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bricolage

bricolage  

The appropriation of pre-existing materials that are ready-to-hand to create something new (Lévi-Strauss). This creation both reflects and constructs the bricoleur's identity. The term is widely used ...
internet

internet  

A global computer network providing a variety of information and communication facilities, consisting of interconnected networks using standardized communication protocols.
logo

logo  

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1. An emblem designed to identify a brand, sometimes a distinctive rendering of the name (often a trademark).2. More loosely, any distinctive stylized graphical sign of an organization.
mass media

mass media  

The printed press, newspapers and magazines, radio, television, and Internet sites that purvey news, information, misinformation, and all shades of opinion. Mass media provide a platform for ...
McDonaldization

McDonaldization  

The author of this term, the American sociologist George Ritzer, defines McDonaldization as ‘the process by which the principles of the fast-food restaurant are coming to dominate more and more ...
metaphor

metaphor  

A figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable. Recorded from the late 15th century, the word comes via French and Latin from ...
pictorial semiotics

pictorial semiotics  

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The study of images, pictorial codes, and visual media as sign systems. This includes images in various forms, such as paintings, drawings, photographs, and pictorial advertisements. The field has ...
propaganda

propaganda  

[Latin ‘propagation’]Persuasive mass communication that filters and frames the issues of the day in a way that strongly favours particular interests; usually those of a government or corporation ...
reductionism

reductionism  

[Th]The general principle that complicated phenomena can be explained by conceptually reducing them to a set of simple variables. This is often linked to essentialist or socio‐biological approaches.
register

register  

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A term used in stylistics to refer to a variety of language used in specified kinds of social situation: thus a formal register differs from an informal one, usually in vocabulary, pronunciation, and ...
television

television  

1. An electronic technology enabling the encoding and decoding of ‘moving images’ and synchronized sounds, together with their unidirectional, instantaneous, long-distance transmission and reception ...
tuna

tuna  

Are fast-swimming predacious fish of the open ocean belonging to the family Scombridae. They are important both for commercial fisheries and as sports fish. They are caught by purse seine nets, ...
vegetarianism

vegetarianism  

The conscious avoidance of eating animal flesh, frequently extended to fish, and sometimes to animal products. In the East, it is most closely associated with Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist traditions: ...

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