1. According to Brian Ganter’s introduction, what are some of the main features of the manifesto genre? What are its goals, concerns, features, etc.?
2. Gregory Betts’ manifesto is broken into four “demands”. In your own words, restate the main point of each of these sections.
3. “Super Students” is interesting as a kind of visual manifesto. What do you think its main argument, or “demand”, is? And why do you think the creators of this series combined line drawings of architecture with more realistic depictions of people? What is being suggested here?
4. What does the The Georgia Straight Manifesto reveal about the origins of this Vancouver newspaper? Where are its “roots”? Do you think the current Georgia Straight retains any of its history, or has it completely “sold out”?
5. Manifestos attempt to present a dissenting point of view forcefully and passionately, in order to challenge accepted beliefs and ideas. How do the texts included in the section “What Do Downtown Eastsiders Want?” live up to this? What ideas about the Downtown Eastside are challenged here?
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