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28 Feb 2010

How should today's youth combat negative moral influences?

Thesis - 2 pages - Social sciences

According to the Microsoft Encarta (2006), the term morality refers to standards of conduct that are generally accepted as right or proper. People learn how to differentiate these concepts at a very early age- through the process of socialization. However, a degradation of proper societal values...

28 Feb 2010

Victims of violent crimes

Thesis - 2 pages - Social sciences

In terms of the monetary cost of violent crime to society, there was a total economic loss of $1.1 billion in 2004 (NCVRW, 2007). If one was to consider the total victim compensation payments, fifty-three percent of the total goes towards medical expenses; nineteen percent of the total was...

28 Feb 2010

How offenders and their families deal with imprisonment and reentry

Thesis - 2 pages - Social sciences

More than half of America's inmates are parents of young children; thus, children are the most severely affected family member in such situations (Travis, et al. 2005). Many of these parents are repeat offenders which results in a very unstable relationship and overall life for young children...

25 Feb 2010

The Fair family: Nursing, healthcare and ethics

Thesis - 7 pages - Social sciences

The factual scenario raises complex issues pertaining to ethical and legal considerations with regard to the rights of Mr Fair and his daughter. As an initial observation, patient autonomy and consent will be a central factor in determining the appropriate course of action and from a nursing...

25 Feb 2010

The roles of Africans in the transatlantic slave trade

Thesis - 5 pages - Social sciences

It is estimated that the transatlantic slave trade resulted in a human loss of approximately 30 million to 20 million and whilst the role of European traders in the slave trade is well documented; the role of African rulers in the transatlantic slave trade has remained controversial amongst the...

25 Feb 2010

The historiography of cosmopolitanism in Bombay (Mumbai)

Thesis - 4 pages - Social sciences

The concept of cosmopolitanism in Bombay is commonly associated with communal tension, religious tolerance and violence to point to a post-colonial decline of cosmopolitanism as crystallized by the riots of the 1990s . However, MacFarlane posits that “claims that the city has...

25 Feb 2010

The role of women in the Luke Acts

Thesis - 6 pages - Social sciences

Luke's Gospel has been the subject of much critical debate and biblical criticism with regard to the role of women. The polarized debate pits academics who argue that the representation of women by Luke is solely to highlight the role of man against those who cite the Gospel as evidence of a...

25 Feb 2010

Types of asanas in yoga

Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

According to patanjali's schedule of Astanga Yoga Asana is placed as third step in the practice of Yoga but in the Dhyana bindu and Yoga Chudamani Upanishad Asanas is placed as first step because Yama and Niyama have been considered as the prerequisite of the practice of Yoga. In past...

25 Feb 2010

Tips on photographing children

Thesis - 2 pages - Social sciences

Taking pictures of children, irrespective of their age is a complex and a fascinating subject. It is a subject that is challenging as well as frustrating, both for the heart and imagination of the photographer. The results can be very amusing, rewarding, disappointing but never for a moment...

24 Feb 2010

Teacher's migration in the Philippines

Thesis - 6 pages - Social sciences

The proliferation of skilled persons' migration in recent years has led to liberalized immigration policies vis-à-vis highly skilled professionals from developing countries. However, the resultant effect of this is to trigger an exodus of skilled personnel in developing countries, with the large...

24 Feb 2010

The talk show in relation to the free and democratic debate of the public sphere

Thesis - 7 pages - Social sciences

The materialization of mainstream broadcast television in the 1950s and the emergence of omnipresent dissemination of the format in the 1960s arguably blurred the traditional distinction between the personal and political by “producing a public sphere in which social questions are understood...

24 Feb 2010

Amish may be good Neighbors, but not their horses

Thesis - 2 pages - Social sciences

-English pop in small town of Loyal, WI, take issue with Amish's effects on road: presence on high-traffic roads, manure on roads and hitching posts -issue resurfacing after 3yr old agreement: no city requirement of diapers in exchange for Amish cleanups and nonuse of major roads -Amish important...

24 Feb 2010

What would Weber say?

Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

LOYAL, Wisconsin - Horse manure is the main concern of the non-Amish, or who the Amish call the “English,” population. Many Amish commuters that travel to town via horse and buggy have lately failed to clean up their horse droppings. The Amish use the banks and stores of...

24 Feb 2010

Brown v. board of education

Thesis - 2 pages - Social sciences

In keeping with the theme of examining national mythologies, we should look at Brown v. Board of Education with a critical eye. By and large, our society accepts the idea that racial segregation in schools are inherently unequal, that is, the end result will be disparate even with equal...

24 Feb 2010

What would Durkheim say?

Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

ROANOKE, Virginia - The town is experiencing a divorce rate about twice as high as the national average, and is taking action to reduce the problems that result within the family. Due in large part to a suffering local economy, shifting cultural views towards marriage, and increased...

24 Feb 2010

Much ado about incest taboo

Thesis - 2 pages - Social sciences

As González establishes with extensive detail, there are multiple parallels between two stories, Infante's “The Voice of the Turtle” and the Arawak folktale of Deminán Caracaracol and his brothers, and both imply the incest taboo under the guise of a bestiality taboo story. In...

24 Feb 2010

African American family

Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

This essay aims to reinforce both afrocentric and revisionist models of the African-American family. An integral part of this argument will be to deny cultural deficit theory, and instead to focus on how African cultures blended together with each other and simultaneously adapted to New...

24 Feb 2010

Circumcision and the Sub-Saharan AIDS epidemic

Thesis - 2 pages - Social sciences

On April 7, 2006, I attended the Hopkins All University Seminar on Africa (HAUSA), and was especially interested by the forum and presentations about the African AIDS epidemic. The speakers came from a variety of academic disciplines, including epidemiology, nursing, anthropology, and...

24 Feb 2010

Impact of the Tsunami on Sri Lankan women

Thesis - 2 pages - Social sciences

The devastation caused by the tsunami that struck the Southern, Eastern and Northern borders of Sri Lanka on the chilly morning of 26th December 2005 sails through our hearts even today. Thousands breathed their last breath in the turbulent waters of the tsunami, regardless of age gender or...

24 Feb 2010

Life as a 20-something in New Zealand

Thesis - 4 pages - Social sciences

The New Zealand economy has recently been and continues to be re-structured. The government's goals appear to be to move the country towards industrialization and a place in the global economy. Agriculture continues to be the basis of New Zealand's economy, though this is changing...

24 Feb 2010

Resistance in Southern Europe

Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

Understanding resistance also means asking what constitutes an act of resistance in such regimes. Roseman in particular examines this issue. In "How We Built the Road...", she considers the ways in which Spanish Galicians reconstruct history on a local level (through folklore,...

24 Feb 2010

Russian culture in the new era

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

Around the time of the burgeoning revolutionary government and consciousness in Russia, four thinkers contributed to a debate on culture, religion, art, and the state. In their works, Blok, Lunacharsky, Gershenzon, and Ivanov, all put forth their views on the role of the state and the...

24 Feb 2010

From modernism to post-modernism

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

Weber wrote during the period of Germany's unification and rapid industrial development. He was concerned with the role of the individual within this emerging, increasingly urban society and sought to preserve stability in what was an increasingly socially-stratified state --...

24 Feb 2010

Academic knowledge and power and the social sciences

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

Social science knowledge informs the way in which people interpret their experiences, and can be empowering, as in the case of political and feminist discourses. However, knowledge, employed as discourse, can also be employed in ways that disempower, and this is the focus of much of...

24 Feb 2010

"Love" in Baldwin's 'Another Country'

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

Another Country is concerned with the intersection of race, sexuality, and society. Throughout, its characters struggle and suffer… struggle with “making it” (whether artistically or in the sense of pure survival), struggle in their personal relationships, and suffer the...

24 Feb 2010

News and media in 1776

Thesis - 2 pages - Social sciences

Robert Darnton, in the introduction to his presidential address to the American Historical Association of 1999, speaks of the role of the media and communication systems in the « Old Regime » of France, circa 1750. He argues that the way in which people tend to view the...

24 Feb 2010

McCalls Pumpkin Patch provides family fun and scary spooks

Thesis - 2 pages - Social sciences

About ten years ago Kevin McCall invited his first group of school kids out to the McCall farm for field trips. Today the farm is visited by over 60,000 people to pick pumpkins, go on hay rides, walk through the corn maze and enjoy other activities. The McCall Land & Cattle Co. in...

21 Feb 2010

In defense of food

Presentation - 22 pages - Social sciences

Half of us believe high - calorie foods eaten in small amounts contain more calories than low - calorie foods eaten in much larger amounts. A third of us believe that an absolutely fat free diet is better for us than a diet containing the smallest amount of fat. If you're alone on an island for a...

16 Feb 2010

All my sons and the generation gap

Thesis - 7 pages - Social sciences

The modernism model challenged pre-existing socio-cultural norms and was exemplified by the discussion of social relationships in early twentieth century literature. The concept of modernism developed from refutation of creationism and reinforced self identity and self consciousness as a...

15 Feb 2010

Childhood blood lead level trends

Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

This report discusses the childhood blood lead level trends from the year 2000 to 2008 of children under 6 years of age living in North Dorchester tested will be compared to the data from the children of the same age group with the National data and City of Boston Massachusetts. This is a...