This month we will be reading chapter seven of Sallie McFague’s Blessed are the Consumers: Climate Change and the Practice of Restraint (2013) entitled “Kenotic Theology” [pdf]. Glenn Sawatzky will be facilitating.
Since this will be our last meeting before summer there is rumour (that I started) that there will be cake!
Looking forward to seeing you all.
We will be meeting Friday May 10, noon @ The Katherine Friesen Centre (940 Notre Dame Ave).
In April we will be reading Talal Asad’s contribution to Is Critique Secular? Blasphemy, Injury, and Free Speech (2009). The title of his chapter is “Free Speech, Blasphemy, and Secular Criticism.”
We will be meeting Friday April 12, noon @ The Katherine Friesen Centre (940 Notre Dame Ave).
This month we will be reading a text by Karen Barad entitled, “Posthumanist Performativity.”
We are meeting Friday March 8th at noon (Katherine Friesen Centre, 940 Notre Dame Ave).
See you then!
I realized that I did not include endnotes for Geophilosophy. They can can be downloaded here.
I was also looking at an earlier chapter and, given how central the terms reterritorialization and deterritorialization are for our chapter, I thought I would include this quote from chapter two ‘Conceptual Personae’.
It seems to us that a social field comprises structures and functions, but this does not tell us very much directly about particular movements that affect the Socius. We already know the importance in animals of those activities that consist in forming territories, in abandoning or leaving them, and even in re-creating territory on something of a different nature (ethologists say that an animal’s partner or friend is the ‘equivalent of a home’ or that the family is a ‘mobile territory’). All the more so for the hominid: from its act of birth, it deterritorializes its front paw, wrests it from the earth to turn it into a hand, and reterritorializes it on branches and tools. A stick is, in turn, a deterritorialized branch. We need to see how everyone, at every age, in the smallest things as in the greatest challenges, seeks a territory, tolerates or carries out deterritorializations, and is reterritorialized on almost anything – memory, fetish, or dream. . . . Social fields are inextricable knots in which the three movements are mixed up so that, in order to disentangle them, we have to diagnose real types or personae. The merchant buys in a territory, deterritorializes products into commodities, and is reterritorialized on commercial circuits. . . . We believe that psychosocial types have this meaning, to make perceptible, in the most insignificant or the most important circumstances, for formation of territories, the vectors of deterritorialization, and the process of reterritorialization. – What is Philosophy, 67-68.
CC will be taking a break for January but I will take advantage of all your good new year’s intentions and post February’s text. We will be reading chapter four of Deleuze and Guattari’s What is Philosophy. The chapter is titled, “Geophilosophy” [pdf].
We will be meeting Friday February 8, noon @ The Katherine Friesen Centre (940 Notre Dame Ave).
Our next meeting will be on Friday December 14, 12 noon @ the Katherine Friesen Centre (940 Notre Dame Ave).
Aiden Enns will be facilitating a reading of chapter 4 from Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed. I am attaching a pdf of the entire book so you can skim earlier sections if you need more context. Looking forward to another great session.
Text available here.
I was beginning to feel like the chapters I was recommending for this Friday’s group are perhaps a bit unwieldy. I e-mailed Goodchild asking about a conference paper he presented last year. He sent me a full manuscript of the paper. I think it is a bit more contained in length and concept and may be better suited for our time.
If you have already read from Theology of Money this paper is very much in keeping with his project so it will still be a helpful supplement.
So I will ask that you come prepared having read ‘The Future of Liberation’. (I have now taken down the link as Goodchild had asked. If you would still like a copy of the lecture e-mail me at david [dot] driedger [at] gmail [dot] com)