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Mary Pratt Arts Of The Contact Zone Essays and Term Papers

  • Pratt, Arts of the Contact Zone

    Understanding Pratt After talking to students in classroom who were assigned to do a project on Pratt, getting a frequent response “I didn’t read it, it’s too hard to comprehend” was an ordinary thing. Therefore, writing a response to Pratt’s essay in a language that is comprehendible by regular people...

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  • Arts of the Contact Zone

     In Mary Louise Pratt’s words of “Arts of the Contact Zone”, a community is “held together by a homogeneous competence or grammar shared identically and equally among all the members.” (493) What she means by that is we all share the same traits. I am a member of the aviation community...

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  • Commentary Arts of the Contact Zone

    reality is quite the opposite. By having one people rich and the other poor, you create an inevitable clash between the two. Pratt would define it as the following, “(contact zones) refer to social spaces where cultures meet, clash, and grapple with each other, often in contexts of highly asymmetrical relations...

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  • Arts of a Contact Zone

    embodying the values that Mary Louise Pratt, author of “Arts of the Contact Zone” and professor at Stanford University, uses to define community; such as, “equality, fraternity, [and] liberty” (493). Pratt also talks about the differences between communities and contact zones, which are “social spaces...

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  • The Art of the Contact Zone

    “finite, if elastic, boundaries”, second, it is imagined as sovereign, and third, it is imagined as fraternal, “a deep, horizontal comradeship”. But like Pratt said, Anderson’s description of modern nations is strongly utopian. Indeed, if we were considering the dominant culture as a nation, those three principles...

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  • arts of the contact zone

    Arts of the Contact Zone Q2R#3&4 In “”Arts of the Contact ZonePratt gets the point across that cultures should recognize the “contact zone.” By giving examples like Poma’s writing and a homework assignment that her son had, Pratt defines the contact zone as the “meeting of cultures with asymmetric...

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  • arts of the contact zone

    was black as a way to reach a contact zone. Contact zones are defined as “social spaces where cultures meet, clash, and grapple with each other, often in highly asymmetrical relations.” (Pratt 487). In the Mary Louise Pratt's essay, “Arts of the Contact Zone,” Pratt reports the advantages and disadvantages...

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  • Arts of the Contact Zone

    Arts of the Contact Zone For the twelfth grade English curriculum, we had to read and learn about the Arts of the Contact Zone by Mary Louise Pratt. This essay opened up a whole new concept for us. The new term "contact zone" appeared and Pratt defined it as "social spaces where cultures meet, clash...

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  • arts of the contact zone

    The idea of a contact zone and a community is distinct from one another, yet they can both be used to define the characteristics of the same group. Mary Louise Pratt believes that communities are often seen as the more dominant viewpoint to the general public but she also argues that we need to develop...

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  • Arts of the Contact Zone

    Essay #2 Arts of the Contact Zone During a recent English Literature class we were asked to read and learn about the Arts of the Contact Zone by Mary Louise Pratt. This essay opened up a whole new concept for me. The new term “Contact Zone” appeared and Pratt defined it as “social spaces where cultures...

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  • Comparing "Arts of the Contact Zone" and Animism and the Alphabet"

    communicating with you. In “Arts of the Contact Zone”, Mary Louise Pratt defines contact zones as “the space in which transculturation takes place – where two different cultures meet and inform each other, often in highly asymmetrical ways.” Both “Arts of the Contact Zone” and David Abram’s “Animism...

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  • Contact Zones

    Alec Summers College Writing “Arts of the Contact Zone” #4 Professor Ober September 21 2010 In her essay, Mary Louise Pratt uses terms and phrases such as autoethnography, imagined community, transculturization, and safe house. These words express the boundaries between cultures and the difficulties...

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  • Contact Zones

    analytical, and curious of their surroundings. Mary Louise Pratt describes this as creating a contact zone where parody, critique, and unseemly comparisons create social disruptions in which students are challenged. In her essay “Arts of the Contact Zone,” she proposes that classrooms should take up this...

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  • Contact Zone

    Mary Louise Pratt wrote A Contact Zone, a short story about how many different cultures interact through Transculturation and contact zones. A contact zone is defined as “is the gap in which transculturation takes place- where two different cultures meet and inform each other, in uneven ways” (mariexotoni)...

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  • Contact Zones

    them, yet in the mind of each lives the image of their communion’” (Pratt 493). Anderson likes to think that communities are only distinguished by what the citizens imagine them to be. Mary Louise Pratt, writer of Arts of the Contact Zone, agrees with Anderson in some ways; on the contrary, she argues that...

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  • Q2R Mary Louise Pratt

    Erika English 110 1-21-2014 Arts of the Contact Zone Questions for a Second Reading: 1. In my opinion, the introductory story Pratt is telling about her sons and their baseball cards not only gets the reader interested in what is to come, but also gets them thinking a little about how worthy...

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  • Contact Zones of Education

    folded into one simple Academy. Having the opportunity to be educated in this somewhat unconventional style, I was introduced to a community and contact zone through my many different experiences throughout my career there. One of the most obvious attempts to create a homogeneous atmosphere associated...

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  • The “Contact Zone” of the Uw

    within a particular community is associated with our lives? In Mary Louise Pratt’s article, “Arts of the Contact Zone” discusses the interacting power of social spaces where individuals from variant and even oppositional cultural backgrounds. Pratt writes the essay from the perspective of a linguistics professor...

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  • Contact Zones in Chicano Culture

    Contact Zones in Chicano Culture Meeting someone from another culture expands your knowledge of the world. As you receive new information, you are giving some of your own. The experience of two different people meeting is far less than the experience of two different cultures of people meeting. The...

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  • The Community/Contact Zone of Chisholm

    of the community have many people who have real-life stories to tell that can change the way they think or act. In her essay, Arts of the Contact Zone, Mary Louise Pratt, a Stanford professor, talks about communities in a way that most people wouldn’t even think of. She says the our idea of communities...

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