This week we spent most of the time discussing the papers and projects that people have been developing. The notes that I took were limited and the Q’s a noted show me pulling in the thoughts from outside of the course to bear on the conversation that is happening in this class.
This week I became more pre-occupied during the class about how my project would take form as an ethnography, rather than a historical piece. Read more
My note taking style has developed. Now I am taking notes during the lecture for use when listening to the audio tapes. It can help me edit the sections, label them and as a listener watch out for certain topics. I hope the reader/listener appreciates this adaptation. Further, I’ve isolated a section ‘below the line’ on each page where I write my own thoughts as they are developing in response to the lecture. These are for my future use in essays or developing the ideas further.
After an introduction to the video which Comitas gives in the audio (above), we watched this footage of Michael Manley, then recently ex-Prime Minister of Jamaica (he won re-election a few years later). Manley speaks eloquently about the problems facing his country and the larger impact they have on the world.
Michael Manley address at Hunters College