Category Archives: american culture

BGH Monsanto

In 1994, a pharmaceutical company named Monsanto began the production and distribution of a bovine growth hormone (rBGH) named Posilac, which received FDA approval earlier that year. The use of this controversial hormone became a centerpiece of public debate as

BGH Monsanto

In 1994, a pharmaceutical company named Monsanto began the production and distribution of a bovine growth hormone (rBGH) named Posilac, which received FDA approval earlier that year. The use of this controversial hormone became a centerpiece of public debate as

Humor in Advertising to Males

Advertising has changed over the past few generations, and in our lifetime it seems that most commercials attempt at being funny rather than informative. While there are many companies out there that touch upon humor in their ads, some companies

Humor in Advertising to Males

Advertising has changed over the past few generations, and in our lifetime it seems that most commercials attempt at being funny rather than informative. While there are many companies out there that touch upon humor in their ads, some companies

Stocking up, running out, and waiting for more… Contingent Consumerism

Consumerism in America usually follows a typical pattern: consumers buy goods when they either want or need them and they tend to stay within their own budgets. Yet when Hurricane Sandy threatened to rip New Jersey apart, this typical pattern

Stocking up, running out, and waiting for more… Contingent Consumerism

Consumerism in America usually follows a typical pattern: consumers buy goods when they either want or need them and they tend to stay within their own budgets. Yet when Hurricane Sandy threatened to rip New Jersey apart, this typical pattern

Shopping and Climate Change

After Hurricane Sandy this past October, questions have risen over whether or not the “superstorm” was a result of climate change. While global warming has been a well publicized issue, the United States has done little to talk about it,

Shopping and Climate Change

After Hurricane Sandy this past October, questions have risen over whether or not the “superstorm” was a result of climate change. While global warming has been a well publicized issue, the United States has done little to talk about it,

Climate Change – Politics, Government and Consumerism [A]

It’s one of humanities tragic flaws, that disasters such as super-storm Sandy or past environmental catastrophes such as Hurricane Katrina are the only means of illuminating difficult truths facing our world. As the article published in Bloomberg demonstrates, climate change

Climate Change – Politics, Government and Consumerism [A]

It’s one of humanities tragic flaws, that disasters such as super-storm Sandy or past environmental catastrophes such as Hurricane Katrina are the only means of illuminating difficult truths facing our world. As the article published in Bloomberg demonstrates, climate change

The Mammy, The Sapphire, and The Jezebel

Images highlighted and reflected in the media have the power to teach and show us many different things. In a subtle way of corse, certain media portrayals of people or groups of people seen in films, television, and print  have permeating effect

The Mammy, The Sapphire, and The Jezebel

Images highlighted and reflected in the media have the power to teach and show us many different things. In a subtle way of corse, certain media portrayals of people or groups of people seen in films, television, and print  have permeating effect

Advertising as a Reflection of Social Realities

Football is America’s sport and nowadays the American sports fan is locked into the T.V. during Sunday- game day. The lifeblood of the NFL business machine is the advertisements that flood the sports fan as he/she is turned into their

Advertising as a Reflection of Social Realities

Football is America’s sport and nowadays the American sports fan is locked into the T.V. during Sunday- game day. The lifeblood of the NFL business machine is the advertisements that flood the sports fan as he/she is turned into their