Contemporary World

  • Fascism in the Contemporary World

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    Fascism in the Contemporary World This research examines the development of fascism and ultranationalism in contemporary Croatia, Hungary, and Serbia. Fascism and ultranationalism are not one and the same thing. While a fascist likely will be an ultranationalist (and will certainly be nationalistic), an ultranationalist need not necessarily be a fascist. As these two terms are critical to this examination, they must be defined. Ultranationalism Ultranationalism implies not only an intensely

  • Contemporary World Problems

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    Contemporary World Problems Paper Introduction Humanitarian intervention has become one of the most highly debated topics in current international politics. An example of this that can found in the news is President Obama stating “we are not going to be getting into a military excursion in Ukraine. What we are going to do is mobilize all of our diplomatic resources to make sure that we’ve got a strong international correlation that sends a clear message,” in regards to the Russian invasion of

  • The Contemporary Western Art World

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    ‘I want to show artists from the whole world, and to leave the ghetto of contemporary Western art where we have been shut up over these last decades’ (Buchloh & Martin, 1989, p. 27). Jean-Hubert Martin’s exhibition Les Magiciens de la Terre more than challenged, it stampeded into the contemporary Western art world demanding that it expand its vision beyond the generally agreed and understood definition of art. Martin wanted the art world to encompass the global through his sole curatorial vision

  • Contemporary Slavery Around The World

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    Contemporary Slavery around the World Slavery is still a major problem in today’s society according to Carollann Gamino, an intern at an organization dedicated to ending poverty, disease, and hunger. Modern day slavery not only exists, but is currently at an alarmingly high number. It is estimated that about 27 million slaves are in bondage today all around the world. End It Movement is a coalition of organizations who are in the fight for freedom, trying to end slavery. They define slavery as being

  • Social Problems Of The Contemporary World

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    Social problems in the contemporary world Institution: Date: Bringing together physical and mental health In this research paper, sufficient attention should be given to the possibility of a relationship between physical and mental health. This will help in developing new models of care whereby support would be offered in a more integrated scope. It is evident that there are high rates of mental health problems amongst people who have suffered long-term physical problems. Also, there is reduced

  • Contemporary World Final Essay

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    technology. All of these have affected each other. The study of the history of humankind allows us to look back and learn from past accomplishments and mistakes. Although technology has allowed for incredible communication and reporting around the world, as individuals do we use this to our advantage and grow as better people? We continue to struggle with ingrained prejudices and ideals for other ethnic groups. As the movement for diversity continues to grow in today’s society, our biggest problem

  • Asimov 's Influence On The Contemporary World

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    While science fiction (SF)—a genre within which Asimov is legendary—is often misread as prediction (SF is often allegorical or a critical and satirical commentary on the contemporary world, more so than predictive), Asimov’s brief essay is eerily prescient about the most recent education reform movement and the discourse surrounding it. As Reagan ascended the presidency in the U.S., Asimov noticed a clear line being drawn by politicians between them as spokespeople for and with the public versus

  • Contemporary American Poetry and Its Public Worlds

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    the dangerous "maybe" in every sense. (Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil, sec 2.) This will not be one more lament for the sad state of contemporary American poetry. Yet to define some of the basic strengths of new work I have to begin with what seems like a lament. For perhaps the most important invigorating element for contemporaries is a widespread dissatisfaction with what is called romantic lyricism, poetry based on the dramatization of intense subjective states leading to moments

  • The Role of Mass-Media in the Contemporary World

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    The Role of Mass-Media in the Contemporary World The power of the mass media has once become so powerful that its undoubtedly significant role in the world today stays beyond any questions. It is so strong that even politics uses it as a means of governing in any country around the world. The mass media has not only political meaning but also it conveys wide knowledge concerning all possible aspects of human beings’ lives and, what is utterly true, influences on people’s points of view and their

  • The Fascination and Relevance of Alexander the Great in the Contemporary World

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    admirable ruler of the largest empire of the known ancient world. The fascination and relevance of Alexander in the contemporary world have proven to be a reflection of his extraordinary successes, which has led to a strong debate on whether Alexander’s epithet as “The Great” is at all an indication of his achievements. Alexander’s ability to expand his empire through military measures connecting the East and the West of the known world; a feat that had never been achieved prior to Alexander, or

  • Main Challenges Facing the Contemporary World Economy

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    The world economy is a dynamic, multifarious and complex entity. The contemporary economy can be distinguished from past economies simply because technology permits a greater degree of interdependence than has previously been possible. An integral facet of the 21st century economy is what Harvey (1989) identifies as ‘Time-Space Compression’, the phenomenon described by Larsson (2003, pg.89) as “The process of world shrinkage”. This “shrinkage” allows faster capital exchanges and a rapid movement

  • Contemporary Art Music Within The Music World

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    heard. Random, nonsensical clamor. In fact, the clamor is what most audiences heard at any number of performances of Schoenberg 's work. Although Pierrot lunaire, along with many other works of Schoenberg, are excellent examples of contemporary art music within the music world, the audience thought differently, meeting the music with outcry and laughter. Audiences did not care for the violent and dissonant tones that emitted from Schoenberg’s bizarre music, especially those found in Pierrot lunaire

  • Contemporary Western Critique in Third World Cinema

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    This essay will look at three films by three different directors, all of whom are Third‐World born, European‐ (higher) educated, and whose films have all investigated the legacies and effects of postcolonialism as it relates to those having acted both colonizers and colonized. The films are made up of two documentaries, I’m British but... by Gurinder Chadha and Lumumba: Death of a Prophet by Raoul Peck, as well as the semi‐fictional Pièces d' Identités by Mweze Ngangura. Even though the latter

  • How are Third World countries depicted in contemporary advertising

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    How are Third World countries depicted in contemporary advertising? This essay will explore the different ways in which advertisers from the first world or more developed countries have chosen to represent these countries to the Western audiences. I will investigate the three main ways these under developed countries are perceived. Firstly I will look at the perception of the Third world being in extreme need of aid and the impression of “desperation” which comes across

  • Contemporary Ballet Of American Ballet And New York City Ballet

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    “authentic” knowledge of a practice or product by tracing its culture, in the currently globalizing world where the cultures are overlapped and intertwine with one another, the criteria is ineffective due to the difficulty of ascribing the practice to a specific culture; hence, the notion of cultural authenticity is no longer legitimate. The cross-cultural origins and further developments of the Contemporary Ballet illustrate that to simply consider this dance form authentically American is inappropriate

  • Islam in the Era of Globalization

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    umma in the contemporary world? What is meant by the question is not the umma as known in the political geography asa nation recognized by international law, but the umma is meant here as a concept of universal communal based on self awareness of the concerned entity about its identity on side, and the acceptance of the distinctive identity of the muslims on the other side. Muslims are supposed to be a doctrinal or ideological universal community, united through the entire world by their faith

  • Cacther In The Rye

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    as one of the most popular and influential writers. His only novel, The Catcher in the Rye, drew such great attention during the fifties and sixties that those years have been called the age of Holden Caulfield (Contemporary Literary Critiscm, Vol. 12). Salinger is a master of contemporary dialect and idiomatic expression. He created in Holden Caulfield a character who became the prototype of alienated adolescence for an entire generation of Americans. The Catcher in the Rye has been banned even recently

  • Globalization And Its Impact On Modern Society

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    investment, production and technology’ (Petras, 1999). Generally, it can be said that the complexity of globalisation reflects the growing intricacy of contemporary society. The term globalization describes the process of the deepening, broadening and speeding up of the world in all aspects of modern life. Globalisation captures elements of a contemporary world that is being sculpted by economic and technological forces into a realm of shared economic, political and cultural issues. Globalisation is by

  • Contemporary Paintings : Contemporary Art

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    Contemporary Portraits Art is something that is a part of my everyday life, and each artist that I know has their own story and something unique about them. I am a weird person, and I have loads of things going on in my life, which is hard for me to put in words, which is why I tend to make art about how I feel, or my escape of the situation. For my AP portfolio concentration section I plan to create six contemporary portraits. Contemporary art is art that is prevalent, things that are popular

  • The And The Cranes

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    community, there exists an underlying circumstance of how what is considered to be the Islamic Orthodoxy has undergone a notable change. As emphasized by Shahab Ahmed, there exists an Islamic Orthodoxy which serves as a rigid concept in the Islamic world where beliefs and methods are invested by proponents with exclusive authority/validity, while “variant” beliefs of methods or inquiry are regarded as invalid and illegitimate (p. 68). As a result of this embrace of orthodoxy, large modern populations

  • The Holocaust as One of The Most Heinous Crimes Commited in Human History

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    more devastating than a nearly successful ploy to exterminate a specific group of people only for political ends operationalized by groundless propaganda? While it may be unthinkable that the Holocaust may happen again in contemporary times – historians claim that the rest of the world has already learned lessons from it, its alleged status as the worst of its kind in history still stands as a matter of great contest deriving from relative points of view. True, the Holocaust is nothing short of horrible

  • Age of Anxiety Versus Contemporary Humanity

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    commonly known as age of anxiety and contemporary humanity. These two periods are somehow interrelated, one Preceding the other. The age of anxiety was made up of many horrific events which determine later on how Nation are build and alliance are concluded in the world. This period was mark primarily by the biggest war recorded that the human kind have seem, War world I and world II. It was also a greet period of Invention of many technologies. Contemporary humanity can be considered as a post

  • The Exclusivity of the Art Market

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    and exclusivity drive the art world. Value of art works is socially and subjectively constructed, based on one’s concocted rationales of what is significant and what is not. Giving art works the title of commodities, hence, is rather trivial, particularly due to the nature and quality of these works. One cannot, however, deny that in the case of contemporary art, capitalism and the art world seem to run hand-in-hand. Ben Lewis’ 2009 documentary “The Great Contemporary Art Bubble” provides a pretty

  • Taking a Look at First World War Archaeology

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    great war archaeology and many others archaeologies that are dealing with a recent and violent history. If we want to understand the First World War archaeology, we must know and understand the background in which it was formed. We will get to know broader archaeological fields and will move towards more specific types, until we will reach the First World War archaeology. Archaeology has traditionally dealt with first civilizations, antiquity and older periods of human history, but with time

  • Classic Philosophy and some Negative Characteristics of Contemporary Culture

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    Classic Philosophy and some Negative Characteristics of Contemporary Culture ABSTRACT: This paper attempts to answer the question: "In what way could classical philosophy be useful to overcome shortcomings of the contemporary culture?" A response to this question is preceded by considerations about the meaning of the world "culture" as well as delineating such features of the contemporary culture and their origins which, in common opinion, are evidence of its crisis. If it is proposed to return

  • Magical Realism

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    the same time branches off and creates something very different. What began in the visual arts has become a contemporary literary genre due to divergences. Contemporary Latin American writers of this mode include Alejo Carpentier, Jorge Luis Borges, Isabel Allende, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Octavio Paz, Pablo Neruda, and Majorie Agosin. At the same time there are many writers of the genre world wide, though every form may take one new meaning. The magical realist does not depend on the natural or physical

  • The Contemporary Conflict of Values

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    The Contemporary Conflict of Values The conflict between values is the source of many conflicts and problems today. In contrast to the traditional conflict of values, the contemporary conflict is distinguished by these features: (1) extensiveness; (2) complicatedness; (3) profoundness; and (4) continuousness. The plurality and relativity of values is the primary cause of contemporary conflicts. The origin of pluralism lies in an interrelated trio of aspects: commodity economy, democratic politics

  • The Interpretation of None the Other, Maya Angelou

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    and the bare heart, but, how can one’s interpretation of a poem alter the true value of the poem itself? The answer to this question may vary, depending on one’s interpretation. Then again, that response can be used to answer every question this world holds. Dr. Maya Angelou is one of the most renowned and influential voices of our time. Hailed as a global renaissance woman, Dr. Angelou is a celebrated poet, memoirist, novelist, educator, producer, actress, historian, filmmaker, and civil rights

  • Discuss The Concept Of Race

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    almost every day. We, as people are being defined through our personal characteristics and our own upbringing and additionally having a specific meaning around a social trait . Unfortunately in Australia, Racism still plays a huge role in today’s contemporary society. One example in particular that will be explored in further details later is racism against Indigenous Australians. This may not be surprising as Australia can be seen as a multicultural country, where many people from different backgrounds

  • Chinese Art Market 101

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    culture. During this time, art was mainly focused on textiles that were produced for trade, and ceramics. The next major era included the Ming and Qing dynasties. Art was flourishing, and porcelains were being produced as exports to ship around the world. With the fall of the Qing dynasty, introduced the twentieth century and the Communist era. In the beginning of the century, artists were involved with reform movements to promote nationalism and modernism. Major artists went abroad for training

  • The Use of Traditional Styles in Contemporary Architecture

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    Abstract: Contemporary architects have a wide variety of sources to gain inspiration from, but this has not always been the case. How did modernism effect sources of inspiration? What did post-modernism do to liberate the choice of influences? Now that Contemporary architects have the freedom of choice, how are they using “traditional” styles and materials to inspire them? Even after modernism why are traditional styles still around? Through the modern era technologies evolved and avant

  • Example Of Mythology In Mythology

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    society’s values to teach to children. Introduction to Mythology’s editors also touch on this retelling, pointing out that this contemporary version made by Disney could still be considered “true in the sense of having meaning and significance to the community that tells it” (Thury and Devinney 16). So although the myth of Hercules has been changed greatly in its contemporary version, the Disney film still provides meaning to our society like ancient myths did, though more personalized to fit our different

  • The Road Not Taken By Robert Frost

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    full of fear it does relate to contemporary people. Contemporary souls have much of the same problems that Frost’s society had to endure such as fear of the unknown or lost. While his society can be seen as rural, and fearful of change, which is a contrast to the contemporary society so ever-present, it is also similar do to his view that the world is taking away what’s beautiful. Frost’s values present in his poems do provide a sense of clarity to his contemporary readers because the concepts are

  • Four Corner Debate

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    Four Corner Debate My criteria for making my decision: -Did contemporary society respond effectively? -What did people do to respond? -Has the problem been taken care of? -Has problems similar to these historical issues occurred today? I agree that contemporary society has done enough to respond to the legacies of historical globalization. Throughout history there has been many controversial issues. I believe that modern society has done well in response to these tragic. We have seen

  • Einstein, Einstein And The Life Of Albert Einstein

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    years for being insubordinate. However, his wonder of the world and natural laws led to a paradigm shift in the world of science, physics, and the practice of science. Albert Einstein was born in Ulm, Germany on March 14, 1879. He attended a Roman Catholic school as a Jewish child. When he was 15, his father’s electrical business failed, and the family moved to Milan, Italy but young Albert was left behind in Munich to finish his education (World of Scientific Discovery). Albert did not excel in school

  • Critical Summary of Roger Rossman

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    Presenting a historic world-view of globalization, Robertson equates social theory reflecting and reacting to the globalization process, not merely a result of assimilating the experience. While optimistic that sociological theory can, does, and will continue to represent globalization, Robertson recognizes that the empirical base of classical sociological thought is the underpinning of conventional (modern) sociology. Robertson cites frequent geo-political events in world powers having associative

  • The Virtual World

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    The virtual world is an imaginary location now defined as a place where a person can customize their personality characteristics to present themselves the way they want to be perceived. A strong doorway so the individual can establish an alter ego to escape from their daily discrimination or bias in life. An online community that allows the individual to fulfill into a community where he or she is accepted for who they something the actual world cannot offer to the individual. A society were the

  • John Updikes Works

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    Existence is like a creature that hides and then reveals itself. Existence is defined in Webster’s New World Dictionary as the "state or fact of being." This existence strives to reach truth which is located beyond space and time, yet truth must be grasped by existence nevertheless. This is accomplished through ritual, which can bring about the capturing of the inconceivable.Edward P. Vargo stated that John Updike uses ritual "to fulfill the great desire of capturing the past, to

  • The Modern Civilization in Contemporary Installation Art

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    these periods. However, in this postmodern time period, many contemporary installation artists use sculptural materials and other mixed media to transform the way a particular space is practiced. Objects used in contemporary art have a range from each day of our life or natural materials to new media such as installation, performance, video or sound. Contemporary postmodern practices often face and undermine what is familiar to us in the world of art, which justifies why postmodern art is so diverse

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    However, through the diabolic imaging of Richard as “a tyrannous villain”, the play reflects the politically correct endorsements of the Tudor Myth. Furthermore, Shakespeare uses satire and irony to highlight the diseased nature of the political world. The alliteration in “the hearts of men are full of fear” highlights the yeomanry’s apprehension about the tumultuous consequences of Richard’s tyranny ironically long before the nobles recognize his “naked villainy”. This emphasizes the prevalence

  • It’s Time to Include Gays and Lesbians in Our Study of Literature

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    dysfunctional family and an unyielding educational system. While uniquely American in both its authorship and perspective, Rubyfruit Jungle should not be included in a curriculum of contemporary American literature. Because the novel presents a portrayal of lesbianism that is far removed from current gay culture, it is not truly contemporary to the audience for which it was intended. To include it in such a curriculum would be an insult to the lesbian community of today. When first introduced, Rubyfruit Jungle

  • What Makes Contemporary Modern Contemporary?

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    What Makes Contemporary, Contemporary? Walking into a book store most people my age will go straight to the “teen section” The Fault in Our Stars, Looking for Alaska, Thirteen Reasons Why and so on. But what really makes these books made for teens- is it the fact that these are considered contemporary literature? Yikes- what the heck does contemporary even mean? Is it the same as postmodern literature? There are many uses for the word contemporary one that we hear the most is Contemporary Music. This

  • Contemporary Art Today

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    Contemporary art is produced at the present period in time, which it mainly refers to the meaning of the spirit, and have a modern art Modern language. When people are faced with a work of art, there is a complex judgment or intuition feeling which to consider about it has artistic value or not. Exposure of today's artists and cultural environment and in the face of today's reality, their work will inevitably reflect the characteristics of today. “A work of art is a tautology in that it is a presentation

  • Heroism and Duty

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    In the ancient world, the definition of a hero was subjective among the Egyptian and Israeli cultures. The Egyptians believed heroes were those of higher status, whether they were gods or had a personal relationship with the gods, and their duty was to be a representative of the people. The Israelites’ heroes were those that selflessly worshipped God and for that, God chose them to lead others by example as part of their duty. Ancient Egypt and Israel are similar in their definition and portrayal

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    contemporary art, the art of the late 20th cent. and early 21st cent., both an outgrowth and a rejection of modern art. As the force and vigor of abstract expressionism diminished, new artistic movements and styles arose during the 1960s and 70s to challenge and displace modernism in painting, sculpture, and other media. Improvisational and Dada-like styles employed in the early 1960s and thereafter by Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns had widespread influence, as did the styles of many other

  • Geopolitics Essay

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    Mahan are considered to render deeper resonance in the contemporary states system. Alfred Mahan emphasised the inherent value of naval dominance as a means for geostrategic supremacy. In contrast, Halfred Mackinder argued that control of Central Asia underpinned world dominance. Both theorists correctly addressed the pressing geopolitcal agenda of their respective contexts, however, the question remains of their enduring value in the contemporary geopolitcal realm. What remains to be considered is the

  • The rule of Faith

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    of the Apostle’s doctrine. Heresies are of recent formation, and cannot trace their origin to the Apostles”. According to Lanne, “Irenaeus established rules for discerning the authentic Christian message and insisted that throughout history the world has always had a single unique “rule of faith.” Similarly, Tertullian defended the identity of one God of the Old and New Testaments in his activity throughout history. In his book entitled, On Prescription against Heretics Tertullian stated that

  • Musical Worship in teh Christian Church

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    division than unity. Through music, these lines can be smoothed over, allowing Christ’s bride to come together as one body to worship Him. Over the centuries, styles of music have come and gone, not only in the secular world, but also in the church environment. “In the ancient world, the normal way to praise a deity was through melodic words or chant.” (CHI). In 1 Kings chapter 18, we see prophets of Baal chanting to him and although it is never recorded before the time of David, we can assume that

  • The Road Is A Post Apocalyptic Film Directed By John Mccarthy

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    Dystopian fiction is a critique of contemporary society based on the extrapolation a characteristic and conveying the consequences of its full expression, serving as a positive warning against excess. The Road is a post-apocalyptic film directed by John Hillcoat, based on the novel by John McCarthy which positions the audience to speculate the virulent implications of economic globalisation and capitalism arising from the Industrial Revolution. The film exposes the dark psychological depths of the

  • Current Research on Media Rituals and Contemporary Technologies

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    APPLICATION AND CURRENT RESEARCH (in relation to contemporary media) The four contemporary articles which will be analysed, are reflective of the current research on media rituals and contemporary technologies. The research of these authors (Anderson, Bilic, Csaszi and Maj) has been focused on broadening the concept of media rituals and their applications, particularly in relation to digital and internet forms. By critically analysing the content of these authors’ essays, this will further explain