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informal 2 - Jamie Mortakis English 102 October 6, 2008 We...

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Jamie Mortakis English 102 October 6, 2008 We are looking for the pedagogical arts of the contact zone. These will include, we are sure exercises in storytelling and in identifying with the ideas, interests, histories, and attitudes of others; experiments in transculturation and collaborative work and in the arts of critique, parody, and comparison (including unseemly comparisons between elite and vernacular cultural forms); the redemption of the oral; ways for people to engage with suppressed aspects of history (including their own histories), ways to move into and out of rhetorics of authenticity; ground rules for communication across lines of differences and hierarchy that go beyond politeness but maintain mutual respect; a systematic approach to the all-important concept of cultural mediation. (Pratt 511) Pratt discusses Adam and Eve through a picture. “Adam is depicted on the left-hand side below the sun, while Eve is on the right hand side below the moon, and slightly lower than Adam. The two are divided by the diagonal of Adam’s digging stick. In Andean spatial
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