Our words dance between the lands of objectivity and subjectivity. Every term as a denotation is tainted by multiple connotations, which are singular to every individual depending on his or her unique experiences. This multiplicity makes our linguistic communication diverse, but the same spaces also give birth to mis-interpretations.
The aim here is to analyse the distance between subjectivity and objectivity, with yet another subjective point of view, or an opinion. I do not make any claims to being informative, considering that it has been increasingly thought to mean so. Here, I try to create for myself a space to have an opinion for which I, being the author, take the full responsibility. I do not attempt to label myself as either an activist or a non-activist, since I do not think that is really important in the larger project I am considering here. Under analysis will be human behavior in the context of a society. The society is any place I happen to be in – be it in Asia, Europe, Africa or North America.
Given my personal interest in observation of human behavior and functioning of human societies, I decided in 2017 to start my doctoral studies in sociology. Institutionally, I am affiliated with the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, USA. I am not always found there though.
I travel around, observe, talk to people, become them, and write. My words here shall comprise of my observations and experiences. I will speak about words and terms and try to redefine them in the way I observe. This process will require of me to rethink, hence producing a collection of what has been ‘Rethought’.
If you are willing to be a part of this project, you can contact me by email at shreyamparikh [at] gmail [dot] com, and I will be more than happy to talk to you. You can also submit articles and other contribution pertaining to the topic. And I am open to your suggestions too. I am usually found between India, France, and the US. If you are in or around there, feel free to get in touch.
Project Rethought: Rethinking the Thought by Shreya Parikh is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at projectrethought.wordpress.com.