Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Eastern Sociological Society - Philadelphia, PA - April 1st, 1995

I presented a paper to the Eastern Sociological Society in 1995.

ESS 1995 - For the Childre - Cover Page

ESS 1995 - Sociological Perspectives on Art and Music
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I showed how the music of John Zorn can be used as a lens to understand different postmodern theories, including Baudrillard's Game Theory, Jameson's Theory of the Pastiche and Gergen's Saturated Society theory, multi-media theories, and other things I can't quite remember right now.

I was 19 years old. It was fun, but I couldn't really appreciate it. I was filled with self-loathing, as usual. I thought I was a failure, for some reason. I'm not sure why. I got a lot of praise. I wish my father had been more enthusiastic, though. His criticism stung as we were walking away from the hotel. His criticism always stung.

I will try to write more comprehensively about it later. Stay tuned for updates.

Warm Regards,

Erik B. Anderson
The King of Funny Faces
Independence Township, New Jersey
Established 1782

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