Richard Hofstadter

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    This discussion is another predominantly narrative historical review of prohibition. He provides the initial and most complete review of the progressive era and the political forces leading up to the ratification of the 18th amendment. In his publication he clearly defines prohibition as part of the Progressive movement. (REF) Hofstadter provides detailed links of political relationships and social reformist of the era. Further discussions on the need for social stability with political power and portrays the prohibition as a social movement are key points. It is one of the most referenced pieces of historical literature in progressive era discussions and his historiographical methods sparked several debates following its publication. He offers some Quantitative history during some of his political narrations, however the material is significantly lacking in references and skewed with political interest from the author. (ref) It is the historiographical criticism and his philosophical discussions on political views that make this an excellent source for a historiographical…

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    Many things happened during the Progressive Era, and of course everyone is going to have their point of view on them. Zinn went really into detail about every single topic that he talked about, Foner on the other hand sort of skimmed through the topics but still covered them. Zinn loved to talk about the radicals during this time period as where I feel that Foner seemed to talk more from an outsiders view as where Zinn sort of tried to get us to see where the socialist and radicals were coming…

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    For example, the males in The Big Bang Theory are all scientists. Leonard Hofstadter is an experimental physicist at Caltech in Pasadena, Sheldon Cooper works as a theoretical physicist at Caltech, Howard Wolowitz works as an aerospace engineer and former NASA astronaut at Caltech in Pasadena, and Raj Koothrappali is an Indian-born astrophysicist who lives in Pasadena and works at Caltech. Unfortunately, one of the main women characters in The Big Bang Theory is another story. Penny is a…

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    her because of people thinking men are superior to women. The language that we use today does not help the fact that men think that either. People do however think language is not that important but instead lets try working on other inequality issues. “But the words we use can also reinforce current realities when they are sexist (or racist or heterosexist)”(300). Kleinman writes. Our choice of words will shape how we think whether is positive or negative. Words make you think different…

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    The TV show I will be exploring in detail is the Big Bang Theory. This is a popular American sitcom produced by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady. It is currently on its tenth season and has been renewed for another two seasons on CBS. According to the Big Bang Theory fansite (2007-2017), The Pilot was first released on September 24, 2007. This show focuses on the daily lives of two geeky physicists named Sheldon Cooper and Leonard Hofstadter. Their introverted lives change when the attractive, social…

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    Big Bang Theory on television. Those thirty minute airings had my whole living room roaring. We loved how awkward Sheldon was and how Leonard was always chasing pretty Penny. It was not until recently that I have noticed how misogyny is portrayed throughout the show. As I watch the episodes back I still laugh: however, I cannot help but to realize how the women, in particular Penny and Amy, are characterized throughout each episode. For those who are not familiar, The Big Bang Theory is an…

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    The Big Bang Theory: A View on the Modern “Nerdist” The Big Bang Theory is an extremely successful sitcom that airs Monday nights on CBS. It involves love, drama, comedy and many other elements into a single format. Some of the main characters are Leonard, Sheldon, Penny, Howard, Rajesh, Bernadette, and Amy. One of the reasons I am researching The Big Bang Theory or “TBBT” is because it is one of the most watched, successful, and highest rated sitcoms of all time. According to Winston, as of…

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    Sheldon Cooper Sheldon Cooper, or Shelly as his friends and family sometimes refer to him as, is a character on the television series The Big Bang Theory. Sheldon Cooper is a senior theoretical physicist at CalTech where he works with his roommate, Leonard Hofstadter. Sheldon has many things that seems odd about him. Some of the things that are a little different that he does is that he must knock 3 times of his neighbor Penny’s door. He does not quite understand sarcasm when it is spoken to…

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    “Richard Cory”, written by Edwin Arlington Robinson, portrays a man’s life story only through the effect of his personality upon those who admire him. The poem is separated into four stanzas, each unfolding a different aspect of the protagonist’s life represented by the townspeople. This poem is devoid of almost any literary elements and figurative language; however, the words themselves still have resonance. By formulating assumptions and opinions of how the other half lives, the “people on the…

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    town as appearance-based, a place full of people who only care about a spotless reputation and how the rest of the world sees them. The first textual example is “a mean town, a hard, stingy town,” where the author is referring to the deeper description of Hadleyburg. The narrator uses this quote to explain how Hadleyburg may seem like an utterly perfect community with core values and strong morals, but underneath they only care about the way they look and how to keep a chaste name. The second…

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