AMS 1A - AMS 1A Note: Progress is not always happening....

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AMS 1A Note: Progress is not always happening. Introduction: Kuhn- People operate under one paradigm and there is a change. What happens? Darwin Origin of Species 1859- everyone became Darwinists, but by the mid 19 th century Sometimes scientific ideas affect others, and visa versa. Science is a cultural system. Final: Review course goals from syllabus. Blue book small size. All tests are essay form, interactions of cultural systems- draw quotations from text for tests, be able to go back and find the things to put into paper’s goal. Read for basic ideas and examples. Papers: each sentence must present an idea or example. Due at NOON on Tuesday. 1. Navajo- unified world view, no separation of housing/econ/religion etc. a. Western society tends to separate things i. Religion vs science 2. Puritans a. Witchcraft cases (Magalia Christi Americana) 3. natural Theology and how it gets replaced by Darwinism a. look at neoclassical world that believed in theology i. via art ii. Mozart 4. Ben Franklin Autobiography 5. Darwinism (The Awakening) 6. Freud 7. Harlem Renaissances 8. Expressionism 9. Modernism a. Relativity/quantum physics called into question 10. Cane by Jean 11. Post war a. Concentration Camps b. Atom bombs in Japan 12. Post-modernism-define it. a. Cat’s Cradle 13. Culture a. Orders Experiences i. Interstices- the kind of zone between the categories 1. Sometimes it is Liminal (threshold) between the two states 2. These zones are dangerous from a cultural POV 3. cultures deal with these zones in different ways a. Ex. Halloween occurs in a dangerous time when things die, summer to winter.
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b. Ex. Festivals in the spring to bring us into life and rebirth. Via Easter egg- about birth and rebirth, hair of Easter Hair related to Oaster, aka Easter. b. Names Experiences c. Ex. Even body disorders are categorized i. Inside ii. Outside iii. Symmetrical 1. Adroit- skilled at something, Latin in French “the Right” 2. Goash- clumsy iv. Closed system- 1. But things come in and out a. In: food, drink, air i. So there are cultural taboos about what goes in, what you eat, pollution b. Out: Shit, piss, siemen, milk, boogers, co2, tears, sweat, co2, vomit, blood, methane c. Many societies consider these “outs” dangerous i. Toilets d. Culture i. Order/disorder ii. Stories (narratives, discourses) 1. architecture- classroom setup, fixed chairs, theatre style, means that conversation in this room is primarily one way. iii. Texts and contexts iv. The body as a symbol of society 1. Ex. Sugar is evil, radio host hates it “you’re not thinking clearly bc too much sugar”/ “are you sure you want that much sugar” on the plane a. Children, women, and people of color like sugar and cannot control their impulses, aka the white dad. b.
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2009 for the course AMS 1a taught by Professor Mechling during the Spring '09 term at UC Davis.

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AMS 1A - AMS 1A Note: Progress is not always happening....

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