(Interviewee 7) Indeed, proclaiming that “K-pop stars do not imitate the U.S. pop stars” demonstrates their two different standards judging the U.S. pop and K-pop. While the interviews read the U.S. pop star images only with the images, they interpret K-pop star images with diverse contexts, such as who is the most influential figure to a singer or what kind of different images a singer shows in other TV shows. Unintentionally they ignore amplification of voyeuristic sex appeal images in K-pop stars. In doing so, their attempt to challenge the dominant discourses of sexism goes to
(Guo 2016) In my opinion, despite the changes, children could barely realise as my niece still wants to be Elsa or Rapunzel because they are pretty. To continue, based on Disney’s massive influence on the media, there raised many controversial issues. One of them is Disney’s activism on homosexuality and LGBT support. In ‘Good Luck, Charlie’ series, a lesbian couple was introduced. The same case happened to Frozen.
The imaginative characters and their ridiculous behaviors is an exaggerated mockery of the people during Augustan period. The protagonist Gulliver continues to go on an adventure because of the obstacles he faces which ends him up in wonderful mystical places. Swift as well as describes the Laputan island from the view of scientific knowledge, thus making it a scientific fiction. The text Gulliver’s travel is the appreciable renowned work of Swift as it satirizes numerous things in a humorous witty way. Therefore this novel is a comedy, travelogue and a science
The Spectrum of Exoticism Ralph Locke defines exoticism as the use of non-Western elements such as groups, people, or places in Western music perceived as different in order to purposefully "Other" the other culture or subject, or label as different from one 's own (Locke 47). The spectrum of exoticism ranges from Pure Exoticism to Transcultural Composing, in which a fine line exists between these spectrums. Musical exoticism, in particular, is the process of borrowing foreign elements from music and merging those aspects in a way that is familiar to the audience in order to make a statement. Pure Exoticism intends to alienate another culture and its elements, while Transcultural Composing does not intend to "Other" another culture and instead, incorporates foreign elements into Western music. This paper will juxtapose Locke 's definition of exoticism using Georges Bizet 's opera Carmen and Benjamin Britten 's opera Death in Venice, placing each work on the spectrum of exoticism.
Crisp claims that some advertising techniques undermine our autonomy for they use immoral methods invoke desires in consumers. (Crisp, p. 599) He maintains that some ads take advantage and rely on our subconscious desires, (e.g power, sex) and that many times, we are not even aware we are being influenced by ads (Crisp, p. 601). All of this, in turn, suggests that advertisements interfere with our free choice because we are being manipulated into adhering to
Disney Racism Examples In the movies shown in the video fictional characters are shown to perpetuate insensitive and offensive stereotypes. Many Disney characters in the past have been portrayed in a similar light in an attempt that certain demographics can subconsciously identify with them. This has been exhibit from a plethora of different characters from ‘Sebastian’ from “The Little Mermaid” to ‘King Louie’ from “The Jungle Book” no matter they be man, animal, or inanimate object. I believe attaching these ethnic labels to purely fictional characters is wrong and may send inaccurate representations about these groups of people to younger viewers. Not only will these derogatory instances plague the inner thoughts of this generation but
What is the relationship between popular culture and high culture? In this essay I intend to explore the terms popular culture and high culture and I will also look at how the relationship between these two terms has become distorted and blurred over time. In order to reinforce what I am saying about popular and high culture I will be using a range of examples to show how the line between high culture and popular culture has become blurred. We first need to define the term “culture”, so as to explain pop and high culture. According to Raymond Williams, culture is “one of the two or three most complicated words in the English language”.
But what these people fail to grasp is Kurt Vonnegut’s real intention. He tries to subvert practices such as pornography that dehumanize (254). Kurt Vonnegut deliberately uses flat, objective language like a social scientist. Pornography destroys the beauty of the human spirit. Kurt Vonnegut rediscovers new ideas in the paintings of Karabekian.
Two characters hate each other) in the play, and wrote the songs based on those. Therefore, it can be seen that the songs were written for the purpose of being plot devices for Wicked. The story was built upon the different scenarios, and subsequently the songs written. These songs are used to portray a specific situation and context at that point in the musical, and it would be difficult to use those songs in any other context. It may also be hard to make sense of the song, should it be taken out of its context in the musical and standing by itself.
Cultural appropriation has been a controversial topic on social media. Many people consider it as problematic when it typically involves people of a dominant culture exploiting the cultural elements of another without permission (Nittle, 2017). Examples of cultural appropriation include using other cultures ' language, food, music, folklore, medicine or symbols. Yoga is another typical example which is practiced by people without acknowledging its religious root. It has been widely adopted as physical exercise to get fit in the west.