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09 Sep 2008
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How drama and theater affect sociology: Case studies on Bertholt Brechts' "The Good woman of Setzuan" and Bernard Shaw's "Mrs. Warrens Profession"

Essay - 5 pages - Sociology & social sciences

It has been said that Shakespeare was a master at using the dramatics of theater to not only deconstruct society, taking it apart to show it again to the viewer, but also that through his works, society in turn was forced to take a critical look at traditional societal roles. In this sense, one...

09 Sep 2008
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Hip-Hop's influence on culture

Essay - 5 pages - Sociology & social sciences

Hip-Hop, over the course of the past thirty years had grown from an improvisational street art in the South Bronx section of New York City to a multi-billion dollar business and cultural phenomenon. Hip-hop is thus also a major cultural influence. In the same way jazz gave us words like "cool"...

29 Aug 2008
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Broadcasting Board of Governors in 2008

Essay - 9 pages - Sociology & social sciences

The Broadcasting Board of Governors has been in operation for just under a decade. Formerly a Cold War-era media arm of the US government tasked with spreading American media, news, and propaganda messages behind the Iron Curtain, the BBG was repurposed to deal with the new international...

29 Aug 2008
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More's Humanist Utopia

Essay - 9 pages - Sociology & social sciences

Within the narrative, the Utopians undergo a shock of recognition when the little expedition of Europeans lead to the introduction of Christianity and then modern technology. A utopia is by definition an ideal society and therefore does not need to change. In fact, by the strictest standards of...

21 Aug 2008
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Tarahumara: persistence at the margins

Essay - 7 pages - Sociology & social sciences

The Tarahumara are a simple, content, people who live in one of the most rugged places on Earth. They live in Sierra Madre Occidental of Southwestern Chihuahua. The area is often referred to as the Sierra Tarahumara. It contains the tallest waterfall in the hemisphere and canyons deeper than the...

04 Aug 2008
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Class and ethnicity in Costa Rica: The Afro-Antillean case

Essay - 5 pages - Sociology & social sciences

Latin America has a unique heritage of race mixture and class struggle, within which is located the domination and repression of countless people of African and Amerindian blood. While Costa Rica is no real exception to this historical trend, many of national proponents claim that their country...

13 Jul 2008
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Ghosts of Marx's camera obscura

Essay - 6 pages - Sociology & social sciences

Karl Marx began his work as a social theorist contemplating the various riddles of modernity. He was able to unveil and bring light to ideas, as well as concepts that allowed and encouraged the citizens of the late nineteenth century to ration the contradictions hidden in the social worlds....

11 Jul 2008
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Literature, society and culture

Essay - 3 pages - Sociology & social sciences

Literature has body as well as soul. It possesses qualities of sound and color, fancy and imagination. However, literature is much more than sound and color; it is a living thing of blood and fire, capable of infinite power and beauty. It is not an inanimate thing of dead words, sentences,...

19 Jun 2008
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An investigation of Edgard Varèse's Poème Électronique

Essay - 5 pages - Sociology & social sciences

To those who are familiar with the unique historical context in which he was growing up, it comes as little surprise that Edgard Varèse was a composer at the forefront of the twentieth-century electronic music movement. As Malcolm MacDonald claims in his treatise on the artist, Varèse grew up...

03 Jun 2008
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Point of Purchase: Bookshops and Stationers as Agents of Change

Essay - 2 pages - Sociology & social sciences

It was not so much the press itself, but the uses to which the press was put that revolutionized the exchange of ideas in early modern Europe and on into the present. In order to change an entire cultural consciousness, it took not only the invention of a useful tool, but also the motivation and...

29 May 2008
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Is social mobility on the increase? If yes, why? If not, why not?

Essay - 4 pages - Sociology & social sciences

Social mobility is the degree to which, in a given society, an individual's social status can change throughout the course of his or her life, or the degree to which that individual's offspring and subsequent generations move up and down the class system. The former can be understood as...

19 May 2008
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How has post-socialism reconstructed gender relations?

Essay - 3 pages - Sociology & social sciences

Post socialism is not a term that can be used to blanket entire regions and nations and categorize entire systems and populations. “Post-socialism cannot be reduced to neoliberal economic restructuring nor just the legacies of socialism (and pre-socialism), nor indeed to the passage of...

19 May 2008
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How is sexuality and sexual behavior in the developing world shaped by globalization?

Essay - 5 pages - Sociology & social sciences

Globalization greatly affects the sexual behavior, choices, habits, risks, identities and health of individuals in the developing world. Sexuality has certainly been altered by the intensification and spread of networks and flows interconnecting individuals and political, economic, cultural,...

19 May 2008
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How well has India's democracy served its citizens since 1947?

Essay - 5 pages - Sociology & social sciences

Since India's move to democracy in 1947, many have questioned the success, or lack thereof, of the democratization process, its advantages and detriments, the effect on society, and its role in religious conflict. There are contradictory and mixed assessments of the state of political, economic,...

19 May 2008
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Experiences of and responses to domestic violence

Essay - 5 pages - Sociology & social sciences

Domestic violence is a complex and problematic matter, one that poses many questions for the criminal justice system, victims, perpetrators, and enforcers and creators of policy. “Compared to other victims of violent crimes, victims of domestic violence can moreover face heightened risks to...

23 Apr 2008
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Examining The Religion of Scientology?

Essay - 4 pages - Sociology & social sciences

Scientology is a controversial new aged religion which has grown and shrank quickly over the past few decades. Much about the religion is unknown to the general public aside from the fact that it seems to be popular among celebrities. With their headquarters located on Hollywood Boulevard they...

23 Apr 2008
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Who Really Wins? An Examination of Gambling in Modern Society

Essay - 4 pages - Sociology & social sciences

Human beings are the most sophisticated animals on earth, capable of raising entire civilizations through their mastery of tools and their uncanny ability to manipulate their environment. This concept of control is enforced from early childhood as stable and predictable lifestyles are depicted as...

20 Apr 2008
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Bamboozling Culture

Essay - 4 pages - Sociology & social sciences

Popular culture is defined as the cultural elements that prevail in any given society, and stems from the daily interactions, needs, desires, and cultural 'moments' that make up the everyday lives of the mainstream . This definition is only one side of the coin however, since it fails to...

20 Apr 2008
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Disgrace : Gender inequalities

Essay - 5 pages - Sociology & social sciences

Historically in most societies that exist or have existed in the world equality between the genders is a mere ideal. Even in the present world societies still have a strong element of patriarchy within them. In J.M Coetzee's novel “Disgrace” Coetzee depicts a South African society in...

18 Apr 2008
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Stages of Adolescence: Developmental Study of Cassie Warren

Essay - 3 pages - Sociology & social sciences

The situation described is one which every school-based occupational therapist should be familiar with, since teenage pregnancy is a matter of national concern. Also, Cassie's situation is more or less typical of that of a fifteen-year-old girl: parents have high expectations, there is an older...

15 Apr 2008
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Role Analysis: our link to our day to day life

Essay - 6 pages - Sociology & social sciences

The roles that a person plays in circles in society, in a family, in the workplace, or even while driving on the road are linked to each other and can have positive or adverse affects on each other. One situation or role where a person is encouraged behave in a negative manner can alter or...

19 Feb 2008
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Has the media helped in portraying organized crime in New York City as an Italian-American stereotype?

Essay - 4 pages - Sociology & social sciences

This question is being researched because when people hear words and phrases such as organized crime, the Mafia, La Cosa Nostra (another name for the Italian Mafia), and the Mob they usually believe it involves people of Italian heritage. Shows and movies such as the Sopranos, the Godfather...

17 Feb 2008
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India: The state of the children in the world's most populous democracy

Essay - 5 pages - Sociology & social sciences

In December 2001, a farrago of representatives of intergovernmental organizations, nongovernmental organizations, the private sector, and concerned members of the civil society around the world convened in Yokohama, Japan, at the 2nd World Congress against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of...

17 Feb 2008
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The M word, a sociological study of menopause

Essay - 5 pages - Sociology & social sciences

There is a shroud of secrecy that surrounds menopause, that for so many women and especially their mothers, it is rarely spoken of beyond hushed tones. In the animal kingdom for Bonobos, it doesn't even exist; females keep procreating all their natural lives! For women of all cultures it is a...

11 Feb 2008
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Commentary: "Authority intoxicates, and makes mere sots of magistrates; The fumes of it invade the brain, And make men giddy, proud and vain."- Samuel Butler (1835-1902)

Essay - 5 pages - Sociology & social sciences

Who would think that authority would be able to cook up such a dangerous recipe for human flaws? But upon closer consideration, you begin to compare the attitudes and persona of those with power and those lacking it. The empowered ones walk and talk differently. They possess an air of...

11 Feb 2008
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The situation of homosexuals in the Middle-East

Essay - 9 pages - Sociology & social sciences

Prejudice in the Muslim world has been present since the earliest of times, but homophobia in current terms has magnified in Islam since the 1800s. Throughout its history, Islam has been generally tolerant of homosexuals, despite verses in the Koran condemning homosexual activity. Like most...

11 Feb 2008
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Child prostitution throughout the world

Essay - 5 pages - Sociology & social sciences

Child prostitution continues to be a growing epidemic in the world. While Southeast Asia has traditionally been associated as the sex-trade capital of the world, the last decade of the twentieth century introduced some African nations as emerging contenders in this salacious industry. As this...

09 Oct 2007
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The Effect of Gender Roles on Relationships

Essay - 2 pages - Sociology & social sciences

According to the “Intimate Relationships,” gender roles are patterns of behavior that are culturally expected of “normal” men and women. The most common and traditional gender roles imply that men are supposed to be “masculine” and women are supposed to be...

09 Oct 2007
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Four Generations Analyzed

Essay - 4 pages - Sociology & social sciences

WWII Generation/ The Lost Generation - They were born between 1922 and 1943 (about 52 million people) - 60 and older - They're earliest experiences are with the world war - They're 5% of today's workforce - Most of them are in retirement - a lot of them are still power brokers in businesses -...

01 Aug 2007
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Life History of A Chinese Working Woman

Essay - 4 pages - Sociology & social sciences

Ida Pruitt is an anthropologist at Stanford University who spent two years interviewing Lao T'ai-t'ai about her life in China (1967-1938). Lao T'ai came to Ida Pruitt's room for breakfast every morning, and although Lao T'ai did not eat, she would smoke cigarettes for hours while talking to...