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2021 ◽  
Vol 15 (2) ◽  
pp. 201-220
Rahmi Munfangati ◽  
Aisyah Nur Handayani

Self-identity is an aspect that every human in the world has. Without it, a person is in danger of being negatively affected by those around him/her and by the outside world. Some people are grappling with this identity-forming phase in their search for self-definition. This is reflected in Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro. Therefore, this research aims to describe the main characters' search for self-identity as seen in the novel. The type of this research was library research. This research applied a psychological approach, and the data were analyzed using the descriptive qualitative method. The results showed that Kathy and Tommy's quest to find their true selves occurred in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood stages. Narrated by Kathy, she flashed back the memories of how they, Kathy and Tommy, are puzzled because of too many mysteries in Hailsham, the boarding school where they live. They connected each puzzle which could be the answer. But, in the novel, the question they belong to for being different brought them to another question. The process of findings itself flowed as long as they grew. In the end, they found information about their identity as a clone and as an individual.

Genealogy ◽  
2021 ◽  
Vol 5 (3) ◽  
pp. 83
Susan M. Moore ◽  
Doreen A. Rosenthal

Participation in family history research may be a passing phase for some, but for others, it is a recreational pursuit exciting passionate intensity that goes beyond idle curiosity or short-term interest. In this paper, we explore some of the underlying motives that drive amateur genealogists, including the search for self-understanding, the desire to give something of value to others and the enjoyment of the many intellectual challenges that this hobby can provide. Using data accessed from an online survey of 775 Australian family historians, we developed a reliable and valid measure of the intensity of these psychosocial motives and used research participants’ qualitative data to suggest four further motives of interest for future research and measure development.

Beatriz Rivas-Herrero ◽  
Juan-José Igartua

This research will analyse the use of Instagram from the perspective of uses and gratifications theory. The goal of the study was to know the motives for using Instagram and the role of individual differences in relation to the intrusion of Instagram (understood as an attachment and excessive participation in that social network). An online survey was carried out in which 401 people between 18 and 36 years old (73.1% women) residing in Spain who had an Instagram profile participated. The questionnaire contained several self-report scales to measure the motives for using Instagram, intrusion, and other individual differences measures (self-esteem, social comparison and envy). The results indicated that the main reasons for using Instagram were social interaction, creativity and documentation, and escape and self-promotion were the least relevant motives for our respondents. However, through a multiple linear regression analysis it was observed that the motives that predicted a greater intrusion of Instagram were the search for self-promotion and escape. Finally, it was observed that the orientation towards social comparison and self-esteem were associated with greater intrusion. Our study contributes to the literature on the study of social networks and, in particular, on the predictive factors that explain a more problematic use of Instagram, taking into account motivational variables and individual differences. In this way, our research clarifies the knowledge about the processes underlying the use of Instagram and introduces the concept of intrusion in uses and gratification research. Resumen La presente investigación analiza el uso de Instagram desde la perspectiva de la teoría de los usos y gratificaciones. El objetivo del estudio es conocer los motivos de uso de Instagram y el papel de las diferencias individuales en relación con la intrusión de Instagram (entendida como un apego y una participación excesiva en dicha red social). Para ello, se llevó a cabo una encuesta online en la que participaron 401 personas de entre 18 y 36 años (73,1% mujeres) residentes en España que disponían de perfil en Instagram. El cuestionario diseñado contenía varias escalas para medir los motivos de uso de Instagram, la intrusión y otras medidas de diferencias individuales (autoestima, comparación social y envidia). Los resultados indicaron que las principales razones para utilizar Instagram eran la interacción social, la creatividad y la documentación, siendo los motivos menos representados el escape y la autopromoción. Ahora bien, mediante un análisis de regresión lineal múltiple se observó que los motivos que predecían una mayor intrusión de Instagram eran la búsqueda de la autopromoción y el escape. Finalmente, se observó que la orientación a la comparación social y la autoestima se asociaban a una mayor intrusión. Nuestro estudio contribuye a la bibliografía sobre el estudio de las redes sociales y, en particular, sobre los factores predictores que explican un uso más problemático de Instagram teniendo en cuenta variables motivacionales y de diferencias individuales. De este modo, se esclarece el conocimiento sobre los procesos subyacentes al uso de Instagram y se introduce el concepto de intrusión en la investigación sobre los usos y gratificaciones de las redes sociales.

2021 ◽  
Vol 19 (42) ◽  
pp. 195
Yuji Gushiken

Neste artigo, buscamos narrar, registrar e avaliar os procedimentos que caracterizam as práticas acadêmicas e os temas pesquisados em uma comunidade científica no âmbito do Grupo de Pesquisa em Folkcomunicação, Mídia e Interculturalidade do 40º Congresso Brasileiro de Ciências da Comunicação, realizado em 2017 pela Intercom, em Curitiba, capital do Paraná. Trata-se da busca de uma autocrítica, no sentido de observar como e em que medida a instituição e o desenvolvimento de procedimentos próprios do ambiente científico instituem e legitimam a caracterização científica do GP em meio ao Congresso da Intercom, considerando a inserção das Ciências da Comunicação nas demandas do Sistema Nacional de Pós-Graduação (SNPG). Grupo de Pesquisa em Folkcomunicação; Intercom 2017; Autocrítica; Ciências da Comunicação. In this article, we seek to narrate, record, and evaluate the procedures that characterize academic practices and the topics researched in a scientific community within the Research Group on Folkcommunication, Media and Interculturality of the 40th Brazilian Congress of Communication Sciences, held in 2017 by Intercom in Curitiba, capital of Paraná. It is a search for self-criticism, in the sense of observing how and to what extent the institution and development of procedures specific to the scientific environment institute and legitimize the scientific characterization of the GP in the midst of the Intercom congress, considering the insertion of Communication Sciences in the demands of the National Graduate System (SNPG) Research Group on Folkcommunication; Intercom 2017; Self-criticism; Communication Sciences. En este artículo buscamos narrar, registrar y evaluar, en una perspectiva autocrítica, los procedimientos que caracterizan las prácticas académicas y los temas investigados en una comunidad científica dentro del Grupo de Investigación en Folkcomunicación, Medios e Interculturalidad del 40º Congreso Brasileño de Ciencias de la Comunicación, realizado en 2017 por Intercom, en Curitiba, capital de Paraná. Es una búsqueda de la autocrítica, en el sentido de observar cómo y en qué medida la institución y desarrollo de procedimientos propios del ámbito científico instituyen y legitiman la caracterización científica del grupo de investigación del congreso de Intercom, considerando la inserción de las Ciencias de la Comunicación en las demandas del Sistema Nacional de Posgrado (SNPG). Grupo de Investigación en Folkcomunicación; Intercom 2017; Autocrítica; Ciencias de la comunicación.

2021 ◽  
Vol 9 (3) ◽  
pp. 61-63
Padma Joseph ◽  
Dr Krishnaraj

The place of women in society has differed from culture to culture and from age to age, yet one fact common to almost all societies is that woman has never been considered the equal of men. Her status largely depends on the simple biological fact that she is the bearer of children. In this way her sphere is usually restricted to her familial role. Immemorial woman has been the victim of male domination and oppression and treated like a beast of burden of burden and an object for pleasure. Man has always looked down upon her as the weaker sex, as his property, servile to him. Different religions of the world have given sanction to the female’s subjection to the male members of society, thus perpetuating the women; wives, submit yourselves to your husband’s to the lord woman as regarded subordinate to man because it is believed that she was made out of man. This present paper attempts to analysis researcher’s chosen novel The Dark Holds No Terrors by Shashi Deshpande. Her novels appeared as a voice against the tormented women aimed to create a mass awareness against the suppression and the repression of the corrupted patriarchal society. She focus in her fiction is essentially on women’s role in society.

2021 ◽  
pp. e20200012
Heidi Rautalahti

The article examines player narratives on meaningful encounters with video games by using an argumentative qualitative interview method. Data gathered among Finnish adult video game players represents narratives of important connections in personal lives, affinities that the article analyzes as further producing three distinctive themes on meaningful encounters. Utilizing a study-of-religion framework, the article discusses meaning making and emerging ways of meaningfulness connected to the larger discussion on the “big questions” that are asked, explored, and answered in popular culture today. Non-religious players talk about intricate and profound contemplations in relation to game memories, highlighting how accidental self-reflections in mundane game worlds frame a continuing search for self.

Nehdeep Lakra, Et. al.

Identity is often described as finite and consists of separate and distinct parts such as; family, culture, personal relations and profession, to name a few. The formation of identity is an ever – evolving one wherein our genealogy, culture, loved ones, those we cared for, people who have harmed us and people we have harmed, our memories of the various phases of life, or the deeds done to oneself and to others, experiences lived and choices made, all come together to form who one is, at a given moment. The black Americans in the select novels are neglected even not to be considered as human beings, deprived of their rights. This article deals with the search for self as to who they truly are in the novel of Toni Morrison’s Beloved and The Bluest Eye. Identity is the uniqueness of a person and when it is lost, the person loses everything in his life.

Afsana Bano

This particular work reveals the voyage of Geeta in the cross-cultural context and also the perception of society towards a daughter-in-law with reference to both the works of Rama Mehta. The concepts like child marriage and education are focused here, while influencing the life of the protagonist directly or indirectly. She expresses the psychological and emotional struggle of a woman’s search for self identity. In this work I have tried to introduce a new phase of feminism with the  works of Rama Mehta and proved that modern women are not dominated and subordinated by any force of society, as she possess the power to take her own decision and can stand on their own capabilities. Now the women are empowered and independent

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