Hakim Bey

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  • An Analysis of, "In Reification and Utopia in Mass Culture" by Frederick Jameson

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    It is true that manipulation theory sometimes finds a special place in its scheme for those rare cultural objects which can be said to have overt political and social content: thus, 60s protest songs, The Salt of the Earth, Clancey Segals novels or Sol Yuricks, chicano murals, and the San Francisco Mime Troop. This is not the place to raise the complicated problem of political art today, except to say that our business as culture critics requires us to raise it, and to rethink what are still essentially

  • Essay on Understanding the Underground Dancer

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    Understanding the Underground Dancer If you have seen him--in clubs, in parties, and even in the street--you will surely remember him. The Underground Dancer is a figure of the modern world that cannot be dismissed. Anthropologists explain dance as the expression of sexual desires, but the Underground Dancer is different, and therefore, often misunderstood. It is hard to pinpoint what he is, and what he looks like, all I can provide is shots in the dark, a desperate attempt to shed light to this

  • The Wire By David Simon

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    In David Simon’s The Wire, a stunningly accurate portrait of oppressive institutions in Baltimore are explored from multiple perspectives, including the police force, government, and the street drug trade. The visuals created by Simon are meant to be a realistic portrayal of Baltimore, one that depicts the members of the drug trade as complicated people, not just evil caricatures, and where the wrongdoing of the police and government are shown. Moreover, the show has become one of the few applauded

  • The Wire Scene Analysis: The Baltimore Police Department

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    The segment of The Wire I have chosen to analyze begins at 54:14 in episode 13, season 1 and runs through 103:34, comprising four different locations and eight scenes changes. Two main elements hold these scenes together as a coherent segment—camerawork/editing, particularly at the beginning of each scene, and thematic material. Thematically, each of these scenes exhibits a passing of torches. We see the changes of power that are developing in the police department and on the streets: Lt. Daniels

  • Mr. Rogers ' Neighborhood

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    For many Americans, the simple mention of the word “neighborhood” immediately conjures up memories of Fred Rogers singing the iconic theme song of his long-running PBS show, “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.” A typical episode of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood featured appearances from many of Mr. Rogers’ neighbors, such as Officer Clemmons, a black police officer who would often drop by to teach viewers about the job of policing, to impart some practical wisdom for living peacefully with one’s neighbors, or

  • Analysis on Fate of a Cockroach

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    Tawfiq al-Hakim or Tawfik el-Hakim, (October 9, 1898 – July 26, 1987) was a prominent Egyptian writer. He is one of the pioneers of the Arabic novel and drama. He was born in Alexandria, Egypt, the son of an Egyptian wealthy judge and a Turkish mother The triumphs and failures that are represented by the reception of his enormous output of plays are emblematic of the issues that have confronted the Egyptian drama genre as it has endeavored to adapt its complex modes of communication to Egyptian

  • New and Improved? : The processes of globalisation on spiritual practices; illustrated by the global spread of Reiki.

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    New and Improved? : The processes of globalisation on spiritual practices; illustrated by the global spread of Reiki. The processes of globalisation create an open market place for trade, but globalisation is also an exchange of cultures, of ideas and practices. Spiritual practices and rituals are one of the ways in which a culture reproduces itself and as such, is subject to hegemonic forces which act to alter the existing form. It has been said that Globalisation may be regarded as a threat to

  • Essay on Fanon and de Beauvoir: Opposing Discrimination

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    accumulates very gradually (like mercury poisoning) till eventually it turns pathological. Gnostic dualism exemplifies the extreme position of this disgust by shifting all value from body to "spirit". This idea characterizes what we call "civilization". -Hakim Bey, “Information War”, c-theory a022 Struggles against ‘injustice’ in the 20th

  • A Critical Review of “the Ambiguities of Football, Politics, Culture, and Social Transformation in Latin America” by Tamir Bar-on.

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    A Critical Review of “The Ambiguities of Football, Politics, Culture, and Social Transformation in Latin America” by Tamir Bar-On. Introduction: In Latin America, soccer is not a game; it is a way of life. It is mixed in with politics and nationalism. It defines social classes. How politically influential is soccer in Latin America? It is used by “various Latin American socio-economic elites in order to retard the acceleration of working class and popular discontent” (Bar-On 1997:1.8). Is it