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21 Sep 2016
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Anti-abortion violence

Essay - 1 pages - Sociology & social sciences

Whether or not anti-abortion extremism is a form of terrorism depends, at least in part, on our definition of terrorism. The purpose of terrorism is not only to kill innocent people, but also to frighten other people into doing or not doing something. If a terrorist blows up a federal building...

21 Sep 2016
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Defamiliarization and whether humans can act rationally

Essay - 4 pages - Sociology & social sciences

The Durkheimian perspective is particularly interesting in its ground-breaking suggestions and novel ideas. Usually, when we consider the behavior of humans, especially humans living in "Western" society, we usually associate the behavior with actions that are "rational" and based on some sort of...

07 Sep 2016
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Are we ready for the end of faith? A response to Sam Harris

Essay - 3 pages - Sociology & social sciences

Sam Harris gives voice to the shared opinions of a great many agnostics and atheists throughout our culture who feel, like him, that religion "is doing such mad work in our society" (Harris). Certainly to many of us it is horrifying, if true, that "44 percent of Americans think Jesus is going to...

06 Jul 2016
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The overemphasis on love

Essay - 2 pages - Sociology & social sciences

In our culture, love and romance tend to be a very important focus of everyday life. Almost everywhere we look, we run into ads that promote love and sex, we watch movies in which the prime themes are love and romance, and we are pressured in various ways by friends and family to find someone and...

06 Jul 2016
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Arranged marriages: the differences between American and Indian marriages

Essay - 4 pages - Sociology & social sciences

Marriage, which is the bonding of two individuals usually for the rest of their lives, can occur in many ways. In some cultures, such as that of the United States, men and women decide on their own whom they would like to marry. This type of system is representative of American culture in...

06 Jul 2016
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Sign language and overcoming deafness

Essay - 4 pages - Sociology & social sciences

Anybody that has traveled to a foreign country can appreciate the feelings of helplessness when no one speaks your language. We all take for granted the fact that when we want or need something, we can make strange sounds with our mouth to make it happen. However, not even the hardiest of world...

05 Jul 2016
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The nazi scientific experiments - Unethical experiments?

Essay - 7 pages - Sociology & social sciences

During World War II, the Nazis were responsible for some of the worst crimes that humanity has ever witnessed. Their actions were so horrendous that this period was called the Holocaust, or the "killing of the whole". The Nazis not only killed millions of innocent Jews with abandon, but they...

05 Jul 2016
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Civil rights and race relations

Essay - 3 pages - Sociology & social sciences

It seems as if in America there is always some kind of race-related strain. There are various incidents of racism that makes a person wonder about the state of our society, not only in the past but throughout the twentieth century. Many literary works have been written in respect to race...

04 Jul 2016
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Adolescence and drug abuse

Essay - 3 pages - Sociology & social sciences

Adolescence is a very important time during the course of one's life. It is a time of change, a time of self-realization. While the body undergoes many changes, adolescence is also the time when kids grow up and mature into adulthood. Because adolescence is such a difficult period in life,...

04 Jul 2016
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How education reproduces inequalities and social difference

Essay - 5 pages - Sociology & social sciences

Inequalities in the society have historically been based on stratification and the creation of classes within the society. The struggle for achievement and the existence of the society based on the individual achievements has led to the differences between different classes in the society. Class...

28 Apr 2016
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The status quo of discrimination - Willing workers in unwilling circumstances

Essay - 5 pages - Sociology & social sciences

The idea of equality has been the dream of the hopeful but the reality is only a glimpse of the ideal. Since the Holocaust in World War II, there has been an international recognition for equality as outlined by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. However, the idea of equality has eluded...

22 Mar 2016
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The use of social norms

Essay - 2 pages - Sociology & social sciences

There are various advantages that a hotel and the society can have from adopting environmental programs. These advantages include the saving of energy, reducing the amount of wasteful detergent that is released to the environment and increasing the hotel chain due to the economic benefits of...

21 Mar 2016
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How people perform their different jobs with the objective of determining what it is that they do, the things that they use and suggesting what they must know

Essay - 5 pages - Sociology & social sciences

Generally, task analysis involves the study of how people perform their different jobs with the objective of determining what it is that they do, the things that they use and suggesting what they must know. According to Chen (2001), in Human-Computer Interactions (HCI), the process of task...

21 Mar 2016
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Social construction based on the concept of sex and gender brings out the differences that are always seen between male and female

Essay - 2 pages - Sociology & social sciences

Social construction based on the concept of sex and gender brings out the differences that are always seen between male and female or rather men and women that are conventions in the society and creating the roles played by each gender. Also the differences that are between the concept of gender...

17 Nov 2015
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The reliability of eyewitness testimony

Essay - 3 pages - Sociology & social sciences

Eyewitness testimony refers to the statement given by a witness to an event, and is a major area of research in cognitive psychology but also has a major effect on criminological psychology, such as being asked to describe the appearance of a suspect, or a detailed account of what occurred...

17 Nov 2015
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The social history of Halloween

Essay - 2 pages - Sociology & social sciences

The Purpose of this book was to educate readers on the history of Halloween and where the practice came from. Foreman talks about where the history of Halloween comes from and the mix of Celtic beliefs and European folk traditions. It also shows the transformation of Halloween.

18 Sep 2015
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Important theories in criminology - Why people commit crime

Essay - 2 pages - Sociology & social sciences

Within criminology, it is quite significant to examine the reasons as to why individuals commit crime, in the continuing debate with regard to how to prevent as well as handle crime. There have been different theories emerging over the previous thirty years. Such theories are under exploration...

18 Sep 2015
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Prisoners should admit guilt to get paroled

Essay - 3 pages - Sociology & social sciences

Admittedly, correctional facilities in the United States are usually overcrowded. Most jails and prisons in the U.S. hold a larger number of incarcerated persons than their intended capacities. Despite the fact, courts still sentence persons to imprisonment. Invariably, the problem of overcrowded...

17 Sep 2015
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Harmonization of gender based violence messages for use in IEC materials

Essay - 12 pages - Sociology & social sciences

Gender-based violence is a global pandemic and human rights violation that hinders both individual and societal development. Furthermore, the prevailing socioeconomic and political inequalities between the sexes ensure that women and girls are most susceptible to violence. Global surveys...

17 Sep 2015
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Violent crime and its relationship to videos games and violent television shows

Essay - 2 pages - Sociology & social sciences

There has been an influx in the number of Television shows and violent video games that different people in today's generation are being exposed to. With the current trends and lack of supervision from the parents and guardians on the content that the children access it has become utterly...

16 Sep 2015
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Comparison of Lisa Rofel's Liberation Cohort and the Cultural Revolution Cohort

Essay - 2 pages - Sociology & social sciences

The viewpoints of the women, regarding their place in society, in the different cohorts identified by Lisa Rofel differ significantly. The first two cohorts, the Liberation and Cultural Revolution, show the development of women from debased states to a place of advocacy. Essentially their views...

16 Sep 2015
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Imperialism and Orientalism - Christianity and Islam

Essay - 3 pages - Sociology & social sciences

Christianity and Islam have shared some commonalities since they have some beliefs that are similar and although the two may have shared some good relations and interaction the European Christians and the Middle Eastern Muslims have had their fair share of conflict and aggression in the past. In...

16 Sep 2015
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The feminization of love : all about love

Essay - 3 pages - Sociology & social sciences

Love and relationships are some of the most controversial and heavily discussed topics in the contemporary society today with some people citing it as an emotional attachment while others see it as the actions that people do for others. There is however the romantic aspect of love as people who...

15 Sep 2015
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The American mosque in transition

Essay - 3 pages - Sociology & social sciences

Islam is one of the religions that is professed by Billions of people around the world instilling good principles and attributes among the Muslim faithful. It is a great religion to profess since it instills discipline and follows the rule of law as commanded in the Quran. It is also important to...

24 Jul 2015
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Adverse and positive effects of Video Games

Essay - 1 pages - Sociology & social sciences

Children are vital part of the information age. Information is shared quicker today than ever before. This allows trends to prevail quicker than ever before as well. One phenomena that seemed to be a trend, is becoming an actual rite of passage for children. Video games are in almost every...

24 Jul 2015
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A sociological phenomenon : racism

Essay - 1 pages - Sociology & social sciences

Racism is an issue that has been perpetuated within American society. Minorities of all races have been subjected to the effects of the phenomenon within our country. However, the most publicized occurrences are against African Americans. The actuated racism against this group of Americans is...

24 Jul 2015
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One biography of Auguste Comte (January 19, 1768 - September 5, 1857)

Essay - 1 pages - Sociology & social sciences

One single individual did not start sociology. Instead, an array of founders help develop the field of study. The name, Auguste Comte, is one of the leading names associated with the founding of sociology. His contributions has caused him to be deemed the “Father of Sociology (Comte &...

24 Jul 2015
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Evolution of public relations profession

Essay - 1 pages - Sociology & social sciences

Technology continuously changes the way we interact with one another. Consequently, professional duties have been altered as well. Some positions require a completely different approach compared to the same position a few decades prior. Public Relations provides a unique example of this trend....

24 Jul 2015
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Racial and beauty stereotypes

Essay - 2 pages - Sociology & social sciences

Several debates will forever be etched in the history of America. One of the most defying debates surrounds beauty. It is often argued about in magazines, on television, and online. Despite the multiple debates, several stereotypes regarding beauty exist. The argument transcends multiple lines...

24 Jul 2015
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Impact of Affordable Care Act on healthcare insurance benefits in Georgia school districts

Essay - 9 pages - Sociology & social sciences

European Medical Universalism has been approach that has been adopted by the European Countries in the implementation of their medical strategies and interventions. Unlike the European counterparts the United States of America have adopted an approach commonly referred to as the social model. In...