undergraduate thesis
The Perseverance of Traditional American Values in Present Day USA: Media and the Social Environment

Filip Šustić (2016)
Sveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku
Filozofski fakultet
Metadata
TitleThe Perseverance of Traditional American Values in Present Day USA: Media and the Social Environment
AuthorFilip Šustić
Mentor(s)Jadranka Zlomislić (thesis advisor)
Abstract
Since the core American values have been present from the beginning of American history and have played a crucial part in the shaping of America, they present an extremely important topic of research. Considering the numerous changes that happened from the time of America’s founding until the present, the primary goal of this paper is to establish the extent to which the core values are still present in the modern society with their representations in the media and the social context of family and the immediate environment of people. The contribution of Benjamin Franklin and Alexis de Tocqueville to the development of American values is listed along with their origin, after which the opinions and attitudes about the values of adults and youth in America are analyzed. The influence of American values is further examined through their representation on television and movies, and their depiction in Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. After the analysis from the aforementioned aspects, it can be concluded that core values are nowadays present in various forms, the changing American family being the prime example, and the role of media is not simply to mirror them, but also to shape them with the help of fictional characters and events.
Parallel title (Croatian)Održivost tradicionalnih Američkih vrijednosti u današnje vrijeme: Mediji i društveno okruženje
GranterSveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku
Filozofski fakultet
PlaceOsijek
StateCroatia
Scientific field, discipline, subdisciplineHUMANISTIC SCIENCES
Philology
Anglistics
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelundergraduate
Study programmeEnglish Language and Literature (double major)
Academic title abbreviationuniv. bacc. philol. angl.
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelundergraduate
Study programmePedagogy (double major)
Academic title abbreviationuniv. bacc. paed.
Genreundergraduate thesis
Language English
Defense date2016-09-07
Parallel keywords (Croatian)core values media America family
Resource typetext
Access conditionOpen access
Terms of usehttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
URN:NBNhttps://urn.nsk.hr/urn:nbn:hr:142:565983
CommitterBernardica Plašćak