Cultural Expression Essays

  • Humor as a Form of Cultural Expression

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    Humor as a Form of Cultural Expression How can one look at a culture and understand its origins, its values, its accomplishments and failures? Through art, poetry, or other literary, or scientific advances? Maybe even in its political standpoints? All of these methods are acceptable. There is one I did not mention in the above list however. It can be considered trivial by some, but I think it is also important. Perhaps we can understand a culture by its humor. Even on the surface the jokes

  • Cultural Expression Essay

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    The Dynamic Nature of Cultural Expressions Overtime, people’s view of cultural expressions has evolved to exclude some of the stereotypical biases that were attached to certain forms of cultural expressions. A person who wore certain clothes, or had tattoos on their skins or spotted dreadlocks was viewed as rogue and could be viewed as rebellious. Not any more, the world has moved to accept new forms of cultural expressions, and people have found new ways of expressing what they feel is the right

  • Cultural Expression of Feelings

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    the eyes indicates someone is annoyed. What one is thinking or feeling can be clearly displayed in one’s facial expressions. Paul Ekman decided to study people’s facial expressions, down to the micro expressions that flash across the face and those are what give one away. He developed the facial action coding system (FACS) after many years of researching how people’s facial expressions reveal their inner emotions (Blink 204). He has even worked with Gottman and his “Love Lab” and the FACS has helped

  • The Cultural Expression of Music

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    lives and has become a commodity more than a cultural aspect. It is existent in every occasion with a variety of genres. It has now become available everywhere at any time of day. With music being such a big commodity in today’s society, popular music developed. Popular music is based upon what is appealing to most individuals throughout society, which is determined by a scale of activity such as music charts. It is considered as a key cultural expression that highlights the attitudes of personalities

  • South Africa - Diverse In Culture But Could Be Unified In Language

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    language determine our identity. ”Contemporary identities can therefore be fluid or consciously delimited. Any number of factors are likely to be under negotiation in either case; whether of religion, nation, language, political ideology or cultural expression” (P Brooker, 1999,109). Our South African identity is one which has changed through imperialism and it is one that has changed through apartheid and it is one which will continue changing in order to progress therefore a national language such

  • rap

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    importance and background of rap music in society. "Rap music brings together a tangle of some of the most complex social, cultural, and political issues in contemporary American society. Rap's contradictory articulations are not signs of absent intellectual clarity; they are a common feature of community and popular cultural dialogues that always offer more than one cultural, social, or political viewpoint. These unusually abundant polyvocal conversations seem irrational when they are severed from

  • Monumental Architecture in Bronze Age Egypt and Crete

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    Monumental Architecture in Bronze Age Egypt and Crete The significance of monumental architecture lies not only in the function it is built to serve but also in the cultural values it represents. Monumental architecture is aesthetic as well as functional, and in its aesthetic aspects it is a form of cultural expression. In Bronze Age Mediterranean civilizations, the development of monumental architecture was influenced primarily by the political structure of the state. Perhaps the most disparate

  • The Pagan Origins of Christianity

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    sought these answers in the mystery-religions, independent groups worshipping in new and experimental ways. Ancient religious tradition had failed to fulfill the needs of this evolving and expanding society and these mystery-religions were a cultural expression of that need. Christianity grew into the midst of this world and was in fact the end result of the experiment started in the mystery-religions. The term, “mystery-religion” refers to various forms of worship popular in ancient t... ...

  • African-American Artists

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    artists closely aligned to the production of works in the strict tradition of European or English classicism. The rules were clearly defined for the artists, and cultural expression was not the acceptable standard for visual creations produced by early African-American artists. Those few African-Americans had to sublimate their expression and stick closely to what was defined as art. Therefore, it was not a surprise to see the first African-American artists defined as slave artisans with skills as

  • Art and Aesthetics

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    of our soul through color and form in a constant search for connection with something beyond. I think of art as the bridge between our souls and the physical world. I see art as both an interaction between our psychological existence and our cultural expression of that existence. Thus, this can include challenging and sometimes disturbing imagery as well as the aesthetically pleasing. The artist's conceptual vision and a personÂ’s ability to translate this to an audience is what transforms the ordinary

  • My Classroom Management Plan

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    My philosophy of classroom management is to allow students to be responsible for their own behavior at all times. I believe allowing students to be responsible for their behavior and actions allow them to have a sense of freedom. When students have freedom, they seem to be more successful and respectful. Classroom management is more successful when the class is student-centered. Students should be included in the planning of classroom rules, room arrangement, and communication should flow smoothly

  • Gender Difference in Laughter

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    The results show in these chart indicate that there is no cultural gender difference in expression humor or laughter. However, there is difference in what all culture believe humor is. This information is important because it explains why something are important to some culture and not to another. The authors agrees when they quote “in Japan, unlike in the United States, humor is not considered an important coping device. American media praise the use of humor [regardless of occupation] especially

  • Oppression and Resistance in Jamaican Reggae and Afro-Brazilian Music A Comparative Study of Race in Music and Culture

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    and Resistance in Jamaican Reggae and Afro-Brazilian Music A Comparative Study of Race in Music and Culture Cultural expression frequently serves as a lens to the conditions, historical and contemporary, of a society. Film, music, and literature often serve as an extension of oral traditions and can provide us not only with a glimpse into history but can also share with us the cultural impact of the past and give us a greater understanding of the present. In the countries of Brazil and Jamaica

  • The Art Department is Essential for Student Expression

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    The Art Department is Essential for Student Expression Walking down the halls of the school, students are never at a loss for something to look at. The walls of the school are constantly plastered with posters and fliers. More importantly, though, there are the products of the school’s art department. The paintings, drawings, sketches and photographs turn bland walls into something to be admired and awed by everyone. And none of these would be possible without the art department. The pictures

  • Self-destructive Self-expression in The Yellow Wallpaper

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    Self-destructive Self-expression in The Yellow Wallpaper In "The Yellow Wallpaper", a story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the conflict centers around the protagonist's inability to maintain her sanity in a society that does not recognize her as an individual. Her husband and brother both exert their own will over hers, forcing her to conform to their pre-set impression an appropriate code of behavior for a sick woman. She has been given a "schedule prescription for each hour in the day; [John]

  • Roman Sarcophagi: Evolving Mythological Depictions and Cultural Expressions

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    over time we can see a gradual change in the way these myths were depicted. Beginning as a set of stories, they transformed into an expressive medium through which the myth could explicitly commemorate the live of the deceased and a way so Roman cultural requirements could be presented and explored. Specifically, myths that depict heroes on sarcophagi usually stress the virtue of the hero and the grief felt at their death. The virtue of heroes is commonly seen with men such as Herakles, and the completion

  • Artistic Expression in 18th and 19th Century America

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    Artistic Expression in 18th and 19th Century America The first settlers in the New World faced unpredictable hardships. The men of the Virginia colony had enough trouble learning to live off the land, let alone having to defend themselves from native attacks. Famine proved to be a hard obstacle to conquer for all of the new colonies. New England, while having a more suitable climate for the prevention of diseases, also had its conflicts with local tribes. The Puritan ideals of New England were

  • The Explorers' View of the Natives

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    There is no doubt that without the feat of explorers then, there would be no world as we know it now. It is merely the manner of how this new world was “discovered” and how the natives of the land were handled and viewed that draw true reservation. I will give a brief description of the views that Columbus, Cabeza de Baca, de Verrazzano, Hakluyt, and Champlain had of the natives of the land they inhabited.. I start off with he who sailed the ocean blue in 1492, Christopher Columbus. Columbus view

  • The Limits of Language

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    thought and adopted a new one based on opposing principles, his quest to expand knowledge of language has become an intricate yet significant part in the way language is analyzed today. A brief synopsis of both seem to point out there multiple expressions of language and each factor into true acquisition of knowledge as it pertains to one’s world. Language is essential to the communication system between humans to ensure vitality and therefore its very form is innate. The forms of language can be

  • Expression of Self-worth in Homer’s Iliad

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    Expression of Self-worth in Homer’s Iliad The story of the Trojan War as played out in the Iliad is perhaps most gripping for the focus on the role of the individual; the soul is struck by the very concept of a decade-long war and a city-state razed to the ground for one man’s crime and one woman’s beauty. As such, the dynamic between Helen, Paris, and the Trojan people they have doomed is a fascinating one. For while Prince Paris is hated by all of Troy, his right to keep Helen is challenged