In order to fit in to society, some people may modify their own actions based on the perceived reality of the TV show. It is easy to reality TV programs and the way they are perceived, could affect society as a whole.
I have chosen the video on food, Would You Eat It? 10 Weird Foods We Dare You To Try, to make connections between cultural norms, language, and personal identity. There are many cultural norms and values presented in the video, and it is interesting to be able to compare them to my cultural norms and values. Culture is what makes everyone different. Through enculturation we learn our norms and values through this process at a very young age. With culture, we have comfort and meaning for life. There are many cultures around the world have very different norms and values, as seen within this YouTube video. When the video first started I was caught off guard when I heard “10 most disgusting delicacies in the world” (TheRichest, 2015). It was shocking to hear the word disgusting, because everyone in the world has different taste buds and enjoys different things that others do not. Something disgusting may be delicious to another culture. Since we are grown up eating certain foods, we are accustomed to that taste and style, so cultures are use to their traditions and style of eating. Through out the video we hear ten disgusting foods that are from all over the world. There are so many cultures across the world and it was interesting to see so many and their norms and values they grew up with. The delicacies seen in the video are sometimes beliefs and symbols for cultures. They are norms, which are normal for them, and may come across strange to other cultures, but are meaningful
When flipping through the thousands of documentaries on the many streaming services there are three main criteria come to mind; one looks for the entertainment factor, credentials of the information the and lasting affect it leaves on the viewer. The documentary Soul Food Junkies directed and produced by the filmmaker Byron Hunt defiantly has an interesting take on these main criteria. The documentary holds ones attention with comedy and relatability with a family aspect, though interesting there’s plenty of experts and hard facts even though personal option is projected from the producer. The documentary does leave he viewer with questions about their own habits and that of the ones around them. Soul Food Junkies hits and misses the criteria
The film, “The African- Americans: Many Rivers to cross, Episode 5: “Rise!” coves African American history from 1940 to 1968. This film was written by Henry Louis Gates which is composed of taking us down the road to civil rights. In the beginning of his film, he briefly mentions that even a century after emancipation things such as segregation would be contradictory. Gates is opposed to the thoughts of segregation; he views segregation as something that’ll never fade – even years after the freeing, there will always be that separation and injustice. He covers all historical people who left their marks and historical events through that time period. Throughout the 1940s, African Americans experienced a downfall. When it came to employment, the “Negroes,”
Within the essay Pleasures of Eating a Kentucky farmer and author, Wendell Berry, recalls several instances where after a lecture on the decline of American farming he’s asked questioned about how to take action. His answer is, “Eat responsibly” (1). He goes on the say, “Of course, I have tried to explain what I meant by that, but afterwards I have invariably felt that there was more to be said than I had been able to say” (1). Cooked suffers in a similar way, it fails to dedicate enough time to present a solution to the questions it asks; while also falling to ask all the questions necessary to form a comprehensive argument and give viewers the knowledge to make a positive change. Instead, they choose to use their time to babble off cherry picked statistics, without properly stating sources i.e, most Americans spend 27 minutes a day
I was immediately intrigued from the beginning of Food, Inc. There was interesting and valuable information brought up during the film. Many people do not think about where their food comes from. I believe that if people were to know where their food comes from, they would not want to eat it. There are 47,000 products at a grocery store. But, Food, Inc. implies that this is in fact an illusion because all of them are made with the same crops. The fact that there are only a few multi-national corporations that control all of the crops and meat production is a huge surprise. I believe that each person in society would be absolutely shocked if they were to watch this documentary.
Food Inc. interviews notorious authors, farmers, and food advocates. Each interview’s credibility is gained by the movie maker because he acknowledges experts from both sides of the argument. The interviews demonstrate the individual’s knowledge of the food industry. The audience can now make an informed decision on the view after seeing both sides of the argument. Additionally the film makers include a depressing interview that depicts the
A central theme within Ruth Ozeki’s My Year of Meats is the idea of authenticity. It appears in the very core of the show My American Wife!, where the goal is to find “authentic,” “attractive” wives with attractive families and lifestyles so that BEEF-EX can make meat look appealing to Japanese viewers. However, many characters in the book have different views on what authenticity means, and the definitive definition is never revealed by Ozeki. In fact, My American Wife!, the authentic reality show, is one of the least realistic parts of the entire book and a reflection on the lack of authenticity in today’s reality TV shows. Although authenticity is projected as subjective, as My Year of Meats shows us, one will find nothing “real” or “genuine” about reality TV, which is negatively impacting our society.
In the film “Hunt for the Wilder People” and the prologue of ‘Kafka on Shore ‘identity can change through hardship. In ‘hunt for the Wilder people ‘. Identity can change through hardship is evident when Ricky Baker changes into clothes that blend into the bush setting whilst he was getting chased by the child welfare. Nevertheless, Ricky’s identity changes towards the end of the film as he no longer conforms to the gangster style clothing hence he blends in with the environment. Similarly, in the prologue of ‘Kafka on Shore’, Identity changing through hardship is evident when Kafka plans to escape from his father to re-establish his life. Moreover, He creates a new imaginary friend called Crow whilst he was facing hardship with his father.
The Fallen Feather documentary analyses both the creation of the Canadian Residential Schools and the effects of these schools. The documentary states that these schools were created as a plan to end what was referred to as Canada’s Indian problem. The documentary used survivor accounts, primary documents, and professional accounts in determining the motivation behind the creation of these schools. These schools were full of physical and psychological abuse that still has an effect on the First Nations people today.
Reality shows differ from classical documentaries in regard to their main intention: instead of stressing journalistic inquiry or intended in stimulating political debates, they are primarily made for entertainment and diversion (Corner 48-50). Since this is true, Reality shows have gone to extreme, unrealistic measures to entertain the audiences. For example: Survivor creates tasks and games for the contestants to perform, some being difficult and ultimately dangerous, but the contestants are more than willing because of their rising fame from the show and the audiences are more drawn into watching people in dangerous situations. These tasks are made purposely for the show and controlled environments exist that would never be found in the real world. Even though all this defeats the purpose of reality, its still considered a huge part of the
The Creek Runs Red is a documentary about Pitcher, Oklahoma. Pitcher used to be the heart of a large zinc and lead mining site. The mining in this town used to bring prosperity to Pitcher, but now it contaminates the town with lead and acid. Pitcher was official declared a Superfund site in 1981 in an attempt to clean the 25,000 acres of mining debris. The chaos in this town brings three important sociological themes to light: environmental justice, risk perception, and social mobility.
I’ve experienced confusion and anxiety over messages about food since I decided to become a vegetarian almost eight years ago. Contradicting information from scientific studies, social pressures, and irresolvable questions of ethics have played tug-of-war with my opinions, and those of most other Americans, throughout our lives. Pollan argues that this distress of being required to make choices among so much conflicting and biased information has turned America into a food-obsessed society, one that is eternally focused on but paradoxically distracted by the seemingly simple issue of what to eat.
When there is a mass communication takes in, it is easily connecting to few ethical theories used while the discussion heats. Part of people from the argument uses deontological views that one show is better than the other or vise verse. It tends to seem as this particular groups use of theory as in obligation towards the favorite show as somewhat of defendant position and