notes on theories of mass communications Bashful This is NOT an essay - it is a collection of notes which are the foundation of an 800 word comparison of two articles regarding the place of humanities in university studies, and the roles of mass communication. Part 1 (800 words - 30%) You will be given two short readings by the end of Week 3 of the Semester. Identify the approach or approaches used in each, and with reference to the features and examples of the identified approaches as presented
Comparison of Martin Luther King, Jr and Malcom X Twyla Lomen They were black men who had a dream, but never lived to see it fulfilled. One was a man who spoke out to all humanity, but the world was not yet ready for his peaceful words. "I have a dream, a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed... that all men are created equal." (Martin Luther King) The other, a man who spoke of a violent revolution, which would bring about radical change for the b
'Social Science Fiction' in Asimov's work Unknown PART I "Social science fiction?" Science fiction is a term familiar to many people. This is especially true due to the tremendous influence of television. But the term "social science fiction," although not heard too often, is a term is descriptive of most of today's science fiction literature. "But what does it mean?" Social science fiction is the term given to literature "which is concerned with the impact of scientific advance upon human being
Thinking About Stupidity In Our Scholars William Mason, Anti-Ph.D. The stupidity in our scholars, like stupidity and arrogance everywhere, follows a model. The model presented here was developed by Anticommerical University Professor William Mason. It applies in general to stupidity at any level of intensity. It has 5 stages. 1. Mimetic Arrogance One party identifies themselves as an authority on a subject and other parties imitate that arrogance. Examples of things scholars and professors are a
Gestures - The DO's and TABOOs of body language around the world Tracy Merkel Axtell, Roger E. Gestures: The DO?s and TABOOS of Body Language Around the World. Jon Wiley & Sons, Inc, 1998 -- Rev. and expanded edition. Over the past decade the author has been presenting seminars, speeches and workshops around the United States on the subject of international behavior. This book is the result of accumulation of more than ten years of research on the subject and it includes research on his travels
The Cultural Narcissist "The new narcissist is haunted not by guilt but by anxiety. He seeks not to inflict his own certainties on others but to find a meaning in life. Liberated from the superstitions of the past, he doubts even the reality of his own existence. Superficially relaxed and tolerant, he finds little use for dogmas of racial and ethnic purity but at the same time forfeits the security of group loyalties and regards everyone as a rival for the favors conferred by a paternalistic sta
What is Sociology? Anonymous Sociology is the study of the issues, concepts, investigations, and results of individuals living together. While sociology's focus is on groups, this focus should not exclude an emphasis on individuals. After all, individuals constitute groups and groups produce individuals. How can we study and fully understand one without the other? We can't...nor can we study them as if they were merely in competition with each other...that's too simple. Rather, as a study of peo
Talcott Parsons Unknown Introduction Of his time, Talcott Parsons (1902-1979) was considered the most admired American sociologist. Parsons was bread into a well-to-do family and was given a strong educational foundation as a child. Starting as a biologist, Parsons felt out of place and transferred to economics and sociology. As he excelled in these fields, Parsons began studies in Europe, giving him a wide view on different societies. He began teaching at Harvard, and there he exposed his socio
Positivism Unknown Positivism is the belief that "scientific naturalism" is the foundation of knowledge and truth. Leszek Kolakowski wrote "Positivism is a normative attitude, regulating how we are to use such terms as 'knowledge','science','cognition', and 'information'. Positivism rejects the theories of theology and metaphysics because they don't have proof that they are true. Positivism is a philosophy that has many theories for the whole spectrum of life. They include the theory of knowledg
Karl Marx Unknown Karl Marx was the greatest thinker and philosopher of his time. His views on life and the social structure of his time revolutionized the way in which people think. He created an opportunity for the lower class to rise Above the aristocrats and failed due to the creation of the middle class. Despite this failure, he was still a great political leader and set the Basis of Communism in Russia. His life contributed to the way people think Today, and because of him people are more
Tribulations of the Self (sociology) Luke Murry What constitutes the 'tribulations of the self' in contemporary society, according to Anthony Giddens? Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer. This essay will seek an explanation of what constitutes the 'tribulations of the self' according to Anthony Giddens (1991). In the first part of this paper, I discuss some central ways language has been viewed focusing the review on social constructivist writings as well as those stemming from the study
Single parenting is becoming more prevalent to today?s society. Families with one parent homes tend to have less income causing them to end in poverty. Poverty is a generational problem. The children of these situations are more likely to follow the same trends. The tradition of providing public assistance to women with children is now being called into question. Although such assistance improves their economic position and enables them to stay home with their children, it also fosters long-ter
Society What is meant by society? People express their nature by creating and re-creating an organization which guides and controls their behavior in various ways. This organization is called society, which liberates and limits the activities of men, sets up standards for them to follow and maintain: whatever the imperfection and tyrannies it has shown in history in human history; it is a necessary condition of every fulfillment of life. Society is a system of usage and procedures, of authority
Freakonomics By Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner Freakonomics is not one-sided in its views; it?s a survey of the Steven D. Levitt work. His work uses completely different pieces of thought ?having practical or industrial significance or usages?. He gives HIS views, to give HIS answers to the questions (other than the typical ones asked in the simple or complex business reports). His study questions and gives you HIS answers, like? em or not. The other author, Stephen J. Dubner works in jour
I am seventeen years old and a freshman in college. I graduated from Sodus Central School this year. I attended Sodus Central School for about six years after moving from Lyons halfway through sixth grade. I recently moved to Chili at the start of summer then I moved to Greece with my boyfriend. We got our own apartment, which is very exciting, but the transition from living with my mother was very hard, surprisingly. I always believed I wanted nothing more than leave my ?hometown? of Sodus, but
Globalization We have stepped into the age of globalization. Like anything new, globalization is double-sided. On the one hand, globalization is brewing new changes so fast in so many fields that many challenges and opportunities are presented to us. On the other hand, instead of spreading wealth around, globalization and its current macro-economic policies have brought Asian countries a strong negative impact, such as the financial crisis and unemployment. The Asian woman is the most direct vic
1. In the decades since Edward Bellamy wrote his bestselling novel, Looking Backward, the role of women in society, the workplace and the home has undergone radical change. However, the conflict of man versus woman, has not changed all that much. It's one of those conflicts that have been around since the beginning of time, and is still around today. It is apparent throughout the novel, and in Bellamy's personal beliefs. 2. Looking Backward was published in 1888, at time when the feminist moveme
It has been said, ?Not everything that is learned is contained in books.? Compare and contrast knowledge gained from experience with knowledge gained from books. In your opinion, which source is more important? Why? We gain our knowledge about our lives and the world around us from two sources: from books and from experience. These two resources are both important; however, most of our knowledge is based on our participation in real world situations. Of course, reading books form a wide range of
Here in my post, I would like to give the ten (10) sobresaliente moments that Dr. Jose Rizal taught me, and probably taught you, and better yet, taught each and every Filipinos. These are only my thoughts and ideas so it is all up to you if you want to agree or not. | Dr. Rizal's famous quote about loving our own language | 1. BEING A POLYGLOT - As far as I know, Rizal has a mind of a genius in any aspect. And being a genius, could you imagine that he could speak 22 different foreign languages.
Sociology Sociological imagination is the vivid awareness of the relationship between experiences and the wider society. According to Reece McGee, sociology is the study of human groups and their influences on individuals. Sociologists study groups and they look at the world from their perspective of the group that they are studying. For example: being a member of a particular religious group influences how you worship, where you worship, when you worship and how you worship. If you are a member
Vincennes University Should Gays Parents Be Allowed to Adopted: Individuals Rosalind Teague Sociology 245 Cultural Diversity Professor Heineke April 27, 2016 Homosexuality is becoming more and more accepted and built-in into today\'s society, however, when it comes to homosexuals establishing families, a problem is posed. In most states, homosexuals can adopt children like any other married or single adult. There are many arguments to this controversial topic; some people believe that it should
Jerline Ridges Sociology 18 th November 2016 Fahrenheit 451 Society can be such a beautiful, but it can also be very ugly as well. Today, it is quite ugly. We live in a time that is very similar to the story of Ray Bradbury\'s infamous novel Fahrenheit 451. In our society, today we live in a world full of distractions. In our shocking reality author Ray Bradbury, had predicted our future that; men don\'t think for themselves but instead have television and the government think for us. The socio