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13 Jan 2017

Different methods of birth control and their history

Essay - 2 pages - Social sciences

Modern birth control went through many obstacles before it was available to the public. In the United States during the 19th and 20th centuries, birth control and contraceptives were social issues that were fraught with controversy. This backlash led to legislation (e.g. Comstock Law) being...

28 Nov 2016

Description of Value-Based Purchasing (VBP)

Essay - 2 pages - Social sciences

This is an initiative by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that is meant to reward or punish acute-care health centers through incentives payments depending on the care quality given to beneficiaries of Medicare. It was authorized by the Congress under the Affordable Care Act...

24 Jul 2015

Discrimination against women

Essay - 2 pages - Social sciences

Discrimination may be defined as the “treatment or consideration of, or making a distinction in favor or against a person or thing based on the group, class, or category to which that person or thing belongs rather than on individual merit.” (Landrine and Klonoff) It is not...

24 Jul 2015

How we should think of homelessness

Essay - 2 pages - Social sciences

Our nation is plagued with an array of issues. Some problems are foreign, but many are domestic issues. With domestic issues come the possibility for domestic solutions. In other words, you and I can help solve these problems. Homelessness illustrates the potential we have of solving domestic...

24 Jul 2015

The world hunger

Essay - 2 pages - Social sciences

Everyone human being experiences with some form of struggle. It is an inevitable part of life. However, some struggles are a bit more serious in nature than others. Hunger provides an example of this. Hunger is a world issue that has yet to be resolved. The issue has been evident for several...

12 Mar 2012

The impact and the economic consequences of the one-child family policy on the age structure of China's population

Essay - 10 pages - Social sciences

The world population is increasing at a rapid rate and aging fast in developed areas, soon the planet won't be able to satisfy needs of all humans living on it, however China did find a way to slow down the speed of population increase: The One Child Policy. It is a policy that some people...

12 Dec 2011

Greek crisis concerning social justice

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

Greece has been in a serious economic downfall since early 2010. Riots and protests began on May 5, 2010 and continue to today. This protest in early May was one of the largest protests in Greece's history where three people were killed. This led to more anxiety and unease about the economy and...

14 Sep 2011

Climate Change and Civilizations: Lessons from the Past

Essay - 6 pages - Social sciences

Anthropogenic climate change constitutes an alarming threat to the safety and health of humankind. According to a 2007 report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, some of its consequences will include heat waves, loss of biodiversity, food and water insecurity, an increase in water-...

26 Aug 2011

Women in Judaism: An in-depth study of gender and religion

Essay - 7 pages - Social sciences

The role of women in Judaism is grossly misrepresented and misunderstood even as we shift into the 21st century. Until now, such a topic has never had as much stamina and opinion as it does today. People today have gone as far as stating that roles of women in Judaism are sexist; however, it is...

07 Jul 2011

Samurai - Class of military nobility in pre-industrial Japan

Essay - 2 pages - Social sciences

Samurai were members of a class of military nobility in pre-industrial Japan. They were bound by a code of honor known as “Bushido.” When roughly translated, “Bushido” means “the way of the warrior.” The Bushido was a moral code that all...

29 Jun 2011

Evaluating Allan Gibbard's views on morality and objectivity in his essay 'Moral Judgment'

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

In this paper, I wish to critically evaluate the views of Allan Gibbard related to morality and objectivity, found in his essay 'Moral Judgment and the Acceptance of Norms', and his book 'Wise Choices, Apt Feelings'. In these readings, Gibbard tackles many issues, but I...

28 Jun 2011

The Relationship between Westerners and Outsiders

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

The relationship between Westerners and those that they labeled “outsiders” in the early modern period was a tawdry one, rooted in the notion that the Westerner was the superior and the “outsider” the sycophant. The term “outsider” meant anyone not white, Christian,...

27 Jun 2011

Two Critiques on Forster's Belief of Hope in Hinduism

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

The authors Allan Findlay and Tracy Pintchman have taken on the task of interpreting E.M. Forster's intentions in his portrayal of spirituality in his novel 'A Passage to India'. The novel contains a significant amount of symbolism, word play, and deliberate characterization conveying...

27 Jun 2011

School Uniforms: Beneficial or Right Infringing?

Essay - 2 pages - Social sciences

When most people think of school uniforms, they think of stuck up private or preparatory schools with a strict and limiting dress code. They think of pressed pants, collared shirts, perfect ties, plaid skirts, clean-cut jumpers, and uncomfortable shoes. Many people are also offended by the rights...

27 Jun 2011

Different views on the 'definition of death'

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

What exactly is death? What is the after life? Is it even possible to define them? Pose these questions to several different people, and several different answers will be the result. Death itself and other related ideas such as the after life are presented in many...

23 Jun 2011

A Sociological perspective of poverty in Urban America

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

During the course of this report, we will investigate leading theoretical reasons behind the poverty of minorities in urban locales. A multi-level or holistic approach as to how neighborhoods of the inner-city became poor may provide much wanted evidence as to the...

08 Jun 2011

Importance of food in the Jewish culture: Research writing

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

Food is, and always has been, a recurring theme throughout Jewish life, culture, and tradition. All services, Bar or Bat Mitzvahs, weddings, funerals, holidays, etc. commence with diverse and suitable meals. This culinary theme, which stays apparent throughout an entire Jewish year,...

04 Apr 2011

Cultural Relativism: Female Genital Mutilation

Essay - 2 pages - Social sciences

Anthropology defines cultural relativism as the unbiased viewpoint of a culture different from one's own. The concept of pure culture relativism is a nearly impossible concept to incorporate into one's belief system because one can never fully separate oneself from his cultural identity;...

30 Mar 2011

Question of wage discrepancies between professional women and men

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

Women earn, on average, 20% less than what men earn in western nations. It was not until 1920, across North America, that women were given the right to vote. Today, more women than men are enrolled in professional, post degree programs in Canada and the United States. Today, women comprise 46% of...

03 Feb 2011

Beginning of television in the United States

Essay - 6 pages - Social sciences

The history of television is probably one of the biggest stories of the century. The history of American television began long before the marketing of the first receivers in the late 1940s.It took a long time to develop the technology for television. The concept of the television was implemented...

27 Jan 2011

The healthcare system in the US

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

The system of health insurance emerged gradually in the States at the beginning of the twentieth century and significantly spread all over by the nation by the middle of the twentieth century. The beneficial effects of such systems are undeniable, they allow access to care and 'equity in...

27 Oct 2010

An Analysis of Citizen Kane

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

Citizen Kane (1941) is the first film to be co-written, directed, produced, and starred in by the same man: Orson Welles. It tells the fictional story of newspaper mogul Charles Foster Kane, with many similarities to the life and story of real-life media tycoon William...

29 Sep 2010

Abortion: Women's Rights

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

Picture this situation in a grandmother's old tale. Her story reflects perfectly one of the main problems of illegal abortion. Way back in 1920, when she was 16, her friend was pregnant as a result of incest. Incest refers to having sexual relations between persons who are so closely related that...

29 Sep 2010

Statistical Dossier on Immigration 2007

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

On October 29, 2007, at the Teatro Orione in Rome, the presentation of the 2007 Immigration Statistics Dossier Caritas or Migrantes took place. The event, now at its seventeenth edition, was held in the presence of mainstream media, as well as numerous agencies and experts coming mainly from...

29 Sep 2010

Illegal immigration in the United States: push-pull factors

Essay - 2 pages - Social sciences

Mexico is a two-faced country: you can be influenced by cities like San Cristobal, Oaxaca, Mexico city and start to think that Mexico is a developed country but whereas on the countryside the states remain in what we would call “the third world”. Mexico shares its biggest border with...

29 Sep 2010

Issues of urban renewal: the example of a former industrialized city: Lille in France

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

I have chosen Lille, a large city located in the North of France. Lille is a symbol of the industrialization of many European cities in the 18th and 19th centuries. Indeed, Lille was an important center of textile manufacturing industry. In the 19th century, Lille was the second largest textile...

29 Sep 2010

Narcos and Maras: the transnationalization of crime

Essay - 6 pages - Social sciences

In this presentation, we are going to deal with a very sensitive subject, which affects Latin America. It is quite a controversial issue, which also creates a lot of fantasy in occidental minds. Although people may frequently exaggerate, it is an unquestionable fact that Latin American has known...

29 Sep 2010

Being black in France and in the United States : a comparison

Essay - 18 pages - Social sciences

"Penser et agir par nous-mêmes et pour nous-mêmes, en Nègres..., accéder à la modernité sans piétiner notre authenticité". That is how the famous thinker of the "Négritude", Leopold Sendar Senghor, described the challenge that fell on black people in the whole world at the dawn of the 21st...

24 Aug 2010

Alcoholism

Essay - 15 pages - Social sciences

Adverse consequences are alcohol-related problems in such areas as physical health, psychological functioning, interpersonal functioning, occupational functioning, and legal, financial, and spiritual problems. Denial to include a range of psychological maneuvers designed to reduce awareness of...

04 Aug 2010

Diagnostic essay- Figuration in Heat

Essay - 1 pages - Social sciences

The figure in Heat that I found most significant is Neil McCauley as a single man with no attachments. Neil McCauley is a middle aged professional criminal. When he was young, he was told to live in such a way that if he ever had to leave suddenly, he could do so with no baggage; literal or...

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