"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)


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!


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.