• Final Analysis

    Globalization of Family Identity and HIV/AIDS

          My Research so Far This post is one of many that describes the use of a quilt panel from the Names project to gain a deeper analytical understanding of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The first thing I did to research and better understand the panel was through  the use of  primary source descriptions of the front and back of the panel. The second part of my research into this panel involved the use of my first and second annotated bibliographies. All of these activities have led to this one, our final analysis. This analysis is used to discover a deeper connection between the HIV/AIDS epidemic and a subculture embodied…

  • Classwork

    Hypothesis (Activity One)

    Family life and culture make a surprisingly large impact on how HIV is handled among the populace. 2. Belief and Tradition play a large part in how people react to HIV and affect the epidemic in unforeseen ways. 3. The family life of a person infected with HIV makes a major impact on the community around it. Activity One part Two How do family life and culture relate to HIV/AIDS epidemic?, What is the impact of family life and culture on HIV? How does this impact affect the populace? Why is this impact surprising? What are the unforeseen ways the epidemic affects how people react to HIV? Why would belief…

  • Thick Description

    All good things have a sequel (PSD #2)

    Introduction This post is regarding the use of an artifact to further my research into the culture of the HIV epidemic, through the use of detailed description of a panel from the NAMES project. Through this description I will further my understanding of the concept of culture and build branches to a deeper insight of the objects really mean. This description is the back of the panel I previously did, so similarities are unavoidable, if you’d like to read my description of the front the click this link. About the Quilt The dimension of this panel is like most at the NAMES project, which is 6×3. This panel is located in…

  • Classwork

    Haltman/Prown Group C

    What is an abstract aspect of culture?   Heritage/relationships/sexuality Interest/ Self interest Personality Aesthetics Values Morals Beliefs History Mythology/Legends Art Language Norms Moral norms/Codes Group  C Mary’s: What’s present is the general description of the quilt, which is a foundation for a more detailed description. Its there to give the audience a sense of what details are to come. What’s missing are the nuanced details about the panel. Stacey’s:What’s present are very detailed language, and the use of descriptive terms. The full name of the person is missing. With the name being absent you might assume that the family name meant little to the person making the quilt, or to…

  • Thick Description

    The Life of a Fox

    This post concerns my chosen quilt from the NAMES project and a detailed description of it. About the quilt The size of my chosen panel is 6×3 feet, which is the average size for a panel on the AIDS quilt. It is located on the upper left corner of the block it’s located on, it makes up the edge of the quilt. My quilt block has the usual eight panels, but what is unusual is that my panel has a front and back. My chosen panel is on block number 5959. According to the the NAMES project website, there are 5,956 blocks. My quilt is a new edition to the NAMES…

  • Thick Description,  Uncategorized

    Thick Description of Thick Panel

    The panel is 6×3, which is the usual size of a panel at The Names project. Located on the upper left corner of it’s block. It is positioned vertically, and laid out like a banner.  It’s block number is 5959. This Block is new and hasn’t even been put in the system yet. Just like a banner is has symbols on it, each part representing a piece of the person the panel is about. The name RENARD is in big bold letters between to dates signifying the year and date of birth and of death. Each symbol is divided by a cross covered in a cow like print. The print…

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