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Criminal Representations
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...Representations             Affiliation   with more information about affiliation, researchgrants, conflict of interest and how to contact     Criminal Representations Introduction: Undoubtedly, crime is a major issue in societies all over the world. People around the globe fear this, and try to eradicate this crucial problem. Imprisonment is the ultimate punishment for crimes, in contemporary society. “During the past two hundred years, prisons have emerged as a key component of consequent to the advancement of justice, humanitarian ideologies. Prisons are often seen as “the punishment”, “the default sanction,” and other kinds of punishments are just alternatives” (The Existence and Use... ?Criminal...
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Self-representations
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...Representations Self is a product of interpersonal communication and it affects how we communicate with others. Any changes in our perception ofthe self lead to changes in relationships; so, we can make a general definition about self concept as a collection of qualities we attribute to ourselves, and self-esteem as the beliefs of one’s capability, significance, and worthiness (Trzesniewski). Although researchers all the time refer to "the self" as a unique identity, it is important to refer to the fact that in most cases there are more than one self. That is, each of us possesses several selves, some private and others public. Often these selves are quite different...
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MEDIA REPRESENTATIONS AND STEREOTYPES
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...Representations and Stereotypes Response to Callie Miller Blog The blog is quite interesting as it addressesthe primary issues relating to advertisement. Indeed the face of advertising has changed over time. Advertisement no longer emphasize on the product as it used to be. Emotional effects are largely being looked at and there is tendency of relating a product to another thing instead of just focusing on the benefits or the functions of the product being advertised. Actually, the current consumers are initially attracted to the emotional and other features, which then lead them to the product advertised. There has been a lot regarding the place of woman in the society and this has had... Media...
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...Representations Self is a product of interpersonal communication and it affects how we communicate with others. Any changes in our perception of the self lead to changes in relationships; so, we can make a general definition about self concept as a collection of qualities we attribute to ourselves, and self-esteem as the beliefs of one’s capability, significance, and worthiness (Trzesniewski). Although researchers all the time refer to "the self" as a unique identity, it is important to refer to the fact that in most cases there are more than one self. That is, each of us possesses several selves, some private and others public. Often these selves are quite different (Wakslak, Liberman... and...
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Representations of Love
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...Representations of Love William Shakespeare was the author of the most broadly accepted and prominent body of literature by any individual in the history of Western civilization. His work comprises 36 plays, 154 sonnets, and 2 narrative poems. An analysis of Shakespeare's writings reveals the fact that most of his plays revolved around themes such as love, jealousy and power. The reason for this was that he believed that these three themes made writing enjoyable and any play based around these themes would usually consist of various interesting... This paper compares and contrasts Shakespeare's ideas about love in Midsummer Night's Dream, with those in the Merchant of Venice and the Twelfth Night. ...
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Investigate data representations
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...Representation and Manipulation If a number is stored in a single byte, 8 bits are available to store it. Newer computer systems allow representation of bigger chunks of data by grouping of bytes with 32-bit to 64-bit systems now commonly available. For simplicity, some examples in this discussion would be restricted to 4-bit representation. Considering that computers work on binary logic, it is intuitive to assume that it should be straightforward to represent numbers in binary form. The highest number that can be represented in 8 bits would be 28 – 1, that is, 255. However, the issue of representing numbers is not as simple... First Last Dr. First Last 19 April 2008 Computer Data Storage Numeric Data...
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Beyond the All Blacks Representations
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...Representations A reflection on the article Beyond the All Blacks Representations: The Dialectic between the Indigenization of Rugby and Postcolonial Strategies to Control Māori by Domenica Gisella Calabrò Dormenica Gisella Galabro’s article on representation of All Blacks and the incorporation of Māori traditions in professional rugby highlights a number of issues. The article elaborates that since the time professional rugby come into foe, it gained recognition among many people and diverse communities around the globe. This article highlights, particularly, how Māori have increased universal perceivability and engaging quality when it comes to making rugby embrace societal...  Beyond the All Blacks...
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Representations of Women in Art
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...Representations of Women in Art Throughout the of art history as a discipline, there are several issues that have been dealt with does not only concern the aesthetical conventions but also societal norms that greatly influence the formation and representation in art. Depiction of women in painting has been one of the highly contested representations. There are several issues that have risen with it. To fully understand this context, there is a need to assess the works of artists that depict this intricate manner of representation. Manet’s artwork The Olympia is one of the artworks that have stilled a controversy when it is...
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Cultural Representations of Social Class
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...REPRESENTATIONS OF SOCIAL Cultural Representations of Social Culture is related to the social and the perception of the reality. The concept if culture is a mixed entity that has a number of components. Each of the components plays a vital part in the formation of different needs of the society. The overall development of an individual in the society is dependent on the perceived level of culture in the society. There any forms of cultures that have been seen as a part of the social makeup. There are certain cultures that are refined in nature, while certain ones are not. The culture is a combination of a number of social constructs, which include the symbols, norms, artifacts... REPRESENTATIONS OF...
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Visual Representations of Organization Theory
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...representation Visual representation of organization theory Pallavi Bichali Academia Research Abstract This paper illustrates two different organization theories through visual representations. The two organization theories touched upon are that of trap of favored ways of thinking and the dark side of organizations in the form of shadow of organization. Morgan’s analysis of images of organization aid in understanding the psychology of organization and behaviors that directly or indirectly relate with organization culture and growth. For the first aspect, a picture of fish in water is used to relate to the trap of favored ways of thinking and the second aspect... is explained with the...
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Representations of difference in comic books
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...Representations Representations in comics are among the more fun ways of expressing one’s thoughts about certain subjects. However, there are several concerns that need to be considered when thinking of representations. First, a writer or cartoonist has to decide on what theme would the comic delve with. This will basically affect all of the other things needed to be considered. As Scott McCloud discussed, the profitability of the material should also be seriously thought of otherwise the comic will not succeed. In doing so, one considers the range of potential readers and therefore thinks about gender balance to at least reach all kinds of people. Of course profitability is a serious... ?Full Issues on...
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Representations of Freedom - Degas, David and Greuze
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...Representations of Freedom: Paintings of Degas, David and Greuze Introduction This paper will show the changes in the lives of Degas, David and Greuze and the familial representations of family and family lives. These artists lived between the late 18th Century and the late 19th Century in Paris, France. These artists show that the family life is not all it is cracked up to be. Degas Edward Degas pined for his aunt, Laura Degas, who married Gennano Bellelli as a ‘last resort’ at the advanced age of 28. Degas painted many scenes involving his family members. His works of family life representation showed discord and chaos, not of the togetherness that is normally expected. None... 30 Nov Familial...
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Gender representations in The Big Bang Theory
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...REPRESENTATIONS IN THE BIG BANG THEORY By The Big Bang Theory is Americas highest rated comedy and one of the most watched E4s shows. This is, however; open to debate that would attract divided opinions. The shows aired at the Big Bang Theory are stereotyped in nature, but still attracts a huge following. The content aired on this station is largely drawn from the one found in the fiction and fantasy genre. The themes revolve around a world where men are portrayed as heroes while skimpily clothed women are depicted as helpless. A connotation where a man has always been viewed as superior than a woman has, however, existed for many years as human history explains. The purpose and rationale... GENDER...
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Hollywood Representations of Women in 1930s Films
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...REPRESENTATIONS OF WOMEN IN 1930S FILMS of Introduction Since theinception of the film industry in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, women have played a central role in the industry’s growth. From full-length features to Nickelodeon cartoons, from silent films to talkies, the film industry trajectory has been influenced by women, who have been directors, writers, actors and audience members. However, women involved in the film industry have often been celebrated more because of their appearance than their acting ability (Kaplan, 1994, p. 3). Moreover, despite certain female stars’ legendary status, the roles they played often reinforced traditional gender roles. Thus... ? HOLLYWOOD...
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Representations of Islam in the media
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...Representations of Islam in the media Grade (29th, Oct. Representations of Islam in the media Media is a powerful tool that has the great potential of shaping the perception of the masses, regarding social, political, cultural, economic and religious subjects. While media reporting is fundamental to the creation of an informed society, there are various aspects of media reporting that may end up portraying a subject for what it is not. The issue of Islam and the Islam- Christian relationship is one of the subjects that have been marred by stereotyping and misrepresentations, thus creating a general fear of Islam religion among the non-Muslims (Woodhead, kawanami & Partridge, 2009). The issue...
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Hollywood Representations of Women In 1930s Film
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...Representations of Women In 1930s Film Since its inception in late 19th and early 20th centuries, scholars have categorized film industry as one among the industries that have evolved tremendously. As part of its growth, women have played a central role. The manner in which women are presented in films, show how these films are used in reflecting and reinforcing the dominant ideology. Though at first women seemed underrepresented, most of them later came up as been directors, writers, actors and audience members. Arguably, women in the film industry have often been celebrated more because of their appearance that their ability to act. In addition, irrespective of specific female stars... Hollywood...
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The Evolution of Representations of the 'Libertine'
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...Representations of the 'Libertine The Evolution of Representations of the 'Libertine' Titus Rock Manickam Order No. 221582 22 April 2008 Table of Contents Introduction 3 The Renaissance factor...4 Search for a New Order..5 The Undercurrents..........6 Libertine Art7 The Writers' Influence.9 Newness..10 Dangerous Interludes..12 Conclusion...13 Bibliography15 The Evolution of Representations of the 'Libertine' Introduction The 17th and 18th centuries witnessed a plethora of great writers whose salacious tastes and observations served as scintillating cover-up to their scornful disdain of the social norms of the times, largely in Europe... The Evolution of...
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Compassion and Media Representations of Suffering
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...Representations of Suffering Photography and video have inherent power because it offers something concrete. When it offers constructs of death, pain, injustice and suffering, it has the ability to present evidence to make their claims real and tangible. Through the use of both text and visual images, the media is able portray concepts and make it concrete frameworks. Technology has allowed many news agencies to possess more images that will support their stories from any angle. There are more images of war, pain and sufferings which make them more powerful and more influential. Compassion Cultivation The decision on how these images are going to be used and how a story is going... ?Compassion and Media...
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Representations of Gigantism in Art and Architecture
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...Representations of Gigantism in Art and Architecture Size is one of the first impressions that one gets of a building, or a painting, or a sculpture, because our visual sense is generally the one that works over the greatest distances. However, size is also quite relative, even within the same viewer. When I was a young child, I remember visiting my grandparents’ three-story house, which also had a basement. The corridors and stairways never seemed like they were going to end. The back yard yawned away from the house, with enough room for a badminton net, and seemed quite cavernous. This, of course, was from the perspective of a four-year-old boy who lived in a...
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Representations and Misrepresentation of race in American Culture
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...Representations and Misrepresentation of Race in American Culture The existence of the human race has been an issue that has raised concern in the whole world. The human race is faced by various challenges, which hinders their long-term existence and their generic propagation. Modern changes in technology have been one of the main issues of concern especially with the innovation of gene mutation that is meant only to propagate the superior gene. Race is a biological trait. However, ethnicity is a cultural attribute. Race is mostly described by the color of the skin, while additional bodily variances in appearance are perceptible amongst two persons of unlike race. This paper looks... at the...
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Barriers and Boundaries of Latinos: Media Representations and Stereotypes
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...Representations and Stereotypes December 8, Introduction Stereotypes within society continue to be a main proponent, specifically among groups of people which are highlighted for different actions, beliefs and attitudes. A stereotype which is often seen through different mediums is with the minority group of Latinos. There are a set of stereotypes which take place with the propaganda that is noted through politics, media and other mediums with Latino groups. These become believed as a part of the propaganda tactics and often create negative stereotypes and different public opinions about Latinos. The interests in creating the stereotypes as well... as the different ways in which this is...
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The Malleability Of The Body In Media Representations
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...representations be positive: encouraging and empowering individuals to live healthy lives? Refer to a specific gender in your response. Introduction In almost all forms of media, the human body is represented in the so-called ideal ways, and these ideal ways and images include very skinny models without an ounce of fat on them. From magazines, television shows, movies, and other forms of media, images of what is considered a beautiful body is represented as model-thin and the overweight bodies are labelled as ugly or less than ideal. The standard of what is considered ‘fat’ or ‘thin’ or even healthy is also very much skewed in the media. Thin is often... ?Might the malleability of the body in media...
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Representations of Nature or the Nonhuman Animal World in Poetry
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...Representations of Nature or the Nonhuman Animal World in Poetry A critical view of the poetry work from both ancient and modern times reveals a common reference to nature. Animals are common aspects of poetry as metaphors, images, and analogies. Moreover, other poets present varied description of landscapes and actual animals. Therefore, non-human representations are a usual feature of poetry. This paper will analyze the reference of nature and non-human representations in four different poems, highlighting the significance of such in enhancing the theme of the poem. Many poets use nature and animal characters as metaphors that serve as...
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Representations of gender and/or lifestyle in advertising
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...REPRESENTATION OF GENDER AND/LIFESTYLE IN ADVERTISING Introduction The world of business and advertisement has been characteristically very dynamic with one mode of advertising paving way for a subsequent one and the pattern keeps on. For instance, the topic of the male and female bodies and their representation would be best explored through the eyes of the visual effects in adverts. It is sure that over years, as Bordo says in her article, that adverts and the use of either of the bodies (male or female) for the public is naturally alluding and is likely to allure the observers to a particular direction as intended. Human beings are sexual beings and...
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The Changing Representations of African Americans in Drama
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...Representations of African Americans in Drama In order to assess the common American consciousness, from the colonial era to the present day, prominent Black artists, of all genres, have worked hard to incorporate the important moments in the struggle to deepen America's democratic roots against the overwhelming forces of racism and bigotry, in their works. After the end of slavery, few could envision what the 20th century would hold for African Americans. The fact that "racism inscribed in the nation's Constitution and legal history has practically insured that a national tendency towards blindness, psychosis and stammering around race would carry over into the 21st century,"(Tate 44... The Changing...
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History: The representations of Death in Medieval European Art
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...Representations of Death in Medieval European Art The Representations of Death in Medieval European Art [The [The Name of the Institution] The Representations of Death in Medieval European Art Introduction According to the WorldNet Princeton dictionary, a Plague is, “a serious (sometimes fatal) infection of rodents caused by Yersinia pestis and accidentally transmitted to humans by the bite of a flea that has bitten an infected animal.” (wordnet.princeton.edu, 3/12/2007) Among the several other definitions it provides, it also states that it is, “any large scale calamity (especially when thought to be sent by God).” (wordnet.princeton.edu, 3/12/2007) This is relevant on more... Running Head: The...
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Representations of HIV and AIDS in the media
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...Representations of HIV and AIDS in the media Representations of HIV and AIDS in the media The word AIDS is an abbreviation of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. An anagram of AIDS, SIDA, was formed for use in French and Spanish. The doctors thought 'AIDS' appropriate as people attained the condition somewhat than inherited it; as it resulted in an insufficiency within the immune system; and as it is a syndrome, with a number of demonstrations, relatively than a single disease. AIDS provided society and the media with a double-edged opportunity and challenge, the truly frightening specter of a deadly disease that could be associated with sexual permissiveness, showing up among a group... Running Head:...
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History The representations of Death in Medieval European Art
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...Representations of Death in Medieval European Art The Representations of Death in Medieval European Art [The ] [The Name of the Institution] The Representations of Death in Medieval European Art Introduction According to the WorldNet Princeton dictionary, a Plague is, "a serious (sometimes fatal) infection of rodents caused by Yersinia pestis and accidentally transmitted to humans by the bite of a flea that has bitten an infected animal." (wordnet.princeton.edu, 3/12/2007) Among the several other definitions it provides, it also states that it is, "any large scale calamity (especially when thought to be sent by God)." (wordnet.princeton.edu, 3/12/2007) This is relevant on more... Running Head: The...
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The Female Body and the Female: Contrast between experience and visual representations in photographic editorial
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...representations in photographic editorial Class University The female body and the female: Contrasts between experience and visual representations in photographic editorial Introduction The female body has been used in the popular media as a form of sexualized object from which the power of that sexuality is conferred upon the product that is being sold. That product may be an idea in art, a product for commerce, or sex itself. The idea of the female form is considered the way in which to express what identifying factors as they associate with sexuality will be transferred and become meaningful... ?Running Head: VISUAL CULTURE The female body and the female: Contrasts between experience and visual...
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Chivalry in all of its Various Representations in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
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...Representations in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Theme is a powerful way in which the writer can attempt to impart key information to his/her reader. As such, one of the most powerful themes that pervades and dominates the story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is concentric around the ever-present theme of chivalry. One does not need to be a specialist in medieval or early English prose to realize that the chivalric code and understandings of duty and honor were key determinants in defining the culture and norms of the given time. Accordingly, this brief essay will attempt to focus on the key traits of chivalry and honor which are displayed therein... Section/# Chivalry in all of its Various...
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Far from breaking radically with the past, modern representations of the city are haunted by it
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...REPRESENTATIONS OF THE ARE HAUNTED BY IT. DISCUSS WITH REFERENCE TO BAUDELAIRE POEMS "LE CYGNE" AND "À UNE PASSANTE" -CAILLEBOTTES PAINTING: "PARIS STREET Name Institution + City Professor Class Date Submitted Far from breaking radically with the past, modern representations of the city are haunted by it. Discuss with reference to Baudelaire poems "le cygne" and "à une passante" -Caillebottes Painting: "Paris Street In the late 19th and 20th century, a new kind of movement arose for far reaching transformations in the western society. Along the transformations were cultural, physical and societal changes. The rapid growth of cities... gone and forgotten but it will always haunt the...
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How do young people from ethnic minorities negotiate their identities in relation to their media representations
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...representation in the media. In this case, one might be prone to believe that western audiences are more comfortable seeing a masculine woman than letting go of dyer’s ideal of the white muscle man and seeing a black model... Media and Minorities Prejudice ideology is an inherent part of the social world, but in western culture its effects are more apparent in film and on the television. The media’s depiction of ethnic groups, women and religious factions has a dynamic influence on the way in which these groups are perceived within their communities, and the orchestrates behind these depictions are as connected to the public as the stereotypes themselves. This author intends to show the dynamic...
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Drawing on Social Representations in Making Sense of Peoples Career Trajectories
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...Representations in Making Sense of People's Career Trajectories People draw on social representations, or social knowledge, in making sense of their career trajectories. Individuals organize their experiences in the social realm, in situational dynamics between the individual and his society. People define themselves through the interpersonal roles within the social relations in which they live, the interconnections and relationships with others in their life. The individual is what he is in relation to others, such as a member of a particular profession. In looking at career trajectories, we see that there is a tremendous impact from these social representations... , such as the need to...
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Discuss the representations of Queen Elizabeth I in contemporary literary works and art
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...representations represent factions and their ideas, including those of the queen herself. Conclusion The various portrayals, both visual and literary, serve a number of purposes and so could also be seen as various aspects of promoting the queen – as a suitable bride, as a strong monarch, as her... Elizabeth I in Contemporary Art and Literature Introduction Even after 4 centuries Elizabeth Tudor continues to inspire depictions in various media such as film, pub signs, drama and art. This is a continuation of what happened when she was alive. The depictions of her were more than mere pictures, but served various purposes, usually political. These cannot be mistaken for just any aristocratic lady of the...
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Media representations and the palestinian experience of the intifadas, an oslo accords
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...representations and the Palestinian experience of the intifadas The first Intifada, which took place from the year 1987 - 1993, could be considered as an unprompted explosion of popular resistance of the Israeli occupation. This was a resistance which had started more than five decades ago. The Palestinian people constructed a mindful and resolute choice to combine their efforts in the fight headed for independence, in spite of of the cost. The organization of resistance activities through a body referred to as the United Leadership of the Intifada, demonstrated the profundity and extent of Palestinian aspirations for freedom. The force with which the Intifada started and carried... representations and...
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Representations of the Body in the Essays of Michel de Montaigne
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...Representations of the Body in the Essays of Michel de Montaigne Introduction Michel de Montaigne is hailed as one of France’s most influential thinkers of the late Renaissance.1 Montaigne who began writing in 1572 is largely credited as the founder of the essay genre.2 Much of Montaigne’s work reflects his thinking and his contribution to Renaissance enlightenment. His essays are particularly striking for Montaigne’s prevalent characterisation of the human body’s influence and the influences of the “human element” on “behaviour and thought”.3 Interspersed throughout Montaigne’s essays is the personal element in which Montaigne often injects his own personal feelings.4 It is these aspects... ...
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Critically address the representation of the'postfeminist'woman in popular media: what are such representations claiming abo
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...representations that actively invoke hostility to assumed feminist positions from the past in order to endorse a new regime of sexual meanings… Much like reality... ? FEMINISM AND THE POTRAYAL OF THE POSTFEMINIST WOMAN   By   and number] of School] March 19, 2011 In recent years the idea that feminism is over and that the goals of feminism have all been achieved has become increasingly popular in mainstream culture. During the early years of electronic media, portrayals of traditional gender roles were considered the only appropriate fare for wide audiences, while women who held non-traditional roles were usually relegated to obscure underground media. As the Women’s Lib movement of the 1960s and 1970s...
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Consider how two or three differing representations of masculinity in 'Macbeth' shape action and theme
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...representations of masculinity in 'Macbeth' shape action and theme. This paper seeks to explore how Macbeth`s theme are shaped by differing presentation of masculinity. Masculinity refers to male gender and it associated them with certain qualities that are expected for one to qualify being a man. Macbeth is a play about a man who allows his irresponsible ambition and questioning of his own manhood to through him into committing senseless and brutal acts of violence. The characters of Macbeth are associated with masculinity in terms of aggression, vengeance and bravery. One of the major theme in Macbeth is often “foul is fair and fair is foul." This theme is manifested in all types... ?How differing...
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Can Teaching The Key Ideas Of Object Orientation Be Aided By Using Visual Representations
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...Representations In a span of two decades Objected oriented programming has, become the most influential programming paradigm. It is today widely embraced and used in education and industry, and almost every university teaches object-orientation somewhere in its curriculum. The software community more or less agrees that teaching object-oriented programming is a good thing. It elegantly supports the concepts that have been taught for many years, such as well structured programming, modularisation and program design. Thanks to new methodological approaches like Constructivism, encapsulation etc, that has revolutionized coding... Topic: Can Teaching The Key Ideas Object Orientation Be Aided By Visual...
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Analyzing CULTURAL REPRESENTATIONS
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... Analyzing Cultural Presentations In the American film industry, racial stereotyping has been utilized in two ways. The first way is through the discouragement or challenge of racial stereotypes. The second way is through the capitalization on racial stereotypes to make a film sell like hot cake. Bamboozled by Spike Lee is a mix of these two uses in an intricate pattern (Gubar 30). The film criticizes the ways through which African Americans forcefully become false versions of themselves to survive in the society. African Americans are forced to measure their value in the society dominated by white culture. Such a move depends on the degree to which the African Americans in question have... Analyzing...
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Critical Response Paper (And the Injun goes How: Representations of American Indian English in white public space)
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...Representations of American Indian English in white public space, Barbra Meek discusses the linguistics styles and features that give a picture of imaginary American Indian Speech (Meek, 93). The significance of studying the linguistic style is because of its exceptional popularity and is used in many movies, televisions programs, and in some literature works. In this essay, the linguistics style on the American Indians speech is critically analyzed, alongside its portrayal in the media. Background The scholarly literature that Meek analyzes is And the Injun goes “How!”: representations of American Indian English in the white public space. A noteworthy... Task Introduction In And the Injun goes “How...
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How useful is Edward Said concept of orientalism in analysing dominant cinemas representations of people outside the west
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...representations of people outside the ‘west’? Introduction “The value, efficacy, strength, apparent veracity of a written statement about the Orient therefore relies very little, and cannot instrumentally depend on the Orient as such. On the contrary, the written statement is a presence to the reader by virtue of its having excluded, displaced, made supererogatory any such real thing as “the Orient”... that Orientalism makes sense at all, depends more on the West than on the Orient, and this sense is directly indebted to various Western techniques of representation” (Said, 1978, 22). The Orient (comprising... How useful is Edward Said concept of ‘orientalism’ in analysing dominant cinema’s...
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Critically discuss the value of social representations theory to the social sciences in particulary to the science of history
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...representations theory to the social sciences particularly to the science of history Introduction: This essay deals with critical discussion on social representation theory and the role of social representation theory in analysis and structure of social reality as concerned with communication bringing out both psychological and social aspects of concepts and ideas. The relationship between science and social theory as well as public communication and common sense knowledge shows how public understanding of beliefs could pertain to economics, sociology, politics, science, health and history. In this discussion I will also examine whether social representations... Critically discuss the value of social...
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Discussion of the Value of Using the Notion of 'Moral Panic' to Understand Media Representations of Child Abuse
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...Representations of Child Abuse Introduction Cohen, the author of the book Folk Devils and Moral Panics (1972), argues that moral panic happens when “(a) condition, episode, person or group of persons turn out to be identified as a danger to the prevailing societal values and interests” (Cohen 2011, p.1). Moral panic features aspects such as escalation of fear or misunderstanding centring on an imminent deviant threat to the present societal norms. Moral panic is employed in the media in justification of the moral and social role of the media, especially in reasserting societal values. The reporting of facts is enough to produce... ? The Value of using the Notion of ‘Moral Panic’ to understand Media...
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Is the notion of the other useful for analyzing theories and representations of race What does it include/avoid
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...Representation through Otherness 6 5. Race, Otherness and Film 7 6. Theory 9 7. Conclusion 10 Bibliography 12 The ‘Other’ and Race in Film and in Discussing Film Theory 1. Introduction The representation of other in art and literature is an intention to engage the exotic, taking that which is human and rendering it unique and alien so that the mystery of other cultures takes on the aspect of something foreign to the human experience. The concept of otherness is often seen as a representation of racial differences, the physical manifestations... The ‘Other’ and Race in Film and in Discussing Film Theory Contents Introduction 3 2. Stereotypes 4 3. Colonialism and the Other 5 4. Interpretation and...
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Representations of Muslims and Christians in Early Modern English Literature: The Renagado and A Christian Turned Turk
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...Representations of Muslims and Christians in early modern English literature in The Renegado and A Christian Turned Turk IntroductionThe “renegade” English literature is positioned as one of the most interesting concerns for the modern readers, because the theme of blurring different limits, ethnicities and historical contexts is relevant to the modern globalized world. Therefore, the Early English “renegade” Literature is interesting for the contemporaries. A modern process of globalization has deep roots in the historical processes of religious transformations and different aspects of turning. In accordance with the historical criticism, there was an option for...
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Self and Counter representations of Native Americans: Stereotypical Images and New Images by Native Americans in Popular Media
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...Representations of Native Americans: Stereotypical Images of and New Images by Native Americans in Popular Media The authors appear to have a very strong point of view regarding the distortion of Native American images in popular media, which they assert has lead to a disruption in the formation of young Native American identity. This statement is given as fact however, and seems to be quite a sweeping generalization. The example they offer of new American Indian artists who counteract this incorrect portrayal, is based upon the work of one individual which I believe to be insufficient in light of their argument. The language used by the authors to emphasise... Submitted: Article Self and Counter...
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Examine Tran Anh Hung's Cyclo in the ways that the film deals with violence, capitalism and representations of gender
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...Representations in “Cyclo” The film revolves around the life of an orphaned eighteen years old boy (Cyclo) who lives in Ho Chi Minch City in Vietnam or what is referred to as Saigon. Tran Anh Hung effectively captures the themes of the film right from the onset where he portrays the wishes of the deceased father of the eighteen year old. His father earning his living as a Cyclo driver, he desired that his son will live a better live than that of his. However, upon his death, the son takes on the Cyclo job owing to the hardships that the family went through. The job is tiring and risky as the Cyclo is hired and the boy carries customers in the streets of Cyclo where... Violence, Capitalism and Gender...
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Media representations of issues relating to Israel-Palestine and Libya in the age of globalization and how they reflect/impact upon media policies
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...representations of issues relating to Israel-Palestine and Libya in the age of globalization and how they reflect/impact upon media policies Name Course Institution Instructor Date In recent years, there has developed a lot of concern about media representations of hotspots in the Middle East and North Africa, mainly Libya and Israel-Palestine. The representation of these conflicts has led to many individuals on both sides claiming that it is biased and that more needs to be done to ensure that there are representations that are more accurate. It has been claimed that many media organizations tend to perpetuate...
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Might the malleability of the body in media representations be positive: encouraging and empowering individuals to live healthy lives Refer to a specific gender in your response
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...representations be positive: encouraging and empowering individuals to live healthy lives? Refer to a specific gender in your response. Introduction In almost all forms of media, the human body is represented in the so-called ideal ways, and these ideal ways and images include very skinny models without an ounce of fat on them. From magazines, television shows, movies, and other forms of media, images of what is considered a beautiful body is represented as model-thin and the overweight bodies are labelled as ugly or less than ideal. The standard of what is considered ‘fat’ or ‘thin’ or even healthy is also very much skewed in the media. Thin is often... Might the malleability of the body in media...
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