A good answer shows a core grasp of the course material, the ability to apply those concepts to new examples, the ability to read closely and reference specific passages that illustrate and support your core claims, and an ability to develop some original analysis of the implications of the materials we are covering in class. You Do not have to use outside source, just based on 2 readings and cite them are fine.
This essay is to write a claim:
“Within this world of instant and absolute communication, unbounded by limits of time or space, we suffer from unprecedented alienation. We have never been more detached from one another, or lonelier. In a world consumed by ever more novel modes of socializing, we have less and less actual society. We live in an accelerating contradiction: the more connected we become, the lonelier we are. “– Stephen Marche
Using Nancy Baym’s typology, discuss the kinds of causal claims Marche makes in his article. Do you see examples of technological determinism, social determinism, or social-shaping here? (Note: You do not need to fit him neatly into a box or category. The same writer may have multiple or contradictory assumptions about causation.) Cite specific passages from the article to illustrate your claims.
It is an analysis paper of reading 2 articles, but you do not have to read all the materials, just cite some of the reading to support you claim.
Stephen Marche’s reading:
It is any analysis paper! Show your claim by citing the following readings.
Stephen MarcheÃ¢??s reading:
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