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  1. Oct 2016
    1. Corporations have taken note, and bathrooms have become the focus of this change

      This topic sentence explains how corporations are paving the road towards gender-neutral equality in the United States.

    2. “We don’t want this person in our bathroom.”

      It would be interesting to discuss the arguments for and against gender-neutral bathrooms.

    3. unisex

      Unisex: (especially of clothing or hairstyles) designed to be suitable for both sexes.

    1. exposure to and interaction with nature has specific recovery effects on the human attentional system.

      Nature can be used to help students focus on their studies without the distractions of everyday life. It is a peaceful retreat that could soon go away due to a multitude of environmental factors.

    2. a functional and unifying elemen

      Physical space always has a purpose, similar to what we've read in City of Rhetoric. It goes beyond what is built there, but how it is viewed by people and how it can bring people together.

  2. Sep 2016
    1. such alertness to psychogeographical components of the drift separates the participant of the dérive from the casual wanderer

      A connection can me drawn between this idea of alerting the casual viewer to the deeper meaning of an area, and Rice's article about the underlying reasons architecture is constructed as it is.

    2. commodity fetishism

      Term popularized by Karl Marx to describe the religious like worship of material goods: https://www.cla.purdue.edu/english/theory/marxism/modules/marxfetishism.html

    3. For this reason, the displaced best represent the universal relationship between space and the splintered identity

      It's interesting to see the contrast of what society views as "home" between those who have many material possessions and those who have few, and how each group views this condition.

    1. What does it mean, then, that so much of our pedagogy underscores the premise that publicness is re-lated to one's feeling: the feeling of impact (including injury and benefit), the feeling of memory (or sense of relatability), or one's feeling of equivalence (the experience of seeing both sides, beyond your own version).

      Both IC, DC and X, Y, AND Z

    2. By the way we talk about forms of argument, we tell students essentially how to see the world

      DC, IC

    3. As rhetorical critics, we must learn to see our pedagogies as apparatuses (themselves embedded in an institution) that are designed to produce certain modes of self-understanding.

      DC, IC

    4. I know that I cannot simply run downstairs at the last minute to copy a handout for my class because the machine almost always has some problem

      She uses the personal pronouns in this way because it adds anecdotal evidence to her narrative. It allows her to build a story that better connects with the reader.

    1. Jewish people in Europe were made to live in separate, walled areas, as were Arab and European trader

      There is a historical precedent for the exculsion of people using physical barriers. In high school I read a book called the Source which describes religious divisions across thousands of years in a fictional Middle Eastern city. The physical barriers put up by the ruling class to prevent the lower class from rising is apparent then and now.

    1. Problems with how the attorney general’s office enforced the Drug-, Firearm-, or Prostitution-Related Nuisance Abatement Act were detailed in a recent Post investigation

      This situation most likely came about due to the drug crisis detailed in S Street Rising. Many of these evictions appeared unjust and helped to worsen the city's image back then and now.

    1. The typical U.S. worker now needs to earn $52,700 a year to be able to afford the monthly payments for a home worth the national median of $240,700, according to a recent report released by HSH.com, a mortgage information website.

      The high cost of housing is particularly difficult in traditionally poor neighborhoods where developers have constructed high-priced apartments that local residents have no way of affording. This can be seen in many places across the US, especially in communities with a higher cost of living.

    1. prompting merchants in the mid-1980s to fear the “Georgetownization of Adams Morgan,” as The Post put it.

      Similar to the plan to "revitalize" Cabrini Green in City of Rhetoric, the plan to change Adams Morgan could not only affect the residents, but also the rich history of the area.