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June 17, 2008


X. Trapnel

Other examples, perhaps flawed by their lack of distance from the political:

Religious converts / chosen churches.
Utopian / purposive communities.
Heck, college; you used this one yourself earlier.
Certain clubs and associations (think PoR!).

Associating 'chosen' with 'material' is simply a mistake. Insofar as the choice is seen as (or comes to be seen as, in hindsight) an expression of authenticity or identity, it may not (at least in hindsight) be *felt* as a choice (esp. w/ conversion), but objectively--in terms of institutional prerequisites, etc.--it is.

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