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The sexual objectification of women in advertising
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...Objectification of Women in Advertising Introduction Julia Roberts, playing the role of a modern in the movie "Mona Lisa Smile"will show her students a few advertisements including a garter ad. She will question them what will the future generation women viewing the ad think about them. The movie was set to happen in 1950's. Looking at the women featured in that ad, and the scantily clad models in the present advertisements, we sadly have to say the situation had gone from bad to worse. "Babe's or babies" is the prime slogan of many advertising agencies. It is the right time for modern and liberated women to start another revolution similar to suffrage to strongly put a check... to the...
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The objectification of women in online advertising
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...objectification of women in online advertising: Media is often blamed for sexual objectification of women. Half naked decorated images of women which saturate online magazines all over the Internet has caused feminists to animatedly argue among themselves about different ways by which media degrades women in the name of empowering them. People describe themselves as citizens of a liberal society today in America and yet, they prefer to stay in a state of oblivion in reference to exploitation of women in different advertisements which target the male population. This is because despite modernity and liberalism, our societal makeup still lends stability to the idea of male dominance. Therefore...
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Objectification Of Women In The Music Industry
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...objectification theory, as Frisby & Aubrey (2012) write, looks at ways of improving women’s lives in a cultural... The 1960s saw a wave of feminism that brought with it new ways of looking at female sexuality. Women no longer expressed their sexuality through the standards set by their male counterparts; rather women were now setting and defining their own sexuality. This change in the expression of female sexuality was evident in many circles including the music industry. For instance, Donna Summer and Cher, two of the leading musicians in the 1970s took female sexuality to an unprecedented level. This was evident from the change in dancing styles, modes of dressing and even the topics covered in their...
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Female Objectification in Contemporary Films from Different Origins
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...Objectification in Contemporary Films from Different Origins Female objectification refers to the depiction of women in terms of physical objects that men should look at and then act upon (Lindner, Stacey and Florian 222). The historical perspective of human nature presents all human beings as being either subjects or objects. The contemporary argument on objectification is that it reduces people to the level of objects. Nonetheless it is further argued that objectification cannot be described as necessarily being a problem. This is due to the fact that individuals are physical beings and thus present themselves to others as objects via their behavior and dressing (Caterina 709... )....
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A Link between Indian Objectification and Women Sexualization
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...Objectification and Women Sexualization An accepting of a woman as a sexual object by means of spreading her hyperbolized and symbolized image in films, computer games, and pop industry nowadays is widely criticized by fighters for woman rights. Still it has certain features, according to which the fact of both sexualization of women in Berger’s case and objectification of Indians in Marez’s research can be explained in reasoning and methods. Both issues, disregarding difference in topic and scales are related to objectification of a group of people with common feature (a sex in the first case and a race in the second one), by the means of creating bright and plausible image... A Link between Indian...
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Media - Is 10 Years Younger an Example of Celebration or Objectification of Women
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...Objectification of Women According to the work of (2003, pg Objectification' was first used in 1970s analyses of film, art and popular media to explore treatments of women (frequently 'images of women') that reduce us to passive, gendered objects (to be desired, exploited and hurt) rather than presenting us has fully human subjects. Objectification theory associates patriarchal and capitalist ideologies with 'male' technologies and unconscious pleasures. Related ideas include the gaze, stereotyping, commodification, spectatorship, and the learning of gendered roles." The purpose of this essay is to explain how '10 Years Younger... ' is an example of the objectification of...
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Using this ad http://carolineheldman.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/11.png argue the objectification of the female body according to John Berger's argument
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...Objectification: An Analysis and Discussion of Advertisement via the Lens of John Berger’s Main Points One of the most prominent aspects that comes to mind when one analyzes the reality of female objectification in society through the lens of John Berger’s seminal piece is the fact that perspective and cultural reality are two of the defining means by which an individual or a society integrates a degree of understanding with relation to how femininity itself is viewed, understood and/or objectified. Although such a topic is broad and can ultimately require a dissertation length response to appropriately integrate and explain, this particular analysis will seek to analyze Berger’s... Section/# Female...
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Karl Marxs work is often mistakenly criticized as constituting a framework that undervalues the importance of the individual. Carefully examine Marxs ideas regarding objectification and his view of human needs, in the context of his discussion of al
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...objectification and human needs only point out to the fact that he greatly values the potential and importance of man (Marx 10... ). On the other hand, Marx has an answer for the perceived undervaluation of the importance of the individual: capitalism. This paper looks at Marx’s ideas regarding objectification and his view of human needs, in the context of his discussion of alienation under capitalism. Marx’s opinion on the purpose of production is also an issue that is dealt with in this paper. These issues are examined in detail in an effort to indicate that Karl Marx’s work is often mistakenly criticized as constituting a framework that undervalues the importance of the...
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Hollywood's Black Man: The Objectification of the African_American Male Role in Motion Pictures
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... African American Male Role in Motion Pictures Introduction Since the inception of America, African Americanshave been considered second-class nationals. For years, blacks had been taken as slaves and servants for Americans. As such, blacks have not at all been valued as wholly equal to the Americans for they are considered lesser beings. Stereotypes of African American as unintelligent, indolent, silly, obedient, gutless, reckless, childish, aggressive, sub-human, and beast-like, are widespread in the current’s community. These humiliating stereotypes are strengthened and made even worse through the unenthusiastic depiction of blacks in ancient jobs (Henderson, 2013, 57). Black actors have... African...
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Deductive arguments, and nondeductive arguments and deductive argument persuading us to a conclusion, and a theory explaining wh
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...objectification is connected to the standardization of physical objectification in American society. In contrast to the perception that the sexual rebellion and the third wave of feminism created avenues for women’s depictions in popular cultures that they regulate to their advantage, the standardization, even support, of female objectification in the past decade has amounted to girls and women to internalize the male glance to their own personal disadvantage. The article The Price of Beauty is too High connotes the current affair of objectification of beauty, and in particular the present stare of women’s objectification... Deductive and non deductive arguments The current start of prevalent...
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Sexually Objectifying Music Videos and Lyric Increase Sexual Violence
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...objectification on sexually permissive attitudes. Although there is a link between sexually objectifying media and attitudes regarding sexual aggression, the link was established in different media like pornography (Aubrey, Megan and Wanjiru 360). Various authors seek to test if sex objectification in music videos cause similar impacts on men’s sexual beliefs and attitudes... Lecturer: Sexually Objectifying Music Videos and Lyric Increase Sexual Violence Content analytic studies conclude that women areportrayed as sex objects in music videos with most of the literature on music videos focusing on the effects of exposure to the broadly defined sexual themes within music videos as opposed to sexual...
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An Analysis and Discussion of Advertisement via the Lens of John Bergers Main Points
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...Objectification: An Analysis and Discussion of Advertisement via the Lens of John Berger’s Main Points One of the most prominent aspects that comes to mind when one analyzes the reality of female objectification in society through the lens of John Berger’s seminal piece is the fact that perspective and cultural reality are two of the defining means by which an individual or a society integrates a degree of understanding with relation to how femininity itself is viewed, understood and/or objectified. Although such a topic is broad and can ultimately require a dissertation length response to appropriately integrate and explain, this particular analysis will seek to analyze Berger’s... Section/# Female...
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Representation of women in media
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...Objectification theory: Toward understanding women’s lived experiences and mental health risks. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 21, 173-206. The author mentions the objectification theory on women and how the media uses women’s body as a sexual object. Moffitt, L. B., & Szymanski, D. M. (2011). Experiencing sexually objectifying environments: A qualitative study. The Counseling Psychologist, 39, 67-106. The author talks about sexual objectification of women. The environment pushes women to view themselves as an asset. Slater, A., & Tiggemann, M. (2002). A test of objectification theory in adolescent girls... How Do the Media Depict Women and the Use of Photo-Shopping? Lecturer’s Due How the Media...
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Argument analysis
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...objectification of women, asexuality as a foil, vigilant heterosexuality and athleticism... Argument Analysis The article ‘she shoots, she scores: Meditated constructions of contemporary female athletes’ by Helene Shugart covers in detail the women soccer team of the US in 1999. In the contemporary world, the media-scope now contains a high degree of coverage concerning female athletes and their sports teams. Women have for years been discussed in many quarters due to their common role of being domestic wives. Therefore, media coverage concerning female athletes is a way of perpetuating the traditional gender roles of women. The author of the article brings out the themes and concepts of passive...
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Discussion
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...Objectification of Woman It’s hard to identify the thesis in the first version of DeRosa’s article, because he doesn’t formulate his statement in a particular sentence. All that can be identified is a negative author’s attitude to the “hostess” practice. In the second version thesis is clear: “Objectification of women, sexual or otherwise, should never be allowed or condoned” (DeRosa, 2009). Thesis sentence is easy to find because it’s situated in the text between the part where author describes his position and the part where argumentation begins. Besides the proper thesis formulation there’re some other changes in the second version of the article. Firstly, to proof own prediction... English The...
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Sociology
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...objectification Women objectification is a way that is commonly used by advertising companies to market products or to communicate a certain issue to the society. Women objection can be done using the entire woman’s body or using just parts of woman’s body. Women objection has a damaging effect on the general in general. Adverts sell images, values, concepts of sexuality and love, normalcy and success. Therefore, women objection greatly influences men’s perception of women and many instances ends up judging the woman they are with in real life in comparison to the models or the women in the adverts, films or posters. The judgement is very damaging especially to couples and family... Due Impact of women...
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The pursuit of sexuality
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...Objectification Sexual objectification, the act of treating a person as a mere instrument of sexual gratification, is perhaps the single most dominant and recurring theme in gender studies; in this regard, sexual objectification entails disregarding a person’s dignity, or personality, and often takes place at the societal level. Feminists have always regarded the concept of sexual objectification, especially women objectification, not only as intolerable, but also as a significant cause of gender inequalities in society (Papadaki, 2007 p.330). The concept of sexual objectification has always been a contentious issue that has fascinated critics over the years... ?The pursuit of sexuality Introduction...
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Marx
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...objectification of labor. Labor’s realization is its objectification. Under these economic conditions this realization of labor appears as loss of realization for the workers; objectification as loss of the object and bondage to it; appropriation as estrangement, as alienation.”(Marx) “So much does labor’s realization appear as loss of realization that the worker loses realization to the point of starving to death?” Alienation from oneself and others Within this context alienation occur due to the fact that man is not free to sub-ordinate his free will to external demands he has created and subjected himself to by way of his...
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Psychology Research Paper Assignment:
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...objectification was a strong predictor of disordered (or abnormal) eating attitudes among both physically active and sedentary female college students. These groups exhibited self-objectification via a variety of measures, most commonly through body shame (low self-image) and appearance anxiety, as rated on the Body Surveillance and Body Shame subscales of the Objectified Body Consciousness Scale. Not surprisingly, women who rated high in self-objectification reported, on average, higher rates of body surveillance, body shame, appearance anxiety, and eating disordered behavior. Body surveillance and eating disordered behavior... Using Self-Concept to Explain Feelings of Hunger in Women with Eating...
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Killing Us Softly by Jean Kilbourne
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...objectification reduces them as advertising portrays women as mere objects. Killing Us Softly 4 further provides a succinct exploration of the increased objectification of masculinity in the media. Kilbourne shows that the new trend of male objectification is just as damaging as the objectification of femininity (Killing Us Softly 4). Today’s advertising world increasingly objectifies men. However, although advertisements also exploit men’s images, such exploitation is not on a deep level. In addition, the exploitation of men’s images in advertisements does... Killing Us Softly 4 In Killing Us Softly 4, Jean Kilbourne valiantly pronounces that things are far worse now than they were several years...
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Psychology Research Paper Assignment:
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...objectification was a strong predictor of disordered (or abnormal) eating attitudes among both physically active and sedentary female college students. These groups exhibited self-objectification via a variety of measures, most commonly through body shame (low self-image) and appearance anxiety, as rated on the Body Surveillance and Body Shame subscales of the Objectified Body Consciousness Scale. Not surprisingly, women who rated high in self-objectification reported, on average, higher rates of body surveillance, body shame, appearance anxiety, and eating disordered behavior. Body surveillance and eating disordered behavior... ? Using Self-Concept to Explain Feelings of Hunger in Women with Eating...
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The naked truth
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...objectification, complexity, gaze, morality and sexuality. This work, a pencil on paper by the French Henri Matesse, is possibly the most classical of all the works chosen for this exhibition. It is a classical life drawing, a rought sketch of a woman on a pedestal clearly posing... ?The Naked Truth Since ink was first put to paper and brush to canvas, the nude has been one of the most fascinating studies in artists’ repertoires.Humans, so removed from our natural habitat and so entrenched in societal expectations of modesty and clothing, have come to imagine our naked selves as sometimes exotic, erotic and sometimes even alien, despite the fact that we all see our naked selves every day. This exhibit...
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Analyse the way women are treated in Candide. Are gender roles an object of satire for Volataire, and if so, what problems andor solutions did he identify
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...objectification' of women. Further, Candide falls in love with her, owing to her good looks. For this, he is banished from the house of the Baron. Later, Cunegonde falls prey to the exploitation of Bulgar soldiers. As the novel progresses, we find that Cunegonde is constantly being shipped to Constantinople or is made a slave and exploited. The author recurrently brings to our notice that men were a superior clan, while... R.Preeti 4/11/2007 Candide-Satire with optimism! 'Candide' is a satirical novel written by Enlightenment philosopher, Voltaire. It has been translated into English under many titles and is considered ...
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Impact of work on routine
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...objectification was furthered by the mechanistic work structures and the tendency to reward those who "caught on" quickest. An individual became a mere cog in the wheel, interchangeable, and dependent on the others to get his job completed. Money... The advent of factories led to a fundamental shift in society. The introduction of efficient mechanized production techniques resulted in cheaper products produced much faster. There was no competition; individuals were forced to work-at the factories. The factories divided the day into shifts. Individuals no longer had control over their schedules, but were expected to conform to rigorous routine. Workers began to lose their sense of individuality. This obj...
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Vampire Women in Bram Stokers Dracula and Angela Carters The Lady of the House of Love
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...objectification a hundred years later. What Stoker’s and Carter’s vampire women have in common is their quest to escape objectification in order to claim power over their own bodies and an authentic existence. It is believed by most critics that Dracula is a novel that indulges the Victorian male imagination, especially in the sphere of female sexuality... Vampire Women in Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Angela Carter’s “The Lady of the House of Love” Bram Stoker’s Dracula mirrors the gender and sexual anxieties as well as the cultural fears of the late nineteenth century relating to the perception of women in society, while Angela Carter’s story “The Lady of the House of Love” portrays the exact same...
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Quicksand, Identity, and Women's Experience
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...objectification and exploitation. Through Helga’s fight for sexual autonomy, the book illustrates two stereotypes of African American females which prevail throughout the literature. The novel depicts limitations of stereotypes held across Europe and the United States... “Quicksand”, Identity and Women's Experience Thesis ment The thesis explores how issues related to race,and gender intersect to help shape Crane’s struggle towards attaining autonomy and social stability in the 20th century (French and Allyson 457). It shows how class, race, and gender connect by paralleling the plight of Quicksand as a protagonist in the definition of racial identity while struggling to attain sexual autonomy. The...
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Obesity and How the Media and Society Play a Major Role
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...objectification and etc. Even if one is overweight, just by a few kilos, makes him or her feel like the main target for weight loss companies, and such companies market their products in such a way that all the running advertisement in the media seems to focus on you. It makes an individual very alert about his or her body weight and makes them self conscious... 15th August Having too much body fat is obesity. It is different from being overweight, which means, weighing too much. There areseveral factors, which makes a person overweight. These include being overweight from an extra muscle, bone, water or by having too much of fat. Having weight more than what is thought to be healthy for ones height is...
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Womens role in the development of American consumer culture
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...objectification is voluntarily portrayed in ads to draw increased attention of the consumers. Besides, gender equality and women empowerment have made women equally strong consumers today as men. References: Heinze, A. (2015). Advertising and Consumer Culture in the United States. Jewish Women’s Archive. Retrieved from http://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/advertising-and-consumer-culture-in-united-states.... role in the development of American consumer culture There is a perception that women’s role in the development of consumer culture has remained unchanged ever since the colonial times, whereas the reality is that women have become much more active and protagonists of the consumer culture today...
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Womem and men and media
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...objectification are currently taking a toll on national health with many women losing self-esteem... April 2, Kerry Tucker Executive Vice President, Marketing, Victoria’s Secret 565 Broadway New York, NY 10012 B/t Prince St & Spring St in SoHo. Dear Ms. Tucker: I am writing to inform you that I find the messages printed on your PINK line of underwear insulting and demeaning to the female gender. It is quite clear that your company would stop at nothing to sell its products by blatantly objectifying young girls. I intend to sensitize young girls around the world through social media and will send a copy of this complaint to advocacy groups and relevant government agencies. PINK line of underwear mainly tar...
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Feminist and psychoanalytic theories of film
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...objectification of women in films (LAPSLEY & WESTLAKE, 2006:231). This is analysed by looking at how men in films perceive women characters in films. It is seen that men advance this notion of portraying women as sex objects to be toyed and played with, but of not much importance apart... ? Feminist and Psychoanalytic Theories of Film Feminist film theory is analysis of films basing the analysis from a feministpoint of view using feminist theories and ideals. All the elements in a film are analysed using this theory and criticism is made based on feminism principles. It came about as a result of women studies by scholars which led to a new trend among women’s rights activists. This new trend was based on ...
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Argumentative essay about misrepresentation of women in cinema
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...objectification of women. Objectification is the treatment of a person like a tool or object while disregarding their dignity. A person is objectified if they are treated... as if they are owned by another or like a tool for another person’s purposes. Objectification means there is no concern for their feelings thereby the particular person is denied subjectivity. The most relevant form of women objectification is sexual objectification. It is the treatment of a woman simply like an instrument for deriving sexual pleasure thereby making the particular woman a sex object. Sexual objectification is an important idea in feminist...
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In what way can gender be understood to inform the consumption of film
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...objectification was followed by the production and reproduction of familiar forms of identity as well as how this could define the women... ? Introduction The use of cinema has also created sociological implications and reflections of various identities. One of the different boundaries which have been created in relation to the cinema is that of the female experience and the identity which has been created with the use of film. The women which are presented in the movies, as well as the responses which women have toward film, both represent a specific sense of gender boundaries and place. This is furthered by creating a relationship from the star to the spectator which is associated with what defines a...
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Marx
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...objectification of labor (Marx, 1978). This reading reveals that the devaluation of the human world increases with increase in the value of things. This is because of objectification of labor and work that makes work to be an object that assumes external existence and exists independently outside him. This makes work an alien... Alienation and Social es The key quote that captures the meaning of this reading is “the worker is related to his labor as to an alien object” (Grusky, 2008, p. 87). This quote helps to bring out the main concept of the reading, which is that the worker is related to the product of his labor as an alien object. This alienation of worker to his product means that his labor becomes ...
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Titian's Venus of Urbino
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...objectification. Analysis In gaining a thorough contextual understanding of Titian’s ‘Venus of Urbino’ (Fig. 1) it’s first necessary to situate the work in relation to the socio-cultural values, artistic trends, and gender perspectives of the time of the work’s creation. Fig. 1 Venus of Urbino One prominent such consideration is the nature of the work as framed in a window like format. There is a great many connotations within such Renaissance window imagery. One theorist notes that, “the window was often viewed as an erotically charged space for both prostitutes and -- at certain times – ‘proper’ women.”1 While for ‘Venus of Urbino’ this sexuality... ? Titian's ‘Venus of Urbino’ Introduction The...
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Reflecting on Identity
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...objectification. For feminists, objectification occurs in the media wherein women are depicted as objects... ?Reflecting on Identity Throughout my life, I have faced a number of challenges. I recognize that, to a great extent, the challenges I face are challenges that are intrinsic to all members of humanity. These include striving for a profession, as well as the seeking of success in personal relationships. In other areas, however, I have come to consider that my challenges are unique to my personal situation. For instance, my personal difficulties in math have oftentimes placed me at a disadvantage in classrooms. One prominent personal consideration then is my place in the world as a woman. Throughout ...
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Employment Trends in Canada
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...objectification of labor. The realization of labor is its objectification. In the sphere of political economy, this realization of labor appears as a loss of reality for the worker, objectification as loss of and bondage to the object, and appropriation as estrangement, as alienation." (Marx, "Estranged Labor"). Conclusion. The employment trends of Canada, that shows an immense growth in the rat of employment of the country is no more than the effects of globalization. With the rapid growth of technology and service based industries, opportunities for new employments is growing ever more. But the fact to ponder over here is that are not...
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Commentary
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...objectification is not explored, though it is mentioned briefly. It is mentioned that Luke’s wife is degraded to the status of a concubine who has no control over her life. She is forced to comply with stranger men’s wishes. But, my story really revolves around Luke, how he is badly injured by men from Gilead army, how he loses his darling daughter in the process of recovering her, and how he resolves to rescuing his wife from a degraded life near the end. Comment on the structure you have chosen. I have kept the structure of my short story very simple to engage more readers and evoke their interest. A simple short story separated into a number of short paragraphs... Commentary: Comment on how you have...
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Karl Marx's work is often mistakenly criticized as constituting a framework that undervalues the importance of the individual
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...objectification and human needs only point out to the fact that he greatly values the potential and importance of man (Marx 10). On the other... Karl Marx’s Work and the Importance of the Individual Karl Marx is inarguably one of the most influential men of the19th century. His socialist views have shaped the politics and social lives of thousands of people in many different parts of the world. While many hail Marxism thoughts as a perfect alternative to capitalism, there are those who think that the work of Marx constitutes a framework that undervalues the importance of the individual. This criticism is mistaken as all of Karl Marx works are based on what is right and just for man. His ideas regarding...
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Amma Darko exploration of feminism in the novel Beyond the Horizon
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...objectification when they migrated to the European lands. Darko had written the novel being inspired by the movie, which was an adaptation of the novel, “The Colour Purple” by Alice Walker to deal with explicit sexual topics, and she wrote the novel. Shockingly Darko brings forward the factor that the Black women are forced into prostitution and pornography by their own husbands or boyfriends for their self... Amma Darko – exploration of feminism in the novel ‘Beyond the Horizon’ Introduction: Amma Darko is a from Ghana and “Beyond the Horizon” washer first novel published in Germany and “Beyond the Horizon” is a powerful novel by Darko in which she presents how the African black women were subject to...
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Determine how the medias dissemination of racial and/or gender stereotypes (or just plain racism or sexism) alter the power structure of the oppressed
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...objectification empowers women. It is a stand that is agreeable considering the fact that a deep look into the real goals of feminist movements and that of the FCPS reveals that the two are antagonistic. In the feminist theory, the objectification is a very important issue and idea. It is deplorable and has been proven to contribute hugely to gender inequality as “they have this stupid, pathetic, completely removed from reality view of things” (Levy 278). The argument that FCPs objectify themselves as a show of empowerment is not a valid one. This is due... Media Dissemination of Gender Stereotypes and the Power Structure of the Oppressed FCP is an acronym that means Female Chauvinist Pigs. These are...
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How Social Views Shape the Way We Dress
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...objectification” by society. Objectification theory contends that constant exposure to objectifying experiences leads young women to objectify themselves, meaning they internalize societal messages that they are viewed like sex objects whose attractiveness is evaluated according to society’s narrow standards of beauty (Frederickson... ?How Societal Views Shape the Way We Dress The story of Adam and Eve being banished from the Garden of Eden first implied the need for clothes to cover their naked bodies. This was upon their realization that they were naked and suddenly became embarrassed about being seen so vulnerable in their nakedness. They are usually depicted with leaves to cover their private parts....
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The perception of women throughout paintings
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...objectification is “Olympia” [1863... The perception of women throughout paintings Introduction The perception of women throughout paintings is one which alters according to the ideals of the time and the understanding of women in society. The artists are able to reflect this according to experiences and beliefs about the women as well as the role which they are expected to hold, both aesthetically and in terms of culture. When looking at different paintings, it can be seen that the woman becomes an object that is associated with the social aspects and which is reflected in the portrayal of the artwork. The concept of creating the woman as an object and belonging to the “other,” which was misunderstoo...
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Nihilism of the Female Gender
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...objectification of women, especially their popular portrayal as simple sex objects. For a long time, society has dictated the role of the woman, who has been subjected to domestic roles. Women’s bodies have for a long time been considered as sex symbols. There are some products that have come to be associated with sexism and they normally feature scantily dressed women (Kilbourne 211). The advert on Lowrider Magazine presents the implied message that women are as much tools as cars are and they are there to be used for men’s pleasures (Lowrider Magazine). A combination of flashy cars and sensual women is enough to get... NGOZI NWAINYINYA ENGLISH 1110 ESSAY 2 Nihilism of the Female Gender In a big way,...
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Women's Health Issues
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...Objectification theory which explains how a female internalizes an observer’s view to be the primary view of her physical self. Such a view leads her to habitually monitor her body and how she looks which, in turn, increases her shame and anxiety, failure to reach motivational peak states and diminish her awareness of her internal bodily states. Vulnerable to judgment of society, women vigilantly monitor themselves with the knowledge that being positively viewed by others means... Mirror, Mirror On The Wall… I have found several articles in my research that were very much related to the readings in the textbook by Dr. Northrup(2006). Hesse-Biber’s (1996) article communicates to the reader how society...
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The Yellow Wallpaper - Managing the Madness-Mental Illness
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...objectification issues they have faced for centuries. In the story, John and the protagonist take up residence in an upper room of the house, thought to have once been a nursery, with bars on the windows and old faded yellow wallpaper attached to the walls. This wallpaper plays a large role in the progression... "The Yellow Wallpaper Managing the Madness In Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s story “The Yellow Wallpaper”, first published in 1899, a woman slowly loses her sanity as a result of her inability to conform to societal norms. In the story, an unnamed woman and her family take up residence in a remote mansion as a means of giving her the rest her husband has prescribed for a small case of depression...
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The Body In American Popular Culture
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...objectification, and body dissatis- faction: Could feminist beliefs be a moderating factor?” by Myers & Crowther (2007). Discussion Even as early as the beginning of the twentieth century, American culture has been concerned with the concept of the ‘body’, and in the need for physical exercise and fitness for both men and women (Winter, 1999, p.33). The Influence of Cultural Ideals on the Male Body From contemporary research on American culture, it is evident that there is increasing concern among men towards improving their physical appearance by focusing on the body and the concept of masculinity. One... , as compared to men with less athletic frames. However, according to...
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Research methodology
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...objectification and the ends of freedom. Thus, he argues that only when objectification in this form is achieved, is alienation and estrangement overcome: nature appears as his work and his reality. The object of labour is, therefore, the objectification of man's species life; for he duplicates himself not only, as in consciousness, intellectually, but also actively, in reality, and therefore he contemplates himself in a world that he has created... ? In a work d “The German Ideology”, Karl Marx presents an argument which concludes that ‘religion’ is the outcome of the material relations which determine the social structure of society. Rather than understanding religion or religious belief, as a form of...
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Laura Mulvey: Visual Pleasure and Narrative
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...objectification it’s clear that the female is centrally objectified. Not only is Britney filmed in scantily clad clothing, but close-up shots of female dancer’s rear-ends and breasts are featured heavily. When men are featured they are done so in relation to the female, as a sex companion or object of lust. In these regards, it’s clear that there is a strong scopophilia tendency. If there is anything in disagreement with Mulvey it is namely that rather than the video being solely from the male gaze, the narrative in large part places the female in the power role. Spears is featured choosing from two men and clearly in control of the environment. In these regards, the...
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Popular World Music
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...Objectification of Women in Music Videos. Dir. xStephhhXx. 2014. .... Popular world music Dreamworlds 3 examines the social concepts of music videos and how they draw from, support, and shape ethnic or cultural beliefs about race, femininity, and masculinity. Jhally, (1) discloses how music videos in all musical types normalize violence and misogyny towards women. It is a media documentary that addresses the problems of our culture as a result of what is publicized and displayed on the television, precisely music videos. In numerous music videos, it can be noticed that the cameras taking pictures of women as they pose are common features in the videos. A common filming method that reveals women as a...
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Maria Calla through the eyes of Simone de Beauvoir
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...objectification and instead taking a role that is able to explore... ?The concept of the feminine is displayed throughout different arts, specifically in relation to the social and cultural aspects of women that relateto gender. When looking at the works of Simone de Beauvoir, it can be seen that specific responses to the feminine are displayed by referencing other artists in society. An approach which she takes is to show the significance of opera singer, Maria Calla and the way in which the feminine is idealized in this specific component. The way in which she is depicted is one which works to exemplify the opportunities for women and which shows a sense of admiration not only to the talent of Calla,...
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