Matthew S. Tomaso (Tomaso@MAIL.UTEXAS.EDU)
Mon, 4 Sep 1995 09:26:51 -0500
McCreery, Yee, and Johnson have all engaged interesting issues,
substantively, and in surprisingly mild tones. Personally, I have to
wonder why the oppositional imagination is still so firmly entrenched in our
discipline - what agenda is served by the ideas of:
Are these categorical terms really useful, or are they just buzzwords meant
to signify membership in a particular academic clique or a particular
historical (in the Marxian sense) context?
If they are really useful in any non-dialectical sense, how?
If there are any, the answer(s) might even surprise a postmodernist!
I have very little use for these categories and I'm beginning to think of
them as tropes. Though it is sometimes hard to discuss certain issues
without reference to them. Iam both an neither humanist/scientist,
Anthropology. University of Texas at Austin.