Option 3: Cultural Adaptation in Movies View one of the following movies. Discuss the cultural elements and issues that are present in the film. In your essay: Give a brief summary of the film State three (3) cultural elements/issues expressed in the film (for example: race, gender, religion, class, etc.) that we have covered in… Continue reading Explain any elements of prejudice found in the film
While reading, I was interested most by the discussions of the material-semiotic relationships of blood and its presence as a laboring commodity. I found the connections between blood’s status as an indicator of corruption (what the reading calls negative valuation) and as a racial allegory to be a convincing argument for the pervasiveness and continuation… Continue reading There are also feminist and queer implications- the commodification of reproductive organs and the heteronormative implications of eggs as a site of reproduction between a man and woman.
Since your textbook does not cover Buddhism’s Holy Days and Festivals, research them and select one that most intrigues you. You will notice the dates of these celebration days change from year to year because Buddhists follow the lunar calendar and not the solar calendar. Write a 2-3 page narrative on your chosen Holy Day… Continue reading This requires more than a website address.)
No matter where we are in the lifespan, loss, death and dying are difficult experiences. Cultures vary as to how they process and experience these events. Share an Internet resource that describes another culture’s approach to death, dying, mourning, grief or bereavement. Please share how they may experience this with respect to one of the… Continue reading Please cite your resource(s).
Selecting a Populated Area and its Culture or Subculture < The organization, the culture or subculture, and the Coca-Cola products will be the subject for basic research for the remainder of the course. Research will be required to form a solid base for matching one of the two populated areas to your organization’s product with… Continue reading Discuss source material that is supporting your final decision for culture or subculture and product compatibility.
Think about what skill sets you would use to determine whether or not a specific product was compatible with a specific country. How will your personal understanding of the product and the market culture or subculture affect your search parameters? What experiences that you have with products as a consumer will give insight into your… Continue reading How will your personal understanding of the product and the market culture or subculture affect your search parameters?
This week we are studying intent and interpretation, specifically focusing on cultural works. For this assignment, you selected the Statue of Liberty. Research the intention of the creator of the monument you selected and how the monument is perceived today. Review the articles related to each monument in the Resources section. Prompt Respond to the… Continue reading Explain the original intentions behind the monument selected and how later interpretations changed the meaning and cultural understandings.
PART I: < Reflect on the following concept: the disappearance of cultural stereotypes and the reality of subcultures. What are your personal experiences with the existence of stereotypes? < For example, Texans raised in the Rio Grande Valley do not have the same cultural values as a New Yorker. < Your journal entry must be… Continue reading What are your personal experiences with the existence of stereotypes?
Learning Goal: I’m working on a cultural studies writing question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn. An essential part of developing critical analysis skills is self-reflection. You will have the opportunity to consider how using critical analysis influences your personal experience and your field of study or profession. Specifically, you must… Continue reading You will have the opportunity to consider how using critical analysis influences your personal experience and your field of study or profession.
Learning Goal: I’m working on a cultural studies discussion question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn. Religious Freedom is part of the US Constitution, as such it requires much thought as well. Atheists seem to be the most persecuted group in the US – here are some questions to ponder. Choose… Continue reading Do you think the government should have the ability to “manage” religious expression?