In discussing Judith Butler, we realized that we wanted to take approaches and theories discussed in class and apply them directly to Butler’s article. At first we were overwhelmed with the plethora of approaches possible to take, but once we … Continue reading
We were very intrigued by Donald Donham’s article, “Freeing South Africa,” and, upon realization that we were all from different countries (and continents!) around the world, we decided to take Linda on a metaphorical trip to three countries: Sri Lanka, Hungary, and … Continue reading
Barthes is a thinker, thats for sure. Despite the complexity of his arguments, there lies a unique truth surrounding the myths of popular culture and their creations within specific cultural contexts. Although many of the myths may seem outdated for … Continue reading
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Our discussion sparked different opinions on the direction of cultural flows and the nature of cultural homogenization. Réka was of the opinion that cultural flows occurred largely via Western Media that transfers American culture to the rest of the world. Ben argued that … Continue reading
A friend of mine recently watched this video in her ethnobotany class, and recommended it to me due to its cultural content. Wade Davis is an anthropologist who has lived with several different cultures and tribes throughout his career. He … Continue reading
Walter Benjamin’s essay sparked varying opinions in our café discussion group this week. While the three of us agreed that Benjamin makes valid points in regards to the reproduction of art, Ben and Rochi clashed in opinion, as the former … Continue reading
During our cafe discussion, we found ourselves interested in the powerpoint photographs and one in particular sparked our interest. Aside from the Marx readings which we found quite difficult, we were intrigued by the meaning of the photo of the … Continue reading