Tag Archives: Socio-political

Dissertation – Part 6

British Consumers and the American Dream: A Study of American Media Production and British Consumption Trends Post 9/11. Conclusion The overall objective of this study has been to discredit any notion that Europeans, even more so than Americans themselves, buy … Continue reading

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Dissertation – Part 5

British Consumers and the American Dream: A Study of American Media Production and British Consumption Trends Post 9/11. Analysis – Case Study The highly acclaimed television series ‘The Wire’ portrays the gritty – and mostly neglected – reality that exists “hidden … Continue reading

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Dissertation – Part 4

British Consumers and the American Dream: A Study of American Media Production and British Consumption Trends Post 9/11. Methodology The objective for this research has been clearly outlined as an attempt to refute Dell’Orto’s claims. She suggests that Europeans will continue … Continue reading

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Dissertation – Part 3

British Consumers and the American Dream: A Study of American Media Production and British Consumption Trends Post 9/11. Literature Review The key text as regards this research – ‘The Hidden Power of the American Dream: Why Europe’s Shaken Confidence in … Continue reading

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Dissertation – Part 2

British Consumers and the American Dream: A Study of American Media Production and British Consumption Trends Post 9/11. Introduction The United States of America; the country that embodies, and is entrusted as curator of the American dream, has since the 9/11 … Continue reading

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Dissertation – Part 1

British Consumers and the American Dream: A Study of American Media Production and British Consumption Trends Post 9/11.  Abstract History has repeatedly demonstrated that Europeans are habitual consumers of American products – Disney, McDonald’s, Starbucks and Coca Cola but to name … Continue reading

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Pornography, Gender and Sexual Identity

There are certain elements to the history of pornography that are similarly found in that of other subcultures. Pornography has in the past – like punk, hip-hop and rap at the height of their popularity – “operated against political and … Continue reading

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Reclaiming the Commons

The cultural and natural resources that humanity requires to maintain its existence have come to be known as ‘the commons’. A fundamental characteristic immediately deducible from the name – inherited from the traditional term ‘common land’ – is that all … Continue reading

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Critical Analysis – The Game

‘The Game’ is a five-minute film (available in my Video page) that portrays the story of a young teenager seriously addicted to computer games. Much like other ‘traditional’ addicts who contend with arguably more serious dependencies, the protagonist – Nathan … Continue reading

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The Divide Between Popular Culture and High Culture

Since the eighteenth century the word ‘culture’, derived from the Latin word ‘cultura’, has been defined and re-defined successively on par with the modernisation of societies. Consequently, Raymond Williams (1976: P25) describes the term as one of the most complicated … Continue reading

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