Week 8 Reading
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by baileyxx on Tuesday October 18, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to TCF 100 at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa taught by Dr. Kristen Warner in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 5 views.
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Date Created: 10/18/16
Storytelling and Identity▯ • Identity▯ - Who we are to ourselves▯ - Who we are when presented to others▯ - Who we are as perceived and deﬁned by others▯ ▯ Classiﬁcations of Identity▯ • race, class, ability, religion, gender, sexuality, nationality, region, etc.▯ ▯ Relevance of Identity▯ • identities put us in conversation w/ long-existing stories▯ - stories added to our experiences▯ - stories shape world views▯ - play into every area of our lives▯ - political : values and ideas▯ - Political: politics▯ Race is the one way to talk about identity▯ ▯ McCarroll Article▯ • Two ways multiracial identity has been theorized▯ 1. as an identity group that can potentially make racial categories moot▯ 2. as an identity that can’t peacefully unite racial groups▯ ▯ Reading a body▯ • using all available info (sensory, historical, cultural, eto form an idea of “what” a person is▯ • reading a body like racing visual text is called semiotics▯ ▯ Semiotics▯ • visual signs and symbols as a language▯ • sign (most basic part)▯ - anything that makes meaning and made up of 2 parts▯ - signiﬁer ▯ - any material thing that cues something (visual, verbal, or▯l) - signiﬁed▯ - ideas relating to that cue▯ ▯ Denotation vs. Connotation▯ signs are symbolic and arbitrary▯ • • Denotation▯ - literal meaning▯ • Connotation▯ - cultural meaning
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