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Keeping digging at arm’s length

In Arkeologi, Filosofi on mars 19, 2011 at 8:25 pm

Raknehaugen, 1939

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Zizek caught in language(s)

In Filosofi, Kultur, Litteratur on mars 13, 2011 at 11:35 pm

It is not necessary to introduce Slavoj Zizek in a context like this – his name gets mentioned in various contexts these days. Zizek thinks about everything, and he states publicly everything he thinks. And this he does everywhere, in books, articles, television, even films. In Zizek (2005), he explicitly states that he is quite critical to the international reputation he has gained, especially as being an “intellectual rockstar”. Now what could be the reason for this labeling?

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Time, Literature, Archaeology

In Arkeologi, Filosofi, Vitenskap on mars 10, 2011 at 11:18 am

Being up to date in archaeology implies a lot of reading. And what is being read should necessarily be up to date. However, in order to write archaeology, one must also read (usually) piles of old literature. This practice challenges the usual (archaeological) conception of time – or at least ‘stirs it up’.

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