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Are We in a Post-Modern Age?

- This paper answers the question: Are We in a Post-Modern Age. Post-Modernism can be described as a particular style of thought. It is a concept that correlates the emergence of new features and types of social life and economic order in a culture; often called modernization, post-industrial, consumer, media, or multinational capitalistic societies. In Modernity, we have the sense or idea that the present is discontinuous with the past, that through a process of social, technological, and cultural change (either through improvement, that is, progress, or through decline) life in the present is fundamentally different from life in the past....   [tags: Post-Modernity]

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Features of Post Modern Fictions

- ... You can forget all that stuff about truth and value—and other alienating lies perpetual by a deliberately selective version of history controlled by crazy power freaks and their lackey dupes. ‘Truth’ is only what circulates as such: hence the importance of technology and the media to an understanding of ‘our’ world today. ‘Values’ are only effects of cultural traditions; hence the importance of becoming cynical today, in order not to be suppressed under the suffocating of ‘culture’ and ‘tradition’” (Lucy viii)....   [tags: literature, metafiction, critics]

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Towards a New and Integrated Language: A Rejection of Post-Modernism

- The term post-modernism has gradually become popular with music commentaries since the phrase was first coined in the early mid 1960's. It was adopted as a way of explaning the rise of so called 'populist' music in the era of the avant garde. The history of the term can be traced to the upsurge in parodying the past in art and architecture and was thought to be a new aesthetic which would eventually replace modernism. In music, this apparently new aesthetic was first represented by composers like Rochberg who were disaffected with serialism and a so called allienation between the composer and the audience by modernist music....   [tags: language, post-modern,]

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Thoroughly Post-Modern: Defining My Practice of Photography by Defining an Art Movement

- Thoroughly Post-Modern: Defining My Practice by Defining an Art Movement As a young artist, recognising and being aware of your own photographic practice is extremely important; it allows you to understand the ways in which your work fits into the wider context of Art and the way in which your work functions to mean. I have been studying and practicing photography since I was sixteen years old, but it wasn’t until my university study commenced that my practice began to mature and evolve, and I began to feel more like an artist than I have ever felt....   [tags: photography, post modernism]

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Feminism : The, Feminist, And Post Modern Feminism

- Feminism includes more than ten types feminists. The three significant and standing out groups are Liberal, Radical, and Post-modern. Liberal feminists believe that unless women have the same opportunities and treatment as men, they will not be able to achieve their full potential. Another type is Radical feminists who believe the world would be so much better without men in it. Because they accept heterosexuality, lesbians are dominant in the radical feminism pool. Lastly, Post-modern feminists believe and fight for the equality for all genders not just only female....   [tags: Feminism, Feminist theory, Radical feminism]

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The Post-Modern Reality of Hollywood

- The Post-Modern Reality of Hollywood The shower of bullets leave white grooved funnels in the air, as the hero in slow motion leans back to avoid the deadly aims of the gunmen—all the while his black trench-coat billows underneath him. The saddened husband in heaven spans the chasm of hell to be reincarnated with his soul-mate wife. The young business executive places the pistol in his mouth, his blood-shot eyes rolling upwards as beads of sweat trickle down his grimy face. Moments later, after the bullet has been released into his head he turns to see that his nemesis, his alter-ego, is now dead on the concrete....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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New Paradigm Organization in a Post-Modern World

- The first thing we need to do is identify, determine and discuss the differences between the previous view on careers and the post-modern view of careers. We then need to evaluate the influence that these differences have on people’s lifestyles, how it has affected their careers, the new ways for success and development, and the strategies in this postmodern era. The way in which we view careers has changed radically. Traditionally careers were thought to be progressed within the context of one or more parts, and were theorized to progress in linear career strategies....   [tags: Career, Lifestyles, Success, Development]

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New Paradigm Organization In A Post-Modern World

- Accepting and Educating Oneself about the Technology Advancements Technology is changing and advancing rapidly in the world of work. The influence of technological advancement, takes its time. Individuals may find that the technology benefits and complements their skills, while others may find themselves without work. Technology advancements may have a number of threats to individuals, as it impacts on the future of the world of work. Newtonian theorists often ignored the threats that technology would have on future generations, as they were so set on doing things according to structure, and resisted change in many ways....   [tags: Career Strategies, Education, Technology]

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Perception of Culture in a Post-Modern Australian Society

- To What Extent Does a Person’s Relationship With Their Family Members Influence Their Perception of Their Culture in a Post-Modern Australian Society. Although there are many cultures within the Australian society of today, to what extent does a person’s relationship with their family members influence their perception of their culture. It seems that for many of the Eastern and Australasian cultures that have integrated themselves into Australian society, these relationships are definitely something that influences their perception of their culture....   [tags: Cultures, Cultural Identity Essays]

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Dubai During Pre And Post Modern Times

- DUBAI Distinct districts, towns, cities, or states are a creative imagination like a film that once touches your heart, captivates your mind forever. And one of the places that I have always to visit -is Dubai, my dream city. I have always been enamored by this lovely city which is nestled in the southern coast of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula, and is known as the most populous city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This review seeks to find out Dubai in its true sense, with Dubai during pre and post modern times, its many attractions as well as must-go tourist destinations....   [tags: United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Persian Gulf]

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F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Post-Modern Celebrity

- F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Post-Modern Celebrity Following World War I, there was a shift in society’s attitude toward life. Both males and females had their styles of living affected by World War I. The women demanded their right to vote and began wearing shorter dresses, adopting the name of Flappers. As for the men, they became bootleggers in response to Prohibition making alcohol illegal. At the helm of this time period which he would coin the “Jazz Age” was one man: Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald....   [tags: successful, write, author]

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Post-Modern Art and Obscenity

- I am an artist. That is not a disclaimer or a boast; it is a statement of position. I believe in the undeniable importance of art and the futility of censorship. I also believe that art is one of the best indicators of the mood of a culture. Scholars, doctors, therapists, and lawyers can attempt to explain us to ourselves, but their testimony, while useful, will almost always be dry and lacking in emotional depth. I am proud to write in defense of a group that predates and outlasts all other professional analysts of the human condition-creators of art....   [tags: Art Religion Papers]

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Modern and Post-Modernism Architecture

- There is often some confusion when people start talking about the post-modernism and modernism in architecture in terms of  their philosophical terminology differences. Modern architecture is known for its minimalism (Linder, 2004); buildings were functional and economical rather than comfortable and beautifully decorated. The post-modernism architecture, however, is called a “neo-eclectic, significantly assuming the role of a regeneration of period styles for designing houses, and a never-ending variety of forms and characteristics, asymmetrical designs for commercial buildings” (Fullerton Heritage, 2008)....   [tags: Architecture, compare, contrast]

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Post Modern Artists

- Post Modern Artists The realm of postmodern art encompasses various aspects of contemporary styles. There is no set format to creating artwork anymore. Art pieces in the past basically conformed to the Kantian-Hegelian theory of art. Thomas McEvilley claim, "It was essentially an aesthetic theory of art, which held Beauty is a universal force that enters the soul with immediate, unquestionable authority at the instant when the soul approaches the beautiful object with openness to it" (qtd....   [tags: Papers]

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Brazilian History: Lygia Clark

- Lygia Clark’s work transcends her time and continues to become relevant in our post-modern world. Her work is recognized today as one of the founding bodies of Brazil and is important internationally. Her artistic path holds a position in the critical movement that changed the art world in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Clark’s work has continued to define our post-modern obsession with situation. Lygia Clark’s work transcends her time and continues to become relevant in our post-modern world. Her work is recognized today as one of the founding bodies of Brazil and is important internationally....   [tags: post modern world, obsession]

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Post-Hypnotic Suggestion in Modern Therapy

- What exactly is post-hypnotic suggestion. According to, it is defined as: A suggestion made to a hypnotized person that specifies an action to be performed after awakening, often in response to a cue. If the term “post-hypnotic suggestion” is entered as a search query in Google it will return literally about 78,000 results. These range from businesses selling weight-loss and quitting smoking, to training programs for hypnotism, to conspiracy theories about “Manchurian candidates”, to posts how hypnotism is just a sham....   [tags: Psychology ]

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Post-modern Fiction

- Pre 20th century novels were mostly adopting a linear narrative, which was either chronological or according to structure of a beginning middle and end. By not conforming to the traditional method of structuring a novel they were attempting to create a mimesis of reality. At an individual and worldly level, religion viewed birth as the beginning and perhaps death as the end. On a greater scale perhaps it viewed the creation of the world as the beginning and according to the eschatological view, the ‘end of time’ or the ‘end of the world’....   [tags: literature, writing]

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Conditions of Afghan Women in Post-War Modern Era

- ... (RAWA) In the documentary “Beneath the Veil” which was shot with hidden cameras, we could see that with the support from RAWA, women had a formed a secret underground society where they taught girls in secret schools and even had a beauty parlour. According to one of the women, it was a form of resistance, defying the Taliban, doing things they liked like studying and working. (Dispatches) This was very risky for them as, if they were caught, they would be beaten or have their fingers cut for painting their nails....   [tags: popular literature and culture of South Asia]

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War and Peace: An Analysis of Metafiction in the Post-Modern World

- The diversity summit was an interesting experience in that it presents diversity as a topic that is not only nuanced, but multi-faceted. Prior to the retreat I had anticipated an event which would entail discussion primarily on political correctness and how to respond to and respect issues of diversity. Dr. Cullen managed to counteract my preconceived notions, stating that the increased focus on political correctness—the over analysis of the appropriate terminology—forces conversations to become less genuine....   [tags: Literature]

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Modern Fascination with the Post-Mortem Procedure

- The coroner’s inquest maintained its status as a popular construction of earlier criminal justice systems even through great scrutiny and disapproval. (Burney 1994) Although the job of the coroner and the coroner’s inquest are no longer significant staples of the American criminal justice system, the fascination with death, bodies, and the post-mortem examination has all but decreased. The process of the post-mortem examination has become a method of entertainment visible in many forms of media including, but not limited to, crime and detective novels and crime-based television shows....   [tags: coroner, death, crime]

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The Invasion of Consumerism into the lives of a Post-Modern Family

- The Invasion of Consumerism into the lives of a Post-Modern Family Consumerism is taking place everywhere. Whether we like it or not, it has come to invade our everyday modern lives. Steven Miles, a lecturer in sociology at the University of Plymouth says "How we consume, why we consume, and the parameters laid down for us within which we consume have become increasingly significant influences on how we construct our everyday lives" (1). Consumerism has even gotten to the point of affecting the way we go about living and controlling our personal and social lives (Miles 5)....   [tags: Papers]

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a post-modern analysis of "women in the new east"

- A Post-Modern Analysis of Women in the New East Good intentions do not beget positive results. Indeed what may seem to be good from one perspective may be seen as the complete opposite from another. Case in point: Western Feminism. To prove my point I will analyze the work of Ruth Frances Woodsmall, Women and the New East, written in 1960 as a feminist work, from a post-modern feminist perspective, and using works from Coco Fusco (English Broken Here) and Trinh Minh-ha (Women Native Other). One of the first problems encountered in Woodsmall’s work is in the delineation of her methodology....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Difficulty of Being a Disciple in the Post Modern World

- The Difficulty of Being a Disciple in the Post Modern World I agree with the statement above because just as it was hard for the rich man to rise to the challenge and give all his riches to the poor it is hard for Christians today to rise to the challenge of building the Kingdom and all that entails. What makes it even harder for people to be a disciple today is all the choices, consumerism, media, and materialism. With all this around it is very hard for anyone to be single minded....   [tags: Papers]

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Post-Modern Analysis Of Hr Gigers "the birth machine"

- A Postmodern analysis of H.R. Giger's: "The Birth Machine" Contents 1. Introduction to Essay: Premodern, Modern and Post Modern Art 2. The Artist, Hans Rudi Giger and "The Birth Machine" 3. "The Birth Machine" 4. Picture: "The Birth Machine" 5. The Philosophical Narrative a. My chosen philosophical narrative (Postmodernism) b. Analysis of the piece through postmodernism 6. The Poem: "Der Atom Kinder" 7. Critical Evaluation 8. Conclusion 9....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Cronenberg’s Videodrome and the Post-Modern Condition

- Cronenberg’s Videodrome and the Post-Modern Condition       In past years, when an artist or philosopher critiqued the reality of the world, it was always presumed that there was a reality to be criticized. However, post-modernity has presented those people with a horrifying new challenge -- a world that has literally been so overcome by its technology that the important issues of man's existence no longer consist of finding answers to questions like "Why are we born to suffer and die?" but merely trying to distinguish between the real and the unreal, which to post-modern man is not esoteric philosophical speculation, but a practical day to day issue....   [tags: Cronenberg Videodrome Essays]

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Post-Modern Victorian: A. S. Byatts Possession

- Post-Modern Victorian: A. S. Byatt's Possession If I had read A. S. Byatt's novel Possession without having had British Literature, a lot of the novel's meaning, analogies, and literary mystery would have been lost to me. The entire book seems one big reference back to something we've learned or read this May term. The first few lines of chapter one are poetry attributed to Randolph Henry Ash, which Byatt wrote herself. Already in those few lines I hear echoes of class, lines written in flowery Pre-Raphaelite tradition....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Albert Camus’ Concept of Absurdity and Happiness

- Introduction In the midst of the problems of the world, no one can deny that human suffering is inevitable, since it has been presented throughout the history of mankind. That life is absurd, indeed as Albert Camus asserts. Since how can one really find meaning in life if we live in a senseless world. Fortunately, three possibilities were presented, that man can choose in order to be released from human suffering. First would be suicide, which is also considered as one of the most serious philosophical problem, since suicide becomes an option for some by ending their life to be released from their sufferings....   [tags: Post Modern Period]

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The Black Swan

- Introduction Post-modernist critique points to the destabilization and fragmentation of the idea of the coherent, unique subjectivity that has led western culture, and subsequently its critique, through time. Cultural objects seem to correspond with the processes of naturalization of gender divisions and the female body. On a literal level, Black Swan gives the impression that it follows this tradition. In this paper I argue that the use of allegory in Black Swan is a conscious choice that emphasizes the discrepancies between the film and its original source Swan Lake, in order to contest the notion of a stabilized female subjectivity....   [tags: post modern subjectivity, feminism]

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Surviving Post-Modern Life: The Necessity of Human Relationships and the Written Word.

- The idea of God and spirituality is an incredibly controversial topic in today’s society, and thus Coupland uses it as a major theme to display inner conflict, grief, and ultimately redemption and healing within the novel. Never one to shy away from a contentious subject, Coupland fully embraces both sides of the religion argument by personifying both the believers, and the agnostics through the development of his characters. His main goal is to epitomize the importance of spiritual fellowship, by pairing each of his religious characters with someone who is agnostic; this is shown through the relationship of Jason and Cheryl, and the somewhat ragtag pairing of Reg and Heather....   [tags: Literature Review]

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Dissection of Tim O’Brien’s Prime Narrative Against Herzog’s Fifth Hypothesis

- Dissection of Tim O’Brien’s Prime Narrative Against Herzog’s Fifth Hypothesis In one of the most influential pieces of postmodern literature, Tim O’Brien in The Things They Carried introduces us to a war fact/fiction writing where two of these themes intermingle into each other to such degree that nothing remains clear in the end but the emotional communication that attempts to convey the horrors of the Vietnam War. This writing style has distinguished Tim O’Brien from many other authors that wrote in the same genre and conveyed their respective style....   [tags: post modern literature, vietnam war]

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In the Post-modern World, Truth is Only an Opinion

- To explain the impacts of postmodernism, we have to understand the very composite nature of postmodernism, which is a relatively new all encompassing philosophy and one that reputedly lacks a historiography. The nature of the title question is very philosophical to which an equally philosophical answer could be given – why. However I am not so bold as to give that as the answer. I will therefore endeavour to simplify and qualify, what I consider are, related factors and, where applicable, their origins....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Underlying Post Colonial Commentary Of Modern Photography And The Appropriation Of Portraiture

- This art study will define the underlying post-colonial commentary of modern photography and the appropriation of portraiture in the art of Dawit Petros and Albrecht Durer. The photograph of a young black man in a hooded winter coat defines the modernization of a photographic portraiture that defines the post-colonial identity of African-Canadians in Petros’ work. The self-portrait of Albrecht Durer serves a as basis for appropriation in exchanging traditional European art into a modern commentary about the plight of African-Canadians in modern society....   [tags: History, Culture, Black people, Sociology]

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The Bourgeoisie

-                Karl Marx describes “Society as a whole [as being] more and more [split] up into two great hostile camps, into two great classes directly facing each other-bourgeoisie and proletariat” (Marx 124).  As Marx made his distinction between upper class, bourgeoisie, and lower class, proletariats, it is important to keep in mind the societal structure at the time.  To understand how classes were created and the disparity between the rich and poor, or, bourgeoisie and proletariat, it is necessary to examine how people came to be rich and poor.  Exploring a time before money existed will help us to process and understand reasons why the binary between rich and poor exists and how it is...   [tags: Post-Modern Theory 2014]

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Moving from Structuralism to Post-Structuralism

- As the North American intellectual society developed over the 1950s, by growing more rigidly scientific and managerial in its modes of thought and intellect, a more ambitious form of critical approach seemed demanded which was the structural one. Undoubtedly, ‘new’ ideas often provoke anti-intellectual reactions and this has been especially true of the reception of the theories of ‘structuralism’ (Selden 51). Structuralism has had a profound impact on disciplines ranging from literary theory to sociology; from history to psychoanalysis....   [tags: modern phylosophical/literary movements]

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Post Modernism and Architecture

- Post Modernism and Architecture If one were to walk around and casually ask five people what post modernism was they would probably get five different answers or none at all. It is one of those indefinable academic terms that applies to many different fields of study. Most people seem to understand what it means individually but few agree collectively. To make matters even more complicated, it is often used in discussions about deconstruction. "To some Post Modernism is an excuse to pile together oodles of wild and crazy decor, to others it is another example of the weakness of standards and values....   [tags: Architecture Post Modernism Architects Essays]

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The Music Economy: Entering a Post-industrial Era

- Within this essay i shall be examining to what degree the music economy has entered a post-industrial state. I shall do this by first highlighting the the definition of post-industrialism and show how this affected musicians in the present day; and as a result how this has affected my personal and professional development within the music industry. I will highlight interesting factors such as the different interpretations of how we define an era, what place the creative industries have within a post-industrial society and areas of my own professional development, goals and education....   [tags: post industrialism, musician, technology]

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Defining Post-Modernism

- Defining Post-Modernism In trying to define exactly what post-modernism is I shall firstly briefly consider some of the events and thinking that led up to the development of this particular school of social theory. I shall then consider some of the common strands of thinking in postmodernism concentrating mainly on the writings of Jean-Francois Lyotard and Jean Baudrillard. I shall then consider the view of David Harvey, a Marxist many consider to be writing in the postmodern tradition, who argues that post-modernism is just another form of capitalism....   [tags: Definition post Modernism]

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Post-Post Critiques of Racism

- Carrie Mae Weems and Hank Willis Thomas are two contemporary artists who are defying contemporary social and political categories and taking art photo into an engage era. The essays by Annie E Coombes provide a critical analysis of how the contemporary scene is moving beyond categories of post modern, and post race. Both are efforts to rescue contemporary artists who are dealing with forms of oppression from being described as old fashion or out of date. Carrie Mae Weems is an African American photographer....   [tags: Racism ]

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The Use of Witchcraft in Modern Tanzania

- Introduction Witchcraft has been rampant in various parts of Africa. However, the practice of witchcraft has been on the decline in modern society as compared to the period before the rise of colonialism (Toyin 250). In most part of Africa, there is a conglomeration of tribal healers, sorcerers, and wizard considered having different forms of powers in controlling the fate of society (Toyin 209). Consequently, this has led to the emergence of thousands of practitioners in different parts of Africa....   [tags: Africa, Modern Society, Colonialism]

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Factors That Have Influenced The Modern Art Movement

- Viollet-le-Duc became a very important figure and through his designs and theories iron became associated with the reform of the decorative arts and his influence can probably be most clearly seen in some of the architecture of the Art Nouveau movement. The main principles Viollet bestowed on the Art Nouveau movement were the spatial organization of the building according to function rather than rules of symmetry and proportion, the importance of materials as a generator for form and also the concept of an organic form.12 These ideals of form following function are not only important to the Art Nouveau movement but also to the Modern Movement as well, demonstrated in the work of Le...   [tags: Modern Art]

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Elements of Post-Modernism in Literature

- Post modernism is a very difficult concept to define. A French philosopher once defined post modernism as an "incredulity toward all meta narratives," which basically means a skeptical attitude toward all claims of absolute truth. Post modern writers use elements and techniques that provoke the reader to question their reading experience and scrutinize their own personal understanding of life and the values of their society. There are excellent examples of post modern writers using elements of post modern writing, such as irony, magic realism and fragmentation in the short stories read in Ms....   [tags: magic realism, irony, fragmentation, ]

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Postcolonial Theory And Post Modernism

- POSTCOLONIAL THEORY AND POST MODERNISM In this chapter I am going to briefly discuss one of the Post Modern school’s theories the Postcolonial theory and its concepts, mainly referring to ideas of Homi K Bhaba one of the leading postcolonial theorists whom has a great influence to the field of studies itself and its application to Architectural studies. To start with understanding the term Postcolonialism it might be helpful to look at the explanations given to the words Post Colonial: “Occurring or existing after the end of colonial rule” and Colonize: “Send settlers to (a place)and establish political control over it” at Oxford dictionary....   [tags: Colonialism, Postcolonialism, Culture]

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Hong Kong Post-colonial Cinema

- The Construction of the ‘Western Other’ in Hong Kong Post-colonial Cinema Hong Kong has always remained a very unique city, one which is said to have ‘a Western past, an Eastern future’. Since its colonisation by the British in the 1860s, it has maintained to a very large extent its Chinese identity and its connection to its Motherland, while at the same time, has frequent contact with the Western world, politically, economically, and culturally. Hong Kong’s unique position has made the city a vibrant international metropolis that acts as a bridge between East and West....   [tags: Post Colonial Hong Kong Culture Essays]

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder In Veterans

- As with many other diseases, early detection and treatment of mental disorders are key components to rehabilitation and a cure. The prognosis for a better quality of life for veterans suffering with PTSD is increased through early intervention. The VA has developed the Seamless Transition program for the target group of soldiers that served in Iraq and Afghanistan (Currey, 2007). The focus of the program is to deliver the highest level of care in a timely manner, according to Dr. Roswell, M.D. (Currey, 2007)....   [tags: Post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD]

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What is Post-Modernism?

- What is Post-Modernism. The aim of this essay is to explain how Post-Modernism has influenced our contemporary built environment and explain what other movements have derived from it. I would argue that Post-Modernism is a worldwide movement in all arts and disciplines. A definition of postmodernism will provide a better understanding of the trend that would show how it is relevant to contemporary culture and important for the future. Postmodernism became an important movement right after the Second World War, and the movement spread around Europe and North America during the early 20th century....   [tags: Philosophy, Modernism]

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Gossip Girl and the Post-Feminist Era

- ... As author Angela McRobbie states, popular culture and the role of consumption actually degrade feminism “while simultaneously appearing to be engaging in a well-informed and even well-intended response to feminism,” (McRobbie). Thus in a post-feminist era, consumption equates to empowerment. So what does this mean for Blair, as well as the other female characters in Gossip Girl. These women don’t live in a world actually free of double standards. Instead, they adhere to societal pressures equating femininity with high consumption in order to exist in an acceptable gender role....   [tags: TV show review]

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The World as a Wasteland in Post-Apocalyptic Literature

- For years, post-modern writers have foreshadowed what the end of the world would look like through dramatic representations in literary works. Cormac McCarthy’s The Road and Margaret Atwood’s novel, Oryx & Crake, are no exception to this. Delving into the complexities that underlie man’s existence on Earth, these authors use their novels as vehicles to depict a post-apocalyptic world, in which all that once was is reduced to an inconceivable wasteland, both figuratively and literally. From the beginning, McCarthy establishes a stage for his readers with a beautifully worded yet painstakingly morose description of the wasteland in which his characters occupy: “Nights dark beyond darkness and...   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Existentialism As The Bridge Of Modernism And Post Modernism

- Regarded as the bridge of modernism and post-modernism in western modern philosophy, existentialism tends to explore the value of people’s being and power of people’s irrational strengths in creating value in the meaningless life. Including theism existentialism, atheism existentialism, and humanism existentialism, existentialism considers that life is meaningless, which is constructed by nothingness. In the meantime, claiming that human’s irrational initiative can create meaning and values in the meaningless life, existentialism substantially takes isolated irrational consciousness activities as the most real being in the world....   [tags: Existentialism, Jean-Paul Sartre, Ontology]

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Women 's Burden On Post Socialist Transition

- How have women disproportionately borne the burden on post-socialist transition. Women in the post-socialist space of Russia and East Europe are disproportionately susceptible to poverty, unemployment, abuse and being caregivers than their male counterparts. This essay will contend that women have disproportionately inherited the burden of post-socialism because of the lack of labour market and social mobility, owing to the inherited cultural values and gender binaries of state socialism. During the time of the Soviet Union, many women subscribed to the ideology that feminism was inherently unfair to women because it placed a 'double burden ' of childcare and paid work upon them, which men...   [tags: Soviet Union, Russia, Feminism, Gender role]

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Colonial and Post-Colonial Mentalities in the Middle Passage

- One of the most baffling aspects of European interest in African people is the civilizations collective distaste of and fascination with people of African descent. The initial journey into Africa, and the planning that preceded it, spawned many of the most enlightening theories about African people. These theories, usually in support of African savagery and inferiority and in favor of European superiority and civility were based in the colonial mentalities of that time. Of the most notable theories is the idea that African religious system was pagan and that African people were inferior because of their darker skin pigmentation and “beast-like” nature....   [tags: Charles Johnson novel]

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Post- Apocalyptic World in Cromas McCarthy´s The Road

- The Road by Cormac McCarthy conveys a vision of the author of the post-apocalyptic world, where human nature is revealed in its extreme. In such a situation, the author explores the essence of human nature and juxtaposes primary instincts of humans to superior human values, even in the savage world, where there seems to be no place for humanism/human ideals. At the same time, the author portrays the supremacy of humanism and human values over primary instincts even when we struggle for survival....   [tags: human, natural, level]

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Subverting Power: The Lesson of Post-Colonial Literature

- Subverting Power: The Lesson of Post-Colonial Literature Your Name School Affiliation Outline A. Introduction Thesis: Adgar and Alizdeh, as representatives of post-colonial literature, provide evidence that otherness, essentialism and orientalism are notions that explain the issues that arise in the contemporary world as a result of imperial tendencies on the part of Western societies, and their writing suggests a peculiar form of struggle which is rooted in subversion and internal critique of systems of domination....   [tags: Western societies, Adgard, Alizdeth, essentialism]

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The Effects Of Mental Illnesses At Post Secondary Institutions

- The Factors and Effects Contributing to the Development of Mental Illnesses at Post-Secondary Institutions The modern university student is at an unprecedented risk of developing a form of mental illness, referring to any “disorder that affects your mood, thinking, and behaviour”(Mayo Clinic), the culmination of which can result in the impairment of one’s ability to function in the daily rigours of university life, making University, for some students, one of the most difficult experiences of their life thus far; which may translate itself into various forms of self-harm/coping methods including, but not limited to, alcoholism, drug abuse, suicide, and technological dependence....   [tags: Mental disorder, Suicide, University, Psychiatry]

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Feminism : A Modern Culture For Minorities

- How Has Feminism Art Helped Develop Post Modern Culture For Minorities. Feminism developed in four different sections, starting in the 1900 's. Women fought for acknowledgement of their suffering and gender equality. The second focused on 'emancipation and the body ' between the 1960 's up to the 70 's. Then the third celebrates differences rather than equality (1980 's to the 1990 's), But in the present day Artists draw from all three of these developments to further into post-feminism. Throughout this essay I hope to illustrate how the development of Feminism was shown through art into Post Feminism and how feminism not only gave rights to women but to other 'Minorities ', I also pl...   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Feminist theory, Women's rights]

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The End Of Post Identity Television By Michael Omi

- Many people in America like to think that racial stereotyping and racism is a thing of the past, but racial stereotyping is still prominent in America. Although racial stereotyping and racism significantly slowed down, it still remains a major factor in American society. In “The End of Post-Identity Television,” Aymar Jean Christian argues the fact that race is not a major factor in casting characters in a television series or a movie, he reveals that race is not relevant anymore. In Michael Omi’s “In Living Color: Race and American Culture,” he argues how racial stereotyping and racism still exist in America....   [tags: Racism, African American, Race, The Cosby Show]

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Italian Neorealism: Film Style of Post-War Europe

- In the period between 1943 and 1950 Italian cinema was dominated by Neorealism which became the most significant film style of post-war Europe. Formation began back in 1936 when propagandists opened modern Cincitta studios and the film school name ‘Centro Sperimentaledi Cinematografia’. Along with the opening of schools such as this was a movement that placed a group of cinematographers under full-year contracts, among them was Carlo Montuori who used his classic techniques in creating ‘Bicycle Thieves’ (1948) one of the most well known films produced during the Neo-Realism movement....   [tags: films, cinema, cinematography]

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Impressionist effects on Modern Art

- Impressionist painting remains a significantly attractive period in the history of modern art and deemed by many as the top appreciated by the public. …Sequence of exhibitions, plentiful literary texts and record gross sales yield more of an indication of today's extraordinary resonance of pieces by Impressionist painters, a number of which are imprinted on our creative conscience In their time, Impressionist pieces appeared to be so shockingly modern, that it took their coevals more than thirty years to admit them....   [tags: art]

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The Modern Family Systems Theories

- In the industrial age before World War II, when individual psychotherapy was born and thrived, human beings were essentially seen as machines, with broken parts—including the mind—that could be repaired; after World War II, the dawning information technology age brought a paradigm shift in the view of human life from mechanical to relational, and communication and systems theories provided family therapy with increased validity and prominence. (White, 2009, pp. 200-201). The modern family systems theories that grew out of this paradigm viewed families narrowly as functional or dysfunctional according to the delineation of each theory....   [tags: Family therapy, Psychotherapy, Family]

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Creation of Modern Iraqi Boarders

- The creation of the Iraqi border is a story of complexity and multiple foreign powers. After the fall and withdraw of the Ottoman Empire post world war one, a massive void was left in what is now known as the middle east or west Asia. Most of the countries that we now know make up the entirety of this area did not exist before the French and British carved up the land among themselves to rule over or control. It is important that I say most and not all because in contrary to common notion, Iran was already a state that had already been established and which the Ottomans did not control....   [tags: foreign powers, ottoman empire, mesopotamia]

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Islam and Modern Politics

- Islam Islam is the religion of Muslims. The word “Islam” is from an Arabic origin. Its textual meaning is submission. Islam is identified as the religion of peace. Within the meaning of the word Islam, the connotation ‘to surrender’ is an entire and sincere yielding to God. The sincere surrendering or submission aims to achieve peace and serenity in the Muslim life. Islam is an omnipotence belief (an all powerful God). Like Islam, every religion basically is the concept of God and Power each in a slightly different way....   [tags: Islam Essays]

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Modern vs. Postmodern Architecture

- If modernism and postmodernism are arguably two most distinguishing movements that dominated the 20th century Western art, they are certainly most exceptional styles that dominated the global architecture during this period. While modernism sought to capture the images and sensibilities of the age, going beyond simple representation of the present and involving the artist’s critical examination of the principles of art itself, postmodernism developed as a reaction against modernist formalism, seen as elitist....   [tags: Architecture]

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Modern Architecture

- As some critics contended, postmodernism represents a break with the modernist notion that architecture should be technologically rational, austere and functional, discuss the ways in which one postmodern architect has developed strategies which overcome these tendencies. Juxtaposition is seen between the characteristics of early 20th century modern architecture and the artistic endeavours of postmodernism that followed. To represent the ‘Less is More’ (R.Venturi, 1966, pg16) notion the modernist tendencies had adopted, Robert Venturi built a ‘Ghost Structure’ to imply architecture had no longer become an art form and was merely just a ‘spectator’ (Architecturerevived, 2011) in society....   [tags: Modernism, Postmodernism]

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The Coco Mademoiselle Perfume Commercial

- The ideal post-modern woman is a collage of charm, grace, beauty, strength and independence. This ideal is what Keira Knightley epitomizes in the Coco Mademoiselle perfume commercial. A far cry from the original feminist movement which was entrenched in politics this post-feminism created a realm where woman sought all the riches of the feminist movement but shunned the feminist title (Goldman 1992, 130). Keira is presented as a beautiful independent woman, who is free from the hold of men and sexually liberated....   [tags: Marketing, Post Feminism, Keira]

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Modern Capitalism And Its Impact On Society

- After the fall of the Soviet Union it has been tempting for many westerners to disregard criticisms against capitalism. However, a lot of those criticisms are completely valid and should be taken into the consideration of even the most fervent capitalism supporter. One particular criticism that holds a great deal of validity is that modern capitalism creates, perpetuates, and exacerbates psychological turmoil. Modern capitalism is often described as “neoliberal capitalism” or “post Keynesian laissez-faire capitalism” with its main characteristics being an emphasis on consumerism, free market solutions, and freedom of enterprise....   [tags: Capitalism, Marxism, Free market, Karl Marx]

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The Transition Of A Post American World

- Martha Naussbaum, one of the few authors I will be talking about, is an American philosopher and writer. Her whole argument surrounds “the transition to a post-American world”. Since the 1890s, the United States of America is known for being the most powerful country in the world. Its rise from a colonial power to the world’s superpower revolutionized the way the world functions, from its domestic border laws to its international relations. However, there are many things that America has ignored in relation to globalism and cosmopolitanism....   [tags: United States, Nationalism, Nation, Education]

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The Effects Of A Post Industrial Society

- As a first-generation college graduate from a small town in Michigan once known as the center of the auto industry, I can personally identify with the effects a post-industrial society. As can be seen, millions of unskilled and undereducated physical laborers have found themselves unemployable. Therefore, obtaining a college education is more important than ever in today’s modern society. However, many members of marginalized cultures struggle to gain access to the resources necessary to partake in the system of higher education....   [tags: Educational psychology, Psychology, Education]

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The Slavery Of The Post Upset Years

- The destiny of servitude in the post-upset years were not so much good. Despite the fact that it might have its high points and low points. There was a gathering called the "Quakers" shaped to help a free little rate of slaves. There were still major monetary issues free blacks needed to confront. They experienced considerable difficulties occupations and on the off chance that they found any it was a low paying employment. As a result of the moderate procedure of the progressive liberation, it helped previous slave proprietors and working whites to utilize oppressive statues to keep blacks at the bottom of the labor market....   [tags: Slavery in the United States, Slavery]

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Post-Depression Industrialization in Latin America

- Post-Depression Industrialization in Latin America For most of the first century after independence, all republics in Latin America followed an economic policy of export-led growth based on primary-product exports. The tremendous economic crisis of the 1930s that had a crushing and widespread impact on Latin America; precipitated by the global economic depression, forced Latin American nations to re-evaluate this exogenous economic growth model and to transform their economic policies in the direction of long-neglected diversification of the economy, particularly toward an endogenous model oriented to industrialization....   [tags: World History Latin America Essays Papers]

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The African Wom A Modern European Woman

- Moving from colonialism to post-colonialism, African woman starts to act as a modern European woman who has a job; who can have as many romantic relationships as she wants; who pursues affairs and is equal to the man when it comes to sexual partners; who highly demanded freedom physically and mentally. However, the social situation does not as the same as what they expect. The man still dominates the majority of the post-colonialism African society. The African woman has to balance between the traditional African values from the old generation of their families and the western modernity culture that they learnt from their school....   [tags: Marriage, Sociology, Africa, Western culture]

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The United States Post Revolution

- The American experiment. This is what much of the world considered the United States Post-revolution. As expressed in the constitution, the essential values and purpose of this experiment is to protect the union, justice, tranquility, defense, welfare and liberty. In order to defend those values, the constitution was conceived. There exists a prodigious number of threats to those values established in the constitution, and honestly, I am highly aware that there are threats, but the constitution is so abundantly long that it is borderline impossible to extract every threat to the assorted values of our country....   [tags: United States Constitution, United States]

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- INTRODUCTION Singapore Officially known as the Republic of Singapore, is the world's only sovereign city-state that is also an island country. It lies in Southeast Asia off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula and 137 kilometres north of the equator. Made up of the lozenge-shaped main island (widely known as Singapore Island, but also as Pulau Ujong, its native Malay name) and over 60 much smaller islets, it is separated from Peninsular Malaysia by the Straits of Johor to its north and from Indonesia's Riau Islands by the Singapore Strait to its south....   [tags: Bungalow Building, British Influence]

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a Metaphor in Mrs. Dalloway, By Virginia Woolf

- When WWI was over, many people questioned the brutality that carried on over the four years that the war was happening. The Europeans trust in authority and in their country began to collapse, and Modernism was a way they could respond to the damage of those beliefs. It was obvious that the old world was gone and a new one had started to arise. In this new world, while other aspects of Europe were advancing, improvement in the psychiatric treatment of mental conditions, for example shell-shock, fell short....   [tags: Virginia Woolf]

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Post Modernism in Architecture

- An architect’s goal is to design appropriately to the time. In the mid to late twentieth century post-modernist such as Venturi found the purism and oversimplification of modernism lacking. Venturi recognized that the world is not simple in nature, but full of complexity and contradictions. Post-modernists aim for an implicit richness of meaning through complexity and contradiction rather than an oversimplified blatant clarity of meaning. A building is basically comprised of a variety of paradoxes, such as outdoor and indoor, primary spaces and secondary space and so on....   [tags: contradictions, design, complexity]

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

- “PTSD was first brought to public attention in relation to war veterans, but it can result from a variety of traumatic incidents, such as mugging, rape, torture, being kidnapped or held captive, child abuse, car accidents, train wrecks, plane crashes, bombings, or natural disasters such as floods or earthquakes.” (NIMH) Families of veterans struggle to help their loved ones. “Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder caused by a person’s exposure to life-threatening or otherwise traumatic circumstances.” (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)....   [tags: PTSD, veterans, suicide]

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

- PTSD was first taken seriously when the Vietnam veterans returned from the war. Combat experience is the most commonly linked to this disorder. However, studies have shown that there are many different causes. These studies were applied to a wide variety of traumas that people have experienced in various horrific events. According to The National Institute of Mental Health, “about 4% of American adults ages 18-54 suffers from PTSD in a given year. These people have served in wars, have been raped or mugged, lived through natural disasters, terrorist attacks or car or plane crashes” (Mitchell)....   [tags: war verterans, psychology]

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Maya Angelou Is an Example for Every Race and Gender

- She is an accomplished poet, performer, actress, director, teacher, and journalist. She has read two inaugural poems and is a three time grammy award winner. She suffered through trials and tribulations, yet has come out on top as a strong, black woman. She is Maya Angelou and her impact on the world impact on the world today sets an example for every race and gender. Maya Angelou, born Marguerite Ann Johnson, was born on April 4th, 1928. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, she was raised there for a short portion of time, then later moved to Stamps, Arkansas....   [tags: african american, post-modernist, philosophy]

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Global Warming and Environmental Degradation: Princess Monoke by Hayao Miyazaki

- In the wake of global warming and environmental degradation, many media outlets are focusing on ways to alert the public to sustain the planet. In “Princess Mononoke,” the film aesthetically creates a complex socio-cultural world in where the audience is force to weigh in on complex questions about our nature and how we treat the planet. The film follows Ashitaka as he journeys from his home village to western Japan to find answers to his impending doom. His quest soon leads him to the industrious fort of “Irontown,” and he finds himself the middle of a deadly battle between humans and spirits....   [tags: duality of humanity, post-industrial humans]

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Magic realism as post-colonialist device in Midnight's Children

- Magic realism as post-colonialist device in Midnight's Children Magic realism in relation to the post-colonial and Midnight's Children 'The formal technique of "magic realism,"' Linda Hutcheon writes, '(with its characteristic mixing of the fantastic and the realist) has been singled out by many critics as one of the points of conjunction of post-modernism and post-colonialism' (131). Her tracing the origins of magic realism as a literary style to Latin America and Third World countries is accompanied by a definition of a post-modern text as signifying a change from 'modernism's ahistorical burden of the past': it is a text that 'self-consciously reconstruct[s] its relationship to what cam...   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Post-War Era

- The Second World War concluded and the United States became the single most powerful nation in the western world. American history explains the participation of America in the international arena effectively, but when it comes to the domestic arena much is excluded. History has deprived new generations from being able to acknowledge the essential changes that took place within the United States during the Post-war era. The most common struggle during this time period was the return of American veterans to home ground....   [tags: After WWII, 1945-1950]

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Frankenstein as a Modern Cyborg?

- Frankenstein as a Modern Cyborg.      The creature ("demon") created by Victor Frankenstein in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus occupies a space that is neither quite masculine nor quite feminine, although he is clearly both created as a male and desires to be in the masculine role. Judith Halberstam describes this in-between-ness as being one of the primary characteristics of the Gothic monster--being in a space that's not easily classified or categorized, and therefore being rendered unintelligible and monstrous....   [tags: Frankenstein essays]

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