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<li><p><a href="http://flipfloppingjoy.com/2010/09/01/3436/">buncha links on “triggering” and “calling out” bfp, <cite>flip flopping joy</cite> (2010-09-01)</a>. <q>there was a discussion on tumblr about triggering–the first I saw of it was the following post: Calling out people is important but if you trigger the shit out of an abuse victim or someone with an anxiety or panic disorder in the process, you’re being a bigoted shitbucket yourself.Always...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Thursday 2010-09-23.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/cato-unbound/~3/EWvZ15q_WkU/">The Trouble with the View from Above. James C. Scott, <cite>Cato Unbound</cite> (2010-09-08)</a>. <q>State naming practices and local, customary naming practices are strikingly different. Each set of practices is designed to make the human and physical landscape legible, by sharply identifying a unique individual, a household, or a singular geographic feature. Yet they are each devised by very distinct agents for whom the...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Thursday 2010-09-23.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/cato-unbound/~3/dcmgcCpF6jY/">Seeing Like a Movie Mogul. Timothy B. Lee, <cite>Cato Unbound</cite> (2010-09-14)</a>. <q>In his lead essay, James Scott writes about the efforts of German foresters to create “a redesigned forest that was easier to count, manipulate, measure, and assess,” and throughout Seeing Like a State, he uses this as a metaphor for various state projects to reshape the complex, messy world to...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Thursday 2010-09-23.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/cato-unbound/~3/6Ja_bLHXVkI/">Coordination vs. Coercion. Timothy B. Lee, <cite>Cato Unbound</cite> (2010-09-20)</a>. <q>Don Boudreaux makes an interesting point about the way standardization facilitates social cooperation and the division of labor. But I think it’s important to remember that the distinctive feature of the state-building projects James Scott describes wasn’t just standardization, but coercion. People were compelled to adopt new surnames, geographical indicators,...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Thursday 2010-09-23.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/cato-unbound/~3/W9Io34aT2d8/">Letters Department:  Jacob T. Levy on Seeing Like a State. The Editors, <cite>Cato Unbound</cite> (2010-09-20)</a>. <q>Editors’ note: Political theorist Jacob T. Levy of McGill University sends us his thoughts on this month’s discussion, which we are pleased to share in full. I begin with a few words of unembarrassed admiration. James Scott’s Seeing Like a State, from which his essay is largely drawn, is one...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Thursday 2010-09-23.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://catandgirl.com/?p=2617">The $200,000 Inverted Pyramid. Dorothy, <cite>Cat and Girl</cite> (2010-09-23)</a>.  <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Friday 2010-09-24.)</em></p></li>

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