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25 Mar 2009
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Reasonable accommodation as outlined by the Canadian Charter of Rights and freedoms, its uses, perception and applicable examples

Thesis - 8 pages - Social sciences

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms was established as a result of the Constitution Act of 1982. Its precursor was the Canadian Bill of Rights, dated 1960. The Charter was enacted to guarantee basic human and civil rights for the people of Canada. The earlier protectionism treaty, the...

25 Mar 2009
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Racism in the census: Effects on the Judicial System

Thesis - 14 pages - Social sciences

What does it mean to be racist? For a person, it would mean having various prejudiced sentiments and a belief that one race is superior to another race. But what does it mean for an institution to be racist? While an institution does not have a personality and is made up...

25 Mar 2009
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Dorothy Day: Catholic Workers and the Vietnam War

Thesis - 6 pages - Social sciences

The United States is often depicted as a giant stew of people: a large mishmash of various heritages, backgrounds, and religions. How then could a tiny band of Roman Catholics affect an entire nation's opinion of the Vietnam War? The Vietnam War was a period of major unrest and public action in...

25 Mar 2009
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Dorothy Day and reinventing the Catholic Worker Family

Thesis - 4 pages - Social sciences

When Dorothy Day began establishing hospitality houses as a branch of the Catholic Worker movement, many of the movement's supporters took care of the houses and lived in them along with the regular borders. Many of the hospitality houses were established in desolate and often dangerous...

24 Mar 2009
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The Nuer tribe

Thesis - 4 pages - Social sciences

The Nuer are a Sudanese tribe that was immortalized through the famous study of Evans-Pritchard and his Nuer trilogy. In her study of the Nuer, Nuer Dilemmas, Sharon Hutchinson continues the story of the Nuer, a people that she meticulously observed and interacted with during the early 1980s, and...

24 Mar 2009
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Geography of milk: Its origin to present

Thesis - 7 pages - Social sciences

When studying the geography of diet, a fascinating topic is milk. Milk is the food that mammals, including humans have as their first food. It is a food for the new eater, a drinkable essence created by a mother for the challenging diet of her young. When our ancestors...

24 Mar 2009
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Freedom of expression and pornography in Canadian Law: An in-depth look

Thesis - 8 pages - Social sciences

Even in a progressive nation like Canada, it can be agreed on by most people that freedom of expression, even though it is a right that we all hold dear, does have its limits. However, the issue that is pertinent, particularly in law, is where this line ought to be drawn. They are...

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,...