Compare the albums Help!, Rubber Soul and the Beatles single releases of this period by identifying their creation, characteristics (songs’ history, stylistic features, lyrics, instrumentation, arrangement, album cover), innovations, and historical place.
bstract American politics, which has been a huge influence on world politics in general, has become increasingly vitriolic in the last few years. American politics has always been raucous, and in the sixties and seventies was extremely violent. However there is a possibility that the new American political violence is different to what has gone before. The difference may be that violence itself has become more accepted in political discussion and advocacy, compared to the 60’s and 70’s. The discourse has become more aggressive, and the notion of using physical violence against an opponent has almost become respectable. Antifa openly advocates violence in political activity. The dissertation represents an attempt to find a theoretical approach to this phenomenon using Cultural Criminology. Rationale In this project I will explore the extent to which CC might provide a useful research strategy for the analysis and evaluation of Antifa. I will look briefly at other theoretical insights to see if they can be reinforced by linkage with CC. It has been argued that certain political groups on the left have shifted towards violence and have become extremists, provoking the police, starting riots, and using tactics to silence the opposition. In this project I want to investigate this violent political activist group, who were disavowed by many on the left and labelled as a Terrorist Group by the US Government (Petitions.whitehouse.gov, 2018) The project will contain analysis and evaluation of the following: 1. History of Antifa, where they started, where they are now 2. Ideology. Activities, and theoretical interpretations 3. An analysis of Antifa based on Cultural Criminological theories, with specific reference to the riots in Charlottesville and Berkeley, in partial relation to other theories, exploring how CC might be used to explain them Introduction CC is a field of study which focuses on the study of crime and deviance through the lenses of culture/ societal setting. Culture itself is of course difficult to define, but generally maybe described as the values, meanings, and practices through which people make sense of the world (O’Brien, 2005) CC in a postmodern world puts a lot of emphasis on globalisation, fluidity, and transition. It focuses on power relations and symbolism to explain crime and deviance. It is sociological in emphasis and is critical of what it considers to be the crudely empirical ‘number- crunching’ and ‘control’ schools of criminology that became especially influential in the 1980’s and onwards. Deviance, which is central to CC, is an action or behaviour that does not conform to social norms, so behaviour that is unusual may be considered deviant (Potter, 1993).>GET ANSWER