Monday, January 29, 2007

choosing dolls

Someone just sent me a link to this video (currently getting a bit of press). It struck me especially in light of having just cited the old "everyone is racist/impossible not to be racist today" argument again, albeit in a nother context. (Needless to say, the argument extends beyond the mere level of psychology, social anxiety, or issues of identity formation...from enduring economic structures that inevitably inform relations, to the crystalized cultural edifices of deep memory* (whatever Benn Michaels may wish to say, economics and culture are not so easily separated**).

*I am thinking of what Pierre Nora famously once called, "Lieux de mémoire/sites of memory"

**Though in talking about immediate and practical solutions, the distinction may certainly be more helpful and direct than most.

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