Exoticism

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  • Aids And Accusation Summary

    HIV/AIDS (Farmer 2006:211). The inclusion of Haiti was based solely on nationality and race; this aided in the formation of the external cultural model of HIV/AIDS, which blamed Haitians for being the source of HIV/AIDS in America, due the their “exoticism”, “American scientists repeatedly speculated that AIDS might be transmitted between Haitians by voodoo rites, the ingestion of sacrificial animal blood, the eating of cats, ritualized homosexuality, and so on…” (Farmer 2006:224). Farmer…

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  • Summary Of Malek Alloula's The Colonial Harem

    In The Colonial Harem, Algerian author Malek Alloula analyzes the French colonial gaze on his native country and particularly its women through the historical record of postcards made from 1900 to 1930. Alloula argues that the postcards were a form of symbolic assault on the veiled and private women of Algeria, who were played in them by paid models, as denizens of the colonial fantasy of the harem, as created by Orientalism. In the first chapter “The Orient as Stereotype and Phantasm,” Alloula…

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  • Cry Freedom Themes

    The 1987 film Cry Freedom is based two of Donald Woods’ books, Asking for Trouble and Biko. It tells the friendship between Black Consciousness leader Steve Biko and White liberal newspaper editor, Donald Woods. The film’s director, Richard Attenborough presents the first half as Woods’ education on the struggle on Black consciousness movement and it fight against apartheid, and the latter features the plight of Woods’ and his family escape from South Africa in order for him to publish a book…

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  • Eurocentric Criticism Of Postcolonial Perspective

    On Postcolonial Theory/ists And Beyond The history of colonialism has been one of turning points in today’s cultural discussion. One major criticism is directed to modernism. Within its history, eurocentric perspective becomes major narrative rejecting that of the third world countries as part its progression. This is linked to the power that narrates the history through colonialism. Furthermore, this issue relates to the idea of representation. How the non-European cultures connoted.…

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  • Imperialism In Laura's Carmilla

    In the nineteenth century, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu’s texts present varying circumstances of inexplicable terrors situated in Gothic tradition to explore the political and social ideals fundamentally inherent in the Victorian age, particularly surrounding imperialism and sexuality. However, Le Fanu’s method of exploring and critiquing Victorian ideology of imperialism and sexuality are cleverly concealed under the prevalent supernatural elements present in his works. This is a concept that is…

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  • Juxtaposition In Much Ado About Nothing

    Summary Much Ado About Nothing is a comedy written by William Shakespeare. The plot centers on the young woman Hero and her would-be marriage to the brave soldier Claudio, and Hero’s cousin Beatrice who has a love/hate relationship with Claudio’s friend Benedick. The story begins when the two officers Don Pedro and Don John return victorious from war. They, and their two best soldiers Claudio and Benedick, are invited by Leonato (the governor of the town Messina) to stay at his residence.…

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  • Orientalism In Madame Butterfly

    An analysis of orientalism in ‘Madame Butterfly’ and ‘Turandot Due to the integration of various forms of artistic expression and multicultural customs, opera has been loved by the majority of the people since it was published. Therefore, the same as the other art works and masterpieces, opera also would be influenced by politics and economics, even by the thoughts or minds from most people. Madame Butterfly (Puccini, 1904) and Turandot (Puccini, 1926) were two examples to illustrate how a…

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  • Racial Stereotypes In William Shakespeare's Othello

    William Shakespeare is the most popular playwright in all of history and is said to have influenced the English language more than any other writer. He is most commonly known as an Elizabethan playwright, however many of his most popular plays were written after Queen Elizabeth’s death. For this reason, he is actually more of a Jacobean author, for many of his plays show many Jacobean characteristics. Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon and was the oldest of six children. He was born on…

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  • Renaissance Music

    Music is always in a constant cycle of change. Over 2000 years, the traditional customs of Western music was no different. Due to the social and religious developments that took place in Europe during these periods of time, concepts such as notes, scales, intervals, ideas all told stories about the character and lives of people through music. Music is a form that is defined as an expression of emotion through sound. To history, music is more than that. Utilizing what we know, recognizing…

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