poverty

This is somewhat rushed. My second post. In 2010 the world population was estimated at 6.916 billion. I’m not great on statistics but recent news coverage says nearly half the worlds wealth is owned by 1%. Oxfam estimates that 40% of Britain live in relative poverty. This they define as not being able to replace a white good that breaks or have more than one pair of shoes.

Perhaps the question to be asked is does early 21st century capitalism work. The perception of the American dream is 250? million actively striving for there goals/dreams. Yet documentaries show vast inner city usually ethnic minorities who have no/ non stake in economic America

Surely it is in the interest of any country that as many as possible of its population are active and gain from the societies they live in. And if not  it is a waste of human potential and the catalyst for justified? social unrest and problems. It is also individual peoples and families personal tragedies. On what basis could 7? billion people find redemption. In my view it is also vital that freedom of speech and expression is enshrined in law. I guess all i’ve done is raise questions, but that in its self is no bad thing.  Pro active international and home political policies?. A new, new deal? Not to much of that at the moment. Though often talked about

I might write about poetry one day?

affectivity theory and poetry

in the mid 1990’s an interdisiplenary movement advocated affectivity as a panacea for increasingly peripheral doctorates on for instance fast food burgers  (Francois Holland) or the portrayal  of furniture in Victorian women novels. etc, symbolism in Disney movies

The implications of this are possibly subjectivity, and this lends itself to imagistic poery. Is this a disadvantage. Poets such as Trakl and Les Murray also Jen Hadfield in her excellent book Byssus, still work in images without being subjective. While Barbra Guest moved in her later carear into abstract expressionism. At the risk of a liberal turn. i think imagistic poetry is healthy and a good base. Whether it changes into abstract expressionism or narrative or late modernism depends on the poet

Affectivity theory has now morphed somewhat into embodiment theory . I am trying to map directions in poetry from metaphysics. And hope you find these two theories interesting, in an age when as Adorno? says there are thousands of theories with no adherents. The ground is complicated. But both theories provide a way out from the cogito. And are good i think for creativity

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