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25 Sep 2008
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Ensemble GREEN: Innovation and preservation in the Los Angeles music culture (A musical ethnography)

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

This analysis of the new music group EnsembleGREEN comes as the result of an in-home interview with director Paul Sherman, e-mail correspondence with other group members, and from a year of becoming familiar with the ensemble's operations. In March of this year I had the opportunity to hear a...

25 Sep 2008
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Charles Sanders Peirce, the fundamental hypothesis

Essay - 6 pages - Social sciences

Peirce's presentation of the fundamental hypothesis centers around his notion of doubt. The hypothesis is fundamentally a scientific one and supports the fact that things exist and have ascertainable causes and consequences. Doubt, for example, arises in the face of...

25 Sep 2008
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Panentheism

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

Panentheism (Latin for “All in God”) posits the view that there is a God who encompasses the Universe but was not completely identical with that said Universe: in other words, that God encompasses the physical Universe, but also transcends it. First coined as a formal name and organized...

15 Sep 2008
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The introduction of Cannabis

Essay - 10 pages - Social sciences

Cannabis Sativa, also known as: Hemp, cannabis hemp, muggles, weed, pot, marijuana, reefer, grass, ganja, bhang, "the kind," dagga, herb, or dank. All of theses refer to the same plant. They refer to a plant so controversial that that it could save your life and jail you at the same time. The...

10 Sep 2008
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The breath of God (Acts 2: 1-12)

Essay - 6 pages - Social sciences

The Jews and all the holy men from all the races in the world residing beneath the heaven were staying in Jerusalem. Once the people were informed of the news about the presence of these holy men in Jerusalem, they gathered together and they set out to the Holy Land. The people who witnessed the...

10 Sep 2008
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Emerson's struggle for self-transcendence

Essay - 8 pages - Social sciences

In his essay "Experience", Ralph Waldo Emerson lays down the essential components of his ascetic, solitary life. His writings are essentially of the existential struggles that he has encountered in living his life. He does not design any sort of moral code or cohesive...

10 Sep 2008
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Youth substance abuse: A comprehensive overview and proposal for National Education Campaign

Essay - 15 pages - Social sciences

The following document represents a comprehensive overview of one of the main societal problems in America today: youth substance abuse. Drug and substance abuse among teenagers is substantial. Among youth age 12 to 17, about 1.1 million meet the diagnostic criteria for dependence on drugs, and...

01 Sep 2008
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The corner meets the school: the inner City's drug culture and its effect on schooling

Essay - 8 pages - Social sciences

“The school system will have taken its shots, tallied its misses, and closed its files, relinquishing any further claim. The corner will have them all.” - Ed Burns, The Corner Many believe that as the margin of social stratification and inequality in our nation widens, the most...

29 Aug 2008
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Human smuggling in Russia and Central Asia

Essay - 10 pages - Social sciences

The UN definition of "trafficking", under the terms of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children (supplementing the 2000 UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime), Article 3(a) states: 'Trafficking in persons'...

20 Aug 2008
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Is there a link between drugs and crime?

Essay - 21 pages - Social sciences

Recent drug policy in the UK has been shaped by the general presumption that drug addiction is a key contributory factor to rising crime. The literature review demonstrates that whilst empirical evidence clearly supports a link between drugs and crime, the use of drugs is one part of a...

12 Aug 2008
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Religious Persecution

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

In recent history, religion has become more tolerated in the world. However, many religions continue to be persecuted for their beliefs despite their popularity throughout the world and despite the injustice of denying this basic civil right of life. People of all races have followed structured...

06 Aug 2008
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Military Extended Child Care Agency (M.E.C.C.A.)

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

The Military Extended Child Care Agency (M.E.C.C.A) is an agency that would be used to assist Soldiers and their family members with extended child care services. Most military child care agencies or centers operating hours are from 5:30 am to 6:00 pm. These hours are not...

04 Aug 2008
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Harakat Al-Maqawama Al-Islamiyya (Hamas): From terrorism to politics

Essay - 6 pages - Social sciences

“Believing in the sacredness of Palestine and its Islamic status, Hamas believes it impermissible under any circumstances to concede any part of Palestine or to recognize the Zionist occupation if it.” (Simon and Stevenson, 2003, p.59) This paper posits that Hamas'...

01 Aug 2008
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The voices and visions of our youth for a better Philadelphia

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

Philadelphia has been inundated with a wave of violence in recent years: youth violence, gun violence, and an increase in homicides. To better understand the concerns our youth have about these issues and to begin to assess the impact of their exposure to such violence, a letter...

01 Aug 2008
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Lula and the myth of the Flying Dutchman: The play written by Amiri Baraka

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

Amiri Baraka's play, Dutchman, is a deeply powerful one act which reflects the racial and societal tensions of the 1960's in the setting of a moving subway car. The interaction between the two main characters, Lula a sinister, white woman and Clay an African American intellectual, illustrates the...

01 Aug 2008
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David, Jesus, Paul, and Plato: The Christian doctrine of the afterlife

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

Within the scheme of contemporary Christian theology, there appears a common theme that the afterlife proposed in the Bible represents simply a doctrine of the immortality of the soul. Critics of this view have suggested that this viewpoint is a result of Platonic philosophy creeping into...

31 Jul 2008
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Integration of music and literacy

Essay - 6 pages - Social sciences

Enacting the fallacious theory of standard-based education reform, the “No Child Left Behind” act has proven severely detrimental to The United States Education System. The staunch ordinance, forcing the state to impose more standardized tests in order to receive necessary...

30 Jul 2008
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Questions: Of God and belief

Essay - 8 pages - Social sciences

Questions, questions… the good disciple is always full of questions. Josef Pieper held that the only true happiness comes from the gradual quenching of the intellect by God's infinitely unwinding mystery. God is somewhat like a riveting, never-ending mystery novel in which...

29 Jul 2008
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Nietzsche's "Life not an argument"

Essay - 6 pages - Social sciences

“The conditions of life might include error,” Nietzsche says, yet without these conditions “no one could endure living” (Williams 117). Though we have forms, rules, and facts, he argues, we've merely invented them to cope with the mysteries of our environment. ...

29 Jul 2008
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Eurocentrism and the noble savage

Essay - 8 pages - Social sciences

Europeans of the fifteenth century undertook a daunting task: to explore the entire world. Looking back on it today, we can see that the sheer size of this venture would naturally impede the flow of accurate information about discoveries of new lands and peoples. Yet, it seems...

28 Jul 2008
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A wife's role in marriage

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

A wife's submission to her husband is important to a successful marriage. When two people are bonded together to form one union, there are bound to be trials and disagreements. However, when there is a head of a household, the marriage runs more smoothly. The man should be the head of the...

27 Jul 2008
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The holy union: Religion and marital conflict

Essay - 7 pages - Social sciences

In a time when conservatives worry that allowing homosexual to marry will destroy the sanctity of marriage and the family, heterosexual Americans are divorcing at a greater rate than ever before. The ratio of divorces to marriages is around 50% , suggesting that half of all...

25 Jul 2008
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Commercialism in music: Sellout, sell-in, or move on?

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

It is hard to make a clear definition of what is artistic, and what is commercial in the world of musical culture. Even more confusing is the concept of “commercial art”, or that art and music for the purpose of commercialism can actually be a genre or specification of a high art. For...

21 Jul 2008
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Comfort women in twentieth-century Asia

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

The concept of profiting off of women's bodies has been around since commerce began. Different cultures have built up different ideologies to justify this act, whether it's for spiritual purposes, economic hardship, privilege of the wealthy or just dominance over females in general....

20 Jul 2008
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Gender wage gap : Why is it that the median male wage earner earns 20% more than the median female worker?

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

The wage gap between men and women is a widely recognized concern in today's society. In this paper I will try to address the main reason for this difference. Why is it that the median male wage earner earns 20% more than the median female worker? While there are many...

20 Jul 2008
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The Emerald Isle bleeds red: Religious violence in Ireland

Essay - 7 pages - Social sciences

To the Western world today, terrorism usually brings to mind some far-flung desert-like country and the people that inhabit it. Sadly, it often brings to mind terms like “Muslim” or “Islam”. When one hears the word terrorism, Ireland is generally not ones first...

20 Jul 2008
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The return of Martin Guerre

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

Davis takes a deep look into the lives of the peasants to probe what drives them and what so eagerly fuels their individualistic desires. Davis also details the life of the peasants in not only one specific place, but also details the customs of numerous places such as Hendaye, Artigat, and the...

20 Jul 2008
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Taixu's revolution

Essay - 6 pages - Social sciences

Early in the 20th Century, China experienced significant political, social and religious upheavals. For the first time in its long history, China was no longer governed by dynastic rulers and the possibility of a republic society emerged. The country and its people were divided when confronted...

20 Jul 2008
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Religion and its problems today

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

Religion is often at odds with differing viewpoints in the modern world. Religion especially conflicts with science and some would say that religion inhibits scientific progress. Religion cannot be blamed for sticking to its dogmatic beliefs and ideals-for what is the purpose of...

17 Jul 2008
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A study into the history of Southern Labor Unions with an emphasis on race and gender

Essay - 7 pages - Social sciences

In David Roediger's Wages of Whiteness, the reader is introduced to the author by an autobiographical introduction that paints the picture of a white adolescent growing up in the turbulent South. The author tells of his experiences with race in a small southern town near St. Louis where locals...