Alan

Dear Marie, Thank you for this task, which allowed me to return to, and think again about, work I need to finish. Before you read about the process of my response to the task, I suggest you watch the film that gives from to the response: I think your comment...

Alan writes: This task derives from three contexts. Firstly, it’s a response to my own feelings about process and product, as set out in my ‘official’ response to Task 2: that task was about process, so this task asks you to make a definite product. Secondly, Task 3 is intended...

Dear Marie, Thanks for the task. I was quite exercised by this opposition between process and product in the task you set, because I divined in it an implicit value judgement (process is better than product; to be immersed in process is to be mindful, whereas to be focused on...

Alan writes: The presence of the national flag, and its use on occasions like birthdays, is very striking to the new arrival In Denmark, but is taken for granted by Danes themselves. This is an example of ‘banal nationalism’, Michael Billig’s term for the way in which nationalism is constantly...