Essays Tagged: "contemporary culture"

Urban Legends.

n 1). What makes these stories popular, why are they told and retold, and what does this show about contemporary culture?First of all, what makes urban legends so popular? One reason is because these ... es because they like the havoc it promotes(Why 1). Which type are you?Finally, urban legends affect contemporary culture. What makes people believe these stories? Robert Pollock, author of "Good Luck, ...

(3 pages) 71 0 4.7 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

The most effective way to understand contemporary culture is to analyze the trends of its youth.

reate fashion for the public. Thus, the most effective and efficient way to have a understanding of contemporary culture is to analyze the trends of its youth.Compared with those burdened with kinds o ... r open mind, lively thoughts and brave heart, who are always in a creating and leading position the contemporary culture. When it comes to the study of culture, we should never negelct the dominating power of the youth.

(2 pages) 60 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community > Children and Youngsters

Contemprary Culture

ficult to be familiar with other culture. The question what is the most effective way to understand contemporary culture always hovers in our mind. I agree with the speaker that to analyze the trends ... and so on.Admittedly, in many countries, it's sure that young people always represent the trend of contemporary culture. One apt illustration of this point involves that when young boys and girls are ...

(2 pages) 30 0 2.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

ndition. Although this utopia is set hundreds of years into the future, it contains elements of our contemporary culture that Huxley points to as a warning of things to come.The theme of Brave New Wor ...

(3 pages) 75 1 3.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Colleges and universities should offer more courses on popular music, film, advertising and television

To the extent that contemporary culture is, by definition, current, it does have a much more immediate impact on studen ... extent, past arts and literature shape who we are as people at least as much as, if not more than, contemporary culture does.Everyone alive today is affected in one way or another by the events of th ... ent Muslim mosques throughout the Middle East and Central Asia. It would be difficult to argue that contemporary culture has more relevance to today's students when compared with the relevance of thes ...

(3 pages) 44 1 4.5 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

The Taming of the Shrew and 10 Things I hate about you. Comnpare both texts and what each text reveals about their culture through themes, language and characters

at appropriations of texts occur, as issues, themes and views are changed to include the prevailing contemporary culture.Both The Shrew and 10 Things were considered romantic comedies at the time they ...

(6 pages) 35 0 0.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"All Quiet on the Western Front": Movie and the Book

In contemporary culture, many of the classic stories have been promoted as motion pictures and became m ...

(3 pages) 24 1 3.7 Jan/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Postmodern Graphic Designer: Paula Scher

- such as eclecticism, ornamentation, kitsch, wit, and irony - which most typified the diversity of contemporary culture in a pluralist society". During the modernist era, designers hoped to reveal th ... period-orientated typography and historical designs to make visual analogies which would appeal to contemporary audiences. In recreating a new image for the Public Theatre, Scher's design for the pos ...

(6 pages) 65 0 3.5 Feb/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Design Arts

Speech on archetypal texts: Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" and Bram Stoker's "Dracula"

tegrates the archetypes and dualities embodied in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein into our popular contemporary culture.All the aforementioned texts encompass the creator/created archetype, Frankenst ... Branagh preserves Frankenstein’s traditional horror and the gothic themes but presents it in a contemporary medium of text. The film mirrors the original novel, but in addition, it must satisfy t ...

(3 pages) 19 0 2.3 Nov/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Civiliation and culture

ent civilization. The Egyptians, Babylonians, and Sumerians are three major contributors to today's contemporary culture.The Sumerian civilization had many technological advances, they developed a for ... ent Egyptian belief of more than one god.the great Egyptians however did have a great impact on our contemporary culture, the concept of thirty days in a month and twelve months in a year created a ca ...

(1 pages) 1091 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

The Vixen And The Beast

ayed on the radio, gender roles of men and women are defined by its standards. But what drives this contemporary culture into this way of thinking? One could maybe say that the answer to this question ...

(7 pages) 10 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

Macbeth- Morality and Justice

and wrong. Even though society has changed dramatically between the year this play was written and contemporary culture, the themes in this play, such as murder and deceit have never been accepted as ...

(5 pages) 6745 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Macbeth

The Tragedy in Roman Polanski's Macbeth

y a cult led by Charles Manson. The experience spurred the director to look beyond the decadence of contemporary culture for material that could inspire him in new ways. [?] Polanski?s filmmaking inst ...

(12 pages) 17 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Macbeth

COMPUTER MUSIC (oral presentation notes+ executive summary about 8 minutes) Computer / Music / Sequencers / Virtual instruments/ creativity

ecording studios is the norm, rather than the exception. Despite this ubiquity of computer music in contemporary culture, there is considerable activity in this field, as researchers continue to pursu ... playAudio and midi can be both recorded from the sequencerDespite the ubiquity of computer music in contemporary culture, there is considerable activity in the field of computer music, as researchers ...

(2 pages) 11 0 3.0 Apr/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Give an account of Derrida On forgiveness and the unforgivable.

's writings attempt to rethink the logic of religious difference and elucidate its significance for contemporary culture and society. For the purpose of this essay, Derridas' account of forgiveness an ...

(9 pages) 24 0 0.0 Apr/2010

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

What Describe Contemporal Culture

0834776/Ps1205/SB/2009 WHICH TERM DESCRIBES CONTEMPORARY CULTURE MORE ACCURATELY: 'NARCISSISTIC CULTURE' OR RISK CULTURE'?In this essay I shall ... s work on narcissism in culture, which is often pretentious. Sociologists have observed that in our contemporary culture which is increasingly individualistic and consumer orientated that we are becom ... ing or wiser than past societies and cultures. Risk reflects the fundamental changes that underline contemporary societies and cultures. The science of probability and statistics were developed as mea ...

(7 pages) 21 0 0.0 May/2010

Subjects: Social Science Essays