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12 Jan 2009
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To what extent is the British newspaper market is a pluralist market?

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

According to former MP William Hague, Britain 'has a great and vibrant tradition of a free and pluralist press and media, rich in its diversity and opinions.'(Hague; 2000). It is true that in the past decades, the British newspaper market has always been referred to as being effervescent...

12 Jan 2009
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Communication & youth

Thesis - 6 pages - Social sciences

The media view of youth is hardly encouraging. We read about hoodies, ‘happy slapping', teenage pregnancy, drugs, STDs. And these days too, we find part of the world's youth actively turning themselves into would-be suicide bombers. So, why do we get so obsessed about marketing to them?...

12 Jan 2009
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Children and conflict: Afghan children and post conflict processes

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

Historically, the processes of securing peace, reconciliation and reconstructing a country have neglected the specific needs and rights of children. However, the approach to the role of children in post conflict societies is slowly changing. To ensure the long-term peace, security and development...

09 Jan 2009
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The gay community in the USA: from marginal to mainstream?

Thesis - 14 pages - Social sciences

Today, the concern of minorities' rights is crucial in the United States of America. The rights of the homosexual community represent a wedge issue. The homosexuals, indeed, acquire more and more rights in the United States and this acquirement causes a great debate in the entire country. It...

09 Jan 2009
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Intercultural communication: interaction in a changing world

Essay - 10 pages - Social sciences

When euripides wrote, all is change ; all yields its place and then goes in 422 B.C., he probably did not realize that he would be helping to introduce a book on intercultural communication. Yet, that study of intercultural communication is about change. It is about changes in the world...

09 Jan 2009
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When "just say no" does not work

Thesis - 5 pages - Social sciences

Growing up in a small suburb of Tulsa was an experience one might want to soon forget. I grew up in Glenpool, Oklahoma for the first eighteen years of my life. It was a small, poor suburb with only one school. Despite all the churches in Glenpool, which numbered eleven at...

09 Jan 2009
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The idea of a fundamental agreement between Confucianism and Christianity

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

“After about 400 years of study and research, Confucianism in the West is still a subject which only involves a small group of scholars.” It is more than surprising when we actually realize how wide and deep is the effect of Confucianism on Chinese culture and society. More interesting,...

09 Jan 2009
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Human rights and domestic violence

Thesis - 8 pages - Social sciences

Human Rights Watch has estimated that 12,000 women a year die in Russia because of domestic violence; Human Rights Commission of Pakistan reports close to 80% of women experience domestic violence; 49,280 rapes were reported in South Africa in 1998; and the CDC estimates...

18 Dec 2008
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Review and critique of the social problem solving inventory

Essay - 6 pages - Social sciences

The original Social Problem-Solving Inventory (SPSI) was introduced in 1990 based on theoretical problem-solving models developed by Thomas D'Zurilla and associates throughout the two previous decades. The most current version is the Social Problem-Solving Inventory-Revised (SPSI-R), copyrighted...

09 Dec 2008
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A critical study: Sex workers

Essay - 9 pages - Social sciences

Tania Nicol. Gemma Adams. Anneli Alderton. Annette Nicholis. Paula Clennell. While these names are probably not familiar to you, they are representative of the problems surrounding the commercial sex industry. They were all victims of a spree of brutal murders that took place in December of 2006...

04 Dec 2008
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Postmodernity and determination of death

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

Within nation-state societies, the definition of death becomes a legal concern, with the statutes of the state or the rules of state-approved institutions governing the response technique for the participating citizenry. The transition from embodied person to corpse certainly concerns more than...

04 Dec 2008
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The 'rediscovery' of ethnicity: Theory and analysis

Essay - 9 pages - Social sciences

The end of a millennium provides a rare opportunity to reexamine and assess achievements. In the sociological study of relations between diverse ethnic, racial and minority groups it marks a real, rather than a largely symbolic, watershed. There has been major transformation in the form and...

04 Dec 2008
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The sociology of housing and the housing problem

Essay - 9 pages - Social sciences

At its most elementary level, housing serves as shelter, offering protection against inclement weather and victimization by street crime. Housing fulfils other functions as well. It is typically a significant economic investment, for households as well as builders. Residents also tend to hold...

28 Nov 2008
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Human behavior in the social context

Essay - 7 pages - Social sciences

Humans are a social species. First, we explore the reasons why humans are social beings and briefly consider the broad implications of this characterization. Next, we go somewhat more deeply into the question what it means to be social. In other words, how does an individual function whose...

28 Nov 2008
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The relationship of Science and Religion as seen through the Galileo affair

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

It is true that often the church and science have clashed bitterly, leaving both sides--and the rest of the world--with the sense that there will never be a way to compromise. One of the best examples of this clash was in the 17th century, when Galileo crossed the Catholic Church. Although...

28 Nov 2008
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Political violence in flux: Changes in today's world

Essay - 10 pages - Social sciences

Terrorism has fundamentally changed the nature of international relations as a whole. With the emergence of small, non government organizations (or NGOs) that have the capability to inflict massive amounts of damage to life and property, states as a whole now face a strong challenge to...

28 Nov 2008
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Mendelssohn's 'Elijah': An oratorio for the generations

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

On Wednesday, August 26, 1846, Felix Mendelssohn's revered oratorio, Elijah, was premiered at the Birmingham Music Festival. The work met instant lauds, hailed by the London Times, “Never was there a more complete triumph- never a more thorough and speedy recognition of a great art...

28 Nov 2008
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Menotti: An American Legend

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

Gian Carlo Menotti is often named the premiere American opera composer of the 20th century. Born and raised in Italy, his view is the Italian one, that the theater should entertain, and he has dedicated his life to writing and composing operas in genres from comedy to sentiment, from passionate...

25 Nov 2008
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Speaking of the people: Authenticating representations of Native American culture

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

Archaeologists and Native Americans have an interesting relationship in this present day. They are both contesting for the same properties (except for the “property” of the Native American oral tradition). In this nation of immigrants, Native American culture and peoples...

25 Nov 2008
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Where is My Voice? : An exploration of questions that minority women ask about their identity

Tutorials/exercises - 5 pages - Social sciences

Universal questioning of the roles of sex and gender began centuries ago. Every culture has their expectations and customs. Even in the present-day united states, where freethinking is a familiar attitude, women find themselves in traditional or likely roles. Within the field of...

18 Nov 2008
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Ainu: Spirit of a northern people

Essay - 6 pages - Social sciences

Modern history: that is pretty simple. It is the origins that really trip people up. Perhaps it is the lack of an ancient system of record keeping; perhaps records that existed were destroyed in natural disasters. For all historians know, natural disasters could have wiped out ancient historians...

17 Nov 2008
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Untouchability and societal changes

Essay - 6 pages - Social sciences

How quickly can a prevailing attitude shift? What forces can bring about drastic changes in the structure of a society, and how quickly can that change be enacted? How long does it take for crippling stereotypes to disappear? These questions are central to those marked as untouchables, and to...

17 Nov 2008
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Symbolism in Japanese animation: Neon Genesis Evangelion and its depth of imagery

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

Symbolism has long been a tool employed by authors and directors to fill in the gaps of a story where an explanation would prove unnecessarily wordy or would jeopardize the message's importance. That which is not said, often, is just as important as what actually is. Modern cinema benefits...

17 Nov 2008
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History according to the Slave narratives

Essay - 8 pages - Social sciences

The historical account given firsthand by former enslaved peoples has been called into question on many occasions. It has been suggested that because the narratives of these former slaves are so inconsistent with one another, the resulting history was flawed. The allegations are not without a...

17 Nov 2008
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Africville: The destruction of a community in the name of urban renewal

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

Africville was a black community located on the outskirts of Halifax, built by Loyalist descendants, and destroyed for the sake of urban renewal in the late 1960s. Canada has always prided itself on its race relations, often comparing its own history with that of the United States. However, this...

11 Nov 2008
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A more perfect union: Utopian communities in Tennessee

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

Tennessee has long been regarded by historians as a crossroads of different ideas and people, its unique geographic position separating it from being overly dominated by established traditions for much of its history. It is this unique situation that makes Tennessee a favored home for idealists...

11 Nov 2008
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A study of the beginnings and effects of country clubs in American society

Essay - 6 pages - Social sciences

In today's current society, there is an aspect of social life that is experienced by a portion of those in America's middle and upper classes. This aspect is the country club, which is major part of some American's lives. In present times, such institutions are viewed as places...

11 Nov 2008
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The mysterious history of Scientology

Essay - 6 pages - Social sciences

What is Scientology? The answer is as simple or as complex as the one asking and the one answering wants to make it. Since its creation in 1952, Scientology has been seen by some as a religion, others as a cult, still others as a joke. Is it, as its creator L. Rob Hubbard asserted, a philosophy?...

11 Nov 2008
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Cultural and material remains of the Chiricahua Apache

Essay - 12 pages - Social sciences

The Chiricahua Apache, prior to forced displacement, occupied a broad swath of land surrounding the modern nexus of New Mexico, Arizona, Sonora, and Chihuahua. This traditional territory offered a spectrum of natural environments that varied from mountainous regions to desert environments to...

11 Nov 2008
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Cultural analysis: The Maury Povich show

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

The Maury Povich show is a television programmed that has been syndicated to networks since 1991, hosted by Maury Povich (IMDB). His most popular “theme” of his series is paternity tests for woman, or their man who is involved in a dispute surrounding the baby's father...