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2006 - American Political Science Association Words: unavailable || 
1. Petropulos, William. "Eric Voegelin and the Stefan George Circle" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Marriott, Loews Philadelphia, and the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA, <Not Available>. 2020-02-27 <>
Publication Type: Proceeding

2007 - American Political Science Association Pages: 13 pages || Words: 5521 words || 
2. Tete, William. "Was Eric Voegelin the Anti-Heidegger?" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Hyatt Regency Chicago and the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers, Chicago, IL, Aug 30, 2007 <Not Available>. 2020-02-27 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: This paper considers how Heidegger deconstructed the synthesis of Athens and Jerusalem, principally in his Introduction to Metaphysics.. It focuses on how Voegeline reconstructed the synthesis. The paper investigates key correspondece between Voegelin and Strauss bearing upon the question of the synthesis of Athens and Jerusalem.

2007 - American Political Science Association Pages: 8 pages || Words: 407 words || 
3. Dolph, Stanwood. "Equivalences of Experience in Eric Voegelin and Chuang-Tze" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Hyatt Regency Chicago and the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers, Chicago, IL, Aug 30, 2007 <Not Available>. 2020-02-27 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: When learning something new we begin without a clear direction. Our ability to find our way has not yet begun and we are faced with an inability to make distinctions. Yet, we do bring our own experiences and thoughts with us. Let us begin our study of ChuangTze
by thinking not just about Chinese thought and ChuangTze. But, also, with ChuangTze. Here is how he describes the path from skill to no skill.

2007 - International Communication Association Pages: 61 pages || Words: 17904 words || 
4. Gutiérrez, Fernanda., Irigoyen, Andrea., Gutiérrez, Daniela. and Brito, Carlos. "Chilango Magazine: Defining Chilango Identity - Top ERIC Interactive Paper - 2nd Place" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, TBA, San Francisco, CA, May 23, 2007 Online <PDF>. 2020-02-27 <>
Publication Type: Work in Progress
Abstract: The main aim of this investigation is to understand the way in which identity is created in written media. For this purpose we will use the magazine Chilango as our object of study and we will identify in which way its section “Alameda” conceives chilangos and the activities they do in order to conform an identity. In the last three years, Chilango has compounded several aspects of Mexico City’s culture such as slang, images, places, social behavior, and even some political criticism. It has also given these cultural practices an irreverent and funny perspective. For this paper, three issues of the magazine have been selected, each corresponding to one of the three first quarters of these year. The research strategies that we will be using are: (1) a textual semiotic analysis of the magazine content and (2) the use of focus groups and interviews. This magazine reflects how its producers conceive life in Mexico City and gives tips on where to go and what to do to make the best of this city.

2006 - American Studies Association Words: 497 words || 
5. Rodriguez, Ralph. "“’Settling Into Your Skin’: What Eric Garcia’s Dinosaurs Teach Us About Race”" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Studies Association, Oct 12, 2006 <Not Available>. 2020-02-27 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: In Eric Garcia’s three-volume detective series, the chief investigator is none other than a velociraptor disguised as a human, Vincent Rubio. Indeed, the principal conceit of the series is that dinosaurs are not extinct. Although dinosaurs have not been eradicated as once believed, they must wander the world concealing their dinosaur identities beneath human guises. Though they be dinosaurs, they must live as if they were humans. But as Kwame Anthony Appiah has recently asserted to “live as” X does not always mean to introduce an identity as X. Dragging in human disguises, that is, allows these dinosaurs to “pass” for human, but it does not give them a human identity per se. And if living as X does not necessarily grant one an identity as X, it also forecloses, in the case of these mysteries, the possibility to live fully as one’s masked identity. The mask itself (the human drag) endangers the very possibility of being dinosaur. Or as one of one dinosaur character avers, “Every day we put on these costumes is another day we lose part of ourselves” (CR 47). These dinosaurs in human drag, I contend, precisely allegorize the construction of racial identities in the United States. Indeed, I argue that Garcia’s novels instruct us well on the stakes of forging and masking one’s identity and offer us a compelling opportunity to investigate the purchase racial identities hold in the late-twentieth and early-twenty first centuries, a time when not only are dinosaurs supposed to be extinct, but race as a scientific category is as well.
Although the ludic nature of dinosaurs guised as humans is a tantalizing narrative seduction, it works as more than just a gimic. While readers likely laugh at the craziness of Garcia’s novels, the irrationality of the United States’ racial caste system provokes no laughter. Although race is, no doubt, a biological fiction, the material effects of racism—salary disparities, divided neighborhoods, gated communities, etc.—are not. These effects of racism lead many to embrace race as a scientific category. In short, if racism exists, there must be race. While racial categories are as preposterous as the premise that dinosaurs roam the world in human drag, that is, they are infrequently seen as ludicrous.
Nevertheless, I contend that the outrageous, unscientific, utterly irrational premise that underwrites the comic conceit of Garcia’s novels is the very same premise that should lead us to look awry at the division of the human species into races that, while also unscientific, many, conservatives and radicals alike, embrace as real. Hence the outrage over Paul Gilroy’s Against Race (2000), a book that, while admittedly tendentious, only proposes that we not embrace race as a scientific category. For in doing so, we unwittingly endorse the racist hierarchy that racial taxonomies underwrite. If we step back momentarily from this investment in race, we see how Garcia’s allegory educates us in the dangers of race and the travails and joys of what Jonathan Lethem as described as “settling into one’s skin.”

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