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Culture Essay

Our Contemporary Popular Music: Art of Kitsch?
We get further into the discussion, let us understand first mass media, the one generally responsible and the dictator of this whole brouhaha of contemporary popular music. “Mass media is a term used to denote, as a class, that section of the media specifically conceived and designed to reach a very large audience (typically at least as large as the whole population of a nation state).” (Wikipedia, 2006). Mass media is usually used for be various purposes: advertising or public relations,
Pages: 8 (2000 words), Essay
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Onion Model
 Onion model represents an organizational culture with four layers (“Hofstede: Cultures,” n.d.). The utmost layer contains the symbols with observable behavior (e.g. people’s interaction) and artifacts (e.g. technological equipment). The second utmost layer of the model includes the heroes, which pertain to people (e.g. productive workers) who can benefit the company.
Pages: 3 (750 words), Essay
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Old Operating Theatre in London
Consciousness of a break with the past is linked to the quintessence of memory in particular sites where an inherent quality of historical continuity still exists5. The trend of conferring significance to old building structures, sites, or spaces having symbolic and memorial importance, when separated from its ideological basis also led to the design of new ‘intentional’ monuments serving memorial functions in Postmodern architecture and urban design6. However, old, historically meaningful
Pages: 5 (1250 words), Essay
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Origins of the Fortune Cookie
Fortune cookie sayings, instead of representing any particular group’s culture like that of Chinese Americans, they mediate other people’s views or perception of the specific culture; in other words, fortune cookies articulate practices as well as meanings while offering inter-textual experiences that enable audiences to consume new texts (Yin and Miike21).
Pages: 6 (1500 words), Essay
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Orientalism by Edward Said
For many, Orientalism is essentially an art history term. In this guise it often has a relatively restricted meaning, relating to the paintings of a specific group of nineteenth-century and mainly French artists who took North Africa and the Middle East as the subject matter. 
Pages: 4 (1000 words), Essay
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