Monthly Archives: October 2010

Fighting Tobacco Use in Indian Country

Bring on the Campaign For many Indian tribes tobacco is sacred, so when anti-smoking campaigns hit Indian Country, strategists wisely invoked Native value systems to appeal to smoking cessation. Campaign strategists figured out many years ago that appealing to audiences … Continue reading

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Linkage to Nature

Moon as Metaphor Yesterday’s blog about bloodletting got me to thinking about how the Western scientific paradigm clings mightily to belief systems, making it no less ideological than any other Weltanschauung (worldview).

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Imagining the Construct

Bloodletting as Metaphor As a sophomore in college I was introduced to George Herbert Mead and felt inspired by the notion that we create a social self that we present to the social world, and that the social self is … Continue reading

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Thinking about Media

The Social Community Today’s blog is a departure from science and an extension of my discussions about film.

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The Liminal Space Continued

The Liminal Space Continued As Rachel and I deconstructed the film Reel Injun and liminal space I thought about the films that avoid the tropes of old, as noted in yesterday’s blog post.

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