ANT322H1 Lecture Notes - Judith Rich Harris, Maya Angelou, Online Magazine

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Report: take any 2 reading from the Miller book and contrast / compare and write in 1 page (2 page max); Chicago style
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Point form works, double spaced
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Test: first 2 chapters of Geeks Goths and Gangsters
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Part 2 of Miller reading
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Miller readings: Ch. 2
Wrote two books about young boys
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Cleverness of youth, live in the immediacy of the moment
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Satirist - makes fun of everything
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"he is the original South Park"…
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Youth must be polite to elders (deference to them, or show 'respect' is crucial)
Literature with a subtext to it, morals, something that teaches you something
Now it is 'get off that fb"
Idea = I will not listen to you I will do what I like, what I want to.. I will sleep late, get drunk etc..
Youth must heed advice (go to bed early, get up early, read good books..etc)
Twain argues (or what he makes fun of):
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Youth culture is a performance; or some claim that it is a temporary phase (psychologists claim)
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There is no 'coming of age' ritual…
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Mark Twain
Female writer
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According to a black women has more meaning than to a young kid
Social injustice
Social relations within family
Spiritual rebellion
Need to rise up from the ashes of the past, to create something rational
Acts of rebellion
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Racial slurs
Racial epithets (racial change comes from the young)
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Reconstruct and redesign it how you wish
Change comes from the young, theres nothing to lose, inheriting the past from others
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We decide what is old or young
There are characteristics that categorizes people into those groups
Rebellion is not a characteristic of the old
Older people don't 'perform' with rebellion
Rebellion can take many forms - such as writing, counselling, helping others
Old vs young:
What's young?
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Maya Angelou
We are / we were all idiotic when in school
High school is tough: social pressures, academic pressures, emotional rollercoasters and changes
Idiocy in school
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Role of the school in youth
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There is no theory of learning and teaching you can discern
But this can not be described, can not be predicted, because we are all individuals who learn differently and have
different viewpoints
There really is just a relationship you form with the teacher
Psychology became the way instead of morality issues (instead of seeking church, people seek a psychologist)
Psychobabble of educational theories
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Challenge the system - ask why and how
Mock the vote of student councils/committees
Start a school club for freedom of speech
Launch your own newspaper or webzine or blog
Get involved in community
How to be subversive towards the high school: (rebellion Michael Moore style)
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His work is more ideologically based
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Satirist
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Michael Moore
Lec 5 Rebellion cont.
February-06-13
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Report: take any 2 reading from the miller book and contrast / compare and write in 1 page (2 page max); chicago style. Test: first 2 chapters of geeks goths and gangsters. Coming of age - tom sawyer and huckle berry finn. Cleverness of youth, live in the immediacy of the moment. Twain argues (or what he makes fun of): Youth must be polite to elders (deference to them, or show "respect" is crucial) Youth must heed advice (go to bed early, get up early, read good booksetc) Literature with a subtext to it, morals, something that teaches you something. Idea = i will not listen to you i will do what i like, what i want to Youth culture is a performance; or some claim that it is a temporary phase (psychologists claim) According to a black women has more meaning than to a young kid.

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