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Toni Morrison Lecture, Chicago, 1991

  • Жарияланды 2018 ж. 3 Нау.

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  • jones1351
    jones1351 3 жыл бұрын +21

    This is one to be listened to and dissected many, many times. She packs a course worth of study in 37 minutes. Brilliant.

    • Majola Ganymede
      Majola Ganymede 3 жыл бұрын +5

      I've listened to this speech more than 10 times! it is one of her best!!

  • Sylvester Onyia
    Sylvester Onyia 3 жыл бұрын +12

    I wish I had been introduced Toni Morrison in High School or even College and beyond, however, I am listening now. It's Amazing I see her words in real-time. WOW!

  • Paul Martin
    Paul Martin 10 ай бұрын

    Powerful and foundational activist and as insightful as usual. Black progress in the USA has depended much on Toni Morrison's sort of critique....

  • Sue Lyons
    Sue Lyons  Жыл бұрын

    34:05 'whatever it is, it will alway be a search' 👍
    'our critical faculties become more acute and less fanatical' as we search, learn, think, study, contemplate, do, explore...

  • Sue Lyons
    Sue Lyons  Жыл бұрын

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    'what does it avail us if it betrays us?' 29:05
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    ❤ 💙 💜 💖 💗 💘

  • Sue Lyons
    Sue Lyons  Жыл бұрын

    1:20 'a sense of adventure and a sense of being under seige' 👍
    'fear of loss and a feeling of engulfment... a perceived loss of a golden age ... this academic Eden never existed... obviously [heavy irony] it was before 1960' 08:15
    10:46 'yet this mythical and mythological loss has produced some of the most virulent anger in the press and journals of higher education' 10:52 in the rhetoric of those hurt to bleeding in the disappearance of a past nobody had' 11:00
    👍 ... fear of engulfement...the perceived threat... based on racist, sexist and culturally privileged will to maintain power 11:43 👍 ... a change that will engulf swallow the existing power station' 👍 ... 'nothing is so foughtovwr as the approach to knowledge and its parameters' 12:13
    'that misplaced, shabbily disguised anger has gripped educators for the past 20 years' 12:55
    'locate in them more vigour....more beauty...more intellectual subtlety' 16:00 ... 'to brand new uncanonised texts' 👍 16:09 ... 'these would be the marks of an intelligent, curious people' 16:18 ... 'to do otherwise... to bar intellectual standards returns us to the very dark ages' 👍 16:43
    'our system of education produces ... consumers 2ho are being educated to serve and sell toothed people who buy' 19:53 👍 👏 👏 👏 👏 'imagine the shock, the trauma to learn that there is no better reason to learn than to sell and to buy' 👍 👏 👏 👏 20:40 ... 'this accounts for acute despair' 👍 ... 'we live in a society that seems permanently based on a war exonomy' 😔

  • Joan Pascal
    Joan Pascal 2 жыл бұрын +2

    💘LOVE HER 🎶

  • Gwendolyn Apacanis
    Gwendolyn Apacanis 3 жыл бұрын +6

    I'm 79 Years young I lvu Toni Morrison,,regretting moving on ,,yet hall I aliyah
    a rebirthing for me

  • Sue Lyons
    Sue Lyons  Жыл бұрын

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    22:53 'if the risk of a first-rate democratic, humane, thoughtful society is the creation of an intelligent thoughtful population that understood, that criticised the contempt in which we see held, then it is clear...why it must continue to pull our eyes away from the political process' 👍 23:23
    'the inherent contradictions of democracy and empire' 👍 23:42
    'respect and status from the accumulation of things ... well, it doesn't work anymore' 24:10 ... 'the balance of life on this planet is solely devoted to the achievement of a world population of buyers, sellers and those who serve them in order to buy' 24:28 ...if this current American dream is achieved globally, then we will have trashed what we call human life and we will know it 24:44 ... we know that all media is sale' 25:04 ... we know... the squalor of products and things' 25:24 👍 👏 👏 👏 ... we know there is no 'room for the development of ways to live humanely and well' 25:36 ... how to function in disparate teams... how to function in solitude... how to inhabit the body... how to approach beauty' 👏 👏 👏 👏 👏 👏

  • TSquared2001
    TSquared2001 3 жыл бұрын +1