Essays about: "popular culture"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 163 essays containing the words popular culture.

  1. 1. Harry Potter and the Fat Stereotypes

    University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för film och litteratur (IFL)

    Author : Olsson Hanna; [2019]
    Keywords : Harry Potter; Fat Studies; Film Studies; Gender Studies; Children s Films; Young Adult Series; Intersectionality; Fat Stereotypes;

    Abstract : In the field of research within film studies which consider how aspects such as gender or race affect the portrayal of a character, the aspect of characters' body sizes are not always taken into account. By analysing the fat characters in the popular children's and young adult film series about Harry Potter, I bring attention to the fact that the use of stereotypes is significant in these characterisations, and further contributes to the marginalisation of this particular group of people. READ MORE

  2. 2. Will Beauty Save the World? A historical context study of the Miss Venezuela pageant as a conceivable contributor to communication for development.

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Kultur och samhälle

    Author : Jassir de Windt; [2019]
    Keywords : celebrity beauty queens; beauty with a purpose; communication for development; cultural identity; national identity; popular culture; race and class; internationalisation; economic transnationalism; social norms of beauty; representation women; social change; Celebrity-Development nexus; Venezuela; historical context; qualitative research;

    Abstract : In recent years, old-hand development scholars, in the category of Dan Brockington, have expressed their concern over academia’s neglect of the significance of celebrities in the field. As has been the case of an outturn hereof, namely beauty pageants. READ MORE

  3. 3. Numerical professionalization - The role of calculative practices in governing the individual football player

    University essay from Handelshögskolan i Stockholm/Institutionen för redovisning och finansiering

    Author : Carl Grant; Marcus Skantze; [2019]
    Keywords : Popular culture; Performance measurement systems; Individuals; Emotions; Foucault;

    Abstract : In a time of pervasive quantitative performance regimes and numerical professionalization, an investigation of individual accountability seems timely. This paper seeks to investigate the role of calculative practices in governing the emotions and performances of individuals within popular culture. READ MORE

  4. 4. Do you have time for a cup of tea? : Designing how to experience tea from three different cultures

    University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för design (DE)

    Author : Yu Wang; [2018]
    Keywords : culture; behaviors; knowledge sharing; tea rituals;

    Abstract : 4700 years ago, tea culture was born in China. For thousands of years, drinking tea has become one of the popular part of the daily life in many places around the world. Tea culture is no longer limited to the tea itself, it is also reflected in the way people drinking tea, in other words, tea ceremony. READ MORE

  5. 5. The Medieval Myth of The Holy Grail and its Resonance in Contemporary Popular Culture : A Reception Theory Analysis of The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

    University essay from Högskolan i Gävle/Avdelningen för humaniora

    Author : Johanna Juhlin; [2018]
    Keywords : Mythology; The Holy Grail; Reception theory; Reception history; Wolfgang Kemp; Dan Brown;

    Abstract : This essay investigates why the Myth of the Holy Grail continue to occur within popular culture. Myths, tales and legends from ancient times have inspired authors throughout the centuries. The readers are not only served with a spectacular adventure, but the myths also contain messages with a moral and ethical guidance for us as beholders. READ MORE