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Adventurer and Adventuress

Adventurer and Adventuress  

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Literature
An adventurer is a thrill seeker who engages in dangerous and exciting experiences or a person who is willing to take risks to make (sometimes unscrupulous) gains. Courageous thrill seekers ...
Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie  

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Literature
(1890–1976),novelist: b. and brought up in Torquay; disappears to Harrogate; d. Wallingford; buried in Cholsey. The Mousetrap 1952, The 4.50 from Paddington 1957, At Bertram's Hotel 1965.
ageism

ageism  

Discrimination or prejudice against persons on the basis of their age.
American Indian Rights Movement

American Indian Rights Movement  

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Literature
Women have formed the very core of indigenous resistance to Euroamerican domination since the first moment of conflict between Indians and European invaders. A traditional Cheyenne saying claims that ...
appearance

appearance  

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Philosophy
1. The way something seems on the surface, as opposed to some underlying reality.2. In nonverbal communication, the way someone looks to an observer (e.g. body type, style of dress)—a key feature of ...
ascribed status

ascribed status  

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In allocating roles and statuses, or imputing allegedly natural behaviours, cultures make varying use of kinship, age, sex, and ethnicity. Such ascribed characteristics cannot be changed by ...
bias

bias  

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Systematic distortion of results or findings from the true state of affairs, or any of several varieties of processes leading to systematic distortion. In everyday usage, “bias” often implies the ...
body politic

body politic  

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1. An ideological struggle between individuals, groups, and social institutions over control of the human body.2. Institutionalized social practices and policies through which the human body is ...
body type

body type  

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Media studies
(somatotype) the characteristic anatomical appearance of an individual, based on the predominance of the structures derived from the three germ layers (ectoderm, mesoderm, endoderm). The three types ...
broadcast codes

broadcast codes  

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Media studies
*Conventions of form and content tailored to a mass audience and widely employed in popular media forms (not restricted to the broadcasting media). In contrast to narrowcast codes, they are ...
categorization

categorization  

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Media studies
1. Classifying things: dividing them into groups according to shared characteristics and labelling these. Taxonomy is the name given to the activity of systematic categorization (e.g. taxonomies of ...
character

character  

A person's character is the sum total of dispositions to action (including thinking and saying). An action is (apparently) out of character if it does not conform to the pattern the person has so far ...
class stereotypes

class stereotypes  

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Media studies
The caricature of members of one class by those of another (either mentally or in public representations). Negative class stereotypes abound: the working classes are frequently portrayed as lazy and ...
cognitive miser

cognitive miser  

An interpretation of stereotypes as psychological mechanisms that economize on the time and effort spent on information processing by simplifying social reality, which would otherwise overwhelm our ...
comics

comics  

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Literature
These flourished from the end of the 19th century with Ally Sloper's Half‐Holiday (1884–1923) widely acknowledged as the publication that established the form, although comic strips had appeared ...
confirmation bias

confirmation bias  

The tendency to test one's beliefs or conjectures by seeking evidence that might confirm or verify them and to ignore evidence that might disconfirm or refute them. This bias, which helps to maintain ...
Country Constable

Country Constable  

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Literature
The country constable, found predominantly in English crime fiction, is a popular stock character in novels set in small towns or rural areas, but he is rarely presented as a ...
criminology

criminology  

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Law
N.The study of crime. Criminology is an interdisciplinary field that combines aspects of legal theory and the substantive legal disciplines with approaches based on psychology, sociology, and moral ...
cultural identity

cultural identity  

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Media studies
The definition of groups or individuals (by themselves or others) in terms of cultural or subcultural categories (including ethnicity, nationality, language, religion, and gender). In stereotyping, ...
difference

difference  

1. Being unlike something else, or unlike other people, in some way. The marking of difference constitutes identity—especially in relation to gender, ethnicity, class, and age. In some contexts, an ...

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