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31 Jul 2007

Power and Independence of Hmong Women in Laos and America

Essay - 5 pages - Sociology

The Hmong are an ethnic group indigenous to the Southeast Asian peninsula. They typically live in the mountainous regions of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. They are rice farmers who are well known for their embroidery and the color of their dress, which gives its name to the...

20 Apr 2007

The Birth and Social Role of the Psychological Sciences: A Comparative Historical Perspective

Essay - 10 pages - Psychology

Taxonomical terms like depression, schizophrenia, neurosis, and psychosis, among many others, are today wielded with ease by doctors and are readily accepted by patients. While they are thought to be scientifically objective qualifications, a crucial examination of the social context of...

20 Apr 2007

Warped Eroticism: A Case Study on a Sado-Masochism

Thesis - 7 pages - Psychology

The film “La Pianiste” is not only a stunning work of art; it also brilliantly portrays the psychopathology of Erika Kohut, a repudiated piano professor at the Consevatoire de Vienne. By leading us into her private life and exploring her "abnormal" fantasies the film creates a...

28 Dec 2006

Notion of the subject - Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

Essay - 6 pages - Sociology

“A subject position is a hard place, we cannot read it ourselves; we are given over to others even as we make inevitable public attempts to read our subject position” (Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak). Discussion of the complexities of Spivak's notion of the subject in the context of race...

14 Dec 2006

Class and inequality in Australia

Essay - 6 pages - Sociology

If Horne described Australian society by its “climate so professedly egalitarian” and its “Fair go, mate”, McGregor points out that “it is impossible to live in Australia without coming to realize that the different social classes […] experience crucial differences...

14 Dec 2006

Media Ownership, Political Economy And Media Content

Essay - 5 pages - Sociology

Mass media has undoubtedly become the main medium used to distribute information among the population. The functioning of the mass media is complex and the influence it bares on shaping the audience's opinions and attitudes colossal, making its control a great source of power. This ensemble of...

11 Oct 2006

How canadians see multiculturalism

Essay - 24 pages - Sociology

Canada is described as a multicultural society whereby different ethnic groups live together and try to respect their different cultural background. Canadian ethnic mosaic includes, in addition to the founding French and British groups, a large number of German, Chinese, Black, Dutch, Italian and...

20 Jul 2006

Wake traditions in Ireland and Church opposition to wake and associated practices

Essay - 4 pages - Sociology

Foreigners often see Ireland as a deeply Catholic country. Yet when dealing with their traditional customs, the Irish can prove to be very disobedient to the orders of the Church. One of the best examples is probably that of the 'merry wake': the Church tried for hundreds of years to...

10 Jul 2006

Immigrants acculturation in occidental countries

Essay - 8 pages - Sociology

John Berry, a Canadian social psychologist, has developed a theoretical framework about the psychological concept of acculturation. Two main acculturation processes exist in Cross Cultural Psychology: integration and assimilation. Berry argues that not only integration was the mode of...

24 Mar 2006

Organized crime in Marseille

Essay - 9 pages - Sociology

Academic literature on French organised crime is scarce. Very few - if not any - criminology departments exist within French universities and higher education institutions. Moreover, public debate is centred on the issues of petty crime and unruly youths, as it was the case during the 2002...

12 Jan 2006

Bodybuilding and its Influence upon American Sport

Thesis - 14 pages - Sports

American sports have evolved from the simple folk games and premodern pastimes of the colonial era to the highly complex, commercial spectacles of the early twenty-first century. (For the purposes of this essay sports are defined as competitive athletic games that demand a significant degree of...

01 Nov 2002

Reflective paper, On death and dying

Essay - 4 pages - Sociology

On death and dying, the book written by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross in 1967 has been a turning point in death studies as well as in “patient care”. Having interviewed over 200 terminally-ill patients, she came to the conclusion that dying was a process divided in five stages: denial, anger,...

05 May 2002

Feminism and criminology

Thesis - 10 pages - Psychology

The application of feminism to the field of criminology can be quite uncommon; indeed, in criminology it is men who supply the essential “standard case”. Until recently, criminology has been primarily focused on men and crime with little reference to women. Feminist criminology...

16 Apr 2002

Critical evaluation of the ways in which the Equal Pay Act 1970 seeks to achieve equal pay between men and women

Thesis - 9 pages - Sociology

Because of the large number of women taking jobs in the war industries during World War II, the governments urged employers in 1942 to voluntarily make “adjustments which equalize wage or salary rates paid to females with the rates paid to males for comparable quality and quantity of work on...

15 Apr 2002

Affirmative action

Thesis - 7 pages - Sociology

In the dictionary, an affirmative Action is said to be an active effort to improve the employment or educational opportunities of members of minority groups or women. Affirmative action has been the subject of increasing debate and tension in American society. It is an attempt by the United...

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