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Assignment #2: Media and Sovereignty

April 29th, 2011 · 1 Comment

“Biblical stories of spies entering the Promised Land predate the present revolutionary technologies of boundary penetration and surveillace”. Monroe E. Price describes with this the feeling of threat that comes as a side effect with every new technology for transmitting information. The Internet poses this great feeling of threat with the double-sided idea of it […]

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Assignment #2 Threatening the Status Quo: Wikileaks as the thorn in the side of TNCC

April 28th, 2011 · 2 Comments

The era of colonialism is over, or rather it has transformed: We now live in an age of neo-colonialism. This new system of colonialism substitutes hard power (military and political control) with something much more transient and much more subversive. These days the weapon of choice for those in power is mass media. When did […]

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Assignment #2 Media and Sovereignty

April 28th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Since the beginning of the new year, media has been a major topic throughout the world. Due solely to the media, America was notified about the revolutionary attacks that began in Egypt earlier this year. Had it not been for facebook or twitter, we would be unaware to what extent the violence had reached. According […]

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Assignment #2

April 27th, 2011 · 1 Comment

The relationship between media and authority is not always clear. Freedom of speech and expression comes into play and creates a fine line that sometimes gets crossed. States have power that doesn’t come by often and isn’t easy to obtain. They use the power they are given to make sure their authority is seen and […]

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Assignment #2 – Media and Sovereignty

April 27th, 2011 · 1 Comment

“The market is so powerful, technology so ubiquitous, that we are often reminded that the process of law making, especially in the field of media regulation, is like building castles in the sand where complex structures will be forcefully erased by an overwhelming cascade of waves.” (ch. 36, pg 307).  Monroe accumulates the entirety of […]

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Media & Sovereignty Report – Assignment # 2

April 27th, 2011 · 1 Comment

The power of modern technology and social networking may often seem as a threat to national sovereignty. “Media and Sovereignty: The Global Revolution and Its Challenge to State Power” by Monroe E. Price discusses how the relationship between media and borders is always in transition; especially with new “technologies of freedom.” The article begins with […]

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Assignment #2 – Media and Sovereignty

April 26th, 2011 · 4 Comments

In China, TV is heavily monitored by the government.  Children’s programming is especially monitored.  In China, children’s programming is extremely educational.  Even some Chinese citizens believe that the programming is to boring and no fun.  Just recently, The Kids Choice Awards, presented by Nickelodeon, was aired in China.  The Kids Choice Awards is an awards […]

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Blog #2 – Social Networking / WikiLeaks

April 12th, 2011 · 2 Comments

After reading chapter 36 and watching the two online videos, I was actually quite shocked. The online video, “Social Networks, Social Revolution,” by Empire – Al Jazeera English, discussed how the technology involving social networking has been used to spread information worldwide; even before any media coverage had been able to do so. Because any […]

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Creolization of Scientology

March 16th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Scientology has been a part of one of the most controversial religious movements to appear during the 20th century.  Its original purpose was intended to be a new psychotherapy and was not expected to become a religion.  As a religion, the Church of Scientology was incorporated in Camden, New Jersey by creator L. Ron Hubbard. […]

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Creolization essay #1

March 11th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Religion is one aspect of the spread of creolization. This includes colonization and spread of religion to a group of people. For example, the Spanish conquerors in South America, and the spread of Catholicism in Haiti. The spread of Catholicism made slaves believe in Gods that came from Africa. From this came the creole religion created […]

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Facebook : An Active Creolization Machine

March 10th, 2011 · 3 Comments

What is creolization? In the simple way to say creolization is well accepted new culture mixed with native or local culture. We can see creolization around us. When diversity progressed in the globe creolization happened. Pizza is very common US but pizza is not an American food Italian and Greek immigrant brings this food. Dominoes […]

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Creolization Essay

March 10th, 2011 · No Comments

According to answers.com, creolization is the hybridization of a culture, as it absorbs and transforms forces from outside. A cultural practice that I have chosen that has spread from one geographic location to another is Iranian Music. Before Iranians migrated to other countries, their music was more traditional and the singers were older. The origin […]

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Assignment #1 – The Creolization of Coffee

March 10th, 2011 · 7 Comments

Without coffee, it would probably be quite a bit harder for most of us to get up in the morning. Especially in the US, our conceptualization of coffee revolves around Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, and our local coffee house.  Coffee has undergone the process of creolization; it’s become commercialized and has spread around the world. As […]

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Creolization of Rugby

March 10th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Growing up in New York City has given me the chance to experience new culture on a daily basis. Living in one of the most diverse cities in the world has taught more about how the rest of the world lives. Lucky for us, the idea of creolization has helped this country grow do to  […]

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Creolization Essay: The Spread of Drifting to America

March 9th, 2011 · 1 Comment

  Creolization refers to the creation of new cultures through the blending and adaptation of older cultures.  It is an ongoing process amplified by technological innovations, as distant parts of the world are now able to communicate and express ideas instantly.  One influence that has spread to North America, Europe, and even the Middle East […]

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