Sunday, July 16, 2006

The Making of Love

One of my favourite books is 'The Making of the English Working Class'. For about ten years I've been thinking about 'The Making of Love' but people including most people have said to me 'But you don't know what you're on about. You know Jack-shit. You need to have studied feminism/cultural studies/music/classics/English Lit/poetry/Biology to do something like that. Anyway no-one will buy it.'

And Now. Five years Later. I don't care. I'm just going to do it. Write a post-modern social history of love. What's the difference between care and love?

It's a Long Way to the Top if you wanna Rock and Roll.


Northerner said...

What do you mean by post-modern? I think religion -christianity, judaism, islam - would also come into the Making of Love. Most religions preach it - and look at what's happening in Lebanon today. What do the Marxists say about love? Start perhaps by looking up the word in the Shorter Oxford. And check it out in a dictionary of quotations. That could spark a few thoughts. But it does sound a pretty daunting subject. You're nothing if not ambitious.

tatton said...

I think what's happening in Lebanon is War not Love, by even their definition.

But yes, Marxists never looked at it which is one of the reasons why they get on my nerves.

Modernism looked at the continual scientific progress of humanity; postmodernism concedes that Life is a bit more complicated than this constant progress or evolution preached by modernists and that there can be a plethora of explanations for virtually everything.