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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 Great Family of Man

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about a photo exhibition attempting to show that humankind is one great big family

Barthes, R. (2012). The Great Family of Man. In Barthes, R. Mythologies: The Complete Edition, in a New Translation. , pp. 196-199

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This myth of the human "condition" relies on a very old mystification, which consists in always placing Nature at the bottom of History. Any classical humanism postulates that if we scratch the surface of human history, the relativity of men's institutions, or the superficial diversity of their skins (but why not ask the parents of Emmett Till, the young black murdered by white men, what they think of the great family of men?), we soon reach the bedrock of a universal human nature. [...]

—p.197 by Roland Barthes 1 year, 4 months ago

This myth of the human "condition" relies on a very old mystification, which consists in always placing Nature at the bottom of History. Any classical humanism postulates that if we scratch the surface of human history, the relativity of men's institutions, or the superficial diversity of their skins (but why not ask the parents of Emmett Till, the young black murdered by white men, what they think of the great family of men?), we soon reach the bedrock of a universal human nature. [...]

—p.197 by Roland Barthes 1 year, 4 months ago