Between films, television, novels, and the Internet, there are many different types of popular culture in which society is immerged. One might argue that studying pop culture is shallow and worthless, but this is debatable because most of what we do is shaped by pop culture in some way. Studying pop culture may allow us to understand trends in culture that can aid in other society-based careers, as well as study societal and power constructs with greater accuracy. As technology and media develops further and further, pop culture should be studied in academia, as it is a relevant way to examine the moral constructs of the society and understand trends in culture. In the future, if pop culture is included in academia with the same importance as other subjects, future graduates may be more in tune with society than ever
An interest group is, an organization of people with shared policy goals entering the policy process at several points to try to achieve those goals. Unlike political parties, interest groups in politics try to change policies without the intent to be elected. In this essay I will be explaining my opinions on why interest groups are helpful to the democratic process. Interest groups are helpful in American democratic processes because they give people a way to connect with their government. Without interest groups, democracy in America would not be as strong as it is today.
When a journalist wants to report an article, interview, survey, etc. they cannot report what people need and/or want to know, they can only report what the government wants the people to know (“Censorship Effects on Society”). They do not have the freedom to express what they really want to which deprives them of their rights. The United States and many other countries see the internet as a threat and a means of control which is why information of the World Wide Web is censored (Bennett). It is believed that the government censors as a way to have control not to protect citizens; by knowing more, they have the upper
Turkle states that, “the mere presence of a phone on a table between them (two people) or in the periphery of their vision changes both what they talk about and the degree of connection they feel.” While this may be true, along with the other studies on how technology is detrimental to society, there as also positives aspects that contribute to society as well. “It is not about giving our phones but about using them with greater intention” (Turkle). This quote by Turkle embodies how I feel about the technology debate and the more new technology and phones have developed the more we have analyzed whether or not they are good for our society, and at what age kids should use them. I believe that giving access to phones at a young age is mostly harmful to kids social
In this new framework, the president’s broad role in foreign policy decision making process will be balanced and thus, the possibility of costly plans such as; Invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan due to ambitions of crusader type presidents will be decreased. The people has an important role in my model, in contrast to Hilsman’s model. In the classic model, the people’s efficiency in foreign policy decision making process is limited with the election of the President and the members of Congress, they do not have the chance to determine the NSC’s civilian staff. Important civilian members of the NSC, such as; National Security Adviser and Secretary of State are not elected but appointed by the president. Congress has the responsibility to check the appointments but this causes a slow-down and allows bureaucratic rivalry to influence the president when he is re-appointing his/her NSC staff when the Congress disapproves.
Power must instead be given back to the people by the ridding of unnecessary laws, regulations, and programs. By restraining the influence of the government on daily life, the United States will be able to return to the great nation of freedom; a nation in which its founding fathers so vehemently fought to build. Similarly, politics should not be controlled strictly according to political parties, and Coolidge urged people to support the values they believe in, not a certain political party. In today’s world, I think many politicians would benefit from acting in the way of doing the right thing, rather than supporting sides merely based on political affiliation. For this reason, I am passionate about educating myself as much as possible to candidates beliefs, and I look forward to being able to take part in my first elections in coming
In Singapore, there is an opinion that the mainstream media is repressed and controlled by the government hence the birth of alternative news sources such as All Singapore Stuff, The Online Citizen and mothership.sg. Professor Eugene Tan says that these sites “give a louder voice, particularly people who do not agree with the dominant political players”. He continues, “It’s the safety in numbers – that they are not alone and have like-minded people”
The politician and the leaders of the country have a task now to let go of their greed for unconditional growth and take a step back to look at the people they represent. The Indian democracy needs improvements to align country’s direction with interests of the people. Media can play a key role in this if they shift their eye from fancy scandals to the harsh reality of poverty, corruption and the need for progress. More and more alternatives should be introduced by the government to GDP like HDI, WVS (World value surveys) and GPI Genuine progress indicator).to unlock the great underlying potential of India, social progress had to be made. The challenge is to combine the economics of growth with the economics of equality and social justice.in coming years the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals(SDG) should replace Millennium Development Goals as SDG can expand to include comprehensive measures of sustainable well beings.
The effects and impacts of technology continue to be a widely debated topic within the contemporary era. Sherry Turkle makes the provocative statement at the onset of her novel entitled, “Alone Together”, that suggests technology to be “seductive when it what if offers meets our human vulnerabilities”. (2011:1). Technology can be perceived to have primarily been designed for problem solving purposes, such as serving as a medium to improve efficiency or increase the production process, however, has since evolved into a platform that affects communication in various ways, for example by either boosting or hindering the human self-esteem. Furthermore, as suggested by Turkle, technology is not considered for the advancements offered and made,
I believe these journalistic values could help people to understand some biases in these media and improve people’s abilities of critical thinking. However, the journalistic values from Gan are about the western media and there are also some important journalistic values which is different from Gan’s journalistic values in China. In this essay, two of them will be presented by illustrating with some examples. To begin with, I believe this story from the front page of the newspaper about a remark that Xi made at a symposium on 30th August with representatives of non-Communist parties fits the journalistic value of leadership. In the leadership value, Gan thought the media tends to look at the actions of a leader and focus on the difference that one person could make (Hanson 46).
Malcolm Gladwell 's article, "Small changes :Why the Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted," article targets freedom of expression, freedom of the press and freedom of assembly. All these approaches include citizens can express themselves freely online. His article highlights the power of social networks and how it relates to social activism. His main argument is that the media has the accumulation of Facebook and Twitter as tools for political change. Gladwell argue that online social networks are "weak-tie" and that it leads to high-risk activism.
This idea of knowledge and improvement held a lot of weight in the hearts and minds of leaders during this time. They fought to improve their situations and to challenge the traditional institutions. These values embody the Enlightenment attitude and behaviors, and understandably, as those leaders were forming a new government; those values would naturally translate into the idea of spreading knowledge to citizens through public education. People then, as they do today, had conflicting ideas of what “progress” of the nation was to be, and how educating its citizens should look. Each of the educational supporters discussed in Chapter Three by Urban and Wagoner (2014) had a slightly different vision of in the role schooling was to play, but all agreed that public education was necessary to maintain the newly created and fragile republic.