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1 “I think we should start seeing other texts”: Using non-print resources in a LAC recitation section Jonathan Risner March 2007

2 “Those other texts” Photographs Films Websites

3 “Benefits” Visual culture Learn about different filmmakers and photographers Technology in other cultures

4 Photos: Megacities and Sebastião Salgado

5 Megacities City in excess of 10 million people Immigration “Microcosm of globalization” Urban experience

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10 In class Use photos in lieu of texts or to accompany another reading Small group discussions or class discussion How to discuss: what one sees and relate to topic The photographer Museum visit

11 Film: Structural Adjustment Policies (SAPs) and The Take

12 Structural Adjustment Policies

13 In class Organize a screening outside of class Require students to create discussion questions about film Particularize and contextualize SAPs Possibility of broaching other topics, such as alternative economic models

14 Websites: Jihad vs. McWorld and the Zapatisas

15 Jihad vs. McWorld Jihad: Not exclusive to Muslim cultures Slaughter of “other” Undermining democratic institutions Uses information technology McWorld: U.S. popular culture Expansionist commerce Undermining democratic institutions Uses information technology

16 The Zapatistas

17 In class Website as text or accompanying another text View as a class or outside of class Student discussion leaders

18 Textual harmony Print and non-print coexisting Mixing texts Flexibility Being aware of resources


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