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21 Oct 2009
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Tea ceremony: A history of tea and the tea ceremony

Thesis - 4 pages - Social sciences

The history of tea began in the Pre-Classical period before 618 AD. Myth says that an emperor in ancient China named Shen Nung was the first individual to drink tea (The History of Tea 1). Shen Nung was an herbalist and scientist that required his drinking water to be boiled. This hygienic...

21 Oct 2009
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The problem of increasing tourism in Fulton, Missouri

Thesis - 4 pages - Social sciences

The main source of concern is increasing tourism in Fulton, Missouri. Mikhail Gorbachev's planned speech at the Winston Churchill Memorial at Westminster College in Fulton will officially bring an end to the Cold War. It will also be the anniversary of the 1946 Winston Churchill...

14 Oct 2009
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Food aid, distortion, and the WTO

Thesis - 14 pages - Social sciences

The first of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals is to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger. Specifically, this goal aims to “halve the proportion of people who suffer from hunger. Yet, today 963 million people are hungry. To help fill the apparent void, the international...

12 Oct 2009
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Antidumping - The obstacle in free trade

Thesis - 2 pages - Social sciences

Many countries are hesitant to sign the draft agreement of World Trade Organization. There has been wide spread protests whenever the conference of World Trade Organization is held. Protests are carried out to demand tighter environmental standards for MNC's and developed countries but...

07 Oct 2009
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Cross-culture aspects of play and childhood development models

Thesis - 8 pages - Social sciences

Piaget (1962) described play as imitating and practicing behaviors, oftentimes associated with symbolic . Play happens through the assimilation of facts, events or behaviors, or through the distortion of reality, in order to put reality back together. Sometimes child play involves the...

07 Oct 2009
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Teacher empathy and its impact on bullying in schools

Thesis - 23 pages - Social sciences

Bullying has been a difficult term to define, particularly before state legislatures began to define bullying in precise language for the purpose of law-making. Oftentimes, it was left up to teachers, or individual students, to express their own qualitative and subjective definition of the...

07 Oct 2009
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Understanding epidemiological transition

Thesis - 2 pages - Social sciences

The epidemiological transition, also referred to as the health and mortality transition in our text book, is the change from deaths occurring at young ages because of communicable diseases (or infectious diseases) to deaths occurring at old ages because of degenerative diseases (or noninfectious,...

30 Sep 2009
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Human rights report within Somalia

Thesis - 6 pages - Social sciences

The subject of human rights in the international system is still a relatively new phenomenon, but one that is in dire need of undivided attention. In specificity, the occurrence of human rights violations requires attention and solution. Although there are countless cases of...

30 Sep 2009
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An overview of the African Americans

Thesis - 5 pages - Social sciences

The study of African Americans has been a prominent point of interest since the arrival of blacks in what was to become the United States. Since their arrival to America via the Atlantic Trade, blacks in America have been faced with incredible and often inconceivable challenges in every...

29 Sep 2009
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Why a chewing gum dropped off on the floor constitutes a public nuisance? How could we solve this problem

Thesis - 14 pages - Social sciences

Ecology is today a very important subject in our lifestyle, in the context of sustainability. Pollution has become a scourge and we must find solutions to counter it, but there is one type that doesn't have real and durable solution: the one caused by chewing gum. Chewing gum is present...

25 Sep 2009
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Analysis of the Fundamentalism theory

Thesis - 6 pages - Social sciences

What is fundamentalism? In the 2004 Penguin English Dictionary, fundamentalism is said to be specifically a “belief in the literal truth of the Bible” as well as “a movement in 20th century Protestantism emphasizing this belief.” More generally, fundamentalism is said...

25 Sep 2009
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France and Ireland: Implications of increased immigration on educational systems

Thesis - 15 pages - Social sciences

France and Ireland are two very different European countries. Their citizens speak different languages, eat different foods, yet every four years they both think they have the best soccer team in the World Cup. Aside from these two country's differences, they have one important...

25 Sep 2009
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The Celtic tiger and its impact on life in Ireland

Thesis - 9 pages - Social sciences

While some may say the advancement and growth of technology in Ireland is a more recent development, say within the last decade, it can actually be traced back to the 1950's. Many people still think of Ireland as a group of country farmers and small town people, but it is quite the...

24 Sep 2009
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The four drivers of global warming

Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

Global warming is recognized by scientists and most world governments as a major climate event that is currently happening. There has been much debate about its causes, which come from many factors and not all of which are known. Several major contributing factors have been...

24 Sep 2009
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Irradiated foods: Safe or not?

Thesis - 2 pages - Social sciences

Radiation is used by the food industry to ensure that food is not contaminated by bacteria that will cause it to spoil. Subject of public discussion since the 1980s, the process has become increasingly common in the last decade. Along with this, the public has become...

24 Sep 2009
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Effects of alcoholism

Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

Alcoholism is addiction to alcohol. The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence defines alcoholism as "a chronic disease characterized by impaired control over drinking, preoccupation with the drug alcohol, use of alcohol despite adverse consequences, and distortions in...

24 Sep 2009
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Development of Virginia Slavery

Thesis - 2 pages - Social sciences

A portion of the rationalization of the "peculiar institution" of slavery in colonial America was predicated upon legal argumentation. While complex social, economic and cultural factors also played significant roles in that rationalization, this paper focuses on the legal thought that...

23 Sep 2009
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Parental discourses in sexual education

Thesis - 19 pages - Social sciences

Teen pregnancy is a pressing crisis throughout the world, the United States, and Knox County. A gap in expectations between which topics parents should address and which schools should address may be partially to blame; while most parents believe that they should be the loudest voice in their...

23 Sep 2009
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The internet as a postmodern pastiche

Thesis - 2 pages - Social sciences

The Internet, like postmodernism, is what Berger would call a slippery bar of soap: once you think you've defined it, the definition escapes. It is simultaneously a thing, a place, an idea, a self-sustaining entity, and a tool, existing everywhere and nowhere at the same time and constantly...

23 Sep 2009
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An overview of family planning

Thesis - 6 pages - Social sciences

Knox women will soon have access to more affordable reproductive care near campus, as a new contract is drafted between the college and Family Planning. The new deal is the product of months of administrative confusion and mis-communication. In the past, Knox had an agreement with...

23 Sep 2009
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Tourism at Amana

Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

The cover story of the current issue of Wilkommen, a seasonal guide for tourists visiting the Amana colonies, is titled “Past Shapes Present Amana Colonies.” Turn the page, and the inside cover is a collection of ads for old-timey businesses like the Amana Stone Hearth Bakery and the...

23 Sep 2009
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Dancing rabbit eco-village: The pros and cons of publicity

Thesis - 6 pages - Social sciences

One dilemma that faced intentional communities of the 19th century was balancing the communards' desire for their own, secluded place and their drive to educate the rest of society by example. Dancing Rabbit, an experimental intentional community, is taking a decidedly 21st century approach to...

23 Sep 2009
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Native American identities and adaptations: Identity vs. adaptation: Manoomin and the biotech industry

Thesis - 5 pages - Social sciences

In the migration story of the Anishinaabeg, prophets told the tribe to follow a shell in the sky from near the Pacific Ocean to a land “where the food grows on the water [LaDuke 2007].” There, the Anishinaabeg, named Ojibwe or Chippewa by whites, found manoomin, which the whites named...

23 Sep 2009
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Ways in which the crumbling economy might be endangering Galesburg's social services

Thesis - 4 pages - Social sciences

To explore that idea further, I read “Common Sense and the Collaborative Production of Class” by Celine-Marie Pascale. When I walked into Hulick's office and asked how her job had changed in the wake of the economic downturn, she told me that it really hadn't. Galesburg's social...

23 Sep 2009
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Amy is a fake name. There's probably a dignified way to say that

Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

The rate of sexually transmitted infections in Knox County is getting higher and higher, and the age of those afflicted by them is getting lower and lower, according to the Knox County Health Department - In 2005, 81% of Knox County residents diagnosed with Chlamydia, gonorrhea, and...

23 Sep 2009
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The World is Flat: A review

Book review - 3 pages - Social sciences

Thomas Friedman is, primarily, a columnist for the New York Times. Lately, his newspaper work has focused on the Bush administration and the war in the Middle East. He writes incisive, critical, analytical columns that ask questions about the way our country is handling itself in the rest of the...

23 Sep 2009
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World on fire: A review

Book review - 3 pages - Social sciences

Most reasonably educated, marginally politically aware Americans know by now that the world hates us. It's hard to miss—demonstrations in France, terrorism from the Middle East, and comments made worldwide after September 11 that we “got what we deserved” all point to the fact that...

23 Sep 2009
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Plow creek: Commune or neighborhood?

Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

The Plow Creek community has gone through significant changes in the past 20 years or so. In the 28 years of her residence, Louise Stahnke has seen a lot of them. She saw the shaming and exile of a community leader who, as she put it, abused the “sexual and financial trust” that...

23 Sep 2009
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American marriage and family: The final

Thesis - 2 pages - Social sciences

In “The Mommy Tax,” Ann Crittenden discussed the fact that, unlike countries like France, America has no real infrastructure to protect women workers. While some countries view producing good children as a contribution to the nation, America doesn't measure things that way: France...

22 Sep 2009
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Can society overcome the harsh realities of everyday life over dream-like aspirations to live the perfect life?

Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

Although Grace Metalious seems to mock the town and the people of Peyton Place in the novel, hypocrisy is a theme intended to draw the line between the ideal, seemingly perfect life Americans strive to live in and the reality of the life they face instead. When characters and their actions can...