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2011.01.07 - to do is [ … ] remove [his eyes]. Then he...

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COGN 20 Friday 7 January 2011
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First Writing Assignment Personal Essay 500-600 Words Must engage CRITICALLY Due next Wednesday (12 January) Due at the BEGINNING of LECTURE
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Communication at UCSD l Communication and Culture l Communication as a Social Force l Communication and the Person l Production
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The Three “I”s Interpretation -------------Theory & Production ------------- Institutions Inter-subjectivity
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What is “blindness”?
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“The Country of the Blind” l “The names for all the things of sight had faded and changed” (p. 8). l “Blind men of genius [ ] had dismissed all these things [of sight] as idle fancies and replaced them with new and saner explanations” (p. 8). l “‘What is blind?’ asked the blind man” (p. 10). l “In order to cure him completely, all that we need
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Unformatted text preview: to do is [ … ] remove [his eyes]. Then he will be perfectly sane, and a quite admirable citizen” (p. 16). defamiliarize • to make something common seem unfamiliar or strange • to take something taken for granted and make it seem unusual or unexpected • to complicate some aspect of the everyday The Nacerima Three layers of communication in this essay: How “the Nacirema” understand the world and their place in it. How anthropology represents “other” cultures. How “Americans” understand their own cultural rituals. For Monday: Read: Herbert Schiller, “Living in the Number One Country” Reminder: First Writing Assignment due Wednesday...
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