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Unformatted text preview: ± It’s easier to not think deeply about the issues Critical History ± Assumptions: ± White men write most history ± White men tend to be the heroes of most history ± People of color tend to be the villains of history ± Women are left out of most history ± The East ignores the West; the West ignores the East ± Most history is Eurocentric storytelling ± Critical Perspective: ± We have missed (and continue to miss) a lot ± Point A may connect to Point B, but A did not cause B ± History simply cannot be that simple Practice this, please ± Active, not passive, reading ± Turn on your critical sensibility ± Your text already is an alternative explanation ± What problems has Streitmatter introduced? ± What or Who is missing from his work? ± Who is Streitmatter, anyway...
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This note was uploaded on 06/05/2011 for the course MMC 3602 taught by Professor Suris during the Spring '10 term at FIU.
- Spring '10