[Jane Addams] did not use the term "socialization" in the current terminology that has a therapeutic and social-psychological implication. Instead, she was talking about the implementation of institutions and the passage of legislation that reflected a new understanding of the responsibilities and relationships that the different classes in society owed one another. Workers' organizations, in this new industrial world, were important and were to function as equal partners with capitalists in negotiating and planning the economy. Workers' rights did not end with their own interests but had to be mediated against and with the greater industrial needs.
The promise of statistical analysis is the promise of a measure that could never be faked, because it could never be conscious: who has such control over her writing, balancing the letters with one another by design? Not only could style so defined never be forged, but it could never, or never consciously, be imitated. At the limit of this line of investigation lie patterns of stylistic correlation that have no bearing on our interests at all, as makers or as readers.
I've been going on with a thing I started to be a little birthday poem for B[ill] B[erkson] and then it went along a little and then I remembered that was how Mike's Ode got done so I kept on and I am still going day by day (middle of 8th page this morning). I don't know anything about what it is or will be but am enjoying trying to keep going and seem to have been able to keep it 'open' and so there are lots of possibilities, air and such.
In the nineteenth century, the Sears Roebuck Catalog, for example, served as a centralized distribution point for mass-manufactured goods. The Whole Earth Catalog, on the other hand, served as a map of an emerging, geographically distributed community of consciousness. As readers wrote in, they made visible not only particular products, but their ideals, their tastes, and the new communities in which they lived. To buy the Whole Earth Catalog was not simply to buy a mechanism for identifying particular tools (though it was that too); it was to purchase a window on an alternative world.
[Camus'] early essays exult in the sheer bliss of enjoying days under a crystal blue sky, spending time lolling about in the water, admiring Roman ruins, and in general, feeling one with the beauty of nature. The ‘absurd’ condition of existence for which Camus is perhaps most famous, which he explored in The Myth of Sisyphus (1942), resulted from the incompatibility of these two dimensions. On one side, a human being who longs for meaning, purpose, significance; on the other, a world that responds with nothing but indifference – nothing but brute raw matter in motion.