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By now, it is (mostly) clear that Spring is finally starting to come to the Midwest. If we were following the cycle of our farming forebears, it would be time, soon, to sow the seeds of the plants that would give us food and clothing for the following year.
I tried to wait. I tried to be bipartisan. I. Just. Can’t. Help. Myself.
I’m writing this before any election results are in. And I’m not trying to influence anyone’s vote (which is why I’m posting this on election day or “candidate limbo” as it is known) but I just have to get a couple of things off my chest.
I don’t really know how to feel about the current college cheating scandal. Don’t misunderstand me, the fact that wealthy people can buy their way into or out-of anything makes me angry and sad. I’m more concerned with the students.
I was curious to explore some of the idiosyncrasies concerning the haves and have-nots in terms of beauty. Because I have been blogging about the effect of beauty (real and/or perceived) on our culture, the idea of “taste” becomes important. I mean the kind of “taste” individuals assign to high and low brow stuff. For example, those who attend the ballet are perceived as having more refined tastes than those who attend a UFC battle. But why is that? Based on theories developed by social theorist, Pierre Bourdieu, taste is a way of defining one’s cultural capital.