Because I've got a deadline, damnit!
I want to write about writing... all writing is about writing, yes, but this time I really want to write about writing... like this...
No textual staging is innocent (Foucault 1978). Writing is an intentional
activity and, as such, a site of moral responsibility. Whoever writes
for/about/of whatever is using authority and privilege. But there is no such
thing as 'a thing' speaking of 'itself', because 'things' are always constructed
and interpreted, there is no Archimedean resolution to the problem of speaking
for others... Knowledge is always situated, embodied, and partial (Haraway
1988). We are always viewing something from somewhere, from some embodied
position. Consequently, the problem becomes a practical-ethical one. How can we
use our skills and privileges to advance the case of the nonprivileged?
-Laurel Richardson (1997) Fields of Play: Constructing an Academic Life
...my words are self-conscious (even more than usual).