I have been watching Lord of the Rings since 6:30am. I don’t know what year it is. I have forgotten the taste of bread, the sound of trees, the softness of the wind. I’ve even forgotten my own name

"Where am I when I’m not in reality or in my imagination?”
Nostalgia (1983) dir. by Andrei Tarkovsky
"On the face of it, language may seem innocent enough—nothing but a passive and transparent means of communication: a convenient way to transmit a “message” from one person to another. Yet closer inspection reveals that language involves much more than this; language actively creates social worlds, identities and relationships. It does not passively reflect on a pre-given world, but actively fashions it according to historical conventions. And, as Pierre Bourdieu points out, language also reproduces social relations of dominance and inequality; it is intimately bound to the production of subalternity: to the making of social relationships which are structured in dominance.”
— Cultural Anthropology on Miyako Inoue’s essay, “The Listening Subject of Japanese Modernity and His Auditory Double,” which examines “women’s language” in Japanese modern society. (Link)
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