To look at elements of national identity and ways people become unified. The exploration of similarities and connections between groups and individuals.
I became interested the women's voice from researching the Industrial Revolution and the cotton industry in England during the 1700's. Women didn't really have a voice and were perhaps content to sit and sew samplers. Now women have celebrity status, for example Paris Hilton and she chooses to use her voice to say trashy throw away comments, or rather the media manipulates these comments by careful editing.
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