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  • Marxist Theory Of Alienation Essay

    Capitalist societies generate alienation - according to Marxist theory . The wealthy, despite owning the means of production are alienated from the proletariat. The proletariat are alienated, in that they are exploited as sources of wealth, alienated from the products of their labour and themselves, through their experience as commodities (Berger, 50). This idea reflects Marxist morality and applies to contemporary capitalist societies, New Zealand included. While some argue that alienation…

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  • Technology In Ray Bradbury's The Pedestrian

    Interpellation can be seen in many scenes in the world, such as bullying, extroverts versus introverts. 74 percent of bullies have or are being bullied themselves, the reason they bully is so that others can feel their pain. When parents or teachers stop others…

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  • Gender Roles: Power Imbalance In The Media

    Power Imbalance There is a visible power imbalance in the media. Gender roles are fed to people from the moment they are born, and this message is reinstated and normalized throughout life (Massoni, 2004). Women are often exploited for their sexual appeal in order to sell products, and capture the attention of the viewers (Mulvey, 2012). The sexuality of men is also exploited in the media, however, the difference is that women are presented as subordinate beings when compared to men.…

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  • Grate Meaning

    As I walked by the creek looking for something to create I was stopped by this grate seemingly built into the small hill running down to the creek. The grate didn’t look meaningful but it had a non-visual value, it was a rusted old grate with a concrete foundation and it disrupted the natural rhythm of the river, as some water flowed away from the river into the grate. As you can see most people at first glance would simply disregard the grate but I sat and watched it for a while and found a…

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  • Dutch Culture: Constitutional Monarchy

    Activity 2: 1. Name 2 political features of Dutch culture: Constitutional Monarchy Since 1815 The Netherlands has been a constitutional monarchy. Historically for centuries before, it had been the proud republic, a union of provinces. Since 1848, the Netherlands is also a parliamentary democracy. Dutch monarch has no real political power, but serves as representative head of state and a symbolic person uniting the divided parliamentary politics. The parliament The parliament consists of two…

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  • Cultural Identity In Pat Barker's Regeneration

    Cultural and societal identities have been characterised throughout history using a variety of mediums. As illustrated by many authors; such as Roy, Barker or Barnes, the written word, can be among the most powerful form of rhetoric, giving society the “stamp” of identity as chosen by the author. Culture and society can be described as the defining expression of our identity, national or otherwise. Group identity begins with the basic patterning of social cohesion such as inherited knowledge,…

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  • Summary Of Danzy Senna's Caucasia

    “All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances”. This is a hard lesson that many people learn throughout their lives. Author Danzy Senna exemplifies this with her characters in her novel Caucasia. The story is about a mixed raced family living in 1970’s Boston, Massachusetts. Birdie and Cole are the daughters of a Black father, Deck and a white mother, Sally. Both parents’ are on different sides of the Civil Rights Movement. The…

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  • Regressive Reproduction And Throwaway Conscience Analysis

    The article, “Regressive Reproduction and Throwaway Conscience” by Donald Kuspit, begins the author statement, “That a new kind of social realism/neo-revolutionary or would be revolutionary art, does not presume to be our conscience. Yet it certainly sounds like the voice of conscience, bluntly speaking paradoxical truths that are hard to bring to consciousness and troubling to hear”. The author first focuses on Barbara Kruger, who makes a political point addressed to men. Kruger is stating…

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  • Rhetorical Analysis Of TIME Magazine

    interpellate an audience by extending forth an ideology that “ ‘acts’ or ‘functions’ in such as that it ‘recruits’ subjects” at the pinnacle instant that they realize and participate in a rhetorical situation (Perry 20). Therefore, TIME’s crucial interpellation of an audience is not based in strict persuasion or coercion, but instead in the public’s simple “recognition of the ‘rightness’ of [the] [text] and of one’s identity with its reconfigured subject position” (Perry 24). Explicitly, the…

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  • Semiotic Analysis: Bic Advertising

    In 2015 the company BIC produced an advert in celebration of Women’s Day but the advert was criticized for its ‘sexism’ and ‘patriarchal belief’. A semiotic analysis will be conducted on this BIC advert to determine whether or not this advert supports hegemonic view of race, class and gender. Through this essay I will show how hegemonic views are reinforced through the advert. Semiology is the study or science of signs and sign systems (O’Shaughnessy, 2012, Chapter 8). Semiotics uses encoding…

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