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2015, May 18
From “Street Level Japan” to “Blog”

I’ve deleted the name of this blog. This is something that I’ve wanted to do for some time now, perhaps a couple of years, even, the reason being simply that the ‘Japan’ of the title is restrictive—to say nothing of ‘Street’! As it happens, this site was hacked a couple of weeks ago; I took it offline for a little while to clean things up, and I took this as a sign that it was finally time to take care of the switch. Everything should be running fine now, I think.

In our post-Google Reader, post-RSS landscape, blogging doesn’t exist as a form anymore: who actually reads blogs these days? I certainly don’t. As I’m sure I’ve written before, though, I like having this space to track my own thoughts, cringe-worthy as I may find them later.

Things in LA are good; I hope you’re well. Thanks for reading.


							

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2015, May 18
Spivak

Brohi: But it is also a little precarious because entering a hegemonic discourse leaves you open to being co-opted by it. It has been one of the longstanding debates in the women’s movements here whether to invoke religion or not.

Spivak: That’s no argument. This is the criticism of the resentful. Of course, [anything] can be co-opted. That’s no reason not to invoke it. But recall that I said it must be made from a position of strength. If you don’t already have that position of strength, then you cannot do it.

From an interview with Gayatri Spivak 1.



							

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