1001 Things You Didn't Know You Wanted to Know by Anna Mantzaris

By Anna Mantzaris

Minutiae buffs of the world—this is your booklet! It’s full of 1,001 tidbits of data in such different types as foodstuff & Drink, tv, artwork, enterprise, healthiness, faith, and so on. for instance, were you aware that each strawberry comprises over two hundred seeds? That the 1st equipped exertions strike within the U.S. happened in Philadelphia in 1786, whilst neighborhood printers demanded larger wages? Or that Jack London was once the 1st novelist to earn 1000000 funds from his writing? Highlighted with maps and illustrations, this compilation encompasses a wealth of lists, together with the least densely populated international locations, the tutorial associations of the Ivy League, bands that performed at Woodstock, or even the main tense clichés, as voted through humans in 70 international locations.

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At its most basic, it examines the frequency of words or of images occurring within a text. Supporters of content analysis applaud the technique for its comprehensiveness and scientific reliability compared to other, more subjective approaches. Although content analysis was used in the early part of the twentieth century to document the content of newspapers, Harold Laswell and others developed it more fully in the 1940s to study the effects of political propaganda on popular beliefs and opinions.

By way of example, Medhurst and Tuck (1996) suggest that this simulates earlier ‘organic’ experiences of social solidarity such as the music hall. The myth of a defined community that is created, however, also functions to distinguish between those who are inside and outside of that community. Those on the outside are often constructed as ‘deviant’, particularly through being the objects of ridicule and through stereotyping. In their study, Medhurst and Tuck were primarily concerned with representations of gay men in sitcoms, suggesting that groups that are subordinate or marginalised by the dominant ideology in the ‘real’ world are frequently depicted as comic within the televisual one.

Conversely, surrealistic advertisements or postmodern television drama such as Twin Peaks are based on disrupting codes, a process which may be ‘difficult’ for audiences, but which helps mark certain texts as avant garde (and simultaneously provides an opportunity for particular audiences to reveal their cultural capital in understanding complexity). In turn, disruption of ‘normal’ codes can become absorbed into ‘mainstream’ television, as with camera techniques in dramas such as NYPD Blue and ER.

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