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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

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    4. What differences are there between American and British higher education and how may these be explained? Before coming to study abroad here in Manchester, I didn't realise how different the two higher education systems were. My parents used to always tell me how it was when they grew up and went to school in India, but the connection between India and England never clicked till I actually got here. The obvious difference that comes to mind is the way the two systems are funded. Another is the

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    Celebrity has invaded every part of our contemporary Western cultur, this infliltration is closely tied to new communication technologies (Meyers, 17-18). Within this culture the problematic cultural norms of gender and sexuality are perpetuated; young female celebrities are held to an entirely different expectation to their male counterparts. These discussions of celebrity in contemporary culture have found their way into New Zealand, take for example the gossip around TV3’s the Bachelor NZ, that

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    Steinbeck and Contemporary Culture: Capital and Postmodernity Modernity was an era characterized by an explosion of revolutionary, productive, creative, critical, and rational human energy. Man was an end in himself, the remaining absolute in a relativistic universe. The liberating dialectics of the modern era have come into equilibrium, however, with the postmodern era in which traditional dichotomies lose their distinctions and information spreads at exponential rates. The Grapes of Wrath

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    Throughout the semester we have covered many different topics during our study of contemporary American culture. We studied topics relating to our everyday lives such as, relationships, life habits, work, and school. The various readings, films, and discussions during class have helped me reflect upon my life. I would like to elaborate and focus on the aspects of this class that directly influence the way I see the world today. Before I took this course my mental image of materialism, happiness,

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    is leading the trend of music history in contemporary Korean society. However, whether K-pop, an abbreviation for Korean pop music, actually reflects “Koreanness” into its music production is still questionable. Many people, especially nationalistic Koreans, conceive of K-pop as purely Korean music genre. On the contrary, the two articles: “Producing the Global Imaginary: A K-pop tropology” and “What Is the K in K-pop? South Korean Popular Music, the Culture Industry, and National Identity” illustrate

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    Gladney as the novel’s narrator, DeLillo creates a fictional system which threatens to dissolve at every turn of the page. In offering a view of contemporary culture through the eyes of Jack Gladney, DeLillo creates a metafictional document that shifts the focus of the reader’s attention from mass culture to a single individual’s experience of that culture. Thus, the question is not so much the semblance of the fictional world of White Noise to the reader’s experience of reality, but the mimetic function

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    Philosophy and Technology

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    Philosophy and Technology ABSTRACT: This paper deals the place of technology in contemporary culture, and the relationship between science and morality. A definition of technique as a social process has to emphasize the fact that technique means developing and enabling different fabricated material systems; it is also the action of environment transformation according to human necessities. The area of culture is not limited to classical values, conceived with traditional meanings, arts and human

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    Advertising in the Media

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    in multiple media. With the continual attack of marketing media, it is presumable that it will affect our individualism and society as a whole. What are the effects of advertising today? Does television reinforce the mainstream ideology of contemporary culture? How do they shape the society? Can the media help break the barriers of gender roles? Consumer minds’ can be changed, opinions molded. I believe advertising in the media today is slightly changing, however will not drastically change. The

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    whether or not our decisions will make our lives better or worse. Humans also like to have control over another and to be able to be so important to someone that no decision is ever made without your consultation. More often than not, even in contemporary culture, men dictate to the household what will be done because they make the money. Then, again as times have changed, this fact becomes fallacy and women have begun to step up to the plate, claiming this right for themselves. Women in the fourteenth

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