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    Chong Ju Choi & Ron Berger (2010). Ethics of Celebrities and Their Increasing Influence in 21st Century Society. Journal of Business Ethics 91 (3):313 - 318.
    The influence of celebrities in the 21st century extends far beyond the traditional domain of the entertainment sector of society. During the recent Palestinian presidential elections, the Hollywood actor Richard Gere broadcast a televised message to voters in the region and stated, “Hi, I’m Richard Gere, and I’m speaking for the entire world”. Celebrities in the 21st century have expanded from simple product endorsements to global political and international diplomacy. The celebrities industry is undergoing, “mission creep”, or (...)
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    Charlotte J. S. De Backer, Mark Nelissen, Patrick Vyncke, Johan Braeckman & Francis T. McAndrew (2007). Celebrities: From Teachers to Friends. [REVIEW] Human Nature 18 (4):334-354.
    In this paper we present two compatible hypotheses to explain interest in celebrity gossip. The Learning Hypothesis explains interest in celebrity gossip as a by-product of an evolved mechanism useful for acquiring fitness-relevant survival information. The Parasocial Hypothesis sees celebrity gossip as a diversion of this mechanism, which leads individuals to misperceive celebrities as people who are part of their social network. Using two preliminary studies, we tested our predictions. In a survey with 838 respondents and in-depth interviews with (...)
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    Alain Morin, The Burden of Fame: Self-Destruction in Celebrities.
    Fame -- what an alluring status! Being adulated by millions of people who will instantly recognize you wherever you go; being immensely wealthy; having countless privileges -- eating in the best restaurants, meeting other important personalities at huge parties, flying in your own private jet; having your opinion always solicited and cherished; Oprah Winfrey wanting you on her show. That must be great!
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    Kerry S. Walters (1983). Teachers, Writers, Celebrities. Teaching Philosophy 6 (4):398-402.
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  5. Chong Ju Choi & Ron Berger (2010). Ethics of Celebrities and Their Increasing Influence in 21st Century Society. Journal of Business Ethics 91 (3):313-318.
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  6. D. Clarke (2004). Idiot Proof: Deluded Celebrities, Irrational Power Brokers, Media Morons and the Erosion of Common Sense, by Francis Wheen, Public Affairs, 2004. Knowledge, Technology & Policy 18 (2):150.
     
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  7. M. R. Hyman & J. J. Sierra (2010). Idolizing Sport Celebrities: A Gateway to Psychopathology? Young Consumers 11 (3):226--238.
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    Paula Guimarães Simões (2010). A mídia e a construção das celebridades: uma abordagem praxiológica. Logos 16 (2):67-79.
    This paper aims at discussing the fruitfulness of the praxeological model of communication to analyze the constitution of celebrities in contemporary media. It investigates the pragmatic basis that marks this model, by resuming some contributions from Dewey and Mead. Based on this approach, the article highlights the symbolic and interactive constitution of celebrities by the media.
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  9. Dan Gediman, John Gregory, Mary Jo Gediman & Viki Merrick (eds.) (2010). Edward R. This I Believe Inc..
    This is a collection of fifty essays featured in Edward R. Murrow's 1950s This I Believe radio series. It includes such celebrities of the twentieth century as Pearl Buck, Norman Cousins, Margaret Mead, James Michener, Jackie Robinson, and Harry Truman. With an introduction by Edward R. Murrow and a foreword by Dan Gediman, executive producer of the contemporary This I Believe radio broadcasts, heard weekly on public radio.
     
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  10. Dan Gediman, John Gregory, Mary Jo Gediman & Viki Merrick (eds.) (2010). Edward R. Murrow's This I Believe: Selections From the 1950s Radio Series. This I Believe Inc..
    This is a collection of fifty essays featured in Edward R. Murrow's 1950s This I Believe radio series. It includes such celebrities of the twentieth century as Pearl Buck, Norman Cousins, Margaret Mead, James Michener, Jackie Robinson, and Harry Truman. With an introduction by Edward R. Murrow and a foreword by Dan Gediman, executive producer of the contemporary This I Believe radio broadcasts, heard weekly on public radio.
     
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    Jay Allison & Dan Gediman (eds.) (2008). This I Believe Ii: More Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women. Henry Holt.
    A new collection of inspiring personal philosophies from another noteworthy group of people This second collection of This I Believe essays gathers seventyfive essayists—ranging from famous to previously unknown—completing the thought that begins the book’s title. With contributors who run the gamut from cellist Yo-Yo Ma to ordinary folks like a diner waitress, an Iraq War veteran, a farmer, a new husband, and many others, This I Believe II , like the first New York Times bestselling collection, showcases moving and (...)
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  12. Jay Allison, Dan Gediman, John Gregory & Viki Merrick (eds.) (2006). This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women. H. Holt.
    An inspiring collection of the personal philosophies of a fascinating group of individuals Based on the NPR series of the same name, This I Believe features eighty essays penned by the famous and the unknown—completing the thought that the book’s title begins. Each piece compels readers to rethink not only how they have arrived at their own personal beliefs but also the extent to which they share them with others. Featuring a star-studded list of contributors—including Isabel Allende, John Updike, William (...)
     
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  13. Peter Frey (ed.) (2007). 77 Wertsachen: Was Gilt Heute? Herder.
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  14. Kalman Gabriel (1999). Dear Kalman: Smart, Peculiar, and Outrageous Advice for Life From Famous People to a Kid. Quill.
     
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  15. Ting Lu & Hong Xu (eds.) (2007). Ren Wen Tong Shi Jiang Yan Lu. Wen Hua Yi Shu Chu Ban She.
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  16. Leigh W. Rutledge (1998). Would I Lie to You?: A Medley of Famous Fibs, Devious Deceptions, and Barefaced Lies. Plume.
     
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  17. David Giles & Donna Rockwell (2009). Being a Celebrity: A Phenomenology of Fame. Journal of Phenomenological Psychology 40 (2):178-210.
    The experience of being famous was investigated through interviews with 15 well-known American celebrities. The interviews detail the existential parameters of being famous in contemporary culture. Research participants were celebrities in various societal categories: government, law, business, publishing, sports, music, film, television news and entertainment. Phenomenological analysis was used to examine textural and structural relationship-to-world themes of fame and celebrity. The study found that in relation to self, being famous leads to loss of privacy, entitization, demanding expectations, (...)
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    Jonathan A. Hughes & Monique Jonas (2015). Time and Crime: Which Cold-Case Investigations Should Be Reheated. Criminal Justice Ethics 34 (1):18-41.
    Advances in forensic techniques have expanded the temporal horizon of criminal investigations, facilitating investigation of historic crimes that would previously have been considered unsolvable. Public enthusiasm for pursuing historic crimes is exemplified by recent high-profile trials of celebrities accused of historic sexual offences. These circumstances give new urgency to the question of how we should decide which historic offences to investigate. A satisfactory answer must take into account the ways in which the passage of time can erode the benefits (...)
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  19. Christine James (2005). The Benefits of Comedy: Teaching Ethics Through Shared Laughter. Academic Exchange Extra (April).
    Over the last three years I have been fortunate to teach an unusual class, one that provides an academic background in ethical and social and political theory using the medium of comedy. I have taught the class at two schools, a private liberal arts college in western Pennsylvania and a public regional state university in southern Georgia. While the schools vary widely in a number of ways, there are characteristics that the students share: the school in Pennsylvania had a large (...)
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    Raymond Wacks (2010). Privacy: A Very Short Introduction. OUP Oxford.
    Professor Raymond Wacks is a leading international expert on privacy. For more than three decades he has published numerous books and articles on this controversial subject. Privacy is a fundamental value that is under attack from several quarters. Electronic surveillance, biometrics, CCTV, ID cards, RFID codes, online security, the monitoring of employees, the uses and misuses of DNA, - to name but a few - all raise fundamental questions about our right to privacy. This Very Short Introduction also analyzes the (...)
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    Christine A. James (2011). Communication in Online Fan Communities: The Ethics of Intimate Strangers. Empedocles: European Journal for the Philosophy of Communication 2 (2):279-289.
    Dan O’Brien gives an excellent analysis of testimonial knowledge transmission in his article ‘Communication Between Friends’ (2009) noting that the reliability of the speaker is a concern in both externalist and internalist theories of knowledge. O’Brien focuses on the belief states of Hearers (H) in cases where the reliability of the Speaker (S) is known via ‘intimate trust’, a special case pertaining to friendships with a track record of reliable or unreliable reports. This article considers the notion (...)
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    Kath Weston (1998). Long Slow Burn: Sexuality and Social Science. Routledge.
    The last decade has seen the transformation of the study of sexuality from a marginalized effort to a fully respected discipline at many major universities. There are numerous publications devoted solely to the topic and queer theory, a force to be reckoned with, has its own celebrities. Nonetheless, queer studies is considered to be the brainchild of the humanities, with the social sciences slowly coming around to apply its principles to empirical research. Long, Slow Burn, a powerful collection of (...)
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  23. Douglas Kellner, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Media Spectacle By (Http://Www.Gseis.Ucla.Edu/Faculty/Kellner/) [UCLA Bruin; 10/15/03].
    Moreover, presidential politics -- on the level of campaigns and governing -- have also exhibited a growing politics of image and spectacle. In our media-saturated society, politicians become celebrities who fine-tune their image through daily photo ops, spin out their message of the day and, like celebrities, employ image management firms to make sure their performance is playing well with the public.
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  24. Sarah Strauss (2005). Positioning Yoga: Balancing Acts Across Cultures. Berg.
    Last year, more than seven million Americans participated in yoga or tai chi classes.Yet despite its popularity the real nature of yoga remains shrouded in mystery. A diverse range of practitioners range from white-bearded Indian mystics to celebrities like Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow. Positioning Yoga provides an overview of the development of yoga, from its introduction to Western audiences by the Indian Swami Vivekananda at the 1893 Parliament of the World's Religions in Chicago to forms of modern practice. What (...)
     
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    Beth Eddy (2010). Struggle or Mutual Aid: Jane Addams, Petr Kropotkin, and the Progressive Encounter with Social Darwinism. The Pluralist 5 (1):21-43.
    The year is 1901. Two minor celebrities from opposite corners of the globe share an evening meal in Chicago. Both are politically left-leaning, both are evolutionists of a sort, both are concerned with the plight of the poor in the face of the escalation of the Industrial Revolution. The Russian man has been giving a series of lectures to the people of Chicago; he is staying at the American woman's settlement house-Hull House. They are Jane Addams, Chicago's activist (...)
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    Chyong-Ling Lin & Jin-Tsann Yeh (2009). Comparing Society's Awareness of Women: Media-Portrayed Idealized Images and Physical Attractiveness. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 90 (1):61 - 79.
    An advertiser develops visual associations of signs and symbols to create a product image that motivates consumers. Today is characterized by a solid consumer culture based on visual identity consumption that articulates and interacts with each consumer's daily actions, words, and visual perceptions. The frequent use of female role portrayals and physical attractiveness in advertising contributes to an increase in society's awareness of women. Some scholars have developed an ethical discussion out of the phenomenon of female role portrayals not matching (...)
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    Steven Shaviro (2010). Post-Cinematic Affect: On Grace Jones, Boarding Gate and Southland Tales. Film-Philosophy 14 (1):1-102.
    This essay explores the 'structure of feeling' that is emerging today in tandem with new digital technologies, together with economic globalisation and the financialisation of more and more human activities. The 20th century was the age of film and television; these dominant media shaped and reflected our cultural sensibilities. In the 21st century, new digital media help to shape and reflect new forms of sensibility. Movies (moving image and sound works) continue to be made, but they have adopted new formal (...)
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  28. Douglas Kellner, “The Terminator as Governor” (Http://Www.Gseis.Ucla.Edu/Faculty/Kellner/).
    Moreover, presidential politics on the level of campaigns and governing have also exhibited a growing politics of the image and spectacle. In our media-saturated society, politicians become celebrities who fine tune their image through daily photo opportunities, spin out their message of the day, and, like celebrities, employ image management firms to make sure that their performance is playing well with the public.
     
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    Helena Pycior (2005). The Making of the "First Dog": President Warren G. Harding and Laddie Boy. Society and Animals 13 (2):109-138.
    This paper traces the history of the cultural icon of the "First Dog" of the United States back to the administration of President Warren G. Harding . It briefly explores technological and socio-cultural factors—including the early-twentieth-century cult of human and nonhuman celebrities—that laid a basis for the acceptance of Laddie Boy, Harding's Airedale terrier, as the third member of the First Family and a celebrity in his own right. Following Laddie Boy, First Dogs would greet and entertain visitors to (...)
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    Lydia McGrew (2013). Tall Tales and Testimony to the Miraculous. European Journal of Analytic Philosophy 8 (2):39-55.
    In the debate over testimony to miracles, a common Humean move is to emphasize the prior improbability of miracles as the most important epistemic factor. Robert Fogelin uses the example of Henry, who tells multiple tall tales about meeting celebrities, to argue that low prior probabilities alone can render testimony unbelievable, with obvious implications for testimony to miracles. A detailed Bayesian analysis of Henry’s stories shows instead that the fact that Henry tells multiple stories about events that occurred independently (...)
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    William Babcock & Virginia Whitehouse (2005). Celebrity as a Postmodern Phenomenon, Ethical Crisis for Democracy, and Media Nightmare. Journal of Mass Media Ethics 20 (2 & 3):176 – 191.
    In the postmodern world, the value of knowledge itself is questioned, and by extension those who claim to be authorities on that knowledge. As a result, Arnold Schwarzenegger as action hero is just as credible as Arnold Schwarzenegger as governor, thus redefining the meaning of an informed citizen. If Arnold Schwarzenegger can rescue entire planets, then why can voters not assume that he will be able to save California? The blame for this theoretical shift belongs not with the broader entertainment (...)
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    Chong Ju Choi & Ron Berger (2009). Ethics of Global Internet, Community and Fame Addiction. Journal of Business Ethics 85 (2):193 - 200.
    Robert Putnam in his book Bowling Alone and subsequent works has analysed the phenomenon that American society increasingly avoids various community driven activities, such as civic associations, activities with friends and family (Putnam, Bowling Alone. Simon and Schuster, New York; 2006). In this paper we introduce the idea that a counterpart to this social trend is a global addiction to fame and celebrity. We believe that the global internet is one of the major drivers of this search for fame for (...)
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    Ulrich Witt (1989). Wissen, Präferenzen und Kommunikation–eine ökonomische Theorie. Analyse & Kritik 11 (1):94-109.
    Given that individual information processing and memory capacity are severely limited, many institutional and procedural properties of the social communication process can be explained within an individualistic approach as the outcome of a co-evolution of action-inherent knowledge and preferences. This argument is outlined by referring to phenomena such as the competitive release of information , the role of celebrities and the rent they collect, and some characteristic 'critical mass' features.
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    Qiao Changlu (1991). A Great Intellectual Current Worthy of National Pride: The Rise of the Intellectual Current of Taking Humanity as the Foundation in the Spring and Autumn and Warring States Periods, and Its Historical Significance. Contemporary Chinese Thought 22 (3):3-19.
    In the European Renaissance, from the fourteenth to the sixteenth century, there emerged an intellectual current for which the peoples of Europe held a deep sense of national pride, namely, the current of humanistic thought. Accompanying this current, there arose a group of great writers and artists, such as Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio, Da Vinci, Raphael, Titian, Michelangelo, Montaigne, and Shakespeare, all celebrities in the history of world culture, beloved of people throughout the world, who placed their influence on the (...)
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    Miltos Ladikas & Doris Schroeder (2005). Too Early for Global Ethics? Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 14 (4):404-415.
    “Globalisation is the Yeti of … newspapers. Everybody knows it, but nobody has ever seen it. What does it look like? Tall, monkeyish, hairy? Or rather weasel-like? With glasses? Like a ferret or a marten?” Globalization means different things to different people, a laudable development uniting humankind or an epidemic crushing the vulnerable peoples of the earth. Whether it is something we can control remains to be seen, but it is certainly upon us. The move to “go global” is such (...)
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    Scott R. Harris & Kerry O. Ferris (2009). How Does It Feel to Be a Star? Human Studies 32 (2):133 - 152.
    Over the past three decades, research on the social dimensions of emotions has grown exponentially, particularly in the area of “emotion management.” In this project, we will attempt to add to this body of research by studying the social aspects of labeling or “instantiating” feelings. The data for the project come from televised red-carpet interviews conducted with celebrities immediately prior to awards ceremonies. By focusing on the generic aspects of the emotional claims-making put forth by interviewers and interviewees, we (...)
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    David Carrier (2011). The Star as Icon: Celebrity in the Age of Mass Consumption (Review). Journal of Aesthetic Education 45 (2):117-119.
    Aestheticians have tended to focus their attention almost exclusively on high art, on museum painting and sculpture, classical music and literature, and architecture, leaving the popular arts to their colleagues in cultural studies. That seems a big mistake, for like it or not, popular movies and television attract enormous audiences everywhere, including very many people who take little interest in high art. This mass art creates stars, actors, and musicians who are so famous that everyone recognizes them. And celebrities (...)
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    Glenn W. Most (1993). A Cock for Asclepius. Classical Quarterly 43 (01):96-.
    In any list of famous last words, Socrates' are likely to figure near the top. Details of the final moments of celebrities tend anyway to exert a peculiar fascination upon the rest of us: life's very contingency provokes a need to see lives nevertheless as meaningful organic wholes, defined as such precisely by their final closure; so that even the most trivial aspects of their ending can come to seem bearers of profound significance, soliciting moral reflections apparently not less (...)
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    Leonid Grinin (2009). 'People of Celebrity' as a New Social Stratum and Elite. In Leonid Grinin & Andrey Korotayev (eds.), Hierarchy and Power in the History of Civilizations: Cultural Dimensions. Moscow: KRASAND
    However, strange though it may seem, personal celebrity (as well as fame, popularity etc.) is hardly included in the list of those resources. This happens despite the increasing role of this phenome-non in modern life and the fact that the aspiration for it affects value aims of a growing number of people. What is more, it begins to influence the changes of social relations and stratification. The subject of the present article is the investigation of the influence of the personal (...)
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    Alan Watts (1972/2007). In My Own Way: An Autobiography, 1915-1965. New World Library.
    In this new edition of his acclaimed autobiography — long out of print and rare until now — Alan Watts tracks his spiritual and philosophical evolution from a child of religious conservatives in rural England to a freewheeling spiritual teacher who challenged Westerners to defy convention and think for themselves. From early in this intellectual life, Watts shows himself to be a philosophical renegade and wide-ranging autodidact who came to Buddhism through the teachings of Christmas Humphreys and D. T. Suzuki. (...)
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    Peter Singer (2008). Worshipping at the Temple of Diana. Free Inquiry 28:22-23.
    As modern cultures become more secular, celebrities seem to fill the roles once occupied by the gods of old. Sometimes the differences between the two start to blur. Some people insist Elvis never died. Or was that Jim Morrison? The recent tributes to Princess Diana ten years after her death show that she is starting to ascend into the celebrity pantheon. Has Diana be­come a new kind of saint? If so, what does that tell us about some people’s need (...)
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    J. C. Alexander (2008). Iconic Experience in Art and Life: Surface/Depth Beginning with Giacometti's Standing Woman. Theory, Culture and Society 25 (5):1-19.
    This article examines a key question emerging from the strong program in cultural sociology — can art provide a window into social life? An examination of Giacometti's Standing Woman shows that art attempts to express cultural structures via immersion into and through the material surfaces of aesthetic form. Through an analysis of the iconic significance of family photos, furniture and celebrities, the article goes on to suggest that such iconic experience remains at the basis of contemporary social life. It (...)
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    Scott R. Harris & Kerry O. Ferris (2009). How Does It Feel to Be a Star? Identifying Emotions on the Red Carpet. Human Studies 32 (2):133 - 152.
    Over the past three decades, research on the social dimensions of emotions has grown exponentially, particularly in the area of "emotion management." In this project, we will attempt to add to this body of research by studying the social aspects of labeling or "instantiating" feelings. The data for the project come from televised red-carpet interviews conducted with celebrities immediately prior to awards ceremonies. By focusing on the generic aspects of the emotional claims-making put forth by interviewers and interviewees, we (...)
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    Stéphane Sansone, Guy Tiberghien & Jean Yves Baudouin (2000). Recognizing Expresion From Familiar and Unfamiliar Faces. Pragmatics and Cognition 8 (1):123-146.
    The aim of this study was to clarify the relationship between accessing the identity of a face and making decisions about its expression. Three experiments are reported in which undergraduate subjects made expression decisions about familiar and unfamiliar faces. The decision was slowed either by concealing the mouth region with a black rectangle (experiment 1) or by using a short presentation time (experiments 2 and 3). Results of experiment 1 showed that subjects recognized the displayed expression of celebrities better (...)
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    Shu Li (2005). Romantic Music Activates Minds Rooted in a Particular Culture. Journal of Consciousness Studies 12 (7):31-37.
    Photographs of celebrities or objects of two incompatible cultural meaning systems were selected as experimental stimuli. By investigating bicultural individuals' naming of these photographs, and then their selection of a culture- associated beverage in the presence of a piece of background music, the present study found a profound switching between different cultural frames in response to the romantic music of China or USA. The findings suggest that the responses to the musical cue evoke more responses with strong cultural associations (...)
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  46. Robert J. Barro & Jong-Wha Lee (2015). Education Matters: Global Schooling Gains From the 19th to the 21st Century. Oxford University Press Usa.
    Education has significant and far-reaching effects not only on individuals, but also on the societies in which they live and to which they contribute. The education (...)level of a population affects how a country supports itself and others and the degree to which it can participate in the global field. While everyone from politicians to policymakers to celebrities has stressed the importance of education, there has not been-until now-a vigorous yet comprehensible examination of data to support what has long been common knowledge: education matters. In Education Matters: Global Gains from the 19th to the 21st Century, renowned economists Robert Barro and Jong-Wha Lee present a revolutionary new data set on education in 146 countries since 1870 and projected through 2040. With case studies from the United States, China, and Korea, Barro and Lee evaluate schooling both quantitatively and qualitatively, and assess the role of education in economic and political development. In this comprehensive study, the authors establish the critical role that education plays - particularly for women and girls - in economic growth, fertility, and democracy. The book also addresses sensitive and controversial topics, such as international disparities in education, and the role of education in modernization and development. Both challenging and enlightening, Education Matters has exciting implications for the future of education and promises to be a ground-breaking work in the fields of economics and educational attainment. Engaging and informative, Education Matters is a compelling read for students, scholars, and anyone with a passion for education. (shrink)
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  47. Claire Charles (2013). Elite Girls' Schooling, Social Class and Sexualised Popular Culture. Routledge.
    Young women’s identities are an issue of public and academic interest across a number of western nations at the present time. This book explores how young women attending an elite school for girls understand and construct ‘empowerment’. It investigates the extent to which, and the ways in which, their constructions of empowerment and identity work to overturn, or resist, key regulations and normative expectations for girls in post-feminist, hyper-sexualised cultural contexts. The book provides a succinct overview of feminist theorisations of (...)
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  48. Andrew Chignell, Terence Cuneo & Matthew C. Halteman (2015). Philosophy Comes to Dinner: Arguments on the Ethics of Eating. Routledge.
    Everyone is talking about food. Chefs are celebrities. "Locavore" and "freegan" have earned spots in the dictionary. Popular books and films about food production and consumption are exposing the unintended consequences of the standard American diet. Questions about the principles and values that ought to guide decisions about dinner have become urgent for moral, ecological, and health-related reasons. In _Philosophy Comes to Dinner_, twelve philosophers—some leading voices, some inspiring new ones—join the conversation, and consider issues ranging from the sustainability (...)
     
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  49. Andrew Chignell, Terence Cuneo & Matthew C. Halteman (eds.) (2015). Philosophy Comes to Dinner: Arguments About the Ethics of Eating. Routledge.
    Everyone is talking about food. Chefs are celebrities. "Locavore" and "freegan" have earned spots in the dictionary. Popular books and films about food production and consumption are exposing the unintended consequences of the standard American diet. Questions about the principles and values that ought to guide decisions about dinner have become urgent for moral, ecological, and health-related reasons. In _Philosophy Comes to Dinner_, twelve philosophers—some leading voices, some inspiring new ones—join the conversation, and consider issues ranging from the sustainability (...)
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  50. Andrew Chignell, Terence Cuneo & Matthew C. Halteman (eds.) (2015). Philosophy Comes to Dinner: Arguments About the Ethics of Eating. Routledge.
    Everyone is talking about food. Chefs are celebrities. "Locavore" and "freegan" have earned spots in the dictionary. Popular books and films about food production and consumption are exposing the unintended consequences of the standard American diet. Questions about the principles and values that ought to guide decisions about dinner have become urgent for moral, ecological, and health-related reasons. In _Philosophy Comes to Dinner_, twelve philosophers—some leading voices, some inspiring new ones—join the conversation, and consider issues ranging from the sustainability (...)
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