American Studies 6

American Studies 6 - Field of Dreams (1989) -From Canadian...

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Field of Dreams (1989) -From Canadian Novel: Shoeless Joe -What is the American space? -How is it transformative? 3/29/10 -Field Of Dreams (1989) -Counter-narrative: John Sayles’ Eight Men Out -Sense of (endless) Time -Sense of (endless) Space -Recalls bygone era (Pre-industrial and boyhood) -No body contact old-fashioned uniforms; different offense/defense -Again: constructed, mediated, amnesiac, and fantastical Racial formations -no longer racial, but more about category that intersects other things -ex: black man…not skin color, but more like acceptance/rejection into certain things Masculinity, race, sexual identity -Sweet Tea: how those three things come together to make a sense of self -White man, asian man, latino man, black man -What’s different among them? 1. Gentility Sweet Tea is about gay black men in the south -Certain gentility, certain codes of proper behavior in the south -Ethnography: a participant observation -A way of collecting data/learning about other cultures and races
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This note was uploaded on 02/08/2012 for the course AMERICAN S 101 taught by Professor Dr.allanpunzalanisaac during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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