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  • Essay On Geek Culture

    The purpose of the study, A Psychological Exploration of Engagement in Geek Culture, was to identify and understand why people participate in geek culture. Geek culture is defined as a subculture of enthusiasts that are interested in “obscure” media such as anime, sci-fi, and videogames. However, there are many faucets of the culture and it has become increasingly appealing to mainstream audiences, causing a greater shift in active engagement. Despite geek interests once being marginalized, events such as Comic Con and movies such as The Avengers have achieved monumental success in the past decade. The researchers theorized that were a specific set of reasons why people choose to engage in geek culture, and to understand why geek culture is…

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  • America Needs Its Geeks Analysis

    When we think of the words nerd and geek, we think of a smart person with freckles and thick-framed glasses. They are usually bullied by the athletic people of a school and are at the lowest rung of the social ladder. But why do we also think about that same person being harmed and ridiculed? Why can’t we praise their intelligence and use it to improve our society? These questions are argued in Leonid Fridman’s “America Needs Its Nerds.” In order to do this, Fridman uses rhetorical strategies…

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  • Freaks And Geeks Analysis

    The critically acclaimed show Freaks and Geeks is a shining example of a TV show that ended far too early. Freaks and Geeks was a show that captured the awkwardness of adolescence, as opposed to the romanticized and nostalgic view typically portrayed on TV. Shortly after Freaks and Geeks ended, a spiritual successor arose in the form of the show Undeclared, created by Judd Apatow, a producer of Freaks and Geeks. Where Freaks and Geeks was more drama than comedy, Undeclared was a lighthearted…

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  • Rhetorical Analysis Of The Left Handed Commencement Address

    Award-winning author and feminist Ursula K. Le Guin delivered a rhetorically complex speech to the Mills College graduating class of 1983, comprised almost entirely of women. Her speech came at a challenging time for women, as second-wave feminism began to dissolve into a myriad of disagreeing factions. The title of the speech, the “Left-Handed Commencement Address,” is a reference to her book The Left Hand of Darkness, which follows an androgynous race of space aliens. This foreshadows the…

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  • Freak And Geeks Analysis

    “ A defaced locker, a humiliated freshman. And the busty succubus from Hell. Perhaps we’ve left McKinley High. And entered the chilling corridors of The Twilight Zone” - Neal. High school is full of types of people, one being a the bully who terrorizes students due to being bullied at home. In the television show Freak and Geeks, by Paul Feig, the prominent bully, Kim Kelly comes from a broken home that makes her act hostile around others. Kim Kelly is introduced as the bully right off the bat,…

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  • Case Study: Atlanta Computer Repair

    In addition to on-site service inside Best Buy, Geek Squad also offers at-home, online, and over the phone services. The hourly rate for virus and spyware removal, Atlanta PC Repair’s niche, range from $149.99 for online support to $299.99 for in-home service. The in-home hourly rate is double the price Atlanta PC Repair will charge for similar service. The closest Geek Squad inside Best Buy is approximately 2.5 miles away, with two other locations within 5 mile radius. Geek Squad also…

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  • Beauty And The Geek Character Analysis

    Firstly, Beauty and the Geek claimed they conducted the “ultimate social experiment,” and yet, remains considered as a show in the genre of reality TV. Since Beauty and the Geek subsisted as a social experiment, altered variables, for example the environment, influenced participants to conduct themselves in a different way than how they would behave on a regular basis because of the stimuli the show provided. Beauty and the Geek is comparable to Big Brother because they were filmed under altered…

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  • Case Study: Best Buy's Business Model

    In this case, Best Buy’s Geek Squad plays a major role in their business. “Over 20,000 Geek Squad Agents are ready to help you online, on the phone, in your home, and at more than 1,100 Best Buy stores” (“Geek Squad Protection-Best Buy”). Customers rely heavily upon them to answer their questions and fix their problems, making human resources a key resource for Best Buy’s business model. Key Activities • Problem solving: This key activity is coming up with new solutions to individual customer…

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  • Geek Charming Movie Analysis

    Film Analysis: Geek Charming The movie I chose for this essay was Geek Charming. There was many concepts about sociology throughout the whole film such as reference groups, rivalry between two different set of people and how one thinks other people see them. Introduction To start off, the beginning of this film starts with a teenage girl explaining the different type of “groupies” in the school. There is the popular, which she is one of them, the band people, the jocks and the geeks. Throughout…

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  • Business Analysis: A Case Study Of Best Buy

    INTRODUCTION Best Buy is a specialty retailer focusing on consumer electronics with over 1,100 stores in the United States representing a 19% market share. The organization’s mission was to make technology deliver on its promises to customers by helping them realize the benefits of technology that could enrich their lives in a variety of ways through connectivity. Being a publicly traded organization, their top objectives were sustained growth and earnings. In an effort to sustain growth,…

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