• Two Authors with one Voice
    public. In both cases, Mary Louise Pratt and John Wideman show these forms of speaking known as “ethnography” and “autoethnography” through their writings. Mary Louise Pratt uses many ideas and terms in her work “Arts of the Contact Zone”. Some of these terms include contact zone, transculturation, and...
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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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  • The west culture
    her essay, "Arts of the Contact Zone," Mary Louise Pratt argues for importance of understanding the point where two cultures clash, the contact zone, and that it can be powerful to engage in one's culture by expanding our grasp of knowledge and wisdom in the diversity we live in today. Pratt introduces...
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  • Racial Profiling
    joint session of Congress. Pratt, Mary Louis. “Arts of the Contact Zones.” Modern Language Association. JSTOR (1991), pp 60- 68. Print. 27 Mar 2014 The article “Art of the Contact Zones” by Mary Louis Pratt is mainly about “contact zones” and how they are a place for language, literacy...
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  • Mary Louise Pratt Edward Said
    Great opening sentences. Mary Louise Pratt, Kenji Yoshino and Edward Said all present very good methods of maintaining one's national identity in their essays. In Mary Louise Pratt's essay Arts of the Contact Zone she gives examples of people who are in a contact zone. Contact zones are where people are...
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  • Key Tools to Maintain National Identity
    New Civil Rights, as well as Mary Louise Pratt’s lecture called, Arts of the Contact Zone, whom both direct their arguments to increasingly diverse nations, specifically America. Palestinian can maintain their national identity by utilizing several ideas of Said, Pratt, and Yoshino, as well as through...
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  • Pratt
    In Mary Louise Pratt’s Arts of the Contact Zone, she explores the concept of literacy through different ideas of understanding. Pratt first brings up the idea of the Contact Zone. This term “refers to social spaces where cultures meet, clash, and grapple with each other, often in contexts of highly...
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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
    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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  • 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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  • The End of an Era and the Dawn of a New Day
    although it seems some may have tried to inhibit it through criticism and doubt. Writers such as Richard Rodriguez, Adrienne Rich, Paulo Freire, and Mary Louise Platt, as well as hundreds of others, have broken out of the mold and paved the way for young writers everywhere. Without these fearless individuals...
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  • Edward Said
    States Edward Said’s “States” employs arts of the contact zone through a recollection of the writer’s life as a Palestinian exile. Mary Louise Pratt in “Arts of the Contact Zone” describes the idea of a contact zone as, “social spaces where cultures meet, clash, and grapple with each other, often...
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  • Rewarding Resilience
    Rewarding Resilience Mary Louise Pratt, a famous and highly decorated Professor, has been introducing new ideas and ways to compare literature for many years. She has developed new ways to learn, and began to implement these as she created a new series of courses at her alma mater of Stanford University...
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  • Integration of Culture
    Integration of Culture Mary Louise Pratt is a Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literature at New York University. Pratt has studied contact zones, which she sees are spaces where two or more cultures come together. The cultures may just be meeting or in most occasions are clashing...
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  • Ptsd
    Kathryn Van Tilburg “Arts of the contact zones,” In "Arts of the Contact Zone," Mary Louise Pratt introduces a term very unfamiliar to many people. This term, autoethnography, means the way in which subordinate peoples present themselves in ways that their dominants have represented them. Therefore...
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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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  • In the Zone
    In the Zone The "Arts of the Contact Zone" by Mary Louise Pratt is a speech that she wrote and presented as an MLA member. In it she analyzed a letter written by an unknown but literate Andean to King Philip III. She defines "social space where cultures meet, clash, and grapple with each other, often...
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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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  • 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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  • Mystification
    manner. These practices of oppressions have been presented in the texts I have read throughout the year. Pratt, Tompkins, and Said all explain oppression using their own references and ideals. Pratt explains the fight against oppression through the written works on ancient history by Guaman Poma to Philip...
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