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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s The Danger of a Single Story & Raising the Subaltern in the Practice of De-colonization

The Danger of a Single Story is a speech of the Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The excerpt to be analyzed portrays the social and psychological threat of neglecting the voices of groups of people from literary discourse, as well … Continue reading

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Racist Commercials?

WATCH THE COMMERCIAL HERE The 2011 commercial for the German Kytta-Salbe, an all-natural pain-relieving ointment, follows the exploitative, misguided, Eurocentric representation of a middle-aged Native-American man’s path through nature, facing obstacles such as rocks to be climbed and river trails … Continue reading

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Edward Said’s ‘Orientalism’ and Walther Mignolo’s Ideas on Modernity and ‘Border Thinking’

Edward Said’s Orientalism Orientalism is a concept proposed by Edward Said in his essay with the same name and later extended upon by himself as well as many other academics. Said initially explains that Orientalism, first and foremost, is a … Continue reading

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“Nur glückliche Orangen in der Saftpresse”

Präsenz am Beispiel von OK Kids „Gute Menschen“ Der Begriff der Präsenz nach Gumbrecht Literaturwissenschaftler und Universitätsprofessor an der Standford University, Hans-Ulrich Gumbrecht, entwickelte in den 1990ern ein Forschungsgebiet, welches sich mit den Wirkungen der Materialität von Texten auseinandersetzt, wodurch … Continue reading

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Telling It As It Is, Mr. President? The Issue of Donald Trump’s Supposed ‘Word Salad’

Successful communication asserts a common sense when it comes to social interaction. This is especially crucial in the face of the power relation between politicians and their followers. It is a common skill of politicians to be able to properly … Continue reading

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#BlackLivesMatter Activism and Popular Music as a Challenge of Racial Profiling and Police Brutality

When we look at the history of African-American protest, one of the most prevalent issues being challenged is racial profiling and institutional brutality. And when the topics of racial profiling and institutional abuse of power, namely police brutality, are discussed, … Continue reading

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Great Britain’s Unwritten Constitution

Great Britain is a country with a vast history. It has endured many years of existence and many changes have taken place. From a political perspective, a written constitution is a considerable step in the establishment of a working government. … Continue reading

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