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Prompt 2 “In “The Story of Stuff,” Anne Leonard
imagines the extraction, production, and consumption process that allowed her to buy a radio at Radio Shack for a mere $4.99. Choose an object, and research its story. What raw materials are used in the object’s production? Where was it manufactured? How is it distributed?”
Prompt 2 “Leonard argues that we’re not actually
paying for our products; that the true costs of production and environmental and human impact are hidden to the consumer. To what extend does the story of your own object support or refute her claim?”
Considering a phone as “your own object” how may it affect the environment and people? Consider negative and positive influences.
Prompt 1 Akiko Busch begins her introduction to The
Uncommon Life of Common Objects with the question, “What gives ordinary objects their value?”(para. 2). What answers does Busch provide – and elaborate on – in her essay? Reread the essay, and make a list of each of her arguments. Discuss your list with your classmates. Which of Busch’s points do you find the most convincing? Which resonate most with your own experiences? Explain why. What perspective(s) on your individual and collective relationships to ordinary objects has Busch omitted?
Which out of the three main arguments is the
most convincing in regards to a cell phone?
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