But, the direction of research to find the answers for our questions require further ongoing through different aspects of our project. However, by focusing on reforming our interviews strategies and analyzing our interviews, which is due to focus group and individual interviews, by using dialogic theories and approaches, it is possible to generate new knowledge regarding to different aspects of dialogic communication, identity, multiculturalism senses approaches, power, centrifugal or centripetal movements to create facilitates from and moreover phases. By considering to the different aspects of dialogic communication, we try to put our effort on gathering the different pieces of puzzle on dialogic moments in real life due to the online forum interactions.
Within the contexts of the learning journey, it is important to acknowledge that just as there is continuity, discontinuity and change in this journey; one’s sense of identity too is in a state of flux and can vary according to the context of this learning journey. Hall (1993, p... ... middle of paper ... ... identities are chosen to be portrayed. In conclusion, learning journey projects significant events which can positively or negatively affect one’s identity and act as a catalyst to change and transformation. To take one’s ‘turning point’ is like choosing episodes in that life to challenge identity and explore various social, cultural and environmental constraints in order to establish coherent identity. In this essay, I have sought to show how my turning point and significant event create a sense of unified coherent identity, however present fracturing’s in this identity by staying close to Hall’s concept that identity is always changing and complex.
This is done primarily to control the conduct of others, especially the potentially negative responsive treatment towards the stigmatized person. Linking behaviour to personal values and belief systems, Mills (1940) adds to this discussion by claiming that motives are the terms used by social actors, to organize and guide their conduct. The actor and the audience, as a means to bring order to a situation, justify and confirm behaviour and mediate the reactions of others using the vocabulary of motives. Thus, motiv... ... middle of paper ... ...ng. And as suggested by Mills’ (1940) “Rather than interpreting actions and language as external manifestations of subjective and deeper lying elements in individuals, the research task is the locating of particular types of action within typal frames of normative actions and socially situated clusters of motive” (p. 913).
Both Foucault and Butler claim that sexuality is not what makes us who we are, that it is simply a social construct. In addition, they both believe that by submitting to the mechanisms of power and categorizing ourselves sexually, we are giving impetus to our own subjugation. While they hold similar beliefs in many ways, and much of Judith Butler's work is building upon work done by Michael Foucault, Judith Butler does diverge from Foucault's ideas. The reason Butler revises Foucault is that his concept of biopower leaves no room for resistance to power. For Foucault, a shift in the 17th century from a top-down monarchial model of power which focused on the individual gave way to a political technology for controlling entire populations.
Sources and Implications in Paul Ricoeur's Ideology Concept (1) ABSTRACT: This paper intends to shed light on the issue of ideology as found in the work of Ricoeur. According to Ricoeur, ideology is not only distortive of social reality; it is as well related to society's power and integration, which in fact changes our way of understanding the entire world. Ideology is an endless and unresolvable problem, since there is no non-ideological place from which to discuss ideology. The phenomenological hermeneutic is employed in an attempt to mediate ideological phenomena in a Ricoeur-like fashion. 1.
Throughout the course of this essay, references will be made to various theorists and scholars to support assertions. When considering the value of historical analysis, one must first understand what historical analysis is. Jupp (2006: 135-137) states that historical analysis is a method of “disciplined and systematic analysis” in order to examine the past. Jupp elucidates to explain that historical analysis can be utilised to challenge prevailing assumptions and social theories because it records the history of both dominant powers and marginalised groups, enabling new interpretation and the development of new theories. When studying oppressed and minority groups, historical analysis is valuable in aiding the development of alternative models of social change.
Where early hermeneutics limited itself to textual interpretations, more contemporary application expanded to include interpretation of the existential experience of the author. Consistent with the arguments made here by Alverson and Crossen, hermeneutics evolved to include an empathic connection between people, things, and their social environment; Max Weber was a key thinker in this school. It is interesting to note that some critical theorists have criticized traditional hermeneutics as being a barrier to social criticism and change. However, modern critical social theory includes hermeneutics as a key philosophy. We are questioners in an existential sense.
Historiographical essays implement mainly secondary sources of like concentrations to stake new claims, reinforce classic ideas and to negate inaccuracies of the past. An effectual historiographical essay should further the reader’s knowledge of the subject at hand. Numerous factors should be taken in consideration in the production of a historiographical essay. All historiographical essays should incorporate critical analysis. These compositions should also be problem centered, meaning they should be centered around a research question.
With this subject, it is an ongoing process that involves several key questions. Answers to these questions form the core of our existence. (Kirk & Okazawa-Rey). It’s important to ask ourselves questions about what makes our identity, how do we emphasize it, take it for granted, is it positive, negative, how does it need to change? Having introspective thoughts such as these, is much deeper than just thinking that it is an “individual decision” or choice about who we are in the world or how can I be accepted in this society.
Our opening discussion will also give the reader a sense of current debates and issues within cultural and media theory, emphasizing which issues and controversies are of crucial importance in the contemporary era. Our narrative will track salient develop- ments in the study of culture and media, supplying a mapping of the prevailing fields of theories and methods which have proliferated especially since the 1960s. Indeed, to pursue our KeyWorks metaphor, each perspective provides an opening into the complex terrain of contemporary media and culture, furnishing access to understanding the world in which we live. Each “key” will open doors to new domains, such as ideology, the politics of representations, and cultural