146A-WQ+2010+Questions+for+Discussion

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Questions for Discussion, Week 1 Readings: I. Autobiographies: 1) Regarding just the working-class autobiographies, what shared experiences do these people have--that is, despite the obvious diversity of their experience, what common themes or hardships or pleasures do you see in their accounts of their childhoods? 2) What experiences seem to have made the greatest impression on these people? 3) If you compare the working-class accounts to the middle and upper-class accounts, what similarities are there? That is, the radical differences are pretty apparent; but are there important ways in which these people's lives are similar? 4) What are relationships between working-class people and middle- or upper-class people like, in these accounts? II: "Torque": 1) What are the characteristics of "modern" movement, of the "modern kinaesthetic"? 2) Schwartz gives examples from all kinds of spheres of life--dance, and acting, education, engineering and transportation, etc. How are "modern" forms of movement diffused from one area of life to another? Why is there this common pattern in so many different areas of life? 3) What seem to be the important examples, the ones that serve as patterns for others? 4) How self-consciously "modern" are these forms of movement? That is, do modern forms of movement spread simply by some unconscious, automatic "logic" or imperative
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2010 for the course HIS 146A taught by Professor Dickenson during the Winter '10 term at UC Davis.

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