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Language in culture: conference on the interrelations of language and other aspects of culture

...In conclusion, it is evident that culture is as set of symbolic classifications, referred to as a group of symbols which can prearranged into a paradigmatic set, frequently hierarchical. These systems of classifications show a world view or tribal order. Languages are constituted of the systems of classifications like grammars. Grammars classify number, person and time. Cultures consist of unconscious classifications which include relatives, plants, colors and animals....

Fashion in the 20th century

...immediately evident. There is an ever-going circle between the world of the fashion consumer and the fashion maker. The fashion maker sees, through cool hunters, who therefore see from society, that a type of fashion is in. The fashion makers make the fashion and market it back to the society who sees it and believe it is cool and then the cool hunters see this in society, and on goes the constant feedback loop. Of course, both society and the designers bring new ideas into fashion all the time,...

Fashion

...New York: Macmillan, 1963 (1931). Lacan, Jacques. ‘The mirror stage as formative of the function of the I as revealed in psychoanalytic experience’, in Écrits. A selection, 1-7. New York: Norton, 1977 (1949)- Barthes, Roland. Le système de la mode. Paris: Seuil, 1967 R. Barthes & M. Ward, Thefashion system. Berkeley [etc.] (University of California Press) 1990 Bruzzi, Stella and Pamela Church Gibson. Fashion cultures: Theories, explanations, and analysis. London: Routledge, 2000. Klein...

Global Media and Cultural Homogenisation

...Violence, vol.5, no.1, pp. 212-223. Dumas, G, Madel, J, Soussignan, R, Martinerie, J & Garnero, L 2010, ‘Inter-brain synchronization during social interaction’, Plos one, vol. 5, no.8, e12166 Mihailidis, P & Moeller, S 2010, ‘New Frontiers in Global Media Education’, Communication Today, vol. 2, pp.6-13. Fairweather, B & Rogerson, S 2003,‘The problems of global cultural homogenisation in a technologically dependant world’, Journal of Information, Communication & Ethic...

English Lang and Composition

...The media and pop culture are two reasons why our society has altered drastically over the past 20 years. In modern society, being different is something that is shunned upon. If a person lives a lifestyle that is different than what is popular and accepted, he/she is considered “weird” and “unacceptable”. This is why there are numerous cliques in schools, and why bullying is such a serious issue. People are afraid of judgment, and try to change who they are in order to fit in with the p...

The Globalization of Fashion

...Achterberg, P. (2006). Class Voting in the New Political Culture. Economic, Cultural and Environmental Voting in 20 Western Countries. International Sociology, 21, 237-261. Crane, D. (2002). Culture and globalization: Theoretical models and emerging trends. In D. Crane, N. Kamashima, & K. Kawasaki (Eds.), Global culture (pp. 1-28). London, UK: Routledge. Kaiser, S. (1999). Identity,Postmodernity,and the Global Apparel Marketplace. New York: Fairchild. Lash, S., and Urry, J. (1994). Economies...

The Big 6 Media Conglomerates

...General Electric seems to carry the largest share out of all the other conglomerations. The rest of the Big 6 carry smaller but comparable sizes of market share. I think that if any company poses a threat to the democratization of information and culture, General Electric is it. Controlling networks such as NBC, USA, A&E, and the Sci-Fi Channel, General Electric has the capacity to influence audiences understandings of American culture, history, and science. Not only that, General Electrics...

Popular culture

...Each artwork is conveying its own strong social comment, and presenting it in different ways. Haring has used bright, bold colours and dark lines to put forward the message of the vitality of friendship, through two unidentifiable abstract figures. This means that Haring has left the responder to decide what race and sex the figures are, reinforcing the point that these factors are not important when choosing your friends. This is in comparison with Mombassa's detailed image of a well known bibl...

The Importance of Knitting

...In recent times knitting has become less popular amongst younger crowds, resulting in a huge decline in overall sentimental knitting production. As the grandma's die off, so does the needles and wool, and away goes the tradition of sharing knit work. It is tragic, really. More stress should be put upon sentiment, and younger children should be exposed to knitting more often. I personally recommend including references to it in pop culture movies, and sponsoring movie stars to promote knitting to...

Cultural desire

...Medical practice can be said to have international roots as well as cultures pertaining to different nations. Hence, more humane and patience would save more points to assume cultural features referred to an individual without any bias at all. Reference Alvarez, J. (1992). How the Garcia girls lost their accents. New York, NY: The Penguin Group. Andrews, M. M. , & Boyle, J. S. (2008). Transcultural concepts in nursing care (5 ed. ). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Rubin,...

Characteristics of culture

...The media is simply able to reflect views of professional politicians, bankers and orthodox economists. (Baudrillard, 1990 pp. 27-31) REFERENCES Barry B. (2002): culture and equality: Ingenta connect pp. 11-17. Baudrillard J. (1988): selected writings: policy press pp44-47. Baudrillard J. (1990): mass media culture, in the revenge of the crystal: Pluto press pp27-31. Castells M. (1999): society and culture: Sage pub pp15-20. Galbraith J. (1992): the culture of contentment: Danny reviews pp10-16....

Cultural Globalization

...It is also called as a McDonaldization effort by some, who clearly opposes the concept and idea. Elements of the west, just like McDonalds becomes an icon of cultural globalization, References: Breidenbach, J. , & Zukrigl, I. (1998). The Dynamics of Cultural Globalization. The myths of cultural globalization. Retrieved March 16, 2009, from http://www. inst. at/studies/collab/breidenb. htm Dyczewski, L. (2003). The National and Ethnic Cultures in a Globalizing World. Retrieved March 16, 2009,...

A Rejoinder to the Ethnic Democracy

...He however warned of multiple interpretations of meanings that producers, consumers, educators of adult and adult learners take. To accomplish the goals of teaching, he recommended the employing activities and strategies as used in this article. As an example, when confronted with multiple interpretations of meanings conveyed by pop culture in race, gender and class, he advocates an attitude of developing a critical analysis and awareness of the ways that attitudes or behaviours may be constrain...

Television as a Curse or Blessings

...In the aspect of health watching television for long may effect the eyesight adversely. however the veiwer may find the television so interesting that he she may forget their responsibilities and get induldged in watching television. children may neglect their studies. both adult and children may lack sleep for staying up late to watch the show. it is important that people do not become too occupied with watching television. while they may benefit for some programmed but watching too much televi...

Fashion Icon: Twiggy

...The fashion style that Twiggy popularized during the 1960s shows the very idea of liberalism that was very wide spread at that time. The clothes that she wears are usually composed of short skirts or mini skirts that shows more skin. Being the case, the female identity of becoming more liberated is seen in the clothes that they wear (Moseley 38-19). During this time dressing less really was more. Twiggy was able to stand for the change that mirrors for the sentiment of the most females during th...

Sneaker slaves on Dazed Digital by Pinar&Viola

...The right pair of sneakers associates the wearer with extraordinary athletic accomplishments while exclusive special editions seem to have the power to establish an identity in a world where all the same things seem to be available everywhere. Rare models encourage the sneaker freaks to compete with each other. The shoes seem worth the investment. They have the ability to retain or increase in value despite being used. Actually, many sneakerheads don't mind rocking some classics that look a litt...

Youth, and Pop Culture of 1960s

...In a summary, the youth movement of the 60s was not only a political movement, but also a social movement and a cultural revolution. Despite of the disadvantages, the movements had affected American society in different aspects deeply: the thoughts, the ideology of not compromising, the multicultural environment, the great changes of the institutions of higher education…the youth movements should be regarded as positive movements without any doubts since they permanently changed American socie...

Gangnam Style Is a Part of Pop Culture

...In a consequence, people change the original Gangnam Style into something more interesting and exciting. In conclusion, Gangnam Style taught people an amazing today popular culture. Due to its unique dancing moves with the beats, it became the world phenomenon that fascinates almost every kind of people in the world. People cannot curl themselves from dancing along the music while it plays. After all considerations, we can be surely that Gangnam Style has 4 characteristics of pop culture. In oth...

Ethnocentrism Definition

...The message that is present within the advertisement is that wearing Air Jordans makes you ‘cooler’ than anyone else not wearing them. This can too be applied to any other name brand item such as cereal. General Mills has a message out there that you get more nutrients from their cereal over any brand. This may also be associated with religious and different ethnic groups when one believes that their religion is better than the other based off of their own values and beliefs. Being ethnocent...

Teleserye: The Emerging Popular Culture of Filipinos

...An addition to our rich culture is our teleseryes that speaks of the emotional side of the Pinoys all over the world. For 60 years, teleserye has never ceased to quench the thirst of Filipinos for drama. Significantly, these series has been an important part to the lives of the Filipinos in terms of their leisure time. It is clear that this pop culture will have a special place in the hearts of the Filipinos, and without doubt, there will be more stories aside from Flor de Luna, Mara Clara, Espe...

Death and Life - Tuesdays with Morrie

...Just as Nagel said, when someone dies the world does not stop, it keeps going. We still must learn how to cope and manage our sadness. Yes, death can be seen as a sad thing when you loose a loved one because you wish you could have more time with them. Maybe death is a sad thing because the deceased had suffered. Death can also be seen as a relief to the family of the person who had suffered, so they are no longer suffering. As Morrie and Nagel said, once a person accepts death is when we begin ...

Cultural Geography

...After the war, Japanese has few sources of resources to be used in the development of their country. Because the United States donated money for the reconstruction and development of Japan, the citizens of the said country made their best in helping their country. After the war, modernization and industrialization was made in Japan in response to the effects of war. Mass culture or popular culture was useful in forming the urban areas of the country. They borrowed the technology of other countri...

The characteristics of American culture

...As the result the foreigners perceive American culture as something individualized and separated form the rest of the world even so it has a direct impact on the world’s socialization and globalization processes. American culture has inherited a lot from the mass and popular culture and often it possess only these features. As a result few Americans have a concrete and logical knowledge about the rest of the world, other countries, cultures and things that don’t have a direct relationship to...

Does the Media Dictate Our Life?

...In conclusion, it is true that while people choose what to believe and what not to believe, the media ultimately plays a large role in influencing people in various aspects of their lives. It thus becomes a necessity for people to be cautious of what they should believe and what they should take with a pinch of salt. It is of great importance that people do not just blindly believe what is shown in the media but instead practice some critical thinking to decide what is really true and what is no...

Analysis Same Love

...These lyrics from the song, stayed in my mind when I wrote this assessment because I believe it should be how we should all live, as we are all equal. Macklemore says “I write songs that challenge myself, they challenge listeners, they might be controversial to some people, songs that push the boundaries of what a rap song sounds like or the subject matter that might be in a rap song. ” Being young and influenced by pop culture, I relate to his point of pushing the boundaries as I would alwa...

Adorno notes

...Lecture notes Critical theory not keen on television - not for effect of violence/propaganda Mass audience - same thing sold at the same time, different to live/art TV - entertainment, not art = big audience = big profit - repetitive, series, seasons, run on investment hrough advertising Compound industrial form, tv is accumulation of radio/film/plays/ music/novels Dumbling down? tv is art, - freedom of the art to express anything, mass culture, - makes money, profits, advertising Critique of id...

Examining The Pop Art Movement

...Pop art was and still remains one of the most popular styles of art, it was successful in communicating to the general public in a mode in which few art movements did or have since done. (Encyclopedia of World Art n.d.) The reality that Pop-art is effective in generating such a broad range of responses is a tribute to it’s at first seemingly ambiguous character, a testament that it is more complex and diverse than some critics have accepted, and an indication that it is not as trivial and stra...

In the early 1950s while Britain was still recovering from the war

...In the early 1950s, while Britain was still recovering from the war years. Citizens of Britain had conflicting thoughts about American popular culture. Although conflicted at the time, they were enthusiastic about the rich world that pop culture promised for the future. Popular culture was presented in western movies, science fiction, comic books, billboards, automobile design, and rock and roll music. These types were very popular of popular culture at the time. A new movement, known as the Pop...

Whenever Declan McKenna songs come out from the radio I audibly remember

...Whenever Declan McKenna songs come out from the radio, I audibly remember the times when I found out about my individuality through music. The atmosphere, the chills still runs out in my mind that day. It was a normal summer break day in a local vintage coffee shop, breezy air smoothly swept through the trees while the gloaming light shined through my eyes as I sat alone near the roof drawing my sketchbook while I lifted up my coffee cup, gently petting those feral cats that live there. It was m...

Andy Warholpainting

...Campbell's soup cansWe chose the painting Campbell's soup cans by Andy Warhol also known as 32 Campbell's soup cans. This painting came from the period of pop-art. Pop-art started to come to the surface in the mid 1950's and ended in the late 1970's. Pop-art was created to try to blur the lines between high class art and low culture art. Pop-art bloomed in the period of popular culture which is often known to public as mass media. Pop-art artists tried to challenge themselves by symbolizing aspe...

Culture and Identity 1

...Culture and Identity 11: Define subculture, folk culture, high culture and mass culture and give examples (20 marks)Subculture: Subcultures form in larger societies that don't all share the same beliefs and general way of life. A subculture is a group within a society that has different beliefs, values, norms or way of life, but can also have directly opposing beliefs. This is known as a subculture of resistance. Some examples of regular subcultures are youth, criminal and gay subcultures, which...

PrecognitionThere are a lot of precognition acclaims throughout

...The iconic role of Emma Watson being Hermione played a considerable role in favor of giving the witch concept a feminine look, although Charmed and Buffy which took a part in giving the witches a new image (Dangerfield, 2019). However, we can see that this phenomenon that giving the witches an image a young, pretty women and being a white as thoughtful by the pop culture could recuperate by a giving a figure on a certain scale. We see witches nowadays as a trend and a fashion style, but still th...

The Solitude Conundrum

...On the other hand, people are also of the view that this type of talking is actually a symbol of sanity. When you speak to yourself?-?so much that you would rather talk to yourself than a stranger?-?you transcend into being a person that values their own company over their peers. You take a lot more responsibility (in the absence of the dangerous peer pressure), investing in yourself. For the last few centuries, this trait would have been looked down upon. Who would want to be one of those lonel...


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❓ How Pop Culture Affects Teens

...The relationship between teens, pop culture and the media (mass and social) is deeply symbiotic – and here to stay. The teens of today have grown up with mobile phones and internet access, information always at their finger-tips. Popular culture co ...

❓ Sean O’Rourke When I think of a concept that have fascinated that

...Television has greatly impacted the lives of our children. Shows like Sesame Street and Mister Rogers Neighborhood have been used to raise and educate kids and provided them with some positive role models in their lives besides their parents. I mostl ...

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