culture

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a: Culture ~
b: an iceberg

What:

"Culture is like an iceberg. Some aspects of it are prominent, like the tip of an iceberg, but the bulk of it-the values and beliefs that shape who we are-exists beneath the surface."


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Writer: Kathleen Melville
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Where:
Date: Sep 22 2015 11:47 AM



a: Culture experts ~
b: wide tie

What:

"Fruit turns with time, though. Culture experts say cultural tolerance is like a wide tie. It goes in and out of style."


Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
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Where:
Date: May 3 2016 1:55 PM



a: culture industry ~
b: Goskonzert

What:

"Citing my remarks, Neil says that I make the music industry sound like
Goskontzert. And so it looks as if I'll have to sweep away the last
scraps of disillusionment. The culture industry IS like Goskonzert, only worse. It's structure is hierarchical, and not dissimilar to the models of iconostatsis that the Politburo inherited from the Orthodox Church to impose its stature and codify its authority. Only the chips are different - money instead of favors - but the distribution of power
among a select few, most of whom know nothing about music and plenty
about business, is no different "


Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
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Where:
Date: May 31 2015 7:35 PM



a: culture industry ~
b: stratified class system

What:

"The culture industry is like a highly magnified version of the stratified class system we function in at large - the very small top percentage take it all, everyone else gets fucked. The film industry is the one aspect that has been unionized for a long time, but if you're self-producing or not working for a big studio, there are major barriers there too."


Useful?
Writer: jessica
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Where:
Date: May 31 2015 7:40 PM



a: Culture of cheapness ~
b: exercise

What:

"But it's more than that. A culture of cheapness keeps companies young in something like the way exercise keeps people young."


Useful?
Writer: Paul Graham
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Where:
Date: Feb 9 2016 4:36 PM


The culture of academia

a: The culture of academia ~
b: land rush:

What: "The culture of academia is like a land rush: professors poised around the edges of each new intellectual territory, waving flags emblazoned with theoretical frameworks, making frenzied dashes to stake claim on new topics, ready to shoot trespassers."

Useful?
Writer: Unkown blogger
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Where:
Date: Dec 31 2010 6:30 AM


Northern California Culture

a: Northern California Culture is becoming ~
b: the Culture portrayed in Ecotopia

What: This book portrays the succession of Northern California, Oregon and Washington into a single sovereign state based on sound ecological principles. Some of the key features are bicycle transportation, mag-lev trains and government of Lesbian Druids. I must say, that the book was enjoyable, but the political subtext in the novel should be abhorrent to any freethinking American. In short Callenbach is advocating lesbionic totalitarianism based on a protecting the natural world. This is not protecting other human beings, it means protecting nature itself, as if it were a citizen with rights. It doesn't say anything in the US Constitution about the natural world having Rights. If you look at the environmental movement in the past 30/40 years, that has been the driving premise. It a horrid conflation of natural based religion mixed with left wing progression politics. As this is written, there is a freakish sense of the feminine that has pervaded this area,The Bay Area, since I've lived here. Who knows how this will play out in the future.

Useful?
Writer: LucretiaGermanica
LCC: J
Where:
Date: Oct 22 2010 9:25 AM



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