Re: Colonial Resistance
Michael Bauser (MBAUSER@KENTVM.KENT.EDU)
Tue, 7 Dec 1993 15:03:21 EST
Yeah, I'm behind on replies, too. My poor XT's been too busy with term papers
to deal with my mail. I'm just going to hit everything at once here (or at
least at much as I can hit before my next class)....
1--Who's right to know?--I agree that the media is making the most noise about
the trial. It's probably just part of their subculture that when someone tries
to "hide" (emic term) something, they feel obligated to find out what it is, &
often do so regardless of mitigating factors.
But I still insist that some Canadians do want to know what's going on. NBC
showed people who were hiding U.S. newspaper clippings in their clothing, as
well as others who were mailing the clippings to themselves (which works well
with medicine, too).
2--Imaginary Canadian monocultures--I never said all Canadians had one or the
viewpoint on "peace & order" and "right to know". It's all too obvious from
the earliest posts that there's disagreement in Canada. (Maybe I was a little
annoyed the original poster was flaunting the difference like he did.)
3--Free-Nets--All for 'em. Wish Akron and Detroit would get there own. I feel
so elitist telneting into public access systems....
4--Why do (some) Canadians want details--OK, you got me there. Being an pamp-
ered American, I keep thinking of the "right to know" as some Gods-granted,
self-evident, justified-in-itself-right that has to be defended on a matter a
principle, instead of a cultural value. Bad anthropologist! Bad!
5--CAVERS (real name?) post--That's an awfully small sample, pal....
Michael Bauser, Dept Anthro, Kent State University, Kent OH 44242, USA
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