Essays Tagged: "social construction"

Ideologies shaped by Hollywood. Speaks of Marilyn Monroe

n consumed can justify a society's relationship with that image and therefore aid in explaining the social construction of what society deems as their 'reality'. A star's image is created through a ra ... nvitation for male readers to view her solely as a sex object. This once again draws on a society's social construction which underpins the worth of females.The key colouring of white is a signifier o ...

(6 pages) 161 1 4.3 Oct/1997

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Actors

Construction of one's self identity in today's society.

theorists including Louis Althusser and Anthony Giddens, this essay will argue that identity; is a social construction governed primarily by the contemporary media, it is created in relation to other ... xist theorists, individuals are 'constituted' as the possessors of positions through the effects of social relations. Alternatively theories of the subject concentrate on people's common experiences i ...

(8 pages) 609 0 4.5 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

The Beauty of Women in our Society.

ut women at all. It is about men's institutions and institutional power".What factors determine the social construction of gender identity in our society, and how do these factors influence the shape ...

(3 pages) 122 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

A Modest Proposal for Gun Control today.

e at the "root cause" of crime and the crime rates will fall. The root cause here is criminals. Not social pathology or the social construction of crime, not ever the host of other reasons fabricated ...

(2 pages) 92 0 4.6 Oct/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Military & International Conflicts & Security

The Mass Media and Social Construction.

The Mass Media and Social ConstructionThe mass media industry is implicated in social construction. There are "Ways of ... This is, therefore, a political battle. Economic elites retain their power by shaping and moulding social reality through the means of mass media. As Chomsky and Herman reveal, for example, American ... the mainstream press and the political economy of state-corporate capitalism in the construction of social reality. The system of capitalism hides behind the scenes of this manipulation, but it is rea ...

(3 pages) 148 0 5.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

"The Book of Margery Kempe" by Margery Kempe

derstanding her travels. She uses her travels as one medium to impose the importance of self on the social. Margery Kempe uses her travel as a medium of expression, while exploiting it as a mode of so ... In understanding the importance of Kempe's travels, the link must be made between both cultural and social practices and beliefs of the time. The most obvious reason is that independent travel underta ...

(5 pages) 49 0 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Frances Burney's "Evelina"

ney in the eighteenth century. Her novel is one of the first during this period that deals with the social construction of a lady. The fact that the subtitle of the book, "History of A Young Lady's En ... kind of source, which tells us about the eighteenth century England. It helps us to understand the social values, cultural status, and moral attitudes of the society. Burney's heroine suddenly finds ...

(5 pages) 28 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

How does deviancy amplification spiral operate to cause a 'moral panic'.

l threat to the moral fabric of society. However under closer inspection 'moral panic' is a complex social construction with many underlying factors. The deviancy amplification spiral (Cohen 1970s OU ... icular event, act(s) or group of people. The formation of this moral panic is a combination of many social forces, which respond to and fuel each other, this is known as the deviancy amplification spi ...

(2 pages) 40 0 5.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays


y to poverty. Has poverty increased over the past 20 years?One of the great debates surrounding the social construction of need since the 19th Century is centered on the definition of poverty (Resourc ... d on the definition of poverty (Resources). Having resources is very important for the structure of social advantage; a lack of resources, it may be fair to say, could imply cumulative disadvantages i ...

(10 pages) 256 0 4.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Trace the causes and Development of Ethinicity in Uganda. By Walubo Jude Tadeo, Makere University, Kampala Uganda

The post-colonial practices simply enhanced it. Therefore, the formation of ethnic identities is a social construction defined by the historical conditions in which they emerge. Ethnicity is not a co ... erstand the phenomenon of what is referred to as 'tribalism' it is necessary to look at it within a social context. This is why, rather than conceiving of an ethnic identity as simply invented by stat ...

(50 pages) 74 0 4.2 May/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

Race and Ethnicity

haracterized by traits that are transmitted through their children (Anderson, 2002). Ethnicity is a social construction that indicates identification with a particular group who share common cultural ... ferences between human groups, are intrinsically associated with the presence or absence of certain socially relevant abilities or characteristics; hence that such differences are a legitimate basis o ...

(7 pages) 466 0 4.2 Aug/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Analysis of "The Social Construction of Gender" (Author Unknown).

"The Social Construction of Gender" was a very insightful article into the vast space of gender issues in ... nder, and one that is very easily crossed, or even straddled, whether by physical transformation or social influences. Gender in society has become strictly psychological and social, rather than just ... himself or herself to be genderless. Nevertheless, if someone chose to be genderless, they would be socially excluded from our culture, and overall, not accepted. America is built on the foundation of ...

(3 pages) 59 0 5.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues


TV, Internet, or even cell phones. Consequently, the media holds a very powerful capacity to set a social issue for mass audience to assume and talk about. Often, media do not intentionally set the a ... ral panics', which can sometimes direct to mob violence. This writing will argue that identity is a social construction, managed primarily by the contemporary media and created in relation to others a ...

(9 pages) 306 0 5.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Define identity, social counstruction and society

ection and the awareness of self. Johnson (1986) defines it as an umbrella term used throughout the social sciences for an individual's comprehension of him or herself as a discrete, separate entity. ... of identity is individuals 'labeling of themselves as member of particular groups, such as nation, social class, subculture, gender and so forth.Question 2Social construction of identity can be defin ...

(1 pages) 91 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Ideal Partners: A Social Constructivist Perspective

Member of different generations and exposed to different cultural and socialization experiences, my mother and I have different conceptions of the ideal mate. Born and ra ... d in the Philippines in the 1950's, my mother's idea of the perfect mate is quite reflective of her social environment; this differs from my experiences as a child of the eighties raised in Canada. Al ... rs from my experiences as a child of the eighties raised in Canada. Although we are both women, the social construction of womanhood as well as the cultural reality we have both respectively encounter ...

(16 pages) 111 0 4.5 Mar/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Life As A Youngster

e; the mother will buy it. What might be the reason for this you ask? As Barrie Thorne states, "The social construction of gender is an active and ongoing process, as suggested by one sort of dictiona ... ns for a long time.Her book is an empirical challenge for empirical identities. It's the process of social interaction in which individuals find their gender meanings (a set of social dynamics). Women ...

(3 pages) 38 1 4.0 Apr/2006

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

Explain the main aspects of queer theory. Present a queer analysis of one or two films on the course. Discuss possible limitations of this approach.

1992).Queer theory fundamentally emerges from lesbian/gay/bisexual (LGB) studies' attention to the social construction of categories of non-normative expressions of gender and sexuality (Doty, p.148) ... reed, p.124). It proposes that one's sexual identity and one's gender identity are partly or wholly socially constructed, and therefore individuals cannot really be described using broad terms like 'h ...

(10 pages) 120 0 3.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Race & Ethnicity: Effects on Life

y and differences among the many different races in our society. Often influential media groups and social standards shape our beliefs, also affecting how we interact with cultures different from our ... and includes their racial appearance, language, religion and culture. Ethnicity can be defined as a social construction that indicates identification with a particular group who share common cultural ...

(3 pages) 153 0 3.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Explain what is meant by the term 'social construction' and consider how it has been used to further our understanding of the concept of identity.

According to social construction it is through social interactions that people "act and react in relation to othe ... rt of our lives and our identity. It is the aim of this essay to explain what is meant by the term 'social construction' and how social construction has furthered our understanding of identity in comp ... struction has furthered our understanding of identity in comparison to other theories such as psychosocial and social identity theory.Social construction is used to describe how we as humans understan ...

(5 pages) 128 0 4.6 Apr/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

The Social Construction Of Gender

The Social Construction of Difference Between Genders Gender refers to the cultural shaping of sexual id ... ivate or domestic sphere.(Butler, in Shirato and Yell, 1997 cited in Mason and Horsfield, 2001) The social biases that influence gender construction begin in childhood, where boys and girls are often ... influence the way we act out our perceived gender role.Mass media has both reflected and shaped our social conventions. Judging by media representations: men lead the companies and the conversations, ...

(5 pages) 99 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers