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15 Jun 2008
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The Cultural and Social Position of Women in Japan

Essay - 7 pages - Social sciences

Introduction Images of women from the Far East are often filled with stereotypes of submissive individuals that consistently capitulate to the needs and desires of men. While this image appears to have some accuracy for describing women of the Far East in the early twentieth century,...

15 Jun 2008
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An analysis of the relative explanatory power of the concept of class compared to two other dimensions of social position

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

This investigation asks us to consider relative explanatory power of the concept of class compared to at least two other dimensions of social position—i.e. race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation or occupation. With this in mind, it seems reasonable to argue that the concept of class must...

15 Jun 2008
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An Examination of Hayakawa's essay entitled "Bilingualism in America"

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

Hayakawa's essay entitled “Bilingualism in America” provides a clearly articulated argument that attempts to demonstrate why current efforts to create bilingualism in the United States are not appropriate for the development of both education and society. Although Hayakawa is himself an...

15 Jun 2008
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Television Taking a Hold

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

The word culture was derived from the Greek word colere, meaning “to cultivate.” Since then several definitions have been developed. A U.N. document in 2002 stated culture as the "set of distinctive spiritual, material, intellectual and emotional features of society or a social group,...

12 Jun 2008
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The Use of Learning Theories for Adult Learners

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

Introduction Over the course of the twentieth century, education and psychology have become substantially intertwined. Researchers examining the applications of psychology have found that this discipline provides a notable method for helping educators understand cognition and the learning...

12 Jun 2008
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Mestizo Democracy

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

Introduction John Francis Burke (2004) in his text Mestizo Democracy argues that as the diversity of the United States increases, changes will occur in the context of democracy. In particular, this author contends that as cultural diversity increases in the United States, the rise of a...

11 Jun 2008
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Toxicity

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

“Americans yearly consume and average of 8 to 15 pounds of chemicals that contribute nothing to the growth or maintenance of body cells” (Bowles 2). Useless and even harmful calories are constantly being consumed in our affluent society. The United States of America has...

11 Jun 2008
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How the mass media influences the global community

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

Over the course of the last three decades, notable changes have taken place in the context of international discourse. Although many of these changes have occurred as the natural result of the evolution of individual countries, overall changes in the international community have been spurred by...

11 Jun 2008
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An investigation into the general issue of censorship on college campuses

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

This issue of censorship is one that continues to promulgate considerable public debate. While some individuals believe that social and government institutions have an obligation to protect the general public from materials that may be harmful or offensive, other individuals firmly believe that...

09 Jun 2008
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Feeding the American Family: Feminism and Food

Essay - 6 pages - Social sciences

Due to the multiplicity of duties and roles families play in American society, women with families face the increasingly difficult task of managing food preparation and providing nutrition for their families at once. Women with full-time careers must both conduct their own lives and care...

09 Jun 2008
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Euthanasia and the Constitutional Concerns it raises

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

The right to life continues to be a significant issue for public debate. Although this issue is one that has been most recently framed in the context of embryonic stem cell research, it is evident that this issue is also encapsulated in the debate over euthanasia or assisted suicide. While many...

06 Jun 2008
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Freedom or Expression or Control?: A Look at Subcultures

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

Subcultures have always been seen as a form expressing individuality, making distinctions between different groups of people, and often as a form of rebellion. Subcultures are defined by style, location, purpose, music, and attitude. Through my studies and primary research...

06 Jun 2008
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Stanford Five-City Project Analysis

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

The connection between risk factors and disease prevention are fundamental to the public health purpose. As the prevalence of cardiovascular disease was rising at alarming rates, public health professionals at Stanford University sought to clarify the most influential risk factors and...

05 Jun 2008
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The Social, Political, and Public Health Development of Tuberculosis

Essay - 8 pages - Social sciences

Tuberculosis has borne an invasive and impressionable mark on public health history. Its presence has influenced the development of medical practice and public health responsibilities, and its impact is still very much felt to this day. Yet the existence of tuberculosis has not...

05 Jun 2008
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Comparing the Public Health Efforts and Impacts among earthquakes in Central and North America

Essay - 6 pages - Social sciences

The earthquakes in El Salvador, Colombia, and Los Angeles produced significant and multidimensional environmental health impacts. Yet the structure of their relief efforts and nature of their impacts on environmental and public health differed substantially from one another....

05 Jun 2008
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Political Regimes and Healthcare Reform in Latin America

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

Latin American states have and continue to experience a diverse spectrum of political regimes. These shifts in political organization resonate throughout all aspects of a country's social and economic profile, with health status and care being no exception. Health systems develop...

05 Jun 2008
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Conservative Parents and Conservative Condom Usage

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

Condoms offer effective protection against the most serious sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and they are also probably the most accessible form of contraception for adolescents and younger adults (Katherine Dexter 2004). In 2000, almost half of all new STI infections were among...

05 Jun 2008
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A Differently Constituted Society

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

One of the few times Mary Wollstonecraft advocates an actual legal right for women in A Vindication of the Rights of Woman is when she says that a man who seduces a woman must be “legally obliged to maintain the woman and her children … And this law should remain in force as long as the...

04 Jun 2008
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Comparison and Contrast Between Two Different Theoretical Frameworks of Family: Dual Employed Parents and Multicultural Families

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

Throughout the course of the twentieth century, the breadwinner/homemaker model of family structure has pervaded both cultural and sociological discourse. Interestingly, however research now demonstrates that this model is not as typical as what many laymen believe. This “realization”...

04 Jun 2008
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Elaboration likelihood model

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

The American media has become quite adept at attracting the attention of consumers. Although many of the methods used to capture attention appear to be random to the laymen, in actuality, there are a host of theories that are used in an effort to motivate and persuade the observer into taking...

04 Jun 2008
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The Cultural and Social Position of Women in China

Essay - 8 pages - Social sciences

The Westerner's view of Chinese culture is one that is filled with images of the submissive woman. Chinese society is predicated on a purely patriarchal system in which the needs of men remain the principle concern and focus of Chinese society. While it is indeed evident that this type of society...

03 Jun 2008
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Addressing Inferno Canto XIX: Simony and Corruption in the Papacy

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

Dante writes Canto XIX as an indictment of church practices that remove its members from the spiritual sphere and give them too much political power. When corrupt people gain power in the Church, their corruption compromises the Church's status and negatively affects the entire political...

02 Jun 2008
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Social Issues in Computer Technology

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

One issue that Australians will be confronted with in the future is the privacy of the individual, in lieu of the proposal of computerizing personal medical records. Due to the fact that medical records hold highly sensitive information about what are possibly an individual's most intimate...

02 Jun 2008
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Birds of A Feather Suffer Together: Social consequences of suffering in the texts of Pushkin and Avvakum

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

Though some are quick to call Russians a patient, long-suffering folk, the idea of accepting the yoke of life's misfortunes and trudging onward is not characteristic of all Russian literature and history. Characters in Alexander Pushkin's The Captain's Daughter and those in the “Life of...

02 Jun 2008
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Bloodlines and Backgrounds: Heredity vs. Environment in Herodotus' Histories and Xuanzang's Si-Yu-Ki

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

Perhaps the current debate surrounding the importance of genetics and upbringing on behavior is not as “current” as many are apt to believe. Though our society has developed specific jargon to discuss more scientifically the abstract concepts of “genetic predisposition” and...

02 Jun 2008
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Church and Empire: Separate Roles for Separate Institutions

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

Dante's Divine Comedy is a political work as much as it is a religious one. Amongst the imprecations against Florence, the Papacy, and the French monarchy, there is a dominant political philosophy that shapes how Dante characterizes the political bodies that threaten his vision of universal...

30 May 2008
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The connections between the education system and social inequality in contemporary Ireland.

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

The issue we are presented with here is a complex one at the best of times. It brings us back to the dilemma of “which came first - the chicken or the egg?” because while it is widely accepted that the Irish education system may lead to social inequality, I maintain that this...

29 May 2008
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Key Facts about Chronic Illness: Stigma and Coping

Essay - 6 pages - Social sciences

Studies show that there are various illnesses which have been discovered of late and majority of these can be healed through the use of drugs and other hospital treatments. However, there are also those which remain in the body for an uncertain period of time and can only be treated to prevent...

29 May 2008
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Privatization of Social Security: Will it Work?

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

When President Bush revealed his plan to overhaul Social Security in his speech at the Republican convention, it was received with mixed reactions. President Bush wants to overhaul Social Security and put it on sound financial footing. (Christine Dugas, 2004) According to Henry J. Aaron (1999,...

29 May 2008
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Sex Discrimination against Women

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

Women feminists everywhere have been, “shouting for years and are still shouting whenever they hear it said that the subordination of women is caused by the inferiority of our natural capacities.”(Delphy 23). This shows that many women feel as if they are constantly subject to...