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aestheticism

Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies.

1. An alleged social trend which involves an increasing personal concern with visual displays and/or a growing role for public spectacle in everyday life; typically a...

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back stage

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1. In the theatre, an area behind the stage or performance space that is not visible to the audience.

2. (back region) Goffman's metaphor for a private...

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brightness constancy

Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies.

A psychological mechanism that stabilizes relative shifts in the brightness of things. Light changes continuously and transforms appearances, but we rarely notice this. A white tee-shirt...

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dress code

Overview page. Subjects: Human Resource Management — Media Studies.

1. Explicit rules for how people may and may not dress in a specific context, specified by those with ownership and/or control of that location. Usually associated with ‘formal...

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F. H. Bradley

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy.

(1846–1924),

brother of A. C. Bradley, published Ethical Studies (1876), notable for its essay on ‘My Station and its Duties’; and Principles of Logic (1883). His Appearance and...

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fetishism

Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies.

1. Originally in anthropology, the attribution of mysterious or supernatural qualities to material objects which then become the object of idolatry: see also commodity...

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gender identity

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

The psychological sense of the self as masculine or feminine. This is not always the same as gonadal sex. A few individuals who are genetically members of one sex feel and act as though...

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Gender Roles

Overview page. Subjects: History — Cookery, Food, and Drink.

A set of behaviour patterns, attitudes, and personality characteristics stereotypically perceived as masculine or feminine within a culture. See also gender (1).

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gender stereotypes

Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies.

See also stereotyping.

1. Personal beliefs about gender differences in traits and behaviour, largely attributable to socialization.

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idealism, philosophical

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy.

Philosophical idealism is not the same as idealism considered as an attitude to be observed in life; it is not the pursuit of an ideal. It is, rather, a metaphysical ...

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