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  •  It is what it is. (1+ / 0-)
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    samddobermann

    For better or for worse. I'd like to think that my identity has little to do with the content of the post. I'm certainly not ready to attach a name and a CV to my DailyKos participation, though anyone who's really determined could probably identify me based on past comments and posts.

    I see now that the paragraph in question has foreshortened other kinds of discussion that might have taken place, again, for better or for worse. Probably worse. My bad.

    And interesting to note that the discussion here on DailyKos this morning echoes the pitched battles that I and much more prominent others have been fighting in the stodgy world of academic sociology/social science for a decade. Cultural Studies has in many ways taken the lead on coming to terms with the information society and the very large and computationally-based social data sets in it, which is too bad, because sociology has centuries of previous empirical and theoretical work that more usefully inform and contextualize what is to be found.

    But that's for another post, on another site.

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    "Liberty" is deaf, dumb, and useless without life itself.

    by nobody at all on Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 09:04:46 AM PST

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    •  Well, a century and a half to two centuries (0+ / 0-)

      in any case. I suppose someone will jump on "centuries" in a moment.

      -9.63, 0.00
      "Liberty" is deaf, dumb, and useless without life itself.

      by nobody at all on Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 09:06:16 AM PST

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    •  and you call yourself a sociologist? (1+ / 0-)
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      Tortmaster

      "For better or for worse. I'd like to think that my identity has little to do with the content of the post."
      Seriously??
      It has everything to do with your credibility too.

      "If at first you don't succeed, keep on sucking 'til you suck seed."--Curly Howard

      by JackAshe on Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 09:46:57 AM PST

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      •  Ah, a postmodernist? (0+ / 0-)

        Let me rephrase. I'd like to have thought that my identity had little to do with the accuracy of the post's content and its implications, or the particular way in which this audience, who presumably shares a number of important characteristics with me, approached the topic.

        Sure, it has everything to do with the fact that I'm trying to use the ACA rollout in the first place, or that I'm posting on a site like DailyKos, or the vernacular at issue, interpretation after the fact, authority, etc.

        Consider it a normative "like to think," rather than descriptive one, written for this particular context.

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        "Liberty" is deaf, dumb, and useless without life itself.

        by nobody at all on Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 10:14:37 AM PST

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