The Japanese culture of samurai always presents male image full of masculinity. The film called "The Last Samurai” will use to analyze the masculinity in Japan present in the media content. In definition, masculinity is socially and culturally constructed that exists on the basis of the biological differences. It about the traits that culture assigns to male and composed of the social codes of behavior while male learn to reproduce the traits in a particular way. The socially given ideal male is the ultra-masculine male who is powerful, strong, independent, leadership, aggressive, and have high social status.
Race has become such a dominating aspect in society. The “All Lives Matter” Movements have brought to spotlight of the injustices of minorities and the division of our nation due to race. Even though companies today are promoting diversity and the transracial ideal by endorsing biracial athletes like Derek Jeter, racial undertones can be felt through the media coverage and advertisements we see every day. Therefore, the transracial ideal embodied by Derek Jeter is not attainable because race has become a defining characteristic through media exploitation and racial framing of minorities, as shown by Barry Bonds and the portrayal of Michael Vick and Ben Roethlisberger cases. Derek Jeter is a biracial baseball player for the New York Yankees.
In the speech “The Ballot or the Bullet”, by X, uses pathos as an appeal and explores black nationalism as a rhetorical strategy to bring recognition to racial inequality, voting rights, and civil rights.In his speech, X explores racial inequality covered as it pertains to black nationalism. Racial inequality is a major contributor in the fight for black nationalism in America. X says,Whether you're educated or illiterate, whether you live on the boulevard or in the alley, you're going to catch hell just like I am. We're all in the same boat and we all are going to catch the same hell from the same man. He just happens to be a white man.
Anzaldúa next explicitly descries deviance from heterosexuality, through her description of heteronormative ideological influence in her cultures treatment toward homosexuals. Anzaldúa states “the queer are the mirror reflecting the heterosexual tribe’s fear: begin different, being other and therefore lesser, therefore sub-human, inhuman, non-human”(40). Through this statement Anzaldúa reinforces how influential ideology can be in both culture and cultural reproduction. Anzaldúa’s chapter continues by introducing the concept of “half and halfs.”According to Anzaldúa, the half and halfs “are suffering from a despot duality that states” they can only be one or the other”(41). The idea of being only one or the other is rooted in the gender binary of being male or female, and Anzaldúa critics this mindset.
Judith Butler’s Gender Trouble (1990) and Bodies that Matter (1993) works are fundamental texts of study for this thesis. Both works are deeply influenced specially by French structuralism and post-structuralism schools of thought. In Gender Trouble, Butler deconstructs the established, normative, Western construction of the Gay/Straight and hetero/homosexual binaries to discuss the lack of perspective regarding the heterogeneity of sexual identity and diversity as it is present in twentieth century society. Her arguments focus not only on the production of binaries and their rigidity from a sociological standpoint, but also on how the use of these binary structures can affect us in processes of sexual identity construction because of interpretations and constraints coming from various fields such as: the
Discuss and critically evaluate Pollock’s comment. Your answer should make reference to (i) gender and/or the body in the broad spectrum covered during the course and (ii) at least two works of art In this essay I will discussing and critically evaluating Griselda Pollock’s comment while referencing gender and/or body in the broad spectrum while referencing two works of art. Pollock’s comment I will be evaluating is “Deconstructing discursive formation leads to the production of radical knowledges which contaminate the seemingly ‘ungendered’ domains of art history by insisting that ‘sex’ is everywhere. The canon becomes visible as an enunciation of Western masculinity, itself saturated by its own traumatised sexual formation… In the same gesture we confirm that the sexual difference structures women’s social positions, cultural practices, and representation, we also sexualise, hence de-universalise, the masculine, demanding that the canon be recognised as a gendering and an en-gendering discourse. Not a matter of reverse sexism, the third strategy overcomes sexism and its straight inversion by naming the structures which implicate both men and women because they produce masculinity and femininity relatively, suppressing, in the same move, the complexity of sexualities that defy this model of sex and gender”.
To begin, masculinity is a central trait through which men try to compensate for their race and class subordination. Men use masculinity in an attempt to acquire social status and avoid being subordinated. However, among delinquent boys, masculinity is formed through negative encounters with probation officer, the police, juvenile hall, and school discipline. On the other hand, masculinities are also shaped positively by authority figures in the appropriate circumstances. Manhood is also accomplished through the subordination of women and through culture.
One of the greatest aspects to how a male is taught to conduct himself is through his personality. Planned Parenthood explains the basic structure that can trap some males through hypermasculinity, “They believe they’re supposed to compete with other men and dominate feminine folks by being aggressive, worldly, sexually experienced, insensitive, physically imposing, ambitious, and demanding”(Planned Parenthood). With more detail, when men are shifted towards this exaggerated way there are many more problems beyond not being themselves. When hypermasculinity takes places there is an increased chance of abuse emotionally and physically towards a women. On the other hand men have a one in six chance of being sexually abused themselves.
Kimmel has shown this by stating that women are a kind of currency that are used to make a man a real man. Most men’s goals are that they gain acceptance from other men.For example if you wear a hair clip, have a peircing, or don 't like some type of sports it means your feminine. They all try to be ranked as the most masculine of all men. It all starts from their childhood. Every boy tries to prove himself strong, tough and manly.
Deception, by its definition is known as an immoral deed, a one-dimensional act that conceals the truth. This statement however, with regards to Shakespeare’s plays proves to be false. The act of deception can be both for the good and bad. The reasons or intentions one could deceive another can be out of necessity as like Rosalind and Celia from As You Like It, Rosalind’s need to hide her gender in order to stay alive in the Forest of Arden. Or like in Othello deception can be used as a manipulative tool to catalyse pure evil, shown through the character of Iago.
The Great Wall of Los Angeles places emphasis on the history of Native Americans and minorities groups along with their struggles. A particular piece of the mural that caught my eye was the “Zoot Suit Riot LA. 1943,” where a pair of black boots where over an individual, this image expressed so much about the hierarchy, dominance, and power of White people. Zoot Suit Riots, Los Angeles 1943 represents some of the struggles Chicanos faced, while trying to represent themselves in a racist discriminatory society. High-waisted,
Herbert Blumer looked at conflict theory through an emphasis on group position and how that generates conflict. Marilynn Brewer takes a different approach with conflict theory and focuses on the need to fit in but also the seemingly conflicting need to separate oneself from others as an instigator of conflict between groups. Both of these theories have something to say about the historical conflict between the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) and the blacklisted, Communist screenwriters in Hollywood. This paper aims to show which of the previously mentioned theories is most adequate for analyzing the historical conflict in Hollywood. In Blumer’s article, “Race Prejudice as a Sense of Group Position,” he is looking specifically at how group position leads to racial prejudice, but this theory holds up when applied to other types of prejudice as well.
An undetected virus surfaces everywhere, while leaders of society try desperately to find a cure, to stop this heinous virus named: racism *dramatic music*. The articles “Is Everyone a Little Bit Racist?” by Nicolas Kristof and “Black Men and Public Spaces” by Brent Staples, emphasise how society is primarily racist against African Americans. These articles acknowledge that black men in America are victims of extensive racism, that individuals who declare they believe in racial equality are covertly supremacists, and that American culture encourages that black men are omens of danger. With racism manifested and lodged in society, Blacks will be prevented from reaching their full potential. Rooted within our nation are stereotypes that classify
Throughout their search both Smith and Stewart conclude, “professional sports [have] hyper-competitive natures, [which focuses] on an emphasis on achievements and rewards”(Smith and Stewart 124). With that being said, it is not only an idea for sports to be competitive, but it is intended for athletics to have competitive instinct. Furthermore, Smith and Stewart are concerned with the scandalous behaviors represented by the counsel of the sports leagues; they are "[for] the fact that sports hold winning as sovereign, which in turn produces a demand for anything that gives athletes a competitive edge”(Smith and Stewart