Essays about: "american identity"

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  1. 1. Kneeling Heroes, Standing Heroes: the role of identity discourses in the national anthem controversy

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Jesper Olsson; [2018]
    Keywords : National Anthem Controversy; American Identity; External Threats; Patriotic Symbols; Culture Wars; Freedom; Security; Law and Political Science;

    Abstract : The controversy over the national anthem protests became the latest battleground in an ongoing ´Culture war´ to define American identity. Domestic debates are where the content of common identity is negotiated, in this case the arguments made in the debate also taps into established discourses on identity. READ MORE

  2. 2. Agenda setting and IR in the Twitter era - The Case of Donald Trump and the North Korean nuclear crisis

    University essay from Linköpings universitet/Statsvetenskap

    Author : Rebecca Elvström; [2018]
    Keywords : agenda setting; international relations; Twitter; Trump; North Korea; nuclear crisis; social media;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis was to analyze and discuss how and why the traditional agenda setting process, as it is presented by Kingdon through the concepts of problems, politics and policy, can be seen in a new light of social media (tweets) and the concept of identity, by studying the case of American president Donald Trump and investigate his use of Twitter for agenda setting in the ongoing North Korean nuclear crisis. This thesis used a case study method to study the material of 28 tweets made by Trump about North Korea. READ MORE

  3. 3. Decolonising Literature : Exclusionary Practices and Writing to Resist/Re-Exist

    University essay from Linköpings universitet/Tema Genus

    Author : Stephanie Johansson; [2018]
    Keywords : decolonising; literary studies; English literature; American literature; canons; macro-narrative; grand narratives; close reading; narrative analysis; postcolonial theory; decolonial theory; canonisation; Romanticism; othering; nation-state; national identity; publishing industry;

    Abstract : This thesis examines elements of the conceptualization of literature within literary studies and literary production in a UK context, considering the concept of exclusionary practices based on the negligence of intersectional categories of identity such as race, gender, class, sexuality, etc., in the practice of understanding and interpreting literature. READ MORE

  4. 4. "The price of anything is the life you exchange for it" : a study on voluntary simplicity within the United States

    University essay from Lunds universitet/LUCSUS

    Author : Tyler Lang; [2017]
    Keywords : alternative lifestyles; modernity; voluntary simplicity; off the grid; motivations; United States; sustainability science; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : American consumption based lifestyles have a grave impact on the environment and personal wellbeing of Americans, creating unhealthy consumption patterns, unforeseen negative effects on individuals, and ultimately unsustainable lifestyles overall. Voluntary simplicity (VS), or individuals who resist consumerist tendencies seeking a higher quality of life through simplicity, is an answer to these concerns by promoting low consumption lifestyles, independence, and resilience among individuals and their lifestyles. READ MORE

  5. 5. Interpreting the uncertainty in Jhumpa Lahiri’s “A Temporary Matter”

    University essay from Högskolan i Halmstad/Akademin för lärande, humaniora och samhälle

    Author : Maarit Helena Niemi; [2017]
    Keywords : Jhumpa Lahiri; literature studies; reader-response theory;

    Abstract : An American author who is regarded as being a masterful storyteller when it comes to the struggle with immigrant identity is Jhumpa Lahiri. Those who have read her work would most likely agree with me that her texts provide the reader with an intimate and realistic insight into what it is like living between two or several cultures. READ MORE