manufacturing community

Tillie is interested in the idea that community can be manufactured instead of organic. This idea is at least implicit in the Harris and Miller and rose readings. When we think of communities as not being ‘grass roots’ and somehow ‘natural’, we might think that they are not as good, fake? But perhaps that’s just ...

cult communities

Jasmine raises the spectre of cult communities as the perfect example of where Tonnies’ ideal of Gemeinschaft (small rural communities) gets toxic and falls apart. I figure the dangerously introverted worlds of cult communities have always existed, but perhaps it is when we stand outside of them, from the rational ‘society’ (Gesellschaft) point of view ...

TS, wk 7: feels like teen spirit 2

Interrogation about documentary #6: documentary rhetoric Voice The spoken word plays a vital role in most docos, but they ‘speak’ usually with a combination of words and image, including the speaker’s body language, expression and interaction with filmmaker (Nichols, 42). The voice of a documentary then is the way the particular view of the world ...

community and identity

The two are so closely linked, as Leah writes in her description of the Les enfants terriblis, a poetry subculture: As a society we reward mindless work and punish creative endeavour. We force communities such as these out of the mainstream. In order to try to understand them and for them themselves to seek understanding, ...

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