Ross explains that this helps link the details to collective behaviors and national conflict in comparative study (136). The third part, Ross ponders “five critiques of cultural studies of politics”(137) and finally Ross concludes the chapter by “exploring some compatibilities and incompatibilities between cultural analyses and rational choice and institutionalist approaches” (137). He also clarifies that culture is ignored and instead focus is put on “insights derived from other approaches”(137). Ross begins by laying out three specific warnings about culture; first, culture cannot be used to describe “all behaviors,
The sources related to Franz Kafka are variable because most of critics see that Kafka is a postmodern writer who tries to bring out all what related to the social and political conflict as well as stating the idea of free play inside the language from a postmodern perspective. Thus, the researcher uses the writer's interviews, thesis and books speaking about his literary and philosophical talent. From the constant research of Kafka, the researcher has found one of his famous quotes that
My argument is about the course of hybridity concept development and how this transformation has been assessed by the colonizers and the colonized alike. Further, the paper highlights the sense of hybridity and hybridization from the Islamic perspective (Holy Quran and Hadith). How this word "hybridity" is manifested in the Holy Quran and Sunnah? Is it something likable or resentful in Islam? The study makes this sort of comparison between postcolonial hybridity and its synonyms on the one side, and the Islamic vision to such a word on the other so as to recognize well
Introduction The scholarly discussion concerning ideas related to history and the novel proved to be of a particular interest to postmodern critics and writers who usually reflect such ideas in their works. This scholarly discussion forms the background of my research, for the book on which my research is based, is a representation of the postmodern fictional-writings on history. Don DeLillo as a postmodern writer depicts, in his novel Libra, the President John F. Kennedy’s assassination but at the same time he blurs the lines between this real event and the fictional world in which it is presented to create a new reality out of it. Postmodern critics and writers, including Don DeLillo questioned the traditional distinctions between binary oppositions they considered irrelevant. These binaries include history and literature, fact and fiction, and reality and imagination to mention just a few.
Karl Cordell and Stefan Wolff are both political scientists who specialise in ethnicity and governance in Plymouth University and international security in the University of Birmingham respectively. They collaborated on a number of works and have both co-edited and co-authored works on both ethnicity and conflict. One such book, published in 2009 by Polity, that is co-authored by Karl Cordell and Stefan Wolff is Ethnic Conflict: Causes, Consequences and Responses. In the introduction of this book Cordell and Wolff both clearly lay out what the aims of the book are. They tell us that the book will be investigating what an ethnic conflict is, why ethnic conflict remains so prevalent and why it is still such a challenge in the world today,
Said is very critical about how the Western scholars have studied Eastern countries because Orientalists have books that are only focusing on the Orient and the Orientalist as their main authority even today, the Orient being the Easterners and the Occident being the Westerners. This therefore leads to Western novelists, theorists, poets promoting the distinction or difference between the East and West and creating theories, social
Since Edwards Said’s publication on his book ‘Orientalism’ more academic institutions have begun to use the term “Orientalism” to refer to western attitudes towards Eastern societies. What is important about Edwards Said’s first interpretation of ‘orientalism’ is as he states here ‘the most readily accepted designation for Orientalism is a critique, and indeed the label still serves in a number of
From that reason he writes this book to provide knowledge and understanding to the common people about culture and imperialism and how it was done in history. This book is split into four chapters: Overlapping Territories Intertwined Histories,Consolidated Vision, Resistance and Opposition, and Freedom from Domination in the Future. The first chapter provides an explanation of imperialism and culture while using historical stats about empires and colonies as supporting evidence. The author starts the essay with the poet T.S. Eliot’s statement that a historical sense makes people writers.
I have organised the essay in different sections following the seven steps necessary to perform a systematic review. Each step describes what has been done but also gives space for reflections. INTRODUCTION When first hearing about the systematic review, my initial reaction was the same question that gives the title to the essay by Philip Davies (2017): “Systematic Reviews: How are they different from what we already do?” Despite explaining in details the motivations why the systematic review should be preferred to other types of reviews, I found some of the arguments opposing other methods rather weak. For instance, when stating why the systematic review should be preferred to meta-ethnography, Davies says: From the more positivistic perspective of meta-analysis, meta-ethnography, is seen as being limited by its inability to provide statistical accumulation of findings, its inability to allow prediction or to specify any degree of confidence about qualitative findings, and by its inability to allow for the statistical control of bias. (Davies, P. 2017,
In order to explain the theory better, there is a need to define the terms of the theory for better comprehension. What is Sociology? The concept of sociology can be defined as the study of the human society, the organization of social groups, the social interaction of people and the meaning that people give to their social reality. Put differently, sociology is an “intellectual craft” a way of looking at all things social[ C. Mills , 26]. Because of the broad inclusiveness of its subject matter, sociology must consult other knowledge fields such as philosophy, history, political science, anthropology, economics and law.