Category: Oral Presentation

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Exploring the Conflict of National Narratives in Taiwanese Film From Cultural Politics and the Market of Popular Culture

Policy of Cultural and Creative Industries (CCI) is often integrated to cultural policy. However, cultural policy involves symbolic interaction and is entangled to politics, industries, social consciousness and resistance. This paper explores Taiwan’s policy of CCI in the past decade through perspectives of cultural studies by examining Taiwan’s film production, power, resistance, consumption, identity. Through

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Animated Tale of Pirates: The Tale of the Unspoken

We often gain our understanding of history through popular media, just like we think we know sea pirates and the life they live from how popular culture shapes them through films and novels. Indonesian historians have been trying to trace back evidence from South East Asia’s maritime history, particularly in Indonesia region to answer the

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Urban Landscape and the “Disinhabitation” in Japanese Cinema

Postwar Japan started the increasing wave of modernization and industrialization as an inseparable element of the Japanese ‘miraculous’ economic and social rebirth. One of the symbols of this renewal is the new middle-class embodied by the salaryman, the very new face of bright future and success. However, postwar intellectuals such as artists and filmmakers quickly

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Searching Cultural Practices of Citizen Consumers and Modernity Through Popular Local Movies As an Imagined Community

Exploring meanings of daily life from popular culture implies a possibility of resistance against representation structured by powerful elites. This study uses textual analysis to interpret public and social meanings of local movies listed as most popular movies in local markets. From perspectives of cultural studies, annual top 10 movies produced by Taiwanese in the

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Choice of Access to the Media of the Older People In Srisa Jorakhaenoi Subdistrict Administration Organization Samutprakarn Province

The objective of the research to study correlation between the older people’s process of selection of access to the media and their self-care taking behavior. Methodology applied is survey. Samples are 295 older people at 60 years of age. Questionnaires are used as the tool for data gathering. Data gathering was conducted between 12-19 October

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Generation Y’s Behaviors in Using Media: A Case Study of Bangkok Metropolitan Region, Thailand

The paper presents results of a study on Generation Y’s Behaviors in Using Media, Bangkok Metropolitan Region as a case study. The purpose of this paper is to review what we know and don’t know about Generation Y’s use of media – also giving a landscape of Generation Y’s media usage. The paper describes Generation

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The​ ​Wise​:​ ​An​ ​Animated​ ​Adaptation​ ​of​ ​Thai​ ​Contemporary​ ​Literature

Most of animated adaptations in Thailand come from literary works. However, the animation’s inventiveness has been inhibited by its fidelity on the literary source. Although fidelity discourse cannot be ignored in adaptation since it creates a strong connection to the original, I contend that not only similarities, but also differences, are essential for the dialogue

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Humor in Thai Political Cartoons Published During the 2013-14 Thai Political Crisis

Thailand in 2013-14 is a period of political instability. The protest organized by PDRC is one of the world’s largest political protests. The movement was an anti Thaksin cronyism effort to expel Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s government. Eighty-seven political cartoons during the period were collected from four newspapers: Bangkok Post, The Nation, Thai Rath, and

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Changes of Japanese Female Characters in Chinese Films About WWII

World War II is a significant topic for movie makers in China because of its unforgettable influence on Chinese history. Although the culture boom in China serves as a key driver of growth for the movies on World War II in recent years, it has been pointed out that the study on the role of

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When a Media Entity Humanizes its Identity Politics of Representation in The Filipino Channel’s Own Historiography

The study is a critical discourse analysis of the ‘auto-historiography’ of The Filipino Channel (TFC) in the form of periodic station IDs and 20th anniversary audio-visual presentation. It looks into how TFC constructs a humanized identity of itself as a transnational Filipino, and why maintaining such an identity is necessary for longevity. Using the three-dimensional

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Issues and Information management for Public communication in Willingness to pay for Forest Area of Bangkok Dwellers Project

The research of public information management in the ‘Issues and information management for Public communication in Willingness to pay for Forest Area of Bangkok Dwellers Project’ was designed to raise public awareness. The purpose of this research is to 1.) Distribute information regarding urban forest to the public through information management, 2.) Study communication patterns

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Challenging the Narrative Rhetoric: Inscribing Her Story Into History

Historically the media has been used for propaganda, and censorship to supress creative expression. Recently the presence of censors in newsrooms and on editorial boards served to highlight its misuse of the media, so when Alankrita Shrivastava’s film Lipstick Under My Burkha ran into trouble with the censor board, it raised the question of whether

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Documentary As Autoethnography: A Case Study Based on the Changing Surnames of Women

In the autoethnographic research method, researchers analyse their own subjectivity and life experiences, and treat the self as ‘other’ while calling attention to issues of power. At this juncture, the researcher and the researched, the dominant and the subordinate, individual experience and socio-cultural structures can be examined. As an emerging filmmaker I have made the

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The Hero and the Shadow Deconstructing Ideology and Identity in Anglo-Boer War Film and Drama Series Narratives

How does the predominant myth of a society influence the narratives told by its popular culture? That is the key question the author asks in this paper concerning the ideological representation of the hero archetype in selected films and drama series set during the Anglo-Boer War, also known as the South African War of 1899

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Different Histories, Different Narratives: ICT Uses as “Habitus”?

History forms narratives, narratives form media uses? My presentation will address this question drawing on a research conducted on social media. The latter examines the way two LinkedIn discussion groups, held by Greek and French migrants respectively, make use of this platform. The comparative approach raises the question of habitus (Pierre Bourdieu), in its global

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Journalism Ideology in Practice at a South African Public Radio Station

The core functions of journalism form part of a certain belief system or ‘ideology’ concerning journalism. Most journalists and journalism educators are trained in elements of this ‘belief system’ and therefore they practice in the industry according to their own ‘journalism ideology’. Although social media has led to more power being placed in the hands

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A Research of Self-Disclosure on Fanpage Creators of Illustration/Text in Taiwan

As technology evolves, gradually more virtual network platforms with innovative functions are being developed. Nowadays, the phenomenon of nearly every person having a personal mobile device, usually a smartphone, can be observed everywhere. Because the amount of information people receive has been increasing every day, reading habits are also changing. Compared with simple textual descriptions,

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Life and Death in Verses – A Case Study: The Writings of Lili Kasticher, The Only Woman That Wrote in Auschwitz

This paper focuses on the unique works of a young woman named Lili Kasticher, written at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp from April to November 1944. The possession of a piece of paper or a pencil stub was absolutely forbidden in Bireknau. Anyone caught with such contraband was immediately sentenced to death. Consequently, inmates at Auschwitz

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Hybridity and Context in Sita Sings the Blues: Appropriate or Appropriative

Abandoned by her husband who was working in India, the cartoonist Nina Paley found Sita’s rejection by Rama to be a closer parallel to her experience than any Western myth. Her feature film, Sita Sings the Blues (2008), crafted over five years, is an animated musical featuring a hybrid Sita expressing herself through the voice

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La Mise Hors Scène Screen Memory

Regarding mise-en-scène, in Antonin Artaud’s letter to theater critic, Benjamin Crémieux, Artaud candidly expressed that “mise-en-scène itself” could act as a safeguard to “another language”. Reading this today, it reflects well upon Jacques Rancière’s Les sorties du Verb. In Jean-Francois Lyotard’s essay, L’Acinéma (1973), Lyotard expands mise-en-scène to become motions inside and outside the borders

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Centering Literature: Literature and the History of Environmentalism in Malaysia

Environmentalism in Malaysia, which has its roots in the British colonial administration, has evolved as a social and political force. Ranging from grassroots activists to ENGOs, the environmental movement is founded on the same aspirations: to increase environmental awareness, to preserve the environment and to ensure sustainable development. State-imposed constraints may be the Achilles’ heel

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Justice Delayed? The Nkanu Igbo and the Nigerian Army Occupation: 1967-1970

The Nigerian-Biafran Civil War was savagely contested by both sides of the divide. The seceding Biafra had borne the brunt of the pogrom, the counter coup d’état that decimated its officer corps in Nigeria and the sporadic outbursts of sectarian and ethnic cleansing preceded the declaration of the Republic of Biafra on May 30,1967. In

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Arthur Hugh Clough’s Amours De Voyage: A Poetic Account of the 1849 Siege of Rome

It is a cliché to say that we live in a time of political and historical uncertainty. Many commentators have quoted Yeats’ Second Coming (1919) as indicative of the atmosphere of the present: The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity… In this paper I would like to talk about Arthur

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Perception and Construction of Children’s Perspectives on Japanese Superheroes: A Comparative Study on the Ways Children in Singapore and Malaysia Appropriate Media Cultures

Japan has emerged as one of the global players in media content, and many of Japanese media artifacts enjoy immense popularity in many Asian countries, including Malaysia and Singapore. A study was designed to understand and document the perception and construction of children’s perspectives on Japanese superheroes that will reveal the ways children understand their

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Can Design Underpin a Strong Wellbeing?

It is understood that involvement in creative activities can boost wellbeing, theories behind Art and Design can also be useful to do this. One can live the life you want or live the life you are given. This is a choice that can be affected by health, work, relationships etc. In the last few years

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Theo Angelopoulos: “A Voyage in History, Time and Space”

This paper aims to analyse the historical and dialectical approach of Angelopoulos’s mise-en-scene as well as its connection to historical events in his films: Day’s of ’36 (1972), The Travelling Players (1975), The Hunters (1977), Alexander the Great (1980). Angelopoulos was particularly interested in the Greek History of the twentieth century, and he puts it

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Treasure and Travesty: Refractions of Victorian Imperialism Through Selected Contemporary Literature

Racism is pervasive. Modernity shows that race broaches constant invocation, nearly becoming the standard for relations, internal and international. Moored in dominance and arrogance, the impact of race swelled uncontrollably during the imperial surge of the nineteenth century. Invasion, partition, and exploitation of Africa sowed its latent seeds and nurtured it into the irascible weed

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Teaching History or Retelling Ancient Stories with Pictures: William Blake and the School Version of Virgil

History is not only told by words but also images and objects. This paper looks into the book illustrations of an early 19th-century British school book and their means and purposes for history education. The English poet and printmaker William Blake made a famous set of woodcuts for Dr. Robert Thornton’s “Pastorals of Virgil” (1821) which

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Bypassing the Camera: The Image Production Possibilities of Taiwanese Experimental Images

In the article, Experiment – My Film History by Taiwanese artist, Kao Chung-Li, Li stated that “animation” served as cameraless, hand-made, and physically strong “images” that remind us of the importance of “how images are produced”. They reproduce and transform Taiwan’s image history. Like “cameraless film” or “drawn-on-film animation”, Kao reassembles ready-made objects, old photographic

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The Medical Intelligentsia: Life in Post-Revolutionary Russia (Doctors Letters Material to N.A.Semashko)

In the State Archive of the Russian Federation there are many documents, containing doctors’ letters arrested by Cheka in 1919-1922 .The letters were addressed to N.A. Semashko, the People’s Commissar of Health Care of the Soviet Russia. It is more than 200 stories of the doctors and medical workers life during the Civil War and

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Theorizing Narrative Space, Memory, and Everyday Present in Tarashankar Bandopadhyay’s the Tale of Hansuli Turn

Village life and community,their rituals and superstitions, the sense of belonging to the ‘place’ they live in, the events of history they observed as an individual and as a community, the thread of nostalgic moments interlace the several generations altogether. The past belongs not to Individuals but to the group who constantly redefined it as

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Tapoi Katha: A Reconstruction of History Through an Odia Folk Travel Narrative

Considering the question of non-European travels and to rediscover a history on the least explored problematic of Intra-Asian travel by South Asian communities, it is important to both investigate this variety within their particular traditions and histories, and also work towards constructing larger theoretical paradigms that emerge out of the specificities of intra-Asian travel which

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Art From Tibetan Buddhist Perspective

Art, divided into art works of fine art; and art objects of religion, where religion is largely defined, which includes world religions like Christianity and Buddhism, it also includes folk religions, or local religions. Amongst religion, some objects are treated as person, it, certainly has agency, but the agency is given within a particular context.

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Cinematic Representations of Girls Who Participate in African Political Conflicts

Fictional films which mainly focus on the experiences of girls who participate in African political conflicts are often caught up in the politics and dominant ideologies of their times. In films about wars that are widely perceived as just, such as the anti-colonial wars, girls who participate in the conflicts are often represented as brave

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Postmodern Simultaneity Versus European History in Contemporary Travel-Writing

The XXIst-century metropolis is dominated by signs, an oppressive quantity of merchandised goods, quick changes and a distortion of traditional space and time. This paper aims to study how distance is suppressed and how simultaneity replaces history in the postmodern era through the work of Pico Iyer, Baudrillard and Umberto Eco. Space and time are

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Representation of History in the Indian Graphic Novel: An Analytical Study of History Through the Frame of Graphic Narratives

This research paper attempt to explore how, through the amalgamation of images and words, India’s historical events have been represented within the frame of the graphic narrative and how these narratives serve to uphold the “history from below”, thereby providing counter narratives to the more dominant, so called “historical facts”. History in the graphic narrative

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The Uses of Instagram for Self-Presentation and Self-Promotion of Thai Celebrities

When browsing celebrities’ photos on their Instagram accounts, their life stories and lifestyles are reflected. Presentation of self is a common practice for social media users around the world. People engage in social media not only for information and communication, but also for social connections with others. The focus of this article is to discuss

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Business Name Signboards in the Area of Bang Lamphu: Analysis of a Linguistic Landscape

Business name signboards can shape the linguistic landscape of a business area and can create its identity. This study aims at analyzing distinctive features of the business name signboards in Bang Lamphu area by adopting Thom Huebner’s (2009) framework. It is found that, in terms of language, Thai business names outnumber others with the amount

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Queer Approach to Homosexuality in Indian Culture

Today homosexuality and queer identity is acceptable in more Indian youths than before, but still when it comes to families, home or even school, acceptance to their sexuality and also freedom to express it openly is of constant struggle. To a society which is bound by strict and rigid norms culturally and socially, especially which

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Re-Thinking Politics in Film: Thai Independent Cinema After the Coups D’état 2014

During the period of political instability that led to the coups d’état of 2006 and 2014, the independent cinema flourished both domestically and internationally. The political conflicts in the past decade have become an important backdrop for independent filmmakers to explore various issues. With a certain degree of freedom, their films have created a discourse

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The Dependence on International Film Festivals of Thai Independent Cinema

The essay explores and critically looks at the process of independent filmmaking in Thailand, examines various factors affecting the subject matter and aesthetic choices of Thai independent filmmakers, and how this plays an important part in the whole process of independent filmmaking. The paper explores the various strategies employed by Thai independent filmmakers to achieve

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Television Comes to Town – The Role of Television in National Identity Formation in One Post-Colonial Caribbean Nation.

The decolonisation movement that swept the British Caribbean and which saw all but five of the islands begin their move to self-government between 1962 and 1983, heralded a significant change in the political relationships with the metropole. It did little for the consciousness raising of the formerly colonial people to be independent. In order to

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Lesbians (On Screen) Were Never Meant to Survive

My paper will focus on the evolution of the image of the lesbian on screen. We all know what can be the role of cinema in the structuring of the personal and collective imaginary and hence the importance of visual communication tools to share and spread lesbian stories “even” with a happy ending. If, in

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Contesting History: Revisiting Native American Identity Through the Narratives of Momaday and Erdrich

This paper will study the works of prominent Native American writers like N.Scott Momaday and Louise Erdrich to illustrate how their works have surpassed the boundaries of the mainstream American Literature in expressing “truths” about the past that conventional history cannot articulate. Analyzing how history in the Native American context is connected to ideas of

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Looking for the Heart: From the History of Heart Transplant in the USSR

Despite the outstanding achievements of heart transplant in the experiment, the history of heart transplantation to patient in the USSR was surprisingly short. There were only three operations performed for 20 years. Why the attempts at a heart transplant surgery did suddenly terminate? The answer to this question is surrounded by mystery. Accordance with the documents

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The Possession of Narratives: Telling and Transmitting Caste in Indian Folktales

This paper postulates that caste in India is not just a sociological category, or an existential reality, but has been historically constituted of narratives that shape both. It will elaborate this firstly, by offering a brief survey of the rich store of myths, fables and parables meant for the children that have emerged and been

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Untouched Voices: Dalit Women’s Autobiographies in Dalit History

This paper will engage with the idea of the self as a narrated, social identity, as this is explored and articulated in Dalit women’s autobiographical writing.The category ‘Dalit’ came into use sometime in the nineteenth century to denote the oppressed and exploited ‘untouchable’ communities of India, traditionally considered so ‘impure’ that they were ‘out-castes’; and

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The Migrant Protagonists in Ignacio Del Moral’s La Mirada Del Hombre Oscuro and José Moreno Arenas’ La Playa

The constant movement of populations in the search of better living conditions has been observed since the early days of the human history. In recent decades Europe has been facing an ongoing migratory wave that has been shifting the social, political, cultural and economic dynamics of its countries. Spain has experienced the impact of this

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The Construction of ‘Singapore’ In Singapore Cinema

“The fact that we have this multiracial mix is problematic for our cinema…” (David Lee, Vice Chairman, Singapore Film Society). Supported by excerpts from my documentary on the same topic, this paper will explore how race and language are addressed in Singapore through the incorporation of ‘Multiracialism’ and how filmmakers negotiate these issues in their films

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Transracial Adoption: Love and Pain

In various social and political discourses, we hear that orphaned children need homes and love, and that children of the disenfranchised are being stolen (Briggs, 2012). In the spectrum of families forming between these situations, I ask what are the possibilities for loving relationships when individuals, from different cultures and ontological understandings, are positioned together

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Matauranga Maori and Therapeutic Landscapes

The indigenous Maori of New Zealand contend that the relationship they have with the land, shapes the ways in which the cultural, spiritual, emotional, physical and social wellbeing of people & communities are expressed. While research has explored the concepts of Maori health, few studies have explored the influence of the cultural beliefs & values

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Cross-Temporal Icons: Amazonian Globality

Recent studies of the female warrior figure, have shown that it is a character that needs rethinking and contributes to the subversion of the so called “female identity”. The figure of these warriors or Amazons, comes up as a challenging one. On the one hand, seen as monsters and unnatural, and on the other, praised

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A Study of Cultural Transmission through Thai Television Drama

This research entitled “A Study of Cultural Transmission Through Thai Television Drama” were 1) to study a policy of drama television producers on transmitting content of Thai cultures through television drama and 2) to study content of television drama presenting Thai cultures. The result revealed that the majority of producers’ policies have been focused on target

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London and the Cockney in British Cinema

London has long been one of the great world cities—the beating heart of the British Empire in the past and still now the metropole par excellence. Famed for its political, financial and cultural institutions, it is a living and mutating locus that has been best defined and brought to fullest life by its working-class inhabitants—both

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Tourism Communication of Bangkok Governor

The purpose of this research is 1) To study the communication of Bangkok Governor and Tourism policy and 2) To study tourism communication of Bangkok Governor. The Methodology of this research are Qualitative and Descriptive. This is a documentary research which basically its source of information are as followed: 1) Primary document which is Bangkok

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Relations Between Gentrification, Hospitality and Tourism: Illustrating Change in Amsterdam

Working class areas close to city centres can transform into middle and higher class areas, referring gentrification. Wealthier residents move into these areas since there is a new interest in urban living and because these neighbourhoods offer cheaper accommodations. Residents interested in settling within these cheaper neighbourhoods can still benefit from urban facilities, services, and

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SkypeLab: The City As Urbaness

The City as Urbaness presents the concept of ‘urbaness’, that is the understanding of oneself as an urban citizen, as the contemporary form of urban consciousness that is redefining perceptions of the city and the urban self within rapid urbanization and digitalization. This is demonstrated through the research project SkypeLab that investigates and maps urban

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Communication Building City Identities: Communication as a Key Enabler for Dynamic Urbanism in Smart City Environments

Why are some cities so appealing, despite their weak quality of life indicators? Dynamic cities like Rio de Janeiro, Barcelona, New York and Rome rank poorly in some life standards indicators, despite thriving economically, being specialized workforce magnets and innovation sources when compared to neighbour regions. In a fast-paced, mobile world, where innovation is one

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A Postmodern Exploration of the Screened Dialogue Between Past and Present in “Barcelona (Un Mapa)” And Barcelona As a Dystopia

This proposal highlights the postmodern elements in Barcelona (un mapa). In focus is the screened representation of a sophisticated Barcelona portrayed against the backdrop of a transformative post-Olympic era, and Pons’ tendency to steer away from urban gloss. Rather, he highlights the dystopic elements of his native city. The film portrays the darker aspects of

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Sense of Place in an Inner City: Insights from the End of the World

Understanding cities is like understanding metaphors: one needs to engage in a search for the common ground below the surface. Although substantial work in the field of cultural studies has scrutinized metropolitan contexts, when discussing the global, we seem to have overlooked inner cities as part and parcel of that totality. The wave of increasingly

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The Trading of Individual Investors without Knowledge of Law Related to the Stock Market

The purposes of this research was to study the individual investors who almost never study the news securities and exchange act (fifth amendment) of 2016 which identified that criminal offense by notification distribute false information or endorsement or mistake text declaration on financial position operating result stock trading or involving information to issuing company that

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Legal Measure to Waive Abortion in ASEAN Regional Countries

The purpose of this research is to study exception of abortion in South East Asian region compared with globally legal abortion standard, and to bring this knowledge obtained to improve Thailand’s abortion law for its government is planning the use the country as the center of South East Asian’s medical hub. It has a research

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How Do Cities Promote Online Their Investment Potential? Comparative Analysis of Investment Promotion Websites of Barcelona, Manchester, Wrocław, and Lublin

Investment potential is one of the key assets of the city that are used to develop the local economy. Hence, cities compete against each other in a global market to attract investments. They use many sophisticated marketing tools, both offline and online. However, currently, the influence of the Internet channels of communication, including social media,

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The Representation of a Protest against Jakarta’s Governor in the News: A Transitivity Analysis

News as discourse has an essential role in shaping people’s opinions or views on a particular event or a social actor. Different ways to report the same news can bring different ideology and thus differences in representation (Fowler, 1991). This paper employs transitivity (Systemic Functional Linguistics) approach to examine representations of social actors involved in

‘A Dirt Field’: Nature and Power in Local Planning

Research in urban political ecology (notably Neil Smith’s notion of the production of nature) provides needed legibility for people and things at the cognitive borderland between nature and society, a persistent division in the western worldview. As a social creation, this divide produces material impacts through local political processes. This research problematizes nature as a

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A Study of Multi-Agent Simulation in the Urban Transformation of Tamsui, Taiwan

Cities embed the parameters and drive components, which has intention behind the physical embodiment. Based on the research of Cedric Price’s urban planning operated by the dynamic and adaptive system showed the interactions to reflect such intentions of the immediate neighbors, participants, and the other informational feedback loop. The bottom-up intelligence becomes visible and with

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Transformation of the Open-Air Cinemas of Istanbul Under Urban Gentrification

This study aims to look at the history open air cinemas in Istanbul and how they formed democratic spaces for different social classes in Turkey. Open-air cinemas were located at small neighborhoods and addressed middle and lower classes who do not have access to major movie theaters at the city centers. With no hierarchical settings,

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Exploration of Justice in the Redd+ Projects Implementation in Indonesia

Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation “Plus” (REDD+) was first proposed at The 13th Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change as a climate change mitigation plan. It claimed to be just for both developed and developing states because it distributes the benefits evenly. In contrast, the forested country which

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Theoretical Implications of Cosmopolitanism and Korean Textbooks Analysis

In an era of diversity and conflicts, we need to consider cosmopolitanism which has important lessons for all mankind beyond multiculturalism. Cosmopolitanism includes norms and ethics that transcend national and cultural barriers. On the other hand, multiculturalism draws a line between cultures to create differences that lead to unique identity. However, the Korean social studies

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How a Neighborhood Changes From Summer Resort to Conservative Quarter: The Case of Florya, Istanbul

Florya one of the oldest summer resort in İstanbul competing with its neighbors in growing. With the changes in its dwellers, the neighborhood started to change incrementally in the past 20 years. In 1950’s it has been one of the most modern and beautiful summer resorts for Istanbul’s citizens. From 90’s to present Florya wriggle

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Depth Perception and Visual Manipulation of Japanese Gardens

The primary interest of this research is to introduce the principle of visual perception of depth and how the principles are implemented and applied into Japanese garden design. Physical and psychological proximity to nature is essential for Japanese gardens. Consequently, many Japanese gardens are located near or surrounded by natural environment, however some of

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Relationship between Diabetes Self-Care Management and Quality of Life of People with Type 2 Diabetes

This research aimed to study the relationship between diabetes self-care management and quality of life in patients with diabetes type II. 168 diabeteswere purposive recruited from extended out-patient department 1 at Phrae Hospital during January to June 2016. All participants completed three parts of questionnaires including 1) demographic data; 2) a modified Diabetes Self-care Management

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Implicit Cognitions in Awareness: Three Empirical Examples and Implications for Conscious Identity

Across psychological science the prevailing view of mental events includes unconscious mental representations that result from a separate implicit system outside of awareness. Recently, scientific interest in consciousness of self and the wide-spread application of mindfulness practice have made necessary innovative methods of assessing awareness during cognitive tasks and validating those assessments wherever they are

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Active Imagination and Identity – Self Concept

For the Analytical Psychology, Self is a borderline concept because it is not only the center of the psyche but also the whole circumference which embraces both conscious and unconscious; and this totality transcends our vision. It is a veritable lapis invisibilitatis. It is the center of this totality, just as the ego is the

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Living the Rhetoric of Dialogue: An Ecumenical Challenge

“Dialogue is a manner of acting, an attitude; a spirit which guides one’s conduct. It implies concern, respect, and hospitality toward the other. It leaves room for the other person’s identity, modes of expression, and values. Dialogue is thus the norm and necessary manner of every form of Christian mission, as well as of every

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Porphyry, An Anti-Christian Plotinian Platonist

Porphyry, the Phoenician polymath, having studied with Plotinus when he was thirty years old, was a well-known Hellenic philosopher, an opponent of Christianity, a defender of Paganism and was born in Tyre, in the Roman Empire. We know of his anti-Christian ideology and of his defence of traditional Roman religions, by means of a fragment

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Arguing About Religious Identity and the No True Scotsman Fallacy

Anthony Flew critiqued a particular argumentative manoeuvre he dubbed, ‘The No True Scotsman Move’, where a speaker redefines an original claim by inserting the term ‘true’as an attributive adjective thereby restricting the extension of their first assertion. It is often appealed to in religious-apologetic diatribe. One non-academic book on fallacies names it, ‘The No True

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Numbers, Geometry, and Mathematical Axioms: The Problem of Metaphysics in the Critique of Pure Reason

We have shown that 1) “the representation I think” – the transcendental unity of self-consciousness – is homogeneous with “pure apperception” which signifies “the thoroughgoing identity of oneself in all possible representations” which “grounds empirical consciousness a priori” (A116): 2) “the representation I think,” which can accompany all others, is to cognize “through categories whatever

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Personal Identity and Wholeness: Hans Urs von Balthasar’s Reflection on Mission

The aim of this essay is to argue the way the fundamental aspects of von Balthasar’s distinctive theological aesthetic and dramatic model of human personal identity and wholeness fit together around his key perception of ‘mission’. Based on the perspective of von Balthasar’s theological thought, a human being becomes a ‘unique person’ when encountering God

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The Evolving Narrative of Indian Mythology and Classical Arts

Abstract philosophy is best explained through effective metaphors. Ancient Indian mythology and classical dance are reflective of this; having been integral to the propagation of philosophical thought from one generation to another. Over centuries, both these mediums have simultaneously evolved by virtue of being influenced by the prevalent socio-cultural scene. And the perspectives that we

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On Eric Voegelin’s (1901–1985) Totalitarianism and Gnosticism: Gnosticism As the Nature of Modernity

This paper is part of the a master’s thesis in progress. The chosen theme arises from the need to understand the relation that the political philosopher makes between totalitarianism and ideologies, Gnosticism and modernity. For this research, two basic concepts proposed by his philosophical-political theory will be used as fundamental theoretical base: political religions and

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The Development of Professional Identity in a Learning Community of Adult Students

This presentation is one part of a larger research-based development process, which focuses on a question �How to Use Learning Communities in Higher Education�. The target group is a group of adult students of Social Services in a University of Applied Sciences in Finland. The group is very heterogeneous. Adult students coming to study have

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Community, Identity and Elderly: What Happens When “Us” Enhances “Me” – The Belonging on Elderly

We are living on times where it is possible to observe families with three or four generations to coexist, but their members are so busy and involved in so many activities outside home, that there is no time to share experiences in day life time, and sharing is restricted on commemorative parties dates, or occasional

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The Evolution of Research on Organizational Compassion Capacity: A Systematic Review and Research Agenda

The study of compassion at the organizational context is gaining momentum as the need for other-serving behavior increases in todays’ global crises and social trauma environment. Compassion which is commonly defined as a social process consisting of noticing, feeling, and responding to the suffering of others, is a concept that is as ancient as the

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The Complaint of Rumi’s Reed: It’s Significance as the Identity of Man in the Concept of Existence

The Quran opens with “In the Name of God the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate”. Muslims read this verse in their daily life, in prayer, before eat and even before driving. For the Muslims this verse is not only a way of life that is rooted in tradition, but also it signifies a cosmological and

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Interventive Psychodiagnosis in a University Clinical Practice in Brazil: Managing Psychological Assessment and Intervention of Children in Underserved Populations

Childhood psychological problems and psychiatric disorders may impose long term care costs to individuals and society. In 2011, prevalence of one or more psychiatric disorders among children was 13.1% in Brazil. Considering that in 2015, there were 51653 children and adolescents enrolled in preschool and basic school in Santos, Brazil, there is an estimation of

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Optimization of Electrical Generation Cost Using Differential Evolutionary Algorithm for Large Four Regions Electrical Grid

In this paper, a techno-economic assessment of electrical generation cost optimization for four region large electrical grid is presented. This optimization was attained by using the Differential Evolutionary Algorithm (DEA). The study is the first of its kind as none of the previous studies were conducted in the context of a real fuel value and

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Optimisation of the Size and Cost of Heliostats in a Concentrating Solar Thermal Power Tower Plant

Concentrating solar thermal (CST) power tower (PT) is one of the most promising renewable technologies for large-scale electricity production, however the main limitation of PT systems is their significantly larger levelised cost of electricity (LCOE) relative to base load energy systems. One opportunity to lower the LCOE is to reduce the capital cost of heliostats

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A Review of System Dynamics Applications in Sustainable Urban Transportation

Towards the end of 20th century, ever-increasing pressures for the need of sustainable development have re-shaped our way of thinking in which sustainability is now widely accepted as a top priority. Most of the economic and social activities are provided via transportation. Thus, it is of great importance to achieve sustainable transportation for sustainable development,

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Eastern Broadcasting Code for Western Content

India is the second largest television Industry in the world, however private satellite television in India is as new as 26 years. The innovations in content has taken a lead in creating engaging programmes for the Indian consumers. India is a diverse television market, with 29 spoken languages, more than 800 dialects, 175 million television

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Creating Liveable Public Spaces

The city and its public spaces should provide the desired setting for everyday urban life. The development of the city should foster the continuation of daily living for all social classes. Cities have continuously been losing its legacy embodied in its urban spaces and urban life, due to the lack of appreciation of the social

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The Influence of Skycourt As Part of A Combined Ventilation Strategy in High-Rise Office Buildings

Skycourts are recognised nowadays as essential transitional, movement and social interaction spaces in high-rise and mid-rise buildings. The paper reports on analytical research into the energy saving promising associated with modification of air movement strategy in skycourt zones. Heating and cooling in office buildings devour a high percentage of the overall energy consumption. Nevertheless, ventilation

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Property Rights vs. Right to Knowledge: The Multi-Faceted Dilemma (Case Study: Software Piracy in Developing Countries)

Innovation is often described as key factors of competitiveness, as the driving force of the economy or as the basis of growth. This may be somewhat exaggerated, but it must be admitted that there cannot be any scientific advances without innovations, both are somewhat synonymous and correlated by a causal link. However, a paradox lies

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Electrochemical Treatment of Oily Wastewater Using Three Dimensional Steel Wire Electrodes

Electrochemical technologies have been successfully applied for the removal of heavy metals, dyes, organics and oils from wastewater. In the present study, a sample of wastewater containing cutting oils were treated by applying potential difference to the electrodes, which were formed by two beds made of steel wire pieces. In order to improve separation efficiency

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Key Indicators of Time Bank Participation: Using Transaction Data for Evaluation of “Banco De Tempo FlorianĆ³polis

Community currencies are growing worldwide and exist in a variety of forms. One interesting type of local currency is ā€�timeā€¯. A time bank operates like a volunteer organization, with a member registering all member transactions. The principal characteristic of time banking is that the credit, that every member receives for a good or a service

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Eco-Innovations: Kick-Starting the Circular Economy

The generation of goods and services depends on the use of natural resources and generates discards throughout the productive process. The current economic model based on overproduction and overconsumption caused global warming and the growing depletion of natural resources. Deteriorating living conditions on the planet made discussions on sustainability and environment become an urgent issue.

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Effect of Aloe Vera Gel on Quality and Shelf Life of Mango (Mangifera indica L.) Fruits cv. Nam Dok Mai and Technology Dissemination

This study was designed to assess the suitable concentration of natural coating materials, namely, Aloe vera gel to control antracnose of mango (Mangifera indica L.) fruits cv. Nam Dok Mai taken from Bangkla, Chachoengsao Province. The experiment was to evaluate the benefits of this technology. It was found that coating with 20% Aloe vera gel

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Contested Spaces

The role of civil society is to provide a platform for like-minded individuals to come together to pressurise decision makers in society. However, strategies to undermine the active civil sector, creates the current situation; where the responsive body of citizens is less active and effective. The lack of political desire to challenge the cyclic fall-out imbedded

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A Community Market as Economic Foundation of Logistics Process Starting Point: A Case Study of Community Market at Chachoengsao Municipal Stadium, Muang District, Chachoengsao Province, Thailand

A community market is the unique resource of economic rotation in the local community and is still well-accepted by the consumers among the growth of very big and highly competitive department stores. The study of the community market at Chachoengsao Municipality Stadium was conducted. The objectives of this study were 1) to study the context

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The Design and Development Application for Learning an ASEAN Language on Social Media

This paper proposes a new method for learning an ASEAN language on social media for Thai student under the Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN Declaration for ASEAN Community (ASEAN Political and Security Community – APSC, ASEAN Economic Community – AEC, ASEAN Socio – Cultural Community – ASCC). The paper addresses the design and