The Power Of Shakespeare

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Shakespeare was a genius, to be sure. There is even a strong argument to be made that he was the genius of English literature or English theatre. He was not particularly strong on coming up with original plots: he preferred instead to borrow them from Holinshed, ancient mythology, or recent…

The Meaning – or Meaninglessnes of Style

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The Meaning – or Meaninglessnes of Style – In Youth Subcultures  Summary This essay investigates the concept and meaning – or meaninglessness – of style in youth subcultures. It does so in the context of the sociology of youth, particularly with reference to themes such as control, resistance and identity. The study builds on Dick Hebdige’s…

Examining the Popularity of Cultural Theory

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Examining the Popularity of Cultural Theory: An Examination of the Literature Introduction The study of cultural theory, or the investigation and the application of techniques designed to analyze various aspects in society, is a fairly recent addition to modern anthropology. The introduction of the cultural theory allowed anthropologists, sociologists, and…

Women in China

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Contrary to what one might be inclined to think about modern (contemporary) China (which now includes Hong Kong) , concubines still exist and are in fact, a part of the sociocultural fabric. Concubines and secondary wives have existed in China and other places over the past two thousand years. Often,…

Gender and Modernization

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Gender and Modernization: Two Women's Struggle for Justice and Survival in the Face of Global Dependency Structures Perhaps the most fascinating feature of both the novel, Nectar in a Sieve, and the oral history, Don't be Afraid Gringo, is how very similar the two stories are; although they are separated…

Deviant Physics in Mythological Spaces

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Deviant Physics in Mythological Spaces and Other Important Points in Canto IV of Dante's Purgatorio Dante' Purgatorio is not the most-studied of his works; by far the more famous is the Inferno, as well as more culturally salient. From the Commedia as a whole are derived many of the connotations…

Aristotle on Motion

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COMBINING PHILOSOPHY AND SCIENCE In his book, Living Time and the Integration of the Life, Maurice Nicoll describes some of Aristotle’s main ideas regarding the concept of motion: “That the existence of all things can be understood as movement from potential to actual existence; that the movement of all things…