Tu Do Street Poem Analysis

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Cultural Resistance In the “Introduction” to Stephen Duncombe’s Cultural Resistance Reader, it discusses the issue of cultural resistance and how it has an effect on the American culture. Well first, what even is cultural resistance? Cultural resistance is described by Duncombe as “culture that is used, consciously or unconsciously, effectively or not, to resist and/or change the dominant political, economic and/or social structure (Duncombe 6).” An example of cultural resistance would be how it can be used as a creation of a sort of safe sanctuary or as Duncombe describes as a “haven in a heartless word.” The importance of cultural resistance being learned in American history is because understanding the term helps us understand why the American society is the way it is. Cultural resistance is also important because it creates free space and within that space, there are new languages, meaning and visions of the future being developed; therefore, without it there wouldn’t be much change in the American society. “Tu Do Street” “Tu Do Street” is a poem written by Yusef Komunyakaa and it tells the story of how life was like for a G.I. after the Vietnam War. The importance of this poem and why it is relevant to…show more content…
Most people turned to media outlets to look for a sense of comfort and the happiness they had lost on that September day. On the other hand, there were people like Art Spiegelman who drew comics which reflected on how America as a whole was dealing with the aftermath of the terrorist attack. He even released a book titled In the Shadow of No Towers, which was a mere 42 pages and included his illustrations and first-hand account of the tragic event. One illustration of Spiegelman’s which really captures the essence of how Americans were post 9/11 was his comic titled “The New

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