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Star Trek/Dieting

by: Abby Romero

Star Trek/Dieting REL 202

Abby Romero
GPA 3.73
Religion & Popular Culture
Shahla Talebi

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Notes from January 29
Religion & Popular Culture
Shahla Talebi
One Day of Notes
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This 2 page One Day of Notes was uploaded by Abby Romero on Monday February 2, 2015. The One Day of Notes belongs to REL 202 at Arizona State University taught by Shahla Talebi in Spring2015. Since its upload, it has received 104 views. For similar materials see Religion & Popular Culture in Liberal Arts at Arizona State University.


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Date Created: 02/02/15
January 28 Star Trek As A Religion 0 Star Trek is regarded as almost a religion for it s fandom o The show has similarities to religion a creation myth followers persecutors ritual places of worship 0 Creation MythStory the show s storyline and characters 0 Followers Trekkies the fans 0 Persecutors Anyone outside of the fandom someone who judges or bullies o Rituals Places of Worship Cons and conventions held for fans to gather and dress up and discuss o The Star Trek fandom has some of the most diehard and devoted followers of all shows 0 Fans fought to get it back on air after it was cancelled o Quasireligion Almost a religion 0 Conventions are held for people from all over the world to attend and dress up to participate 0 Star Trek although it is fictitious is treated like a real life thing when the fans go so far as to quotworshipquot the show 0 The show is treated like the religion in the way that they know everything about it and treat it as if it were real I Knowing every fact down to every detail Diet Culture 0 Everyone is obsessed with having a small fit figure nowadays 0 Many diets have come about and are being used in order to help Americans cope with this trend of being dangerously skinny 0 From juicing to eating everything people are desperate to find a way to lose weight 0 Models and the media often pressure us to be smaller 0 Runway models who model clothing have been under fire for a long time for being anorexic to the point of being close to death January 28 0 Eating disorders and the hatred of one s body is now very common 0 Most people who are asked will tell you that they are unhappy with how they look 0 Problem These new trendy diets are marketed to a specific type of person the woman 0 Although one might think that the woman would just mean anyone who identifies as a female it is actually quite more selective than that o This woman is a middle aged white woman with a steady job and high income for she is the only kind of person who is able to afford the foods needed for this diet 0 Not everyone is wealthy enough to go to Whole Foods and buy everything organic like these books are suggesting I They are marketing towards one demographic 0 Lite Culturequot Everything food related in culture is now low calorie and diets and incredibly healthy lifestyles are being thrown at us constantly


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