Global Journal of Arts and Humanities

  • “Language”, “Image” and “Meaning” of the Film Dubbing Art – a Case Study of THE SOUND

    Recently, with the popularity of the TV program THE SOUND and the similar voice competition TV performance , dubbing actors and this industry are coming into the public notice gradually. Dating back to the pre-Qin dynasty, the theory of “Language”, “Image” and “Meaning” has appeared in the traditional Chinese art. For instance, “Language” cannot convey “Meaning” entirely; form “Image” to complete “Meaning”; gain “Meaning” and ignore “Image”. The relationship among them is the dialectical unity. Artists are required to integrate the three things organically in the artistic creation, creating excellent works of art. Film dubbing art is a kind of artistic creation, so this paper will take the TV program THE SOUND as an example to analyze how the dubbing actors use the three aspects of “Language”, “Image” and “Meaning” flexibly.

  • Realism in Trevor Rhone’s Smile Orange

    The imaginative writer always aims at presenting a story to the audience (readers) that is not only interesting but appears to be true so as to keep them in love with his work. The literary creative writer skillfully mixes his imagination with the material obtained from the society to produce a piece that is a reflection of the realities of his environment. This pa-per therefore, examines Trevor Rhone’s Smile Orange from a realist perspective. The pa-per reveals that the themes and literary techniques the author has adopted deepen our knowledge of the Caribbean Islands, particularly Jamaica whose socio-economic realities are sampled by the author. Through realism, as a literary theory, racism and sexuality among other thematic preoccupations and literary techniques like satire and the use of a creolised English, this paper appreciates Smile Orange as a piece that brings us face to face with the real experiences of the Caribbean. The history of the Caribbean has been captured in the paper to give the reader an insight into what the literature of the people may contain if it is realistic. The author is able to give us another dimension of the eco-nomic and social problems of Jamaica using the tourist industry as an example.By present-ing those issues without making any revolutionary move makes the playwright a critical realist.

  • Ethnic Identity Politics and Contemporary Experience

    This paper investigates the complex developments of identity in contemporary Africa considering that the emergence of identity politics is a consequence of the extraordinarily rapid and profound upheavals and transformations of human society at the turn of the 21stcentury. Contemporary world has considerably opened up and extraordinarily shrunk in specific historical circumstances. The act of migration particularly, is one that profoundly changes the individual, transforming the relationship of the migrant with his home country and new host country and then impacting their identity as a result. The expanding use of the term, identity politics, is scrutinized in this work and attempts are made at delineating its unwieldy parameters. This in turn reflects the socio-political composition of African societies.

  • Kinship, Marriage and Family

    This paper focuses mainly on marriage, family and kinship. Anthropologists traditionally have a strong interest in families, along with larger systems of kinship and marriage. These terms are core in anthropology discipline. They are socially constructed and have different meanings across culture. All these three concepts are discussed in this paper accordingly with necessary examples.

  • Research on the cross boundary Integration of Scientific & Technological Innovation and Artistic Creation

    The art and technology have a natural relationship, it can be said that the history of art is also the history of science and technology. The development of science and technology has expanded the space for the development of art and formed a new interactive relationship between art recipients and art creators. Therefore, in the future social development, the interaction and combination of art and technology will give both sides infinite vitality.

  • The Level of Freedoms in Jordan from the Perspective of University Graduates

    The concept of freedom is one of the fundamental concepts discussed by many thinkers relating it to different aspects, whether behavioral, social, philosophical, political or moral problems of human societies. The study handles the issue of freedom in terms of applied philosophy and in practice .The study aims at identifying the level of freedoms in Jordan from the perspective of Jordanian university students. It discussed the research variable (freedom) according to differences in the fields of freedoms in terms of the variable of specialization (scientific – human). It also aims at identifying the level of freedoms in Jordan in various areas. The study reached conclusions that may be the normal case in different countries but not in Jordan. It reflected the level of freedom in different areas, presented both quantitatively and qualitatively. It concluded that there is no absolute freedom, and the citizen must strive to free oneself from potential control, working according to the need of mental or rational motives. And to reach a state of freedom, people should be the source of all authorities. And to establish freedom and democracy, federal coalition principle must be practiced.

  • Review on Roles of Women in Conflict and Peace

    The aim of this term paper entitled “The Roles of Women in Conflict and Peace” is to explore the role of women in conflict and peace building. In cases of interstate and intrastate conflicts, women often engage in peace activism, such as protests, silent vigils, public speeches, and political and economic boycotts. Women play various roles in conflicts and the resolution of conflicts. However, these various roles have not been reflected in mainstream approaches to peace and conflict. This view of women’s roles in peace and conflict has lately been contested by both academics and activists throughout the world. Women’s group played a major role in working for peace and reconciliation at local and national levels.

  • The François Quesnay Problem: Laozi or Confucius, where his economic thoughts come from?

    François Quesnay was called “Confucius of Europe” because of his admiration of Confucius. The core of economic thoughts of François Quesnay were “law of nature” and “inaction”. However, “law of nature” and “inaction” were the core thoughts of Taoism founded by Laozi. Although Confucius also mentioned “Tao” and “inaction”, the core thoughts of Confucianism were morality and hierarchy. Laozi, François Quesnay criticized, or Confucius, François Quesnay adored, where his economic thoughts come from? This is just like a person walked into a shop of civilization because he was attracted by the product of designer A there, and took away a tool that he thought was designed by designer A but actually was by designer B. Afterwards, he showed his appreciation for the tool and designer A to his friend. Later, this tool was used by his friend and created great value. This may be a harmless misunderstanding, but if we know the truth, can we give designer B the credit he deserves and create more value with his tools?

  • Why Some Natural Areas Are Sacred? Lesson From Guji Oromo In Southern Ethiopia

    Current researches show that there are considerable sacred natural sites among Gujii Oromoo of southern Ethiopia. Nevertheless, the significant weight was not given to explore why some natural areas are sacred while others are profane. Hence, this article aims at addressing this question by exploring the traditional bases for classification of sacred and non-scared/profane land among Gujii Oromo in Adoola Reedde and Annaa Sorraa districts in Gujii Zone. Concerning methodological approach, methods of data gathering employed were in-depth and key informants’ interviews, transect walk and focus group discussions. The analysis of data was carried out through qualitative description and explanatory approach. The findings of the study demonstrate that dedication of some natural places to rituals of Gada system and adoring of waaqa in the area, are identified as the traditional grounds for sacredness of some natural sites. In addition, the symbolic connection of topographical features and agro-climatic condition with Guji cultural practices, on one hand and myths entrenched in the people’s tradition on the other are basic grounds for the classification of sacred areas from profane. Generally, some natural sites are sacred in the study area, not because of land’s unique feature or other aspects, but because of dedication to rituals in Gada system and worship of waaqa, symbolic implication of the area to Guji culture and related traditionally deep ingrained myths handed down from preceding generation.

  • To analyze the perception of teachers about the vocal health workshop in a private school in the city of João Pessoa

    Introduction:Although the main task of the voice is communication, in modern society a third of the population depends on the voice as a primary instrument in their work. Among these professionals, the teacher can be highlighted as the voice professional with the highest occurrence of dysphonia. Objective: This article aims to analyze the perception of teachers about the vocal health workshop in a private school in the city of João Pessoa. Methodology: An exploratory research was conducted, with a sample of 7 teachers. A questionnaire was used as instrument, and a descriptive analysis was performed through SPSS software. The project was approved by the Ethics Committee of UNIPE with the approval number 1.829.531. Results and Discussion: The sample was 100% composed of women, ranging in age from 27 to over 50, with up to 20 years teaching. Among the participants, 57.1% said they had already lost their voice during work. Conclusion: It was concluded that through the vocal health workshop they were able to know the importance of care with the voice, but not all of them changed their habits towards the necessary care. It was also noticed that all of the participants presented symptoms for prolonged use of the voice, although they do not keep the exercises as part of their daily life. This signals for the importance of actions towards health promotion and prevention of these professionals.