First track is similar to Ryuichi Sakomoto in "Merry Xmas Mr. Lawrence," but with a more South East Asian influence of rippling synths and whistling flute effects. Then it moves into a Cosey monologue over a rippling synth pattern before finally easing into slow atmospheric sounds scapes. Originally released on cassette, for a video performance, the CD version has been cleaned up.
The modern world is obsessed with appearances and managing them to broadcast a sheen of radiance. This book is the lodestone of that type of belief and faith in capturing an "objective" reality and Durkheim shows how it is done.
Ostensibly capturing "suicide" data should not be difficult, after all, there is a huge difference between someone live and someone dead, whatever people tell you. However the way that someone dies is socially constructed and suicide is a taboo, carefully hidden within Catholic countries because it brings stigma. Not so say it does not also do that in Northern European countries, but at least you get to enter the cemetery.
Interesting that this book is being condemned as not being fit the "average reader" as the author deals with the topic of eugenics where the superior and inferior were amply documented by those who felt the requirement to grade humanity. This book deals with the counter communist/socialist reaction occurring at the beginning of the 20th Century, starting in the late 19th Century.
Galton, Darwin's cousin took his ideas and tried to formulate a view which put him at the top of an apex and the "colonial races" he lusted after as a somewhat beneath him. Thinking about why superior types bred superior types led him to project himself along the social caste lines of his era to… Read more