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Flip Flotsam & Bricolodge

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  • 1. FlipFlotsam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYh268HRgXM
    • What was the significance of this film for us?
    • What had ethnography done for this?
    • What could ethnography do for this?
    • What is Bricolage?
    • Is Bricolage limited to human affairs?
  • 2. Bricolage
    • Bricolage – from the French-language verb bricoler , meaning "to tinker" or "to fiddle" – is that language's equivalent of the English phrase " do-it-yourself ".
    • Bricolage is also often contrasted to engineering : building by trial and error rather than based on theory.
  • 3. Le bricoleur
    • A person who engages in bricolage is a bricoleur . A bricoleur is a person who creates things from scratch, is creative and resourceful: a person who collects information and things and then puts them together in a way that they were not originally designed to do. (wikipedia 10/16/05)
  • 4. Bricolage
    • In cultural studies bricolage is used to mean the processes by which people acquire objects from across social divisions to create new cultural identities.
      • In particular, it is a feature of subcultures
        • the punk movement. Here, objects that possess one meaning (or no meaning) in the dominant culture are acquired and given a new, often subversive meaning.
          • For example, the safety pin became a form of decoration in punk culture.
    • The term was coined by French anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss . (wikipedia 10/16/05)

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