Alice on the Line by Doris Blackwell, Douglas Lockwood

By Doris Blackwell, Douglas Lockwood

This precise tale of lifestyles on the Alice on the flip of the century is not just a booklet of significant historic curiosity, it displays a deep love for the rustic and the people.

The city that's Alice was once a telegraph station while Doris Bradshaw Blackwell moved there as a tender woman in 1899. Her father, Thomas Bradshaw, used to be the officer accountable for the Alice Springs Telegraph Station from 1899 to 1908. This e-book captures the ambience of these early days.

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25 What makes being alienated from the activity of laboring most egregious is that it leads us to become alienated from the creative dimension of our being as a species. When emptied of this human essence, our activity becomes monotonous and thing-like; as a result, the body ceases to be seen as inseparable from subjective consciousness. Instead, the bodily-schema becomes fixated, thingified, reified. Mind and body seem to inhabit different worlds. The fact that we are fixated insofar as we are viewed in terms of our bodies while our subjectivity escapes fixation is what makes the resulting neurosis so painful.

The Experience at Saint-Alban Fanon’s work as a psychiatrist will be explored in greater detail in chapter 3. Two points need to be singled out here. 24 Hudis FF 01 text 24 04/06/2015 14:02 The Path to Political and Philosophical Commitment First, Tosquelles’s socio-therapeutic approach—which represented an effort not to control or repress the mentally ill but to listen to them and provide resources that could enable them to deal with their problems in a group environment—was developed as part of a political project.

27 Hudis FF 01 text 27 04/06/2015 14:02 2 Self and Other: The Dialectic of Black Skin, White Masks F anon’s face-to-face encounter with the realities of racism, which assumed such a sharp and acute form from his experience of World War II and its aftermath, convinced him of the need to grasp the problem at its root. And grasping it at its root meant doing so philosophically. His study in Lyon had introduced him to a wealth of ideas that appealed to his effort to comprehend the actuality of his lived experience; phenomenology and existentialism, after all, emphasize action, immediacy, and engagement with the life-world as it presents itself to the living individual.

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