All entries for October 2006
October 15, 2006
im thinking of starting a fashion brand. so might put up posters looking for volunteers. i have a logo and thats all at the moment.
October 13, 2006
wow visual sociology is cool. i have some great books which arrived today.
October 11, 2006
ive thought of some study skills
read topics, reading lists, questions.
make your own index of key words
think of questions
make mind maps
listen to classic piano on itunes radio
drink green tea
practice presentation talking out loud (to anyone you can preferably)
make weekly timetables
found the houses of parliament website with live video today.
the houses of lords are quite entertaining.
October 10, 2006
What a great idea for deadline reminders. http://www.calendaralerts.net/.
So today was field studies in social research. lecture one.
what is ethnography?
Geertz says ethnography is not about social therapy but is about analysis of social discourse. (Geertz.1973)
I think it is about taking a world view, going in deep and learning from society.
A native people live with their land. they work the land and create what they need. to destroy the land is to destroy everything their people have built
October 08, 2006
What are the reasons for oppressing muslim women into being forced not to wear a veil? how much freedom is being protected and how much removed?
As a nation Britain should of course protect the rights of people who feel threatened by the unknown. I understand that for the paranoid it is scary to see a person totally covered whose face you cannot see. Jack Straw’s comments last week, “Above all, it was because I felt uncomfortable about talking to someone ‘face-to-face’ who I could not see are a demonstration of his fear.(The times. 6 october)
The problem is that the uncomfortable people politicians like jack straw represent are also the same people as those who are living in fear of the kids who play football in the street. The constant unhappiness of those who cant seem to find happiness without changing other peoples’ lives.
Jack Straw should realise that the so called “unknown” people in our population are scared too, by the anxious and paranoid. These fears may only get worse without explaining that noone shoudl be scared of others.
The veiled have good reason to be uncomfortable also as liberty is consistently removed from the many for the few. The tool being law. The method is to take for the weak, by law, away from the strong.
have a great week.
i cant belive i missed my admin lecture. woops.
anway i am more prepared this week.
i have my timetable sorted, which now includes society activities.
also i have put everything in plastic folders. and i mean everything. its so fun and useful.
this game is terrible. the change from bf2 to bf2142 is a backward step.
dice should never have signed to ea games.
October 07, 2006
have tidied up all my stuff. its amazing how much stuff you can find to stick in a4 plastic pockets.