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  • Tropicália

    ‘For the Tropicália movement, music was a form of politics.’ Discuss. The music of Tropicália brought a subtle political message of unity and social activism to Brazil in a time of heavy repression. It developed in 1967, following the psychedelic rock movements of USA and UK, but was quickly restricted the following year when its founding members, Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso, were exiled as threats to society. Its music applied a mixture of musical styles, from Brazilian traditional dance to American rock, to create a new, synthesized culture of the tropical and the modern. In doing so, it rejected Brazil’s strong nationalist agenda, from both sides of the political spectrum, and posed as a social critique to both the conservative elite and modern consumerism. The use of foreign instruments, such as the electric guitar, was seen by some critics as unpatriotic and an abandonment of Brazilian romanticism. As part of its mixed style, Tropicália embraced Afro-Brazilian music and culture and saw some its greatest political success in its fight for the rights of the Afro-community. However, the movement has also been criticized for political complacency, with some declaring that its radical message was simply not enough without action. Tropicália embraced a synthesis of cultures, rejecting the modernismo’s idea of a dichotomy of cultures, to create a political message of unity in heavy divided society. Whilst Oswald de Andrade’s ‘Brazil Manifesto’ proposes the ‘forest and…

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  • Carlson Company Case Study

    accountable for any of its actions that affect, their environment (Lawrence and Weber, 2008, 48).” The company can follow two different theories. The Ownership Theory is defined as “the firm is the property of the owners; the purpose is to maximize market value in the long term and make money for owners” (Lawrence and Weber, 2008, 6). The Stakeholder Theory is defined as “corporation serves a higher purpose- to provide value to society” (Lawrence and Weber, 2008, 6). These two theories are…

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  • Literacy Narrative Essay On Language

    I was given the opportunity to travel and experience the Spanish culture. I am so grateful for my experiences and all the things I learned in Costa Rica. By learning a little bit about a new language, I was about to create instant friendships with people by speaking a few words the recognize. To the children, Americans seemed so different. I was able to make connections with them by speaking their language. My life was forever changed in Costa Rica because of being able to speak and understand…

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  • Women In Poverty

    mistreatment and respect from men due to the way their culture has set women to be seen. Girls in these countries are taught to think with a mentality that their purpose in the world is to serve men and become a housewife. Little girls from the moment they can reach the stove they are trained to cook, clean and take care of others. This cultural custom in has caused a big gender role issue and women are viewed as helpless and weak without men in their lives. Many organizations have taken the…

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  • Personal Narrative: Living In Ecuador

    A trip to live in Ecuador for a year with my family did not only lead to a cultural revolution in my life but gave me opportunities to give back to a different community. On top of going to a completely immersive school, I spent afternoons and some weekends teaching English to Ecuadorian children. In turn, I was able to get a pretty good grasp on Spanish, allowing me to better teach the kids and learn about the area I lived in. Spanish did not only help me in Ecuador but also more recently in…

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  • Costa Rica-Personal Narrative

    I have always loved to travel. I love to just see the world and experience different cultures, but there was one place in specific that I really, really wanted to go to. That place was Samara, Costa Rica. I had been begging my parents to take me there for around a year or even a little longer. We knew some people who had lived there for a while and they just got me hooked on that one little town. I mentioned it every single day. I would even send them links to houses for us to stay in and…

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  • Berta Caceres, Indigenous Activism: Article Analysis

    Firstly, the article on “Honduras Arrests 4 Men in Killing of Berta Caceres, Indigenous Activist” presents the murder of prestigious Goldman Environment Prize winner Berta Caceres. She was an activist protesting against the construction of the Agua Zarea Dam along the Gaulcarque River. She was fighting for the rights of the Lenca indigenous people’s right because the river was holy to her Lenca people (Malkin, 2016). She was working based on a Human Rights organization of Honduras. The…

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  • Confetti Girl And Tortilla Sun

    When the daughter comes down in the morning her mother tells her that funding came and that she’s going to be going to Costa Rica in a few days and be there for two months to finish her research, which would get allow her to graduate. This means the the girl would have to leave the new house she just moved into in California and go stay with her Grandmother-who she hasn’t seen in years-in New Mexico and would be leaving in a couple days. In this situation the girl is angry because she just…

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  • International Geography: Costa Rica

    Costa Rica is a country located in Central America, and is ranked as one of the most visited international destinations. Costa Rica is a peaceful democratic country. Costa Rica is also an attractive country for investment. It offers great potential for the establishment of important multinational companies, thanks to the outstanding academic level of its population, as well as the high standard of modern services and social and political stability. During this research about Costa Rica, it came…

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  • Asesores In Costa Rica

    Asesores could be defined as “curriculum specialists appointed to oversee specific educational programs; math, Spanish, religion, sciences, social studies, nutrition, counseling, preschool education and special education.”. The assessment of the education of the students, teachers, and curriculum provides evidence that education is paramount in Costa Rica’s small democratic society. The downfalls of the asesores in the education system in Costa Rica are: the lack of transportation and the…

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