The Abstract Culture of My Panel

Abstract Culture of My Panel

The material culture of my panel is the pictures and poem of Gil-Scott and his works. The pictures detail some portraits, a picture of Africa with a closed fist for civil rights and his most famous work. These pictures portray some conceptual and abstract aspects of African American culture such as the history and slavery of African American people. Gil-Scott used his spoken word and life to shed light on struggle of the feeling of confinement and hopelessness in today’s time period. We cannot see the emotions and struggles of the African American culture in this panel but if you look deep enough into it you can see the metaphysical aspects of this artifact.

Primary Source Description Analysis

I had not yet started my Primary Source Description at the time of the post. To make it better however and improve my vocabulary and flow I will revise it at a later time.

Thick Description Introduction and Example

Primary source: Data authors generate themselves

Secondary Source: Reporting someone’s point f view about data already generated

The definition from Cognitive Edge: “Geertz described the practice of thick description as a way of providing cultural context and meaning that people place on actions, words, things, etc. Thick descriptions provide enough context so that a person outside the culture can make meaning of the behavior.”

Objective: Black and white picture, what appears to be a stone wall is in the background with wires and a shelf containing coffee mugs.  Styrofoam cups and a rate schedule showing the dollar values of answers with a side note saying “dumb looks are still free”. Health inspection rating score of a 89. A sassy picture with a zebra letting customers know that “this is not burger king and you will not have it your way” A lady, with a t-shirt and hair up, looking as if someone had just yelled her name and gotten her attention.

The picture