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The Meaning of Life and Social Discourses

- In Robert Lowell’s confessional poetry Life Studies (1962), Drusilla Modjeska’s memoir The Orchard (1994), Arthur Bochner’s personal narrative It’s About Time (1997) and Felicia Sullivan’s memoir The Sky isn’t Visible from Here (2008), the truth and meaning of a life is understood to be a product of social discourses. This means they are mediated between language, supplementations outside the life represented, and spectres of past, present and future selves. Hence, the ‘self’ in the representation of a life, is to be found in the dialogic relationship with that which is ‘other’ than the life represented: other people, generic and linguistic conventions and ideologies being espoused....   [tags: Literature]

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The Prince and The Discourses: a Study in Sovereign Power

- When Machiavelli originally wrote The Prince at the end of 1513 and perhaps early 1514, it had been written quickly by an author who was, among other things, seeking to regain his status in the Florentine government. Since many of his colleagues in the republican government had been quickly rehabilitated and returned to service under the Medici’s, Machiavelli felt that he needed a fair advantage in order to regain his previous post. It was originally written for presentation to Giuliano de'Medici, who might have actually appreciated it....   [tags: Politics, History]

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Discourse of Singles

- Examination of the dominant discourses surrounding individuals whose status is single. Discourse supports certain ideas within society, and enhances the moral superiority of different aspects in one’s life (Van Dijk, 2006). It helps to shape the social world, and in particular strongly shapes society’s view on males and females whose status is single (Elder-Vass, 2011). It does not necessarily imply that society altogether manipulates ones certain view on singles; however it structures ones interpretation of the situation (Van Dijk, 2006)....   [tags: Dominant Discourses, Single Individuals, Status]

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Political Philosophy in Machiavelli’s The Prince and Discourses on Livy

- ... He knew this was hard to accomplish and said that if a prince had to choose between being loved or feared he should choose fear. Machiavelli describes men as “Thankless, fickle, false, studious to avoid danger, greedy of gain, devoted to you while you able to confer benefits upon them… but in your hour of need they turn against you”(43-44). This low view of man that Machiavelli expressed impacted the way he felt a prince should rule. He seemed to feel that the prince should be subduing his subjects most of the time....   [tags: power, leaders, rule]

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Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince and The Discourses

-      Niccolò Machiavelli thoroughly discusses the importance of religion in the formation and maintenance of political authority in his famous works, The Prince and The Discourses. In his writing on religion, he states that religion is beneficiary in the formation of political authority and political leaders must support and endorse religion in order to maintain power. However, Machiavelli also critiques corrupt religious institutions that become involved in politics and in turn, cause corruption in the citizenry and divisions among the state....   [tags: Machiavelli Prince Religion Religious Essays]

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Under Western Eyes: Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourses

- In her essay, “Under Western Eyes: Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourses,” Chandra Talpade Mohanty explores the simplified construction of the “third-world woman” in hegemonic feminist discourses. In contrast, in her essay “US Third-World Feminism: The Theory and Method of Oppositional Consciousness in the Postmodern World,” Chela Sandoval specifically analyzes “US third-world feminism” and how it is the model for not only oppositional political activity, but also consciousness in the United States and how this has not been recognized by hegemonic “western” feminist discourses ()....   [tags: Gender Issues]

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The Social Contract And Discourses By Jean Jacques Rousseau

- What kind of nobility does Rousseau attribute to the ‘savage’, and what variety of means does he think this to be corrupted by civilisation. Jean–Jacques Rousseau in ‘The Social Contract and Discourses’ examines the inequality created among men in society (civilisation.) Rousseau attempts to demonstrate the fundamental attributes of human beings in the ‘state of nature’ and how inequality arises and corrupts the ‘savage’ through the process of civilisation. What he terms moral inequality is deemed unnatural and only occurs in societies where man has become more ‘civilised.’ The ‘savage’ on the other hand, described is like an animal acting as nature dictates, “being destitute of every specie...   [tags: Political philosophy, Thomas Hobbes]

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Pretextual Discourses: Constructivism In The Works Of Spelling

- Pretextual Discourses: Constructivism in the works of Spelling 1. Spelling and Derridaist reading "Society is fundamentally meaningless," says Sartre. Many narratives concerning the role of the participant as poet may be discovered. But Foucault uses the term 'constructivism' to denote the futility, and some would say the failure, of dialectic art. The subject is contextualised into a postcapitalist textual theory that includes culture as a paradox. However, Sartre's analysis of constructivism implies that class has significance....   [tags: essays research papers]

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To Sir with Love: discourses, positions and relationships

- Research Paper Identify and discuss professional issues in education evident in a film or a piece of young people’s literature in which a teacher plays a fairly cental role. This essay will critically analyse the discourses, positions and relationships, as well as certain individuals habitus’ (after Bourdieu and Wacquant, 1992, cited in Gale & Densmore, 2000), which influence the classroom of Mark Thackeray (Sidney Potier) in the film To Sir with Love (Clavell, 1966). Via this analysis, I argue that the film portrays a simplistic, commercial palatable rather than a realistic image of the challenges of teaching, leading the viewer to a distorted perception of the implications of the vari...   [tags: To Sir, with Love Essays]

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Identification and Description of the Influences and Discourses Surrounding the Development of Different Educational Curricula

- ... Miller & L. Pound (Eds.), Theories and approaches to learning in the early years (pp. 38-52). London: Sage. Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA). (2014). The Australian curriculum v6.0. Retrieved 12th April 2014, from: http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/ Australian Government – Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. (2014). Speech by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to the Parliament. Retrieved 18th April 2014, from: http://www.dfat.gov.au/indigenous/apology-to-stolen-generations/rudd_speech.html Bourdieu, P....   [tags: Australia, Sweden]

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