What comes to mind when you hear the word local?
How would you define “local” in your hometown?
Local Knowledge & Wisdom:
How does one gain local knowledge?
How is local knowledge different from what is conventionally defined as “Knowledge”?
Who gets to define or be local?
What characterizes local identity?
How is local identity different from regional, ethnic, or national identity?
How does Lee Cataluna in “Folks You Meet In Longs” depict people and their situations?
Point to specific details in poems:
Through what literary techniques, imagery, and symbolism does she construct a specific local identity?
What are some of the issues that arise? How might these issues be connected to history of colonization and process of modernization?
What histories and meanings does pidgin embody?
What are some other U.S. local vernaculars you can think of that are specific the history of a particular place?
What does Longs symbolize?
What kind of a space is Longs?