Essays about: "trans representation"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 13 essays containing the words trans representation.

  1. 1. Sexy 16-Year-Old Baby-Eater: Gendered, Sexualized, and Racialized Discourses in Exalted, Second Edition

    University essay from Institutionen för tillämpad informationsteknologi

    Author : Niels-Martin Ström Josefsen; [2021-11-26]
    Keywords : Roleplaying games; Exalted; feminist post-structural discourse analysis; representation; geek culture; race; gender; sexuality; Dungeons Dragons; discourses; White Wolf; misogyny; fantasy; genre subversion; social constructivism; media tropes; monstrous women; monstrous motherhood; infantilization; trans representation; sexualization; animalization;

    Abstract : Previous research finds roleplaying games, as well as the wider spectrum of geek culture that they exist within, to be defined by discourses favoring a white, heterosexual, cis-male viewpoint, drawing up and reproducing stereotypes and tropes that are inherently misogynist, homophobic, and racist. Heretofore, research into discourses of gender, sexuality, and race in roleplaying games has focused overwhelmingly on market leader Dungeons & Dragons (1971- ongoing), largely neglecting to scrutinize other well-established titles that may adhere to or break from the same tendencies. READ MORE

  2. 2. Zero-shot, One Kill: BERT for Neural Information Retrieval

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för lingvistik och filologi

    Author : Stergios Efes; [2021]
    Keywords : neural information retrieval; passage ranking; weak supervision; question answering; passage reranking; BERT; transfer-learning in IR; zero-shot IR; passage-retrieval; BERT for passage-retrieval; MS Marco; information retrieval; neural IR;

    Abstract : [Background]: The advent of bidirectional encoder representation from trans- formers (BERT) language models (Devlin et al., 2018) and MS Marco, a large scale human-annotated dataset for machine reading comprehension (Bajaj et al., 2016) that made publicly available, led the field of information retrieval (IR) to experience a revolution (Lin et al. READ MORE

  3. 3. Trans Play : Imagining the future of trans games and research from an insider's perspective

    University essay from Högskolan i Skövde/Institutionen för informationsteknologi

    Author : Felix Enekvist Redig; [2021]
    Keywords : LGBT Representation; Trans identity; Anthropology; Ethics; Game development; Sociology;

    Abstract : The discussion of LGBT, and specifically, trans identity and its place in games is oneflourishing with more and more research from scholars. Though a glaring issue stillseems to haunt the field, as the voice of LGBT creators and gamers seems to be missingfrom the video game industry and research alike, which is counterproductive to theultimate goal of bettering the environment of games for LGBT gamers and creators. READ MORE

  4. 4. Modelling the European High-voltage electricity transmission

    University essay from KTH/Energiteknik

    Author : Piotr Jędrzejewski; [2020]
    Keywords : ;

    Abstract : This Master’s thesis describes modelling of the cross-border electricity transmission network of Europe. Under this work an extension of The Open Source Energy Model Base for the European Union (OSeMBE) was developed, implementing interconnections to the already existing model. READ MORE

  5. 5. Finding Femininity: a Representation Analysis of Trans* Femininity on Screen

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Genusvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Vilde Evjenth; [2019]
    Keywords : representation; trans* studies; popular culture; femininity; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis is to analyse the representation of trans* feminine women in popular media. This is done by presenting a theoretical background focusing on a specific minority group in society – namely, trans* feminine women – femininity, and heteronormativity, as well as by taking a poststructuralist approach to the applied theoretical framework in order to conduct a representation analysis of three trans* feminin characters from three different films. READ MORE