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11 May 2009
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How satiric is Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal"?

Thesis - 4 pages - Journalism

Satire, as defined by Bennett and Royle, is “the humorous presentation of human folly or vice in such a way as to make it look ridiculous” . It generally retains the appearance of rigorous logic, buttresses premises and arguments supported by formally correct proofs and...

08 May 2009
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Complicity in Heart of Darkness

Thesis - 3 pages - Journalism

On November 15 1884, the representatives of fourteen European powers and a plethora of ambassadors gathered in Berlin to decide the fate of colonial Africa. From 1884 to 1909, 5 to 21 million Africans (about 50% of the population of the Congo Basin) perished. Such collective palliation of the...

08 May 2009
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The errors of the Puritans

Thesis - 7 pages - Journalism

The document we're going to talk about today is a set of extracts from Richard Hooker's work Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity written in 1593 (the 3 dots suggest that they were cuts in the text). Actually, this is his main work and it consists of eight books that were published during the...

07 May 2009
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Comment on the article "Can India fly?", from The Economist n°8480, 2006

Thesis - 4 pages - Journalism

"Indian Business has much to celebrate", says the author of the article "can India fly?—now for the hard part", published in the june 3rd 2006 edition of The Economist. India has been recently swept by great optimism, thanks to its phenomenal economic growth. Indian GDP...

07 May 2009
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Walter Ong, orality and literacy

Thesis - 3 pages - Journalism

Walter Wong's Orality and Literacy provides the reader, who by definition is a member of the literate world, with insights into the rich oral cultures that spawned the chirographic (writing) and the typographic (print) cultures that followed. In a world steeped in literacy for many centuries,...

07 May 2009
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The paradox of American democracy (Chap. 1), by John B. Judis

Thesis - 3 pages - Journalism

John B. Judis is a senior editor at The New Republic, where he is working since 1982. He graduated at the University of California at Berkeley in 1965 and taught philosophy there later on. He was an active leftist activist during the 60es and founded the leftwing journal The Socialist Revolution...

07 May 2009
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McIntyre, W. David. British Decolonization: "When, why and how did the British Empire fall?"

Thesis - 3 pages - Journalism

In this book David McIntyre, Professor of History at the University of Canterbury, gives a detailed account of a most important episode of British and global history, that is the fall of the British Empire. The decolonization process that took place mainly after the Second World War was sudden...

07 May 2009
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Social cognitive processes mediating the relationship between exposure to television's sexual content and adolescents' sexual behavior by Steven C. Martino, Rebecca L. Collins, David E. Kanouse, Marc Elliot, and Sandra H. Berry

Thesis - 4 pages - Journalism

The article I chose to study is from the volume 89 of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, published in 2005 by the American Psychological Association. It deals with a research supported by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. I chose this one since, like the...

07 May 2009
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The USA patriot act: The un-American way

Thesis - 5 pages - Journalism

On September 11, 2001, the United States was attacked by a foreign terrorist Muslim group called Al-Queda directed by Osama bin Laden, Khalid Sheikh Mohammad, as well as, others. President George W. Bush appeared on television screens at the Oval office to address the American public...

05 May 2009
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The magic of thinking big

Thesis - 13 pages - Journalism

This wonderful book authored by Dr. David Schwartz reveals the secrets of SUCCESS. The SUCCESS for which we strive all our life only to find that at times that harder we try to achieve our goal…the more difficult it gets. In this world where only the toughest survive and flourish, we need a...

05 May 2009
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Reputation versus business

Thesis - 4 pages - Journalism

When rapper Nas Escobar and entertainer Sean “Puffy/P.Diddy” Combs recorded the video to the song “Hate Me Now”, Puffy backed out after a copy of the video was sent to MTV and asked Nas' manager and Interscope Records executive Steve Stoute to remove the part of the video...

29 Apr 2009
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Asking questions about the popular sphere, media and democracy.

Thesis - 7 pages - Journalism

An important question, right now, according to a recent Globe and Mail article, as well as chatter heard recently while riding the grid-lock streets listening to a taxi driver's radio, is if daily newspapers collapse, is this a sign that democracy is in trouble? Perusing the numerous blogs of...

28 Apr 2009
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The rhetoric behind personal ads

Thesis - 5 pages - Journalism

Many people search for that one person to spend the rest of their lives with. People do this in a variety of ways and placing a personal ad in the local newspaper is only one such way. Men and women daily check personal ads in the hope of finding that “perfect person” or just for a...

27 Apr 2009
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Childe`s materialist approach to archaeology and proof of his use of scientific method

Thesis - 4 pages - Journalism

Processual archaeology, also known as New Archaeology, which came to dominate the field in the 1960s presented a critique of past archaeological work, that it, fundamentally, was non-scientific. The debates and arguments that exist within the field of archaeology often seem to be limiting, as...

22 Apr 2009
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Coffee in Italy and the United States

Thesis - 9 pages - Journalism

Coffee has been grown, processed, roasted, and brewed for thousands of years. This age-old drink has become increasingly popular within the last decade due to the attractiveness of the modern coffeehouse (Shultz 1999:76-77), along with increased global marketing. Yet this popularity is perceived...

01 Apr 2009
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Preparing Mughlai Gravy

Thesis - 27 pages - Journalism

The hospitality industry includes all establishments that provide food and beverage service to the public. It offers a wide range of jobs and careers which very according to the style of services in each establishment. For example, the tasks performed in a fast food outlet differ greatly from...

21 Mar 2009
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Newspaper ownership in Canada

Thesis - 5 pages - Journalism

The press has always been thought of as an important facet of any liberal democracy. The press in Canada has always played an important role in educating the population about the events and news of the day. However, for the press to truly perform its task in a liberal democracy,...

18 Mar 2009
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Public transportation in the Arab World

Thesis - 7 pages - Journalism

The creation and refinement of public transportation in the Arab World are issues that are infrequently brought to the public eye. However, these issues have underlying importance in the institutions of politics and economics in the Arab World. Organizations, such as The World Bank and the...

05 Mar 2009
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The future of archaeological thought: A debate between Ian Hodder and Lewis Binford

Thesis - 6 pages - Journalism

In their thoughts on the future of archaeological thought, Ian Hodder and Lewis Binford offer drastically conflicting perspectives. Binford argues that social history can be investigated using the processes of archaeology, yet he shows little interest in the meaning associated with an...

05 Mar 2009
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A critical evaluation of media censorship in the US

Thesis - 4 pages - Journalism

This essay will discuss and analyze the media and censorship of the media in the United States. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press…” (United States...

15 Jan 2009
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How did the Church express itself against the tradition of the 'merry wake' in Ireland?

Thesis - 4 pages - Journalism

The merry wake was a significant element of the Irish folklore and it was also quiet common throughout Europe. The merry wake was perceived as a way to allow ordinary people to challenge the Church, even if they came to mass. However, the merry wake was condemned by the Church for various...

14 Jan 2009
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Nuclear risk perception in La Hague: An integration of sociological risk theories

Thesis - 4 pages - Journalism

Risk and uncertainty issues are especially distinct in the case of nuclear energy. Nuclear energy, as one of the symbols of the technological development of modern societies, is controversial in its nature. On the one hand, it was created to enable the unlimited production of energy, but on the...

13 Jan 2009
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Has Blair government's constructive European engagement been undermined by the Iraq war?

Thesis - 6 pages - Journalism

Britain's relationship with the European Union (EU) has been one of the most divisive issues of British politics over the last 50 years. Yet, the election of the Blair government in May 1997 intended to change this situation and marked a significant shift in the UK's European policies. Unlike his...

12 Jan 2009
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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
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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
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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...

09 Jan 2009
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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
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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
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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
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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...