Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Craig/Harriet Blog/Community

Craig Santos Perez has an oblique critique of something I wrote about "COMMUNITY" on this blog. I wrote a brief response. You can head over there and read it if you're interested.

Also of interest: the outrage caused by the post on "Translation."


Blogger Boo said...

man, johannes, this is consistently the topic i perk up most for when you blog about it. You were really the first to indtroduce me to a sort of anti-community stance...it never even occurred to me prior. I'm especially interested in it because I certainly think I'm among the, uh, community valorizors, I guess,and you've brought me to hesitate over it. I'm sure I still don't really comprehend what I'll, for lack of a better term, call here the "anti-community arguments" (which is about as helpful as saying the opposite of pro-life is anti-life, probably), but I'm really interested in this theme that's popped up here every now and again and I hope I can one day sit down with you and ask you questions about it or facilitate something where I could really be brought further into these thoughts. I doubt I'll be able to access them without a real time interaction with another human sooner or later, but I'm interested, for sure. I so often identify so much through community-terms...it's really a foundation of my self-mythology at this point...so I'm probably reseitant, on some level, to fully opening my thoughts on this.
Regardless, thanks for providing some discourse that is genuinely challenging.
To be continued, hopefully...

10:20 PM  
Blogger Johannes said...

I'm not anti-community, I'm just opposed to a community based one "realness". For various reasons, for example that it inevitably proposes that other people are unreal... I'll write more later, it's clear that I'm not being entirely clear...


6:30 AM  
Blogger Johannes said...

Most of all I hope you don't think I'm in favor of the paradigm of the solitary male genius. That's what I think of when I hear "anti-community."


6:34 AM  
Blogger Boo said...

no...i realize that term wasn't fitting...but yeah, i would love to read more on it. i'm not sure i'm clear on the "realness" issue, though i'm thinking it's related to the invalidation of anything that doesn't fit a certain community's culture. Am I warm?

11:32 PM  

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