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Dr. Andrew Wood
Office: HGH 210; phone: (408) 924-5378
Andrew.Wood@sjsu.edu


Review

This is a growing list of the major terms and concepts I want you to master for the upcoming examinations. This list is subject to change as we progress throughout the course. This review is designed to highlight ideas and concepts that will be found on the test. Even so, the review does not include every word that will appear on the exam; it merely serves to guide your study of the texts, notes, web resources, and other materials employed throughout this course.

Midterm

Introductory lecture
Culture definition
Modernity definition 
Lexus "City" analysis
Stilgoe thesis 
Compare View of the Railway across Chat Moss with Rain, Steam and Speed
Harvey thesis
Modern Times analysis
Dual formulation of the Modern Project
The Enlightenment
Paris Street, Rainy Day analysis
Les Demoiselles d'Avignon analysis
The Anatomy Lesson analysis
Critiques of the Modern Project
Goh thesis
Three virtues of urban sprawl
Four critiques of urban sprawl
Three strategies for reading urban sprawl
Foucault thesis
Panopticism (Bentham's creation, original purpose)
Individualization
Micro-power
Normalization
The Spectacle of the Scaffold
Power/knowledge
de Certeau thesis
Geometric Gaze
Strategy vs. Tactics
Bricolage
Practicing the
Flaneur gaze

Final

Benjamin thesis
Benjamin bio
Arcades Project
Marxism overview (five qualities)
Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup Cans
Essay Section 1: Broad distribution over limited access
Aura (three qualities)
Exhibition Value vs. Cult Value
Essay Section 2: Collective sensibility over individual reflection (four qualities)
Essay Section 3: Direct experience over detached contemplation (five qualities)
Surrealism
Dadaism

Bauhaus
Essay Section 4: Aesthetic of violence vs. a politic of struggle
Futurism example ("Unique Forms")
Starship Troopers example
Sontag thesis
Disintegration
Democratization and atomization
David Hockney's Place Furstenberg, Paris
Framing
Ideology
Dorothea Lange's Migrant Mother
Nostalgia (nuclear family and memento mori)
Appropriation
Voyeurism
Arne Svenson's The Neighbors
Tourism (detachment)
Discipline (photos and state power)
Wood ["Two roads"] thesis
Route 66 timeline
"America" and "the West" (classroom-built thesis)

Devil's Bargain (with example)
Simulation (two types)
Simulacra (with example)
Wood ["What happens"] thesis
Omnitopia (with five components)
Totalizing Environments
Casino example
Post-tourism (three elements)
Detournement (and classroom example)
Method: Performance standpoint
Dickinson thesis
Two problems of Postmodernity
Starbucks as Third Place
Four Starbucks strategies [performances]
Hilliker thesis
20th Century Architecture
Bauhaus (four qualities)
Le Corbusier (philosophy)
International Style (six qualities)
Playtime overview: Context, critique, challenges
Scene analysis: The "airport" and the "Royal Garden"