Dreams in the Which House

Dreams in the Which House explores the complexities of cancel culture, identity politics, academic freedom, and cultural exchanges between the US and Europe. It delves into media narratives, historical comparisons, and personal perspectives while highlighting issues surrounding gender neutrality in academic settings and the influence of conservative ideas.

Cancel Culture Identity Politics Academic Freedom Cultural Exchange Media Narratives Gender Neutrality Conservative Ideas

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176 implied HN points β€’ 11 Jul 23
  1. New podcast 'In Bed With The Right' focuses on conservative ideas about gender and sexuality.
  2. Author writes a new column for 'WOZ: Die Wochenzeitung' discussing topics like swimming pools in the US.
  3. Author's academic article on Helene von Druskowitz and Hegelianism is now accessible despite previous paywall issues.
98 implied HN points β€’ 20 Jun 23
  1. Cancel culture cases aren't just about celebrities, but also impact many less known individuals
  2. The fear of self-censorship due to cancel culture is not well-supported, especially as it often stems from prominent figures and lacks widespread factual basis
  3. Criticism of cancel culture narratives should involve more thorough fact-checking and not rely solely on anecdotes for evidence
98 implied HN points β€’ 26 Apr 23
  1. Adrian Daub is working on two new projects analyzing the concept of identity politics in different countries.
  2. He will be publishing an essay in _Geschichte der Gegenwart_ diving into the usage of the term 'identity politics' in various media.
  3. Daub will also be reflecting on his experiences as a European living in the US during his upcoming book tour.
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78 implied HN points β€’ 11 Feb 23
  1. The controversy at Stanford surrounding the 'Elimination of Harmful Language Initiative' involved misinterpretations and exaggerations by various parties.
  2. The EHLI list was intended for internal use by Stanford's IT department to guide website content, not to restrict academic freedom as some feared.
  3. The Faculty Senate debates reflected a shift towards abstraction and concern over academic freedom rather than a focus on the actual impact of the EHLI list.
58 implied HN points β€’ 22 Jul 23
  1. Adrian Daub has been reading a lot about Susan Sontag and her work.
  2. There is a discussion on the impact of public pools in America's history, racism, and climate change.
  3. Adrian Daub recommends TV shows like Reservation Dogs, What We Do in the Shadows, The Great, and Deadloch.
39 implied HN points β€’ 20 Jul 23
  1. The discourse around cancel culture is well-established and transfers easily across different contexts.
  2. For certain audiences, the fear of cancel culture can dissolve democratic antinomies in a temporary and aesthetic way.
  3. The discourse on cancel culture hovers between incompatible poles, claiming both simultaneously by constructing an opposing 'culture' that few affirmatively identify with.
0 implied HN points β€’ 09 May 23
  1. The relationship between Germany (and Europe) and US cultural influence is a central theme in some books and discussions.
  2. European perspectives on Silicon Valley often reflect ideological motivations and preferences, rather than passive reception.
  3. Europeans are conscious actors adopting and adapting elements of US culture based on their own interests and values.