Re: more pomo

Wed, 12 Mar 1997 10:43:34 -0500 (EST)

Far be it for me to defend them--I amuse myself as much as anyone on this
list with the nonsense that po-mos self importantly and humorouslessly
promulgate--but there are plenty of people employing various insights from
Foucault, Derrida, et al. doing reasonably interesting work (The journal
'Public Culture' is a relatively coherent, and relevant place for the
wayward w-ser to start). The main
point--that the categories by which social actors identify themselves and
are categorized are historical creations embedded in power relations is
not incompatible with w-s but if 'we have been saying it all along' I'd
love to know where much was made of it amongst w-sers.

Steven Sherman
Binghamton University