Welcome to Bookmarker!

This is a personal project by @dellsystem. I built this to help me retain information from the books I'm reading. Currently can only be used by a single user (myself), but I plan to extend it to support multiple users eventually.

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the theory and methodology of interpretation, especially the interpretation of biblical texts, wisdom literature, and philosophical texts

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What needs to be resisted when faced with the shocking reports and images of the burning Paris suburbs is what I call the hermeneutic temptation: the search for some deeper meaning or message hidden in these outbursts.

literally identical to a passage from Violence

Divine Violence (35) default author
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3 months, 2 weeks ago

What needs to be resisted when faced with the shocking reports and images of the burning Paris suburbs is what I call the hermeneutic temptation: the search for some deeper meaning or message hidden in these outbursts.

literally identical to a passage from Violence

—p.39 Divine Violence (35) default author
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3 months, 2 weeks ago

a term for the loans provided by the IMF and the World Bank to countries that experienced economic crises, which come with strings attached: privatisation and deregulation, mainly (the conditions are also known as the Washington Consensus)

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The result of such 'structural adjustments' was the integration of local agriculture into the global economy: while crops were exported, farmers thrown off their land were pushed into slums, available as a workforce for outsourced sweatshops.

The Political Economy of Refugees (43) default author
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3 months, 2 weeks ago

The result of such 'structural adjustments' was the integration of local agriculture into the global economy: while crops were exported, farmers thrown off their land were pushed into slums, available as a workforce for outsourced sweatshops.

—p.44 The Political Economy of Refugees (43) default author
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(especially in Marxist theory) a way of thinking that prevents a person from perceiving the true nature of their social or economic situation (esp used to mislead members of the proletariat about their own exploitation)

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the Ernesto Laclau solution: that there is no 'natural' link between a given socio-economic position and the ideology attached to it--and therefore that it is meaningless to speak of 'deception' and 'false consciousness' as if there is somehow a standard of 'appropriate' ideological awareness inscribed into the very 'objective' socio-economic situation.

From the Culture Wars to Class Struggle ... and Back (53) default author
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3 months, 2 weeks ago

the Ernesto Laclau solution: that there is no 'natural' link between a given socio-economic position and the ideology attached to it--and therefore that it is meaningless to speak of 'deception' and 'false consciousness' as if there is somehow a standard of 'appropriate' ideological awareness inscribed into the very 'objective' socio-economic situation.

—p.58 From the Culture Wars to Class Struggle ... and Back (53) default author
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3 months, 2 weeks ago

physical or intellectual pleasure, delight, or ecstasy; the concept featured heavily in the psychoanalysis of Jacques Lacan's and was expanded on by Roland Barthes for literary theory, to contrast with mere "pleasure" derived from reading texts that don't challenge the reader as a subject. can also refer to pleasure that devolves into pain

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The psychoanalytic answer is: jouissance (Lacan's term designating excessive pleasure coinciding with pain).

on the obstacle that prevents the fusion of different cultures: we can't really understand our own jouissance, so we project this onto the Other, "attributing to this Other full access to a consistent jouissance")

The Limits of Neighborhood (73) default author
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3 months, 2 weeks ago

The psychoanalytic answer is: jouissance (Lacan's term designating excessive pleasure coinciding with pain).

on the obstacle that prevents the fusion of different cultures: we can't really understand our own jouissance, so we project this onto the Other, "attributing to this Other full access to a consistent jouissance")

—p.75 The Limits of Neighborhood (73) default author
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3 months, 2 weeks ago

make (something abstract) more concrete or real

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The soldier could then take refuge only in reified duty--'I don't like it, but it is my duty'

The Limits of Neighborhood (73) default author
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3 months, 2 weeks ago

The soldier could then take refuge only in reified duty--'I don't like it, but it is my duty'

—p.77 The Limits of Neighborhood (73) default author
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3 months, 2 weeks ago