28 August 2008

This is just to say...

I'm going to have to get back to you later with that discussion of Hebrew's racial taxonomy. I intended to post it tonight but
  1. I'm on my way to close the night with Yahm at עיר הבירה. Also
  2. I've been reading excerpts from this book which deal with demographic category-terms in Hebrew, and I'm beginning to understand that the weirdness of Hebrew's racial/ethnic/national taxonomy comes from the prejudicial (il)logic that structures in the very semantics of these categories. In brief — the topic is much bigger and much more interesting than I thought. Wait a little longer and I'll tell you all about it.
  3. Also, I want to tell you about this very-racially-problematic movie we watched in Ulpan today. Magical Negro + temptress-female-figures + ambivalence toward the K-word for the win? But meanwhile
  4. עיר הבירה!

1 comment:

  1. Interesting blog. I can't wait to here more of your thoughts about the book and the movie.