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“There is no book…”  ☆

Reading Sacrifice: It's Nature and Function, leaves me wondering about all of our daily investitures. It concludes by pointing to the complex ways in which sacrificial rituals function within our personal and social spheres, even, and especially when they are abstracted. But why? Why sacrifice? Their answer is that the mediation of the sacrificial object …

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“The Shakespeare Wars” and a Pound of Flesh 

I have to be careful here, since the name "Shakespeare" is, for whatever reasons, a loaded name in education. In the great culture wars surrounding media and literacy, "Shakespeare" seems to have become a kind of shorthand for all that may be lost of high culture. Let us not get into the irony here. What …

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