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The Whittington Stone, interpreting migration to London.

An Introduction to Representation The concept of representation has become more relevant than ever (Hall, 1997). With the earth’s digital capabilities expanding as our attention spans are simultaneously contracting, symbols have come to occupy a vital space in society (McSpadden, 2015). Indeed, symbolic objects have become increasingly valuable in both the rapid dissemination of information

Feeding the Imperial Capital, Feeding a Multicultural United Kingdom: A Century of Veeraswamy

  On Regent’s Street, nestled between an empanada restaurant and an upscale perfumery, lies a small entranceway into a cavernous Indian restaurant, Veeraswamy. The flag outside advertises “1926-2016,” and its entrance is decorated with photos from its near-century of operation. Veeraswamy’s story is long and interwoven with London’s. This paper aims to interrogate one thread

Statues of Sir Hans Sloane

Some have dismissed the importance of “these ‘dead’ statues whose identities are known to few today had slaving interests” (Dresser, 2007, pp. 169), highlighting that imperial statues are often remnants of a forgotten past, stuck stranded in the present, that the general public remains ignorant to (Cherry, 2006, pp. 661 and 662 and 664). Yet,

How the progress of women movements affects London working women in 1960s, 1970s and now.

Introduction For decades, women have been fighting for gender equality. More women nowadays enjoy the right to receive education and gain entry into professions just like the opposite sex. There is no doubt that life chances for working women have improved significantly compared to the previous generations. However, many are still treated unequally today especially

Uber and black cabs

Semiotics is the “study or science of signs” and their role as transmitters of meaning in culture (Hall, 1997). Hall argues that although signs do not have meanings in themselves, they are vehicles which carry meaning and operate as symbols which represent meanings we want to communicate. A semiotic analysis evaluates how signifiers construct and