What Did You (Not) See? In Unclaimed Experience, Cathy Caruth proposes that in the experience of trauma in our century, both in its occurrence and in our attempt to understand it, we can recognize the possibility of a history no longer based on simple models of straightforward experience and reference. She argues that the language of literature and the psychoanalytic theory intersect at a site of knowing and not knowing. Caruth examines the way psychoanalysis, literature, and literary theory portrays and witness to bodily and historical woundings. Through the notion of trauma, she contends, we come to a new understanding that permits history to arise where immediate understanding is impossible.
While this application has its benefits I am sure I also see several disadvantages to it. The major one being the fact of using a device while driving takes away from your awareness on the road. The application while I am skeptical on its real benefit it’s only on the Iphone which shows it’s not economical for those it may benefit the most. That is what I see wrong with most technological advances that they are for those that can afford them not for the majority of the population. I would even update my Iphone with this technology if I drove more just to see how well the application works on my
“Repaired and Modern” The author of the article “Broken and Obsolete,” Fareed Zakaria, believes that due to the divide in the beliefs of Republicans and Democrats coupled with the poor immigration laws currently in the US, the present immigration status will remain as it is, as he states “broken.” The author gives a few reasons for this belief coupled with examples, like the idea that other countries have been transforming themselves into immigrant societies, adopting many of America's best ideas and even improving on them, and as a result the U.S. is not as exceptional as it once was, and its immigration advantage is lessening. However, overall his claims are wrong because the supporting evidence behind the comparisons that he makes are
A Letter to the Editor It is Walter Cuffey's opinion that providing free housing and healthcare naturally would diminish people's desire to work for the government and pay their taxes, which in the long run would lead the country to bankruptcy. This contradicts Congressman Jesse Jackson Junior's opinion who believes it simply would create millions of jobs in the housing and health care industries and because of that generate a greater economic prosperity. I do not believe that the free housing Jackson mentions is meant to be expensive and luxurious. However, by free housing I imagine, he in point of fact means shelter, so that no-one in America have to live on the street. Once you have got a roof over your head, a solid base to return to,
It also says that advertisement is more successful on youth and newspapers target towards an older audience, will not sale as much and therefore is put out of circulation. This shows that advertisers don’t care about who or what they’re seller as long as it gets sold. So in the next paragraph Jean goes into explaining the importance of
What can the Toyota marketing department do to develop advertising and marketing strategies to attain leadership in the segment? Some of the things they can do for the consumers to understand is to focus on making the 2004 Prius a “normal” car in design and feel with advantage of an HEV. Make the costumers loyal to the brand by providing better services than competitors. Create an awareness campaign to get the customers used to the product and the technology. Also make automobile magazines, bloggers and experts report about the good quality and reliability of HEVs.
Size, after all, isn't everything, and it's perfectly possible that the brain has simply evolved to make better use of less grey and white matter. That would seem to fit with some genetic studies, which suggest that our brain's wiring is more efficient now than it was in the past. Others, however, think this shrinkage is a sign of a slight decline in our general mental abilities. David Geary at the University of Missouri-Columbia, for one, believes that once complex societies developed, the less intelligent could survive on the backs of their smarter peers, whereas in the past, they would have died -- or at least failed to find a
The Danger of Cell Phones If you have one you are so cool, but they are not so “cool” once you have caused a major life threatening accident in the end. The use of cell phones can be less beneficial than you think. Granted they are nice to have, but when you are concentrating on seeing what someone is texting you or who is calling you, rather than the person that is coming towards you or someone that is in front of you and next thing you know BAM you just hit head on and killed someone. How “cool” are you now? In a recent study by Dr. Vini Khurana (2008), says that the more you use a headset for your mobile device can cause brain cancer.
Stanley James Granz writes about the origins of postmodernism in his book A Primer on the Postmodern: “Many historians place the birth of the modern era at the dawn of Enlightenment... it became the God of human intellectual quest to unlock the secrets of the universe in order to master nature for human benefit and create a better world”. (Granz, 1996) It is important to familiarize ourselves with Enlightenment in order to understand postmodernism. The term is used within the European philosophy and refers to the time we know now as the Age of Reason. An example of the quizzical, curious state of minds of people living in this era can look no further than the first encyclopaedias, which were compiled and published during this period. Rather than be content with what history had taught them, they would seek the truth, rather than settle for superstition and fear.