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04 Jul 2009
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

27 Jun 2009
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The history of freemasonry in Europe and America

Thesis - 7 pages - Social sciences

Organizational rules, called Old Charges, from groups or guilds of European stonemasons date back to the thirteenth or fourteenth centuries according to some historians, while others date these guilds as far back as 1057 in Scotland and 1220 in England. The first records of the...

24 Jun 2009
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Economic parallels and self-fulfilling prophecies

Thesis - 4 pages - Social sciences

The American culture has always been utterly and completely obsessed with the economy. It envelops us and constantly pushes itself to the forefront of our thoughts. Unfortunately, we can?t always be perfectly in tune with our economy. When we mess up, the economy falls to its knees and can, with...

23 Jun 2009
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Oppression, as directed toward immigrant and migrant youth

Thesis - 6 pages - Social sciences

Youth develop an understanding of themselves based mainly on their heritage and the cultural circumstances in which they are raised. For immigrant and street youth, this sense of self-understanding is greatly impacted by how others treat them and how society views the community of which they are...

22 Jun 2009
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A review of George Washington's presidency

Thesis - 5 pages - Social sciences

George Washington, born in 1732 into a Virginia planter family, inherited his famous Mt. Vernon estate at the age of 20, and until the outbreak of the American Revolution managed this estate and associated himself with the Virginia House of Burgesses. He was married to a widow, Martha Dandridge...

22 Jun 2009
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Symbols in European myth

Thesis - 5 pages - Social sciences

Pentagrams, or five-pointed stars, are ancient symbols and have been found on broken fragments of pottery in Palestine from around 4000 BCE and in Sumerian excavations from around 2700 BCE. A vase, spindle whorl, and clay tablet with the pentagram dated around 4500?3100 BCE have been...

22 Jun 2009
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Mother Teresa: Controversy and criticism

Thesis - 7 pages - Social sciences

Mother Teresa was a very conservative Catholic for the post-Vatican II twentieth century Church. Though she bowed publicly in obedience to the decisions of the Second Vatican Council, she privately disapproved of priests who did not wear vestments at Mass or nuns and priests who did not wear...

16 Jun 2009
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Customary law and gender renegotiation in Africa

Thesis - 5 pages - Social sciences

The Colonial Period brought various and drastic measures of control to African communities which had previously been autonomous and self-regulated. The creation of colonial governments, institutions and courts brought radical and lasting change to individual lives and African societies as a...

16 Jun 2009
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Predicting future life expectancy using life tables

Case study - 4 pages - Social sciences

Life tables are extremely important. They are not only used to find things like mortality rates, but to also find such rates at different intervals during the individual's life. Agencies, governments, and researchers are expectedly attracted to this knowledge. The four different groups we...

15 Jun 2009
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Social, cultural, and political issues facing modern Israel

Thesis - 5 pages - Social sciences

The 1967 war resulted in a decisive victory for Israel over the combined forces of Egypt, Syria and Jordan. By launching a preemptive air strike, the Israeli Air Force was able to wipe out virtually all of Egypt's air force in one swift, massive attack. This guaranteed Israel air superiority...

05 Jun 2009
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Socio-economic status: An independent risk factor

Thesis - 12 pages - Social sciences

Social inequality on health is well known. The measure of socioeconomic status remains difficult because it is a multidimensional concept that requires the use of multiple indicators. The indicators used to measure social status are education, occupation and income. They each have their...

04 Jun 2009
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The versatility of Islam

Case study - 5 pages - Social sciences

The technique of reproduction detaches the reproduced object from the domain of tradition. By making many reproductions it substitutes a plurality of copies for a unique existence. And in permitting the reproduction to meet the beholder or listener in his own particular situation, it reactivates...

03 Jun 2009
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Women in religion

Case study - 28 pages - Social sciences

The presentation revolves around the roles and positions that women occupy when it comes to religion. Women were not permitted to contribute their unique gifts, skills and talents, even in the midst of the family. The presentation will highlight points like Jesus and how he treated women along...

02 Jun 2009
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The power over and of the media

Thesis - 4 pages - Social sciences

Today we live in an “Age of Information”. The emergence of the internet and the development of media technologies has not only increased the availability of information, but also the speed at which it is distributed. The combination of high-speed and widespread access to information has...

02 Jun 2009
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Manufacturing knowledge: From print to web

Thesis - 8 pages - Social sciences

The Internet has arguably been the most significant aspect of technological, economic and social evolution in the past century. What was limited to being a beneficial component of American national security, has blossomed into the worldwide information super highway and focal point for...

02 Jun 2009
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Africa and the western media

Thesis - 5 pages - Social sciences

Getting the masses in the United States to be concerned about combating global poverty is a difficult task. Generally speaking, we tend to be in denial about the social problems in our own country, preferring to fantasize about the lives of celebrities, and give very little thought to the social...

02 Jun 2009
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Thinking about schools: A philosophical assessment

Thesis - 7 pages - Social sciences

The writing of this paper has been challenging and refreshing at the same time. Socialized as an African American male in this society, carrying a narrative of a troubled youth in school, and trained as a social worker, I have a rare perspective on education in the United States, which happens to...

02 Jun 2009
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Socialization of African American males

Thesis - 8 pages - Social sciences

Was it great anticipation, good construction, chance, or the interplay of all three? Were the forefathers that crafty, or did their evil intentions take on a life of it own? Whatever it may be, the condition that African American males are in today is alarming. African American males...

31 May 2009
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Apocalyptic rhetoric and its effect on religious identity

Case study - 9 pages - Social sciences

Apocalypticism offers a unique rhetoric of violence. Israelite people experienced violence and domination for centuries under the control of Persians, Greeks, Selucids, Ptolemies, and Roman rulers. Israelite identity was challenged under these occupying forces because the God of Israel was a...

31 May 2009
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How socialist feminism in Cuba was restricted by Hegemony

Thesis - 9 pages - Social sciences

Throughout history, subordinate groups in society have accommodated and adjusted to higher authority in order to advance individual rights. More specifically, revolutionary women in Cuba during and after the revolution of 1959 adjusted to the socialist, and later communist ideologies that...

30 May 2009
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Historical preservation of Van Saun County Park

Thesis - 7 pages - Social sciences

Park in Paramus, New Jersey. A decision that leads to action is important because valuable aspects of the Van Saun County Park are being diminished. Changes in the situation are extremely necessary because, especially in Bergen County, individuals continue to use available land to build...

30 May 2009
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Social capital and The Gap, Inc.

Thesis - 6 pages - Social sciences

Social capital lends itself to interpretation. It is an all-encompassing and important concept for viewing present day businesses, economic situations, organizational behavior, politics and even in how self-interest can play out in areas like natural resources or public health. Social networks...

30 May 2009
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Airline safety after September 11th

Thesis - 5 pages - Social sciences

In order to examine the national and New York City-specific changes to air travel that have been put in place after the September 11th, 2001 attacks and then analyze whether or not additional security measures are warranted, it is important to discuss September 11th. From there, it becomes...

30 May 2009
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SWOT Analysis - National Society of the Prevention Cruelty to Children's Online Program

Thesis - 4 pages - Social sciences

The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) is one of Great Britain's largest and most financially successful charities. In many ways, when the NSPCC decided to launch a program for its donors to bank online, it was simultaneously offering too much and asking too...

29 May 2009
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Legends and symbols of Freemasonry

Thesis - 8 pages - Social sciences

Freemasonry has played a significant role in the histories of England and the US. George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and other American notable were Freemasons. Members of the British royal family, aristocracy, and scientific elite have been, and continue to be, Freemasons, while some...

29 May 2009
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The Battle of Armageddon

Thesis - 7 pages - Social sciences

The prophesied battle of Armageddon—to take place sometime near the end of the world—has gripped the imagination of millions of people for at least two millennia, but there is a great deal of confusion about what this battle is, where it is supposed to take place, and who is to fight in...