Joshua Martinez Perez


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Discussion Post #4

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Privileges, you can obtain them by working hard and some of them are just randomly given. In my case a privilege that has be given to me is that because of my family I don’t have the need to work. Also, because of this prior privilege I get to go to college for free, thanks to Financial Aid. Besides that privileges that have been given to me, I do not posses any privileges -none that I am aware of – regarding my ethnicity, age, gender or skin color. My education level have always depended on my will to keep on studying and my effort on having high grades; this is to  be able provide a better and more stable future for my family. In considering how I would connect these privileges to my subject of study, I do could consider that the fact that my family is able to provide some “luxuries” such as a gaming console has granted me the opportunity to know about the “Super Smash Bros.” community. The reason why I chose this community was because I would like to dig deeper into why this video game has been of such relevance for a tremendous amount of people that form part of this community. On the other hand, one fixed position and subjective position I carry and would affect my research would be that people from gaming communities are people that are disrespectful to new comers. It has always been evident to me that high skilled players feel no compassion for low skilled players. This is something that happens in every game. Also, people that belong to this communities might be perceived as lazy and unorganized and that is a statement that I do not know if it would be changed. It is matter of being proved wrong.

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Out Patients

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On the essay “Out Patients” written by Elise Wu; she is trying to portray the FD or Factitious Disorder community. She approaches to this community by providing information about the trends or behaviors that the people within this community shows. First, she shares an experience of herself going into emergency showing some presumable symptoms. Something that stand off of this illustration she is providing is that she thinks to herself that people in the emergency room would not expect that she would be sick in the way she was. Here is where the Factitious Disorder comes in. She describes that in the past she have faked her illnesses and by this her relatives were affected. Wu is very descriptive on how this disorder have been named; she provides a list disorders that she found as book titles: “Untangling the Web of Factitious Disorder, Munchausen Syndrome, Munchausen by Proxy, and Malingering.”  these being different yet very similar in the concept of “faking illness” or the manifestation of psychological problems into physical ones.  She also provides information of how people have searched and form communities seeking for help on how to treat people with this disorder. In order to sharpen her information, she provides her own perspective on how this have affected her, she also provides information of how people seek for help on trying to help relatives that suffer from this disorder and the scientific information on how these individuals behave and what their ends are. Lastly, the use of the footnotes serve Wu as a direct reference to where she gets her information from.

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“A Report from Occupied Territory” by James Baldwin

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In the essay “A Report from Occupied Territory,” written by James Baldwin, illustrates life in Harlem in the 1960s, where police brutality and discrimination took place against this community that is mostly conformed by black individuals. James Baldwin illustrates some behaviors that are present in this culture which is the absolute fear of police in this community. In one of the cases, one fellow got beaten while asking why the police brutalizes youngsters. Another example of unjust judging was when six youngsters – the “Harlem Six” – were incarcerated unjustly for the murder of a couple. In this community or culture, there is insider phrasing used against the people that live within it. Because of these past events, the shared believe within that community is that the police do not serve all people, and that they are just prejudiced savages.

To penetrate the insider perspective the fieldworker must visit the community and not only see what is happening currently but how these events and behaviors evolved. Also, some questions a fieldworker might ask is how the residents feel about the neighborhood current situations regarding justice and how the rising generations react to prior conflicts withing the community. And, how they think problems such as police brutality might impact their families. In summary, in front of problems like the ones explained in the prior paragraph, for a fieldworker to get a stronger insider perspective, they must go to families that have been affected by these experiences. How would people find a possible solution to this kind of issue?

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