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12 Jan 2009
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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'...

25 Nov 2008
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Legal issues in child health

Essay - 5 pages - Sociology

Lawyers are uniquely suited to help improve the health of today's children. Many would argue that health insurance and ethics are the dominant concern in the health of America's youth. The best legal support for children is to help allow the child to participate in their own health care....

17 Nov 2008
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The structure of society: from opposite ends of the spectrum

Essay - 4 pages - Sociology

While looking at the structure of a society, one can determine whether or not a civilization is being run in a sensible fashion. By observing the class structure, roles of the different sexes, the manner in which the younger generation is being brought up, and the freedoms or restrictions being...

06 Nov 2008
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Spanish assumptions of Native Americans in the new world

Essay - 4 pages - Sociology

Early assumptions about Native American cultures and religions played a large role in justifying the reformation of Indians' ways of life. Assumptions made by the Spaniards included that Indians lacked morality, ethics, reason, and political institutions, and were therefore ripe for...

05 Nov 2008
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In-depth Country-by-Country analysis of distance learning in the Middle East

Essay - 17 pages - Sociology

In this context, underdeveloped countries such as those in the Middle East (i.e. The Arab States, Israel, Palestine, Iran, Turkey, Sudan and Egypt) must increasingly turn to distance learning as a means of broadening access to education for their populations. In 1981, fourteen of UNESCO member...

04 Nov 2008
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Unholy Acts: The exile of Pope Shenouda in the context of Egyptian Religious Politics

Essay - 13 pages - Sociology

Soon after the end of Ramadan in August 1981, more than one hundred thousand Egyptian Muslims gathered in front of Abdin Palace in Cairo, ostensibly to celebrate the end of the fast. Western newspapers, however, reported that what appeared to be a prayer gathering had a political, as well as...

17 Oct 2008
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Debunking video game myths: The controversies vs.The reality

Essay - 5 pages - Sociology

Welcome to Liberty City, a rendition of New York City in the popular series of Grand Theft Auto. Released by Rockstar Games in April 2008, the forth installment continues the tradition of being as controversial as the three GTA's before it. With hyper realistic graphics, real...

10 Oct 2008
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Truth in dualisms

Essay - 6 pages - Sociology

Social theory continuously finds itself facing predicaments surrounding the notion of dualisms. Many of the dualisms prompting debate among theorists include: micro/macro, voluntarism/determinism, subjective/objective, and agency/structure. These main dualisms present a recurring...

10 Oct 2008
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National identity

Essay - 5 pages - Sociology

What separates human being from other animals within our world is our innate ability to recognize and define our own existences. This ability in which we posses can not only create cohesion amongst groups and societies but it can also lead to dissonance and division. Our...

08 Oct 2008
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Do we live in a post-industrial society?

Essay - 6 pages - Sociology

Contemporary society has increased in its complexity over the past three and a half decades. The labour market as we know it differs rather immensely from what was experienced at the turn of the century. Labour has evolved so dramatically that some prefer to say that we have...

01 Oct 2008
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The alternate approaches of the Black Panthers and Martin Luther King Jr.: From within or without

Essay - 8 pages - Sociology

Citizens of the United States will always be able to take pride in their country for its place as first true democracy in world history. Every citizen (a term which has carried with it countless shifting definitions) has always had the right to vote and determine his or her own course in the...

30 Sep 2008
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Utopian communist society

Essay - 8 pages - Sociology

Classic studies have always been the basis for many scholars in the analyses of modernization and current environment speculation. Classic studies pose challenges to the inquiries that surface in sociology; overturn the formalism of public administration studies and at several times...

25 Sep 2008
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Comprehensive protection plan

Essay - 6 pages - Sociology

Threats against personal security take many forms: civil unrest, environmental threats, targeted attacks by stalkers or individuals with personal grudges, or terrorism. Though security threats are essentially chaotic, security plans must be comprehensive and based in a thorough understanding of...

25 Sep 2008
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Choice and identity

Essay - 6 pages - Sociology

In the United States, the ideology of individualism predominates. The individual, as opposed to the family, community, tribe, or hierarchy, is seen as the central social agent. This individualism allows for greater individual freedom — people have the ability to create and...

16 Sep 2008
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Are psychopaths untreatable?

Essay - 13 pages - Sociology

Psychopathy equals violence. Whatever rubric is used identifies a person with a greater likelihood of violence, often motivated by opportunism, sadism or material gain. Treatment responsivity and harm reduction as treatment success in high-risk or repetitive offenders seems...

10 Sep 2008
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Two theories of my life

Essay - 5 pages - Sociology

: Using the developmental theories of Erikson and Piaget (primarily Erikson), and critiques of the same, the life of Valencia Richards, a non-traditional adult student will be critically examined. Richards experienced malnutrition and abuse as a child, and then the heavily structured life...

10 Sep 2008
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Healthcare for the uninsured

Essay - 6 pages - Sociology

It can be said, with some truth, that the American healthcare system is the best in the world. Technology levels are high, specialists abound, innovations in treatment, care, and prevention are matters of course, and physicians and other medical professionals are well-paid, high status,...

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

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

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...

29 Aug 2008
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Broadcasting Board of Governors in 2008

Essay - 9 pages - Sociology

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

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

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

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...

13 Jul 2008
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Ghosts of Marx's camera obscura

Essay - 6 pages - Sociology

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

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,...