By Chuck Klosterman
Big apple occasions bestselling writer of "Sex, medications, And Cocoa Puffs"
contains 3 components:
THINGS which are TRUE
Profiles and development tales: Britney Spears, Radiohead, Billy Joel, Metallica, Val Kilmer, Bono, Wilco, the White Stripes, Steve Nash, Morrissey, Robert Plant -- all with new introductions and footnotes.
THINGS that would BE TRUE
reviews and theories on every thing from monogamy to pirates to robots to large humans to guilt, and (of path) development -- all with new hypothetical questions and footnotes.
SOMETHING THAT ISN'T real AT ALL
this can be outdated fiction. There's a brand new creation, yet no footnotes. good, there's a footnote within the creation, yet none within the story.
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Rather, he argues, we need to develop a more nuanced analysis of the specific tensions between dwelling and travelling in particular historical situations. What is required then is a “comparative cultural studies approach to specific histories, tactics and everyday practices of dwelling and travelling”, and Clifford suggests that We need to think comparatively about the distinct routes/roots of tribes, barrios, favelas, immigrant neighbourhoods—embattled histories with crucial community “insiders” and regulated travelling “outsiders”.
64 Increasingly, it seems that the moral order has in effect been spatialised. Mike Davis’ analysis of “Fortress LA” offers one glaring example of the contemporary bifurcation of “good citizens, off the streets, enclaved in their seemingly private consumption spheres ... 66 In his analysis of the politics of representation of homelessness, Neil Smith notes that the (involuntary) presence of homeless people in the public sphere is often contested by structures of authority and “their visibility is consistently erased by institutional efforts to move them 26 IDEAS OF HOME elsewhere—to shelters, out of building and parks, to poor neighbourhoods, out of the city, to other marginal spaces” in an ongoing attempt at their “erasure from the public gaze”.
As Marianna Torgovnick writes, it is because of our presumption that home is a natural place of shelter, where we can lock the doors against misfortune and unwanted outsiders, that the plight of refugees, or civilians in war, or the homeless, is so terrifying. No home, no place to live, no place to shelter, no place to get away from it all. Home is the Utopian ideal. 1 Functions of the Homeless Vehicle. Source: Diagram by Krzystof Wodiczko. 69 In a photographic essay on homelessness in the UK, Syd Jeffers noted that the problem for homeless people living in hotels or hostels paid for by Social Security was not that they were “without shelter”.
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