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The theme of this issue is that of every Zeteo issue: Borders. We are interested in transgressing the borders between the personal, the political, and the intellectual, and in pieces that cross the boundaries between academic fields. This Fall 2014 issue—our largest and most unified to date—makes our interest in borders explicit, as the contributing […]

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All ye know on earth, and all ye need to know? Perhaps not. What you will find if you click and scroll a little are: ZiR and ZiLL posts: “Zeteo is Reading” and “Zeteo is Looking and Listening”. Our core activity: Calling attention to, presenting and excerpting from, commenting on texts, images, sounds, movies, bits of […]

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What would it be to find wisdom in an unhurried way of life? What is it to discover a “sensuous slowness” in one’s life – to discover a Sabbath or sabbatical? Franco Berardi, an Italian Marxist, dons the cloak of a prophet. He foresees a cultural revolution based on . . . facing the inevitable with […]

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In yesterday’s New York Times, Shaila Dewan wrote an article highlighting the difficulties that stem from driver’s license suspensions. The subject matter is unremarkable, at first glance. Any number of traffic violations or criminal prosecutions can result in a suspension; this is the bureaucratic norm. What Dewan discovered, however, is the ways in which these suspensions […]

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As I recently neared the end of Wild, the biographical film inspired by Cheryl Strayed’s 2012 memoir on hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, I was happy to hear the unmistakable melody of “El Condor Pasa,” which has since been on replay in my head. Though the film included the Simon and Garfunkel rendition, it brought […]

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Sociologist Sari Knopp Biklen died last year, but she left a substantial body of research that will undoubtedly be brought to life by people across disciplines. In reading her article “Trouble on Memory Lane,” I am reminded of the analytical risks of working with youth, including the assumption that we can connect to a group we once […]

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This is a follow up to my last post, “Corporeal Words.” There, I paused with the thought, borrowed from the philosopher Kelly Jolley, that poetry lets words become bodies or objects. Thus they might set up a resonance with our own bodies. In a comment, Daniel D’Arezzo seemed to move us toward theology. He suggested […]

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      As reported in “The Spy Who Fired Me, The human costs of workplace monitoring” by Esther Kaplan, in March 2015, Harper’s, the company Cornerstone OnDemand provides software that tracks the every move of a company’s employees. Companies that use its platform can quickly assess an employee’s performance by analyzing his or her […]

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  {click for pdf}   At a brunch an American father mentioned his surprise that his teenage son did not believe that people were naturally good. My son doesn’t believe this either, but in my household this is not surprising. Of course this is a large subject which would quickly bog down were we to […]

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Leon Neyfakh, writing for Slate.com, recently addressed an intriguing (if unrealistic) proposed change to the American criminal process. Noting that the vast majority of criminal convictions are the product of guilty pleas as opposed to jury trials, Neyfakh wonders whether the plea bargaining process needs more transparency: There’s no question that the plea bargaining process allows […]

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I recently came across a remarkable poem by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Philip Levine  thanks to a blog I sometimes read. As remarkable as the poem (below) is, I am even more grateful that it led me to an utterly delicious interview of Levine conducted by Mona Simpson in The Paris Review.  Few interviews of poets can be […]

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A good philosopher makes you think – not just adopt an opinion or give you something to believe or believe in (or not believe or believe in). A good philosopher makes you put on the brakes, stop the mind from racing along in its familiar tracks. Here’s a good philosopher, Kelly Jolley, thinking out loud […]

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