Pastoral Clinic: Addiction and dispossession along the Rio Grande (Part II)
Pastoral Clinic: Addiction and dispossession along the Rio Grande (Part II) ANTH 1002
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Pastoral Clinic Addiction and dispossession along the Rio Grande Part 11 February 18 2016 Lectures I Midterm format and tips a Paper No lateness polish reviewed i How a space is part of construction of national belonging ii Make a claim supporting argument in the entire paper 1 Not mere description 9 critical analysis 2 Semiology at work iii Due in class on Friday 1 Physical paper and safe assign b Midterm same time as lecture i Section one 1 Part One Definitions a 3 or 4 terms define in 1 to 2 sentences i Write complete sentences ii Define context and thinker 2 Part Two Shortanswer Questions 23 answers a Use the questions to help orient answer b 3 to 4 sentences Answer questions clearly 9 Context details define example key words 11 Dennis Iohnson Car Crash While Hitchhiking and Emergency a Dennis Iohnson Jesus is sonquot 9 takes name from song heroin i Explore heroin addicts Fictional companion to Garcia b Car Crash While Hitchhikingquot and Emergency i The man hanging out of the wrecked car was still alive as I passed and I stopped grown a little more used to the idea now of how really badly broken he was and made sure the was nothing I could doquot ii His Blood bubbled out of his mouth with every breath He wouldn t take be taking anymorewhat was realquotPg 8 1 The narrative of addiction III Melancholy subjectivity Relapse return a condition sin fin a Geography of addiction and Pastoral care are continued and extended across time b Relapse and return a condition sin fin i At her latest overdose Alma goes to her first mandatory counseling session she remarks 9 I have been here before haven t 1quot ii For her this recognition state of being back where she been before wasn t a relapse as it was return iii Why does Garcia highlight return and relapse 1 Relapse 9 a Individual responsibility b Pathology treated as a disease 9 prison has failed to care for herself c On a moral path 2 Return 9 a Part of larger social system b A naturally occurring thing c She is part of a cycle that keeps looping back d It is in Her and it is larger than her iv Melancholy subjectivity 1 Alma quotes que lo que tengo no termina 9 its just that what I have has no endquot 2 Unfinished relentless unending grief thi is condition quotsin fin constitutes a local ethos of melancholia 3 Its interminable hold over the lives of the community for Alma and other the eradicable truth of heroin addiction and Hispano life v Subjectivity is part of history as it unfolds 1 Subjectivity 9 not individual but collective social and sociopolitical a They way subjects are formed has a history It is not her mere 20 years of the addict but the history of her community b Temporal texture to addiction Being part of something that has no end 9Cyclical nature of addiction 2 Sigmund Freud 18561939 a Mourning vs melancholia i Mourning 1 Allows the person to get through grief 2 There is an end ii Melancholia 1 Behaves like an open wound 2 It s a cycle b Garcia on Melancholia9 i a kind of mourning without endquot gt Like Alma s sin finquot description pg 75 ii And of accumulate loss which weighs heavy on her heartquot 9 it has physical weight c Addiction across generations i Motherdaughter pairs Gender and cross generational cycle of addiction IV History of dispossessionquot land and its loss among Hispano community a Tierra Amarilla Alma s hometown emblematic of the Hispano history of dispossession and longing for land and times pastquot Pg 81 b Los Alamos site of national lavatory the relationship between Hispanos new Mexico and los Alamos is one of dependency and distrustquot Pg 97 c What happened in each of these places Why do Hispanics feel a sense of betrayal and embitterment about lost and related to these two places i Dichotomy9 socioeconomic divisions 1 It has transformed the landscape and the labor force 2 Eminent domain 9 became federal that brings some employment but created social inequalities ii Tierra Amarilla 1 Land grants Shape of the land grants changed with a treaty a Communal lands used for the community 9 the government essentially took the land to create a national forces iii Radical change on the landscape 9 narrative of dispossession 1 Not merely nostalgia but modern resistance d Alma s descanso Pg 94 i History long term ii Chronicity cyclical nature V Querencia a maternal genealogy of addiction a Feminine experiences in the local idiom the nation of inheritancequot Pg114 b Bernadette Marti It s my querencia my bloodquot i Embodied addiction and generation ii Helplessness and lack of agency in trajectory I ll39 It is in I I was born an addict VI Glossary a Melancholy descanso querencia kinship
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