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  • The Culture Industry

    In today’s western capitalist societies individuals are consciously and subconsciously immersed into the constantly growing world of technology, with the internet, social media and global connectivity. This emergence of new media and technology has profound effects on society and individuals. Thus, bringing forth the theory of ‘the Culture Industry’ and its relevance today. The culture industry argument was developed by Adorno and Horkheimer and focuses on the effects of capitalist mass media and cultural commodities on society, and whether its effects are still relevant. Today ownership of cultural production continuously grows, increasing the standardisation of commodities being mass produced and consumed (Cook, 1996). The internet and social…

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  • The Importance Of Tobacco Regulations

    consumption is reduced it means that soon the company may go out of business (Gilmore, et al., 2010). The health regulations are also banning the company from making adverts o the tobacco commodities, and that’s is hurting the company’s customers base. The company will find it very difficult to explore new markets given that most if the clients don’t have the information regarding the commodity and the only way to inform then, is by the use if adverts but then the use of such is being banned.…

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  • Commodity Exchanges

    Keywords: Social Relations, Reciprocities and Network Trading (Internal and External) Commodity Exchanges Money and Gift Identity: Outsiders/Foreigners (Threatening Aspect) Trade and tensions in the social economic relations Constituting network relation requires stability of social economy; therefore trade may bring peace, as it requires generosity, hospitality, and honor of human being through contractual gifts (Mauss, 1967, Polanyi, 2001). The system of economic exchange brings people to…

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  • Commodity Chain Analysis Commodity Chain

    Commodity Chain Analysis Paper Through the expansion of globalization, the integration among people of different nations has grown exponentially, which has resulted in the reliance upon international relationships. These relationships are represented by international trade and investments which have contributed to the interchanging of world views and certain cultural aspects. This interchanging has led to the development of a global market with social, cultural, economic, and environmental…

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  • Record Analysis Essay

    For example, a handle on a mug allows you to hold the mug without burning your hand. In the case of this record, the principle of affordance is somewhat diminished in a physical sense. I could play any record from my collection in the circumstances. However, it depends upon the end I am attempting to facilitate. I could play a faster, more hard-edged piece of music and afford a differing reaction from a crowd. Yet, when endeavouring to convey a particular emotion or mood, I opt for Acamar. Music…

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  • Marx's Theory Of Commodity

    Marx explained in chapter one what a commodity was and the difference between exchange value and use value. A commodity is used to in order exchange for another commodity, therefore keeping trade and the labor force alive. As Marx would say “A means to an end”. Marx says “commodities must be realized as values before they can be realized as use values” (179) which further supports his point. Then they split off into either use value or exchange value which separate the commodities. One must…

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  • The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas

    Both texts, set in Dystopian and Utopian futures, present the Marxist ideas of commodity fetishism, alienation and modernity as it relates to the human need for happiness, security and spirituality and/or religiosity. The futuristic worlds that both authors set up in their short stories deal with the ramifications of modernity in societies; in both worlds the threat against individual and collective life of humans is what drives them into developing values that keep such threats at bay.…

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  • The Commodity Of Horror Film

    Film, as explained by Giroux is more than just an entertainment commodity stated how "[film] offers up subject positions, mobilizes desires, influences us unconsciously, and helps to construct the landscape of American culture." (2002: 585). Horror films are noted by Derry (1987) as well as King (2004) as being particularly important to analyse. They state how horror films relate to societal fears. Korstanje and Olsen (2011) state how some horror films have discourses of risk as key plot…

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  • The Commodity Frontier Analysis

    Arlie Hochschild defines “the commodity frontier” as “ it looks out on one side to the marketplace and on the other side of the family. On the market side, it is a frontier for companies as they expand the number of market riches for good and services that in yesteryear, formed part of unpaid “family life. On the other side, it is a frontier for families that feel the need or desire to consume such goods and services”(Hochschild,35-36). Overall, what I take away from the concept of the commodity…

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  • Adidas: The Commodity Chain

    The reason for this is the lower cost of labor and raw materials. Adidas is a buyer driven commodity chain, meaning they work with wholesalers and retailers in export countries. The products that adidas make are labor intensive and are consumed by many people across the globe. The factories they’ve partnered with are expected to produce on Adidas conditions, in order to help both the factory and Adidas, thus helping them expand and gain greater margins. Adidas also hires suppliers and…

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