Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Next Monday's Discussion Preparation

We will be discussing Chapter 8, pages 307-328 in the Practices of Looking text. Please look over and think about the questions below before Monday's class.  We will break into small groups and talk about these questions. 

1.) Identify how modern and postmodern conceptions of the following differ from one another:     
identity/the body
the viewer

2.) The text mentions a few different theorists whose ideas have combined to influence our understanding of what postmodern culture is. Identify the main points that each of the theorists below make in relation to modern/postmodern culture.

Frederic Jameson
Jean Baudrillard
Jean-Francois Lyotard
Gilles Deleuze
David Harvey

3.) Was there anything in this chapter that contradicted or confirmed your ideas about what constitutes modern or postmodern culture?


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