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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...

20 May 2009
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Society vs. desire

Thesis - 5 pages - Sociology

In America there is the idea that a person can be whoever and/or whatever they want and still have the chance to succeed. This is part of the so-called “American Dream”. This idea is often a theme in the American novel. However, in the American novel, despite a character's desire to...

19 May 2009
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Tropical wasteland: A fort Lauderdale community's battle for justice

Thesis - 5 pages - Sociology

On the surface, Sunny South Florida may seem like an ideal resort area with abundant affluence and beautiful scenery. Once one heads away from the beach and toward I-95, however, a different story emerges. Densely packed neighborhoods populated mostly by minority citizens are the...

19 May 2009
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The American reality: Life in the working class

Thesis - 19 pages - Sociology

In 1848, as the spread of capitalism and the Industrial Revolution were forever changing the social, political and economic landscape in Europe and America, early social theorist Karl Marx defined the working-class as those “laborers who must sell themselves piecemeal… a commodity like...

19 May 2009
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Sociology of culture: Globalization: A threat to culture?

Thesis - 8 pages - Sociology

The post-modern era of globalization can be simultaneously considered as a threat to culture and a medium for bringing previously peripheral cultures onto the world stage. Whether one embraces its new challenges and opportunities or is skeptical towards its implications, everyone can...

17 May 2009
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The French cultural exception: Exception or exclusion?

Thesis - 5 pages - Sociology

In a bit more than one decade, culture has become a crucial issue of the globalization process. In fact, the IT revolution along with the development of transport, the increase of the international commercial exchanges and foreign investments, and the constitution of multinational conglomerates...

17 May 2009
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Do studies of the social ordering of space show that the exclusion from public spaces is always a problem for women?

Thesis - 4 pages - Sociology

It has been unanimously agreed, since Foucault, that power is not an intermittent and isolated force. Rather, the concept manifests itself daily as a continuous network of power struggles exerting on any individual regardless of his status in society, “from the great strategy of geo-politics...

16 May 2009
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New ways of promoting gender equality

Thesis - 14 pages - Sociology

This paper provides an overview of gender inequality comparing Europe and North America through media perspectives and company front runners within each region. It will provide an analysis of the methods used by companies and how actions are successfully carried out. As well it will discuss the...

15 May 2009
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The evolution of Chinese and French women since the nineteenth century: Differences and similarities

Thesis - 17 pages - Sociology

In the two last Centuries, French women and Chinese ones have realized, little by little, their emancipation. What are the matrixes which have participated to the positive evolution of the condition of the Chinese and French women? Under which form has it taken place, and at which moments in the...

14 May 2009
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Do you agree with Mernissi that the modernizing Moroccan society she studied in the 1970s provided no norms for heterosexual interaction between the sexes? - How far is this applicable to other Moslem societies you have read about?

Thesis - 4 pages - Sociology

Gender interactions in the Moslem world and in Western societies are often opposed in terms of the woman's place in society. The Cultural differences between the two worlds can be underlined but it is not the subject of sociology to evaluate which one of the both ways of gender interaction is the...

12 May 2009
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Feminism in France and in the US: A comparison

Thesis - 11 pages - Sociology

In 1991, the American feminist movement was revived by the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas case. In the same year, Clarence Thomas, a Supreme Court nominee was accused a few days before his appointment of sexual harassment by one of his former co-workers, the Law Professor Anita Hill. ...

07 May 2009
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Sociological accounts of social movements

Thesis - 5 pages - Sociology

Contemporary sociological accounts of social movements are mainly influenced by the ‘new American paradigm' (crossley) arguing that social actors are rational calculators. According to these sociologists, emotions associated with irrationality are opposed to knowledge linked with...

24 Apr 2009
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A cultural exploration of Slovenia in general and in terms of business affairs

Thesis - 26 pages - Sociology

Abstract - This text deals with Slovenia's culture in general and in terms of business affairs. Literature of contemporary culture theorists is critically discussed. Focus is set on Geert Hofstede´s cultural dimensions and Edward T. Hall?s theory of high -and low-context cultures. Slovenia...

22 Apr 2009
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The importance of communication in nursing practices

Thesis - 5 pages - Sociology

Within this essay appropriate references and where possible recent literature will be used to support the different forms of communication used in nursing practice. Potter and Perry (2001), describe communication as being the basic element of human interactions. It allows us to establish, improve...

18 Mar 2009
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Understanding the effects of Asperger's syndrome on the parents

Thesis - 4 pages - Sociology

The diagnosis of Asperger's Syndrome is often indistinguishable, using current standards, from high-functioning autism. Despite this, techniques tailored to individual cases appear show the most promise. Recent studies are too small in scale and subjective in measurements to be conclusive,...

18 Mar 2009
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An evaluation of the strengths and limitations of a rational and strategic approach to organizational change

Thesis - 7 pages - Sociology

Following the brief introduction of a model-ideal conceptualization of Organizational Goal-Directed-Activity, and the definition within the perspective defined by this model of such terms like ‘rational (organizational) action system', ‘strategy', and ‘organizational change', the...

18 Mar 2009
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An analysis of the claim that the social welfare response to HIV/AIDS was, and remains, fundamentally inadequate

Thesis - 6 pages - Sociology

The first official case of AIDS in Britain was recorded in 1983 but nurses said they were caring for unofficial cases before [Ferlie and Pettigrew 1990:195]. Similar to America early reports were confined to the homosexual population. When looking at initial attitudes to the disease if we look at...

18 Mar 2009
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An evaluation of the contribution made by feminist and post-structuralist perspectives to the view of gender as socially constructed

Thesis - 5 pages - Sociology

A number of fundamental changes have occurred this century in relation to what it means to be male or female. They emphasize the notion that femininity and masculinity are not necessarily innate categorise which pre-exist in each person and focus more on the idea that they are historically and...

18 Mar 2009
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Is there a significant difference in child-raising practices between married couples and single mothers?

Thesis - 8 pages - Sociology

In 1990, American academic Charles Murray came to England, at the invitation of The Sunday Times, to observe and discover whether the underclass phenomenon he had identified in the United States had spread to the UK. His findings were first published in The Sunday Times Magazine on 26 November...

18 Mar 2009
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An evaluation of the claim that we live in a 'risk society' as well as a 'regulatory state'

Thesis - 6 pages - Sociology

The aim of this paper is to assess why it is argued that we live in a 'risk society' as well as a 'regulatory state'. By the end of this paper it should be clear that we do indeed live in a 'risk society' and a 'regulatory state' despite what others like Margaret...

18 Mar 2009
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The role of the state in contemporary liberal democracies

Thesis - 8 pages - Sociology

The role of the state within contemporary liberal democracies is an issue that perhaps more than any other has attracted the attentions of the social and political sciences. The concept itself is not accorded universal acceptance and there are a plethora of theoretical and ideological...

18 Mar 2009
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An analysis concerning stereotyping people in connection with their dialect

Thesis - 6 pages - Sociology

Language is primarily considered to perform two major functions in society. It is designed to convey information to those around us as well as establish and maintain relationships. However, linguistically (albeit from social stereotypes) certain paradigms relating to class, social and financial...