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  • American And Japanese Cultures
    2,488 words
    Introduction It was my first day in high school. Standing alone in the middle of the play ground looking for anyone I know or can talk to, my eyes was searching all over the place. A pretty blond girl standing alone was a scene that, for sure, attracted my attention then. The moment my eyes saw her, my mind started thinking of ways to talk to her. After some time wasted thinking, I saw a girl I know approaching the blond. Not willing to waste such opportunity, I marched forward toward them. We h...
  • Power Dominant White Males In Authority
    259 words
    The paucity of power is one struggle which many marginalized groups experience. Repeatedly, the "inferior" individuals are forced to collude with the dominant culture's practices and beliefs. Jack Davis' play, No Sugar, relates the various ways in which different characters react to the pressure to conform to contemporary Australian society, and the effect this has on their survival. The initial behaviour of characters such as Sam, Jimmy, Billy, David and Cisse sometimes foreshadows their ultima...
  • Sex Roles Of The Bambuti
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    Since the beginning of time men have played the dominant role in nearly every culture around the world. If the men were not dominant, then the women and men in the culture were equal. Never has a culture been found where women have dominated. In "Society and Sex Roles" by Ernestine Friedl, Friedl supports the previous statement and suggests that "although the degree of masculine authority may vary from one group to the next, males always have more power" (261). Friedl discusses a variety of dive...
  • Total Dominance And Erasure Of Local Cultures
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    It is argued that globalization does not necessarily result in the domination and erasure of local cultures but rather engenders a resistance which can take the best of the global and reinforce and revitalize the potency of local cultures. Discuss with reference to the readings and concepts encountered in the subject. Globalisation does not necessarily result in the domination and erasure of local cultures, is a positive statement one can make from the reading Understanding Globalisation: Histor...
  • Potential Of Open Communication Between Cultures
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    The Catharsis of the Contact Zone In a Judeo-Christian society, people would respect their neighbor's sacrosanct beliefs, values, and interpretation of "reality". Yet, society doesn't follow the guidelines of the Judeo-Christian moral code. The ideologies of corporate America have become part of the official religion in which language (written and spoken) indisputably separates superior from inferior. Clearly, words are power. History shows that language has the power to influence, change, and e...
  • Dominant Ideologies Dominant Class Ideologies
    472 words
    cultural pedagogy ideology base superstructure industrial capitalism consumer capitalism hegemony consent language chain of meanings mystification persuasion individualism American Dream stereotyping overt racism inferential racism grammar of race base-images (slave, native, clown) ambivalence of vision primitivism Cultural Studies Method Critical, Multicultural, Multiperspectival it looks at texts in context (s) it offers a critique of the distinction between "high" and "low" culture it offers ...
  • Part Of The Dominant Reading
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    Queer Monster Cultural norms and dominant ideologies determine the manner by which our culture encodes / decodes images. Encoding is the process by which the creator of a work, through conscious or unconscious means, inserts certain meanings into their work. Encoding also takes into the account the context of the work-where it is displayed and by whom it is seen. Decoding are the interpretations that the viewer comes up with, whether they be "intended, unintended, ... (or) even merely suggested ...
  • Domination And Subordination
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    What do the terms domination and subordination mean? Webster's dictionary defines domination as the act of dominating; exercise in power of ruling; whereas subordination is subject to the will of another and lower in rank or importance. One would consider these definitions as our cultural normal cies; however, different cultures place more emphasis on one more than the other. The meaning delves deeper than what lies on the surface. As one person can be dominant one moment, they may also be subor...
  • Dominant And Subordinate Cultures
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    In "Arts of the Contact Zone", Mary Louise Pratt introduces a term very unfamiliar to many people. This term, autoethnography, means the way in which subordinate peoples present themselves in ways that their dominants have represented them. Therefore, autoethnography is not self-representation, but a collaboration of mixed ideas and values form both the dominant and subordinate cultures. They are meant to address the speaker's own community as well as the conqueror's. Pratt provides many example...

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