Confidence Culture

FOLLOWING THE SUCCESS of their 2015 New York Times best seller, The Confidence Code (discussed in chapter 2), in 2018 journalists Katty Kay and Claire Shipman published a sequel, The Confidence Code for Girls: Taking Risks, Messing Up, ...

Author: Shani Orgad

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9781478021834

Category: Social Science

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In Confidence Culture, Shani Orgad and Rosalind Gill argue that imperatives directed at women to “love your body” and “believe in yourself” imply that psychological blocks rather than entrenched social injustices hold women back. Interrogating the prominence of confidence in contemporary discourse about body image, workplace, relationships, motherhood, and international development, Orgad and Gill draw on Foucault’s notion of technologies of self to demonstrate how “confidence culture” demands of women near-constant introspection and vigilance in the service of self-improvement. They argue that while confidence messaging may feel good, it does not address structural and systemic oppression. Rather, confidence culture suggests that women—along with people of color, the disabled, and other marginalized groups—are responsible for their own conditions. Rejecting confidence culture’s remaking of feminism along individualistic and neoliberal lines, Orgad and Gill explore alternative articulations of feminism that go beyond the confidence imperative.
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Age of Confidence The New Jewish Culture Wave

... isolationism and mistrust that could result in the regression of culture (including Jewish culture) to a less confident place. In Jewish literature, it can already be argued that the productivity, optimism and self-confidence of ...

Author: David Benmayer

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750998314

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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Taking the terrorist attacks of 9/11 as their starting point, five new essays look at how Jewish culture has changed over the past two decades. Covering music (Vanessa Paloma Elbaz), art (Monica Bohm Duchen), literature (Bryan Cheyette), theatre (Judi Herman) and film (Nathan Abrams), the essays explore the role of confidence in the cultural output of minority communities, and ask whether the trends identified look set to continue over the coming years. Commissioned to mark the twentieth anniversary of Jewish Renaissance magazine, the book includes a foreword by Howard Jacobson and is interspersed with a selection of the best articles from the magazine’s archive, including pieces by the director Mike Leigh, author Linda Grant and sociologist Keith Kahn-Harris.
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Cultural Economics

Cultural. confidence. 6.1. The. meaning. of. cultural. confidence. 6.1.1 What is cultural confidence? Cultural confidence means that a nation should have full confidence in its traditions, culture, and core values.

Author: Li Yining

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000197112

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 302

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Culture is a priceless inheritance and source of wellbeing that is of immense value to humankind. Cultural economics set out to examine the nature and social benefits of cultural products and phenomena as they exist in the market. This volume is the masterpiece of Li Yining, one of the best-known Chinese economists, active in devoting his attention to the role of culture in the economy since the 1950s. Considering the importance of culture in the development of socialism with Chinese characteristics, the author combines cultural history, economic history, and the history of economic thought to produce unique perspectives. This book not only introduces the central concepts of cultural economics and the culture industry, but proposes several groundbreaking views that greatly influenced the culture policies of China, including cultural adjustment, cultural confidence, and cultural checks and balances. Researchers and students of economics, cultural studies, and Chinese politics, as well as policy makers, will benefit from this volume.
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After Writing Culture

Postmodernists investigate that illusion of certainty through an attempt to comprehend what in the cultural repertoire ofWestern culture enabled such a confidence in prescience to emerge and to reign for so long.

Author: Andrew Dawson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134749256

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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This collection addresses the theme of representation in anthropology. Its fourteen articles explore some of the directions in which contemporary anthropology is moving, following the questions raised by the "writing culture" debates of the 1980s. It includes discussion of issues such as: * the concept of caste in Indian society * scottish ethnography * how dreams are culturally conceptualised * representations of the family * culture as conservation * gardens, theme parks and the anthropologist in Japan * representation in rural Japan * people's place in the landscape of Northern Australia * representing identity of the New Zealand Maori.
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Modern Missions and Culture

... and who deign to treat them as friends ; " and this recognition is indirectly a cultural gain , for men in whom confidence is placed win and exert influence , and the missionaries employ RELATION OF MISSIONS TO CULTURE . 83.

Author: Gustav Warneck


ISBN: CORNELL:31924023021391

Category: Christianity and culture

Page: 375

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Phony Culture

It is the contention of this book that much of this dis-ease stems from our construction of a phony culture, a culture dominated by the value of the confidence man and woman.

Author: James E. Combs

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 0879726687

Category: Social Science

Page: 201

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As the United States nears the twenty-first century, many of its citizens are troubled by the sense that something is wrong. Even though it is argued that our national situation is good, there persists the widespread feeling that somehow we are on the wrong social and historical track. It is the contention of this book that much of this dis-ease stems from our construction of a phony culture, a culture dominated by the value of the confidence man and woman. The book demonstrates the transformation of America into a culture of artifice, where the practices of confidence tend to make everything and everybody into a phony. The author explores the various dimensions of our cultural phoniness, ranging over phony language, phony people, phony places and things, phony events, phony deals, and phony politics. The work is rich in examples of our phony culture, including such topics as the Washington pundits, malls and theme parks, psychobabble and academese, prosperity theology, and school as a phony deal. The reader should come away from the book with a conceptually informed idea of the extent and depth of phoniness in American life, and an idea of how to understand and cope with the artifices one encounters in daily life.
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A Culture of Corruption

The current notoriety of Nigerian e-mail scams makes it easy to forget that confidence men and their tricks have been an important part of the histories of many societies (Halttunen 1982; Rebhorn 1988). The perpetration of fraud through ...

Author: Daniel Jordan Smith

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691127220

Category: History

Page: 263

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The Core Values of Chinese Civilization

The first is the strengthening of confidence in the culture of our people, which the success of developing the modernized economy has brought about. This started between 1993 and 1994, which represented a major shift from the 10 prior ...

Author: Lai Chen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811033674

Category: Philosophy

Page: 179

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Drawing on the core values of western civilization, the author refines the counterparts in Chinese civilization, summarized as four core principles: duty before freedom, obedience before rights, community before individual, and harmony before conflict. Focusing on guoxue or Sinology as the basis of his approach, the author provides detailed explanations of traditional Chinese values. Recent scholars have addressed the concept of guoxue since the modern age, sorting through it and piecing it together, which has produced an extremely abundant range of information. However, given that the concepts and theories involved have been left largely unanalyzed, this book develops a theoretical treatment of them in several important respects. First, it analyzes the mindset of guoxue, examining the dominant ideas and values of the era from which the term “guoxue” arose, focusing on its connection to early changes and trends in society and culture, and distinguishing three key phases of development. Past scholars mainly had in mind the range of objects studied in guoxue when defining it, and what this book underscores is the meaning of guoxue as a modern body of research. Secondly, it assesses several phases in the modern evolution of the body of guoxue research from the beginning to the end of the 20th century, i.e., ending with the later phase of the National Heritage movement. Third and lastly, the book explores the various main modes of modern guoxue, which correspond step by step with the evolutionary phases of guoxue research.
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Cultural Education Cultural Sustainability

Moreover, the accomplishments of the ethnic Koreans in China result in confidence in their culture and pride in their ethnic identity—a primary ingredient for cultural sustainability. Richard Rymarz and Marian de Souza examine the ...

Author: Zvi Bekerman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135598808

Category: Education

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This volume is a path-breaking contribution to the study of efforts of diaspora, indigenous, and minority groups, broadly defined, to use education (formal and informal) to sustain cultural continuity while grappling with the influences and demands of wider globalizing, nationalizing, or other homogenizing and assimilatory forces. Particular attention is given to groups that use educational elements other than second-language teaching alone in programs to sustain their particular cultural traditions. The focus of the book on cultural sustainability changes the nature of questions posed in multicultural education from those that address the opening of boundaries to issues of preserving boundaries in an open yet sustainable way. As forced and elective immigration trends are changing the composition of societies and the educational systems within them -- bringing a rich diversity of cultural experience to the teaching/learning process -- diaspora, indigenous, and minority groups are looking more and more for ways to sustain their cultures in the context of wider socio-political influences. This volume is a first opportunity to consider critically multicultural efforts in dialogue with educational options that are culturally particularistic but at the same time tolerant. Academics will find this an excellent reference book. Practitioners will draw inspiration in learning of others’ efforts to sustain cultures, and will engage in critical reflection on their own work vis-à-vis that of others. Teachers will realize they do not stand alone in their educational efforts and will uncover new strategies and methodologies through which to approach their work.
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Consultation Across Cultural Contexts

The success of the intervention and consultation process is largely attributed to Ms. C«s confidence, cultural competency, and respect for diversity. During observations, I discovered that Ms. C demonstrated self-confidence in her ...

Author: Antoinette Miranda

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317631989

Category: Education

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Consultation Across Cultural Contexts addresses the challenges that school psychologists face when working in unfamiliar settings and diverse cultural contexts. Establishing first the necessity of understanding and respecting these contexts, this book provides both theoretical background knowledge and a wealth of technical and practical information, animated by first-hand accounts. Divided into sections that touch upon topics such as difficult teachers and the role of poverty, race, and class, the selections include examples from diverse school ecologies, schools in various states of transition, resource challenged schools, and more.
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