Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical (hermionesviolin) wrote,
Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical

This is apparently what I do with my time when my boss calls in sick.

Hai, it was freakishly warm out this morning. weather.com said 60F at 8:25am.

gym: weight room: ~25min
I wasn't doing well at the Shoulder Press, which made me sad, because I like that machine.
P.S. They played "Blinded by the Light," which made me think of Karabair.

Western Thought prof last night mentioned Weber's The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (since the assigned readings for that class were Luther and Calvin) and I was trying to remember the other book we read in Kim's SOC 101 -- Weber, something, Zygmunt Bauman's Modernity and the Holocaust, and Barry Glassner's The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things (which was a really redudant book, btw [Kim was using it on a trial basis and we definitely voted against its return after we were done] -- though in looking it up on Amazon to make sure I had the right book, I saw another book by the same author: The Gospel of Food, of which Publishers Weekly says: "the book is formidably researched and footnoted" ... do I wanna try reading that?). I could picture the other book (purple and orange), and I remembered it had to do with the Temperance movement. I Googled "american temperance movement sociology" and the first Google result was:
Joseph Gusfield, Cubist Sociologist
Likewise, Symbolic Crusade is about the American temperance movement and it is ... It seems to me that is the essence of Gusfield's style of sociology -- it ...
I was like, "Yes! I knew 'Durkheim' wasn't quite right."

After coming across The Gospel of Food I was browsing around GoodReads and Amazon, so I now wanna read all sorts of books on food issues (including refreshing myself on Obesity Myth sorts of books).

And searching GoodReads for "culture of fear," the results list began as follows:
+ The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things (Paperback)
by Barry Glassner (avg rating: 3.64, 239 ratings)
+ Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Philosophy: Fear and Trembling in Sunnydale (Popular Culture and Philosophy Series)
by James B. South (avg rating: 3.71, 73 ratings)
+ Fear of a Queer Planet: Queer Politics and Social Theory (Cultural Politics, Vol 6)
by Michael Warner (avg rating: 4.00, 11 ratings)

So I clicked on the third one and started wandering around Amazon and now I wanna read all sorts of sex and gender stuff (Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Judith Halberstam, etc.).

And musesfool recently posted an amazing poem by Tim Seibles, which makes me wanna read poetry collections again (feel free to make recommendations).

Of course, I'm still woefully behind in book writeups (and tv/movie/theatre writeups), which makes me hesitant to start anything else -- plus I have reading for class and various other books I'm some part of the way through.
Tags: books, google-fu, gymming it up, poetry, smith: course: intro soc, weather: unseasonable

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