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  • Nerd Culture Essay

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    Dork, dweeb, geek, techie, or trekkie? What is a nerd? Dr. Suess first used the word “nerd” in 1950 it described a “small, unkempt, humanoid creature with a large head and a comically disapproving expression”. Newsweek, just a year later, reported the word beginning to take on a derogatory meaning as someone who is dull, and rigidly conventional. Over the next two decades, the meaning of the word did not improve. In 1971, The Observer called nerds, “people who don't live meaningful lives,” and The

  • Nerds And Geek Culture Has Been Very Prominent Through The Decades

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    Nerds and nerd culture has been very prominent through the decades. From the 1970s to the present they have been represented through movies, TV shows and live-events; such as, Comic-con. They have predominantly been depicted as featuring characteristics in which other individuals usually stray from in order to better fit in with society; for example, wearing braces, dorky glasses, geeky hair cut, and usual nerd attire. Furthermore, nerds have been depicted in popular media as individuals who lack

  • Star Wars Versus Star Trek Essay

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    within the confines of a certain social class, the nerds and geeks. Nerd culture rose within mainstream culture and media through a staunch refusal to be put to the side and belittled when it did hit big. It has stayed largely and long enough so that most people will tell you that superheroes and space pilots and "all culture is nerd culture now." (Rosenberg, Alyssa) "But something that stung even worse than a towel-snap was often getting labeled a "nerd" or a "geek."" Ryan Britt opens up his series

  • Essay on Labeling Theory

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    people, if seen or labeled differently by another group she would probably conform to this as well. Another common label used is “geek” or “nerd”. This label can be taken in both a positive or negative way but mostly seen as a negative label in high school. This seems to demonstrate that when a student exhibits intelligence they are then labeled as “geeks” or “nerds”. This label group seems to be affiliated to harassment by other groups mainly “jocks”. This harassment of intelligent people can lead to

  • Essay on Evolution of the Geeks

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    Evolution of the Geeks In the past 20th century, the word geek has evolved into many different meanings. The term branched off to create a person with low social skills, often with high intelligence, a person highly interested in computer technology, and a person with a devotion to something that places him or her outside of the mainstream. Geek usually has negative connotations within popular culture, where being a geek tends to be an insult. The term can also be a badge of honor among subcultures

  • Seductive Advertising In Advertising

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    these related to Samsung’s new advertisement defy trends for technological ads and do bring up several important questions. Like, what transpired in Samsung’s controversial ad that warranted a positive response from the mainstream consumer and how has nerd culture been popularized and integrated with current mainstream ideals? The Samsung Smart TV with motion-control commercial uses sexual stereotypes and humor to create not only a desire for the woman, but also the TV being sold. The ad begins with

  • Life Lessons For High School Students

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    confidence You think you 're invincible until you are in the hospital Laugh things off Laugh at yourself Friends will make fun of you Agree with what is right It 's important to relax some 6WM Pizza, Soda, and Science Fiction Contemplation Being a nerd is the best. I mean sure you 're not going to be the coolest person in school and may get picked on but so what. High school students are naturally pack animals and look to make their pack the largest and most dominant. So yes, those who are alone

  • Reflection Paper

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    donations by friends and family and a very understanding school administration, I was able to continue attending Northwest Christian School for all my years of schooling. During my time at Northwest, beginning even in kindergarten, I was dubbed a "nerd". In actuality, this only meant that I was smart and a great test taker. As a child, I was not bullied, but my intelligence and lack of acquired people skills successfully alienated me from a majority of my peers. This seclusion allowed me to form

  • Essay about The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Juinot Diaz

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    When you see someone characterize someone else as a nerd, what do you generally think about this person, what if this same person is characterized as a geek? Most people generally hold a negative connotation with one of these titles, some see it as the geek and some see it as the nerds. Oscar De Leon and Yunior from Juinot Diaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao can be classified as members of either of these groups in some ways. There are ways that they fit in and ways that they don’t but

  • The Importance Of The Geek Culture

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    Geek Culture is a widely acknowledged sub-culture across the world. Technology and media are ever changing and the Geek Culture reflects the changes with the acceptance of “nerds”, “otaku”, and the “dweeb”. Though mostly meant as derogatory terms they are now seen as acceptable jokes that are popular in this moment of history. Nerds are the socially awkward and intelligent population the term is also interchangeable with its outdated counterpart dweeb. Otaku was used to insult adults who enjoyed anime