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Consider color, line, space, shape, texture, focal point, and thematic relationships.
What elements denote “alterity” in a written text?
What elements denote “alterity” in a visual text?
How does this change over time?
How does this change from place to place?
How does this change in relation to the political and ideological forces at play?
Consider your intellectual and emotional reactions, original audience reaction, creator’s intention.
What story is being told by the image?
Who benefits from the perpetuation of that story and how?
Who suffers for the perpetuation of that story and how?
Can you discern an evolution of narrative across images?
How has that narrative informed contemporary perception and reality?
Consider history, geography, and your course texts.
17th century: How do ideals of conquest and discovery impact perception of alterity?
18th century: How does global trade impact perception of alterity?
19th century: How do capitalism, consumer culture, and the ideal of leisure impact perceptions of alterity?
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