Objective: to introduce ideas from “The Question of Cultural Identity” and understand writing as a conversation.
Estimated time: 1 – 1.5 hours
Due by 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 29th
Watch the Stuart Hall interview video “Questions of Identity”.
- Read the Reading (and Writing) for Conversation writing guide.
- Read Section 1 of “The Question of Cultural Identity.” Make note of any questions you may have.
Pretend that you are in a conversation with Stuart Hall. Describe to him a time when you experienced internal or external conflict due to possessing (or being perceived as possessing) multiple cultural identities. For example, it may have been a situation in which you felt that one of your cultural identities was challenged by or in conflict with another of your cultural identities. Post your response below as a COMMENT to this post.
Part 4—Journal 1.1: Context Research
Spend 15 minutes (only) researching the following context online and bring it with you to class on Wednesday.
- Stuart Hall
- Kobena Mercer
- The Enlightenment
- Anthony Giddens
- Ernesto Laclau
- Jacques Lacan
- Sigmund Freud
- Clarence Thomas / Anita Hill
- Renee Descartes
- Michel Foucault
- Ferdinand de Saussure
- Raymond Williams
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