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“I’m spread way too thin, everybody wants to know whats happenin”

I’m pretty sure that Edvard Munch’s Modernist painting “The Scream” pretty much sums up the majority of our lives right about now. It definatley symbolizes how I’m feeling, thats for sure. As we discussed in class “The Scream”  represents the anxiety of life we all feel, especailly … Continue reading

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic- Football Sensation

I have always had a passion for football (or, in the United States, soccer); growing up, I followed both the European and World Cups with utmost concentration and dedication and continue to do so today. Taking this course has made … Continue reading

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1973 Rockefeller Drug Laws: A Manual for Neo-Racism

I was raised in a White, lower class rural family.  While I definitely wouldn’t consider my family to be racist (others might) I can see the  trickle down effect of past generations’ prejudices apparent in my father’s slang. Before coming … Continue reading

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Visual Culture of Language

After presenting our discussion of Visual Culture and the role of the media, I began to draw connections to my case study. I would argue that language can also be considered visual culture, which was evident in the article about … Continue reading

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The A-List “Buddhists”

There are many Buddhists among contemporary celebrities.  Tiger Woods, Keanu Reeves, Richard Gere, Uma Thurman, Orlando Bloom, Kate Hudson, and Tina Turner to name a few.  It is difficult to gauge the intensity of their observation, practice, and devotion.  There … Continue reading

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Linda Travels the World

We were very intrigued by Donald Donham’s article, “Freeing South Africa,” and, upon realization that we were all from different countries (and continents!) around the world, we decided to take Linda on a metaphorical trip to three countries: Sri Lanka, Hungary, and … Continue reading

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The Korean Punk :Recycled Culture Turned New

Through out our life time we have experienced or have gone through different phases of music styles and how we relate to the beats we listen to. For some teens in Korea the growing popularity of punk has been a phase … Continue reading

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Hijab’s around the world: Fashion or Modesty?

So while I was thinking of options to look into for my personal case study, I though of my interest in the Middle East and Islam and how people express faith. I know  that most people could not tell the … Continue reading

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Understanding “Om”

We’ve all seen it. Whether it’s a tattoo your friend chose to get, or a focal point of your roommate’s tapestry, the “Om” symbol has become a part of the West’s popular culture.  In my last post I gave a … Continue reading

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City Kid Struggles: The Reflection and Reproduction of Base and Superstructure with in the ‘Slums’ of NYC

Our Cafe Discussion this week consisted of our perspectives of Raymon Williams “Base and Superstructure in Marxist Cultural Theory.” From our understanding superstructure of a society, the sources of legitimacy of our Ideologies through means of social convention is reflected and … Continue reading

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