You are welcome to search the collection of free essays and research papers. Thousands of coursework topics are available. Buy unique, original custom papers from our essay writing service.

12 results found, view free essays on page:

  • Cultural And Ideological Tool For Mass Culture
    1,036 words
    Ideology does not exist as an individual, independent entity. Unless one was self-raised from birth in the wilderness as a solitary soul, then ideology is a collective, cultural force that is taught. Even if we were raised like Tarzan by the apes, we would share the values of the apes- or, less drastically, raised alone in a cave, it would be highly unlikely that our values would be very different from someone who valued nature, or survival, sun / moon /rain worshipping, etc. Ideologies are illu...
  • Culture Of The Sikhs
    868 words
    The movie that I chose to do this report on is titled, 'Bend it Like Beckham. ' It is about a Sikh girl who is being raised in England. This girl is confronted with a lot of issues pertaining to her culture and religion and how these both clash with the culture of England. She wants to do things that her fellow colleagues are doing, but is not allowed due to her parent's strict respect of their religion. In the following pages, I will first explain the significance of the man on the wall in the ...
  • Social Significance Of The Literary Text
    1,713 words
    High and Popular Culture High culture is a term referring to the 'best of breed' (from some elitist viewpoints) cultural products. What falls in this category is defined by the most powerful sections of society, i.e. its social, political, economic and intellectual elite. The opposite of high cultural art forms, such as the opera, historic art, classical music, traditional theatre or literature; popular culture includes many forms of cultural communication including newspapers, television, adver...
  • Cultural Values
    454 words
    What Being An American Means to MeI believe the term American applies to the entire hemisphere, from Alaska to Chile and Argentina, assuming that all people fall under the same culture as the conventional United States. Basically I feel like it means being a small part of a huge diversity of people. As an infant, like all other infants, I started with no culture and slowly learned the cultural values of the United States of America. These cultural values seem almost oblivious as I look back on i...
  • Modern Culture Bound Experience
    4,851 words
    There was a time, not long ago, when the evangelical community had considerable consensus on lifestyle questions and social issues. We generally agreed on what we should eat and drink and how we might spend our weekends. There was little debate over definitions of vulgarity or morality, and questions of fashion were rarely a matter for discussion. In those days, everyone knew how a family should be raised, and aberrations such as divorce and abortion were simply that: problems found only among h...
  • Chow Yun Fat Movie
    2,424 words
    The Meaning of Chow Yun-Fat (It's In His Mouth) Ultimately, it comes down to his mouth. Chow Yun-Fat is the coolest movie actor in the world today, and the only way Ican explain this is to talk about his mouth. He does cool things with his mouth. Smoking cigarettes is no longer an emblem of cool in the USA, but Chow does wonders with cigarette smoke in Prison On Fire. Director Ringo Lam understands this; like most of the great Hong Kong directors, he loves using slow motion and freeze frames to ...
  • Representation Of Images Into Meanings
    801 words
    Symbols and images have a more than significant impact on one's views of the world. Since childhood, a person's brain uses representation of images into meanings to make sense of their world. These images then go on to being either the truth or falsehood and base a person's views of the world for the rest of their life. All this can be explained through the idea of representation of everyday cultural mediums; such as advertisements and the television. Representation is the way a person interpret...
  • Guise Of Cultural Sensitivity
    455 words
    Resolved-When they conflict, respect for cultural sensitivity ought to be valued above commercial use of free speech. Observation 1: The wording of the resolution implies a multi-cultural society. Observation 2: The resolution implies a capitalist society because there would be no use for commercial free speech otherwise. My first contention is that cultural sensitivity can be a means for one culture to imply there view of morality on another. This is not extreme for this resolution for this rea...
  • Meanings And Understandings Of Other Cultures
    2,531 words
    A sign system is representation through communication which in turn leads to a shared meaning or understanding. We hold mental representations that classify and organise the world (whether fact or fiction), people, objects and events into meaningful categories so that we can meaningfully comprehend the world. The media use sign systems through newspapers, magazines, television, internet, and the radio etc. The conceptual map of meaning and language are the basis of representation. The conceptual...
  • Part Of Your Culture
    369 words
    Attitudes and Characteristics I believe that the two most important attitudes someone must have when he is in a cross-cultural experience are an eagerness to learn and a readiness to give as well as to receive. I believe that if someone really wants to learn then all the more easy it will be for him to learn. He will learn to understand and only through understanding will they be able to accept the culture they are in. If they don't want to learn then they will spend their whole time criticizing...
  • Rastas For Their Flagrant Use Of Ganja
    747 words
    Ganja One cannot speak about the Rastas or the Indian religion without tackling the inexorable question of the ganja. Indeed, ganja is as much a leitmotiv in Marley's lyrics as much as in Lindsey Collen's Misyon Garson. In Misyon Garson, Mayk is assigned the task of bringing ganja to his mother and he carries this ganja throughout the whole of his journey. Ganja, being illegal, becomes almost a 'burden' for him as he encounters different adventures along his journey: "Enn pulya gandya. Same nu b...
  • Dominant Ideology's Power Over Subordinated Resistance
    2,968 words
    In approach to the importance of these three terms within contemporary cultural studies, I explore their relevance within three specific areas of cultural studies, aiming to illustrate the mainstream focus of modern discussion. Consumption, since the branding revolution of the 1980's has become a busy avenue for potential discourse and prior knowledge suggests that meaning, identity and power do have a significant part in the activity of consumption in contemporary Western society. Secondly, the...

12 results found, view free essays on page: