Urry Tourist Gaze

All over the world the unsung armies of semioticians, the tourists are fanning out in search of the sign of Frenchness, typical Italian behavior, exemplary Oriental scenes, typical American thruways, traditional English pubs. Urry uses confirmation to affirm the idea of the tourist gaze, that whenever we are tourists in foreign countries, everything we see […]

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Going it Alone

In “Going it Alone,” Rahawa Haile uses confirmation to  argue for a particular version of a story. Specifically, she focuses on the outdoors nature experience from the angle of a black woman taking to the woods by herself. The larger narrative, which is tales of experiencing the solitude, the adventure and isolation of the outdoors, […]

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Confirmation Progymnasmata Giorgia Alù & Sarah Patricia Hill composed a great article about experiencing others’ cultures without having outside influence on the way you see these cultures. The authors talk about the “Travellers’ visions” that warp the way we experience our vacations or travels. They quote Italian poet, Guido Gozzano, “I must free myself from […]

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Going it Alone

A Confirmation on Haile’s Rarely Discussed Observation This story shocked me. I knew the American south and even the rural Mid-Atlantic was not understanding of diversity but some of her conversations and discoveries surprised me. Including the “Black face soap” and a man telling her she is not “Black-black”. While those interactions are telling of […]

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