In today’s world, the way we perceive events and situations is largely influenced by the public representation of the issue. Media plays a big part in how we see certain situations, and helps shape our attitudes towards them. One of the issues of current significgsance is the Australian immigration policy and the treatment of “Boat People”. In this essay, I will argue that there is misrepresentations of this issue in the public representation such as the media the tensions that are inherent include, propaganda, the use of specific language and the widespread ignorance about demography. I will be discussing these in my essay.
Like with any social issue, the government and media try to put forward a specific agenda that would benefit them and their interests. In the issue of “Boat People” the media in some cases uses propaganda to get their ideas across. Propaganda is defined as information, which is used to try and convince you of a certain point of view (Desai 2014). In the media, stories are “spun” as they are presented to you. For example, when a news story about a Boat carrying immigrants is told on the news, it is from the point of view of the Australian government and not from the point of view of the immigrants. This gives you only one side of the story. “Spin becomes destructive and can be used unethically when it is deployed through a media communication device in large scale public issues” (Desai 2014). The Agenda of the Australian government is to stop the Boats coming. So they will spin the story to match their wants, which is unethical. Media propaganda and spin is also apparent in the language that is used.
The type of language which is used to represent issues plays a big part in how we perceive the issue. Calling these immigrants who are in most cases escaping awful conditions and war-torn countries “Boat People” is disrespectful to them. By calling them “Boat People” it labels them as a different kind of...
...The Vietnamese Boatpeople are refugees who have fled their country in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. Refugees from Laos, Cambodia, and especially Vietnam are referred to as “boatpeople” because they fled their respective countries. Refugees from these countries were fleeing shortly after the Vietnam War had ended. The Vietnam War was a cold war which took place from November 1st, 1955 until April 30th, 1975. On April 30th, 1975 was the day that the fall of Saigon took place, essentially this means that communists took power of the government. The Communist government set up “re-education camps” for people who still believed in the old government, in these camps 165,000 people died, 1 to 2 million people was imprisoned for no apparent reason when the communist government took over, no formal charges or trials were given. Furthermore, at least 200,000 southern Vietnamese were executed, and tens of thousands of Vietnamese people committed suicide when the communist government took over. Essentially, these countries became so poor they were unable to feed themselves and this resulted in famine which led to many deaths in the 1980’s. With all these occurrences it ultimately led to the destruction of Vietnam and caused many people to become refugees “BoatPeople”.
First of all, Vietnamese boat...
The ability to comprehend speech through listening may at first appear to be a simple task. When we consider the complex nature of speech perception, we find it is not so easy. It involves the acoustic cues being extracted from the signal. This signal then needs to be stored in the sensory memory and identified on to a map of linguistic structure. To understand this process we need to consider the stimulus presented and what factors play a part in how we perceive it. Considering the complexity and variation in the acoustic patterns produced by speech, we are reminded that while this process may appear effortless, our ability to recognize speech is the result of a complex speech perception system. While we can describe speech patterns in terms of frequency, we also need to look at the meanings these sounds convey when strung together into sentences, and the influence this meaning has on perception. Speech perception can be understood in terms of the interaction between top-down, knowledge based processing and bottom-up processing based on the incoming acoustic signal.
The sounds produced in speech are formed by patterns of pressure changes in vocal apparatus called the acoustic signal. The signal is created when the vocal apparatus changes pressure in the air that is released from the lungs. The vocal tract changes shape according to the movement of the articulators, including the...
...occurring every four years, is a sporting event in which countries who have qualified are able to compete against each other in a range of events. This paper concerns the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics, a theatrical and musical show to celebrate the initiation of the competition. The purpose of this essay is to explore the global significance of this event using ‘mediaevents’ theory. In order to do this it is first necessary to define the nature of a ‘mediaevent’ and discuss in what way the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony fits into this classification. It will be shown that, although this event is intended to be as such, the changing nature of technology and global communications has heavily impacted its viewership and thus its significance. In addition that issue of propaganda and nationalism arguably come into play due to its scripted nature. And that moreover the tradition of mediaevents has become progressively redundant through changing desires of audiences and increasingly cynical views toward large organizations and government. It is important to clarify at this point that the Opening Ceremony is part of the Olympic Games as and as such cannot be explored as entirely separate.
It was perhaps the advance of radio and satellite technology itself that contributed to the inception of the...
...QUESTION: As a manager in an organisation, discuss how your study of perception contributes to your understanding of behaviour of people in your organisation.
Perception varies from person to person. Different people perceive different things about the same situation. People’s behavior is based on their perception of what reality is, not on reality itself. It is our personal perception of that reality which shapes and directs our behaviour and not some objective understanding of external reality. For example, if one person on a hillside perceives that it is cold, they will reach for their sweater. If the person standing next to them perceives that it is warm, they will remove their sweater. Thus behaviuor is a function of the way in which we perceive the world around us and not how we perceive other people and events in that world.
Perception is therefore the process of acquiring, selecting, organizing and interpreting sensory information.
According to Kendra Cherry, perception is our sensory experience of the world around us and involves both the recognition of environmental stimuli and actions in response to these stimuli. It involves all the five senses: touch, sight, taste, smell and hearing.
The perceptual process involves stages of selection and attention, organisation and interpretation. The selection and...
...MEDIA NEGATIVE ASPECT
Opening: Let me begin by stating that all in the world is not as you have been told. The old saying that "truth is stranger than fiction" couldn't be more accurate, for we have been deceived on such a grand scale that most would have a difficult time in comprehending the full extent.
The behind the scenes machinations of big money and politics are so well hidden from most of the population, that if people actually knew how things were really run, we would quite literally have a second revolution overnight. Henry Ford knew this well when he said, "It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning."
Most people who read this might have a hard time fathoming how an entire nation could be so well deceived, but it's really not that hard when you understand the inner workings and hierarchy of an overly revered media in which we place our blind trust.
The truth is not as you know it. Our faith in the media myth has been our Achilles heel.
Many have realized long ago that our politicians will lie to us at the drop of a hat, but most have no clue that our news media lies and deceives us just as much, if not more so.
We have been deceived by our media to such an extent, mostly because...
...are 5 common errors in the research process.
1. Population Specification
This type of error occurs when the researcher selects an inappropriate population or universe from which to obtain data.
Example: Packaged goods manufacturers often conduct surveys of housewives, because they are easier to contact, and it is assumed they decide what is to be purchased and also do the actual purchasing. In this situation there often is population specification error. The husband may purchase a significant share of the packaged goods, and have significant direct and indirect influence over what is bought. For this reason, excluding husbands from samples may yield results targeted to the wrong audience.
Sampling error occurs when a probability sampling method is used to select a sample, but the resulting sample is not representative of the population concern. Unfortunately, some element of sampling error is unavoidable. This is accounted for in confidence intervals, assuming a probability sampling method is used.
Example: Suppose that we collected a random sample of 500 people from the general U.S. adult population to gauge their entertainment preferences. Then, upon analysis, found it to be composed of 70% females. This sample would not be representative of the general adult population and would influence the data. The entertainment preferences of females would hold more weight, preventing accurate extrapolation to the US general adult...
Perception is a process by which individuals organize and interpret their sensory impressions (sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste) in order to give meaning to their environment. In other words, this is how we make sense of the reality.
It is crucial because people’s behavior is based on their perception of what reality is, not on reality itself.
The world as it is perceived is the world that is behaviorally important.
What are the factors that influence perception?
When individuals observe behavior, they attempt to determine whether it is internally or externally caused. In other words, we try to assign or attribute an internal /external reason for a specific behavior demonstrated by a person. This is one of the most crucial applications of perceptual process and it’s based on three factors.
Distinctiveness: The extent to which a person behaves in the same/different way in different situations. If in different situations, person behaves in same way, distinctiveness is low. Whereas, if in different situations, behavior is different, distinctiveness is high.
Consensus: The extent to which other people behave in the same way in a similar situation. If a person’s behavior is same as others in a particular situation, consensus is high. Whereas, if a person’s behavior is not same as others in that...
...Explore media representations of Muslims in Australia in the post-September 11 period. What are the effects of such images, both on the Muslim community, and the Australian community more broadly?
As one of the most significant social agents in today’s society, the media has the potential to not only influence, but also alter the views and opinions of the general public. According to the type of language used and the nature of the information being disseminated, its influence can have an immense impact on targeted minority groups. (Akbarzadeh & Smith, 2005) In the recent past, Muslims and Arabs have been the focus of media attention and the subject of negative imaging. Such images have affected both the Muslim community and the Australian community more broadly. This essay examines the way in which the media plays a role in shaping perceptions about Islam and Muslims in the West by focusing on cultural and religious differences, consequently resulting in the construction of the ‘Muslim other’.
Australia's Multiculturalism is the essence of the countries identity. The process of multiculturalism however, has not come easily; particularly for Muslims from the Middle East. The difference in cultural and religious beliefs, along with uninformed reporting, has resulted in misperceptions, and Muslims at times have been identified with extremism. The Muslim community within...