Presenter: Hi. Today I am going to be talking about how Muslims have been depicted in Hollywood after the events of 9/11. [PROJECTOR: IMAGES of the films that I have researched, fading in one by one as I am introducing them.] The films that I have chosen for my research are Iron Man (1), The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2), Zero Dark Thirty (3) and Argo (4). I believe that it is important how religion and culture is shown in the media, because people of all ages watch films and this embeds ideas into their minds about certain ethnic groups.
Konstantin Yershov and Georgi Kropachyov try to touch on a few different myths or folklores of Russia that __ uses in the book. Along with this the producers represented society and the Cossacks during the imperial time quite well. The clothing which the cast wore during this time was Turkish inspired which was an interesting choice because during the time period when the movie was made Keivan Rus had many influences from different countries mainly the Mongols. Another historical idea that the writers brought forward in this move was the idea of the Cossacks being more of a religious entity instead of a political one. This gave a different light to the Cossacks in a positive way.
From fan-made movies to memes, the fandom that surrounds the television show Breaking Bad is one rich in creativity. Like other fan cultures, the Breaking Bad fandom has a way of ‘poaching’ the original text and reconstructing it in order to relay certain ideas and ideologies that may not have been intended. In this essay, I will analyze the fandom that surrounds the television show Breaking Bad, how I participate and interact in this particular replay culture, and how gender roles and norms are reflected in the text, as well as how these ideologies influence me, as a viewer. The media text I will be analyzing throughout this essay is the television drama Breaking Bad by Vince Gilligan. This show depicts the story of Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher, who decides to start producing crystal meth with one of his former students after being diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer, in order to
Name Course Professor Date A Response to the Article: "Reader, She Married Him – Alas" By Theodore Dalrymple In this article, the author puts up an argument on the current nature of multiculturalism and what multiculturalists imagine the future will be like. He starts by talking about a future whereby several restaurants in the biggest cities across the world serve all the cuisines of the world, Thai on Monday, Italian on Tuesday, Szechuan on Wednesday and many others without any problem. Basically, his main point is that according to multiculturalists this kind of development would be a great way to embrace multiculturalism worldwide. He compares this multiculturalist vision of the society to Marx's view of life under communism, whereby society wouldn't be divided into competing classes. According to Marx's communist belief, “no individual should be limited to one exclusive sphere of activity.” They have the liberty to do whatever they want at any time.
When I first read that this reflection paper was on eating disorders, I thought it would be easy. I am currently doing my internship at an eating disorder treatment center. I work with mostly young women between the ages of fourteen and thirty. This opportunity has given me a completely different perspective on this population and I have truly learned a lot of what is talked about in this documentary. A major issue that is raised in the documentary is why girls feel the need to be so thin and why this mentality escalates to the point of starvation.
In “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins, appearances are held to the utmost importance by the people of the Capitol (2008). The people of the Capitol value the way they look and will go to almost any measure to build their self-esteem by changing their appearance. They dye their hair all sorts of odd colors, change their skin color to colors such as green, blue, pink, orange, or other uncommon colors, paint their nails, wear clothes that are peculiar to the other districts, and practice bulimia by eating tons of food only to throw it up. When Katniss describes her team of stylists from the Capitol, she describes one by saying, “I grit my teeth as Venia, a woman with aqua hair and gold tattoos above her eyebrows, yanks a strip of fabric from my leg, tearing out the hair beneath it. “Sorry!” she pipes in her silly Capitol accent.
Ethnic stereotypes operate in the same ways for men and women. In the reading “ Being WEIRD: How Culture Shapes the Mind,” Ethan Watters mentions how culture shapes the way of thinking and perception. “The most interesting thing about cultures…they mold out most fundamental conscious and unconscious thinking and perception.”(Watters 496). This shows how culture is not just about the materialistic things, but how it influence’s ones thinking and judgment in general. A main source that influences an individuals judgement is the media.
In one scene of the movie, the girls pulled out a map of the cafeteria they have designed themselves to determine who sits with who, and that is when it dawns to most people that whether you like it or not, people are characterized in certain places and are placed categories based on their culture or race. The different type of cliques in the high school were the football jocks, Asian nerds, black cliques, and many more. In addition, the movie represents a whole opposite description of a high school teenage girl in caddy because as I saw in the movie, you could tell that cady’s culture was bizarre from the typical high school girl because she does not engage in normal teenage girl traits like not wearing makeup, and not dressing
She is specialized in Bengali cuisines, and is also a translator, novelist and an author. He works are majority on relationship between SINGH 7 memory, history, culture, food and religion. Some of her books are Eating India: An Odyssey into the Food and Culture of the Land and Spices, Land of Milk and Honey, Life and Food in Bengal, and many more. In 1998 and 1999 she received an ‘additional award’ in the Sophie Coe awards for writings on food history. In one of her book named Eating India, the award-winning Chitrita Banerji takes us on a marvelous journey through national food which is formed by generation of conquest and arrivals.
The PESTLE analysis is used to analyse the external macro-economic environment of McDonald’s that presents its opportunities and threats in the short and long term. In the global fast food restaurants industry, McDonald’s focused particularly on the cultural factors that were pertinent to India, which influenced its standardisation and localisation practices to effectively deal with all the different factors and conditions in the Indian market. Political factors are external factors that affect the company and are beyond its control, such as the governmental policies in a foreign market. Several key political factors that affected McDonald’s include the India-U.S. free trade agreement and evolving public health policies. The improved trade agreement allowed increased imports from the US and was an opportunity for McDonald’s to tap on to better its global distribution and supply chains and make its food available to many parts of the country.