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University of Toronto Mississauga
Dylan Clark

- The Prof was playing ultimate Frisbee and one day he had this epiphany: he could either see himself as part of the US state, protected by the military and police and engulfed in this hegemonic state, or - Can’t absorb those cultural distinctions because our body keep us separated; how does our body keep us separated from other ethnicities? - Our ethnicities does blend with one another and we may and can feel a bit “black”, “Jewish”, “Asian”, even though the body may not exhibit - Permeability of culture and idea and refuse pure containers of our bodies that isolate us from one another - Pure contained race, body, country, individual that is somehow sealed off from others; these ideas of pure contained essences, but once we begin to break down these homologies, fundamentally distinct and see ourselves as alone and disconnected, we might see ourselves as outside of groups and explore the idea that each of us is actually a flowing changing being, to think of our gender as shift changing, that our religiosity, race, and whatever is shifting - Imagine “Asian” person travelling throughout the world, and how they feel from place to place, is their ethnicity or sexuality changing from room to room, or she can claim herself as being pure consistent; may claim any weirdness or make her uncomfortable, she may claim that they are weird, she may refused that she feels discomforted, but displaces discomfort onto others ; may find herself permeable and that she has a permeance and she may feel tested; become more open; think about what may hold it together or ruptured - We may look at transsexuals, or third sex, oddballs, weirdos; - We may come to see all borders, time, space and selves are permeable, and yet our unitary selves (western individuals that are “modern”) might disinternalize that it’s uncomfortable; “that” was weird, not me; might feel that something else is weird and not ourselves; the homology - The idea of a market that is pure and distinct and even the fundamental divide between life and death; what happens to people like the Kaluli see life and death; the continuity that might happen; the point of contact between people; that all places in the world are actually permeated by others; - The magic in culture that postulates things happen outside of ourselves, that things happen; human nature responsible for things we do, or bracelet for good day, or sport fetish; magical ideas within cultures and separate things and nations are separate, the ideas that Germans and French are fundamentally separate and that our body keep us apart, the lower/upper class are indivisible, the commodity unto itself apart; all aspects and culture produce within itself, there are no males without females; these things flow and live within spectrums - Another aspect of magic to explore: the ideas of value is somehow set in the free market and established in the supply and demand; value is produced in power; instead of isolating value in individuals and in things as if magically segmented; how it’s taken seriously by economists around the world; as if value inheres in commodity and in gold itself and that it’s established, in fact values is produced by power relations - Death without weeping o Male labour is somehow value more than female o Male has more access to food o Want to explore the idea of gender as it slips and wobbles from room to room, place to place, public to public o If gender being is in fact changes from room to room, what assures your gender is the same and its reality o The body assures us that gender is not made up and that it resides in the sex of the body, male/female is distinguished within body; your bodies continues to reassure o Emotions also help to secure the gender o Mother’s love; what if she does not feel motherly love and does not pine to be a mother? Not the kindest or stricter? Is she less of a woman? How it defines feminity in the body, supposedly universal in the bodies of woman, and even in other animals? o Motherly love discovered in everywhere through people and in nature and seem to be everywhere, but this study in Brazil, and in this particular article (Death without Weeping) o The woman in Brazil might seem a bit callous by Torontonians; we confirm the trut
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