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12 May 2009
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Martin's case

Thesis - 2 pages - Social sciences

It was Sunday afternoon, Martin and his best friend Jonathan was on their way to watch their favorite rugby team, Leeds Rhinos play in the Super League Final. Unfortunately, Martin lost his ticket and was not allowed into the stadium. So, Martin went to the local pub, about 500 meters away to...

12 May 2009
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China and the Western media

Thesis - 4 pages - Social sciences

It's an open secret that the western media will always reflect in negative light what is regarded as unfriendly or threatening by the Western world. It appears that China finds itself in this position. But while it's true that China's media sources are routinely censored and notoriously...

10 May 2009
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Examining crime and its potential causal factors within the United States

Thesis - 10 pages - Social sciences

For centuries, individuals have been attempting to reveal universal trends which universally present themselves in human nature. While much attention has been given to revealing positive human characteristics, even more attention has been given to attempting to remedy its negative elements....

09 May 2009
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A comparison between Edgar Degas and Edward Hopper in their approaches to nudity

Thesis - 4 pages - Social sciences

20th century American art is richer than one assumes. The Ash can school cubism, precionism, biomorphism etc. One of the big movements was regionalism lead by Edward Hopper. But people often forget that Hopper didn't only paint landscapes, street scenes and light but also nudes. Naked women were...

09 May 2009
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Discuss the view of education as sophisticated opium for the masses

Thesis - 4 pages - Social sciences

We will discuss the education under the early Third Republic, and we cannot move away from the context. In 1881 and 1882, when the Ferry's Law was promulgated, the Republic was not comfortably established in France. Monarchists and Bonarpatists were very much present in the country and the...

09 May 2009
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The city and the stake of sustainable development

Thesis - 8 pages - Social sciences

I chose this subject mainly because I am very interested in urbanism. Indeed, I'd like to start a master called ISUR in French, which means: “Ingénieurie des systèmes urbains en réseaux”. It is a special program that allows to work in the urbanism sector in developing countries. It...

09 May 2009
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The national minority of Finland

Thesis - 9 pages - Social sciences

From a foreigner's point of view it was so interesting to learn about the minorities in a country which is not your motherland. Since immigration it is such a touchy issue in France we wanted to know a bit about how Finland copes with it? Thus, we wanted first to deal with that...

08 May 2009
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Is it more interesting to work in France or in Ireland?

Thesis - 7 pages - Social sciences

For a long time Ireland has had a lower level of standard of living, in comparison to the other countries of EU, but this situation will not last long because great economic expansion in Ireland will be followed by emigration of highly skilled migrant workers in all sector and coming from diverse...

08 May 2009
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Is the first job contract the real cause for the 2006 French riots?

Thesis - 5 pages - Social sciences

On August the 5th 1981, President Reagan fired 11,359 striking air traffic controllers who had ignored his order to return to work. It might seem utterly mad to a French audience because since May the 25th 1864, the Loi Ollivier has authorized the "right to be on strike". Indeed, the...

07 May 2009
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Wacquant's contrast of French and American 'ghettoes'

Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

‘The American ghetto is far more closed, penalizing and violent than the decaying French periphery' This introduction by E. Mingione to Wacquant's study summarizes the contrast demonstrated between the ‘Red Belt', that is the French working class cities and the ‘Black Belt'...

07 May 2009
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Southern attitudes towards Northern Ireland

Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

Since the creation of the Republic of Ireland in 1922, the territory of Ireland is divided between two parts. The first one, Northern Ireland, is still taking part of the United Kingdom whereas the Republic of Ireland became an independent state. Since then, there is a constitutional conflict...

07 May 2009
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John Barry, social theory and the environment, London: Routledge, 1999, chap.5 "Gender, the nonhuman world and social thought" & Mary Mellor, "Eco-feminism and environmental ethics: a materialist perspective", in Michael E. Zimmerman (ed.)

Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

The first text, “gender, the nonhuman world and social thought”, presents the concept of eco-feminism by highlighting the links between environment, gender and social theory. The main movements within eco-feminism are explained with both their advantages and limits. The author chose...

05 May 2009
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Exploring the dematerialization of the body: Gender roles in cyberspace - Imagination as resistance or global extensions of consumer capitalism

Thesis - 6 pages - Social sciences

This is a research paper which will investigate the relationship between architectural space, i.e. the home, the work place, the gendered body, in relation to the cyber-body as utopian space or new mechanism of containment and surveillance and re-inscribing of the dominant capitalist ideology....

30 Apr 2009
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Impact of immigrants on Canadian economic development between 1987 and 2007

Thesis - 5 pages - Social sciences

This paper will explore the economic contribution made by immigrants to the Canadian economy over the past 20 years. This period of immigration has been different from the historical patterns of immigration that opened up Canada. Patterns of immigration over the past 20 years have been more to...

30 Apr 2009
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HIV/AIDS and stigma theory: Conceptual understandings and possibilities for intervention using sociological models

Thesis - 6 pages - Social sciences

People with HIV/AIDS face social ostracism and stigmatization, a sociological term used to describe inscribed difference. The way that this is experienced is both subjective and is structurally organized. Difficulties in sociological definitions of stigma, and terminology that is specific enough,...

30 Apr 2009
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Native education in Canada following the residential school era

Thesis - 9 pages - Social sciences

The history of Native-white relations in Canada is historically, colonial in nature and paternalistic in design, and racist.(Miller: 185) In addition, schooling may not be an idealistic location of growth and study but rather as Metis educator Fyre Graveline (1998) contends,...

30 Apr 2009
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The central role of women in food security in Africa

Thesis - 7 pages - Social sciences

This paper will explore the problem of food security in Africa. It will provide a general overview of the problem. Then it will relate the issue to the specific ways in which food security involves women in Africa, as producers and consumers of agricultural products. It will show links between...

30 Apr 2009
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Blame in the Walkerton water tragedy - A systemic problem

Thesis - 5 pages - Social sciences

This paper will present a case study of the Walkerton, Ontario water tragedy. In particular the paper is concerned to analyze what happened to determine guilt. Who is responsible for what was ultimately a preventable toxic contamination of a town's water supply? What does this tell us about the...

30 Apr 2009
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Women in higher education: Exploring historically and in the present, the links between educational achievement, feminism and struggles for workplace equality

Thesis - 8 pages - Social sciences

The continued discrimination against women in higher education, and in the career path after graduation, is the topic of this essay. It is based upon a review of literature covering the subject of women's acceptance into higher education programs, the kinds of programs they excel in, and the...

30 Apr 2009
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Change management - Support for day care workers encountering integration

Thesis - 5 pages - Social sciences

There is a growing acceptance of the need to integrate children with extra support needs into daycare programs, and more and more daycare centers are attempting to integrate these children. To support the daycare workers who must learn to accommodate children with extra support needs, we must...

29 Apr 2009
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Citizenship status, racism, gender and violence: Aboriginal women in Canada, international sex trade - finding the links and associations

Thesis - 9 pages - Social sciences

In the forward to Andrea Smith's (2005) book Conquest. Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide, Winona LaDuke, writing about Native Women's experience in Minnesota, writes that Native women in the state, which borders Manitoba, have a ten-times higher chance of dying a violent death...

29 Apr 2009
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Comparing the response to cholera in Zimbabwe with SARS response in Toronto - Public health systems in crisis

Thesis - 5 pages - Social sciences

This is an article about two diseases: cholera and SARS. Pandemics today potentially can spread from one part of the globe to another. The spread of SARS from Hong Kong where it was first identified and isolated, to Toronto (which was particularly hard hit), in part has to...

29 Apr 2009
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Comparing Italian American immigrant families to black American families: A sociological analysis of the family in America

Thesis - 8 pages - Social sciences

This paper will offer a comparison between African American families and Italian American immigrant families, by exploring family cohesion and identity. What are the ways that the black American family is written about in sociological literature, and how does this differ from the perspective or...

27 Apr 2009
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Resist drug abuse

Thesis - 9 pages - Social sciences

Resist Drug: it is learned that often, young people and adolescents are introduced to drugs by friends or people they admire. In adolescence, the influence of peers is very strong. Thus, for "being in the loop" to be "cool", they commit acts that they would not have committed otherwise. Adults...

27 Apr 2009
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Shape of the Caribbean following emancipation

Thesis - 5 pages - Social sciences

In the Caribbean Diaspora, following the Emancipation from slavery (which took place at different historical moments, depending on the European nation controlling a particular colony) there were attempts to reconfigure the socio-economic, political and cultural landscape of domination that had...

27 Apr 2009
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Globalization, food production and links to obesity

Thesis - 4 pages - Social sciences

This paper will investigate the links between globalization, food production and consumption, and a marked increase in obesity rates in North America in recent decades. (Shaw, 2004; Young, 2004) Phillips (2006) examines the international production, distribution systems and consumption patterns...

26 Apr 2009
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Mary Magdalene: Legend to history

Thesis - 8 pages - Social sciences

In the early centuries of Christian history the circles that led to the development of the official Church focused on her role at the crucifixion and the tomb. She was praised by many of the early group, called the Church Fathers, such as Tertullian of Carthage (ca. 160-225), Origen of Alexandria...

24 Apr 2009
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A call for change : Socio-economic and political causes of the French revolution

Thesis - 5 pages - Social sciences

The French Revolution was a decade of political and social upheaval in France between the years of 1789 and 1799, which affected not only the French society and government, but had considerable repercussions for the rest of Europe as well. The primary changes that occurred as a result of the...

23 Apr 2009
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The Cathars and Mary Magdalene

Thesis - 5 pages - Social sciences

The Cathars were an alternative Christian or semi-Christian group who were condemned as heretics by the Roman Church. They lived and practiced their religion in the Languedoc, an area of what is now southern France, from the tenth through fourteenth centuries. Because the Cathar scriptures were...

22 Apr 2009
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Doomsday cults

Thesis - 5 pages - Social sciences

Of over ten thousand new religious movements across the globe, less than twenty are considered destructive cults. The contemporary definition of cult refers to a relatively small group of people whose religious beliefs and practices depart from the conventional standards of society. Most cults...