The high incidence of rape in Western society has been vastly attributed to the prevalence of rape myth acceptance. Rape myths, as first described by Martha Burt in 1980, are prejudicial stereotyped or false beliefs about rape, rape victims, and rapists that create a climate hostile to rape victims. By blaming the victim and exonerating the perpetrator, rape myth acceptance results in denying or reducing the severity of the crime and blaming the victims for their own victimization, which works to justify certain types of rape and maintain the high rates of rape. After an examination of the existing literature on rape myth acceptance, this work shows the lack of research investigating the role of personality in rape myth acceptance and presents an original study exploring the correlates between the Big Five of personality, rape myth acceptance and victim-blaming attitudes. By revealing the undeniable role of personality in rape myth acceptance, this study aims at elucidating some of the complexities of rape myth acceptance and at urging future research to examine rape myth acceptance through the lens of personality theory in order to find new and better methods of rape prevention.
The Heidelberg Myth – The Nazification & Denazification of a German University
Exploring Greek Myth offers an extensive discussion of variant forms of myths and lesser-known stories, including important local myths and local versions of PanHellenic myths. Clark also discusses approaches to understanding myths, allowing students to gain an appreciation of the variety in one volume. Guides students from an introductory understanding of myths to a wide-ranging exploration of current scholarly approaches on mythology as a social practice and as an expression of thought Written in an informal conversational style appealing to students by an experienced lecturer in the field Offers extensive discussion of variant forms of myths and many lesser known, but deserving, stories Investigates a variety of approaches to the study of myth including: the sources of our knowledge of Greek myth, myth and ritual in ancient Greek society, comparative myth, myth and gender, hero cult, psychological interpretation of myth, and myth and philosophy Includes suggestions in each chapter for essays and research projects, as well as extensive lists of books and articles for further reading The author draws on the work of many leading scholars in the field in his exploration of topics throughout the text
In this work I look how the conflicts influence on the market structure and its peculiar communication. At the same time is appraised the semiotic substance and power of the signs for the interpretation of a coercive changing economic reality. In the specific aspects of examination are included typical moments of military confrontation in Ukraine and in the territories, where Islamic State has activity. Some observations of the wars in ex-Yugoslavia from the 90s are also included.
This book intends to view translation from a semiotic approach. Semiotic translation predominantly deals with signs and aims to maintain semiotic, as well as other pragmatic and communicative properties which any sign displays in the source text. As a result, the semiotic dimension of the source text takes pragmatic readings a step further and enables translators to transfer the entirety of the message into the target text. This book seeks to investigate how socio-religious entities are dealt with in translation of Persian prose into English, and to what extent intertextuality is important in translation of socio-religious entities.
As an interdisciplinary venture, the focus of attention of this study is on examining the interrelation between the city and cinema in terms of myth. In that vein, highlighting the mythical character of the urban context as it finds expression by the cinematic medium, it is aimed at revealing the (re)creation of city myth through cinema, which is an elaborate perceptive vehicle for a specific way of picturing and enframing the cityscape. Specifically speaking, the destruction of the city myth of Istanbul which has hitherto been (re)produced in Turkish cinema will be examined through the prominent examples of the 90’s Turkish films in the light of the historical changes in the spatial and social representation of Istanbul.
Pushkin and His Friends – The Making of a Literature and a Myth – An Exhibition of the Kilgour Collection
Canaanite Myth & Hebrew Epic – Essays in the History of The Religion of Israel (Paper)
This paper aims to find out the reasons for usage of fear appeals in advertising in Latvia. In addition, via semiotic analysis, the author tries to find out the semiotic tools present in all the commercials. What is more, by a simple survey the general response of the society is also measured. The author finds that the most common reasons for using fear appeals is the ability of such advertising to promote discussion in the society. What is more, the author finds that the semiotic tools used are mainly those, which create dramatic effect to the commercial. In addition, the research shows that the society finds such advertising acceptable, but has no positive emotions towards the companies that use such advertising.