INTRODUCTION The given case, Claiming the Throttle : Multiple Femininities in a Hyper – Masculine Subculture ( Martin et al, 2006 ) is a re-inquiry of Schouten and McAlexander’s (1995) ethnography of Harley – Davidson owners that deals with issues of feminism in a hyper – masculine subculture. This case focuses on the liberalization and the sense of achievement and equality gained by women on the usage of motorcycles through the voices of women riders. This information is gathered by using several qualitative methods such as Ethnography / Participant Observation, formal and informal interviews (which were conducted in garages and homes of interviewees). It focuses on a multi perspective view and analysis three different views of feminism which are liberal feminism, women’s voice or experience feminism and a poststructuralist view of feminism. The mentioned aspects and methods of data collection will be looked at in greater depth in the critical review of the case. Qualitative research is a method of inquiry appropriated in many different academic disciplines, traditionally in the social sciences, but also in market research and further contexts (Denzin, Norman, Lincoln & Yvonna . 2005). In this case the method used is qualitative research as qualitative techniques such as participant observation and ethnography have been used. Qualitative techniques are used when researcher conducts his observation based on words rather than numbers as it focuses more on interviews and group discussions. Even though this form of research provides an in depth analysis into the topping of discussion, it has certain disadvantages too, It has been criticized to be too subjective and are base... ... middle of paper ... ...mily which can be stressful. Motorcycling helps them release their stress and give them a sense of freedom. They also recalled the beauty of nature and the environment that made them feel free and liberal (Martin et al). The last perspective covered in the case is that of poststructuralist feminism. A poststructuralist view of feminism challenges the dominance of men in today’s world. Women while riding on the front seat gain a feeling of control in relation to men. The authors also mention “ Lucy just likes being ‘a girly girl’ getting all dressed up and going out” whereas Allie points to her love for several feminine objects and social markers for heterosexuality (Martin et al). These examples show the growth of feminist culture in the modern day society. Through these examples the authors have conducted their research and gained a multi – perspective view.
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Tom having an affair with a middle class woman was a huge class difference. Also Daisy will not leave Tom to be with Gatsby because even though Gatsby has money he is not seen as high class. Gatsby lives in West Egg not East egg so he is not as classy as Tom and Daisy. Daisy doesn’t care that Gatsby had changed from the poor man she once new because she thinks that Tom’s old money is better than Gatsby’s new money. The rich seem to be unified by their money. There are also several class differences. There are the characters like Daisy, Tom, and Jordan who were born into wealth. Their families have had money for many generations, hence they are old money. The novel portrays this because people of old money do not have to work, they just spend their time fascinating their selves. They impose a distinction on Gatsby where his life is not based on how much money he has, but where his money came from and when it was received. In Daisy, Tom, and Jordan’s eyes they think he can’t possibly have the same sensibility, taste, and refinement they have. Gatsby may have money now but in their eye he once was poor so he can’t possibly be anything like them. They believe the people with new money cannot be like the ones with old
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Social classes have been around since the beginning of time. Most people are lead to believe that rich people live in beautiful and extravagant homes, throw luxurious parties and do not give a damn about keeping it a secret. The poor people are happy to have a roof over their heads and have food on the table and will work their asses off to make a penny. The higher the class that someone is in, the better that person’s life is perceived to be and vice-versa. There is old money versus new money, which determines which side of town one lives on. Everyone knows the difference in social classes and is able to see where most people fit in. In the classic novel, The Great Gatsby, the reader is exposed to many things that show a difference in social class that sadly, still exist in today. Most people have a dream of being in a certain class; whether they ever get to experience it or not, the dream is there. The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1925, shows how social class plays a theme in the story.
Since the beginning of mankind, there is no doubt that society was broken down into millions of groups, otherwise known as social breakdown. Segregation, not only by skin color, and religion, but wealth as well, plays a vast part in the socially broken down society of the past and present. Likewise, in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the environment as a whole is socially broken down economically. First and foremost, the two neighborhoods of East and West Egg play a central role in this division of wealth throughout the story, especially in comparison to Nick, the main character, and Mr. Gatsby, who lives next door to Nick. Also, the criticisms Nick faced of his small fortune are expressed several times throughout the story such as
This essay discusses the role of social mobility in The Great Gatsby. It argues that not all people can reach the highest social class, this is a class you must belong to from the beginning of life or marry in to. However, the characters are living the American dream which makes social mobility to the other social classes available. The essay addresses the American Dream, the difference in social class between the main characters and how some social mobility is unreachable.
...es how powerful of a symbol it has become. You wouldn’t consider the fact that someone drives a Honda Accord a defining characteristic of his or her identity but somehow that changes when it becomes a Harley Davidson Heritage Softtail. "Four wheels move the body two wheels move the sole" (Harley Davidson Ad/ 1992). It becomes clear that the motorcycle is much more than a vehicle; it is a manifestation of American values. When you break it down nothing seems more American that freedom, and brotherhood. Film has fully capitalized on these characteristics helping make the motorcycle a powerful image that has had a defining impact on American culture.
Qualitative research is one of the main types of the scientific investigation. The qualitative research seeks to explore the research 's issue from the perspectives of the involved population. Qualitative research is effective for gaining culturally specific information about particular social contexts and identifying intangible social factors. The most popular methodologies of this research are consensual qualitative research, grounded theory, phenomenology and heuristic inquiry. Since all these methods have certain differences, their comparison and contrast will be helpful for improving proficiency in qualitative research.
Qualitative research methods are divided into five major types of research which are: phenomenology, ethnography, case study research, grounded theory and historical research. Each of these methods are similar as they are each qualitative approaches, however, there are distinct characteristics associated with each type of research.
Feminist Theory is an aspect of considering feminism as having been based on socio-phenomenon issues rather than biological or scientific. It appreciates gender inequality, analyzes the societal roles played by feminists in a bid to promote the interests, issues and rights of women in the society. It is also based on the assumption that women play subsidiary roles in the society. The whole idea of feminism has however experienced hurdles in the form of stereotyping by the wider society. This paper tries to examine some of the effects of stereotypes that feminism goes through, what other philosophers say and the way forward towards ending stereotyping.
The culture in the Great Gatsby and the culture now is similar in some ways. One similarity is money. In the Great Gatsby, most people had a lot of money and thought it was important. High priced and expensive items is what people liked in the Great Gatsby. Since the stock market was at a good place and many people made good money, they usually just spent all their money. For example, in the novel many people partied all the time and splurged on houses , cars, alcohol, and women bought a lot of nice clothing like dresses. In the Great Gatsby no one really thought about any negatives. Their life consisted of money,parties, and happiness. For our culture nowadays people still need money since it is important to living but people now don’t spend
The Great Gatsby is set in the 1920’s, a time where the class system was, arguably, the most evident it has ever been in America. Fitzgerald takes his reader back and forth between two parts of Long Island called East Egg and West Egg, which are separated by a dark place called the Valley of the Ashes. East Egg is res...
In his novella 'The Great Gatsby', F. Scott Fitzgerald presents class as a personal and definite thing, illustrating how attempts to change your class will lead to tragedy. Jane Austen, in her novel 'Pride and Prejudice', uses class as a criticism of society. Her portrayal of class differs from Fitzgerald's as she presents the idea that class restrictions, while rigid, do not determine one's character and can therefore be overcome. Both novels explore their views on the segregation of classes through the circumstances in the time periods they are writing about.
Through our project we intend to analyse the current trends of the motorcycle industry, where it is heading and what place Ducati occupies in it. Once we understand the whole picture we will go in depth, analysing it and decomposing it into bits and pieces to better understand why it occupies this place, and what strategies it must take to maintain and improve its position and itself as a whole.
This research is significant because the decision to cycle is effected by gender, and understanding why this occurs will help in the creation of a plan to improve the current unequal trends. Literature has suggested that although men and women experience similar opportunities and constraints, their perceptions in terms of safety and feasibility of alternative transportation modes differ. (Akar, Fischer & Namgung, 2013) The purpose of this research is dominantly explanatory as it focuses on why the unbalance exists and works to identify the sources of this social behaviour and document its causes. (Neuman, Lawrence & Robson, 2012) However it is also exploratory as the topic of cycling infrastructure pre...
Feminism has negative connotations in popular culture. When people think about feminism or feminists, they envision angry women who absolutely hate men. This may be true for some feminists, but not all. It may surprise a few people that feminism is integral in all facets of life. Its roots lie in a social and political movement, the women’s liberation movement, aimed at improving conditions for women. Feminism has many definitions, but one common definition features the concept of equality, such as the belief that women and men should have equal opportunities. Feminism also examines women's social roles, experiences, interests, and politics in a variety of fields. Common themes explored in feminist theory are discrimination, objectification (especially sexual objectification), oppression, patriarchy, stereotyping and so forth. These themes have developed over time and have created feminist theory. This section of paper will describe the three waves of feminism, the feminist rhetorical pioneers and their critics, and will explain how to use feminist criticism.