Re: Forgetting

Matthew S. Tomaso (Tomaso@MAIL.UTEXAS.EDU)
Fri, 3 Nov 1995 10:38:10 -0600

John McCreery wrote:

>Why invoke "millenial reaction" (sounds like phlogiston to me), when
>the logic of late capitalism offers a more systemic explanation.

Thanks, John, - for providing a bit more perspective and grounding for what
appears to be both a millenial reaction and a profit motive (as in, not just
one or the other). My choice of words was intended to point out that there
are emotive and spiritual attachments to these generally mimetic-capital
oriented phenomena as well. This, I think, has something to do with the
consumers' situatedness in particular historic moments with particular
associated ideologies (speaking for myself, that is).


Matt Tomaso.
Anthropology. University of Texas at Austin.
Phone/Fax 512-453-6256