• 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…

  • 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…

  • Annotated Bibliography

    Anxiously Annotated

    This post is regarding the AIDS quilt found at the NAMES project. This post is about my research into the relation between subculture and the HIV epidemic. Each question is related to an item on my chosen quilt panel. My research concerns the use of the quilt as a primary source. This primary source is analyzed and different subcultures are discovered within. These subcultures are then researched in the form of a research question via variable sources. These are those sources. Source 1 Source Used: Heger, Heinz. The men with the pink triangle: The true, life-and-death story of homosexuals in the Nazi death camps. 2010. Research Question: How has a pink upside…

  • 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…

  • Classwork

    Renard the Fox

    Have there been boy scout troop leaders that were fired because they were gay or had AIDS? Does his nickname have anything to do with his struggle with AIDS? How has a pink upside down triangle been used as a symbol for the gay struggle? Keyword search terms Boy scouts of america,AIDS, pink triangle, foxes Notes for AB King, Joseph H. Jr. “The Misbegotten Libel-Proof Plaintiff Doctrine and the Gordian Knot Syndrome,” Hofstra Law Review vol. 29, no. 2 (Winter 2000): p. 343-400. “Boy scouts of America vs Dale” is the reason why the state cannot give its imprimatur to same-sex relationships or protect the coming out speech employees tenants…

  • 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…

  • Classwork

    PSD and Quilt Questions

    PSD Rubric and Highlights Record your observation in writing with the goal of documenting as much objective detail as possible. double sided notebook” approach. record your objective observation of the artifact subjective experience of the artifact is important and needs to be recorded, too. The goal, however, is to cultivate an awareness of the rendering of objective detail as differentiated from other phenomena, like the generating of memories or associations. detailed essay “500 words” observe deeply metadata organized Research Questions: What is the significance of the rabbits in jimmy Finley’s life? Does the doll on Doug E’s panel represent a person? What does the doll on Doug E’s panel mean…

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