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ANT322H1 Lecture Notes - Cultivation Theory, At Seventeen, Gerard Jones


Department
Anthropology
Course Code
ANT322H1
Professor
Marcel Danesi

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Lec 9 Mille...
Final - only Miller reading tested (Part 3, 4, and 5) M/C
Miller part 4
American inventor, scholar, politician,
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He thinks that youths should separate themselves from the world (like the Buddah and Prodigal son? Stories)
Find ourselves on our own terms
His view is romantic
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As a youth avoids society so he can read
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Table, food, ritualistic thing
Eating by oneself = separating oneself from childhood
Symbolism
How do I define myself?
Who am I ?
Eats by himself
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Benjamin Franklin
Going to bed alone, thinking about events in life, and events of the present
Alcohol and drug taking are a escape
Loneliness is okay, but our society does not support loneliness
If you are alone you are a 'loser' in school
Institutions of marriage and companionship is a way to "solve" this issue of loneliness
"Cultures solve problems by implementing institutions"
Loneliness
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Alfons Marcoen and Luc Goossens
Talks about why young people commit suicide
Children do not (usually) commit suicide
Suicide is usually a factor of adolescence
Material benefits - not spiritual benefits in this world
Suicide in youth
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Willa Cather
The word comes from jazz scene
"beat nix"/ beat writers
Miles Davis "The Birth of Cool"
Jazz and youth, and then rock and roll, intrinsically intertwined
'Roaring Twenties"
Fast jazz - now called "hot jazz"
Jazz as bodily music / sexual music
improvisation, on the spot based on a tune from a given piece
"cool" took this idea - meaning to improvise? Be who you want to be
Cool jazz also became intellectual - meaning each musician in the jazz band (4 people?), bass, piano,
saxaphone, sometimes a trumpet
It’s a look/ certain attitude "Don't mess with me", the walk, the talk, the look (dress)
There is a confidence aspect
Coolness
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Danesi
Media affects one like a needle (direct)
Cultivation theory - violence in tv, is actually is a safety valve
Media, violence and youth
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Incredible Hulk = symbol of what?
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Gerard Jones
Lec 9 Miller cont'd
March-20-13
2:07 PM
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