Communications and Culture Quiz

Quiz includng key A2 concepts and themes such as feminism, postcolonialism, postmodernism, Marxism, market liberalism, objects of desire and fictions.

1. What are the key market liberalist ideologies from John Locke?

  • Believed that we indirectly helped society with every decision. Highlighted the importance of private property and explained that everyone should be entitled to freedom of choice, as long as you do not harm others.
  • Believed that we were all scared and that the result of our own physical labours belonged to us. Highlighted the importance of private property and explained that everyone should be entitled to freedom of choice, as long as you do not harm others.
  • Believed that the result of our own physical labours belonged to us. Highlighted the importance of private property and explained that everyone should be entitled to freedom of choice.
  • Highlighted the importance of private property and explained that everyone should be entitled to freedom of choice. Came up with the 'the pursuit of pleasure', meaning the greatest happiness for the greatest number.
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2. What is the correct definition of 'narrative'?

  • How meanings are structured as stories.
  • Concerned with how we understand the world.
  • The way in which a text positions the reader.
  • The underlying 'voice' of a text interpretted by the author.

3. Which of these theories belongs to Naomi Wolf?

  • The Male Gaze: Involved the example of Bond films. Argued that the passive, sexualised and objectified representation of women ecouraged both men and women to look at women as passive, sexual objects.
  • The Beauty Myth: The media attacks women's bodies by representing impossible idea selves to aspire towards.
  • The Female Eunuch: Claimed that women are not 'free' in society, but were oppressed and exploited both consciously and unconsciously by men.
  • The Queer Theory: Rejects the idea that sex is biological and attacks the binary opposites of men/women gay/straight. Identity is fluid and dynamic.

4. Which of these is the correct definition of 'bricolage'

  • Comes from the collapse of cultural value. It's the recycling of old, historical ideas, language and products to often create a new, sometimes subversive, meaning and context.
  • The idea that the author's original intentions are irrelevant. The only thing that matters is how the audience interprets the text themselves. "A text is a tissue of quotations... Drawn from inumerable centres of culture."
  • The idea that some texts can be superficial. They are based more on appearance rather than meaning.
  • The belief that Western society rejects metanarratives because we have become obssessed with knowledge at the base of all truth.

5. Complete the postmodernist statement: 'Modern culture is so _____ and _____.'

  • Fragmented and Diverse
  • Meaningless and Meaningful
  • Competative and Greedy
  • Technological and Contemporary

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