Research Paper On Reality Shows
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Reality TV/Why We Watch
A 5 page research paper that discusses the appeal of reality TV. Three dating shows are profiled, ElimiDATE, Next and Flavor of Love. The writer argues these shows are, first of all, gossip carried to a new level, but also a means for viewers to make social comparisons that assess the courtship norms of society. Also, the writer argues that the norm portrayed by such programming is not working as the rules for dating in contemporary society are both muddled and too intense. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
HR Planning Practices and Theories
This 6 page shows how reality always lags behind the development of theory and then the rhetoric when looking at HR planning. The paper looks at the way different theories on planning in HR have emerged, including those of job design and scheduling and the impact of human needs on those plans. The paper examines the theories and the way they may or may not be seen in practice and illustrates points raised with real company examples including UK companies. The bibliography cites 10 sources.
Postmodernism and Cinema Neo Noir
A 15 page research paper that examines the relationship between neo-noir films and postmodernism. The writer argues that examination of neo-noir films shows that their philosophy dovetails nicely with postmodern principles and conceptions. Like postmodernism, neo-noir films present a view of reality in which society's institutions and conventions inevitably fail to meet the needs of the protagonist. Bibliography lists 9 sources.
Sociopolitical Classes of Plato and Their Parallels
A 15 page research paper that examines Plato's sociopolitical classes as outlined in the Republic and also his Theory of the Soul. This literature review, first of all, discuss Plato's theory of the soul and show how he extrapolates on this idea in the Republic to describe his conception of an ideal state. Then, a separate literature review examines the topic of social class within American society to determine if there are parallels between Plato's conceptualization of social class and current day American reality. Bibliography lists 16 sources.