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20 Jul 2006
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Wake traditions in Ireland and Church opposition to wake and associated practices - published in 2007

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
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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
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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...

01 Nov 2002
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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,...