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Unformatted text preview: Stuart Halls Ethnicity: Identity and Difference speech takes the position that our identities exist because of our interactions with other people, and that they are dynamic and are always changing throughout our lives. Hall describes the concept of “the other,” which explains how we only understand ourselves, through knowing that we are not someone else. He tells that there are three ways of viewing racial differences. There is the Realistic position, which deals with what is. A realist would say that there are biological differences that distinguish different races from one another. The second position is the Textual position, which assumes that race is a concept that is found within language and that we have to look through the language to find what race is. And finally, Hall talks about the Discursive position. This position understands that there are racial differences, issues that exist in our society because of those differences, and that the only way we can change those issues is by acknowledging that racial differences do exist, and then attributing...
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2011 for the course CMCL-C 392 taught by Professor Segal during the Fall '10 term at Indiana.
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