Week 6 – Cultural Studies: Barker; Chp. 12

I enjoyed this chapter immensely; I quite enjoy how space relates to the discourse and/or worldview of its inhabitants. Gender, physical presence between people, and how the society gathers in groups or communities can reveal a great deal. In Pittsburgh, someone once facilitated an opportunity for us to reflect on these issues: overlooking the city, we named the features that dominated the landscape, and observed the identity of each feature: rivers and their names, buildings and the companies they represent, universities and their buildings, etc. What did each of these features reveal about our discourse, narratives, or worldview? Further, how does it compare to the past when the institutional church was the defining structure in a western landscape? We incarnate our discourse and narratives in brick and mortar.

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~ by Brian Shope on February 16, 2008.

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