Alien, directed by Ridley Scott and released in 1979, has a reputation for breaking many stereotypes in the representation of women and gender roles in Hollywood movies. In your view, to what extent is this reputation justified and to what extent does the movie fall back onto prejudicial, traditional forms of representation? How does Prometheus, released in 2012, also directed by Scott and revisiting themes related to Alien, compare to Alien in terms of gender representation? Discuss in detail whether the movie constitutes an advancement in the unbiased and fair representation of gender, whether it indicates stagnation, or whether it amounts to a set back.

| May 29, 2014

Alien, directed by Ridley Scott and released in 1979, has a reputation for breaking many stereotypes in the representation of women and gender roles in Hollywood movies. In your view, to what extent is this reputation justified and to what extent does the movie fall back onto prejudicial, traditional forms of representation? How does Prometheus, released in 2012, also directed by Scott and revisiting themes related to Alien, compare to Alien in terms of gender representation? Discuss in detail whether the movie constitutes an advancement in the unbiased and fair representation of gender, whether it indicates stagnation, or whether it amounts to a set back.

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Identify a specific job position which your organization is seeking to fill. based on the job analysis results develop a selection procedure for that job. discuss the specific steps of the selection procedure and rational for them. For example, if the selection procedure includes an employment interview, outline the specific questions that will be asked and give the reasons for there inclusion
Metropolis, 2001: A Space Odyssey and Alien all feature what inventor Rotwang in Metropolis might call “man-machines”. All these human creations exhibit traits that resemble human traits and all of them exhibit traits that associate them with a particular gender. What are these traits and which gender are they associated with? All the “man-machines” are the product of science and technology. To what extent do they reflect long standing prejudices regarding the respective abilities of men and women to engage in science and research? To what extent do they reflect scientific claims regarding natural male and female qualities, such as those proposed by Darwin and by some more recent theories based on Darwin’s theories of natural and sexual selection? To what extent do the representations of “man-machines” in these movies contradict such traditions and scientific claims?

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