Category Archives: Reading Responses

Vicious Circles in Prison and Drug Users

According to the reading materials, in 19970, as the rising of the population of criminal because of three strikes law, the federal and state authorities had to build the new prison. (Pyle 2) They built prisons in a small towns … Continue reading

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Declaration of the Unjustifiable war

As I first faced the term “war on drugs,” I came up with two main ideas. First, I thought it would be a reasonable and rational policy that can keep people from taking drugs and make society more stable. However, … Continue reading

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Prison and Drug

  In the comic book series “Prison Town paying the price” and “Prisoners of the war on drugs”, they argue the effect of building a new prison in a small town and the influence of drug laws on the community … Continue reading

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The original spirit of cultural music

The original spirit of cultural music   In the article, the author talked about the formation history of the famous band called Ozomatli. The band members are Japanese, Scottish and black people, which are very diversity. The bands’ music styles … Continue reading

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Media Coverage During War

In her article, Tangled Memories, Marita Sturken analyzes the effect of the media on wars.  There are a lot of different opinions regarding the media’s involvement in wars.  It can either help the cause or hinder it.  Media in wars … Continue reading

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California Love

One of the most recognized hip-hop artists of all time is Tupac Shakur.  Hip-hop has become a way for many musicians, singers, or regular people to get a point across.  In most hip-hop songs they portray a story whether it … Continue reading

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Hip-Hop:Express through music

‘Global Hip-Hop and the African Diaspora’ is mainly about hip-hop and its meaning as ‘connection between African and African diaspora’ from a social perspective. Hip-hop is a part of black American culture which can be combined with respective issues and characteristics. This … Continue reading

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Two different American Nationalisms under Living Room War and Computer Room War

Two different American Nationalisms under Living Room War and Computer Room War As new technologies have evolved, wars and history are newly defined and alternated. Radio played a crucial role in World War II as a main news delivery method. … Continue reading

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Accept or Keep : Globalization of culture

Reading Response : Black cultural Traffic Danbi Kim Accept or Keep : Globalization of culture Many people consider Hip hop as music of Black people even if there are Hip hoppers from other ethnics. The reason people think like the … Continue reading

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Two different American Nationalisms under Living Room War and Computer Room War

Two different American Nationalisms under Living Room War and Computer Room War As new technologies have evolved, wars and history are newly defined and alternated. Radio played a crucial role in World War II as a main news delivery method. … Continue reading

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Reading response

AMS 30 Qiongyao Feng (Elena) 5/17/2013 Reading response All the thoughts in Marita Sturken’s head was caused by wars. And we have to recognize how horror the wars are, such as the Vietnam Syndrome. Marita Sturken mentioned the truth of … Continue reading

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Reading Response—Tangled Memories

Reading response All the thoughts in Marita Sturken’s head was caused by wars. And we have to recognize how horror the wars are, such as the Vietnam Syndrome. Marita Sturken mentioned the truth of wars, in page 125, he said “The … Continue reading

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Photographing Occupy UC Davis

A row of students sits on the strip of pavement that separates West from East Quad, huddling from the orange mist of pepper spray from the can wielded by Lt. Pike. Pike’s helmet has sunken to obscure his eyes, leaving … Continue reading

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Icon

Icon             In “Photographing the Vietnam War” Robert Hairman and John Lucaites illustrate what makes an iconic photograph iconic and why. They specifically write about what makes the photo of a naked girl running through the streets of Vietnam after … Continue reading

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Evolution of the Western

Though not really surprised, I found the critics’ reaction to the Dollars trilogy pretty interesting. I’m not sure what the critics expected to see; if they went into a film that was shot in Italy with an Italian director but … Continue reading

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