File spoon-archives/bourdieu.archive/bourdieu_1999/bourdieu.9905, message 26


Date: Tue, 18 May 1999 00:02:15 +0300
Subject: Re: Bourdieu's health


At 10:42 AM 5/17/99 -0700, you wrote:
>Admittedly choice of "open discussion" was perhaps a
>poor way of phrasing my question.  I only meant to ask
>why a discussion of of Bourdieu's health should be
>deemed inappropriate.  Given the nature of your reply
>I'm led to wonder if you think concern about a "famous
>researchers" health whose work one has encountered
>with gratitude and hope somehow rules out the
>possibility of having concern for the events of Kosovo
>a priori?  Why not both?  
>
>Paul  
>
>--- Nikos Gousgounis <ngousg-AT-itel.gr> wrote:
>> 
>> An open discussion for a close ceremony just in case
>> of death
>> to participate mentally in the loss.
>> 
>> 
>> In the same time hundreds of human-ants are loosing
>> their lives from Nato bombs 
>> in Yugoslavia but they are not as valuable as that(
>> are n't they ?)  so
>> nobody from us
>> will  know their deaths ( media are just telling
>> numbers and some media even
>> not that)
>> except of their close relatives. I propose an open
>> discussion rather 
>> on the notion of being famous as a researcher of the
>> " insignificant others"
>> 
>> Nikos
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> At 09:15 AM 5/17/99 -0400, you wrote:
>> >        Paul, I wonder what kind of 'open
>> discussion' we could (should) have
>> >about Bourdieu's health.
>> >
>> >        xoan
>> >
>> >At 12:34 AM 5/17/99 -0700, you wrote:
>> >>Just out of curiosity, what is the rational behind
>> >>this prohibition?  I'm not asking this question
>> with
>> >>any ill will or malice, but it seems to me that
>> once
>> >>the initial question of Bourdeu's health was posed
>> >>supressing open discussion of the matter can only
>> lead
>> >>to a multiplication of inappropriate rumours and
>> >>speculation.
>> >>
>> >>Paul Bryant
>> >>
>> >>--- xoan gonzalez-millan
>> >><xoan.gonzalez-millan-AT-hunter.cuny.edu> wrote:
>> >>>         I would advise to refrain from this type
>> of
>> >>> questions, even when
>> >>> (like in Hugo's case) posted with the best of
>> >>> intentions. Information of
>> >>> this nature should not circulate through this
>> >>> 'list'.
>> >>> 
>> >>>         best to all
>> >>> 
>> >>>         xoan 
>> >>> 
>> >>> At 07:10 PM 5/15/99 +0100, you wrote:
>> >>> >Hi,
>> >>> >
>> >>> >I know this may sound a quite 'indiscrete'
>> >>> question, but: does anybody got
>> >>> >any information about Bourdieu's health?
>> >>> >I heard from more than one teacher of mine that
>> >>> he's got cancer.
>> >>> >
>> >>> >Yours
>> >>> >
>> >>> >Hugo Mendes
>> >>> >(ISCTE/Lisbon)
>> >>>
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OK, OK both but still it makes the difference of value of life of 
a " celeb " in comparison of ordinary people. This is a major point 
of the role of intellectuals in social life as posed by Bourdieu himself.

Nikos 

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