In her book Making the White Man’s Indian: Native Americans and Hollywood Movies, Aleiss discusses the history of the portrayal Native Americans in American films. Aleiss shows that Native Americans have not always been portrayed negatively or stereotypically in films, but instead they have been displayed in more complicated ways that have changed over the years. By explaining how the portrayal of Native Americans in film has changed over time, Aleiss provides a way to think about how Native Americans are being represented in films today. The complication of the way Americans presented Native Americans in film is contrasted by how Native Americans were treated in reality. Aleiss explains that even though producer “Young Deer and his contemporaries rarely promoted Indian assimilation into white society,” there were still “attempts to erase cultural differences between Indians and whites and absorb Native Americans into mainstream American society” (Aleiss, 3-4).
Culture is an embodiment of a society’s values. The representation of American culture is rapidly changing, showing a plethora of beliefs over the decades. Every change comes with controversy, new radical ideas of the upcoming generation challenging the previous. Once deemed taboos become socially acceptable and ideas once thought absurd are altered to become social norms. For example, when rock and roll debuted in the late nineteen sixties it caused conservative Americans belonging to the fifties to believe the new music of the generation was causing internal decadence.
Jay Rosentein took a look at the long time practice of honoring Native American’s as mascots and team names in sports whether professional levels or college teams. He gives us insight that it is not only about using the natives as mascots but the issue at hand of racism, minority representation and stereotypes. This film is more than the practice of utilizing Indians as mascots, it is about culture identity and how we should all change to make a difference. In this documentary we follow Charlene Teters, the leader some have called her the Rosa Parks of Native Americans and her struggles to protect her identity and cultural symbols. Teters states, “Our people paid with their lives to keep what little we have left….and that is what I am protecting.”
In this reading, Andrew J. Cherlin talks about the changes in American marriage, their causes and how the transformation of marriage is likely to affect American children. According to Cherlin the changes are: 1. Great demographic changes of the past century 2. Changes in age at marriage. (In the past people were getting married at early age but it no longer the case now.)
Looking back in time at advertisements and television shows in the era of the 1950’s and 60’s will open our eyes at how the world has changed in the past sixty-five years. The value of the way society sees certain demographics of people to the outlandish lifestyles expected among Americans of the time. The world has changed so much just in my life span when that time frame is doubled it is incredible to think just how different of a world we live in today. From big companies such as Coca-Cola to main stream cable television shows on AMC depicts a picture of segregation and ideology of Americans during this
3. This research paper was prepared by Lauren A. Silverio under the direction of Dr. John M. Ritz, Old Dominion University and investigated whether wearing makeup affected woman’s self image or not. The sample population only consisted of female students chosen from two separate departments, “The Fashion Industry” and “Technology and the World”. These samples were chosen after observing student body and going for courses that provided overall range of students. There were twenty-four students in total in each class, making total sample of 48 girls.
Case Question 1: Most aspects of foreign culture, like languages, religion, gender roles, and problem solving strategies, are hard for a casual observer to understand. In what ways do do Hollywood movies affect national culture outside the United States? What aspect of U.S culture do Hollywood films promote around the world ? Can you observe any positive effects of Hollywood movies on world culture? Hollywood movies affect national culture in various ways.
Lately, we saw the rise of 80s and 90s nostalgia in the media ranging from movie remakes of timely classics such as ‘Ghostbusters’, ‘It’, and ‘Robocop’ from the 80s, ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ and the long-awaited reboot ‘Tomb Raider’ which both originally came out in the 90s, to television shows which uses touches of retro nostalgia such as ‘Riverdale’, and ‘Stranger Things’. Meanwhile in mainstream music, we have the recent album release of Paramore ‘After Laughter’ which is a reminiscent of the 80s new wave and synth-pop, and the whole discography of the Superheaven whose music utilizes a mixture of 90s grunge and early 2000s rock are just examples in pop culture of the utilization of a mix of modern music styles with the nostalgic trends and aesthetics of the past. These elements in pop culture attracts the current youth due to the aesthetics and simultaneously drives the youth’s curiosity of the “vibe” of the past. At the same time, it also draws the attention of older generations due to the fact
4. Heuristic value Cultural imperialism became an important theory that is used in further researches and theories in order to study how likely viewers of the mass media follow a foreign culture other than their own. Melanie Yoes (2012) relates her research paper to Chioma Ugochukwu 's 2008 research where the latter implemented the ideas of cultural imperialism into the framework of cultivation theory to measure the amount of significant cultural change present among a group of native Nigerians being exposed to American television programs. Later, the research showed that the Nigerian participants may eventually create opinions or adopt definite attributes of Western society (mainly relating American ideas and cultural habits) such as fashion trends or slang terms. However, the participants are unlikely to change their well-established beliefs and values despite being exposed to Western culture for some time (Yoes,
The last concept is the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2). I found this test interesting. This test measures self-report, which is gathering information about people by asking them questions about a sample of their behavior. This test was suppose to measure specific sorts of psychological difficulties, but it predicts a variety of other behaviors. It can measure if college students will marry within ten years of graduating.
Media has gravitated toward the center of our culture over the years. Mr. Neil Postman writes in his book, Amusing Ourselves to Death, about his observation of the various forms of media throughout this nation’s history. Furthermore, Postman discusses has the media is shaping and influencing our culture. He writes about the idea that media has caused the world to lose focus of true information and inspiration. Postman’s thesis revolves around how the core values of media, such as news, have changed over the course of history.
The overall goal of this semester’s internship is to work in collaboration with the Associate VP of Student Services and other members of CNM to implement the Google website translation tool on the entire CNM website based on the results from the first internship survey. Throughout this paper, it will be important to reflect on survey conducted during the first internship, as the results from the survey drove the overall goal of this semester’s internship. Criterion Criterion I Student Services and
For this project I will be studying the a myth from Native American culture. Native American culture is very expansive and diverse, so I will be studying and discussing a myth from a more remote tribe, known as the Quileute, which is located in the Northwestern area of what is now known as La Push, Washington. The Quileute myth that I will be focusing on is that of human origin. More specifically, I will be examining the element responsible for human creation according to the Quileute Tribe. By the end of my study, I expect to have gained detailed knowledge about what or who was responsible for human creation, along with how the creation of humans transpired.