M2: Unit 3: Chapter 7 – Questions

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Q 7.1

As we have seen in this chapter with the example of Tlaxaca, the narrative feature of temporality can be exploited in order to give force to a present-day narrative by drawing on narratives from the past.

Can you think of any examples from the cultures you know or study, or of any particular situations or fields in which this strategy is commonly used?

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Q 7.2

Web-based technology developed over the last two decades has provided a powerful tool in the circulation of narratives. Can you think of ways in which websites and social networking sites are ideally placed to circulate and reinforce narratives, drawing on some of the features of narrative we have explored over the last two chapters?

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