Category Archives: Chathuri

“Real” mannequins

I recently read an article about “full bodied Mannequins” that have in Swedish clothing shop windows. These Mannequins, unlike their traditional counterparts are made to the model of a much fuller and bigger woman. Clad in skimpy underwear these mannequins … Continue reading

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Butler: Multi-Dimensional Approach

In discussing Judith Butler, we realized that we wanted to take approaches and theories discussed in class and apply them directly to Butler’s article. At first we were overwhelmed with the plethora of approaches possible to take, but once we … Continue reading

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“The Real Housewives”: What it says about our society’s collective conscience

I have always disliked (to put it mildly) shows like The Real Housewives and Basketball Wives. To me these shows represent a system of declining social values, and a confirmation of all of the possible negative stereotypes that there are … 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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Roland Barthes: The man, the myths

Barthes is a thinker, thats for sure. Despite the complexity of his arguments, there lies a unique truth surrounding the myths of popular culture and their creations within specific cultural contexts. Although many of the myths may seem outdated for … Continue reading

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Opinions on Cultural Transfers and Homogenization.

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Our discussion sparked different opinions on the direction of cultural flows and the nature of cultural homogenization. Réka was of the opinion that cultural flows occurred largely via Western Media that transfers American culture to the rest of the world. Ben argued that … Continue reading

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Conflicting Views Regarding Walter Benjamin’s Theory

Walter Benjamin’s essay sparked varying opinions in our café discussion group this week. While the three of us agreed that Benjamin makes valid points in regards to the reproduction of art, Ben and Rochi clashed in opinion, as the former … Continue reading

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Discussing the Class Intro Photographs

During our cafe discussion, we found ourselves interested in the powerpoint photographs and one in particular sparked our interest. Aside from the Marx readings which we found quite difficult, we were intrigued by the meaning of the photo of the … Continue reading

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