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  • Stuart Hall's Circuit Model Analysis

    Standing for the national anthem is merely an obligation for some while others symbolize and associate it with the sacrifices of the lives lost men and women in service, have put in creating the country we live in. As for Colin Kaepernick, the quarterback of the 49ers, standing for the national anthem represents the idea that the individual takes pride in their country. And, so, Kaepernick chose to “take a stand by kneeling” (Witts) to express his beliefs, create awareness, and protest (Fig. 1). However, his message was misinterpreted by many viewers and took it as him disrespecting veterans and their service to this country. This misinterpretation can be explained by Stuart Hall’s circuit model, a cycle that starts with production and continues to circulation, consumption, and reproduction. Within this model, the encoding and decoding process are what generate misconceptions of the message from the producer to the viewer. In this case, the media text, image of Kaepernick kneeling, is encoded with the message of social injustice, but is misinterpreted when viewers consume and decode the image. Amongst these misinterpretations, viewers took on a popular negotiated position. Thus, illustrating the power the audience has, in contrast to the producer, in determining the text’s message. The preferred meaning that Colin Kaepernick is delivering, in the picture of him kneeling during the national anthem, is encoded through various elements. Halls defines the message or “preferred…

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  • Benefits Of Code Switching

    As I take a look at code-switching, I have found out that mankind uses it daily like economics. It is amazing how we use it without thinking of it. When I first found out the definition of code-switching, I thought to myself and said I cannot deny that at all. Code-switching is the practice of alternating between two or more languages or varieties of language in conversation. Since finding out more about this topic, I have examined myself as I used it. There are plenty of ways that it can be…

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  • Verbal And Nonverbal Communication Analysis

    Verbal and non-verbal communications are the connections between two or more people with the exchange of thoughts, messages or information. There are three forms of communication that require skills on both the sender’s and receiver’s part. Regarding the three forms of communication, the first is interpersonal communication. According to Sarah Trenholm, interpersonal communication is “generally reserved for two-person, face-to-face interaction and has several unique characteristics; such as,…

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  • Orange Is The New Black Identity

    The Netflix exclusive show, Orange Is the New Black - a prime example of breaking out of the normative view of media encoders and decoders. The ethnic backgrounds of each individual characters are seen as a hyper-influential factor in the show, and are mainly consisting of Latino, African American descent except for the main lead Piper Chapman and a few other characters. The depiction of scenarios in the standardized minimum security prison setting, in which the female characters form their own…

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  • Disadvantages Of Intra Body Communication

    due to the displacement current generated between the two plates of the capacitor. The other electrode of transmitter and receiver acts as ground which acts as a return path to the circuit by avoiding it from short circuit. Since the ground is at zero potential always, electric fields are setup between the ground and the electrodes and thus the return path for the current is formed. Therefore current and therefore data can be sent from the transmitter to the receiver just like any other electric…

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  • Conspiracy Theory Of Franklin Roosevelt's Attack On Pearl Harbor

    The article of “Internet Relaunches Battle of the Conspiracy Theories” says that the United States and England somehow knew that Japan had a plan for attacking on Pearl Harbor, but both countries ignored it because of their own ambitions. One of the theories reports that a decoder of England may got a plan that Japan make an attack on Pearl Harbor. The United States and England actually guessed that Japan started to prepare something for war; however, they did not know where Japan had its eyes…

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  • The Influence Of Dancing: Nonverbal Communication

    same way as others. To answer this question is definitely not an easy task due to the diversity in cultures. Nevertheless, as we get to the end, this research will be narrowed in a limited number of traditional dances and their particular purposes and/or meaning. Ethnic dances have flourished and nurtured the diversity of many cultures for millennia by their mythological and religious devotion. Historically, early dances had been used as a method of expression in storytelling. In this case,…

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  • Lying And Deception In Bob Clark's A Christmas Story

    to decode the message. Lying and deception has gotten out of hand, especially with children. Should parents continue to lie in order for their children to still believe? Scene Description In the second scene, “Drink Your Ovaltine,” Ralphie received a letter from the store, Orphan Annie, stating that he was accepted as secret circle member. Once he read the letter, Ralphie turned on the living room radio to listen for the secret code to be announced. The radio announcer was making it seem as if…

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  • Pearl Harbor Significance

    In the Pearl Harbour attack, USS Arizona was the biggest casualty. When it was bombed, it exploded and all the 1,177 officers and crewmen on board were killed. Part of the ship still remains in the bottom of the Pearl Harbour. The monument provided a symbol of the fallen, as well as a museum for the war, containing items such as a decoder, similar to the ones used by the US to decode intercepted telegrams. Along with these objects the museum contains replica’s of battleships, as well as the…

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  • The Mass Consumption Of An American Hero Analysis

    suffered through those implications for his country. In the dominant code, this film is an American war story that will warm any patriotic citizen’s heart. The second phase is the negotiated code. In a negotiated code, the viewer is operating within a negotiated code when they acknowledge some aspects of the dominant code, while also disagreeing with aspects of the dominant code that might negatively impact them personally. When the viewer is in a negotiated code, they are feeling a mixture of…

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