Archive for the ‘Myths’ Category

Fostering Care: ‘Patema Inverted’

September 1st, 2014 No comments

Diagnostic Voices of Community: What’s in a Name?

August 31st, 2014 No comments

Illustration by Ben Wiseman  from referenced review.

Checkout The Son Also Rises: Surnames and the History of Social Mobility by Gregory Clark. From a review:

Mobility is hard to measure, however, turning not just on who earns what today but on how what people earn—and what they have—relates to their parents’ income and wealth, and their grandparents’ and prior generations’ too. Economists, to their credit, are increasingly stepping up to this difficult empirical challenge. Some are tackling the politically touchy question of whether mobility is greater in America than in western-European countries. (Our traditional civic myth notwithstanding, the answer is no.) Others are investigating whether mobility in America has declined in recent years. (Contrary to President Obama’s recent statements, it apparently hasn’t.)

Diagnostic Voices of Community: ‘Through A Lens Darkly’

August 30th, 2014 No comments

Fostering Care: ‘How Ought We Die?’

August 29th, 2014 No comments

Green Funeral

The New Inquiry has a post “How Ought We Die?:”

Advanced directives give patients an idea of the numerous medical decisions they may have to make, which, as bioethics’s sole offering, is a paltry comfort. At best filling out an advanced directive may provide a useful jumping-off point for a person to truly start considering what it means to die and die with dignity. Maybe it even gives them a way to bring the conversation up with loved ones. However, the content of that discussion is missing. What questions should I ask myself to determine what it means to die with dignity? How do my beliefs about death affect the medical decisions I could face in the future? We need a new script for talking about impending death, a guide to teach the population how to prepare for it and how to support one another through the dying process.

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Diagnostic Voices of Community:

August 27th, 2014 No comments

Checkout The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business by Erin Meyer. From a summary:

Whether you work in a home office or abroad, business success in our ever more globalized and virtual world requires the skills to navigate through cultural differences and decode cultures foreign to your own. Renowned expert Erin Meyer is your guide through this subtle, sometimes treacherous terrain where people from starkly different backgrounds are expected to work harmoniously together.

Fostering Care: ‘The Tree of Life | Stay Alive’

August 24th, 2014 No comments

Cultural Symptoms: ‘The Congress’

August 22nd, 2014 No comments

Cultural Symptoms: ‘Self Segregation’

August 21st, 2014 No comments

Protestors in Atlanta autograph a sketch of Michael Brown. (David Goldman/AP)

From The Atlantic article “Self-Segregation: Why It’s So Hard for Whites to Understand Ferguson:”

Overall, the social networks of whites are a remarkable 93 percent white. White American social networks are only one percent black, one percent Hispanic, one percent Asian or Pacific Islander, one percent mixed race, and one percent other race. In fact, fully three-quarters (75 percent) of whites have entirely white social networks without any minority presence. This level of social-network racial homogeneity among whites is significantly higher than among black Americans (65 percent) or Hispanic Americans (46 percent).

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Cultural Symptoms: ‘Youtube’s Fame Factory

August 20th, 2014 No comments

From the article “Inside YouTube’s Fame Factory.”

Fostering Care: ‘A Will for the Woods’

August 18th, 2014 No comments