Soc 250- Term #2:
January 7th: Chapter 6 & reader page 135
We’re told not to judge a book by its cover & not to judge people on the base of their appearance. We don’t always do this. We are tempted to judge a book by its cover. The question is: why is it so tempting? We know that there is more than what meets the eye. It is like we need to be constantly reminded.
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Reader pg 135
Page 137: Today we are rather inclined to ignore it…….
Quote on page 138 talks about how he says that the site of punishment has moved from the body to the soul. He says that he is interested in the construction of the soul. “This is the historical reality of this soul, which unlike the soul represented in Christian theology is not born in sin and subject to punishment...” What he is saying is that our idea of the soul is something that is born out of the context that relates to how we are constraint. By connecting the idea to the soul to constraint and supervision, we need to be aware of the essence of ourselves is born to constraint and supervision. He is saying that we are not often aware of the extent to which we are supervised and constraint. His book is about how this happens in ways that we are unaware. The assumption is: if we are more aware of it then we are more in control of not just our souls, but who we are. How can we be free to be who we want to be? This is what the Atomic Café is all about as well, the way that the population becomes constraint in ways that is unrecognizable. It is much more easy to see what is going on in retrospective. Some people understood, but they were in the minority. It was a battle to get people to see what was going on. You give the self-meaning in the way that you embody the self. It is a bit more complicated than that, because the self is not fixed, it is always being explored. You are not just presenting...
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