Black Friday, which is the Friday after Thanksgiving, for the last forty years, has been signifying the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. However, in drawing upon Baudrillard’s notion of ‘hyperreality’, it is possible to shift from the classic understanding of Black Friday as just a festivity and thus highlight its discursive nature and consequently its multiple meanings. 1,000 more words
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What Does Anything Mean? - Postmodernism, Modern Life and Meaningless in Justin Bieber's "What Do You Mean?"
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‘Just beyond our smart phones and soon to be augmented reality glasses, there lay a vast network of information and its growing at an exponential rate. 290 more words
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I think of these appropriated texts as historical documents—as evidence of who and how we are and what we do. And I think of the characters who speak these texts as characters like the rest of us: people through whom the culture speaks, often without the speakers knowing it.