Ancestors and Relatives

15 November 2016

Genealogy, Identity and Community

Ancestors & Relatives by Eviatar Zerubavel

Chapter 1 – the Genealogical Imagination

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…given the long history of human migrations, we often feel nostalgic about the long-lost time “when place, identity, culture and ancestry coincided.” “Standing on the land that ancestors knew” can thus

produc[e] a sense of genealogical connection that is sometimes explained … as an inexpressible sense of spiritual affinity, and often experienced bodily in “shivers down the spine” and “goose-bumps”… [It] is often imagined as a shared physical experience that links ancestors to their descendants across time

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Human Sexual Identity

27 October 2012

More than whether you’re an innie or an outie.

I’ve come across two videos recently that help to define human sexuality in a way that’s all inclusive. they both go well beyond the predominant binary, and manage to present models that include any variation you care to think about. I believe this is a healthier way of seeing one another, as it doesn’t try to cram the huge variety into two limiting and inaccurate definitions.

re: the angy inch

Tommy Speck: “What’s that?”
Hedwig: “It’s what I’ve got to work with.”