Monday, January 31, 2005

Addition and correction to the last post. My week thankfully has gotten off to a start...have been fed and cossetted by thoughtful friends and have all my readings for the next few weeks. It is time to move on.

Tomorrow's slotted for Althusser and ideology while day after will be about capital, empire and Micronesia;)...I wonder how it all comes together and more importantly, when will my mother understand exactly what I do? This I'm sure is in the genre of repeated posts agonising over academic angst and I have not been able to understand clearly where it stems or whither it will go. All I know is that I need to get onto fieldwork soon. This of course after the spectre on the horizon, the dreaded qualifiers. A few hundred articles and a few million theories. Jeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez! But as a professor of mine once put it, who said the nights are for sleeping?

Question of the week: Is there potential to consider the politics of representation in tenuous negotiation with the politics of action?
Maladies and sicknesses in the air. It's cold and rainy and gloomy. I need to go home. Really...On other fronts, I can hula hoop the other way round...pity the world doesn't look any different.

Watched this movie called 'In the Mood for Love'. Was a tender, moving account of the need and negation of possibilities of love. Of things that creep up and worlds that move on. Stumped stunted lives; and yet we walk. And damn hell, my week will not start.