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Fluency and Card Games

June 23, 2010


Last night i was reading Pierre Bourdieu’s Outline of a Theory of Practice, and happened upon his very effective use of a card game as a metaphor to explain the very complicated sociology of a Kabyle marriage process.  I think the metaphor might be a helpful way to explain some of the things SociaLens found in […]


February 19, 2010


she died yesterday my neighbor a wall between us that sampled life down to subtle rhythms not the sordid kind but the kind of waking up and getting ready and sitting down to read and going out for a final drive they make other rhythms today police men and a roommate and a mother and […]

Of Newspapers, Content and Community

September 11, 2008


It has been well-documented that newspapers as we know them are in a major freefall in their ad revenues. Sometimes the deeper value of something to its community of advertisers, readers, consumers, etc. is not obvious – particularly when that something has been around for a very long time. As an example of this problem, […]