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March 25, 2008

THE PERILS OF PRO WRESTLING

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Whenever I argue that the social impact of professional wrestling merits close examination, more than a few of my colleagues chuckle and call it a waste of time. They seem to posit that professional wrestling is not a social force and has very little impact in shaping young minds. I think otherwise. When, back in […]

March 22, 2008

IS ASTROLOGY A SCIENCE?

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A while back, I went to an astrology seminar conducted by a self-proclaimed “historian” with a doctorate degree in psychology. He showed an awful lot of birth charts of many famous people, and made some interesting comparisons between their personalities and their impact on our history, etc. Well, these were all Western figures-except with the […]

March 12, 2008

USING CINEMA & COMBATING THE HYPERREAL

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In utilizing cinema for social change it is crucial to recognize the hyperreality of today’s global audiovisual culture. The realm of the hyperreal (i.e., reality-based TV shows, Hollywood movies, Disneyland, TV commercials, and other excursions into ideal worlds) is more real than real, whereby the models, images, and codes of the hyperreal come to control […]

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