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ANT322 Lec 9 Miller cont'd.pdf

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University of Toronto St. George
Marcel Danesi

Lec 9 Miller cont'd March-20-13 2:07 PM Lec 9 Mille... Final - only Miller reading tested (Part 3, 4, and 5) M/C Miller part 4 Benjamin Franklin - American inventor, scholar, politician, - His view is romantic ○ He thinks that youths should separate themselves from the world (like the Buddah and Prodigal son? Stories) ○ Find ourselves on our own terms ○ Reading is a form of escape - As a youth avoids society so he can read - Eats by himself ○ Table, food, ritualistic thing ○ Eating by oneself = separating oneself from childhood ○ Symbolism ○ How do I define myself? ○ Who am I ? Alfons Marcoen and Luc Goossens - Loneliness ○ 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" Willa Cather - Suicide in youth ○ 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 Danesi - Coolness ○ 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 ○ Cool jazz also became intellectual - meaning each musician in the jazz band (4 people?), bass, piano, saxaphone, sometimes a trumpet  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 ○ It’s a look/ certain attitude "Don't mess with me", the walk, the talk, the look (dress) ○ There is a confidence aspect Gerard Jones - Media, violence and youth ○ Media affects one like a needle (direct) ○ Cultivation theory - violence in tv, is actually is a safety valve - Incredible Hulk = symbol of what? - Incredible Hulk = symbol of what? - Safety valve? - Reality vs fiction (television has influenced this) - Top Gear tv show - with cars? - The electronic media will create a global village that will unite all of us Peter Marin - Adolescence as a second infancy ○ You're not qu
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