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19 Oct 2007
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Ronald McDonald is More President than Bush

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

Throughout history, the global aristocracy has faced only one task more daunting than that of achieving prosperity: the eternal struggle to stand undoubtedly separate from the impoverished, and consequently, to subordinate them. And they have made this separation very clear with the use and abuse...

19 Oct 2007
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Paulie's Sacrifice

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

Homosexuals are not a recent plague, their fight for marriage not a new phenomenon. Gay couples have been seeking this right since the day straight couples were guaranteed it. But the times have changed, and the debate over the issue is no longer unequal; in its continuous strive...

19 Oct 2007
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Let's Talk About Girls: The Negative Impact of Feminism on Modern Society

Essay - 12 pages - Social sciences

On June 28, 1998, Ally McBeal graced the cover of Time magazine; not in the name of television or Hollywood or fashion, but in the name of feminism. According to The American Century Dictionary, feminism is the advocacy of women's rights and sexual equality. So how does an upper-class woman who...

19 Oct 2007
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Exploring Developmental Forces

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

Almost the exact opposite of what The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo represented, this show represented how children should act. They should be open, accepting of their peers, seeking what is on the inside versus what is on the outside. Unlike Saving Faces, it downplayed the role...

19 Oct 2007
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Expectation and the Age of MTV: A New Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

First impressions are unavoidable. From high school to the work place to any social situation, the fantasies of love at first sight and sudden distaste are brought to life through the senses. The key word is unavoidable: as Ann Gazin states in Instructor, “as fallible humans, [it is only]...

19 Oct 2007
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Between Affliction and Alcatraz

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

History is littered by the decaying carcasses of punishment, institutions that will forever be remembered for their severity, even amidst the global hunger for something worse. The tortured ghosts of this nation's blackest memories still walk the halls of Alcatraz. The billowing...

12 Oct 2007
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Touching and Lying: A Christian Dilemma

Essay - 2 pages - Social sciences

Personal space is a very ‘touchy' area for most people and Christians are all the more affected by its presence because God first stated it. In the book of Genesis, God says clearly, “‘you must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch...

09 Oct 2007
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Anthropological Analysis of an Egalitarian Society (The Lahu people)

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

Until recently, according to an innumerable amount of anthropologists and feminists, a gender egalitarian society was simply a utopian ideal (Du, 1-6). It was a concept unattainable to any individual society unless certain concessions were made, such as the view that women and men have...

05 Oct 2007
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Mixed Messages

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

During the 1960's, the civil rights movement swept the nation as African Americans rallied to overcome segregation and bigotry. Although in the long run these activists furthered the constitution's promise of equality, they met strong resistance from the predominantly white majority....

03 Oct 2007
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The Illusion of Civilization and Illusions Within

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

An illusion has the ability to distort the perception about reality. It can be used as a way to disguise something from its true nature. In his work The Future of an Illusion, Sigmund Freud offers an analysis on illusions. He suggests that an illusion is different than an error, because an...

02 Oct 2007
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Love: The key to the Human Soul

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

Love has played a significant role in people's lives since they have been able to acknowledge it. Romance appears in almost all aspects of human life from entertainment to politics to business to children's movies. As soon as children can read, write, speak, and understand the world around them,...

02 Oct 2007
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Who Puts the Food in Your Mouth?

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

“Super Size Me”, rather than being a straightforward example of debauchery, is an allegory for the desperate need to change personal nutrition in America. Morgan Spurlock challenges the limits of obscenity in making “Super Size Me”, in which he goes on a thirty day...

18 Sep 2007
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Atheism

Essay - 2 pages - Social sciences

Atheism is a very unique non- belief system that rejects the existence of any deities or any other religious beliefs. As a result, atheists are commonly thought to be irreligious, and even some other religions such as Buddhism have been thought to be atheistic in nature because of their...

17 Sep 2007
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Out of Africa vs. Multiregional

Essay - 2 pages - Social sciences

One of the biggest debates today in paleoanthropology concerns the origins of modern humans. Before humans evolved into modern form, Homo sapiens populated Africa and the Middle East, Homo erectus lived in Asia, and Neandertals populated Europe. As time went on, this diversity...

22 Aug 2007
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Defining Islam

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

Frederick M. Denny's Islam and the Muslim Community and John Alden Williams's The Word of Islam contain some common concerns. The authors do, however, take different approaches on some topics. They also use vastly different source material. Both books emphasize a certain difference between Muslim...

21 Aug 2007
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American Culture and Code: Technology, Reinforcement, and Collective Perception in Don DeLillo's White Noise

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

DeLillo's White Noise is largely a critique of American culture after World War II and after the popularity of home television in the 1950s. In White Noise, white noise itself has covered up a gaping hole in American culture. The hole is the obtrusive, persistent, and arguably...

18 Aug 2007
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Hunter/Gatherer Generalizations

Essay - 2 pages - Social sciences

Hunter/gatherers are not all alike. They can be very diverse or very similar to one another. For the most part, hunter/gatherers are not solely one “type,” although they often do have a few similar characteristics. Obviously, they are much alike economically...

08 Aug 2007
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Fetal Abuse

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

A human being can be defined as a living thing that has, or can develop, the ability to act or function independently. In the simplest terms possible, it is the state of existing. How do we judge the value of human life? What makes one life more precious than another?...

07 Aug 2007
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The Politics of Liberty

Essay - 2 pages - Social sciences

The new generation of American children is the first in United States history who are expected to live shorter lives than their parent generation. The trend is largely a result of poor health and not projected increases in crime or auto-accidents or some other factor. And the new generation's...

04 Jun 2007
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Cognitive behavioral therapy : an effective treatment for convicted offenders ?

Essay - 13 pages - Social sciences

Cognitive behavioral therapies (CBT) are considered by psychologists to be one of the most efficient ways to change people's behaviors by making them understand how their feelings and behaviors are caused by what they think. The objective of this review is to see whether or not cognitive...

18 May 2007
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"Imagine the subculture of the future"

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

It is hard to determine which subculture is likely to become dominant in the future (or at least very popular), considering the plethora of influences and socioeconomic factors that play a role in the emergence of new subcultural forms. Moreover, no subculture is static: they all...

03 May 2007
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Female infanticide and female feticide

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

Female infanticide and female feticide represent serious social problems in India. However, these issues also create much debate over a woman's right to choose whether or not to have a child. While women in India do have the right to terminate a pregnancy, there are several legal stipulations...

03 May 2007
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Contemporary "Othering"

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

A few weeks ago, I joined a protest on the quad against the “Conservative Coming Out Day”, which was organized by the Orange and Blue Observer and a conservative student group on campus. The conservative group held a “coming out day” because the members say they feel...

03 May 2007
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A New Set of Tools

Essay - 2 pages - Social sciences

In Audre Lorde's article, “The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House”, the title of the article frames her main argument. The motivation for this article was Lorde's experience at a humanities conference, at which she was one of two black women invited to speak. Lorde...

03 May 2007
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Constructing Sex

Essay - 2 pages - Social sciences

The social construction of gender is evident in today's world: girls are given pink clothes, Barbies, and they are encouraged to express their emotions. Young boys on the other hand are told to play sports, and they are reprimanded when they cry or when they express interest in toys...

03 May 2007
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The Ways We "Other"

Essay - 2 pages - Social sciences

Othering occurs every day; sometimes we become so accustomed to it that we cease to notice it or its effects. However, for something so common, othering is surprisingly difficult to define, but we know it when we see it. To me, othering means to exclude someone because of a...

20 Apr 2007
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Divided Against The Self :The ego-dystonic individual as illustrated in Stephen Frear's "Prick up Your Ears" An essay On Erotic Identity, Homosexuality and the Cinema

Essay - 6 pages - Social sciences

Stephen Frear's Prick Up Your Ears (1987) is based upon the life of England's notorious playwright Joe Orton. The film focuses primarily on Joe's 16 year unconventional relationship with Kenneth Halliwell. This relationship shall be used in the analysis that follows as...

31 Oct 2006
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The impact of multiculturalism on the Australian society

Essay - 31 pages - Social sciences

The Austral continent is divided into six States and two Territories. Sydney, the capital of New South Wales is the oldest place where Europeans settled and the biggest Australian city. The bridge of Sydney, “Harbour Bridge” and its Opera are the symbols of the city. In 1911,...

31 Aug 2006
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Is there room, and how much, for immigrants in the European social model?

Essay - 11 pages - Social sciences

Immigration is deeply rooted in the European history. In the post-war times several West European governments - especially in big and devastated countries - resorted to immigration to cope with important needs for labour force the after-reconstruction economic boom. Immigrants, mostly from...