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22 Jan 2009

The United States and its perceptions of Canada and Mexico

Essay - 7 pages - Sociology

Many Americans fear immigrants. The opinions why, are as varied as the number of places, a person can be from. A hard look at what the idea means in today's discussions - and the cultural assumptions that underlie the meaning of the idea - evaluates what it means for a person to...

22 Jan 2009

Data on Hispanic population in Florida

Essay - 7 pages - Sociology

The health of the United States on the whole is not very different from the Latino, or Hispanic, population. The major health concerns of Latinos match up statistically in almost all ways except for conditions caused by unhealthy activities such as eating too much fat or carbohydrates, smoking...

21 Jan 2009

Describe the musical life during the last three decades of the nineteenth century. What effect did the reduction of discrimination against the Jews have on the city's culture?

Essay - 4 pages - Sociology

The nineteenth century is a radical turn in music history. Not only because of purely musical elements (the Romantic style), but also because of important changes in the musical life. This evolution could be summed up as a change of scale compare to the Classical era. On the one hand the...

20 Jan 2009

Culture case study: Valley Farms International & cultural group assessment

Essay - 14 pages - Sociology

Understanding diverse cultures is significant if one is to be socially astute, sensitive, and effective within complex cultural contexts. The Iceberg culture theory, if used correctly, can prove to be a meaningful tool that can assist in identifying important cultural similarities and...

16 Jan 2009

What drives the GenY?

Essay - 4 pages - Sociology

Who are the GenY? Like any other generation, birthdates might be a relevant indicator. In this specific case, Gen Y are born around the same historical period, that is from the mid-80' to today. However, it is more in terms of shared needs and expectations that they offer an interesting case to...

16 Jan 2009

The cultural identity and the assimilation of the Jewish Community in the Global Cities

Essay - 21 pages - Sociology

My name is Charles Terdjman, I am a 3rd year student in Sciences Po Paris, and I would like to present my comparative research about the Jewish Community in the Global Cities. Sincerely interested in the social and political studies, I wanted to analyze a social or religious minority for this...

16 Jan 2009

Mutations of Vancouver's Chinatown: Spatial redistribution and new territorial logic's

Essay - 7 pages - Sociology

Large cities tend to be inhabited by minorities, immigrants and trans-national communities. In order to study this new dynamic, I have chosen the city of Vancouver (British Columbia) in Canada. Actually, I will be spending my 3rd year in the University of British Columbia in Vancouver; that is...

15 Jan 2009

Flexicurity: the Danish Model

Essay - 7 pages - Sociology

The word "flexicurity" is used to describe a social system combining an easy possibility for the employers of hiring and firing - flexibility - to important social benefits for unemployed people - security. This model is typical for Denmark for different reasons. Welfare...

15 Jan 2009

The relationships between masters and slave women

Essay - 4 pages - Sociology

I chose to deal with the relationships between the white masters and the black slave women during the slavery era in the United States first because it interests me a lot. Talking about it in class made me eager to dig deep into it and learn more. The slavery period is for me a moving topic. When...

15 Jan 2009

Orientalism

Essay - 3 pages - Sociology

In the 19th century, a fad for the Orient appeared. The artists were inspired by its luxury, its mystery and of course, the supernatural that surrounded this part of the world. Orientalism is the study of near and Far-Eastern societies and cultures by westerners (first meaning). But it can also...

15 Jan 2009

Is there a meaningful way in which we can talk about global citizenship in the contemporary context?

Essay - 9 pages - Sociology

In his famous address at the Sorbonne in Paris, Albert Einstein laid ironically the stress on the very limits of the concept of “global citizenship”. Indeed, even though the process of globalisation of trade, science or more generally speaking “culture” have unquestionably...

15 Jan 2009

Cultural profile : China and France

Essay - 7 pages - Sociology

China is emerging today as one of the major global economies thanks to its dynamic business activity and a large working population. China is known in the world for its various ceremonies and etiquette dating from the first emperors. It is necessary to understand the basic Chinese cultural,...

15 Jan 2009

Absolutism and the Jesuits: an ambiguous relationship

Essay - 4 pages - Sociology

The Society of Jesus was founded between 1537-1540 by Ignatius of Loyola, followed by a few friends (Francis Xavier, Jacques Laynez, Pierre Favre), and was quickly considered as one of the main elements of the Counter-Reformation, which corresponded to a will to renew the Catholic Church after it...

15 Jan 2009

Humanitarian intervention: The responsibility to protect (R2P)

Essay - 4 pages - Sociology

The protection of human rights is now considered as an important element of International Law. However, if there are frequent calls for “humanitarian interventions” (that is “coercive action against a state to protect people within its border from suffering grave harm”...

15 Jan 2009

The theories and practices of assimilation

Essay - 3 pages - Sociology

"The main noise (…) has been about asylum-seekers and how to keep them out. But the real issue is the immigrants, and their descendants, who are already inside. Integrate these, and European societies could cope well enough with the relatively few asylum-seekers." According to this sentence,...

15 Jan 2009

Why does Peter Berger say that "the secret of winning is insincerity?"

Essay - 3 pages - Sociology

An oversimplified opposition in sociology is the contraction between two schools of thought. First, there are those who believe that society is a ‘gigantic Alcatraz' that dictates every action of individual actors. Secondly, it can be said that others believe in individual action....

13 Jan 2009

The perception of the United States for Canadian people

Essay - 4 pages - Sociology

Geographically neighbours, Canada and the United Sates share a lot of different things like language, history or an important part of their culture. They are also linked together in a political way, for instance by being two of the three participant countries of the NAFTA. All that elements can...

13 Jan 2009

How can we make an end-studying project in India?

Essay - 6 pages - Sociology

The overwhelming image of India is of a country stricken with poverty, consumed by religious hatred, burdened by an excessive population that shows no signs of diminishing, and divided by distinctions of class, caste, ethnicity, and language. Few people, particularly in the West, thought that...

13 Jan 2009

The Vietnamese in Poland

Essay - 6 pages - Sociology

"We have been living here for thirty years. It was a nice and quiet place. Now, we have all those people coming from somewhere we do not know..." . Those people „coming from somewhere we do not know ...” are in fact the Vietnamese immigrants who came with the new wave of...

13 Jan 2009

Devolution

Essay - 8 pages - Sociology

Devolution is “a form of subsidiary passing power back to the people “ ; “ it is the transfer to a subordinate elected body , on a geographical basis, of functions at present being exercised by Ministers and Parliament.“ (“Definitely British, Absolutely...

13 Jan 2009

Is Intercultural communication possible across the Baltic Sea Region?

Thesis - 8 pages - Sociology

“The meaning behind intercultural communication is to try to bring different world views and meaning attributions closer to each others through and with the help of verbal and non-verbal interactions” . Here is a definition of intercultural communication by Niina Kovalainen that...

12 Jan 2009

The clash of civilizations, by Samuel P. Huntington

Thesis - 2 pages - Sociology

In 1996, Samuel Huntington published his book “The clash of civilization and the remaking of world order”. That book being a follow-up to the article that Huntington had published a few years earlier in the journal “Foreign affairs”. The journal Foreign Affairs never...

12 Jan 2009

Thomas Hobbes

Thesis - 3 pages - Sociology

Thomas Hobbes was born in England, in 1588, prematurely because of the fear created by the approaching Spanish Armada. He studied at the Magdalen College, Oxford until the age of nineteen, and then he became connected to the Cavendish family, serving as tutor to the later second duke of...

12 Jan 2009

Carnival - Interpretation of Bakhtin

Thesis - 5 pages - Sociology

The “Carnival Season” is a holiday period during the two weeks before the traditional Christian fast of Lent. The word has a Latin origin and literally means "to remove the meat" or "stop eating meat". But carnival and the “carnivalesque” are not limited to this period of the...

12 Jan 2009

What are the main causes of social exclusion?

Thesis - 4 pages - Sociology

Shot in black and white cinema verity style, Hate (La Haine) follows a day in the life of three aimless, violence-prone, ethnically-diverse young men who hail from the same decaying housing project in Paris. Mathieu Kassovitz won the Best Director prize for this realistic movie at the Cannes Film...

09 Jan 2009

Music and social movement: Reggae

Essay - 5 pages - Sociology

Reggae music is an engaged musical genre. It is very famous and at the same time not so well-known. Most of the people think of Reggae music as music of joy, peace and linked to Jamaica, the sunny island where everyone smokes herb freely. But in fact, we will see that Reggae inscribes itself in a...

09 Jan 2009

What place does the Maori culture hold New Zealand today?

Thesis - 13 pages - Sociology

New Zealand, made with several small islands and two main ones, is located between the Pacific Ocean and the Tasman Sea, around 2,000 kilometres far from Australia, New Caledonia and Fiji Islands. It is 270,000 km² large, with three million people living in the northern island and one...

04 Dec 2008

The challenge of modernity/post modernity in the sociology of religion

Essay - 9 pages - Sociology

The rapid changes that took place in the last decades of the 20th century had a deep impact on the religious landscape as well. The new phenomena present a double challenge to the sociology of religion: on the one hand, it has to review, refine and reinterpret the classical statements in order to...

04 Dec 2008

Rational choice theory in sociology: A survey

Essay - 6 pages - Sociology

Rational Choice (RC) is a proliferating research program in the social sciences. It is the dominant theoretical perspective in economics and an influential approach in political theory. In sociology, there are an increasing number of people working in this tradition, in particular among American...

28 Nov 2008

Dust-wiping and non-duality: The Buddhist teachings of Hui-Neng

Essay - 5 pages - Sociology

Buddhism, for all its accolades and requirements, its notions of the sutras and of karma, for all the equanimity it offers to people of any social caste, is a relentlessly frustrating philosophy. For those who adhere to its principles as writ by human hand (versus the ‘divine hands'...