Homework for 2/21: Helpful Sources

Annotated Bibliography – Baker Poling

 

Miller, B. “Granville impressions”. The Advocate 24 Sept. 2006. Retrieved from http://proxy.lib.ohio-state.edu/login?url=https://search-proquest-com.proxy.lib.ohio-state.edu/docview/441950752?accountid=9783

This source is a supporting news article from the Newark Advocate written by Brian Miller in 2006. The author here describes the feelings one gets being in the town of Granville, how the town seems to be never changing as shown through an art show at the Bryn Du Mansion. This can be seen in the quote “Granville’s historic ambiance is admired by many who live outside the community, including artists” which shows how the true thing that draws people to Granville is its history, and how that history can still be seen. This will further my analysis because I can write about how representative the paintings are of the town, just like the photo, and the artists who love the feeling of the past in the town as well.

 

Burchard, D, and D. Michell. Denison University, Granville Ohio. 1938, David Rumsey Historical Map Collection. https://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~292113~90063958:Denison-University,-Granville-Ohio

This source is a supporting record of the town of Granville, Ohio on the year 1938. The map shows the layout of the town and the points of interest about it around its edges. While there are no quotes from the map, attention will be drawn to the fact that the layout of the town in the 80+ years since its making has not changed, and that the landmarks can all still be seen around the town exactly as they appear on the map. The map will continue to deepen my analysis because I can show that Granville truly is adverse to change as there has been no change to the downtown area in the 80 years since the maps making, and from there can talk about the people of Granville.

 

Gilley, Ann, et al. “The University Immune System: Overcoming Resistance to Change.” Contemporary Issues in Education Research, vol. 2, no. 3, Jan. 2009, pp. 1–6. EBSCOhost, proxy.lib.ohio-state.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=eric&AN=EJ1056934&site=ehost-live.

This supporting source is a peer reviewed research article that covers the resistance to change in universities and what can be done to move past that resistance. The main argument of this argument is that humans are adverse to change, and will do anything to avoid it but there are ways to move past that for the good of a university. A quote I will use to support my thesis is “People are inherently resistant to change; thus, avoiding or resisting change is human nature. Reasons for resistance to change are numerous, including one’s predisposition toward change, fear of the unknown…” (Page 2). As it may seem from that quote I will be using the first half of what this article is covering to support my thesis as the ways to move past a fear of change is not my topic. This will help my analysis because I can delve further into the psychology that makes Granville the stagnant, unchanging place it is.

 

“History of Granville.” Ohio Observer [Hudson, Ohio] 23 Apr. 1845: n.p. 19th Century U.S. Newspapers. Web. 18 Feb. 2019. http://find.galegroup.com.proxy.lib.ohio-state.edu/ncnp/infomark.do?&source=gale&prodId=NCNP&userGroupName=colu44332&tabID=T003&docPage=article&searchType=BasicSearchForm&docId=GT3004755021&type=multipage&contentSet=LTO&version=1.0

The article, “History of Granville” acts as a distraction from my main argument. The article titled “History of Granville” seems to be a stretch if it even applies. The author writes in this article as more of a history of the church, barely describing Granville other than the conception of it to which they go into little detail. One quote that displays this is “Nothing wakes up the human mind like a revival of religion. The reformation on the days of Luther not only put in motion religious affairs, but gave an impulse to learning, enterprise and other things”. This quote gives nothing to the history of Granville, only a small amount of information on the affect Martin Luther had on the church.

 

Edmondson, Jacqueline, et al. “Big School Change in a Small Town.” Educational Leadership, vol. 57, no. 7, Jan. 2000, pp. 51–53. EBSCOhost, proxy.lib.ohio-state.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=eric&AN=EJ609643&site=ehost-live.

This contradicting peer reviewed article, “Big School Change in a Small Town”, is written to show how small towns can change contrary to popular belief. The article writes about how a town in Minnesota was facing issues with a shrinking population and support for the schools so they enacted a plan to counteract the issues, which sows that small towns can change. The ability of the town to change was shown by the results of the plan, “Surveys distributed during the final town meeting showed that 81 percent of community members believed that they had an increased knowledge of school issues. Sixty-seven percent of those surveyed suggested that as a result of participation in this process, they would be more likely to volunteer in future school-community projects.”. However, this can still be used to support my thesis, this situation cannot be applicable to Granville as Granville has not seen any problems that required drastic change to keep the town thriving, and when it has the problem has been ignored. This can be shown through the school levies of late where the school will continue to attempt to receive grant money but the township will vote it down as they do not understand why this could ever be needed.

 

 

HW For 2/12: Pitch, Complaint, Moment

Prompt: Write a short paragraph describing the Pitch, the Complaint, and the Moment of this “Suburbs” article. State if this would be a source that supports, contradicts, or distracts from your own research that you’re building from your Primary Source Analysis.

In the article “The US Has Become a Nation of Suburbs” by Dr. Christopher Boone, “the pitch” of the article is shown in some of the closing statements of his article. The author states, “Whatever happens, it’s unlikely that people will start to move out of cities and suburbs and back into rural areas” and soon after, “I believe that it’s likely the U.S. will remain a nation of suburbs for some time to come”,  these quotes show his pitch that the author wishes the reader to believe, that the nation’s population has been concentrating towards cities and suburbs and that it is unlikely for it to stop anytime soon. Secondly, Dr. Boone’s “complaint” is that this concentration of people living in suburbs “will pose a continuing environmental challenge” and that this will become an issue for the millennials that will soon outnumber the baby boomers. Finally, the article’s moment is using the population trends from the past to look into the future to show how the trend will not slow as well as the problems that could stem from this.

This source would be a distraction from my own research as my research right now is centering around the town of Granville exclusively, and has not yet expanded past that. Even if I expanded further from my research question about town borders, this really would not provide too much useful information as it only gives population, not any estimate as to city sizes.

Homework for Week 4

The Method:

Among the repetitions in Granville that show its resistance change is the old pictures that can be seen around town that show how each shop has been there for a long time as well as how little the town has changed, in Granville, there is a repetition of New England style architecture, crosswalks that are all over Broadway, there are many steps that can be seen randomly about the town that were for getting on horses, and the lack of parking in town. These repetitions all form together as one strand, Granville’s resistance to change. The pictures show just how little the town has changed over its 200+ years of existence, the crosswalks show that the town wants to continue a time where people walked everywhere, the steps show Granville clinging onto its past that can be seen in the pictures that contain horses instead of cars, and the lack of parking shows that the town doesn’t want to take down historical buildings to create more parking space. The binaries, however, are that there have recently been chain businesses that have come into town among the old locally owned businesses. These businesses, however, do not do as well of business as they would in other towns because the people of Granville value the locally owned businesses. The anomaly, therefore, is the two chain businesses in Granville, Donatos and Subway which came in very recently.

 

10-in-1 Analysis:

I am using the old black and white photos in the parish house of Saint Luke’s Church as the focal point for my analysis. These photos represent to me that Granville is resistant to change. There are pictures of the church and its past neighbor the opera house, then a picture of the opera house burning with the church being saved, and finally a picture of just the church and the new “opera house park”. These show change, but only during a time fram of maybe a week, so moreso it represents permanance as nothing has been changed since then. These photos can be used to reflect the rest of the town in gerneral, as was stated in the strands above, the town is overall resistant to change.

Homework Assignment 1/24/19 Prompt 2

For example in Sandra Cisneros’s essay. “Notes of a Native Daughter”, the author uses repetition of statements such as “not enough” to convey her discontent with her home. Additionally, she said that “In the neighborhood we knew, booze was easier to find than books” (22). These repetitions are important because without them the reader would not truly understand just the state of living they were in, in Chicago.  Continuing this theme, she quotes “Every place we lived never had enough bedrooms for seven kids” (24). This repetition also shows that because the family had struggled so much with money, she was never happy in her home.

Homework Assignment 1/24/19 Prompt 1

During step four of “The Method” the group, while looking at the cover of Tale of Two Americas” identified that the main focus of the cover is a run-down house, next to two nicer looking larger houses. This observation showed a binary in the front cover, run-down and small versus well kept and large. This is important as it shows that in America as a whole there are two sides, the poor and the rich. The picture very well represents the purpose of the book, the book is a collection of essays showing that there are two vastly different sides of America and that these differences are often overlooked.