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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...

06 Nov 2008
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Religious ambivalence: Geology and the Victorian crisis of faith

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

Edmund Burke wrote, “There is nothing so fatal to religion as indifference.” If religion were the driving force in pre- and early Victorian society, indifference and confusion would have been the contenders of its power. Religion, a societal stabilizer, political voice, and moral...

06 Nov 2008
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Families make a difference

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

Research suggests that adolescent delinquent substance abuse is one of the more prevalent social problems in the United States. I chose this topic because I have seen it among my own peers. Substance abuse is a problem regardless of race, class, ethnicity or gender among adolescents. In a study...

06 Nov 2008
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The origins and functions of religion

Essay - 9 pages - Social sciences

Religion is a subject that has been of constant interest to anthropologists. Before discussing origins, functions and examples of religion however, it is first necessary that we develop a proper definition. For the purpose of this paper I will define religion as a group of beliefs concerning the...

04 Nov 2008
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Religious belief and religious identity as separate forces in politics in the Middle East

Essay - 7 pages - Social sciences

In the debate over slavery that took place in America in the nineteenth century, apologists for both sides appealed to Christianity, the Union's dominant religion, to justify their respective cases. George Armstrong, in his 1857 book The Christian Doctrine of Slavery, stated that, “[I]t...

04 Nov 2008
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Islamic finance and the gates of Ijtihad

Essay - 11 pages - Social sciences

If the sharia comes from God, then how can it change? This question, quite reasonable in itself, misses a large point about the sharia. When the Quran and the Sunna—the sources of the sharia—were compiled soon after Mohammad's death, there was no assumption on the part of Muslim...

31 Oct 2008
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How Jazz Musicians inspired a political re-imagining of America

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

The concept of jazz music being truly American art form is both sadly ironic and inspiringly beautiful. Being that the music itself is a direct product of the black experience in America, it is a national symbol that while challenging the nation has come to define it. As Eric...

31 Oct 2008
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Robert Johnson: A profile

Tutorials/exercises - 10 pages - Social sciences

“America is the land of opportunity.” The saying is a bit cliché, but is it also validated by our plethora of rags to riches stories. John Wayne had a 4 a.m. paper route and delivered groceries after school to help pay the bills. Johnny Cash, born in Arkansas in 1932 to a family...

14 Oct 2008
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A world without Music

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

I walked nervously down a dark, damp, crowded corridor. Condensation, like a light but steady rainfall, dripped from the poorly maintained air conditioning system high above in the ill lit hall way. Unfamiliar faces gazed in my direction with zombie-like indifference as I brushed shoulders,...

06 Oct 2008
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A better look at Islam and Al Qaeda

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

Since the tragic events of September 11, 2001, the words “Muslim” and “Islam” have become synonymous with the feared word “terrorism.” As Americans learned that the enemy was factions of Muslim extremists operating in the Middle East and that they were driven to...

06 Oct 2008
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African American economic growth

Essay - 8 pages - Social sciences

African American community as far as the 1960s has maintained a rich tradition of philanthropy due to the challenges the community faced in the past decades. The resources that contributed to the philanthropic activities include the mutual aid organizations, churches, major political...

01 Oct 2008
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Obesity in children

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

In the year 2002, America watched closely as Samuel Hirsch, a lawyer from the federal court of Manhattan, filed a lawsuit against McDonalds. Hirsch filed a complaint against the famous fast-food chain accusing the company of violating the state of New York consumer fraud statutes by intentionally...

30 Sep 2008
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Secrets uncovered: A textual analysis of the use of rhetorical strategies in Teen E-Zines

Essay - 6 pages - Social sciences

Using specific rhetorical strategies to persuade and inform is a writing technique that has been used for many decades. The art of rhetoric is often taught in higher education, particularly in persuasive writing classes. However, these strategies are not always used to accomplish what many would...

25 Sep 2008
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World cities: The global north and south

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

The 20th century witnessed the pivotal inauguration of Western expansion, also historically known as the Age of Exploration. The Europeans were the first people to manipulate global affairs to a large extent. Consequently, this period of discoveries, occupations, and colonization put forth a...

25 Sep 2008
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Ensemble GREEN: Innovation and preservation in the Los Angeles music culture (A musical ethnography)

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

This analysis of the new music group EnsembleGREEN comes as the result of an in-home interview with director Paul Sherman, e-mail correspondence with other group members, and from a year of becoming familiar with the ensemble's operations. In March of this year I had the opportunity to hear a...

25 Sep 2008
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Charles Sanders Peirce, the fundamental hypothesis

Essay - 6 pages - Social sciences

Peirce's presentation of the fundamental hypothesis centers around his notion of doubt. The hypothesis is fundamentally a scientific one and supports the fact that things exist and have ascertainable causes and consequences. Doubt, for example, arises in the face of...

25 Sep 2008
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Panentheism

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

Panentheism (Latin for “All in God”) posits the view that there is a God who encompasses the Universe but was not completely identical with that said Universe: in other words, that God encompasses the physical Universe, but also transcends it. First coined as a formal name and organized...

15 Sep 2008
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The introduction of Cannabis

Essay - 10 pages - Social sciences

Cannabis Sativa, also known as: Hemp, cannabis hemp, muggles, weed, pot, marijuana, reefer, grass, ganja, bhang, "the kind," dagga, herb, or dank. All of theses refer to the same plant. They refer to a plant so controversial that that it could save your life and jail you at the same time. The...

10 Sep 2008
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The breath of God (Acts 2: 1-12)

Essay - 6 pages - Social sciences

The Jews and all the holy men from all the races in the world residing beneath the heaven were staying in Jerusalem. Once the people were informed of the news about the presence of these holy men in Jerusalem, they gathered together and they set out to the Holy Land. The people who witnessed the...

10 Sep 2008
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Emerson's struggle for self-transcendence

Essay - 8 pages - Social sciences

In his essay "Experience", Ralph Waldo Emerson lays down the essential components of his ascetic, solitary life. His writings are essentially of the existential struggles that he has encountered in living his life. He does not design any sort of moral code or cohesive...

10 Sep 2008
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Youth substance abuse: A comprehensive overview and proposal for National Education Campaign

Essay - 15 pages - Social sciences

The following document represents a comprehensive overview of one of the main societal problems in America today: youth substance abuse. Drug and substance abuse among teenagers is substantial. Among youth age 12 to 17, about 1.1 million meet the diagnostic criteria for dependence on drugs, and...

01 Sep 2008
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The corner meets the school: the inner City's drug culture and its effect on schooling

Essay - 8 pages - Social sciences

“The school system will have taken its shots, tallied its misses, and closed its files, relinquishing any further claim. The corner will have them all.” - Ed Burns, The Corner Many believe that as the margin of social stratification and inequality in our nation widens, the most...

29 Aug 2008
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Human smuggling in Russia and Central Asia

Essay - 10 pages - Social sciences

The UN definition of "trafficking", under the terms of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children (supplementing the 2000 UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime), Article 3(a) states: 'Trafficking in persons'...

20 Aug 2008
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Is there a link between drugs and crime?

Essay - 21 pages - Social sciences

Recent drug policy in the UK has been shaped by the general presumption that drug addiction is a key contributory factor to rising crime. The literature review demonstrates that whilst empirical evidence clearly supports a link between drugs and crime, the use of drugs is one part of a...

12 Aug 2008
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Religious Persecution

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

In recent history, religion has become more tolerated in the world. However, many religions continue to be persecuted for their beliefs despite their popularity throughout the world and despite the injustice of denying this basic civil right of life. People of all races have followed structured...

06 Aug 2008
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Military Extended Child Care Agency (M.E.C.C.A.)

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

The Military Extended Child Care Agency (M.E.C.C.A) is an agency that would be used to assist Soldiers and their family members with extended child care services. Most military child care agencies or centers operating hours are from 5:30 am to 6:00 pm. These hours are not...

04 Aug 2008
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Philadelphia Quakers as an Anti-Racist Organization

Tutorials/exercises - 8 pages - Social sciences

There is no question that Quakers strive for racial justice, for their shared history and social beliefs explicitly call for ongoing anti-racist action. Given Philadelphia Quakers' early influence on U.S. governmental framework and their ongoing reputation for egalitarianism, an...

04 Aug 2008
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Harakat Al-Maqawama Al-Islamiyya (Hamas): From terrorism to politics

Essay - 6 pages - Social sciences

“Believing in the sacredness of Palestine and its Islamic status, Hamas believes it impermissible under any circumstances to concede any part of Palestine or to recognize the Zionist occupation if it.” (Simon and Stevenson, 2003, p.59) This paper posits that Hamas'...

01 Aug 2008
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The voices and visions of our youth for a better Philadelphia

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

Philadelphia has been inundated with a wave of violence in recent years: youth violence, gun violence, and an increase in homicides. To better understand the concerns our youth have about these issues and to begin to assess the impact of their exposure to such violence, a letter...

01 Aug 2008
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Lula and the myth of the Flying Dutchman: The play written by Amiri Baraka

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

Amiri Baraka's play, Dutchman, is a deeply powerful one act which reflects the racial and societal tensions of the 1960's in the setting of a moving subway car. The interaction between the two main characters, Lula a sinister, white woman and Clay an African American intellectual, illustrates the...