Questions related to Cultural Studies
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I am looking for collaborators and co-authors to work with me on projects related to media , communication and cultural studies.
If you are a PhD student or recent graduate who wants to improve his/her track record, its a great opportunity.
If interested, please drop me a message.
Dr Asim Imran
I am entirely new to cell culture studies and I need clarification on determination of seeding number after cell count with Neubauer hemocytometer. Say I have a cell density of about 4x10^6 and I need to Passage cells in a 60mm dish, what determines the seeding number per dish. I read somewhere that seeding number for a 60mm dish is 0.8 x 10^6. Is this a constant value or a discretionary value?
This discussion can be sensitive philosophically for some people. The philosophy of science is based on Eurocentrism and western culture excessively from time to time. In other words, this means that the philosophy of science relies on western culture and aspects too much. However, science should be objective and not involve a single philosophical view and culture, as this can lead to only one direction biasedly. So, how can we avoid and improve this matter in science? I want to know the international perspective on this. For example, the Aztecs, Mayas and Incas did not have the philosophy of European science, but they built great architectures and had well-developed Astronomy based on their scientific methods and philosophy.
P.S. This has nothing to do with academic staff and students, including my supervisor, in our department. I personally, always, try to seek to improve philosophical methodologies in science for understanding our nature with open-mindedness. Therefore, I put this discussion in Researchgate.
Gender studies as an interdisciplinary field encompasses sociology, history, the health sciences, education science, cultural studies among many others. I'm currently writing my bachelor's thesis in communication studies, but my topic heavily touches on Men's studies. Traditionally, it seems that communication studies are rarely included in Men's studies related anthologies, journals and the like, even though there's a large body of research intersecting with the two areas. Why is that? I'm currently having trouble establishing the state of the art when it comes to communication studies within Men's studies. Am I missing something?
I would like to get prepared for pursuing my PhD. I am reading different theories as much as I can but I am not getting any unique, useful and demanding topic. I am seeking your kind support about how to choose a suitable and unique topic for thesis. Topics can be from English Literature, Cultural studies and any other field related to my discipline.
If you have any new idea in your mind, share and cooperate me to finalize a topic.
Kindly help me.
How is the notion of "cultural distance" perceived/defined/employed/researched/tackled in current business/management/trade/etc. studies?
I was encountering bacterial contamination in my tissue culture studies. How can I avoid these contaminations?
I have spent hours searching for a journal in q1 or q2 at Web of Science, however, I could not get the way to resolve this matter. Our paper deals with the pandemics in the Arabic novels using the New Historicism approach, so, we aim to get a journal in, Literature, Literary Criticism, Middle East, Literature Theory, or Cultural Studies.
Currently working on a new drug, previously tested on cell culture studies only. Will administer through IP injection. How do I assess its permeability into the brain and across the bbb? Thanks.
While I was studying Edmund Spenser I encountered Pastoral literature again, I mean his Shepheardes Calendar.
As you know although there are some Pastoral examples in Persian Literature like the Rumi's Moses and the Shepherd:
We don't have outstanding Pastoral literature as an independent genre in Persian Literature.
Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C)
Female genital mutilation or female genital cutting are used interchangeably. However, this practice is practised in many countries around the world and is predominantly practised in some countries more than the other. The practice has been criminalised, however, there are several factors that impede the fight against FGM. Some of these impeding factors are cultural beliefs and religious misconceptions.
There are physical and psychological impacts of FGM/C on women's well-being. However, not much about these health hazards/challenges have been attended to.
Q. 1. What is the essence of this practice?
Q. 2. Are there any physical, psychological, or spiritual benefits of this practice on women?
Q. 3. What role does cultural beliefs play in the practice or prevention of FGM/C?
Q. 4. What role does religion play in the campaign against this practice?
Q. 5. What role do men play in the fight against FGM?
Q. 6. How have survivors of FGM/C been taken care of? = psychologically or socially integrated into the community to join the fight against ending the practice?
You may mention my name as a campaigner/activist against the practice if you like but due to some other activities I am not able to be present for now.
Thank you very much.
we lost a large number of intellectuals, critics and writers during the years from 2003-2020.
While our studies were going on, we noticed long thin formations around the cells as in the photo. While trying to understand what was happening, we saw that it was also in the newly opened sterile flask. When kept in the medium, their length becomes longer and their shape becomes curled. We used all the ingredients fresh. Could they be parasites or fungi?
I am interested in developing a greater understanding of US 'high stakes' assessments in literature for 16-19 year olds.
I'm working on research that investigates how to achieve awareness of cross-cultural competence in Egyptian-Japanese work places. in order to overcome the cultural differences, communication problems and its bad impact on work environment.
currently, open ended interviews and literature analysis are the main lines, but still cant decide on best method and methodology! any recommendations?
I am very interested to hear what you think about the role of an art critic? I am thinking mainly of philosophically based criticism rather than gallery based criticism written to sell artworks. What should art critical writing attempt to achieve? Who do you know of who has achieved this?
I am working with lymphatic endothelial cells and trying to test effect of few chemicals, on LECs by wound healing scratch assay. My confusion is, if I have 4 different chemicals cited in different literature to be used for cell culture studies, in different concentration let's say, if A is 10 um then B 25, C may be 100 and D 400um. What would be ideal concentration if I want to compare the effect of these individual chemical on one cell type. Should I be choosing one from literature individually or a standard concentration for all to be used, to make a comparison.
I am a first-year PhD student who would like to hear about other researchers' experience related to interdisciplinarity within the humanities, especially those combining both text and visual elements:
- Which are some suitable methods that can be applied?
- Should both areas of studies be represented in a balanced way?
- Any tip that you would have loved to hear before developing your own interdisciplinary project
I am in the process of trying to find out the evolving/modern culture of a certain musical genre by means of qualitative approach.
Are interviews an essential part of such topics ? Aside form Interviews , what other options do i have?
There have always been more poor people than rich people in any given place at any given time, though rich people would seem to fence themselves off from harm more, eat better, allocate themselves better health care, insure themselves expensively from risk, invoice their burdens on the poor, and live longer. In thousands of years, the population of the long-living rich has never come close to outstripping that of their shorter-life-spanned poor compatriots. Why is this the case?
India is a diverse nation and the social, economic and cultural differences in all the regions (North India, South India, East India, and West India) of India implied to miscellaneous cultural differences. Is there any research conducted to study internal cultural differences in India?
P.S I'm also interested to take a glance at how other countries argue the intercultural challenges that they faced while working with India firms based in India.
After WWII and with regard to some causes like intercultural philosophy, the multiculturalism and poststructuralism , comparative literature has been distinguished from its previouse situation, which was known American school and has tended to cultural studies. Some scholars like Susan Bassnett and Jonathan Culler have criticized this tendency. What about you? Do you think that this tendency is usefull or not?
I am writing a paper in another language where most of the terminology is not readily translated. If I self-translate most readers won't figure out what I am talking about. Should I just transfer the English terminology as is?
I am putting together a collection of essays on Literature and Class for the publisher Routledge.
Some of you may look at this question with different eyes than mine.
So please tell me about any experiences you have writing about literature through the lens of social class.
Have you done such analysis?
What theory did you find most helpful?
How do you define social class when it comes to writing about it in the arts?
Thanks for any and all ideas and comments.
Routledge has just reissued my book 'Student Learning in Higher Education' in its revivals series. It was first published in 1981. Have the fundamentals of how Western students study changed in that time? Does a Western perspective do justice to how students from other cultures study?
Although I already finished one research project which includes visual data analysis I'm still looking for tips and tricks on visual data analysis.
How do You collect data?
How do You analyse visual data?
How do You interpret visual data?
What are your topics of visual data analysis?
And here you are piece of work which I am co-author:
Several authors claim that the first heritage institutions were created for the first time in Africa during colonization. I am looking for references that affirm the opposite. Studies attesting that there already existed in Africa an extra-family heritage, common to nations and peoples, but also that its was institutionalized and organized before the colonial period.
I am urgently searching for a theory, most likely in psychology of learning and education which holds that the more a leaner is good at calculations (Quantitative Technique) subjects such as mathematics, formal logic, the less the candidate is likely to perform in other subjects involving verbal and language based reasoning such as cultural studies, religion etc.
How does Hofstede's theory on 6 dimensions of culture (used to compare culture to culture) speak to themes found in cultural studies and postcolonial studies literature (such as orientalism and occidentalism, stereotype)?
Hofstede is this researcher who did a research study in the workplace in 50 countries in the 70s, and he created 6 dimensions to compare the culture of one country to another such as individualism vs. collectivism, power distance (the degree to which the less powerful members of a society accept and expect that power is distributed unequally), masculinity vs. femininity (The Masculinity represents a preference in society for achievement, heroism, assertiveness, and material rewards for success. Its opposite, Femininity, stands for a preference for cooperation, modesty, caring for the weak and quality of life), etc.
To read more about the Hofstede's dimensions, go here: https://www.hofstede-insights.com/models/national-culture/
I am seeking to approach the concept of loneliness via a critical review and reflection on the concept of aloneness. I find much more research literature on the former and little exploration of the latter. Why is that? Of course, loneliness as a concept needs further exploration, not least how it is understood not only across the life course, but by those from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds. What about aloneness?
I'm doing Saos-2 cell culture study. There has contamination about 2 months and I could not find the cause. There is always a blur in the flask. I share the microscope image after incubation.
Environmental conditions ; 5% CO2, 98% humidity, 37 °C , DMEM-High glucose and F12
Waiting for your ideas ..
Can someone suggest a machine learning solution, proprietary or open source, to analyse speeches (audio or transcripts) and literature (long texts).
I have two studies titled “ A Comparative Sports Culture Study between Europeans, North Americans and a Modern Muslim Nation” and “A multidimensional sport attitudes scale for multinational research. If you are interested, I can share them with you.
Wherever your chosen reading locale - beach, park bench, airplane, air-conditioned living room - make sure you’re curling up with the best books of summer 2018. From novels to short story collections, historical yarns to nonfiction titles drawn from the headlines, there’s something new for readers of all stripes to dig into this summer. Debut authors with buzzy fiction, teen activists marking a movement and historical experts populate this summer reading list for 2018.
My suggestions are (for now):
1. Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer
2. The High Season by Judy Blundell
3. Look Alive Out There by Sloane Crosley
4. Nedoumice by Dzevad Karahasan
5. Alfir by Irfan Horozovic
6. The Missing by Agatha Christy
Do yoh have suggestions?
I am having some success in mapping a pop cultural fiction phenomenon from small beginnings, to a circle of cognscenti, to a wild upswing in popularity.
There is a dark side to the fiction phenomenon in terms of dealing with human differences. So how can theory help in studying what appeals to the informal reader in this writing and what demographic segment makes use of this writing?
I have posted elsewhere about my case-in-point but now I am just wondering about the mechanics of the transmission and adoption of attitudes. Would cultural studies have theories, anthropology, sociology?
Whether school culture exert different degree of influence between children of higher Socio-Economic Status(SES) and lower Socio-Economic Status families?
In my own work on cultural crossing, I have tried to offer a detailed analysis of how readers experience descriptions of cultures that are not their own. Once you think about it, "culture" is an intangible and fuzzy term. Cultural studies has argued this for a long time, of course. But when we as postcolonial critics talk about cross-cultural or trans-cultural experiences, are we not tacitly simplifying the concept of culture to a point of distortion? Can we argue about any aspect of cross-cultural studies without assuming that it is possible to arrive at a definition of culture consisting of a list of characteristics? I have the impression that the only unambiguous comment about culture that can be made is that it appears to be a universal.
The act of Censorship is obsessed with labeling, deleting and removing; the act of Selection concentrates on advising, educating and adding options. What are social and cultural factors that influence the selection of texts to be translated and published?
What are the relations between censorship and selection in the context of literary translation?
For several years I am observing diverse views toward how should one culture preserve and keep its traditional or folk music alive. I met a number of modern conservatories having courses on teaching this kind of music. Even though, such music conventionally were being taught orally for thousands of years. Do you think teaching traditional and folk music through modern system will eventually harm the nature of this kind of heritage or it is they only way to keep it alive in our time.
I personally have written a short article in case of Iranian traditional music a while ago in which I wrote some of my suggestions. However, I recently had a chance to visit Beijing central conservatory and listened to the outcome of teaching traditional music there and that visit made me think more about this issue.
I think it is good for our living on earth that one day we keep either “metric system” or “imperial system” and saying good bye to the other one. I guess it brings a better understanding and communications. But, we are mostly do not have same idea about cultural features like arts, music, clothing, foods, etc.
The other thing is that some ethnic people in developing countries think that westerners would rather that the "others" keep their traditional way of life to have fun in their visits to strange lands. What’s your opinion would you keep your traditional way of life even if it’s demands hard work and harsh way of life?
Tradition is a huge concept and I think the problem starts here. I present an example:
When we say tradition it also includes water supplying for villages in remote area of developing countries. A number of traditional water supplying particularly from rivers and well involve spreading disease when we compare it with developed water refinery systems. Do we prefer that those villagers keep their traditional water supplying? This is only one instance I provided here to clarify a bit my point.
I am proposing a cross cultural project for people on the Autistic Spectrum that looks at :
-how the experience of Autism may be different depending on religious or political community affiliation and associated values
-provides opportunity for people on the Autistic Spectrum to explore community identity and participate in cross-cultural experiences
Are there any studies that may support an assumption that limited social network, social anxiety and other factors such as lack of tailored initiatives, may mean that a person on the Autistic Spectrum may have less opportunity to challenge received opinion associated with the religious/ political affiliations of their immediate community?
Does anybody know about origin of etymology of numbers in English today? Why do they have those names? I mean, one can find the etymology of number words but I was not able to find initial meaning of those words like five was derived from fist etc. Do you know any sources or books concerning this issue?
I am will be discussing the ways college student seek information through use of the internet rather than the library.
I am currently doing a research project on the biodegradation of Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) by Micrococcus luteus and Aspergillus niger. I have observed growth of these microorganisms in a carbon free broth with LDPE as a sole carbon source. Now, I would like to separate any enzymes, if present, from the broth culture to study its exact effect on the polymer chain.
I'd be happy to have your suggestions on reading materials focuses on Afghanistan-based Uzbeks from 1979 to 2001.
Observatories were initially devoted to astronomical studies and were popular in many countries. Several observatories were established in India since early modern times, both by colonial authorities as well as by native rulers and by private individuals and institutions, such as St Xavier's College in Kolkata. Since late 90s of the last century, cultural observatories have become a commonplace. As for Observers, we have several prominent newspapers with that designation. Observers are also individuals selected for their expertise to act as neutral witnesses to elections or other activities which need a fair play for the benefit of general public.
I would appreciate opinions on this phenomenon, and particularly if "neutrality" is really seen in practice. For instance, is not the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights a one-man show by someone who was imprisoned more than once for violent activism and now continues his activism from UK base?
There is no doubt that they perform a wonderful and unselfish role in many situations, but it seems to be also facing the ambiguities of NGOs which often function as covers for the funding interests that pay for their activities.
Sex detection Tests are creating so many demographic, socio-cultural, economic and legal issues in India. I just want to know, about other countries, if any.
I am looking for the origin of a trident that the Devil holds in his hand, as it is often drawn in illustrations. They say that it comes from the trident of Poseidon in Greek myths, but since when has the Devil been represented with it?
Although the antifeminist movement worked to vilify feminism, did the women's liberation movement continue to grow and did this in any way lead into third wave feminism?
There are minor barriers that hinder adults who are disabled from participating in family events such as going to the zoo or museum. How would I find the data about these barriers?
Is African spirituality different from spirituality elsewhere? If yes, in what ways?
(Links to West African spirituality would be awesome!)
Some years ago, I heard someone refer to Japanese and various other cultures with major generational depth as 'high-density cultures', contrasting them with younger ones like non-native New Zealand or Canada, termed 'low-density cultures'.
Does anyone know who is using this image, and where it first appeared?
For all I know, it may have been a nonce usage, but probably not. A very poised lady, a Japanese academic, was contrasting our societies in these terms. This was in the nineties...
can somebody help me draw a relation between development and culture in 3rd world societies ?
I'm sure that this is qualitative, but what is the specific method or technique here? Should I base it from translation theories instead?
I'm looking for changing perspectives toward homosexuals 1950-54 in America and I'm wondering if anyone has created a digital archive of newspapers, as I can't seem to find one. I'm also looking at "nance" jokes as a creation point for a social/cultural identity for those being joked at, as by joking about a group you actually help in defining them in the cuktural identity. This could give me a great insight into the true taboo topics of the era.
Does anyone one know of any such archives, newspapers, magazines and the like? I'm truly not asking for the sake of looking dense, another set of eyes could be the spark I need.
Religious buildings decorated/covered with human bones are known from several countries in Europe (also elsewhere, but I'm focused currently in Europe), mostly dating from between the 16th and the 19th centuries.
I'm mainly looking for information from the fields of Art History, History and maybe Philosophy. Something on the relationship of these places with religious/political/social changes in society at that time.Connections with Franciscan churches and with the Counter-Reform would also be important.
Information on possible differences in the motivations behind the construction of such buildings in different areas of Europe would be great.
I'm looking for references besides Paul Koudounaris, given that I already know his work.
I am interested in examples of this in cultural studies, sociology or a neighbouring field.
I am currently working on the above project, which I am going to get involved for a couple of years from now. I would appreciate if someone could suggest me a few recent literature on the above, and share your experience, if you have anything related to the topic.
As i am working on research topic "Impact of national culture on project management " my main focus is on Hofstede's cultural dimensions theory.
But i am having difficulity to identify scales for cultural dimension for methodology .