ran down the
slick narrow road.
Houses leaned
together the colors
wine and brown.
Remember the cracked
snow, our scarves
floating, getting
there out of
breath, our
hair melting.
Boots clicked under
the door. There
were quilts on the
sloped ceiling
and the old
stove you smiled
toward going to
heat up some
coffee. I kept
looking around
to get it right:
your suede jacket
hanging in several
places. Your
mouth was
corduroy I wanted
to touch
but even in the
dream, every
time I came
close to you
the place that was you
changed to air




VENICE DAPHNE RUN BACKWARDS

the way that sandpiper runs
as close to the water
and then knows, pulls
back, but not
before he's dug
into sea grass. I'm
walking out of branches,
wood, Daphne
run backwards, my own
breakwater this time.
Blue shells, sun
cupped in the arm of some
one who doesn't own
or want to own me.
The leaves he pulls from
my skin are stained
with the verbs of someone
who didn't see what she could.
Salt air chews them.
We dream of Nantucket,
wine in a gray wood
someday. You know I never
wanted a man just
for myself
but didn't know that.
Gulls. Old women
unbutton black coats,
feel the light, dreams moving
in their throat like birds.
They are willow roots
hanging on under
the sand, pushing deep.
In this light, if they
were to unloosen a few
pins they would grow into
their hair, birds blown in the
sun toward cities rarely
found on maps




AFTER 9 DAYS OF COLD RAIN, ANYTHING BLOOMING TRAMPLED

"Still west," you write, "with a PO
box in Hell." A jolt, like the wild pear
exploding hours after Sunday snow.
White crystals, white petals. "On

the tip of the spear," you said. "Hard
to unplug, wired for weeks, dreams
like war games. The green of your
words out-jades the geranium. A

jolt, your words after almost a year.
Not even the spears of pink leaves
I could smell from the road as much
comfort. "Might be in your city,"

Darvan, codeine - warm as the cat
coiled in my knees. "Still west," you
wrote. Then you didn't. War dreams
hang in branches. I think maybe

Jakarta, he wrote me once from there.
The geranium that should have died
spreads thru the sunroom. Last year's
oak leaves hang on the branches. The

petals I smelled from the road smashed
into mud. Pink spears gone, the tips
of the spears he wrote about dissolve.
Rain, the branches, pink lace over, I

watch for his screen name. I was over
that. The cherries are over, the nine
days of cold rain aren't, the paper
says, over yet




IN A NOTEBOOK FROM PARIS

scraps, the handwriting
that had sloped in the
yellow light of Florence
toward where each line
was heading, now almost
too real with its this
is impossible under a
line from the man sing-
ing near Rue de la Harpe,
moaning where do I go
from here. I said I
didn't know how to
change anything. How
little I knew. And then
the spit out, leaning
backward like trees
squashed toward the
left by monsoon winds,
I feel dead, dead,
darkly underlined


SNOW FENCES, WORMWOOD

our room of
sun and metal

ghosts of Indians
the barns crumbling

wormwood inside us
only we didn't know

saw only the ice
cones dripping the

sheet's tangle smelling
good you said

as a woman had been there






A Thousand Soccer Moms Orbit Your Earth


Robin Wyatt Dunn





Dear God in Heaven, lover in your warm bed, under these late stars.
Sputnik in his long dying path comes again, lover, on Fordham Road where I watched him in 1957 now they are visible again, their light so close now, closing, closing.
NORAD wants to take a nap but they are not allowed, they need to get milk on their way home.
Milk, milk, my goat is sick. My goat is sick, Manhattan. Come closer to me now and let me whisper:


- -

John was from the factory. He was a swarthy man, and he knew boats, too, the way your father might have, or his father. I know you know his face even if you forget it. Why not bow? Subside and subsume into the labor of your late hands?
He's driving over the Brooklyn Bridge, on his rickshaw.
"Sally, Sally, get me two centiliters of the olive oil tonight, darling, and I'll get the beef."

- -

Presume to know, sweet brother, lean your face in close to the heat of this engine: 80,000 miles an hour and closing in on your secret heart. Soccer mom, soccer mom, sweetheart, you got good legs, you got the laundry done, not as much water now.
Laundering that information right along your orbital path. Centigrade 1200 for Silicon, Ray of Green Valley, honey, your Ipad won't show you a thing, darling, it's clean enough for corporate work, chap those palms. Manahatta, Manahatta, man in their hats. What hats, sailor?
Ones I've never seen. From over the sea.

- -

The triangle of Chinatown had expanded these recent decades, swallowed the developer-named hoods with slow pride, vegetables and durians marking time to market, like their brothers down on Wall Street, marked to market on their skin. Tattoos the art of security, code it tight honey and you can scan it any way you want, you know what I mean?
Flying over, doll, pizza delivery by Your Sailor's Heart, 8 hours after Afghanistan or North Korea it's double Pepperoni at 2nd Avenue and 20th Street, via drone.
Only a monthly re-entry for her. PMS isn't a syndrome; it's a new diplomacy. It is all we have now.

- -

I know you saw it coming. But so what? A lot of people did. You think that makes you special? Let me tell you something: it doesn't. White or black, buddy? We've got other people here.

- -

I know, I know, it's international. They're always cruisin' around that moon. But don't cruise too long, people'll notice.

- -

You remember the first time Mrs. Weiss got her rad-hard solar panels? And we helped her put it together in her garage? You have to help keep up the neighborhood.
"Honey, honey the Russians are loud tonight, over the southern hemisphere, my God when do they ever shut up you'd think they'd never seen the magnetosphere before. Sink those Cubans while you get the chance, their Zodiacs are closing in on Battery Park. The solar wind is lovely tonight, honey. Don't stay out too late."
Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Weiss, Mrs. Molnar, Mrs. Sucharitkul of Hell's Kitchen, the Bowery, The Upper East Side are chomping at their bit this week, that new teacher is too young, he's arrogant, what book does he have our children reading?
What book, son? What book did they show you?
From over the sea, Dad!
What sea is that?
Some sea I saw!
You be careful now.
"I'm in the middle of your picture dying in your reeds, old Northman," shouts John at some Swede stepping out of his hovercraft. My goodness, even 50th floor traffic is getting bad these days. Too many foreign billionaires. What happened to our good domestic billionaires?
Like a turkey in the corn, neighbor.
Is it safety, mother? I know you let me climb that big old rock. Why did you have to go all the way up in the sky? Who was it hurt you, ladies, and gentlemen, ancient castle ancient tomb?

- -



But it's time to go to work.

Soccer mom, soccer mom, I saw your stocking. Pantyhose in the 21st Century, my God, a Jewish nose and the eyes of the Messiah. Soccer mom I heard you panting.
No you didn't!
I heard you panting at the jet fuel station, take it easy, you're on overload!
A thousand soccer moms orbit your Earth, Manahatta, this late day, this old century, undone and undreamed and unborn, flat out past your projections or memories of Antwerp and the miles of deep amber grain, the loads of coffee and sugar, flat out and bourne through I have your old Caribbean pistol shot pegged hard at five knots, a zeppelin or an investment, but not both, standing sleepy and afraid on your Empire State.
I heard you barking! Why didn't you land? We don't need another Saltan Sea! No it's not just like the sprinkler schedule on the baseball field. That pipeline must be five megaliters per minute or something! Your heat shield is thick enough, isn't it, couldn't you have done something? Mexico is still a good neighbor.
A thousand moms, the gentlest oligarchs, the best bakers, Neosporin in their back pocket, a primer on five centuries of the sea claims on the Northwest Passage in their front, like Alder Wing's "rapture for nerds" they are building a religion and building it better, they are sailing in Pandora.com lullabied pimento cherry Panama hatted 20 foot sailboat style down the Hudson, free of pollution at last, got a Derringer, got a band-aid, got an appointment at the hairdresser.
A thousand, a thousand, soccer moms, mothers of our last night, mothers of our new North American heart, who will not ever tell me who I am.

- -

Vance, Vance! Scurry me into one of your balls! I'll creep like an insect under the red giant. Anything but this, Vance.

- -

It's so warm. Isn't it, Knoxville, after you've coiled the hose and that small familiar spirit dogging our tracks turns out to be this late American Dream? Who was it hurt you, ladies, and gentlemen? But we don't send them to the women no more. Not on this street.

- -

"We've got four RPGs pointed at your gas-lined bar-b-que," say the Jersey Legion, outgunned but not outfought.
"There are gonna be no more hamburgers for you unless you accede to our reasonable demands!"
"What do you want?" asks mom from low orbit. At that speed you'll need to wait 6 minutes for an answer.
"Education, free love, do you really give a shit? Just get out of that goddamned rocket ship!" But you've got to keep up with the Jones' sub-orbitals.

- -

With not green gas but blue (legally taxed), John cooks some beef lemongrass in Bedford Stuy and waits for the power to kick in so he can recharge his cel phone.
"I love you honey," he says to his young wife.
"I love you too, schnuckums," she says. "I found some marbles for Johnny today."

- -

Sandy is running for the river, flash drive in the waterproof bag in her pocket.
Yeah, you saw those Muslims standing in line. Yeah, struck a chord, struck a chord, Survivor. But so what? You think that makes you special? Pure chance, right? Didn't matter what you did.
Run, honey, they can not find you for a statistical seven minutes.
"See, it is a Jew here, Max!" Not with my data mask on baby.
So what you ticked up arrest quotas? Her face was mine.
Her braunen augen on the opposite platform.
No U-Bahn no more. Got to keep the riff raff out.
Run, Sandy!
Tight, tight river liver fever on this tween decade. The tweens, the tweens, like you never seen, let me take control honey, I love these kinds of joystick cameras.
No, Dear God.
Yes, yes, yes. Yes in the streets they are rhyming with your ten year old's tribeca rap it has 15,000 views, it's not free entertainment yet because COPS is just not quite Manhattan's style, Run Sandy!

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Into the river.

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Sweet mutant fish, sweet cancered flora of our Big Tent. Mrs. Jones just ignited her second stage.

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See, you don't even need those Hollywood cuts. It's not Deborah Sweinburg sipping her Gibson and watching that television sky as she hunts terrorists in the War Room, no no no no. It's just this new scheduling program I found honey. It's voice activated and it scans up to 75 yards in 720 degrees! I could download a copy for you, honey!

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They've got a dance now the young people are doing. Have you heard it on the radio?
It's called: Eat it.
Man those kids can dance. They're like Negroes. Right on 5th Avenue.
I've no idea what you are talking about. Turn up the volume.
I'm trying to get this body moving. Uncamped. You can't get out.

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Obama landed, honey. After the flood. For a whole sixteen hours. Time for over twenty St Krispin's Day Speeches.

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I've no idea what you are taking about.

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You know all these flumes I've been waving? Some times it's time for the redoubt.
EMP winter, EMP winter, soccer moms out of the sky!
I saw her crash, Dad!
Mom crashed!
Connecticut is coming closer.
Don't shoot till you see the whites of the eyes.

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Soccer mom, soccer mom, I cruised into your passing lane! My skateboard is set for jump and I have electrosensitive vacuum slides on my palms! Don't worry, this bacterium has a half-life of only 18 hours. It's just some mild unpleasantness. Stick that half pipe on your minivan's roof!

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Oh, I know, I know. John saw Peg Leg Stuyvesant down by the shore. Let's stick him up, see what falls out. Mark to your fuel cell market, Amsterdam, fresh bodies are the new tulip.
"I got a big idea today, mom."
"What's that son?"
"I could string these cans together with some twine and make a fernseher!"

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Why should I stay here, ask some. Why should I stay. I'd be crazy not to follow, follow where you lead, Thom with your mad eyes.

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My shooter is green. A green cat's eye.

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I heard the other day they have this private equity passport wall, with all these names and photos and phone numbers, like after 9-11, wow, so retro.

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What religion have you? asks the man in the tricorner.

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Hit the bottom and escape. Some of the soccer moms crash land successfully and make a good 19th century commune in Alberta, near the oil sands. Finally we invaded Canada. With minivans. Tomatoes, potatoes. You say tomato, I say potato-masher.
We're just waiting in the wings, Sid. Who's in the audience tonight?
"I heard it was the new revolution," says Sid Caesar. "They're quoting Marx and Burroughs and wearing funny hats." What do we do, Sid?
"Open the curtain, open the curtain!"

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I'm just an animal who wants to share your light, Thom says. Like a mitochondrion, I only stick with you because there are no others.
Was that what it was, Washington? I guess the Hessians had to be somewhere. Might as well have been Radio City Music Hall.
Yeah, yeah, Tendrillar Louis the Fourteenth! It's Sun King Podcast App, put it in your mouth and swallow.

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A thousand soccer moms orbit your Earth, Manhattan. They are real clean living. They drink smoothies with protein.
Wheatgrass isn't bad, you should try it. And they like good pastrami. They know censorship is wrong. But good taste is important, isn't it? I know I've often talked about the city on the hill but I've never really sat down to describe how I feel about it. Bush meat is a vegetable. A thousand, coming on two now.
Do I hear three?
That sound, Green Hill or Green Park, some Ides of Rocket Summer, it's like sprinklers and bar-b-ques and subways at night, it's saxophones and plastic bucket drums, cicadas and punched chads.
Hold my hand, honey. The galleon is docking.

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"George, what's that sound outside?"
"Why, it sounds like Jersey finally broke through!"
"Well, which is it George? The helicopter or the cyanide?"

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Liftoff.






"Chumash sequence"

H. Mark Webster



the waters from the waters, and all the host of them, every living creature, the firstlings of the flock, and of their fat portions, sin is couching at the door, till the ground, instruments of bronze and iron, nine hundred and thirty years, eight hundred and seven years, nine hundred and twelve years, relief from our work, the toil of our hands, of old, the men of reknown, evil continually, filled with violence, inside and out with pitch, store it up, the male and his mate, blot out, in whose nostrils, in the seventh month, freshly plucked, went forth by families,


seedtime and harvest, the fear of you, the dread of you, every moving thing, a reckoning, bow in the cloud, whole earth was peopled, coastland peoples spread, their lands, hill country of the east, one language, few words, bitumen for mortar, scattered, left off building, other sons and daughters, other sons and daughters, barren, no child, settled, all the families, an altar, pitched his tent, for her sake, sheep, oxen, menservants, camels, rich in cattle, flocks and herds, strife, kinsmen, left hand, right, northward and southward, eastward and westward,


dust of the earth, walk through the length, in the thirteenth year, in the fourteenth year, subdued, subdued, four kings against five, bitumen pits, thread, sandal-thong, young men, offspring, righteousness, carcasses, dread, sojourners, smoking fire pot, children, contempt on her mistress, affliction, wild ass, name of his son, walk before me, everlasting possession, every male, cut from his people, laughed, exceedingly, ninety-nine years, money from a foreigner, three men, morsel of bread, calf, curds, laughed, great and mighty, household,


outcry, fifty righteous, dust and ashes, rose to meet them, wash your feet, ate, both young, last man, two daughters, play the judge, struck, groping, outcry, jesting, merciful, kindness, yonder city, smoke of the land, smoke of a furnace, dwelt in a cave, lay with him, bore a son, man's wife, no fear, indeed my sister, sheep and oxen, vindication, bore children, bore him, commanded him, in his old age, weaned, skin of water, wilderness, water, expert with the bow, swear, tamarisk, one of the mountains, cut the wood, together, together, upon the wood,


only son, thicket, stars of heaven, concubine, before his dead, end of his field, full price, bury your dead, the merchants, your wife, his hand, under the thigh, swore, concerning the matter, outside the city, draw water, steadfast love, virgin, let down her jar, emptied her jar, straw and provender, provender for the camels, wife for my son, oath, oath, ring on her nose, right hand, left, himself to the earth, raiment, ate and drank, went his way, meditate, loved her, comforted, eastward, a hundred and seventy-five, all his people, prayer, conceived, struggled,


red, hairy, heel, man of the field, quiet man, boiling pottage, lentils, birthright, statutes, laws, guilt, sowed, reaped, a hundredfold, springing water, quarreled, a well, ate and drank, took oath, quiver, bow, savory food, savory food, hairy man, smooth man, skins of the kids, ate, drank, kissed him, blessed him, fatness of the earth, trembled violently, bitter cry, supplanted, break his yoke, brother's fury, bereft, fruitful, descendants, wives, daughter, ladder, dust of the earth, gate of heaven, pillar, poured oil, people of the east, stone from the mouth, watered





the flock, a month, seven years, feast, another seven, mighty wrestlings, happy, mandrakes in the field, fifth son, sixth son, divination, feed your flock, speckled, spotted, speckled, spotted, white streaks, exceedingly rich, he-goats, mottled, land of your birth, live-stock, possession, the hill country, tambourine and lyre, foolishly, ewes, she-goats, wild beasts, empty-handed, daughters, daughters, made a heap, ate, by the heap, no man is with us, pillar, heap, ate bread, tarried all night, four hundred men, sand of the sea, he-goats, she-asses, he-asses, behind us,


see his face, hollow of his thigh, life is preserved, sinew of the hip, maids with their children, bowed down, herds giving suck, booths for his cattle, tent, altar, dwell with us, maiden, wife, dwell in the land, killed all the males, all their wealth, all their little ones, fled from his brother, hard labour, hard labour, grave, tower, breathed his last, buried him, took his wives, his cattle, all his beasts, in the wilderness, these are the sons, these are the chiefs, families, dwelling places, lad with the sons, son of his old age, robe with sleeves, lo, my sheaf,


dominion, jealous, wandering in the fields, afar, one of the pits, a wild beast, long robe, empty, no water, gum, balm, rent his clothes, robe in the blood, sackcloth, mourning, wept, sold, captain of the guard, conceived and bore a son, first-born, offspring for your brother, semen on the ground, slew him, dwelt in her father's house, sheepshearers, harlot, signet, cord, widowhood, child by harlotry, twins in her womb, scarlet thread, successful man, overseer, in house and field, handsome, good-looking, great wickedness, insult, same story,


insult, steadfast love, keeper of the prison, butler, baker, butler, baker, interpretations, blossoms shot forth, three branches, kindness, dungeon, favourable, dream, uppermost basket, left up your head, eat the flesh, feast, head, head, two whole years, seven cows sleek and fat, gaunt and thin, ears of grain, blighted, magicians, captain of the guard, changed his clothes, seven years, seven years, unknown in the land, discreet and wise, regards the throne, fine linen, second chariot, marriage, great abundance, hardship, severe in the land, governor


over the land, spies, spies, twelve brothers, youngest brother, reckoning for his blood, wept, spoke, provisions, bundle of money, bundles of money, gray hairs, sorrow, kindred, returned twice, gum, myrrh, pistachio, grant you mercy, steward of the house, bade him, at the door of the house, full weight, water, feet, welfare, obeisance, sought a place to weep, abomination, first-born, drank, sacks with food, mouth of the sack, silver cup, blameless, ending with the youngest, guilt of your servants, his father loves him, his father would die, little food, harm





befalls, he will die, wept aloud, dismayed at his presence, do not be distressed, remnant on earth, make haste, dwell in the land, your children, your household, wept, talked with him, load your beasts, eat the fat, wagons, spirit of their father, visions, their father, their little ones, all his offspring, thirty-three, sixteen persons, seven persons, sixty-six persons in all, seventy, fell, wept on his neck, keepers of the cattle, sojourn in the land, in charge of my cattle, few and evil have been the days of the years of my life, food in exchange for the


horses, give us seed, that we may live, priests, fixed allowance, seed for you, sow the land, a fifth, four fifths, statute concerning, seventeen years, a hundred and forty-seven years, hand under my thigh, summoned his strength, sat up in bed, company of peoples, offspring born to you, dim with age, kissed them, embraced them, face to the earth, crossing his hands, in the midst of the earth, the land of your fathers, one mountain slope, sword, bow, first fruits of my strength, unstable as water, hamstring oxen, divide them, scatter them, vesture in the blood of


grapes, haven for ships, sheep-folds, a hind let loose, arms, agile, blessings of heaven, on the brow of him who was separate from his brothers, gathered to my people, the field and the cave, breathed his last, was gathered, wept, forty days, wept, seventy days, go up, go up, very great company, very great and sorrowful lamentation, in the cave of the field, a burying place, all who had gone, to bury his father, forgive the trangression, wept, we are your servants, reassured them, comforted them, a hundred and ten years, took an oath of his sons, a hundred and ten years old, put in a coffin


names of the sons, seventy persons, all that generation, exceedingly strong, new king, let us deal shrewdly, taskmasters, in dread of the people, serve with rigor, birthstool, son, daughter, male children, midwives, goodly child, three months, bitumen and pitch, babe was crying, give you your wages, water, burdens, hid him in the sand, the thing is known, content to dwell with the man, his daughter, sojourner in a foreign land, bondage, flame of fire, I know their sufferings, when you have brought forth the people, name for ever, hearken to your voice, not go empty, put them on your sons, a rod, cast it on the ground,


bosom, leprous, white as snow, eloquent, slow of speech, man's mouth, put the words in the mouth, kinsmen, my first-born son, your first-born son, flint, bridegroom, met, kissed him, circumcision, bowed their heads and worshiped, three day's journey, gather straw, heavier work, taskmasters, stubble, evil plight, offensive in the sight, drive them out, great acts of judgement, behold, the names of the sons, the sons, the daughter, the sister, the heads of the fathers' houses, they who spoke, your brother shall be your prophet, bring forth


my hosts, stretch forth, eighty years old, eighty-three years old, became a serpent, swallowed up their rods, you have not yet obeyed, loathe to drink, vessels of wood, stone, fish, could not drink the water, into your ovens, your kneading bowls, over the canals, upon the land, entreat, depart, together in heaps, the land stank, dust, gnats, to bring forth gnats, flies, great swarms, ruined by reason, abominable, deal falsely, the field, the horses, not one of the cattle, handfuls of ashes, fine dust, boils breaking, cut off from the earth, hail to fall, slaves, cattle


in the field, fire flashing continually, every plant of the field, every tree of the field, sinned this time, entreat, the flax, the barley, in the hearing of your son's son, humble yourself, eat what is left, a snare, ruined, a feast, some evil purpose, stretched forth, all the fruit of the trees, not a green thing, forgive my sin, entreat, remove this death, darkness to be felt, not a hoof shall be left behind, every woman of her neighbour, in the sight of the people, about midnight, the first-born, behind the mill, distinction, hot anger, a lamb for a household,


without blemish, roasted, its head with its legs and its inner parts, in haste, seven days, a holy assembly, on the fourteenth day, until the twenty-first day, for seven days, a bunch of hyssop, in the basin, the destroyer, keep his service, throne, dungeon, first-born of the cattle, urgent with the people, their kneading bowls, six hundred thousand men, four hundred and thirty years, watching, native, stranger, their hosts, open the womb, bondage, with you in all your territory, memorial, firstling of an ass, redeem, frontlets between your eyes, equipped for


battle, the bones, entangled in the land, they did so, the people had fled, six hundred picked chariots, defiantly, no graves, let us serve, stand firm, before the host, the cloud and the darkness, a strong east wind, a wall, on their right hand, on their left, pillar of fire, clogging, wonted flow, a wall, on their right hand, on their left, seashore, his servant, the horse and his rider, his picked officers, like stubble, congealed in the heart, mighty waters, terror and dread, bringing them in, thy abode, with timbrels and dancing, the horse and his rider, water became


sweet, statute, ordinances, none of the diseases, when we sat by the fleshpots, with hunger, a day's portion, murmurings, murmurings, the whole congregation, at twilight, flesh, flake-like, hoarfrost, each gathering according, worms, foul, angry, the sun grew, it melted, the leaders of the congregation, bake, boil, the people rested, take a jar, by stages, strike the rock, the top of the hill, weary, edge of the sword, a book, generation to generation, father-in-law, did obeisance, kissed, asked, went into the tent, delivered the people, sacrifices, bread, I decide





between a man and his neighbour, decisions, statutes, bribe, place in peace, rulers of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties, and of tens, kingdom of priests, thick cloud, bounds for the people, put to death, near a woman, wrapped in smoke, gaze, perish, break out against them, bondage, iniquity, guiltless, do all your work, long in the land, anything that is your neighbours, afar off, profane, nakedness, if he comes in single, ear through, for life, deal with her as a daughter, without payment, flee, when men strive together, wound for wound, for the


tooth's sake, ransom, the owner of the pit, ox for ox, restitution, restitution, for every breach of trust, torn by beasts, you shall not permit a sorceress to live, from the outflow of your presses, false report, the poor of your people may eat, refreshed, empty-handed, hearken to his voice, hearken attentively, hornets, they shall not dwell in your land, half of the blood and put it in basins, sapphire, ate, drank, tables of stone, out of the midst, whose heart makes him willing, goats' hair, onyx stones, tabernacle, furniture, the poles shall remain in the rings of


the ark, overshadowing the mercy seat, flagons, lampstands of pure gold, six branches, five curtains shall be coupled to one another, loops of blue, the eleven curtains shall have the same measure, fifty loops, fifty loops, two tenons for each frame, and you shall hang the veil from the clasps, their hooks shall be of gold, a grating, on the north side shall be hangings, the breadth of the court, filleted with silver, a breastpiece, a robe, a girdle, his sons to serve as priests, two shoulder-pieces attached to its two edges, six of their names on the one stone, a


row of sardius, the third row a jacinth, in the breastpiece of the judgement, an opening for the head, pomegranates, when he ministers, and when he comes out, linen breeches to cover their naked flesh, consecrate them, that they may serve me as priests, fine wheat flour, wash them with water, the head of the bull, two kidneys with the fat, its skin, burn with fire, one loaf of bread, one cake of bread, burn, an outsider shall not eat of them, seven days you shall make atonement for the altar, two lambs a year old day by day continually, fine flour mangled, a


pleasing odour, a perpetual incense, atonement, atonement, each shall give a ransom for himself, when you number them, each who is numbered, shall not give more, shall not give less, a laver of bronze, lest they die, to his descendants throughout their generations, cinnamon, cassia, sacred anointing, it shall not be poured upon the bodies of ordinary men, whoever puts any of it on an outsider shall be cast out from his people, seasoned with salt, fragrant incense for the holy place, six days shall work be done, put to death, tables of stone,


rings of gold which are in the ears of your wives, graving tool, corrupted themselves, stiff-necked, fierce wrath, tables of the testimony, graven upon the tables, the calf, ground it to powder, scattered it upon the water, there fell of the people, three thousand men, bestow a blessing upon you this day, blot out, stiff-necked, ornaments, ornaments, stripped, every man at his tent door, I know you by name, all my goodness pass, mercy, mercy, cover you with my hand, take away my hand, the words that were on the first tables, which you broke,


forgiving iniquities and transgressions and sins, stiff-necked, lest it become a snare in the midst of you, all that opens the womb is mine, redeem, in plowing time and in harvest you shall rest, he neither ate bread nor drank water, the skin of his face, the skin of his face, fine twined linen, embroidered with needlework, the pegs of the tabernacle and the pegs of the court, so they came, a willing heart, the leaders brought onyx stones and stones to be set, freewill offering, a network of bronze, from the mirrors of the ministering women, and the


screen for the gate of the court was embroidered with needlework in blue and purple, the tabernacle of the testimony, finely wrought garments, for ministering the holy place, stones of remembrance for the sons, a row of sardius, topaz, and carbuncle, twelve stones with their names, on the skirts of the robe they made pomegranates of blue and purple, the ark of the testimony with its poles and the mercy seat, the finely worked garments for ministering in the holy place, screen the ark with the veil, place the laver between the tent of meeting and the





altar, anoint the laver and its base, bring his sons, put coats on them, a perpetual priesthood, he put the table, in the tent of meeting, they went into the tent of meeting, they washed, they set up the screen of the gate, whenever the cloud was taken up, fire was in it by night, in the sight of all


called, spoke to him, saying, you shall bring your offering of cattle, a male without blemish, the priests shall present the blood, he shall kill it on the north side, wring off its head, if your offering is a cereal offering baked on a griddle, cooked in a pan, it is a most holy part of the offerings by fire, you shall offer salt, the two kidneys with the fat that is on them at the loins, the fat tail entire, taking it away close by the backbone, all the fat that is on the entrails, all the fat that is on the entrails, just as these are taken from the ox at the sacrifice of the peace


offerings, the skin of the bull, the ashes are poured out, and the priest shall make atonement, and he shall carry forth the bull outside the camp, or if any one touches an unclean thing, or a carcass of unclean swarming things, any sort of rash oath that men swear, he shall wring its head from its neck, but shall not sever it, the burnt offering shall be on the hearth upon the altar all night until the morning, the priest shall burn wood on it, it shall not go out, every cereal offering of a priest shall be wholly burned, the guilt offering is like the sin offering, the


skin of the burnt offering, mixed with oil or dry, whether the uncleanness of man or an unclean beast or an unclean abomination, the fat of an animal that dies of itself, assemble all the congregation at the door of the tent of meeting, he placed the breastpiece on him, bound caps on them, killed it, and took the blood, took all the fat that was on the entrails, he burned with fire outside the camp, killed it, then the blood, the legs were washed with water, on the great toe of his right foot, an ordination offering, a pleasing odour, boil the flesh, draw near to


the altar, piece by piece, filled his hand from it, and the fat of the ox, fire came forth, all the people saw it, fell on their faces, fire came forth from the presence, sanctuary, do not rend your clothes, you are to distinguish between the holy and the common, you and your sons and your daughters with you, say to the people, these are the living things, the rock badger, the hare, their carcasses you shall not touch, the eagle, the osprey, the ibis, the stork, the heron according to its kind, the hoopoe, and the bat, the weasel, the mouse, everything upon which


any part of their carcass falls shall be unclean, it shall be broken in pieces, he who eats of its carcass shall wash his clothes and be unclean until the evening, whatever goes on its belly, you shall not defile yourselves with them, you shall not defile yourselves with any swarming thing that crawls upon the earth, the unclean and the clean, the living creature that may be eaten, the living creature that may not be eaten, a male child, on the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumsized, she shall continue for thirty-three days in the blood of her


purifying, if the eruption has spread in the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean, raw flesh is unclean, he is clean, the priest shall pronounce him clean, the priest shall examine it, the itching disease, the priest shall shut up the person with the itching disease for seven days more, he is unclean, tetter, his disease is on his head, he shall dwell alone in a habitation outside the camp, the leper for the day of his cleansing, an examination, two living clean birds, cedarwood, hyssop, running water, the open field, outside his tent seven days,


bathe his body in water, two male lambs without blemish, guilt offering, the priest shall make atonement, the blood of the guilt offering, the priest shall make atonement, there seems to me to be some sort of disease in my house, greenish or reddish spots, the plaster that they scrape off they shall pour into an unclean place outside the city, the priest shall go and look, two small birds, cedarwood, hyssop, sprinkle the house, thus he shall cleanse the house with the blood of the bird, and with the running water, he shall let the living bird go out of the city into


the open field, he shall make atonement for the house, the law for leprosy, whether his body runs with his discharge, or his body is stopped from discharge, it is uncleanness in him, this is the law for him who has a discharge, for any one, male or female, who has a discharge, and for the man who lies with a woman who is unclean, the death of the two sons, into the holy place with the veil, in the cloud upon the mercy seat, he shall put on the holy linen coat, he shall bathe his body in water, cast lots upon the two goats, presented alive to make


atonement, it may be sent away into the wilderness, a censer full of coals, the cloud of incense may cover the mercy seat which is upon the testimony, he shall sprinkle the blood with his finger, for the tent of meeting, there shall be no man in the tent of meeting when he enters, he shall present the live goat, confess over him, send him away, by the hand of a man who is in readiness, he shall let the goat go in the wilderness, the fat of the sin offering, he who lets the goat go, he may come into the camp, he may come into the camp, it shall be a


statute, on this day shall atonement be made for you, you shall afflict yourselves, he shall make atonement for the priests and for all the people of the assembly, an everlasting statute, bloodguilt shall be imputed to that man, he has shed blood, to the priest at the door of the tent of meeting, I will set my face against that person who eats blood, for the life of the flesh is in the blood, for it is the blood that makes atonement, for the life of every creature is the blood of it, every person that eats what dies of itself or what is torn by beasts, you shall do my


ordinances and keep my statutes and walk in them, you shall not uncover the nakedness of your father, she is your mother, you shall not uncover her nakedness, you shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's brother, that is, you shall not approach his wife, she is your aunt, and you shall not take a woman as a rival wife to her sister, uncovering her nakedness while her sister is yet alive, you shall not life with a male as with a woman, it is an abomination, do not defile yourselves by any of these things, lest the land vomit you out,


when you defile it, you shall be holy, do not turn to idols or make for yourselves molten gods, you shall not reap your field to its very border, you shall not strip your vineyard bare, the wages of a hired servant shall not remain with you all night until the morning, you shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great, you shall not hate your brother in your heart, you shall keep my statutes, you shall not practice augury or witchcraft, you shall not round off the hair on your temples or mar the edges of your beard, do not turn to mediums or wizards, you


shall have just balances, just weights, if a person turns to mediums and wizards, playing the harlot after them, I will set my face against that person, every one who curses his father or his mother shall be put to death, if a man takes his brother's wife, it is impurity, you shall not walk in the customs of the nation which I am casting out before you, you shall inherit their land, stone with stones, their blood, speak to the priests, they shall not make tonsures for their heads, nor make any cuttings in their flesh, he shall not go in to any dead body, nor defile


himself, none of your descendants, whoever touches anything that is unclean, the person who touches any such shall be unclean, when the sun is down he shall be clean, animals blind or disabled or mutilated or having a discharge or an itch or scabs, you shall not offer, since there is a blemish in them, you shall not profane my holy name, you shall proclaim as holy convocations, my appointed feasts, an offering by fire, one male goat for a sin offering, proclamation on the same day, a statute, you shall leave them for the poor and for the


stranger, a memorial proclaimed with blast of trumpets, you shall afflict yourselves, whoever is not afflicted on this same day shall be cut off my his people, you shall afflict yourselves, it is a solemn assembly, the fruit of goodly trees, and willows of the brook, you shall dwell in booths for seven days, dwell in booths, a light may be kept burning, he shall keep the lamps, fine flour, memorial portion, a perpetual due, woman's son, man, quarreled, blasphemed, they put him in custody, let all the congregation stone him, all the congregation shall stone him,


sojourner as well as native, one law for the sojourner and for the native, and they brought him who had cursed out of the camp, and stoned him with stones, six years you shall sow your field, what grows of itself in your harvest, for your cattle also, send abroad the loud trumpet, the trumpet throughout all of your land, you shall hallow the fiftieth year, it shall be a jubilee, a jubilee shall that fiftieth year be to you, you shall eat what it yields out of the field, if the years are many you shall increase the price, if the years are few you shall diminish the price,


it is the number of the crops that he is selling to you, my statutes, ordinances, perform them, the land will yield its fruit, dwell in it securely, you are strangers and sojourners with me, you shall grant a redemption of the land, your brother may live beside you, you shall not make him serve as a slave, you shall not set up a figured stone in your land, I will give you your rains, the land shall yield its increase, the sword shall not go through your lands, I will walk among you, I have broken the bars of your yoke, if by this discipline you are not turned to


me, I will bring a sword upon you, you shall eat the flesh of your sons, my soul will abhor you, I will devastate the land, as for those of you that are left, I will send faintness into their hearts, they shall fall when none pursues, if they confess their iniquity, if then their uncircumsized heart is humbled and they make amends for their iniquity, I will remember my covenant, I will remember my covenant, my covenant, I will not spurn them, neither will I abhor them so as to destroy them utterly, no one devoted, who is to be utterly destroyed from


among me, shall be ransomed, he shall be put to death, if a man wishes to redeem any of his tithe, he shall add a fifth to it, every tenth animal of all that pass under the herdsman's staff, shall be holy, these are my commandments


spoken, in the wilderness, in the tent of meeting, in the second year, by families, by fathers' houses, according to the number, every male, twenty years, upward, each man being the head of the house, the names of the men, the son, the son, the sons, chosen from the congregation, the heads of the clans, took these men, the second month, the whole congregation, head by head, their generations, all who were able to go forth to war, forty-six thousand five hundred, by their fathers' houses, from twenty years old and upward, every man able to go forth to war,


seventy-four thousand six hundred, forty-four thousand four hundred, fifty-seven thousand four hundred, namely, by their families, according to the number of names, forty thousand five hundred, thirty-two thousand two hundred, sixty-two thousand seven hundred, forty-one thousand five hundred, fifty-three thousand four hundred, each representing his father's house, every man able to go forth to war, their whole number, ancestral tribe, they are to


carry the tabernacle, they shall tend it, and shall encamp around the tabernacle, and if any one else comes near, he shall be put to death, every man by his own camp, every man by his own standard, the tabernacle of the testimony, thus did the people, on the eastside toward the sunrise, seventy-four thousand six hundred, they shall set out first on the march, they shall set out second, each in position, his host as numbered, then the leader of the people, a hundred and eight thousand one hundred, the whole number of the camp, they shall set out last,


standard by standard, every one in his family, according to the fathers' house, the names of the sons, for the whole congregation, on the day that I slew all the first-born, I consecrated, they shall be mine, number the sons, every male from a month old and upward you shall number, seven thousand five hundred, encamp behind the tabernacle on the west, all the services pertaining, the duties of the sanctuary, the ark, the table, the lampstands, the altars, the vessels of the sanctuary, six thousand two hundred, the frames of the tabernacle, all their


accessories, pegs and cords, all the males from a month old and upward, all the first-born males, according to the number of the names, the redemption money, the redemption money, all who can enter the service, to do the work in the tent of meeting, the most holy things, the ark of the testimony, a covering of goatskin, over the golden altar they shall spread a cloth of blue, the forks, the shovels, and the basins, all the furnishings of the sanctuary, they must not touch the holy things, the continual cereal offering, and the anointing oil, they shall not go in


to look upon the holy things even for a moment, lest they die, from thirty years old up to fifty years old, all who can enter for service, the screen for the door of the tent of meeting, and the hangings of the court, the service of the families, from thirty years old up to fifty years old, you shall number them, you shall assign by name the objects which they are required to carry, their number by families, was two thousand seven hundred and fifty, two thousand six hundred and thirty, the tent of meeting, bearing burdens in the tent of meeting, thus were they


numbered, put out of the camp every leper, both male and female, putting them outside the camp, he shall confess his sin, he shall make full restitution for his wrong, whatever any man gives to the priest shall be his, say to the people, if the spirit of jealousy comes upon him, and he is jealous of his wife, though she has not defiled herself, the man shall bring his wife to the priest, the priest shall bring her near, the priest shall take holy water in an earthen vessel, the priest shall have the water of bitterness that brings the curse, let the priest make the woman


take the oath of the curse, the priest shall write these curses in a book, and wash them off into the water of bitterness, the water that brings the curse shall enter enter her and cause bitter pain, if she has defiled herself, her body shall swell, the woman shall become an execration among her people, she shall be free and shall conceive children, the priest shall execute upon her all the law, say to the people, the vow, to separate, he shall separate himself from wine and strong drink, all the days of his separation he shall drink nothing that is produced by the


grapevine, not even the seeds or the skins, he shall be holy, he shall let the locks of hair of his head grow long, he shall not go near a dead body, he shall consecrate his head that same day, he shall be brought to the door of the tent of meeting, offer his sin offering, and his burnt offering, take the hair from his consecrated head and put it on the fire, the priest shall take the shoulder of the ram, when it is boiled, put them upon the hands, drink wine, according to the law for his separation, say to them, make his face shine upon you, and give you peace,





finished setting up the tabernacle, offered and brought their offerings, six covered wagons and twelve oxen, accept those from them, each man according to his service, two wagons and four oxen, four wagons and eight oxen, charged with the care of the holy things, the dedication of the altar, one leader each day, the first day, silver plate, silver basin, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering, five male goats, second day, silver basin, one golden dish, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering, two oxen, five male lambs a year old,


third day, fourth day, fifth day, one silver plate, one young bull, one ram, on male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering, sixth day, the leader of the men, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, one golden dish of ten shekels, full of incense, seventh day, eighth day, ninth day, tenth day, eleventh day, one silver basin of seventy shekels according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a cereal offering, twelfth day, for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old, the dedication for the altar, on the day when it was anointed, from the leaders, each


silver plate weighing a hundred and thirty shekels and each basin seventy, the rams sixty, the male goats sixty, the male lambs a year old sixty, the dedication offering for the altar, after it was anointed, the voice speaking to him from above the mercy seat that was upon the ark of the testimony, it spoke to him, set up the lamps, seven lamps, he set up its lamps, the worksmanship of the lampstand, hammered work of gold, he made the lampstand, from among the people, the water of the expiation, let them go with a razor over all their body, let


them take a young bull and its cereal offering of fine flour mixed with oil, assemble the whole congregation of the people, you shall offer the one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering, all the congregation of the people, so they did to them, from twenty-five years old and upward, service of the tent of meeting, from the age of fifty years they shall withdraw, from the work of the service and serve no more, minister to their brethren in the tent of meeting, in the first month of the second year, passover at its appointed time, statutes,


ordinances, in the first month, on the fourteenth day on the month, in the evening, certain men who were unclean, we are unclean through touching the dead body of a man, wait, in the second month on the fourteenth day in the evening they shall keep it, they shall leave none of it until the morning, but the man who is clean and is not on a journey, that man shall bear his sin, if a stranger sojourns among you, you have have one statute, both for the sojourner and for the native, the tabernacle was set up, the cloud covered the tabernacle, the cloud covered


it by day, and the appearance of fire by night, as long as the cloud rested over the tabernacle, they remained in camp, whether it was two days, or a month, or a longer time, when it was taken up, they set out, make two silver trumpets, of hammered work, when you blow an alarm the second time, the camps that are on the south side shall set out, the trumpets shall be to you for a perpetual statute throughout your generations, war in your land, on the day of your gladness also, at your appointed feasts, at the beginning of your months, trumpets over


your burnt offerings, in the second year, in the second month, the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle of the testimony, set out by stages, set out for the first time at the command, when the tabernacle was taken down, over the host of the tribe, carrying the holy things, over their host, the standard of the camp of the men, acting as the rear guard of all the camp, the order of the march of the people, when they set out, so they set out from the mount, the ark of the covenant, let thy enemies be scattered, return, to the ten thousand thousands, misfortunes, his anger was kindled, prayed, the fire abated, rabble, strong craving, wept, we


remember the fish we ate, the cucumbers, the leeks, the garlic, our strength is dried up, coriander seed, bdellium, went about and gathered it, boiled it in pots, when the dew fell upon the camps at night, weeping, every man at the door of his tent, displeased, carry them in your bosom, as a nurse carries the sucking child, weep, the burden's too heavy for me, kill me at once, that I may not see my wretchedness, seventy men, bring them to the tent of meeting, they shall bear the burden of the people with you, say to the people, consecrate yourselves,


you shall eat meat, who will give us meat to eat, you shall eat, but a whole month until it comes out at your nostrils, now you shall see, seventy men, some of the spirit, put it upon the seventy elders, when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied, two men, they were among those registered, so they prophesied in the camp, the minister, one of the chosen men, forbid them, are you jealous for my sake, there went forth a wind, quails from the sea, a day's journey on the other side, round about the camp, all the next day, gathered, the meat was yet


between their teeth, anger, great plague, there they buried the people who had the craving, the people journeyed, he had married, he had married, meek, more than all men that were on the face of the earth, and the three of them came out, a pillar of cloud, hear my words, he is entrusted with all of my house, not in dark speech, and he beholds the form, why then were you not afraid to speak against my servant, departed, behold, leprous, as white as snow, she was leprous, do not punish us because we have done foolishly and have sinned, let her not be


as one dead, of whom the flesh is half consumed, heal her, let her be shut up outside the camp seven days, and the people did not set out on the march, encamped in the wilderness, men to spy out the land, according to the command, there were the names, from the tribe, from the tribe, from the tribe, the son, the son, sent to spy out the land, yonder, into the hill country, strong or weak, few or many, whether the land that they dwell in is good or bad, strongholds, rich or poor, be of good courage, bring some of the fruit of the land, the first ripe grapes, near


the entrance, seven years before, cut down from there a branch with a single cluster of grapes, pomegranates and figs, at the end of forty days, this is its fruit, the cities are fortified and very large, besides, dwell in the land, dwell in the hill country, dwell by the sea, quieted the people, we are well able to overcome it, an evil report of the land, a land that devours its inhabitants, we seemed to ourselves like grasshoppers, a loud cry, wept, murmured, would that we had died, our wives and our little ones will beome a prey, let us choose a captain, all


the assembly of the congregation, rent their clothes, an exceedingly good land, he will bring us into this land, they are bread for us, all the congregation, the tent of meeting, in spite of all the signs which I have wrought, the pestilence, a nation greater and mightier than they, art in the midst of this people, art seen face to face, pardon the inquity of the people, even until now, none of the men who have seen my glory and my signs, these ten times and have not hearkened to my voice, none of those who despised me shall see it, but my servant, I will


bring into the land into which he went, and his descendants, murmur, murmurings, your dead bodies shall fall in the wilderness, numbered from twenty years old and upward, but your little ones, I will bring in, but as for you, your dead bodies shall fall in this wilderness, suffer for your faithlessness, until the last of your dead bodies lies in this wilderness, you shall bear your iniquity, forty years, all this wicked congregation that are gathered together against me, to a full end, they shall die, murmur, evil report, died by plague, the son, the son, of these


men, the people mourned, went up to the hill country, for we have sinned, do not go up, you shall fall by the sword, because you have turned back from following, but they presumed to go up, came down, defeated them, pursued them, say to the people, when you come into the land, offer, from the flock an offering by fire, he who brings his offering, you shall prepare with the burnt offering, you shall prepare for a cereal offering, fine flour, according to the number that you prepare, so shall you do with every one according to their number, all who





are native, for the assembly, there shall be one statute for you, one law and one ordinance, when you come into the land, when you eat of the food of the land, of the first of your coarse meal, of the first of your coarse meal, if one person sins unwittingly, he shall offer a female goat a year old for a sin offering, you shall have one law for him who does anything unwittingly, but the person who does anything with a high hand, that person shall be cut off from among his people, his iniquity shall be upon him, in the wilderness, a man gathering


sticks, gathering sticks, it had not been made plain what should be done to him, the man should be put to death, all the congregation brought him outside the camp, stoned him to death with stones, speak to the people, tassels, of each corner a cord of blue, not to follow after your own heart, wantonly, be holy, men, two hundred and fifty leaders from the assembly, well-known men, you have gone too far, him who he will choose he will cause to come near to him, you have gone too far, all your brethren, gathered together, murmur


against, will you put out the eyes of these men, we will not come up, I have not taken one ass from them, every man took his censer, laid incense, at the entrance of the tent of meeting, separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume them, say to the congregation, get away from the dwelling, depart, I pray you, from the tents of those wicked men, together with their wives, their sons, and their little ones, the ground opens its mouth, and swallows them up, and they do down alive, despised, all these words, and the earth


opened its mouth and swallowed them up, with their households, they perished, fire came forth, two hundred and fifty men, incense, scatter the fire, let them be made into hammered plates, the bronze censers, so that no one who is not a priest, should draw near to burn incense, as his company, but, murmured, you have killed the people, assembled against, behold, the cloud, get away from the midst of the congregation, that I may consume them, take your censer, and put fire there in from off the altar, make atonement, the plague has


begun, behold, the plague, and he stood between the dead and the living, fourteen thousand seven hundred, when the plague was stopped, speak to the people, get them rods, the rod of the man whom I choose shall sprout, I will make to cease from me the murmurings of the people, one for each leader, twelve rods, deposited the rods, the tent of the testimony, sprouted, put forth buds, blossoms, bore ripe almonds, before the testimony, a sign for the rebels, make an end to their murmurings, lest they die, we are undone, we are undone, you


shall bear iniquity in connection with your priesthood, I give your priesthood as a gift, any one else who comes near shall be put to death, all the consecrated things, to your sons, as a perpetual due, every cereal offering, every sin offering, every guilt offering, as a perpetual due, every one who is clean in your house may eat of it, the first ripe fruits, everything that opens the womb of the flesh, their redemption price, a covenant of salt, I am your portion, an inheritance, a perpetual statute throughout your generations, you shall present an offering, a


tithe of the tithe, the grain of the threshing floor, the fulness of the wine press, the hallowed part, in return for your service in the tent of meeting, you shall not profane the holy things of the people, lest you die, this is the statute of the law, a red heifer without defect, upon which the yoke has never come, she shall be taken outside the camp and slaughtered, sprinkle some of her blood toward the front of the tent of meeting seven times, the heifer shall be burned in his sight, her skin, her flesh, the priest shall take cedarwood and hyssop, he who burns the


heifer shall wash his clothes in water, and shall be unclean until evening, he who gathers the ashes of the heifer shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until evening, a perpetual statute, this is the law when a man dies in a tent, every open vessel, which has no cover fastened upon it, is unclean, he who sprinkles the water for impurity shall wash his clothes, came into the wilderness, stayed, died there, was buried there, no water for the congregation, assembled, contended, said, why, why, this evil place, no place for grain, or figs,


pomegranates, no water to drink, went from the presence, fell on their faces, take the rod, tell the rock before their eyes, you shall give drink to the congregation and their cattle, twice, water came forth, these are the waters, messengers, a city on the edge of your territory, let us pass through your land, the King's Highway, you shall not pass, you shall not pass through, a strong force, turned away from him, journeyed, the whole congregation, on the border of the land, gathered to his people, gathered to his people, in the sight of the congregation, died


there on top of the mountain, wept, thirty days, king, took some of them captive, give this people, utterly destroy their cities, hearkened to the voice, gave over, they utterly destroyed them and their cities, the people became impatient, spoke, we loathe this worthless food, fiery serpents, we have sinned, we have spoken against, bronze serpent, bronze serpent, encamped, toward the sunrise, in the wilderness that extends from the boundary, the valleys, the slopes, messengers, let me pass through your land, we will not drink the water of a well, he gathered


all his men together, and went out, slew him with the edge of the sword, took possession of his land, the ballad singers, the lords of the heights, you are undone, sons fugitives, daughters captives, so their posterity perished, and we laid waste until fire spread, dwelt in the land, turned and went up, do not fear him, so they slew him, not one survivor, set out, encamped, great dread of the people, as the ox licks up the grass of the field, messengers, he whom you curse, fees from divination, lodge here this night, who are these men with you, behold, a


people has come out, it covers the face of the earth, you shall not curse the people, for they are blessed, house full of silver and gold, tarry here this night also, rose in the morning, his two servants were with him, stood in a narrow path between the vineyards, with a wall on either side, she pushed against the wall, she lay down, anger was kindled, struck, with his staff, what have I done to you, that you have struck me these three times, was I ever accustomed to do so to you, no, opened the eyes, standing, with his drawn sword in his hand,


your way is perverse before me, if she had not turned aside from me, surely just now I would have slain you and let her live, I have sinned, now therefore, if it is evil in thy sight, I will go back again, only the word which I bid you, that shall you speak, went on with the princes, at the extremity of the boundary, have I now any power at all to speak anything, sacrificed oxen and sheep, build for me seven altars, stand beside your burnt offering, I have prepared the seven altars, took up his discourse, how can I curse, how can I denounce, lo, a people


dwelling alone, let me die the death of the righteous, stand here beside your burnt offering, too up his discourse, has he said, and will he not do it, or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it, the shout of a king is among them, behold, a people, as a lioness it rises up, drinks the blood of the slain, build for me seven altars, offered a bull and a ram on each altar, he did not go, as at other times, to look at omens, but set his face toward the wilderness, took up his discourse, falling down, but having his eyes uncovered, how fair are your tents, water shall


flow from his buckets, he has as it were the horns of the wild ox, cursed be every one who curses you, I called you to curse my enemies, come, I will let you know what this people will do to your people in the latter days, took up his discourse, the oracle of a man whose eye is opened, falling down, but having his eyes uncovered, a star shall come forth, a sceptre shall rise, it shall crush the forehead, and break down all the sons, took up his discourse, enduring in your dwelling place, took up his discourse, he also shall come to destruction, rose, went


back to his place, the people began to play the harlot with the daughters, to the sacrifices of their gods, bowed down, yoked, take all the chiefs of the people, and hang them in the sun, every one of you slay his men, woman to his family, he rose and left the congregation, took a spear in his hand, into the inner room, pierce both of them, the woman, through the body, plague was stayed, twenty-four thousand, turned back my wrath, perpetual priesthood, said, harrass, smite, they have harrassed you with their wiles, after the plague, census, who are able


to go forth to war, the priest spoke with them in the plains, twenty years old and upward, these are the families, these are the families, twenty-two thousand two hundred, according to their number, forty thousand five hundred, according to their number, according to their number, sixty thousand five hundred, their number was fifty-two thousand seven hundred, according to their number, thirty-two thousand five hundred, according to their families, the sons, the family of, the family of, the sons, according to their families, their number was


forty-five thousand six hundred, sixty-four thousand four hundred, according to their number, fifty-three thousand four hundred, according to their families, their number was fotry-five thousand four hundred, this was the number of the people, six hundred and one thousand seven hundred and thirty, the land shall be divided, a large inheritance, a small inheritance, every tribe shall be given its inheritance, divided by lot, according to the names, according to lot between the larger and the smaller, as numbered according to their families, the family of,


the family of, she bore, died when they offered unholy fire, for they were not numbered, they shall die in the wilderness, not left a man of them, except, then drew near the daughters, at the door of the tent of meeting, our father dies in the wilderness, why should the name of our father be taken away, you shall cause his inheritance to pass to his daughter, if he has no daughter, then you shall give his inheritance to his brother, a statute and ordinance, go up into this mountain, sanctify me at the waters before their eyes, appoint a man over the


congregation, lay your hand upon him, commission him in their sight, inquire for him by the judgement, and he laid his hands upon him, command the people, my food for my offerings by fire, the other lambs you shall offer in the evening, you shall offer it as an offering by fire, a year old without blemish, and on the fifteenth day of this month is a feast, a holy convocation, also one male goat for a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering and its cereal offering, you shall offer them and their drink offering, see that they are without





blemish, it is a day for you to blow your trumpets, also one male goat for a sin offering, also one male goat for a sin offering, fourteen male lambs a year old without blemish, on the third day eleven bulls, two rams, on the fourth day ten bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs a year old without blemish, on the eighth day you shall have a solemn assembly, you shall offer a burnt offering, an offering by fire, in addition to your votive offerings, when a man vows a vow, he shall not break his word, any vow of a widow or of a divorced woman, anything by


which she has bound herself, shall stand against her, but if her husband makes them null and void on the day that he hears them, then whatever proceeds out of her lips concerning her vows, or concerning her pledge of herself, shall not stand, but if he makes them null and void after he has heard of them, then he shall bear her iniquity, afterward you shall be gathered to your people, a thousand from each tribe, twelve thousand armed for war, slew the kings, the five kings, slew, the son, with the sword, took captive the women, and their little ones, took


as booty all their cattle, their flocks, all the spoil and all the booty, both of man and beast, at the camp on the plains, have you let all the women live, kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman who has known man by lying with him, encamp outside the camp seven days, you shall purify every garment, every article of skin, all work of goats' hair, and every article of wood, everything that can stand the fire, you shall pass through the fire, and it shall be clean, you shall be clean, divide the booty into two parts, between the warriors who


went out to battle and all the congregation, half you shall take one drawn out of every fifty, thirty-two thousand persons in all, women who had not known man by lying with him, tribute was thirty-two persons, gave the tribute, your servants have counted the men of war who are under our command, and there is not a man missing from us, a very great multitude of cattle, behold, the place was a place for cattle, if we have found favour in your sight, shall your brethren go to war while you sit here, anger was kindled, anger was kindled, a brood of sinful


men, you will destroy all this people, we will build sheepfolds here for our flocks, and cities for our little ones, for we will not inherit with them, if you will do this, if you will take up arms, the land is subdued, after that you shall return and be free of obligation, build cities for your little ones, and folds for your sheep, and do what you have promised, your servants will pass over, every man who is armed for war, to battle, the land shall be subdued before you, the possession of our inheritance shall remain with us, the land and its cities with their


territories, and they gave other names to the cities which they built, he settled in it, after its own name, their starting places, stage by stage, and these are their stages according to their starting places, and passed through the midst of the sea into the wilderness, twelve springs of water and seventy palm trees, and they encamped there, set out, encamped, set out, set out, and encamped, and encamped in the wilderness, was a hundred and twenty-three years old when he died, and they set out, and encamped in the mountains, and encamped in the plains,


say to the people, when you pass over, then you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land before you, and destroy all their figured stones, and destroy all their molten images, you shall inherit the land by lot according to your families, those of them whom you let remain shall be as pricks in your eyes and thorns in your sides, and they shall trouble you in the land where you dwell, command the people, say to them, your south side shall be from the wilderness, your southern boundary shall be from the end of the Salt Sea on the east, for the western


boundary, this shall be your western boundary, this shall be your northern boundary, you shall mark out your eastern boundary, and the boundary shall go down, and reach to the shoulder of the sea, and its end shall be at the Salt Sea, the two tribes and the half-tribe have received their inheritance, these are the names of the men, of the tribes of the sons, for the people, command the people, the cities shall be theirs to dwell in, and their pasture lands shall be for their cattle and for their livestock and for all their beasts, and you shall measure, the six


cities of refuge, where you shall permit the manslayer to flee, then you shall select cities to be cities of refuge for you, that the manslayer who kills any person without intent may flee there, these six cities shall be for refuge, for the stranger and for the sojourner, but if he struck him down with an instrument of iron, so that he died, then he is a murderer, the murderer shall be put to death, the avenger of blood shall himself put the murderer to death, when he meets him, when he meets him, the man must remain in his city of refuge until the death of the high


priest, but after the death of the high priest the manslayer may return to the land of his possession, you shall accept no ransom for the life of the murderer, you shall not thus pollute the land in which you live, you shall not defile the land in which you live, in the midst of which I dwell, every one of the people, shall cleave to the inheritance of the tribe of his fathers, for each of the tribes of the people, shall cleave to its own inheritance, these are the commandments and the ordinances


Text, The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments, Revised Standard Version, Catholic edition, San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1966.






Wittgenstein on Translation


In this paper I shall discuss Hans-Johann Glock's recent interpretation of the later Wittgenstein's views on translation (2008). (Glock builds on some earlier work by Peter Hacker (1996).) According to Glock, the later Wittgenstein advocates a form of conceptual relativism very closeto the position outlined and rejected in Donald Davidson's famous paper "On the Very Idea of a Conceptual Scheme" (1974/1984):Wittgenstein is a scheme-content dualist; he holds that there are radically different conceptual schemes; and he maintains that at least some of the languages expressing different conceptual schemes are incommensurable. And yet, Glock does not believe that Wittgenstein's position is threatened by Davidson's attack on conceptual relativism.Indeed, Glock argues that Wittgenstein himself in good part supplies us with the arguments needed for a counterattack on key pillars of Davidson's classic text.







DEEPTI


MEMORIES

Rainbow in the sky
stars in the moonlight,
flowers in the sunbeam,
melts your heart,
perfume your dream n illusion,
euphoria lightens your way,
waves sensualize your skin shell,
real flavor taste "recreation"
gives us the dreamy aroma of life,
enlighten n spark your illusion,
fragrant with flavored life,
thrill n cheer u along the way,
moon color sensation absorb everyone,
u, me, everyone feels the same moon,
connect everyone heart with equal waves.
in your hearts of heart,
recollection, reminder, remembrance,
touch the heat to the depth,
perfume and refresh your feel,
enrich your chain of vibrations,
thread every string with enigmatic smile,
every moment ripen the harvest,
grand gift as a companion.
vision create expectation and desire,
positive, sanguine, promising,
flower with optimistic assurity,
flair of confidence and encouragement,
expect all being well most likely,
aspire the best to be happened,
discover the key to amplify your life,
held eternal by the living.




Esse in Vacuum Dei





I

On this luminous day,
The sun beamed through my window,
Enveloping my unformed mind.
It took me so far away, yet infinitely close;
To the depths of my inner sphere,
A world of immeasurable possibilities,
A world containing all images.

In this Void I saw all,
The lives that have long passed, and
The illusory ones of the present;
Places beyond space and time,
But the future I could not foresee,
For through it I had yet to walk.

As I began exploring Vacuum Dei,
Vacuum Dei entered my mind.
A voice that was no voice spoke:
The mind is Your only gateway to me.
The mind, He said, allows You to breath underwater.
The mind, She said, insights triangles, squares, and enneacontakaienneagons in nature.
The mind, It said, holds the universe together.

I am one with the voice that is Vacuum Dei:
See what is in front of You,
Touch the meager of heart,
Hear the tongueless,
Taste the sorrows,
Decipher the maze I set forth.

But first, You must free your mind from Maya.
Un-manacle its power.
Fear no one, for You are the Righteous,
Fear no one, for You are the Holy,
Fear no one, for You are Man,
In You, Divine Breath dwells,
Invincible and Indestructible.

In here, a ferocious balance dwells,
Your escape from Orion,
Each with its own line to etch
But these words are deeper in meaning
Than Your tamed mind can absorb.
Subdue them, and You will live wisely.

II
The child, an instant later becomes the ancient.
The still green flower becomes a tree,
Simplicity is lost forevermore.
The seed becomes a destiny
That she cannot yet claim-nor ignore.

What is a child in this world,
If not a lily that adorns a lake?
Removed from the evils of the world,
Untouched by them,
Yet in time feels them all.

What is a child to do?
The unrequested wisdoms of the dread ancients befall Her.
Nowhere to flee,
No one to guide.

Who is to give Her counsel,
In a task the prudent earthly elders shun?
She listens to the winds for answers,
Winds that gather truths from every land and every time,
But she is barely old enough to comprehend.
The moon reminds her of the Sun's path to Vacuum Dei;
But its reflected light freezes her in separation.

III

In search of an answer, She kneels
Attempts to go back to the moment
Of the marriage between the grandfather clock and the heart.

Like a lion cub watching its prey,
An Angel seized the moment, and
Shared his form of wisdom:

"Why does this lucid realization make you so afraid?

With this newfound wisdom,
The Lord seized your mind.

In the Void that is eternal and infinite,
You embraced the Lord.

The Lord showed you all,
The breaths that are long gone, and
The lives your mission will touch.

The Lord showed you your path to wisdom:
The angles of darkness you will eliminate,
The delights you will manifest,
The evils you will face.

In this Void, you have seen the Lord, and
Have been given the key to heaven,
Allow me to guide your mission!"

IV

He questions nothing!

Through years of pondering the Angel's words,
I realize that, unlike his
My mission is no crusade,
But war against myself to free myself,
To free the divine imagination within a mortal life.

In Vacuum Dei I learned that
Each soul passes through this world
Only to move to another-
An infinite cycle

The breaths we take
Are also to give life to new inspirations,

The fragmented lives we live
Are also to touch one another,

The laughter and sadness
Are also to weave us together.

There are no religions forged from Vacuum Dei,
Only in our minds, only in their purest forms
Vacuum Dei is a part of us,
And we are a part of its eternal emptiness.

But I had to accept
That life in this world
Is an ephemora,
Before I could endeavor
To flare the Void in the yet unaware

I had to accept the blessing,
Before I could pass it on to another.

I had to recall Vacuum Dei in me,
To call out the Void that is You.


Susan Berishaj. Literature and Religious Studies student at NYU.



Presenting SIMON PERCHIK

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You put up the roof
creaking under each arm
as if this tree knows when
and climbs till its leaves
no longer heat the Earth

--you set aside rooms
for the roots that opened
into hillsides turning away
and with the last nail
you build hallways
the way river water
still carries off the smell
from leaves falling on wet roads
already along the branches :wave
after wave with no one in your arms

--you save a place for the door
to grasp this shaky house
and there will be children
all next Spring climbing out
and fruit that has the heaviness
from rolling on the ground.



*
The wiring inside this bulb
wants only to stay dry
and along the night after night
the sun covers with water
that darkness brings from the sea
gathered around it as sleep
and falling to the ground

though the dead have always
held up their arms
and with their last breath
winding down the way rain
breaks apart on the bedrock

they stack over your heart
filling it stone by stone
used to the sudden weight
spreading out on the floor

--without looking down
you are towed across a darkness
still moist, that has no name
except its common cries and Esther.



*
All that's left on the wall
is the sea --this wooden frame
year after year crushing its shadow

and against some reef as if a rock
once broken apart will lower the dead
barefoot, step by step to make the path

the sun uses for its descent into daylight
into the bowl, chair, stale bread
now shoreless, sent to the bottom

the way each still-life
is painted with that hungry brush
only a wall can take to its mouth

and crumble from emptiness
--you clasp what was a sail
whose only heart has shut down

adrift between your arms
smelling from the beautiful dress
almost touching the floor.



*
As if the sun lets its darkness
take hold and night after night
your hand begin that vague ripple

from there to here --your arm becomes
some ancient wave and you can't stop
or slow the unraveling

or along each step by step
the stillness all light attracts
once it stands at the door

--you have no choice! it's hello
or be left, breathing in
just to stretch out and keep moving

--you can't be born
without these stars in motion
--you can't die either

though each evening brings you
another mourner, one alongside the other
nomads along the road where once

a dark sea covered the sky
set it adrift, first as a warm breeze
then the hillsides slowly over your heart.



*
Once this bedroom door is closed the rug
deals in flowers, its dark scent
reaching up where your eyes
expect sunlight and miles away the heady

whiff
from a firefly --already she's naked

the woman you just this minute
inhaled, a deep breath
who can't see, has to feel along the grass
though the dead still stake a claim

and never leave --the room is locked
with the fragrance stones come for
--it's a little room
a place you keep for yourself
so the door can become the distance
that fastens her arms to yours

and you wait for the pathways
to fall inside your throat
as the cry for footsteps
filled with kisses and fingernails

and the rug torn apart for rags
smells from loneliness
from the mouth you will gently place
over her heart and time to time.


Simon Perchik is an attorney whose poems have appeared in Partisan Review, The Nation, The New Yorker, and elsewhere. For more information, including free e-books, his essay titled "Magic, Illusion and Other Realities" and a complete bibliography, please visit his website at www.simonperchik.com.









The Eagleman


Dawn Robey

The eagleman said
I could too
So I took the plunge
into the icy void
The freezing silence
of falling
to the jagged rocks below
snapped
as I was lifted
by the
mighty pull
of the wind-blown wings
on my back
the Eagleman said
I could too
and laughed a little
at my pale face
as we flew on
in time
it really hurt
hair and feathers
ruffled and tangled
skin a slow scream of ice
hot-blood bumps
through my joints
through my head
sweat singes my eyes
trickling, tickling
down my spine
like my mind's eye is crying
and when I thought
"I can't take this anymore"
we reached our destination
perched on the cliff
sharing the meat
the eagleman and I
laughed into the moon



For Tjarke Maas R.I.P


Dawn Robey's Rainbow


Frank C. Praeger



That There Were

When was there ever,
will there be any,
would that there were.
Covered with confetti,
streets of color,
A landscape I never imagined,
a loon I never heard,
conversations that were not meant,
people that were not present.

Red topped by yellow
eclipsed by night.
Immense
and fallen pillars.
Incontestable, secular stones,
and sacred rites.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Echoes


I hear echoes -
a sobering clank of metal on metal.
Nothing prepares for whispers of strickened voices,
whimpering howls, and fallen bodies.
I hear echoes -
selves cast out as ephemeral,
downed and rolled to no fitter end
than dark, than dank,
than, at their very last, a last unremitting pain.
I hear echoes -
not yet forgotten, just beyond
a nonsensical play on sense,
as if there were no other.
A somber parade toward lack,
past parting, water-breaking, daunting take of unabiding fact.
I hear echoes;
a race to outrun having been
stumbling, grunting, chastized, half-crazed
to be as I was, now, not constrained, not stayed,
shaken though, whispering my name.


------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Discounted


Relieved,
not quite,
it's always difficult,
stepped on, nearly trampled, discounted in the crowded aisles,
evading questions, shouting obscenities.
I have done it before
and will again.
Who has retained their magical being,
an iffy quest?
After so many years, decades,
amazed at the increasing diminishment of each succeeding day.
I have been cut, have witnessed bloodied forefingers,
scalp, scrotum,
laughable the digitizing divvied out,
nor happy even with formalities retained;
ridden down
hallways
stairs
as overhead a supernova begins to fade.
Not doomed, compelled
more than any directive,
as, also, two chipmunks pause;
and now this day, too, passes.


---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Carrying-on


I can not stop.
Isn't it so.
It's always someone or something,
rather than flowers,
wild flowers,
and now less weighty than it might have been,
but not funny,
or is that just me?
I do try.
I have always been susceptible to being teary eyed.
And now these snippets
are what remain.
Could it have been otherwise,
more warranted than rewarded,
magician of unfathomable gestures,
each day now thrusts me further than I want.
If I could
I would have flowers,
wild flowers,
as witness.
I've given up.
Let pieces dangle.
Again, where are the flowers,
wild flowers,
dust-laden road side efflorescences.
Conscious of dull, forgetful, trivial, and lost.
But better, purple loose strife, rose-bay willow herb,
Joe Pye weed,

notwithstanding

clouds of midges.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Slumber and Then Some

Slumber,
eh,
nearly dead.
Coreopsis finished,
purple cones arrogant and alone.
I stumble in a field of dry wild grass
of withered knapweed, dulled tansy,
under fungus darkened, splotched maple leaves.
Why wild flowers, wild grass, trees?
There are our storied errors and exploits,
our foundationalless senseless sense of yes,
still more wild flowers, wild grass, even, mock orange.
Wasp?
Rage?
Terror -
I would be... a delicate spider web,
tethered to a last grasp.

The last to knock at the door
said "I'm dying".
No relief.
To shrug off someone else's pain?
Easy?
I'm no Marlowe.
There's nothing fictional about it.




STILL, STILL



William Blome



My mule was blue, yours was purple,
and both were grazing on Olivia's farm near the outskirts of Fargo.
The farm had earlier been chosen for a commercial film-shoot advertising Danish-modern furniture, and the production crew had just gone back to Fargo after a final dry-run of preparation.

But on this day, several happy-go-lucky
pastels artists, seeking a vantage point for sketching an everyday prairie landscape, had found the mules and the furniture one
huge anomaly on the stereotypical plains, so much so that two of the angered artists conspired to chalk both mules brown and then set the now-stored furniture ablaze in its trailer.

The bonfire thus caused hung dense, foul smoke in the still, still air for close to three hours.
That was more than enough time to suffocate your mule, leaving me now the sole owner of a sick, mauve mule.
Importantly, I have become the only eyewitness in the State's court case against the pastels artists.
Olivia, an absentee landowner who has hardly ever set foot in North Dakota, was just cabled that on this still, still day, her farm sustained only minimal, almost-laughable damage from the fire.






Tingting


1. i carry with me at all times the imperfect faithing, the red card said roses are dead,
but the blue card tells me many finches will be ready for breakfast--------------------
i'm in a place where the stranger thing is to collapse what and shift the rest, into seeds and frequently short boys i pickle
the last trails of language, it tells me pain, many finches,
nausea, cyber-God, and open lenses before it turns o' its side and falls asleep in the shape of a Bodhi tree fish are jaded and improper (so i let you claim a side of blank-field-street, eat well and blue moons waving trees) 2. August Body your face, filling up the cusps of my chewed-up hands slender meets serrated knife edges clean, sea-under-disneyland drifting billowing and clenching i statically remain a vibrant seizure the problem is i am -less against you zone out into my autumn-less, looped-back body, in those goldgreen suns unparalleled in my desire (a corpse in the ground/mound 6 feet in 6 feet out) dear boy wrap my black widow legs around your neck so that the goldgreen sun may be my pRIVATE pLEASURE (flashy flashy flashy) burrow your face into my spine 86 GOIN' ON 100 blink/breathe to the sun's revolutions invincible, dear boy desire but i am -less so in the murky tiled reflection find my spine a desert snake hiding from sun 3. Frigid on a bench, I am on my left with a boy holding a book Law. Sleep, I think, "Under what?" Sipping you, I say to the girl on my right after the boy on my left leaves and Law leaves with him. Transparent stripes, restless. In my eye, the sun blaring in my ears, the music curdling, my eyes flushing on my skin droplets that she knows when the wind rushes. Missing you holding my spine with numb hands, the rays are something new maybe something dead too. A Talented Iberian who travels under the name of a certain star - monsieur Joao Caerqueira

DANGEROUS LOVE

What is dangerous love? Love is like rain passing over an island undoing its barrenness, beating back forces of desertification, killing the seeds of famine in the land before they germinate sowing horror in the bellies of the afflicted.
Dangerous love is acid rain, or rain that is unrelenting, causes mudslides crushing newlyweds in their hill-bottom Arubian houses.



Dangerous love,

Some people, authorities, church officials and orthodoxies, electronic voices, burning bushes and saints and prophets we remember through animatronic puppets pretending to be St. Augustine, saints and prophets in money-launderer- owned Biblical theme-parks, say all love is dangerous, all sexual love, the spark burning between bodies chasing one another through the winter streets out of State-sanctioned mating season without the proper papers or coupons of the invisible collosus bureaucracies weighing down on our vertebrae like a great false temple of Nero and the Antichrist.

The new Pope says love is not dangerous within the confines of marriage and the right coupons, but he conceals that all his predecessors and previous Bishops of Rome pre-Vatican II were the enemies of Love, working in a great Stalingrad war-effort against Love which is like terrorism or anarchism,

Love made peasants hammer their sickles into saracen swords and slit the vocal chords of landed noblemen and sodomized them to protect their right and that of their offspring to be outlaws in love.

Love now is all over the soap operas and condom packages and insurance ads, love is safe now but in your great great ancient peasant grandmother old whore's time love was dangerous and against the law like usury, Jewish interest rates and altars to the blessed, pre-Jesus gods that Christian saints incinerated with fireballs from their X-ray stares and from their arse holes.

Love was AMOR, ROMA spelled backwards, a reversal of the centers of power and the Papacy and the warlord marauder kings in fortresses of bones proclaiming their vast expanses of dirt to be the new Rome.

AMOR was anti-imperialist.

Love was like rusty daggers and forbidden Soma narcotics in the hands of a dust-caked serf or smelly pariah.

Love potions were like crack only made you more in tune with the planets and the muses and opened up antennas in your psyche to illegal radio broadcasts from the Devil who was really a god of rivers and mercy that a coup overthrew and banished to Mexico.

Love-aphrodisiacs then made you mug noblewomen at knife-point, steal jewels like a magpie bird for your beloved and dance with hibiscus flowers in your hand and nightingale wine in your throat-tract under the meteor showers on days reserved for self-flagellation and fasting.

Love was breaking the coordinated system of controlling human fertility, a regime in the testicles and ovaries, coupling the lowly together with manacles so the saints, the social coordinators and heavenly bureaucrats, could practice population control and condemn sexual love while they at night got high and fornicated with Sophia, the female spirit of knowledge, and with succubi, nymphs of the prohibited religions, and the muses of St. Augustine, as they listened to Devil music, naked, snorting powdered pearls and Druid potions and play Slavic Roulette with warrior-aristocrat pistols.

Now love is in the radiowaves and the billboards, like ads for vacations to Aruba so Americans can buy cocaine in the Caribbean and Dutch tourists can seek negro and Latina sex for euros.

Love is not dangerous anymore, love is like alcohol-free beer, like fake absinthe you buy in Czech republic that does not make you see green faeries; its prophylactic, tis available online, depirved of its violence of nightingale wing-flurry in cat's mouths, of engine-train orgasm carrying woman into Stalingrad night.

It's legal like mock-opium-den coffee-shops and Zeedijk Amsterdam and magic mushroom retails, legalized gay-marriage.

Those who love love's being dangerous, must lobby for the re-criminalization of love, of Amor, to honor the memory of martyred troubadours like trampled hibiscus the inquisition torture mills ground in their metal teeth and incinerated in their bellies.

Love must be criminal, illegal instead of synthetic, legal safe love absurd as cacti without thorns.

The Islamic religious police must bust the flower shops and arrest those who buy budleida and hibiscus.

-Arturo Desimone 2010 Utrecht





AMSTERDAM

(AMSTERDIM)

City of illusions, province
You are not impeccable
your citizens look all healthy and secure
not a spot on the streets
not a bum no bone spillage
no resticle of death having walked here
smoked here
rubbed his hands, combed his airs here
no cigarettes
whores stay behind the glass
tigers behind plexi-bars
in zoos

(But the town of my heart
is where
the tigers walk free
no one gets in their way
they smoke
they laugh
they sell
they chatter on terraces
the smarter,
more serious tigers
stand on the rooftops
painting ikons, songs and frescoes)

City where no cab driver has his hands
bandaged up where his thumb got torn
where the old
are hidden in the cargo hold
great plastic shoeboxes under the earth
when age makes their faces
fall
with every tear of widower lung cancer
every fear kept in a clean glass

City where no newspaper reader can scream
talking to himself about archaic politics in the street
such men are kept in a special
tube
where children will not be frightened upon hearing
what the wheels of industry did to a man
with a strong mind and a weak soul or vice versa

City where the swans in the red lit lagoon
don't reveal they are really geese
that will bite your hand, just there
for decoration

where pink neon elephant
of the strip-bar where old Latinas dance
on a bad dey, his pink trunk and ears shrink
he's pink pig with a snout and an elastic nose-job
demon of swinery and not the god Ganesha


by Arturo Demone


Hotel Studenki Piasht Piastowska, Krakow winter

Dear Anastomoo,




(G-n-sh peace be upon him cold month of the death of Wyzslawa Zymborska)


HAIKU FROM A HEART I FORGTO SOMEWHERE IN NOWA HUTA


Haiku from a heart I forgot somewhere in Nowa Huta 0001115 D Centrum B

Though I could have, maybe should have,
a szozna tree in my pants,
I did not rape krasotka in the kitchen.
Instead we discussed
the revindication of the historic name-image
of Socialist Realist art
visible in the ruins
winged-heart-shaped archictecture of Nowa Huta.

After this I drew a portrait of her.

She liked it
how I depicted her as a mermaid,
a Sirenka,

(like Szawa,
from the bourgeois legend of Vars and Szawa,
I kept myself from saying)

she preferred this
to how her boyfriend had painted her as a squirrel.
He had quit art to become a software engineer.
I forgot to quote Jean Francois Millet
and say how though I used my fingers,
I paint with my penis.




Respectfully yours, Dale Johnson
Nelson, New Hampshire, USA



Conscience Judge
Dale R Johnson Jr
May 2012


Conscience Judge o’re oiled lashes
Gathering beams of slurried ashes
Billows wake the bow’s misleading
Rolling swells of sense proceeding

High upon the Van Gogh’s breaking
Riv’s of ice and time forsaken
O’re the vast eternities
High upon the Pyrenees

Desert rims of plain and canyon
Golden mesa guard companion
All along the grand crevasses
Painted natives dance their dances

Conscience Judge of none forgiving
Quarrelling to blight the living
Falling stars in silence sigh
Longing love to draw them nigh

Down the darkened cavern’s bow
Serpentine encrusted flow
Dripstone teeth of arrows tracing
Flights of bats to hell erasing

Descartes’ Eye the milky globe
Vain to view beyond behold
Ne’re the Conscience Judge to find
Gilded threaded reach divine



An anti-feminist poem:

A New Statute of women's rights


Women have the right
to be weaker,
at times
than male athletes
and not only to be champion Atalanta
striving for superiority
Women have the right
to, at times, be underneath,
receptive, quiet
and empty
like the valley
like the valley after sundown
there is no mystery more resilient nor more full
Women have the right
also
to silence
and not be the phones of mechanical democracy
Women have the right to not cook
to see their children
taken to a commune
as they call to them crying
women have a right
to be fed by a man
to let him cook and feed her
with spoon to her mouth
If a man feeds a woman
she has surrendered
They have the right to cry
without going outside.
Women have the right
to surrender
not carry the oars
of a nest floating nowhere
and to be poor readers of poetry books
and not only dictators and CEOs
who lay off workers
and order companies to bulldoze mud villages
like the male primates of the Polis do.
women who have these rights
are freer, more interesting
In love's monsoon and absence
it is their breaths at night that propel sails of weak and strong ships.



by Arturo Desimone, Piashtowska, Poland February 7 2012,















who fought for a better world. In the future, nobody will call him dictator. Finally the two armies meet in battle, but JFK proposes to fight Fidel Castro in a duel to avoid wholesale carnage. Fatima, Christ and Varadero watch the duel behind a bush. After a violent struggle, JFK overthrows Castro with a stone. Then he grabs a knife. But when everyone thought that he had killed him –

to interrogate a captured Fidel Castro’s spy (Varader
o). Following a testy Communism versus Capitalism debate, JFK set him free and Varadero returns to Cuba. However, his faith in Fidel Castro is shaken and the spy begins to suspect that he is supporting the wrong side.

attention from his own problems Fidel’s's army invades part of JFK’s country but cannot conveniently convince the inhabitants of the advantages of Marxism. Whilst peasants refuse a land reform, whores
prefer free enterprise. Castro is then forced to ask Varadero for advice. Varadero seizes the opportunity accusing him of having betrayed the revolution and responsible for Cuba’s misery. Disturbed and distressed, Fidel isolates himself in unknown territory and follow


realizes that he is about to be overthrown. Suspecting Varadero betrayed him, Fidel imprisons the spy as he previously did with the revolutionary hero Camilo Ochoa[1]. Desperate, he decides to invade JFK’s country as a way to divert people's ing a fall which leaves
him amnesiac. He is found by monks who take him to a soli
tary convent where mad people are ministered by the Church. Once inside he see’s the fools are enslaved, Castro starts a revolution against the friars. The course of events reignites his memory.


God receives a request for help from Fatima because a war between Fidel Castro and JFK is about to start. Worried, God asks his son Jesus to return to Earth and difuse the conflict. Meanwhile, JFK and his counselor ar
e about to interrogate a captured Fidel Castro’s spy (Varadero). Following a testy Communism versus Capitalism debate, JFK set him free and Varadero returns to Cuba. However, his faith in Fidel Castro is shaken and the spy begins to suspect that he is supporting the wrong side. In Cuba, F
idel Castro faces protests on the streets and By this time, Christ has arrived on Earth accompanied by Fatima, who is convinced she can create a miracle to avoid the ultimate battle between JFK and Fidel Cast
ro. Back with his army, Fidel Castro receives a visit from the Devil and makes a pact: he sells his soul in exchange for being remembered as a heromuch like David and Goliath – it transpires that JFK had only cut Castro’s beard. At that moment, miraculously, an eclipse occurs.






About me: I'm me… and now 27-ish years of age… Angry, sad, happy, promiscuous, wrong, sober, well maybe… Alive and noticing, experienced in death, strong, not so, can be, would be… Lazy, asleep, but very much awake, -ish… In Hobart… and outside of it… apart of, but not… Lost… Weak, but only when broken… Alone, single and in love… Free, trapped, happy, hungry, horny, blessed, or maybe just high… Umm… I play guitar… -ish… And I like candles… Music… yummy music… mmm… my friends… Looking… not sure what for… just looking… Legless, blunt, honest, sober… -ish… Loved… The helpless helping… Wanting, waiting, content, impatient… Can be, could be, maybe… Me… Hi… I'm Shannon… -ish… well maybe… By Shannon Duyst






A Gift for Mrs. Ibsen The cliché connects the ordinary to the sea Which haunts everything and everyone, Its shells in our mountains, crabs making free Of Atlantis at our rivers' destination. Though Henrik Ibsen was ice himself, he knew That a gravitational persuasion Would draw him gradually oceanward to Depths that matched his imagination, Those depths, where the quadrivium reigns, And language is silent before gravity, The spirit of music in darkening domains, Arithmetic of pressure, geometry From Egypt, in whose burning, prophetic land He purchased a mummified lady's hand. Cruelty is not a hunger but a distinct lack Of one, and when one tries to eliminate Error, the consequence is a setback For what one hopes to facilitate. Stevens wrote while walking to work, his pace A counterpoint to improvisation Accumulating liveliness and grace Like the feathery flow of cash accumulation. Donne's plodding mule gave otherwise A spiritual turn to a mundane expedition, Awakening the heart of passionate surmise As a poet dutifully fulfilled his mission. And cruelty? Felt universally Within and without, invincibly involved In life's blind trade, the shade of vacancy, Augustine argued, not to be resolved: A dead-end street in darkness where we Ask idiotically, "What about me?"


Ad Fontes Again If a bird's voice proclaims he is not there And gravity denies its appetite, And grammar itself shrugs, law does not care, And madness has gone to sleep, why fight Unless the very friction of conflict Provides a reason to contradict? The angels of the universe conceal, With subtle motions of their blessed wings, The cursed truth, whose logical appeal Defaces and distorts all valued things. Though John the Baptist headed off the rise Of misbegotten insight, cogent lies, Across the Jordan still come countless tribes Of envy-driven scholars, horn-tooting scribes.



Five Poems by R. W. Haynes Dallas: The Parthenon Frieze One of my neighbors in Dallas told me How great it was that Robert E. Lee Whipped those sorry Germans' asses. He (my neighbor) was laying brick, you see, When other boys were attending classes. Kitty Lee, who might have been related To the General, gave me a deadly knife A man, who didn't want to kill his wife, Gave her one night, pretty well sedated, And not having a tip. "Hell fire, honey, I already got a knife," she said to me, "But I told him to forget about the money And go home, and be real careful on the ride, The son of a bitch." When my car died Silently in a frantic intersection , Two old roughnecks backed through this convection In a battered truck, bullied others aside, Turned around in the traffic, parked just right (Each guy brandishing a can of Coors Light), Got out of the truck and turned the tables, For they had General Lee's jumper cables. "Try not to let it die in an intersection, "And park it," one said, "in a downhill direction."


Don't Diss the Sign Post Don't say anything bad about destiny, Whose bullets may sometimes seem to fly wide But, in a boomerang trajectory, Before you duck, they suddenly glide Right through your agenda, and, bang, that's all, Cancel all appointments; goodnight, Irene, Everything goes misty, you shrug and fall. So keep careful reverence in your routine For forces which demand this courtesy: The circumambience of that respect Generates mystic electricity Whose invisible gleam will direct A haunted mind needing consolation To some delectable destination.



A Less-Distinguished Contingent of the Damned They are, after all, the enemy, Though conscripted miserably, blind, And hungry, clawing clumsily to find Friends, hope, status, some quality Otherwise denied, capitulation Before these restless urges going at A bargain price in that desperation, Yes, all that is true; we know all that. But they have learned to relish these Evil tricks, and now they smirk inside; Gloating buffoons, they greasily seize All the vivid candy that feeds their pride. So let their hot-air balloons catch fire As each one finds its fatal live wire.


LES MYSTES


By Matthieu Baumier
Texts translated from the original French into English by Elizabeth Brunazzi


#1 We have gone to the earth, We have gone beneath the oak, Facing the stillness of The winged speech of the world. The oak is inscribed on the earth, The wings of the world folded within, Nothing moves. In that place stones and trees converse, In that place stars and clouds empty out The unmoving crease of the world. We have gone toward the eye Of the sun, We have gone inside the bark Of the silver birch, And the wild cherry trees. In the silence of the heart, the immobility Of the tree, We have gone there. In places far off from men, without language, Vanity, We have gone. #2 For my son, Abel Before leaving I placed my last kiss At the edge of the stars, Rain is falling on the prayer Before leaving I spoke with the torrent On the shore of disaster Rain is falling on the prayer The skies broke apart Over the waters, the earth. A flicker, and the wind Splits the drops from the tree. It is the oldest of stories The statue of salt, The one of men. In the distance The execution of forests Near symphonies playing in the dawn light. These are the ages of our history Buried beneath the tears of prayer. note: All reproduction of English translations by permission of Elizabeth Brunazzi and Matthieu Baumier. To the memory of René Char I am writing from this instant the aftertime of the world's end. There where, Tears of rain flow Where words take the secret shapes Of indecipherable vigils. I am living through the passage of the soul There where, Stones inscribe The landscape in flames. I am living in the wake of phantom armies And my eye comprehends only this silence. I am writing from this instant the aftertime of the world's end And I assume a smile Torn from the blood of stars. I say this: Let prose go silent now And let the spirit of water spring forth. Translated from the original French into English Elizabeth Brunazzi 4-10-2012







Saint Joshua of the Long Thought







788: mediocre at best she'll claim more though mediocre at best there was a knock on the door but who it was never quite presented itself opportunities abound now as we roll around in the mattresses foiling youth into leaving for the night as we played the games burnt into our flesh.

789: rodents count cars as they pass remembering each granule in the sidewalk as an ancestor recalling the blood in the tip of each finger each nail scratched a line to crawl back to. rodents count many things besides this though we, too busy, fail to yield to the desires that die behind our eyes.

790: the stage played out empty the crowd all weary too full of drink to carry on and be merry the legs can only dance a jig when they're on a high and with the pain management doctors on vacation nobody is left to ease the growths or the pain they cause.

791: too much olive in the glass for more and much more would only kill the rest of the imagination but as the wind stirs the bottom and the eyes peel away we're left to see ourselves standing outside the doorway.

792: emotional too emotional for cognition we'll develop poorly in the humidity and the west is too much for the pockets emotional we'll play and land our hearts to the side of the heavy let us rest now for the highway makes our minds grow less-than-weary.

793: we're just tokens for the thought and with it, we'll sort more than a Saturday out of the bridges that we're burning. it all means more than the page its written on yet from the window the second-story doesn't provide enough height to give justice to our desires. we're just tokens for the wise and practiced the ones who slaughtered through the night we watch our fascinations turn into Hollywood and then die before the edge of the night.




Doug Draime Bones Bones of constant regrets Bones of dreams in nothingness Bones of all the bodies in all the wars in universal time Bones of rotting bones Bones of fine white dust Bones of John Wilkes Booth, decaying in Mary Lincoln’s nightmares Bones of black bodies hanged & burned in Mississippi in the 1920’s to cheers Bones of politics Bones of rituals & ceremonies Bones of Hannibal preserved in his own shit & blood Bones of hipsters still hanging on every word of Nat Hentoff Bones of Indian babies burned to death by the United States Calvary Bones of rats jammed in walls in tenement apartments across the rodent world Bones of all the horses who ever ran the second race at Hollywood Park Bones of the dogs from hell & A Season In Hell Bones of all the lies in all the mouths of all egos since The Ego Bones of promises never kept Bones of fragmented nonsense, which attempts to alter unalterable spirit Bones of remorse & guilt Bones of mountains & rivers & oceans Bones of Rimbaud’s Drunken Boat Bones of one solid brick shit house Bones of whales on the butchered shores of slaughter Bones of happenstance & bones of circumstance Bones of desperation & hate & misery Bones of angst & pathos Bones of the stagnant & polluted air between you & me Bones of Thelonious Monk’s dead cat Bones of situations & occurrences that never were Bones of a butterfly in the eye of beauty’s release Bones of anger & fear & betrayal Bones of Sigmund Freud’s dominating mother Bones of eagles hidden behind a dark cloud of sorrow & mourning Bones of Edgar Bergen’s talking wooden people Bones of finite spiritual concepts Bones of Dylan Thomas perpetually lamenting the coming of the night Bones of the monks of Tibet under enslavement & Chinese torture Bones of limits & bones of borders Bones of all forms Bones of you & bones of me Bones of the mansions of our decadence Bones of temptation & disaster Bones of the vertical & horizontal Bones of afterwhiles & later-ons Bones of tears shed for nothing that is truly real Bone of The Little Prince still looking for love, but there are no bones of love Bones of greed & gross gluttony Bones of flapping hands, without a clue, at the dawn of day Bones of Mickey Mantle limping into home plate at Yankee Stadium Bones of all languages & bones of The Tower of Babel Bones of coffins & concrete Bones of the smoldering ovens at Asti & Flossenburg Bones of bleak apologies made at the altar of emptiness Bones of Al Jolson in blackface Bones of mystics & bones of prophets Bones of America’s Reconstruction Bones of Walt Whitman chanting electric in the hospital wards of Washington, D.C. Bones of gamma rays & bones of gravity Bones of injustice & tyranny Bones of mushrooms & bones of LSD Bones of The Manassa Mauler, Jack Dempsey, still mauling Bones of 40 year old land mines still maiming & killing Bones of the give & take of flagrant pointlessness Bones of time & bones of space Bones of everything forgotten that never was Bones of compensation & lost wages Bones of peaceful swans swimming in a pond, but there are no bones of peace Bones of Socrates pulsating crystal remnants of hemlock Bones of compromise & bones of malicious theft Bones of abstract threats thrown at the face of pure innocence Bones of Lenny Bruce still satirizing hypocrisy Bones of poems sharp & penetrating as a dagger plunged in the heart of darkness Bones of tragedy & bones of blood suckers Bones of tulips once blossoming under a kitchen window Bones of frantic chaotic movement & bones of voices detached from sound Bones of deception & those eyes you couldn’t read Bones of rage & stupidity Bones of sacrifice & bones of the absurdity of martyrdom Bones of curses which only curse the curser Bones of diamonds & bones of gold & topaz Bones of all the pimps & whores & junkies in downtown Los Angeles Bones of burden & responsibility Bones of Lord Byron’s fist smashing through his plaster walls Bones of hunger Bones of starvation Bones of huge black hawks flying in other dimensions Bones of Ellis Island & bones of Alcatraz Bones of heroes & bones of cowards Bones of one hand clapping, but there are no bones of silence Bones of Tom Sawyer & Huck Finn & bones of Becky Thatcher Bones of sarcasm & one-upmanship Bones of Descartes & bones of mechanistic interpretations of nature Bones of mud & rain & snow & wind Bones of Romans & Mongols & Vikings Bones of censorship & bones of blacklisting Bones of the broken heart of Dalton Trumbo Bones of universities & bones of education Bones of meadowlarks & blue jays & bones of great horned owls Bones of the worshipping of idols & bones of polytheism Bones of seeming death Bones of hollowed eyes Bones of crocodiles eating their own bones in the Okefenokee Swamp Bones of cheap motel rooms & reeking bars Bones of all prey hunted & seized Bones of all the planets & stars & moons & suns in all creation Bones of the crust of earth & lithosphere Bones of & in the graveyards of the mind Bones of irreverent testaments & reams of data Bones of all perceptions Bones of inner festering corruption Bones of Pharaoh, King Cheops, piled up on the Khufu ship to the afterlife Bones of alienation & bones of hopelessness Bones of the Ice Age & bones of jungle fever Bones of European-Anglo-American brainwashing Bones of opposition & bones of separation Bones of instant gratification & bones of cowering sell-outs Bones of all accumulated knowledge Bones of physics & bones of robotics & bones of cyber-gymnastics Bones of literary trends Bones of elitism & bias Bones of judgment & bones of condemnation Bones of cornfields & bones of rice paddies & bones of wheat Bones of T.S. Eliot & bones of Franz Kafka Bones of James Joyce & bones of Albert Camus Bones of the old truck tire that hung from the sycamore tree Bones of hurricanes & tsunamis & bones of floods & tornadoes Bones of earthquakes & volcanic eruptions & bones of forest fires Bones of captivity & bones of shackles & bones of prisons Bones of shake & bones of rattle & bones of roll Bones of rappers & bones of scat singers Bones of Hank Williams & Tupac Shakur in the back seats of their Cadillacs Bones of the Burning Ring Of Fire Bones of selfishness & impatience Bones of throbbing streams of thoughts Bones of tossing & heaving & swaying down into a vast gully of confusion Bones of eunuchs & bones of venomous puncturing fangs Bones of yearning Bones of flux & bones of static Bones of doom & bones of despair Bones of outrageous utterances & bones of all ideas Bones of bedbugs & bones of fleas & bones of the beloved cockroach Bones of dialectics & bones of words flashed in neon across the fallen nation Bones of Atlantis Bones of submarines & battleships & bones of Flying Death Machines Bones of Beethoven’s deaf ears Bones of One Eyed Jack’s fractured hand Bones of barricades & bones of the bloody streets of revolution Bones of all the plans of mice & men & bones of calculation Bones of John Steinbeck & bones of James Dean Bones of the withered id Bones of oil & bones of swinish trancelike consumers Bones of insatiable thirsts Bones of twilight & bones of dusk Bones of fault & bones of blame Bones of tigers & bones of jackals & bones of laughing hyenas Bones of the splinters in Helen of Troy’s beautiful ass Bones of the prime directive & bones of the mission accomplished Bones of shadowy cathedrals & churches of the communion of insecure self Bones of definition & bones of examination Bones of heroin & bones of meth & bones of cocaine Bones of energy & bones of demented fusion Bones of Nietzsche, in torment, embracing a whipped horse Bones of computers & bones of televisions Bones of your neighbor with his finger on the trigger Bones of the multi-layered assemblies of blindness Bones of Holden Caulfield & bones of Randle Patrick McMurphy Bones of Sebastian Dangerfield & bones of Don Quixote Bones of idle conversations & gossip & bones of pompous debates Bones of targets & bones of X marks the spot Bones of Dizzy’s puffed-out cheeks still blowing the utopian cool of jazz Bones of luxurious wealth & the ashes of paper money Bone of The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter & the bones of Carson McCullers Bones of Marco Polo’s intrepid footsteps through Asia Bones of desolation & bones of used cars in the junkyards of all our souls Bones of whoppers & bones of wonders Bones of spin & bones of media & bones of government control Bones of inharmonious mixtures of foulness Bones of movie stars adorned like baboons Bones of Eros Bones of cultures & bones of civilizations Bones of Zeus & bones of the heel of Achilles Bones of theories & bones of results Bones of continuous toil & laboring in the downpour of sweat & blood Bones of friends & bones of enemies Bones of disgust & bones of twisted cruelty Bones of stone & bones of blowing sand & dirt Bones of heart attacks & bones of cancer Bones of atoms & DNA Bones of vexation & bones of groans & bones of screaming Bones of pettiness Bones of gaudy colored statues & bones of altars Bones of the pit of the darkest darkness, but there are no bones of light






New Work by Robert Laughlin

The Best Reason Ever to Commit Suicide


You recognize the plot of the latest Pulitzer-winning novel
from an outline you once stuffed in a bottle
and threw into the sea.


Label on the Editor's Wastebasket



THAT UNDISCOVERED FOLDER FROM WHOSE BOURN NO MANUSCRIPT RETURNS



Oakland


To end this city's poverty and crime,
I recommend a tried and proven way:

Deport the people, one and all, in time
To start a colony from San Jose.


Upward Mobility


At feeding time, all flora's the domain
Of Kingdom Fauna, higher up the chain.

That's Nature's master plan, from its inception.
Too bad the Venus flytrap took exception.











DIRT NAP

By James Williams
"I am the Lord."
I am not.
I'm wholly visible to Him, while
I can see that which He created.
I'm a member of a planet that makes concrete to topple the dirt.

We place large and small slabs to our liking in dirt which
we hand-tamper.
The book clocks read of what
we've done with our time.
Adorning
our works with ourselves.
Luxury for temporary eternity to the highest bidder
whose fear has been placed away, hidden behind charitable donations.
Ticking away the curvature of each letter;
I read a dollar for every turn.
The depth of every bend asking
you or
me to ask
them
for more.

But more will not be given, merely 'cause it can't be.
The
donor of our doors, our windows is gravely ill or minus ill;
they've been replaced on a planet by blank.
Fill
her in.




Proclamations -


Lewis Gesner



I am the if- you-have-the-stomach-for-it, the bland and repetitive, mundane and ordinary-…
I am the cleaning supply of faith -…
I am the development of a set unchanging motif which goes through first initial frequent changes, that gradually narrows to a few variations and then becomes cemented in a fixed and permanent image -…
I am that, that the appetite expects -…
I am the still ocean that moves too slow to see in a moment but which makes objects seem to shift and move, per the tide -…
I am a behavior which seems set but goes through jumps and unpredictable processes, but, only infrequently -…
I am the observation of the person who thinks they can make branches and leaves sway in the breeze, with the power of the mind, and with a gentle passing of a hand -…
I am the crazy recluse -…
I am that, that is on the water, in a fog at night in a dory - I row my wife around in circles and close to the shore so her mind can wander - there is no horizon line - only a smooth blend from the water to the air -…
I am the contours of the story that is hard had, and that fact in outlook, but fiction in particular -…
I am that can not blend but mixes, I am the blended which can not mix -, I have two particular natures-… they alternate like a relay switch -…
I am the bird with the speedy heart, always looking for food, I am the shark with no motion in the gills- I should swim always -…
Likewise, I am without reflection outside but all a hall of mirrors in my interior so what is to be reflected I am that is busy with questions away from answering -…
I am today as I acted tomorrow, but yesterday, everything was changed -…
I am the stumbler over the edge who is cushioned by the back of a fatty beast -…
I am the flat surface which is as a crosscut and from matter to matter, much the same, but for its sheen and its density, but, the angle - is as if it has been cut for garments, the pool, the stone, the water's edge, the meeting of sky and land, or sky and water, of land approaching a tree line -…
I am some one of many descriptions of a kind of movement required for a task, as part of a set of instructions for use of a manufactured object -…
I am the projection of some thought idea directly in a mold making which presses matter into fabrication -…
I am the tan funnel that oozes mist -…
I am the sudden clusters of crows in the treetops -…
I am a personification of nightfall, and the emerging of insects after the rain -…
I am the talking animal from a child's nightmare -…
I am the thing that wades into shallow water to collect a colorful piece of weathered glass -… I am the broken lobster trap being used for a table on a porch -…
I am the bark of a tree grown around a lightning strike -…
I am many saved items, in drawer, in baskets, and in storage sheds -…
I am the jar, and the tin box -…
I am the remorse filled, and the emptied of impulse -…
I am from waste that blossomed and is renowned now for beauty and fragrance -…
I am correcting sharp mounds by rubbing them with an abrasive paper, and rounding their points -…
I am subjecting vocal cords to sand and helium, and stroking rough legs of crickets to mild chemical solvents and oven cleaner -…
I am, and I am the doing, not the being -…
I am making a rumbling sound when I move my legs, like they are made out of old logs -…
I am moving all of myself, to travel -…
I am loud once then adjusting, I squeak, then holler -…
I am breathing twice and three times then I group my counting of my breath in different sets as I continue to breathe -…
I am a noisy rubber gasket with too much lubrication -…
I am shaping a sweater of leaves and sap, that will attach to my skin and help in the incineration of my body when I am cremated -…
I wait for advancement, I expect it -…
I feel, through tea and coffee, a burrowing in my skull, and wonder, will my brain be eaten, and will it retain its color, or drift - and, will it nourish and even provide joy -…
I am retaining all the water I am drinking, and the charcoal from every fire I have started in a stove or hearth -…
I am looking at something beautiful, right now -…
I have peace at this very moment -…
I am singing made-up songs mixed with old advertisements -… it is like feeling drunk with power battery -…
I am what makes hands tremble - I am putting a child in her -…
I am a long carved needle made out of balsa wood, and there is no purpose for its existence -…I am pushing so that something is straining through something else in me like a filter -…
I am imagining how a casket can be made from three liquids -…
I am remembering , two lobsters on a cabin floor -…
I am studying the heads of each nail in a box of nails -… I am the sale with trade, the roast and the fry, and contrast of teak wood and tissue paper -… I am the natural husband of my wife -… I am glass plates shifting over each other until one falls - over the edge of another, and then, the many more that follow -…
I am the development of scales for skin and overlapping shells protecting where my body creases who expose a fragile joint -… I am, distress weak covering, and strong frame holding of my shape, so I am recognized -… I am the unfamiliar steel hatch over a stairwell and cement steps into dirty basement and a branch outside that hangs low and drips dew onto the hatch in the morning, there is a circle of rust below the path of the drops -…
I am the translation of an array of seven smells into ten movements of the wrist -… I am the sickening before the health -…
I am the swelling of a list growing over extended time but not acted on, responsive to the growth of need -…
I am the in a saturated solution that remains when evaporation is complete -…
I am as a warm leaf on a cold branch -…
I am as unclean extension of the clean, away from cleansing -…
I am the hole with a row of words that passes below on a paper strip to be read, that is the opening to your learning something new -…
I am the expectation of answers to questions, and a bitter taste coming from a mucus gland but, enjoyed, as one would taste food -…
I am that which can not stop one thing for another who freezes on interruption -…
I am what is slowly taken and not replaced at once -…
I am early in a ceremony, sudden distraction, talking uncontrollably -…
I am lonely on a beach, lonely in a bookstore but, you come and I can concentrate on working -…
I am the mover that has no plan but which is responsive to the moving of its blood -…
I am the stillness of indecision, and the action of the soul within a complacent room -…
I am the sandwiching of experience -…
I am the runoff acids from an overflowing bath -…
I am a chemical agent which hardens another liquid, and which causes others to continuously flow through rainbow colors -...
I am fine hairs that penetrate the skin and loosen the DNA so that a small seed may enter into it along its stem of bases -…
I am a member of a small group of elements that can not mix -…
I am stones buried at different depths in a shoreline mud -…
I am a blade breaking off in a tree, which the tree will grow around, and put inside a secret chamber -…
I am the light that warns a traveler a hole is in the path ahead -…
I am a red roof, above a white ceiling -…
I am that which has 2 arms, and transfers the action from one to the other in a graduation so the object of the action does not know -…
I am the wedding of sweat and brain, of bacon and motor oil, of a willow branch and a white linen tunic -…
I am the meeting and the hub on converging strings of conjunctions, or notched collars mounted in a line on their way to a rotating cylinder -…I am the convergence of many stillness - equally one greatness activity -…
I am that's' bowels become loosened in a bath -…
I am pause, in standing, a break from rest, a painting of white against white -…
I am rising water leaving lines of the wall and flooding the street and the river mouth -…
I am that which takes control and that which in some times, makes an elder cry for no reason, and laugh for another -…
I am the spray like a liquid shaped over a moment as the spread of a fan -…
I am the pounding hard on something just to see it -…
I am the feel of the dream in waking, the standing back from the presentation to the eye and the amazing amazement of the fantastical truth -…
I am living a dream -…
I am some energy in the world -…
I am the port that has been misnamed and misunderstood as a brain and a mind -…
I am the force that directs the movement of the plant, and vegetable decision making -…
I am the glue mister-… I am the feet of the cattle -… I am the basket made of banded metal and threads of lead -… I am the one hoping for a third foot so to balance better and for longer, using all three feet at once, or rotating the third with the use of two -… I am that which is able for a normal life, the kernel of which is held in a storage facility -… I am the dye in a turban, the same n a blanket -… I am the means to swallow -… I am the fat of the neck, the narrow neck and the muscular neck -… I am the stuffing in the turkey, and the stuffing of the teddy bear -… I am the feeling of dizziness -… I am the excess of ego shaved off and packed into a mold, and made into a composite form, and used for building bridges -… I am the west of threat, the east of appeasement -… I am the south of something, the north of nothing -… I am the difficulty standing after sitting -… I am the container holding the pigment and an attached injector that responds to the tilted or tipped container, which from it releases a second matter, turning the pigment to the many items of desire -… I am the turning of the light to the eye -… I am the large portions of small angled bone mesh that grows over internal organs of various planet various dwellers -… I am the song that turns my thought to a far place every time -…I should see the screen over the square or cube space in front of my head that, if I moved my head the distance of one head, the cube would be exactly occupied -… and after I see this screen, I should force some product from my head through it to stain as one does some chemical or food, and having done this, I should make some preparation to harden it, and use it for the head of a ritual axe, in some society and its celebration of a past -…
I am growing away from myself -…I am planning forward in a code of one thing representing another -… I am feeling an inward drifting sensation, and a waxiness on the surface of my skin -… and, I sensitivity to light- and, a rose color on my knees and elbows, and a muscle development of my jaw -… and, a combination of sweat and skin oil that acts as a cleanser, such as working in the mechanism in a self-cleaning oven -… I am a rolling picture of beauty, as conventionally conceived, taped to a toilet paper roll and spun rapidly so it shoots out like a New Year celebration -… I am that began but that which coasts for a time, but that which needs to restart for the hillside it must climb -… I am the roam of I idea over a flat scape, and the barb on its underside which catches on a cloth as on a traveler, and follows to some far space by skipping over the flats, which fold when flown above, and unfold on the landing, so much more in space has passed than thought -… I am some fuzziness in both eyes, though one is more pronouncedly fuzzy than the other, and, even to look at from without, it shows, like a fur or winter coating -… I am a line of purposes that stick up straight like quills -… and, it is that, that shoves in deep to skin, and is hard to withdraw, and harder to withstand the pain of -…
I am the paddling and the wind in sails, and then, the engine -, and, I am a progress of energies in advancing tapered shape inside the human interior -… I am a magnetic and radioactive stitching, an ephemeral, ghost coat on a cobweb thin wire -…
I am a believing in a cold producing heat -…
I am a believer in a vacuum made using rubber lips and adhesive suction -…
I am a short tooth in the front of a mouth, sitting beside one that pushes outward like a prong -…
I am the lamppost at the end of the street, and the telephone pole at the beginning -…
I am the seasoning in the sauce, the salt the add, the water you dilute with -…
I am the flock of ducks that ride a wind stream above the lake -…
I am the self statement of obvious ways, of translation and of economic and direct methods of performing -…
I am the action of the elbow and the knee, and the distance between the eyes, made into an equation or simple ratio _...
I am the charming activity, or the story describing the past in a way that it was not -…
I am the chewing of a food and passing of it chewed from one mouth to another -…
I am what is frozen and chemically solidified from sitting unattended overnight, and from adjustment by invisible mechanics -… I am the stolen and reclaimed -…
I am a tool ready for use, used alternatively -…
I am walking in dark without any light -…
I am as if washed with soap and then, repeatedly washed without rinsing -…
I am a presentation of walls on wheels, which I arrange all day long behind a locked door -…
I am the drainage system and the irrigation system, and the shower -…
I am the question that splays in many directions, and the continuous branching of each that covers the future -…
I am the purpose of description for rituals leading to ecstatic states -…
I am the one or two who trades with singers and cabinet makers for towels made from many different materials -…
I am in the form of a hat -…
I am can't see, can't fathom, can see, can absorb -…
I am stillness, in a crumpled paper taken from a fist, -… I am the still but tidal river, moving but not to short term perception -…
I will take you to the place, I am the means for you -…
I am the processing and the form, the figure in the ink and the fixture on the wall -…
I am the narrow stream of choice on the plain of necessity and modified behavior -…
I am the function of the icon -…
I am of a collection, unsure -…
I am the second rising of a spiritual master who has promised to return from death -…
I am diverse tasks, half imposed upon me from outside, and half self imposed -…
I am a difficult clutching of tools while wearing a kind of metal mitten -…
I am wire threading around 40 degrees on the rim of a small hole in a balsa wood block freshly cut from a tree in a park -…
I am, as if nothing happened before, but everything compressed into a moment -…
I am the cloak that comforts and hides, that streamlines and misdirects and reveals intensions -…
I dreamed I am a protective wash -…
I am, that spinning smoke from a burning paper that is sucked up into a pipe -…
I am a systematic offering, giving over in a set up, patterns generated from implied rules after a random choice has been made, in first attempts at performing a new function -…
I am a new applied skill, what makes the tool before the task -…
I am that which presses down on everything I see as if to press down on a wound -…
I am not as if perfect -…
I am, as if I was -…
I am humble at the edge of my own will, and steer toward a point away from myself -…
I am directed toward the middle half of the wave, and the middle of the octave -…
I am something not water contained in the action, of rain -…
I am the powered will and story -…
I am the focused multi-facetted object which goes by gravity down a hill, but on a way of its choice -…
I am in my wife's powerful imagination -…
I am the last commitment of time to the spirit of creative art and the writing -…
I am the glowing in the air which is an unexpected sun on a cloudy day -…
I am as I was some time past -…
I am the construction of a blockage against other things -…
I am the sending and the receiving tone of a technology I don't comprehend -…
I am known for reason and effect -…
I am the awkward energy of the place of no place -, and, the irritation only I can feel beneath my skin -…
I am that does not recognize a thing -…
I am that which feels, of what is loved when we are fading -…
I am that corrected choice of many parts -…
I am the preparation of leaves for drying -…
I am, as the wooden sticks with cups and sacks at their ends for catching wind, a thousand in rows on a drunk walk -…
I am, the air as a statement of transparent layers, with intangible content -…
I am the soul of cracked vases -…
I am the fluid which advances under the door -…
I am shocked length and various depth -…
I am wide but not deep, or deep but not wide -…
I am the reason of the story that influences, am that of the opening , am that of the personal responsibility, am that of the desire of the heart, and am that of the insect that is nesting in the hay -…
I am that,, a corrosive curl of smoke as comes from some gland behind a worm fang, as it emits while burning, as the surface of the lake in glowing hot, and this draws out the crawling things, which dumb like moths will move toward against their own good, their fate -…
I am as the king of wisdom, with a sandwich-board sign, who yells at carnivals, and sings philosophy -…
I am such that lives for eggs, to eat all eggs, who wants most to become an egg, by eating up all eggs -…
I am, one losing myself in a woman I married but am in our memories, in another country, thinking, where am I now -…
I am as a man with a bag of acorns and a fan made out of sticks and fish skin -…
I am the nervous condition related to fear of falling -…I am nine times more liely to fall with these conditions -…
I am the ink of the words, it is a thin but material necessity, even a communication has a substance -…
I am the walking stack of dogmatic slogans and belief based definitions of words and means related to "feet" and a special, double edged jargon -…
I am the replacement that never knows the predecessor -…
I am the ground fruit that is left to fertilize its kin -… I am the soul of the things that push their way through pavement -…
I am the fill of the ballast holding canoes the size of continents buoyantly upright and easy to direct -…
I am the invention of the cliché -… and the creative mystery of the appropriation -…
I am the first milk of twilight -…
I am the second in line to receive a ration -…
I am the stabilizer that is a lever for weight and a thickener for water, and a hole punch for the thin from paper to sheet metal -…
I am the trusting thing -…
I am the author who materializes the actors on the stage -…
I am a confutation of fear and anger, of relocation and skin graft, of disturbed or agitated bird, and then like a sack of sand -…
I am the wandering through wet cement and dry ceiling plaster -…
I am the fixed sink, and the holder of a set of pebbles sorted by size and texture, bagged and vaulted for a later drive -…
Forks are keeping down the worm,
Across the acre where I walked
When I was undescended, tip to tip and thick like sewer pipe,
Tongs, so heavy they can stand for eons
By their weight, and
Hold a thousand worms
Blackberry bushes grow
And once, my father's church where once
I rang the bell so heavy too,
So now, it rings but once,
A minister, his congregation shrinking
Preaches on the differences between,
My father's church is gone,
But blackberry bushes grow, still, we ate them, now -…
I am knowing that -…
I am, suspensions of the controller, and the diagonal attrition of a part held clear, free of oppressive fear -… standing firm, unhad -…
I am the lawn outside of a mountain retreat in deep night, with one light near a shrub, with one toad -…
I am a squirrel in a field and a rabbit in the ground, and the man who escapes to do errands -…
I am a giant horse fly, in the oversized room.
I am as the purist form of controlling, which has no limbs with which to act, so must appeal in some seductive way to reason -…
I am the thinking nob that turns attention away from the problem and invents a private way -…
I am the cautious quieter, who whispers so that others will whisper too -…
I am the gas bubble forming inside a narrow pipe, which causes blending of species through a magical transformation of purpose -…
I am toast blackened to charcoal -…
I am the conductor of a current which goes through m skin and passes through six layers of tree bark and into a chrome can -…
I am the ascending particles that rise to heaven when the balloons pop -…
I am the tragic sensation that the average mentality has when confronted with an object image of itself -…
I am the glass surface that covers a rough composite of stone wood and decomposing fish -…
…and forms a working surface for draftsmen -…
I am as the consideration of one mind for an organization of joiners, and the rejection of their proposed plan -…I am the wall a sarcasm using a statement to represent the opposite strikes and falls from -…
I am the opening of the window that looks out over voluptuous acts in tableau -…
I am as the consideration of three competitive humans, plotting to shame an animal by teaching it words associated with punishment and then, saying those words endlessly -…
I am the subtle gesture that still covers broad space -… I am the juicer joined with a rice popper, making exploding drinks -…
I am the Dawn at dusk, awaiting the moonlit sun during the meteor shower -…
I am the round peg shaved into paper thin portions, fried like dried fish in oil, jumping and turning, and I am the square opening that receives the dough made from mud and ground purple wheat and bull semen -…
I am the multiple arrival of the cloaked figures wearing steal nets and carrying hatchets in side holsters -…
And I am the arriving and the departure at once of the mechanical moose, designed to lure the flesh and blood of Old New England _...
I am the churning of the butter 'till it breaks into a brown ball which float in the churner like an upturned boat, with sea baked and shiny hull, and sounds of screams from inside -…
I am the demand of the pressure sensitive simple folk, who know their ways, but succumb to the frosty glare of the self loving self loathing one of superior social standing -…
I am the burning in the night, the heat that makes a black coal white -… I am as the cloud of animal fat in the desert, rolls in and rains down oil and fire spatter -…
I am the mounds of animal turds of spring -…
I am the path pulled, the pulled path like toffee, I am the sense pushed against, I am the creased face as it rests on a pillow, I am the pillow of the rich, the stone of the needy -…
I am a preparation that brings health to small areas on its application, but which causes atrophy when more broadly applied -… I am a depository of mechanical equipment, levers and gears that may be unearthed from the ground where buried in metal canisters, they are the pillow allowing the fearful one to sleep at night -…
I am the unprepared, and the one who lives on faith that there is no need to plot survival beyond an imagined devastation -…
I am the repeated proclamations, which must be said again, and overstated -…
I am as I was in childhood trusting, and before I knew the fear of falling -...
I am the returning before the learning -...
i am representative of the basic principle of Lower Consciousness -...
I am the drawn away down a gravity drain -...
i am the placid punctuation, the filling of the sensitive bladder that blocks retreat -...
I am the happiness which slips up under the eyelids and moves the brain spirit onto a conveyer - to reward -...
I am the multitude conditions required to turn a key and release a new pollen -...
I am a jar of juice that is boiled down from lifestyles across a wide range of land and water dwellers -...
I am the head on the stump that is still talking -...
I am aping something, which is a bad imitation of what I would do, so it is a circle -...
I am a part of the previous circle, but I am a part which has a thin wall, and might become an indentation and destroy the symmetry of the circle , and I become through a flowing through the wall core, the thicker part, which becomes more like a callous as the circle tries to role but rather it wobbles, but this leaves a great and variable impression as if several shoes on two feet, and this is coded and read at a meeting concerning the survival of the experimental spirit in future of art -...
I am as the knuckle that is holding me under a board on top of which is the pile of stones and to that is the added pressure of the hand -...
I am the illness of the paranoid skill that shifts my state of operation in a constant blur of insecurity -...
I am several leads that are tied to different self powered mechanisms, that pull me in many directions at the same time, applying different force as by intelligence and different motivations, as if players in a game who have different purposes than the game -...
I am the spitting onto a flat plane, which is hot and sends a steam that rises, then falls in a solidified ball and rolls in a pattern with others of these evaporations and constitutions -...
I am a subject, tied by fate to an object, then i am followed by another sentence -...
I am a requirement by moral code to feed a being I imagine is living underneath the floor - I must dig or pull up wood from the floor to make a space which can hold a small package of what I imagine to be a good food for the entity as I imagine it at the time I imagine it -...
I am as when I am done, dividing into thin streams of liquid that are like colored puke, with awkward smell that is a little bit like sex, and makes others uncomfortable or needing to leave the area -...
I am as if I was born as a board and was slowly turned back into tree, and then seed, and then back to previous tree, and then dirt, and what was formed before life -...
i am the halved seed, split along the half line and, producing half a life -...
I am, refrigeration of my ancestors, in me -...
I am, a block of stone and a wooden fence, and a post of fiber, and a hollow gourd -...I am as the log made of latex and poster paint, and a section of sidewalk cut and pasted onto a cotton linen nightdress, held up on the waitress by two cables covered by a satin fabric so to seem like simple straps on the dress, but, strong enough to hold the sidewalk on the dress, and, the waitress too is strong, and has 2 shoulders like the cables on a bridge, and this is how she seems to show no fatigue when she is walking in her rooms, and wearing this dress, in her evenings spent alone, and waiting, as she is the waitress -...
I am twelve stomachs as I have described many times, as the word pictures comes again and again in dreams and on the tip of my mind when I write with no words prepared, but draw the words out first without a word utterance inwardly -...
I am, where have I gone in being, asided so much I am present on a diagonal from the proclamation of my being in which I introduce myself -...?
I am thus the proclamation of a core of will, not inside a shell of pride, but hastened by a slicker skin, of scales that face begin, and coated with a protean jell, and on its top, an oil coming from begin the head and lubricating and streamlining the backward growing whole -...I am a savior of the many things which I have turned my back on in my life, that now I must appease -...
I am a thing which must engage the world outside, and hold it tight with dry fingers, the wet things that could slip between -...
i am the pocks of the armor into which you can
I am as the safety commission says, of pure spirit, in their terms, I have a clean record -...
I am as this plastic wrapped over breathing holes - and you should bury me -...
I am a thrust of pushed in pins to hold a drawing to a wall, and then a thrust of pushed in pins to hold a canvas and a rag flag to a wall -...
I am, am I, answered the question as I taped a piece of color to a glass window, so, the color is to hover in the air, and I am to see the scene beyond -...
I am frosted surfaces -...
I am the swelling of the lips, the lengthening of the canine teeth, and the extension of the hair at the nape of the neck that turns me from man to man plus -...
I am the bubbling of the tongue until it is a balloon and chokes not only my mouth but the mouths of all I encounter -...
I am the development of a gland that steers me toward magnetic fields, and then, another gland that steers me toward paintings of the Dutch masters, and then, a gland that draws lines in front of my eyes, and transforms shapes directly into an array of philosophical positions all of which threaten the stability of a place with common purpose, and introduce from its fringe, and widen it to flattening so it may surface coat many different cultural aspects, the unwanted and different and individuals who/ which have been placed outside so to preserve the form of the dominant thought that holds the frame of one group up against the tree on which it has been tacked or roped -...
I am the constant in the changing under and over -...
I am a slow to heat stove that heats a house slowly slowly slowly -...
I am the one singled out from a box of the stacked and the lined that is rejected, but after modification and physical adjustment, accepted as the same -...
I am as I imagined I might be, several years ago -…
I am several roads meeting, two of them being under pressure (carbonated) -…
I am a mutiny and civil war between organs -…
I am a wonder of light through a window and absorbent dark blue shelf liner paper -…
I am a list of material and fabricated objects -…
I am as the subjugation of the nine enemies by the greater favor -…
I am as I was born, from the out and in of the mouth of beasts -…
I am starring at something out of reach -…
I am the façade of the church held up by scaffolding behind -…
I am the punch in the face of ambush -…
I am the recognition -…
I am the warm paste -…
I am the useful arches of the building, and the pads of paint and pigment -…
I am the question of God's will, put to a simple mind -…
I am the deterioration by secret means of the simple solution -… I am the reduced sample plan to learning and the follow-up of forgetting -…
I am the mask in the shady blue fogged rowing boat -…
I am the attempt to impress as impression -…
I hold vows and am promising -…
I am the positive and unexpected blast escaping a hold with a side valve for vacuum -…
I am going -…
I am the paste -…



__ 1973: Welcome to the Chaos Age





1973 is an open-source public research program.






1973 is an inquiry into the dialectics of social change. It seeks to know the present through electronic framing, harvesting and reportage. It claims the electronic as a legitimate arena for the development of knowledge. The web's editing and dissemination innovations allow for the generation of an open ended research project like 1973. A research project that cannot determine finally fixed objectively couched propositions. In short a collage like a river. Can a collage be knowledge? Can a poem be knowledge? These are the questions that push me away from the university system in its hyperactive and unavoidably elitist and conservative modes.



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New Social Movements

Postmodern culture

Neoliberal governance

Late (multi-national) capitalist economy



THE TIME IS OUT OF JOINT





Births [edit]January Sean Paul January 1 Danny Lloyd, American actor Bryan Thao Worra, Lao writer January 4 – Greg de Vries, Canadian ice hockey player January 6 – Scott Ferguson, Canadian ice hockey player January 7 – Jonna Tervomaa, Finnish singer January 9 – Sean Paul, Jamaican singer January 10 – Ryan Drummond, American actor January 12 Hande Yener, Turkish Singer Joseph M. Smith, American actor, writer and producer January 13 Nikolai Khabibulin, Russian hockey player Gloria Yip, Hong Kong actress January 14 – Giancarlo Fisichella, Italian race car driver January 15 Tomáš Galásek, Czech football player Maksim Martynov, Russian engineer January 16 Josie Davis, American actress Scott Greenall, Musician, Recording Engineer / Producer and performance artist. January 17 – Cuauhtémoc Blanco, Mexican football player January 18 – Crispian Mills, British musician (The Jeevas, Kula Shaker) January 19 Antero Manninen, Finnish cellist Karen Lancaume, French actress (d. 2005) Ann-Kristin Aarønes, Norwegian footballer


The affair began with the arrest of five men for breaking and entering into the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters at the Watergate complex on June 17, 1972. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) connected cash found on the burglars to a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President, a fundraising group for the Nixon campaign.[1][2] In July 1973, as evidence mounted against the president's staff, including testimony provided by former staff members in an investigation conducted by the Senate Watergate Committee, it was revealed that President Nixon had a tape-recording system in his offices and he had recorded many conversations.[3][4] Recordings from these tapes implicated the president, revealing he had attempted to cover up the break-in.[2][5] After a protracted series of bitter court battles, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the president had to hand over the tapes to government investigators; he ultimately complied. Facing near-certain impeachment in the House of Representatives and a strong possibility of a conviction in the Senate, Nixon resigned the presidency on August 9, 1974.[6][7] His successor, Gerald Ford, then issued a pardon to Nixon.


Postmodern Philosophy and the Problem of Language ... negative consequences of a Postmodern approach to language. For a telling example, look at the results of applying deconstruction to law revealed by the 1973 Roe v. Wade ... www.allaboutworldview.org/postmodern-philosophy-and-the-problem-of... - Cached



Musings & Commentary Primers & Papers Literature Reviews Double Takes Professional Experience Socially Negotiated Truth If the interaction described above takes place within Burke’s parlor, it is a low threshold, metaphorically speaking, to stride from the private to the public sphere, using Habermas’ theory of communicative action: We cannot explain the validity claim of norms without recourse to rationally motivated agreement or at least to the conviction that consensus on a recommended norm could be brought about with reasons … The appropriate model is rather the communication community of those affected, who as participants in a practical discourse test the validity claims of norms and, to the extent that they accept them with reasons, arrive at the conviction that in the given circumstances the proposed norms are “right.”[1]



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Pluralistic, narcissistic, adversarial and meritocractic (opportunistic) society



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1973 – today The Basel Accord established the current floating exchange of currency rates we are operating under today. 1974 NY Commodities Exchange (COMEX) opens. Paper gold trading begins. 1975 Once again Legal for U.S. Citizens to own gold. 1976 – 1980 IMF sells 1555 tonnes of gold in bid to depress gold price. 1978 U.S. Treasury Gold Auctions gold in bid to depress gold price. 1985 Gold Bullion Coin Act mandates Gold Eagle Coin production. 1999 – 2014 Washington Agreement, Central Bank Gold Agreement, and CBGAII implemented in bid to depress gold price.

W.H. Auden 1907-1973

'In the prison of his days
Teach the free man how to praise'

Wystan Hugh Auden is buried in Kirchstetten, Austria. (See map...ref no. 8)4:50 pm, Wednesday, 12 september

Spring Austalian Eastern Standard Time.

Honky Tonk Heroes is a country music album by Waylon Jennings, released in 1973 on RCA Victor. With the exception of "We Had It All", all of the songs on the album were written or co-written by Billy Joe Shaver. The album is considered an important piece in the development of the outlaw sub-genre in country music as it helped revive the honky tonk music of Nashville by injecting a rock and roll attitude. More ruminations on periodisation



First question: Is the free in free verse the same as the free in free market economics - fungible? isomorphic? spurious? No recourse to Isaiah Berlin in your answers please

David Harvey is the clearest thinker currently working in the Marxist tradition. His accounts of empire, neo-liberalism, postmodernity, the spatial fix, capital and architecture, baltimore and bilbao are hard to go past.

Deconstruction is fine but Habermas was spot on in his critique of its easy assimilation to capitalist neo-liberalism and the end of socialism/capitalism binarisation. Of course if all of this is taking place within the single horizon of time-culture, the end of history that Fukuyama described, then we can only assume that it has an eternality that may persist even if we leap beyond the terminus of our own regimes.


Left alone as a theoretical model, rational choice theory would probably have done little harm, but the replacement of Keynesianism with neo-liberalism as the economic instrument of choice for politicians and élite public servants in the English speaking world since the mid-1970s has unleashed the rational choice model into the world of policy and social engineering. -------------- __ __ It does, and in doing, gives Tasmania a chance to profit even more from the sale of the Hydro, a measure which only those with eyes fixed firmly on the past can continue to deny. __ __ __ __ The period of the novel extends from the 1870s to the aftermath of the First World War and it can be read in part as long extended discussion of the major societal shifts taking place in France in which the hegemony of the aristocracy was under threat from an increasingly confident and assertive middle class. __ __ The argument held that the individual voter would make substantive gains as a result of selling the Hydro because he or she would be the recipient of better funded State Government services. __ __ When providence could not even distantly be used to analyse economic affairs, what alternative arguments might establish the beneficence of the free market system? In this context, Keynes' lack of faith in the beneficence of the economic system looks like a gesture of disenchantment. __ __ " From the perspective of self-determination and autonomy, the question is whether this elaboration is based on immanent designs or whether it steadfastly continues to quote from the traditional entrepôts. __ __ The tragedy of modernity is that unless one has taken these forms of mental life as a vocation, the dominance of science and economics will produce a meaningless world evacuated of "Truth" and filled only with an endless supply of "true knowledge" that is by definition temporary and fallible. __ __ __ __ wide Sargasso Sea, homi bhaba, trin t minh ha, tony hawk, Mount Rushmore, Yuri Gagarin, For hours they stare at the desert sands, percepting the sensible rhythm of the desert sands. __ __ The family firm is still intact. __ __ In speaking of modernities are we merely saying that Indian modernity is different from German modernity, which is then different from, say, Mexican or Venezuelan modernity? If this is the case, what modalities of power are occluded here, not only in relation to authoritative grids of empire and globalisation, but also within non-Western formations of state and nation? Equally, by invoking a bloated and singular modernity centred on the West in order to interrogate the homogenising impulses of projects of power, do we perhaps succumb to reified representations of an imaginary but tangible Europe that overlook the labor of difference within the work of domination? (Saurabh Dube, 2002) As if trying to comprehend the cold dam's unfathomable mystery, Sonja stretched her arms out to embrace the bottom of that vast curved concrete wall […] At that moment Sonja felt herself a child once more. __ __ Critics of inequaity who consider themselves more realistic than the recognition school, argue for a different approach to the utopis of differential human valuing. __ Tasmania is always internally modernising. __ __ For his part, Jenkins points us in the direction of a set of ostensibly anti-modern practices, faiths, creeds and imaginations that still exert a sway over the habitual orientations of modern individuals. __ __ The global trend toward neo-liberal privatization arrived in Tasmania with a bang in the lead up to the 1998 state election when the sitting Liberal government proposed a sale of the Hydro-Electric Commission that it had previously broken up into generating, distribution and retail arms. __ __ Despite Chakrabarty's claim that historicism does not imply teleology, however, it remains the case that the radicalising potential of Indian entanglements with modernity operates within a horizon marked at one end by a European political form: liberal, capitalist democracy. __ __ It is not something to be traded for a temporary political advantage, as the people of Tasmania may well find to their cost. __ __ The extrapolation of a set of deracinated logics of modernity from their origins in Enlightenment Europe and out onto the territories of the colonial world seems at first glance to complement the endeavours of the community of scholars who have sought in recent times to bring the pressing claims of alternative modernities to our attention. __ __ The Hegelian model of the state can be read as an attempt to enact a partial re-enchantment of the world in the context of the dialectic of transcendence and immanence that has always attended the troping of enchantment. __ __ Now they realised phlegmatically that for some time to come they were blown off course. __ __ We are catching up, this joy pronounces, the horizon of the present is attainable yet. __ __ Tasmania finds itself in the odd situation of trying to find a toehold to exert its own modernising plans in the face of a cultural storm blowing ceaselessly from elsewhere. __ __ The protestant ethic embodied in Calvinist responses to the doctrine of pre-destination is the pre-eminent example of the latter form. __ __ Against this methodological backdrop, the writing of history with all its concomitant sensitivity to the concrete and the empirical presents as a liberating alternative. __ __ Historicist readings of non-European locations that find a stumbling block in these "indigenous" characteristics are railroaded into constructing their places of arrest as inadequate, lacking and immature. __ __ It means the advancement of Tasmania, and the making of her [into] what she has never been, never would have been, but for this great power scheme. __ __ I feel that deeply, this turning of the sod which will bring the waters of the Shannon to do their great work in the Power House. __ __ In this regard, I believe, the answer is relatively obvious. __ __ This campaign stood as a cleverly manipulated mobilisation of the past to safeguard the future and it is hardly ironic that proponents of the Hydro's sale should have criticized their opponents for taking an anachronistic stance. __ __ Jenkins refutes Weber's description of a world-historical trajectory through which the natural world and all areas of human experience become experienced and understood as less mysterious, defined at least in principle, as knowable, predictable and manipulable by humans; conquered by and incorporated into the interpretive schemas of science and rational government. __ __ In a succinct account of these moves, Milan Zafirovski charts the attempt by economic thinkers of the rational choice school to absorb the category of the social into their own epistemological formulation. __ __ Those in attendance that day could have been in little doubt as to the register of Bacon's appeal to the Tasmanian electorate: "That is why", he stated in conclusion, "we know in our hearts that it is wrong to sell the Hydro. __ __ The metaleptic error here is summed up in his prophetic conviction that, with hindsight on their side, the Tasmanian community would finally realise the error of its ways and return the state to the historicist path marked out for it in his book. __ __ The offer being made to the Tasmanian electorate was essentially utilitarian. __ __ A. __ __ __ __ Sport is supposed to sublimate battle but the opportunity cost of renovations and new stadia right across the 'great' city of London is easily enumerated. __ __ __ __ Second, I see academic writing in the broader context of the neo-liberal market that we are all required to engage with. __ __ In the Tasmanian case, the external lobbying for the sale of the Hydro came from Federal Government quarters, the national "quality" press and the local media. __ __ In the disenchanted world of modernity God is no longer immanent, but morality is no longer objectively grounded. __ __ Possessed of a notion of the social as the sum totality of what R. __ __ But the Enlightenment had effected the rapid decay of the prestige of religious justifications, however remote, of human affairs. __ __ " This historical unfolding, however, is not without its contrapuntal double, a reinsertion of the superstitious, the messianic and the mystical into the daily life-worlds of modern subjects and the institutions through which they operate as social actors: Yet processes of modernity also create their own enchantments. __ __ __ __ ? C H A P T E R 11 An Enchanted State: Rationalisation and the Spirit of Tasmania Take the example of that plural, modernities. __ __ Fighting to win a different kind of power in 1998, the Bacon opposition showed a shrewd insight into the feelings of their prospective constituency when they outlined their plan to keep the Hydro in public hands. __ __ For one thing, the concept of the invisible hand so central to classical economics of a Smithian kind, has been taken as the extension into the commercial realm of a beneficent world order guaranteed by the presence of a Christian god: Smith and probably other theists like Condillac and Turgot ultimately sustained their belief in the ideal workings of the system on the supposition that the world had been designed by the 'designer' in a beneficent fashion. __ __ Under 'material rationality' on the other hand, he [Weber] meant the rationalisation of the conduct of the individual in respect to ultimate value positions, which could under certain conditions lead to far-reaching changes of society. __ __ " The historicist dimension of the plan to divest the state of its electricity generating assets transforms the "not yet" uttered to Indian proto-nationalists by their colonial masters into a "get a move on" driven by agents of exactly the kind of local imperial centres that Chakrabarty describes in Provincializing Europe. __ __ Society becomes the sum totality of individual economic actors mobilising to maximise utility. __ __ Furthermore, a boundary line is pegged out to separate the hostile regimes of history and modernity, a boundary line that is designed to conceal the memory that modernity and modernisation were once the subjects of history, and that modernity is perhaps indistinguishable from what we call the history of modernity. __ . __ __ Jane Bennett's The Enchantment of Modern Life, continues this counter-offensive through a mobilisation of the shock troops of embodiment philosophy and science studies. __ __ The positing of the wise élite who could marshal the forces of the economy for the public good, however, opens out into a contiguous field of enchantment marked primarily by the Hegelian notion of World Spirit actualizing itself in the state. __ __ The insight here is nothing short of profound. __ __ It is almost as if Townsley's history of Tasmania was already written in advance, and the intrusion of reality arrived as an unwelcome cause to redraft its conclusion. __ __ The play of difference that Chakrabarty extracts from his archive is activated and contained by the "not yet" uttered by the imperial someone to the colonial nobody. __ __ The historians who have been allocated the task of writing these histories find themselves trying to catch up with an ever-receding horizon. __ __ It dissociates modernity from its modern European origins and stylizes it into a spatio-temporally neutral model for processes of social development in general. __ __ . __ __ To this historicist "not yet", Chakrabarty juxtaposes the Third World call of "now". __ __ __ I think we'll find ourselves in a fruitful place somewhere between scholarship proper and cultural or social criticism of a broader, more accessible sort. __ __ More recent readings of the economic fundamentals of the proposal are unanimous in their indictment of a monetary commitment that would have come close to bankrupting the state. __ __ __ __ People often say that they are writing for themselves, in a private language perhaps, but I have seen enough clinical madness. __ __ This is indicated by attempts at making economics an 'imperial science', or a 'universal grammar of social science', in the form of economic approach to all human behaviour engaging in the 'colonisation' of social science. __ __ Keynes' radical re-politicisation of economics after the Great Depression constituted a re-enchantment of the state simply because it challenged the pre-eminence of the value sphere of economics as capable of determining the ends of the social more generally. __ __ As William Connolly has argued: When previous understandings of God's hand in the world wilted, early modern thinkers tried to enliven them by transplanting God into reason, or nature, or Spirit or the subject […] Hegel rationalises faith but his Spirit must be known to be believed by moderns and there is no way to demonstrate its truth. __ __ Zafirovski frames his catalogue of the insurgency of rational choice economics with the contention that modern sociology developed specifically out of frustration with the anti-institutional and anti-social perspectives implicit in utilitarianism. __ __ Knight's subdued prose masks a declaration of L'état ce'est moi. __ __ In Australia, Michael Pusey describes this shift in the title of his book, Economic Rationalism in Canberra: A Nation-Building State Changes its Mind. __ __ But Townsley seems oddly oblivious to the ramifications. __ __ Turning their back on the project of building a nation, a process that J. __ __ In recent times, the doctrine of economic rationalism has been identified by critics on the left of politics as an attempt by champions of the economic value sphere to take over the value sphere of the political. __ __ In the first network, hope moves out along a temporal plane where Europe becomes the modern ideal for other locations to build towards, while in the second, empirical reality itself is prodded and poked by frustrated agents of modernisation fervently set on reconciling the actual with the ideal. __ __ Knight eulogises the abrupt termination of his plan for the future with a cautionary note: A problem with hydro-electric schemes, unsupported by thermal or other kinds of power, is the storage of sufficient water to see the system through dry periods. __ __ Both the content and the form of this will-to-modernity are Euro-centric. __ __ This is a weak inclusion that fails to take account of the various ways in which Tasmania is constructed as backward, non-modern, anti-modern and "magical", even as it contains no constitutive outside to the processes of modernity normally formed by the presence of a residual indigenous tradition. __ __ Theorists of multiple modernities thus find themselves fighting a fire on two fronts as the dual threat of Euro-centrism and homogeneity encroaches on the conceptual space they seek to open up. __ __ If we apply this theoretical insight to the model of theistic enchantment, God's underpinning of a totalising moral framework, cosmogony and guide to pragmatic action must necessarily emanate from a position outside the world. __ __ The story of the disenchantment and re-enchantment of economics, however, is not an even one. __ __ The investment of collective pride in the achievements of the Hydro goes back to the very first project completed under its auspices. __ __ From a state development perspective, an intense interest is maintained in the statistical profile of the local community in the context of changes affecting the rest of Australia. __ __ There is a peculiar way in which all these other histories tend to become variations on a master narrative that could be called "the history of Europe. __ __ And the defining moment in this history? Nothing other than a variation on the theme of what Chakrabarty refers to as the "greviously incomplete" scenario of a Eurocentric modernist transition narrative. __ __ And even if political modernity of a European kind could be achieved in these regions, it would only encourage the retrospective identification of an ersatz Europeanness made visible by a methodological approach that gathers itself around the only subject of history that is theoretically knowable. __ __ The setting for the speech in which Bacon declaimed his party's position couldn't have been better chosen. __ __ " The potential irony here is that studies of this kind might actually just reiterate in a different dialect the provincialising of Europe supposedly achieved by the modernisation theory described by Habermas. __ __ Zafirovski's essay traces the history of an academic turf war, but the place of rational choice theory in the consolidation of free-market thinking in the national bureaucracies of Canada, the USA, the UK, New Zealand and Australia amongst other places, testifies to the more generalised significance of his argument: The recent expansion of the rational choice model to sociology and other social sciences has often been an expression of the imperialistic ambitions of economists. __ __ Just as non-Western locations like India provide an outside that is also interior to an expanded narrative of modernity, Tasmania's engagement with modernity took, and continues to take, empirical twists and turns that demand a recasting of the conceptual make-up of modernity. __ __ Enchantments that extend from the immaculately imagined origins and ends of modernity, to the dense magic of money and markets, to novel mythologies of nation and empire, to hierarchical oppositions between myth and history, ritual and rationality, East and West, and tradition and modernity. __ __ The Rundle government translated these doxa into a program for action when it proposed an elimination of state debt within eighteen months of the election through the sale of the Aurora (retail) and Transend (distribution) businesses and the ninety nine-year lease of the HEC's generating assets. __ __ Llobera nominates as one of the re-enchantments of modernity, the neophytes of economic rationalism elided entirely the distinctions between economy and society. __ __ In a shrewd calculation he alluded to the intimate connection between the HEC and the emergence of a multicultural Tasmania after World War II, juxtaposing this cosmopolitan celebration with the gentle xenophobic warning that privatisation would see control ceded to a financial institution in "Paris, Tokyo, or Dallas". __ __ The theoretical basis for Chakrabarty's insistence on this point is his Marxian interpretation of historicist transition narratives. __ __ As Coronil states in the case of Venezuela: Typically the Venezuelan state astonishes through the marvels of power rather than convinces through the power of reason, as reason itself is made part of the awe-inspiring spectacle of its rule. __ __ Such sites of enchantment today include, for example, the discovery of sophisticated modes of communication among nonhumans, the strange agency of physical systems at far-from-equilibrium states, and the animation of objects by video technologies?an animation whose effects are not fully captured by the idea of "commodity fetishism". __ __ It saw a more competitive economy as promoting productivity, and posited that free trade combined with deregulation would force the Canadian economy to make structural adjustments that would enhance productivity and lead to higher growth. __ __ As she notes: I […] think there is enough evidence of everyday enchantment to warrant the telling of an alter-tale. __ __ Operating firmly within the horizon that holds that the market is the best available mechanism for resource allocation, the Rundle government made clear in its Directions Statement that the symbolic and mythological value Tasmanians have attached to the Hydro had to be sacrificed in the name of economic common-sense: Energy policy has been a critical part of the development of Tasmania. __ __ __ __ Which is a bit like the shot as basic unit in Christian Metz' semiotics and its distance from the sign which is supposed to be empty in it essence and only semantic when places in a syntactic line. __ __ The subject in his narrative is pushed outwards from the personal vignette that begins the piece to focalise an organisational chronicle that discretely discloses the triumphalism that authors of the competing environmentalist history traditionally associate with the Commission. __ __ As a collectivity it enacts, in different ways and at different cultural locations, the Foucauldian axiom that "to be modern is not to accept oneself as one is in the flux of the passing moments; but to take oneself as the object of a complex and difficult elaboration. __ __ The proposition that societal modernity, once activated, moves inexorably toward establishing a certain type of mental outlook and a certain type of institutional order irrespective of the culture and politics of a given place is simply not true. __ __ The internal connection that is thus severed must, it seems to follow, be replaced by an external one linking modernity with all the minor places where its language is spoken through patois and creole, vernacular and slang. __ __ When jobs growth exceeds the national average the champagne corks start popping. __ __ It tells us that in order to understand the nature of anything in this world we must see it as a historically developing entity, that is first as an individual and unique whole- as some kind of unity at least in potentia - and second as something that develops over time. __ __ Where Rundle assumed that individuals would prefer quantifiable increases in education and health spending, Bacon realized that the Hydro was more than just a potential source of income. __ __ Offering a more integrated vision of economic commonsense and state ideology, the Bacon opposition swept to power in a landslide. __ __ Political modernity is finally an impossible dream that only appears to find its realisation in a reified Europe that is, on closer examination, just a "figure of imagination". __ __ Townsley's Tasmania: Microcosm of the Federation or Vassal State, 1945-1983, former hydro-electricity commissioner Allan Knight presents a potted history of the organisation he headed up from 1946 to 1977. __ __ Is Western modernity a singular entity that can be written about in a variety of ways, or is it in fact constituted in the telling of these modern meta-stories? When modernity is understood as something that "has travelled from the West to the rest of the world not only in terms of cultural forms, social practices and institutional arrangements, but also as a form of discourse that interrogates the present", a tacit assumption is made that some other ensemble of culture, society and self-understanding is waiting to receive the influence. __ __ The external connections that link a modernity that has become alienated from its European origins, and indeed from its European history, with the loci of its regional adaptation sets the scene for the identification of fragments of the modern in an inexhaustible well of empirical data and closes off the possibility of prioritising or privileging the Europeanness of modernity. __ __ In other words, Rundle's position endorsed the model of the subject advanced by rational choice theory. __ __ the sun is loud it cuts my skin. __ Jargonator that summer rain is going now. __ Could the latent critical force of psycho-analysis not be recuperated and summoned once again to do battle with the diabolical foe of economic rationality? It is the purpose of what follows to test this hypothesis. __ The lesson of the primal scene merely problematises its 'reality', thereby opening it up to more insightful and psychologically revealing readings as well as making possible a more general critique of the positivistic and scientific status of economics as a discipline. __ i do not wish to leave the sea. __ a mirror or a semibreve rest. __ he sees it all. __ But the metaphor of the hammer should not be misunderstood. __ i was canyon deep. __ Finches and Friends when you left to go i didn't know Mr and Mrs white floors, melbourne furniture, of the offhand variety, together, once a month or so when we can find the time. __ you have it too and give it up. __ i ventured out without my son. __ i've been wary, over-steering hard in shows of strength. __ he knows it best. __ my muscles slack beneath the foam. __ the justice effects or the claim of the party. __ out by the lake, out in the boat, little brother did the deed. __ The textual strategy that Freud employs to deliver this vital information to his readers though does not immediately square with the significance that he places on the matter at hand. __ the whole time you were there. __ get some more. __ can you just wave your hand? the state comes back. __ - Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols The note of interrogation which serves as the precondition for this essay resonates out from around a single question: What might we stand to gain from bringing the hermeneutic apparatus of psycho-analysis to the logic of economics? The passage reproduced above gives us a starting point from which to begin this foray, a clue, that is in essence, Nietzschean. __ i sketched in tallow parlour light the charts for a drowned world or a lost continent. __ cartesia. __ your purse is bulging till it breaks and coins cascade, a games machine, in rain drop patters on the roof. __ sooty caverns, trenches, beds. __ what childish urge demands the sea? what islands are not capped with flags or prison camps? what chance a greater civilisation? this longing is a form New Nation the tasmanian project won't ever be finished, i suppose. __ Yet, neoclassical economic logic continues to exercise an almost mesmerising control over public policy makers, many public and university intellectuals as well as significant proportions of the 'political classes' of major O. __ you're confused but do not need to, plant a hedge, i bet you knew, your family knew, i arrived and bent back on my hinge. __ the winner will lose and the loser will win. __ Despite these very great differences, I believe that a certain analogical similarity can be detected in the structure of these two things. __ to me, to know myself is good enough or better. __ Freud's model of the psyche is a generalised topography of the human self, and some critics have suggested that it may well only apply to the early twentieth century Viennese bourgeoisie . __ Freud's generalised topography of the human subject has long since ceased to be held up as a 'true' description of the way the psyche functions, and, in my opinion, its application to literary theory, to cultural criticism in general, shows that it has instead become a kind of interpretive meta-narrative, a code-breaking device and hermeneutical technology. __ Hi-Fidelity Water Marks and now i am ensnared. __ 138 the toes press in. __ leave me here with no concern in nylon suburbs bouncing deep in crumbling valleys lunar modules, rapid transit systems, collecting samples. __ It is this hermeneutical apparatus that I believe has the power to open up new ways of thinking about almost any kind of conceptual system. __ i'm saturnine and ringed by moods i wish that fizzing, frisson, heat of buzzing light, that brighter star of distant dark would travel back to shine on better days than these. __ i'm washed by currents, looking out for light relief in thinning cloud, the water's lifting mood. __ we do not bear. __ the roband whip of lifetime blinds and rum. __ i keep my distance, perhaps i circle. __ so much too loose and now all here, now at the wedding, the wheel in just one hand, the soggy bag, the rays, the waves black round store of bleary heat. __ i will surface and go ashore. __ This Hayekian blueprint for world apprehension which has served, variously, as the grounds for the neo-classical and econometric hijacking of political economy and the source of philosophical legitimacy for the previously mentioned political movements acts at the present moment in coalition with even more powerful juggernauts hell bent on implementing the latest and most devastating stages of globalisation. __ i lunge for when it comes, it comes as rain. __ oberamagau_plangewell those folks who painted the little house red, with the chinese wall. __ i borrowed that, "you said again", i will not take or take again. __ i dive nonetheless. __ the race was fast like a planet of birds. __ When considered as an object of critique or interpretation, the psyche of the Wolf-Man and by extension, that of the Freudian subject more generally constitutes an entire system which, not unlike the Saussurian langue, is held together by a set of internal regulative principles. __ for heaven knows i was actually doing quite well. __ thrown a drift we place, the beach the royal swam p. __ i pinch the wind. __ The rest had been added by the inquisitive child's subsequent wish, based on his experience with the dogs, to witness his parents too in their love making. __ Bad with girls. __ when we move from room to room in our lovely wooden house, i hear the full mirage. __ For once to pose questions here with a hammer and perhaps to receive for answer that famous hollow sound which speaks of inflated bowels-what a delight for one who has ears behind his ears-for an old psychologist like me, in presence of whom precisely that which would like to stay silent has to become audible. __ i made this method once and made my name, i was betrayed. __ truthfulness. __ To this end, I wish to suggest that there are two principal ways in which the framing question of this essay might be considered, that there are, to put it more figuratively, two grounds on which the siren call of metaphor might be invoked. __ Despite the insistence of many of his Anglo-American critics, Nietzsche's was not a destructive, nor even a nihilistic philosophy. __ sing then osculate. __ The first derives from what can be read as the shared content of the two events, that is, the centrality of the castration complex to the two primal scenes. __ The next section of this essay will fill out this contention by illustrating the two principle dimensions along which a risky analogy like this might be made. __ (private language, justice waits)of deus ex, or sense alone we know the world and sense the world is local still, we know our street for good. __ the bellowing slapped out guff. __ i didn't say i'd studied that image of the two of you together. __ you looked a chief, i see it there the mark of fist upon your soul. __ Certainly it is still reserved a privileged place amongst the discursive systems which attempt to make sense of subjectivity, but it has also been deterritorialised, to use Deleuze's phrase, and applied to all manner of things that Freud would not originally have anticipated. __ i screech. __ the bold and firm, the moody birds. __ the streams of cash. __ By bringing into conversation two epistemologies which might normally be expected to speak in very different tongues, I hope to shed a new light on economic logic and its discursive manifestations which if all goes well, will bring into question economics' positivistic basis, its pretensions to scientific status and with these, its grounds for legitimation. __ tied his tongue to the spinning wheel and gave it all he had. __ How, we might ask initially, could two such patently heterogenous events or collection of events like the Great Depression and the primal scene be linked together, and what might we stand to gain from making such a conjunction? The second part of this question I have already addressed above, but the first requires immediate consideration. __ he yowls like cat, a barricade squawk. __ Following in an unintended way from Nietszche's invocation to philosophise with a hammer, Freud's conceptualisation of the unconscious set in train an intellectual concatenation whose reverberations can still be heard today, even by those of us who, unlike the philologist from Basel, do not possess ears behind our ears. __ allowed to rest and drift. __ It harmonises with our assumptions that it was a hot summers day, if we suppose that his parents had retired, half undressed, for an afternoon siesta. __ found no treasure. __ It gradually became possible to find satisfactory answers to all the questions that arose in connection with this scene; for in the course of the treatment the first dream returned in innumerable variations and new editions, in connection with which the analysis produced the information that was required. __ the blues were much too blue. __ the ferns sagoon. __ the volumed news of pregnant friends. __ i trap parole. __ i went alone to seek the moon. __ we cannot think, nor move, like thumb reliefs on cardboard card. __ the moss was damp. __ i wish i could untract this strain. __ berate and warrant distant roof of the world. __ you're just the kind of folks we need down here to raise the bar and bring the future in like a baited cray pot, fresh from heaving, southern seas. __ 96 appearance as reality. __ If the prevailing wisdom were true, though, such neglect made sense: why study a phenomenon that no longer existed? (Wolfson 1993, 3) If it is not already apparent, the crux of this essay is the contention that the most momentous economic catastrophe of all time, the Great Depression of 1929-39, acts within neo-classical economic logic or rationality or consciousness as a kind of primal scene. __ so rich and proud. __ and caritas is not enough, to bind us from the cold of dread. __ Neoclassical economic logic, on the other hand, is an epistemological system designed to measure, monitor, and most significantly, manipulate the ways that goods and services are exchanged within and between communities. __ danish king of relatiz, the broken drink. __ i felt deep down that i had trampled on something hallowed, even if my intentions were innocent (selfishness but don't trust me for stephen green is not man i've ever seen. __ free again, i cupped my ear to empty shells of autochthonous beach. __ is tall and still and strong; commands the heights from distant post. __ some are overdone by garish combinations or monochrome endlessness. __ but let's face it, you picked me up. __ Nearly an entire generation of economists was trained without ever studying the origins and causes of financial crises. __ 97 we shared the same sharp flat, at an interval to be sure, but looking down to the south and the east, that apartment gave bulk to our town and i didn't think of you as i fell towards illness. __ In The History of an Infantile Neurosis, Freud outlines the case history of the Russian nobleman Sergei Pankieff, centring his discussion around the discovery and interpretation of the analysand's observation of the primal scene as an infant. __ so round and profane. __ to be composed in fugue or form, the never knowing where you'll wake. __ i break and hold firm. __ lose their strengths. __ On first gloss, this appears an odd conjunction. __ and shrug it off. __ the rippled ute. __ you smote the crap from bullseye's cave and round the heads to lap the drain. __ easy price, strong adjustments, at the source. __ he knows it firm and cannot say, but it is what and always is. __ i am man when he has gone from knotted in search of depth pearly, unfarmed, mad, thriving, synchronised. __ It has in the past, and will in the future, continue to be separated out from the set of 'things' which enables the psycho-analytic interpretation to be conducted. __ 89 when you returned, i told you what i'd done; the cake, the cds, the books. __ i have spoken without my armour to nobody in years. __ with words you had a distant match, so much more i didn't catch. __ or else it moves like a dangling, falling, hopeless calm. __ burnt, i felt all of this operating at an international level and sleeping at night. __ inter alia the new born son. __ i will not snap the jersey cap. __ love is a relationship independent of the terms. __ 15 maxims. __ the channels run it in. __ the teatro. __ to make your name or have it read. __ Lastly he interrupted his parent's intercourse in a manner which will be discussed later. __ you found my balance, yielding memories from a mess of curling slips. __ the limits of talent. __ The argument that the primal scene and the Great Depression are analogous events by virtue of a shared content develops quite specifically out of the first of these texts. __ you proceed at distance, a bowery bird. __ i wed your knee-cap, parenthetical introvert. __ i feel the middle months approach. __ without illness there is no fantasy cure. __ time-worn swooping credit swaps. __ the speed you lack. __ These scenes of observing parental intercourse, of being seduced in childhood, and of being threatened with castration are unquestionably an inherited endowment, a phylogenetic heritage, but they may just as easily be acquired by personal experience. __ peeling overboard, forensic. __ always there and never there. __ galleon sun. __ the crimson burl or eventide. __ inside i thought of dubai heat, the cylinder high toward the earth. __ the devil's wince. __ pinning greenbacks to her dress. __ trained and cocked, a fulgent bim. __ In the case of the Wolf-Man this is a fear of real castration, in the case of the Neo-classical economists who have theorised the Great Depression it is the fear of a figural one. __ E. __ miles back from sun. __ 116 of course i speak of what i do as much as what i do it in, i'm couched, one might say, in a specialist tongue. __ What, to bring us back to the focus of this paper, might happen if we were to look at economic logic or even the history of economics through psycho-analytic eyes? Could we not sound out some idols? Drawing the Vital Analogy: The Primal Scene and the Great Depression What sprang into activity that night out of the chaos of the dreamer's unconscious memory-traces was the picture of copulation between his parents, copulation in circumstances which were not entirely usual and were especially favourable for observation. __ (Freud 199) During the period immediately following World War Two, when financial crises seemed to have disappeared forever from the economic scene, mention of them also disappeared from the economics literature. __ it caught my eye at the corner and didn't let go. __ hard to say or take it in. __ i worked as a painter a singer and a policy wonk. __ When he woke up he witnessed a coitus a tergo, three times repeated; he was able to see his mother's genitals as well as his father's organ; and he understood this process as well as its significance. __ a lifetime i've been left alone. __ truncated code violation. __ 85 isn't it all because of that savings glut you're always talking about?" the sandals were luminescent pink or orange, hot, written by my city. __ e___ lives there now. __ Mykonos Flake Salt and Vinegar there comes a time when you just are, when everything that has been and gone conditions the future and proves it. __ the chain of being is so straight up. __ i was pinned and submitted pale, wind thin, flat like a krypton jail, upbeat and wistful, leaning into the future, holding the place, throwing stems in the breeze, an orientation or an arrow, like superman in youth parting from golden fields. __ . __ the clear blue gong. __ the poling gout. __ and this is not a bone to pick or even more a starting point. __ Likewise, no one is, a la David Irving, about to dispute the empirical reality of the events which have since come to be included under the heading of the Great Depression. __ we walked slowly down crooked streets. __ make plans, with owls. __ pareto equaliser domino concubine. __ In other words, the original object of Freudian interpretation, the unconscious, has come to occupy not a necessary but a contingent position at the center of the psychoanalytic enterprise. __ Freud's meta-psychological topography of the human subject was drawn inductively from his treatment of particular cases, his grounding in traditional psychology and medicine, his theories of the significance of myth and culture among many other things. __ but they hold us. __ The first of these is the case study of the Wolf-Man, 'From the History of an infantile neurosis'. __ you don't, not directly. __ i worked as a dancer. __ On this reading, the discovery of the unconscious, the principal enabling achievement of psycho-analysis should be thought first and foremost as the sounding out of a false idol; the self-same one that fills the hollow center of Slavoj Zizek's latest work, The Ticklish Subject. __ the scrambling man is not a thought or even more a joint or bore. __ i wish this coughing, choking fun would run its course and leave me high and dry. __ i smoke a poof and fling him ash. __ i hit rock bottom. __ In fact it is, ostensibly at least, quite obfuscatory. __ Which brings us, in a round about kind of way to economics, or more precisely, to neoclassical economics and the logical and discursive system in which it has found expression. __ " but you never go and if you did the whole time you were there it would just be tasmania, tasmania, tasmania. __ it could not be summarised and could not be lived well in any way other than by thinking more about other people's lives who lived nearby or appeared in stories. __ i burn all semblance first to eastman junk bonds, polar ridges, steroid poses, married vice as if love was a condition of thought, expressible in a proposition, and not a function of history or an order of conduct; bickering, correcting, riddled laughter. __ The second ground for the comparison centers on the truth-status or conditions of facticity of the two sets of events. __ __ . __ what kind of task? pouring poison in a king's ear. __ In combination with compromised and acquiescent governmental institutions at every legislative level, these megaliths continue to entangle greater and greater regions of our planet in the sticky web of capitalist economism. __ now or soon or after gravox lunch. __ We say if only i could ever go, to that strange star, the underworld, if only i could make my peace with insect rain and confidence. __ such are the juridical poetics of undecidability restaged in the psychoanalytic frame. __ the bearing plant. __ the burnished spade was standing clean maybe one day we will all be together on time, in the same time. __ i imagine they would pity me. __ attentive labour at the screen and doubt, in any case, that scientists can predict any of this in a precise or value-free way. __ they would think of my success as failure, eccentricity, wasted years. __ surely you know that medieval smell, the single-fronted, empty, brasseries specialising in crepes, red tablecloths, vines on the mullion. __ but they are wild at heart. __ Nifty Christmas Fuselage the players will meet again, in other words, on new turf somewhere else, next year. __ a man of love and all of it. __ they are objects to be sorted not rules to be obeyed. __ everybody has them in dampened tones, paler hues. __ forever young, you want to say get the chickens in or else my host, the king, the silent mr moon. __ Primal Scene 1: The Wolf-Man's Dream Those readers familiar with Freud's work will be well aware that the concept of the primal scene is developed for the main part in only two key texts. __ i burl and wince. __ we ate that night on lily leaves. __ Rather than beginning with a statement of what he regards as the real conditions of the Wolf-Man's apprehension of the primal scene, Freud leads us on a kind of a wild goose chase, maintaining first a version of events that he then comes to rescind and replace later on. __ where would i lose myself? in what dimension could i come unstuck enough to see myself go?a variation on what's done here. __ shots as long as the dawn. __ i try to keep them occupied. __ The Butler's Escape i made this craft by rectifying errors of design, the water's stored in old, red tanks, terracotta, florid ground. __ , my wife and my children and my memories of you. __ price levels moved within a narrow band. __ The Noble Lie Inside The Tomb banging. __ 117 slowly but surely, i was losing touch; the days wore through and sapped my zap. __ back in 20th century city. __ 119 it's all a joke but even so, there's nothing free about these claims. __ i raid his chest and beat him down with kraut (cymbals). __ reality as the shimmering ark of truth. __ and very thin inside my head i have no doubt that human beings have abreacted childhood tears. __ the burning door (a good poem, sweaty gator, still not ripe for central sound. __ The Guts of a Beggar it doesn't do for learning much, this mechanics of the dark. __ never being able to say what you thought or what seemed wise as thoughts, made words on the screen. __ capped and pillioned, pillory tor. __ i speak to you as outboard kin who traded in the whole of us for angling from the land mass shelf at human truth, a fool's crusade for essence, power, sex and blood the bottom doesn't shoulder much, it can't its spirit broke, it cannot shield or take a punch, i know but am not of it, yet i could face up to riddled hope, and shoulder loss. __ but, pausing over a cigarette or else talking to people who tell people what to do. __ I bound myself in craft. __ the language of dendrites and axons and receptors is friendly and bright. __ you put the hard word on a stubborn little gubbin. __ subculture. __ through the briny, squabbling hermitage. __ he sees not form nor temporal change in and of the time as now. __ your hand is an empty cup or a syllogism. __ The second is the more abstract theoretical adumbrations of the Introductory Lectures on Psycho-Analysis wherein the notion of the primal scene is further explicated and then positioned within the meta-psychology more generally. __ the passage of the sun was independent; variable. __ The apparently innocent and sensible inquiries into the causes and effects of the economic catastrophe of that period become, in this context, harrowing quests into the repressed regions of the discipline's unconscious-quests which, in the final analysis have only one single ever-so-vital goal: to ensure that the repressed never, ever returns, that the free market remains triumphant and that laissez fare economism retains its position astride the bull of capitalist logic. __ bulging purse. __ 'it will not rain today', you say. __ novels clasped in hot mix hands, words carved truth in cattle yards, the dusty verse of centaur's lung. __ still not ripe for full colours. __ my swash was sure i would see it finally as something complete with title credits and special effects. __ , these skins we wear. __ the discontinued email series. __ Likewise, Freud's clinical reassessment of the enlightenment subject was never envisioned as an act of negative critique. __ it all comes true, the rivulet is fast and wide. __ org. __ he eats with sweets or else of ham, the scrambling man is in the walls. __ i built my sub with mirrored walls and no way out. __ if annihilation does occur it will be a modulated personalisation of mutually assured destruction_complete and absolute. __ in trim and daughter. __ crisp clean margins jumbo towels penguins drying at their side. __ he knows it best. __ contingent honeymoon when all the lithuanians chip in. __ you will split in two and these traces of awkwardness will disappear. __ crowned unholy, overseen by boards and public space. __ the strangling wheel. __ i'll teach again. __ first i sorted through your music, bach to arvo part and then i went upstairs and read my manuscript. __ today, one boy will float above and ask for proof that he is now. __ On this first account, the Wolf-Man's primal scene occurred around the age of one and a half: He had been sleeping in his cot, then, in his parents bedroom, and woke up, perhaps because of his rising fever (he had malaria) in the afternoon, possibly at five o clock, the hour which was later marked out by depression. __ i have my own tricks too, but i also have my illness. __ i lip the bottom lips the rung. __ In exorcising this phantasm, in creating a space for an understanding of the way that irrational processes cut right to the heart of human subjectivity, Freud carved out a toehold for radical critique in an otherwise sheer and intransigent epistemological fortress. __ it isn't bad, i suppose, but beside any point that i can see now. __ i feel as though by now i know around me that which makes me think shrink it to a hand held ball. __ so is the scrambling man. __ I am speaking of course of the cartesian self, the self-identical cogito, the idol of rationality and reason as the master of its own house. __ tyres caught on fire traps. __ i will write this restoration in the language of the land; scholar_postcolonial_eurydice embargo till prejudice. __ my training is complete, he said. __ (118) As Freud finally makes clear towards the end of the case study, these questions about the veracity of the observation, whether it was a condensed amalgam of extraneous experiences on the Wolf-Man's part or whether he actually did witness the primal scene, do not really matter: I should myself be glad to know whether the primal scene in my present patients case was a phantasy or a real experience; but, taking into other similar cases into account, I must admit that the answer is not in fact a matter of very great importance. __ then clear, as they say, to start again. __ i had been alone with. __ i wake and feel the fell of light, my eyes, red mountain eyes. __ That is, by suggesting that Freud's insights into the human psyche might be applied to a system of reified pseudo-scientific concepts which although constructed by humans has long survived with an acquired vitality of its own, I will be drawing an analogy between economic logic/discourse and the human qua Freudian subject. __ i crush and outside. __ there is no guarantee that i would lose myself in some other task. __ the darkest prince, he glows in white and does it right, always asking is my skiff askew or are my pants on low enough t make me tough. __ D countries. __ that something good might happen . __ sandy reichhart potted succulents for the stoop an spoke with god via the analogue, the yearbook was asynchronous or the ebay circuit. __ looping slush. __ Psychoanalysis and Economics: The Significance of the Primal Scene Jesse Shipway, University of Melbourne Another form of recovery, in certain cases even more suited to me, is to sound out idols. __ culmination, direct debit, anticruise, dolorum sandria. __ you feel but cannot bring it back. __ the friends i have or if i turn, potato green, the zipping stew. __ i break like swaps. __ the semi-conductor. __ i do not intend to share my secrets now. __ there is, however, no supervening force powerful or wise. __ the kelp is succulent, my propeller is stuck. __ birds the colour of blood p. __ drink soft or with a friend, you show it too, the rum and tablet, bending down you cop a look at his poor shoes. __ canned by history. __ they run to you and what to do? can you escape the coil of time? you can and spend it every day as if a day was still a day and something new. __ it's just not going to happen out of nothing or suddenly anymore. __ i break and toast i wilt. __ i pause of winded sand. __ giving us projects and plans and counting us all, reaching, reaching for us all. __ i woke up and stood by the highway thinking of los angeles. __ he tries a song. __ the bending man. __ i was remote from myself and becoming imperceptible. __ the scrimbling, scrambling, quiet, man is easy to ignore. __ C. __ six towers stood above the pines. __ flint, sound and hollow. __ i whispered my petitions in place of an abstract: "my plans are flat like a plane not a plain and even more surprisingly, i have no audio out. __ The Wolf-Man had not in fact witnessed his parents in the act of sexual congress more ferarum, but instead had displaced onto them this particular bodily configuration after observing the mating of dogs around the estate where he had grown up: It was really on a summer's afternoon while the child was suffering from malaria, the parents were both present, dressed in white, when the child woke up from his sleep, but the scene was innocent. __ it has to be the flow or the sequence or the way a thought responds to a change in the shape of the trees or a sound uncontrolled. __ 100 psychology, i will not credit. __ a point on the bass strait compass if not quite a good australian. __ angular, damp and burnt, like a falling fence or a galvanised tank or a cratered city bright with sweat. __ "what is that oblong, this snake?" you ask again, the vented pipe. __ but skin is skewed, aslant, its angle gives us seasons. __ truncated codfish. __ progress but never know quite why. __ 142 imagine others have this mood. __ Given the successful supplanting of laissez fare orthodoxy by Keynsian economics after the disaster of 1929 is it not reasonable to suggest that the proponents of free market economics, having finally struggled back to a position of hegemonic control under the sails of Hayek, Von Mises, Milton Friedman and his Chicago school colleagues might find the contemplation of the Great Depression a chastening or even an unheimlich experience. __ 144 the turning sun. __ the sticky heat was thick, my skin a rim of prickled sweat stephen green is very rich he lives beside an ocean pool he chops up loans and sells them off as charms to float a crumbling town the scrambling man. __ When coupled with the explosive growth in reach and influence of the world's financial power elite, the spread of the technocratic Weltanschauung held in common by these various parties seems to bring us closer and closer to the brink of the abyss beyond which lies the dire state of affairs described by Horkheimer and Adorno in the opening paragraph of The Dialectic of Enlightenment: the fully enlightened earth which radiates disaster triumphant. __ (98) About twenty pages further into the case study Freud replaces this version of events with a second, more palatable one. __ i breathe south leaves torn free. __ we still do what we do without recourse to formal reason. __ i turned around to see my wife, the faintest line, her hair in curls. __ the slowing roil of human waste. __ armadillo shoes. __ According to Freud, it is the Wolf-Man's experience of this event or set of events which makes sense of the infamous dream of the six wolves in the tree which in turn holds the key to an understanding of his childhood fear of animals and by extension his general neurosis. __ i look like bogart and smoke a fag. __ you follow the hill, attempt, by folds of sheet and childish lock? legitimation. __ it's tempting to think that passion is private and only for us, that we have some unique take on it, a confidential agreement or a secret handshake. __ But in order that it might hold up, some details need to be declared. __ "but how does the imf respond to an oversupply of credit substrate plane being nests and ideological. __ good at maths. __ you stand and sit and ask for things or tell the others 'couldn't help but see all this as a feature in the making, casting it, funding it; my eye as natural as a camera in artificial light. __ he reads the post-war japanese novel and pens notes on congruences between human rights discourse and structural inequality. __ i hoped but did not think it so and yet i still have much to fear. __ the soaring, jeering, stupid crowd. __ he knows it best. __ (you still have it there on your shelf, unfinished no doubt and i don't blame you for that). __ the bright forest birds hear the fakir's as if listening was work. __ caprice and arbitrary rule are the prerogative of feeling, the way oppressive feeling taxes your last dime and leaves your palette smudged and dry from heavy, caustic air. __ teacup, anticule, the blacks were never black enough. __ young yet still and furrowed depth gores album tracks, so back and forth, behind a horse. __ lose their glow. __ i know what i've done wrong and i don't need a philosopher to tell me that words win prizes for unrelenting the turbine's mighty spin. __ i went to a party, fell asleep on the couch. __ always one rung short on the timpani deck. __ it gives me pause, and cause to jeer the rocky shore. __ his jeans are loose. __ it sprays and you get rugs, scree shares, to change your socks, to change the oil or fix an old machine. __ This structural homology, I believe, makes possible the kind of allegorical argument like the one I am attempting here. __ it was hot. __ embassy piano frowning staring gumnut kissing cigarette holder danzig bow sprit. __ less here than a ghost or a memory come with me on a flat, bright day, to a river, north of perth. __ 113 of course i know it full as well i am not old and sirens quake in shock and awful wreckage at the western half, the danceless rooms, the prancing scold, the empty promise, claims of upwards life. __ reduce it with your thumb and fore, a thumbnail sketch, a touch screen tryst i can see i was wrong about that and selfish too. __ the chef whose name was steven green was paid in cash and cooked with coal. __ at times i've thought i did. __ and moods are not a meta-language or a discipline as such. __ i sing and bounce a ball. __ made by lists at school. __ i asked this king, why he went, beneath the waves, to find himself he said the others said with knives in hand you cannot teach without being taught. __ blurred or fetch again across the mood. __ Where the Wolf-Man witnessing his mothers 'wound' was disturbed by the realisation that his urge to be sexually satisfied at the hands of his father would also necessarily come at the cost of the loss of his own reproductive organs, the free-marketeers who revisit the Great Depression are confronted with the equally terrifying spectre of the failed diagnosis, of the loss of disciplinary control, of eroded credibility, of the withdrawal of predictive and interpretive privilege, in short, of theoretical impotence. __ Hence the return to Freud. __ the having been and always is. __ i bow middled, unkempt. __ mr green is smoke and chimes the kind of bloke who smokes for dimes the kind of bloke you hear about in traveller's tales and broken dreams the kind of squib who pokes about in engine bays for sparks and drums who fills his nuts with local rum the limits of art. __ friable substrate. __ always splayed like a junkie on a burn out cupcake oriole hinterland. __ i did my own thinking. __ fetch again, "you don't say," said the man a brother's sun and all in all a feisty chap. __ my sense of fun. __ this cold, cold rain is human self, the joints and skin of willing being or being as will, i cannot tell. __ a winking pause will volume grief the room is full of sound. __ they are formidable. __ of gog mouthed, bent, scup, pearled, froth split. __ for you the building is literal. __ Which leads us, after a fashion, to a reading of the discovery of the unconscious as a sublime act of creative destruction on the part of the inventor of psychoanalysis, an act perfectly in line with the less commonly grasped dimension of the Nietzschean critical imperative; to sound out idols with the tuning fork of re-valuation. __ in our stateness. __ Economic rationality on the other hand is a produced system of concepts and interpretive mechanisms. __ and the stream of words inside my skull it was a river in my skull a black stone split, a corruscade. __ if ever it was yours at all. __ i keep my memories locked inside. __ i belched at the lake and woke the hounds. __ without the lights, we'd worship god and call him shephard's spark. __ the urban panic. __
carrot bodkin swarming armenian but i am happy enough when left alone. __ Because of its pretensions to scientific status, it poses as anonymous, universal, acultural and mathematically legitimated, even though as many powerful criticisms have shown, this is patently not the case . __ i placate and fight freely, slash freely. __ you stand again. __ . __ i wish some king would drop a line to bring back things so gone from me, you brother thief, my woman love, my laurel wreath. __ What greater false idol presents itself to our 21st century eyes than this monstrous reifying system that, disguised as the technical recipe for guaranteeing a new capitalist prosperity for all, was smuggled into the institutional corridors of the civil society with the invidious political agendas of Thatcherism, Reaganomics and in this country, Economic Rationalism. __ plain sake for the stealth acre, or doubled up, a queasy tangent sign; a 10oz, tape sneakere pumpkin and orioles bobcat pump mentioned, parish widow. __ you go out hunting. __ We know that the actual character of the Wolf-Man's alleged witnessing of the primal scene is shrouded in mystery but could the Great Depression also potentially be an imaginary event? How are its reality-effects constituted by the economic interpretations of it that have appeared in the intervening years? To what extent does its phobic quality, its medusa's stare hinder the attempts of those economists who would seek to determine its true character? How might we reconcile its immense and actual social repercussions with the chimerical quality of the graphs, flow charts, and numerical data which necessarily sit at the center of its neo-classical economic invocations? Could its exclusion be theorised as a crucial moment in the development of an economic imaginary? Both of the these dimensions rely for their coherence on a structural commonality. __ the desert air is cool and clear and the moon is cut like a sword. __ but wouldn't it be nice if we could get the whole team together for one sweet half-time victory shot. __ with this twilight dark, i sat and smoked you sat opposed and did not speak. __ Similarly, the totality of economic discourse, inaccessible though it may be in such a modality, is by virtue of being the accumulation of a vast number of individual acts of enunciation or instances of parole, also a complete system, paradigm or order. __ As is probably already apparent, this essay will rely for its rhetorical effect on an allegorical logic. __ rational kingdom. __ hard to put and hold it firm. __ i burled it, through the grip, the surf is what i get. __ his voice is strong. __ or to the laggard's cove we turn as mist or else as summer rain, we groan, we pout and strain. __ and i have seen the glowing tips of dragon's tails. __ you say, "i will go abroad soon. __ my feeding tube has let me dream. __ i look at this wide almost sea and fill my pots with brawn. __ walking again across the road sans a job placed just here. __ (260) If the question as to whether or not the Wolf-Man really witnessed his parents in the act of coitus more ferarum is besides the point, what matters is that somehow, via the coming together of various different psychical forces, some conscious, some unconscious, some the products of condensation others of displacement, the mental image or cognitive amalgam whose content was the two adults caught in the act of sexual congress did acquire the condition or quality of truthfulness, real felt memory and recalled lived experience. __ you so slick, you twist armacord edgeways and intermit borrowed stapled, slapped out loan fund instrument contract faroe. __ i found my peace in Banquo's arms and never once enclosed a cheque. __ blinking time out the back of your head. __ shimmering riffs. __ blanket rations because, and this i think is the indispensible point, the burrow is wet to the core, soaked and thin, soaked and thin, sucked and drenched. __ the cooler filled with foreign beers. __ A subsidiary of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, it came as no surprise that The Mercury supported the plan: Mr Howard [the Prime Minister] has made clear that this offer fits in with the spirit of the Nixon Report. __ __ At the heart of this dissatisfaction was the theoretical modeling of human behaviour and motivation. __ __ Fortunately Tasmanians are a hardy breed. __ __ In that thinking, says Dipesh Chakrabarty, we inevitably return to a European intellectual tradition whose genealogy ties together con-sanguine concepts including citizenship, the state, civil society, public sphere, human rights, equality before the law, the individual, distinctions between public and private, the idea of the subject, democracy, popular sovereignty, social justice, scientific rationality and so on. __ __ " Agnes Heller takes a different tack to Giddens and Mommsen in her own commentary on Weber's work in A Theory of Modernity, drawing out the fragments produced by the splitting of the social whole into competing value-spheres and making the suggestion that these spheres become configured in a hierarchy of prominence in line with their capacity to accommodate instrumental rationalisation. __ __ The twin ontologies of the individual and the social proposed by rational choice theory have thus translated into specific transformations in the value-rational ends pursued by state entities. __ __ Beneath the smooth, scientistic surface of economics lies a strata which might be more properly theorised as unconscious or in the Lacanian vocabulary, as 'real'. __ The Specters of Marx: the State of the Debt, the Work of Mourning and the New International. __ __ __ But Richard Ford says that we connect too much. __ Ed. __ New York: Norton, 1977. __ __ __ 138, penguin, 1996, harmondsworth, Middlesex, england Discussions about hierarchy can take us to situations in which individuals express an outrage about certain other people or groups who use special powers and/or advantages to secure and maintain a position at or near the top of the hierarchy. __ To this end, I wish to contend that the economic real is a repressed ideational field that breaks through the economic imaginary whenever it is required to accommodate traumatic events like financial crises. __ __ __ How can Proust be used as a resource for philosophy scholarship? For philosophy researchers, there is much that can be gleaned from a study that places at the very centre of the novel descriptions of the home and the experiences which arise from encounters with objects and people. __ J. __ __ __ Yet the meaning we derive from an object can never be complete. __ Armworth, New York: M. __ Conclusion: Tallying up the Bottom Line This dialectical reading of the Great Depression has attempted to problematise the scientific status of economics, or in the Nietzschean sense in which I began this essay, has attempted to sound out the idol of economic scientism. __ New York: W. __ __ __ The thinking human, and there is surely no other kind living outside of structuralist ideology, is so centred inside their own meaning systems that are very simple cybernetic loops connecting inside and outside, slef and other, matter and mind. __ S and the world on October 18th 1929. __ New York: Continuum, 1977. __ __ Colonial modernities proper attain their conceptual clarity through a simple binary that opposes the modernising imperialist with the non-modern indigene. __ Garnaut, Ross and Ross Mcleod (eds). __ __ __ (1991) 'The Berlin key or how to do things with words' in P. __ __ __ I bring to this exercise a profound deafness to dominant or sub-dominant (powerfully institutionalised) discourse, tendencies, terms of art and so on that abide in this or any other established, rationalised, jurisdictional research paradigm. __ . __ __ __ To quote Hegel is thought to be good. __ purge the rottenness out of the system'-nothing like the Great Depression can ever happen again. __ The writers who adopt the term "Final Solution" to describe the atrocities committed against the Tasmanian Aborigines align themselves, inadvertently or not, with the loose affiliation of scholars who argue against the singularity of the Holocaust. __ __ __ Sometimes I feel as if T. __ Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1973. __ __ __ It can also have some relationship to the idea of equality before the law and to human rights discourse and enforcement - we are all equally entitled to free speech, to freedom of religion and so on. __ This economic imaginary, constitutes itself through the exclusion of unconscious, repressed and symptomatic matter of which the Great Depression is the most traumatic example. __ Certainly his use of the two fateful words is the only instance of a novelic inscription that speaks to the literary corpus of Aboriginal Tasmania. __ __ __ I am too old to fawn upon a nurse, Too far in years to be a pupil now; What is thy sentence then but speechless death, Which robs my tongue from breathing native breath? (Richard II, 1. __ (294) I am not about to defend the Hoover administration here, but it is impossible to resist a reading of this remark as yet more evidence for the argument that economic interpretations of the Great Depression are massively overdetermined in the psychoanalytic and Althuserian sense. __ __ ____ Wolfgang Mommsen provides a useful précis of the differences between these two forms of reason: By 'formal' rationality is meant the strategy of adapting one's own conduct of life to the pre-determined purposes of the kind that the capitalist system has imposed on modern man. __ Schematised, such a history might include the following occurrences. __ __ __ Ayer has inspired me; in particular 'Language truth and logic' which I still view as a model to aim for; in terms of its precision and lucidity. __ __ __ What too should we make of Wittgensteins argument that world consists of everything that is the case. __ Trans. __ __ __ __ __ __ Those new maladies of the collective soul: relative poverty, unemployment, family breakdown, lifestyle diseases, substance abuse, and the generalised anomie of consumer capitalism remain entrenched. __ __ __ no one else will navigate this scientific way. __ __ __ i hear his voice, that pussy eidolon. __ __ Like a "minor literature", a minor place has both political and subversive potential: "Create the opposite dream: know how to create a becoming-minor. __ __ __ i take him down with iris heat. __ __ __ we grip at changing tides, with mitts, so taut, they clench our wrists. __ __ __ __ 23-6; Kay Daniels and Mary Murnane, letter, The National Times, (29 July 1978), p. __ __ __ . __ __ __ __ __ you're never welcome on the ice. __ __ __ __ __ as we drove back from launceston, hobart extended its arms toward us. __ __ __ they might follow their grandmothers into the service. __ __ __ __ __ remember when we imagined it empty of people, the buildings rotting and rusting away. __ __ __ after the war, america had all the factories. __ __ __ he looks as me. __ __ __ __ __ The supersession of nomenclature foreshadowed a supersession of culture. __ __ __ __ __ no wonder. __ __ __ Hospital 68 the brown the jagged girl in the smoking yard, patients whispered "she jumped off the tent and into the fountain, alabaster queen of sleep. __ __ __ __ __ i return to learn again. __ __ __ I am no happy worker in the profit producing, research unitised, establishment institution that crowns our one tree hill. __ __ , Spanish Cultural Studies: An Introduction: The Struggle for Modernity (New York: Oxford University Press, 1995); Victoria Best and Peter Collier, eds. __ __ __ 57 to the yank i turned and thumbed my ride. __ __ __ Yet, the ways we understand material objects in the home has been subject to scrutiny by some influential scholars. __ __ __ i think she was nervous at the start of this year because she wanted to win again. __ __ __ __ __ wouldn't it be like someone in your family dying in fits and starts, finally fading completely away. __ __ __ 5 who is the booted turd who shuts my gate? many earth it - middle class - in a crawling spat governed by organic chicken. __ __ __ Rovisco (eds), Cosmopolitanism in Practice, Ashgate, Farnham, p. __ __ __ __ __ just where exactly did they fit on the social ladder. __ __ __ . __ __ __ __ __ The misanthropic South West wilderness sprawls across a full third of the state. __ __ __ On the far side of "The Mountain" is the South West wilderness, and to its north, the lunar undulations of the Midlands, made threadbare by eucalyptus die-back, concertina their way back up toward Launceston, the island's second city. __ __ __ In a different language it might even be called universal. __ __ Ultimately, however, I believe it is as an instance of Cultural Studies that this book has its life. __ __ __ These attributes are like the noumenon itself, finally inaccessible to anyone who seeks to find them. __ __ __ __ __ and still it seems we look back in or strut our stuff or hate in silence. __ __ ", p. __ __ __ The cessation of transportation in 1853 reduced the flows of British scrip and, in combination with emigration to the Victorian goldfields, economic hardship acquired the fixity of a popular prejudice. __ __ __ __ __ It describes an archipelago covering some sixty eight thousand square kilometres, a triangular landmass flanked by a flotilla of out-rigger islands . __ __ __ i know you love her too. __ __ __ On the western side, meanwhile, the vast expanse of Southern Ocean inserted between the island's coast and southern Africa, reminds us that the presence of the latter is more an optimistic paean to the remnants of a unified cartographic imagination than any kind of tangible truth. __ __ __ always try to have your way. __ __ __ Lurking behind our own success (desperation) and our self-satisfied little homilies about 'picking the market' is the knowledge that billons of people in the world, and a significant number within our own rich societies go without adequate, affordable philosophy or even without philosophy at all. __ __ __ I wish to contend here that this duality can be imported into a spatial imaginary that codes cities - especially large cities with dense and numerous trade links to other parts of the world - as cosmopolitan, while assigning the status of provinciality, homogeneity or backwardness to the countryside and smaller regional cities and towns. __ __ , Powerful Bodies: Performance in French Cultural Studies (Bern: Peter Lang, 1999); Barry Jordan and Rikki Morgan, eds. __ __ __ it was a policy problem and a failure of imagination. __ __ __ __ In the immediate setting, the motivation for such speculations turns around the question of the utility of sub-national Cultural Studies. __ __ __ Drive seems to be the wrong word for what carries us forward because things that drive almost always drive some other thing - like a woman in a car or a depth and breadth of social inequality so profoundly invisible that it drives anyone with a Christian heart quite mad indeed. __ __ __ __ __ perhaps there was a culture of development. __ __ , Black British Cultural Studies: A Reader (Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1996); Laura Benedetti, Julia Hairston and Sylvia Ross, eds. __ __ __ Eventually, a stirring of French interest in the region together with growing pressures on prison resources in England prompted British authorities to establish a permanent penal "settlement". __ __ __ And what has happened here, in this off-shore island, off the shore of an off-shore continent? First terra firma itself was conditioned with ice age and deluge. __ __ __ the wood and iron and concrete out along the brooker. __ __ __ __ Stuart Macintyre and Anna Clark, eds. __ __ __ To continue the argument, a 'liberal' dose of what Isaiah Berlin called 'positive freedom' seems to be required to generate and sustain the cosmopolitan orientation. __ __ __ __ __ . __ __ __ __ __ " i longed to see what colours you'd settle on, which quotes you'd re-deploy. __ __ , Contemporary Spanish Cultural Studies (London: Arnold, 2000). __ __ __ __ __ the cafe where i bought those two coffees. __ __ __ that's how to read it. __ __ __ __ __ this coast is clear for me, with seaweed in my hair and limpets in my beard. __ __ __ __ __ he fears the ribs i've sucked down there. __ __ __ __ Palawa, in turn, is the title that Tasmanian Aboriginals use to describe themselves as a totality. __ __ __ __ 1995. __ __ __ __ Raymond Gaita, "Bringing Home Some Genocide Truths," The Australian, (4 August 2003), p. __ __ __ __ __ i watched documentaries about american factories and felt a strength in all those me, those immigrant faces, crossing bridges, pooling outside the gates, hard hats on, carrying their lunch. __ __ __ __ __ if, when all is said and done, no clear winner is declared and no loser skulks away to lick his wounds, the contest will be carried over, as these contests often are, into an eternal future. __ __ __ you follow the very idea of yourself. __ __ __ The global regime of flexible accumulation with its slogans of competitive advantage, intellectual capital and niche marketing seems suddenly appealing to a newly emboldened Tasmania no longer content to cultivate a culture of mediocrity behind tariff walls. __ __ __ __ __ beauty stares at water truth it shone like saturn, cold and still. __ __ __ __ __ for all to all is coming now with this_sweet wave, curling far out on the wake. __ __ __ the sinkhole blues. __ __ __ hoping yet to be what i am and for somebody to enjoy hearing about it. __ __ __ The machinery of contemporary scientific empiricism reads Tasmania as a docile body: as rock, water, soil and tree. __ __ __ __ 45-7. __ __ __ __ If the format and contents of recent Cultural Studies anthologies are any indicator of the condition of the discipline they secure and fill out, it seems fair to say that the evolution of the vocabulary of concepts that constitutes its intellectual framework has also been the story of the forgetting of the placed location of this kind of academic work. __ __ __ The determination to extend the Faustian experiment of hydro-electrification has been exposed as anachronistic folly although the State Government continues to support large-scale manufacturing. __ __ __ Under the appellation of the Tasmanian archive, this set of conversations and the mercurial langue they ghost, is the object of analysis for this book. __ __ __ the almost is or sort of like. __ __ __ A truly cosmopolitan acceptance of economic diversity is still yet to come and may, after 30 or 40 years of neo-liberalism, have been pushed even further out of reach. __ __ __ __ __ a line, a pier, cast away. __ __ __ __ , Border Matters: Remapping American Cultural Studies (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998); John Waters, ed. __ __ __ __ __ the self-same place where poems skulk. __ __ __ __ lines, its county signs, all contrived to magnify the things we do, to make them more remote or give the potentates their little kingdoms. __ __ __ __ __ the rivers dammed or lakes drowned hard before the bending men. __ __ __ that repulsive guy at the library in melbourne, one of the only truly repulsive people i've met, he looked like a pig and even grunted as he pushed the trolley of books, he knew of sandy bay, said the words like they meant something, strength, success, money. __ __ __ __ __ The universal symbol of modernisation: heavy, labour intensive industry was the obvious choice, and the state, unusually blessed in its possession of large-scale hydro-electric potential, pursued this goal with vigour and determination. __ __ The spelling "Trukanini" is favoured by the Palawa people in Tasmania today. __ __ __ __ __ and so i ask: who is the booted turd who always shuts my gate? it must be me. __ __ __ 49 but maybe they will, my kids that is. __ __ __ __ __ we hated our home and hated ourselves for hating it and for staying here and for not being good enough to change it all. __ __ __ 67 right in, the empty page, through thin venetian flesh, the hammer. __ __ __ __ __ i wondered how you made the decision to marry me. __ __ __ __ __ still in my submarine. __ __ __ it might be scuttled or allowed to lie, collecting barnacles on its side, like ships i have seen on the caspian sea, left in the lurch by the tide of time. __ __ __ they spruced up themselves up, cardboard tight, with those up-turned collars and the steel grey hair. __ __ __ __ __ With the waves of postwar migration lapping even at the shores of this far-flung place, progress, prosperity and modernity beckoned and, in the long boom of post-war capitalism, for a moment even seemed attainable. __ __ __ remember when evie won the prize at school. __ __ __ The difficulties that bear most heavily have something to do with feelings of inadequacy as well as of usefulness and the reckless or hard-wone imagination of a distant and irrelevant audience. __ __ __ she had an idea. __ __ __ __ __ i rise, sea-run, leviathan. __ __ __ __ __ how could it happen any other way? we stayed in school and got our degrees. __ __ __ __ __ it never lies. __ __ __ of thin young men with paper skin, angling from the horn of thrift. __ __ __ ? no means exhausts the interpretive possibilities available therein. __ __ __ __ __ low slung, cinder block (is that what they call it?) indiana paddock? on a full scholarship to an agricultural school. __ __ __ __ __ i saw not her five fathoms full. __ __ __ __ __ 59 we drift, "they'll decide today and we'll have a new government. __ __ __ Driving rain is close to the Freudian conception because the drive is immanent to the driven, or is compartmentalised so the id becomes a motor, the ego a vehicle and the superego a set of traffic rules, petrol prices, climativ conditions (including driving rain and air as pure as the driven snow. __ __ __ The Forestier and Tasman peninsulas reach down around to the east and, in concert with the land that gives them shape, the Derwent River and its tributaries form a series of sheltering bays and isthmuses that hold the capital city of Hobart firm against the shaggy purple-blue bulk of Mount Wellington. __ __ __ __ __ she seemed sad enough. __ __ __ __ __ it wouldn't have been out of place somewhere more central. __ __ __ we get the tourists in. __ __ __ __ __ 56 i raised my fist and rubbed him out. __ __ __ __ 13; Lisa Horler, "Black Survivors of White History: The Tasmanian Aboriginal Extinction Myth and the Documentary Black Man's Houses by Steve Thomas," Metro, 94 (1993), pp. __ __ __ Here, then equality is measured in terms of money but also in terms of prestige and influence, fame, job satisfaction and so on. __ __ __ __ __ Tasmania as a thing-in-itself is only a whisper, a faint outline, filled in and obscured by the contours which we typically recognise as giving presence to a place: empirical fact, subjective perception, natural environment, felt memory and its histories, artistic representation and configuration. __ __ __ 145-165. __ __ __ __ __ a shot of light, and then a haze a shimmer, rippled cold. __ __ __ __ __ i didn't feel sorry. __ __ __ that working class pride, that masculine urge to produce and to labour and to keep on pushing through to the end of the shift. __ __ __ __ __ a bauxite rich industrial load the gorgeous blonde, the gantry clone the withdrawn hook, kiss and progress charts. __ __ __ Here, there is a link to the ideas formulated by Bruno Latour. __ __ __ __ __ history twirls and discourse feints, private chronicles spinning out to catch the shining fish. __ __ __ these thoughts of i as someone else, never me, but close enough, as one who whispers in my ear, 'i am near to you. __ __ __ and history yearns to choke our balls. __ __ 30 September, 2003 . __ __ __ __ __ 64 conferred in enclaves dense with steeped, perverse and cultured men that all was void and could not gel without the hand of god. __ __ __ __ __ Heterogeneity is the order of the day and Tasmania, as a brand name at least, seems to have ample room for developing its peculiar specificities into marketable commodities. __ __ See Robert Millikin, "Genocide Film Stirs University Press Race Row," The National Times (22 July 1978), pp. __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Hobart 54 when i rode past here i was a little stony god but thought myself a little effigy_god. __ __ __ that's why i hacked at my wrists. __ __ __ __ __ you always say it. __ __ __ doesn't she like the confident, noisy ones better. __ __ __ As far as this project is concerned, referencing is an unavoidable chore. __ __ __ Historical events and material forms contribute to the character of a location, but their delineation so often posits reified entities dangerously lacking in vitality. __ __ __ __ Just as for Deleuze and Guattari, a minor literature is written in the deterritorialised language of the coloniser, a minor place like Tasmania is subject to a process of displacement wherein its distance from imperial centres comes to be inscribed as a lack which must then be renegotiated through the terms provided by the colonising culture. __ __ __ the strangeness that we covet. __ __ __ . __ __ __ __ __ the killer's lips are wet and wet. __ __ __ cutting mpeg. __ __ __ we all have time to grow. __ __ __ __ __ 78 i feel you land inside my heart, upon the shore, a poison dart. __ __ __ 52 the analyst, fresh from his trip beneath the sea, twitchy and mpeg compact. __ __ __ __ In this context, the centrality of place to this project generates a number of tensions with Cultural Studies in its hegemonic manifestations. __ __ __ __ __ they twitter there, in snappy notes and call me forward into conversation or explain away my absence as if i was not me nor you, a bundled copse, a batty crack. __ __ __ __ Furthermore, the position of minor places on the fringes of modernity makes them useful sites for the reading of cultural logics that also define putative centres because of the estrangement effect that achieves a reterritorialisation of those dominant sites. __ __ __ __ __ and this electronic machine transmits my thoughts. __ __ __ __ __ 83 __ __ Redistirbution through tax transfers could be ramped up to such a point that income inequality which IN Australia at least has imcreased since the highpint of equality in the early 1970s would disappear and everone would have the same moey power to spend as they saw fit. __ __ __ But as with any social organism, the metastases of dis-ease are heavily localised. __ __ __ But what does the preceding list of historical incidents and characteristics really tell us? Naturally it is not supposed to be comprehensive - innumerable details could be added, outlines filled in, narratives linked together - and yet, it brings together the developmental trajectories cited by "official" historians of Tasmania as being most integral to the written past of this island community. __ __ " p. __ __ __ __ __ or else, they were overdoing it without much grace, ignorant of trends, self-enclosed. __ __ __ __ __ The conversations that give form to this complex are carried out in different dialects and discourses, in a multitude of forums from the local pub to the daily papers - there are three of them - from novels and film, to public policy and popular folklore. __ __ __ __ __ we scour alone for plots and action. __ __ 2. __ __ See Jim Everett, "Aboriginality in Tasmania," 30 September, 2003. __ __ __ __ __ scared of depth and always cold. __ __ d. __ __ As Deleuze and Guattari write, "the first characteristic of a minor literature is that in it language is affected with a high coefficient of deterritorialization. __ __ __ __ __ was it the lack of monuments or the meagre industrial output. __ __ __ when i got sick i thought i was finished. __ __ __ i don't think she's happy either and i know how dear she is to you. __ __ __ The fuzzy warmth of radical limitations. __ __ We contend that identity is only formed in relation to objects; there is no essentialised identity that exists independently of our relations. __ __ __ and brain scans show i worked her well. __ __ __ With knees buckling under the weight of convictism and genocide, the colony struggled to its feet. __ __ __ __ __ the desert you, he himself, the dreams, he felt the joists in organ. __ __ __ __ __ new cracks opened up in the walls of the front bedroom. __ __ __ doubt, if not for knowing that we could fall as well_to welfare suburbs, tatty towers, violet streets where e-waste clogs the verge. __ __ __ __ __ will i buy the aqualung or seal it hot for creuset, polo, blue-ray. __ __ __ Some older men just keep banging on with their silly ideas and take the repudiactions of the younger men as evidence of their own rareified and hardwon wisdom. __ __ __ __ __ the boardwalk too is powered down. __ __ __ . __ __ 16. __ __ __ __ __ 'don't linger long inside the mall,' all this sprawl is a worry though isn't it. __ __ __ __ , South Atlantic Quarterly 95, 1 (1996); Houston A. __ __ __ __ __ too many mistakes to count and stand corrected i mean no undue harm. __ __ __ __ __ it has a hinge and, inside, laplanche and pontalis i wasn't listening, watching the hunched figure back behind the wall, walking back and forth. __ __ __ __ Dirk Moses, "Rendering the Past Less Unpalatable,". __ __ 'The term "Black Armband" history was coined by Geoffrey Blainey in "Goodbye to All That?," The Weekend Australian, (1-2 May 1993), p. __ __ __ __ __ we all spelled so badly, naked voice, raw and clichéd have here today the more of all and even that the giving back, the going forward, the talking over. __ __ __ __ __ always dancing. __ __ __ people leaving. __ __ __ __ __ We all know though how rich we are. __ __ __ However it does usually disappoints me. __ __ __ 55 just and still but one recorded disc, was left to mention three dimensions. __ __ __ In recent years, for instance, CEOs of large companies have managed to negotiate rapidly ballooning salaries that now factors up to 300 times the wages of their 'normal' employees. __ __ __ my nose is bulbous. __ __ __ Logically they should have been united, not only by the common bond of oil that had kept them in clothes for sixty years, but by the bonds of loneliness. __ __ __ cured in salt or caulked with lime. __ __ __ The instructional novel holds a mirror up to society. __ __ __ We are a log way away from a universal safety net that extends byond national borders - something fot eh the EU ti think about right now given the situation. __ __ __ *Monkeys Pay Per View : Adaptive Valuation of Social Images by Rhesus Macaques, Deaner, Khera, latt, Current Boiology, vol15: 543-48 march 29 Superstars are created who possess some attribute that is way beyond that of the normal man or woman. __ __ __ I have a lot of time to read for one. __ __ __ Can any of you really imagine sitting at a table with a pile of books and signing them for the customers. __ __ __ I will talk about people and those people might die. __ __ __ We could say that there is a truth crisis in the world but we feel no solid grounds for making this claim. __ __ __ Or else it has something to do with deference. __ __ __ Place and Experience. __ __ __ Philosophy often still works with government or non-gov organisation such a AHURI in the vein of public policy, but increasingly, its proponents are showing a willingness to take risks and to move into trickier territories such as phenomenology, actor-network theory and psychoanalysis. __ __ __ Mrs Dalloway, p . __ __ __ Turning one's home into a code to be deciphered or a language game to be played is a luxury many people cannot afford. __ __ __ It was becoming possible to imagine a future in which the megarich took shelter in their armed and gated communities, while a billion or so slum dwellers were encircled in their fetid hovels by watchtowers and barbed wire. __ __ __ why here? i have found friends enough to keep me company. __ __ __ That is, for a disgusting France, corrupt, inefficient, racist, anti-Semite, run by the rich for the rich-no one wanted to die for that, until, well, until we understood that the Nazis were worse. __ __ __ As the Marx Brothers might have put it, 'this man may look like a corrupt idiot and act like a corrupt idiot, but don't let that deceive you - he is a corrupt idiot. __ __ __ Think about people whose object relations are so volatile and deformed that they turn obscure mass-produced things into totemic objects. __ __ __ Living here in my home town, I run into people quite a lot, people who I was friendly with at some point. __ __ __ This workaholics. __ __ __ park the car away behind the bollards and gather the ghosts i know as emanation, all in chains, the brittle dawn, it sucks at birds the colour of silt. __ __ __ I think that the tensions around register and method and genre reflect some of the differences that make our working relationship gritty and interesting. __ __ __ the magnificent seven would feel at home and maybe they could settle those ornery turkeys that n__ picked up for such a bargain. __ __ Thank god I don't have to defend that claim. __ __ __ The fourfold is right there in the face of all the world's readers even when it is policed and/or irrigated - at the same time and with the same varying rate of change - by the pony-boys, the big-gun outlaws or scattergun injunctions, split roofing felt, spelt or misspelled despoilation. __ __ __ Hamlet Act 1, scene 5, 159-167 We argue first then, that philosophy investigations of how objects operate and are made operable in the home have been too restrictive, too positivistic and too narrow-sometimes clouded by a fear amongst its practitioners to bring other kinds of knowledge into the conversation, an anxiety that is, that other specialists will resent the move but not an ignorance or a proof of inability to deal with complex abstractions or of sensibility that might enrich the languages in which philosophy is normal couched, and second, that a broader, more relational, philosophy research agenda is required. __ __ __ We know that systems or paradigms are rarely, or maybe even never, complete and convincing and permanent and there is nothing disreputable about picking and choosing from these more or less self-sufficient constellations of ideas and reterritorialising them somewhere else. __ __ __ World Cups, Olympics. __ __ __ In important respects, this has led to a failure by many scholars to consider the subjectivities that take place within the home and in particular how the meanings of ''home' are integral to identity formation. __ __ __ When we grow up, here in Tasmania, we are taught that we are supposed to treat other adults as equals and children as blessed gifts. __ __ __ 5- source Wikipedia Measuring income inequality has long been of interest in applied social and economic research in Australia. __ __ __ We must be free to think of others' needs, free to recognise difference and diversity, free to imagine a common humanity hidden beneath superficial racial or religious differences. __ __ __ . __ __ __ But mirrors are for games - for the image of wholeness, for trying new looks, for turning left into right. __ __ __ Some older men assume they are better than younger men (at life, at knowing, at judgement, at repetition) even if the younger men can do things that the older men can't. __ __ __ From this angle, the harbour side suburb will applaud divagations from the norm when they lead to a lucrative and successful Mardi Gras parade or a soccer league or even a souvlaki shop, but when people fail, it will promptly ensure that they become as invisible as everyone else. __ __ __ Anyway, I know you like Auden - who doesn't, the last heroic English language poet, died the year postmodernism started - so when I found this reference to a poem you've described to me, I wanted to include it here. __ __ __ blogspot. __ __ __ she's your oldest friend. __ __ This was an edited transcript of Blainey's Latham Memorial Lecture, which he delivered in Sydney during the same week. __ __ __ Richard Dienst tells us the the global economy is more unequal than any single national economy. __ __ __ Rose, G. __ __ __ The degree zero of what Philip Mead used to called rabid pluralism is the obliteration of conversation and shared meaning, we are all locked into ourselves then, caught between echo and narcissus, opening and shutting our eyelids while the nursing staff take the humour from our veins- the commission seeks feedback on a workable funding arrangement for catastrophic injuries resulting from water, air and railway modes of transport. __ __ __ Quite simply, philosophy is surely as contested as any other discipline within the social sciences and the humanities. __ __ __ 19. __ __ __ It starts early. __ __ __ So first things first. __ __ __ . __ __ __ and Williams, P. __ __ __ The faces of women flowed through his memory. __ __ __ But in order to do that I have to lay out a range of terms and explain my own motives in attempting this attempt. __ __ . __ __ Of course, I have always felt authentic in regard to writing and thinking and throughout my youth I always thought that I would leave Tasmania like everyone else to seek my fortune on lustrous pavements somewhere else. __ __ __ These are the harbour side suburb's others: samey, familiar, hokey, daggy, comforting, claustrophobic, stifling, narrow-minded and prissy: In the soft, unseasonable warmth the village seemed comfortable and homelike - not dignified, not impressive, certainly not beautiful, but not unattractive. __ __ __ Now this kind of statement is not easy to categorise or indeed, to understand as anything other than an affront to the pale standards of academic truth. __ __ __ 1999. __ __ __ Lucky we have the safety net. __ __ , Gendered Contexts: New Perspectives in Italian Cultural Studies (New York: Peter Lang, 1996); Jill Forbes and Michael Kelly, eds. __ __ __ , The Economic Consequences of the Peace, Macmillan and Co. __ __ __ 195. __ __ __ If you put these two different kinds of inequality together, we are drawn towards the important academic debtate about recognition and redistribution. __ __ __ Sport seems to run according to different rules. __ __ __ The anthropologist Gell (1994) deploys the term 'technology of enchantment' to explain how an individual engagement with an object generates an object's agency. __ __ __ In other words, object and subjects are mutually inter-defined. __ __ __ Miller, D. __ __ __ What I hope to do here, then, is give our verbal exchanges a different kind of material substrate, transpose them into written words, slow them down and sharpen them up. __ __ , A User's Guide to German Cultural Studies (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1997); David Palumbo and Hans-Ulrich Gumbrecht, eds. __ __ __ The Poetics of Space, (trans. __ __ __ Were they fact or fiction? Did __ the cloak. __ __ __ There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy. __ __ __ Still our gino isn't much better than the U. __ __ __ Publications of the English Goethe Society, 68, 20-28. __ __ __ Then out it comes again, its chemistry changed, it returns to the heavens and new rain is born. __ __ __ For Proust involuntary memory is a felt quality found in the concrete or place. __ __ __ The harbour side suburb that vouchsafes the seductive offer, 'Be what you wanna be, do what you wanna do', also says, 'don't expect us to clean up after you when things get messy. __ __ __ I walk a darker line and one that is, for all that, nothing like the desert where heroes of edgy thinking skulk around all day waiting to inherit the empirical scale of time. __ __ __ chorus down. __ __ __ we capture life finally to make it stay and to gird our recollections of days no different from those we have, as if to make these days more than they are and embargo time with samples and choice. __ __ __ I wish I had some nice sausages for my lunch! You could call this a picaresque novel if you like but it's really much more like a tragedy. __ __ __ In this sense the following figure might be of use: Harbour side suburb Township Good Open Supportive Bad Oblivious Closed But this is a schematisation and also a generalisation. __ __ __ S. __ __ __ 48 (OECD 2006). __ __ __ The personal emplacement of the subject, its immersion in rivers of class meaning, racial projections, its own story, gathered from the outside, assigned to the place that marks the self inside the body or outside of it, makes Australian difference the sufficient cause (another fold) of an impressive arsenal of familiar (and contemptible), racist, anti-intellectual systems of production and exchange, vacancy control and stage-managed centralisation. __ __ __ Catching up with friends and family is tinged with sadness because it opens up the absence of contact and missed occasions. __ __ __ In The Social Life of Things: Commodities in Cultural Perspective. __ __ __ , Ill Fares the Land, Penguin, New York, 2010. __ __ __ (the technically superior European players were technically superior: To let the present be replaced by the future in election years. __ __ __ Cocoa prices have not kept pace with the cost of living. __ __ __ Latour(1996, p. __ __ __ ' Harbour side suburb is real even though it doesn't exist. __ __ __ i don't mind and didn't you sell a three hundred dollar dress just the other day. __ __ __ Bachelard, G. __ __ __ I think I've made about 150 bucks selling poems. __ __ __ Hobart was a genuine, bustling commercial centre in miniature. __ __ He was disappointed on both counts; in imputing an anonymity to the object of his adamic interpellation and in aiming so high in his conjugal ambitions. __ __ __ As children we are projected in love, this makes us brave and able to give that love back. __ __ __ Winnicott, D. __ __ __ For Thomas, the interest is not so much as to what objects are designed to be but what they have become. __ __ __ In response to this skimmy, selfish approach I have tried to read 'deeply'. __ __ Is such a move symptomatic of a fetishised identity politics that would produce an absolute irreducibility of competing discursive voices were it to be applied to a methodology for Cultural Studies? Or would such a development escape the cul-de-sac of the differend and open up discussion at the micro-cultural level that would surpass the debate around national versions in its detail and sensitivity to difference, thereby engendering new kinds of productive discussions and research synergies? Anthologies that embody the trend toward the nationalisation of place in Cultural Studies include Scott Denham, Irene Kacandes and Jonathan Petropolous, eds. __ __ __ Miller, D. __ __ __ And all of this coexists with the persistent images of home as a place of comfort, safety, and refuge (Mack, 1991:6). __ __ __ It is certainly the case that our understanding of home is shaped by the wider politics and in particular the social and economic inequalities. __ __ __ Not because it adduces Borges, who is himself a fabulist cliché, a certain kind of mystery/absurdist logic generator circulated within graduate seminars that may or may not exist anymore in the North or in populous, affluent centres of the Southern Cone. __ __ __ Cambridge: MIT Press, 1990, p. __ __ __ Dickens, C. __ __ __ Many human beings believe that humans are innately hierarchical animals. __ __ __ But often older men will just claim to have outdone the younger men in their own youth. __ __ __ Human beings are basically pitiful creatures with only the dimmest awareness of the full realities of life and the processes of causation that operate in our technological world. __ __ __ The idea of mediation also provides a clue here. __ __ __ Thus the sort of literature which is content to 'describe things', to provide nothing more that a miserable list of lines and surfaces, despite calling itself realist, is the furthest away from reality, the most impoverishing and depressing, because it unceremoniously cuts all communication between our present self and the past, the essence of which is retained in things, and the future, where things prompt us to enjoy it afresh. __ __ __ The degree to which we are open to the other effects our interpersonal relations in a fundamental way. __ __ __ Systems unpeel to other systems, there are closed of microcosms, closed off neighbourhoods, closed of mentalities. __ __ __ (Sartre in Ian Buruma, "Who Did Not Collaborate?", New York Review of Books, February 24 - March 9, 2011, Volume LVIII, Number 3, p. __ __ __ Jameson is a mysterious figure not least because he is based in the American as opposed to the Global south. __ __ __ Fredric Jameson has written before about the silliness of being in favour or opposition to what wasonce called postmodern culture. __ __ __ I think it's highly likely that the hegemon who gives the gift of recognition will, in the end, have given as much to themselves as they have given to the newcomer or fringe dweller that has been brought into the fold. __ __ __ Which is also to say that cosmopolitanism, with its definitive emphasis on openness, is largely the same kind of phenomenon wherever it is played out. __ __ __ wsj. __ __ __ How are we supposed to choose the register of our own work? - the work of the reader and the writer, bare knuckled opponents, blissful sweethearts, comrades in oblivion. __ __ __ Dear Brigitte, I would just like to say a special thank you for all your work during the past year preparing for the AAIR forum. __ __ __ Whilst the meaning of objects is reliant on humans, their effects on the social world are not dependent on the generation of meaning. __ __ __ For the first time the urban population of the earth will outnumber the rural. __ __ __ Try buying waterfront property on a retail wage. __ __ __ Recognition of this kind can be considered a cosmopolitan act of 'generosity', but I would like to contend here that such a gesture is not necessarily as generous as it first seems. __ __ __ But they all open out to the larger whole - even when this opening out goes unnoticed. __ __ __ But it is important here to remember that jameson's weight issues may well have been linked to anti-psychothic medication and or various forms of toneish meditation a la the magisters of Hesse's Castalia - which for me as for all clever insituionalised young people, was really only ever the story of my life and continues to be a guide. __ . __ __ __ But Jimi's got a lick that's better than both of ours. __ __ __ Mrs Dalloway, p . __ __ __ Pp. __ __ __ Here, the role of the CEO as the symbol of the company, the figure head and functional leader, game changer, negotiator of decision points, gives him the opportunity to make a claim to a decisive value- adding role that is easily measurable through signals such as share prices. __ __ __ This harbour side suburb is a fantastical beast, a chimera or a gryphon, part Blade Runner, part Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, part Dickension London, part Manhattan Transfer, part The Sheltering Sky, part American Psycho. __ __ __ The rules of engagement of both the diachronic and the depth analysis are not privileged here because of the profound de-valuing of fact-based narrativisation that drives my thinking. __ __ __ Show them the forms of monsterousness and the forms of beauty that are hidden in their lives, that have been pushed aside or promoted too vociferously. __ __ __ "habit is a stronger veld", captain markus, said the alexandrine copse. __ __ __ Surely Peter Carey doesn't think he's operating on that level? And the same can be said for every other writer, timely or untimely, brutish or fey. __ __ __ i slapped them all down, rebored 40k. __ __ __ H. __ __ __ My wife and I returned from Melbourne in our mid-twenties to raise children in close contact with our extended families, to buy an affordable mind and to 'give back to our local community'. __ __ __ Within my mouth you have enjailed my tongue, Doubly portcullised with my teeth and lips, And dull unfeeling barren ignorance Is made my gaoler to attend on me. __ __ __ A good example of this is electronic music. __ __ __ The heat of exchange, the motion of thought, turns the ideas to gas. __ __ __ Proust wrote of objects that they contain qualities in the following terms 'the unconscious silence which inanimate objects preserve' Proust is suggesting that our engagement with an object evokes a sensation that is more insightful than a rational recollection through memory. __ __ __ 2006. __ __ __ Maintaining full empathetic openness to the other, though, has always been demanding. __ __ __ He could expect to pass the farm and the responsibilities eventually to one of his nephews. __ __ __ where are they? in my drawer-manilla case notes, redact for publication. __ __ __ I think in the past I was seeking relationships that would enable me to show off basically or give me new rivals to compete with. __ __ __ I certainly never intend to undermine you. __ __ __ What are you supposed to do if you don't like eating at restaurants. __ __ __ Proust's work stands as an alternative to this modus videre. __ __ __ The oblivious critic is known by nobody but in his absence from the scene (like Dylan's jack of hearts) can make a claim to know the famous other precisely because this category is never undermined by friendship or proximity. __ __ __ A walk to this wicket gate, with all the fading nations, with Freud and Marx, Ovid and Aesop; cuts the skin as if it were leaves on a new codex. __ __ __ Put simply, if all human beings were valued equally, why would we need fiscal redistribution - undersirablo suburbs would becomes just as desirable as any other part of town, old cars would give you just as much status as a new car and so on. __ __ __ We can see things, but from our place and through our present perspective. __ __ __ onstitutional. __ __ __ Marcin, In Search of Schopenhauer's Cat: Arthur Schopenhauer's Quantum-Mystical Theory of Justice, Catholic University of America Press, 2006, p. __ __ __ __ __ Anonymity, for instance, is one of the cardinal virtues of the harbour side suburb and something coveted with particular vehemence by émigré's from the township. __ __ What is missing from this formulation, though, is a sensitivity to the generic conventions of two kinds of writing, one a historical and ethnographic form interested in the embedded placement of modernity, and the other a social scientific form more attuned to the delineation of trends, statistical models and broad synthetic shapes. __ The act of displacement that Windschuttle completes in Fabrication was also always a goal I had in mind when I began to think about the way that modernity's developmental trajectories have been played out here in Tasmania. __ But these speech acts are not hopelessly dispersed. __ __ __ This transposition however does not necessarily endorse or recuperate the dualistic distribution of political valency sometimes assigned to the cosmopolitical versus the bounded where the former is held up as an unalloyed good - progressive, enlightened, forward looking - while the latter is consigned to anachronistic irrelevance as retrograde, conformist and stifling. __ . __ __ __ Always it had started in a sort of cold-blooded wilfulness and ended in some mean, callous desertion. __ __ __ (eds) Visuality/Materiality: Images, Objects and Practices, Aldershot: Ashgate Press. __ When I began researching this book, I was not aware of the work Windschuttle was preparing for The Fabrication of Aboriginal History, but I was to run into his scholarship in the early stages of my own deliberations. __ . __ __ __ Speed and Other Liberties, Salt Publishing, Cambridge, 2008. __ This book consists of an extended introductory component followed by three sections that chart an uneven course through historical time from the invasion of Tasmania in 1803 to the present. __ __ __ How would you know if you'd done it. __ The second essay, "A Plural Line of Sight", moves forward in time to the age of hydro-electric industry, positioning a micro-history of Tasmanian industrialisation and a précis of the larger story of nature and modernity, between two readings of the phenomenological compression of wilderness and industry at two locations across the state. __ __ __ When a new mind needed building, he would organize it. __ __ __ Veblin, T. __ The modernity stream of the book charts a course through three different entanglements with modernity and modernisation. __ The third and final part of the modernity stream focuses on the emotional attachment that the Tasmanian population has formed with its electricity-generating history and infrastructure. __ This is an important achievement because it neutralises the shibboleth of a cheapened version of Derrida's "there is nothing outside the text", the disingenuous reductio ad absurdum that many critics of the deconstructive approach rehearse. __ [. __ __ __ Even though he is a dreadful writer and little more than a systemic expression, David Foster Wallace's (Dallas-Fort Worth) quote - no doubt chosen by the marketing department at Little, Brown or gathered by an epigraph harvester, "We fill pr-existing forms and when we fill them we change them and are changed" is useful here. __ __ __ (Proust Date) Conclusions What then? Here is where the chalet transforms itself from a mnemonic trigger to a storage device . __ __ __ . __ __ __ Hobart presents a good snapshot of what happens when openness, diversity, cafes and subcultures spread to the cosmopolitan township, or, indeed, the compact cosmopolitan city, but still run up against relative poverty, isolation, jingoism and boorishness. __ __ __ World Cups, Olympics. __ __ __ The decisive cosmopolitan antinomy - people are open or people are closed - is, I would like to suggest, a non-place-specific formulation. __ At any given point in the history of Tasmania, these two trajectories position their moments of enunciation as dialogical nodes connecting the past with the future. __ On the one hand, genocide and modernity are thematic clusters with historical form: objects of knowledge that are contained within the Tasmanian archive. __ __ __ html> viewed 24 March 2011> The line between relativism and pluralism is smeared and blurred and the dominance of both in a cultural setting creates serious problems because of the inevitable levelling of value and values that seems to follow in its wake. __ __ __ It takes effort to read and it is really only worthwhile because it is hard to do. __ __ __ My father is quite different. __ __ __ Thrift, N. __ __ __ So subjectivity is always emplaced in material world. __ __ __ The writing of A. __ The archive both records and enables different relations to the past, present and future that can be mapped. __ __ __ This is the exclusion that constitutes the writers privacy and their individuality especially when individuality is regarded as structural rather than absolute or transcendent or indeed, calimed by fiat. __ __ Quentin Skinner, however, has argued in relation to Charles Taylor's work on disenchantment that [w]e have come to believe that we ourselves are the sources and creators of the values by which we live. __ __ __ The repetitions. __ __ __ (Proust 2003:193) In this passage Proust is suggesting that mere description can never capture experience. __ My point here is that through time the enfolding of language, opinion and fact performed by the archive takes different forms. __ __ __ Objects shape the world in ways that humans do. __ __ __ Objects are always in a process of transformation and translation. __ Initially, the entire thrust of my project was directed toward a reversal of the notion that Tasmania had been left behind by modernity. __ To address the problem of signal to noise presented by this formulation, this book targets the narrow frequency ranges of genocide and modernity, providing a provisional and partial tabulation of their unfolding through the Tasmanian archive. __ __ __ As such, most anti-cosmopolitan gestures are small, mundane and curmudgeonly. __ These two trajectories mirror each other, I contend, in that the first embodies a collective despair and recuperates its emotional charge from the past, while the latter embodies a collective hope and looks forward to the future. __ __ __ Our ways of seeing are increasingly subject to routine and distraction with the results that what we know is superficial. __ __ Businessmen work in the shadows building cartels and monopolies and sometimes as in the failed mineral super tax, the two forces confront one another or are forced to use various forms of propaganda to gain public approval for their position. __ __ __ The notion of romantic materialism can be used to convey what Proust is alluding to. __ __ __ What is the origin of the thirst for change? What is the source of this discontent? Why do people break down so dramatically in the face of uncomfortable truth? Why do universities allow students to study unreason? If one cannot speak to the other in a shared language, or if that shared language has too many dark dips and corners where other ideas lurk, why must it be so hard for both parties to admit that they are unsure of what they are saying? Why would it occur to someone that another person is intimidated by them, when this other is really doing her best to understand at all? To misrecognise an earnest tolerance and conscientious curiosity for signs of intimidation suggests a large chasm of misunderstanding that one would expect from people of vastly different cultures, nations or tribes perhaps. __ At face value, the national significance of Windschuttle's book would appear to lie in its bold contention that respected, high-profile historians like Lyndall Ryan and Henry Reynolds had deliberately doctored empirical data so as to underline emphatically their argument that the Australian colonial frontier was, in the first instance, a site of carnage and, in the second, of organised, guerilla resistance. __ __ __ So she might be a doctor. __ __ __ For Bourdieu, the meanings we attach to objects are, to a large degree, externally imposed by the consumer values and ideology. __ This tranche of developments is serendipitous in the context of this book because it brings home the fact that "minor" places can attain a "major" significance if they are looked at in an expedient light. __ The colony of Van Diemen's Land, as it was originally known, comes first because it has long been regarded as the worst-case scenario. __ By historicising the archival articulations that are the primary objects of my investigations, I mimic the forms of language that carry them "officially" from the past into the present. __ In combination with the purchase of three vessels, aptly titled Spirit of Tasmania I, II and III, for plying the Bass Strait between Tasmania and the Australian mainland, I aim to show here that the collective decision to retain public control of the Hydro-Electric Commission marks a partial re-enchantment of the state. __ __ P R E F A T O R Y How are we to conceive of the [archive], if it corresponds neither to the archive in the strict sense - that is, the storehouse that catalogs the traces of what has been said, to consign them to future memory - nor to the Babelic library that gathers the dust of statements and allows for their resurrection under the historian's gaze. __ Sections two through four comprise the detailed reading of the Tasmanian archive. __ __ __ As she writes 'by narrating stories about and around the objects they display in their homes, individuals can account for identities that otherwise might not be immediately present or presentable'. __ __ __ High poetic speech has no clear place in our society especially when our political leaders aree bound by technical nuance and muffled checks by media advisors. __ __ __ 9 - Japan and New Zealand best - 4. __ To this end, this book also looks at how large-scale, abstracted socio-cultural logics play themselves out on a local stage. __ __ __ Authors, of course, are my friends as well and when I write I feel as if I am writing to them and with them. __ Drawing on a theoretical model taken from Dipesh Chakrabarty's Provincializing Europe: Historical Difference and Postcolonial Thought (2000), this chapter proposes a reappraisal of a consummately modern concept - rationalisation - through an examination of the anti-rationalist refusal of privatisation enacted by the Tasmanian electorate in the 1998 state poll. __ __ __ Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. __ __ __ Proust's work shows that the significance of objects is not so much their material existence but their relational effects on the social world. __ See Margaretta Pos, "Jews upset by Mansell," 30 September, 2003. __ __ Following Chakrabarty's lead, a site-based analysis of the clash of disenchantment and re-enchantment in a non-European modernity makes possible the decentring of Euro-centric conceptions of the modern precisely because it demonstrates that the putatively modern and the putatively non-modern can act together within a frame that is itself inescapably modern. __ This rediscovery of identity is an instructive example of the way an archive can bear witness to a transformation in the rules governing what can and can't be said about a given place. __ __ __ Laing wrote about games that got tangled-up and ensnared the players. __ At others, I re-read episodes of Tasmanian history as if they refer to a concrete referent, a social totality or substantive extra-linguistic place. __ __ __ As your car fought its way across West Texas along Intersate 20 in the blistering heat and it felt as though you had been in the state for a week and had another week to go before you saw any sign of human life, they suddenly rose out of the emptiness like territorial forts. __ __ __ Or rather, what he might have meant had he added that, by not reading good books we will almost make ourselves stupid and bad. __ 226-46. __ To the reader well-versed in Tasmaniana, it proposes a re-inscription and a reassessment. __ Here, the archive is encoded through the work of Foucault so that it comes to designate "the system of relations between the unsaid and the said", or "the dark margin encircling and limiting every concrete act of speech. __ . __ Each of these three parts is given a temporal heading that performs an uneven periodisation: uneven, because this is not the kind of reconstructive thesis that purports to tell a story stretched out along a linear chronology. __ __ __ But can we expect anyone else to be interested? How odd it must feel to know that the words you write have a guaranteed audience. __ The novel is social, the author of the novel thinks socially. __ The discovery of Zygmunt Bauman's influential work Modernity and the Holocaust (1989) seemed to take this path in an intriguing direction so I followed it, first, to Henry Reynolds' An Indelible Stain: The Question of Genocide in Australian History (2001), then to Bill Thorpe and Raymond Evans' thoroughgoing demolition of Windschuttle's Quadrant pieces from the mid-1990s, "Indigenocide and the Massacre of Aboriginal History" (2001). __ __ __ In the end, he is really quite old, one could almost say, well, if not really elderly, almost. __ __ __ S. __ It has a secondary function, however, that derives from its place in Giorgio Agamben's discourse on Emile Benveniste's "The Semiology of Language" as described in Remnants of Auschwitz: The Witness and the Archive. __ __ __ A hierarchy here has something to do with power and aptitude. __ The modernity thread that runs through this book was thus, almost from the outset, intimately bound up with the genocide thread. __ Rather, their mutually constitutive arising subtends an antinomy of place and language. __ By drawing attention to the way the archive encloses the material conditions that make possible a given statement, Agamben prevents the "virtuality" of the discourse itself from entirely eclipsing the objects to which it is wed. __ 48. __ This kind of substitution is nothing new in its own right, other parts of Australia have long been invoked as worthy settings for the telling of national narratives: the Victorian goldfields of The Fortunes of Richard Mahony, the innercity Sydney slums of Bobbin Up or the Melbourne bohemia of Monkeygrip. __ The intermingling of these dialectical opposites through the visual experience of the perceiving subject metaphorises the ideational splitting that produces the complementary definitions of wilderness and nature in modernity. __ To my knowledge, the explosion of debate blasted into the public sphere by Windschuttle's book, is the first and only instance of "official" Tasmanian history being used to re-write an "official" Australian history. __ __ __ (2001) 'Thing thoery' Critical Enquiry 28, 1. __ Throughout the history of the Tasmanian archive both genocide and modernisation have been made the subject of contested, affectively charged statements, propositions and utterances. __ Those historians now upheld as the most reputable on the subject assure us that the Tasmanian Aborigines were subject to a 'conscious policy of genocide'. __ __ __ New York and London: Routledge. __ To the uninitiated, it serves as a general introduction. __ Michel Foucault, The Archaeology of Knowledge, translated by Alan Sheridan (London: Tavistock Publications, 1972), p. __ __ __ The OPEC response to American support for Israel's end game strike on Palestine and the failed anchovy fisheries that inflated the cost of agricualtural production at around the same time, kicked off a reset of the culrual logics of the west that endangerd central semiotic categories such as newness, originality, the genius, reality, truth and so on. __ __ __ Every world is as knowable as it is unknowable. __ The temporalisation of the book is the first order of its organisation, but there is a second order that is equally important. __ 144-45. __ The optic through which we examine a place and its symbolic economies needs to be well chosen if we intend to succeed in this task. __ If the Tasmanians won't face up to [selling the Hydro-Electric Commission], their future is as a declining offshore craft and produce market, kept afloat by handouts from mainland taxpayers who may, one day, revolt. __ . __ Windschuttle writes: Although the series starts in Tasmania, it will eventually cover the whole of the continental mainland. __ __ __ (1987). __ Mikhail Bakhtin, Problems of Dostevsky's Poetics, translated by Caryl Emerson, (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1984), pp. __ There is no possibility in this thesis that the plane of my discourse will be destroyed. __ __ In his forward to W. __ __ __ Select Bibliography: Appiah, K. __ Keith Windschuttle's much publicised challenge to "orthodox" accounts of civilisational interaction on the Australian frontier, The Fabrication of Aboriginal History Volume One: Van Diemen's Land 1803-1847 (2003), had just been published and a lively, multiform and oftentimes downright nasty debate was only just hitting its stride. __ __ __ (2001) 'Rights of passage: On the liminal identity of art in the border zone', in F. __ __ __ co. __ It is both about, and constitutive of, Tasmania in a social-symbolic sense. __ It encloses a language that is anchored to speakers, places and events: phenomena that translate matter into meaning. __ Aram Veeser, ed. __ __ __ The irreproachability of a claim to honour philosophy provision in a hypothetical context --we have the space, we have the skills, we have the materials- constantly butts up against the reality of the private control of land on a large scale and the determination of non-property holders to work towards securing their own post-mortgage title. __ . __ Some of them are bound together in contingent assemblage by their collective emergence from a series of shared moments of inauguration. __ __ __ We say these words in an off-hand way that does little to conceal our more pressing need to condemn and rebuke. __ __ __ In Howard's End, E. __ The two contrapuntal trajectories of genocide and modernity carry this suspension over into the pragmatic unfolding of place identity in Tasmania. __ __ __ King, P. __ __ __ Perhaps this cosmopolitan equality of recognition renders us all finally in the same shades of grey. __ __ __ As I am cynical, I would say that this form of writing is often indicative of the overriding priority to show off and demonstrate expertise rather than provide elucidation. __ __ __ Reading provides a way for me to reflect on my own life experiences. __ __ __ Nestle vendors in the slums of Rio -awesome! It's all good. __ __ __ (Thomas 1991:25) Instead, Thomas claims that any attempt to establish a typology of meaning around subject object relations will close off the other ways in which objects perform. __ __ __ Anyone who has been to London knows what a hell-hole of inequality it is and travelling to Paris on eurostar only hammers home the fact when the supposedy arrogant and aloof French turn out to be delightful, welcoming and joyous (in April!). __ __ __ All of a sudden I can see the wisdom in your approach. __ From the time of Trukanini's death until the modern Aboriginal rights movement found its feet, the archive carried the place of Aboriginality as a present absence imprinted in fading ink on its corpus. __ __ __ . __ __ __ But these three kings, at least, have yet to proffer the usual gifts of gold and incense and myrrh. __ Volume One of The Fabrication of Aboriginal History is dedicated solely to an examination of the landmark events of the Tasmanian genocide - the Risdon Massacre, the Cape Grim Massacre and so on - but it is also clearly looking outward: to the other editions in the trilogy that are to follow, and to the field of Australian Aboriginal history and politics more generally. __ __ __ "Basically, an event is what decides about a zone of encyclopedic indiscernibility" (TW 147). __ __ __ Well how about this? Do you feel like you fit into Hobartian ways and would you be less lonely and more adventurous if you were back in London? Don't worry I'm not going to suggest a trip to Brazzaville. __ The heuristic division of Tasmania's cultural temporality into three parts reflects the phenomenal "truth" that the people of this island worked and lived in a social cosmos that was always on the way toward becoming something other than what it was. __ Notes Jacques Derrida, Archive Fever: A Freudian Impression, translated by Eric Prenowitz (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1996). __ Because the archive responds to the being of language, as well as to its fecundity of meaning, its location is simultaneously discursive and material. __ That the diegesis of Flanagan's novel is set within the temporal parameters of the section is not the main issue here because other material that clearly falls outside its range allows the chapter to function. __ __ __ But I still don' know why you say you're so lonely. __ __ __ Religious philosophy that considers God (a non-human actor) for instance or Walter Benjamin in the arcades, or Sennet's Hidden Injuries of Class (ideological Hardt and Engri Homo Homo - mediaion We were wrong in suggesting that "modernity has failed to Calling this move post-social also seems counterintuitive as it aims to be more social, more extra-human than the 'humanist' hegemony of atomised rational utility maximisers. __ __ __ I am paid to deliver these mysterious 'practical' jurisdiction bound documents consistently, thereby staking my labour value at exactly thirty two dollars and ten cents an hour. __ Poetics on the other hand, and I think this is Greenblatt's point, can best be thought as a private, but not reactionary, attempt to order the world through language. __ __ * In recent writings, Richard Jenkins. __ The past survives for my purposes as a loose collection of fragments that need not always be shaped by a strong narrative trajectory. __ __ __ An event is the naming of something for which the 'encyclopedia of knowledge' had no language; it is the calling into existence what the situation (the encyclopeadia) did not allow. __ In spite of this permeability, these divisions have their usefulness. __ If destruction is set in train, it is surely a creative destruction. __ __ __ To be not-quite cosmopolitan might be worse a fate than to be way off the mark: A short stroll from any of the major hotels or transit points you'll find Tasmania's premier commercial centre Hobart's CBD. __ As a temporalised assemblage of freestanding essays, the threads of continuity that hold it together are the contrapuntal problematics of genocide and modernisation. __ " The archive in this sense does not bring together the content of what has been written or said about Tasmania but, rather, marks the conditions of its "sayability", the material but non-communicative dimensions that attend every act of enunciation. __ It also reaches back, however, to draw on primary material from the field diaries of George Augustus Robinson that is then re-situated in a contemporary context. __ __ __ The social inclusion report here said 13 percent were excluded which is not such a bad result. __ Neither place nor discourse are collapsed into one another in this equation. __ This mimicry, it needs be said, is more akin to tribute than to parody, incorporating the linearity of the hegemonic historical forms without necessarily honoring their content. __ In the case of Modernity Studies, the objective is to situate my reading of a non-metropolitan, peripheral modernity in the context of the increasingly large body of work interested in de-centring modernity from its traditional homelands in Europe and North America. __ __ __ 159-173) Habermas, Jurgen. __ Each of the three sections that make up the body of the text includes an essay written in accordance with the tonal oppositions of the two contrapuntal trajectories of genocide and modernity. __ __ __ 69. __ The archive provides us with a way to link language games to specific places even as those places are in part a product of the discourses that they anchor. __ The last chapter of this thesis is filed under the rubric of restoration, a decision prompted by the recognition that the texts with which it engages are of an extended historical moment defined by full presence, and the awareness that the question of genocide in Tasmanian history has only been taken up properly in the wake of this re-materialisation. __ 3. __ The hypostatisation of a fluid, lived temporality thus enacted is as essential as it is ultimately inadequate. __ Part three, encloses an interval of one hundred and two years, from the death of the "last Tasmanian" Trukanini to the screening of Tom Haydon's documentary The Last Tasmanian: A Story of Genocide (1978). __ The genocide thread moves from the moment of European "settlement" in Tasmania to the "extinction" of the Aborigines after Trukanini's death. __ __ __ We argue that Proust's work is significant because in many ways his writings anticipate the insights provided by scholars such as Daniel Miller and Pierre Bourdieu. __ The contrapuntal method, as I develop it in this thesis then, is a private, a personal, and, hopefully, a poetic approach. __ __ __ In the township on the other hand, support networks abound. __ __ __ In recent years, for instance, CEOs of large companies have managed to negotiate rapidly ballooning salaries that now factors up to 300 times the wages of their 'normal' employees. __ __ __ blogspot. __ My account of the story of how Tasmania came to be a place of genocide and a place of modernity is split between the two registers under examination. __ But these cartographies are always partial, it needs to be remembered, for the same reason that periodisation always presents as an affront to the organic streams of lived temporality. __ A fluid, permeable entity, the Tasmanian archive is a mobile site where the text and talk of everyday discursivity are gathered together. __ Perhaps we might more precisely describe their operative dimension as multilateral or omni-directional. __ What is unique here, and it needs to be noted that we are talking historical rather than fictional discourse, is that Tasmania now becomes the exemplary locus for the staging of an historiographical performance that seeks to reorder an entire sub-disciplinary terrain that is itself the setting for a variety of important debates about nationhood, racism and cultural identity. __ In the case of a concrete location like Tasmania, the very physicality of a statement reflected in the archive connects that statement to the place it names. __ The form of this interrogation is dialectical. __ __ __ Inevitably many gifted young thinkers and communicators will be squeezed out of the system for Be a philosopher, be a mummy, represent monotono-theism by a gravedigger-mimicry ! - And away, above all with the body , that pitiable idde fixe of the senses! Infected with every error of logic there is, refuted, impossible even, notwithstanding it is impudent enough to behave as if it actually existed!'. __ After the screening of Haydon's film, however, the archive changed irrevocably to accommodate a retrospectively reconstructed continuity of existence and a present tense being-in-the-world. __ __ __ Another line of argument here is that the game-any game, it doesn't matter which-has declined as they have got older and today's players may be more powerful or more professional but they lack the grace, elegance, humility of the older generation. __ How, it asks, is the universal language of modernity given a regional inflection in Tasmania? What, it inquires, does a non-metropolitan modernity look like up-close? When, it poses, will it be possible to read a genocidal logic into a historical trajectory without invoking the Jewish Holocaust? Through an engagement with these and other questions, this book challenges the established ways of thinking about the island that I call home. __ __ __ The home holds and reflects (distorts) our fantasies about escaping from the battle fields of social fear, pecking orders, anxieties and absurdities that we hear so much about and that we witness with our own eyes every day (tree-change, sea-change). __ __ __ 900 The Schopenhauer family was wealthy and well-connected, and seems to have had a cosmopolitan propensity for travel and for language. __ __ In his introduction to the anthology Enduring Enchantments, Dube argues that the "idea of modernity rests on a rupture. __ __ In Chakrabarty's own example of how the experience of political modernity in India undermines the historicist project at the same time as its narration remains inextricably tied up with it, the promise of progress comes in the form of a conditional offer of national independence that is deferred on the grounds that its potential recipients are not yet civilised enough to rule themselves. __ Here, the telling of a national story, a story with national consequences, takes as its initial subject matter a set of localised events. __ __ __ , & M. __ There is a caveat that needs to be added to my delineation of the concept of the archive. __ The idea of naming a time - Van Diemonian, Tasmanian, Global - emerges out of a combination of fact and feeling that orientated my investigations. __ This thesis is an attempt at a poetics of culture cast in terms that draw on Stephen Greenblatt's framing of the project. __ __ __ and Tolia-Kelly, P. __ __ __ pp. __ __ __ Logically they should have been united, not only by the common bond of oil that had kept them in clothes for sixty years, but by the bonds of loneliness. __ Unless, of course, this falling apart takes place in the ear of the reader. __ __ __ It is still part of philosophy's purview to reread, deconstruct and intervene in unhelpful, inaccurate and divisive philosophy policies, conversations and prejudices; ways of knowing that treat the home as a docile body, a foreign object, bricks and mortar- an object central to our lives but ultimately separate from us. __ , The New Historicism, (New York: Routledge, 1989), p. __ The Tasmania archive trespasses into the order of things. __ __ __ This moment of "harmony of minds" is added to that of a "harmony with the nature of things". __ __ __ . __ __ __ Proust in effect fetishises objects in his novel by recording the intense feelings that these objects generate. __ This book places a frame around a collection of moments that carry a special resonance within the Tasmanian archive. __ __ __ Become a landlord. __ The Tasmanian archive is the locus for the storage of utterances that concern Tasmania, but it also plays a part in ushering a discursively mediated Tasmania into being. __ One of the goals of this book is to theorise the means by which non-linguistic experience of a given location becomes, under the influence of archival energy, a communicable matrix for the construction of place. __ At stake here was the official vision of the human landscape and race-relations of early European Australia. __ __ __ In either case, the epistemological resources of the home are indispensible to our attempts to develop a means of reading the shape of the world, of mapping our own place onto the striated imaginary of that world amid the cross currents of social meaning. __ The story of modernity in Tasmania mobilises a socio-political entity anterior to discourse, while the story of genocide as a meta-historical debate maps the surface of a field that is primarily rhetorical. __ __ __ Patterson, Harmondsworth: Penguin. __ __ __ 195. __ __ __ Faith in our Discipline: Poetry with Sociology after time in the New West. __ In its mediating capacity, the archive operates in an open-ended present, giving inflection to future orientations and retrospective reconstructions. __ In the case of genocide, I seek to locate my own analysis in a less specific sense by presenting a survey and typology of the terms in which the Tasmanian genocide has appeared across a range of literatures. __ Rather, they enter the agon in the company of future projections on apparently unrelated matters like the future of old growth logging to produce an ensembled dialogue, an echolalia that rolls the mnemonics of Tasmania's past into the wall of sound through which the present itself becomes audible. __ __ __ Hobart City Council, Living in Hobart, Mignolo, W. __ caprice and arbitrary rule are the prerogative of feeling, the way oppressive feeling taxes your last dime and leaves your palette smudged and dry from heavy, caustic air. __ __ *Monkeys Pay Per View : Adaptive Valuation of Social Images by Rhesus Macaques, Deaner, Khera, latt, Current Boiology, vol15: 543-48 march 29 Superstars are created who possess some attribute that is way beyond that of the normal man or woman. __ you sense her loneliness out of place there in the pine forest with that well drilled right through the kitchen floor. __ Europe and the Americas, the only true subjects of history, have thought out on our behalf not only the script of colonial enlightenment and exploitation, but also that of our anti-colonial resistance and postcolonial misery. __ Here Sartre shifted the emphasis of the definition away from intention to the effects of campaigns of occupation and colonisation: The proof of genocide, [Sartre] asserted lies in the results of policy, not in the intentions by which it may be undertaken. __ hopeless poet. __ 9; Bobbi Sykes, "A Re-make: This Time with a Camera," Filmnews, (January 1979), p. __ References to the Tasmanian genocide are legion across a range of discursive terrains emanating from the four corners of the world. __ with sped up wafts of jerky vine - anything but luck can hear good value. __ The density and range of this work clears the way for site-based analyses of alternative, non-European modernities that do more than merely regather their subject matter in the net of orthodox modernisation theory. __ The colligation of these diverse particles into discourses takes place when certain enunciative modalities are combined with grids of specification mobilised at particular institutional locations to establish a terrain of objects and practices that do not exceed the workings of the discourse itself: Discursive relations are not, as we can see, internal to discourse: they do not connect concepts or words with one another; they do not establish a deductive or rhetorical structure between propositions or sentences. __ __ And, anyway, many scholars now contend that the venerable tradition of academic autonomy has been monstered to such an extent by administrative burdens, competitive grant rounds and output measurement, that it barely exists anymore in anything like the shape it has traditionally taken. __ __ In comparison to other OECD countries, the latest data available in the year 2000, shows that Australia sat at around the middle rank (ranked 12 out of 26 reported OECD countries from the highest to the lowest inequality) with a Gini coefficient of 0. __ __ Miller, D. __ Not unexpectedly, it is more recent American economists who allow this fear and confusion to surface much more overtly. __ Haydon's film, which serves as the most significant vehicle for Jones's particular narrativisation of colonial contact in Tasmania is one of the foundation stones for the reading of genocide into that history. __ The whimsical patrician nonchalance which suffuses all of Galbraith's writing in this instance conceals a considerable anxiety which is stretched to breaking point early on in the text when he argues that, in a certain sense, the Depression was actually a worthwhile experience, a salutary lesson on human nature and the fatuity of hubris: Historians and novelists always have known that tragedy wonderfully reveals the nature of man. __ Kindleberger, for instance, attempts to absolve his fellow economists of any responsibility for the Depression by arguing that it was at the complicated interface of theory and public policy that it was made inevitable. __ new cracks opened up in the walls of the front bedroom. __ International writers routinely compare the actions of the British in Tasmania with the Spaniards in Mexico, the Belgians in the Congo, the Turks in Armenia and Pol Pot in Cambodia. __ __ Gibson, J. __ it glowed with heat and static form the pigs were quiet in the swill. __ In the context of the process of development traced out in John Stuart Mill's "On Representative Government" that makes universal education the necessary precondition of universal suffrage, the Indian decision to give the vote to its entire adult population upon gaining independence stands, to Chakrabarty's eyes, as an exemplary gesture of counter-historicism. __ everyone wants her car. __ i didn't say i'd studied that image of the two of you together. __ price levels moved within a narrow band. __ Fantasies of perfect uniformity are just that, Orwellian, Huxleyian myths of a world where texture and colour and character have been removed by some centrally planned, Corbusian architectonics. __ Its purple tone at evening fall isn't like Table Mountain's shade. __ __ But only God is perfect. __ Despite these very great differences, I believe that a certain analogical similarity can be detected in the structure of these two things. __ __ I wish I had some nice sausages for my lunch! You could call this a picaresque novel if you like but it's really much more like a tragedy. __ Naturally the psyche of no one individual economist is structured like this, the economic consciousness is an imaginary amalgam inductively extrapolated from economic discourse as a whole system. __ __ But the opposition of birth and death is not something that can be pushed aside as mere rhetoric. __ __ "You cannot conquer Time," an unheeding lover is warned by the clocks of the city. __ In so far as it operates as a reservoir of collective significations, the archive is also infused with the power of the super-ego, of the internalised externality. __ and i too feel that hollow there inside my ribs, as if i was not one, but more, a vapour trail perhaps or tree as i in televised redoubt. __ C. __ For those possessed of capital, cultural and otherwise, a new optimism is gathering momentum. __ Rather, they enter the agon in the company of future projections on apparently unrelated matters like the future of old growth logging to produce an ensembled dialogue, an echolalia that rolls the mnemonics of Tasmania's past into the wall of sound through which the present itself becomes audible. __ __ Animals are often ill. __ __ 86. __ The play of difference that Chakrabarty extracts from his archive is activated and contained by the "not yet" uttered by the imperial someone to the colonial nobody. __ The external connections that link a modernity that has become alienated from its European origins, and indeed from its European history, with the loci of its regional adaptation sets the scene for the identification of fragments of the modern in an inexhaustible well of empirical data and closes off the possibility of prioritising or privileging the Europeanness of modernity. __ . __ i don't mind and didn't you sell a three hundred dollar dress just the other day. __ __ He is basically a recluse and the reason for that is he feels superior to most other people but they don't seem to agree with him. __ Hegel-Marx; Lacoue Labarthe the front of horse its withers cracked. __ It traverses the changing physical terrains too, and in omitting so much as it does so, suggests that any attempt to account fully for Tasmanianness through such a survey will necessarily fail. __ __ Whose to say, maybe his essays would have been better than his films. __ __ (2001) 'Rights of passage: On the liminal identity of art in the border zone', in F. __ borrowed amp. __ To this end then, we come to a question. __ This convolution has a history, of course, but pre-determination does not necessarily constitute a defence. __ __ There are a succession of depictions, the most notable and well known is the tasting of the madeleine cake soaked in tea, uneven paving stones in the courtyard of the home of the Guermantes family which serves as catalyst for a lasting and involuntary memory. __ __ Hoskins, J. __ After summarising some of the violent encounters between the Aborigines and the Europeans, Tatz concludes that: This wasn't simply a murderous outbreak of racial hatred. __ __ On a global scale, capital was more concentrated and predatory than ever, and the working class had actually increased in size. __ For his part, Jenkins points us in the direction of a set of ostensibly anti-modern practices, faiths, creeds and imaginations that still exert a sway over the habitual orientations of modern individuals. __ In its capacity as a resource for the construction of place, the Tasmanian archive blurs the boundaries between the mnemonic systems of the preconscious, the conscious and the unconscious. __ we seldom laugh because we're cold. __ __ Over 20 years ago, Arien Mack, writing for the journal 'Social Research', put an explanation for this subjective splitting in the following terms. __ __ His mind moved backwards, over his ten years of adult life. __ For our purposes here, what is in question is how this chain is connected up to a number of textual sites that deal specifically with the decimation and displacement of the Aboriginal Tasmanians. __ The multiplicitous killings of Aboriginals on the Tasmanian frontier may have been perpetrated under the influence of motivations that we would now understand as genocidal but that genocidality was never articulated at the level of the letter. __ Wolfgang Mommsen provides a useful précis of the differences between these two forms of reason: By 'formal' rationality is meant the strategy of adapting one's own conduct of life to the pre-determined purposes of the kind that the capitalist system has imposed on modern man. __ the soaring, jeering, stupid crowd. __ born without ancestors, cut from the ground of being. __ lines, its county signs, all contrived to magnify the things we do, to make them more remote or give the potentates their little kingdoms. __ what did they say at the casino and at don camillo. __ shimmering riffs. __ __ In that case the surface upon which this note is preserved, the pocket-book or sheet of paper, is as it were a materialized portion of my mnemic apparatus, the rest of which I carry about with me invisible. __ i speak to you as outboard kin who traded in the whole of us for angling from the land mass shelf at human truth, a fool's crusade for essence, power, sex and blood the bottom doesn't shoulder much, it can't its spirit broke, it cannot shield or take a punch, i know but am not of it, yet i could face up to riddled hope, and shoulder loss. __ To cut a long story short, I contend that the urgency with which Gaonkar endorses non-Western site-based analyses of the discrepant careers of modernity also applies in the case of sub-national settler-locations like Tasmania. __ i'll buy a flat round dish for figs and meet him at the crooked tree. __ __ Everyone else I have already defeated. __ __ Consider for example Latour's (1999:10) argument that 'things do not exist without being full of people and the more modern and complicated they are, the more people swarm through them'. __ __ Right now, for me there is nobody I can talk to about ideas in a specialised way - at Melbourne uni it was just endless conversations, absolutely amazing for me coming from Hobart, but ultimately too much, too soon. __ my craft will not be missed. __ The spelling "Trukanini" is favoured by the Palawa people in Tasmania today. __ The discovery of Zygmunt Bauman's influential work Modernity and the Holocaust (1989) seemed to take this path in an intriguing direction so I followed it, first, to Henry Reynolds' An Indelible Stain: The Question of Genocide in Australian History (2001), then to Bill Thorpe and Raymond Evans' thoroughgoing demolition of Windschuttle's Quadrant pieces from the mid-1990s, "Indigenocide and the Massacre of Aboriginal History" (2001). __ __ Proust, M. __ __ Raymond B. __ The Aboriginal genocide, Mudrooroo suggests, is just as "important" as the Shoah, and the sensitivity with which people approach the attempted destruction of European Jewry should be applied to the Aboriginal case. __ __ (1991) 'Home A place in the world; editor's introduction' Social Research 51 (1) 5-8. __ __ (Eds) 1986 Introduction: commodities and the politics of value. __ Instead, we must make do with the fading residue of this experience preserved in the journals of Tasman, François Peron, Jacques Labilliardière and Nicholas Baudin. __ __ . __ and then some kind of polyphonic chore. __ __ . __ __ It can coordinate and direct our orientations, inform our opinions, give content to snap summations and imbue instant impressions with a decisive valency: I hate you/I like you; I grew here/You flew here; You're like me/You're not like me; I belong here/You have no right to be here. __ Would Windschuttle's livid, lucid, revisionist prose finally give us just cause to remove the "black armbands", the hair shirts of postcolonial shame, that we have worn since becoming cognizant that the processes of land acquisition and pastoral development in this country were anything but a peaceable affair? I say face-value because there is another, more obscured because epistemological, dimension along which the Windschuttle intervention spins the resources of history into its novel web. __ the poem you found at the end of the warren shoving an Algerian from his nest of plastic seats- when you turned him over he looked like a 2nd empire tortoise not some victim/symbol of gaulish bloody mindedness half-coherent spray about the great novel of Martello towers, bowls of broken bread, breast milk, sodomy and astroturf. __ At the same time, however, historical actors went about their business at the various stages of Tasmania's socio-cultural transformation with an orientation to the future that was nothing if not self-consciously modernising. __ But as with any social organism, the metastases of dis-ease are heavily localised. __ The mantle of victimhood could be interiorised into the narrative voice to lay bare the savagery of the invading Europeans. __ __ . __ __ There is, however, another direction in which the semantic energies generated by the term cosmopolitan take us. __ __ It can also have some relationship to the idea of equality before the law and to human rights discourse and enforcement - we are all equally entitled to free speech, to freedom of religion and so on. __ Dorothy Hewitt, Bobbin Up (London: Virago, 1985). __ __ Male rhesus macaques sacrificed fluid for the opportunity to view female perinea and the faces of high-status monkeys but required fluid overpayment to view the faces of low-status monkeys. __ __ " But even now, I run hot and cold with people, sometimes it clicks and the relationships are sweet and easy. __ 'It was', he writes, 'the only text that he remembers in no sense as a labour but as a joy' (12). __ In other words, in the modernity stream, I do the work of abstraction, framing a series of engagements with the problematics of modernity as instantiations of modernity in the Tasmanian archive. __ " From the angle I take here, the poles of literal materiality and spectral evanescence are not irrevocably sundered. __ During this period, the economy remained primarily agricultural, but a mineral boom on the West Coast provided a miniaturised version of the Victorian gold rushes, halting the population outflow and restoring a level of confidence to local business interests, particularly those based in Launceston. __ 89 when you returned, i told you what i'd done; the cake, the cds, the books. __ __ 195. __ __ 2000, da capo press All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others - George orwell , Animal Farm. __ Yet they are not relations exterior to discourse, relations that might limit it, or impose certain forms upon it, or force it, in certain circumstances, to state certain things. __ i shuffle and arch at the shoulders. __ The fictional adjustments of history at play here are notable: Walyer was not captured until the middle of December 1830, Punch did not join the party for travel by river and Robinson never met the Lieutenant Governor in Launceston. __ But the metaphor of the hammer should not be misunderstood. __ The offer being made to the Tasmanian electorate was essentially utilitarian. __ 31 this knowledge that i have is missed by lights and curried crowds, they fight my truth, which shrinks so quick, the turtles head, i claim no claim, although i know the animals. __ __ I wish to contend here that this duality can be imported into a spatial imaginary that codes cities - especially large cities with dense and numerous trade links to other parts of the world - as cosmopolitan, while assigning the status of provinciality, homogeneity or backwardness to the countryside and smaller regional cities and towns. __ mixed with wet. __ they live and breathe and climb the stairs and never know which way is up. __ __ Driving rain is close to the Freudian conception because the drive is immanent to the driven, or is compartmentalised so the id becomes a motor, the ego a vehicle and the superego a set of traffic rules, petrol prices, climativ conditions (including driving rain and air as pure as the driven snow. __ Robert Manne, "The Tragedy is Compounded by the Absurdity," Sydney Morning Herald, (25 August 2003). __ __ What is clear from Ginzburg's work and from Greenblatt's too is that the past is another country, and that they do do things differently there. __ waiting for the grant and vision, hoping for a crowd. __ and northern hunger, crescent, tiled stretch and soul and spoon of whack. __ contingent honeymoon when all the lithuanians chip in. __ It is held firm, I wish to contend, by the agency of the letter, by the power of the signifier. __ Society becomes the sum totality of individual economic actors mobilising to maximise utility. __ The conversations that give form to this complex are carried out in different dialects and discourses, in a multitude of forums from the local pub to the daily papers - there are three of them - from novels and film, to public policy and popular folklore. __ __ Harré, R. __ rich outsiders there to exploit the natural resources, to add jobs, to build the place. __ The recourse that is made to the tropology of the Holocaust thus marks an attempt to fill out the empty form of a witness-less event with a content that has been deterritorialised from its original position in a parallel historical discourse. __ Certainly his use of the two fateful words is the only instance of a novelic inscription that speaks to the literary corpus of Aboriginal Tasmania. __ " Calling the Tasmanian extirpation a "Final Solution", threatens to drown out the fragile mnemonic echoes of the colonial event, but it also stands as an alternative means of re-enforcing its status as genocide. __ The radical recontextualisation of the archive that Michel Foucault achieves in The Archaeology of Knowledge is more a blasphemy than an apostasy in light of this contested history. __ If the archive exists to preserve, it is also the object of a preservation. __ The history of the archive in Foucault scholarship is characterised by effacement and elision. __ In pursuit of property titles to legitimate his incursions, he instructed his agents to fabricate the legal documents when they couldn't be found. __ Even though historians have long held an interest in the mechanics of the archive, the "profusion of forums in which historians are joining archivists in new conversations about documentary evidence, record keeping and archival theory" marks a decisive moment in the life-cycle of academic and professional historiography. __ Louis XIV, he points out, made claims on German territory through an active intervention in the archive. __ Under the weight of this dizzying difference, the coherence of the archive threatens to give way. __ It appears to collapse temporality in its pervasive synchrony, preserving the mark of historicity only as an encoding of the following kind: statement content/date filed. __ ] The archive, particularly when understood as a depositary of unpublished records and documents, as opposed to the broadly diffused and widely available print "culture", promises what other scholars do not have, the uniquely juicy and justifying tidbit. __ Hypothetically speaking, Tasmania might have been discovered and settled without modernity - it was claimed by the Aboriginal people in this way after all - but the facts of history show us that it was. __ Is the very trope of Tasmania a burdensome agent of continuity that interferes with a more direct engagement with the particularities of given statements? Or should it be made the gravitational centre for the construction of a discrete discursive formation? The positing of discourse as a new modality for the organisation of statements tacitly implies that the statements with which it deals will be pre-discursive, that the allegiance to prior unities will be allegiances to non-discursive formations like the book or the oeuvre. __ The Premier of Tasmania, for instance, is endowed with a right to speak about the State as a unified object. __ Derrida's re-reading of psychoanalysis as a science of the archive; as a science of memory and of forgetting; as a science of the impression, invites further revisions of the concept at its centre. __ The Tasmanian archive is a metaphorical as well as a substantive repository of collective significations, but its most telling attribute is its productivity. __ If the dominant connotation of the signifier "archive" for this kind of historical endeavour is a resoundingly singular "truth", the existence of a multiplicity of archives reminds us that the referent to which the signifier is orientated remains stubbornly plural. __ It is held firm, I wish to contend, by the agency of the letter, by the power of the signifier. __ Here a moment of pre-discursivity is inserted into the history of the emergence of statements in the process of their very materialisation. __ They act through many conduits - the people who created them, the functionaries who managed them, the archivists who selected them for preservation and make them available for use, and the researchers who use them in constructing accounts of the past. __ Disparate discursive particles like the casual disparaging remark made by a tourist about the weather in Launceston or the fully developed oeuvre of James McQueen are consigned to the Tasmanian archive on the grounds that they share a constative predicate: the island and socius of Tasmania. __ If its contractors and agents are shaken out of solipsism by the communal character of the archive, it is important to remember that it, too, never works alone. __ A physical location or assemblage thereof acquires the character of place when the experience and memory of that location or assemblage of locations are rendered symbolizable and communicable under the influence of archival energy. __ A statement about Tasmania as site of depopulation is part of a social-demographic discourse. __ These twin histories take the form of a tight interlocking chain whose strands cannot be separated from one another without placing the structural integrity of the whole object in jeopardy. __ Immersed in Adda at the pub, safe in the company of trusted kinsmen, however, we sense that the archive speaks through us, that we are nothing but mediums for its refracted power. __ On Foucault's reading, the archive operates between the langue and the corpus. __ Archival studies, as Wim Van Mierlo points out in his work on James Joyce, knows its limits, understands its vocation and moves confidently within the parameters of a clearly defined research program: Archival studies [is] any kind of research that uses documentary materials other than [the author's] works, whether they are [. __ Utterances that fail to connect up to already consolidated clusters will circulate for a limited time before disappearing from the archive, leaving traces perhaps, but not necessarily making it any easier for similar enunciations to join the permanent ranks of the established characterisations. __ The Tasmanian archive differs from the physical archive when the latter is understood as the depository of a community's textual remainders, but, as I have attempted to demonstrate, it shares some of the features of its homonym described in the conceptual assemblage constructed by Foucault in The Archaeology of Knowledge and Derrida in Archive Fever: A Freudian Impression. __ If we accept that there are plenty of things we aren't going to learn about modernity from the Tasmanian archive, we must also accept that the story of modernity cannot wholly contain the textual traces that circulate around this thing we call Tasmania. __ In this regard then, Foucault's desire to remove statements entirely from their loci of continuity seems overly ambitious: The systematic erasure of all given unities enable us first of all to restore to the statement the specificity of its occurrence, and to show that discontinuity is one of those great accidents that create cracks not only in the geology of history but also in the simple fact of the statement; it emerges in its historical irruption; what we try to examine is the incision that it makes, that irreducible - and often very tiny - emergence. __ However banal it may be, however unimportant its consequences may appear to be, however quickly it may be forgotten after its appearance, however little heard or badly deciphered we may suppose it to be, a statement is always an event that neither the language (langue) nor the meaning can quite exhaust. __ Unities like the book and the oeuvre and conceptual categories like influence, evolution, tradition and spirit, give way, in Foucault's formulation, to configurations of statements characterised by dispersion. __ Looking through the optic of modernity and modernisation highlights certain clusters of textuality within it - statements, stories, and collective feelings about the Hydro-Electric Commission for example - but it leaves others in the dark. __ On the one hand, it seems to designate the set of rules that govern the generation of statements. __ This book borrows this under-appreciated theorisation of the way discourse and the extra-linguistic world come to be mutually imbricated and uses it as the foundation for a fairly traditional conception of the archive. __ Retention is not a key here, fetishistic collection is placed well and truly on the back-burner. __ Ann Laura Stoler's reading of the archival turn in post-colonial historiography eloquently summarises the functional ontology of the archive as I wish to deploy it in this book. __ This opening foray problematises the textual approach taken by Foucault. __ The speech acts and representational ventures through which it becomes manifest rehearse the function of the archive in its traditional sense through their implication in processes of multi-dimensional subjection. __ They are privileged moments in the history of Tasmania, but they are also effects and component elements of abstract social logics that are nothing other than the synthetic amalgam of isolated episodes of precisely this kind. __ In The Archaeology of Knowledge, Foucault approaches the concept of the archive through an analysis of its constituent parts: discourse and the statement. __ But the archive is also that which determines that all these things said do not accumulate endlessly in an amorphous mass, nor are they inscribed in an unbroken linearity, nor do they disappear at the mercy of chance external accidents […] Far from being that which unifies everything that has been said in the great murmur of a discourse, far from being only that which ensures that we exist in the midst of preserved discourse, it is that which differentiates discourses in their multiple existence and specifies them in their own duration. __ But it is also to identify modernity and its cognate processes and objects - cultural temporality, transformational thresholds, uneven development, imperial historicist time - as overdetermining the narratives Tasmanians tell about their homeland. __ Unless you count a retrospective mourning, the loss one feels on gaining something one might have gained earlier, the addition of Baudin's auto-text to the Tasmanian archive is something akin to pure plenitude. __ The proclamations of recent incumbent Jim Bacon on the topic of the "New Tasmania" provide a classic example of the way an asymmetrically distributed power of description can be put to the end of producing a concrete entity. __ The rules of normal language, the conventions of realism and the unconscious fear of schizophrenic word-salad deny us individual control over the archive. __ Statements that construct Tasmania as an economy might be removed from the context of the knowledge regime that activates them but if we were to regroup them as part of a Tasmanian discourse, wouldn't we need still to have recourse to economics to give them any meaning? Operating from within the confines of Foucault's constellation, it is impossible to diagnose which unities should be exploded and which should be re-constituted. __ . __ He complicates this schema, however, by claiming that the archive actually describes the "systems of statements", the sets of rules and principles "not superposable" to discourse that enable us to deal with statements as either events or things: The archive is first the law of what can be said, the system that governs the appearance of statements as unique events. __ Descriptions of landscape or culture might be uncannily familiar, just off-target or wildly misrepresentative. __ The sufficient conditions for a diagnosis and discussion of genocide in Tasmania are the perpetration of a series of material historical crimes and the existence of a set of discursive principles such as the UN convention on the matter. __ These relations characterise not the language used by discourse, not the circumstances in which it is deployed, but discourse itself as a practice. __ Verne Harris comes close to making the decisive move into thinking the dissemination of archival energy as a kind of language-speaking-the-subject in "The Archival Sliver: Power, Memory, and Archives in South Africa" when he challenges the orthodoxy of referential understandings of the archive. __ But those recalled impressions, the background against which these texts are silhouetted, are, themselves, not completely atextual. __ A statement about Tasmania as wilderness getaway is part of a tourism discourse. __ From another angle, however, the statements that appear in Island and colour the speeches of the Premier are always already discursive in so far as they are organised generically into coherent forms of expression with clear historical precedents and familiar modes of address. __ The key here is the function derived from the literal definition of the term "consignation", in Derrida's eyes, the most basic and essential function of an archive: By consignation, we do not only mean, in the ordinary sense of the word, the act of assigning residence or of entrusting so as to put into reserve […] but here the act of consigning through gathering together signs. __ The archive is thus the point of translation that turns the incommensurability of historical fact and language into the difference of historical discourse. __ To argue for a re-reading of Tasmanian history through the category of modernity is to respond to the contemporary state of the Tasmanian archive, particularly as it intersects with the text and talk of everyday Australian nationalism. __ Derrida is drawing an inference from a problem of pragmatics, then, when he claims that the concept of the archive threatens to fall away under the weight of the trouble of secrets, of plots, of clandestiness, of half-private, half-public conjurations, always at the unstable limit between public and private, between the family, the society, and the State, between the family and an intimacy even more private than the family, between oneself and oneself. __ In the space between this singularity and dispersal, the signified of the archive seems to offer a semantic stability. __ This version of the archive doesn't perform the anamnestic function of retaining physical documentation so that historical truths can be reconstructed a posteriori, indeed, its enabling condition is its inexhaustibility. __ Yet they are not relations exterior to discourse, relations that might limit it, or impose certain forms upon it, or force it, in certain circumstances, to state certain things. __ The Tasmanian archive as I imagine it, does act as a storehouse of cultural memory, a reservoir of narrative resources that can be drawn upon by social actors in their active production of place even as that function of containment operates on a symbolic rather than a substantive level. __ Where, we might ask, is the apotheosis of this idée fixe to be found? In novels like Tom Gilling's The Sooterkin? In the garrulous banter at an interstate pub? In public policy discourse like the Nixon Report or the quarterly assessments of the state's economy compiled by Access Economics? In sociological and demographic discourse about migration and ageing? In a generalised inferiority complex or habitus actualised and carried round by the citizens of the "Apple Isle"? In truth it exists in all and none of these places. __ The archive in this sense eternally recurs: Because the archive, if this word or this figure can be stabilized so as to take on a signification, will never be either memory or anamnesis as spontaneous, alive and internal experience. __ ] actual archives in libraries, facsimile reproduction of manuscripts or any other material source that is part of the general exegesis of or contributes to a contextual understanding of [the author's] writing. __ Alternatively, we could seek to identify an exteriority to the archive in its role as the system of enunciability and the system of functioning for concrete statements. __ On permanent stand-by, ready to be mobilised in an instant, the troping of Tasmania as partially modern is a memory-weapon. __ Here, the ordering of terms moves by simple enumeration: statement-discourse-archive. __ But even if Tasmania's role in the story of the first modernity is provisional, inessential and ontologically asymmetrical - modernity was a necessary condition for the institution of Tasmania, Tasmania was not a necessary condition for the institution of modernity - the regime of association that binds it with the emerging conditions of the modern age is built of more substantial material than mere coincidence. __ The Tasmanian archive overlaps with a range of other archives. __ As Frances Dolan writes: In a research proposal, or a dinner party conversation, or a book treatment, a bid to legitimacy as a scholar creating new knowledge can best be bolstered by claiming to have found something no one else has found - to need a trip to the archive rather than to plug away dismally and unromantically with microfilm. __ a collection of esp. __ Exchange for two reasons, first because the archive always looks full, and second, because a text that is taken from the archive never has to leave. __ The rule that it follows is that the textual material shared by these institutions can be read dialectically. __ But a rider is attached to this rebuff that leaves a gap for a problematically material object like the Tasmanian archive. __ In the case of statements about Tasmania, however, discursivity is already inscribed into the texts themselves. __ It gathers together statements of disparate institutional and disciplinary origin, enunciations of different length, timbre, cadence and genre. __ The concept of the archive offers a tentative starting point for the complex task of unravelling the vexed relationship between a place and its discursive evocations. __ The argument being put here takes as its object the field of intercession where the Tasmanian archive meets and co-mingles with the archives of modernity and genocide. __ For a start, there are a multiplicity of archives tied to particular "cultures, societies and civilisations", archives that offer an unavoidable confrontation with a privileged region that is at once close to us, and different from our present existence, it is the border of time that surrounds our presence, which overhangs it, delimits us […] its threshold of existence is established by the discontinuity that separates us from what we can no longer say, and from that which falls outside our discursive practice; it begins with the outside of our own language. __ C H A P T E R 2 Looking through the Archive (of the Archive) Do we already have at our disposition a concept of the archive? A concept of the archive which deserves this name? Which is one and whose unity is assured? Have we ever been assured of the homogeneity, of the consistency, of the univocal relationship of any concept to a term or to such a word as "archive"? (Jacques Derrida, 1995) For our purposes, being in Tasmania is being-with-the-archive because Tasmania as a place could not exist without the archive. __ Here, I argue, the concept of the archive presents as a means for moving forward. __ In the case of an examination of statements that refer to Tasmania, we are dealing not only with the irreducible specificity of the occurrence, but also with discursive traces that remain inscribed in each statement after it has been sundered from its locus of continuity qua discourse. __ Perhaps the archive is less trustworthy than we have been led to believe. __ The events whose narrativisation I am examining resound in two registers. __ And like all weapons the possibility of friendly fire poses itself with every pull of the trigger. __ The Australian Oxford Dictionary describes it simply as "1. __ The outside to which Foucault is referring here remains equivocal. __ " We perform our speculative bri-colage in the greasepaints of desperation while Stoler's archive-as-subject shouts directions from stage-left. __ Consignation aims to co-ordinate a single corpus, in a system or a synchrony in which all the elements articulate the unity of an ideal configuration. __ Beginning with an etymology of the term in question, Derrida opens out a terrain in which archive marks out not only the temporally originary, the sequentially prior, but also stands for commandment. __ The idea of the archive, of course, is not in its everyday usage an equivocal one. __ In so far as it operates as a reservoir of collective significations, the archive is also infused with the power of the super-ego, of the internalised externality. __ Is it enough then, that we should ignore the regularities that bind unemployment figures for Tasmania with unemployment figures for Victoria in the name of an alternative regularity discernible through the figuration of place? If we are to retain the discursive stamp pressed onto the multiplicity of statements that concern Tasmania we require an alternative ordering principle that does not require the erasure of that meaningful discursivity. __ . __ At one level, Foucault seems to be designating an extra-discursive field with the category, a container capable of holding an array of discrete discourses in place. __ The colligation of these diverse particles into discourses takes place when certain enunciative modalities are combined with grids of specification mobilised at particular institutional locations to establish a terrain of objects and practices that do not exceed the workings of the discourse itself: Discursive relations are not, as we can see, internal to discourse: they do not connect concepts or words with one another; they do not establish a deductive or rhetorical structure between propositions or sentences. __ These discourses consist of an innumerable number of statements of which only the smallest fraction go toward constructing the object we call Tasmania. __ However, in emphasising the role of conscious praxis on the part of archival agents, a portion of this radicalising charge is subsumed into a liberalist voluntarism: A notion common in archival discourse is that archives reflect, or provide an image of, process, the event, the action. __ Instead, a principle of self-organisation is ascribed to the archive so that statements that relate in specific ways to other statements will tend to form points of concentration, clusters or nodes of dense amalgamation after the fashion of an ovum receiving a sperm. __ " Again, in the case of genocide in Tasmania, the sea-change that saw the eclipse of the "extinction thesis" as a legitimate speaking position can be read as reflecting a transformation in the structure of the archive in line with "objective" discoveries by historians of Aboriginal cultural continuity. __ The archive that donates its energies to the imagination of place in Tasmania, operates at one remove from the materiality of the storehouse. __ We go to it for clarification. __ In keeping with its dual character as law of enunciation and compendium of enunciated, the borders that surround it are porous and provisional. __ Its sonar fragments bounce around the echo chamber of the archive, its psychic charge electrifies a system of myth. __ The explosion of unities into statements and their re-configuration as discourses performs at least a dual function. __ New additions to the archive are continually being made, while older ones drop off the face of the earth never to be seen again. __ . __ The dwelling, this place where they dwell permanently, marks this institutional passage from the private to the public, which does not always mean from the secret to the non-secret. __ The diaries of Baudin are a case in point. __ The very diversity of the archive, while threatening its own internal cohesion, is precisely what makes the place to which it is wed such a richly variegated entity. __ The archive captures the flow of the phenomenal reality that makes up the first half of this equation and converts it into matter conducive to articulation in ensemble with the properly textual lineaments of the UN convention. __ We are not puppets of the archive, we can improvise at the edges of the production, but this doesn't alter the fact that, for the most part, the scripting of our (sub)national passions is a fait accompli. __ In Archive Fever, Derrida examines the collection of Freud's papers stored at his family home in London, a textual resource that fits the conventional definition of the archive. __ . __ Its constitution is thus of the order of the hand-me-down, deferring the quick fix of détournement, but carrying over only a minimal originality in its unfolding. __ The archive encroaches with the force of Marx's history, it "weighs like a nightmare on the brains of the living. __ In its capacity as a resource for the construction of place, the Tasmanian archive blurs the boundaries between the mnemonic systems of the preconscious, the conscious and the unconscious. __ The common object - literary, material, experiential - that holds the texts and statements of my own corpus together is Tasmania. __ Certainly we have to hand an innumerable number of individual statements that present a principle of regularity in their mobilisation of the signifier "Tasmania" and in their contribution to the construction of an object that goes by that proper name. __ When we speak or write about Tasmania we usher it into being even though its existence is what makes possible our enunciations. __ Elsewhere in The Archaeology, though, it is made clear that the regularity of statements that enable us to bundle them into larger provisional unities is never external to the statements themselves. __ To a certain extent this neglect is understandable. __ An analysis of the discursive figurations of Tasmania is not simply an exercise in elucidating the way the place is constructed by texts because the place has a presence anterior to those representations. __ […] if archival records [do] reflect reality [however], they do so complicitly, and in a deeply fractured and shifting way. __ the place where these are kept". __ The peculiar seduction of the concept of the archive for thinking about a place like Tasmania lies in its capacity to open discursive fields into regions that connect language with other dimensions of being. __ The new perspective on Baudin's leadership enriches the Tasmanian archive but it does not impoverish its French equivalent. __ When we guide foreign visitors around the scenic sights of Hobart we act as self-conscious Cartesian subjects mobilising narratives for strategic purposes. __ The complex nature of Tasmania's ontology derives from the impossible plenitude of its archival articulations. __ This field-work, however, sets the scene for a typically deconstructive reading that tackles issues that slide more toward the epistemological end of the philosophical spectrum than the ontological. __ Archival debt can always be paid by someone else, at another time. __ He identifies the constitution of the latter in the structural collapse of the regimes of continuity that tend to be taken as given in conventional historiography. __ Conceptual form and pragmatic function are in harmony in the body of the archive. __ In the case of modernity, I am not suggesting that Tasmania was excluded from the European world system until a renewal of faith in the human senses - the "recovery of nerve" in Peter Gay's terms - had worked itself up into a generalised social orientation, any more than I am contending that modernity could go no further until it had dealt with the "problem" of Tasmania. __ A statement about Tasmania as potential resource for the generation of hydro-electricity is part of an engineering and civil works discourse. __ The Tasmanian archive is potentially an ontic substance in search of a new concept, but that conceptual novelty is structured after the fashion of a Derridean différance. __ One can only imagine the horror with which historians would greet the news that this sacred trove of unimpeachable truths was one big joke, written, like the official history of Van Diemen's Land in Richard Flanagan's Gould's Book of Fish, to conceal the state of affairs it purports to describe. __ Additionally, there are certain institutional sites and privileged subject positions that act as loci for the dissemination of such a discourse. __ The skin that surrounds the statements that carry Tasmania through the universe of language refuses to be sloughed off as we break the discursive unities that hold them into their constituent elements. __ On the one hand, it allows us to examine the way particles of language operate as individuated forces, moving between discursive formations and opening up an array of variegated effects. __ Stoler goes a step further than Harris in reading the archival turn in historiography as a bildungsroman dedicated to the description of the ontogenesis and phylogenesis of "the archive-as-subject". __ If conceptual form follows practical function, then the idea of the archive might also reveal a plasticity denied it by commonsense definitions. __ It is not only the traditional consignatio, that is the written proof, but what all consignation begins by presupposing. __ The archive is a complex category whose exposition is condensed into only two and half pages of The Archaeology of Knowledge, two and half pages that sweep the reader up in a whirlpool of involution and innovation. __ Theft without deprivation, because nothing is lost and nothing is given in return, at least not now, not yet, and not necessarily by the one who takes. __ The act of consignation it performs is also a kind of theft, or in a softer language, of exchange. __ They do not act by themselves. __ For those with a felt memory of Tasmania, archival articulations that take the island as their object might augment and enrich, or undermine and detract from, a real set of experiences. __ It is thus, in this domiciliation, in this house arrest, that archives take place. __ Identifiable with neither the basic rules governing the construction of sentences, nor with the totality of utterances circulated through a discursive space, the archive defines "a level of practice that causes a multiplicity of statements to emerge as so many regular events, as so many things to be dealt with and manipulated. __ The substantive ontology of its objects has to be performed and enacted. __ Representation, visual, literary and aural, informs our experience of the world in a dialectical fashion and we should resist the urge to consign textuality to the place marked out for it in, for example, the still influential Platonic theory of aesthetics. __ So much so that it is almost impossible to distinguish between the two. __ But neither is it a matter of comparing the discursive or imaginary Tasmania to the actual Tasmania, of adjudicating the accuracy of various representations and of setting up hierarchies of veracity around those judgements. __ The holding function of the archive drifts away from the plane of materiality in Foucault's work, but the power of delimitation he grants it echoes the hegemonic characterisations. __ We seek it to quiet our doubts. __ Yet a discussion of this kind is predicated on such a distinction. __ Even as we subordinate a series of events that happened in Tasmania in the early-19th century to the glittering narrative of modernity, we must remember that the Tasmanian archive exceeds the limits of Modernity Studies. __ Figuration is not the rendering of a simulation or copy of a real world which is itself a poor imitation of a perfect world of forms. __ The archive is thus a naming principle that combines with a capacity to register a housed location, the residence of the archons, "those who commanded": Even in their guardianship or their hermeneutic tradition, the archives could do neither without substrate nor without residence. __ Its materiality is thus of a phantasmatic order, becoming as Derrida puts it a "spectral a priori: neither present nor absent in the flesh, neither visible nor invisible, a trace always referring to another whose eyes can never be met. __ 2. __ The idea of the archive as an agent of effectivity is foreshadowed in Foucault's formulation but it is seldom taken up by other scholars who remain content instead to problematise its truth status and to lay bare its imbrication in networks of organisational power. __ The point to remember is that none of these archives cancels the others out. __ __ " Its efficacy is limited, however, by the positivism of its epistemology. __ Two alternative methodological approaches to place that seem better equipped to deal with the fuzzy logics of affect, familiarity and belonging are cultural landscape discourse and the psychology of place attachment. __ And yet, as I walk out of my flat, into the hilly streets of West Hobart and, looking down toward the choppy whitecaps in Storm Bay, feel the wind in my face, I am struck by the acuity of the marketing mantra that Chakrabarty repeats in Provincializing Europe: "India is different" "India is different" "India is different". __ There is old money and new money, drug addiction and violent crime, corruption and community spirit, pride of place and generalised self-loathing, yuppie suburbs and welfare suburbs. __ Rather, the approach I have taken has been to connect up disparate events from the history of Tasmania in terms of the way they intersect with the tropes, logics, strategies, hopes and deformations laid out in the highly contested and fraught theoretical sub-field of Modernity Studies. __ This concept of place stripped of its intrinsic characteristics now begins to resemble the category of site, a name derived from an empty, holding function that is basically characterless. __ The workers of Raymond Williams's Wales, who left their villages and descended upon the industrial cities in their thousands were struck by the shapeless uniformity of the "satanic mills" in which they found themselves. __ The two levels at which the modernity stream of the book operates are historical actuality and synthetic theoretical discourse. __ The Tasmanian archive is an "imaginary" materiality constituted by a universe of texts. __ What is happening to Tasmania as a place, for instance, when a student in Frank Chalk's History and Sociology of Genocide class at Concordia University is presented with a slide show about the Tasmanian genocide? The archival articulations mobilised in Chalk's class are not unique or novel - they refer in orthodox fashion to commonly held historical knowledge: the mission of George Augustus Robinson, the Black Line and so on - but the students introduced to Tasmania in this fashion will probably not be in possession of any other information about the island, whether it be first hand experience of the place or snatches of alternative data from the archive. __ For Casey, the antidote to this loss of place, is to be found in Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari's notion of smooth space, the opposite and pharmakon for striated or gridded space and the location of the "local absolute". __ Blue sky against grey rock against the white matchsticks of burnt-out gum. __ But even if the historical actors who played a part in the various phases and stagings of the modernisation of Tasmania had not read Tony Giddens, they were still possessed of the spirit of improvement and progress, the certainty that the present was superior to the past because of its very potential, that we now identify as characteristically modern. __ Thus the agency of the signifier "modernity" is of quite a different character to that of the signifier "genocide". __ At the same time, however, historical actors went about their business at the various stages of Tasmania's socio-cultural transformation with an orientation to the future that was nothing if not self-consciously modernising. __ ? C H A P T E R 4 Of Contrapuntal Trajectories 1: Genocide The debate around genocide in Tasmania that swept across the opinion pages of the Australian quality press in the wake of the publication of Keith Windschuttle's first volume of The Fabrication of Aboriginal History can be re-read in the context of this book as an argument about whether a signifier should be allowed to circulate through an archive. __ Richard Flanagan has observed that Hobart is the only capital city in Australia where all the major streets in the CBD open themselves out onto vistas of nature. __ In other words, in the modernity stream, I do the work of abstraction, framing a series of engagements with the problematics of modernity as instantiations of modernity in the Tasmanian archive. __ Fast food franchises, shopping malls, video stores, multiplex cinemas, the transnational education system, the internet, all feature in Tasmanian life in much the same way as they do for citizens in Sweden, France, England or New Zealand. __ "Robinson's pleas were ignored", she writes, "and thus genocide was sanctioned. __ Although the title of her thesis suggests a generalised diagnosis of genocide across the entirety of post-invasion Tasmania, in the body of the text she restricts her discussion of it to an indictment of Governor Arthur's refusal to act on advice given by George Augustus Robinson that the Aborigines exiled to Flinders Island seemed doomed to extinction. __ In the case of both modernity and genocide, the actual occurrence of the events concerned was not coded in terms of the two signifiers being examined. __ Desailly's usage of genocide stands as the first example of one of four different models for its deployment. __ The concept operates, rather, at a metahistorical level as an historiographical tool for re-reading disparate incidents and tying them together into a larger totality. __ Because the experience of place invokes all five senses, phenomenology of the kind delineated by Maurice Merleau-Ponty might offer a way forward. __ In this sense, the archive ran on ahead of history and laid down the foundations for its achievement. __ Pure loss. __ In this context, place and archive are indissociable. __ Perhaps, even more forebodingly, philosophy has become one of those vacant, deracinated sites, that Casey so obviously abhors. __ This new word, coined by the author to denote an old practice in its modern development, is made from the ancient Greek word genos (race, tribe) and the Latin cide (killing), thus corresponding in its formation to such words as tyrannicide, homocide, infanticide, etc. __ Becoming modern was a fully formulated goal that merged archival understandings, readings of the past, and articulated premonitions of the future with material historical action. __ If that coastal space is to be understood as part of an island called Tasmania, furthermore, higher order narratives must be accessed. __ Mt Wellington crowns the south-west angle, its jutting, brooding, snow-capped bulk cuts off a quadrant of the sky and names the visual field that it fills. __ The cubism of city architecture, steel and glass, is melded with the uncertainty of natural form, the crenellated, broken, shunted shapes of "The Mountain" cut a hole in the sky and neutralise the straightness of the built environment. __ It is also important to recognise that the archivality of enunciations is not always apparent to the voicer of the articulation. __ Alongside its fascination with abstractions like cogito, spirit, monad, being and categorical imperative, institutionalised philosophy possesses a built-in fondness for the universality of Newtonian space which is why Novalis described it as a "homesickness […] the urge to be at home everywhere. __ Isn't Tasmania different too? I think. __ Perhaps Tasmania is different for me because I am Tasmanian, because I grew up here, on these streets, with these parks and buildings and museums and waterways. __ Casey provides a useful list of the basic attributes of place, most of which, he argues, were lost to the category after its subsumption into the concept of space: If space and place are both utterly relational, a sheer order of co-existing points, then they will not retain any of the inherent properties ascribed to place by ancient and early modern philosophers: properties of encompassing, holding, sustaining, gathering, situating. __ " From Aristotle's intervention onwards, Casey argues, the category of place was hijacked by the category of space so that the zone of non-local non-particular infinite extension came to be the container that surrounded objects and localities. __ This is especially so in the case of contributions to the archive which emanate from outside the state. __ In so far as this study traces the career of two signifiers in their passage through the archive, an asymmetrical relation can be identified. __ In a very real sense, the events do not have an ontology entirely removed from the archive but the necessity to make room for place, space and the concrete, demands that we recognise a non-archival dimension to Tasmanian history. __ By "genocide" we mean the destruction of a race or of an ethnic group. __ For the latter, place is where a thing is, it is what surrounds a thing so that in Ed Casey's words "its inner surface and the outer surface of the thing contained are strictly contiguous. __ Every configuration of built form and natural line, every department store and clothing shop and cafe, names itself with its own mix of colour and design, marking itself off from those that surround it. __ But the emphasis placed by writers on the homogeneous heterogeneity of the late-capitalist world is really just a nostalgic response, a reflexive reaction to the effacement of a mythologised particularity that is nothing more than an agrarian afterglow. __ Which brings us back to the way in which a reading of genocide in the Tasmanian archive more closely fits the model of discursively oriented archival analysis. __ Once again the Colonial Government showed its overriding interest was to maintain peaceful British settlement even if this involved the extinction of a race. __ But phenomenological approaches privilege sight, smell, touch, taste and hearing and subordinate legislative orders, jurisdictional embodiment and cultural narratives far too unequivocally to really suffice. __ Obliteration of otherness. __ The questions that need to be asked about these contributions to the Tasmanian archive turn around the motivation for the deployment of the term and the work done by the term in its various contexts. __ The latter offers positive possibilities because it establishes at its base the importance of thinking about our relationship to place rather than positing place as something distinct from human inhabitation. __ This convolution has a history, of course, but pre-determination does not necessarily constitute a defence. __ It is the linguistic lineaments of the archive that allow us to weld these rough-hewn perceptions into a coherent, communicable whole. __ Space is the empty void, while place is where you hang your hat. __ " Traditionally, writing on place has tended to take one of two forms: impressionistic, literary evocations of particular places, or theoretical, abstract adumbrations of place in general. __ To make this clearer, we need to emphasise the splitting of event and discourse that this study is built around. __ " Unlike place, the category of space lends itself to just the kind of abstruse argumentation that continental philosophy, in particular, has made its stock-in-trade. __ Like Williams climbing in the bus above the Welsh valley where he was raised, how could a Tasmanian resist being struck by the very closeness and familiarity of home? Home, after all, is always a site of heterogeneity, a difference whose sameness soothes the soul. __ The archive in its variety of present forms preserves the actions, projects and endeavours performed in its name at an earlier stage of its development. __ From here-on-in something might have had a place but that place was always placed in a space. __ The motivation for her deployment of the term is unclear, but its effect, as subtle as it might be, is to shift the "crimes" of the British colonisers into a more indictable register. __ It is its own. __ Instead of places, Casey argues, we have come to inhabit such sites, sites of regulation and discipline that produce the kinds of docile bodies famously catalogued by Michel Foucault. __ Her examination of genocide, however, consists of little more than a passing mention. __ Although 19th-century historians like James Bonwick, John West and James Calder described the killings of Aborigines in Tasmania in terms of extirpation and extermination, perhaps the earliest author to explicitly mobilise the term "genocide" to describe the frontier experience in Tasmania was Bronwyn Desailly in her 1977 thesis The Mechanics of Genocide: Colonial Policies and Attitudes towards the Tasmanian Aborigines, 1824-1836. __ With their backgrounds in geography, proponents of cultural landscape discourse often struggle to come to grips with the affective fullness of place-interaction as a process. __ High wage employment in smart industries and symbolic analysis is harder to come by in Tasmania than in larger centres, but the employment profile of the state matches the nation in rough symmetry. __ The archive that operates at one remove from the material history of Tasmania is thus already accessed by the historians concerned. __ There are fund managers and internet designers and tourism consultants and architects all based in the cities of Launceston and Hobart and their position descriptions do not differ dramatically from those of their counterparts in Berlin or Stockholm or Boston. __ Most of the incidents that feature at the heart of the genocide debate - the Risdon Massacre, the Black Line, the Roving Parties, the random atrocities - were documented by historians of the 19th century and in most cases, the most important primary source providing us with access into those conflictual pasts remains the seventeen volumes of reports compiled by Governor Arthur in 1830 and filed as the Colonial Secretary's Office Papers in the Tasmanian Archives. __ The organ pipes, vertically thrusting linear shafts of dolomite, cut an axis up away from the undulating buttress of the foothills. __ These texts represent or encode events in such a way as to actually influence the character of other events that follow. __ Even a book like this that purports to describe the archive takes part in its formulation. __ There are always personal histories and private attachments and secret, furtive sparks of identity to be found in an ordinary landscape. __ Even as we fill our abodes with the mass-produced commodities of late-capitalism, the arrangements and colours that we choose mark our spaces off as our own. __ When we talk about Tasmanian place, then, we are talking about a combination of immediate physical awareness and cognitive mapping that relies upon official cartography, the hybridisation of isolated place interaction, memory and other factors for its successful production and maintenance. __ From an archival perspective, of course, the fierce thrust and counter-thrust meted out in the rugged attempts to work out once and for all whether the decimation and displacement of the Tasmanian Aborigines constituted a genocide is all just grist to the mill. __ To a layman, of course, the difference is too obvious for words. __ Conjoined mobilisations of the twin signifiers "genocide" and "Tasmania" can be found in the letter pages of magazines, in academic articles, in fiction, film, newspapers and in journalistic non-academic histories. __ " Desailly's interpolation of genocide into the Tasmanian archive stands as a fairly innocuous initiation of a new way of imagining a place. __ The forms of life to be found here, can also be found with allowance for variation across the entirety of the late-capitalist world. __ The archive operates between these levels in carrying the traces of historical actuality into the present so that they can be re-coded in terms provided by modernity theory. __ For the latter, place or topos is located within the chora, the cosmological ether that holds the universe in a particular position, but for Aristotle, the two differ from each other only in trivial ways. __ If getting to the core of a given locale like Thomas Hardy's Wessex, John Updike's America, or Patrick White's Australia, requires an immersion in the vivid fecundity of descriptive fiction, it would seem, ipso facto, that a turn to philosophy is required to adequately grasp place as concept. __ In drawing on Kleinian psychoanalysis, this approach brings into relief the existential significance of locatedness. __ Examples of this kind of mobilisation can be found in Bernard Smith's Boyer Lectures of 1980, The Spectre of Trugernini, when he discusses the anamnesis of colonial violence that began to work its way through the networks of the Australian public sphere around the time of his presentation: . __ The socio-economic conditions that subtend the lived experience of third millennium Tasmanians have not been cast from some exotic autochthonous matter found nowhere else on earth. __ As Setha Low and Irvin Altman write: Place attachment can develop social, material, and ideological dimensions, as individuals develop ties to kin and community, own or rent land, and participate in public life as residents of a particular community. __ References to the Tasmanian genocide are legion across a range of discursive terrains emanating from the four corners of the world. __ Towerflats that are ostensibly identical to one another become sites of intimate, personalised dwelling when treated with care and attention. __ Then there are views from windows, out on to streets, across rivers, over to hills, rolling, abrupt, steep, wooded, cleared, brown, green-blue. __ Desailly's thesis catalogues the major instances of colonial death in Van Diemen's Land and contextualises them through an examination of the racist ideologies disseminated through the newspapers at the time. __ I could be nowhere else but here as I write this, nowhere else but Hobart, Tasmania, at the bottom of the world, drifting off toward Antarctica. __ Place is the "personality of a location" and may include "patterns in the mellow brick of an eighteenth-century building, the sweep of the Great Plains, the bustle of a small harbour full of sailboats. __ While modernisation was a trope that government leaders, captains of industry and their compadres deployed on occasion, the connection to a world-historical tradition called modernity was never made. __ In an island the size of Tasmania, the concept of geographical separation must be drawn upon in combination with the perception of coastal spaces if the experience of a single stretch of beach, cliffs and water is to be understood as part of a continuous perimeter. __ In the stream of the book about modernity, on the other hand, the contributions to the Tasmanian archive engaged were not operating at the level of meta-history. __ Its purple tone at evening fall isn't like Table Mountain's shade. __ We carry the archive around with us then, adding to it as we go. __ But in the anonymous spaces of the bourgeois present, difference still persists. __ Hobart is nature's city and nature is always different. __ These actors worked through the archive as they changed it. __ The assumption that undergirds these enunciations holds that the mass deaths on the Tasmanian frontier were self-evidently genocidal because they were carried out by one racial grouping and directed at another racial grouping. __ Tasmania as a unified object is never available to sense perception in the same way as a more confined place like a city park or an industrial site. __ Here place is clearly differentiated from space and taken as a term which organises a political as well as a physical jurisdiction. __ The multiplicitous killings of Aboriginals on the Tasmanian frontier may have been perpetrated under the influence of motivations that we would now understand as genocidal but that genocidality was never articulated at the level of the letter. __ The events that have since become the gravitational centre pulling together the debates around genocide in Tasmania, on the other hand, were not enacted with "genocide" in mind for the simple reason that the signifier was not put into circulation until 1944 when Raphael Lemkin published Axis Rule in Occupied Europe: New conceptions require new terms. __ Tied down to the routine of a prodromal Taylorism, elegies for the lost world of difference and specificity denoted by that slippery word - home - came easily. __ As we write about the archive, it undergoes a metamorphosis and we find the place we left when we sat down to write is not the same when we get up to leave. __ This incapacity shows itself most emphatically in the endless rehearsal of arguments about the differences between space and place taken up by writers as temporally diverse as Aristotle and Michel de Certeau. __ But modernity, as demonstrated by Dilip Parameshwar Gaonkar, is as much a narrative as a set of historico-social logics. __ The chill of the Southern Ocean, the mix of Victorian, Georgian and Federation homes, the unrepentant topography of the city streets, the grey of the State Government buildings, the pirated brand-name clothing of the hustling youngsters in the mall, the wood smoke and blue-green eucalyptus-lined hills of the Eastern Shore, all make this part of Tasmania absolutely, irreducibly heterogeneous. __ Operating within its confines, seeing Tasmania in the terms it allowed, they were also expanding its field of vision in preparation for transformations in the concrete experience of Tasmania as place. __ The archive tells us we are on an island even when our senses fail us. __ But is there really anything to be gained from stripping places of their tangible characteristics in the name of attaining a purely conceptual understanding of place? I would like to contend here that philosophical discourse, even in its phenomenological and embodied modes, is compromised in its attempt to generate a productive discourse around place precisely because the promise of place lies in its resistance to abstraction. __ In this sense, my account of modernity in the Tasmanian archive has really been the history of my own imputation of modernity in that archive. __ In the Physics, Aristotle breaks from Plato in making place co-terminous to space. __ C H A P T E R 3 From Archive to Place and Back Again Any project that seeks to map out the means by which a given place acquires character through the complex activation of narrative and discourse in the context of lived experience engages in dialogue with Fredric Jameson's comment that "our cultural languages are totally dominated by space rather than categories of time, as in the preceding period of high modernism proper. __ " Cultural landscape discourse also offers useful avenues of approach to this tricky topic in its attempts to fuse the categories of natural and built components of location, "wrestling", in Dolores Hayden's terms, "with the combination of the two in the concept of place. __ The juridical subject of Lockean justice, to take another example, is made into an entity by the derogation of abstract rights that derive from an insertion into a liberal location itself stripped of any immanent traits. __ It is deployed only rarely and doesn't act as a nodal point in the way that signifiers like "wilderness" or "island" do. __ The signifier has an independent history in the Tasmanian archive that needs to be documented if we are to come to grips with the historicity of the events to which it has become attached. __ Because of the affectively charged volatility of the signifier "genocide", this stream of the book is amenable to a more straightforward and commonsensical sortie into archival analysis. __ Perhaps there is no bridge between those literary texts which evoke a place, imagined or otherwise, and this philosophical discourse on place in general. __ In addition to terms like "region" in Martin Heidegger's work, "enclave" in Jean-François Lyotard's, "earth" in ecology and so on, smooth space and the local absolute represent an attempt to provide a vocabulary of concreteness for thinking our situatedness and the chance to throw off the shackles of site and time as the basic organizational categories for modern thought. __ Fantasies of perfect uniformity are just that, Orwellian, Huxleyian myths of a world where texture and colour and character have been removed by some centrally planned, Corbusian architectonics. __ Visual images might take the place of phenomenal experience and memory in the equation I described earlier, but the kinesis of archival energy essentially does its work unaided. __ The reason for this is that the various contributors to the genocide debate already do the work of applying an abstraction to an immanent set of historical logics. __ The promise of the archive as a means of understanding how locations become places lies in its sensitivity to the mutual imbrication of language and sensory experience. __ There is thus no clear division between event and the archive because a function of reflexivity folds the two in on each other. __ Isn't every place unique? What could we expect to gain from speaking about places in general. __ On the one hand, the signifier "modernity" operates as a minor term within the annals of the archive. __ More precisely, the Tasmanianness of the articulation might only become apparent later when, for example, a biography of the subject responsible for the utterance is written to lay claim to his or her status as an exemplary Tasmanian. __ In other words, at various points in the past, the Tasmanian archive bore witness to a set of concrete events that were only to become "genocidal" at a later date. __ By describing the decimation and the displacement of the Aboriginal Tasmanians as a genocide, Desailly draws down on that power of horror and builds a bridge between the two historical events that elides the irreducible difference at their core. __ The geographical estrangement of Tasmania that asks to be incorporated into a cultural taxonomy depends upon the imaginary imputation of islandness, itself a condition inaccessible to the perceiving subject other than through the synthetic amalgamation of disparate fragments of experience. __ Within a field of homogeneity, what we might call the world-system, or postmodern capitalism, or the West, or the developed world, singularity presents itself as an exception. __ Generally speaking, genocide does not necessarily mean the immediate destruction of a nation, except when accomplished by mass killings of all members of a nation. __ But this kind of conversation with its focus on definitions and reified abstractions takes us a long way from the very concreteness of place that is its defining characteristic. __ The signifier has become active. __ If Gaston Bachelard was on the right track when he called his mercurial study The Poetics of Space rather than of place, the contrariness of de Certeau's counter-intuitive dictum that space is practised place only confirms the confused character of philosophical discourse on the topic to hand. __ Henri Lefebvre's social constructivist inscription of a force of production onto the void of naturalised space, for instance, is confusing at points, but at least it performs the useful function of undermining the imperialising ambitions of the physical sciences. __ In cases such as Desailly's, the perpetration of a genocide in Tasmania is taken as a given and does not in itself become the subject of complex elaboration. __ It is intended rather to signify a coordinated plan of different actions aiming at the destruction of essential foundations of the life of national groups, with the aim of annihilating the groups themselves. __ Studying genocide in the Tasmanian archive requires a dialectical balancing of materiality - the historical events that have been re-examined through the terms and conditions of genocide - and linguistic genealogy. __ In light of this, my professed intention to trace the unfolding of a logic in the Tasmanian archive is exposed as disingenuous because such a logic conceived in those terms did not leave its traces there. __ In Barthes' terms, the archive is a scriptible rather than a lisible web of texts. __ Archival articulations are on the record and Tasmania as place now carries the scarlet letter that signifies man's most heinous inhumanity to man. __ The function of the Holocaust as what Alison Palmer calls the "prototype" of genocide necessarily inscribes its signifier with a power of horror. __ As compelling as the narratives of relative decline and underdevelopment might be, we cannot overlook the fact that endogenous processes of modernisation have taken place in Tasmania. __ Chakrabarty tells us that modernity is something that happened first in Europe, then elsewhere. __ The third way in which references to a Tasmanian genocide are framed is in juridical terms, as a set of cases that need to be adjudged in accordance with legal definitions of genocide. __ In particular, he argues, the moves to segregate the Aborigines and ultimately to remove them from the Tasmanian mainland entirely, lead to genocide even if genocide wasn't intended by the action. __ In brief, Moses attempts to short-circuit the closed network of UN-defined genocide through an engagement with traditions of social scientific thought that emphasise the distinction between structure and agency. __ 5 Free inside his pompous rig -to scratch his leg or pick his nose- a microwave to heat his food if for some strange reason he's further than a drive-through place than he thinks he should be but worlds unfold he prays the fluid chord of anchor's time the flick of light in a cobalt cage prising open gummy lids (vishnu, aton) and thought streams back to Carthage dreams and being, the tempered self, the store of voice and nothing left the pegs the wind mountains mean more men! pegs in the dirt somewhere new horizon square holes round holes plastic pegs wooden pegs made in guangzou (sic) he feels his wings begin to stir the spine of feathers fanning out. __ After all, can there be any more edifying an encounter with one's own modernity than the "negative" re-enforcement of first contact with the indigenes of the "new" world? Certainly, the narrativisation of those moments of interface where space comes to stand for time in the imagination of historicity remain steadfastly European, but the non-European, the oriental in Edward Said's terms, can never be denied a place in the stories that describe the arrival of modernity. __ Speaking in a different register, Richard Flanagan bemoans the obstacles to representing the particularity of "minor" places when the only languages available are overdetermined by their imperial origins: To grow up in Tasmania not so long ago, as I did, was to meet the world each day with wonder and with love, with fear and with terror. __ The subaltern zones allegedly being made to speak by this scholarly project are always already present in, and in fact, constitutive of the nascent modern cosmographies of geography, statehood and subjectivity. __ Take Anthony Giddens' often quoted precis from The Consequences of Modernity: "Modernity refers to forms of life and modes of social organisation that have their origins in 17th century Europe and have since become more or less worldwide in their influence. __ Tasmania engages in a hide and seek game with the imaginary institution of modernity. __ Regions and nations outside the West can experience modernity, but that experience will never be quite as modern as the originary European instantiation. __ In the case of the latter, a more radical, disconcerting and paradoxical situation has to unfold. __ But Moses isn't happy to rest there. __ From the UN definition of 1948, Churchill moves on to the contribution made by John Paul Sartre in relation to American activities in Vietnam. __ This approach finds an analog in Benjamin's work on Baudelaire, flânerie and the phantasmagoria of the arcades, in its willing embrace of the tropology of the grand narrative to be found in its famous description of Paris as "the capital of the 19th century". __ I am not alone in making this assertion, as the panoply of nomenclatures designed to bear the weight of a decentred modernity so demonstrably attests. __ This imposition, in turn, may be made upon the oppressed population which is allowed to remain, or upon the territory alone, after removal of the population and the colonization of the area by the oppressor's own nationals. __ Likewise, for Partha Chatterjee, the attempt to theorise non-European modernities incites a "politics of despair" of precisely the kind that Dipesh Chakrabarty seeks to dispel in Provincializing Europe. __ In the absence of such a possibility, however, the energy expended on determining the genocidality of the destruction of the Aborigines might be put to better use. __ For Walter Benjamin, Charles Baudelaire's Paris was the capital of the 19th century, the locus classicus of the great wave of social, cultural, political and aesthetic transformation that still stands as the high tide mark in cultural histories of modernity. __ Neither, for that matter, is the factum that every locus of colonial exploration and expansion is as indelibly inscribed with the ink - blood? - of modernity as Tasmania, so that any of them might easily take its place in an analogous investigation. __ Churchill departs from the course taken by Barta, however, in providing an overarching genealogy of the term, which, like the work of Moses, focuses on intention. __ Barta paved the way for Moses' structural displacement of the intent to commit genocide in his 1987 essay "Land and Lives in the Colonization of Australia". __ Pioneering a linguistic turn in Genocide Studies, Barta identifies a "linked history" that brings into shared perspective the racist discourse and policies of Colonial Australia and Nazi Germany. __ government's oft-stated rationale that its intent was to liberate the Vietnamese and safeguard their freedom. __ Operating within the confines of their own discursive vector, economists emphasise the relatively archaic character of the state's regime of production, while tourism campaigns promote it as a location where a rich historical past suffuses the present and vast tracts of wilderness proffer an antidote to the differentiation, specialisation and disenchantment of (post)modern life. __ "Repetition", as Deleuze tells us, "is not generality. __ In the face of the now well-documented move towards thinking the local in the contemporary humanities, Jameson's book sits alongside Paul Gilroy's claim that "we need to embrace a planetary humanism", and Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri's suspicion of "yoking uniqueness into a hegemonic power field" as attempts to refocus our attention towards the transnational terrain. __ The time-delay between events and their mediated "arrival" in the colonies created a kind of obsessive lust for belated news reports from the "mother countries", a situation as disorientating as the knowledge that the distant stars we experience as existing in the present might actually have burnt out hundreds of millions of years ago. __ Even our imaginations must remain forever colonised. __ On the one hand, the nation-state is treated as an effect or symptom of modernity, and on the other, it is treated as the horizon or organising framework along which processes of modernisation are said to occur. __ There is, however, a second motivation at work here. __ " Here genocide is conceived as the total annihilation of a racial grouping. __ The "imperialism" of a generic modernity that has spread to the four corners of the world is concealed in accounts that seek to define it as culturally neutral and neutralising, but the "first in Europe, then elsewhere" structure of global historicity is still always already present in those narrativisations. __ The crucial point to be made here is that the institution of the entity that we now call Tasmania was an effect of modernity rather than an instance of its actively willed origination. __ A still more ominous spectre haunting the task of theorising alternative modernities is the centrality of the other to the colonial construction of the imperial European self. __ The imperative for doing this kind of work is made readily apparent by even the most cursory survey of the standard theoretical expositions of modernity. __ In the time before the emergence of work by Dilip Gaonkar, Paul Gilroy, Chakrabarty, Tani Barlow, Terry Eagleton, Harry Harootunian and Arjun Appadurai, for example, suggesting that an instantiative analysis of modernity's developmental trajectories might be successfully carried out through an historiographical intervention into the Tasmanian archive may well have been taken as a nice postcolonial kind of idea, but it would also have undoubtedly faced an uphill battle for recognition and acceptance. __ Giddens goes a step further than this, breaking modernity up into abstracted constituent elements or "institutional contours". __ At least until the onset of the project of hydro-electrification in the late-19th century, Tasmania was an object or side-effect of the modernisation of an imperial "elsewhere" rather than the master of its own modernity. __ The principles of convergence and uneven development held that in the final analysis every site which fell under the spell of modernity's siren song would wind up as mirror images of an originary, undisplaceable European configuration, even if the logics that enforced that transformation appeared non-partisan and accommodating of cultural difference. __ To paraphrase Marx, Paris's present in Baudelaire's day presented itself to the less developed cultural regions of Europe and the World as the image of their own future. __ " Carmel Schrire's elegiac essay in honour of the anthropologist and archaeologist Rhys Jones, "Betrayal as a Universal Element in the Sundering of Bass Strait", departs from the course marked out by these writers in its willingness to call the Tasmanian genocide a Holocaust. __ In Barta's work, a return is made to the source of genocide thinking to trump the UN claim to propriety over the administration of the intellectual lineaments of its application and reconstitution. __ The comparativist orientation of these contributions, however, does supplement the Tasmanian archive if only through the notification that what transpired in Van Diemen's Land from 1803 to 1876 bears a resemblance to events that took place in other colonial locations. __ In A Little Matter of Genocide, Ward Churchill performs a similar textual move to Mazian's. __ In Tasmania, a number of such transformational thresholds present themselves for analysis: the European invasion and the decimation of the cultures of the Aboriginal Tasmanians, the abolition of transportation, the acquisition of self-rule and the name change from Van Diemen's Land to Tasmania, and the project of hydro-electrification. __ Stumbling across a set of mysterious incisions cut into the trunks of the trees at his landing point on Bruny Island, Tasman hypothesised that Aboriginal giants had been at work, using the notches as toeholds for ascending the higher branches. __ After Vienna, Moscow, Paris, Berlin and New York, the last in this sequence is a city which allusively jumbles up the others: Tokyo. __ Attempts to identify a UN-defined genocide in Tasmania are impossible, Moses contends, because of the lack of deliberate policy on behalf of either the Tasmanian Colonial Governments or the Colonial Office in Britain. __ That the establishment of Tasmania as a colonial zone, its "discovery" and its "settlement" in other words, was a paradigmatically modern process is not in question here. __ According to the figurations that constitute this enigmatic catalogue, Tasmania becomes, in different modalities and at different times, a virgin wilderness, an antipodean England, a home of the gothic and the grotesque and a constantly chastened economic and cultural backwater. __ " Barta takes the genocide debate even further away from Ned Curthoys' maligned pedantry and myopia in "Discourses of Genocide in Germany and Australia: A Linked History" an essay released in 2001. __ In the case of writing located within the confines of the international study of genocide, it might be more accurate to state that Tasmania is being added to the archive of genocide rather than vice versa. __ Why Genocide? is a work of psycho-social scholarship that seeks to develop a theoretical framework for understanding how genocides in general come to be enacted through a practical analysis of the facts in the case of Turkish Armenia and the Shoah. __ It is not difficult to imagine how Tasmania might fit into the footnotes of a narrative about the first modernity. __ The postcolonial turn in historiography and literary theory has done much to remedy this slight, but the traces of cultural lag, the revenants of centres and peripheries, still haunt our imagination of marginality. __ There can be no more doubt that Tasmania has a place in this kind of world-historical story, than there can be about the marginal, subaltern positioning of that place. __ In existential terms, this dis-ease manifests as a feeling of isolation, the sensation that the place we are "in" is at one remove from itself, immediately present and yet far-flung, near and far at the same time. __ In the past, the temporal dimension of the awareness of inhabiting the "new" world was utterly confused by the fact that whatever happened in these marginal spaces was only ever an echo of what had already transpired in the imperial centres. __ On this model, modernity has a putative, if rather imprecise spatio-temporal center, and the developmental logics that it names - industrialisation, democratisation, urbanisation, bureaucratisation - radiate outwards from this entrepot like ripples across a pond. __ 4 The trucker relays shots of you beside the road cooling off with a girl he's seen before under pressure at the tap he snicks his blade next morning a toneish girl leaning up against the red curvy car parked next to the road closer to the hood than the trunk pushing off from the shoulder and walking round to the passenger door bending toward the seat holding on to the roof for balance steam rising from the radiator he could see to the horizon, keen to the differences between himself and the kids who hung around the hawthorn lane. __ Like the international genocide scholars who push the UN definition to one side, Thorpe and Evans propose an alternative nomenclature for thinking the clash of cultures in Australia - indigenocide. __ It is important to remember, however, that this newness was invested with a special aura because it was seen as a world-historical newness, a newness-for-mankind. __ Capitalist prosperity, in Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari's terms, would continue to reterritorialise with one hand what it deterritorialised with the other. __ Of course, this is a highly problematic claim. __ then an architect friend of mine hired me to write about a house his firm had built down there. __ "What we need," he writes, "is a conception of genocide which embraces relations of destruction and removes from the word the emphasis on policy and intention which brought it into being. __ Chakrabarty calls this particular kind of historicist thought a "first in Europe and then elsewhere structure of time", and it has proven extremely influential in organising frameworks for thinking the dissemination of modernity. __ As I make clear in this book, the broader world-historical trajectories of modernisation and the cultural codings that accompany them have scarred the Tasmanian archive just as indelibly as its cosmopolitan equivalents. __ The modernity that Habermas describes in The Philosophical Discourse of Modernity: Twelve Lectures as an "unfinished project" is more a philosophical category than a "structure of feeling" or a socio-cultural horizon, but even he argues that modernisation of the Weberian kind - the arrival and consolidation of instrumental reason, specialisation and differentiation, bureaucratisation - remains a universal topos in so far as it "disassociates modernity from its modern European origins and stylizes it into a spatio-temporally neutral model for processes of social development in general. __ Unlike the writers who take the Tasmanian genocide as a given, the proponents of the definitional reading examine the historical facts in some detail. __ " For Meaghan Morris, the problematic that develops around these configurations of "imperial historicist time" and its colonial discontents can be summed up in the contention that modernity is a known history. __ If we shift the axis of our inquiry to a position that might be called Tasmanio-centric, however, an entirely different set of ways into reading the island state's path through modernity presents itself. __ The internally heterogeneous object of my project is Tasmania, a semi-autonomous ex-colonial member-state of a national federation. __ As Krishnan Kumar points out, modernity is a contrast concept: it acquires its epistemological saliency by distinguishing the period or condition it names from the period or condition that went before it. __ In addition to being thought as a site of modernity's absence, Tasmania has also been configured discursively as a place of absolutely irreducible specificity, as a geographically isolated, island outpost constantly under threat, externally from an encroaching wilderness and internally from a leaking population and a permanently fragile economy. __ The subordination of the past effected by the triumph of the moderns over the ancients finds a synchronic proof in the condition of non-European civilisations. __ The key here is to establish a logic of causality and representation that makes the part substitutable for the whole, while all the while honouring the primacy of this first narrative of modernity as a European story that finds some of its scenes unfolding on the colonial stage. __ Berman's strategy for mediating between the particular and the general is to nominate a set of archetypes, principally locations and personae, and to use them as focalising points for his reading of modernity. __ The additions to the Tasmanian archive made by these writers acquires a novel character primarily through the contextual placement of their comments. __ Furthermore, and certainly more crucially in the light of the contrapuntal nature of this study, Barta ties genocidal and racist thinking to the empirical history of European modernisation in the colonial zones of the new world: The colonising impulse to possess the world as the birthright of European superiority could become a genocidal one wherever the assumption of superiority was threatened by resistance and competition. __ In recent years a substantial body of literature has emerged which attempts to de-centre the narratives of modernity that have played such an influential part in consolidating these tensions. __ The UN focus on intent is rendered obsolete in this approach through a subtle and supple examination of the way racist ideology came to inhabit the "ideas and assumptions" of the populations of the two countries. __ The interest in moulding the facts in the case of the Tasmanian genocide to the UN definition seems to issue from a vain wish to have those crimes brought to trial. __ Short references to the Tasmanian "extermination" appear twice, in the first instance in the context of a refutation of the "uniqueness" position in Holocaust Studies and second as specifically colonial evidence for the long durational extension of genocidal practices. __ In Tasmania, this sense of displacement and exile produced a phenomenology of colonial isolation, a thirst for resemblance and similarity instantiated in John Glover's Eurofication of native landscapes, the imitational mode of cultural production that Jim Davidson calls "Tasmanian Gothic" and Hal Porter's claim that "Hobart Town was […] the Englishman's miniature of London from which no home-recalling and cherished detail had been left out […]. __ " The reproduction of something in a new context represents a generalisation of that thing, not its repetition. __ This experience, it must be admitted, is hardly remarkable. __ The density and range of this work clears the way for site-based analyses of alternative, non-European modernities that do more than merely regather their subject matter in the net of orthodox modernisation theory. __ Henry Reynolds' An Indelible Stain: The Question of Genocide in Australian History stands out as the most focussed of these studies, and also acquires a mark of uniqueness in its resistance to assign the term to the Tasmanian case. __ For other writers, however, the framework for invoking genocide in the Tasmanian case is to add density to the discussion of other instances of genocide or of genocide in general. __ Here Sartre shifted the emphasis of the definition away from intention to the effects of campaigns of occupation and colonisation: The proof of genocide, [Sartre] asserted lies in the results of policy, not in the intentions by which it may be undertaken. __ It summarises the central events of the frontier history, it begins with a discussion of Lemkin's work and it reproduces the UN definition at length. __ Europe and the Americas, the only true subjects of history, have thought out on our behalf not only the script of colonial enlightenment and exploitation, but also that of our anti-colonial resistance and postcolonial misery. __ But the very incorporation of Tasmania into the European world-system was itself a multi-valent symptom of that cataclysmic set of social transformations. __ Schrire's comments are essentially secondary reproductions of Jones's own work drawn from Tom Haydon's controversial documentary The Last Tasmanian: A Story of Genocide. __ The writers concerned herein, tend to be working from within the disciplinary confines of Genocide Studies more generally, or set as their target a trans-Australian analysis of genocidal logics. __ In this book, then, I will attempt to read a Tasmanian modernity that is located at a provisional point of conjunction between the global, the national and the regional. __ Rather than throwing out the term altogether, however, he proposes that we think the Tasmanian genocide as a set of "glacial" developments. __ As is often the case with this kind of text, the Tasmanian genocide only appears in passing, where it is referred to to fill out a historical trajectory. __ Not only do I reconsider Euro-centric theories of modernity in this thesis, I also wish to reinscribe Tasmania as a place of repetition and similarity, as a place not cut adrift from a changing world but fundamentally built in its image. __ They were killed with intent, not solely because of their spearing of cattle or their scientific value, but rather because they were Aborigines. __ I will call this body of experience "modernity". __ impressions inches thick, the delicate crust, above a creek, that deltas out, the grains like cake that show the smooth, soft underneath more thorough beds of ocean sand. __ In the texts which consider it principally in relation to the rest of Australia, it is the absence or scarcity of certain signs of modernisation - over-crowded streets, sprawling suburbs, skyscrapers, new development - that are used to bolster the argument that Tasmania has somehow escaped or been overlooked by modernity. __ Tasmania will always be a second class citizen in the body politics of global modernity, unless we can find a way to invert the narratives that constitute its flesh, turning them inside out, or back to front, so that the extremities become the body of the text and the privileged content at its heart - in all its erstwhile Europeanness - is pushed out to the margins. __ But this mis-diagnosis is easily understood. __ The vitality of this debate, and the currency and salience of the concept around which it circulates has been most powerfully demonstrated in recent times by the publication of Fredric Jameson's A Singular Modernity: Essay on the Ontology of the Present, in which the author derisively spurns the usefulness of theorising "alternative modernities" in the name of a unifying definition that veers dangerously close to the error of generality that Aijaz Ahmed so famously critiqued in the case of "Third World Literature in the Era of Multinational Capitalism". __ The Genocide Convention is very specific on this point: the victim group must be at risk because of their membership of that group. __ A study that was to examine the relationship between naval discoveries and the disenchantment of the world could refer us to Abel Tasman's ship's log. __ Apart from Keith Windschuttle's The Fabrication of Aboriginal History, Reynolds' is the most significant work to avoid the use of the nomenclature of genocide in the case of the Tasmanian frontier. __ As Haydon writes: This [Tasmanian] community was responsible for committing, in my view, the world's only case of a genocide so swift and so complete and the guilt of that, I think, has lain very strongly with the white people of Tasmania. __ but i had lived there before them too so i felt a certain claim to the place that I knew would be demobbed. __ Occupying a point at the centre of the two concentric circles of the global and the national, Tasmania as region can be written into the narrative tissue of modernity in a number of ways: first, as a rather insignificant if irreducibly specific instantiation of the generalised social logics of modernity; second, as a geo-political entity whose historical origins have their source in the expansionary imperialism of the first European modernity; and third, as a footnote, or perhaps a chapter, in a story of Australian modernity. __ One of the main thrusts of this study, the charting of modernity's vicissitudes in Tasmania, is proposed in an intellectual climate that is nowhere near as intemperate as one might first have thought, and in fact, displays some of the characteristics necessary for deliberate and careful unpacking of conceptual orders. __ They are most notable for the way they reiterate the genocidal character of frontier conflict in Tasmania even as their author subscribes to the "extinction as inevitability" thesis that Jones so notoriously deployed. __ What was remarkable - though I hardly knew it then - was that you were not allowed to express that world in forms other than that of ephemeral stories and jokes you told and others told you. __ i lived there too on and off when i was a kid-my father had a new family and they lived there. __ Historically speaking, then, in instances where modernity was not characterised as an overtly European phenomenon, it was described as a generic, universalising set of socio-cultural currents that presented a neutral facade to its potential proponents, all the while concealing its conditions of origin behind a screen of unreadability. __ In the wake of Windschuttle's controversial historical denialism perhaps we would be better served by genocide scholars who were interested in unearthing "new" empirical data to confirm the "unsubstantiated" claims of mass death in frontier Tasmania. __ Adumbrating the reversal of the extinction thesis after the Tasmanian Aboriginal Rights movement became active in the late-1970s, Curthoys states that "genocide had taken place, but it had not been complete. __ A further set of texts that take up the question of genocide in Tasmania are those that privilege the UN definition in clearer terms than the writers surveyed above. __ " When Meaghan Morris tells us that this makes modernity a known history, "something which has already happened elsewhere, and which is to be reproduced, mechanically or otherwise, with a local content", a chain of egregious ramifications is set in train. __ Conrad's strategy merely brings that Euro-centrism to the foreground, finding the purest instances of modernity in the cosmopolitan centres of the world and relegating its peripheral manifestations to a secondary, replicative order. __ Has modernity not been thought almost exclusively through analyses of the great centres of human civilisation, the cities of Paris, London and New York and the continents of Europe and North America? One of the more famous of Tasmania's expatriates, Peter Conrad, would never dream of including his own birthplace in a history of modernity, existing as it does for him, on the very outskirts of a world that finds its centre thousands of miles away: Modernity is about the acceleration of time, and also the dispersal of places. __ The settlers pathetically strove to reconcile Arcady with Alcatraz; since then, the spoliation of mountains and the damming of rivers hint at a desire to punish this unyielding place into subservience. __ Ian Macfarlane's thesis, Aboriginal Society in North West Tasmania: Dispossession and Genocide, completed at the University of Tasmania in 2002, is one text that offers a way forward here, expanding the Tasmanian archive through the use of a volatile and problematic signifier but also reordering its empirical retinue through the discursive rendering of heretofore unknown events. __ After summarising some of the violent encounters between the Aborigines and the Europeans, Tatz concludes that: This wasn't simply a murderous outbreak of racial hatred. __ The task of theorising alternative modernities continues to present itself as pressing and incomplete. __ It is a thread in a thickly interwoven cloth. __ In doing so, my first priority is not to rethink modernity from the "fringes" or, indeed, to produce a propositional response to the question: "Is Tasmania modern?". __ Her comments are worth repeating, though, because they segue into the final modality of genocidal articulations to surface in the Tasmanian archive. __ Dirk Moses's "An Antipodean Genocide? The Origins of the Genocidal Moment in the Colonisation of Australia" is a good example of the latter in so far as it interrogates the centrality of intention to the UN definition. __ Thorpe and Evans' work is a classic articulation of the factor of genocide in an historical logic. __ But even in light of this challenge to Europe as the end of history, universal subject and common destiny, impediments to working through a radically differentiated modernity still exist. __ The attempt to combat this universalising discourse has been led by a vanguard composed predominantly of Area Studies specialists and post-colonial theorists, although feminist scholars like Susan Wolff and Rita Felski have also made indispensable contributions. __ Unfortunately, the publication in 2004 of texts by Benjamin Madley, Ashley Riley Sousa and William Rubinstein that somnambulate along well-cut historical paths suggests that such an approach is likely to remain unfashionable. __ Jumping forward a couple of centuries, a study of the rise of utilitarianism of the Benthamite kind might be fleshed out through a discussion of the model prison at Port Arthur which was built to the specifications of the panopticon, that most exemplary site for the production of internally policing subjectivities. __ Through his inclusion of the nation-state in this catalogue, he alerts us to the way that entity functions dialectically within the plural field of Modernity Studies. __ It was first released in 1978, only 12 or so months after Desailly's thesis was completed. __ […] Genocide is not always as blatantly practiced as it was with the Nazis, nor is it always practiced as ruthlessly as in the case of the British in Tasmania […] Genocide can be executed with a certain finesse. __ Within the Australian cultural imaginary, Tasmania is persistently figured as non-, anti-, or only partially modern. __ Peter Conrad follows Smith in his geo-autobiography Down Home: Revisiting Tasmania when he uses the trope of genocide to launch one of his many flights of rhetorical fancy into the imaginary space above Tasmania as place: The island has been made by a long series of alienating schisms. __ Her intervention into the Tasmanian archive follows the form of those authors who take the genocide as a given, however, in so far as she only makes passing mention of the Tasmanian case. __ Aside from the forced comparison with other genocidal events that is enacted through the mobilisation of this volatile signifier it is difficult to see the value of re-reading a set of historical events that is already recognised as horrific in terms of an alternative meta-theoretical category that only re-iterates that power of horror. __ In terms of its contribution to a politics of reconciliation, Ned Curthoys's comments on genocide discourse seem to offer a tentative way forward: Here in Australia the vexed question of genocide […] can be […] contextualised within an inherited European pattern of colonial expansion and mono-cultural domination requiring a response that is both urgent and historically 'deep', removed from pedantic legalism and myopic political imperatives. __ To these effacements of difference achieved in the name of an ostensibly neutral universality, we might also add influential texts in the tradition by Jürgen Habermas, Conrad and Benjamin. __ This book [Modern Times, Modern Places: Life and Art in the 20th Century] starts by describing the modern panic about time. __ To adopt this position, however, is to read Tasmania's textual and cultural archive from the outside in. __ For this group, Tasmania is nothing other than a cipher, an empty place marked off on the historical record only by the atrocities directed at its indigenous inhabitants. __ Colin Tatz also has no qualms about delivering a verdict of UN-defined genocide in Tasmania. __ Can a world without bearing turn back on its feet? the world is heads for that they matter both ways up for other minds kaput in peace contract reframe tyger's eye Expand or hover end and cast again our gilly patient chalk stream bank (on cliff's edge leaning in, counting being with rector's eyes) some time ago i worked at a pizza shop in a suburb south of hobart. __ In stark contrast to Reynolds' piece is Bill Thorpe and Raymond Evans' extended essay "Indigenocide and the Massacre of Aboriginal History". __ In "Genocide in Australia" he directs our attention to article II (a) of the Convention that lays down the requirement that victims of genocide be targeted by virtue of their membership of a specific racial or ethnic grouping. __ There, the authors, compare the facts in the case of Tasmania with the UN definition and come up with what they see as an irrefutable verdict: [The Tasmanian Aboriginal situation] is certainly genocidal if one takes the United Nations definition, and deploys several of its criteria to what occurred during the height of the conflict between the settlers and Aborigines over land (1824-1834). __ For an example of a global, universalising modernity we need go no further than Marshall Berman's opening proposition from All That is Solid Melts into Air: The Experience of Modernity: There is a mode of vital experience - experience of space and time, of the self and others, of life's possibilities and perils - that is shared by men and women all over the world today. __ It goes on to identify a series of places which are the citadels of modern society in its different phases. __ In this instance, the broad "type" of genocide with which the Tasmanian situation complies is colonial genocide: A case lending support to Toynbee's thesis can be seen in the case of the island of Tasmania, where in a short span of seventy-three years the British successfully eliminated the native population. __ Implicit in this investigation is the contention that the misapprehended absence of the signs of modernity has significantly informed the narratives of decline and diaspora that Tasmanians have come to rely upon as resources for identity formation and that, while misapprehended, this perceived neglect has played a large part in the construction of the Tasmanian archive. __ Just as the island appears safely ensconced within its socio-historical horizon, it slips, through some unseen bolthole, into a set of wholly different discursive orders. __ In other words, and in ironic contradiction to Bruno Latour's famous thesis, Tasmania has always been modern because it was modernity that prompted its "discovery" and modernity that prompted its "settlement". __ the city lost its tail to bliss- waiting for glass blowers on small mountains rust red rivers running to a whale of massive sludge. __ On the cognate topic of nationalism in the colonial world, Chatterjee notes: If nationalisms in the rest of the world have to choose their imagined communities from certain "modular" forms already made available to them by Europe and the Americas, what do they have left to imagine? History, it would seem, has decreed that we in the postcolonial world shall only be perpetual consumers of modernity. __ " Here Barta refers briefly to the Tasmanian case in proposing that white Australia exists in a relation of genocide to the Aboriginal population. __ 3 or else you break down-coiled around the maypole water coloured belts set free lions sea and sex; platelets of salty thought-none outside we breathe Charybdis. __ point and line the sea the grass the stones the shells, a marriage bed my daughter's twigs and nut-pink flowers are pretty-she likes ice cream at the beach the wavelets there reflect the sun like a new highway or saltbush at the heads or a little sandstone mill the database has powered down first impressions of a deep-sea port missile tests that froth the shore the loyal fuse starts burning out every sign you thought was sweet every misread sign of age every sign of misread age every fake précis every orphaned tone the shallow faces brut mirage-me and my city and our past; a prisoner can be happy should be happy he said and signed my release. __ It is this new awareness of what actually occurred that, it seems to me, constitutes a central problem for the integrity and authenticity of Australian culture today. __ The strain of commonality that binds their articulations derives from the conviction that the perpetration of mass deaths is not an adequate condition for the mobilisation of the terms of genocide. __ Haydon's film, which serves as the most significant vehicle for Jones's particular narrativisation of colonial contact in Tasmania is one of the foundation stones for the reading of genocide into that history. __ Barta's work here is informed by a reading of chapter nine of Lemkin's Axis Rule in Occupied Europe where the latter argues that genocide can be a two-fold process of dispossession and displacement followed by the establishment of an incoming colonisation: Genocide has two phases: one, destruction of the national pattern of the oppressed group; the other, the imposition of the national pattern of the oppressor. __ In addition to Felski and Wolff's attempts to feminise modernity, the search for a theoretical foundation upon which to construct our new readings of the parole of site-specific modernities has seen the coining of a whole new vocabulary that includes trans-modernities, discrepant modernities, settler modernities, plural modernities, multiple modernities, and even coeval modernities. __ For these communities, the felt apprehension of their immediate location was, and to some extent remains, fundamentally dislocated. __ How shall we redeem it from the guilty awareness that these acts of genocide and attempted genocide were being enacted most vigorously at that very time when white Australian culture was being conceived and born. __ Sven Lindqvist's Exterminate all the Brutes, doesn't explicitly mention the term genocide in relation to Tasmania, but it does reproduce a very brief, sparsely sourced summary of the main events of the decimation to defend its claim that "[t]he Tasmanians were the most well known of the exterminated peoples and were often held up as symbols for them all. __ In this regard, the experience of Tasmanians is analogous to the experience of other inhabitants of peripheral zones around the world. __ The fact of Vietnamese decimation in itself established that genocide was occurring in Indo-China, regardless of the U. __ A. __ The mode of cultural production that Jim Davidson has called "Tasmanian Gothic", for instance, represents the island as a repository of the bizarre, the bereft, and the backward. __ The definitional approaches to the Tasmanian genocide are of two principal kinds: those which engage primarily with the definition of genocide spelled out in the UN convention; and those which engage with more capacious definitions developed by genocide scholars. __ For Conrad, the genocide of the Aborigines is a vital part of the historical tapestry of Tasmania. __ Churchill also opens up the concept of genocide to include the elimination of specific cultural practices that mark out a specific group from its colonial opponents. __ Hegel-Marx; Lacoue Labarthe the front of horse its withers cracked. __ Even the entry for "Tasmania" in the index is bound inextricably with the signifier "extermination". __ There remain important qualifiers to insert into the space between thinking about endogenous or externally enforced projects of modernisation in non-European locations as irreducibly specific sets of events and the gesture that reduces them to pale imitations of an originary European phenomenon. __ The repetition must, on the one hand, efface its initial instantiation so that no trace of what would actually make the second event secondary and therefore generalised, remains, while on the other, some residue of the original event must be carried over in its consequent iterations in order to guarantee that iterative status. __ Florence Mazian's monograph Why Genocide?: The Armenian and Jewish Experiences in Perspective provides a case in point. __ Instead he returns to the UN definition and performs an impressive intellectual coup de grace by demonstrating the means by which the destruction of the Aboriginal peoples as an objective and inherent corollary of the logic of colonisation became subjectively located within the consciousness of the colonial agents themselves, producing a situation where specific genocidal intention of the kind described in the UN definition can be adduced. __ Tony Barta foreshadows Moses's expansion of the concept of genocide in his own essay "After the Holocaust: Consciousness of Genocide in Australia. __ Rather, I intend to use modernity's contested conceptual field as the generator of a problematic that will facilitate a reconsideration of some of the historical and cultural narratives most influential in organising the Tasmanian archive. __ Barta adopts the same approach as Churchill in "Genocide: Toward a Functional Definition" in initiating his discourse with an extended quotation from the ur-text of genocide thinking, Lemkin's Axis Rule in Occupied Europe. __ The fact that little "new" historical data is added to the panorama provided by 19th-century historians like Bonwick, Ling Roth, Calder and West remains salient. __ While I recognise the urgency of this multi-faceted project, I also believe that the standard complaint that globalised discourse fails to account for local specificity remains salient. __ In the case of the Tasmanian genocide, the elimination of traditional hunting practices, the radical stifling of inter-tribal marriage and restrictions on seasonal migration clearly point, to his mind, to a case of cultural genocide. __ Referring to a further set of texts, he asks the crucial question of whether the life of a group of people can be separated from the lives of the individuals that make it up. __ " Conrad's Modern Times, Modern Places continues this trend after a different fashion, broaching the generality of modernity through an analysis of its exemplary instantiations. __ Tasmania first suffered disconnection from the mainland, which left its landscape buckled and eruptive; then it was singled out as a place of penance and the site for an experiment in genocide. __ S. __ Submitted to Westerly 4/3/2012 . __ Writers like Barta, Moses, Churchill, and Sartre have all made invaluable contributions to the task of developing an alternative approach to Genocide Studies that does not measure history against the legal definition laid out in the Genocide Convention. __ ? C H A P T E R 5 Of Contrapuntal Trajectories 2: Modernity __ i call him neptune but he's no god or father or competent professional. __ 43 one day, they say, the axe just fell. __ i might come back. __ i emptied sand from the rolls in my jeans. __ can anyone with any sense make contact with her now. __ fossil fuel to fan your fire, the past as coal, you sprung a leak in her and bored, you cleared her out and doubled down your selfish hoard. __ kerotin for unburnt lash. __ . __ with a room to see anyone who wanted in. __ sexy legs. __ but i am young and do not know of love as basic flaw. __ they prop her up with pills and flowers, watch her sit for minutes, hours, just how long it takes to change her mind. __ with sped up wafts of jerky vine - anything but luck can hear good value. __ 32 i recommend words that can never hurt enough to do the trick, the worthy pain, that brings relief. __ they sweat and toil in the holes they crash and crash to age in style. __ the real burden is dark matter pressing on the brain. __ and i too feel that hollow there inside my ribs, as if i was not one, but more, a vapour trail perhaps or tree as i in televised redoubt. __ . __ i came out clear as sea for sure, a patient man. __ blink nudged and abundant. __ i struggle in this western wind, to light my cigarette. __ looking in at bedlam walls, looking in at stone rope hardship or spending sprees with hope as credit, too long now, we haven't smiled. __ crowded raft. __ memorised the side of the packet. __ everybody already regretted. __ i saw myself, a pitted turd. __ short shift or long you must endure. __ 46 i'll hold it close and to my lips to kiss it cold and sibling while you labour through the legend mud flats, bubbled, grey and greasy like a boarder's cake. __ too wrong to climb the stairs, the yolk, the splitting palm. __ Brothers who comes to my door now dressed as a goat? science is friendly because it has no soft underbelly it has no reason to fear the occasional tickle compared to commerce it's twilight sailing stopped now for the winter break it is warm even so there is nothing wrong with here as such. __ we longed to enter swollen grids of sense and tones, to give the past as squiggles, squid ink, maps of mountains; gods of sea and time. __ even though we know them all, we tried in tongues to speak the world. __ 44 cyan, turquoise, manganese the larger glass is mine, so please, leave it there, alone and cold. __ before you took my wife to open clear her soul, and drill it like an oil hole. __ sworn in by rods and cones, tongue's bumps, the bumpkin light, emplaced for easy truth. __ that all the heroes gathered stone to build the forms of western thought, with sovereign subject as their king. __ . __ tricornered forge in progress still. __ days and pills , kafka and out the window for a ciggie then pleasure in the sun old gardening gods selling yen the blurry ketch the morning star system IX motorway quiet as the princess drove. __ tribesmen, squinting, berlin wall. __ his head was clean. __ or else they let the murky go, or shut it back secure. __ i drank down my joe. __ . __ even so, i have my plans. __ He's an explorer of depths and a master of them in his way. __ horsing round in mud needs drones remoteness, car park exits. __ flake fed daily. __ and tells me who will fall his voice is like a clarinet the rules are syrupy to the ear, gluey dripping spittable grasping filling like organic chicken the sporty james who let the children drown the climber grown in thatcher's britain, labouring on one side. __ a phone in each hand and nobody to call or calling you. __ he jumped straight in and poked his snout above the slick. __ she must have thought it opportune, to test her luck, the luck of change in choppy, homeless seas. __ that central sound. __ at a kerbed correction (cocaine sonnet op. __ 3 neptune sits on the couch. __ and truly beaut him dappled beaut. __ man was not made to dwell on this, to chase the monsters in our souls. __ at longing and nothing the flash there in your eyes is a perfect prediction. __ 45 there is a vast tower and on each floor a thousand souls. __ 1 - keyless entry) - consistency slows at a stale pace, the slow space of old tales, everything an affidavit. __ and speckled grit, ocean dirt, hard rolled down inside my towel inside its bag. __ 34 born without ancestors, cut from the ground of being. __ took him back. __ we were meant to shine like coal. __ with nothing hands. __ she tells the nurse she's feeling well. __ i clambered in through rain, the weatherboard, broken van. __ your mother cried out once beneath her fold-away canopy "my son, the doctor, is drowning!" . __ i see it now, from out the front. __ i know it such as it knows me or is my chassis, straight and true. __ won done lightly. __ and in the black sea port the riggers recall winning drives, the carbon river makes for ground as if to glug out words of praise, as if to beg the jack to free it fast and spin it out in plastic cans 3 were the admins [sporting loveable phones] really trying to get the settings right and why did they all speak so heartily about the progress of the review? it's as if they haven't clicked onto the everyoneish brochures that we all have to give to new people- picking out the beauty spots the round heads and the vernix people so new that it burns the shingling face of the giant smurf inflatable in warm metro air. __ they said that we were out of date in a fishing village and walked amongst people of colour and knew their lives and fear, knew their want, their lesser image, their need for more. __ for leaks or sadness, trailing off, pulled toward silence. __ Magazines plasma screens, the unpleasure of Habermas. __ precious time with you, in discord- jamboree- where once old nags went on their way, alone, a week from all saints day; they crouch down now in sprinting pose, their spindly limbs straight off the rack from darrow's store-for hats and more-a bargain backed by cash in hand . __ silence. __ wormwood holed for gorse and worse, i pick and worm for shimmy's sake. __ partially autonomous, my influence was uncaused or the cause of itself. __ these annotations paraphrase my own drab lot, a dero of amusement parks who haunts the shore in cold, unyielding months. __ never close to winning back the only thing i should have tried much harder not to lose. __ 2 so nanna was sent at the end of her life to a river north of perth. __ inside his tank. __ respect it please. __ left quite soon. __ Smoker's Yard 39 this peace or glee or joy or hope. __ 27 for recognition or deception, indirection, only me. __ cannover hold, cannover hold. __ i shake for jim and johnny's sake. __ relief, and freedom. __ without induction, we'd call it love 41 it's clear in you, this gift of taking care. __ i set him up, back there. __ Hot Towels 1 the wire hums, the airport board-delays and tarmac fumy air finally when space is offered your luggage banked against a turning sign the metal sleeve whose loop suggests more heat and genes and buy some condoms in the loo (quickly, bleach your accent down unlearn your failed youth in time to make it launch another blast at life while folks at home pronounce you free of vice and miss you frankly everyone here is thinking of you sweet child and wonder when you'll burn a signal free of where you've gone that country will uncustom you, with tea-leaves, lotto coffee spoons; it's men a monstrous plague of hats, a hill quite free of change and hope-another impulse clangs and stops. __ i wrote it out today. __ and took my troubles with him when he went. __ in powder, came. __ i know you'll take a coke to fizz your gut. __ i will be and one day i will go and i will not look back and i will not think of the past as time for time as me is always more 35 bound on a weeping limb, dipping out across the tarn . __ so i said priggishly, 'time is rationed to keep us safe from running late' our country is foremost and the pigs chomp hard on the pumpkin rusk closer now, sight lines at the surface, shore to perspex dome bent back, in flame, i came. __ . __ 2 my gargoyle sees for me, the aching gap. __ depends on the weather, the riddles, reserve bank circumspection, nobody with a brain would choose to install engine blocks for hours at a time. __ and further on. __ the death drive, dressed in rivers feeling rivers) Plato Park Torres strait spend and smoke too much have sex get rich, engender birth, a river north a river north of perth My friend in England wool country in absentia i stretched then slowed toward a train and crossed her going down. __ and then some kind of polyphonic chore. __ they take me in, and move my mouth, hydraulic like a movie mask. __ or writing as if it was music, and all that muscle control and all that thinking. __ i brought him out. __ to drink it down, the eidolon of engram bay. __ highland lake without a rim, fire burning, pale sky, planet thought as proof of space as universe that knows itself through other things alone. __ farrago, the far away banana quilt or resolute, the crumbling prince of staying put, his descant worst or worsted drain. __ she admitted human being, admitted crucial facts. __ was stiff with salt, cracked and sweet. __ i kept him wet. __ you like the sweet, the stirring up, shaken, bruised, in morning rain i bless the minus riddled self the failing self. __ bold eagle swing by jimmy tork and platted mong for gorries sake. __ double-barrelled, last shot at new rain. __ . __ i see it all in aisles of wear and travel lengths to medicate, they siphon salts, from this same sea, but say i call the things i see through an angled mirror. __ settle instead for copy-cat burgers, sidelong looks at the opera house and bright green biscuits. __ we must endure for our children and our parents who had such honest hopes. __ listening for the chime of chapel bells back there in town engrams in the bedrock or patterns in the sand. __ 25 drenched again, i shook the water free, to me it was her way of saying you are free of me for happy authors leaving prints, for editors with helpful hints, the paddlepop stick was slick with the syrup it lent to the wrapper wrecked between the seats. __ 37 burnt tongue by jove in bussle route, for gantry sergeant tapped a root ball climax version slightly. __ or groan in pinkish wean, tum dum and diamond, poisson, fig or hat. __ too much sun and wanting more. __ and name you labour. __ using words that are not known will only make it worse. __ you see, i've done my reading too. __ Brothers 42 i don't reflect on heavy seas that lack a sense of fun. __ Del-Ray Surf Guitar Comp upbeat, quick legged. __ the poem you found at the end of the warren shoving an Algerian from his nest of plastic seats- when you turned him over he looked like a 2nd empire tortoise not some victim/symbol of gaulish bloody mindedness half-coherent spray about the great novel of Martello towers, bowls of broken bread, breast milk, sodomy and astroturf. __ the bangum bangum, sink. __ after shapes, there's sphere and tower. __ The coffee rooms are filled with flats. __ sun setting over Caulfield we wedged the final clamp and restumped the asset; squared to 1-e ; maybe a million if three people want it. __ when questions asked i lit the lane, back lit the lighter's glare. __ " at ourselves, at our fate, at the new sea wall. __ . __ back back back and in to rented swarm, the pigeon fold, i pick and worm for fiscous sake interred on ice and immy shake. __ or even now with me how would i know? coral bleaches then grows bright across her sheets her frame, she rolls toward the light she doesn't say she rolls her frame just there as the sun submits. __ familiar, basic tools left dumb and dry to play at dunes and oxidise upon the rocks. __ for tamarind and ezyblow, for parentine and gingero for travertine and frankincense it's time to settle one brave fact i've come to get my girlfriend back. __ we would call each other friends if not for gum trees, like a painting, smelling of oil and lemonade. __ intending to return, i left it on the bar top towel. __ with much more wood than we could use. __ and sudden change i'm thankful for. __ a little bit blind, in the pitch, reflections worm to insight's rotten core. __ 29 but you are heroic to me. __ and so you tame them, keep them dull. __ i saw him at the docks. __ the chips shed steam, a cause to let the periscope relax. __ he liked that best. __ they live and breathe and climb the stairs and never know which way is up. __ our friendship's grand you might have said, you've learned the art to ask for none. __ 28 a painful loop. __ listing sabot. __ from game machine to game machine. __ mixed with wet. __ Sometimes he reads the economist to get an overall picture. __ the disc shim bleeds the outro dust and frontal tines. __ in soggy socks. __ for jewels and coal to grist his toad. __ huegenot refuse niks dragging tripods all over the east side of town-remember high school and all the lavish rivalries, as if from a small country we wrestled for middling positions denied the chance to lead our distant country, if only because the words we used were deemed unlikely and still you continued on as if your nascent self obliged narration with mummy back from work and spread along the sofa there with a vodka and a redbull in her hand. __ i wonder know with cbt and act that robots feel more love than us. __ brought tea and smoke. __ 40 we're always trying to replace science as if it's some huge burden. __ the trick it seems to selfish me is help and help some more. __ their girth would plug a badger's hole. __ bun sung auto signage scored. __ . __ every day i wake with less energy. __ But he is not fun! "you cannot fall beneath the waves the water catches every weight and slows its plunge as if it floats" so drown red cancer's slapping claw, braided death, did you enjoin to quell the endless tet a tet of broken love your brother ghost of engram bay was always better looking and now he's more successful too. __ i memorise nothing, am invaded by failure. __ they cut it off and held it high so forest winds could peer inside, and rasp or grate as trill but still he saw, atop the pike, whole worlds unfold, more out than in. __ the campaign trail was short and boring and led to a bull in a field blocking our way to the creek your rejections turned me on, as if maybe you could overthrow all this weakness by quoting Richard Ford in John Calvin jeans like most women you thought yourself a blessed torch diana's neon lamp your innermost thoughts highlighting paracelsus in the pup tent, touching paradise a mix of light and ginger beer, that bull who bars the way but also wades the creek- a nice clean strike the perfect fly everything belonging to the realm of freedom a twisting shout a blood knot and an arcing loop an undercurrent of catchiness. __ or um dum slightly. __ the queerest bloke, more ghost than that. __ you stored them in her case notes, added theory, charismatic codes. __ you said it had to give, "we're the same as Guatemala". __ Morecombe Bay 33 massive time shifts were common in the lake shore commuter belt where i grew up. __ soggy fool. __ at kitchen, bird by paper window power power open end. __ the way a witch will spoil her toads. __ no more against the odds or becoming a man. __ he knew them not but they knew him. __ but please don't think i'll name it keenly, petit objet a. __ . __ my senses are useless. __ 38 i declare you fit to work. __ the petit plan, the grotty orb. __ laughter, sapphires and rhino horns that turn to dust in the overhead bins. __ i broke the bowl, the glass flat seas in doldrum blue, i beat myself. __ Viva France, Viva Kant, Viva San Antonio 2 the seams of a star (cracknell's chocolate broken eye) brittany coast in clamps again petitions, prisms, scholars' schisms; "cross the span; on coloured moss that swaddles covered stones" - the moon machine will gondolier the thought canal-to spar with owls and oars, and bi-fold doors on pancake day, oh . __ and park their mass in tourist holes. __ Submitted to Agni - week of 6/3/2012 Has Been Bay drastic rents in social time mean spiral webs, staircase storms and crowds intent on public hits; history glass and light-filled light (catalyst, mover, chemistry prac) titanic struggles culminations recruit the words that wonder how we came to speak and margaret asked me "can we go just once again, to the beach for a look. __ to brush our teeth and do as we are told. __ 31 this knowledge that i have is missed by lights and curried crowds, they fight my truth, which shrinks so quick, the turtles head, i claim no claim, although i know the animals. __ astronaut and break of day. __ spoke to my son. __ your flat shape, sweaty in the cold, the memory of city shocks, at the end of the lane, someone, a farmer by plane before the rain stopped crops will rise, around them, rusted frames. __ it soon was clear. __ 36 from this pain, i think, beauty will come. __ such he was. __ the sand wiped clean she sits unfolding paper mints? the driver on the course, redaction for the sake of it meal steel gogol Pele sequestered in the bookie's nest, Mentone. __ though not as dense as you, black sun. __ on his nose he wore a ring. __ nothing there. __ a super bloke. __ my wife is mine no longer so i drink alone in foreshore taverns press on nimbly, lurching, deft and clumsy, pushing to forget. __ they liked him too. __ 30 the whale's jump. __ i peel and shake for johnny now that pill and him are in the hold. __ he's shaven and his clothes are clean. __ second stringers scoop fresh clumps of oval lawn, settling pallets on the slope of a skull, to close with airily, seals on top of convenient twigs (suburban sonnets). __ looking out. __ __ __ This makes me feel very guilty. __ __ In recent years I am increasingly drawn to literary fiction rather than sociology as a vehicle to convey meaning and insight about the social world. __ __ It's needed now for the same reason as it has always been needed. __ __ It may be what Freud was writing about when he said that 'creative' writers are bountifully imbued with the right to imagine in public and for the public - although surely most of what becomes a public wish starts out as a private, possibly illicit desire. __ __ And seeing is just that. __ __ . __ __ G Bissinger, Friday Night Lights, p. __ __ In a simpler language this is merely a matter of bread and circuses on a global level. __ __ I think this is probably true. __ __ php%3Ftitle=107&chapter=20794&layout=html&Itemid=27 Glen Street, November 2011 First of all I'd like to thank you for agreeing to let me ask you these questions and also for agreeing in turn to ask me a few things about myself and what I do as a writer and a researcher. __ __ com/>,viewed on 24 March 2011. __ __ When I place this privilege on the edge of an epoch (modernity) I do not mean that modernity vouchsafes this privilege. __ __ Graves-Brown (eds) Matter, Materiality and Modern Culture, London Routledge pp. __ __ Malpas, J. __ __ I suppose I was interested intellectually in things in high school that most of the other kids weren't and I never quite fit in with the bad boys or the good boys. __ __ The normals then are saved from constant stastus anxiety by the knowledge that these demi-gods exist in a parralelle world andindeed are created by the mass audience itself. __ __ Kundera, M. __ __ Rose, G. __ __ (eds) Visuality/Materiality: Images, Objects and Practices, Aldershot: Ashgate Press 171-190. __ __ Distant suffering is seldom felt in the bones. __ __ We've talked about the place of plain language in English academic traditions and, in the work we've done together, your role has often been to pull me back from excessive textual enjoyment (which may or may not be borne out of youthful enthusiasm and a background in the English Department) and setting me back on course to a more mundane but also more friendly and approachable kind of prose. __ __ There are a succession of depictions, the most notable and well known is the tasting of the madeleine cake soaked in tea, uneven paving stones in the courtyard of the home of the Guermantes family which serves as catalyst for a lasting and involuntary memory. __ __ 1976. __ __ *Monkeys Pay Per View : Adaptive Valuation of Social Images by Rhesus Macaques, Deaner, Khera, latt, Current Boiology, vol15: 543-48 march 29 Superstars are created who possess some attribute that is way beyond that of the normal man or woman. __ __ php>, viewed on 24 March 2011. __ __ Another line of argument here is that the game-any game, it doesn't matter which-has declined as they have got older and today's players may be more powerful or more professional but they lack the grace, elegance, humility of the older generation. __ __ Agency is not limited to the human subject, but rather, agency resides in the heterogeneous networks (or assemblies or associations) of humans and non-humans, which can be reworked in a multiple ways. __ __ , Bleak Mind, Penguin, London, 1985. __ __ It is helpful to see objects as polysemic, in that they have the potential to generate different effects that change over time. __ __ (2008) The Comfort of Things, Cambridge: Polity. __ __ Don't worry, I'm not going to recite any dreams here. __ __ In postcolonial studies too, the gulf between subject and object of knowledge is sometimes held to be intractable and the demands on the empathic imagination too great to be overcome. __ __ leishman-associates. __ __ Even so, the post-social term in philosophy studies is timely. __ __ Equally, bestowing the right to claim a right on the excluded other outside of formal legislative or juridical settings doesn't have to be an earth-shattering act. __ __ These differences are generational, disciplinary, to do with our geographical background, our psychological tendencies, working habits, institutional identities and so on. __ __ The silent 'other' who is designated here might be conspicuous by virtue of her race, or her clothing, her accent, or her gender or even her sexuality. __ __ But later we hide in our minds or seek friends we don't even like. __ __ (2012) 'Visuality/materiality: introducing a manifesto for practice' in Rose. __ __ And how pathetic we are at seeing our own sameness, our own glossy conformity-this self-inflicted cloning that ensures the important signals cut straight through. __ __ In other words, he is arguing the meaning of objects is dependent on an encounter with humans and their qualities are only realised through social construction involving human agency. __ __ More recently, Blunt and Dowling (2006) and King (2008) have sought to extend the foci of philosophy research by a closer interrogation of domestic spaces and how these shape identity formation. __ __ This is because things - a book in its red binding, like the rest - at the moment we notice them, turn within us something immaterial, akin to all the preoccupations or sensations we have at that particular time, and mingle indissolubly with them. __ __ In this paper, I contigufy, statements that have concatenatory value in the wounded language of para-stocracy, the shrapnel of high culture, like the bird on the cover of Paul Muldoon's book or the people down the end of my road who don't have cable, collars up against the cold. __ __ That nothing is staked to it, makes it all the more indeterminate or subject to influence at any angle and/or velocity. __ __ Milan Kundera (1988:128) in his essay 'The art of the novel' wrote 'When we study, discuss, analyse a reality, we analyse it as it appears in our mind, in our memory. __ __ . __ __ What does this have to do with pleasure and morality and literature and metaphors? You don't even know these people. __ __ This makes social contact uncomfortable so mainly he just avoids it altogether. __ __ Because we didn't all do that. __ __ 479. __ __ Frosh, P. __ __ Our government is fiscally responsible. __ __ The thingish I is not necessarily pleasant to contemplate too deeply. __ __ 5. __ __ There's inequality between ations. __ __ When I see something my whole life is there, incarnate in this vision, in this act of seeing. __ __ This at least is what happens in my in-laws mind. __ __ It is evident that philosophy research has been informed by the contribution of anthropology and, as a consequence, has extended its scope in relation to what constitutes the 'home'. __ __ As she writes 'one needs all one's senses to do justice to material reality' (quoted in Rose and Tolia-Kelly (2012). __ __ Maria Jolas). __ __ Saunders, P. __ __ Politically, we might speak of recognition primarily in the present tense, but a good test of academic openness has always also been historical in nature. __ __ Proust and psychoanalysis. __ __ , The Australian Oxford Dictionary, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, 1999. __ __ The CEO becomes a star performer in this case, not unlike a pop singer or world-class athlete. __ __ Nor do I leave myself where I have not been as a token or icon of calamitous over-production. __ __ Aris Fioretos (Baltimore, Johns Hopkins UP, 1994). __ __ (1997) 'The social construction of home', Journal of architectural and planning research, 14, 226-245. __ __ My 'academic work is unpaid but surely it is more than a hobby. __ __ Just because Terence Malick aims for a Leavisite high moral seriousness doesn't mean we have to pretend to enjoy his films. __ __ 22. __ __ (KM C 330) By interpolating soil a there arises a new differential rent I; upon this new basis, differential rent II likewise develops in an altered form. __ __ I've been thinking lately about oblivion and I really do feel, writing here in Tasmania, that oblivion describes my discursive location. __ __ I'm saying this because I don't want to pretend that what I'm writing is original or special. __ __ This admission is akin to your own indication that you couldn't write 'overly elaborate' academic writing even if you wanted to. __ __ . __ __ And why do people tell you things you already know, that anybody would know had they done the things you'd done, that anybody would know who knew you'd done those things. __ __ Many fashionable academics adopt a style of writing that seeks to position themselves in the market as experts. __ __ Serve the money-god, or do without women--those are the only alternatives. __ __ Much of this pain has to do with the place of truth in academic writing. __ __ 86. __ __ Jacques Lacan, "The Mirror Stage as Formative of the I Function," Ecrits: A Selection, Norton, New York, 2004. __ __ Financial centres. __ __ Urry, J. __ __ Informed by the writing of Marx (1869/1976) and Veblen (1899), writers such as Bourdieu (date) viewed material objects primarily in relation to their significance for wider society. __ __ And always to know as well that selling a million books or being reviewed in the LRB doesn't automatically mean that your work is any good. __ __ . __ __ She liked those churches, like shapes of grey paper, breasting the stream of the Strand. __ __ In non-specialist circles, this framing of the self in elitist and/or grandiose ways can often cause friction. __ __ . __ __ But when exclusivist or fundamentalist positions are not shackled to extreme projects such as 'ethnic cleansing' or institutionalised racism, they tend to be expressed in ordinary meanness. __ __ (1991) 'Entangled objects: exchange, material Culture, and Colonialism in the Pacific' Cambridge: Harvard University Press. __ __ All the opinions of the world agree in this, that pleasure is our end, though we make use of divers means to attain it: they would, otherwise, be rejected at the first motion; for who would give ear to him that should propose affliction and misery for his end? http://oll. __ __ Foot passengers, jostling one another's umbrellas, in a general infection of ill-temper, and losing their foot-hold at street-corners, where tens of thousands of other foot passengers have been slipping and sliding since the day broke (if this day ever broke), adding new deposits to the crust upon crust of mud, sticking at those points tenaciously to the pavement, and accumulating at compound interest. __ __ What enables objects to hold or retain memory and affect? A reading of Proust suggests that objects are embedded in relational structures sustained by the interaction between agents and the objects of agency (by action and movement). __ __ (1869/1976) Capital, Fowkes B (trans. __ __ 8 Europe doesn't exist. __ __ During the 99. __ __ Fourth, places and things, no less than memory and affect, possess the same essential indeterminacy - it is the establishment of relation that enables memory and place and thing to be mutually determined, each in relation to the other. __ __ . __ __ However, even though Hobart may have some of the characteristics of a cosmopolitan city, the sheer fact of its small size makes that urbanity feel paper thin, forced even, as if co-ordinated remotely by some well-meaning federal bureaucrat in a far off (and genuinely cosmopolitan) centre. __ __ The home also operates as a metaphorical screen (tabula rasa) upon which we can project a whole range of emotions including fear, desire, regret, pride, superiority and ambition-projections which are by no means conscious nor indeed entirely unconscious either. __ ough when I don't think of friends who have moved to glamorous cities like London and New York and imagine what shape my own life might have taken if I had stayed away just a little bit longer. __ __ Think of fat people who think they are large and powerful. __ __ Proust, M. __ __ "You cannot conquer Time," an unheeding lover is warned by the clocks of the city. __ __ I hope society looks hard at my words. __ __ He is basically a recluse and the reason for that is he feels superior to most other people but they don't seem to agree with him. __ __ All this is not some 'fault' in our vision, it is vision. __ __ Value claims are seldom presented as negotiable. __ __ So I'm reading Habermas now and finding him amazing and optimistic whereas in the past I thought he was too technical, too dry and too optimistic about the chances of any of us completing the unfinished project of enlightened modernity. __ __ Let me telegraph some of the problems that might arise here. __ __ It seems quite clear that Malick's obsession with philosophical film - the language and logic of image - must have something to do with his problems with Gilbert Ryle as a graduate student back in the 70s. __ __ My dad was just trying to outdo me and impress me with his derring-do and show me that media clichés about 'danger zones' are conveniently overblown, which I suppose, is not the worst way to prove to your adult children that you still have a certain mastery of the world. __ __ __ ' So what is it that defines the workable scope of a community of trust? Rootless cosmopolitanism is fine for intellectuals but most people live in a place defined by space, by time, by language, perhaps by religion, maybe - however regrettably - by colour and so forth. __ __ Try buying waterfront property on a retail wage. __ __ Judt, T. __ __ Yet the meaning we derive from an object can never be complete. __ __ What facts? Beauty trumps reason almost everytime. __ __ 10-21 Mack, A. __ __ I gave that paper on depopulation anxiety and you walked towards me from the audience. __ __ It is true though that there is considerable variation in the pitch, tone, discipline and intensity of our Father's inestimable prose as it is built across the three volumes. __ __ If he fails there is no safety net to catch him before he hits the ground. __ __ People to line our pockets. __ __ Yellowstone bison migrating to the poisonous river To wield a commanding voice (WIZARD OF OZ), keeping a little bottle there in the booth to piss into so the nitrate doesn't catch fire. __ __ The word equal here is used to describe some basic equality of being or essence, an equality of souls perhaps in the eyes of Janus or our won jealous monotheistic god. __ __ To prove that Judith Butler is correct by recruiting Derrida to argue against Hegel, only means that internal checks and balances are working. __ Clearly, there a issues here with the handling of the subject-object split particularly in terms of the question of how non-human objects really possess agency and so on. __ __ Bowie, M. __ __ Berkely was working in a similar vein when he argued that "only the vulgar believe that properties reside in objects". __ __ (1991) 'The Berlin key or how to do things with words' in P. __ __ (Karx: Capital 3: 714_ To speak aggressively here then is also to speak aggressively about the state of culture in the west and also to have risen above the endless renewal and recycling that passes for mass entertainment. __ __ CICERO SAYS "that to study philosophy is nothing but to prepare one's self to die. __ __ The central idea running through this multilayered and beautifully evocative book is the claim that only through recollection are we able to make our experiences significant. __ __ The Louisiana Purchase__Hannah Montana- not really my wife's name Richard Sennett playing the Cello finally like Jacqueline Du Pre with mittens on. __ __ In this last mode, the right to bestow a right also reveals one of the basic limits of cosmopolitanism as it seems to manifest most commonly, and exposes it also as emergent at best and marginal at worst. __ __ And that there meaning is only activated through our human agency. __ __ (2010) Stuff, Cambridge: Polity Press. __ __ org/?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show. __ __ This is an easy question to answer. __ __ The average astralian 220 grand. __ __ It starts early. __ __ Obviously I don't write for money or promotions. __ __ I failed to publish my PhD thesis and have really focussed on poetry over the last five or so years. __ __ Shoot people if you want. __ __ The thinking human, and there is surely no other kind living outside of structuralist ideology, is so centred inside their own meaning systems that are very simple cybernetic loops connecting inside and outside, slef and other, matter and mind. __ __ . __ __ There was Midland with its improbably tall buildings, glassy and shimmering in the sun like misplaced tanning reflectors. __ __ As Miller writes: 'Objects are important, not because they are evident and physically constrain or enable, but quite the opposite. __ __ It requires a particular confidence and belief in the certainty of what one is arguing for that I lack. __ __ These data demonstrate that that visual orienting decisions reflect the specific social content of visual information and provide the first experimental evidence that monkeys spontaneously discriminate images of others based on social status. __ __ London: Routledge. __ __ Can it be so simple as mere projection? Let me say again then, because I have forgotten if I have said it yet, that this story has no plot. __ __ Was the American West (not buffalo bill - but the most recently fruitful, abundant and agent orange resistant scion of the root tree of Hellenic culture - that is the etats uni - being punished for supporting Israel in the Yom Kippur War? Was it the oil shock that OPEC imposed as a response to this involvement? Was it Nixon taking the dollar off the gold standard? Was it the death Of Auden? Was it the first and only US space station sent up into promethean orbit? Or was it simply the problem of industrial overproduction of which Ernest Mandel and more recently Robert Brenner and Richard Dienst (chardonnay socialists or conscience of a generation?) have spoken so eloquently of? Is the world really going to hell in a hand basket? When did this start? What about all the good in the world? How could we even begint o start thining about this problem? What kind of measure would we use? How do we choose the moral goods and bads through which we might frame our project? Is this all just a continuation of the saturnine indignation of Spengler and the Frankfurt School. __ __ I also think though that occupying a place in the shadows, on the margins of the university system is a kind of privilege. __ __ What too should we make of Wittgensteins argument that world consists of everything that is the case. __ __ 138, penguin, 1996, harmondsworth, Middlesex, england Discussions about hierarchy can take us to situations in which individuals express an outrage about certain other people or groups who use special powers and/or advantages to secure and maintain a position at or near the top of the hierarchy. __ __ He would also make sure his dependents were fed and clothed, the children educated, marriages and funerals arranged and paid for. __ __ His friends seem to see the objective proof of this claim so long as it is clear. __ __ This is made all the more crucial because of the fragility of our lone country status here in Tasmania. __ __ Harper's Magazine, April 2011, p. __ __ How were literary critics and cultural critics supposed to respond to the ascent of evil to the thorne of the single world system after 1973? Had Satan got free of his infernal jail once again? Had he sprung from his lake of cold fire, realising as he id in Paradise lost that there was nothing to stop his attemptinging once and again to wrest control of our universe from the creator god and the creative good. __ __ Aspire to be as rich as Warren Buffett. __ __ Put simply, if all human beings were valued equally, why would we need fiscal redistribution - undersirablo suburbs would becomes just as desirable as any other part of town, old cars would give you just as much status as a new car and so on. __ __ What is clear from Ginzburg's work and from Greenblatt's too is that the past is another country, and that they do do things differently there. __ __ We make a habit of comparing and contrasting our own places and modes of dwelling with the habitats of others and the habitats of our own past(s)- and there is a progress narrative here that needs to be satisfied if we are to think of ourselves as 'getting ahead' in life even if the rising exchange 'value' of our homes is really only inflationary, fungible with other minds in the same price bracket and bound to return in time to the depressing long term averages described by Robert Shiller and others. __ __ One saw few signs either of private wealth or of public spirit. __ __ com/article/SB10001424052748704471504574438831789972954. __ __ Ayer has inspired me; in particular 'Language truth and logic' which I still view as a model to aim for; in terms of its precision and lucidity. __ __ In the final part of the paper, we sketch out the implications for philosophy of a more extensive 'object' focussed research agenda that might continue to add depth to our understanding of the human self and selves by describing the means by which the consciously and unconsciously known haecceity of our homes can safeguard our identities in conditions of tension, stress and troubling social change. __ __ Cresswell, T. __ __ com/2006/09/badiou-event-truth-subject. __ __ (Eds) 1986 Introduction: commodities and the politics of value. __ __ Always it had started in a sort of cold-blooded wilfulness and ended in some mean, callous desertion. __ __ The full automation of thought in the absence of meta-narratives produces elaborate games. __ __ It can also have some relationship to the idea of equality before the law and to human rights discourse and enforcement - we are all equally entitled to free speech, to freedom of religion and so on. __ __ I bring to this exercise a profound deafness to dominant or sub-dominant (powerfully institutionalised) discourse, tendencies, terms of art and so on that abide in this or any other established, rationalised, jurisdictional research paradigm. __ __ I also write for the pleasure of creating something, you know I think there are endorphins released when you exercise your brain or something. __ __ Objects have the capacity to elicit meaning and our encounters with objects are never fixed but ongoing (see Hurdley 2006:729). __ __ I was still a kid. __ __ Concurrently, within the realm of philosophy and architecture, there has been an interest on spatial and topographic concerns (see for example Bachelard 1969; Malpas 1999). __ __ Such speculation is no dounbt useful as well as pleasurable. __ __ The trains were still running then and the suburban shopping malls in Glenorchy, Clarence and Kingston hadn't been constructed. __ __ My mother in law is a keen defended of the bell curve. __ __ I am too old to fawn upon a nurse, Too far in years to be a pupil now; What is thy sentence then but speechless death, Which robs my tongue from breathing native breath? (Richard II, 1. __ __ But Richard Ford says that we connect too much. __ __ With this 'real unreality' in mind, I would like to contend that the intensity of the lurid, exotic fiction of 'my' harbour side suburb is an index of the desire that drives it, a desire that is not mine alone either but emerges more properly from what Fredric Jameson called 'the political unconscious'. __ __ Yet as Buck Morss (2002 136) has argued, our knowledge is acquired through memory, our bodies, our reading of history. __ __ Ten or a dozen of them there had been. __ __ And this must always be so for someone writing a fictocritical silence that mouths a deeper lack of reason. __ __ "Discourse Ethics: Notes on a Program of Philosophical Justification. __ __ This is one way in which inequality is dealt with. __ __ Citing as sole authority the original (supposedly more profound) draft version of Celan's remark to Bender, France-Lanord dismisses Levinas's reading in the following terms: "A slightly more serious examination of the poet's whole work [i. __ __ Which says nothing about the horrible cliché of the disgruntled graduate who has been forgotten by God. __ __ Once one has gained a certain distance from academic and/or ideological (that is thought-based in the broadest terms) movements or credos or slogans that one formally found to be unavoidable and/or seductive in a longstanding attachment kind of way, it is hard to recreate the urgency and persuasion of the hegemonic text of that tradition. __ __ And please do check in on their GDP per capita, provery rates and so on in five years time - they will not improve! Meanwhile Prince William will wander around looking like a wussy, mummy's boy (which of course he is - or more precisely a grandmaummy boy and I have no sympathy for the glitzy, self-promoting Pricness Diana) and urban intellectual will try and tell you that the aristocracy disappeared after the industrial revolution. __ __ Car buffs who worked at fried chicken restaurants would have just as much chance as the afore mentioned CEOs to buy an Aston AMrtin and thereby receive the recongitoin reserved for such a purchase. __ __ Sometimes I feel as if T. __ __ 1; translation mine). __ __ You used to come and visit me and always told me that I seemed fine. __ __ Gossip spreads around. __ __ So writing for me is a way I can both understand the issues that I am investigating and reduce the risk that the reader will not misconstrue my arguments. __ __ The normals then are saved from constant stastus anxiety by the knowledge that these demi-gods exist in a parralelle world andindeed are created by the mass audience itself. __ __ . __ __ A star may have shone in the east the day Barack Obama became president. __ __ Think of the compassionless achievers who yearn only to belittle others. __ __ I contrasted universalism with bounded separatism and conceptual clarity with epistemological murkiness. __ __ I don't read a lot of poetry and I have a terrible memory for new poems and new poets. __ __ Any further elaboration on these dialectics will be metaphorical or focussed on the products of mind. __ __ How can Proust be used as a resource for philosophy scholarship? For philosophy researchers, there is much that can be gleaned from a study that places at the very centre of the novel descriptions of the home and the experiences which arise from encounters with objects and people. __ __ 'We are confronted every day with painful images and stories about the growing numbers of homeless people, about criminal violence toward children, and about the plights of those exiled from their homelands. __ __ I might even say that I felt entitled to write poetry because I have always been an avid reader and a serious student of English. __ __ Let me put it this way. __ __ Chakrabarty (eds), Cosmopolitanism, Duke University Press, Durham and London, pp. __ __ To quote Hegel is thought to be good. __ __ Whose to say, maybe his essays would have been better than his films. __ __ And I do mean lone country in the strongest sense - magi, myth, motherland, tribesmen, the river Styx. __ __ The games allow for a momentary restaging of opt-in patriotism that has always been more or less achievable only through a massive financial outlay and specialised event co-ordination sophisticated enough to achieve a scale of spectacle carnivalisation sufficient to momentarily silence or sublimate intra-national fears, divisions, class and regional conflicts that otherwise define our dispersed, group-resistant private lives. __ __ It is still to be seen whether post-social work by scholars like Bruno Latour or Katherin Hayles will really be able to displace the human from our privileged locus at the centre of the world of meaning, sense, fact, awareness, sentience, consciousness, spirit, perception, visualisation and so on. __ __ . __ __ Hoskins J (1998) Biographical Objects: How Things Tell the Story of People's Life. __ __ Australia is the land of the fair go. __ __ Forster famously writes "Only Connect" but in one of the Frank Bascombe novels, either Independence Day or The Lay of the Land, Richard Ford suggests that we connect too much. __ __ In other words, the objects are viewed as emblematic of wider more objective social values and mores rather than subjective identity formation. __ __ I'm America's nightmare young black and just dont give a fuck I just want to get high and live it up so fuck the 9 to 5 and why you tryin to slave us with minimum wages slammin my niggas up in cages changing their behaivors Onyx, "Last Dayz" from the LP All We Got Iz Us Dermot Healy in a Waremind near Heathrow, reading Dylan Thomas into the wee small hours. __ __ They look too long for plucking guitar strings, but I may be wrong about that. __ __ Now let me try and frame a question. __ __ Baudrillard Blunt, A. __ __ D. __ __ Constructions of the non-cosmopolitan past thus serve a similar function to the science fiction narratives whose fictional futures allow us to rethink our own present as the past of an imagined world that is yet to come. __ __ If it's a close call they'll argue all the way through to the end of lunch-time and then slump off back to class annoyed with each other for wasting their break in talk when they could have out trying to best each other in the more basic language of sport. __ __ 'Affordances are relationships between features of objects and abilities of human beings; they are attributable to the intrinsic features that objects posses by virtue of their make up, and are specified in relation to an individual' (Coolen 2006:187). __ __ This is surely not an unfamiliar story. __ __ His mind moved backwards, over his ten years of adult life. __ __ Businessmen work in the shadows building cartels and monopolies and sometimes as in the failed mineral super tax, the two forces confront one another or are forced to use various forms of propaganda to gain public approval for their position. __ __ Redistirbution through tax transfers could be ramped up to such a point that income inequality which IN Australia at least has imcreased since the highpint of equality in the early 1970s would disappear and everone would have the same moey power to spend as they saw fit. __ __ People often say that they are writing for themselves, in a private language perhaps, but I have seen enough clinical madness. __ __ wide Sargasso Sea, homi bhaba, trin t minh ha, tony hawk, Mount Rushmore, Yuri Gagarin, For hours they stare at the desert sands, percepting the sensible rhythm of the desert sands. __ __ Oxford: Peter Lang. __ __ Berlusconi is our own Kung Fu Panda. __ __ The period of the novel extends from the 1870s to the aftermath of the First World War and it can be read in part as long extended discussion of the major societal shifts taking place in France in which the hegemony of the aristocracy was under threat from an increasingly confident and assertive middle class. __ __ On this view, cosmopolitanism also names a fundamental openness to alterity that goes beyond nations and ethnicities to the other factors or strata of identity formation such as gender, sexuality, age, disability and so on. __ __ Private property and bureaucracies are partly designed to enable older men to hold on to their dominance of younger men. __ __ I want to declare here that this work is absent from money circuits and does not aim to accumulate points or confer bragging rights on me or any institution. __ __ On the other hand: if our philosophy is of poor quality; if we think we deserve better accommodation than we have; if we grew up in one kind of socio-economic area and have been forced to live in another that we find unpleasant or uncomfortable; our sense of social injustice can be overwhelming. __ __ Sport is supposed to sublimate battle but the opportunity cost of renovations and new stadia right across the 'great' city of London is easily enumerated. __ __ Critics of inequaity who consider themselves more realistic than the recognition school, argue for a different approach to the utopis of differential human valuing. __ __ Which is a bit like the shot as basic unit in Christian Metz' semiotics and its distance from the sign which is supposed to be empty in it essence and only semantic when places in a syntactic line. __ __ A key difference about the post=scarcity society is that when you're broke you can still normally find food, basic philosophy. __ __ Not a day goes by th . __ __ And narcissism is what makes us say, my story is worth writing down. __ __ 305. __ __ The family firm is still intact. __ __ Second, I see academic writing in the broader context of the neo-liberal market that we are all required to engage with. __ __ __ To speak semiotically, the signifier "genocide" in Barta's formulation, refers not to the abstract realm of the denotative - the deliberate killing of a large number of individuals of a particular race, ethnicity or national grouping - but to the more connotative particularity of the Holocaust itself. __ As if anticipating Thorpe and Evans' iteration of the relation of contiguity that holds the Holocaust and the Tasmanian genocide together, he paraphrases a contention made by Tony Barta in an article originally published in 1985: The terrible and well-known story of the Holocaust makes it difficult to discuss the general question of genocide, which for most people means only one thing: the murder of six million Jews. __ In an historiographical field dominated by a turning point of such basic ontological import, the impact of the discovery of a genocidal pattern in the actions and orientations of the Colonial Office, the colonial administrations of David Collins, Thomas Davey, William Sorell and George Arthur and the citizenry more generally, is made to seem less explosive than it otherwise might. __ However, after years of misinformation and misguided ignorance, a racial politics with real energy and determination began to make its presence felt. __ The idea of "genocide in general" has been passed over, exchanged without notice, substituted for an instance of "actually existing genocide" which doubles over itself to reflexively saturate the semantic field of its signifier. __ From James Bonwick's publication of 1870, The Last of the Tasmanians to Clive Turnbull's The Black War in 1948 to Tom Haydon's documentary The Last Tasmanian in 1978, the absolute obliteration of the indigenous owners of Tasmania was affirmed as historical fact. __ " What is happening here is akin to the phenomenon that Dipesh Chakrabarty describes in Provincializing Europe, whereby a "first in Europe, then elsewhere" structure of global historical time is reproduced in non-European locations so that local versions of this same narrative replace "Europe" with some locally constructed center. __ In linguistic terms, this was a perfect example of a performative speech act, the process of voicing making incontestable the content of the claim being voiced. __ This group were responsible for, and bore witness to, the remarkable situation whereby a supposedly extinct peoples actually began arguing for their own existence. __ Discussing genocide without invoking images and cultural memories that cluster around the representational traditions of the Shoah will be well-nigh impossible. __ The jurisdiction of Thorpe and Evans' piece is the whole of Australia, but the first case study they turn to is the settler-colonisation of Tasmania. __ While Reynolds is able to find copious "genocidal" articulations that take Tasmania as their object, he also notes the reluctance of Australians to examine the presence of genocidal relations in their own country's past. __ Reynolds also turns his attention to the question of the Shoah. __ If genocide did occur in Australia, Reynolds suggests, the first place to which we would turn in pursuit of its traces would be Tasmania. __ Equally, Thorpe and Evans's work shows that to discuss genocide in Australian history is always to refer back, even if allusively or by association, to the colonisation of Tasmania and the depredations wrought on its indigenous inhabitants by the disjointed assemblage of the military, the judiciary, the legislature and private citizenry. __ Conceived in direct response to the empirical realities of the German occupation policies directed at Slavs, Jews and Gypsies in Axis-controlled Europe, Lemkin's definition, which was subsequently taken as a primary source by the United Nations Convention on the issue, conceives of genocide as a "peculiarly modern phenomenon", or, more precisely, "an old practice in its modern development. __ Reynolds actually hedges his bets when it comes to making a clear determination as to whether or not a genocide was perpetrated in 19th-century Tasmania, but for our purposes here, it is adequate to show that he acknowledges the seductive power that such an induction has exercised over others. __ " Dealing as they are with an historically antecedent and qualitatively distinct set of events, Evans and Thorpe propose that a narrow definition of genocide which emphasises its specifically modern character might not have room for the Australian frontier scenario. __ Any post-Holocaust historical analysis that seeks to delineate the workings of a genocidal logic in its particular archive will necessarily do so through an intertextual matrix thoroughly overdetermined by the Holocaust itself. __ The first major attempt to define and codify genocide was made in 1944 by the Polish-Jewish intellectual Raphael Lemkin. __ The exception to this rule is the historiography of Tasmania, and Reynolds lists three Australian historians, Robson, Butlin and Hughes, who have all couched their accounts of the decimation and displacement of the Palawa people in the language of extirpation. __ Like Thorpe and Evans, he points out that a more particularised definition of genocide - colonial genocide - has been preferred in the Australian case. __ Conceptually, what the deployment of the term does is invest the incidents it describes with a heightened degree of horror. __ And there was a story behind it all. __ Gibson, J. __ The "Tasmanian Aboriginal situation", they argue, "is often regarded as Australia's singular genocidal example. __ To their credit though, and in keeping with the sweep of their piece, Thorpe and Evans quickly shift their energies away from this tussle with Windschuttle and his Quadrant allies, to a confrontation of the motivations that drive the widespread suspicion of "black armband" history that circulates through the cultural centres of this country: It is intensely discomforting to conceive of an Australian social order where the mass murder of certain people, identifiable by their ethnicity, was a way of life, executed by a minority of perpetrators, tolerated by the settler majority, and winked at by a state which, in other settings, upheld the precepts of British culture, law and justice. __ As such, they coin a new portmanteau term that they hope will more adequately address the specificity of their object of study: indigenocide: Indigenocide is a means of analysing those circumstances where one, or more peoples, usually immigrants, deliberately set out to supplant a group or groups of other people whom as far as we know, represent the indigenous or Aboriginal peoples of the country that the immigrants usurp. __ The myth of complete extinction was the touchstone for the development of a formidable Aboriginal rights movement that began to emerge in the 1970s. __ There is a connective tissue that binds in contingent and provisional fashion the Tasmanian genocide, the Australian genocides, indigenocide, the Holocaust and all the other historical logics that we approach through this terminology. __ Whether these be snatches of Primo Levi's haunting prose-poem If This is a Man?, the macabre combination of muscle memory and moral exhaustion borne of enduring Claude Lanzmann's Shoah, or the anamnesis of anonymous newsreel footage, the memory traces of the Holocaust will attach themselves to the particular genocide being read and appear co-extensively on the same cognitive surface or plane of immanence. __ But even so, a wave of ripples - legal, political, ethical, semantic - radiate out across the textual surface of the Aboriginal Studies programme in the wake of the uncovering of this secret truth. __ The two "events" are brought together by virtue of the equivalent position they occupy within overlapping but relatively autonomous symbolic orders. __ Historically, debates about Aboriginality in Tasmania have taken the form of a constellation circulating around a single radial point: the question of extinction. __ It also cast a long shadow over the horizon of Aboriginal Studies in Tasmania. __ What happens next is that genocide comes to signify in a dual way. __ Suddenly, an irreducibly specific historical . __ On the one hand it retains its concrete linkage to the Jewish Holocaust, making that moral disaster a kind of one-member set, and on the other, it becomes a more generic rubric that can be attached to any configuration of empirical events that fits its formal criteria. __ In his monograph, An Indelible Stain: The Question of Genocide in Australia's History, Reynolds includes a chapter entitled "Tasmania: a Clear Case of Genocide?" that engages with the growing body of international scholarship and journalism interested in trawling through the phantasmagoria of colonial bloodshed in Tasmania. __ Rather, they propose that indigenocide might be deployed after the fashion of a Derridean supplément, to both augment and replace the exegetical utility of its suffix-root. __ Reynolds' investigation of the question of genocide in Australian history overlaps with the reconnoitre of Thorpe and Evans. __ __ __ And every profession is open to the women of your generation, said Miss Kilman. __ Not only do they manage to stymie the argument from statistics, they also identify a poor use of primary sources, a highly selective consultation of recently published academic histories on the subject and a tendency to occlude relevant empirical events. __ __ __ This capacity to make things new and to affect the world. __ __ Notice here the emphasis on order and consider the often caricatured line of anti-cosmopolitan resistance - Pauline Hanson's 'Migrants just don't blend in' - that bewails the flux and diversity, the disorder, in other words, that seems to be part and parcel of the cosmopolitan configuration. __ __ Human beings are basically pitiful creatures with only the dimmest awareness of the full realities of life and the processes of causation that operate in our technological world. __ __ It certainly has a currency and a legitimating providence. __ __ 5- source Wikipedia Measuring income inequality has long been of interest in applied social and economic research in Australia. __ __ And we hate just as vehemently, just as clinically. __ __ Our focus is magnified around the room. __ For the imperial historicist time that pushes this set of logics along, places and peoples that resist the transference can only be backward provinces, sites of a vain resistance to an unstoppable force that will always have its way in the final wash-up. __ __ Older men can admire the younger men here without risking a concomitant reduction in their own status by virtue of the fact that they couldn't possibly take to the field and compete with the younger men. __ __ H. __ __ Anyway, I still like the system thinking of people like Arrighi, Habermas, Lacan and so on, but I will never try to put together an integrated theory myself. __ __ Superiority here has something to do with taste, with education, with intellectual and manual capabilities. __ __ The rich have always been with us and so have the poor. __ __ Equally, though he is also on the record characterising the peculiar euphoria that he and other presumably alos, felt during the salad days of the Bonaventure hotel, ragtime and Ishmael Reed. __ __ The mobilities 'turn' developed by writers such as Urry (2000) have encouraged researchers to focus on transformation of flows in the globalised technology (Thrift 2007). __ __ So another question- what does friendship mean for you? Well like Derrida says quoting Aristotle. __ __ Social scientists have been remarkably reticent about considering the implicitly historical component of their work (though see Abrams, (1982) for an example). __ __ This strikes me as the most meaningful kind of cosmopolitanism; chosen cosmopolitanism, hard-won cosmopolitanism, sacrificial cosmopolitanism. __ __ And second, while smaller settlements may not offer a dizzying array of cuisines, museums or red-light districts, they do still have their own virtues, some of which actually derive from the very same anti-cosmopolitan characteristics that are derided by the flashy, accelerated folk from the city: In thoroughfares nigh the docks, any considerable seaport will frequently offer to view the queerest looking nondescripts from foreign parts. __ __ The leap through time that would denaturalise late capitalist individualism and enable an uninhibited communion with the historical other has a synchronic equivalent: the act of recognising a different kind of other concurrently, in our own time, in our own practice of everyday life, as a human being with as rich an inner life as we possess ourselves. __ __ Academic work is rewarding but it is the friendships and love from friends and family that are more important to me. __ __ I miss it in a way, but Hobart is my home town. __ __ And, anyway, many scholars now contend that the venerable tradition of academic autonomy has been monstered to such an extent by administrative burdens, competitive grant rounds and output measurement, that it barely exists anymore in anything like the shape it has traditionally taken. __ __ In our view, it is somewhat surprising how little of Marcel Proust work has informed investigations of both material culture and the home. __ __ Many people consign all politicians to the ashcan of history and offer their viewing rights to sportspeople and entertainers. __ __ This irritability is mirrored by the largely unresolved debate within philosophy about the role of government in the provision of philosophy in the most general terms. __ __ His friends seem to see the objective proof of this claim so long as it is clear. __ __ This is all well and good. __ __ But I probably overstate the interest of others in me - your greatest assistance to me in this area is your conviction that other people do not think of us very often. __ __ In our paper we seek to incrementally extend the scope of philosophy scholarship from the margins described above by using an example of literary fiction to support our argument that homes, homeliness and philosophy work in an esoteric as well as an exoteric mode. __ __ The actual event went extremely well which also had a lot to do with your efforts. __ __ Nothing, if not the postulate that the true nature of man is to be a productive-economic animal, a totally arbitrary postulate and one which implies, if it were true, that socialism is forever impossible. __ __ One might be a very good farmer-and that, strangely enough though Miss Kilman had her share in it, was almost entirely due to Somerset Mind. __ From Freud, General Psychological Theory, Chapter XIII, 1925. __ __ (2006), The meaning of dwellings: an ecological perspective, Philosophy, Theory and Society, 23, pp. __ __ Even in Broadway and Chestnut streets, Mediterranean mariners will sometimes jostle the affrighted ladies. __ __ Introduction Although its principle object seems prosaic enough, scholarship of the home has never been a simple matter of matching an unproblematic explanans with a singular or unilateral explanandum. __ __ . __ __ Santa Fe, NM: School of American Research Press, pp. __ __ This choosing is only voluntaristic in the weakest sense. __ __ Christian Lenhart and Shierry Weber Nicholson. __ __ As such objects are affective agents that require analysis. __ __ The books that build my tower have allowed me to read them through instead of caving into my inductive frenzies, hunting down referenes that I know exist, ony reading the fist few pages of a book, knowinf that something suitable is waiting there to be found. __ __ Soil a has different fertility in each of the above three tables; the sequence of proportionally increasing fertilities begins only with soil A The sequence of rising rents also behaves similarly. __ __ . __ __ 8 "About a year I "It is even conceivable that a new invention may be made some day whose adoption would seem unquestionably beneficial but which could only be used if the many or all people were made to avail themselves of it at the same time" - NBN - Hayek p. __ __ At the end of a society's historical enterprise to no longer recognize that it has any but a utilitarian function, and given the individual's anxiety faced with the concentration-camp form of the social link whose appearance seems to crown this effort, existentialism can be judged on the basis of the justifications it provides for the subjective impasses that do, indeed, result therefrom: a freedom that is never so authentically affirmed as when it is within the walls of a prison; a demand for commitment that expresses the inability of pure consciousness to overcome any situation; a voyeuristic-sadistic idealization of sexual relationships; a personality that achieves realization only in suicide; a consciousness of the other that can only be satisfied by Hegelian murder. __ __ An instructional novel is needed right now because so many of us have lost our way. __ __ G Bissinger, Friday Night Lights, p. __ __ We construct universes of moral obligation and act, for the most part, from the known, navigable reaches of those universes. __ __ If it's a close call they'll argue all the way through to the end of lunch-time and then slump off back to class annoyed with each other for wasting their break in talk when they could have out trying to best each other in the more basic language of sport. __ __ One of the reasons why the name Arthur was chosen, it is said, was that his mother favoured it because it was spelled the same in German, French and English. __ __ 5 per cent of its span - that is to say, for all but the last five centuries - the known or presumed history of humanity has unfolded on the basis of what appears to us as stagnation and which was lived by people at the time as a self-evident stability of technique. __ __ What do you do when your wife thinks you're crazy? What did Kant say? Treat humanity, whether in your own person or that of another, always as an end and never as a means only. __ __ That, too, was money. __ __ Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. __ __ I am most happy when sharing moments with people and whilst I get pleasure from writing, it is friendships and intimacy I seek most of all. __ __ It is the calling of something out of the nothing. __ __ This arch- critical tone is always recuperating frankfurt school indignation and should be treated warily. __ __ We have strong feelings about home because this is one of the ways we construct a sense of identity. __ __ The less we are aware of them, the more powerfully they can determine our expectations, by setting the scene and ensuring appropriate behaviour… They determine what takes place to the extent that we are unconscious of their capacity to do so' Miller (2010:50). __ __ Australia is the land of the fair go. __ __ The teletopia and the wall of flame. __ __ Three specific conceptual problems in The Psychic Life of Power contribute to her portrayal of subjectivity as heavily burdened with negativity. __ __ Here's an observation that is often posited to prove that the subject of the statement is weird or deviant and maybe not to be trusted: The DVD of Deleuze interviews called L'Abécédaire, in the "C comme Culture" section I suddenly noticed a disgusting detail: Deleuze's fingernails are uncommonly long, wide, and misshapen - as if on a Mandarin manqué. __ __ Frosh (2012) has argued that the proliferation of media and technologies has established what he terms a mode of inattentiveness. __ __ There is no evidence that he read Freud but there are clear overlaps between the two (see Bowie 1988, 1999 for a discussion). __ __ libertyfund. __ __ Each to his own we say, or beauty is in the eye of the beholder or even in a slightly rougher (feline) tongue, 'whatever floats your boat'. __ __ But I do hold an honorary adjunct position at the university of the aurora of the southern republic built down the hill from my ranch and I captain it from DPM as if it were nothing more than a roband ship of fools. __ __ Hobart is one of the most recently. __ __ Third, she associates dependence with subordination and thus underestimates the productive, liberating dimensions of intersubjectivity. __ __ . __ __ Monkeys Pay Per View: In primate societies, kinship, dominance, and reproductive status regulate social interactions and should therefore systematically influence the value of social information, but this has never been demonstrated. __ __ The rich have always been with us and so have the poor. __ __ But before I answer your question let me digress and attend to the time I came to visit you in hospital. __ __ In this sense, the new world order cannot be old. __ __ This was substantially higher than Denmark, which had the lowest inequality of 0. __ __ Friendships for me are sugar and dirt. __ __ In any case, many old men claim instead to have known athletes whose prowess far exceeded the new generation and so even claim to have been endowed with such mysterious powers in their own right. __ __ But experience suggests that every writer seeking academic publication operates under the sign of a collective noun and at the edges or the centre of that structure. __ __ This was substantially higher than Denmark, which had the lowest inequality of 0. __ __ most important of all he regarded this state of affairs as normal. __ __ As Jacobs and Gabriel write (208, 530): At issue has been the treatment of objects within the social sciences as simply backdrops to social action . __ We take care to identify our loved ones, families and neighbours, singling them out. __ __ , 'The many faces of cosmo-polis: border thinking and critical cosmopolitanism' in C. __ __ " But even now, I run hot and cold with people, sometimes it clicks and the relationships are sweet and easy. __ __ Shelton (eds) Oxford: Oxford University Press: 40-66. __ __ M forster tells us nly to connect. __ __ In the passage below, Proust makes clear how objects provides a mode of salvation for Monsieur Swann. __ __ Mignolo, W. __ __ It is, one might say, the degree zero of free will as the right but not the obligation or even the capacity necessarily to deliberate rationally. __ __ I favour the word write over the word think to honour Fredric Jameson who identified the former with the work of theory and the latter with the work of philosophy. __ __ No doubt it's the writerly guilt, a guilt shared by every writer no matter how commercially or artistically successful he or she is. __ __ 48 (OECD 2006). __ __ E. __ __ Involuntary memory and time What then? Here is where the chalet is! Freud winced - neurotics and memory. __ __ But what we have done over that time is bounce around a broad collection of ideas and approaches and done our best to publish consistently in good places. __ It would be rash to make the claim that Tasmania is somehow insulated from the purposive rationalities of science and economics, or indeed to claim that the value spheres of art and religion are somehow more entrenched here than in other "minor" places. __ We are controlled by hierarchies. __ __ Nowadays everything has changed. __ __ p. __ __ I would like to contend here that the constitutive outside to the harbour side suburb is the countryside and the township and even the small city that has made some progress. __ __ Notes I was told once by a friend of mine who was something of a writer, well he said, we all have our own stories to tell. __ __ I looked in some depth, for instance, at the idea of the harbour side suburb versus the township. __ __ What is our aim? Does the West have a future? How can all this debt ever be paid off and what will the earth look like when it is? We were terrified of dying, suffering for a cause that disgusted us. __ __ And to say the truth, either our reason mocks us, or it ought to have no other aim but our contentment only, nor to endeavor anything but, in sum, to make us live well, and, as the Holy Scripture says, at our ease. __ __ . __ __ Beings discriminate. __ __ The offer of recognised equality and co-humanity really only embodies a weak generosity, it seems to me, in so far, as nothing is actually given up when the offer of recognition is made. __ __ Standin' on the waters castin' your bread While the eyes of the idol with the iron head are glowin' Distant ships sailin' into the mist You were born with a snake in both of your fists While a hurrica The idea of truth can get from the concept of normative validity only the impersonality - supratemporally - of an idealized agreement, of an intersubjectivity related to an ideal communication community. __ __ As Barsani (1966: 148) writes, "Marcel's habit of defining the possession or value of the present in terms of a transcendence of present sensory experience. __ __ Anyway, that's not how it turned out, so here I am, lost here at home, unsure of important patterns and sequences in the large prestigious language systems that operate around the world. __ __ The respectability of philosophy and the right of its scholars to work imaginatively, philosophically and inter-disciplinarily has been hard won. __ __ The average American is worth about 50 grand. __ __ Hicks, G. __ __ In addition to the more or less, overt, demonstrable and sensible dimensions of philosophy and philosophy effects, we claim that the home and the objects within the home also have a relational impact of which we are largely unaware-a mechanics that hints at certain forces that may be operating unconsciously or even hauntologically (Derrida/poltergeist): And therefore as a stranger give it welcome. __ __ The privilege that I nominate here is neither economic nor filial nor civil. __ __ Philosophy is endowed with practical vitality and the potential to do work. __ __ And it is also not just mine. __ __ Something's happened. __ __ __ __ __ __ It maps these borders onto a striated globe, hanging the islands between latitudes forty three and forty four degrees south, cutting them adrift off the bottom right hand corner of the oldest continent on Earth. __ __ __ __ __ To its eastern side it plots the Tasman Sea and then New Zealand, and to its south, a series of ever more weather-beaten islets dwindling down toward Antarctica. __ __ __ __ __ and northern hunger, crescent, tiled stretch and soul and spoon of whack. __ __ __ __ __ borrowed amp. __ __ __ __ __ whisper great nation. __ __ __ __ __ After a series of genocidal skirmishes with these new "Tasmanians", the putative "remnants" of the indigenous tribes were rounded up and sent in exile to outlying Flinders Island. __ __ __ __ __ i hooked it up. __ __ __ __ __ with neptune there he will not fear my inner ray. __ __ __ __ __ With their jumbled pastiche of half-drawn maps, corroded oral testimony and displaced traces of arcadian imaginings, the isolario were sites of an interminable prevarication. __ __ __ __ __ she seemed overly determined to tell me what a lovely girl she is. __ __ __ __ __ i'd lie on my bed in that tiny room i had watching basketball games and flexing my biceps. __ __ __ __ __ ? Hobart 47 now in winter battened down. __ __ __ __ __ Its abrupt mountain ranges, snaking tree-lined rivers and crenellated, highland plains stretch from the South Coast to the lacustrine Central Highlands and over to the interior of the North-West Coast. __ __ __ __ __ messages never sent, pyrrhic poems never composed. __ __ __ __ __ the pros will laugh to make a buck. __ __ __ __ __ i'm grateful for thoughts like these. __ __ __ __ __ i thought to myself, serves him right for working in the third world. __ __ __ __ , Histories of Old Ages: Essays in Honour of Rhys Jones (Canberra: Pandanus Books, 2001), pp. __ __ __ __ , French Cultural Studies: An Introduction (New York: Oxford University Press, 1995); David Forgacs and Robert Lumley, eds. __ __ __ __ __ now i stand beside the jds on high street road lane strip with my amex black as onyx rhino horn. __ __ __ __ __ my brother calls me through the void. __ __ __ __ __ , horse map. __ __ __ __ __ Places consist of these rude physical attributes; conditions, natural and cultural, upon which the details we call character slowly settle and form. __ __ __ __ __ With visions of Java la Grande and the Great South Land growing otiose, European governments prevaricated over the value of Tasman's "discovery" and his visitation was followed by only sporadic reconnaissance. __ __ __ __ __ around the bar the killer's lips. __ __ __ __ __ i mean they're acceptable from most points of view. __ __ __ __ __ just a little cub admiring the soft brown owl. __ __ __ __ __ 69 plato is my transference. __ __ __ __ __ u turn for work as habit, forming foam from gel, chest beaten habit forum? the policy officer with the triton grip. __ __ __ __ 27. __ __ __ __ __ hopeless poet. __ __ __ __ __ what face is that which fills my mind? the clockface, counting years apart. __ __ __ __ __ iron burl and woven rinse you plastered over them while i was writing. __ __ __ __ __ 63 but our lives are good aren't they. __ __ __ __ __ fragment speech. __ __ __ __ __ The double sound of genocide, the counterpoint to modernity and its inverted double in so far as it embodies despair to modernity's hope, is allowed to echo through this book precisely to make this point clear. __ __ __ __ __ Hobart Again 72 the south hobart clay settled in the drying earth. __ __ __ __ __ round a stone. __ __ __ __ __ nobody young will swim with rodya, hans or joseph knecht nobody young will sail with ishmael. __ __ __ __ __ The arch-empiricist, John Locke, couldn't have envisaged the advent of Alphonso Lingis's micro-chip-driven global positioning technology when he wrote that man can have no knowledge except by intuition, reason and "sensation, perceiving the existence of particular things", but one can imagine the scepticism with which he might have greeted the information obtained by these strange devices. __ __ __ __ __ i don't like how i look but i remember when i was growing up and watching my muscles form. __ __ __ __ __ pared down by the elements. __ __ __ __ __ she got married you know. __ . __ __ __ __ __ i thought her teacher didn't like her very much. __ __ __ __ __ the opposite of algebra because the symbols are pre-packed, meaningful. __ __ __ __ __ but poor old scottsdale. __ __ __ __ __ 71 unwanted would get in the way of our happiness. __ __ __ __ __ even with the horses and the traffic news. __ __ __ __ __ in a tilt-up complex at the technopark, in a local area network or in a school like mine failing most days. __ __ __ __ __ back here, i get groceries delivered and make all these different veins. __ __ __ __ 7. __ __ __ __ __ the hole you cut to let the light, grey waves slosh at grout and lightning. __ __ __ __ __ i looked inside. __ __ __ __ __ lear's unwrote son. __ __ __ __ __ the holiday was fading away and we were back where we started. __ __ __ __ __ Van Diemen's Land became Tasmania and the Aborigines became a symptom tied like a Gordian knot in the tangled thread of time. __ __ __ __ __ what did they say at the casino and at don camillo. __ __ __ __ __ our skulls are bright around the necks of rugged men in jungle books. __ __ __ __ __ everythings going along as it should. __ __ __ __ __ coil. __ __ __ __ __ Inevitably, however, the reserves of tin, copper and gold petered out and the search resumed for a more reliable panacea for the chronic economic under-achievement that had marred Tasmania from its European beginnings. __ __ Recent Cultural Studies anthologies that propose a trans-national locatedness and application include Jeffrey Belnap and Raul Fernandez, eds. __ __ __ __ __ zygote - bland but loves his kip The Submarine in Morecombe Bay 66 look, called margaret, i've found a metal thing out here, half buried in the mud. __ __ __ __ __ 73 i wondered how long this mood would last. __ __ __ __ __ cabinet minutes, community forum briefs, birthday cake. __ __ __ __ __ for good, that is unless like this, we bring it on ourselves, our own worst enemies, fighting for the ground we already control. __ __ __ __ __ it shows your rank. __ __ __ __ __ you sense her loneliness out of place there in the pine forest with that well drilled right through the kitchen floor. __ __ __ they represent the world or make it in their image? In either case, their claim to mimesis was deeply compromised by the enduring enchantment of what Tom Conley calls a mytho-poetic "relation to the unknown". __ __ __ __ __ the body shows your stress. __ __ __ __ __ Inundation swept evolutionary becomings into unmapped channels and a new civilisation was born. __ __ __ __ Helen Garner, Monkeygrip (Melbourne: McPhee Gribble, 1977). __ __ __ __ __ i shift units, patients. __ __ __ __ __ it glowed with heat and static form the pigs were quiet in the swill. __ __ __ __ At various points in the development of this book, I felt that I was producing a work of cultural history, of historiography, of biography of place, of psychoanalytically informed social theory, of hybrid literary studies and finally of archival studies. __ __ __ __ __ 50 the culmination of this struggle is soon to take place. __ __ __ __ __ Moving south down the East Coast, the country becomes stragglier, poorer and drier again. __ __ __ __ __ twisting twirled and bent and blushed. __ __ __ __ __ ,squat like a burkenau turd. __ __ __ __ __ we all know about feeling proud in spite of the evidence, just carrying on. __ __ __ __ __ the dia-logic distributes social power between individual actors in day to day wrangling along streets in towns and cities. __ __ __ __ See Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, Kafka: Toward a Minor Literature, translated by Dana Polan (Minneapolis: Minnesota University Press, 1986). __ __ __ __ __ 48 let a = a. __ __ __ __ __ now i have that growth. __ __ __ __ __ 62 so you said, "i think these measures are promising and we have to do something, so let's not quibble on bits and bobs as if they disqualified reform. __ __ __ __ __ his lady friend i never think about her anyways. __ __ __ __ __ stuck in new york. __ __ __ __ __ who has time in rushing churn but rodeo harlequins, gored then bored. __ __ __ __ __ the kitchen table isn't safe its ridges and moraines, its scree and pointing towers, and the skin of its face, the cheek of a tear, the pompous dark grandeur. __ __ __ __ __ it was surely too full now to be drained by outward flows. __ __ __ __ __ What would a subjective typology of the Tasmanian landscape look like? In comparison with much of the Australian mainland to the north, its ecology is densely multiplicitous. __ __ __ __ 30 September, 2003 . __ __ __ __ __ In 1803, Lieutenant John Bowen's party arrived at Risdon Cove and, amid scenes of deprivation and desperation, promptly established a precedent for the maltreatment of the indigenous culture they encountered. __ __ __ __ __ all afflicted by the storm of weather now and finance squalls. __ __ __ __ __ i felt l__ fingers and showed my tender palms to his wife. __ __ __ __ 9. __ __ __ __ __ As frost became thaw and the spine of the isthmus was broken, the tracks of the palaeolithic people who had made this territory their own were lost for eternity. __ __ __ __ See for instance Robert Manne, ed. __ __ __ __ __ the yellowing piles of dust and chips. __ __ __ __ __ 70 anemos the dome pops open old front pages, shredded rhythm. __ __ __ __ __ we seldom laugh because we're cold. __ __ __ __ , History Wars (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 2003). __ __ __ __ __ petit homme and lissom homme and bird cracks in blackness where you're from up north. __ __ __ __ __ It traverses the changing physical terrains too, and in omitting so much as it does so, suggests that any attempt to account fully for Tasmanianness through such a survey will necessarily fail. __ __ __ __ __ the culture now seems anti-growth or else it all gets spent on wine and restaurants and electronic gadgets. __ __ __ __ 30 September, 2003 . __ __ __ __ __ the gangly terns, 58 i wish to go back down. __ __ __ __ __ gas along a trench. __ __ __ __ __ Whatever the future might hold, however, we can be sure that it will unfold in conversation with the traditions, stories and logics of cultural identification that have dominated the past. __ __ __ __ __ the vestry arch. __ __ __ __ __ it sounds like k___ is miserable. __ __ __ __ Looking beyond the soft democratic plea of inclusion that Richard Rorty calls "cultural recognition", what kinds of rationale can we identify for developing strategies for cultural analysis that draw their inspiration from the practices and symbolic economies of located collectivities whose specificity operates below the level of the nation-state? Richard Rorty, "Is Cultural Recognition a Useful Concept for Leftist Politics?," Critical Horizons 1. __ __ __ __ __ just another craft at sea, another plank to walk. __ __ __ __ __ nothing takes but local facts. __ __ __ __ __ i cleared him out and published well in a1 journals stateside_blended fresh for interlaken dowry gaffe. __ __ . __ __ __ __ __ the one we bought at myer in launceston. __ __ __ __ __ From the narrow littoral that intercedes between it and the sea, white sands and clear green waters glimmer, but the interior sweats and strangles. __ __ __ __ __ i lurched toward the trench far gone in sweat and guns and booted terns down sango street. __ __ __ __ __ that desert will though monger song eased over tube the flat on stalks for water, rat with crank by waves in space in scene the heard horizon. __ __ __ __ . __ __ __ __ __ Uncertain as to whether anyone else really cares that much at all, We conduct our own invigilation of the possibilities offered by that vague quintessence called Tasmanianness. __ __ __ __ __ __ Noted free-market commentator Alan Wood added his voice to the chorus calling for Tasmanians to agree to a sale of their electricity-generating assets when he wrote in The Australian: . __ __ __ __ __ i'll buy a flat round dish for figs and meet him at the crooked tree. __ __ __ __ __ it was quite appealing, quite stylish really. __ __ __ __ __ and this, these heavy conflicts the madness of his brother's wife and the causal role played by the analyst in the germination of that madness. __ __ __ __ __ a manikin god of brine and beach. __ __ __ __ __ of course you do, it was only last year. __ __ __ __ __ when were they built? business must have been booming or labour could have been cheap. __ __ __ __ __ This move proved disastrous as disease, distress and depression wrought havoc. __ __ __ __ __ We Tasmanians are obsessed with our own history, our own environment, and, to cut to the chase, ourselves as well. __ __ __ __ __ we really haven't failed at anything to conspicuously. __ __ __ __ __ flung him catch and filled my pots with brawn. __ __ __ __ __ i imagined the wood turned to gas and filling up the sky. __ __ __ __ __ (Alphonso Lingis, 1994) The packaging and repackaging of the islands of the world in the genre called isolario invoked a set of problems that has never really left academia alone. __ the nongov and the comptroller, hard from the sector_slapped down by battle guns. __ __ __ __ __ the two brothers will lock horns in a particularised instantiation of the timeless and universal struggle for recognition and dominance and revenge and the regent burnished spade. __ __ __ __ __ While we would like, also, to ascend to an Archimedean singularity outside space and time, freezing Tasmania from the imaginary vantage point that Nietzsche calls "subspecie aeterni", we must console ourselves instead with fragments and metonyms, substitutes for this impossible totality. __ __ __ __ __ now it's turned around. __ __ __ __ __ i hoped forever and sensed no darkness bearing in. __ __ __ __ __ the woman at the motel told me that the farmers were struggling. __ __ __ __ 50-2; Jim Allen, "The Last Tasmanian: A Personal View," in Atholl Anderson, Ian Lilley and Sue O'Conner, eds. __ __ __ __ __ Across towards the north-eastern tip, the terrain becomes drier and flatter, but inland again, rich, wet forests and dairy farms dotted with tiny settlements form the material/demographic composition of the island. __ This eliminates what Freud called the exaggeration of minor differences. __ __ It is only from this combination that we get the concept of a criticisable validity claim. __ __ Which means we have to be different poets now in more than just the heteronymic style of Pessoa. __ __ Simon Sebag Montefiore, Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar, Phoenix, London, 2003. __ __ Memory and affect are given only in and through the materiality of things; the materiality of things is given only in and through memory and affect - things (and the larger material/environmental structures in which they are located) are thus the proper focus for the externalisation of self and meaning. __ __ . __ If the Bacon government's intention in keeping the Hydro was to re-enchant the state through recourse to public emotion and collectivity-forming mythological narratives, the question remained as to how it was to get around William Connolly's diagnosis of the implausibility of the Hegelian notion of the state in a modern world disenchanted by empiricism. __ __ First, a conversation like this can seem pretentious or self-indulgent - surely only the most illustrious scholars can make this form of discussion yield valuable, original truths or interpretations. __ __ because my links to Jameson are faint and unreal. __ __ Just recently actually I've started to feel like I have more power in my friendships, that I'm not so obligated to visit people and so on. __ __ Do you think these ideas about time are interesting? Do you think we live outside time now that everything is so spatial - again an idea that is associated with postmodernism? About a year before Auden left England he wrote a ballad, "As I walked out one evening," in which Time is a destroyer as undiscriminating and implacable as death. __ __ au/content/InternetWebsite/Hobart/Living_in_Hobart. __ __ I socialise more with family than with friends and a lot of my older friends - friends I've known since I was a kid - seem like family more or less. __ __ Either that or they just aren't impressed by the particular skill that the younger man possesses. __ Not content with making a claim for the presence of the "Spirit of the state" in a mandarin class of public élites, the ships themselves were christened "The Spirits of Tasmania I, II and III". __ __ 185-201. __ __ Normative statemenets can be annulled by the presentation of facts that show that the desired state of affairs already exists, existed in the past, cannot exist and so on. __ __ . __ __ What we, might ask, is the real difference between the image and the word? Why is the former so popular nowadays? What is the bio-social-hedonic structure of the eye nerve and what is the vector of its stimulation? What can the neo-platonists tell us about the cloverleaf flyovers that Eisenhower built down there in Tuscaloosa? Compressed modernity or second modernity? But truth doesn't crash or break like day. __ __ (1988) Freud, Proust and Lacan, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. __ __ On a study of Proust, Bersani (1966: 214) writes it is through the life of our senses that are constantly aware of the external world, the paradoxical feature of an involuntary memory is that it is a sensation that dematerialises the world'. __ __ Australians live in a province or a colony or even a country that valorises and denies its youth. __ __ The other big thing for me in this space is extended family. __ __ It was becoming possible to imagine a future in which the megarich took shelter in their armed and gated communities, while a billion or so slum dwellers were encircled in their fetid hovels by watchtowers and barbed wire. __ __ Schopenhauer got no publicity while film-makers seemed to get in trouble with their supervisors, and I'm thinking here of Errol Morris in particular who once told Thomas Kuhn that he had a god complex (Kuhn proceeded to throw an ash tray at the presumptuous young graduate student). __ __ Philosophy scholarship . __ Wood's frustration at Tasmania's unwillingness to rid itself of the "millstone" of public electricity assets is the frustration of a man who sees the world in the kind of historicist terms that Chakrabarty so skillfully pulls apart. __ __ Material Culture and Mass Consumption. __ __ And this is ingeminated ten times over with Tarkovsky and Abel Gance and Peter Greenaway. __ __ The mirror can inspire cosmetic change but it is not change that I seek. __ __ 2000, da capo press All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others - George orwell , Animal Farm. __ __ Thus the emphasis is less on the communicative function and more on the genetically earlier manipulative function of words, which may be used to frighten or to sooth, to distance or to merge, to control or to be controlled. __ __ Jacques Lacan, "The Mirror Stage as Formative of the I function," Ecrits, trans. __ __ Here, invariably, wealthy customers partake of a smorgasbord of ethnic foods, clothes, music and so on, comparing and contrasting the flavours of the world on shopping expeditions to air-conditioned malls or tours of holiday towns in the sunnier corners of the globe. __ __ None of these ideology effects take the home as a thing for itself, as a co-existing materiality that is not just a locus of infinity fungibility or isomorphism played out within human psycho-dramas and speculative, inflationary economics. __ __ Rent is dead money. __ __ 1-22. __ __ If it was ever about spears versus rifle , the conversation wold have run out of ammunition long ago. __ __ Rovisco, 'Making sense of cosmopolitanism' in M. __ __ Politicians receive special treatment even if only by the guards at Parliament Mind. __ __ Nobody seems to speak in even a vaguely academic way outside the university and within the faculty where I am an associate, well to be honest I am yet to find out. __ __ Sociological work that has drawn from Proust has focussed on the insights that his novel has in relation to social class. __ __ Wittgenstein's investigations are ludic in this sense. __ __ Here, the role of the CEO as the symbol of the company, the figure head and functional leader, game changer, negotiator of decision points, gives him the opportunity to make a claim to a decisive value- adding role that is easily measurable through signals such as share prices. __ __ It looked so splendid, so serious, that great grey building. __ __ that communicatively acting persons reach agreements concerning their normative validity claims through rational argument and "only those norms can claim to be valid that meet (or could meet ) with the approval of all affected in their capacity as participants in a practical discourse. __ __ (Proust Date) Third, the meanings of objects require a human interaction that effectively endows objects but the effects of objects on the human world is not conditional on this endowment of meaning. __ __ So for Proust, our imagination and desires infuse our memories and shapes how we make sense of the world. __ __ Trans. __ __ I'm excited about this, both personally and in terms of the kind of document that it might engender. __ __ But it no longer seems sufficiently respectful to sneak facile, translation based references to continental philosophy into an essay. __ __ As a first, small step to remedying this situation, we begin our paper with a number of observations about research on the home and the way that sociology and anthropology have viewed the significance of heimlich and unheimlich objects. __ __ Abjuring money, he ought to have abjured women to. __ __ I went to school, learnt to write, talked about books and ideas with my parents and then with friends in my late teens. __ __ Five years on, data on suicide rates are unreliable and there is no information on whether people with a mental illness are even alive or dead three or six months after receiving care. __ __ Relations require forms of boundedness, and this is reflected in the character of both objects and place, but there is a tendency to reject the idea of boundedness (See for example Urry and Thrift in much contemporary theory, but the rejection of boundedness is also the obliteration, seldom recognised, of both objects and place. __ __ It can mean simply looking at or talking to a stranger in the same way one would interact with any other citizen. __ __ 51, The Road to Serfdom, university od Chicago press, Chicago 37, 1944, 18th impression, 1965. __ __ I don't want to write for myself, so I say I'll be instructional. __ __ (2004) Incognito ergo sum: language, memory and the subject' Theory, Culture and Society (2004) 67-89. __ __ Tilley (ed) Handbook of Material Culture, London: Sage. __ __ We place objects strategically and talk about them as instruments that are used to acquire social status in the wide society. __ __ Miller, D. __ __ How hard it is to block literature from theory and theory from apolitical (analytic) philosophy, as if this last were merely a bloodless critique of taste and imagination on the grounds that taste and sensibility have very little to do with the truth of things. __ __ e. __ __ emotional exploration has been exhausted with the legitimation crisis of therapeutic discourse and method. __ __ So we get fatter and fatter finding it ever harder to exercise our free will in the name of discipline while our athletes innocently describe their six hour daily raining sessions. __ __ This story is meant to be neither edifiying or informative. __ __ How easy it used to be to feel as if the world was being controlled from some kind of nerve centre or network hub. __ __ The truly open society when taken to its logical conclusion might also be the indeterminate, random, anomic, entropic dystopia glimpsed in films like A Clockwork Orange, Soylent Green, Batman and Children of Men? Can the cosmopolitan centre really hold, in other words, or, as Yeats asked of another place at another time, will it ascend to a dismal hegemony where pseudo-diversity reigns and yet another kind of 'mere anarchy is loosed upon the world?' Jesse Shipway is a freelance writer and editor. __ __ Harbour side suburb __ Didn't Walter Benjamin fulminate at what the university had become. __ __ I saw him speak once here in Hobart and an articule I wrote that used some of his ideas was described in the Years Work in English Studies in this way: Tasmania is also foregrounded in Jesse Shipway's 'Wishing for Modernity: Especially well served by critics in 2003 was M What too is the status of the claim to professional communication and is it bound by edges as well? If there is a degree zero of communicative exchange (rather than action) for professionals it must inhabit some space between client and provider. __ __ and Tolia-Kelly, P. __ __ There is no way the event could have gone ahead without your tireless attention to detail and keeping the subcommittee informed about how things were going. __ __ This at least is what happens in my in-laws mind. __ Even so, a refusal of privatization and the positing of an alternative value rationality based around a more mystical, magical, well-nigh deified notion of the state stand as empirical claims to a reading of the enduring enchantments of Tasmanian modernity. __ __ It was quite different here from Westminster, she thought, getting off at Chancery Lane. __ __ This strategy often works for academics, as it seems to boost their social status and reverence. __ __ From an identity politics perspective, equal recognition would remove any stigma attached to sexuality, race, religion, age, weight, wealth and so on. __ __ Comforting but unglamorous, sordid and cloying, even, from the perspective of the cosmopolitan, the township is a place to grow up and a place to retire to. __ __ I was a bit of loner I suppose, a bit of a misfit. __ __ But even this is almost certainly a mistake. __ __ Another kind of weak openness to difference is the culture-as-consumer-choice scenario. __ __ Inequality Recognition versus redistribution - both, neither or one of the two - the world is getting better all the time. __ __ Tarts, also. __ __ It's a simple as the saying to oneself that one is this or that kind of writer or thinker. __ If seeing is believing in the positivist world-order, the twenty-thousand Tasmanians who ventured out to get a glimpse of their new boats on their arrival in Hobart in September, 2002, could hardly be blamed for thinking they were living in an enchanted state. __ __ We are a log way away from a universal safety net that extends byond national borders - something fot eh the EU ti think about right now given the situation. __ __ Consider the passage below. __ __ I am aware of course that many academics fetishise footnotes especially the pretty ones that fit along the edge of the page, just inside the margin. __ __ The current culmination of the Olympic cycle in London makes this unity demonstrable even as it reaffirms the problematic operability of nation states as figures of communality that have a constant dynamic potentiality - whose moral valency is either more or less positive or more or less negative -that is itself charged on a large, almost universal scale with an intense affectivity that can be triggered or released at certain times, in certain situations - of which the Olympic is one -by a considerable but possibly circumscribed range of symbols, myths, legends and performance regimes- of which again, the Olympics is one. __ __ I love this idea . __ __ Meanings of objects for Bourdieu are formed in relation to values in the economy of production. __ __ Smaller communities need not by necessity be hotbeds of patriotism, boosterism, insularity, intolerance or prejudice. __ __ This fantasy would become truth if they transposed it into the realm of the one reality that each person knows, into the domain of their own sensitivity. __ __ Perhaps your greatest strength as a writer is that you are able to write in a clear and coherent way about a broad range of topics that can make some of the more prickly theories seem obfuscatory or unnecessarily dense, obscurantist and so on. __ __ And stuff is dearer here, but I suppose they can convince themselves ty are the be al and end of humanity. __ __ Nobody else can read it right! because nobody else is quite as self-centred as me. __ __ The exotic - which is a more or less subjective category - should probably not be confused with the cosmopolitan, which seems to tend more toward the objective and the empirically verifiable. __ __ (Daddy was a writer so I am too. __ __ I agree!! So again, I write and read academically out of a sense of obligation to our school for making me an honorary research fellow - just a few months my father said to me "well, we've never had one of those in the family", which of course he could also have said if I had become a thief or a bonds trader, but I'm please he's pleased. __ In the form of a keenness to retain control of our electricity utilities, a public policy position made hegemonic in the West through the 1950s, 60s and early-70s has been allowed to bleed into the third millennium. __ __ Financial centres. __ __ It is inside me most of all, All of our actions are not driven by affect even if we could name our feelings and map their economy. __ Somehow, for Bacon, this proved no problem. __ __ In this way the novel uses objects as a literary device to perform. __ __ Tarts, also. __ __ Derrida may or may not have been right here about the need to displace the voice in favour of the grammatoligical act. __ __ The problem now is that there is only one time and place, a single world in other words, larger and more populous than the other universes that humans have lived in. __ __ Free markets have accelerated urban growth and reduced employment in agricultural production. __ __ There is, however, another direction in which the semantic energies generated by the term cosmopolitan take us. __ __ Only read your own poems. __ __ . __ __ Inequality Recognition versus redistribution - rorty, nancy fraser Social inclusion Human Rights Discourse/legislation - anti-discrimination commissioners Affirmative action Free markets versus planning Natural inequality - do equalisation policies exacerbate or reduce inequality Inequality and happiness - ataraxia, tranquilty Religion - opiate of the masses versus ultimate equality - the wquality of all souls before god, hindu inequality played out through the caste system Fualt lines of inequality - the middle class movement in the US - huffington post Collective bargaining Star systems - sport, publishing, commerce Executive pay rates Dienst - the world economy is more unequal than any national economy Gini co-efficient - Bolivia the worst - 93. __ __ . __ __ If you can't tell people, surely you can show them. __ To paraphrase Marx's rule of thumb, the countries that are more reformed neo-classically will only show to those less reformed, the image of their own future. __ __ In that case the surface upon which this note is preserved, the pocket-book or sheet of paper, is as it were a materialized portion of my mnemic apparatus, the rest of which I carry about with me invisible. __ __ 2007. __ __ Yet, as we argue, the emphasis in philosophy research has primarily been in relation to the expressive or symbolic sense of home rather than its relational impact on human action. __ __ , Moby Dick, Dean and Son, London. __ __ I am overwhelmed with the feeling that life is very short and we have so little time to forge relationships that are necessary to sustain us. __ The enchanting effects of this charismatic promotion of an unfashionable value rationality - government intervention in the free market - was compounded by the nomenclature chosen for the new vessels. __ __ British brick work in the arc lights and the fog or the smog. __ __ , viewed on 24 March 2011. __ __ It is therefore the affordances of objects that enable us to derive meaning and significance. __ __ Pollock, H. __ __ "Time breaks the threaded dances/And the diver's brilliant bow. __ __ It makes me think of Gwen Harwood's Krote poems about the émigré music master trying to work out how to live in Tasmania. __ __ Now I try to let people be on their own terms - to be ordinary in most cases - and just enjoy whatever fondness or sympathy or humour is on offer. __ __ New York/London: Routledge. __ __ Nonetheless it will constitute a watershed in human history, comparable to the Neolithic or Industrial revolutions. __ __ Politicians have the opportunity to shape the present and the future of the nation in ways the average citizen, public commentator and academic can only dream of - if they dream in this direction. __ __ When the individual who habitually elevates herself above other people surrenders her idealised, smug and superior self-image, then and perhaps only then, has something of value been given away. __ __ Human beings in the present moment are part of an edgeless world that needs no metaphor because of its spherical composition. __ __ Now it is just impossible for a Londoner to feel like this. __ __ But even though it is demonstrably the case that human subjects almost always work with tools (Heidegger) and in specific environments, with prevailing weather patterns, with pain in parts of their bodies, with forgotten histories shaping the landscape and so on. __ __ Boston: Beacon Press. __ __ . __ __ The sports fans who love blood more than the game. __ __ Social value was highly consistent across subjects, independent of particular images displayed, and only partially predictive of how long subjects chose to view each image. __ __ Almost all of us keep an eye on mind prices even though they mean very little if we only own one property and we need somewhere to live. __ __ 4 Perhaps I have a better view of how the university and higher education fit in the social world, and I don;t just mean from a functionalist perspective. __ __ and Tolia-Kelly, P. __ __ If we accept this understanding of the self, then objects, both personal and material, can be viewed as repositories for identity formation. __ __ Unlike health care or education, governments have seldom endeavoured to provide guaranteed, permanent risk free philosophy its population, especially in liberal democratic capitalist societies. __ __ e a real man), . __ __ Cornelius Castoriadis, The Imaginary Institution of Society, trans. __ __ And the mere fact that he had rebelled against the money code and wouldn't settle down in the prison of a 'good' job--a thing no woman will ever understand--had brought a quality of impermanence, of deception, into all his affairs with women. __ __ On the one hand then, the home has been read as an object that illuminates our anxieties about the modern world through negation. __ Chakrabarty's reading of the conjunction of the refusal of historicism in India and its implications for thinking the category of the political folds back over itself to problematise the European tradition of the concept of the political, more specifically, as I have already noted, in terms of the conviction that universal education must necessarily precede universal suffrage. __ __ 74-84, Hurdley, R. __ __ We've joked about it before but I know you're fond of Gilbert Ryle's claim that England's' greatest intellectual invention is common sense. __ __ The real estate industry tells us that our homes are our main financial asset and indispensible to anyone seeking security and prosperity in ideologically naturalised capitalism. __ __ 'O, My friend, there is no friend'. __ __ My answer was that the neocons are back because Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Kim Jong Il and Vladimir Putin never went away. __ __ (1999) 'Lowering the drawbridge: a case study of analogy and metaphor in the social construction of home-ownership', Urban Studies 36 (10): 1705-1722. __ __ (1994) 'The technology of enchantment and the enchantment of technology' in Anthropology, Art, and Aesthetics in J. __ __ . __ __ Too much contemporary theory remains tied to the very modes of self-representation that belong to globalised capital and its technologies. __ __ Contamination, with its implication of a soiled or diluted purity, is a useful phrase to capture the felt effects of unwanted change inflicted on townships and provincial locations in the name of cosmopolitan progress. __ __ That, too, was money. __ __ i spent the next few days catching a bus past a river to the cinema somewhere in the city. __ __ . __ __ If you are given a snippy little glance for wearing old clothes you must ask who these critics think they are. __ __ To go to him through a medium - like Kojeve for instance or heavan forbid Francis Fukuyama is only just excusable. __ __ As I have said, it is meant to be instructional. __ __ You hear about it all the time, if the whole human race consisted of 100 hundred people. __ __ What of course serves as a catalyst to generate meaning is the agency of individuals. __ __ The centre of all his minds was always the vaulted dining room where he enjoyed long Georgian feasts with his henchmen, this one at Sochi. __ __ In this paper, we claim in an oblique way that it also has a knowledge equality with purer areas of research such as the tight, dense discourses of contemporary analytic philosophy or the arcane, erudite theoretical work of scholars such as Badiou, Negri, Agamben, Massumi et al. __ __ Some older men assume they are better than younger men (at life, at knowing, at judgement, at repetition) even if the younger men can do things that the older men can't. __ __ When I was in Year 12, my sociology teacher put it thus: as you get older you have less life to lose if you die so you should be willing to take greater risks. __ __ She would become a doctor, a farmer, possibly go into Parliament, if she found it necessary, all because of the Strand. __ __ Appiah writes of his home city of Asante: Above all relationships are changing. __ __ , viewed 26 May 2010. __ __ __ But anyway, how can you marry on two quid a week? Money, money, always money! The devil of it is, that outside marriage, no decent relationship with a woman is possible. __ __ I'd like to ask then where your commitment to writing in plain English comes from, whether it's a principled stand to do with opening academic writing into the public realm, whether it's something you were taught or encouraged to do during your training at Manchester and the LSE and the within the British system, or whether it's a sign of a reluctance, possibly a lack of confidence, in playing the knowledge game in more creative and risky ways? KJ: Yes let's focus on difference. __ __ Gurney, C. __ __ Rather than marking a partial modernity, the implication of the peasant in the processes of the political loosens up the European heritage of the term and provides us with the intellectual space to read modernity otherwise. __ __ The free and easy harbour side suburb with its kaleidoscope of sights and sounds, performances and spectacles masks a carelessness and indifference that is more than skin deep. __ __ __ i have work too, but my hands are so soft. __ __ To get straight to the point I will answer your question about my commitment to plain English. __ __ I have written poems that have, I think, displayed some of the characteristics of poems. __ __ __ Contamination I would like to conclude by pursuing a line of argument that might help draw together the other threads that run through this chapter. __ __ __ Second, Proust work shows that the self is always materialised, there is no essentialised version of the self. __ __ __ Think about the fixations. __ __ __ We even had to watch history stop only to start up again with a vengeance a few years later. __ __ Cornelius Castoriadis, Imaginary Institution, p. __ __ It invites fervent speculation or, as Walter Mignolo writes, 'Let's assume then that globalization is a set of designs to manage the world while cosmopolitanism is a set of projects toward planetary conviviality. __ __ Ralston Saul, The Collapse of Globalism and the Reinvention of the World, Penguin, Camberwell, 2005. __ __ __ , Streams of Cultural Capital: Transnational Cultural Studies (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1997). __ __ The criticism of deconstruction on the grounds of its apolitical relativism that was led by Jurgen Habermas nwo seems to be a easily underwtood reaction to the rabid pluralism and relativism o the age of narcissism, rampant doxa, venal pundits, political spin doctors, newly emboldened bourgos ideological naturalisation of the means of priction and so on. __ __ __ the camera in to the av in on the tv and show my father some photos. __ __ __ the captain's queen, analysand and david frost. __ __ And at a certain point, no one knows how or why, someone flashed her ass, and from there the evening took off. __ __ The kind of site-based readings of modernity included in anthologies like Dilip Gaonkar's Alternative Modernities, Tani E. __ __ In his essay, 'Proximity: from asymptote to zeugma', Alan Lawson uses those eponymous rhetorical figures to symbolise the impossibility of seeing from the perspective of the Aboriginal other and of imaginatively inhabiting the body of the interrogated subject. __ __ I suppose I am, if nothing else, a product of my times. __ __ __ trace your pointer on its razor beaches air conditioned sentence movement . __ __ Old scores unsettled, family feuds, long held animosities, self-righteousness, bigotry, entrenched power, property rights, Jim Crow laws, patriotism, civic duty, homeland, the two-state solution and native title are all about boundaried separatism. __ __ __ . __ __ If this assertion seems too resolute, we might temper it with the qualifier that when location is residually invoked in methodological or applied discussion of Cultural Studies it is invariably couched in terms of nation or nationality. __ __ Non-Representational Theory, Space, Politics, Affect. __ __ __ Tasmania is a human construction; an arrangement or configuration of basic elemental particles; of sense impressions made solid through the passing of time; of incidents made history through the discipline of narrative, of nature made readable by the power of interpretation. __ __ I imagine the harbour side suburb as a vast commercial city that hectically blends the third and first worlds, the old and the new, the sacred and the profane. __ __ __ Many people consign all politicians to the ashcan of history and offer their viewing rights to sportspeople and entertainers. __ __ See Greg Lehman, "Will You Take the Next Step?," Unpublished paper for the Tasmanian Aboriginal Land Council, n. __ __ Every world has an edge and a centre. __ __ A child on a cold snowy night, leaning against the dam, spreading her arms out along the dam wall, she felt as a child searching for reassurance, as if the huge construction were some long-lost parent. __ __ __ While we would like dearly to be able to look at Tasmania through the eyes of its European explorers, or more daringly to approximate from the position of a privileged insider, the cultural codings devised by the indigenes to account for the arrival of those interlopers, we know that we cannot. __ __ Affordances are multiple, operating both in practical ways and symbolically (see Harré 2002). __ __ She might own a thousand acres and have people under her. __ __ At least where reason has been made suspect and speech acts start to look like animal howls, emotional outpourings, gendered stances and so on. __ __ __ Some of us came out richer and more powerful, almost like Thor, expelled from Asgard, there we were again with competitive friends admiring the gold mine we had dug out down near the creek. __ __ I suppose I am drawn to novels because they do provide solace. __ __ The history of a set of ideas that folded over itself to make an imprint on the social world from the time of the Enlightenment, through the formation of nation-states, industrialisation, urbanisation and onto the vanishing present, is displaced from that social world and the built-in tension between a trajectory of the ideal - Western rationality as grand narrative - and a trajectory of the material - historical context - is allowed to fizzle out. __ __ __ how sad it was that her son-in-law died in that helicopter accident. __ __ __ __ A key difference about the post=scarcity society is that when you're broke you can still normally find food, basic philosophy. __ __ __ __ 61 we all have the past as if it were pleasant. __ __ __ Just as unpromising is the patronising 'welcome mat' cosmopolitanism laid out by the conscientious citizen revelling in her role as 'national' host. __ __ The Great Lake and Gordon/Lake Pedder storages are the backbone of the Tasmanian system. __ __ __ ' i walk again across the road down there near the school and feel bereft, jobless, sore ailments have me as claws have a crab. __ __ To cut a long story short, I contend that the urgency with which Gaonkar endorses non-Western site-based analyses of the discrepant careers of modernity also applies in the case of sub-national settler-locations like Tasmania. __ __ __ The romans had their limits, like the Genoese, the dutch and the English in later iterations. __ __ __ but of course, it doesn't really matter. __ She liked people who were ill. __ __ I'm totally over talking about Tasmania so I want start ranting here. __ __ Appadurai, A. __ __ __ What I don't understand is this in-your-faceness. __ __ __ Perhaps he would have preferred the vivid imaginings of the isolario, with their curlicue fonts, their sea monsters, savages and cartographic exotica. __ __ (2001) Theory, culture and philosophy, Philosophy, theory and society, 17, pp. __ __ __ But only God is perfect. __ __ __ We bond with our loved ones before we are reasonable. __ __ In naming this last group, we are stating facts and do not wish to launch into a paranoid reading of the motivations of knowledge professionals working in the broad philosophy area. __ __ __ screeching grains or grants. __ __ __ nothing takes but children growing. __ __ In the late 1980s and 1990s scholars such as Saunders and Williams (1988), Gurney (1999) and Sommerville (1997) considered home in terms of its ontological significance. __ __ We care, when we do, with prejudice and preference and a variable intensity that wanes and flags as the objects of (dis)affection become more remote. __ __ __ Much of the novel is taken up by Marcel seeking to account for the way his love for a succession of women (Gilberte and later Albertine) fade and or recast in the light of subsequent knowledge and experience. __ __ Dorothy Hewitt, Bobbin Up (London: Virago, 1985). __ __ __ __ repellent anodyne. __ __ __ everyone seemed so daggy, didn't they. __ __ The need to think home as more than just the mind, to grasp the built as itself a matter of the formation of the self, and so also to understand philosophy as involving more than just a matter of shelter (or as an opportunity for investment). __ __ __ . __ __ __ Either that or they just aren't impressed by the particular skill that the younger man possesses. __ __ One of the major lines of inquiry I develop in this chapter concerns the distinction between the harbour side suburb and the township. __ __ __ (eds) (2001) Home Possessions: Material Culture Behind Closed Doors, London: Berg. __ __ Cosmopolitan dreams wrestle with the angel of chauvinism. __ __ This edge, which has a fold as well as a cutting face, slices through various factors of identification and provides the writing subject (qualified, published, interdisciplinary and so on )with a mental figure freed from biography, income, attractiveness and political imaginings. __ __ __ __ and livy too with splints. __ __ Think of ugly people who make themselves uglier in the pursuit of beauty. __ __ At one level his novel is very similar to contemporary ethnographic research in which there is both thick description, critical self-reflection and diagnostic psychologically informed analysis of the actions of the key characters in the novel. __ __ __ I think lonely people read a lot because they are looking for signs of life that match their own, or they are looking for people to love or admire. __ __ 1-11. __ __ __ __ the trefoil crest. __ __ __ that conversion too was done in situ, i placed it with the decoder, voice activated, external hard drive, follicle of ear-horn, volume up. __ __ Proust We now turn to the work of Proust to develop our arguments. __ __ __ I will talk about people who are only just born. __ __ __ __ she's no dear friend or confidant. __ __ It may be more machinic in this sense than technically difficult work in literary criticism or historiography. __ __ __ If I was to say right now, that I am that I am and that I wake up on the right side of neo-liberal global society, would this even be a tiny bit true? Would it sound poetic? Should I try to make it sound poetic. __ __ __ __ On this view, cosmopolitanism also names a fundamental openness to alterity that goes beyond nations and ethnicities to the other factors or strata of identity formation such as gender, sexuality, age, disability and so on. __ __ __ 65 i tell my children not to crawl, or sprawl in front of broadcast light. __ __ As European modernity evolves through time, the telos of development edges further away. __ __ __ As a number of writers have made clear, for the first time in world history more human beings live in urban centres than the countryside. __ __ Which is to say that i watn to continue the possible antique restoration of the bios at the heart of writing anf of the placed bios that is anchored more or less solidly to the archive in a kind of umbblical relation that is not in its own right babyish and wold be figured better by the sahred embodiment that allows conkoined twins who share the same heart and lungs to live as more or less individuated beings. __ __ Objects are acted up and transformed through a personal engagement. __ __ __ waiting for the grant and vision, hoping for a crowd. __ __ Negotiation becomes a synonym for serious play. __ __ __ my craft will not be missed. __ __ __ Proust's work serves as a reminder of the need for critical self-reflection; that our subjective responses are always contingent and context derivative. __ __ Gayatri Spivak, A Critique of Postcolonial Reason: Towards a History of the Vanishing Present (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1999). __ __ __ We are taught to accept massive inequalities because we see them toed to exceptional talents. __ __ __ The picture on the ground is more detailed and variegated. __ __ __ One might be a very good farmer-and that, strangely enough though Miss Kilman had her share in it, was almost entirely due to Somerset Mind. __ __ __ Deadly games were played out in the long durée of human fragility and an isthmus stretching to Wilson's Promontory on the south-eastern tip of the Australian mainland provided the sufficient conditions for southward expansion. __ __ 51 "i'm perfectly glad"? i will for once and now we hear them straightaway, now we see their evening song of documents and mpeg streams, rationalisations that drive all human history forward and beyond the horizon of the vanishing present. __ __ Causality For Proust, habitual ways of thinking seeing the work afresh and as it really is. __ __ __ matching comments one for one, outdoing, showing you have known it too. __ __ Many human beings believe that humans are innately hierarchical animals. __ __ __ 2001 and 2008) working in the field of material culture. __ __ __ For those possessed of capital, cultural and otherwise, a new optimism is gathering momentum. __ __ __ __ What speaks to us in their place are the strata of sediment that layer them and are shaped by them. __ __ __ Oxford, Basil Blackwell. __ __ First, in our desire to understand the modern world, and our place within it, we have embraced a version of the 'modern' as somehow being liquid and distantiated from place. __ __ Fifteen miles to the west there was Odessa, sprawling and oozing, its most striking feature the fenced-off fields with row after row of oil field equipment that looked like rusting military weapons from a once-great war. __ __ 1-116. __ __ __ they used to drink beer in at noon in the soaking heat. __ __ __ Dreams of purity wrestle with the spectre of miscegenation. __ __ 235) identifies the three main roles ascribed to objects within past analyses: objects as the "invisible and faithful tools" of human subjects; objects as "determining superstructure", that is the fixed material terrain on which human activity is staged; and objects as "projection screens" for human values. __ __ __ The wheels of Keynesian state capitalism were ratcheted up gear-upon-gear in an attempt to squeeze whatever life was left out of the fading post-war boom, but a series of ever-grander civil projects, culminating in the flooding of Lake Pedder in 1974, left the State Government with a crippling debt and ushered in a new reactionary politics of ecological conservation. __ __ __ The vapour widens and rises - all the way to the top of the tree of knowledge. __ __ I much prefer the terms collage, pastiche, parody, caricature and so on not only because I have worked profitably in these media myself. __ __ __ Cross-country cosmopolitanism: openness, place, contamination Jesse Shipway Openness Within what might be called the political field, the subject who is without name or rank, a stranger perhaps to herself as well as others, an absolute stranger even but at home nonetheless in the kosmos as 'order, ornament, world' , conducts herself as autonomous for herself and, in doing so, is disposed, in a more or less open manner, to the others she encounters and knows. __ __ __ In the end, a weary, indifferent and, at bottom, racist administration let its policies drift toward palliative care and the Aborigines were left to dwindle out the "final chapter" of their race history at Oyster Cove, south of Hobart. __ __ These motivations apply to all the different kinds of work that I do. __ __ Equally it seems that the openness to the other that inspires some of the finer works of the humanist imagination within the disciplines of history, literary criticism and postcolonial studies is not unrelated to the openness to the other that is so central to cosmopolitan theory and practice. __ __ The philosophy market has become more and more aggressive over the years in its attempt to bond philosophy prestige with ontological and financial secutiry as well as both fuelling and assuagein status anxiety. __ __ That all the books and all the rivers have been made for me alone is the first truth of this tract. __ __ __ But I know you frame your peregrinations through literature and philosophy and so on. __ __ __ __ __ . __ __ __ I don't write necessarily to try and understand the world more or better or to tell people what I think about the world. __ __ __ The ways we adorn our homes and how we think about what the objects of the home therefore constitutes what can be described as the modern self. __ __ __ And so, philosophy scholarship has tended to focus on the symbolism and semantics of home: by inquiring into its representational force for individual and collective subjects engaged in modern self-fashioning; by examining how neighbourhoods are scaled along indices of prestige; through considerations of the metaphorical phrasing of home as refuge, den, sanctuary, jail and so on; and by casting a light on the largely phantasmatic coding of property prices and their relationship to real and imagined wealth. __ __ The inhabitant of London could order by telephone, sipping his morning tea in bed, the various products of the whole earth, in such quantity as he might see fit, and reasonably expect their early delivery upon his doorstep. __ __ __ the broken link. __ __ To be a role so well that one is acclaimed is rarer now than ever before, not least because informationalisation has made so many of the book learnt Western citizens into interchangeable parts - transposable to various nodes of the symbolic system and and functional or valuable there with surprisingly little in the way of specific organisational memory, jokes, prejudices and so on. __ __ __ Equally the most stratified and socio-economicly immobile nation on earth could have just decided to be nice to its poor and desperate in an event kind of 'divine violence' that would finally de-reify the frozen and ominously mortaged voodoo nation (Michael Kieth) that is not, was not and never will be great again, Great Britain. __ __ __ i ironed my shirts and thought about shuttering down for grey sky break. __ __ Fuelled by speculation, investment, risk management, credit default swaps, collateralised debt obligations. __ __ __ Well this doesn't leave us with very much. __ __ On a global scale, capital was more concentrated and predatory than ever, and the working class had actually increased in size. __ __ I write then to pass the time, to make something of myself, to go on little intellectual journeys and hopefully then to share the sum of my training and talents with readers somewhere out there. __ __ between Rock formations have edges as Aggres sion is I do not want this to end here and I hope it is published by a leading journal or publisher. __ __ __ the recession never seemed to go away; all those empty shops. __ __ __ we don't know the concrete beds the ocean loci street map beach. __ __ 9; Bobbi Sykes, "A Re-make: This Time with a Camera," Filmnews, (January 1979), p. __ __ __ . __ __ __ The g20, the G8, the security council. __ __ The intellectual tradition that informs our thinking about modernity only makes room for Tasmania in its implication that the cognitive and social transformations that we normally identify as modern have had an impact here. __ __ The newcomer has little choice but to accept the embrace with the self-conscious awkwardness of second-class belonging. __ __ She might be a farmer. __ __ So she might be a doctor. __ __ I do not mean that the pleasure is on the edge or caused by the finality and logical termination of the edge. __ __ __ 1 (2000), p. __ __ __ A dour struggle for industrialisation followed and despite being hamstrung by a leaking population and the tyranny of distance redoubled, Tasmania's economy was slowly ground forward into the 20th century. __ __ __ Which is not to say that this sort of situation cannot enable a more substantial symbolic transaction. __ __ Never read a poem. __ __ My poetic method is basically a kind of translation. __ __ It can coordinate and direct our orientations, inform our opinions, give content to snap summations and imbue instant impressions with a decisive valency: I hate you/I like you; I grew here/You flew here; You're like me/You're not like me; I belong here/You have no right to be here. __ __ BELL HOOKS in the biggest capital letters you can choose on word 2007. __ __ In Search of Lost Time (date) Vol 5 p. __ __ He and his advisers tapped into the mytho-poetic aura that continues to give the Hydro schemes a preternatural glow. __ __ __ 2000. __ __ __ Philosophy is an applied social science but it fast becoming much more than that. __ __ 4. __ __ Chakrabarty goes on to tell us that every attempt to write history necessarily invokes a "hyperreal" Europe at its epistemological limits and disciplinary foundations: Insofar as the academic discourse of history - that is, "history" as a discourse produced at the institutional site of the university is concerned, "Europe" remains the sovereign theoretical subject of all histories, including the ones we call "Indian" "Chinese", "Kenyan," and so on. __ __ __ For it was not the intrinsic beauty of the objects themselves that made it miraculous for me to be sitting in Swann's library, it was the attachment to those objects - which might have been the ugliest in the world - of the particular feeling, melancholy and voluptuous, which I had for so many years localised in that room and which still impregnated it. __ __ In other words, we want to continue to enrich philosophy and push further into the adventurous margins that have been opened up in recent years by bringing a broad arts and humanities vocabulary and a supple, precise prose style to questions about relationality, objects and memory in the home. __ __ In the Hegelian model of the state, civil society must be supplemented with a view from above that manages to reconcile the interests of the whole with the interests of the individual: The […] substantiality of the state consists in the fact that its end is the universal interest as such and the conservation therein of particular interests since the universal interest is the substance of these […] but this very substantiality of the state is Spirit knowing and willing itself […] The state, therefore, knows what it wills and knows it in its universality […] Hence it works and acts by reference to consciously adopted ends, known principles and laws which are not merely implicit but are actually present to consciousness; and further it acts with precise knowledge of existing conditions and circumstances. __ __ __ Is this kind of valorisation of the local a legitimate and positive move unmotivated by ressentiment, or is it merely another instance of what Hardt and Negri describe as "yoking uniqueness into a hegemonic power field"? Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri, Empire (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2000), p. __ __ __ 9 william Heinemann, London, 2010. __ __ Could this ongoing inquiry really be driven by nothing more stumpfsinnig than the black romance of gothic Germania and Nazi fatherland. __ __ Magdalena Nowicka and Maria Rovisco alert us here to critical readings of triumphalist 'notions of cosmopolitical coexistence' that have little time for: (The) vision of a cosmopolitan global public sphere which remains oblivious of the neo-liberal logic of global capitalism, especially with regards to the imbalance in power relations created by an allegedly cosmopolitan North that is sustained by global exploitation. __ __ Which asks us of course about the status of narcissistic fantasies submitted under a recognised title like research fellow which should surely be cut down by some kind of scythe before even the sheriffs of peer review mount their side-saddle stallions. __ __ __ One Brother at Morecombe Bay, the other, somewhere in his submarine. __ __ __ when the mill finally packs it in, well that'll be it won't it. __ __ Alan Wood is arguably the most high-profile Australian defender of neo-classical economic reforms and the free trade avatar to which they are directed. __ __ __ __ they liked the empty streets, seemed to think the world was already too crowded. __ __ __ sovereign king who knew himself was cut adrift, a gangland scalp, his eyes were peeled a side issue. __ __ TM: The whole evening felt like I was in a cheap TV show with some guy in a corner playing the keyboards and singing. __ __ __ the furrowed nape. __ __ We can see our heroes but for them the theatre is black. __ __ From this perspective, objects in the home are viewed as to what they tell us about social status and aspiration. __ __ __ at least that's what you called her, half joking, levelling silly little distinctions, as if the title meant something, signified elegance and snobbery and ease. __ __ When one no longer seeks money or recognition, one is confronted by the dismal realisation that so many worthy truths - Schopenhaur's, Butler's, Freud's; the list is almost endless - have not been enough to stave off the violence, inequality, demoralisation, obesity, mental illness, narcissism, brutality, hypocrisy and so on that we have down here in South Hobart. __ __ The confused conclusions to their accounts bespeak a crisis in that transition narrative. __ __ The revolutionary potential of a "minor place" moves outwards from the margins, deterritorializing the "fragile community" of the dominant other. __ __ __ Car buffs who worked at fried chicken restaurants would have just as much chance as the afore mentioned CEOs to buy an Aston AMrtin and thereby receive the recongitoin reserved for such a purchase. __ __ __ my ears are too big. __ __ __ my knees bend in and i kick my legs when i run. __ __ __ The main difference is the currency in which universities trade is not just monetary but also peculiarly academic in its emphasis on peer prestige and recognition and the temporal rights to self-directed research itself. __ __ __ Following the abolition of convictism, the island's name was changed to Tasmania in a reflex action of forced amnesia, and semi-autonomous self-government was gained in 1855. __ __ __ Contemporary Tasmania is as small and marginal as it has always been. __ __ __ i was folding clothes too and joey was playing with his new lego game. __ __ And while we congratulate ourselves for making another monthly repayment we are reminded of the landlords whose tenants pay their mortgages, who write off their losses as negative gearing. __ __ Elevate key thinkers and summarise their findings (to be all over that - flicking emails to everyone on the list). __ __ Perhaps I can write words that fit Habermas's ideal speech situation more closely than those bound to the shoe shine function of mid-level instituionalisations. __ __ Braving dismal conditions at the Queenstown Motor Lodge in the energy heartland of the West Coast, Bacon delivered an address that spoke to the deep-seated attachment that Tasmanians feel to the Hydro schemes. __ __ __ maybe she will. __ __ __ . __ __ __ i know you feel its wounds and hear its wooden cracking ice, an oily crystal sky. __ __ For Heller, Weber's theory of modernity explains a world where economics and science exert a stranglehold on the production of ends to which individuals can aspire. __ __ __ __ no filters could disguise this joy. __ __ Keith Windschuttle, "History as Travesty of Truth,". __ __ The texts from which 'my' harbour side suburb are pieced together mobilise the scopic regimes of both literature and film and have a social life that is enduring. __ __ __ If extra hands were needed in the harvest season, he would pay the migrant workers who came from the north. __ __ In his essay, "Structure, Sign and Play in the Discourse of the Human Sciences", Jacques Derrida suggests that the nodal point that grounds a structure must always escape the structurality of that structure. __ __ Furthermore it breaks the internal connection between modernity and the historical context of Western rationalism, so that processes of modernisation can no longer be conceived as rationalisation, as the historical objectification of rational structures. __ __ Material objects serves as a literary device to imagine and capture experience. __ __ Redistirbution through tax transfers could be ramped up to such a point that income inequality which IN Australia at least has imcreased since the highpint of equality in the early 1970s would disappear and everone would have the same moey power to spend as they saw fit. __ __ __ The cosmopolitan urge to understand, to tolerate and to remain open to difference in all its synchronic and diachronic variety, also structures a popular Whigish narrative in which the Enlightenment West is portrayed as moving inexorably from an insular past to an open, capacious future. __ __ __ The natural environment is now widely regarded as the state's greatest asset and its isolation and partial modernisation are increasingly being understood as a great potentiality rather than an onerous millstone. __ __ These narratives and the "first in Europe, then elsewhere" structure of global historicist time upon which they stand have been instrumental in the establishment of problematics for the writing of Third World histories. __ __ We put it in writing when it is supposed ot formalised which seems to invert Derrida's schema. __ __ __ rich outsiders there to exploit the natural resources, to add jobs, to build the place. __ __ __ __ Not a day goes by th . __ __ __ Acting as an agent of the Dutch East Indies Company, Tasman was rumoured to be besotted with his boss's daughter, so he named the island Van Diemen's Land in honour of the father and hoped for the best. __ __ __ Rapoport, A. __ __ To undergird his critique, Jenkins conducts a survey of millennial cults, astrology, new ageism, postmodern science, Disneyland, ethnicity, television and computer games; phenomena that, to his mind at least, demonstrate that non-empirically grounded knowledges and Dionysian exuberance still rebuff the arrival of Weber's infamous iron cage. __ __ The free flow of information has brought the country to the city and opened people's eyes to change, affluence and, to quote the poet Andrew Sant, 'speed and other liberties. __ __ __ Right now, for me there is nobody I can talk to about ideas in a specialised way - at Melbourne uni it was just endless conversations, absolutely amazing for me coming from Hobart, but ultimately too much, too soon. __ __ Breckenridge, S. __ __ __ everyone wants her car. __ __ Ideas fall and collect in lakes, rivers, forests and swamps - libraries perhaps or professional bookshelves. __ __ I think if we aim to focus our thoughts and imagine, as we write, that we are addressing each other face to face even as we have time to correct and recorrect our words, we will end up with a document that is of some objective value. __ __ __ (Nietzsche Twiligh of th eidlos, 45) I have been quoted myself of course, and at first I found it thrilling. __ __ Certain popular music ensembles also have recourse to the matrix of plane and edge and we were reminded of this again and again by the album covers, voice sounds, attempts to erect dividing lines between radicals, drop-outs, alternative lifestylers and the more or less capitalistically obedient. __ __ The language I have learnt these forty years, My native English, now I must forego, And now my tongue's use is to me no more Than an unstringèd viol or a harp, Or like a cunning instrument cased up, Or being open, put into his hands That knows no touch to tune the harmony. __ __ __ Hobart is, in fact, a good focus for concentrating our thinking about the way in which cosmopolitanism is staged beyond the city walls of the demonstrable and self-evident harbour side suburb. __ __ All objects in the home have more than an aesthetic dimension, and our relationship with them is plural; for example aesthetic contemplation, practical utility etc. __ __ Nowicka & M. __ __ __ isn't it funny that provincial glamour? the town seemed to bustle. __ __ The idea that units of acceptable social information are always ideological is only to say that they are intentional in the epistemological sense of that word Where you might ask would a non-privileeged edge exist and how could an edge transmit power. __ __ __ A good example of this is electronic music. __ __ nequality in Australia: Does region matter? NATSEM University of Canberra Source - Meritocracy Equality of opportunity, equality of outcome We were terrified of dying Nothing allows us to assert that the framework of gestures comprising productive labour in the narrow sense is 'truer' or more 'real' than the ensemble of meanings in which these gestures have been interwoven by those who perform them. __ __ It can also have some relationship to the idea of equality before the law and to human rights discourse and enforcement - we are all equally entitled to free speech, to freedom of religion and so on. __ __ __ (2006) Title Sociology 40, 4, 717-733. __ __ __ I mention freedom here at the beginning of this chapter because, as I read the situation, cosmopolitanism must be freely chosen if it is to hold any significant emancipatory or redemptive value. __ __ I am convinced that a melancholic disposition has provided me with an opportunity to see the world more as it really is and to be able to connect to other people. __ __ We are taught to accept massive inequalities because we see them toed to exceptional talents. __ __ __ Material objects and the home Daniel Miller's work in informed by earlier anthropological studies that show that not only to we imbue objects with human qualities but often objects are viewed in human ways (see Hoskins 1998: 76) to the extent that objects can be regarded as having a biography. __ __ Again, the guilt kicks in. __ __ __ John Nash on the other hand went nuts after making his great discoveries and The basicidea of communicative action. __ __ , Italian Cultural Studies: An Introduction (New York: Oxford University Press, 1996); Helen Graham and Jo Labanyi, eds. __ __ __ In comparison to other OECD countries, the latest data available in the year 2000, shows that Australia sat at around the middle rank (ranked 12 out of 26 reported OECD countries from the highest to the lowest inequality) with a Gini coefficient of 0. __ __ 9 - Japan and New Zealand best - 4. __ __ __ (like christian metz on film, the shot as rich letter that already makes sense). __ __ , viewed 26 May 2010. __ Hyman Minsky's tellingly entitled book Can it Happen Again is a fine example of an unconcealed neurotic resistance to even speaking the phobic object's name, while Paul Krugman's The Return of Depression Economics examines the anamnesis of the Great Depression in the wake of the Asian Financial Crisis. __ the sticky heat was thick, my skin a rim of prickled sweat stephen green is very rich he lives beside an ocean pool he chops up loans and sells them off as charms to float a crumbling town the scrambling man. __ the crimson burl or eventide. __ Inundation swept evolutionary becomings into unmapped channels and a new civilisation was born. __ __ The trains were still running then and the suburban shopping malls in Glenorchy, Clarence and Kingston hadn't been constructed. __ 48. __ In Barthes' terms, the archive is a scriptible rather than a lisible web of texts. __ i thought her teacher didn't like her very much. __ __ We know that systems or paradigms are rarely, or maybe even never, complete and convincing and permanent and there is nothing disreputable about picking and choosing from these more or less self-sufficient constellations of ideas and reterritorialising them somewhere else. __ If destruction is set in train, it is surely a creative destruction. __ __ These data demonstrate that that visual orienting decisions reflect the specific social content of visual information and provide the first experimental evidence that monkeys spontaneously discriminate images of others based on social status. __ __ D. __ 61 we all have the past as if it were pleasant. __ __ Affordances are multiple, operating both in practical ways and symbolically (see Harré 2002). __ my nose is bulbous. __ __ (2010) Stuff, Cambridge: Polity Press. __ Transposing the experience of the dominant party into the language of the subaltern would surely have produced more satisfactory transferential dynamics than the repetition of the preferred terminology of the criminals, itself cheaply knocked up to conjure a massified murderous act into a positive social outcome. __ where would i lose myself? in what dimension could i come unstuck enough to see myself go?a variation on what's done here. __ __ 28. __ Like Williams climbing in the bus above the Welsh valley where he was raised, how could a Tasmanian resist being struck by the very closeness and familiarity of home? Home, after all, is always a site of heterogeneity, a difference whose sameness soothes the soul. __ Historical events and material forms contribute to the character of a location, but their delineation so often posits reified entities dangerously lacking in vitality. __ Nifty Christmas Fuselage the players will meet again, in other words, on new turf somewhere else, next year. __ __ It was quite different here from Westminster, she thought, getting off at Chancery Lane. __ man was not made to dwell on this, to chase the monsters in our souls. __ __ I socialise more with family than with friends and a lot of my older friends - friends I've known since I was a kid - seem like family more or less. __ Reynolds also turns his attention to the question of the Shoah. __ that working class pride, that masculine urge to produce and to labour and to keep on pushing through to the end of the shift. __ they prop her up with pills and flowers, watch her sit for minutes, hours, just how long it takes to change her mind. __ __ How easy it used to be to feel as if the world was being controlled from some kind of nerve centre or network hub. __ To this end, I wish to contend that the economic real is a repressed ideational field that breaks through the economic imaginary whenever it is required to accommodate traumatic events like financial crises. __ __ I am convinced that a melancholic disposition has provided me with an opportunity to see the world more as it really is and to be able to connect to other people. __ __ I prefer people who are willing to be open to feeling of melancholy and sadness and I am often frustrated by the pressures we endure to appear upbeat and happy. __ __ G Bissinger, Friday Night Lights, p. __ The twin ontologies of the individual and the social proposed by rational choice theory have thus translated into specific transformations in the value-rational ends pursued by state entities. __ __ And at a certain point, no one knows how or why, someone flashed her ass, and from there the evening took off. __ Mykonos Flake Salt and Vinegar there comes a time when you just are, when everything that has been and gone conditions the future and proves it. __ __ (Proust Date) Third, the meanings of objects require a human interaction that effectively endows objects but the effects of objects on the human world is not conditional on this endowment of meaning. __ Even so, a refusal of privatization and the positing of an alternative value rationality based around a more mystical, magical, well-nigh deified notion of the state stand as empirical claims to a reading of the enduring enchantments of Tasmanian modernity. __ __ I'm thinking of my father, who as you know, is a strange sort of person. __ __ Place and Experience. __ and brain scans show i worked her well. __ just where exactly did they fit on the social ladder. __ __ People as audiences, people as subject matter. __ __ 48 (OECD 2006). __ __ The racists. __ His hermeneutic lays bare the ominous fact that writers like Bonwick, West, Calder and Ling Roth, using only fountain pen and ink, were actually putting the final touches to a project of extirpation whose physical component had already wrought such bitter devastation. __ When we talk about Tasmanian place, then, we are talking about a combination of immediate physical awareness and cognitive mapping that relies upon official cartography, the hybridisation of isolated place interaction, memory and other factors for its successful production and maintenance. __ If the Bacon government's intention in keeping the Hydro was to re-enchant the state through recourse to public emotion and collectivity-forming mythological narratives, the question remained as to how it was to get around William Connolly's diagnosis of the implausibility of the Hegelian notion of the state in a modern world disenchanted by empiricism. __ Eventually, a stirring of French interest in the region together with growing pressures on prison resources in England prompted British authorities to establish a permanent penal "settlement". __ Acting as an agent of the Dutch East Indies Company, Tasman was rumoured to be besotted with his boss's daughter, so he named the island Van Diemen's Land in honour of the father and hoped for the best. __ they twitter there, in snappy notes and call me forward into conversation or explain away my absence as if i was not me nor you, a bundled copse, a batty crack. __ impressions inches thick, the delicate crust, above a creek, that deltas out, the grains like cake that show the smooth, soft underneath more thorough beds of ocean sand. __ capped and pillioned, pillory tor. __ The workers of Raymond Williams's Wales, who left their villages and descended upon the industrial cities in their thousands were struck by the shapeless uniformity of the "satanic mills" in which they found themselves. __ will i buy the aqualung or seal it hot for creuset, polo, blue-ray. __ 1 - keyless entry) - consistency slows at a stale pace, the slow space of old tales, everything an affidavit. __ __ Here, then equality is measured in terms of money but also in terms of prestige and influence, fame, job satisfaction and so on. __ __ One might be a very good farmer-and that, strangely enough though Miss Kilman had her share in it, was almost entirely due to Somerset Mind. __ __ Marcel Proust was a contemporary of writers such as Simmel, Weber and Durkheim and a relation of the philosopher Henri Bergson. __ Hollingdale. __ __ In other words, the modern subject is viewed as disengaged from the specificity of place and home. __ __ In comparison to other OECD countries, the latest data available in the year 2000, shows that Australia sat at around the middle rank (ranked 12 out of 26 reported OECD countries from the highest to the lowest inequality) with a Gini coefficient of 0. __ 28 a painful loop. __ To my knowledge, the explosion of debate blasted into the public sphere by Windschuttle's book, is the first and only instance of "official" Tasmanian history being used to re-write an "official" Australian history. __ still in my submarine. __ __ J. __ The colony of Van Diemen's Land, as it was originally known, comes first because it has long been regarded as the worst-case scenario. __ Political modernity is finally an impossible dream that only appears to find its realisation in a reified Europe that is, on closer examination, just a "figure of imagination". __ __ For Bourdieu, the meanings we attach to objects are, to a large degree, externally imposed by the consumer values and ideology. __ We know that the actual character of the Wolf-Man's alleged witnessing of the primal scene is shrouded in mystery but could the Great Depression also potentially be an imaginary event? How are its reality-effects constituted by the economic interpretations of it that have appeared in the intervening years? To what extent does its phobic quality, its medusa's stare hinder the attempts of those economists who would seek to determine its true character? How might we reconcile its immense and actual social repercussions with the chimerical quality of the graphs, flow charts, and numerical data which necessarily sit at the center of its neo-classical economic invocations? Could its exclusion be theorised as a crucial moment in the development of an economic imaginary? Both of the these dimensions rely for their coherence on a structural commonality. __ __ Saunders, P. __ See Greg Lehman, "Will You Take the Next Step?," Unpublished paper for the Tasmanian Aboriginal Land Council, n. __ i burn all semblance first to eastman junk bonds, polar ridges, steroid poses, married vice as if love was a condition of thought, expressible in a proposition, and not a function of history or an order of conduct; bickering, correcting, riddled laughter. __ __ Schopenhauer got no publicity while film-makers seemed to get in trouble with their supervisors, and I'm thinking here of Errol Morris in particular who once told Thomas Kuhn that he had a god complex (Kuhn proceeded to throw an ash tray at the presumptuous young graduate student). __ __ The decisive cosmopolitan antinomy - people are open or people are closed - is, I would like to suggest, a non-place-specific formulation. __ In the case of the latter, a more radical, disconcerting and paradoxical situation has to unfold. __ The history of the archive in Foucault scholarship is characterised by effacement and elision. __ no one else will navigate this scientific way. __ __ . __ __ Cocoa prices have not kept pace with the cost of living. __ __ Politicians receive special treatment even if only by the guards at Parliament Mind. __ __ Boston: Beacon Press. __ Where Rundle assumed that individuals would prefer quantifiable increases in education and health spending, Bacon realized that the Hydro was more than just a potential source of income. __ __ A good example of this is electronic music. __ Offering a more integrated vision of economic commonsense and state ideology, the Bacon opposition swept to power in a landslide. __ peeling overboard, forensic. __ __ I think I am fearful of rejection and the sense of loss that inevitably follows. __ the streams of cash. __ In the imaginary structure which is at one remove from economic discourse as a total system, is the Great Depression the symbolic castration? And is studying it not akin to revisiting the primal scene again and again? The Imaginary History of Financial Crises A gentle ocular sweep across the shelves of the economic library reveals the presence of a semi-autonomous tradition within academic economic discourse that attempts to theorise crisis situations. __ We go to it for clarification. __ i will surface and go ashore. __ __ World Cups, Olympics. __ J. __ we grip at changing tides, with mitts, so taut, they clench our wrists. __ Trans. __ __ Wittgenstein's investigations are ludic in this sense. __ The same principle is at work in sections three and four, where material crosses over time-lines on a number of occasions. __ The Tasmanian archive is an almost impossibly diverse entity. __ at times i've thought i did. __ In the case of genocide, I seek to locate my own analysis in a less specific sense by presenting a survey and typology of the terms in which the Tasmanian genocide has appeared across a range of literatures. __ __ None of this is even close to being exceptional. __ Archival debt can always be paid by someone else, at another time. __ In the Tasmanian case, the external lobbying for the sale of the Hydro came from Federal Government quarters, the national "quality" press and the local media. __ 144-45. __ point and line the sea the grass the stones the shells, a marriage bed my daughter's twigs and nut-pink flowers are pretty-she likes ice cream at the beach the wavelets there reflect the sun like a new highway or saltbush at the heads or a little sandstone mill the database has powered down first impressions of a deep-sea port missile tests that froth the shore the loyal fuse starts burning out every sign you thought was sweet every misread sign of age every sign of misread age every fake précis every orphaned tone the shallow faces brut mirage-me and my city and our past; a prisoner can be happy should be happy he said and signed my release. __ To this end, Thorpe and Evans direct their polemic most firmly at Windschuttle's essays in Quadrant from the mid-1990s, arguing that in those texts, Windschuttle sought to breathe new life into the tropes of "terra nullius", "the great Australian silence" and the "quiet continent thesis". __ And even if political modernity of a European kind could be achieved in these regions, it would only encourage the retrospective identification of an ersatz Europeanness made visible by a methodological approach that gathers itself around the only subject of history that is theoretically knowable. __ Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1968. __ at longing and nothing the flash there in your eyes is a perfect prediction. __ __ The foundations that are isomorphic within any baptismic Whitlam era, convocation of the holy family and the hall of German Kings. __ __ Hobart's demographic profile is often represented as an apple core - lots of kids and oldies but not much in between. __ the roband whip of lifetime blinds and rum. __ __ It certainly has a currency and a legitimating providence. __ __ How were literary critics and cultural critics supposed to respond to the ascent of evil to the thorne of the single world system after 1973? Had Satan got free of his infernal jail once again? Had he sprung from his lake of cold fire, realising as he id in Paradise lost that there was nothing to stop his attemptinging once and again to wrest control of our universe from the creator god and the creative good. __ no filters could disguise this joy. __ __ In other words, the objects are viewed as emblematic of wider more objective social values and mores rather than subjective identity formation. __ 59 we drift, "they'll decide today and we'll have a new government. __ Barta's work here is informed by a reading of chapter nine of Lemkin's Axis Rule in Occupied Europe where the latter argues that genocide can be a two-fold process of dispossession and displacement followed by the establishment of an incoming colonisation: Genocide has two phases: one, destruction of the national pattern of the oppressed group; the other, the imposition of the national pattern of the oppressor. __ for heaven knows i was actually doing quite well. __ __ The word equal here is used to describe some basic equality of being or essence, an equality of souls perhaps in the eyes of Janus or our won jealous monotheistic god. __ The events whose narrativisation I am examining resound in two registers. __ Stuart Stein sums up the ramifications of this effect when he argues that "the destruction of European Jewry is the paradigmatic instance of genocide, the analyses of which have significantly shaped our notion of what should be construed as genocide. __ __ To be free to fashion the self in the company of others rather than under the watchful eye of others, free to renew and to be renewed, free to find support in affinity groups of one's own choosing, achieved instead of ascribed status: these are virtues of the harbour side suburb. __ __ 2000, da capo press All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others - George orwell , Animal Farm. __ __ 'Affordances are relationships between features of objects and abilities of human beings; they are attributable to the intrinsic features that objects posses by virtue of their make up, and are specified in relation to an individual' (Coolen 2006:187). __ __ Religious philosophy that considers God (a non-human actor) for instance or Walter Benjamin in the arcades, or Sennet's Hidden Injuries of Class (ideological Hardt and Engri Homo Homo - mediaion We were wrong in suggesting that "modernity has failed to Calling this move post-social also seems counterintuitive as it aims to be more social, more extra-human than the 'humanist' hegemony of atomised rational utility maximisers. __ __ (Judt, Memory Chalet, p. __ __ Think of the compassionless achievers who yearn only to belittle others. __ __ It is still unclear whether every human needs to feel superior to some other human, to feel satisfuingly unequal. __ __ 1999. __ or writing as if it was music, and all that muscle control and all that thinking. __ Dialectic of Enlightenment. __ __ Yellowstone bison migrating to the poisonous river To wield a commanding voice (WIZARD OF OZ), keeping a little bottle there in the booth to piss into so the nitrate doesn't catch fire. __ __ I am paid to deliver these mysterious 'practical' jurisdiction bound documents consistently, thereby staking my labour value at exactly thirty two dollars and ten cents an hour. __ __ I do not know of the worlds I do not know. __ __ First, a conversation like this can seem pretentious or self-indulgent - surely only the most illustrious scholars can make this form of discussion yield valuable, original truths or interpretations. __ __ I'd like to say that I wrote my PhD and published from it by ear, whereas, now, I find myself being forced back to some kind of basic ignorance, a lack of systematic education that restricts my sight reading or something like that, all good reasons to never get beyond the first sentence of an academic paper. __ Ultimately, however, I believe it is as an instance of Cultural Studies that this book has its life. __ It is thus, in this domiciliation, in this house arrest, that archives take place. __ sexy legs. __ i wish this coughing, choking fun would run its course and leave me high and dry. __ It does, and in doing, gives Tasmania a chance to profit even more from the sale of the Hydro, a measure which only those with eyes fixed firmly on the past can continue to deny. __ __ I am most happy when sharing moments with people and whilst I get pleasure from writing, it is friendships and intimacy I seek most of all. __ friable substrate. __ The additions to the Tasmanian archive made by these writers acquires a novel character primarily through the contextual placement of their comments. __ The explosion of unities into statements and their re-configuration as discourses performs at least a dual function. __ To a layman, of course, the difference is too obvious for words. __ i burled it, through the grip, the surf is what i get. __ For the latter, place is where a thing is, it is what surrounds a thing so that in Ed Casey's words "its inner surface and the outer surface of the thing contained are strictly contiguous. __ The cessation of transportation in 1853 reduced the flows of British scrip and, in combination with emigration to the Victorian goldfields, economic hardship acquired the fixity of a popular prejudice. __ Brothers 42 i don't reflect on heavy seas that lack a sense of fun. __ __ What enables objects to hold or retain memory and affect? A reading of Proust suggests that objects are embedded in relational structures sustained by the interaction between agents and the objects of agency (by action and movement). __ The signifier has become active. __ For once to pose questions here with a hammer and perhaps to receive for answer that famous hollow sound which speaks of inflated bowels-what a delight for one who has ears behind his ears-for an old psychologist like me, in presence of whom precisely that which would like to stay silent has to become audible. __ __ In this context then, the repudiation of the right of any 'other' to the rights one claims for oneself is the anti-cosmopolitan gesture par excellence. __ In regard to the latter sense, a brief survey is conducted into the state of play currently prevailing in the fields of Modernity and Genocide Studies. __ __ In either case, the epistemological resources of the home are indispensible to our attempts to develop a means of reading the shape of the world, of mapping our own place onto the striated imaginary of that world amid the cross currents of social meaning. __ __ (2012) 'Visuality/materiality: introducing a manifesto for practice' in Rose. __ As a temporalised assemblage of freestanding essays, the threads of continuity that hold it together are the contrapuntal problematics of genocide and modernisation. __ or groan in pinkish wean, tum dum and diamond, poisson, fig or hat. __ __ His mind moved backwards, over his ten years of adult life. __ __ I'd like to ask then where your commitment to writing in plain English comes from, whether it's a principled stand to do with opening academic writing into the public realm, whether it's something you were taught or encouraged to do during your training at Manchester and the LSE and the within the British system, or whether it's a sign of a reluctance, possibly a lack of confidence, in playing the knowledge game in more creative and risky ways? KJ: Yes let's focus on difference. __ your mother cried out once beneath her fold-away canopy "my son, the doctor, is drowning!" . __ __ For Thomas, Miller's work is too narrowly focussed on material objects effects on individual identity or collective subjects. __ Desailly's usage of genocide stands as the first example of one of four different models for its deployment. __ __ Free markets have accelerated urban growth and reduced employment in agricultural production. __ For other writers, however, the framework for invoking genocide in the Tasmanian case is to add density to the discussion of other instances of genocide or of genocide in general. __ __ I see the stability of the social structure in their confidence but I wonder if they feel as expendable to me as I do to them. __ __ What I don't understand is this in-your-faceness. __ always there and never there. __ they take me under, blue and sinking sun. __ i struggle in this western wind, to light my cigarette. __ i didn't feel sorry. __ __ (Proust Date) Conclusions What then? Here is where the chalet transforms itself from a mnemonic trigger to a storage device . __ i trap parole. __ __ . __ See Jim Everett, "Aboriginality in Tasmania," 30 September, 2003. __ 27. __ While Reynolds is able to find copious "genocidal" articulations that take Tasmania as their object, he also notes the reluctance of Australians to examine the presence of genocidal relations in their own country's past. __ " Here genocide is conceived as the total annihilation of a racial grouping. __ __ I hope society looks hard at my words. __ __ Now I try to let people be on their own terms - to be ordinary in most cases - and just enjoy whatever fondness or sympathy or humour is on offer. __ __ It was becoming possible to imagine a future in which the megarich took shelter in their armed and gated communities, while a billion or so slum dwellers were encircled in their fetid hovels by watchtowers and barbed wire. __ Essentially, he contends, relations between historians or writers and the historical scenarios they examine can be mapped out in the same terms psychoanalysis uses to describe the flows of cathexis, identification, projection and misrecognition that characterise patient/therapist encounters in the clinical setting. __ Places consist of these rude physical attributes; conditions, natural and cultural, upon which the details we call character slowly settle and form. __ As I make clear in this book, the broader world-historical trajectories of modernisation and the cultural codings that accompany them have scarred the Tasmanian archive just as indelibly as its cosmopolitan equivalents. __ Perhaps we might more precisely describe their operative dimension as multilateral or omni-directional. __ Given the successful supplanting of laissez fare orthodoxy by Keynsian economics after the disaster of 1929 is it not reasonable to suggest that the proponents of free market economics, having finally struggled back to a position of hegemonic control under the sails of Hayek, Von Mises, Milton Friedman and his Chicago school colleagues might find the contemplation of the Great Depression a chastening or even an unheimlich experience. __ __ From the sprawling port and government town where I am writing this, a village in West Java sounds pretty cosmopolitan but that's probably a mistaking of the realities of the object with the flavour of the intercession of observer and observed that would be brought out if I was to plonk my own 'modern' Western ways of doing things down in the middle of the Indonesian countryside. __ __ And I see signifies that I see because I am myself, and I do not see only with my eyes. __ __ Pollock, H. __ __ Chakrabarty (eds), Cosmopolitanism, Duke University Press, Durham and London, pp. __ Freud's meta-psychological topography of the human subject was drawn inductively from his treatment of particular cases, his grounding in traditional psychology and medicine, his theories of the significance of myth and culture among many other things. __ Tasmania is always internally modernising. __ __ The degree zero of what Philip Mead used to called rabid pluralism is the obliteration of conversation and shared meaning, we are all locked into ourselves then, caught between echo and narcissus, opening and shutting our eyelids while the nursing staff take the humour from our veins- the commission seeks feedback on a workable funding arrangement for catastrophic injuries resulting from water, air and railway modes of transport. __ __ What I want to say is that this long disclaimer is necessary to situate my comments so that opportunity and risk are maximised. __ __ The offer of recognised equality and co-humanity really only embodies a weak generosity, it seems to me, in so far, as nothing is actually given up when the offer of recognition is made. __ __ Pilgrim's Progress is a proto-theoretic work as well as a medieval god-text. __ In its controlled public manifestation this might be called economic rationality, but this public face or ego ideal relies for its coherence and solidity upon a fundamentally imaginary conception of its own fullness or plenitude. __ __ Nobody else can read it right! because nobody else is quite as self-centred as me. __ Uncertain as to whether anyone else really cares that much at all, We conduct our own invigilation of the possibilities offered by that vague quintessence called Tasmanianness. __ __ No doubt it's the writerly guilt, a guilt shared by every writer no matter how commercially or artistically successful he or she is. __ The novel is social, the author of the novel thinks socially. __ The temporal ordering of these essays runs a string through them as if they were beads on a necklace. __ Its constitution is thus of the order of the hand-me-down, deferring the quick fix of détournement, but carrying over only a minimal originality in its unfolding. __ __ Car buffs who worked at fried chicken restaurants would have just as much chance as the afore mentioned CEOs to buy an Aston AMrtin and thereby receive the recongitoin reserved for such a purchase. __ i burl and wince. __ For the latter, place or topos is located within the chora, the cosmological ether that holds the universe in a particular position, but for Aristotle, the two differ from each other only in trivial ways. __ Obliteration of otherness. __ __ This strategy often works for academics, as it seems to boost their social status and reverence. __ __ There's inequality between ations. __ __ I am no happy worker in the profit producing, research unitised, establishment institution that crowns our one tree hill. __ If the dominant connotation of the signifier "archive" for this kind of historical endeavour is a resoundingly singular "truth", the existence of a multiplicity of archives reminds us that the referent to which the signifier is orientated remains stubbornly plural. __ 46 i'll hold it close and to my lips to kiss it cold and sibling while you labour through the legend mud flats, bubbled, grey and greasy like a boarder's cake. __ As Coronil states in the case of Venezuela: Typically the Venezuelan state astonishes through the marvels of power rather than convinces through the power of reason, as reason itself is made part of the awe-inspiring spectacle of its rule. __ Dirk Moses, "Rendering the Past Less Unpalatable,". __ but skin is skewed, aslant, its angle gives us seasons. __ But a rider is attached to this rebuff that leaves a gap for a problematically material object like the Tasmanian archive. __ Instead he returns to the UN definition and performs an impressive intellectual coup de grace by demonstrating the means by which the destruction of the Aboriginal peoples as an objective and inherent corollary of the logic of colonisation became subjectively located within the consciousness of the colonial agents themselves, producing a situation where specific genocidal intention of the kind described in the UN definition can be adduced. __ Alan Wood is arguably the most high-profile Australian defender of neo-classical economic reforms and the free trade avatar to which they are directed. __ In Australia, Michael Pusey describes this shift in the title of his book, Economic Rationalism in Canberra: A Nation-Building State Changes its Mind. __ __ , Moby Dick, Dean and Son, London. __ Churchill departs from the course taken by Barta, however, in providing an overarching genealogy of the term, which, like the work of Moses, focuses on intention. __ 69 plato is my transference. __ Like a "minor literature", a minor place has both political and subversive potential: "Create the opposite dream: know how to create a becoming-minor. __ __ So subjectivity is always emplaced in material world. __ __ In Search of Lost Time (date) Vol 5 p. __ The intellectual tradition that informs our thinking about modernity only makes room for Tasmania in its implication that the cognitive and social transformations that we normally identify as modern have had an impact here. __ Most of the incidents that feature at the heart of the genocide debate - the Risdon Massacre, the Black Line, the Roving Parties, the random atrocities - were documented by historians of the 19th century and in most cases, the most important primary source providing us with access into those conflictual pasts remains the seventeen volumes of reports compiled by Governor Arthur in 1830 and filed as the Colonial Secretary's Office Papers in the Tasmanian Archives. __ __ One of the major lines of inquiry I develop in this chapter concerns the distinction between the harbour side suburb and the township. __ __ " Moral Consciousness and Communicative Action. __ __ Superiority here has something to do with taste, with education, with intellectual and manual capabilities. __ __ To quote Hegel is thought to be good. __ __ Here, the role of the CEO as the symbol of the company, the figure head and functional leader, game changer, negotiator of decision points, gives him the opportunity to make a claim to a decisive value- adding role that is easily measurable through signals such as share prices. __ " Here Barta refers briefly to the Tasmanian case in proposing that white Australia exists in a relation of genocide to the Aboriginal population. __ __ (eds) Visuality/Materiality: Images, Objects and Practices, Aldershot: Ashgate Press 171-190. __ __ Yet, the ways we understand material objects in the home has been subject to scrutiny by some influential scholars. __ __ Either that or they just aren't impressed by the particular skill that the younger man possesses. __ __ He could expect to pass the farm and the responsibilities eventually to one of his nephews. __ . __ novels clasped in hot mix hands, words carved truth in cattle yards, the dusty verse of centaur's lung. __ Financial Crises: Understanding the Post-War U. __ But, while they have made rich use of war, revolution, and poverty, they have been singularly neglectful of financial panics. __ Again, these rules are not absolute, so that in the second part, "Van Diemonian Time", the genocide essay becomes the locus of an intermingled discussion of the way certain thematics we associate with modernity and modernisation form a nexus with the baleful logic of genocide when the forces of colonisation clash with an indigenous civilisation. __ i see it now, from out the front. __ __ Which asks us of course about the status of narcissistic fantasies submitted under a recognised title like research fellow which should surely be cut down by some kind of scythe before even the sheriffs of peer review mount their side-saddle stallions. __ By describing the decimation and the displacement of the Aboriginal Tasmanians as a genocide, Desailly draws down on that power of horror and builds a bridge between the two historical events that elides the irreducible difference at their core. __ __ The centre of all his minds was always the vaulted dining room where he enjoyed long Georgian feasts with his henchmen, this one at Sochi. __ __ When we grow up, here in Tasmania, we are taught that we are supposed to treat other adults as equals and children as blessed gifts. __ the killer's lips are wet with spit. __ Here, the archive is encoded through the work of Foucault so that it comes to designate "the system of relations between the unsaid and the said", or "the dark margin encircling and limiting every concrete act of speech. __ Aside from the forced comparison with other genocidal events that is enacted through the mobilisation of this volatile signifier it is difficult to see the value of re-reading a set of historical events that is already recognised as horrific in terms of an alternative meta-theoretical category that only re-iterates that power of horror. __ __ Finishing a half decent paragraph is still a great thrill for me. __ __ (1999) 'Lowering the drawbridge: a case study of analogy and metaphor in the social construction of home-ownership', Urban Studies 36 (10): 1705-1722. __ Under the heading of Van Diemonian time, I conduct a reading of Richard Flanagan's recent novel, Gould's Book of Fish, which takes the author's representation of the modernisation of the Sarah Island penal colony on Tasmania's West Coast as a redirection of hope for Tasmanian modernity as a whole. __ __ I would like to claim that if this characterisation of openness to the other conduces to the truth in Tasmania it will also apply elsewhere, in Mexico City say, or Brazzaville. __ __ . __ __ We are both persona non grata as far as the hyperdriven international academic circuit is concerned, at least as it's measured by big book contracts with Chicago and Polity and Cambridge, teaching posts at Stanford or the Sorbonne or even Sydney or Melbourne and influential positions on national funding boards or professional associations. __ __ Anyway, I still like the system thinking of people like Arrighi, Habermas, Lacan and so on, but I will never try to put together an integrated theory myself. __ soggy fool. __ Additionally, there are certain institutional sites and privileged subject positions that act as loci for the dissemination of such a discourse. __ This thesis is an attempt at a poetics of culture cast in terms that draw on Stephen Greenblatt's framing of the project. __ __ So another question- what does friendship mean for you? Well like Derrida says quoting Aristotle. __ the whole time you were there. __ The modernity that Habermas describes in The Philosophical Discourse of Modernity: Twelve Lectures as an "unfinished project" is more a philosophical category than a "structure of feeling" or a socio-cultural horizon, but even he argues that modernisation of the Weberian kind - the arrival and consolidation of instrumental reason, specialisation and differentiation, bureaucratisation - remains a universal topos in so far as it "disassociates modernity from its modern European origins and stylizes it into a spatio-temporally neutral model for processes of social development in general. __ and history yearns to choke our balls. __ In this chapter, I wish to counter Kansteiner's claim by demonstrating that metaphor continues to occupy a central position within the multi-layered discursive field that gathers the Holocaust together with other instances of historical genocide. __ flake fed daily. __ perhaps i do not empathise. __ The tragedy of modernity is that unless one has taken these forms of mental life as a vocation, the dominance of science and economics will produce a meaningless world evacuated of "Truth" and filled only with an endless supply of "true knowledge" that is by definition temporary and fallible. __ The temporalisation of the book is the first order of its organisation, but there is a second order that is equally important. __ In each case very different types of causal processes are at play and the effects which follow in the wake of the various 'causa prima' take on, like the memory of the primal scene, multi form even protean appearance. __ __ 7. __ In light of this, my professed intention to trace the unfolding of a logic in the Tasmanian archive is exposed as disingenuous because such a logic conceived in those terms did not leave its traces there. __ Its position within the structure of the conscious and unconscious realms of the psyche, or more precisely its structuring role therein also calls out to us in the siren song of allegory. __ __ The texts from which 'my' harbour side suburb are pieced together mobilise the scopic regimes of both literature and film and have a social life that is enduring. __ __ The openness to difference that we rehearse so frequently often conceals a wounded desire to write-off the value/difference of the other, and just forget about everything they ever said or did. __ __ My answer was that the neocons are back because Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Kim Jong Il and Vladimir Putin never went away. __ It is important to remember, however, that this newness was invested with a special aura because it was seen as a world-historical newness, a newness-for-mankind. __ Unless, of course, this falling apart takes place in the ear of the reader. __ the discontinued email series. __ In the case of both modernity and genocide, the actual occurrence of the events concerned was not coded in terms of the two signifiers being examined. __ __ Now I would now like to ask you a question. __ the language of dendrites and axons and receptors is friendly and bright. __ It is a thread in a thickly interwoven cloth. __ " Desailly's interpolation of genocide into the Tasmanian archive stands as a fairly innocuous initiation of a new way of imagining a place. __ no wonder. __ When he runs into Punch, Robinson is on his way to meet Governor Arthur in Launceston and has with him a number of Aboriginal companions including the infamous female chief, Walyer. __ After the screening of Haydon's film, however, the archive changed irrevocably to accommodate a retrospectively reconstructed continuity of existence and a present tense being-in-the-world. Notes Tom Conley, The Self Made Map: Cartographic Writing in Early Modern France (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1996), p. 7. Quoted in Bertrand Russell, A History of Western Philosophy (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1972), p. 612. The archaeologist Rhys Jones writes, "The Tasmanians came from the Australian mainland across a landbridge during late glacial times and were isolated by post glacial rising sea. On the island, adaptations had to be made to new and changing environmental situations, but there was also a fundamental continuity of this cultural tradition right through to the time of the arrival of Europeans." See Rhys Jones, Rocky Cape and the Problem of the Tasmanians (PhD Thesis: Sydney University, 1971), p. 627. See also Ken Collins, South-West Tasmania (Hobart: Heritage Books, 1990); Sandra Bowdler, "The Last Typologist: Rhys Jones and the Problem of the Archaeologists," in Atholl Anderson, Ian Lilley and Sue O'Connor, eds., Histories of Old Ages: Essays in Honour of Rhys Jones (Canberra: Pandanus Books, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, 2001), pp. 35-44. For accounts of Tasman's voyage see James Backhouse Walker, Abel Janszoon Tasman: His Life and Voyages (Hobart: Govt Printer, 1896); Abel Janszoon Tasman, The Discovery of Tasmania: Journal Extracts From the Expeditions of Abel Janszoon Tasman and Marion Du Fresne 1642 and 1772 (Hobart: St David's Park Publishing, 1992); Andrew Sharp, The Voyages of Abel Janszoon Tasman (London: Clarendon Press, 1968). Other pre-invasion European visitors to Tasmania included Du Fresne in 1772, Furneaux in 1773, Cook in 1777, Bligh in 1788 and 1792, Cox in 1789, D'Entrecasteaux in 1793, Bass and Flinders in 1798-9, Baudin in 1802. See N. J. B. Plomley, The Baudin Expedition and the Tasmanian Aborigines 1802 (Hobart: Blubberhead Press, 1983). Although claims to the number of deaths that occurred vary, the "Risdon Massacre" took place at Bowen's settlement on the 3rd of May 1804. In Fate of a Free People (Ringwood: Penguin Books, 1995), Henry Reynolds argues that the Aboriginal resistance to white invasion was much more than a set of disorganised instances of retributive violence, but I am unwilling to impute a motive of land defence that was the product of military planning in any way resembling modern models. For a fascinating account of the cultural politics of dependence and maturity in the case of Tasmania see Anthony Trollope, Australia and New Zealand, vol. 2 (London: Chapman and Hall, 1873), pp. 1-76. This short-lived economic boom features in my own family history through my wife's maternal grandmother whose grandfather was a wealthy tin miner in the north-east of the state in the middle-to-late-19th century. See John Reynolds, Launceston: History of an Australian City (South Melbourne: Macmillan of Australia [for] Adult Education Board, Tasmania, 1969); Geoffrey Blainey, The Peaks of Lyell, 5th ed. (Hobart: St. David's Park Publishing, 1993). See John Ralston Saul, The Unconscious Civilisation (Ringwood: Penguin, 1997), for an insightful discussion of the thesis that the global economy has been in recession since 1973. In the 2002 state elections, the Greens actually engineered a remarkable recovery, gaining four seats in the House of Assembly, only two less than the official opposition, the Liberal Party. Tasmania, of course, is also touched by the "ten plagues" of the contemporary epoch described by Derrida in Spectres of Marx: The State of the Debt, the Work of Mourning and the New International, translated by Peggy Kamuf (New York: Routledge, 1994), pp. 81-3. This resurgence in economic fortunes, population increase and real estate prices prompted then Premier Jim Bacon to declare in his National Press Club of Australia Address in the week of Monday the 3rd of March, 2003, that a "new Tasmania" was emerging from the veil of despondency that had for so long clouded its future. For a more sceptical view of the current state of the state see Peter Hay's comments in Wayne Crawford, "Bacon Regime Rapped in Performance Review," The Saturday Mercury, (3 May 2003), pp. 28-9. The most high-profile embodiment of this attempt to bridge the gap between community and government and to overcome the traditional parochialism that has set the South, the North and the North-West against one another is the Tasmania Together project. Tasmanian Together describes itself as: a pioneering project that allows the people of Tasmania to have a say in their long-term social, economic and environmental future. […] Tasmania Together has set a vision for the state based on the wishes of the people. It also includes 24 goals and 212 benchmarks that were of most concern to the people during more than two-and-a-half years of community consultation. Overwhelmingly, Tasmanians want to live in safe, clean communities, with jobs and prosperity for everyone, and they want the world to be aware of our skills in areas such as the arts, education and technology. Now, with the benefit of a community-driven vision, we can build the kind of future our people want and deserve, aimed at ensuring our children inherit a fairer, cleaner, safer and more prosperous Tasmania. 5 November, 2003. Although it must be said that this valuation of nature tends to take very different forms depending on how one prioritises the strenuous and vexed demands of conservation and industry. See Gerard Castles, "The Choice," Island, 87 (Spring 2001), pp. 108-15. Substantial foreign investment has been made in recent years by the North Carolina based utilities company Duke Energy, the British utilities company National Grid and the Danish Engineering firm Vestas. As Donald Horne writes, "Mainlanders think little about Tasmania and foreigners want to know who owns it." The Lucky Country: Australia in the Sixties (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1964), p. 58. The Tasmanian archive can also be understood as a variation on the kind of social or cultural imaginary that Cornelius Castoriadis describes in The Imaginary Institution of Society, translated by Kathleen Blamey (Cambridge: MIT Press, 1989). The archive differs from an imaginary, however, in terms of its specific function within the processes of place-formation and in its problematically material character. The archive is a material entity that exists extra-subjectively but is activated or accessed by human subjects in the course of everyday practices of being-in-the-world. The imaginary, on the other hand, has no ontology external to the subjectivities of its constituents. Obviously Castoriadis's ur-text has been mediated and moderated through the secondary application and discussion carried out by other scholars and in that regard, I lean on Dilip Parameshwar Gaonkar. In his "Toward New Imaginaries," Public Culture,14.1 (2002), Gaonkar mobilises a useful and succinct definition of the social imaginary that is worth repeating here. To paraphrase very minimally, he defines it as "an enabling but not fully explicable symbolic matrix within which a people imagine and act as world-making collective agents", p. 1. Any post-post-structuralist use of this concept also bears the mark of Lacan's conception of the imaginary with all its implications of misrecognition and specularity, I obviously cannot restrict the reader from following the cues that take my text to Lacan's so I prefer to play a lay-down misère and let the signifier resonate in the field of the other in whatever key it may take. Anthony Wilden's application of the Lacanian imaginary to the question of Canadian national and self-identity has also informed the character of my deployment of this rich term. See Anthony Wilden, "The Canadian Question, Why?," Cine-Tracts, 2.2 (Spring 1979), pp. 1-27. Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols, and, The Anti-Christ, translated by R. J. Hollingdale (London: Penguin, 1990), p. 45. Marcus Clarke describes the bi-polar character of the Tasmanian environment in For the Term of His Natural Life (Melbourne: Hallcraft, 1949): About a hundred and seventy miles to the south of this millrace [Port Philip Bay on the Australian south coast] lies Van Diemen's Land, fertile fair and rich, rained upon by the genial showers which pour down upon the sheltered valleys their fertilizing streams. The cool south breeze ripples gently the blue waters of the Derwent and fans the curtains of the open windows of the city which nestles in the broad shadow of Mount Wellington. But on the western coast, from the steeple rocks of Cape Grim to the scrub encircled barrenness of Sandy Cape and the frowning entrance to Macquarie Harbour, the nature of the country entirely changes. The air is chill and moist, the soil prolific only in prickly undergrowth and noxious weeds, while foetid exhalations from swamp and fen cling close to the humid spongy ground. p. 84-5. See also Paul Collins, Hell's Gates: The Terrible Journies of Alexander Pearce, Van Diemen's Land Cannibal (South Yarra: Hardie Grant Books, 2002) and Dan Sprod, Alexander Pearce of Macquarie Harbour: Convict, Bushranger, Cannibal (Hobart: Cat and Fiddle Press, 1977) for readings of the South West wilderness as a collaborator in human brutality. Notes See Hans Mommsen, Der NationalSozialismus und die Deutsche Gesellschaft (Reinbek: Rowohlt, 1991); Yehuda Bauer, A History of the Holocaust (Watts: Danbury, 1982); Saul Friedlander, Memory, History and the Extermination of the Jews of Europe (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1998). Wulf Kansteiner, "The Rise and Fall of Metaphor: German Historians and the Uniqueness of the Holocaust," in Alan Rosenbaum, ed., Is the Holocaust Unique?: Perspectives on Comparative Genocide (Boulder: Westview, 2001), p. 238. For additional examples of the deployment of the term "Final Solution" in writing about the Tasmanian genocide see Ryan, The Aboriginal Tasmanians. N. J. B. Plomley, ed., Jorgen Jorgensen and the Aborigines of Van Diemen's Land (Hobart: Blubberhead Press, 1991); Moses, "An Antipodean Genocide: The Origins of the Genocidal Moment in the Colonization of Australia,"; Brantlinger, "'Dying Races': Rationalizing Genocide in the Nineteenth Century,"; Diamond, "In Black and White,". Jan Morris, "The Final Solution Down Under," in Frank Chalk and Kurt Jonassohn, eds., The History and Sociology of Genocide, pp. 205-22. N.J.B Plomley, Jorgen Jorgenson and the Aborigines of Van Diemen's Land: being a reconstruction of his 'lost' book on their customs and habits, and on his role in the Roving Parties and the Black Line (Hobart: Blubber Head Press: 1991), p. 17. Moses, "An antipodean genocide? The origins of the genocidal moment in the colonization of Australia," p. 91. Brantlinger, "'Dying races': rationalizing genocide in the nineteenth century," p. 49. Ryan, The Aboriginal Tasmanians, p. 2 Palmer, Colonial Genocide, p. 26. Steven Katz, The Holocaust in Historical Context Vol 1: Mass Death Before the Modern Age (New York: Oxford University Press, 1994), p. 33; Deborah Lipstadt, Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory (New York: Free Press, 1993), pp. 20, 74. See Ward Churchill, A Little Matter of Genocide: Holocaust and Denial in the Americas 1492 to the Present (San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1997); David E. Stannard, "Uniqueness as Denial: The Politics of Genocide Scholarship," in Alan Rosenbaum, ed., Is the Holocaust Unique?, 2nd edition (Boulder: Westview Press, 2001), pp. 245-90; Peter Novick, The Holocaust in American Life (Boston: Houghton-Mifflin, 1999); Norman Finkelstein, The Holocaust Industry: Reflections on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering (London: Verso, 2000). Juliet Mitchell, Psychoanalysis and Feminism (New York: Pantheon Books, 1974). Evans and Thorpe, "Indigenocide and the Massacre of Aboriginal History,", p. 33. For additional work on genocide in Australia see Barta, "Relations of Genocide: Land and Lives in the Colonization of Australia,"; "After the Holocaust: Consciousness of Genocide in Australia,"; Tatz, Genocide in Australia; Palmer, Colonial Genocide; "Colonial and Modern Genocide: Explanations and Categories,"; Tom Nairn, "Democracy and Genocide," Arena, 16 (2000-2001), pp. 75-84; Ian Hernon, The Savage Empire: Forgotten Wars of the 19th Century (Glouchester: Sutton 2000); Smith, The Spectre of Truganini: 1980 Boyer Lectures; Lindqvist, Exterminate all the Brutes; Mark Cocker, Rivers of Blood, Rivers of Gold: Europe's Conflict with Native People (London: Jonathon Cape, 1998); Desailly, The Mechanics of Genocide: Colonial Policies and Attitudes Towards the Tasmanian Aborigines, 1824-1836; Mazian, Why Genocide?; Attwood and Foster, eds., Frontier Conflict; Elder, Blood on the Wattle; Paul R. Bartrop, "The Holocaust, the Aborigines, and the Bureaucracy of Destruction: An Australian Dimension of Genocide," Journal of Genocide Research, 3.1 (2001), pp. 75-87; Docker and Curthoys, eds., Aboriginal History, 25 (2001); Windschuttle, The Fabrication of Aboriginal History, Manne, ed., Whitewash; Madley, "Patterns of Frontier Genocide 1803-1910: The Aboriginal Tasmanians, the Yuki of California and the Herero of Namibia,"; Sousa, "They Will Be Hunted Down like Wild Beasts and Destroyed,". Thorpe and Evans, "Massacre of Aboriginal History,", p. 21. See Keith Windschuttle, "The Myths of Frontier Massacres in Australian History: Part 1: The Invention of Massacre Stories," Quadrant, 44.10 (October 2000), pp. 8-21; "The Myths of Frontier Massacres in Australian History: Part 2: The Fabrication of the Aboriginal Death Toll," Quadrant, 44.11 (November 2000), pp. 17-24; "The Myths of Frontier Massacres in Australian History: Part 3: Massacre Stories and the Policy of Separatism," Quadrant, 44.12 (December 2000), pp. 6-20.
To this end, I present the world premiere of new work from the wonderful, the talented, the deeply poetic: Lele Wise (Kenny Fame), Jesse King and Lynn Hoffman

Lele Wise


KWANSABA: Aunt Sue's Mess O' Greens






Simmered slowly with a chunk of salt
Pork. Smoothing out the bitter flavor. I
could not wait, to dip my corn
bread into that rich pot-likker. Al
Green's voice wailing from the kitchen, didn't
stop those clanging pots & pans; where
both her feet, were placed, with care.



Jesse King


Gare de Lyon


Pleiades!, - tell us our future.
A little girl shrugs w/a crutch,
for instance has only
one flip-flop
and a little sister.

Mother, goes
inside a telephone booth
--and their luggage falls.

She shrugs a crutch
carrying a cast
signed with a cross.

"Mother," she says.


My Writing Her

my writing was as long
as a month missing her
across continents,
smudged with black days
that memory pierces
with gray hair
on a calendar
lighted with ash
and salt

surely her Tuesday hoop earrings
unraveled ribbons
and my love letters dissolved
to the wind till Fridays,
kissed with blood

Today I'm knicked for a waitress
breeze and then pass a hill
overlooking--
she wasn't butterflies

for when I kissed her over arguments
augmented with Mercury and Mars

May ends
this war the start of March
and the island Sundays
where the bugs of Paris
who blow themselves
to death


Missed Connection

ignoring the blue flower merchants
little petals who spoke a cafe
where the Gypsy kid squatted?

small and sweet
pulled from the ground, I ask

as life ends

Lynn Hoffman

my latest issue of Poetry Magazine


people much more subtle than i
poets slicing prosciutto thin as leaves
spinners who can tie a thread around
a spicebush limb in rittenhouse square
then loop it down broad street to
your clothes’ line at tenth and tasker
people who see gods in hairpins
and superman riding a downtown
electrical discount bus
tenured earnest gluten-free
poets who pull the bath mat
out from under your wet feet
then gasp at your purple knees
rap’s scallions who chop the thin
vegetable rings of angrified cliche,
go riding by sealed in trolley cars and
i wish you baked the biscuit they crave
i wish they’d get out more often
and walk around the ‘hood
and i wish they’d laugh and mostly
mostly i wish they’d let you in.





Ernest Williams






I welcome poems because of love, poems that chain themselves to the syllabus, secret poems buried in glassy sand.

Poetry Book



Please direct them to me

anastomoo@yahoo.com.au


so doctrine unpicked the seams of a

In the Window - Don’t look see me need. Go. Settle. Walk on. By past. Don’t. Call.

- Look see pink strutin skin lots. Swish swack elbow knee shoulder chest out. Side to side. Smilin. Knowin, her performin act. Enough light to set a fire who wouldn’t wanna. Light for dark. Go, see the show. Upliftin Betty.


- Empty eye, nothing stupor, perch window, framed. Tree rose children. Him. Only.


- Eye big askance. Inside out.

Maybe.

Drape.

Close.



Neila Mezynski
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Spiros Kitsinelis DESIRE

Atlantis Demeter, reveal the blossomed land, the cold has lasted far too long, and Persephone is never coming back. Clear the skies almighty Zeus, you promised light and music to your son. Tame the waves Poseidon, make them sparkle in the sun. Aeolus calm the winds, help me find my way Hermes, for they are taking me away from Atlantis





Gonzalo Salesky gonzalosalesky.blogspot.com

You Will Be

You will be breath of sea, you will be nostalgia When your mouth leaves and does not return. You will be my breeze when the wind drops, You will be fire beyond words. You will be the sky, void of my pages, And the prayer to announce my departure When the pain, this world and our life Take everything and leave me nothing.

Harlequins
As harlequins in the wind Your laugh flies with me. It envelops me and rises in mid autumn, Makes me grow and mature in silence. Maybe it grows dark for some But, my love, only your love is enough for me To reach eternal paradise in life, To be able to daydream of your eyes, And so to forget, amongst all, those tears.

Omen

I know that in life, no matter how, Fire is always extinguished by day. Night is short when winter looms, Time cures and heals wounds. To stop talking is not good medicine; I know the harbinger of light and agony Is being fulfilled, no matter when it arrives, Perhaps it is near and finds you asleep. You will not see it coming even if it is announced, Do you know how sweet and frivolous is this expectation? Because very soon you will emerge, it will be so easy Like coming full circle.




Dust and Water

Soon the night will come. You will succeed to leave the labyrinth. There are a lot of masks and it is true That we are nothing but dust and water. The earth is waiting for us. Defend me from the wind and from the scythe That will cut me in better times. Southwards, at noon, I shall be free Just like the sun that rises every morning.


I believe

Just like the snow on the sea, I‘m crying. I am tired of waiting... And it is not in vain. Every sign of your voice, Every smile in your hair, Every tear, your cross, Every image in the sky. I fear everything might move away, That what scares us might increase, I fear that, more and more each time, You might become more and more remote. My time gets closer, I‘ve danced with the enemy But it will never be late To learn from my mistakes. I still feel that I didn‘t feel. But I believe in what I cannot see, I believe in my dreams. I believe everything is coming back to life, That it won‘t be easy if I don‘t try. That it could become real If I have faith in what I am, In what I‘ve given you, in what I‘ve been. If I trust what I have. Every sign of your cross, Every tear in your hair, Every smile in your voice Our reflection in the sky… I think that everything is true, I feel increasingly less pain.


On Leaving

I still think it is better to leave Instead of watching wornout echoes. The high forehead, the intact heart, My fading soul, a fountain with no coins. The gray and senseless ashtray, The yesterday glasses full of absence... Having repeated the tour again and again, I begin to feel how the desert fills me. The hourglass has slowed and It will be the sea who heals my promises. I will draw my dreams again and again Whenever necessary, on leaving.



Shining Path




to demolition




Jellybean wings beat, rippling cadence: summer pestilence in all but disguise. Yours was not so sublime, pride in warpaint, that macho declaration that grinds you into society. Too entrenched in abuse to appreciate the magnitude of open doors; entire households of olive trees, given over to unopened palms, too busy collecting, collating the tragedy of memories. Sabotage love, quell eager mouths, that need fed answers, only regurgitate to dumb nest-creatures. Nestle in the warmth of their forever following, mistreated branches to build your wattle, solidified, impenetrable by silent weeping. This sad solicitation of blood letting, meagre in scope to moral devastation, encompassed in a scar on the butterfly’s wing. Bio Based in N
orthern Irel
and Geraldine O'Kane has been writing
poetry for over 10 years,
she has had several
poems published in local magazine's and online
e-zine's, Black Cat
Poems, Speech
Th
erapy and Allo Trope. She has previously been p
art of a local writing group at
the Craic Th
eatre and has performed some of her work in
local Theatre
s and the Du
ngannon Bor
ough Council Arts Festival. Her poetry is mo
stly inspired by observation and the human condition and emotion. She is curre
ntly wor
king full-time
for a national newspaper and is currently studying for her degree.
__ 1973__ __ Left alone as a theoretical model, rational choice theory would probably have done little harm, but the replacement of Keynesianism with neo-liberalism as the economic instrument of choice for politicians and élite public servants in the English speaking world since the mid-1970s has unleashed the rational choice model into the world of policy and social engineering. __ __ It does, and in doing, gives Tasmania a chance to profit even more from the sale of the Hydro, a measure which only those with eyes fixed firmly on the past can continue to deny. __ __ __ __ The period of the novel extends from the 1870s to the aftermath of the First World War and it can be read in part as long extended discussion of the major societal shifts taking place in France in which the hegemony of the aristocracy was under threat from an increasingly confident and assertive middle class. __ __ The argument held that the individual voter would make substantive gains as a result of selling the Hydro because he or she would be the recipient of better funded State Government services. __ __ When providence could not even distantly be used to analyse economic affairs, what alternative arguments might establish the beneficence of the free market system? In this context, Keynes' lack of faith in the beneficence of the economic system looks like a gesture of disenchantment. __ __ " From the perspective of self-determination and autonomy, the question is whether this elaboration is based on immanent designs or whether it steadfastly continues to quote from the traditional entrepôts. __ __ The tragedy of modernity is that unless one has taken these forms of mental life as a vocation, the dominance of science and economics will produce a meaningless world evacuated of "Truth" and filled only with an endless supply of "true knowledge" that is by definition temporary and fallible. __ __ __ __ wide Sargasso Sea, homi bhaba, trin t minh ha, tony hawk, Mount Rushmore, Yuri Gagarin, For hours they stare at the desert sands, percepting the sensible rhythm of the desert sands. __ __ The family firm is still intact. __ __ In speaking of modernities are we merely saying that Indian modernity is different from German modernity, which is then different from, say, Mexican or Venezuelan modernity? If this is the case, what modalities of power are occluded here, not only in relation to authoritative grids of empire and globalisation, but also within non-Western formations of state and nation? Equally, by invoking a bloated and singular modernity centred on the West in order to interrogate the homogenising impulses of projects of power, do we perhaps succumb to reified representations of an imaginary but tangible Europe that overlook the labor of difference within the work of domination? (Saurabh Dube, 2002) As if trying to comprehend the cold dam's unfathomable mystery, Sonja stretched her arms out to embrace the bottom of that vast curved concrete wall […] At that moment Sonja felt herself a child once more. __ __ Critics of inequaity who consider themselves more realistic than the recognition school, argue for a different approach to the utopis of differential human valuing. __ Tasmania is always internally modernising. __ __ For his part, Jenkins points us in the direction of a set of ostensibly anti-modern practices, faiths, creeds and imaginations that still exert a sway over the habitual orientations of modern individuals. __ __ The global trend toward neo-liberal privatization arrived in Tasmania with a bang in the lead up to the 1998 state election when the sitting Liberal government proposed a sale of the Hydro-Electric Commission that it had previously broken up into generating, distribution and retail arms. __ __ Despite Chakrabarty's claim that historicism does not imply teleology, however, it remains the case that the radicalising potential of Indian entanglements with modernity operates within a horizon marked at one end by a European political form: liberal, capitalist democracy. __ __ It is not something to be traded for a temporary political advantage, as the people of Tasmania may well find to their cost. __ __ The extrapolation of a set of deracinated logics of modernity from their origins in Enlightenment Europe and out onto the territories of the colonial world seems at first glance to complement the endeavours of the community of scholars who have sought in recent times to bring the pressing claims of alternative modernities to our attention. __ __ The Hegelian model of the state can be read as an attempt to enact a partial re-enchantment of the world in the context of the dialectic of transcendence and immanence that has always attended the troping of enchantment. __ __ Now they realised phlegmatically that for some time to come they were blown off course. __ __ We are catching up, this joy pronounces, the horizon of the present is attainable yet. __ __ Tasmania finds itself in the odd situation of trying to find a toehold to exert its own modernising plans in the face of a cultural storm blowing ceaselessly from elsewhere. __ __ The protestant ethic embodied in Calvinist responses to the doctrine of pre-destination is the pre-eminent example of the latter form. __ __ Against this methodological backdrop, the writing of history with all its concomitant sensitivity to the concrete and the empirical presents as a liberating alternative. __ __ Historicist readings of non-European locations that find a stumbling block in these "indigenous" characteristics are railroaded into constructing their places of arrest as inadequate, lacking and immature. __ __ It means the advancement of Tasmania, and the making of her [into] what she has never been, never would have been, but for this great power scheme. __ __ I feel that deeply, this turning of the sod which will bring the waters of the Shannon to do their great work in the Power House. __ __ In this regard, I believe, the answer is relatively obvious. __ __ This campaign stood as a cleverly manipulated mobilisation of the past to safeguard the future and it is hardly ironic that proponents of the Hydro's sale should have criticized their opponents for taking an anachronistic stance. __ __ Jenkins refutes Weber's description of a world-historical trajectory through which the natural world and all areas of human experience become experienced and understood as less mysterious, defined at least in principle, as knowable, predictable and manipulable by humans; conquered by and incorporated into the interpretive schemas of science and rational government. __ __ In a succinct account of these moves, Milan Zafirovski charts the attempt by economic thinkers of the rational choice school to absorb the category of the social into their own epistemological formulation. __ __ Those in attendance that day could have been in little doubt as to the register of Bacon's appeal to the Tasmanian electorate: "That is why", he stated in conclusion, "we know in our hearts that it is wrong to sell the Hydro. __ __ The metaleptic error here is summed up in his prophetic conviction that, with hindsight on their side, the Tasmanian community would finally realise the error of its ways and return the state to the historicist path marked out for it in his book. __ __ The offer being made to the Tasmanian electorate was essentially utilitarian. __ __ A. __ __ __ __ Sport is supposed to sublimate battle but the opportunity cost of renovations and new stadia right across the 'great' city of London is easily enumerated. __ __ __ __ Second, I see academic writing in the broader context of the neo-liberal market that we are all required to engage with. __ __ In the Tasmanian case, the external lobbying for the sale of the Hydro came from Federal Government quarters, the national "quality" press and the local media. __ __ In the disenchanted world of modernity God is no longer immanent, but morality is no longer objectively grounded. __ __ Possessed of a notion of the social as the sum totality of what R. __ __ But the Enlightenment had effected the rapid decay of the prestige of religious justifications, however remote, of human affairs. __ __ " This historical unfolding, however, is not without its contrapuntal double, a reinsertion of the superstitious, the messianic and the mystical into the daily life-worlds of modern subjects and the institutions through which they operate as social actors: Yet processes of modernity also create their own enchantments. __ __ __ __ ? C H A P T E R 11 An Enchanted State: Rationalisation and the Spirit of Tasmania Take the example of that plural, modernities. __ __ Fighting to win a different kind of power in 1998, the Bacon opposition showed a shrewd insight into the feelings of their prospective constituency when they outlined their plan to keep the Hydro in public hands. __ __ For one thing, the concept of the invisible hand so central to classical economics of a Smithian kind, has been taken as the extension into the commercial realm of a beneficent world order guaranteed by the presence of a Christian god: Smith and probably other theists like Condillac and Turgot ultimately sustained their belief in the ideal workings of the system on the supposition that the world had been designed by the 'designer' in a beneficent fashion. __ __ Under 'material rationality' on the other hand, he [Weber] meant the rationalisation of the conduct of the individual in respect to ultimate value positions, which could under certain conditions lead to far-reaching changes of society. __ __ " The historicist dimension of the plan to divest the state of its electricity generating assets transforms the "not yet" uttered to Indian proto-nationalists by their colonial masters into a "get a move on" driven by agents of exactly the kind of local imperial centres that Chakrabarty describes in Provincializing Europe. __ __ Society becomes the sum totality of individual economic actors mobilising to maximise utility. __ __ Furthermore, a boundary line is pegged out to separate the hostile regimes of history and modernity, a boundary line that is designed to conceal the memory that modernity and modernisation were once the subjects of history, and that modernity is perhaps indistinguishable from what we call the history of modernity. __ . __ __ Jane Bennett's The Enchantment of Modern Life, continues this counter-offensive through a mobilisation of the shock troops of embodiment philosophy and science studies. __ __ The positing of the wise élite who could marshal the forces of the economy for the public good, however, opens out into a contiguous field of enchantment marked primarily by the Hegelian notion of World Spirit actualizing itself in the state. __ __ The insight here is nothing short of profound. __ __ It is almost as if Townsley's history of Tasmania was already written in advance, and the intrusion of reality arrived as an unwelcome cause to redraft its conclusion. __ __ The play of difference that Chakrabarty extracts from his archive is activated and contained by the "not yet" uttered by the imperial someone to the colonial nobody. __ __ The historians who have been allocated the task of writing these histories find themselves trying to catch up with an ever-receding horizon. __ __ It dissociates modernity from its modern European origins and stylizes it into a spatio-temporally neutral model for processes of social development in general. __ __ . __ __ To this historicist "not yet", Chakrabarty juxtaposes the Third World call of "now". __ __ __ I think we'll find ourselves in a fruitful place somewhere between scholarship proper and cultural or social criticism of a broader, more accessible sort. __ __ More recent readings of the economic fundamentals of the proposal are unanimous in their indictment of a monetary commitment that would have come close to bankrupting the state. __ __ __ __ People often say that they are writing for themselves, in a private language perhaps, but I have seen enough clinical madness. __ __ This is indicated by attempts at making economics an 'imperial science', or a 'universal grammar of social science', in the form of economic approach to all human behaviour engaging in the 'colonisation' of social science. __ __ Keynes' radical re-politicisation of economics after the Great Depression constituted a re-enchantment of the state simply because it challenged the pre-eminence of the value sphere of economics as capable of determining the ends of the social more generally. __ __ As William Connolly has argued: When previous understandings of God's hand in the world wilted, early modern thinkers tried to enliven them by transplanting God into reason, or nature, or Spirit or the subject […] Hegel rationalises faith but his Spirit must be known to be believed by moderns and there is no way to demonstrate its truth. __ __ Zafirovski frames his catalogue of the insurgency of rational choice economics with the contention that modern sociology developed specifically out of frustration with the anti-institutional and anti-social perspectives implicit in utilitarianism. __ __ Knight's subdued prose masks a declaration of L'état ce'est moi. __ __ In Australia, Michael Pusey describes this shift in the title of his book, Economic Rationalism in Canberra: A Nation-Building State Changes its Mind. __ __ But Townsley seems oddly oblivious to the ramifications. __ __ Turning their back on the project of building a nation, a process that J. __ __ In recent times, the doctrine of economic rationalism has been identified by critics on the left of politics as an attempt by champions of the economic value sphere to take over the value sphere of the political. __ __ In the first network, hope moves out along a temporal plane where Europe becomes the modern ideal for other locations to build towards, while in the second, empirical reality itself is prodded and poked by frustrated agents of modernisation fervently set on reconciling the actual with the ideal. __ __ Knight eulogises the abrupt termination of his plan for the future with a cautionary note: A problem with hydro-electric schemes, unsupported by thermal or other kinds of power, is the storage of sufficient water to see the system through dry periods. __ __ Both the content and the form of this will-to-modernity are Euro-centric. __ __ This is a weak inclusion that fails to take account of the various ways in which Tasmania is constructed as backward, non-modern, anti-modern and "magical", even as it contains no constitutive outside to the processes of modernity normally formed by the presence of a residual indigenous tradition. __ __ Theorists of multiple modernities thus find themselves fighting a fire on two fronts as the dual threat of Euro-centrism and homogeneity encroaches on the conceptual space they seek to open up. __ __ If we apply this theoretical insight to the model of theistic enchantment, God's underpinning of a totalising moral framework, cosmogony and guide to pragmatic action must necessarily emanate from a position outside the world. __ __ The story of the disenchantment and re-enchantment of economics, however, is not an even one. __ __ The investment of collective pride in the achievements of the Hydro goes back to the very first project completed under its auspices. __ __ From a state development perspective, an intense interest is maintained in the statistical profile of the local community in the context of changes affecting the rest of Australia. __ __ There is a peculiar way in which all these other histories tend to become variations on a master narrative that could be called "the history of Europe. __ __ And the defining moment in this history? Nothing other than a variation on the theme of what Chakrabarty refers to as the "greviously incomplete" scenario of a Eurocentric modernist transition narrative. __ __ And even if political modernity of a European kind could be achieved in these regions, it would only encourage the retrospective identification of an ersatz Europeanness made visible by a methodological approach that gathers itself around the only subject of history that is theoretically knowable. __ __ The setting for the speech in which Bacon declaimed his party's position couldn't have been better chosen. __ __ " The potential irony here is that studies of this kind might actually just reiterate in a different dialect the provincialising of Europe supposedly achieved by the modernisation theory described by Habermas. __ __ Zafirovski's essay traces the history of an academic turf war, but the place of rational choice theory in the consolidation of free-market thinking in the national bureaucracies of Canada, the USA, the UK, New Zealand and Australia amongst other places, testifies to the more generalised significance of his argument: The recent expansion of the rational choice model to sociology and other social sciences has often been an expression of the imperialistic ambitions of economists. __ __ Just as non-Western locations like India provide an outside that is also interior to an expanded narrative of modernity, Tasmania's engagement with modernity took, and continues to take, empirical twists and turns that demand a recasting of the conceptual make-up of modernity. __ __ Enchantments that extend from the immaculately imagined origins and ends of modernity, to the dense magic of money and markets, to novel mythologies of nation and empire, to hierarchical oppositions between myth and history, ritual and rationality, East and West, and tradition and modernity. __ __ The Rundle government translated these doxa into a program for action when it proposed an elimination of state debt within eighteen months of the election through the sale of the Aurora (retail) and Transend (distribution) businesses and the ninety nine-year lease of the HEC's generating assets. __ __ Llobera nominates as one of the re-enchantments of modernity, the neophytes of economic rationalism elided entirely the distinctions between economy and society. __ __ In a shrewd calculation he alluded to the intimate connection between the HEC and the emergence of a multicultural Tasmania after World War II, juxtaposing this cosmopolitan celebration with the gentle xenophobic warning that privatisation would see control ceded to a financial institution in "Paris, Tokyo, or Dallas". __ __ The theoretical basis for Chakrabarty's insistence on this point is his Marxian interpretation of historicist transition narratives. __ __ As Coronil states in the case of Venezuela: Typically the Venezuelan state astonishes through the marvels of power rather than convinces through the power of reason, as reason itself is made part of the awe-inspiring spectacle of its rule. __ __ Such sites of enchantment today include, for example, the discovery of sophisticated modes of communication among nonhumans, the strange agency of physical systems at far-from-equilibrium states, and the animation of objects by video technologies?an animation whose effects are not fully captured by the idea of "commodity fetishism". __ __ It saw a more competitive economy as promoting productivity, and posited that free trade combined with deregulation would force the Canadian economy to make structural adjustments that would enhance productivity and lead to higher growth. __ __ As she notes: I […] think there is enough evidence of everyday enchantment to warrant the telling of an alter-tale. __ __ Operating firmly within the horizon that holds that the market is the best available mechanism for resource allocation, the Rundle government made clear in its Directions Statement that the symbolic and mythological value Tasmanians have attached to the Hydro had to be sacrificed in the name of economic common-sense: Energy policy has been a critical part of the development of Tasmania. __ __ __ __ Which is a bit like the shot as basic unit in Christian Metz' semiotics and its distance from the sign which is supposed to be empty in it essence and only semantic when places in a syntactic line. __ __ The subject in his narrative is pushed outwards from the personal vignette that begins the piece to focalise an organisational chronicle that discretely discloses the triumphalism that authors of the competing environmentalist history traditionally associate with the Commission. __ __ As a collectivity it enacts, in different ways and at different cultural locations, the Foucauldian axiom that "to be modern is not to accept oneself as one is in the flux of the passing moments; but to take oneself as the object of a complex and difficult elaboration. __ __ The proposition that societal modernity, once activated, moves inexorably toward establishing a certain type of mental outlook and a certain type of institutional order irrespective of the culture and politics of a given place is simply not true. __ __ The internal connection that is thus severed must, it seems to follow, be replaced by an external one linking modernity with all the minor places where its language is spoken through patois and creole, vernacular and slang. __ __ When jobs growth exceeds the national average the champagne corks start popping. __ __ It tells us that in order to understand the nature of anything in this world we must see it as a historically developing entity, that is first as an individual and unique whole- as some kind of unity at least in potentia - and second as something that develops over time. __ __ Where Rundle assumed that individuals would prefer quantifiable increases in education and health spending, Bacon realized that the Hydro was more than just a potential source of income. __ __ Offering a more integrated vision of economic commonsense and state ideology, the Bacon opposition swept to power in a landslide. __ __ Political modernity is finally an impossible dream that only appears to find its realisation in a reified Europe that is, on closer examination, just a "figure of imagination". __ __ Townsley's Tasmania: Microcosm of the Federation or Vassal State, 1945-1983, former hydro-electricity commissioner Allan Knight presents a potted history of the organisation he headed up from 1946 to 1977. __ __ Is Western modernity a singular entity that can be written about in a variety of ways, or is it in fact constituted in the telling of these modern meta-stories? When modernity is understood as something that "has travelled from the West to the rest of the world not only in terms of cultural forms, social practices and institutional arrangements, but also as a form of discourse that interrogates the present", a tacit assumption is made that some other ensemble of culture, society and self-understanding is waiting to receive the influence. __ __ The external connections that link a modernity that has become alienated from its European origins, and indeed from its European history, with the loci of its regional adaptation sets the scene for the identification of fragments of the modern in an inexhaustible well of empirical data and closes off the possibility of prioritising or privileging the Europeanness of modernity. __ __ In other words, Rundle's position endorsed the model of the subject advanced by rational choice theory. __ __ the sun is loud it cuts my skin. __ Jargonator that summer rain is going now. __ Could the latent critical force of psycho-analysis not be recuperated and summoned once again to do battle with the diabolical foe of economic rationality? It is the purpose of what follows to test this hypothesis. __ The lesson of the primal scene merely problematises its 'reality', thereby opening it up to more insightful and psychologically revealing readings as well as making possible a more general critique of the positivistic and scientific status of economics as a discipline. __ i do not wish to leave the sea. __ a mirror or a semibreve rest. __ he sees it all. __ But the metaphor of the hammer should not be misunderstood. __ i was canyon deep. __ Finches and Friends when you left to go i didn't know Mr and Mrs white floors, melbourne furniture, of the offhand variety, together, once a month or so when we can find the time. __ you have it too and give it up. __ i ventured out without my son. __ i've been wary, over-steering hard in shows of strength. __ he knows it best. __ my muscles slack beneath the foam. __ the justice effects or the claim of the party. __ out by the lake, out in the boat, little brother did the deed. __ The textual strategy that Freud employs to deliver this vital information to his readers though does not immediately square with the significance that he places on the matter at hand. __ the whole time you were there. __ get some more. __ can you just wave your hand? the state comes back. __ - Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols The note of interrogation which serves as the precondition for this essay resonates out from around a single question: What might we stand to gain from bringing the hermeneutic apparatus of psycho-analysis to the logic of economics? The passage reproduced above gives us a starting point from which to begin this foray, a clue, that is in essence, Nietzschean. __ i sketched in tallow parlour light the charts for a drowned world or a lost continent. __ cartesia. __ your purse is bulging till it breaks and coins cascade, a games machine, in rain drop patters on the roof. __ sooty caverns, trenches, beds. __ what childish urge demands the sea? what islands are not capped with flags or prison camps? what chance a greater civilisation? this longing is a form New Nation the tasmanian project won't ever be finished, i suppose. __ Yet, neoclassical economic logic continues to exercise an almost mesmerising control over public policy makers, many public and university intellectuals as well as significant proportions of the 'political classes' of major O. __ you're confused but do not need to, plant a hedge, i bet you knew, your family knew, i arrived and bent back on my hinge. __ the winner will lose and the loser will win. __ Despite these very great differences, I believe that a certain analogical similarity can be detected in the structure of these two things. __ to me, to know myself is good enough or better. __ Freud's model of the psyche is a generalised topography of the human self, and some critics have suggested that it may well only apply to the early twentieth century Viennese bourgeoisie . __ Freud's generalised topography of the human subject has long since ceased to be held up as a 'true' description of the way the psyche functions, and, in my opinion, its application to literary theory, to cultural criticism in general, shows that it has instead become a kind of interpretive meta-narrative, a code-breaking device and hermeneutical technology. __ Hi-Fidelity Water Marks and now i am ensnared. __ 138 the toes press in. __ leave me here with no concern in nylon suburbs bouncing deep in crumbling valleys lunar modules, rapid transit systems, collecting samples. __ It is this hermeneutical apparatus that I believe has the power to open up new ways of thinking about almost any kind of conceptual system. __ i'm saturnine and ringed by moods i wish that fizzing, frisson, heat of buzzing light, that brighter star of distant dark would travel back to shine on better days than these. __ i'm washed by currents, looking out for light relief in thinning cloud, the water's lifting mood. __ we do not bear. __ the roband whip of lifetime blinds and rum. __ i keep my distance, perhaps i circle. __ so much too loose and now all here, now at the wedding, the wheel in just one hand, the soggy bag, the rays, the waves black round store of bleary heat. __ i will surface and go ashore. __ This Hayekian blueprint for world apprehension which has served, variously, as the grounds for the neo-classical and econometric hijacking of political economy and the source of philosophical legitimacy for the previously mentioned political movements acts at the present moment in coalition with even more powerful juggernauts hell bent on implementing the latest and most devastating stages of globalisation. __ i lunge for when it comes, it comes as rain. __ oberamagau_plangewell those folks who painted the little house red, with the chinese wall. __ i borrowed that, "you said again", i will not take or take again. __ i dive nonetheless. __ the race was fast like a planet of birds. __ When considered as an object of critique or interpretation, the psyche of the Wolf-Man and by extension, that of the Freudian subject more generally constitutes an entire system which, not unlike the Saussurian langue, is held together by a set of internal regulative principles. __ for heaven knows i was actually doing quite well. __ thrown a drift we place, the beach the royal swam p. __ i pinch the wind. __ The rest had been added by the inquisitive child's subsequent wish, based on his experience with the dogs, to witness his parents too in their love making. __ Bad with girls. __ when we move from room to room in our lovely wooden house, i hear the full mirage. __ For once to pose questions here with a hammer and perhaps to receive for answer that famous hollow sound which speaks of inflated bowels-what a delight for one who has ears behind his ears-for an old psychologist like me, in presence of whom precisely that which would like to stay silent has to become audible. __ i made this method once and made my name, i was betrayed. __ truthfulness. __ To this end, I wish to suggest that there are two principal ways in which the framing question of this essay might be considered, that there are, to put it more figuratively, two grounds on which the siren call of metaphor might be invoked. __ Despite the insistence of many of his Anglo-American critics, Nietzsche's was not a destructive, nor even a nihilistic philosophy. __ sing then osculate. __ The first derives from what can be read as the shared content of the two events, that is, the centrality of the castration complex to the two primal scenes. __ The next section of this essay will fill out this contention by illustrating the two principle dimensions along which a risky analogy like this might be made. __ (private language, justice waits)of deus ex, or sense alone we know the world and sense the world is local still, we know our street for good. __ the bellowing slapped out guff. __ i didn't say i'd studied that image of the two of you together. __ you looked a chief, i see it there the mark of fist upon your soul. __ Certainly it is still reserved a privileged place amongst the discursive systems which attempt to make sense of subjectivity, but it has also been deterritorialised, to use Deleuze's phrase, and applied to all manner of things that Freud would not originally have anticipated. __ i screech. __ the bold and firm, the moody birds. __ the streams of cash. __ By bringing into conversation two epistemologies which might normally be expected to speak in very different tongues, I hope to shed a new light on economic logic and its discursive manifestations which if all goes well, will bring into question economics' positivistic basis, its pretensions to scientific status and with these, its grounds for legitimation. __ tied his tongue to the spinning wheel and gave it all he had. __ How, we might ask initially, could two such patently heterogenous events or collection of events like the Great Depression and the primal scene be linked together, and what might we stand to gain from making such a conjunction? The second part of this question I have already addressed above, but the first requires immediate consideration. __ he yowls like cat, a barricade squawk. __ Following in an unintended way from Nietszche's invocation to philosophise with a hammer, Freud's conceptualisation of the unconscious set in train an intellectual concatenation whose reverberations can still be heard today, even by those of us who, unlike the philologist from Basel, do not possess ears behind our ears. __ allowed to rest and drift. __ It harmonises with our assumptions that it was a hot summers day, if we suppose that his parents had retired, half undressed, for an afternoon siesta. __ found no treasure. __ It gradually became possible to find satisfactory answers to all the questions that arose in connection with this scene; for in the course of the treatment the first dream returned in innumerable variations and new editions, in connection with which the analysis produced the information that was required. __ the blues were much too blue. __ the ferns sagoon. __ the volumed news of pregnant friends. __ i trap parole. __ i went alone to seek the moon. __ we cannot think, nor move, like thumb reliefs on cardboard card. __ the moss was damp. __ i wish i could untract this strain. __ berate and warrant distant roof of the world. __ you're just the kind of folks we need down here to raise the bar and bring the future in like a baited cray pot, fresh from heaving, southern seas. __ 96 appearance as reality. __ If the prevailing wisdom were true, though, such neglect made sense: why study a phenomenon that no longer existed? (Wolfson 1993, 3) If it is not already apparent, the crux of this essay is the contention that the most momentous economic catastrophe of all time, the Great Depression of 1929-39, acts within neo-classical economic logic or rationality or consciousness as a kind of primal scene. __ so rich and proud. __ and caritas is not enough, to bind us from the cold of dread. __ Neoclassical economic logic, on the other hand, is an epistemological system designed to measure, monitor, and most significantly, manipulate the ways that goods and services are exchanged within and between communities. __ danish king of relatiz, the broken drink. __ i felt deep down that i had trampled on something hallowed, even if my intentions were innocent (selfishness but don't trust me for stephen green is not man i've ever seen. __ free again, i cupped my ear to empty shells of autochthonous beach. __ is tall and still and strong; commands the heights from distant post. __ some are overdone by garish combinations or monochrome endlessness. __ but let's face it, you picked me up. __ Nearly an entire generation of economists was trained without ever studying the origins and causes of financial crises. __ 97 we shared the same sharp flat, at an interval to be sure, but looking down to the south and the east, that apartment gave bulk to our town and i didn't think of you as i fell towards illness. __ In The History of an Infantile Neurosis, Freud outlines the case history of the Russian nobleman Sergei Pankieff, centring his discussion around the discovery and interpretation of the analysand's observation of the primal scene as an infant. __ so round and profane. __ to be composed in fugue or form, the never knowing where you'll wake. __ i break and hold firm. __ lose their strengths. __ On first gloss, this appears an odd conjunction. __ and shrug it off. __ the rippled ute. __ you smote the crap from bullseye's cave and round the heads to lap the drain. __ easy price, strong adjustments, at the source. __ he knows it firm and cannot say, but it is what and always is. __ i am man when he has gone from knotted in search of depth pearly, unfarmed, mad, thriving, synchronised. __ It has in the past, and will in the future, continue to be separated out from the set of 'things' which enables the psycho-analytic interpretation to be conducted. __ 89 when you returned, i told you what i'd done; the cake, the cds, the books. __ i have spoken without my armour to nobody in years. __ with words you had a distant match, so much more i didn't catch. __ or else it moves like a dangling, falling, hopeless calm. __ burnt, i felt all of this operating at an international level and sleeping at night. __ inter alia the new born son. __ i will not snap the jersey cap. __ love is a relationship independent of the terms. __ 15 maxims. __ the channels run it in. __ the teatro. __ to make your name or have it read. __ Lastly he interrupted his parent's intercourse in a manner which will be discussed later. __ you found my balance, yielding memories from a mess of curling slips. __ the limits of talent. __ The argument that the primal scene and the Great Depression are analogous events by virtue of a shared content develops quite specifically out of the first of these texts. __ you proceed at distance, a bowery bird. __ i wed your knee-cap, parenthetical introvert. __ i feel the middle months approach. __ without illness there is no fantasy cure. __ time-worn swooping credit swaps. __ the speed you lack. __ These scenes of observing parental intercourse, of being seduced in childhood, and of being threatened with castration are unquestionably an inherited endowment, a phylogenetic heritage, but they may just as easily be acquired by personal experience. __ peeling overboard, forensic. __ always there and never there. __ galleon sun. __ the crimson burl or eventide. __ inside i thought of dubai heat, the cylinder high toward the earth. __ the devil's wince. __ pinning greenbacks to her dress. __ trained and cocked, a fulgent bim. __ In the case of the Wolf-Man this is a fear of real castration, in the case of the Neo-classical economists who have theorised the Great Depression it is the fear of a figural one. __ E. __ miles back from sun. __ 116 of course i speak of what i do as much as what i do it in, i'm couched, one might say, in a specialist tongue. __ What, to bring us back to the focus of this paper, might happen if we were to look at economic logic or even the history of economics through psycho-analytic eyes? Could we not sound out some idols? Drawing the Vital Analogy: The Primal Scene and the Great Depression What sprang into activity that night out of the chaos of the dreamer's unconscious memory-traces was the picture of copulation between his parents, copulation in circumstances which were not entirely usual and were especially favourable for observation. __ (Freud 199) During the period immediately following World War Two, when financial crises seemed to have disappeared forever from the economic scene, mention of them also disappeared from the economics literature. __ it caught my eye at the corner and didn't let go. __ hard to say or take it in. __ i worked as a painter a singer and a policy wonk. __ When he woke up he witnessed a coitus a tergo, three times repeated; he was able to see his mother's genitals as well as his father's organ; and he understood this process as well as its significance. __ a lifetime i've been left alone. __ truncated code violation. __ 85 isn't it all because of that savings glut you're always talking about?" the sandals were luminescent pink or orange, hot, written by my city. __ e___ lives there now. __ Mykonos Flake Salt and Vinegar there comes a time when you just are, when everything that has been and gone conditions the future and proves it. __ the chain of being is so straight up. __ i was pinned and submitted pale, wind thin, flat like a krypton jail, upbeat and wistful, leaning into the future, holding the place, throwing stems in the breeze, an orientation or an arrow, like superman in youth parting from golden fields. __ . __ the clear blue gong. __ the poling gout. __ and this is not a bone to pick or even more a starting point. __ Likewise, no one is, a la David Irving, about to dispute the empirical reality of the events which have since come to be included under the heading of the Great Depression. __ we walked slowly down crooked streets. __ make plans, with owls. __ pareto equaliser domino concubine. __ In other words, the original object of Freudian interpretation, the unconscious, has come to occupy not a necessary but a contingent position at the center of the psychoanalytic enterprise. __ Freud's meta-psychological topography of the human subject was drawn inductively from his treatment of particular cases, his grounding in traditional psychology and medicine, his theories of the significance of myth and culture among many other things. __ but they hold us. __ The first of these is the case study of the Wolf-Man, 'From the History of an infantile neurosis'. __ you don't, not directly. __ i worked as a dancer. __ On this reading, the discovery of the unconscious, the principal enabling achievement of psycho-analysis should be thought first and foremost as the sounding out of a false idol; the self-same one that fills the hollow center of Slavoj Zizek's latest work, The Ticklish Subject. __ the scrambling man is not a thought or even more a joint or bore. __ i wish this coughing, choking fun would run its course and leave me high and dry. __ i smoke a poof and fling him ash. __ i hit rock bottom. __ In fact it is, ostensibly at least, quite obfuscatory. __ Which brings us, in a round about kind of way to economics, or more precisely, to neoclassical economics and the logical and discursive system in which it has found expression. __ " but you never go and if you did the whole time you were there it would just be tasmania, tasmania, tasmania. __ it could not be summarised and could not be lived well in any way other than by thinking more about other people's lives who lived nearby or appeared in stories. __ i burn all semblance first to eastman junk bonds, polar ridges, steroid poses, married vice as if love was a condition of thought, expressible in a proposition, and not a function of history or an order of conduct; bickering, correcting, riddled laughter. __ The second ground for the comparison centers on the truth-status or conditions of facticity of the two sets of events. __ __ . __ what kind of task? pouring poison in a king's ear. __ In combination with compromised and acquiescent governmental institutions at every legislative level, these megaliths continue to entangle greater and greater regions of our planet in the sticky web of capitalist economism. __ now or soon or after gravox lunch. __ We say if only i could ever go, to that strange star, the underworld, if only i could make my peace with insect rain and confidence. __ such are the juridical poetics of undecidability restaged in the psychoanalytic frame. __ the bearing plant. __ the burnished spade was standing clean maybe one day we will all be together on time, in the same time. __ i imagine they would pity me. __ attentive labour at the screen and doubt, in any case, that scientists can predict any of this in a precise or value-free way. __ they would think of my success as failure, eccentricity, wasted years. __ surely you know that medieval smell, the single-fronted, empty, brasseries specialising in crepes, red tablecloths, vines on the mullion. __ but they are wild at heart. __ Nifty Christmas Fuselage the players will meet again, in other words, on new turf somewhere else, next year. __ a man of love and all of it. __ they are objects to be sorted not rules to be obeyed. __ everybody has them in dampened tones, paler hues. __ forever young, you want to say get the chickens in or else my host, the king, the silent mr moon. __ Primal Scene 1: The Wolf-Man's Dream Those readers familiar with Freud's work will be well aware that the concept of the primal scene is developed for the main part in only two key texts. __ i burl and wince. __ we ate that night on lily leaves. __ Rather than beginning with a statement of what he regards as the real conditions of the Wolf-Man's apprehension of the primal scene, Freud leads us on a kind of a wild goose chase, maintaining first a version of events that he then comes to rescind and replace later on. __ where would i lose myself? in what dimension could i come unstuck enough to see myself go?a variation on what's done here. __ shots as long as the dawn. __ i try to keep them occupied. __ The Butler's Escape i made this craft by rectifying errors of design, the water's stored in old, red tanks, terracotta, florid ground. __ , my wife and my children and my memories of you. __ price levels moved within a narrow band. __ The Noble Lie Inside The Tomb banging. __ 117 slowly but surely, i was losing touch; the days wore through and sapped my zap. __ back in 20th century city. __ 119 it's all a joke but even so, there's nothing free about these claims. __ i raid his chest and beat him down with kraut (cymbals). __ reality as the shimmering ark of truth. __ and very thin inside my head i have no doubt that human beings have abreacted childhood tears. __ the burning door (a good poem, sweaty gator, still not ripe for central sound. __ The Guts of a Beggar it doesn't do for learning much, this mechanics of the dark. __ never being able to say what you thought or what seemed wise as thoughts, made words on the screen. __ capped and pillioned, pillory tor. __ i speak to you as outboard kin who traded in the whole of us for angling from the land mass shelf at human truth, a fool's crusade for essence, power, sex and blood the bottom doesn't shoulder much, it can't its spirit broke, it cannot shield or take a punch, i know but am not of it, yet i could face up to riddled hope, and shoulder loss. __ but, pausing over a cigarette or else talking to people who tell people what to do. __ I bound myself in craft. __ the language of dendrites and axons and receptors is friendly and bright. __ you put the hard word on a stubborn little gubbin. __ subculture. __ through the briny, squabbling hermitage. __ he sees not form nor temporal change in and of the time as now. __ your hand is an empty cup or a syllogism. __ The second is the more abstract theoretical adumbrations of the Introductory Lectures on Psycho-Analysis wherein the notion of the primal scene is further explicated and then positioned within the meta-psychology more generally. __ the passage of the sun was independent; variable. __ The apparently innocent and sensible inquiries into the causes and effects of the economic catastrophe of that period become, in this context, harrowing quests into the repressed regions of the discipline's unconscious-quests which, in the final analysis have only one single ever-so-vital goal: to ensure that the repressed never, ever returns, that the free market remains triumphant and that laissez fare economism retains its position astride the bull of capitalist logic. __ bulging purse. __ 'it will not rain today', you say. __ novels clasped in hot mix hands, words carved truth in cattle yards, the dusty verse of centaur's lung. __ still not ripe for full colours. __ my swash was sure i would see it finally as something complete with title credits and special effects. __ , these skins we wear. __ the discontinued email series. __ Likewise, Freud's clinical reassessment of the enlightenment subject was never envisioned as an act of negative critique. __ it all comes true, the rivulet is fast and wide. __ org. __ he eats with sweets or else of ham, the scrambling man is in the walls. __ i built my sub with mirrored walls and no way out. __ if annihilation does occur it will be a modulated personalisation of mutually assured destruction_complete and absolute. __ in trim and daughter. __ crisp clean margins jumbo towels penguins drying at their side. __ he knows it best. __ contingent honeymoon when all the lithuanians chip in. __ you will split in two and these traces of awkwardness will disappear. __ crowned unholy, overseen by boards and public space. __ the strangling wheel. __ i'll teach again. __ first i sorted through your music, bach to arvo part and then i went upstairs and read my manuscript. __ today, one boy will float above and ask for proof that he is now. __ On this first account, the Wolf-Man's primal scene occurred around the age of one and a half: He had been sleeping in his cot, then, in his parents bedroom, and woke up, perhaps because of his rising fever (he had malaria) in the afternoon, possibly at five o clock, the hour which was later marked out by depression. __ i have my own tricks too, but i also have my illness. __ i lip the bottom lips the rung. __ In exorcising this phantasm, in creating a space for an understanding of the way that irrational processes cut right to the heart of human subjectivity, Freud carved out a toehold for radical critique in an otherwise sheer and intransigent epistemological fortress. __ it isn't bad, i suppose, but beside any point that i can see now. __ i feel as though by now i know around me that which makes me think shrink it to a hand held ball. __ so is the scrambling man. __ I am speaking of course of the cartesian self, the self-identical cogito, the idol of rationality and reason as the master of its own house. __ tyres caught on fire traps. __ i will write this restoration in the language of the land; scholar_postcolonial_eurydice embargo till prejudice. __ my training is complete, he said. __ (118) As Freud finally makes clear towards the end of the case study, these questions about the veracity of the observation, whether it was a condensed amalgam of extraneous experiences on the Wolf-Man's part or whether he actually did witness the primal scene, do not really matter: I should myself be glad to know whether the primal scene in my present patients case was a phantasy or a real experience; but, taking into other similar cases into account, I must admit that the answer is not in fact a matter of very great importance. __ then clear, as they say, to start again. __ i had been alone with. __ i wake and feel the fell of light, my eyes, red mountain eyes. __ That is, by suggesting that Freud's insights into the human psyche might be applied to a system of reified pseudo-scientific concepts which although constructed by humans has long survived with an acquired vitality of its own, I will be drawing an analogy between economic logic/discourse and the human qua Freudian subject. __ i crush and outside. __ there is no guarantee that i would lose myself in some other task. __ the darkest prince, he glows in white and does it right, always asking is my skiff askew or are my pants on low enough t make me tough. __ D countries. __ that something good might happen . __ sandy reichhart potted succulents for the stoop an spoke with god via the analogue, the yearbook was asynchronous or the ebay circuit. __ looping slush. __ Psychoanalysis and Economics: The Significance of the Primal Scene Jesse Shipway, University of Melbourne Another form of recovery, in certain cases even more suited to me, is to sound out idols. __ culmination, direct debit, anticruise, dolorum sandria. __ you feel but cannot bring it back. __ the friends i have or if i turn, potato green, the zipping stew. __ i break like swaps. __ the semi-conductor. __ i do not intend to share my secrets now. __ there is, however, no supervening force powerful or wise. __ the kelp is succulent, my propeller is stuck. __ birds the colour of blood p. __ drink soft or with a friend, you show it too, the rum and tablet, bending down you cop a look at his poor shoes. __ canned by history. __ they run to you and what to do? can you escape the coil of time? you can and spend it every day as if a day was still a day and something new. __ it's just not going to happen out of nothing or suddenly anymore. __ i break and toast i wilt. __ i pause of winded sand. __ giving us projects and plans and counting us all, reaching, reaching for us all. __ i woke up and stood by the highway thinking of los angeles. __ he tries a song. __ the bending man. __ i was remote from myself and becoming imperceptible. __ the scrimbling, scrambling, quiet, man is easy to ignore. __ C. __ six towers stood above the pines. __ flint, sound and hollow. __ i whispered my petitions in place of an abstract: "my plans are flat like a plane not a plain and even more surprisingly, i have no audio out. __ The Wolf-Man had not in fact witnessed his parents in the act of sexual congress more ferarum, but instead had displaced onto them this particular bodily configuration after observing the mating of dogs around the estate where he had grown up: It was really on a summer's afternoon while the child was suffering from malaria, the parents were both present, dressed in white, when the child woke up from his sleep, but the scene was innocent. __ it has to be the flow or the sequence or the way a thought responds to a change in the shape of the trees or a sound uncontrolled. __ 100 psychology, i will not credit. __ a point on the bass strait compass if not quite a good australian. __ angular, damp and burnt, like a falling fence or a galvanised tank or a cratered city bright with sweat. __ "what is that oblong, this snake?" you ask again, the vented pipe. __ but skin is skewed, aslant, its angle gives us seasons. __ truncated codfish. __ progress but never know quite why. __ 142 imagine others have this mood. __ Given the successful supplanting of laissez fare orthodoxy by Keynsian economics after the disaster of 1929 is it not reasonable to suggest that the proponents of free market economics, having finally struggled back to a position of hegemonic control under the sails of Hayek, Von Mises, Milton Friedman and his Chicago school colleagues might find the contemplation of the Great Depression a chastening or even an unheimlich experience. __ 144 the turning sun. __ the sticky heat was thick, my skin a rim of prickled sweat stephen green is very rich he lives beside an ocean pool he chops up loans and sells them off as charms to float a crumbling town the scrambling man. __ When coupled with the explosive growth in reach and influence of the world's financial power elite, the spread of the technocratic Weltanschauung held in common by these various parties seems to bring us closer and closer to the brink of the abyss beyond which lies the dire state of affairs described by Horkheimer and Adorno in the opening paragraph of The Dialectic of Enlightenment: the fully enlightened earth which radiates disaster triumphant. __ (98) About twenty pages further into the case study Freud replaces this version of events with a second, more palatable one. __ i breathe south leaves torn free. __ we still do what we do without recourse to formal reason. __ i turned around to see my wife, the faintest line, her hair in curls. __ the slowing roil of human waste. __ armadillo shoes. __ According to Freud, it is the Wolf-Man's experience of this event or set of events which makes sense of the infamous dream of the six wolves in the tree which in turn holds the key to an understanding of his childhood fear of animals and by extension his general neurosis. __ i look like bogart and smoke a fag. __ you follow the hill, attempt, by folds of sheet and childish lock? legitimation. __ it's tempting to think that passion is private and only for us, that we have some unique take on it, a confidential agreement or a secret handshake. __ But in order that it might hold up, some details need to be declared. __ "but how does the imf respond to an oversupply of credit substrate plane being nests and ideological. __ good at maths. __ you stand and sit and ask for things or tell the others 'couldn't help but see all this as a feature in the making, casting it, funding it; my eye as natural as a camera in artificial light. __ he reads the post-war japanese novel and pens notes on congruences between human rights discourse and structural inequality. __ i hoped but did not think it so and yet i still have much to fear. __ the soaring, jeering, stupid crowd. __ he knows it best. __ (you still have it there on your shelf, unfinished no doubt and i don't blame you for that). __ the bright forest birds hear the fakir's as if listening was work. __ caprice and arbitrary rule are the prerogative of feeling, the way oppressive feeling taxes your last dime and leaves your palette smudged and dry from heavy, caustic air. __ teacup, anticule, the blacks were never black enough. __ young yet still and furrowed depth gores album tracks, so back and forth, behind a horse. __ lose their glow. __ i know what i've done wrong and i don't need a philosopher to tell me that words win prizes for unrelenting the turbine's mighty spin. __ i went to a party, fell asleep on the couch. __ always one rung short on the timpani deck. __ it gives me pause, and cause to jeer the rocky shore. __ his jeans are loose. __ it sprays and you get rugs, scree shares, to change your socks, to change the oil or fix an old machine. __ This structural homology, I believe, makes possible the kind of allegorical argument like the one I am attempting here. __ it was hot. __ embassy piano frowning staring gumnut kissing cigarette holder danzig bow sprit. __ less here than a ghost or a memory come with me on a flat, bright day, to a river, north of perth. __ 113 of course i know it full as well i am not old and sirens quake in shock and awful wreckage at the western half, the danceless rooms, the prancing scold, the empty promise, claims of upwards life. __ reduce it with your thumb and fore, a thumbnail sketch, a touch screen tryst i can see i was wrong about that and selfish too. __ the chef whose name was steven green was paid in cash and cooked with coal. __ at times i've thought i did. __ and moods are not a meta-language or a discipline as such. __ i sing and bounce a ball. __ made by lists at school. __ i asked this king, why he went, beneath the waves, to find himself he said the others said with knives in hand you cannot teach without being taught. __ blurred or fetch again across the mood. __ Where the Wolf-Man witnessing his mothers 'wound' was disturbed by the realisation that his urge to be sexually satisfied at the hands of his father would also necessarily come at the cost of the loss of his own reproductive organs, the free-marketeers who revisit the Great Depression are confronted with the equally terrifying spectre of the failed diagnosis, of the loss of disciplinary control, of eroded credibility, of the withdrawal of predictive and interpretive privilege, in short, of theoretical impotence. __ Hence the return to Freud. __ the having been and always is. __ i bow middled, unkempt. __ mr green is smoke and chimes the kind of bloke who smokes for dimes the kind of bloke you hear about in traveller's tales and broken dreams the kind of squib who pokes about in engine bays for sparks and drums who fills his nuts with local rum the limits of art. __ friable substrate. __ always splayed like a junkie on a burn out cupcake oriole hinterland. __ i did my own thinking. __ fetch again, "you don't say," said the man a brother's sun and all in all a feisty chap. __ my sense of fun. __ this cold, cold rain is human self, the joints and skin of willing being or being as will, i cannot tell. __ a winking pause will volume grief the room is full of sound. __ they are formidable. __ of gog mouthed, bent, scup, pearled, froth split. __ for you the building is literal. __ Which leads us, after a fashion, to a reading of the discovery of the unconscious as a sublime act of creative destruction on the part of the inventor of psychoanalysis, an act perfectly in line with the less commonly grasped dimension of the Nietzschean critical imperative; to sound out idols with the tuning fork of re-valuation. __ in our stateness. __ Economic rationality on the other hand is a produced system of concepts and interpretive mechanisms. __ and the stream of words inside my skull it was a river in my skull a black stone split, a corruscade. __ if ever it was yours at all. __ i keep my memories locked inside. __ i belched at the lake and woke the hounds. __ without the lights, we'd worship god and call him shephard's spark. __ the urban panic. __ carrot bodkin swarming armenian but i am happy enough when left alone. __ Because of its pretensions to scientific status, it poses as anonymous, universal, acultural and mathematically legitimated, even though as many powerful criticisms have shown, this is patently not the case . __ i placate and fight freely, slash freely. __ you stand again. __ . __ i wish some king would drop a line to bring back things so gone from me, you brother thief, my woman love, my laurel wreath. __ What greater false idol presents itself to our 21st century eyes than this monstrous reifying system that, disguised as the technical recipe for guaranteeing a new capitalist prosperity for all, was smuggled into the institutional corridors of the civil society with the invidious political agendas of Thatcherism, Reaganomics and in this country, Economic Rationalism. __ plain sake for the stealth acre, or doubled up, a queasy tangent sign; a 10oz, tape sneakere pumpkin and orioles bobcat pump mentioned, parish widow. __ you go out hunting. __ We know that the actual character of the Wolf-Man's alleged witnessing of the primal scene is shrouded in mystery but could the Great Depression also potentially be an imaginary event? How are its reality-effects constituted by the economic interpretations of it that have appeared in the intervening years? To what extent does its phobic quality, its medusa's stare hinder the attempts of those economists who would seek to determine its true character? How might we reconcile its immense and actual social repercussions with the chimerical quality of the graphs, flow charts, and numerical data which necessarily sit at the center of its neo-classical economic invocations? Could its exclusion be theorised as a crucial moment in the development of an economic imaginary? Both of the these dimensions rely for their coherence on a structural commonality. __ the desert air is cool and clear and the moon is cut like a sword. __ but wouldn't it be nice if we could get the whole team together for one sweet half-time victory shot. __ with this twilight dark, i sat and smoked you sat opposed and did not speak. __ Similarly, the totality of economic discourse, inaccessible though it may be in such a modality, is by virtue of being the accumulation of a vast number of individual acts of enunciation or instances of parole, also a complete system, paradigm or order. __ As is probably already apparent, this essay will rely for its rhetorical effect on an allegorical logic. __ rational kingdom. __ hard to put and hold it firm. __ i burled it, through the grip, the surf is what i get. __ his voice is strong. __ or to the laggard's cove we turn as mist or else as summer rain, we groan, we pout and strain. __ and i have seen the glowing tips of dragon's tails. __ you say, "i will go abroad soon. __ my feeding tube has let me dream. __ i look at this wide almost sea and fill my pots with brawn. __ walking again across the road sans a job placed just here. __ (260) If the question as to whether or not the Wolf-Man really witnessed his parents in the act of coitus more ferarum is besides the point, what matters is that somehow, via the coming together of various different psychical forces, some conscious, some unconscious, some the products of condensation others of displacement, the mental image or cognitive amalgam whose content was the two adults caught in the act of sexual congress did acquire the condition or quality of truthfulness, real felt memory and recalled lived experience. __ you so slick, you twist armacord edgeways and intermit borrowed stapled, slapped out loan fund instrument contract faroe. __ i found my peace in Banquo's arms and never once enclosed a cheque. __ blinking time out the back of your head. __ shimmering riffs. __ blanket rations because, and this i think is the indispensible point, the burrow is wet to the core, soaked and thin, soaked and thin, sucked and drenched. __ the cooler filled with foreign beers. __ A subsidiary of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, it came as no surprise that The Mercury supported the plan: Mr Howard [the Prime Minister] has made clear that this offer fits in with the spirit of the Nixon Report. __ __ At the heart of this dissatisfaction was the theoretical modeling of human behaviour and motivation. __ __ Fortunately Tasmanians are a hardy breed. __ __ In that thinking, says Dipesh Chakrabarty, we inevitably return to a European intellectual tradition whose genealogy ties together con-sanguine concepts including citizenship, the state, civil society, public sphere, human rights, equality before the law, the individual, distinctions between public and private, the idea of the subject, democracy, popular sovereignty, social justice, scientific rationality and so on. __ __ " Agnes Heller takes a different tack to Giddens and Mommsen in her own commentary on Weber's work in A Theory of Modernity, drawing out the fragments produced by the splitting of the social whole into competing value-spheres and making the suggestion that these spheres become configured in a hierarchy of prominence in line with their capacity to accommodate instrumental rationalisation. __ __ The twin ontologies of the individual and the social proposed by rational choice theory have thus translated into specific transformations in the value-rational ends pursued by state entities. __ __ Beneath the smooth, scientistic surface of economics lies a strata which might be more properly theorised as unconscious or in the Lacanian vocabulary, as 'real'. __ The Specters of Marx: the State of the Debt, the Work of Mourning and the New International. __ __ __ But Richard Ford says that we connect too much. __ Ed. __ New York: Norton, 1977. __ __ __ 138, penguin, 1996, harmondsworth, Middlesex, england Discussions about hierarchy can take us to situations in which individuals express an outrage about certain other people or groups who use special powers and/or advantages to secure and maintain a position at or near the top of the hierarchy. __ To this end, I wish to contend that the economic real is a repressed ideational field that breaks through the economic imaginary whenever it is required to accommodate traumatic events like financial crises. __ __ __ How can Proust be used as a resource for philosophy scholarship? For philosophy researchers, there is much that can be gleaned from a study that places at the very centre of the novel descriptions of the home and the experiences which arise from encounters with objects and people. __ J. __ __ __ Yet the meaning we derive from an object can never be complete. __ Armworth, New York: M. __ Conclusion: Tallying up the Bottom Line This dialectical reading of the Great Depression has attempted to problematise the scientific status of economics, or in the Nietzschean sense in which I began this essay, has attempted to sound out the idol of economic scientism. __ New York: W. __ __ __ The thinking human, and there is surely no other kind living outside of structuralist ideology, is so centred inside their own meaning systems that are very simple cybernetic loops connecting inside and outside, slef and other, matter and mind. __ S and the world on October 18th 1929. __ New York: Continuum, 1977. __ __ Colonial modernities proper attain their conceptual clarity through a simple binary that opposes the modernising imperialist with the non-modern indigene. __ Garnaut, Ross and Ross Mcleod (eds). __ __ __ (1991) 'The Berlin key or how to do things with words' in P. __ __ __ I bring to this exercise a profound deafness to dominant or sub-dominant (powerfully institutionalised) discourse, tendencies, terms of art and so on that abide in this or any other established, rationalised, jurisdictional research paradigm. __ . __ __ __ To quote Hegel is thought to be good. __ purge the rottenness out of the system'-nothing like the Great Depression can ever happen again. __ The writers who adopt the term "Final Solution" to describe the atrocities committed against the Tasmanian Aborigines align themselves, inadvertently or not, with the loose affiliation of scholars who argue against the singularity of the Holocaust. __ __ __ Sometimes I feel as if T. __ Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1973. __ __ __ It can also have some relationship to the idea of equality before the law and to human rights discourse and enforcement - we are all equally entitled to free speech, to freedom of religion and so on. __ This economic imaginary, constitutes itself through the exclusion of unconscious, repressed and symptomatic matter of which the Great Depression is the most traumatic example. __ Certainly his use of the two fateful words is the only instance of a novelic inscription that speaks to the literary corpus of Aboriginal Tasmania. __ __ __ I am too old to fawn upon a nurse, Too far in years to be a pupil now; What is thy sentence then but speechless death, Which robs my tongue from breathing native breath? (Richard II, 1. __ (294) I am not about to defend the Hoover administration here, but it is impossible to resist a reading of this remark as yet more evidence for the argument that economic interpretations of the Great Depression are massively overdetermined in the psychoanalytic and Althuserian sense. __ __ ____ Wolfgang Mommsen provides a useful précis of the differences between these two forms of reason: By 'formal' rationality is meant the strategy of adapting one's own conduct of life to the pre-determined purposes of the kind that the capitalist system has imposed on modern man. __ Schematised, such a history might include the following occurrences. __ __ __ Ayer has inspired me; in particular 'Language truth and logic' which I still view as a model to aim for; in terms of its precision and lucidity. __ __ __ What too should we make of Wittgensteins argument that world consists of everything that is the case. __ Trans. __ __ __ __ __ __ Those new maladies of the collective soul: relative poverty, unemployment, family breakdown, lifestyle diseases, substance abuse, and the generalised anomie of consumer capitalism remain entrenched. __ __ __ no one else will navigate this scientific way. __ __ __ i hear his voice, that pussy eidolon. __ __ Like a "minor literature", a minor place has both political and subversive potential: "Create the opposite dream: know how to create a becoming-minor. __ __ __ i take him down with iris heat. __ __ __ we grip at changing tides, with mitts, so taut, they clench our wrists. __ __ __ __ 23-6; Kay Daniels and Mary Murnane, letter, The National Times, (29 July 1978), p. __ __ __ . __ __ __ __ __ you're never welcome on the ice. __ __ __ __ __ as we drove back from launceston, hobart extended its arms toward us. __ __ __ they might follow their grandmothers into the service. __ __ __ __ __ remember when we imagined it empty of people, the buildings rotting and rusting away. __ __ __ after the war, america had all the factories. __ __ __ he looks as me. __ __ __ __ __ The supersession of nomenclature foreshadowed a supersession of culture. __ __ __ __ __ no wonder. __ __ __ Hospital 68 the brown the jagged girl in the smoking yard, patients whispered "she jumped off the tent and into the fountain, alabaster queen of sleep. __ __ __ __ __ i return to learn again. __ __ __ I am no happy worker in the profit producing, research unitised, establishment institution that crowns our one tree hill. __ __ , Spanish Cultural Studies: An Introduction: The Struggle for Modernity (New York: Oxford University Press, 1995); Victoria Best and Peter Collier, eds. __ __ __ 57 to the yank i turned and thumbed my ride. __ __ __ Yet, the ways we understand material objects in the home has been subject to scrutiny by some influential scholars. __ __ __ i think she was nervous at the start of this year because she wanted to win again. __ __ __ __ __ wouldn't it be like someone in your family dying in fits and starts, finally fading completely away. __ __ __ 5 who is the booted turd who shuts my gate? many earth it - middle class - in a crawling spat governed by organic chicken. __ __ __ Rovisco (eds), Cosmopolitanism in Practice, Ashgate, Farnham, p. __ __ __ __ __ just where exactly did they fit on the social ladder. __ __ __ . __ __ __ __ __ The misanthropic South West wilderness sprawls across a full third of the state. __ __ __ On the far side of "The Mountain" is the South West wilderness, and to its north, the lunar undulations of the Midlands, made threadbare by eucalyptus die-back, concertina their way back up toward Launceston, the island's second city. __ __ __ In a different language it might even be called universal. __ __ Ultimately, however, I believe it is as an instance of Cultural Studies that this book has its life. __ __ __ These attributes are like the noumenon itself, finally inaccessible to anyone who seeks to find them. __ __ __ __ __ and still it seems we look back in or strut our stuff or hate in silence. __ __ ", p. __ __ __ The cessation of transportation in 1853 reduced the flows of British scrip and, in combination with emigration to the Victorian goldfields, economic hardship acquired the fixity of a popular prejudice. __ __ __ __ __ It describes an archipelago covering some sixty eight thousand square kilometres, a triangular landmass flanked by a flotilla of out-rigger islands . __ __ __ i know you love her too. __ __ __ On the western side, meanwhile, the vast expanse of Southern Ocean inserted between the island's coast and southern Africa, reminds us that the presence of the latter is more an optimistic paean to the remnants of a unified cartographic imagination than any kind of tangible truth. __ __ __ always try to have your way. __ __ __ Lurking behind our own success (desperation) and our self-satisfied little homilies about 'picking the market' is the knowledge that billons of people in the world, and a significant number within our own rich societies go without adequate, affordable philosophy or even without philosophy at all. __ __ __ I wish to contend here that this duality can be imported into a spatial imaginary that codes cities - especially large cities with dense and numerous trade links to other parts of the world - as cosmopolitan, while assigning the status of provinciality, homogeneity or backwardness to the countryside and smaller regional cities and towns. __ __ , Powerful Bodies: Performance in French Cultural Studies (Bern: Peter Lang, 1999); Barry Jordan and Rikki Morgan, eds. __ __ __ it was a policy problem and a failure of imagination. __ __ __ __ In the immediate setting, the motivation for such speculations turns around the question of the utility of sub-national Cultural Studies. __ __ __ Drive seems to be the wrong word for what carries us forward because things that drive almost always drive some other thing - like a woman in a car or a depth and breadth of social inequality so profoundly invisible that it drives anyone with a Christian heart quite mad indeed. __ __ __ __ __ perhaps there was a culture of development. __ __ , Black British Cultural Studies: A Reader (Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1996); Laura Benedetti, Julia Hairston and Sylvia Ross, eds. __ __ __ Eventually, a stirring of French interest in the region together with growing pressures on prison resources in England prompted British authorities to establish a permanent penal "settlement". __ __ __ And what has happened here, in this off-shore island, off the shore of an off-shore continent? First terra firma itself was conditioned with ice age and deluge. __ __ __ the wood and iron and concrete out along the brooker. __ __ __ __ Stuart Macintyre and Anna Clark, eds. __ __ __ To continue the argument, a 'liberal' dose of what Isaiah Berlin called 'positive freedom' seems to be required to generate and sustain the cosmopolitan orientation. __ __ __ __ __ . __ __ __ __ __ " i longed to see what colours you'd settle on, which quotes you'd re-deploy. __ __ , Contemporary Spanish Cultural Studies (London: Arnold, 2000). __ __ __ __ __ the cafe where i bought those two coffees. __ __ __ that's how to read it. __ __ __ __ __ this coast is clear for me, with seaweed in my hair and limpets in my beard. __ __ __ __ __ he fears the ribs i've sucked down there. __ __ __ __ Palawa, in turn, is the title that Tasmanian Aboriginals use to describe themselves as a totality. __ __ __ __ 1995. __ __ __ __ Raymond Gaita, "Bringing Home Some Genocide Truths," The Australian, (4 August 2003), p. __ __ __ __ __ i watched documentaries about american factories and felt a strength in all those me, those immigrant faces, crossing bridges, pooling outside the gates, hard hats on, carrying their lunch. __ __ __ __ __ if, when all is said and done, no clear winner is declared and no loser skulks away to lick his wounds, the contest will be carried over, as these contests often are, into an eternal future. __ __ __ you follow the very idea of yourself. __ __ __ The global regime of flexible accumulation with its slogans of competitive advantage, intellectual capital and niche marketing seems suddenly appealing to a newly emboldened Tasmania no longer content to cultivate a culture of mediocrity behind tariff walls. __ __ __ __ __ beauty stares at water truth it shone like saturn, cold and still. __ __ __ __ __ for all to all is coming now with this_sweet wave, curling far out on the wake. __ __ __ the sinkhole blues. __ __ __ hoping yet to be what i am and for somebody to enjoy hearing about it. __ __ __ The machinery of contemporary scientific empiricism reads Tasmania as a docile body: as rock, water, soil and tree. __ __ __ __ 45-7. __ __ __ __ If the format and contents of recent Cultural Studies anthologies are any indicator of the condition of the discipline they secure and fill out, it seems fair to say that the evolution of the vocabulary of concepts that constitutes its intellectual framework has also been the story of the forgetting of the placed location of this kind of academic work. __ __ __ The determination to extend the Faustian experiment of hydro-electrification has been exposed as anachronistic folly although the State Government continues to support large-scale manufacturing. __ __ __ Under the appellation of the Tasmanian archive, this set of conversations and the mercurial langue they ghost, is the object of analysis for this book. __ __ __ the almost is or sort of like. __ __ __ A truly cosmopolitan acceptance of economic diversity is still yet to come and may, after 30 or 40 years of neo-liberalism, have been pushed even further out of reach. __ __ __ __ __ a line, a pier, cast away. __ __ __ __ , Border Matters: Remapping American Cultural Studies (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998); John Waters, ed. __ __ __ __ __ the self-same place where poems skulk. __ __ __ __ lines, its county signs, all contrived to magnify the things we do, to make them more remote or give the potentates their little kingdoms. __ __ __ __ __ the rivers dammed or lakes drowned hard before the bending men. __ __ __ that repulsive guy at the library in melbourne, one of the only truly repulsive people i've met, he looked like a pig and even grunted as he pushed the trolley of books, he knew of sandy bay, said the words like they meant something, strength, success, money. __ __ __ __ __ The universal symbol of modernisation: heavy, labour intensive industry was the obvious choice, and the state, unusually blessed in its possession of large-scale hydro-electric potential, pursued this goal with vigour and determination. __ __ The spelling "Trukanini" is favoured by the Palawa people in Tasmania today. __ __ __ __ __ and so i ask: who is the booted turd who always shuts my gate? it must be me. __ __ __ 49 but maybe they will, my kids that is. __ __ __ __ __ we hated our home and hated ourselves for hating it and for staying here and for not being good enough to change it all. __ __ __ 67 right in, the empty page, through thin venetian flesh, the hammer. __ __ __ __ __ i wondered how you made the decision to marry me. __ __ __ __ __ still in my submarine. __ __ __ it might be scuttled or allowed to lie, collecting barnacles on its side, like ships i have seen on the caspian sea, left in the lurch by the tide of time. __ __ __ they spruced up themselves up, cardboard tight, with those up-turned collars and the steel grey hair. __ __ __ __ __ With the waves of postwar migration lapping even at the shores of this far-flung place, progress, prosperity and modernity beckoned and, in the long boom of post-war capitalism, for a moment even seemed attainable. __ __ __ remember when evie won the prize at school. __ __ __ The difficulties that bear most heavily have something to do with feelings of inadequacy as well as of usefulness and the reckless or hard-wone imagination of a distant and irrelevant audience. __ __ __ she had an idea. __ __ __ __ __ i rise, sea-run, leviathan. __ __ __ __ __ how could it happen any other way? we stayed in school and got our degrees. __ __ __ __ __ it never lies. __ __ __ of thin young men with paper skin, angling from the horn of thrift. __ __ __ ? no means exhausts the interpretive possibilities available therein. __ __ __ __ __ low slung, cinder block (is that what they call it?) indiana paddock? on a full scholarship to an agricultural school. __ __ __ __ __ i saw not her five fathoms full. __ __ __ __ __ 59 we drift, "they'll decide today and we'll have a new government. __ __ __ Driving rain is close to the Freudian conception because the drive is immanent to the driven, or is compartmentalised so the id becomes a motor, the ego a vehicle and the superego a set of traffic rules, petrol prices, climativ conditions (including driving rain and air as pure as the driven snow. __ __ __ The Forestier and Tasman peninsulas reach down around to the east and, in concert with the land that gives them shape, the Derwent River and its tributaries form a series of sheltering bays and isthmuses that hold the capital city of Hobart firm against the shaggy purple-blue bulk of Mount Wellington. __ __ __ __ __ she seemed sad enough. __ __ __ __ __ it wouldn't have been out of place somewhere more central. __ __ __ we get the tourists in. __ __ __ __ __ 56 i raised my fist and rubbed him out. __ __ __ __ 13; Lisa Horler, "Black Survivors of White History: The Tasmanian Aboriginal Extinction Myth and the Documentary Black Man's Houses by Steve Thomas," Metro, 94 (1993), pp. __ __ __ Here, then equality is measured in terms of money but also in terms of prestige and influence, fame, job satisfaction and so on. __ __ __ __ __ Tasmania as a thing-in-itself is only a whisper, a faint outline, filled in and obscured by the contours which we typically recognise as giving presence to a place: empirical fact, subjective perception, natural environment, felt memory and its histories, artistic representation and configuration. __ __ __ 145-165. __ __ __ __ __ a shot of light, and then a haze a shimmer, rippled cold. __ __ __ __ __ i didn't feel sorry. __ __ __ that working class pride, that masculine urge to produce and to labour and to keep on pushing through to the end of the shift. __ __ __ __ __ a bauxite rich industrial load the gorgeous blonde, the gantry clone the withdrawn hook, kiss and progress charts. __ __ __ Here, there is a link to the ideas formulated by Bruno Latour. __ __ __ __ __ history twirls and discourse feints, private chronicles spinning out to catch the shining fish. __ __ __ these thoughts of i as someone else, never me, but close enough, as one who whispers in my ear, 'i am near to you. __ __ __ and history yearns to choke our balls. __ __ 30 September, 2003 . __ __ __ __ __ 64 conferred in enclaves dense with steeped, perverse and cultured men that all was void and could not gel without the hand of god. __ __ __ __ __ Heterogeneity is the order of the day and Tasmania, as a brand name at least, seems to have ample room for developing its peculiar specificities into marketable commodities. __ __ See Robert Millikin, "Genocide Film Stirs University Press Race Row," The National Times (22 July 1978), pp. __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Hobart 54 when i rode past here i was a little stony god but thought myself a little effigy_god. __ __ __ that's why i hacked at my wrists. __ __ __ __ __ you always say it. __ __ __ doesn't she like the confident, noisy ones better. __ __ __ As far as this project is concerned, referencing is an unavoidable chore. __ __ __ Historical events and material forms contribute to the character of a location, but their delineation so often posits reified entities dangerously lacking in vitality. __ __ __ __ Just as for Deleuze and Guattari, a minor literature is written in the deterritorialised language of the coloniser, a minor place like Tasmania is subject to a process of displacement wherein its distance from imperial centres comes to be inscribed as a lack which must then be renegotiated through the terms provided by the colonising culture. __ __ __ the strangeness that we covet. __ __ __ . __ __ __ __ __ the killer's lips are wet and wet. __ __ __ cutting mpeg. __ __ __ we all have time to grow. __ __ __ __ __ 78 i feel you land inside my heart, upon the shore, a poison dart. __ __ __ 52 the analyst, fresh from his trip beneath the sea, twitchy and mpeg compact. __ __ __ __ In this context, the centrality of place to this project generates a number of tensions with Cultural Studies in its hegemonic manifestations. __ __ __ __ __ they twitter there, in snappy notes and call me forward into conversation or explain away my absence as if i was not me nor you, a bundled copse, a batty crack. __ __ __ __ Furthermore, the position of minor places on the fringes of modernity makes them useful sites for the reading of cultural logics that also define putative centres because of the estrangement effect that achieves a reterritorialisation of those dominant sites. __ __ __ __ __ and this electronic machine transmits my thoughts. __ __ __ __ __ 83 __ __ Redistirbution through tax transfers could be ramped up to such a point that income inequality which IN Australia at least has imcreased since the highpint of equality in the early 1970s would disappear and everone would have the same moey power to spend as they saw fit. __ __ __ But as with any social organism, the metastases of dis-ease are heavily localised. __ __ __ But what does the preceding list of historical incidents and characteristics really tell us? Naturally it is not supposed to be comprehensive - innumerable details could be added, outlines filled in, narratives linked together - and yet, it brings together the developmental trajectories cited by "official" historians of Tasmania as being most integral to the written past of this island community. __ __ " p. __ __ __ __ __ or else, they were overdoing it without much grace, ignorant of trends, self-enclosed. __ __ __ __ __ The conversations that give form to this complex are carried out in different dialects and discourses, in a multitude of forums from the local pub to the daily papers - there are three of them - from novels and film, to public policy and popular folklore. __ __ __ __ __ we scour alone for plots and action. __ __ 2. __ __ See Jim Everett, "Aboriginality in Tasmania," 30 September, 2003. __ __ __ __ __ scared of depth and always cold. __ __ d. __ __ As Deleuze and Guattari write, "the first characteristic of a minor literature is that in it language is affected with a high coefficient of deterritorialization. __ __ __ __ __ was it the lack of monuments or the meagre industrial output. __ __ __ when i got sick i thought i was finished. __ __ __ i don't think she's happy either and i know how dear she is to you. __ __ __ The fuzzy warmth of radical limitations. __ __ We contend that identity is only formed in relation to objects; there is no essentialised identity that exists independently of our relations. __ __ __ and brain scans show i worked her well. __ __ __ With knees buckling under the weight of convictism and genocide, the colony struggled to its feet. __ __ __ __ __ the desert you, he himself, the dreams, he felt the joists in organ. __ __ __ __ __ new cracks opened up in the walls of the front bedroom. __ __ __ doubt, if not for knowing that we could fall as well_to welfare suburbs, tatty towers, violet streets where e-waste clogs the verge. __ __ __ __ __ will i buy the aqualung or seal it hot for creuset, polo, blue-ray. __ __ __ Some older men just keep banging on with their silly ideas and take the repudiactions of the younger men as evidence of their own rareified and hardwon wisdom. __ __ __ __ __ the boardwalk too is powered down. __ __ __ . __ __ 16. __ __ __ __ __ 'don't linger long inside the mall,' all this sprawl is a worry though isn't it. __ __ __ __ , South Atlantic Quarterly 95, 1 (1996); Houston A. __ __ __ __ __ too many mistakes to count and stand corrected i mean no undue harm. __ __ __ __ __ it has a hinge and, inside, laplanche and pontalis i wasn't listening, watching the hunched figure back behind the wall, walking back and forth. __ __ __ __ Dirk Moses, "Rendering the Past Less Unpalatable,". __ __ 'The term "Black Armband" history was coined by Geoffrey Blainey in "Goodbye to All That?," The Weekend Australian, (1-2 May 1993), p. __ __ __ __ __ we all spelled so badly, naked voice, raw and clichéd have here today the more of all and even that the giving back, the going forward, the talking over. __ __ __ __ __ always dancing. __ __ __ people leaving. __ __ __ __ __ We all know though how rich we are. __ __ __ However it does usually disappoints me. __ __ __ 55 just and still but one recorded disc, was left to mention three dimensions. __ __ __ In recent years, for instance, CEOs of large companies have managed to negotiate rapidly ballooning salaries that now factors up to 300 times the wages of their 'normal' employees. __ __ __ my nose is bulbous. __ __ __ Logically they should have been united, not only by the common bond of oil that had kept them in clothes for sixty years, but by the bonds of loneliness. __ __ __ cured in salt or caulked with lime. __ __ __ The instructional novel holds a mirror up to society. __ __ __ We are a log way away from a universal safety net that extends byond national borders - something fot eh the EU ti think about right now given the situation. __ __ __ *Monkeys Pay Per View : Adaptive Valuation of Social Images by Rhesus Macaques, Deaner, Khera, latt, Current Boiology, vol15: 543-48 march 29 Superstars are created who possess some attribute that is way beyond that of the normal man or woman. __ __ __ I have a lot of time to read for one. __ __ __ Can any of you really imagine sitting at a table with a pile of books and signing them for the customers. __ __ __ I will talk about people and those people might die. __ __ __ We could say that there is a truth crisis in the world but we feel no solid grounds for making this claim. __ __ __ Or else it has something to do with deference. __ __ __ Place and Experience. __ __ __ Philosophy often still works with government or non-gov organisation such a AHURI in the vein of public policy, but increasingly, its proponents are showing a willingness to take risks and to move into trickier territories such as phenomenology, actor-network theory and psychoanalysis. __ __ __ Mrs Dalloway, p . __ __ __ Turning one's home into a code to be deciphered or a language game to be played is a luxury many people cannot afford. __ __ __ It was becoming possible to imagine a future in which the megarich took shelter in their armed and gated communities, while a billion or so slum dwellers were encircled in their fetid hovels by watchtowers and barbed wire. __ __ __ why here? i have found friends enough to keep me company. __ __ __ That is, for a disgusting France, corrupt, inefficient, racist, anti-Semite, run by the rich for the rich-no one wanted to die for that, until, well, until we understood that the Nazis were worse. __ __ __ As the Marx Brothers might have put it, 'this man may look like a corrupt idiot and act like a corrupt idiot, but don't let that deceive you - he is a corrupt idiot. __ __ __ Think about people whose object relations are so volatile and deformed that they turn obscure mass-produced things into totemic objects. __ __ __ Living here in my home town, I run into people quite a lot, people who I was friendly with at some point. __ __ __ This workaholics. __ __ __ park the car away behind the bollards and gather the ghosts i know as emanation, all in chains, the brittle dawn, it sucks at birds the colour of silt. __ __ __ I think that the tensions around register and method and genre reflect some of the differences that make our working relationship gritty and interesting. __ __ __ the magnificent seven would feel at home and maybe they could settle those ornery turkeys that n__ picked up for such a bargain. __ __ Thank god I don't have to defend that claim. __ __ __ The fourfold is right there in the face of all the world's readers even when it is policed and/or irrigated - at the same time and with the same varying rate of change - by the pony-boys, the big-gun outlaws or scattergun injunctions, split roofing felt, spelt or misspelled despoilation. __ __ __ Hamlet Act 1, scene 5, 159-167 We argue first then, that philosophy investigations of how objects operate and are made operable in the home have been too restrictive, too positivistic and too narrow-sometimes clouded by a fear amongst its practitioners to bring other kinds of knowledge into the conversation, an anxiety that is, that other specialists will resent the move but not an ignorance or a proof of inability to deal with complex abstractions or of sensibility that might enrich the languages in which philosophy is normal couched, and second, that a broader, more relational, philosophy research agenda is required. __ __ __ We know that systems or paradigms are rarely, or maybe even never, complete and convincing and permanent and there is nothing disreputable about picking and choosing from these more or less self-sufficient constellations of ideas and reterritorialising them somewhere else. __ __ __ World Cups, Olympics. __ __ __ In important respects, this has led to a failure by many scholars to consider the subjectivities that take place within the home and in particular how the meanings of ''home' are integral to identity formation. __ __ __ When we grow up, here in Tasmania, we are taught that we are supposed to treat other adults as equals and children as blessed gifts. __ __ __ 5- source Wikipedia Measuring income inequality has long been of interest in applied social and economic research in Australia. __ __ __ We must be free to think of others' needs, free to recognise difference and diversity, free to imagine a common humanity hidden beneath superficial racial or religious differences. __ __ __ . __ __ __ But mirrors are for games - for the image of wholeness, for trying new looks, for turning left into right. __ __ __ Some older men assume they are better than younger men (at life, at knowing, at judgement, at repetition) even if the younger men can do things that the older men can't. __ __ __ From this angle, the harbour side suburb will applaud divagations from the norm when they lead to a lucrative and successful Mardi Gras parade or a soccer league or even a souvlaki shop, but when people fail, it will promptly ensure that they become as invisible as everyone else. __ __ __ Anyway, I know you like Auden - who doesn't, the last heroic English language poet, died the year postmodernism started - so when I found this reference to a poem you've described to me, I wanted to include it here. __ __ __ blogspot. __ __ __ she's your oldest friend. __ __ This was an edited transcript of Blainey's Latham Memorial Lecture, which he delivered in Sydney during the same week. __ __ __ Richard Dienst tells us the the global economy is more unequal than any single national economy. __ __ __ Rose, G. __ __ __ The degree zero of what Philip Mead used to called rabid pluralism is the obliteration of conversation and shared meaning, we are all locked into ourselves then, caught between echo and narcissus, opening and shutting our eyelids while the nursing staff take the humour from our veins- the commission seeks feedback on a workable funding arrangement for catastrophic injuries resulting from water, air and railway modes of transport. __ __ __ Quite simply, philosophy is surely as contested as any other discipline within the social sciences and the humanities. __ __ __ 19. __ __ __ It starts early. __ __ __ So first things first. __ __ __ . __ __ __ and Williams, P. __ __ __ The faces of women flowed through his memory. __ __ __ But in order to do that I have to lay out a range of terms and explain my own motives in attempting this attempt. __ __ . __ __ Of course, I have always felt authentic in regard to writing and thinking and throughout my youth I always thought that I would leave Tasmania like everyone else to seek my fortune on lustrous pavements somewhere else. __ __ __ These are the harbour side suburb's others: samey, familiar, hokey, daggy, comforting, claustrophobic, stifling, narrow-minded and prissy: In the soft, unseasonable warmth the village seemed comfortable and homelike - not dignified, not impressive, certainly not beautiful, but not unattractive. __ __ __ Now this kind of statement is not easy to categorise or indeed, to understand as anything other than an affront to the pale standards of academic truth. __ __ __ 1999. __ __ __ Lucky we have the safety net. __ __ , Gendered Contexts: New Perspectives in Italian Cultural Studies (New York: Peter Lang, 1996); Jill Forbes and Michael Kelly, eds. __ __ __ , The Economic Consequences of the Peace, Macmillan and Co. __ __ __ 195. __ __ __ If you put these two different kinds of inequality together, we are drawn towards the important academic debtate about recognition and redistribution. __ __ __ Sport seems to run according to different rules. __ __ __ The anthropologist Gell (1994) deploys the term 'technology of enchantment' to explain how an individual engagement with an object generates an object's agency. __ __ __ In other words, object and subjects are mutually inter-defined. __ __ __ Miller, D. __ __ __ What I hope to do here, then, is give our verbal exchanges a different kind of material substrate, transpose them into written words, slow them down and sharpen them up. __ __ , A User's Guide to German Cultural Studies (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1997); David Palumbo and Hans-Ulrich Gumbrecht, eds. __ __ __ The Poetics of Space, (trans. __ __ __ Were they fact or fiction? Did __ the cloak. __ __ __ There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy. __ __ __ Still our gino isn't much better than the U. __ __ __ Publications of the English Goethe Society, 68, 20-28. __ __ __ Then out it comes again, its chemistry changed, it returns to the heavens and new rain is born. __ __ __ For Proust involuntary memory is a felt quality found in the concrete or place. __ __ __ The harbour side suburb that vouchsafes the seductive offer, 'Be what you wanna be, do what you wanna do', also says, 'don't expect us to clean up after you when things get messy. __ __ __ I walk a darker line and one that is, for all that, nothing like the desert where heroes of edgy thinking skulk around all day waiting to inherit the empirical scale of time. __ __ __ chorus down. __ __ __ we capture life finally to make it stay and to gird our recollections of days no different from those we have, as if to make these days more than they are and embargo time with samples and choice. __ __ __ I wish I had some nice sausages for my lunch! You could call this a picaresque novel if you like but it's really much more like a tragedy. __ __ __ In this sense the following figure might be of use: Harbour side suburb Township Good Open Supportive Bad Oblivious Closed But this is a schematisation and also a generalisation. __ __ __ S. __ __ __ 48 (OECD 2006). __ __ __ The personal emplacement of the subject, its immersion in rivers of class meaning, racial projections, its own story, gathered from the outside, assigned to the place that marks the self inside the body or outside of it, makes Australian difference the sufficient cause (another fold) of an impressive arsenal of familiar (and contemptible), racist, anti-intellectual systems of production and exchange, vacancy control and stage-managed centralisation. __ __ __ Catching up with friends and family is tinged with sadness because it opens up the absence of contact and missed occasions. __ __ __ In The Social Life of Things: Commodities in Cultural Perspective. __ __ __ , Ill Fares the Land, Penguin, New York, 2010. __ __ __ (the technically superior European players were technically superior: To let the present be replaced by the future in election years. __ __ __ Cocoa prices have not kept pace with the cost of living. __ __ __ Latour(1996, p. __ __ __ ' Harbour side suburb is real even though it doesn't exist. __ __ __ i don't mind and didn't you sell a three hundred dollar dress just the other day. __ __ __ Bachelard, G. __ __ __ I think I've made about 150 bucks selling poems. __ __ __ Hobart was a genuine, bustling commercial centre in miniature. __ __ He was disappointed on both counts; in imputing an anonymity to the object of his adamic interpellation and in aiming so high in his conjugal ambitions. __ __ __ As children we are projected in love, this makes us brave and able to give that love back. __ __ __ Winnicott, D. __ __ __ For Thomas, the interest is not so much as to what objects are designed to be but what they have become. __ __ __ In response to this skimmy, selfish approach I have tried to read 'deeply'. __ __ Is such a move symptomatic of a fetishised identity politics that would produce an absolute irreducibility of competing discursive voices were it to be applied to a methodology for Cultural Studies? Or would such a development escape the cul-de-sac of the differend and open up discussion at the micro-cultural level that would surpass the debate around national versions in its detail and sensitivity to difference, thereby engendering new kinds of productive discussions and research synergies? Anthologies that embody the trend toward the nationalisation of place in Cultural Studies include Scott Denham, Irene Kacandes and Jonathan Petropolous, eds. __ __ __ Miller, D. __ __ __ And all of this coexists with the persistent images of home as a place of comfort, safety, and refuge (Mack, 1991:6). __ __ __ It is certainly the case that our understanding of home is shaped by the wider politics and in particular the social and economic inequalities. __ __ __ Not because it adduces Borges, who is himself a fabulist cliché, a certain kind of mystery/absurdist logic generator circulated within graduate seminars that may or may not exist anymore in the North or in populous, affluent centres of the Southern Cone. __ __ __ Cambridge: MIT Press, 1990, p. __ __ __ Dickens, C. __ __ __ Many human beings believe that humans are innately hierarchical animals. __ __ __ But often older men will just claim to have outdone the younger men in their own youth. __ __ __ Human beings are basically pitiful creatures with only the dimmest awareness of the full realities of life and the processes of causation that operate in our technological world. __ __ __ The idea of mediation also provides a clue here. __ __ __ Thus the sort of literature which is content to 'describe things', to provide nothing more that a miserable list of lines and surfaces, despite calling itself realist, is the furthest away from reality, the most impoverishing and depressing, because it unceremoniously cuts all communication between our present self and the past, the essence of which is retained in things, and the future, where things prompt us to enjoy it afresh. __ __ __ The degree to which we are open to the other effects our interpersonal relations in a fundamental way. __ __ __ Systems unpeel to other systems, there are closed of microcosms, closed off neighbourhoods, closed of mentalities. __ __ __ (Sartre in Ian Buruma, "Who Did Not Collaborate?", New York Review of Books, February 24 - March 9, 2011, Volume LVIII, Number 3, p. __ __ __ Jameson is a mysterious figure not least because he is based in the American as opposed to the Global south. __ __ __ Fredric Jameson has written before about the silliness of being in favour or opposition to what wasonce called postmodern culture. __ __ __ I think it's highly likely that the hegemon who gives the gift of recognition will, in the end, have given as much to themselves as they have given to the newcomer or fringe dweller that has been brought into the fold. __ __ __ Which is also to say that cosmopolitanism, with its definitive emphasis on openness, is largely the same kind of phenomenon wherever it is played out. __ __ __ wsj. __ __ __ How are we supposed to choose the register of our own work? - the work of the reader and the writer, bare knuckled opponents, blissful sweethearts, comrades in oblivion. __ __ __ Dear Brigitte, I would just like to say a special thank you for all your work during the past year preparing for the AAIR forum. __ __ __ Whilst the meaning of objects is reliant on humans, their effects on the social world are not dependent on the generation of meaning. __ __ __ For the first time the urban population of the earth will outnumber the rural. __ __ __ Try buying waterfront property on a retail wage. __ __ __ Recognition of this kind can be considered a cosmopolitan act of 'generosity', but I would like to contend here that such a gesture is not necessarily as generous as it first seems. __ __ __ But they all open out to the larger whole - even when this opening out goes unnoticed. __ __ __ But it is important here to remember that jameson's weight issues may well have been linked to anti-psychothic medication and or various forms of toneish meditation a la the magisters of Hesse's Castalia - which for me as for all clever insituionalised young people, was really only ever the story of my life and continues to be a guide. __ . __ __ __ But Jimi's got a lick that's better than both of ours. __ __ __ Mrs Dalloway, p . __ __ __ Pp. __ __ __ Here, the role of the CEO as the symbol of the company, the figure head and functional leader, game changer, negotiator of decision points, gives him the opportunity to make a claim to a decisive value- adding role that is easily measurable through signals such as share prices. __ __ __ This harbour side suburb is a fantastical beast, a chimera or a gryphon, part Blade Runner, part Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, part Dickension London, part Manhattan Transfer, part The Sheltering Sky, part American Psycho. __ __ __ The rules of engagement of both the diachronic and the depth analysis are not privileged here because of the profound de-valuing of fact-based narrativisation that drives my thinking. __ __ __ Show them the forms of monsterousness and the forms of beauty that are hidden in their lives, that have been pushed aside or promoted too vociferously. __ __ __ "habit is a stronger veld", captain markus, said the alexandrine copse. __ __ __ Surely Peter Carey doesn't think he's operating on that level? And the same can be said for every other writer, timely or untimely, brutish or fey. __ __ __ i slapped them all down, rebored 40k. __ __ __ H. __ __ __ My wife and I returned from Melbourne in our mid-twenties to raise children in close contact with our extended families, to buy an affordable mind and to 'give back to our local community'. __ __ __ Within my mouth you have enjailed my tongue, Doubly portcullised with my teeth and lips, And dull unfeeling barren ignorance Is made my gaoler to attend on me. __ __ __ A good example of this is electronic music. __ __ __ The heat of exchange, the motion of thought, turns the ideas to gas. __ __ __ Proust wrote of objects that they contain qualities in the following terms 'the unconscious silence which inanimate objects preserve' Proust is suggesting that our engagement with an object evokes a sensation that is more insightful than a rational recollection through memory. __ __ __ 2006. __ __ __ Maintaining full empathetic openness to the other, though, has always been demanding. __ __ __ He could expect to pass the farm and the responsibilities eventually to one of his nephews. __ __ __ where are they? in my drawer-manilla case notes, redact for publication. __ __ __ I think in the past I was seeking relationships that would enable me to show off basically or give me new rivals to compete with. __ __ __ I certainly never intend to undermine you. __ __ __ What are you supposed to do if you don't like eating at restaurants. __ __ __ Proust's work stands as an alternative to this modus videre. __ __ __ The oblivious critic is known by nobody but in his absence from the scene (like Dylan's jack of hearts) can make a claim to know the famous other precisely because this category is never undermined by friendship or proximity. __ __ __ A walk to this wicket gate, with all the fading nations, with Freud and Marx, Ovid and Aesop; cuts the skin as if it were leaves on a new codex. __ __ __ Put simply, if all human beings were valued equally, why would we need fiscal redistribution - undersirablo suburbs would becomes just as desirable as any other part of town, old cars would give you just as much status as a new car and so on. __ __ __ We can see things, but from our place and through our present perspective. __ __ __ onstitutional. __ __ __ Marcin, In Search of Schopenhauer's Cat: Arthur Schopenhauer's Quantum-Mystical Theory of Justice, Catholic University of America Press, 2006, p. __ __ __ __ __ Anonymity, for instance, is one of the cardinal virtues of the harbour side suburb and something coveted with particular vehemence by émigré's from the township. __ __ What is missing from this formulation, though, is a sensitivity to the generic conventions of two kinds of writing, one a historical and ethnographic form interested in the embedded placement of modernity, and the other a social scientific form more attuned to the delineation of trends, statistical models and broad synthetic shapes. __ The act of displacement that Windschuttle completes in Fabrication was also always a goal I had in mind when I began to think about the way that modernity's developmental trajectories have been played out here in Tasmania. __ But these speech acts are not hopelessly dispersed. __ __ __ This transposition however does not necessarily endorse or recuperate the dualistic distribution of political valency sometimes assigned to the cosmopolitical versus the bounded where the former is held up as an unalloyed good - progressive, enlightened, forward looking - while the latter is consigned to anachronistic irrelevance as retrograde, conformist and stifling. __ . __ __ __ Always it had started in a sort of cold-blooded wilfulness and ended in some mean, callous desertion. __ __ __ (eds) Visuality/Materiality: Images, Objects and Practices, Aldershot: Ashgate Press. __ When I began researching this book, I was not aware of the work Windschuttle was preparing for The Fabrication of Aboriginal History, but I was to run into his scholarship in the early stages of my own deliberations. __ . __ __ __ Speed and Other Liberties, Salt Publishing, Cambridge, 2008. __ This book consists of an extended introductory component followed by three sections that chart an uneven course through historical time from the invasion of Tasmania in 1803 to the present. __ __ __ How would you know if you'd done it. __ The second essay, "A Plural Line of Sight", moves forward in time to the age of hydro-electric industry, positioning a micro-history of Tasmanian industrialisation and a précis of the larger story of nature and modernity, between two readings of the phenomenological compression of wilderness and industry at two locations across the state. __ __ __ When a new mind needed building, he would organize it. __ __ __ Veblin, T. __ The modernity stream of the book charts a course through three different entanglements with modernity and modernisation. __ The third and final part of the modernity stream focuses on the emotional attachment that the Tasmanian population has formed with its electricity-generating history and infrastructure. __ This is an important achievement because it neutralises the shibboleth of a cheapened version of Derrida's "there is nothing outside the text", the disingenuous reductio ad absurdum that many critics of the deconstructive approach rehearse. __ [. __ __ __ Even though he is a dreadful writer and little more than a systemic expression, David Foster Wallace's (Dallas-Fort Worth) quote - no doubt chosen by the marketing department at Little, Brown or gathered by an epigraph harvester, "We fill pr-existing forms and when we fill them we change them and are changed" is useful here. __ __ __ (Proust Date) Conclusions What then? Here is where the chalet transforms itself from a mnemonic trigger to a storage device . __ __ __ . __ __ __ Hobart presents a good snapshot of what happens when openness, diversity, cafes and subcultures spread to the cosmopolitan township, or, indeed, the compact cosmopolitan city, but still run up against relative poverty, isolation, jingoism and boorishness. __ __ __ World Cups, Olympics. __ __ __ The decisive cosmopolitan antinomy - people are open or people are closed - is, I would like to suggest, a non-place-specific formulation. __ At any given point in the history of Tasmania, these two trajectories position their moments of enunciation as dialogical nodes connecting the past with the future. __ On the one hand, genocide and modernity are thematic clusters with historical form: objects of knowledge that are contained within the Tasmanian archive. __ __ __ html> viewed 24 March 2011> The line between relativism and pluralism is smeared and blurred and the dominance of both in a cultural setting creates serious problems because of the inevitable levelling of value and values that seems to follow in its wake. __ __ __ It takes effort to read and it is really only worthwhile because it is hard to do. __ __ __ My father is quite different. __ __ __ Thrift, N. __ __ __ So subjectivity is always emplaced in material world. __ __ __ The writing of A. __ The archive both records and enables different relations to the past, present and future that can be mapped. __ __ __ This is the exclusion that constitutes the writers privacy and their individuality especially when individuality is regarded as structural rather than absolute or transcendent or indeed, calimed by fiat. __ __ Quentin Skinner, however, has argued in relation to Charles Taylor's work on disenchantment that [w]e have come to believe that we ourselves are the sources and creators of the values by which we live. __ __ __ The repetitions. __ __ __ (Proust 2003:193) In this passage Proust is suggesting that mere description can never capture experience. __ My point here is that through time the enfolding of language, opinion and fact performed by the archive takes different forms. __ __ __ Objects shape the world in ways that humans do. __ __ __ Objects are always in a process of transformation and translation. __ Initially, the entire thrust of my project was directed toward a reversal of the notion that Tasmania had been left behind by modernity. __ To address the problem of signal to noise presented by this formulation, this book targets the narrow frequency ranges of genocide and modernity, providing a provisional and partial tabulation of their unfolding through the Tasmanian archive. __ __ __ As such, most anti-cosmopolitan gestures are small, mundane and curmudgeonly. __ These two trajectories mirror each other, I contend, in that the first embodies a collective despair and recuperates its emotional charge from the past, while the latter embodies a collective hope and looks forward to the future. __ __ __ Our ways of seeing are increasingly subject to routine and distraction with the results that what we know is superficial. __ __ Businessmen work in the shadows building cartels and monopolies and sometimes as in the failed mineral super tax, the two forces confront one another or are forced to use various forms of propaganda to gain public approval for their position. __ __ __ The notion of romantic materialism can be used to convey what Proust is alluding to. __ __ __ What is the origin of the thirst for change? What is the source of this discontent? Why do people break down so dramatically in the face of uncomfortable truth? Why do universities allow students to study unreason? If one cannot speak to the other in a shared language, or if that shared language has too many dark dips and corners where other ideas lurk, why must it be so hard for both parties to admit that they are unsure of what they are saying? Why would it occur to someone that another person is intimidated by them, when this other is really doing her best to understand at all? To misrecognise an earnest tolerance and conscientious curiosity for signs of intimidation suggests a large chasm of misunderstanding that one would expect from people of vastly different cultures, nations or tribes perhaps. __ At face value, the national significance of Windschuttle's book would appear to lie in its bold contention that respected, high-profile historians like Lyndall Ryan and Henry Reynolds had deliberately doctored empirical data so as to underline emphatically their argument that the Australian colonial frontier was, in the first instance, a site of carnage and, in the second, of organised, guerilla resistance. __ __ __ So she might be a doctor. __ __ __ For Bourdieu, the meanings we attach to objects are, to a large degree, externally imposed by the consumer values and ideology. __ This tranche of developments is serendipitous in the context of this book because it brings home the fact that "minor" places can attain a "major" significance if they are looked at in an expedient light. __ The colony of Van Diemen's Land, as it was originally known, comes first because it has long been regarded as the worst-case scenario. __ By historicising the archival articulations that are the primary objects of my investigations, I mimic the forms of language that carry them "officially" from the past into the present. __ In combination with the purchase of three vessels, aptly titled Spirit of Tasmania I, II and III, for plying the Bass Strait between Tasmania and the Australian mainland, I aim to show here that the collective decision to retain public control of the Hydro-Electric Commission marks a partial re-enchantment of the state. __ __ P R E F A T O R Y How are we to conceive of the [archive], if it corresponds neither to the archive in the strict sense - that is, the storehouse that catalogs the traces of what has been said, to consign them to future memory - nor to the Babelic library that gathers the dust of statements and allows for their resurrection under the historian's gaze. __ Sections two through four comprise the detailed reading of the Tasmanian archive. __ __ __ As she writes 'by narrating stories about and around the objects they display in their homes, individuals can account for identities that otherwise might not be immediately present or presentable'. __ __ __ High poetic speech has no clear place in our society especially when our political leaders aree bound by technical nuance and muffled checks by media advisors. __ __ __ 9 - Japan and New Zealand best - 4. __ To this end, this book also looks at how large-scale, abstracted socio-cultural logics play themselves out on a local stage. __ __ __ Authors, of course, are my friends as well and when I write I feel as if I am writing to them and with them. __ Drawing on a theoretical model taken from Dipesh Chakrabarty's Provincializing Europe: Historical Difference and Postcolonial Thought (2000), this chapter proposes a reappraisal of a consummately modern concept - rationalisation - through an examination of the anti-rationalist refusal of privatisation enacted by the Tasmanian electorate in the 1998 state poll. __ __ __ Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. __ __ __ Proust's work shows that the significance of objects is not so much their material existence but their relational effects on the social world. __ See Margaretta Pos, "Jews upset by Mansell," 30 September, 2003. __ __ Following Chakrabarty's lead, a site-based analysis of the clash of disenchantment and re-enchantment in a non-European modernity makes possible the decentring of Euro-centric conceptions of the modern precisely because it demonstrates that the putatively modern and the putatively non-modern can act together within a frame that is itself inescapably modern. __ This rediscovery of identity is an instructive example of the way an archive can bear witness to a transformation in the rules governing what can and can't be said about a given place. __ __ __ Laing wrote about games that got tangled-up and ensnared the players. __ At others, I re-read episodes of Tasmanian history as if they refer to a concrete referent, a social totality or substantive extra-linguistic place. __ __ __ As your car fought its way across West Texas along Intersate 20 in the blistering heat and it felt as though you had been in the state for a week and had another week to go before you saw any sign of human life, they suddenly rose out of the emptiness like territorial forts. __ __ __ Or rather, what he might have meant had he added that, by not reading good books we will almost make ourselves stupid and bad. __ 226-46. __ To the reader well-versed in Tasmaniana, it proposes a re-inscription and a reassessment. __ Here, the archive is encoded through the work of Foucault so that it comes to designate "the system of relations between the unsaid and the said", or "the dark margin encircling and limiting every concrete act of speech. __ . __ Each of these three parts is given a temporal heading that performs an uneven periodisation: uneven, because this is not the kind of reconstructive thesis that purports to tell a story stretched out along a linear chronology. __ __ __ But can we expect anyone else to be interested? How odd it must feel to know that the words you write have a guaranteed audience. __ The novel is social, the author of the novel thinks socially. __ The discovery of Zygmunt Bauman's influential work Modernity and the Holocaust (1989) seemed to take this path in an intriguing direction so I followed it, first, to Henry Reynolds' An Indelible Stain: The Question of Genocide in Australian History (2001), then to Bill Thorpe and Raymond Evans' thoroughgoing demolition of Windschuttle's Quadrant pieces from the mid-1990s, "Indigenocide and the Massacre of Aboriginal History" (2001). __ __ __ In the end, he is really quite old, one could almost say, well, if not really elderly, almost. __ __ __ S. __ It has a secondary function, however, that derives from its place in Giorgio Agamben's discourse on Emile Benveniste's "The Semiology of Language" as described in Remnants of Auschwitz: The Witness and the Archive. __ __ __ A hierarchy here has something to do with power and aptitude. __ The modernity thread that runs through this book was thus, almost from the outset, intimately bound up with the genocide thread. __ Rather, their mutually constitutive arising subtends an antinomy of place and language. __ By drawing attention to the way the archive encloses the material conditions that make possible a given statement, Agamben prevents the "virtuality" of the discourse itself from entirely eclipsing the objects to which it is wed. __ 48. __ This kind of substitution is nothing new in its own right, other parts of Australia have long been invoked as worthy settings for the telling of national narratives: the Victorian goldfields of The Fortunes of Richard Mahony, the innercity Sydney slums of Bobbin Up or the Melbourne bohemia of Monkeygrip. __ The intermingling of these dialectical opposites through the visual experience of the perceiving subject metaphorises the ideational splitting that produces the complementary definitions of wilderness and nature in modernity. __ To my knowledge, the explosion of debate blasted into the public sphere by Windschuttle's book, is the first and only instance of "official" Tasmanian history being used to re-write an "official" Australian history. __ __ __ (2001) 'Thing thoery' Critical Enquiry 28, 1. __ Throughout the history of the Tasmanian archive both genocide and modernisation have been made the subject of contested, affectively charged statements, propositions and utterances. __ Those historians now upheld as the most reputable on the subject assure us that the Tasmanian Aborigines were subject to a 'conscious policy of genocide'. __ __ __ New York and London: Routledge. __ To the uninitiated, it serves as a general introduction. __ Michel Foucault, The Archaeology of Knowledge, translated by Alan Sheridan (London: Tavistock Publications, 1972), p. __ __ __ The OPEC response to American support for Israel's end game strike on Palestine and the failed anchovy fisheries that inflated the cost of agricualtural production at around the same time, kicked off a reset of the culrual logics of the west that endangerd central semiotic categories such as newness, originality, the genius, reality, truth and so on. __ __ __ Every world is as knowable as it is unknowable. __ The temporalisation of the book is the first order of its organisation, but there is a second order that is equally important. __ 144-45. __ The optic through which we examine a place and its symbolic economies needs to be well chosen if we intend to succeed in this task. __ If the Tasmanians won't face up to [selling the Hydro-Electric Commission], their future is as a declining offshore craft and produce market, kept afloat by handouts from mainland taxpayers who may, one day, revolt. __ . __ Windschuttle writes: Although the series starts in Tasmania, it will eventually cover the whole of the continental mainland. __ __ __ (1987). __ Mikhail Bakhtin, Problems of Dostevsky's Poetics, translated by Caryl Emerson, (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1984), pp. __ There is no possibility in this thesis that the plane of my discourse will be destroyed. __ __ In his forward to W. __ __ __ Select Bibliography: Appiah, K. __ Keith Windschuttle's much publicised challenge to "orthodox" accounts of civilisational interaction on the Australian frontier, The Fabrication of Aboriginal History Volume One: Van Diemen's Land 1803-1847 (2003), had just been published and a lively, multiform and oftentimes downright nasty debate was only just hitting its stride. __ __ __ (2001) 'Rights of passage: On the liminal identity of art in the border zone', in F. __ __ __ co. __ It is both about, and constitutive of, Tasmania in a social-symbolic sense. __ It encloses a language that is anchored to speakers, places and events: phenomena that translate matter into meaning. __ Aram Veeser, ed. __ __ __ The irreproachability of a claim to honour philosophy provision in a hypothetical context --we have the space, we have the skills, we have the materials- constantly butts up against the reality of the private control of land on a large scale and the determination of non-property holders to work towards securing their own post-mortgage title. __ . __ Some of them are bound together in contingent assemblage by their collective emergence from a series of shared moments of inauguration. __ __ __ We say these words in an off-hand way that does little to conceal our more pressing need to condemn and rebuke. __ __ __ In Howard's End, E. __ The two contrapuntal trajectories of genocide and modernity carry this suspension over into the pragmatic unfolding of place identity in Tasmania. __ __ __ King, P. __ __ __ Perhaps this cosmopolitan equality of recognition renders us all finally in the same shades of grey. __ __ __ As I am cynical, I would say that this form of writing is often indicative of the overriding priority to show off and demonstrate expertise rather than provide elucidation. __ __ __ Reading provides a way for me to reflect on my own life experiences. __ __ __ Nestle vendors in the slums of Rio -awesome! It's all good. __ __ __ (Thomas 1991:25) Instead, Thomas claims that any attempt to establish a typology of meaning around subject object relations will close off the other ways in which objects perform. __ __ __ Anyone who has been to London knows what a hell-hole of inequality it is and travelling to Paris on eurostar only hammers home the fact when the supposedy arrogant and aloof French turn out to be delightful, welcoming and joyous (in April!). __ __ __ All of a sudden I can see the wisdom in your approach. __ From the time of Trukanini's death until the modern Aboriginal rights movement found its feet, the archive carried the place of Aboriginality as a present absence imprinted in fading ink on its corpus. __ __ __ . __ __ __ But these three kings, at least, have yet to proffer the usual gifts of gold and incense and myrrh. __ Volume One of The Fabrication of Aboriginal History is dedicated solely to an examination of the landmark events of the Tasmanian genocide - the Risdon Massacre, the Cape Grim Massacre and so on - but it is also clearly looking outward: to the other editions in the trilogy that are to follow, and to the field of Australian Aboriginal history and politics more generally. __ __ __ "Basically, an event is what decides about a zone of encyclopedic indiscernibility" (TW 147). __ __ __ Well how about this? Do you feel like you fit into Hobartian ways and would you be less lonely and more adventurous if you were back in London? Don't worry I'm not going to suggest a trip to Brazzaville. __ The heuristic division of Tasmania's cultural temporality into three parts reflects the phenomenal "truth" that the people of this island worked and lived in a social cosmos that was always on the way toward becoming something other than what it was. __ Notes Jacques Derrida, Archive Fever: A Freudian Impression, translated by Eric Prenowitz (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1996). __ Because the archive responds to the being of language, as well as to its fecundity of meaning, its location is simultaneously discursive and material. __ That the diegesis of Flanagan's novel is set within the temporal parameters of the section is not the main issue here because other material that clearly falls outside its range allows the chapter to function. __ __ __ But I still don' know why you say you're so lonely. __ __ __ Religious philosophy that considers God (a non-human actor) for instance or Walter Benjamin in the arcades, or Sennet's Hidden Injuries of Class (ideological Hardt and Engri Homo Homo - mediaion We were wrong in suggesting that "modernity has failed to Calling this move post-social also seems counterintuitive as it aims to be more social, more extra-human than the 'humanist' hegemony of atomised rational utility maximisers. __ __ __ I am paid to deliver these mysterious 'practical' jurisdiction bound documents consistently, thereby staking my labour value at exactly thirty two dollars and ten cents an hour. __ Poetics on the other hand, and I think this is Greenblatt's point, can best be thought as a private, but not reactionary, attempt to order the world through language. __ __ * In recent writings, Richard Jenkins. __ The past survives for my purposes as a loose collection of fragments that need not always be shaped by a strong narrative trajectory. __ __ __ An event is the naming of something for which the 'encyclopedia of knowledge' had no language; it is the calling into existence what the situation (the encyclopeadia) did not allow. __ In spite of this permeability, these divisions have their usefulness. __ If destruction is set in train, it is surely a creative destruction. __ __ __ To be not-quite cosmopolitan might be worse a fate than to be way off the mark: A short stroll from any of the major hotels or transit points you'll find Tasmania's premier commercial centre Hobart's CBD. __ As a temporalised assemblage of freestanding essays, the threads of continuity that hold it together are the contrapuntal problematics of genocide and modernisation. __ " The archive in this sense does not bring together the content of what has been written or said about Tasmania but, rather, marks the conditions of its "sayability", the material but non-communicative dimensions that attend every act of enunciation. __ It also reaches back, however, to draw on primary material from the field diaries of George Augustus Robinson that is then re-situated in a contemporary context. __ __ __ The social inclusion report here said 13 percent were excluded which is not such a bad result. __ Neither place nor discourse are collapsed into one another in this equation. __ This mimicry, it needs be said, is more akin to tribute than to parody, incorporating the linearity of the hegemonic historical forms without necessarily honoring their content. __ In the case of Modernity Studies, the objective is to situate my reading of a non-metropolitan, peripheral modernity in the context of the increasingly large body of work interested in de-centring modernity from its traditional homelands in Europe and North America. __ __ __ 159-173) Habermas, Jurgen. __ Each of the three sections that make up the body of the text includes an essay written in accordance with the tonal oppositions of the two contrapuntal trajectories of genocide and modernity. __ __ __ 69. __ The archive provides us with a way to link language games to specific places even as those places are in part a product of the discourses that they anchor. __ The last chapter of this thesis is filed under the rubric of restoration, a decision prompted by the recognition that the texts with which it engages are of an extended historical moment defined by full presence, and the awareness that the question of genocide in Tasmanian history has only been taken up properly in the wake of this re-materialisation. __ 3. __ The hypostatisation of a fluid, lived temporality thus enacted is as essential as it is ultimately inadequate. __ Part three, encloses an interval of one hundred and two years, from the death of the "last Tasmanian" Trukanini to the screening of Tom Haydon's documentary The Last Tasmanian: A Story of Genocide (1978). __ The genocide thread moves from the moment of European "settlement" in Tasmania to the "extinction" of the Aborigines after Trukanini's death. __ __ __ We argue that Proust's work is significant because in many ways his writings anticipate the insights provided by scholars such as Daniel Miller and Pierre Bourdieu. __ The contrapuntal method, as I develop it in this thesis then, is a private, a personal, and, hopefully, a poetic approach. __ __ __ In the township on the other hand, support networks abound. __ __ __ In recent years, for instance, CEOs of large companies have managed to negotiate rapidly ballooning salaries that now factors up to 300 times the wages of their 'normal' employees. __ __ __ blogspot. __ My account of the story of how Tasmania came to be a place of genocide and a place of modernity is split between the two registers under examination. __ But these cartographies are always partial, it needs to be remembered, for the same reason that periodisation always presents as an affront to the organic streams of lived temporality. __ A fluid, permeable entity, the Tasmanian archive is a mobile site where the text and talk of everyday discursivity are gathered together. __ Perhaps we might more precisely describe their operative dimension as multilateral or omni-directional. __ What is unique here, and it needs to be noted that we are talking historical rather than fictional discourse, is that Tasmania now becomes the exemplary locus for the staging of an historiographical performance that seeks to reorder an entire sub-disciplinary terrain that is itself the setting for a variety of important debates about nationhood, racism and cultural identity. __ In the case of a concrete location like Tasmania, the very physicality of a statement reflected in the archive connects that statement to the place it names. __ The form of this interrogation is dialectical. __ __ __ Inevitably many gifted young thinkers and communicators will be squeezed out of the system for Be a philosopher, be a mummy, represent monotono-theism by a gravedigger-mimicry ! - And away, above all with the body , that pitiable idde fixe of the senses! Infected with every error of logic there is, refuted, impossible even, notwithstanding it is impudent enough to behave as if it actually existed!'. __ After the screening of Haydon's film, however, the archive changed irrevocably to accommodate a retrospectively reconstructed continuity of existence and a present tense being-in-the-world. __ __ __ Another line of argument here is that the game-any game, it doesn't matter which-has declined as they have got older and today's players may be more powerful or more professional but they lack the grace, elegance, humility of the older generation. __ How, it asks, is the universal language of modernity given a regional inflection in Tasmania? What, it inquires, does a non-metropolitan modernity look like up-close? When, it poses, will it be possible to read a genocidal logic into a historical trajectory without invoking the Jewish Holocaust? Through an engagement with these and other questions, this book challenges the established ways of thinking about the island that I call home. __ __ __ The home holds and reflects (distorts) our fantasies about escaping from the battle fields of social fear, pecking orders, anxieties and absurdities that we hear so much about and that we witness with our own eyes every day (tree-change, sea-change). __ __ __ 900 The Schopenhauer family was wealthy and well-connected, and seems to have had a cosmopolitan propensity for travel and for language. __ __ In his introduction to the anthology Enduring Enchantments, Dube argues that the "idea of modernity rests on a rupture. __ __ In Chakrabarty's own example of how the experience of political modernity in India undermines the historicist project at the same time as its narration remains inextricably tied up with it, the promise of progress comes in the form of a conditional offer of national independence that is deferred on the grounds that its potential recipients are not yet civilised enough to rule themselves. __ Here, the telling of a national story, a story with national consequences, takes as its initial subject matter a set of localised events. __ __ __ , & M. __ There is a caveat that needs to be added to my delineation of the concept of the archive. __ The idea of naming a time - Van Diemonian, Tasmanian, Global - emerges out of a combination of fact and feeling that orientated my investigations. __ This thesis is an attempt at a poetics of culture cast in terms that draw on Stephen Greenblatt's framing of the project. __ __ __ and Tolia-Kelly, P. __ __ __ pp. __ __ __ Logically they should have been united, not only by the common bond of oil that had kept them in clothes for sixty years, but by the bonds of loneliness. __ Unless, of course, this falling apart takes place in the ear of the reader. __ __ __ It is still part of philosophy's purview to reread, deconstruct and intervene in unhelpful, inaccurate and divisive philosophy policies, conversations and prejudices; ways of knowing that treat the home as a docile body, a foreign object, bricks and mortar- an object central to our lives but ultimately separate from us. __ , The New Historicism, (New York: Routledge, 1989), p. __ The Tasmania archive trespasses into the order of things. __ __ __ This moment of "harmony of minds" is added to that of a "harmony with the nature of things". __ __ __ . __ __ __ Proust in effect fetishises objects in his novel by recording the intense feelings that these objects generate. __ This book places a frame around a collection of moments that carry a special resonance within the Tasmanian archive. __ __ __ Become a landlord. __ The Tasmanian archive is the locus for the storage of utterances that concern Tasmania, but it also plays a part in ushering a discursively mediated Tasmania into being. __ One of the goals of this book is to theorise the means by which non-linguistic experience of a given location becomes, under the influence of archival energy, a communicable matrix for the construction of place. __ At stake here was the official vision of the human landscape and race-relations of early European Australia. __ __ __ In either case, the epistemological resources of the home are indispensible to our attempts to develop a means of reading the shape of the world, of mapping our own place onto the striated imaginary of that world amid the cross currents of social meaning. __ The story of modernity in Tasmania mobilises a socio-political entity anterior to discourse, while the story of genocide as a meta-historical debate maps the surface of a field that is primarily rhetorical. __ __ __ Patterson, Harmondsworth: Penguin. __ __ __ 195. __ __ __ Faith in our Discipline: Poetry with Sociology after time in the New West. __ In its mediating capacity, the archive operates in an open-ended present, giving inflection to future orientations and retrospective reconstructions. __ In the case of genocide, I seek to locate my own analysis in a less specific sense by presenting a survey and typology of the terms in which the Tasmanian genocide has appeared across a range of literatures. __ Rather, they enter the agon in the company of future projections on apparently unrelated matters like the future of old growth logging to produce an ensembled dialogue, an echolalia that rolls the mnemonics of Tasmania's past into the wall of sound through which the present itself becomes audible. __ __ __ Hobart City Council, Living in Hobart, Mignolo, W. __ caprice and arbitrary rule are the prerogative of feeling, the way oppressive feeling taxes your last dime and leaves your palette smudged and dry from heavy, caustic air. __ __ *Monkeys Pay Per View : Adaptive Valuation of Social Images by Rhesus Macaques, Deaner, Khera, latt, Current Boiology, vol15: 543-48 march 29 Superstars are created who possess some attribute that is way beyond that of the normal man or woman. __ you sense her loneliness out of place there in the pine forest with that well drilled right through the kitchen floor. __ Europe and the Americas, the only true subjects of history, have thought out on our behalf not only the script of colonial enlightenment and exploitation, but also that of our anti-colonial resistance and postcolonial misery. __ Here Sartre shifted the emphasis of the definition away from intention to the effects of campaigns of occupation and colonisation: The proof of genocide, [Sartre] asserted lies in the results of policy, not in the intentions by which it may be undertaken. __ hopeless poet. __ 9; Bobbi Sykes, "A Re-make: This Time with a Camera," Filmnews, (January 1979), p. __ References to the Tasmanian genocide are legion across a range of discursive terrains emanating from the four corners of the world. __ with sped up wafts of jerky vine - anything but luck can hear good value. __ The density and range of this work clears the way for site-based analyses of alternative, non-European modernities that do more than merely regather their subject matter in the net of orthodox modernisation theory. __ The colligation of these diverse particles into discourses takes place when certain enunciative modalities are combined with grids of specification mobilised at particular institutional locations to establish a terrain of objects and practices that do not exceed the workings of the discourse itself: Discursive relations are not, as we can see, internal to discourse: they do not connect concepts or words with one another; they do not establish a deductive or rhetorical structure between propositions or sentences. __ __ And, anyway, many scholars now contend that the venerable tradition of academic autonomy has been monstered to such an extent by administrative burdens, competitive grant rounds and output measurement, that it barely exists anymore in anything like the shape it has traditionally taken. __ __ In comparison to other OECD countries, the latest data available in the year 2000, shows that Australia sat at around the middle rank (ranked 12 out of 26 reported OECD countries from the highest to the lowest inequality) with a Gini coefficient of 0. __ __ Miller, D. __ Not unexpectedly, it is more recent American economists who allow this fear and confusion to surface much more overtly. __ Haydon's film, which serves as the most significant vehicle for Jones's particular narrativisation of colonial contact in Tasmania is one of the foundation stones for the reading of genocide into that history. __ The whimsical patrician nonchalance which suffuses all of Galbraith's writing in this instance conceals a considerable anxiety which is stretched to breaking point early on in the text when he argues that, in a certain sense, the Depression was actually a worthwhile experience, a salutary lesson on human nature and the fatuity of hubris: Historians and novelists always have known that tragedy wonderfully reveals the nature of man. __ Kindleberger, for instance, attempts to absolve his fellow economists of any responsibility for the Depression by arguing that it was at the complicated interface of theory and public policy that it was made inevitable. __ new cracks opened up in the walls of the front bedroom. __ International writers routinely compare the actions of the British in Tasmania with the Spaniards in Mexico, the Belgians in the Congo, the Turks in Armenia and Pol Pot in Cambodia. __ __ Gibson, J. __ it glowed with heat and static form the pigs were quiet in the swill. __ In the context of the process of development traced out in John Stuart Mill's "On Representative Government" that makes universal education the necessary precondition of universal suffrage, the Indian decision to give the vote to its entire adult population upon gaining independence stands, to Chakrabarty's eyes, as an exemplary gesture of counter-historicism. __ everyone wants her car. __ i didn't say i'd studied that image of the two of you together. __ price levels moved within a narrow band. __ Fantasies of perfect uniformity are just that, Orwellian, Huxleyian myths of a world where texture and colour and character have been removed by some centrally planned, Corbusian architectonics. __ Its purple tone at evening fall isn't like Table Mountain's shade. __ __ But only God is perfect. __ Despite these very great differences, I believe that a certain analogical similarity can be detected in the structure of these two things. __ __ I wish I had some nice sausages for my lunch! You could call this a picaresque novel if you like but it's really much more like a tragedy. __ Naturally the psyche of no one individual economist is structured like this, the economic consciousness is an imaginary amalgam inductively extrapolated from economic discourse as a whole system. __ __ But the opposition of birth and death is not something that can be pushed aside as mere rhetoric. __ __ "You cannot conquer Time," an unheeding lover is warned by the clocks of the city. __ In so far as it operates as a reservoir of collective significations, the archive is also infused with the power of the super-ego, of the internalised externality. __ and i too feel that hollow there inside my ribs, as if i was not one, but more, a vapour trail perhaps or tree as i in televised redoubt. __ C. __ For those possessed of capital, cultural and otherwise, a new optimism is gathering momentum. __ Rather, they enter the agon in the company of future projections on apparently unrelated matters like the future of old growth logging to produce an ensembled dialogue, an echolalia that rolls the mnemonics of Tasmania's past into the wall of sound through which the present itself becomes audible. __ __ Animals are often ill. __ __ 86. __ The play of difference that Chakrabarty extracts from his archive is activated and contained by the "not yet" uttered by the imperial someone to the colonial nobody. __ The external connections that link a modernity that has become alienated from its European origins, and indeed from its European history, with the loci of its regional adaptation sets the scene for the identification of fragments of the modern in an inexhaustible well of empirical data and closes off the possibility of prioritising or privileging the Europeanness of modernity. __ . __ i don't mind and didn't you sell a three hundred dollar dress just the other day. __ __ He is basically a recluse and the reason for that is he feels superior to most other people but they don't seem to agree with him. __ Hegel-Marx; Lacoue Labarthe the front of horse its withers cracked. __ It traverses the changing physical terrains too, and in omitting so much as it does so, suggests that any attempt to account fully for Tasmanianness through such a survey will necessarily fail. __ __ Whose to say, maybe his essays would have been better than his films. __ __ (2001) 'Rights of passage: On the liminal identity of art in the border zone', in F. __ borrowed amp. __ To this end then, we come to a question. __ This convolution has a history, of course, but pre-determination does not necessarily constitute a defence. __ __ There are a succession of depictions, the most notable and well known is the tasting of the madeleine cake soaked in tea, uneven paving stones in the courtyard of the home of the Guermantes family which serves as catalyst for a lasting and involuntary memory. __ __ Hoskins, J. __ After summarising some of the violent encounters between the Aborigines and the Europeans, Tatz concludes that: This wasn't simply a murderous outbreak of racial hatred. __ __ On a global scale, capital was more concentrated and predatory than ever, and the working class had actually increased in size. __ For his part, Jenkins points us in the direction of a set of ostensibly anti-modern practices, faiths, creeds and imaginations that still exert a sway over the habitual orientations of modern individuals. __ In its capacity as a resource for the construction of place, the Tasmanian archive blurs the boundaries between the mnemonic systems of the preconscious, the conscious and the unconscious. __ we seldom laugh because we're cold. __ __ Over 20 years ago, Arien Mack, writing for the journal 'Social Research', put an explanation for this subjective splitting in the following terms. __ __ His mind moved backwards, over his ten years of adult life. __ For our purposes here, what is in question is how this chain is connected up to a number of textual sites that deal specifically with the decimation and displacement of the Aboriginal Tasmanians. __ The multiplicitous killings of Aboriginals on the Tasmanian frontier may have been perpetrated under the influence of motivations that we would now understand as genocidal but that genocidality was never articulated at the level of the letter. __ Wolfgang Mommsen provides a useful précis of the differences between these two forms of reason: By 'formal' rationality is meant the strategy of adapting one's own conduct of life to the pre-determined purposes of the kind that the capitalist system has imposed on modern man. __ the soaring, jeering, stupid crowd. __ born without ancestors, cut from the ground of being. __ lines, its county signs, all contrived to magnify the things we do, to make them more remote or give the potentates their little kingdoms. __ what did they say at the casino and at don camillo. __ shimmering riffs. __ __ In that case the surface upon which this note is preserved, the pocket-book or sheet of paper, is as it were a materialized portion of my mnemic apparatus, the rest of which I carry about with me invisible. __ i speak to you as outboard kin who traded in the whole of us for angling from the land mass shelf at human truth, a fool's crusade for essence, power, sex and blood the bottom doesn't shoulder much, it can't its spirit broke, it cannot shield or take a punch, i know but am not of it, yet i could face up to riddled hope, and shoulder loss. __ To cut a long story short, I contend that the urgency with which Gaonkar endorses non-Western site-based analyses of the discrepant careers of modernity also applies in the case of sub-national settler-locations like Tasmania. __ i'll buy a flat round dish for figs and meet him at the crooked tree. __ __ Everyone else I have already defeated. __ __ Consider for example Latour's (1999:10) argument that 'things do not exist without being full of people and the more modern and complicated they are, the more people swarm through them'. __ __ Right now, for me there is nobody I can talk to about ideas in a specialised way - at Melbourne uni it was just endless conversations, absolutely amazing for me coming from Hobart, but ultimately too much, too soon. __ my craft will not be missed. __ The spelling "Trukanini" is favoured by the Palawa people in Tasmania today. __ The discovery of Zygmunt Bauman's influential work Modernity and the Holocaust (1989) seemed to take this path in an intriguing direction so I followed it, first, to Henry Reynolds' An Indelible Stain: The Question of Genocide in Australian History (2001), then to Bill Thorpe and Raymond Evans' thoroughgoing demolition of Windschuttle's Quadrant pieces from the mid-1990s, "Indigenocide and the Massacre of Aboriginal History" (2001). __ __ Proust, M. __ __ Raymond B. __ The Aboriginal genocide, Mudrooroo suggests, is just as "important" as the Shoah, and the sensitivity with which people approach the attempted destruction of European Jewry should be applied to the Aboriginal case. __ __ (1991) 'Home A place in the world; editor's introduction' Social Research 51 (1) 5-8. __ __ (Eds) 1986 Introduction: commodities and the politics of value. __ Instead, we must make do with the fading residue of this experience preserved in the journals of Tasman, François Peron, Jacques Labilliardière and Nicholas Baudin. __ __ . __ and then some kind of polyphonic chore. __ __ . __ __ It can coordinate and direct our orientations, inform our opinions, give content to snap summations and imbue instant impressions with a decisive valency: I hate you/I like you; I grew here/You flew here; You're like me/You're not like me; I belong here/You have no right to be here. __ Would Windschuttle's livid, lucid, revisionist prose finally give us just cause to remove the "black armbands", the hair shirts of postcolonial shame, that we have worn since becoming cognizant that the processes of land acquisition and pastoral development in this country were anything but a peaceable affair? I say face-value because there is another, more obscured because epistemological, dimension along which the Windschuttle intervention spins the resources of history into its novel web. __ the poem you found at the end of the warren shoving an Algerian from his nest of plastic seats- when you turned him over he looked like a 2nd empire tortoise not some victim/symbol of gaulish bloody mindedness half-coherent spray about the great novel of Martello towers, bowls of broken bread, breast milk, sodomy and astroturf. __ At the same time, however, historical actors went about their business at the various stages of Tasmania's socio-cultural transformation with an orientation to the future that was nothing if not self-consciously modernising. __ But as with any social organism, the metastases of dis-ease are heavily localised. __ The mantle of victimhood could be interiorised into the narrative voice to lay bare the savagery of the invading Europeans. __ __ . __ __ There is, however, another direction in which the semantic energies generated by the term cosmopolitan take us. __ __ It can also have some relationship to the idea of equality before the law and to human rights discourse and enforcement - we are all equally entitled to free speech, to freedom of religion and so on. __ Dorothy Hewitt, Bobbin Up (London: Virago, 1985). __ __ Male rhesus macaques sacrificed fluid for the opportunity to view female perinea and the faces of high-status monkeys but required fluid overpayment to view the faces of low-status monkeys. __ __ " But even now, I run hot and cold with people, sometimes it clicks and the relationships are sweet and easy. __ 'It was', he writes, 'the only text that he remembers in no sense as a labour but as a joy' (12). __ In other words, in the modernity stream, I do the work of abstraction, framing a series of engagements with the problematics of modernity as instantiations of modernity in the Tasmanian archive. __ " From the angle I take here, the poles of literal materiality and spectral evanescence are not irrevocably sundered. __ During this period, the economy remained primarily agricultural, but a mineral boom on the West Coast provided a miniaturised version of the Victorian gold rushes, halting the population outflow and restoring a level of confidence to local business interests, particularly those based in Launceston. __ 89 when you returned, i told you what i'd done; the cake, the cds, the books. __ __ 195. __ __ 2000, da capo press All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others - George orwell , Animal Farm. __ Yet they are not relations exterior to discourse, relations that might limit it, or impose certain forms upon it, or force it, in certain circumstances, to state certain things. __ i shuffle and arch at the shoulders. __ The fictional adjustments of history at play here are notable: Walyer was not captured until the middle of December 1830, Punch did not join the party for travel by river and Robinson never met the Lieutenant Governor in Launceston. __ But the metaphor of the hammer should not be misunderstood. __ The offer being made to the Tasmanian electorate was essentially utilitarian. __ 31 this knowledge that i have is missed by lights and curried crowds, they fight my truth, which shrinks so quick, the turtles head, i claim no claim, although i know the animals. __ __ I wish to contend here that this duality can be imported into a spatial imaginary that codes cities - especially large cities with dense and numerous trade links to other parts of the world - as cosmopolitan, while assigning the status of provinciality, homogeneity or backwardness to the countryside and smaller regional cities and towns. __ mixed with wet. __ they live and breathe and climb the stairs and never know which way is up. __ __ Driving rain is close to the Freudian conception because the drive is immanent to the driven, or is compartmentalised so the id becomes a motor, the ego a vehicle and the superego a set of traffic rules, petrol prices, climativ conditions (including driving rain and air as pure as the driven snow. __ Robert Manne, "The Tragedy is Compounded by the Absurdity," Sydney Morning Herald, (25 August 2003). __ __ What is clear from Ginzburg's work and from Greenblatt's too is that the past is another country, and that they do do things differently there. __ waiting for the grant and vision, hoping for a crowd. __ and northern hunger, crescent, tiled stretch and soul and spoon of whack. __ contingent honeymoon when all the lithuanians chip in. __ It is held firm, I wish to contend, by the agency of the letter, by the power of the signifier. __ Society becomes the sum totality of individual economic actors mobilising to maximise utility. __ The conversations that give form to this complex are carried out in different dialects and discourses, in a multitude of forums from the local pub to the daily papers - there are three of them - from novels and film, to public policy and popular folklore. __ __ Harré, R. __ rich outsiders there to exploit the natural resources, to add jobs, to build the place. __ The recourse that is made to the tropology of the Holocaust thus marks an attempt to fill out the empty form of a witness-less event with a content that has been deterritorialised from its original position in a parallel historical discourse. __ Certainly his use of the two fateful words is the only instance of a novelic inscription that speaks to the literary corpus of Aboriginal Tasmania. __ " Calling the Tasmanian extirpation a "Final Solution", threatens to drown out the fragile mnemonic echoes of the colonial event, but it also stands as an alternative means of re-enforcing its status as genocide. __ The radical recontextualisation of the archive that Michel Foucault achieves in The Archaeology of Knowledge is more a blasphemy than an apostasy in light of this contested history. __ If the archive exists to preserve, it is also the object of a preservation. __ The history of the archive in Foucault scholarship is characterised by effacement and elision. __ In pursuit of property titles to legitimate his incursions, he instructed his agents to fabricate the legal documents when they couldn't be found. __ Even though historians have long held an interest in the mechanics of the archive, the "profusion of forums in which historians are joining archivists in new conversations about documentary evidence, record keeping and archival theory" marks a decisive moment in the life-cycle of academic and professional historiography. __ Louis XIV, he points out, made claims on German territory through an active intervention in the archive. __ Under the weight of this dizzying difference, the coherence of the archive threatens to give way. __ It appears to collapse temporality in its pervasive synchrony, preserving the mark of historicity only as an encoding of the following kind: statement content/date filed. __ ] The archive, particularly when understood as a depositary of unpublished records and documents, as opposed to the broadly diffused and widely available print "culture", promises what other scholars do not have, the uniquely juicy and justifying tidbit. __ Hypothetically speaking, Tasmania might have been discovered and settled without modernity - it was claimed by the Aboriginal people in this way after all - but the facts of history show us that it was. __ Is the very trope of Tasmania a burdensome agent of continuity that interferes with a more direct engagement with the particularities of given statements? Or should it be made the gravitational centre for the construction of a discrete discursive formation? The positing of discourse as a new modality for the organisation of statements tacitly implies that the statements with which it deals will be pre-discursive, that the allegiance to prior unities will be allegiances to non-discursive formations like the book or the oeuvre. __ The Premier of Tasmania, for instance, is endowed with a right to speak about the State as a unified object. __ Derrida's re-reading of psychoanalysis as a science of the archive; as a science of memory and of forgetting; as a science of the impression, invites further revisions of the concept at its centre. __ The Tasmanian archive is a metaphorical as well as a substantive repository of collective significations, but its most telling attribute is its productivity. __ If the dominant connotation of the signifier "archive" for this kind of historical endeavour is a resoundingly singular "truth", the existence of a multiplicity of archives reminds us that the referent to which the signifier is orientated remains stubbornly plural. __ It is held firm, I wish to contend, by the agency of the letter, by the power of the signifier. __ Here a moment of pre-discursivity is inserted into the history of the emergence of statements in the process of their very materialisation. __ They act through many conduits - the people who created them, the functionaries who managed them, the archivists who selected them for preservation and make them available for use, and the researchers who use them in constructing accounts of the past. __ Disparate discursive particles like the casual disparaging remark made by a tourist about the weather in Launceston or the fully developed oeuvre of James McQueen are consigned to the Tasmanian archive on the grounds that they share a constative predicate: the island and socius of Tasmania. __ If its contractors and agents are shaken out of solipsism by the communal character of the archive, it is important to remember that it, too, never works alone. __ A physical location or assemblage thereof acquires the character of place when the experience and memory of that location or assemblage of locations are rendered symbolizable and communicable under the influence of archival energy. __ A statement about Tasmania as site of depopulation is part of a social-demographic discourse. __ These twin histories take the form of a tight interlocking chain whose strands cannot be separated from one another without placing the structural integrity of the whole object in jeopardy. __ Immersed in Adda at the pub, safe in the company of trusted kinsmen, however, we sense that the archive speaks through us, that we are nothing but mediums for its refracted power. __ On Foucault's reading, the archive operates between the langue and the corpus. __ Archival studies, as Wim Van Mierlo points out in his work on James Joyce, knows its limits, understands its vocation and moves confidently within the parameters of a clearly defined research program: Archival studies [is] any kind of research that uses documentary materials other than [the author's] works, whether they are [. __ Utterances that fail to connect up to already consolidated clusters will circulate for a limited time before disappearing from the archive, leaving traces perhaps, but not necessarily making it any easier for similar enunciations to join the permanent ranks of the established characterisations. __ The Tasmanian archive differs from the physical archive when the latter is understood as the depository of a community's textual remainders, but, as I have attempted to demonstrate, it shares some of the features of its homonym described in the conceptual assemblage constructed by Foucault in The Archaeology of Knowledge and Derrida in Archive Fever: A Freudian Impression. __ If we accept that there are plenty of things we aren't going to learn about modernity from the Tasmanian archive, we must also accept that the story of modernity cannot wholly contain the textual traces that circulate around this thing we call Tasmania. __ In this regard then, Foucault's desire to remove statements entirely from their loci of continuity seems overly ambitious: The systematic erasure of all given unities enable us first of all to restore to the statement the specificity of its occurrence, and to show that discontinuity is one of those great accidents that create cracks not only in the geology of history but also in the simple fact of the statement; it emerges in its historical irruption; what we try to examine is the incision that it makes, that irreducible - and often very tiny - emergence. __ However banal it may be, however unimportant its consequences may appear to be, however quickly it may be forgotten after its appearance, however little heard or badly deciphered we may suppose it to be, a statement is always an event that neither the language (langue) nor the meaning can quite exhaust. __ Unities like the book and the oeuvre and conceptual categories like influence, evolution, tradition and spirit, give way, in Foucault's formulation, to configurations of statements characterised by dispersion. __ Looking through the optic of modernity and modernisation highlights certain clusters of textuality within it - statements, stories, and collective feelings about the Hydro-Electric Commission for example - but it leaves others in the dark. __ On the one hand, it seems to designate the set of rules that govern the generation of statements. __ This book borrows this under-appreciated theorisation of the way discourse and the extra-linguistic world come to be mutually imbricated and uses it as the foundation for a fairly traditional conception of the archive. __ Retention is not a key here, fetishistic collection is placed well and truly on the back-burner. __ Ann Laura Stoler's reading of the archival turn in post-colonial historiography eloquently summarises the functional ontology of the archive as I wish to deploy it in this book. __ This opening foray problematises the textual approach taken by Foucault. __ The speech acts and representational ventures through which it becomes manifest rehearse the function of the archive in its traditional sense through their implication in processes of multi-dimensional subjection. __ They are privileged moments in the history of Tasmania, but they are also effects and component elements of abstract social logics that are nothing other than the synthetic amalgam of isolated episodes of precisely this kind. __ In The Archaeology of Knowledge, Foucault approaches the concept of the archive through an analysis of its constituent parts: discourse and the statement. __ But the archive is also that which determines that all these things said do not accumulate endlessly in an amorphous mass, nor are they inscribed in an unbroken linearity, nor do they disappear at the mercy of chance external accidents […] Far from being that which unifies everything that has been said in the great murmur of a discourse, far from being only that which ensures that we exist in the midst of preserved discourse, it is that which differentiates discourses in their multiple existence and specifies them in their own duration. __ But it is also to identify modernity and its cognate processes and objects - cultural temporality, transformational thresholds, uneven development, imperial historicist time - as overdetermining the narratives Tasmanians tell about their homeland. __ Unless you count a retrospective mourning, the loss one feels on gaining something one might have gained earlier, the addition of Baudin's auto-text to the Tasmanian archive is something akin to pure plenitude. __ The proclamations of recent incumbent Jim Bacon on the topic of the "New Tasmania" provide a classic example of the way an asymmetrically distributed power of description can be put to the end of producing a concrete entity. __ The rules of normal language, the conventions of realism and the unconscious fear of schizophrenic word-salad deny us individual control over the archive. __ Statements that construct Tasmania as an economy might be removed from the context of the knowledge regime that activates them but if we were to regroup them as part of a Tasmanian discourse, wouldn't we need still to have recourse to economics to give them any meaning? Operating from within the confines of Foucault's constellation, it is impossible to diagnose which unities should be exploded and which should be re-constituted. __ . __ He complicates this schema, however, by claiming that the archive actually describes the "systems of statements", the sets of rules and principles "not superposable" to discourse that enable us to deal with statements as either events or things: The archive is first the law of what can be said, the system that governs the appearance of statements as unique events. __ Descriptions of landscape or culture might be uncannily familiar, just off-target or wildly misrepresentative. __ The sufficient conditions for a diagnosis and discussion of genocide in Tasmania are the perpetration of a series of material historical crimes and the existence of a set of discursive principles such as the UN convention on the matter. __ These relations characterise not the language used by discourse, not the circumstances in which it is deployed, but discourse itself as a practice. __ Verne Harris comes close to making the decisive move into thinking the dissemination of archival energy as a kind of language-speaking-the-subject in "The Archival Sliver: Power, Memory, and Archives in South Africa" when he challenges the orthodoxy of referential understandings of the archive. __ But those recalled impressions, the background against which these texts are silhouetted, are, themselves, not completely atextual. __ A statement about Tasmania as wilderness getaway is part of a tourism discourse. __ From another angle, however, the statements that appear in Island and colour the speeches of the Premier are always already discursive in so far as they are organised generically into coherent forms of expression with clear historical precedents and familiar modes of address. __ The key here is the function derived from the literal definition of the term "consignation", in Derrida's eyes, the most basic and essential function of an archive: By consignation, we do not only mean, in the ordinary sense of the word, the act of assigning residence or of entrusting so as to put into reserve […] but here the act of consigning through gathering together signs. __ The archive is thus the point of translation that turns the incommensurability of historical fact and language into the difference of historical discourse. __ To argue for a re-reading of Tasmanian history through the category of modernity is to respond to the contemporary state of the Tasmanian archive, particularly as it intersects with the text and talk of everyday Australian nationalism. __ Derrida is drawing an inference from a problem of pragmatics, then, when he claims that the concept of the archive threatens to fall away under the weight of the trouble of secrets, of plots, of clandestiness, of half-private, half-public conjurations, always at the unstable limit between public and private, between the family, the society, and the State, between the family and an intimacy even more private than the family, between oneself and oneself. __ In the space between this singularity and dispersal, the signified of the archive seems to offer a semantic stability. __ This version of the archive doesn't perform the anamnestic function of retaining physical documentation so that historical truths can be reconstructed a posteriori, indeed, its enabling condition is its inexhaustibility. __ Yet they are not relations exterior to discourse, relations that might limit it, or impose certain forms upon it, or force it, in certain circumstances, to state certain things. __ The Tasmanian archive as I imagine it, does act as a storehouse of cultural memory, a reservoir of narrative resources that can be drawn upon by social actors in their active production of place even as that function of containment operates on a symbolic rather than a substantive level. __ Where, we might ask, is the apotheosis of this idée fixe to be found? In novels like Tom Gilling's The Sooterkin? In the garrulous banter at an interstate pub? In public policy discourse like the Nixon Report or the quarterly assessments of the state's economy compiled by Access Economics? In sociological and demographic discourse about migration and ageing? In a generalised inferiority complex or habitus actualised and carried round by the citizens of the "Apple Isle"? In truth it exists in all and none of these places. __ The archive in this sense eternally recurs: Because the archive, if this word or this figure can be stabilized so as to take on a signification, will never be either memory or anamnesis as spontaneous, alive and internal experience. __ ] actual archives in libraries, facsimile reproduction of manuscripts or any other material source that is part of the general exegesis of or contributes to a contextual understanding of [the author's] writing. __ Alternatively, we could seek to identify an exteriority to the archive in its role as the system of enunciability and the system of functioning for concrete statements. __ On permanent stand-by, ready to be mobilised in an instant, the troping of Tasmania as partially modern is a memory-weapon. __ Here, the ordering of terms moves by simple enumeration: statement-discourse-archive. __ But even if Tasmania's role in the story of the first modernity is provisional, inessential and ontologically asymmetrical - modernity was a necessary condition for the institution of Tasmania, Tasmania was not a necessary condition for the institution of modernity - the regime of association that binds it with the emerging conditions of the modern age is built of more substantial material than mere coincidence. __ The Tasmanian archive overlaps with a range of other archives. __ As Frances Dolan writes: In a research proposal, or a dinner party conversation, or a book treatment, a bid to legitimacy as a scholar creating new knowledge can best be bolstered by claiming to have found something no one else has found - to need a trip to the archive rather than to plug away dismally and unromantically with microfilm. __ a collection of esp. __ Exchange for two reasons, first because the archive always looks full, and second, because a text that is taken from the archive never has to leave. __ The rule that it follows is that the textual material shared by these institutions can be read dialectically. __ But a rider is attached to this rebuff that leaves a gap for a problematically material object like the Tasmanian archive. __ In the case of statements about Tasmania, however, discursivity is already inscribed into the texts themselves. __ It gathers together statements of disparate institutional and disciplinary origin, enunciations of different length, timbre, cadence and genre. __ The concept of the archive offers a tentative starting point for the complex task of unravelling the vexed relationship between a place and its discursive evocations. __ The argument being put here takes as its object the field of intercession where the Tasmanian archive meets and co-mingles with the archives of modernity and genocide. __ For a start, there are a multiplicity of archives tied to particular "cultures, societies and civilisations", archives that offer an unavoidable confrontation with a privileged region that is at once close to us, and different from our present existence, it is the border of time that surrounds our presence, which overhangs it, delimits us […] its threshold of existence is established by the discontinuity that separates us from what we can no longer say, and from that which falls outside our discursive practice; it begins with the outside of our own language. __ C H A P T E R 2 Looking through the Archive (of the Archive) Do we already have at our disposition a concept of the archive? A concept of the archive which deserves this name? Which is one and whose unity is assured? Have we ever been assured of the homogeneity, of the consistency, of the univocal relationship of any concept to a term or to such a word as "archive"? (Jacques Derrida, 1995) For our purposes, being in Tasmania is being-with-the-archive because Tasmania as a place could not exist without the archive. __ Here, I argue, the concept of the archive presents as a means for moving forward. __ In the case of an examination of statements that refer to Tasmania, we are dealing not only with the irreducible specificity of the occurrence, but also with discursive traces that remain inscribed in each statement after it has been sundered from its locus of continuity qua discourse. __ Perhaps the archive is less trustworthy than we have been led to believe. __ The events whose narrativisation I am examining resound in two registers. __ And like all weapons the possibility of friendly fire poses itself with every pull of the trigger. __ The Australian Oxford Dictionary describes it simply as "1. __ The outside to which Foucault is referring here remains equivocal. __ " We perform our speculative bri-colage in the greasepaints of desperation while Stoler's archive-as-subject shouts directions from stage-left. __ Consignation aims to co-ordinate a single corpus, in a system or a synchrony in which all the elements articulate the unity of an ideal configuration. __ Beginning with an etymology of the term in question, Derrida opens out a terrain in which archive marks out not only the temporally originary, the sequentially prior, but also stands for commandment. __ The idea of the archive, of course, is not in its everyday usage an equivocal one. __ In so far as it operates as a reservoir of collective significations, the archive is also infused with the power of the super-ego, of the internalised externality. __ Is it enough then, that we should ignore the regularities that bind unemployment figures for Tasmania with unemployment figures for Victoria in the name of an alternative regularity discernible through the figuration of place? If we are to retain the discursive stamp pressed onto the multiplicity of statements that concern Tasmania we require an alternative ordering principle that does not require the erasure of that meaningful discursivity. __ . __ At one level, Foucault seems to be designating an extra-discursive field with the category, a container capable of holding an array of discrete discourses in place. __ The colligation of these diverse particles into discourses takes place when certain enunciative modalities are combined with grids of specification mobilised at particular institutional locations to establish a terrain of objects and practices that do not exceed the workings of the discourse itself: Discursive relations are not, as we can see, internal to discourse: they do not connect concepts or words with one another; they do not establish a deductive or rhetorical structure between propositions or sentences. __ These discourses consist of an innumerable number of statements of which only the smallest fraction go toward constructing the object we call Tasmania. __ However, in emphasising the role of conscious praxis on the part of archival agents, a portion of this radicalising charge is subsumed into a liberalist voluntarism: A notion common in archival discourse is that archives reflect, or provide an image of, process, the event, the action. __ Instead, a principle of self-organisation is ascribed to the archive so that statements that relate in specific ways to other statements will tend to form points of concentration, clusters or nodes of dense amalgamation after the fashion of an ovum receiving a sperm. __ " Again, in the case of genocide in Tasmania, the sea-change that saw the eclipse of the "extinction thesis" as a legitimate speaking position can be read as reflecting a transformation in the structure of the archive in line with "objective" discoveries by historians of Aboriginal cultural continuity. __ The archive that donates its energies to the imagination of place in Tasmania, operates at one remove from the materiality of the storehouse. __ We go to it for clarification. __ In keeping with its dual character as law of enunciation and compendium of enunciated, the borders that surround it are porous and provisional. __ Its sonar fragments bounce around the echo chamber of the archive, its psychic charge electrifies a system of myth. __ The explosion of unities into statements and their re-configuration as discourses performs at least a dual function. __ New additions to the archive are continually being made, while older ones drop off the face of the earth never to be seen again. __ . __ The dwelling, this place where they dwell permanently, marks this institutional passage from the private to the public, which does not always mean from the secret to the non-secret. __ The diaries of Baudin are a case in point. __ The very diversity of the archive, while threatening its own internal cohesion, is precisely what makes the place to which it is wed such a richly variegated entity. __ The archive captures the flow of the phenomenal reality that makes up the first half of this equation and converts it into matter conducive to articulation in ensemble with the properly textual lineaments of the UN convention. __ We are not puppets of the archive, we can improvise at the edges of the production, but this doesn't alter the fact that, for the most part, the scripting of our (sub)national passions is a fait accompli. __ In Archive Fever, Derrida examines the collection of Freud's papers stored at his family home in London, a textual resource that fits the conventional definition of the archive. __ . __ Its constitution is thus of the order of the hand-me-down, deferring the quick fix of détournement, but carrying over only a minimal originality in its unfolding. __ The archive encroaches with the force of Marx's history, it "weighs like a nightmare on the brains of the living. __ In its capacity as a resource for the construction of place, the Tasmanian archive blurs the boundaries between the mnemonic systems of the preconscious, the conscious and the unconscious. __ The common object - literary, material, experiential - that holds the texts and statements of my own corpus together is Tasmania. __ Certainly we have to hand an innumerable number of individual statements that present a principle of regularity in their mobilisation of the signifier "Tasmania" and in their contribution to the construction of an object that goes by that proper name. __ When we speak or write about Tasmania we usher it into being even though its existence is what makes possible our enunciations. __ Elsewhere in The Archaeology, though, it is made clear that the regularity of statements that enable us to bundle them into larger provisional unities is never external to the statements themselves. __ To a certain extent this neglect is understandable. __ An analysis of the discursive figurations of Tasmania is not simply an exercise in elucidating the way the place is constructed by texts because the place has a presence anterior to those representations. __ […] if archival records [do] reflect reality [however], they do so complicitly, and in a deeply fractured and shifting way. __ the place where these are kept". __ The peculiar seduction of the concept of the archive for thinking about a place like Tasmania lies in its capacity to open discursive fields into regions that connect language with other dimensions of being. __ The new perspective on Baudin's leadership enriches the Tasmanian archive but it does not impoverish its French equivalent. __ When we guide foreign visitors around the scenic sights of Hobart we act as self-conscious Cartesian subjects mobilising narratives for strategic purposes. __ The complex nature of Tasmania's ontology derives from the impossible plenitude of its archival articulations. __ This field-work, however, sets the scene for a typically deconstructive reading that tackles issues that slide more toward the epistemological end of the philosophical spectrum than the ontological. __ Archival debt can always be paid by someone else, at another time. __ He identifies the constitution of the latter in the structural collapse of the regimes of continuity that tend to be taken as given in conventional historiography. __ Conceptual form and pragmatic function are in harmony in the body of the archive. __ In the case of modernity, I am not suggesting that Tasmania was excluded from the European world system until a renewal of faith in the human senses - the "recovery of nerve" in Peter Gay's terms - had worked itself up into a generalised social orientation, any more than I am contending that modernity could go no further until it had dealt with the "problem" of Tasmania. __ A statement about Tasmania as potential resource for the generation of hydro-electricity is part of an engineering and civil works discourse. __ The Tasmanian archive is potentially an ontic substance in search of a new concept, but that conceptual novelty is structured after the fashion of a Derridean différance. __ One can only imagine the horror with which historians would greet the news that this sacred trove of unimpeachable truths was one big joke, written, like the official history of Van Diemen's Land in Richard Flanagan's Gould's Book of Fish, to conceal the state of affairs it purports to describe. __ Additionally, there are certain institutional sites and privileged subject positions that act as loci for the dissemination of such a discourse. __ The skin that surrounds the statements that carry Tasmania through the universe of language refuses to be sloughed off as we break the discursive unities that hold them into their constituent elements. __ On the one hand, it allows us to examine the way particles of language operate as individuated forces, moving between discursive formations and opening up an array of variegated effects. __ Stoler goes a step further than Harris in reading the archival turn in historiography as a bildungsroman dedicated to the description of the ontogenesis and phylogenesis of "the archive-as-subject". __ If conceptual form follows practical function, then the idea of the archive might also reveal a plasticity denied it by commonsense definitions. __ It is not only the traditional consignatio, that is the written proof, but what all consignation begins by presupposing. __ The archive is a complex category whose exposition is condensed into only two and half pages of The Archaeology of Knowledge, two and half pages that sweep the reader up in a whirlpool of involution and innovation. __ Theft without deprivation, because nothing is lost and nothing is given in return, at least not now, not yet, and not necessarily by the one who takes. __ The act of consignation it performs is also a kind of theft, or in a softer language, of exchange. __ They do not act by themselves. __ For those with a felt memory of Tasmania, archival articulations that take the island as their object might augment and enrich, or undermine and detract from, a real set of experiences. __ It is thus, in this domiciliation, in this house arrest, that archives take place. __ Identifiable with neither the basic rules governing the construction of sentences, nor with the totality of utterances circulated through a discursive space, the archive defines "a level of practice that causes a multiplicity of statements to emerge as so many regular events, as so many things to be dealt with and manipulated. __ The substantive ontology of its objects has to be performed and enacted. __ Representation, visual, literary and aural, informs our experience of the world in a dialectical fashion and we should resist the urge to consign textuality to the place marked out for it in, for example, the still influential Platonic theory of aesthetics. __ So much so that it is almost impossible to distinguish between the two. __ But neither is it a matter of comparing the discursive or imaginary Tasmania to the actual Tasmania, of adjudicating the accuracy of various representations and of setting up hierarchies of veracity around those judgements. __ The holding function of the archive drifts away from the plane of materiality in Foucault's work, but the power of delimitation he grants it echoes the hegemonic characterisations. __ We seek it to quiet our doubts. __ Yet a discussion of this kind is predicated on such a distinction. __ Even as we subordinate a series of events that happened in Tasmania in the early-19th century to the glittering narrative of modernity, we must remember that the Tasmanian archive exceeds the limits of Modernity Studies. __ Figuration is not the rendering of a simulation or copy of a real world which is itself a poor imitation of a perfect world of forms. __ The archive is thus a naming principle that combines with a capacity to register a housed location, the residence of the archons, "those who commanded": Even in their guardianship or their hermeneutic tradition, the archives could do neither without substrate nor without residence. __ Its materiality is thus of a phantasmatic order, becoming as Derrida puts it a "spectral a priori: neither present nor absent in the flesh, neither visible nor invisible, a trace always referring to another whose eyes can never be met. __ 2. __ The idea of the archive as an agent of effectivity is foreshadowed in Foucault's formulation but it is seldom taken up by other scholars who remain content instead to problematise its truth status and to lay bare its imbrication in networks of organisational power. __ The point to remember is that none of these archives cancels the others out. __ __ " Its efficacy is limited, however, by the positivism of its epistemology. __ Two alternative methodological approaches to place that seem better equipped to deal with the fuzzy logics of affect, familiarity and belonging are cultural landscape discourse and the psychology of place attachment. __ And yet, as I walk out of my flat, into the hilly streets of West Hobart and, looking down toward the choppy whitecaps in Storm Bay, feel the wind in my face, I am struck by the acuity of the marketing mantra that Chakrabarty repeats in Provincializing Europe: "India is different" "India is different" "India is different". __ There is old money and new money, drug addiction and violent crime, corruption and community spirit, pride of place and generalised self-loathing, yuppie suburbs and welfare suburbs. __ Rather, the approach I have taken has been to connect up disparate events from the history of Tasmania in terms of the way they intersect with the tropes, logics, strategies, hopes and deformations laid out in the highly contested and fraught theoretical sub-field of Modernity Studies. __ This concept of place stripped of its intrinsic characteristics now begins to resemble the category of site, a name derived from an empty, holding function that is basically characterless. __ The workers of Raymond Williams's Wales, who left their villages and descended upon the industrial cities in their thousands were struck by the shapeless uniformity of the "satanic mills" in which they found themselves. __ The two levels at which the modernity stream of the book operates are historical actuality and synthetic theoretical discourse. __ The Tasmanian archive is an "imaginary" materiality constituted by a universe of texts. __ What is happening to Tasmania as a place, for instance, when a student in Frank Chalk's History and Sociology of Genocide class at Concordia University is presented with a slide show about the Tasmanian genocide? The archival articulations mobilised in Chalk's class are not unique or novel - they refer in orthodox fashion to commonly held historical knowledge: the mission of George Augustus Robinson, the Black Line and so on - but the students introduced to Tasmania in this fashion will probably not be in possession of any other information about the island, whether it be first hand experience of the place or snatches of alternative data from the archive. __ For Casey, the antidote to this loss of place, is to be found in Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari's notion of smooth space, the opposite and pharmakon for striated or gridded space and the location of the "local absolute". __ Blue sky against grey rock against the white matchsticks of burnt-out gum. __ But even if the historical actors who played a part in the various phases and stagings of the modernisation of Tasmania had not read Tony Giddens, they were still possessed of the spirit of improvement and progress, the certainty that the present was superior to the past because of its very potential, that we now identify as characteristically modern. __ Thus the agency of the signifier "modernity" is of quite a different character to that of the signifier "genocide". __ At the same time, however, historical actors went about their business at the various stages of Tasmania's socio-cultural transformation with an orientation to the future that was nothing if not self-consciously modernising. __ ? C H A P T E R 4 Of Contrapuntal Trajectories 1: Genocide The debate around genocide in Tasmania that swept across the opinion pages of the Australian quality press in the wake of the publication of Keith Windschuttle's first volume of The Fabrication of Aboriginal History can be re-read in the context of this book as an argument about whether a signifier should be allowed to circulate through an archive. __ Richard Flanagan has observed that Hobart is the only capital city in Australia where all the major streets in the CBD open themselves out onto vistas of nature. __ In other words, in the modernity stream, I do the work of abstraction, framing a series of engagements with the problematics of modernity as instantiations of modernity in the Tasmanian archive. __ Fast food franchises, shopping malls, video stores, multiplex cinemas, the transnational education system, the internet, all feature in Tasmanian life in much the same way as they do for citizens in Sweden, France, England or New Zealand. __ "Robinson's pleas were ignored", she writes, "and thus genocide was sanctioned. __ Although the title of her thesis suggests a generalised diagnosis of genocide across the entirety of post-invasion Tasmania, in the body of the text she restricts her discussion of it to an indictment of Governor Arthur's refusal to act on advice given by George Augustus Robinson that the Aborigines exiled to Flinders Island seemed doomed to extinction. __ In the case of both modernity and genocide, the actual occurrence of the events concerned was not coded in terms of the two signifiers being examined. __ Desailly's usage of genocide stands as the first example of one of four different models for its deployment. __ The concept operates, rather, at a metahistorical level as an historiographical tool for re-reading disparate incidents and tying them together into a larger totality. __ Because the experience of place invokes all five senses, phenomenology of the kind delineated by Maurice Merleau-Ponty might offer a way forward. __ In this sense, the archive ran on ahead of history and laid down the foundations for its achievement. __ Pure loss. __ In this context, place and archive are indissociable. __ Perhaps, even more forebodingly, philosophy has become one of those vacant, deracinated sites, that Casey so obviously abhors. __ This new word, coined by the author to denote an old practice in its modern development, is made from the ancient Greek word genos (race, tribe) and the Latin cide (killing), thus corresponding in its formation to such words as tyrannicide, homocide, infanticide, etc. __ Becoming modern was a fully formulated goal that merged archival understandings, readings of the past, and articulated premonitions of the future with material historical action. __ If that coastal space is to be understood as part of an island called Tasmania, furthermore, higher order narratives must be accessed. __ Mt Wellington crowns the south-west angle, its jutting, brooding, snow-capped bulk cuts off a quadrant of the sky and names the visual field that it fills. __ The cubism of city architecture, steel and glass, is melded with the uncertainty of natural form, the crenellated, broken, shunted shapes of "The Mountain" cut a hole in the sky and neutralise the straightness of the built environment. __ It is also important to recognise that the archivality of enunciations is not always apparent to the voicer of the articulation. __ Alongside its fascination with abstractions like cogito, spirit, monad, being and categorical imperative, institutionalised philosophy possesses a built-in fondness for the universality of Newtonian space which is why Novalis described it as a "homesickness […] the urge to be at home everywhere. __ Isn't Tasmania different too? I think. __ Perhaps Tasmania is different for me because I am Tasmanian, because I grew up here, on these streets, with these parks and buildings and museums and waterways. __ Casey provides a useful list of the basic attributes of place, most of which, he argues, were lost to the category after its subsumption into the concept of space: If space and place are both utterly relational, a sheer order of co-existing points, then they will not retain any of the inherent properties ascribed to place by ancient and early modern philosophers: properties of encompassing, holding, sustaining, gathering, situating. __ " From Aristotle's intervention onwards, Casey argues, the category of place was hijacked by the category of space so that the zone of non-local non-particular infinite extension came to be the container that surrounded objects and localities. __ This is especially so in the case of contributions to the archive which emanate from outside the state. __ In so far as this study traces the career of two signifiers in their passage through the archive, an asymmetrical relation can be identified. __ In a very real sense, the events do not have an ontology entirely removed from the archive but the necessity to make room for place, space and the concrete, demands that we recognise a non-archival dimension to Tasmanian history. __ By "genocide" we mean the destruction of a race or of an ethnic group. __ For the latter, place is where a thing is, it is what surrounds a thing so that in Ed Casey's words "its inner surface and the outer surface of the thing contained are strictly contiguous. __ Every configuration of built form and natural line, every department store and clothing shop and cafe, names itself with its own mix of colour and design, marking itself off from those that surround it. __ But the emphasis placed by writers on the homogeneous heterogeneity of the late-capitalist world is really just a nostalgic response, a reflexive reaction to the effacement of a mythologised particularity that is nothing more than an agrarian afterglow. __ Which brings us back to the way in which a reading of genocide in the Tasmanian archive more closely fits the model of discursively oriented archival analysis. __ Once again the Colonial Government showed its overriding interest was to maintain peaceful British settlement even if this involved the extinction of a race. __ But phenomenological approaches privilege sight, smell, touch, taste and hearing and subordinate legislative orders, jurisdictional embodiment and cultural narratives far too unequivocally to really suffice. __ Obliteration of otherness. __ The questions that need to be asked about these contributions to the Tasmanian archive turn around the motivation for the deployment of the term and the work done by the term in its various contexts. __ The latter offers positive possibilities because it establishes at its base the importance of thinking about our relationship to place rather than positing place as something distinct from human inhabitation. __ This convolution has a history, of course, but pre-determination does not necessarily constitute a defence. __ It is the linguistic lineaments of the archive that allow us to weld these rough-hewn perceptions into a coherent, communicable whole. __ Space is the empty void, while place is where you hang your hat. __ " Traditionally, writing on place has tended to take one of two forms: impressionistic, literary evocations of particular places, or theoretical, abstract adumbrations of place in general. __ To make this clearer, we need to emphasise the splitting of event and discourse that this study is built around. __ " Unlike place, the category of space lends itself to just the kind of abstruse argumentation that continental philosophy, in particular, has made its stock-in-trade. __ Like Williams climbing in the bus above the Welsh valley where he was raised, how could a Tasmanian resist being struck by the very closeness and familiarity of home? Home, after all, is always a site of heterogeneity, a difference whose sameness soothes the soul. __ The archive in its variety of present forms preserves the actions, projects and endeavours performed in its name at an earlier stage of its development. __ From here-on-in something might have had a place but that place was always placed in a space. __ The motivation for her deployment of the term is unclear, but its effect, as subtle as it might be, is to shift the "crimes" of the British colonisers into a more indictable register. __ It is its own. __ Instead of places, Casey argues, we have come to inhabit such sites, sites of regulation and discipline that produce the kinds of docile bodies famously catalogued by Michel Foucault. __ Her examination of genocide, however, consists of little more than a passing mention. __ Although 19th-century historians like James Bonwick, John West and James Calder described the killings of Aborigines in Tasmania in terms of extirpation and extermination, perhaps the earliest author to explicitly mobilise the term "genocide" to describe the frontier experience in Tasmania was Bronwyn Desailly in her 1977 thesis The Mechanics of Genocide: Colonial Policies and Attitudes towards the Tasmanian Aborigines, 1824-1836. __ With their backgrounds in geography, proponents of cultural landscape discourse often struggle to come to grips with the affective fullness of place-interaction as a process. __ High wage employment in smart industries and symbolic analysis is harder to come by in Tasmania than in larger centres, but the employment profile of the state matches the nation in rough symmetry. __ The archive that operates at one remove from the material history of Tasmania is thus already accessed by the historians concerned. __ There are fund managers and internet designers and tourism consultants and architects all based in the cities of Launceston and Hobart and their position descriptions do not differ dramatically from those of their counterparts in Berlin or Stockholm or Boston. __ Most of the incidents that feature at the heart of the genocide debate - the Risdon Massacre, the Black Line, the Roving Parties, the random atrocities - were documented by historians of the 19th century and in most cases, the most important primary source providing us with access into those conflictual pasts remains the seventeen volumes of reports compiled by Governor Arthur in 1830 and filed as the Colonial Secretary's Office Papers in the Tasmanian Archives. __ The organ pipes, vertically thrusting linear shafts of dolomite, cut an axis up away from the undulating buttress of the foothills. __ These texts represent or encode events in such a way as to actually influence the character of other events that follow. __ Even a book like this that purports to describe the archive takes part in its formulation. __ There are always personal histories and private attachments and secret, furtive sparks of identity to be found in an ordinary landscape. __ Even as we fill our abodes with the mass-produced commodities of late-capitalism, the arrangements and colours that we choose mark our spaces off as our own. __ When we talk about Tasmanian place, then, we are talking about a combination of immediate physical awareness and cognitive mapping that relies upon official cartography, the hybridisation of isolated place interaction, memory and other factors for its successful production and maintenance. __ From an archival perspective, of course, the fierce thrust and counter-thrust meted out in the rugged attempts to work out once and for all whether the decimation and displacement of the Tasmanian Aborigines constituted a genocide is all just grist to the mill. __ To a layman, of course, the difference is too obvious for words. __ Conjoined mobilisations of the twin signifiers "genocide" and "Tasmania" can be found in the letter pages of magazines, in academic articles, in fiction, film, newspapers and in journalistic non-academic histories. __ " Desailly's interpolation of genocide into the Tasmanian archive stands as a fairly innocuous initiation of a new way of imagining a place. __ The forms of life to be found here, can also be found with allowance for variation across the entirety of the late-capitalist world. __ The archive operates between these levels in carrying the traces of historical actuality into the present so that they can be re-coded in terms provided by modernity theory. __ For the latter, place or topos is located within the chora, the cosmological ether that holds the universe in a particular position, but for Aristotle, the two differ from each other only in trivial ways. __ If getting to the core of a given locale like Thomas Hardy's Wessex, John Updike's America, or Patrick White's Australia, requires an immersion in the vivid fecundity of descriptive fiction, it would seem, ipso facto, that a turn to philosophy is required to adequately grasp place as concept. __ In drawing on Kleinian psychoanalysis, this approach brings into relief the existential significance of locatedness. __ Examples of this kind of mobilisation can be found in Bernard Smith's Boyer Lectures of 1980, The Spectre of Trugernini, when he discusses the anamnesis of colonial violence that began to work its way through the networks of the Australian public sphere around the time of his presentation: . __ The socio-economic conditions that subtend the lived experience of third millennium Tasmanians have not been cast from some exotic autochthonous matter found nowhere else on earth. __ As Setha Low and Irvin Altman write: Place attachment can develop social, material, and ideological dimensions, as individuals develop ties to kin and community, own or rent land, and participate in public life as residents of a particular community. __ References to the Tasmanian genocide are legion across a range of discursive terrains emanating from the four corners of the world. __ Towerflats that are ostensibly identical to one another become sites of intimate, personalised dwelling when treated with care and attention. __ Then there are views from windows, out on to streets, across rivers, over to hills, rolling, abrupt, steep, wooded, cleared, brown, green-blue. __ Desailly's thesis catalogues the major instances of colonial death in Van Diemen's Land and contextualises them through an examination of the racist ideologies disseminated through the newspapers at the time. __ I could be nowhere else but here as I write this, nowhere else but Hobart, Tasmania, at the bottom of the world, drifting off toward Antarctica. __ Place is the "personality of a location" and may include "patterns in the mellow brick of an eighteenth-century building, the sweep of the Great Plains, the bustle of a small harbour full of sailboats. __ While modernisation was a trope that government leaders, captains of industry and their compadres deployed on occasion, the connection to a world-historical tradition called modernity was never made. __ In an island the size of Tasmania, the concept of geographical separation must be drawn upon in combination with the perception of coastal spaces if the experience of a single stretch of beach, cliffs and water is to be understood as part of a continuous perimeter. __ In the stream of the book about modernity, on the other hand, the contributions to the Tasmanian archive engaged were not operating at the level of meta-history. __ Its purple tone at evening fall isn't like Table Mountain's shade. __ We carry the archive around with us then, adding to it as we go. __ But in the anonymous spaces of the bourgeois present, difference still persists. __ Hobart is nature's city and nature is always different. __ These actors worked through the archive as they changed it. __ The assumption that undergirds these enunciations holds that the mass deaths on the Tasmanian frontier were self-evidently genocidal because they were carried out by one racial grouping and directed at another racial grouping. __ Tasmania as a unified object is never available to sense perception in the same way as a more confined place like a city park or an industrial site. __ Here place is clearly differentiated from space and taken as a term which organises a political as well as a physical jurisdiction. __ The multiplicitous killings of Aboriginals on the Tasmanian frontier may have been perpetrated under the influence of motivations that we would now understand as genocidal but that genocidality was never articulated at the level of the letter. __ The events that have since become the gravitational centre pulling together the debates around genocide in Tasmania, on the other hand, were not enacted with "genocide" in mind for the simple reason that the signifier was not put into circulation until 1944 when Raphael Lemkin published Axis Rule in Occupied Europe: New conceptions require new terms. __ Tied down to the routine of a prodromal Taylorism, elegies for the lost world of difference and specificity denoted by that slippery word - home - came easily. __ As we write about the archive, it undergoes a metamorphosis and we find the place we left when we sat down to write is not the same when we get up to leave. __ This incapacity shows itself most emphatically in the endless rehearsal of arguments about the differences between space and place taken up by writers as temporally diverse as Aristotle and Michel de Certeau. __ But modernity, as demonstrated by Dilip Parameshwar Gaonkar, is as much a narrative as a set of historico-social logics. __ The chill of the Southern Ocean, the mix of Victorian, Georgian and Federation homes, the unrepentant topography of the city streets, the grey of the State Government buildings, the pirated brand-name clothing of the hustling youngsters in the mall, the wood smoke and blue-green eucalyptus-lined hills of the Eastern Shore, all make this part of Tasmania absolutely, irreducibly heterogeneous. __ Operating within its confines, seeing Tasmania in the terms it allowed, they were also expanding its field of vision in preparation for transformations in the concrete experience of Tasmania as place. __ The archive tells us we are on an island even when our senses fail us. __ But is there really anything to be gained from stripping places of their tangible characteristics in the name of attaining a purely conceptual understanding of place? I would like to contend here that philosophical discourse, even in its phenomenological and embodied modes, is compromised in its attempt to generate a productive discourse around place precisely because the promise of place lies in its resistance to abstraction. __ In this sense, my account of modernity in the Tasmanian archive has really been the history of my own imputation of modernity in that archive. __ In the Physics, Aristotle breaks from Plato in making place co-terminous to space. __ C H A P T E R 3 From Archive to Place and Back Again Any project that seeks to map out the means by which a given place acquires character through the complex activation of narrative and discourse in the context of lived experience engages in dialogue with Fredric Jameson's comment that "our cultural languages are totally dominated by space rather than categories of time, as in the preceding period of high modernism proper. __ " Cultural landscape discourse also offers useful avenues of approach to this tricky topic in its attempts to fuse the categories of natural and built components of location, "wrestling", in Dolores Hayden's terms, "with the combination of the two in the concept of place. __ The juridical subject of Lockean justice, to take another example, is made into an entity by the derogation of abstract rights that derive from an insertion into a liberal location itself stripped of any immanent traits. __ It is deployed only rarely and doesn't act as a nodal point in the way that signifiers like "wilderness" or "island" do. __ The signifier has an independent history in the Tasmanian archive that needs to be documented if we are to come to grips with the historicity of the events to which it has become attached. __ Because of the affectively charged volatility of the signifier "genocide", this stream of the book is amenable to a more straightforward and commonsensical sortie into archival analysis. __ Perhaps there is no bridge between those literary texts which evoke a place, imagined or otherwise, and this philosophical discourse on place in general. __ In addition to terms like "region" in Martin Heidegger's work, "enclave" in Jean-François Lyotard's, "earth" in ecology and so on, smooth space and the local absolute represent an attempt to provide a vocabulary of concreteness for thinking our situatedness and the chance to throw off the shackles of site and time as the basic organizational categories for modern thought. __ Fantasies of perfect uniformity are just that, Orwellian, Huxleyian myths of a world where texture and colour and character have been removed by some centrally planned, Corbusian architectonics. __ Visual images might take the place of phenomenal experience and memory in the equation I described earlier, but the kinesis of archival energy essentially does its work unaided. __ The reason for this is that the various contributors to the genocide debate already do the work of applying an abstraction to an immanent set of historical logics. __ The promise of the archive as a means of understanding how locations become places lies in its sensitivity to the mutual imbrication of language and sensory experience. __ There is thus no clear division between event and the archive because a function of reflexivity folds the two in on each other. __ Isn't every place unique? What could we expect to gain from speaking about places in general. __ On the one hand, the signifier "modernity" operates as a minor term within the annals of the archive. __ More precisely, the Tasmanianness of the articulation might only become apparent later when, for example, a biography of the subject responsible for the utterance is written to lay claim to his or her status as an exemplary Tasmanian. __ In other words, at various points in the past, the Tasmanian archive bore witness to a set of concrete events that were only to become "genocidal" at a later date. __ By describing the decimation and the displacement of the Aboriginal Tasmanians as a genocide, Desailly draws down on that power of horror and builds a bridge between the two historical events that elides the irreducible difference at their core. __ The geographical estrangement of Tasmania that asks to be incorporated into a cultural taxonomy depends upon the imaginary imputation of islandness, itself a condition inaccessible to the perceiving subject other than through the synthetic amalgamation of disparate fragments of experience. __ Within a field of homogeneity, what we might call the world-system, or postmodern capitalism, or the West, or the developed world, singularity presents itself as an exception. __ Generally speaking, genocide does not necessarily mean the immediate destruction of a nation, except when accomplished by mass killings of all members of a nation. __ But this kind of conversation with its focus on definitions and reified abstractions takes us a long way from the very concreteness of place that is its defining characteristic. __ The signifier has become active. __ If Gaston Bachelard was on the right track when he called his mercurial study The Poetics of Space rather than of place, the contrariness of de Certeau's counter-intuitive dictum that space is practised place only confirms the confused character of philosophical discourse on the topic to hand. __ Henri Lefebvre's social constructivist inscription of a force of production onto the void of naturalised space, for instance, is confusing at points, but at least it performs the useful function of undermining the imperialising ambitions of the physical sciences. __ In cases such as Desailly's, the perpetration of a genocide in Tasmania is taken as a given and does not in itself become the subject of complex elaboration. __ It is intended rather to signify a coordinated plan of different actions aiming at the destruction of essential foundations of the life of national groups, with the aim of annihilating the groups themselves. __ Studying genocide in the Tasmanian archive requires a dialectical balancing of materiality - the historical events that have been re-examined through the terms and conditions of genocide - and linguistic genealogy. __ In light of this, my professed intention to trace the unfolding of a logic in the Tasmanian archive is exposed as disingenuous because such a logic conceived in those terms did not leave its traces there. __ In Barthes' terms, the archive is a scriptible rather than a lisible web of texts. __ Archival articulations are on the record and Tasmania as place now carries the scarlet letter that signifies man's most heinous inhumanity to man. __ The function of the Holocaust as what Alison Palmer calls the "prototype" of genocide necessarily inscribes its signifier with a power of horror. __ As compelling as the narratives of relative decline and underdevelopment might be, we cannot overlook the fact that endogenous processes of modernisation have taken place in Tasmania. __ Chakrabarty tells us that modernity is something that happened first in Europe, then elsewhere. __ The third way in which references to a Tasmanian genocide are framed is in juridical terms, as a set of cases that need to be adjudged in accordance with legal definitions of genocide. __ In particular, he argues, the moves to segregate the Aborigines and ultimately to remove them from the Tasmanian mainland entirely, lead to genocide even if genocide wasn't intended by the action. __ In brief, Moses attempts to short-circuit the closed network of UN-defined genocide through an engagement with traditions of social scientific thought that emphasise the distinction between structure and agency. __ 5 Free inside his pompous rig -to scratch his leg or pick his nose- a microwave to heat his food if for some strange reason he's further than a drive-through place than he thinks he should be but worlds unfold he prays the fluid chord of anchor's time the flick of light in a cobalt cage prising open gummy lids (vishnu, aton) and thought streams back to Carthage dreams and being, the tempered self, the store of voice and nothing left the pegs the wind mountains mean more men! pegs in the dirt somewhere new horizon square holes round holes plastic pegs wooden pegs made in guangzou (sic) he feels his wings begin to stir the spine of feathers fanning out. __ After all, can there be any more edifying an encounter with one's own modernity than the "negative" re-enforcement of first contact with the indigenes of the "new" world? Certainly, the narrativisation of those moments of interface where space comes to stand for time in the imagination of historicity remain steadfastly European, but the non-European, the oriental in Edward Said's terms, can never be denied a place in the stories that describe the arrival of modernity. __ Speaking in a different register, Richard Flanagan bemoans the obstacles to representing the particularity of "minor" places when the only languages available are overdetermined by their imperial origins: To grow up in Tasmania not so long ago, as I did, was to meet the world each day with wonder and with love, with fear and with terror. __ The subaltern zones allegedly being made to speak by this scholarly project are always already present in, and in fact, constitutive of the nascent modern cosmographies of geography, statehood and subjectivity. __ Take Anthony Giddens' often quoted precis from The Consequences of Modernity: "Modernity refers to forms of life and modes of social organisation that have their origins in 17th century Europe and have since become more or less worldwide in their influence. __ Tasmania engages in a hide and seek game with the imaginary institution of modernity. __ Regions and nations outside the West can experience modernity, but that experience will never be quite as modern as the originary European instantiation. __ In the case of the latter, a more radical, disconcerting and paradoxical situation has to unfold. __ But Moses isn't happy to rest there. __ From the UN definition of 1948, Churchill moves on to the contribution made by John Paul Sartre in relation to American activities in Vietnam. __ This approach finds an analog in Benjamin's work on Baudelaire, flânerie and the phantasmagoria of the arcades, in its willing embrace of the tropology of the grand narrative to be found in its famous description of Paris as "the capital of the 19th century". __ I am not alone in making this assertion, as the panoply of nomenclatures designed to bear the weight of a decentred modernity so demonstrably attests. __ This imposition, in turn, may be made upon the oppressed population which is allowed to remain, or upon the territory alone, after removal of the population and the colonization of the area by the oppressor's own nationals. __ Likewise, for Partha Chatterjee, the attempt to theorise non-European modernities incites a "politics of despair" of precisely the kind that Dipesh Chakrabarty seeks to dispel in Provincializing Europe. __ In the absence of such a possibility, however, the energy expended on determining the genocidality of the destruction of the Aborigines might be put to better use. __ For Walter Benjamin, Charles Baudelaire's Paris was the capital of the 19th century, the locus classicus of the great wave of social, cultural, political and aesthetic transformation that still stands as the high tide mark in cultural histories of modernity. __ Neither, for that matter, is the factum that every locus of colonial exploration and expansion is as indelibly inscribed with the ink - blood? - of modernity as Tasmania, so that any of them might easily take its place in an analogous investigation. __ Churchill departs from the course taken by Barta, however, in providing an overarching genealogy of the term, which, like the work of Moses, focuses on intention. __ Barta paved the way for Moses' structural displacement of the intent to commit genocide in his 1987 essay "Land and Lives in the Colonization of Australia". __ Pioneering a linguistic turn in Genocide Studies, Barta identifies a "linked history" that brings into shared perspective the racist discourse and policies of Colonial Australia and Nazi Germany. __ government's oft-stated rationale that its intent was to liberate the Vietnamese and safeguard their freedom. __ Operating within the confines of their own discursive vector, economists emphasise the relatively archaic character of the state's regime of production, while tourism campaigns promote it as a location where a rich historical past suffuses the present and vast tracts of wilderness proffer an antidote to the differentiation, specialisation and disenchantment of (post)modern life. __ "Repetition", as Deleuze tells us, "is not generality. __ In the face of the now well-documented move towards thinking the local in the contemporary humanities, Jameson's book sits alongside Paul Gilroy's claim that "we need to embrace a planetary humanism", and Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri's suspicion of "yoking uniqueness into a hegemonic power field" as attempts to refocus our attention towards the transnational terrain. __ The time-delay between events and their mediated "arrival" in the colonies created a kind of obsessive lust for belated news reports from the "mother countries", a situation as disorientating as the knowledge that the distant stars we experience as existing in the present might actually have burnt out hundreds of millions of years ago. __ Even our imaginations must remain forever colonised. __ On the one hand, the nation-state is treated as an effect or symptom of modernity, and on the other, it is treated as the horizon or organising framework along which processes of modernisation are said to occur. __ There is, however, a second motivation at work here. __ " Here genocide is conceived as the total annihilation of a racial grouping. __ The "imperialism" of a generic modernity that has spread to the four corners of the world is concealed in accounts that seek to define it as culturally neutral and neutralising, but the "first in Europe, then elsewhere" structure of global historicity is still always already present in those narrativisations. __ The crucial point to be made here is that the institution of the entity that we now call Tasmania was an effect of modernity rather than an instance of its actively willed origination. __ A still more ominous spectre haunting the task of theorising alternative modernities is the centrality of the other to the colonial construction of the imperial European self. __ The imperative for doing this kind of work is made readily apparent by even the most cursory survey of the standard theoretical expositions of modernity. __ In the time before the emergence of work by Dilip Gaonkar, Paul Gilroy, Chakrabarty, Tani Barlow, Terry Eagleton, Harry Harootunian and Arjun Appadurai, for example, suggesting that an instantiative analysis of modernity's developmental trajectories might be successfully carried out through an historiographical intervention into the Tasmanian archive may well have been taken as a nice postcolonial kind of idea, but it would also have undoubtedly faced an uphill battle for recognition and acceptance. __ Giddens goes a step further than this, breaking modernity up into abstracted constituent elements or "institutional contours". __ At least until the onset of the project of hydro-electrification in the late-19th century, Tasmania was an object or side-effect of the modernisation of an imperial "elsewhere" rather than the master of its own modernity. __ The principles of convergence and uneven development held that in the final analysis every site which fell under the spell of modernity's siren song would wind up as mirror images of an originary, undisplaceable European configuration, even if the logics that enforced that transformation appeared non-partisan and accommodating of cultural difference. __ To paraphrase Marx, Paris's present in Baudelaire's day presented itself to the less developed cultural regions of Europe and the World as the image of their own future. __ " Carmel Schrire's elegiac essay in honour of the anthropologist and archaeologist Rhys Jones, "Betrayal as a Universal Element in the Sundering of Bass Strait", departs from the course marked out by these writers in its willingness to call the Tasmanian genocide a Holocaust. __ In Barta's work, a return is made to the source of genocide thinking to trump the UN claim to propriety over the administration of the intellectual lineaments of its application and reconstitution. __ The comparativist orientation of these contributions, however, does supplement the Tasmanian archive if only through the notification that what transpired in Van Diemen's Land from 1803 to 1876 bears a resemblance to events that took place in other colonial locations. __ In A Little Matter of Genocide, Ward Churchill performs a similar textual move to Mazian's. __ In Tasmania, a number of such transformational thresholds present themselves for analysis: the European invasion and the decimation of the cultures of the Aboriginal Tasmanians, the abolition of transportation, the acquisition of self-rule and the name change from Van Diemen's Land to Tasmania, and the project of hydro-electrification. __ Stumbling across a set of mysterious incisions cut into the trunks of the trees at his landing point on Bruny Island, Tasman hypothesised that Aboriginal giants had been at work, using the notches as toeholds for ascending the higher branches. __ After Vienna, Moscow, Paris, Berlin and New York, the last in this sequence is a city which allusively jumbles up the others: Tokyo. __ Attempts to identify a UN-defined genocide in Tasmania are impossible, Moses contends, because of the lack of deliberate policy on behalf of either the Tasmanian Colonial Governments or the Colonial Office in Britain. __ That the establishment of Tasmania as a colonial zone, its "discovery" and its "settlement" in other words, was a paradigmatically modern process is not in question here. __ According to the figurations that constitute this enigmatic catalogue, Tasmania becomes, in different modalities and at different times, a virgin wilderness, an antipodean England, a home of the gothic and the grotesque and a constantly chastened economic and cultural backwater. __ " Barta takes the genocide debate even further away from Ned Curthoys' maligned pedantry and myopia in "Discourses of Genocide in Germany and Australia: A Linked History" an essay released in 2001. __ In the case of writing located within the confines of the international study of genocide, it might be more accurate to state that Tasmania is being added to the archive of genocide rather than vice versa. __ Why Genocide? is a work of psycho-social scholarship that seeks to develop a theoretical framework for understanding how genocides in general come to be enacted through a practical analysis of the facts in the case of Turkish Armenia and the Shoah. __ It is not difficult to imagine how Tasmania might fit into the footnotes of a narrative about the first modernity. __ The postcolonial turn in historiography and literary theory has done much to remedy this slight, but the traces of cultural lag, the revenants of centres and peripheries, still haunt our imagination of marginality. __ There can be no more doubt that Tasmania has a place in this kind of world-historical story, than there can be about the marginal, subaltern positioning of that place. __ In existential terms, this dis-ease manifests as a feeling of isolation, the sensation that the place we are "in" is at one remove from itself, immediately present and yet far-flung, near and far at the same time. __ In the past, the temporal dimension of the awareness of inhabiting the "new" world was utterly confused by the fact that whatever happened in these marginal spaces was only ever an echo of what had already transpired in the imperial centres. __ On this model, modernity has a putative, if rather imprecise spatio-temporal center, and the developmental logics that it names - industrialisation, democratisation, urbanisation, bureaucratisation - radiate outwards from this entrepot like ripples across a pond. __ 4 The trucker relays shots of you beside the road cooling off with a girl he's seen before under pressure at the tap he snicks his blade next morning a toneish girl leaning up against the red curvy car parked next to the road closer to the hood than the trunk pushing off from the shoulder and walking round to the passenger door bending toward the seat holding on to the roof for balance steam rising from the radiator he could see to the horizon, keen to the differences between himself and the kids who hung around the hawthorn lane. __ Like the international genocide scholars who push the UN definition to one side, Thorpe and Evans propose an alternative nomenclature for thinking the clash of cultures in Australia - indigenocide. __ It is important to remember, however, that this newness was invested with a special aura because it was seen as a world-historical newness, a newness-for-mankind. __ Capitalist prosperity, in Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari's terms, would continue to reterritorialise with one hand what it deterritorialised with the other. __ Of course, this is a highly problematic claim. __ then an architect friend of mine hired me to write about a house his firm had built down there. __ "What we need," he writes, "is a conception of genocide which embraces relations of destruction and removes from the word the emphasis on policy and intention which brought it into being. __ Chakrabarty calls this particular kind of historicist thought a "first in Europe and then elsewhere structure of time", and it has proven extremely influential in organising frameworks for thinking the dissemination of modernity. __ As I make clear in this book, the broader world-historical trajectories of modernisation and the cultural codings that accompany them have scarred the Tasmanian archive just as indelibly as its cosmopolitan equivalents. __ The modernity that Habermas describes in The Philosophical Discourse of Modernity: Twelve Lectures as an "unfinished project" is more a philosophical category than a "structure of feeling" or a socio-cultural horizon, but even he argues that modernisation of the Weberian kind - the arrival and consolidation of instrumental reason, specialisation and differentiation, bureaucratisation - remains a universal topos in so far as it "disassociates modernity from its modern European origins and stylizes it into a spatio-temporally neutral model for processes of social development in general. __ Unlike the writers who take the Tasmanian genocide as a given, the proponents of the definitional reading examine the historical facts in some detail. __ " For Meaghan Morris, the problematic that develops around these configurations of "imperial historicist time" and its colonial discontents can be summed up in the contention that modernity is a known history. __ If we shift the axis of our inquiry to a position that might be called Tasmanio-centric, however, an entirely different set of ways into reading the island state's path through modernity presents itself. __ The internally heterogeneous object of my project is Tasmania, a semi-autonomous ex-colonial member-state of a national federation. __ As Krishnan Kumar points out, modernity is a contrast concept: it acquires its epistemological saliency by distinguishing the period or condition it names from the period or condition that went before it. __ In addition to being thought as a site of modernity's absence, Tasmania has also been configured discursively as a place of absolutely irreducible specificity, as a geographically isolated, island outpost constantly under threat, externally from an encroaching wilderness and internally from a leaking population and a permanently fragile economy. __ The subordination of the past effected by the triumph of the moderns over the ancients finds a synchronic proof in the condition of non-European civilisations. __ The key here is to establish a logic of causality and representation that makes the part substitutable for the whole, while all the while honouring the primacy of this first narrative of modernity as a European story that finds some of its scenes unfolding on the colonial stage. __ Berman's strategy for mediating between the particular and the general is to nominate a set of archetypes, principally locations and personae, and to use them as focalising points for his reading of modernity. __ The additions to the Tasmanian archive made by these writers acquires a novel character primarily through the contextual placement of their comments. __ Furthermore, and certainly more crucially in the light of the contrapuntal nature of this study, Barta ties genocidal and racist thinking to the empirical history of European modernisation in the colonial zones of the new world: The colonising impulse to possess the world as the birthright of European superiority could become a genocidal one wherever the assumption of superiority was threatened by resistance and competition. __ In recent years a substantial body of literature has emerged which attempts to de-centre the narratives of modernity that have played such an influential part in consolidating these tensions. __ The UN focus on intent is rendered obsolete in this approach through a subtle and supple examination of the way racist ideology came to inhabit the "ideas and assumptions" of the populations of the two countries. __ The interest in moulding the facts in the case of the Tasmanian genocide to the UN definition seems to issue from a vain wish to have those crimes brought to trial. __ Short references to the Tasmanian "extermination" appear twice, in the first instance in the context of a refutation of the "uniqueness" position in Holocaust Studies and second as specifically colonial evidence for the long durational extension of genocidal practices. __ In Tasmania, this sense of displacement and exile produced a phenomenology of colonial isolation, a thirst for resemblance and similarity instantiated in John Glover's Eurofication of native landscapes, the imitational mode of cultural production that Jim Davidson calls "Tasmanian Gothic" and Hal Porter's claim that "Hobart Town was […] the Englishman's miniature of London from which no home-recalling and cherished detail had been left out […]. __ " The reproduction of something in a new context represents a generalisation of that thing, not its repetition. __ This experience, it must be admitted, is hardly remarkable. __ The density and range of this work clears the way for site-based analyses of alternative, non-European modernities that do more than merely regather their subject matter in the net of orthodox modernisation theory. __ Henry Reynolds' An Indelible Stain: The Question of Genocide in Australian History stands out as the most focussed of these studies, and also acquires a mark of uniqueness in its resistance to assign the term to the Tasmanian case. __ For other writers, however, the framework for invoking genocide in the Tasmanian case is to add density to the discussion of other instances of genocide or of genocide in general. __ Here Sartre shifted the emphasis of the definition away from intention to the effects of campaigns of occupation and colonisation: The proof of genocide, [Sartre] asserted lies in the results of policy, not in the intentions by which it may be undertaken. __ It summarises the central events of the frontier history, it begins with a discussion of Lemkin's work and it reproduces the UN definition at length. __ Europe and the Americas, the only true subjects of history, have thought out on our behalf not only the script of colonial enlightenment and exploitation, but also that of our anti-colonial resistance and postcolonial misery. __ But the very incorporation of Tasmania into the European world-system was itself a multi-valent symptom of that cataclysmic set of social transformations. __ Schrire's comments are essentially secondary reproductions of Jones's own work drawn from Tom Haydon's controversial documentary The Last Tasmanian: A Story of Genocide. __ The writers concerned herein, tend to be working from within the disciplinary confines of Genocide Studies more generally, or set as their target a trans-Australian analysis of genocidal logics. __ In this book, then, I will attempt to read a Tasmanian modernity that is located at a provisional point of conjunction between the global, the national and the regional. __ Rather than throwing out the term altogether, however, he proposes that we think the Tasmanian genocide as a set of "glacial" developments. __ As is often the case with this kind of text, the Tasmanian genocide only appears in passing, where it is referred to to fill out a historical trajectory. __ Not only do I reconsider Euro-centric theories of modernity in this thesis, I also wish to reinscribe Tasmania as a place of repetition and similarity, as a place not cut adrift from a changing world but fundamentally built in its image. __ They were killed with intent, not solely because of their spearing of cattle or their scientific value, but rather because they were Aborigines. __ I will call this body of experience "modernity". __ impressions inches thick, the delicate crust, above a creek, that deltas out, the grains like cake that show the smooth, soft underneath more thorough beds of ocean sand. __ In the texts which consider it principally in relation to the rest of Australia, it is the absence or scarcity of certain signs of modernisation - over-crowded streets, sprawling suburbs, skyscrapers, new development - that are used to bolster the argument that Tasmania has somehow escaped or been overlooked by modernity. __ Tasmania will always be a second class citizen in the body politics of global modernity, unless we can find a way to invert the narratives that constitute its flesh, turning them inside out, or back to front, so that the extremities become the body of the text and the privileged content at its heart - in all its erstwhile Europeanness - is pushed out to the margins. __ But this mis-diagnosis is easily understood. __ The vitality of this debate, and the currency and salience of the concept around which it circulates has been most powerfully demonstrated in recent times by the publication of Fredric Jameson's A Singular Modernity: Essay on the Ontology of the Present, in which the author derisively spurns the usefulness of theorising "alternative modernities" in the name of a unifying definition that veers dangerously close to the error of generality that Aijaz Ahmed so famously critiqued in the case of "Third World Literature in the Era of Multinational Capitalism". __ The Genocide Convention is very specific on this point: the victim group must be at risk because of their membership of that group. __ A study that was to examine the relationship between naval discoveries and the disenchantment of the world could refer us to Abel Tasman's ship's log. __ Apart from Keith Windschuttle's The Fabrication of Aboriginal History, Reynolds' is the most significant work to avoid the use of the nomenclature of genocide in the case of the Tasmanian frontier. __ As Haydon writes: This [Tasmanian] community was responsible for committing, in my view, the world's only case of a genocide so swift and so complete and the guilt of that, I think, has lain very strongly with the white people of Tasmania. __ but i had lived there before them too so i felt a certain claim to the place that I knew would be demobbed. __ Occupying a point at the centre of the two concentric circles of the global and the national, Tasmania as region can be written into the narrative tissue of modernity in a number of ways: first, as a rather insignificant if irreducibly specific instantiation of the generalised social logics of modernity; second, as a geo-political entity whose historical origins have their source in the expansionary imperialism of the first European modernity; and third, as a footnote, or perhaps a chapter, in a story of Australian modernity. __ One of the main thrusts of this study, the charting of modernity's vicissitudes in Tasmania, is proposed in an intellectual climate that is nowhere near as intemperate as one might first have thought, and in fact, displays some of the characteristics necessary for deliberate and careful unpacking of conceptual orders. __ They are most notable for the way they reiterate the genocidal character of frontier conflict in Tasmania even as their author subscribes to the "extinction as inevitability" thesis that Jones so notoriously deployed. __ What was remarkable - though I hardly knew it then - was that you were not allowed to express that world in forms other than that of ephemeral stories and jokes you told and others told you. __ i lived there too on and off when i was a kid-my father had a new family and they lived there. __ Historically speaking, then, in instances where modernity was not characterised as an overtly European phenomenon, it was described as a generic, universalising set of socio-cultural currents that presented a neutral facade to its potential proponents, all the while concealing its conditions of origin behind a screen of unreadability. __ In the wake of Windschuttle's controversial historical denialism perhaps we would be better served by genocide scholars who were interested in unearthing "new" empirical data to confirm the "unsubstantiated" claims of mass death in frontier Tasmania. __ Adumbrating the reversal of the extinction thesis after the Tasmanian Aboriginal Rights movement became active in the late-1970s, Curthoys states that "genocide had taken place, but it had not been complete. __ A further set of texts that take up the question of genocide in Tasmania are those that privilege the UN definition in clearer terms than the writers surveyed above. __ " When Meaghan Morris tells us that this makes modernity a known history, "something which has already happened elsewhere, and which is to be reproduced, mechanically or otherwise, with a local content", a chain of egregious ramifications is set in train. __ Conrad's strategy merely brings that Euro-centrism to the foreground, finding the purest instances of modernity in the cosmopolitan centres of the world and relegating its peripheral manifestations to a secondary, replicative order. __ Has modernity not been thought almost exclusively through analyses of the great centres of human civilisation, the cities of Paris, London and New York and the continents of Europe and North America? One of the more famous of Tasmania's expatriates, Peter Conrad, would never dream of including his own birthplace in a history of modernity, existing as it does for him, on the very outskirts of a world that finds its centre thousands of miles away: Modernity is about the acceleration of time, and also the dispersal of places. __ The settlers pathetically strove to reconcile Arcady with Alcatraz; since then, the spoliation of mountains and the damming of rivers hint at a desire to punish this unyielding place into subservience. __ Ian Macfarlane's thesis, Aboriginal Society in North West Tasmania: Dispossession and Genocide, completed at the University of Tasmania in 2002, is one text that offers a way forward here, expanding the Tasmanian archive through the use of a volatile and problematic signifier but also reordering its empirical retinue through the discursive rendering of heretofore unknown events. __ After summarising some of the violent encounters between the Aborigines and the Europeans, Tatz concludes that: This wasn't simply a murderous outbreak of racial hatred. __ The task of theorising alternative modernities continues to present itself as pressing and incomplete. __ It is a thread in a thickly interwoven cloth. __ In doing so, my first priority is not to rethink modernity from the "fringes" or, indeed, to produce a propositional response to the question: "Is Tasmania modern?". __ Her comments are worth repeating, though, because they segue into the final modality of genocidal articulations to surface in the Tasmanian archive. __ Dirk Moses's "An Antipodean Genocide? The Origins of the Genocidal Moment in the Colonisation of Australia" is a good example of the latter in so far as it interrogates the centrality of intention to the UN definition. __ Thorpe and Evans' work is a classic articulation of the factor of genocide in an historical logic. __ But even in light of this challenge to Europe as the end of history, universal subject and common destiny, impediments to working through a radically differentiated modernity still exist. __ The attempt to combat this universalising discourse has been led by a vanguard composed predominantly of Area Studies specialists and post-colonial theorists, although feminist scholars like Susan Wolff and Rita Felski have also made indispensable contributions. __ Unfortunately, the publication in 2004 of texts by Benjamin Madley, Ashley Riley Sousa and William Rubinstein that somnambulate along well-cut historical paths suggests that such an approach is likely to remain unfashionable. __ Jumping forward a couple of centuries, a study of the rise of utilitarianism of the Benthamite kind might be fleshed out through a discussion of the model prison at Port Arthur which was built to the specifications of the panopticon, that most exemplary site for the production of internally policing subjectivities. __ Through his inclusion of the nation-state in this catalogue, he alerts us to the way that entity functions dialectically within the plural field of Modernity Studies. __ It was first released in 1978, only 12 or so months after Desailly's thesis was completed. __ […] Genocide is not always as blatantly practiced as it was with the Nazis, nor is it always practiced as ruthlessly as in the case of the British in Tasmania […] Genocide can be executed with a certain finesse. __ Within the Australian cultural imaginary, Tasmania is persistently figured as non-, anti-, or only partially modern. __ Peter Conrad follows Smith in his geo-autobiography Down Home: Revisiting Tasmania when he uses the trope of genocide to launch one of his many flights of rhetorical fancy into the imaginary space above Tasmania as place: The island has been made by a long series of alienating schisms. __ Her intervention into the Tasmanian archive follows the form of those authors who take the genocide as a given, however, in so far as she only makes passing mention of the Tasmanian case. __ Aside from the forced comparison with other genocidal events that is enacted through the mobilisation of this volatile signifier it is difficult to see the value of re-reading a set of historical events that is already recognised as horrific in terms of an alternative meta-theoretical category that only re-iterates that power of horror. __ In terms of its contribution to a politics of reconciliation, Ned Curthoys's comments on genocide discourse seem to offer a tentative way forward: Here in Australia the vexed question of genocide […] can be […] contextualised within an inherited European pattern of colonial expansion and mono-cultural domination requiring a response that is both urgent and historically 'deep', removed from pedantic legalism and myopic political imperatives. __ To these effacements of difference achieved in the name of an ostensibly neutral universality, we might also add influential texts in the tradition by Jürgen Habermas, Conrad and Benjamin. __ This book [Modern Times, Modern Places: Life and Art in the 20th Century] starts by describing the modern panic about time. __ To adopt this position, however, is to read Tasmania's textual and cultural archive from the outside in. __ For this group, Tasmania is nothing other than a cipher, an empty place marked off on the historical record only by the atrocities directed at its indigenous inhabitants. __ Colin Tatz also has no qualms about delivering a verdict of UN-defined genocide in Tasmania. __ Can a world without bearing turn back on its feet? the world is heads for that they matter both ways up for other minds kaput in peace contract reframe tyger's eye Expand or hover end and cast again our gilly patient chalk stream bank (on cliff's edge leaning in, counting being with rector's eyes) some time ago i worked at a pizza shop in a suburb south of hobart. __ In stark contrast to Reynolds' piece is Bill Thorpe and Raymond Evans' extended essay "Indigenocide and the Massacre of Aboriginal History". __ In "Genocide in Australia" he directs our attention to article II (a) of the Convention that lays down the requirement that victims of genocide be targeted by virtue of their membership of a specific racial or ethnic grouping. __ There, the authors, compare the facts in the case of Tasmania with the UN definition and come up with what they see as an irrefutable verdict: [The Tasmanian Aboriginal situation] is certainly genocidal if one takes the United Nations definition, and deploys several of its criteria to what occurred during the height of the conflict between the settlers and Aborigines over land (1824-1834). __ For an example of a global, universalising modernity we need go no further than Marshall Berman's opening proposition from All That is Solid Melts into Air: The Experience of Modernity: There is a mode of vital experience - experience of space and time, of the self and others, of life's possibilities and perils - that is shared by men and women all over the world today. __ It goes on to identify a series of places which are the citadels of modern society in its different phases. __ In this instance, the broad "type" of genocide with which the Tasmanian situation complies is colonial genocide: A case lending support to Toynbee's thesis can be seen in the case of the island of Tasmania, where in a short span of seventy-three years the British successfully eliminated the native population. __ Implicit in this investigation is the contention that the misapprehended absence of the signs of modernity has significantly informed the narratives of decline and diaspora that Tasmanians have come to rely upon as resources for identity formation and that, while misapprehended, this perceived neglect has played a large part in the construction of the Tasmanian archive. __ Just as the island appears safely ensconced within its socio-historical horizon, it slips, through some unseen bolthole, into a set of wholly different discursive orders. __ In other words, and in ironic contradiction to Bruno Latour's famous thesis, Tasmania has always been modern because it was modernity that prompted its "discovery" and modernity that prompted its "settlement". __ the city lost its tail to bliss- waiting for glass blowers on small mountains rust red rivers running to a whale of massive sludge. __ On the cognate topic of nationalism in the colonial world, Chatterjee notes: If nationalisms in the rest of the world have to choose their imagined communities from certain "modular" forms already made available to them by Europe and the Americas, what do they have left to imagine? History, it would seem, has decreed that we in the postcolonial world shall only be perpetual consumers of modernity. __ " Here Barta refers briefly to the Tasmanian case in proposing that white Australia exists in a relation of genocide to the Aboriginal population. __ 3 or else you break down-coiled around the maypole water coloured belts set free lions sea and sex; platelets of salty thought-none outside we breathe Charybdis. __ point and line the sea the grass the stones the shells, a marriage bed my daughter's twigs and nut-pink flowers are pretty-she likes ice cream at the beach the wavelets there reflect the sun like a new highway or saltbush at the heads or a little sandstone mill the database has powered down first impressions of a deep-sea port missile tests that froth the shore the loyal fuse starts burning out every sign you thought was sweet every misread sign of age every sign of misread age every fake précis every orphaned tone the shallow faces brut mirage-me and my city and our past; a prisoner can be happy should be happy he said and signed my release. __ It is this new awareness of what actually occurred that, it seems to me, constitutes a central problem for the integrity and authenticity of Australian culture today. __ The strain of commonality that binds their articulations derives from the conviction that the perpetration of mass deaths is not an adequate condition for the mobilisation of the terms of genocide. __ Haydon's film, which serves as the most significant vehicle for Jones's particular narrativisation of colonial contact in Tasmania is one of the foundation stones for the reading of genocide into that history. __ Barta's work here is informed by a reading of chapter nine of Lemkin's Axis Rule in Occupied Europe where the latter argues that genocide can be a two-fold process of dispossession and displacement followed by the establishment of an incoming colonisation: Genocide has two phases: one, destruction of the national pattern of the oppressed group; the other, the imposition of the national pattern of the oppressor. __ In addition to Felski and Wolff's attempts to feminise modernity, the search for a theoretical foundation upon which to construct our new readings of the parole of site-specific modernities has seen the coining of a whole new vocabulary that includes trans-modernities, discrepant modernities, settler modernities, plural modernities, multiple modernities, and even coeval modernities. __ For these communities, the felt apprehension of their immediate location was, and to some extent remains, fundamentally dislocated. __ How shall we redeem it from the guilty awareness that these acts of genocide and attempted genocide were being enacted most vigorously at that very time when white Australian culture was being conceived and born. __ Sven Lindqvist's Exterminate all the Brutes, doesn't explicitly mention the term genocide in relation to Tasmania, but it does reproduce a very brief, sparsely sourced summary of the main events of the decimation to defend its claim that "[t]he Tasmanians were the most well known of the exterminated peoples and were often held up as symbols for them all. __ In this regard, the experience of Tasmanians is analogous to the experience of other inhabitants of peripheral zones around the world. __ The fact of Vietnamese decimation in itself established that genocide was occurring in Indo-China, regardless of the U. __ A. __ The mode of cultural production that Jim Davidson has called "Tasmanian Gothic", for instance, represents the island as a repository of the bizarre, the bereft, and the backward. __ The definitional approaches to the Tasmanian genocide are of two principal kinds: those which engage primarily with the definition of genocide spelled out in the UN convention; and those which engage with more capacious definitions developed by genocide scholars. __ For Conrad, the genocide of the Aborigines is a vital part of the historical tapestry of Tasmania. __ Churchill also opens up the concept of genocide to include the elimination of specific cultural practices that mark out a specific group from its colonial opponents. __ Hegel-Marx; Lacoue Labarthe the front of horse its withers cracked. __ Even the entry for "Tasmania" in the index is bound inextricably with the signifier "extermination". __ There remain important qualifiers to insert into the space between thinking about endogenous or externally enforced projects of modernisation in non-European locations as irreducibly specific sets of events and the gesture that reduces them to pale imitations of an originary European phenomenon. __ The repetition must, on the one hand, efface its initial instantiation so that no trace of what would actually make the second event secondary and therefore generalised, remains, while on the other, some residue of the original event must be carried over in its consequent iterations in order to guarantee that iterative status. __ Florence Mazian's monograph Why Genocide?: The Armenian and Jewish Experiences in Perspective provides a case in point. __ Instead he returns to the UN definition and performs an impressive intellectual coup de grace by demonstrating the means by which the destruction of the Aboriginal peoples as an objective and inherent corollary of the logic of colonisation became subjectively located within the consciousness of the colonial agents themselves, producing a situation where specific genocidal intention of the kind described in the UN definition can be adduced. __ Tony Barta foreshadows Moses's expansion of the concept of genocide in his own essay "After the Holocaust: Consciousness of Genocide in Australia. __ Rather, I intend to use modernity's contested conceptual field as the generator of a problematic that will facilitate a reconsideration of some of the historical and cultural narratives most influential in organising the Tasmanian archive. __ Barta adopts the same approach as Churchill in "Genocide: Toward a Functional Definition" in initiating his discourse with an extended quotation from the ur-text of genocide thinking, Lemkin's Axis Rule in Occupied Europe. __ The fact that little "new" historical data is added to the panorama provided by 19th-century historians like Bonwick, Ling Roth, Calder and West remains salient. __ While I recognise the urgency of this multi-faceted project, I also believe that the standard complaint that globalised discourse fails to account for local specificity remains salient. __ In the case of the Tasmanian genocide, the elimination of traditional hunting practices, the radical stifling of inter-tribal marriage and restrictions on seasonal migration clearly point, to his mind, to a case of cultural genocide. __ Referring to a further set of texts, he asks the crucial question of whether the life of a group of people can be separated from the lives of the individuals that make it up. __ " Conrad's Modern Times, Modern Places continues this trend after a different fashion, broaching the generality of modernity through an analysis of its exemplary instantiations. __ Tasmania first suffered disconnection from the mainland, which left its landscape buckled and eruptive; then it was singled out as a place of penance and the site for an experiment in genocide. __ S. __ Submitted to Westerly 4/3/2012 . __ Writers like Barta, Moses, Churchill, and Sartre have all made invaluable contributions to the task of developing an alternative approach to Genocide Studies that does not measure history against the legal definition laid out in the Genocide Convention. __ ? C H A P T E R 5 Of Contrapuntal Trajectories 2: Modernity __ i call him neptune but he's no god or father or competent professional. __ 43 one day, they say, the axe just fell. __ i might come back. __ i emptied sand from the rolls in my jeans. __ can anyone with any sense make contact with her now. __ fossil fuel to fan your fire, the past as coal, you sprung a leak in her and bored, you cleared her out and doubled down your selfish hoard. __ kerotin for unburnt lash. __ . __ with a room to see anyone who wanted in. __ sexy legs. __ but i am young and do not know of love as basic flaw. __ they prop her up with pills and flowers, watch her sit for minutes, hours, just how long it takes to change her mind. __ with sped up wafts of jerky vine - anything but luck can hear good value. __ 32 i recommend words that can never hurt enough to do the trick, the worthy pain, that brings relief. __ they sweat and toil in the holes they crash and crash to age in style. __ the real burden is dark matter pressing on the brain. __ and i too feel that hollow there inside my ribs, as if i was not one, but more, a vapour trail perhaps or tree as i in televised redoubt. __ . __ i came out clear as sea for sure, a patient man. __ blink nudged and abundant. __ i struggle in this western wind, to light my cigarette. __ looking in at bedlam walls, looking in at stone rope hardship or spending sprees with hope as credit, too long now, we haven't smiled. __ crowded raft. __ memorised the side of the packet. __ everybody already regretted. __ i saw myself, a pitted turd. __ short shift or long you must endure. __ 46 i'll hold it close and to my lips to kiss it cold and sibling while you labour through the legend mud flats, bubbled, grey and greasy like a boarder's cake. __ too wrong to climb the stairs, the yolk, the splitting palm. __ Brothers who comes to my door now dressed as a goat? science is friendly because it has no soft underbelly it has no reason to fear the occasional tickle compared to commerce it's twilight sailing stopped now for the winter break it is warm even so there is nothing wrong with here as such. __ we longed to enter swollen grids of sense and tones, to give the past as squiggles, squid ink, maps of mountains; gods of sea and time. __ even though we know them all, we tried in tongues to speak the world. __ 44 cyan, turquoise, manganese the larger glass is mine, so please, leave it there, alone and cold. __ before you took my wife to open clear her soul, and drill it like an oil hole. __ sworn in by rods and cones, tongue's bumps, the bumpkin light, emplaced for easy truth. __ that all the heroes gathered stone to build the forms of western thought, with sovereign subject as their king. __ . __ tricornered forge in progress still. __ days and pills , kafka and out the window for a ciggie then pleasure in the sun old gardening gods selling yen the blurry ketch the morning star system IX motorway quiet as the princess drove. __ tribesmen, squinting, berlin wall. __ his head was clean. __ or else they let the murky go, or shut it back secure. __ i drank down my joe. __ . __ even so, i have my plans. __ He's an explorer of depths and a master of them in his way. __ horsing round in mud needs drones remoteness, car park exits. __ flake fed daily. __ and tells me who will fall his voice is like a clarinet the rules are syrupy to the ear, gluey dripping spittable grasping filling like organic chicken the sporty james who let the children drown the climber grown in thatcher's britain, labouring on one side. __ a phone in each hand and nobody to call or calling you. __ he jumped straight in and poked his snout above the slick. __ she must have thought it opportune, to test her luck, the luck of change in choppy, homeless seas. __ that central sound. __ at a kerbed correction (cocaine sonnet op. __ 3 neptune sits on the couch. __ and truly beaut him dappled beaut. __ man was not made to dwell on this, to chase the monsters in our souls. __ at longing and nothing the flash there in your eyes is a perfect prediction. __ 45 there is a vast tower and on each floor a thousand souls. __ 1 - keyless entry) - consistency slows at a stale pace, the slow space of old tales, everything an affidavit. __ and speckled grit, ocean dirt, hard rolled down inside my towel inside its bag. __ 34 born without ancestors, cut from the ground of being. __ took him back. __ we were meant to shine like coal. __ with nothing hands. __ she tells the nurse she's feeling well. __ i clambered in through rain, the weatherboard, broken van. __ your mother cried out once beneath her fold-away canopy "my son, the doctor, is drowning!" . __ i see it now, from out the front. __ i know it such as it knows me or is my chassis, straight and true. __ won done lightly. __ and in the black sea port the riggers recall winning drives, the carbon river makes for ground as if to glug out words of praise, as if to beg the jack to free it fast and spin it out in plastic cans 3 were the admins [sporting loveable phones] really trying to get the settings right and why did they all speak so heartily about the progress of the review? it's as if they haven't clicked onto the everyoneish brochures that we all have to give to new people- picking out the beauty spots the round heads and the vernix people so new that it burns the shingling face of the giant smurf inflatable in warm metro air. __ they said that we were out of date in a fishing village and walked amongst people of colour and knew their lives and fear, knew their want, their lesser image, their need for more. __ for leaks or sadness, trailing off, pulled toward silence. __ Magazines plasma screens, the unpleasure of Habermas. __ precious time with you, in discord- jamboree- where once old nags went on their way, alone, a week from all saints day; they crouch down now in sprinting pose, their spindly limbs straight off the rack from darrow's store-for hats and more-a bargain backed by cash in hand . __ silence. __ wormwood holed for gorse and worse, i pick and worm for shimmy's sake. __ partially autonomous, my influence was uncaused or the cause of itself. __ these annotations paraphrase my own drab lot, a dero of amusement parks who haunts the shore in cold, unyielding months. __ never close to winning back the only thing i should have tried much harder not to lose. __ 2 so nanna was sent at the end of her life to a river north of perth. __ inside his tank. __ respect it please. __ left quite soon. __ Smoker's Yard 39 this peace or glee or joy or hope. __ 27 for recognition or deception, indirection, only me. __ cannover hold, cannover hold. __ i shake for jim and johnny's sake. __ relief, and freedom. __ without induction, we'd call it love 41 it's clear in you, this gift of taking care. __ i set him up, back there. __ Hot Towels 1 the wire hums, the airport board-delays and tarmac fumy air finally when space is offered your luggage banked against a turning sign the metal sleeve whose loop suggests more heat and genes and buy some condoms in the loo (quickly, bleach your accent down unlearn your failed youth in time to make it launch another blast at life while folks at home pronounce you free of vice and miss you frankly everyone here is thinking of you sweet child and wonder when you'll burn a signal free of where you've gone that country will uncustom you, with tea-leaves, lotto coffee spoons; it's men a monstrous plague of hats, a hill quite free of change and hope-another impulse clangs and stops. __ i wrote it out today. __ and took my troubles with him when he went. __ in powder, came. __ i know you'll take a coke to fizz your gut. __ i will be and one day i will go and i will not look back and i will not think of the past as time for time as me is always more 35 bound on a weeping limb, dipping out across the tarn . __ so i said priggishly, 'time is rationed to keep us safe from running late' our country is foremost and the pigs chomp hard on the pumpkin rusk closer now, sight lines at the surface, shore to perspex dome bent back, in flame, i came. __ . __ 2 my gargoyle sees for me, the aching gap. __ depends on the weather, the riddles, reserve bank circumspection, nobody with a brain would choose to install engine blocks for hours at a time. __ and further on. __ the death drive, dressed in rivers feeling rivers) Plato Park Torres strait spend and smoke too much have sex get rich, engender birth, a river north a river north of perth My friend in England wool country in absentia i stretched then slowed toward a train and crossed her going down. __ and then some kind of polyphonic chore. __ they take me in, and move my mouth, hydraulic like a movie mask. __ or writing as if it was music, and all that muscle control and all that thinking. __ i brought him out. __ to drink it down, the eidolon of engram bay. __ highland lake without a rim, fire burning, pale sky, planet thought as proof of space as universe that knows itself through other things alone. __ farrago, the far away banana quilt or resolute, the crumbling prince of staying put, his descant worst or worsted drain. __ she admitted human being, admitted crucial facts. __ was stiff with salt, cracked and sweet. __ i kept him wet. __ you like the sweet, the stirring up, shaken, bruised, in morning rain i bless the minus riddled self the failing self. __ bold eagle swing by jimmy tork and platted mong for gorries sake. __ double-barrelled, last shot at new rain. __ . __ i see it all in aisles of wear and travel lengths to medicate, they siphon salts, from this same sea, but say i call the things i see through an angled mirror. __ settle instead for copy-cat burgers, sidelong looks at the opera house and bright green biscuits. __ we must endure for our children and our parents who had such honest hopes. __ listening for the chime of chapel bells back there in town engrams in the bedrock or patterns in the sand. __ 25 drenched again, i shook the water free, to me it was her way of saying you are free of me for happy authors leaving prints, for editors with helpful hints, the paddlepop stick was slick with the syrup it lent to the wrapper wrecked between the seats. __ 37 burnt tongue by jove in bussle route, for gantry sergeant tapped a root ball climax version slightly. __ or groan in pinkish wean, tum dum and diamond, poisson, fig or hat. __ too much sun and wanting more. __ and name you labour. __ using words that are not known will only make it worse. __ you see, i've done my reading too. __ Brothers 42 i don't reflect on heavy seas that lack a sense of fun. __ Del-Ray Surf Guitar Comp upbeat, quick legged. __ the poem you found at the end of the warren shoving an Algerian from his nest of plastic seats- when you turned him over he looked like a 2nd empire tortoise not some victim/symbol of gaulish bloody mindedness half-coherent spray about the great novel of Martello towers, bowls of broken bread, breast milk, sodomy and astroturf. __ the bangum bangum, sink. __ after shapes, there's sphere and tower. __ The coffee rooms are filled with flats. __ sun setting over Caulfield we wedged the final clamp and restumped the asset; squared to 1-e ; maybe a million if three people want it. __ when questions asked i lit the lane, back lit the lighter's glare. __ " at ourselves, at our fate, at the new sea wall. __ . __ back back back and in to rented swarm, the pigeon fold, i pick and worm for fiscous sake interred on ice and immy shake. __ or even now with me how would i know? coral bleaches then grows bright across her sheets her frame, she rolls toward the light she doesn't say she rolls her frame just there as the sun submits. __ familiar, basic tools left dumb and dry to play at dunes and oxidise upon the rocks. __ for tamarind and ezyblow, for parentine and gingero for travertine and frankincense it's time to settle one brave fact i've come to get my girlfriend back. __ we would call each other friends if not for gum trees, like a painting, smelling of oil and lemonade. __ intending to return, i left it on the bar top towel. __ with much more wood than we could use. __ and sudden change i'm thankful for. __ a little bit blind, in the pitch, reflections worm to insight's rotten core. __ 29 but you are heroic to me. __ and so you tame them, keep them dull. __ i saw him at the docks. __ the chips shed steam, a cause to let the periscope relax. __ he liked that best. __ they live and breathe and climb the stairs and never know which way is up. __ our friendship's grand you might have said, you've learned the art to ask for none. __ 28 a painful loop. __ listing sabot. __ from game machine to game machine. __ mixed with wet. __ Sometimes he reads the economist to get an overall picture. __ the disc shim bleeds the outro dust and frontal tines. __ in soggy socks. __ for jewels and coal to grist his toad. __ huegenot refuse niks dragging tripods all over the east side of town-remember high school and all the lavish rivalries, as if from a small country we wrestled for middling positions denied the chance to lead our distant country, if only because the words we used were deemed unlikely and still you continued on as if your nascent self obliged narration with mummy back from work and spread along the sofa there with a vodka and a redbull in her hand. __ i wonder know with cbt and act that robots feel more love than us. __ brought tea and smoke. __ 40 we're always trying to replace science as if it's some huge burden. __ the trick it seems to selfish me is help and help some more. __ their girth would plug a badger's hole. __ bun sung auto signage scored. __ . __ every day i wake with less energy. __ But he is not fun! "you cannot fall beneath the waves the water catches every weight and slows its plunge as if it floats" so drown red cancer's slapping claw, braided death, did you enjoin to quell the endless tet a tet of broken love your brother ghost of engram bay was always better looking and now he's more successful too. __ i memorise nothing, am invaded by failure. __ they cut it off and held it high so forest winds could peer inside, and rasp or grate as trill but still he saw, atop the pike, whole worlds unfold, more out than in. __ the campaign trail was short and boring and led to a bull in a field blocking our way to the creek your rejections turned me on, as if maybe you could overthrow all this weakness by quoting Richard Ford in John Calvin jeans like most women you thought yourself a blessed torch diana's neon lamp your innermost thoughts highlighting paracelsus in the pup tent, touching paradise a mix of light and ginger beer, that bull who bars the way but also wades the creek- a nice clean strike the perfect fly everything belonging to the realm of freedom a twisting shout a blood knot and an arcing loop an undercurrent of catchiness. __ or um dum slightly. __ the queerest bloke, more ghost than that. __ you stored them in her case notes, added theory, charismatic codes. __ you said it had to give, "we're the same as Guatemala". __ Morecombe Bay 33 massive time shifts were common in the lake shore commuter belt where i grew up. __ soggy fool. __ at kitchen, bird by paper window power power open end. __ the way a witch will spoil her toads. __ no more against the odds or becoming a man. __ he knew them not but they knew him. __ but please don't think i'll name it keenly, petit objet a. __ . __ my senses are useless. __ 38 i declare you fit to work. __ the petit plan, the grotty orb. __ laughter, sapphires and rhino horns that turn to dust in the overhead bins. __ i broke the bowl, the glass flat seas in doldrum blue, i beat myself. __ Viva France, Viva Kant, Viva San Antonio 2 the seams of a star (cracknell's chocolate broken eye) brittany coast in clamps again petitions, prisms, scholars' schisms; "cross the span; on coloured moss that swaddles covered stones" - the moon machine will gondolier the thought canal-to spar with owls and oars, and bi-fold doors on pancake day, oh . __ and park their mass in tourist holes. __ Submitted to Agni - week of 6/3/2012 Has Been Bay drastic rents in social time mean spiral webs, staircase storms and crowds intent on public hits; history glass and light-filled light (catalyst, mover, chemistry prac) titanic struggles culminations recruit the words that wonder how we came to speak and margaret asked me "can we go just once again, to the beach for a look. __ to brush our teeth and do as we are told. __ 31 this knowledge that i have is missed by lights and curried crowds, they fight my truth, which shrinks so quick, the turtles head, i claim no claim, although i know the animals. __ astronaut and break of day. __ spoke to my son. __ your flat shape, sweaty in the cold, the memory of city shocks, at the end of the lane, someone, a farmer by plane before the rain stopped crops will rise, around them, rusted frames. __ it soon was clear. __ 36 from this pain, i think, beauty will come. __ such he was. __ the sand wiped clean she sits unfolding paper mints? the driver on the course, redaction for the sake of it meal steel gogol Pele sequestered in the bookie's nest, Mentone. __ though not as dense as you, black sun. __ on his nose he wore a ring. __ nothing there. __ a super bloke. __ my wife is mine no longer so i drink alone in foreshore taverns press on nimbly, lurching, deft and clumsy, pushing to forget. __ they liked him too. __ 30 the whale's jump. __ i peel and shake for johnny now that pill and him are in the hold. __ he's shaven and his clothes are clean. __ second stringers scoop fresh clumps of oval lawn, settling pallets on the slope of a skull, to close with airily, seals on top of convenient twigs (suburban sonnets). __ looking out. __ __ __ This makes me feel very guilty. __ __ In recent years I am increasingly drawn to literary fiction rather than sociology as a vehicle to convey meaning and insight about the social world. __ __ It's needed now for the same reason as it has always been needed. __ __ It may be what Freud was writing about when he said that 'creative' writers are bountifully imbued with the right to imagine in public and for the public - although surely most of what becomes a public wish starts out as a private, possibly illicit desire. __ __ And seeing is just that. __ __ . __ __ G Bissinger, Friday Night Lights, p. __ __ In a simpler language this is merely a matter of bread and circuses on a global level. __ __ I think this is probably true. __ __ php%3Ftitle=107&chapter=20794&layout=html&Itemid=27 Glen Street, November 2011 First of all I'd like to thank you for agreeing to let me ask you these questions and also for agreeing in turn to ask me a few things about myself and what I do as a writer and a researcher. __ __ com/>,viewed on 24 March 2011. __ __ When I place this privilege on the edge of an epoch (modernity) I do not mean that modernity vouchsafes this privilege. __ __ Graves-Brown (eds) Matter, Materiality and Modern Culture, London Routledge pp. __ __ Malpas, J. __ __ I suppose I was interested intellectually in things in high school that most of the other kids weren't and I never quite fit in with the bad boys or the good boys. __ __ The normals then are saved from constant stastus anxiety by the knowledge that these demi-gods exist in a parralelle world andindeed are created by the mass audience itself. __ __ Kundera, M. __ __ Rose, G. __ __ (eds) Visuality/Materiality: Images, Objects and Practices, Aldershot: Ashgate Press 171-190. __ __ Distant suffering is seldom felt in the bones. __ __ We've talked about the place of plain language in English academic traditions and, in the work we've done together, your role has often been to pull me back from excessive textual enjoyment (which may or may not be borne out of youthful enthusiasm and a background in the English Department) and setting me back on course to a more mundane but also more friendly and approachable kind of prose. __ __ There are a succession of depictions, the most notable and well known is the tasting of the madeleine cake soaked in tea, uneven paving stones in the courtyard of the home of the Guermantes family which serves as catalyst for a lasting and involuntary memory. __ __ 1976. __ __ *Monkeys Pay Per View : Adaptive Valuation of Social Images by Rhesus Macaques, Deaner, Khera, latt, Current Boiology, vol15: 543-48 march 29 Superstars are created who possess some attribute that is way beyond that of the normal man or woman. __ __ php>, viewed on 24 March 2011. __ __ Another line of argument here is that the game-any game, it doesn't matter which-has declined as they have got older and today's players may be more powerful or more professional but they lack the grace, elegance, humility of the older generation. __ __ Agency is not limited to the human subject, but rather, agency resides in the heterogeneous networks (or assemblies or associations) of humans and non-humans, which can be reworked in a multiple ways. __ __ , Bleak Mind, Penguin, London, 1985. __ __ It is helpful to see objects as polysemic, in that they have the potential to generate different effects that change over time. __ __ (2008) The Comfort of Things, Cambridge: Polity. __ __ Don't worry, I'm not going to recite any dreams here. __ __ In postcolonial studies too, the gulf between subject and object of knowledge is sometimes held to be intractable and the demands on the empathic imagination too great to be overcome. __ __ leishman-associates. __ __ Even so, the post-social term in philosophy studies is timely. __ __ Equally, bestowing the right to claim a right on the excluded other outside of formal legislative or juridical settings doesn't have to be an earth-shattering act. __ __ These differences are generational, disciplinary, to do with our geographical background, our psychological tendencies, working habits, institutional identities and so on. __ __ The silent 'other' who is designated here might be conspicuous by virtue of her race, or her clothing, her accent, or her gender or even her sexuality. __ __ But later we hide in our minds or seek friends we don't even like. __ __ (2012) 'Visuality/materiality: introducing a manifesto for practice' in Rose. __ __ And how pathetic we are at seeing our own sameness, our own glossy conformity-this self-inflicted cloning that ensures the important signals cut straight through. __ __ In other words, he is arguing the meaning of objects is dependent on an encounter with humans and their qualities are only realised through social construction involving human agency. __ __ More recently, Blunt and Dowling (2006) and King (2008) have sought to extend the foci of philosophy research by a closer interrogation of domestic spaces and how these shape identity formation. __ __ This is because things - a book in its red binding, like the rest - at the moment we notice them, turn within us something immaterial, akin to all the preoccupations or sensations we have at that particular time, and mingle indissolubly with them. __ __ In this paper, I contigufy, statements that have concatenatory value in the wounded language of para-stocracy, the shrapnel of high culture, like the bird on the cover of Paul Muldoon's book or the people down the end of my road who don't have cable, collars up against the cold. __ __ That nothing is staked to it, makes it all the more indeterminate or subject to influence at any angle and/or velocity. __ __ Milan Kundera (1988:128) in his essay 'The art of the novel' wrote 'When we study, discuss, analyse a reality, we analyse it as it appears in our mind, in our memory. __ __ . __ __ What does this have to do with pleasure and morality and literature and metaphors? You don't even know these people. __ __ This makes social contact uncomfortable so mainly he just avoids it altogether. __ __ Because we didn't all do that. __ __ 479. __ __ Frosh, P. __ __ Our government is fiscally responsible. __ __ The thingish I is not necessarily pleasant to contemplate too deeply. __ __ 5. __ __ There's inequality between ations. __ __ When I see something my whole life is there, incarnate in this vision, in this act of seeing. __ __ This at least is what happens in my in-laws mind. __ __ It is evident that philosophy research has been informed by the contribution of anthropology and, as a consequence, has extended its scope in relation to what constitutes the 'home'. __ __ As she writes 'one needs all one's senses to do justice to material reality' (quoted in Rose and Tolia-Kelly (2012). __ __ Maria Jolas). __ __ Saunders, P. __ __ Politically, we might speak of recognition primarily in the present tense, but a good test of academic openness has always also been historical in nature. __ __ Proust and psychoanalysis. __ __ , The Australian Oxford Dictionary, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, 1999. __ __ The CEO becomes a star performer in this case, not unlike a pop singer or world-class athlete. __ __ Nor do I leave myself where I have not been as a token or icon of calamitous over-production. __ __ Aris Fioretos (Baltimore, Johns Hopkins UP, 1994). __ __ (1997) 'The social construction of home', Journal of architectural and planning research, 14, 226-245. __ __ My 'academic work is unpaid but surely it is more than a hobby. __ __ Just because Terence Malick aims for a Leavisite high moral seriousness doesn't mean we have to pretend to enjoy his films. __ __ 22. __ __ (KM C 330) By interpolating soil a there arises a new differential rent I; upon this new basis, differential rent II likewise develops in an altered form. __ __ I've been thinking lately about oblivion and I really do feel, writing here in Tasmania, that oblivion describes my discursive location. __ __ I'm saying this because I don't want to pretend that what I'm writing is original or special. __ __ This admission is akin to your own indication that you couldn't write 'overly elaborate' academic writing even if you wanted to. __ __ . __ __ And why do people tell you things you already know, that anybody would know had they done the things you'd done, that anybody would know who knew you'd done those things. __ __ Many fashionable academics adopt a style of writing that seeks to position themselves in the market as experts. __ __ Serve the money-god, or do without women--those are the only alternatives. __ __ Much of this pain has to do with the place of truth in academic writing. __ __ 86. __ __ Jacques Lacan, "The Mirror Stage as Formative of the I Function," Ecrits: A Selection, Norton, New York, 2004. __ __ Financial centres. __ __ Urry, J. __ __ Informed by the writing of Marx (1869/1976) and Veblen (1899), writers such as Bourdieu (date) viewed material objects primarily in relation to their significance for wider society. __ __ And always to know as well that selling a million books or being reviewed in the LRB doesn't automatically mean that your work is any good. __ __ . __ __ She liked those churches, like shapes of grey paper, breasting the stream of the Strand. __ __ In non-specialist circles, this framing of the self in elitist and/or grandiose ways can often cause friction. __ __ . __ __ But when exclusivist or fundamentalist positions are not shackled to extreme projects such as 'ethnic cleansing' or institutionalised racism, they tend to be expressed in ordinary meanness. __ __ (1991) 'Entangled objects: exchange, material Culture, and Colonialism in the Pacific' Cambridge: Harvard University Press. __ __ All the opinions of the world agree in this, that pleasure is our end, though we make use of divers means to attain it: they would, otherwise, be rejected at the first motion; for who would give ear to him that should propose affliction and misery for his end? http://oll. __ __ Foot passengers, jostling one another's umbrellas, in a general infection of ill-temper, and losing their foot-hold at street-corners, where tens of thousands of other foot passengers have been slipping and sliding since the day broke (if this day ever broke), adding new deposits to the crust upon crust of mud, sticking at those points tenaciously to the pavement, and accumulating at compound interest. __ __ What enables objects to hold or retain memory and affect? A reading of Proust suggests that objects are embedded in relational structures sustained by the interaction between agents and the objects of agency (by action and movement). __ __ (1869/1976) Capital, Fowkes B (trans. __ __ 8 Europe doesn't exist. __ __ During the 99. __ __ Fourth, places and things, no less than memory and affect, possess the same essential indeterminacy - it is the establishment of relation that enables memory and place and thing to be mutually determined, each in relation to the other. __ __ . __ __ However, even though Hobart may have some of the characteristics of a cosmopolitan city, the sheer fact of its small size makes that urbanity feel paper thin, forced even, as if co-ordinated remotely by some well-meaning federal bureaucrat in a far off (and genuinely cosmopolitan) centre. __ __ The home also operates as a metaphorical screen (tabula rasa) upon which we can project a whole range of emotions including fear, desire, regret, pride, superiority and ambition-projections which are by no means conscious nor indeed entirely unconscious either. __ ough when I don't think of friends who have moved to glamorous cities like London and New York and imagine what shape my own life might have taken if I had stayed away just a little bit longer. __ __ Think of fat people who think they are large and powerful. __ __ Proust, M. __ __ "You cannot conquer Time," an unheeding lover is warned by the clocks of the city. __ __ I hope society looks hard at my words. __ __ He is basically a recluse and the reason for that is he feels superior to most other people but they don't seem to agree with him. __ __ All this is not some 'fault' in our vision, it is vision. __ __ Value claims are seldom presented as negotiable. __ __ So I'm reading Habermas now and finding him amazing and optimistic whereas in the past I thought he was too technical, too dry and too optimistic about the chances of any of us completing the unfinished project of enlightened modernity. __ __ Let me telegraph some of the problems that might arise here. __ __ It seems quite clear that Malick's obsession with philosophical film - the language and logic of image - must have something to do with his problems with Gilbert Ryle as a graduate student back in the 70s. __ __ My dad was just trying to outdo me and impress me with his derring-do and show me that media clichés about 'danger zones' are conveniently overblown, which I suppose, is not the worst way to prove to your adult children that you still have a certain mastery of the world. __ __ __ ' So what is it that defines the workable scope of a community of trust? Rootless cosmopolitanism is fine for intellectuals but most people live in a place defined by space, by time, by language, perhaps by religion, maybe - however regrettably - by colour and so forth. __ __ Try buying waterfront property on a retail wage. __ __ Judt, T. __ __ Yet the meaning we derive from an object can never be complete. __ __ What facts? Beauty trumps reason almost everytime. __ __ 10-21 Mack, A. __ __ I gave that paper on depopulation anxiety and you walked towards me from the audience. __ __ It is true though that there is considerable variation in the pitch, tone, discipline and intensity of our Father's inestimable prose as it is built across the three volumes. __ __ If he fails there is no safety net to catch him before he hits the ground. __ __ People to line our pockets. __ __ Yellowstone bison migrating to the poisonous river To wield a commanding voice (WIZARD OF OZ), keeping a little bottle there in the booth to piss into so the nitrate doesn't catch fire. __ __ The word equal here is used to describe some basic equality of being or essence, an equality of souls perhaps in the eyes of Janus or our won jealous monotheistic god. __ __ To prove that Judith Butler is correct by recruiting Derrida to argue against Hegel, only means that internal checks and balances are working. __ Clearly, there a issues here with the handling of the subject-object split particularly in terms of the question of how non-human objects really possess agency and so on. __ __ Bowie, M. __ __ Berkely was working in a similar vein when he argued that "only the vulgar believe that properties reside in objects". __ __ (1991) 'The Berlin key or how to do things with words' in P. __ __ (Karx: Capital 3: 714_ To speak aggressively here then is also to speak aggressively about the state of culture in the west and also to have risen above the endless renewal and recycling that passes for mass entertainment. __ __ CICERO SAYS "that to study philosophy is nothing but to prepare one's self to die. __ __ The central idea running through this multilayered and beautifully evocative book is the claim that only through recollection are we able to make our experiences significant. __ __ The Louisiana Purchase__Hannah Montana- not really my wife's name Richard Sennett playing the Cello finally like Jacqueline Du Pre with mittens on. __ __ In this last mode, the right to bestow a right also reveals one of the basic limits of cosmopolitanism as it seems to manifest most commonly, and exposes it also as emergent at best and marginal at worst. __ __ And that there meaning is only activated through our human agency. __ __ (2010) Stuff, Cambridge: Polity Press. __ __ org/?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show. __ __ This is an easy question to answer. __ __ The average astralian 220 grand. __ __ It starts early. __ __ Obviously I don't write for money or promotions. __ __ I failed to publish my PhD thesis and have really focussed on poetry over the last five or so years. __ __ Shoot people if you want. __ __ The thinking human, and there is surely no other kind living outside of structuralist ideology, is so centred inside their own meaning systems that are very simple cybernetic loops connecting inside and outside, slef and other, matter and mind. __ __ . __ __ There was Midland with its improbably tall buildings, glassy and shimmering in the sun like misplaced tanning reflectors. __ __ As Miller writes: 'Objects are important, not because they are evident and physically constrain or enable, but quite the opposite. __ __ It requires a particular confidence and belief in the certainty of what one is arguing for that I lack. __ __ These data demonstrate that that visual orienting decisions reflect the specific social content of visual information and provide the first experimental evidence that monkeys spontaneously discriminate images of others based on social status. __ __ London: Routledge. __ __ Can it be so simple as mere projection? Let me say again then, because I have forgotten if I have said it yet, that this story has no plot. __ __ Was the American West (not buffalo bill - but the most recently fruitful, abundant and agent orange resistant scion of the root tree of Hellenic culture - that is the etats uni - being punished for supporting Israel in the Yom Kippur War? Was it the oil shock that OPEC imposed as a response to this involvement? Was it Nixon taking the dollar off the gold standard? Was it the death Of Auden? Was it the first and only US space station sent up into promethean orbit? Or was it simply the problem of industrial overproduction of which Ernest Mandel and more recently Robert Brenner and Richard Dienst (chardonnay socialists or conscience of a generation?) have spoken so eloquently of? Is the world really going to hell in a hand basket? When did this start? What about all the good in the world? How could we even begint o start thining about this problem? What kind of measure would we use? How do we choose the moral goods and bads through which we might frame our project? Is this all just a continuation of the saturnine indignation of Spengler and the Frankfurt School. __ __ I also think though that occupying a place in the shadows, on the margins of the university system is a kind of privilege. __ __ What too should we make of Wittgensteins argument that world consists of everything that is the case. __ __ 138, penguin, 1996, harmondsworth, Middlesex, england Discussions about hierarchy can take us to situations in which individuals express an outrage about certain other people or groups who use special powers and/or advantages to secure and maintain a position at or near the top of the hierarchy. __ __ He would also make sure his dependents were fed and clothed, the children educated, marriages and funerals arranged and paid for. __ __ His friends seem to see the objective proof of this claim so long as it is clear. __ __ This is made all the more crucial because of the fragility of our lone country status here in Tasmania. __ __ Harper's Magazine, April 2011, p. __ __ How were literary critics and cultural critics supposed to respond to the ascent of evil to the thorne of the single world system after 1973? Had Satan got free of his infernal jail once again? Had he sprung from his lake of cold fire, realising as he id in Paradise lost that there was nothing to stop his attemptinging once and again to wrest control of our universe from the creator god and the creative good. __ __ Aspire to be as rich as Warren Buffett. __ __ Put simply, if all human beings were valued equally, why would we need fiscal redistribution - undersirablo suburbs would becomes just as desirable as any other part of town, old cars would give you just as much status as a new car and so on. __ __ What is clear from Ginzburg's work and from Greenblatt's too is that the past is another country, and that they do do things differently there. __ __ We make a habit of comparing and contrasting our own places and modes of dwelling with the habitats of others and the habitats of our own past(s)- and there is a progress narrative here that needs to be satisfied if we are to think of ourselves as 'getting ahead' in life even if the rising exchange 'value' of our homes is really only inflationary, fungible with other minds in the same price bracket and bound to return in time to the depressing long term averages described by Robert Shiller and others. __ __ One saw few signs either of private wealth or of public spirit. __ __ com/article/SB10001424052748704471504574438831789972954. __ __ Ayer has inspired me; in particular 'Language truth and logic' which I still view as a model to aim for; in terms of its precision and lucidity. __ __ In the final part of the paper, we sketch out the implications for philosophy of a more extensive 'object' focussed research agenda that might continue to add depth to our understanding of the human self and selves by describing the means by which the consciously and unconsciously known haecceity of our homes can safeguard our identities in conditions of tension, stress and troubling social change. __ __ Cresswell, T. __ __ com/2006/09/badiou-event-truth-subject. __ __ (Eds) 1986 Introduction: commodities and the politics of value. __ __ Always it had started in a sort of cold-blooded wilfulness and ended in some mean, callous desertion. __ __ The full automation of thought in the absence of meta-narratives produces elaborate games. __ __ It can also have some relationship to the idea of equality before the law and to human rights discourse and enforcement - we are all equally entitled to free speech, to freedom of religion and so on. __ __ I bring to this exercise a profound deafness to dominant or sub-dominant (powerfully institutionalised) discourse, tendencies, terms of art and so on that abide in this or any other established, rationalised, jurisdictional research paradigm. __ __ I also write for the pleasure of creating something, you know I think there are endorphins released when you exercise your brain or something. __ __ Objects have the capacity to elicit meaning and our encounters with objects are never fixed but ongoing (see Hurdley 2006:729). __ __ I was still a kid. __ __ Concurrently, within the realm of philosophy and architecture, there has been an interest on spatial and topographic concerns (see for example Bachelard 1969; Malpas 1999). __ __ Such speculation is no dounbt useful as well as pleasurable. __ __ The trains were still running then and the suburban shopping malls in Glenorchy, Clarence and Kingston hadn't been constructed. __ __ My mother in law is a keen defended of the bell curve. __ __ I am too old to fawn upon a nurse, Too far in years to be a pupil now; What is thy sentence then but speechless death, Which robs my tongue from breathing native breath? (Richard II, 1. __ __ But Richard Ford says that we connect too much. __ __ With this 'real unreality' in mind, I would like to contend that the intensity of the lurid, exotic fiction of 'my' harbour side suburb is an index of the desire that drives it, a desire that is not mine alone either but emerges more properly from what Fredric Jameson called 'the political unconscious'. __ __ Yet as Buck Morss (2002 136) has argued, our knowledge is acquired through memory, our bodies, our reading of history. __ __ Ten or a dozen of them there had been. __ __ And this must always be so for someone writing a fictocritical silence that mouths a deeper lack of reason. __ __ "Discourse Ethics: Notes on a Program of Philosophical Justification. __ __ This is one way in which inequality is dealt with. __ __ Citing as sole authority the original (supposedly more profound) draft version of Celan's remark to Bender, France-Lanord dismisses Levinas's reading in the following terms: "A slightly more serious examination of the poet's whole work [i. __ __ Which says nothing about the horrible cliché of the disgruntled graduate who has been forgotten by God. __ __ Once one has gained a certain distance from academic and/or ideological (that is thought-based in the broadest terms) movements or credos or slogans that one formally found to be unavoidable and/or seductive in a longstanding attachment kind of way, it is hard to recreate the urgency and persuasion of the hegemonic text of that tradition. __ __ And please do check in on their GDP per capita, provery rates and so on in five years time - they will not improve! Meanwhile Prince William will wander around looking like a wussy, mummy's boy (which of course he is - or more precisely a grandmaummy boy and I have no sympathy for the glitzy, self-promoting Pricness Diana) and urban intellectual will try and tell you that the aristocracy disappeared after the industrial revolution. __ __ Car buffs who worked at fried chicken restaurants would have just as much chance as the afore mentioned CEOs to buy an Aston AMrtin and thereby receive the recongitoin reserved for such a purchase. __ __ Sometimes I feel as if T. __ __ 1; translation mine). __ __ You used to come and visit me and always told me that I seemed fine. __ __ Gossip spreads around. __ __ So writing for me is a way I can both understand the issues that I am investigating and reduce the risk that the reader will not misconstrue my arguments. __ __ The normals then are saved from constant stastus anxiety by the knowledge that these demi-gods exist in a parralelle world andindeed are created by the mass audience itself. __ __ . __ __ A star may have shone in the east the day Barack Obama became president. __ __ Think of the compassionless achi