ReadNUS Issue 55

OCT 2022 | ISSUE 55
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Here’s Your Reading Summary

Does technology do more harm than good for our mental health? This week, we introduce four texts to learn more about the specific implications of technological use on the individuals’ mental health.

This Week’s Reads:
Technology & Mental Health

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This article provides a comprehensive look at society’s use of technology including the Internet, smartphones, and other digital devices and it’s apparent effects on people’s mental health.

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This paper argues that the latest generation of psychometric tools, which aim to assess smartphone usage, are unable to capture technology related experiences or behaviors.

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Adolescent voices and practitioner perspectives are central to understanding the relationship between social media and mental health, yet there is limited work that highlights their views.

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It is considered a great escape for individuals as some people use the technology sources to cope with troubles and pressures from daily routine.
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Ancient Stories Retold

Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings – A review by Wendi

Long overlooked in the Anglophone world of poetry and literature, Native American poetry and spoken word is making a comeback in Poet Laureate Joy Harjo’s Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings.

With the exploration of conflict resolution within the oppressed individual in a largely white world, Harjo’s poetry works to undermine the White gaze and achieve indigenous empowerment through the ekphrastic form.

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Ancient Stories Retold

Persuasion – Review by Darcel

When one thinks of Jane Austen, one would inevitably imagine all of the burlesque comedy, the brazen heroine, and the brilliance of the Regency Era that had been profoundly depicted in her novels. However, unlike its predecessors, Persuasion is relatively bland and dreary with lacklustre writing and mostly uninteresting characters.

The possibility of an old puppy love blossoming sets Persuasion up for a bang but everything else cascades in a despondent fashion instead of a dynamic one.

How is Persuasion different from other Jane Austen novels and is it still worth a read?

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Ancient Stories Retold

The experience of loss a thousand years back – By Elijah

Izumi Shikibu is Japan’s, and the classical world’s most revered poetess. Her writing is forever immortalised in the anthologies handpicked by royals, scholars and poets alike. But what can we learn from her about loss? What experiences of loss can a courtly lady from the Heian era tell us about this universal suffrage?

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Ancient Stories Retold

Pssst…Fight Club is really all about daddy issues – An article by Sean

Fight Club is an infamous novel known for its anarchic ideologies, violence and critiques of consumer society. In this week’s article, however, Sean explains why Fight Club is really rooted in the narrator’s daddy issues.

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