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    Hula in Japan
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2018) Sato, Caira ; Scally, Jayme ; Communication
    Hula has spread worldwide and especially built its reputation in Japan. From the creation of hula festivals, participation in the “Hula Olympics”, the prestigious Merrie Monarch Festival, and the opening of many hālau (hula schools), Japan has demonstrate
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    Changing the Tides: Effective Techniques for Female Politicians in Contemporary Times
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2015-05) Kau, Alyssa-Marie ; Gasiorek, Jessica ; Communicology
    Leadership is a dynamic process in which there is one individual that influences others to contribute to achieving group tasks. The emphasis on traditionally feminine behaviors of creating a sense of community and communicating effectively seems to be in competition with taking on the role of a politician, which is associated with masculine traits. Masculine traits are associated with power seeking, which is perceived to be better suited for leadership roles, as opposed to the communal style associated with females. Asian-American women continue to be characterized with the stereotypes of being obedient, demure, and have occupied less positions than their male counterparts. Because Asian-American women face these obstacles that stand in the way of being perceived as a competent, trusting leader, I predict that these individuals should be rated lower for perceived competence and sociability when compared to Caucasian-American women. To test this prediction, impressions of female political candidates were collected from college students from a large university in the Pacific (N = 60) via an online survey. The results demonstrated that while there were no significant differences in the perceptions of competence but that, there were significant differences in the perceptions of sociability between both ethnic groups. There were differences in ratings between paired videos, but not in a pattern consistent with ethnicity.
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    Mass Media And The Environment: A Survey Of Newspaper Coverage Of Population As An Environmental Issue
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2015-11-20) King, Susan B.
    With a large number of people depending on the news media for environmental information, it is pertinent to ask, "What kind of information is the news media giving the public about environmental issues?" Does it provide enough information to formulate an opinion on? How is the information presented? How does the media itself influence the information? In this thesis I have narrowed the focus, but not the intent of the above questions. I have confined my investigation to the issue of population, and chose to explore its representation in the newspaper medium. The investigation
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    The Nature of the Television Medium in Relation to the Presentation of Art Education
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2015-11-20) Grey, A. Dennis ; Silvian, David A.
    A comparison between commercial and Public Television reveals that the direction for Public Television must be toward more interesting and challenging viewing. In order to achieve its potential. Public Television must fully assume its proper role as an innovative educator with a fresh start in new directions, breaking away from the present narrow programming.
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    Communication And A New World Order
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2014-09-26) Atta, George ; Burhans, Daniel ; Communication
    The world in man and man in the world; the two conditions are essentially one. Man's perceptions of the world are related to his position in the world. It is the experience of being in a certain environment with a certain status that molds a person's view of his world. Man makes his world and his perceptions of what the world is or can be that determines what kind of world he creates. Marx, who emphasized the material base of society and the laws of historical inevitability notes that the proletariat must first attain class consciousness before the revolution that is inevitable can come to its final conclusion. Class consciousness must be perceived. These observations of importance of perception in human affairs have been widely debated in the past and in the whirlwind of change in the last decade and half the debate has again surfaced. This paper will be one more in the multitude attempting to understand the new imperative in society and to find a non-violent way in which the imperatives can be channeled. More specifically, after goals and methods have been established I would like to examine what the potential of art is as a stimulator of value changes in society.