Sunday, August 27, 2006

Aching on Minshall

"[T]he nation as a whole does not suffer from self-contempt. Lodged somewhere between its desire to distance itself from the lower classes, upon whose cultural production it depends, and to emulate a cosmopolitan elite that invariably reminds it of its location in the third world, only the Creole middle class suffers from a discomfort about its ambivalent position that might resemble what Minshall calls self-contempt." - Gerard Aching

What does it mean when middle-class space grows and takes over social areas, remaking them solely in its image? What does it mask and hide?

has me thinking right now

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