Wellbeing and Spa Culture: Orientalist Influence

Orientalism is presented by Said (2001) as an ideology. Typically Eastern culture is associated with spirituality, timelessness, and tradition. Western society is alternatively linked to science, reason, modernity and democracy (Evans, 2015). However, in many ways, Western science is indebted to the East: the printing press had Korean origins; there are Arab roots of medicine; …

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Global Journalism & The Arab Spring

Global journalism blurs the boundaries between nation states and creates new public spaces and global influences (Khorana, 2014). Global news is becoming more prominent, and it can be expected that significant worldwide events are discussed and considered in most news channels. It is interesting however, to observe and analyse the differences in news coverage, of …

A Weekend Wedding

It is a common belief that information and power are centralised to a small number of individuals and groups. As examined by Mills (1956), the power of the elite is composed of men whose positions enable them to transcend ordinary environments. Scott (2008) defines such “elite” as the system of top positions in institutional power …

Alone on the Train

The modern city is a thriving and busy place, yet in such a crowded area, individuals seem to be miles apart. Simmel (1964) argues that the city is an over-stimulating place full of people objects and events, and consequently, city dwellers respond selectively to their environments and are engaged in impersonal and specialized relationships. The …

Sex Sells

Sex was, is, and probably will continue to be a controversial topic. In the 17th century sexual freedom was the norm, and the illicit was familiar (Foucault, 1976). Moving towards the 19th century, a paradigmatic shift zipped up the pants of society, and sex became taboo. In his study of sexuality, Foucault discusses this sexual …

Anonymous Asked:

Anonymity is a mask. It makes the user genderless, ageless and totally unknown, however the content of their message can still have significant impact on the recipient. Many social media websites have the option of anonymous feedback, a feature often abused to target individuals. Anonymous hate is a serious and relevant issue to the contemporary …