Re: more pomo

Tue, 11 Mar 1997 08:02:19 -0800 (PST)
Judi Kessler (

It must refer to the "locality" of good guacamole dip. Of course, the
questions remains: does this spatiality reside in the mind or on the ground?
This represents my fundamental Po-Mo alienation. I am only interested in
the geographic distance between me and good guac.(ie, can get there on
foot, by bicycle, do I need to use my car and as such lose my parking place?)

On Tue, 11 Mar 1997 wrote:

> Waves of radical romantic cultural analysis routinely
> follow the decline of radical political initiatives.
> Po-mo is the latest in a long line that stretches back
> at least to the post-1815 romantic movement. Cultural
> critics from Ortega on the right to the Frankfurt School
> on the left are probably the most familiar, as they date
> from the last trough of reaction, the fascist era. One
> interesting feature of these intellectual movements is
> that they announce themselves as radically critical but
> are largely incomprehensible to regular people.
> By the way, on my campus there are some posters advertising
> a lecture with the phrase "the geography of desire" in its
> title. Can someone tell me if this refers to where to go
> on a vacation? Or does it pertain to erogenous zones? Or
> the back seat of a car versus the bear rug by the hearth?
> Is there a radical geographer who can help me out?
> w

Judi A. Kessler
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Department of Sociology
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