4.28 American Studies 100 - together but still have there...

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American Studies 100 Wednesday, April 28th, 1999 Announcements: Pick up final papers on Friday at 9:05 am in 258 Willard Lecture notes: Disney World The virtual landscape replaces the literal Culture replaces nature Locales based on films/movies Virtual landscape of production and consumption Can consume Disney nationwide - movies and other Disney products Tries to create Utopian ideal Cities The centers of environments for humans Much of the contemporary city life is mostly a reproduction of something else Ability of communications o phone o computer o satellites Center of production and consumption Salad Mixture Movement Rather than coming together where there are no differences, people come
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Unformatted text preview: together but still have there distinct characteristics (flavors) "The School" • Dramatic Monologue • Teacher enunciates goal, but everything seems to die; rationalization after rationalization • What is the lesson being taught? • What kind of responsibility is being taught? • Adult world permeating into classroom through the teacher • Irresponsible adult world surrounding classroom • Outside world coming into classroom • Moving from death to sexuality - introduction of the "mysteries of life" • The lesson of responsibility is lost, but is the lesson of love lost???...
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