Assignment Two Vocab

Assignment Two Vocab - Stacey Yip COCU 100: Section A07...

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Stacey Yip COCU 100: Section A07 Ayhan Aytes 27 April 2011 Assignment Two Vocabulary Prompt #2: Walking in the City: The Panoptic GAZE and the FLANEUR In “Walking in the City,” Michel de Certeau wrote about walking as a cultural practice in which the mobile viewer creates meaning: “The long poem of walking manipulates spatial organizations, no matter how panoptic they may be.” What does he mean by this? (See the reading by Foucault on Panopticism.) How is walking like performing or writing a creative work such as a poem, for de Certeau? Explain, using an example of you yourself performing as a flåneur or a flåneuse, walking through a public space where there is some surveillance, even if it is invisible or minimal. Draw from and describe your own actual experience. This can be a mall, a public building, an airport, a hospital, a city street—there are many options. How are looking practices organized in this space? In what sense is your space “ panoptic”? How do you actively
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This note was uploaded on 09/28/2011 for the course COCU 100 taught by Professor Cartwright during the Spring '11 term at UCSD.

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