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17:52 Readings: A Small Place (need this first), The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Pigs in  Heaven, Does My Head Look Big in This? Need, reading starts, is due on Thursday DO THE QUESTIONS EVERY WEEK. Post two on Sakai. Postwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus by Orson Scott Card About an academic organization that invented a machine that can see the past. Expression: creating something to record experiences, communicating them from one  person to another “Expressive” stories over patterns – not looking a individual things, but getting down the gritty details causes over effects Where do ideas come from? Not just the impact, but where did these things we take for  granted come from. How do they limit our view of the world? Complicating things over simplifying – interested in the complexity of life experiences Getting over easy dichotomies, facts and experiences always get put into a side. There  is no created fact that is not set and based on experiences. “Culture” everything: cannot create a dichotomy. We must see the way in which they influence  one another. Goal: to use pieces of expression (fiction, film) to take apart and look at a culture.  Learning to take a critical approach. Issues of race and gender are not in the past, but  they are still things that have huge impacts on our lives. Grades in class: Participation in recitation, question posting, group project, midterm/final exam. 2 200, 3 100, and one lab! A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid Polemic in American and European tourists and Antigua. Representations of culture,  race, and gender. Deeply situated point of view, very strong view. Goal is to challenge  you. Questions to guide reading:
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