The narratives also challenge the interpretation of history itself by implying it is an ulterior motive driven process and linear chronologies may not always be accurate. These twist and turns, makes it easy for us to add and subtract from the story. Therefore, History isn 't stable or true for that matter, it’s our perception of the
In Plato’s mind, art was the impersonation of nature. Yet in the nineteenth century, photography assumed control over that capacity, and in the twentieth century, abstract art toppled the entire thought that art was about the portrayal, in another word, representation. Moreover, in spite of the fact that art implied ability and skill at an opportune time, the conceptual artist had brought their thoughts to a higher level of execution. Hence, what is art? Art has been identified by various philosophers and critics in different ways.
Up until recently was not been given much attention in the field of international relations due to its historical aspects. Until recently not much attention has been paid to post-colonialism. This has however begun to change as more scholars and researches begin to take an interest in an alternative line of study, especially those who are claiming that international relations is currently focus too much on a Eurocentric approach. The term post-colonialism does not speak to the period following the period of colonization but rather the impact of colonial rule on colonialized societies. Post-colonialism “seeks to expose and overturn the cultural and psychological dimensions of the colonial rule” (Heywood,
The great paradox of American culture is the need to redefine or create their past, likening themselves to the great and previous civilizations. Since America during this time just starts to take form, there is this sense that the culture and literature are inferior in comparison to preexisting, traditionally rich countries such as England. Being a new nation that encompasses a different history and ideals it, therefore, needs its own sense of identity. This desire to clarify and establish a national identity begets the creation of the American myth. The myth though fails because it does not embody the whole of American society or an accurate account of history.
The acknowledgement and analysis of subcultures though still seen in today’s society, is one that is quite old and outdated, therefore particular aspects may not be applicable to today’s society (post modernists views on subcultures). Critiques of Hebdige’s study also show that the studies of Hebdige “treat subcultures as homogeneous entities in a fixed temporal and geographical framework” (Mattelart & Neveu, 25). This fixed view of culture may be disadvantageous as it is makes poor judgement of the dynamic processes of change essential to any culture or subculture. There are also post-modernist views which speak against the beliefs of the modern perspectives taken on
As to the cultural thought, culture may be a complicated issue in some fields like sociology, anthropology and currently become a hot topic in management. A handful of contributions are devoted during this space by some authors, like Hofstede (1997), Hall (1976, referred by Richardson and Smith, 2007 cited by he & Liu, 2010), Golbe (2004). It is not a debate to mention that Hofstede’s dimensions of national culture theory may be a dominant theory. Despite the fact that lots of individuals call into question Hofstede’s theory and his knowledge are out of time (Holden, 2002, p20 cited by he & Liu, 2010), however, the info of dimensions of national culture is not a definite quantity however relative values. At least, Hofstede’s dimensions of national
Richard Shusterman (2012:1) states that it is difficult to point out what is considered to be art and what is not. The problem surfaces when we have to determine how an ordinary object of real life becomes an artwork. According to Shusterman, in order for something to be considered as art it has to be a product of human activity, an artefact. Shoes for example, could be seen as art in aesthetics to a certain someone. For art to be aesthetic it must draw attention or appeal to us in some way.
Center to Foucauldian analysis is the idea that “the purpose of criticism is to analyze the work through its structure, its architecture, its intrinsic form and the play of its internal relationships.” (Foucault 1980:102) and therefore avoids biographical views for being inaccurate. Frequently critics witness works from the same author that is drastically different from one another and makes it hard to believe that they are all works of the same author, thus a biographical approach is insufficient in dealing with them rising the question that if it’s the background of work and its author that led to the creation of a certain work then why two works that are not historically that much apart show different and sometimes opposite forms. Based
A précising definition is different from both Stipulative definition and lexical definition. It differs from Stipulative definition in the sense that its definiendum is not a new term, but one with a known usage, although it being vague or ambiguous. Therefore, when constructing a precise definition, we are not at liberty to assign the definiendum any meaning we want. A precise definition cannot be a simple report like that of lexical definition because it has to be beyond established usage if the vagueness of the definiendum is to be reduced (Copi, Cohen and Mcmahon). Précising definitions are used because in some cases we need to use a particular term in a way that is more precise than a definition found in the dictionary.
They do not pay attention on these stereotypes hidden on scripts, scenes that secretly depict demoralization. Movies, a motion-picture of story-telling are sometimes can be deceiving towards audiences. What lies beyond the true meaning on what we see on the silver screens is not really we are looking forward to know more. Uncovering the truth behind aims for the people to understand the impact of disrespecting people’s custom and that reflects on their ethnicity. UNCOVERING THE TRUTH ABOUT RACISM BEYOND MOVIES 3 To give emphasis on this matter, a survey