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2004-12-13 Home Front: Culture Wars
A mouthful of tripe ( A Study in academic pretention)
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Posted by tipper 2004-12-13 10:28:21 AM|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [792 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Well, professor, at least I can recognize bullshit when I read it.
Posted by Spot  2004-12-13 11:29:00 AM||   2004-12-13 11:29:00 AM|| Front Page Top

#2 I think you do a disservice to tripe, equating this BS with it
Posted by Frank G  2004-12-13 11:42:56 AM||   2004-12-13 11:42:56 AM|| Front Page Top

#3 Elspeth bin Probyn agin, has she?
Posted by mojo  2004-12-13 12:13:39 PM||   2004-12-13 12:13:39 PM|| Front Page Top

#4 In eating we may munch into whole chains of previously established connotations, just as we may disrupt them.

Um, I eat food because I'm hungry. Damn this simplisme cowboy patriarchially constructed paradigm...
Posted by Raj 2004-12-13 1:13:54 PM||   2004-12-13 1:13:54 PM|| Front Page Top

#5 I'm still waiting for my check to study the effects of liquor on multiethnic hookers.

I hate to break it to you, but... it's been done. Kinda.
Posted by BH 2004-12-13 1:16:46 PM||   2004-12-13 1:16:46 PM|| Front Page Top

#6 Fred, if your opening sentence is less than half a page long of closely written text, with no less than 10 footnotes, forget it. Whatever your field of inquiry, it is recommended that approximately 20% of the words be buzzwords common in that field, and you have at least 4 appendices. Good luck: I think this could be a valuable study, extending our psycho-social understanding of the sub-genre immensely, and perhaps even guiding future government endeavors.

And now I'm going to wash out my mouth with soap.
Posted by trailing wife 2004-12-13 2:09:07 PM||   2004-12-13 2:09:07 PM|| Front Page Top

#7 What is "rhizomatic" you ask? Here it is. Sounds to me like a way to justify f*cking off: no really, it's a [poem, art, essay, etc.] because I say it it!
Posted by Spot  2004-12-13 4:46:45 PM||   2004-12-13 4:46:45 PM|| Front Page Top

#8 Sounds like the Australian Research Council pays out a helluva lot better then my Zionist overseers, and coherence or relevance does not appear to be a prerequisite for a grant.
I may have to play out my option, become a free agent and start raking in the Big Bucks!
Posted by tu3031 2004-12-13 4:56:21 PM||   2004-12-13 4:56:21 PM|| Front Page Top

"Rhizome" is one such term. It's opposed to the model of "the tree" which symbolizes hierarchical structures, extreme stratification, and linear thinking.

Arborescent systems are hierarchical systems with centers of significance and subjectification, central automata like organized memories. In corresponding models, an element only receives information from a higher unit, and only receives a subjective affection along preestablished paths. (16)
Deleuze and Guattari also cite an essay by Pierre Rosenstiehl and Jean Petitot who denounce arborescent models:

Accepting the primacy of hierarchical structures amounts to giving arborescent structures privileged status ... In a hierarchical system, an individual has only one active neighbor, his or her hierarchical superior. ... The channels of transmission are preestablished: the arborescent system preexists the individual, who is integrated into it at an allotted place. (16)
The result of the tree model, in its various cultural and social manifestations, is a heavily restricted economy, a structure of power and dominance.

Thus the authors speak of dictatorship theorems. Such is the principle of root-trees, or their outcome: the radicle solution, the structure of Power. (17)

Right. Got it. Now the word can come tripping off my tongue and I can give people who don't know that it's a made-up word the hairy eyeball of innalekshul superiority. Thanx.
Posted by Fred  2004-12-13 6:29:57 PM||   2004-12-13 6:29:57 PM|| Front Page Top

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