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29 Sep 2010
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The Amish

Essay - 4 pages - Sociology

We discuss about the characteristic features of the Amish community in this document. The Amish are a religious and close-knit community which lives in the USA, a country that is riding high in terms of technology. The most astonishing aspect about them is that they choose to live on the fringes...

29 Sep 2010
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The intrusion of church behind bars. Case Study: faith-based prison programs in the U.S.

Essay - 10 pages - Sociology

The Evangelical leader Charles W. Olson had promoted his dream of a 'Christian prison' for years. After he was convicted for his role in the Watergate scandal, this former aid of President Nixon was released from jail in 1975. He founded then, the Prison Fellowship Program in 1976. This...

29 Sep 2010
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Islam and Modernity : Towards a modern comprehension of Islam

Essay - 6 pages - Sociology

The events of the 20th century have totally disturbed the geography of Islam. Decolonization and globalization have been raising new issues in Muslim societies throughout the world. In this essay, we will see how the tension between the search for a Muslim identity on the one side, and the push...

29 Sep 2010
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Marabouts in Morocco : how to explain the vigour of maraboutic practices today in the Cherifian Kingdom?

Essay - 6 pages - Sociology

The term "marabout" comes from the deformation of the Arabic term murabit. The murabit is a disciple who receives the religious teachings of a master of in a ribat. Their necropolises are often located on what used to be the old major caravan routes, where they represented spaces of neutrality,...

29 Sep 2010
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Are conservative values back among young people?

Essay - 2 pages - Sociology

An article that was published in ?The Economist' on the 26th of July 2003, deals with an ?upturn in conservatism' among young American people. Indeed, according to this article, more and more students support the republican ideology, and are in favor of US military interventions. However,...

29 Sep 2010
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Wake traditions in Ireland and Church opposition to wake and associated practices - published: 29/09/2010

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...

29 Sep 2010
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Abortion in the United States

Essay - 5 pages - Sociology

In the modern world, one can observe the growing success of anti-abortion actions in the United States whereas the law is supposed to ensure safe and medical abortion. Besides, abortion has become a part of everyday politics (like the death penalty). For instance, in the presidential...

29 Sep 2010
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The Vanguard of Islamic Revolution by Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr

Worksheets - 4 pages - Sociology

The Jama'at-i Islami was founded by Mawlana Sayyid Abu'l-A'la Mawdudi (1903-1979), whose deep Sufism-education rapidly led to Islamic movements, as for instance the Khilafat movement that failed to unite the Muslims of India. The context in which Mawdudi rose and later...

19 Aug 2010
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Sociology - published: 19/08/2010

Thesis - 2 pages - Sociology

Sociology is the study of society which comprises of humans. When further classified, it is the study of human social relationships and institutions such as groups and associations. A science on one hand relates to discovery, innovation and knowledge. Art is created by human beings. A combination...

18 Aug 2010
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Objectivity and subjectivity in sociology

Thesis - 3 pages - Sociology

A sociologist is a man who examines the society by being as objective as possible. We may therefore define objectivity as the quality which provides a distorted picture of people and things, or anything that describes them and judge them without a bias. This paper analyzes the methods employed by...

17 Aug 2010
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The theories of the state in classical sociology: Karl Marx and Max Weber

Thesis - 7 pages - Sociology

European sociology for long has been influenced by the works of Marx and Durkheim. However, there has been little importance given to the work of Max Weber. Whenever his works were taken into account, they have been focused mainly on their methodological dimension. It is only recently that...

13 Aug 2010
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The role and position of North and South Indian women: The problem of female infanticide, dowry burning and Sati

Thesis - 9 pages - Sociology

The North and the South of India is different in terms of language, custom and religion. In fact, language, custom and religion itself is prone to regional differences even down to the village level. However, despite these differences even in the village level, a homogenous explanation can be...

12 Aug 2010
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Native American identities and adaptations

Thesis - 2 pages - Sociology

Jamake Highwater was an impostor. According to an anonymous essay in Dancing Bear, a blog and online collection of essays having to do with Native American issues, Highwater fabricated his Native American heritage, his family history, his credentials, and even his age. Highwater clearly...

12 Aug 2010
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Social work

Thesis - 7 pages - Sociology

Though social work is a wide and pervasive field which encompasses many different careers and experiences, there is a common theoretical understanding of the needs of people and their communities which seems to speak to all of them. In this paper I will be concentrating on the theoretical...

12 Aug 2010
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The Jews

Thesis - 4 pages - Sociology

Jewish people are some of most influential people in the world today. Jews have helped societies all around the world develop into advanced societies. This research explores several aspects of the Jewish plight. The first phase of the research discusses the diverse wars waged against the Jews, in...

10 Aug 2010
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Truth and the views surrounding it

Thesis - 4 pages - Sociology

Michel Foucault's Fearless Speech deals with the idea of parrhesia and its role in ancient Greek philosophy and daily life. This lecture deals with two harmonious but separate definitions of parrhesia. One deals with parrhesia in a political sense, the act of speaking truth in a public arena with...

10 Aug 2010
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Bishop Hill: Success and failure through adaptability

Thesis - 2 pages - Sociology

Scholars assess several criteria in evaluating the relative success of intentional communities. One of the most firmly established and frequently cited is whether or not the community achieves its own goals [You 1983, p.4]. Holding a community's ability to stick to its original plan in such high...

30 Jul 2010
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The corporation and society: A sociological perspective

Thesis - 3 pages - Sociology

Corporate power is a phrase which has at least two faces: one is the intellectual aspect, which we use to conceptualize the processes and functions of corporations and the corporate elite. The second is the various set of actions and events that corporations produce which allow us to reach the...

18 Jun 2010
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The other in Israeli culture: Yearning for a home and a homeland

Thesis - 6 pages - Sociology

Do our similarities bring us together, or do our differences tear us apart? This question can be answered varyingly and astutely, across (and within) cultures and societies. Eshkol Nevo's rich novel Arba'a Batim ve Gagu'a can be construed as the author's response to this question in contemporary...

05 Oct 2009
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One brain two languages: The advantages and disadvantages of bilingualism

Thesis - 6 pages - Sociology

Language is such a vital part of our existence. We are confronted daily with language through interaction with others and within ourselves through our own inner dialogue. On the whole scientific inquiry and analysis utilizes language in communicating ideas and conducting...

01 Oct 2009
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Environmental racism

Thesis - 5 pages - Sociology

According to Fredrickson, America was able to largely ignore the “race question” until the American Revolution. Before the war for independence, Jews were mostly sequestered in ghettos and black people on plantations, so the need for a dominating racial ideology had not yet arisen....

23 Sep 2009
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Terror in the Mind of God: A book review

Book review - 3 pages - Sociology

The world has become a more dangerous place to live in the past fifteen years or so. According to Mark Juergensmeyer's book, Terror in the Mind of God; the Global Rise of Religious Violence, this can be attributed to religious terrorists, or activists depending on one's perspective, reacting...

12 Aug 2009
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Lady Xun: The selfless spouse

Thesis - 5 pages - Sociology

As the daughter of an affluent father, Lady Xun was destined for a life of prosperity. However, her life was marked by benevolence, not political or economical achievements. After marrying Yuanye Zhang, her life went from extreme luxury into a married life of severe poverty....

11 Aug 2009
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Lenin's Bolshevik faction and the Jews in Russia

Case study - 8 pages - Sociology

Jews in the nineteenth and early twentieth century were assimilating into the broader Gentile culture of Europe, thanks to the immense pressures of modernization and, to a lesser extent, democratization. The Jews of Russia faced much of the same choice as the rest of the Russian population in the...

31 Jul 2009
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Honor killing in the United Kingdom

Case study - 31 pages - Sociology

In recent years there have been a spate of killings in the UK characterized by the family members killing their own daughters or one of the female family members. These killings have one theme in common: a female member is generally killed by her family brutally for transgressing family code....

22 Jul 2009
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As the world turns: Constructing the problem of cultural illiteracy

Thesis - 4 pages - Sociology

Miscommunication happens every day, in every type of forum, for many different reasons. Sometimes the incident is simply that - a miscommunication, but other times it bears witness to a deeper misunderstanding, based on or ignoring one's cultural or ethnic group. The current name that I offer for...

13 Jul 2009
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Reforming the workplace

Thesis - 4 pages - Sociology

The study of the sociology of work reveals that work plays a very significant role on our society, and over the last few centuries the nature of work has changed drastically, thus changing the nature of society along with it - from an industrial to a post-industrial society. The nature of work in...

13 Jul 2009
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Legal moralism and polygamy

Thesis - 4 pages - Sociology

Polygamy - the practice of being married to more than one person - is illegal in Canada, though it is rarely prosecuted. This law seems to be based on out society's unreflective common morals, rather than on rational arguments about the harm it does. The following will examine...

26 Jun 2009
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An analysis of Goldstone's 'The rise of the West- or not? A revision of socio-economic history'

Thesis - 4 pages - Sociology

The article deals with some of the common notions concerning why the so-called ?Rise of the West? (Goldstone, 2000) occurred, and then proceeds to offer counter-arguments all leading up to the final conclusion that without the presence of four events which were arguably complete accidents or...

26 Jun 2009
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Endangered speeches: A theoretical approach to aboriginal linguistic minority rights in Canada

Thesis - 5 pages - Sociology

Today, as globalisation and technology rapidly increase along with industrialisation and environmental degradation, many environmentalists are calling to attention the alarming rate at which ecosystems, forests, clean water and even whole species are becoming extinct. Unfortunately, another type...