What is America?

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What is America?

Lecture Notes for AMST-A100 Lecture #2 on 1/16/14 What is America?

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Amst-A 100 - What Is America?

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AMST-A100 Lecture 1 Outline of Last Lecture I. First day of class II. Overview of Materials, Policies, Syllabus, Expectations Outline of Current Lecture III. What is America? A. Definition of culture B. Definition of popular culture IV. Is America a Nation State? V. Ernest Gellner & Benedict Anderson VI. Jose Marti’s “Our America” Current Lecture Culture= the way of life of a particular kind of people Observation is the best way to study and understand culture, being there to participate in the life of the community Popular culture tells us about gender, roles, society etc. America is a nation state Nation state- a form of political organization in which a group of people who share the same history, traditions, or language, and who live in a particular area under one government ^ this definition is not all true ex) we have different languages It’s an abstract concept that gives a little bit of critical distance from the “land of the free and home of the brave” These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor’s lecture. GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes, not as a substitute.

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