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  • Deconstructing the clock

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    Summary Ever since the dawn of civilization we have observed time by its natural occurrence and we also relied on man made primitive tools to measure time. In the beginning, time has always been a natural event, for example, sunrise to sunset but men’s earlier primitive tools to measure time were inaccurate and were only an approximate indicator, hence often unreliable such as the hour glass. We became enslaved by the concept of time; our society is controlled by this mechanical device which dictates

  • Deconstructing Deconstruction

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    The term “Deconstruction” was first employed in the philosophical sense by Jacques Derrida in his 1967 book Of Grammatology. As such, the concept and movement of Deconstruction was founded solely by Derrida, without much influence from contemporary sources. However, Derrida did draw from previous philosophers such as Nietzsche, Husserl, the linguist Saussure, Heidegger, and the psychologist Sigmund Freud. Deconstruction began as both an expansion and reaction to Structuralism, a movement that

  • Deconstructing WikiLeaks

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    In Deconstructing WikiLeaks the author, Daniel Estulin, tries to find the truth behind Julian Assange and his infamous WikiLeaks website. Estulin is an investigative journalist and author. He is well known for his work and expertise in the field of crisis literature. However, he is not settled just by describing crisis, he hopes to bring truth to some of the world’s most secretive and mysterious occurrences. Through this book, Estulin provides detailed stories and analyses in attempt to fully understand

  • Deconstructing the Idea of Beauty

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    In her controversial bestseller Beauty Myth, Naomi Wolf argues how culture’s images of beauty found on television, magazines, advertisements and pornography are detrimental to women. She exposes the unrealistic and impossible standards of female beauty that create insecurity and self hatred that can be easily exploited by glossy magazine pictures, fashion world, Hollywood, diets and plastic surgery industries. Wolf demonstrates that the concept of “beauty” is a created weapon that is used to make

  • Deconstructing Henry James' The Turn of the Screw

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    Deconstructing Henry James's The Turn of the Screw To those readers uninitiated to the infinite guises of critical literary theory, Henry James's The Turn of the Screw might be interpreted as a textbook case of an anxiety-ridden Governess fleeing an unpromising reality and running right into the vaporous arms of her imaginary ghosts. But to the seriously literate, the text is more than the story does or does not tell; it can be read in light of many - not just one - literary theories.

  • Deconstructing the Map: The JB Harley Theory

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    Harley’s “basic argument within this essay is that we should encourage an epistemological shift in the way we interpret the nature of cartography.” Therefore Harley’s aim within his essay on ‘Deconstructing the Map’ was to break down the assumed ideas of a map being a purely scientific creation. In ‘Deconstructing the Map’ Harley looks at the writings of two well-known philosophers’ Michael Foucault and Jacques Derrida, looking at their argument’s around maps. Foucault, a renounced philosopher in cultural

  • Deconstructing the Dichotomy of Aboriginal Dreamings

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    Dreamings or Dream Time creates access to the ancestral world. Based on research, the Aboriginal lifestyle can be divided into the human or what I think of as the real world, from the sacred world and the physical world. The human world, in which I will just call their “reality,” is the world that consists of the people, their culture in the generic form, and basically their daily lives. The sacred world is where Dreamings take place. It is the ancestral world where the world was created, where ancestors

  • Inner Smile - Deconstructing the Heterosexual Matrix

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    Inner Smile - Deconstructing the Heterosexual Matrix An issue that is gaining in political and social importance is the issue of homosexuality. Reports of homosexuality and societal responses to homosexuality are brought up again and again in media coverage. These past few decades have seen a large increase in awareness of issues concerning homosexuality. Gender is intricately linked to homosexuality and numerous theorists have explored gender and sexuality under the umbrella term of Gay and Lesbian

  • Deconstructing Hamlet a Novel by William Shakespeare

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    Chosen Question: One of the key themes in Hamlet is suicide with two major characters giving audiences the opportunity to reflect on its implications to society. Hamlet reflects upon suicide in his famous soliloquies while Ophelia actually commits suicide. Using research from scholarly articles and books to support your argument, discuss Shakespeare’s treatment of the theme of suicide. Introduction: Themes have large implications for a play's outcome, a play in particular that this essay will be

  • Deconstructing the Map: The Hereford World Map

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    The Hereford World Map is the world’s oldest surviving map of the world; it was made in 1300, during the beginning of the Renaissance in Europe. There was a wider range of influences on mapping during the later medieval period. With an increase in exploration, Europe began to evolve into an international continent; widespread travel can be seen by the influences of the Islamic world on architecture. While map making in China had flourished in the 11th C, mapping was beginning to evolve in Europe