A Sociological Meme 23 February 2008Posted by Todd in Academia & Education, Social Sciences.
Tags: Kwame Anthony Appiah, sociological meme
So I wasn’t tagged on this (which is fine), but read it on the GlobalSociology blog; and since I don’t know any sociologists who blog I won’t be tagging anyone else. But the general idea is pretty fun so any of my readers should feel free to jump on board and try it out for fun.
Pick sentence 6-8 on page 123 of the nearest book, write them down and pass the game on to 5 other bloggers.
From Kwama Anthony Appiah, The Ethics of Identity (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2005), which I’ve been reviewing for an upcoming lecture on identity politics.
Yet if I and my ‘culture’ are Kokoran [in Esotnia], and I cannot practice my culture on my own, what will Kymlickan ‘multicultural citizenship’ offer me? Is the state to provide me with others from my hometown? Nobody would suggest such a thing, and not merely because of administrative costs.
Huh. Random sentences from a relatively complex, book-length argument, taken out of context are almost surreal, aren’t they?
UPDATE: Per comment below, I hereby tag Wry Catcher, sociologist for The Man. teehee