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13 Jan 2009

Qualitative vs. quantitative research techniques in tourism

Case study - 10 pages - Journalism

Research in the field of tourism has not been very important until the early nineteen seventies; it has begun to spread only since that time. Marketing research is a broad concept including various techniques, but a main distinction should be done between quantitative and qualitative research...

12 Jan 2009

Comparison between Confucianism and Islam in terms of Knowledge of the Sacred

Thesis - 3 pages - Journalism

Confucianism, the second major religion in China, is a religion that really caught my attention among all the religions studied in the comparative religion class. It is exceptional for the reason that it emphasizes on a single man, Confucius, who actually created a religious belief from Chinese...

12 Jan 2009

Muslims and the State: A comparative study of Muslim religious needs in the educational domain in France and Great Britain

Thesis - 5 pages - Journalism

Islam is one of the fastest growing religions in Europe today; it is already the second religion in Europe. There are at least thirteen million Muslims living in this area ranging from Portugal to Finland and from Ireland to Bulgaria. The sociological entity of these Muslims is very...

12 Jan 2009

Is Islam an obstacle to democracy?

Thesis - 17 pages - Journalism

‘On my arrival in the United States the religious aspect of the country was the first thing that struck my attention', Tocqueville reports in Democracy in America. Even though religion cannot be considered formally as a part of the American political system, Tocqueville depicts it as the...

12 Jan 2009

St Patrick

Essay - 4 pages - Journalism

It is difficult to retrace the life of Saint Patrick, because no one is sure of the exactness of the events. Indeed, the punctuality of the facts is mixed up by a lot of legends. The historical marks are not sure and it is difficult to extract the reality of the facts. This is why it is said...

09 Jan 2009

Entertainment industries and globalization: Focus on the music industry

Case study - 8 pages - Journalism

For the past decades, globalization has represented the center of each and every interest from the populations, the firms, the states and the international organizations. It has invaded every aspect of our lives in a way or so, from the way we dress to the things we buy and the leisure we have....

09 Jan 2009

Does reality TV have any ill effects on the participants and the viewers? To what extent?

Thesis - 3 pages - Journalism

This literature review deals with the contemporary topic of reality TV. It is particularly focused on the examination of the ill effects of reality TV shows for both contestants and viewers. The study found out that the appeal which encourages people to participate in such shows is the search for...

09 Jan 2009

Extreme right in Belgium

Thesis - 9 pages - Journalism

In September 2006, seventeen people have been arrested in Belgium for allegedly planning attacks aimed at "destabilising" the country's institutions, 10 of these 17 people where soldiers and the federal prosecutor's office said in a statement that they are people with an extreme-right...

09 Jan 2009

The evolution of international tourism: From grand tour to package tour

Thesis - 7 pages - Journalism

Oleron is the vastest French metropolitan islands after Corsica (35 km in length, 12 km in its biggest width, 34 metres in its highlight (in saint Trojan's dune), 90 km of coasts, a surface of 175 km2, 19 000 permanent inhabitants). From XIXth century, connections between the island and...

09 Jan 2009

The quality of life in London: A tale of two cities

Thesis - 6 pages - Journalism

London appears among the most popular cities in the world. It is a city on the move, where you can find everything you need. It is one of the places where fashion is created, where you can meet people of all origins and where the word “Party” gets its real meaning. In there, one can...

09 Jan 2009

Analysis of new coverage on Proposition 8 from Los Angeles and Ireland

Thesis - 5 pages - Journalism

The elections that took place in November 2008 provided historical opportunities for change in many areas of social and political concern. While the Presidential race was consuming the majority of news coverage, another election in California was also recognized as having national importance and...

09 Jan 2009

The Life and mind of Virginia Woolf

Essay - 6 pages - Journalism

One of the controversial questions facing any writer is that of whether or not the author's life and work are inseparable. I think that with the majority of authors this is often a possibility, but when it comes to the distinguished English novelist, Virginia Woolf, there remains some secret to...

09 Jan 2009

Faithless: Attack on God-Loving people who attack each other

Thesis - 7 pages - Journalism

A 2006 Gallup poll found 92 percent of Americans surveyed could be classified as those who believe in God, 4 percent are not sure, while only 3 percent are convinced that God does not exist (Newport, 2006b). The wide consensus, however, stops there. Gallup polling further revealed...

09 Jan 2009

Are Maquiladoras only an asset for the USA?

Thesis - 3 pages - Journalism

There are about 3320 kilometres of frontiers between Mexico and the United States of America: more than three times the length of France. All along the border were built, since the years 1960s, more than 3000 export assembly plants, primarily dedicated to the production of electronic equipment,...

09 Jan 2009

The Stephen Lawrence affair

Essay - 7 pages - Journalism

Stephen Lawrence was born in 1974; he was the first child of Doreen and Neville who emigrated from Jamaica in the 1960s. He had one brother Stuart and one sister Georgina. By the age of seven he had already resolved to become an architect. He lived at Plumstead, south-east London, which is a...

18 Dec 2008

From judging to legislating: The Supreme Court as a law-making body

Essay - 4 pages - Journalism

Whether the judicial branch in the United States should exercise activism or restraint has been debated since before the constitution was ratified. Delegates to the Constitutional Convention in 1787 were split on the issue, and left Article III of the Constitution purposefully ambiguous, most...

18 Dec 2008

Identity sags in transition

Case study - 6 pages - Journalism

In February of 2005, the state of Virginia proposed a “Droopy Drawers” bill. The House voted 60-34 for this bill (Bellantoni), but was later shot down by the Senate. If passed, one would have been facing a fifty-dollar fine for sagging. “It's not an...

18 Dec 2008

Harry S. Truman: The man from Missouri

Essay - 5 pages - Journalism

In the fifty-three years since his presidency, the nation has truly had time to reflect, and Harry S. Truman has now been elevated to the pantheon of ‘great' Presidents of the United States. Hailing from humble roots in the heartland of Missouri, Truman guided the nation through some...

18 Dec 2008

Belgian comics and constructing Belgian national identity

Thesis - 6 pages - Journalism

Belgium is a unique country that uses a federal solution to construct a civic nation from two competing ethnic and cultural identities. In the north is the Flemish region, in the south, Wallonia, and in the middle, the capitol and mainly French speaking, city of Brussels. There is also a small...

18 Dec 2008

The morality of drug use and dealing

Essay - 6 pages - Journalism

Everyone in America wants to live the American Dream. They want to make a lot of money and be happy. Life is not easy though, and it is difficult to successfully live out the American Dream. Some people are fortunate enough to be born into families who are financially well off and everything in...

18 Dec 2008

Underwater inspection system

Essay - 5 pages - Journalism

Different forms of security such as underwater surveillance are becoming much more important in maintaining the safety of the United States of America. Though there has been much progress made in advancing underwater surveillance and technology, there is still a necessity for improvement and...

18 Dec 2008

The Dixie Chicks: Political musicians from here on out?

Thesis - 9 pages - Journalism

The source for the controversy that has been surrounding the band, the Dixie Chicks, and has forever changed the image and role of this band in the music industry, possibly for the rest of their careers, can be pin-pointed to the date of March 10, 2003 when the group performed at Shepherd's Bush...

09 Dec 2008

Whaling during the 19th Century

Essay - 10 pages - Journalism

The subject of whaling can hardly be discussed without a mention of Moby Dick, the maritime adventure novel by Herman Melville. Published in 1951, it tells the story of Captain Ahab, and his obsession with catching the “white whale.” Mythic in its titanic beauty, nothing serves as a...

08 Dec 2008

Becoming Me: My journey through life

Essay - 7 pages - Journalism

From birth my life was destined to be anything but usual. I was born into the broken lower-class home of a sixteen year old girl and her parents, who resented the girl for having pre-marital sex. I know this because of a letter this girl wrote to me and sent with me when I was...

04 Dec 2008

Institutional change in armed forces at the dawning of the 21 century

Essay - 9 pages - Journalism

Although the military as a social institution and war as a social process figured prominently in classical sociological theory, military sociology did not emerge as a field of empirical study until World War II. Then, for four decades, the field was dominated by scholars in the United States,...

04 Dec 2008

The mutual relationship between archaeology and the environment

Essay - 8 pages - Journalism

The nature of past environments is a key aspect of archaeology because human action cannot be understood in isolation from its surroundings. For example, the lifestyle of a human group living in a densely forested area in a temperate climate would be very different from that of the same community...

04 Dec 2008

The city of Aksum - Ethiopia

Essay - 8 pages - Journalism

Aksum was the ancient capital of the only sub-Saharan African kingdom known to the Romans and Byzantines. Located on the upland area of Ethiopia, Aksum is the Holy City of Ethiopia, a city rich in tradition and fantastical monuments and central to Ethiopian national narrative and culture. It is...

04 Dec 2008

The city of Aden - Yemen

Essay - 13 pages - Journalism

The Yemeni port of Aden has long been one of the major entrepôts of the Middle East. With its starkly beautiful natural harbor nestled within an extinct volcano and its access to the highlands of Yemen and its products, the city called the “Eye to Yemen” would already have been...

30 Nov 2008

Artistic merit of rap music

Book review - 5 pages - Journalism

According to Webster's Dictionary, music is defined as "sounds produced in harmonious, rhythmic combinations". There are many forms of music, some may not even be "harmonious" to others, but they are still considered music. This is perhaps due to the real reason for music: the expression of...

28 Nov 2008

Bush-speak and PC teaching: A discourse on the relevance of grammar

Essay - 4 pages - Journalism

The first question we need to ask when thinking about the legitimacy of Bush's poor speaking habits is how errors like these can be possible when the man has a team of professionals writing out his speeches for him. Surely, as professional writers for the most powerful and visible man in America,...