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24 Mar 2009
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Child Labor in India: The government's plans & the function of education

Thesis - 7 pages - Social sciences

In the densely-populated poor and developing countries, the problem of child labor is acute. India is no exception. A World Bank Report published in January 2000 has revealed that there are six crore working children in India-the largest in terms of any country in the world....

24 Mar 2009
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Review of Mark Allan Peterson's "Anthropology and Mass communication: Media and myth in the new millennium"

Thesis - 4 pages - Social sciences

The study of anthropology is an interesting one, as it is the study of humanity, but it also has roots in the natural sciences and the humanities. Students of anthropology gain experience through ethnographic investigation, meaning that that use fieldwork to gather information about human...

23 Mar 2009
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The historical and philosophical significance of Locke's personal identity

Thesis - 4 pages - Social sciences

In Book II of An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, John Locke established one of the first methodical treatments of the issue of personal identity as it relates to the realm of philosophy. Reflecting back on Locke's theory, it is clear that his work, while not impenetrable to its...

22 Mar 2009
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Social theory

Thesis - 5 pages - Social sciences

Marx says that capitalism emerged when humans began to produce subsistence. Life was insecure back then as there was no way to accumulate social surplus. It was the agricultural revolution that established the framework needed for class divisions. These divisions were separated...

22 Mar 2009
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Organizational behavior and coordination

Thesis - 6 pages - Social sciences

The study of organizational behavior is one that has changed dramatically over the past few decades. The climate in which organizations and those that manage them operate has become increasingly globalized, and this has had implications for the strategies organizations have had to employ...

22 Mar 2009
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Marx and Weber: The origins of capitalism

Thesis - 4 pages - Social sciences

The realm of social theory is not an easy one to tackle, as it requires one to have significant knowledge of ideas of the past, and the events that helped shape the circumstances that these historical ideas were developed in. For example, when studying contemporary social systems, one...

21 Mar 2009
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The racialization of Canadian "Space"

Thesis - 4 pages - Social sciences

The social fabric of Canadian culture is an interesting one, it is diverse and progressive, and one that people regard as being largely free from racism. For this reason, it is a surprise to Canadians when acts of blatant racism take place anywhere in the country. For example,...

21 Mar 2009
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Consequentialism and social inequality

Thesis - 5 pages - Social sciences

Everybody in society strives to some degree to be good people. However, being a good person does not always come easily. What is a good person anyway? When one begins to think about what needs to be done to be considered a good person, questions begin to arise. The...

21 Mar 2009
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Social science methodology and ethnicity without the group

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

In the realm of social science methodology and race studies, there is a short list of concepts that would appear to be as simple, and even as necessary as the idea of a group. The concept of the group is one that has relevance in a multi-disciplinary framework as it is a core concept for...

21 Mar 2009
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Youth justice and sentencing in Canada

Thesis - 6 pages - Social sciences

The issue of youth justice is an important one, and especially in Canada. This is because youth in Canada commit a proportionately high percentage of the crime in our society. Youth in Canada (aged 12-18) account for 10 percent of the population, but are responsible for 20 percent...

21 Mar 2009
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Pierre Bourdieu and his social theory

Thesis - 5 pages - Social sciences

In the field of contemporary sociology, there are a small number of theorists who have been significant in shaping the field. They were all concerned with creating a multidimensional theory that allows us to understand all aspects of social life. They all attempted, through their...

21 Mar 2009
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Muslim women caught between two cultures

Thesis - 9 pages - Social sciences

The notion of family is one that is important cross-culturally. It fosters a sense of responsibility among its members, and structure that forms the basis of the patriarchal society. Throughout time, and across different cultures, the conception of family has, and is varied, but...

20 Mar 2009
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The business lobby in government and the threat to democracy

Thesis - 4 pages - Social sciences

In political discourse, the term lobbying is often thought of in a negative way. This is because lobbyists have earned themselves a reputation of being untrustworthy and even corrupt. Lobbying in itself is certainly not bad though. When a citizen bumps into their elected...

20 Mar 2009
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Mandatory mediation and incentives to settle

Thesis - 8 pages - Social sciences

Mediation has long been thought of as a more ideal mode of conflict resolution than when the parties involved instigate proceedings against one another. In the adversarial model, conflict-resolution is possible; however it is based largely on a concrete and relevant appraisal of the...

20 Mar 2009
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China's population policy and the gender disparity

Case study - 5 pages - Social sciences

Over the last few centuries, governments have taken an increased interest in the rate of population growth in their nations. The People's Republic of China (PRC) is a nation where population management has been implemented in what can be said to be an extreme way. It is...

18 Mar 2009
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Analyzing the links between disability and child abuse and evaluating the role of Social Services with regards to Disabled Child Protection

Thesis - 21 pages - Social sciences

The protection of children is today a high profile issue, within both the voluntary and statutory sectors, although the abuse of disabled children is a matter that has only recently attracted professional interest. Whilst many people find it difficult to believe that disabled children,...

18 Mar 2009
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The theoretical explanations put forward to explain alcohol dependence: The rationale for prevention programs for hazardous drinkers

Thesis - 6 pages - Social sciences

Although the term “addiction” is still widely used current theorists and scholars are tending to use the term “dependence” in modern research and studies. People can become dependent not only on external substances that are ingested but also to risky behaviors such as...

18 Mar 2009
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Subhas Chandra Bose: Nationalism, Morality and Empire

Thesis - 8 pages - Social sciences

In the 1940's the range of Indian nationalism had reached a full spectrum of discourse previously thought impossible. The British declaration of war on the Axis Powers on India's behalf was followed quickly by a mass resignation of elected Indian National Congress (INC) leaders, and in...

17 Mar 2009
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Catholic workers: The family life

Thesis - 6 pages - Social sciences

Working parents are often faced with the daunting challenge of balancing their time between work and family. As providers, they have to work to support their family, but as parents they have to spend time with their children. Now imagine the plight of Catholic Worker parents. Just how do they...

17 Mar 2009
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Advanced clinical techniques/family centered practice with populations at risk (aging)

Thesis - 5 pages - Social sciences

On April 29, 2006 at about 5:30 a.m., May C. fell in her kitchen in a rural area 10 miles west of Yakima, Washington. As she fell her right leg was thrust back while the rest of her body fell forward, resulting in a compound fracture of her right femur. May called her LifeLine...

12 Mar 2009
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Aboriginal social problems in canada: from an anti-oppressive perspective of social work

Thesis - 6 pages - Social sciences

Social problems are inherent truths within any society. Developed countries have social problems in the same way that developing countries do. However, in many cases in developed countries, the people who live there do not always now that the problem exists, unless in is right in...

12 Mar 2009
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Aboriginal social problems in canada: from an anti-oppressive perspective of social work - published: 12/03/2009

Thesis - 5 pages - Social sciences

Social problems are inherent truths within any society. Developed countries have social problems in the same way that developing countries do. However, in many cases in developed countries, the people who live there do not always now that the problem exists, unless in is right in front of them....

12 Mar 2009
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Rock music in Iran and its impact on youth culture

Thesis - 5 pages - Social sciences

Every weekday in Tehran, it is a common scene to see hundreds of worried relatives and parents flock around one of the government buildings to find out whether or not their children have been arrested for breaking the moral laws of the Islamic state. Armed with cash and real estate deeds,...

12 Mar 2009
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The phenomenon of fandom: Refuting the view that consumers of mass media culture are passive cultural dopes?

Thesis - 4 pages - Social sciences

In the last century television, film and video came to dominate the mass mediated world and increasingly continues to do so today with an abundance of entertainment being brought into the homes of millions of people globally provided by the culture industry. A popular and traditional view of mass...

05 Mar 2009
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Violence against Aboriginal women

Thesis - 5 pages - Social sciences

Violence against women is a persistent and ongoing problem in Canada and around the world. It affects women's social and economic equality, physical and mental health, well-being and economic security. The effects of domestic violence are well-known, and many steps have been taken...

05 Mar 2009
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Analysis of welfare program called Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) using Martin Luther King's perspective

Case study - 6 pages - Social sciences

Examining the federal policy of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families requires considering how TANF works for children who are in poverty because, in order to critically analyze the social policy, it is necessary to examine how it functions and why it is implemented. I think that this,...

05 Mar 2009
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The impact of violence and aggression on Social Workers

Thesis - 7 pages - Social sciences

‘Violence and aggression pose threats to society and individuals at work or outside of work. The cost in terms of disruption, bad image, and absenteeism, and turnover, accidents at work, burnout and compensation are increasingly becoming apparent. Most importantly these threats negatively...

05 Mar 2009
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The process of chemical dependency

Thesis - 8 pages - Social sciences

Peele, Brodsky, and Arnold (1991:133) cited in Dowieko (1993:11) maintain that ‘[addiction] is not an all-or-nothing thing, but a continuum from moderate excess to severe compulsion'. With this citation in mind, I will attempt to discuss both the ‘how' and ‘why' of...

05 Mar 2009
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Quebec as a "distinct society"

Thesis - 5 pages - Social sciences

For as long as Quebec has been a part of Canada, there has always been debate about what their role is in Canadian federalism, but in most cases it has been nothing more than debate and rhetoric on both sides. There have always been, and will always be people in Quebec and in the rest of...

05 Mar 2009
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Five strategy innovations to redefine the debate surrounding baseline national health coverage in the United States

Thesis - 10 pages - Social sciences

Healthcare is the single most pressing domestic issue in American politics. Over 45 million Americans are uninsured; likely twice that are underinsured. 80% of the uninsured are workers, or live in families with workers. Extensive work has documented the market failure related to health...