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Homo sacer, Giorgio Agamben

Le pouvoir souverain et la vie nue, 1995, trad. 1997. Tout ce que l’hypothèse occulte. Opération philosophique. Ce qui s’occulte : l’histoire des constructions de ce « même » problème, et ses coordonnées changeantes. Au moins, ici, tout le long projet de l’état de nature (la notion apparaît plus tard, 28, sans histoire conceptuelle nette) et des droits naturels, toute la ligne sur vie et vivant, ainsi que sur l’individu. Philosophisme majeur : faire le vide, avant même de poser...

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Sidérer, considérer, Marielle Macé

Migrants en France, 2017. Verdier. Comment on ose, ce sentencieux. Se prendre pour ; entonner en voix publique. Et l’indécence particulière de la priorité à la poétisation. En passant par le fétichisme étymologique, à contre-poème – « sidérer » & « considérer », avec quelle grossièreté politique (éthique même si on veut), pour le prix de l’emphase. La question de la publication, qui me taraude gentiment ces temps-ci par sa radicalité (quelle évidence qu’une valeur de la parole se forme...

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“Beyond Access: Making Indonesia’s Education System Work”

Andrew Rosser, with the Lowy Institute (Victoria, Australia), February 2018. https://www.lowyinstitute.org/publications/beyond-access-making-indonesia-s-education-system-work#sec34466 Executive Summary Indonesia’s biggest challenge regarding education is no longer improving access but improving quality. The Indonesian Government hopes to develop a ‘world-class’ education system by 2025. However, numerous assessments of the country’s education performance suggest that it has a long way to go before it will achieve that goal. Many Indonesian teachers and lecturers lack the required subject knowledge and pedagogical skills to be effective educators; learning outcomes...

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A Life Beyond Boundaries, Benedict Anderson

2015. Area studies genealogy, as one starting point. 71, on first fieldwork in Jakarta and Java : A large part of my work on Indonesia turned on the relationship between politics and culture. For my generation this was something odd. … also laid the foundations for the ‘culturalist’ streak that could appear later in Imagined Communities. 200, viatique for students and scholars, one strike for comparison : Frogs in their fight for emancipation will only lose by crouching in their...

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Sexual Textual Politics, Toril Moi

Back over a dear old reference, as bright and incisive as ever since 1985. The intelligence of the field generally, pleasing to walk through again after 25 years of so. Now including the perspective of black, postcolonial, global, transnational, and intersectional dynamics, with a sense of sense.

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Feminisms in Globalization – readings

Reading, picking a way through, Third World Feminism, Postcol fem, Global fem & global sisterhood (Robin Morgan), and Transnational feminism. Along the successive Waves, and the combined history of feminist theory-praxis and the evolution of capitalism (= worldwide, differentially). With articulations to Black fem, Indigenous fem, Chicana fem – but Islamic fem positioned a little askew in the series, interestingly. Or is it ? The agency of UN initiative from 1975, Decade for Women, and 4 UN conferences up to...

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Carnal Knowledge and Imperial Power, Ann Stoler

Gender, Race and Morality in Colonial Asia ». Extremely fine and articulated. A whole alternative nexus of material and analytic references, via anthropology, 1980s colonial historiography, and a comparison of British, French, Dutch Asian (and African, + US South) situations and histories of colonial policy.