Sometimes you have to spend a lot of money to look cheap.
Please read Joan Kron's "The Semiotics of Home Decor" in Signs of Life. Respond to the following questiions.
According to Kron, how are our possessions representative of us? How do possessions “provide the cue that is used in order to discover the status of others”?
“Our possessions give us a sense of security and stability.” How does Kron explain this assertion? How might we feel if our possessions are taken from us, say by theft or disaster? Is this a healthy or unhealthy way to feel?
The executive summary is a self-analysis tool that is often used in writing courses to help the writer assess his or her writing process.
Include the following discussion points in your response. Feel free to discuss other experiences and aspects of the assignment as well. Your responses should be of a length comparable to the Blog Responses from the SOL readings.
By the way, the "executive" in "executive summary refers to YOU, the writer. You are the executive in charge of your process.
· What did you find most challenging about this essay? What strategies did you employ to overcome these challenges?
· What have you learned about yourself as a writer while working on essay 1? What skills do you think need further development? What did you do especially well?
· What do you plan to do differently during the Essay 2 process? What strengths will you continue to bring to the writing? What new skills will you be trying to develop?
The famous Pop Art instillation of Brillo Boxes by Andy Warhol
Read "What's in a Package?" - (118-127)
How does packaging stimulate the desire to buy? in your own experience, do you find these techniques to be successful?
Consider Hine's description of the change from glass to plastic ketchup bottles. Why do you think it took so long for major ketchup manufacturers to shift to the obviously more efficient dispenser?
How is shopping, in Norton's view, a "subversive" activity for women? Also, what might shopping mean for men? Girls? Boys?