Understanding Primary and Secondary Text

An examination of the extract reveals various historical themes that the author wants to bring to the reader's attention. In a historical sense, the quotation refers to Don Santiago de los Santos, also known as Captain Tiago, who was noted for his opulent lifestyle and conservatism. This personality is exemplified by an expensive party he once organized. The manner of the language used to describe the events portray the image of a character with significant influence in his locality, a power so substantial that seemingly everyone wanted to attend. Also, the excerpt depicts a picture of an impoverished and overpopulated historic city plagued by poor infrastructural maintenance and in urgent need of a facelift.

About the original text, the excerpt in its capacity as the secondary source validates the concept of the imagined community as proposed by Benedict. The proposal is that nations operate through the exclusion of both its members as well as others outside its domain. For instance, the people’s enthusiasm to attend Captain Tiago demonstrates the exclusive nature of the sated (Benedict 33)

Prompt 2

Prompt 2 comprises an excerpt from M. Hilmes 1997 book titled Radio voices: American broadcasting as the primary source and appears on page 357.

The content of the excerpt conceptualizes that broadcasters have an essential role in cultural unification which is achieved through the conjugation of language. The article advances this idea in the context of the 1920’s ethnic and regional diversity in the country in question. It further proposes a unification of the diverse people and regions through the normalization of uninflected English as the standard language of communication.

In the context of the primary source, the above analysis of the secondary excerpt bears a close relationship. The primary source examines the way in which trans nationalists in the early television years furthered the agenda of unification. For instance, the above analysis relates directly to the primary source in which Himes demonstrates how transnational negotiations for unity were embedded into the nationally constituted television systems (Hilmes 6)

Works Cited

Anderson, Benedict, and Imagined Communities. "Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism." London, New York (1991).

Hilmes, M. (1997). Radio voices: American broadcasting, 1922-1952. U of Minnesota Press.

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