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  • How Do Diaspora Media Help Construct Meanings of Community and Identity?

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    shaping of diasporic identity, in this essay I shall particularly discuss how diasporic media, one of the influential factors, helped construct the meaning of community and identity. Firstly, I will elaborate the ability of how diasporic media constructs the meaning of community and identity. Secondly I will discuss how the meanings of community and identity are shaped through media representation and consumption in everyday life. The development of human technology has enabled communication to break

  • Analysis Of Niccolò Machiavelli's Discourses On Livy

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    Niccolò Machiavelli is very well known as an important and influential Italian historian, politician, philosopher, and writer during the Renaissance. His book, Discourses on Livy, is a discussion regarding the classical history of early Ancient Rome, although it uses contemporary political examples and strays far away from the subject of Rome at times. It is presented as a series of lessons on how a republic should be started and structured. Most importantly, it constantly brings up the idea of corruption

  • Weapons of War

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    Weapons of War “War on Iraq” and “sexual identity” showcase instructive new tactics for contemporary politics. If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. In conventional warfare. The US military no longer needs nuclear weapons for its better-publicized outings when they’ve built a 10-ton conventional bomb and aren’t above firebombing civilian centers. At a moment when anti-militarist criticism had crystallized around activism against specialized forms of military machinery (the Bradley was too expensive

  • Glory vs. Virtue

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    Virtue manifests itself differently within Christine de Pizan’s novel The Book of the City of Ladies and Niccolo Machiavelli’s novels The Prince and The Discourses Letter to Vettori. Pizan describes virtue in a moralistic sense, one closer to Aristotle and Plato’s traditional view. On the contrary, Machiavelli has a warped sense of morality and his view of virtue is one without a moral tone; he argues that a prince must adapt himself to whichever situation he finds himself in. Despite their disagreement

  • Political Thinking: The Perennial Analysis

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    In Chapter 4 of Political Thinking; the Perennial Questions, Tinder raises the question of whether social order can be maintained without power. The argument of whether humans are estranged or naturally good plays a large part in deciding this question. Tinder hits on two major topics before coming to his ultimate decision. The first is that human nature can be linked to reason as both a cognitive and a moral tool that can be used to live without a specific source of power. In other words, people

  • Explain why action is central in the analysis of interaction?

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    Introduction: Transcript of interactions can be examined using various methods of analysis including conversation analysis (CA), interactional sociolinguistics, politeness theory, critical discourse analysis and discursive psychology just to name a few. Researchers make decisions on which analytical framework they are to adopt in their study based on the focus of their investigation and the level of detail they hope to extract from the data (Stubbe, Lane, Hilder, Vine, Vine, Marra, Holmes and Weatherall

  • Play In Contested Spaces: Exploitation vs. Empowerment in World of Warcraft's Online Forums

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    practices in online communities "around" popular videogames (e.g., Steinkuehler and Author, 2008; Author and Gee, 2008; Author, in press; Squire and Giovanetto, 2008; Gee and Hayes, in press). However, the rhetoric of these studies has often focused on the positive, productive, and empowering perspectives of some fans/players in the "affinity spaces" (Gee, 2004) around games. In this paper, I argue for the importance of understanding learning and literacy within online communities around games by addressing

  • essay

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    the most part, has allowed me to invest my time in the places that both interest me and have had a beneficial impact on underserved and low-income communities. Through my work I have been able to respond to societal needs in healthcare and, my passion, community development. At the same time I realize that to have the greatest impact in the community development field requires me to further my formal education, deepen my policy expertise, develop my leadership skills, enhance my management ability

  • Sociolinguistic Field: The Nerd Community

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    studies that group speakers into speech communities, and how does the Communities of Practice model address these issues? One of the first speech communities` problems stated by Bucholtz is that it is a theory that can only be applied to a sociolinguistic field .It is not useful to any other related discipline as its focus limits to study language and ignores all other elements that are crucial in human and social interactions. Moreover, speech communities analyses sociolinguistic aspects in a macro

  • Exploring Online Communities

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    Exploring Online Communities First language, then print, and now telecommunications allow us to link thoughts and form communities, or groups based on common interests or common localities. However, in the not so distant past of the pre-virtual reality and pre-telecommunications age, community was the place where people lived, worked or played. For most of human recorded history, community was close to home and place dependent. Nowadays, cyberspace exists and permeates the 'real' world in