"Fire is motion / Work is repetition / This is my document / We are all all we've done / We are all all we've done / We are all all we've done / We are all all defenses."

- Cap'N Jazz, "Oh Messy Life," Analphabetapolothology

Monday, September 10, 2007

project progress

i finally articulated my Senior Project focus in 50 words or less! it is, admittedly, a little obvious to me now, and i wonder why it took me so long, but i think the actual project itself will be a little more nuanced, particularly in its execution.

anyway, my thesis topic:
"Student Activism as Critical-Democratic Praxis" (working title)
how student groups and movements create democratic spaces that challenge and rewrite traditional power structures found in the (increasingly market-influenced) world of academia.

important note to self: explore "the academy" itself as a symbol of power, oppression (in its history of ignoring minority voices and communities, i.e. based on race, gender, class, and age/experience)

4 comments:

Brian said...

Excellent choice Steph. Can an institution be changed from within? Or does the inertia inherent to all large groups preclude any changes?

And, as a senior, with only one year left, when you leave, what will become of your energy?

stephan!e lee said...

all good questions, and i have worried about the ways in which i will answer them.

but, one thing at a time. i figure this new momentum will carry me forward to the answers.

thanks for stopping by and getting me thinking!

-stef

remaerdyaD said...

Congrats and once again thanx for reaffirming my new nich pour toi

>insert childish grin<

PS And thanx for commenting on my blog! ROTFL It is ironically funny and inspires to find others to do the same. (hint: I cannot even comment on it! LOL)

Rae Jin Devine said...

I really appreciate the link. However, I fear you have again been fooled into thinking I am somewhat intelligent. While I am busy in Korea, it's not the busy I would like it to be.

Many of my personal flaws are shining forth like never before.

I wish you luck on your senior project, I'm still looking for mine.