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14 Jul 2009

Interracial dating

Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

Those born in the United States are more open to interracial dating due to acculturation to America's melting pot of standards. This goes hand in hand with the fact that humans prefer what is familiar. According to the Journal of Sex Research, several explanations have been proposed for this...

13 Jul 2009

Suffrage organizations in Canada and the United States

Thesis - 8 pages - Social sciences

The women's suffrage movement was one that held significance all over the world, as many different nations embarked on their own paths toward getting the vote for women. Compared to other English-speaking and industrialized nations like the United States, Canada began its suffrage movement...

13 Jul 2009

The problem of poverty - What is it and how to solve it

Thesis - 4 pages - Social sciences

The study of poverty is an interesting one as it is a broad term and there are many different types of poverty. Within the study of this subject, there are some key points to remember. To begin with, poverty is relative, as it is a concept that very much depends on whom one is surrounded by. If...

13 Jul 2009

Structural social work and social problems like drug use

Thesis - 4 pages - Social sciences

Structural social work has been an emerging practical theory in the field of social work since the 1970s. It grew in response to the supremacy of class analysis as opposed to other structural factors within the field. The theory of structural social work grew as human relations became...

13 Jul 2009

Using structural social work as a means for understanding drug use among Aboriginals in Canada

Thesis - 5 pages - Social sciences

Oppression is something that affects all people within the framework of Western society who are not members of the dominant group. This can include people of color or those with disabilities; those of “other” sexual preferences; and especially the poor. In fact, there are many types of...

13 Jul 2009

Immigrants and consumerism in the city

Thesis - 4 pages - Social sciences

An examination of North American history will reveal that a consumer revolution occurred during the middle of the eighteenth century, and it played a significant role in the growth of society, especially in the United States. This raises the question of how consumerism affected specific social...

13 Jul 2009

The Euthanasia debate in the health care system

Thesis - 5 pages - Social sciences

This debate over the right to die has long been a contentious one, with the focus being on the right that a patient has to control their own body. The question that arises is whether or not life should be preserved at all costs. With regard to this question, there are two polarized opinions; one...

13 Jul 2009

Obesity in North America: Assessing the socioeconomic factors

Thesis - 6 pages - Social sciences

Obesity has become a North American epidemic that is closely associated with the stereotypical overindulgence of western culture. Unfortunately, the prevalence of obesity is on the rise. In fact, “currently, more that half of Canadian adults are obese or overweight (more than 5 million...

13 Jul 2009

Multiculturalism in education

Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

Canadians that live in the country's larger cities are aware of the growing cultural and ethnic diversity that is characterizing our cities. Canada has an aggressive goal of growing its population through immigrants, so this diversity is only going to increase throughout the years. This growing...

13 Jul 2009

Social control theory in criminology

Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

Crime is something that has plagued society since societies have been formed. It is now an ever-present facet of life in modern society. It is not a taboo subject either as crimes and criminals are presented to us on a daily basis through the media, television, films, videos and books. ...

13 Jul 2009

Abolition and emancipation of Caribbean slaves

Thesis - 5 pages - Social sciences

The Caribbean Islands were long associated with the British Empire as they served as significant and lucrative colonies for a long time. The colonization of the Caribbean Islands by the British Empire came in stages as they attempted to create a colony in Guiana in 1604, but it only lasted for a...

13 Jul 2009

Computers as cultural objects

Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

The computer is without a doubt a central to the creation of culture in the twentieth-century (and beyond). Why is it that the computer has become so central to our culture when it is just a tool, or specifically a means for processing and spreading information? It many ways it is just like a...

13 Jul 2009

Mill and free speech

Thesis - 4 pages - Social sciences

In 2005, there was a major controversy concerning a Danish newspaper's publication of several cartons that depicted the Islamic prophet Muhammad. Many (both Muslims and non-Muslims) believed the cartoons were racist. Furthermore, many Muslims believe that any visual depiction of...

13 Jul 2009

Fascism in Hungary and Romania

Thesis - 5 pages - Social sciences

Fascism was a modern political ideology that sought to recreate the social, economic and cultural life of a nation by rooting it on a heightened sense of national belonging or ethnic identity. It is a political ideology that rejects liberal notions of freedom and individual rights, and...

13 Jul 2009

Using social theory to examine social unrest in post-election Iran

Thesis - 4 pages - Social sciences

Religion has played a vital role in the development of civilization across all corners of the globe, and today is no exception. The reality is that much of the most notable events throughout the world's history have been influenced in a significant way by religion of one kind or another. The...

07 Jul 2009

Prevention, treatment and punishment of youth gangs

Thesis - 10 pages - Social sciences

The prevalence of youth gangs is steadily increasing in the United States, with increased gang involvement and violence creating serious implications for both the adolescent population and communities as a whole. An article entitled “Childhood Risk Factors for Adolescent Gang...

07 Jul 2009

It's a Mans' Man's World

Thesis - 6 pages - Social sciences

Taking James Brown's suggestion, I had already “faced the facts” long ago. However, through learning about sexual deviance, gender deviance, and even gender variance, this point seems to have only been underscored even more. I've come to realize just how intricately this has...

07 Jul 2009

Transphobia from transliberators

Thesis - 9 pages - Social sciences

After beginning a course devoted to sexual identities, and seeing the breakdown of each on the syllabus, I noticed one omission from the standard group of letters I'd been accustomed to seeing. There was the ‘L' for lesbian, ‘G' for gay, ‘B' for bisexual, and even a ‘Q' for...

07 Jul 2009

Capital punishment: Is it morally justified?

Thesis - 5 pages - Social sciences

Capital Punishment is defined as “The penalty of death for the commission of a crime.” The history of the first death penalty laws dates all the way back to the Eighteenth Century B.C. King Hammurabi of Babylon was among the first rulers to implement the death penalty...

07 Jul 2009

Education and the disabled

Case study - 18 pages - Social sciences

From everything I have been exposed to this semester I feel that I have a good understanding of what is necessary to achieve excellence in teaching. The teacher must be attentive to the needs of the students, be able to relate to them in some way, be willing to dedicate extra time and...

07 Jul 2009

Social security in America

Thesis - 7 pages - Social sciences

Social Security is one of America's most important and successful programs. It has, since 1935, helped to reduce the poverty rate of those 65 and older drastically, having a greater impact than any other anti-poverty measure. Increasing Social Security expenditures since 1960 have reduced...

07 Jul 2009

An analysis of the policy on AIDS related material

Thesis - 4 pages - Social sciences

The AIDS epidemic has been a fact of life in the United States for over 20 years, yet there is still debate about the origin of this disease and the best ways to combat its spread. Information obtained using the scientific method points to details about the nature of HIV, the virus that...

06 Jul 2009

Rx: The affects of drug abuse

Thesis - 4 pages - Social sciences

At the beginning of the twentieth century, a man named Dr. Knock quoted, “Every well person is a sick person who doesn't know it”, and started luring the people of Saint Maurice into unneeded medical treatment. Ever since then, prescription medications have continued to become...

05 Jul 2009

Poignant prejudice

Thesis - 4 pages - Social sciences

Arthur Schopenhauer, a German philosopher of the late 18th century once said, ?The discovery of truth is prevented more effectively, not by the false appearance things present and which mislead into error, not directly by weakness of the reasoning powers, but by preconceived opinion, by...

05 Jul 2009

The millennium of peace

Thesis - 5 pages - Social sciences

The word millennium comes from the Latin words mille (1000) and annus (year), and means a thousand-year period of time. The word millennium, or its Greek equivalent, does not appear anywhere in the bible, but The Revelation to John mentions a period of time lasting 1,000 years six times in...

04 Jul 2009

Manipulation of surveys: Plasticity and priming responses

Thesis - 4 pages - Social sciences

Philip K. Dick, American science fiction writer, once said, ?The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words.? Although Dick wasn?t talking specifically about surveys, this idea...

04 Jul 2009

Playing into the expectations

Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

Björk Guðmundsdóttir, Icelandic singer-songwriter, once explained, ?There is this stereotype of Icelanders all believing in spirits, and I?ve played up that a bit in interviews? (Bjork Quotes). Although Bjork has recognized that she does this, what about the individuals that subconsciously...

03 Jul 2009

Conk- The fake equalizer

Thesis - 4 pages - Social sciences

African Americans from the 1920's through the 1960's wore a style of hair known as a conk. The conk was is most notable for making the normally kinky hair of the wearer become as straight and smooth as white people's hair. By being black and by logically having black features unique to African...

02 Jul 2009

The history of Vampires

Thesis - 5 pages - Social sciences

The vampire sprang into popularity with the 1897 publications of Bram Stoker's novel, Dracula. The popular imagination was captured by this suave and deadly count, and Dracula eventually became the star of many movies. Reportedly Sherlock Holmes is the only fictional character who has starred in...

27 Jun 2009

Religious and personal development in freemasonry

Thesis - 6 pages - Social sciences

Freemasonry started in the 16th century as an organization for spiritual and personal development for free thinkers. At a time when whole new conceptions of the world were opening up, some people wanted to explore new realms of personal evolution. Freemasonry provided a place for such people to...

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