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Impact of US Drama Binge-Watching in the Emirates: Third-Person Effect and Cultural Self-Conceptual

Abstract The study investigates respondents’ perception of the negative effects of US drama binge-watching on their cultural values as compared with its perceived effects on the cultural values of others. The study helps in understanding the extent to which Arab residents in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) perceive media’s imperialist …

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Digitalism, Capitalism, and Contemporary Transformations in Academic Work: An Evaluative Study of Risks and Opportunities (Arabic)

Scroll down for the Arabic abstract. Modern universities have always been an embedded part of capitalism in political, economic, and cultural terms. Situated in this economic and political context, this study's overall task was to analyze and evaluate the critical literature reviews that have examined the complicated relationship among higher …

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The Impact of Social Networking Site Use on Social Capital and Happiness: A Field Study of Arab and Non-Arab Residents in the UAE (Arabic)

Scroll down for the Arabic abstract. As social networking sites (SNSs) grow in size across the United Arab Emirates, they are increasingly utilized as avenues for social partnership and sustainable development. These networks are also used as a means of creating social cohesion among the country’s residents. This is achieved …

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A Critical Analysis of the Dialectic Science-Religion Relationship in Popular Science Show Discourse

Abstract In light of the advancing digital environment and the interest in boosting scientific content published on digital platforms, this paper seeks to define and critically analyze the discourse of popular science shows (henceforth, “PSS”). Considering the fact that religion serves as a major foundational component in the Arab social …

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