Cross Disciplinary Rhetoric or Good Stuff?

Having extensive training in any given discipline is often accompanied by “ethnocentric” beliefs that “all other modes of inquiry somehow fall short”. The lecture on “16th century Genoa” and the role art in the political sense, specifically the iconoclastic move to position the “Virgin Mary” into a position of “Queen of the City”, was a great example of “how” cultural studies should be approached from a cross-cultural perspective.  In Geertzs model of Thick Description ethnography, it becomes obvious that a well rounded study of anything “cultural” event or artifact must include all research possibilities available in order to satisfy the tenants of social sciences in general, which is the ultimate pursuit of the truth.  As the title of this post suggests, we need to be open and looking for “good stuff” to make our research as valuable and rich as possible–lectures such as this certainly fit the bill!

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