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Conflict in Spaces:
This essay is designed for the writer to identify not only the history but the social/economic/cultural conflicts regarding a space. In this essay a space is defined as a location such as a restaurant, area of town, public area.

space must be located in the San Antonio area.
Look for the main conflict regarding the chosen area and make notes.
If your space is representing a culture or race, is it truthful to said culture/race?
Think about whether you’ve been surprised by the information you’ve found.
Is there a new angle or point of view you can take?
Put together your thesis. Use your research to come up with a good statement.
Write your essay. Use the structure you created to write your essay properly. Give yourself enough time to do this, or your writing will appear rushed.
Proofread and edit. Make sure you don’t skip this step, as the presentation of your essay is important, too.

Research the local of your choice. Look for what the main conflict regarding your chosen area
and make notes.
o Observe who the intended ?audience? is:
? Who are the predominant participants?
? You must spend at least forty-five minutes in your location (using proper precautions, etc. Do
not break any laws)! Closely note the sites, smells, sounds of your place.
o If you are researching a restaurant, what is are the flavors/smells?
o If your space is representing a culture or race, is it truthful to said culture/race?
? Think about whether you’ve been surprised by the information you’ve found.
? Is there a new angle or point of view you can take?
? Put together your thesis. Use your research to come up with a good statement.
? Write your essay.
o Use the structure you created to write your essay proper.
o Give yourself enough time to do this, or your writing will appear rushed.
? Proofread and edit. Make sure you don’t skip this step, as presentation of your essay is important,
too.
Conflict in Spaces Suggestions:
San Antonio Riverwalk- since the Riverwalk is a large space, consider narrowing it down.
The Alamo
San Antonio Tourism
The history of the King?s William District
La Villetta- indigenous people vs. tourism is an interesting discussion
The local missions (post-colonialism/religion)
*The lists of literary theories in Module One could help you find some further ideas of conflict in a place

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