Reading Response 6


This reading reminded me a lot of the word literacy in English 1101. It was a simple enough  word that everyone knows how to use until we erase its borders and make it apply to everything.  The text says that genres cannot be sorted into categories or used as classification systems. If this is true then doesn’t that mean book and music genres do not exist? We use genre to categorize things constantly in our lives so this made no sense to me. There appears to be many different genre theories but I don’t really understand why they can’t be combined into one. If they were then maybe it would stop being just theories anymore. It seems like none of these can be perfectly accurate without another.


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