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31 Jul 2008
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Integration of music and literacy

Essay - 6 pages - Social sciences

Enacting the fallacious theory of standard-based education reform, the “No Child Left Behind” act has proven severely detrimental to The United States Education System. The staunch ordinance, forcing the state to impose more standardized tests in order to receive necessary...

30 Jul 2008
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Questions: Of God and belief

Essay - 8 pages - Social sciences

Questions, questions… the good disciple is always full of questions. Josef Pieper held that the only true happiness comes from the gradual quenching of the intellect by God's infinitely unwinding mystery. God is somewhat like a riveting, never-ending mystery novel in which...

29 Jul 2008
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Nietzsche's "Life not an argument"

Essay - 6 pages - Social sciences

“The conditions of life might include error,” Nietzsche says, yet without these conditions “no one could endure living” (Williams 117). Though we have forms, rules, and facts, he argues, we've merely invented them to cope with the mysteries of our environment. ...

29 Jul 2008
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Eurocentrism and the noble savage

Essay - 8 pages - Social sciences

Europeans of the fifteenth century undertook a daunting task: to explore the entire world. Looking back on it today, we can see that the sheer size of this venture would naturally impede the flow of accurate information about discoveries of new lands and peoples. Yet, it seems...

28 Jul 2008
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A wife's role in marriage

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

A wife's submission to her husband is important to a successful marriage. When two people are bonded together to form one union, there are bound to be trials and disagreements. However, when there is a head of a household, the marriage runs more smoothly. The man should be the head of the...

27 Jul 2008
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The holy union: Religion and marital conflict

Essay - 7 pages - Social sciences

In a time when conservatives worry that allowing homosexual to marry will destroy the sanctity of marriage and the family, heterosexual Americans are divorcing at a greater rate than ever before. The ratio of divorces to marriages is around 50% , suggesting that half of all...

25 Jul 2008
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Commercialism in music: Sellout, sell-in, or move on?

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

It is hard to make a clear definition of what is artistic, and what is commercial in the world of musical culture. Even more confusing is the concept of “commercial art”, or that art and music for the purpose of commercialism can actually be a genre or specification of a high art. For...

21 Jul 2008
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Comfort women in twentieth-century Asia

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

The concept of profiting off of women's bodies has been around since commerce began. Different cultures have built up different ideologies to justify this act, whether it's for spiritual purposes, economic hardship, privilege of the wealthy or just dominance over females in general....

20 Jul 2008
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Gender wage gap : Why is it that the median male wage earner earns 20% more than the median female worker?

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

The wage gap between men and women is a widely recognized concern in today's society. In this paper I will try to address the main reason for this difference. Why is it that the median male wage earner earns 20% more than the median female worker? While there are many...

20 Jul 2008
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The Emerald Isle bleeds red: Religious violence in Ireland

Essay - 7 pages - Social sciences

To the Western world today, terrorism usually brings to mind some far-flung desert-like country and the people that inhabit it. Sadly, it often brings to mind terms like “Muslim” or “Islam”. When one hears the word terrorism, Ireland is generally not ones first...

20 Jul 2008
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The return of Martin Guerre

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

Davis takes a deep look into the lives of the peasants to probe what drives them and what so eagerly fuels their individualistic desires. Davis also details the life of the peasants in not only one specific place, but also details the customs of numerous places such as Hendaye, Artigat, and the...

20 Jul 2008
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Taixu's revolution

Essay - 6 pages - Social sciences

Early in the 20th Century, China experienced significant political, social and religious upheavals. For the first time in its long history, China was no longer governed by dynastic rulers and the possibility of a republic society emerged. The country and its people were divided when confronted...

20 Jul 2008
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Religion and its problems today

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

Religion is often at odds with differing viewpoints in the modern world. Religion especially conflicts with science and some would say that religion inhibits scientific progress. Religion cannot be blamed for sticking to its dogmatic beliefs and ideals-for what is the purpose of...

17 Jul 2008
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Adolescent substance abuse among Hispanic, African American, and Caucasian populations

Tutorials/exercises - 5 pages - Social sciences

Substance abuse has been a significant problem for adolescents in recent years, prompting many community programs for awareness, prevention, and treatment. In a recent survey of nearly 50,000 U.S. students, nearly 50% of high school seniors and 20% of eighth graders reported having used marijuana...

17 Jul 2008
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A study into the history of Southern Labor Unions with an emphasis on race and gender

Essay - 7 pages - Social sciences

In David Roediger's Wages of Whiteness, the reader is introduced to the author by an autobiographical introduction that paints the picture of a white adolescent growing up in the turbulent South. The author tells of his experiences with race in a small southern town near St. Louis where locals...

15 Jul 2008
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The literary expansion of Islam

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

Editor G.E. von Grunebaum captures the crux of the Islamic expansion by stating that “the civilization demonstrates its richness by being accessible from more than one vantage point” (1). In the process of examining the culture's overall effect, an aspect of Islam's...

15 Jul 2008
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The contributions of Buddhism

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

During an “Axial Age” of idealistic creativity, Buddhism emerged as a mystical guide to escape the mundane rituals of the physical world (8 January 2008). Founded by Siddhartha Gautama, the nature of Buddhism transposes Enlightenment against the social conventions of traditional...

15 Jul 2008
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Social reaction (labeling) theory

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

The social reaction, or labeling theory as it is sometimes known, evolved over time from as early as 1938 (Wellford, 1975). Basically it states that as a person commits a crime, they will receive the label of “criminal”. When a person is labeled as such by society, they are likely to...

15 Jul 2008
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African American family: The two models of such families

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

This essay aims to reinforce both afrocentric and revisionist models of the African-American family. An integral part of this argument will be to deny cultural deficit theory, and instead to focus on how African cultures blended together with each other and simultaneously adapted to New...

15 Jul 2008
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African American families and military service

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

Considering that African-Americans have been soldiers in every war that the U.S. has ever fought, it should be no surprise that sociologists take great interest in the relationship between the U.S. military and the African-American Family (Billingsley 1992). Following Allen's theoretical...

14 Jul 2008
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Muslim view of homosexuality

Essay - 6 pages - Social sciences

The question of homosexuality has been an on-going debate in the last couple of decades, with each religion, ethnic group, and culture expressing their own opinions on the matter. Like the Bible in Christianity, the Qu'ran in Islam can be vague and is interpreted differently depending on...

10 Jul 2008
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Ethnicity, identity, unanimity, and garvey

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

For centuries, people of African descent have faced systems of racial discrimination and stratification that have affected their life chances. Regardless of class, gender, ethnicity, education, or nationality, these systems have mostly effected the socioeconomic position of Blacks in...

09 Jul 2008
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A descriptive study on the job satisfaction of correctional officers

Tutorials/exercises - 5 pages - Social sciences

It must be conventional knowledge to assume that staying in an environment where individuals charged of different crimes, from the simplest to the most heinous, is somehow risky and hazardous. While this might be true for all inmates staying in the same cell, this may also pose dangers to the...

08 Jul 2008
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A public speaking guide and workshop

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

An absolutely critical element of any presentation is maintaining professionalism. This encompasses many aspects of a speaker's behavior and appearance. One very important and often ignored aspect of professionalism is maintaining a professional appearance. The first thing...

08 Jul 2008
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The problems that can arise in the context of creating an employee training and development program for a metropolitan police department

Essay - 6 pages - Social sciences

Training and development in the organization is an issue of critical concern for both managers and leaders. Sarvadi (2005) argues that training is essential for an organization because, “Your employees are the ones that produce, refine, protect, deliver and manage your products or services...

07 Jul 2008
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The media's impact on women's body image

Essay - 6 pages - Social sciences

Mass media has a powerful impact on almost very aspect of social discourse. Mass media has been noted to shape opinion and culture in a myriad of ways. Despite this realization, however, one does not need to look far to see that the dynamic interaction that takes place between the public and the...

07 Jul 2008
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The impact of globalisation on the Aviation industry

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

Corporate social responsibility or CSR has become an imperative for modern organizations. Although companies are expected to develop and implement formal policies that ensure that they are contributing to the communities in which they operate, the development and proliferation of globalization...

07 Jul 2008
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Douglas and Stowe's work to examine some of the individual differences in experiences with slavery

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

Critically reviewing the historical monographs that have been produced during the time of slavery, it is evident that both The Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglas by Frederick Douglas and Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe are among the most notable works to have been produced...

07 Jul 2008
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How the Chinese government's control of the media impacts Chinese society

Essay - 7 pages - Social sciences

Introduction The role of modern media in Western culture had been well examined by social scientists. Media in this culture has been used to entertain, inform and, perhaps most importantly, persuade. While the pervasive presence of the media in Western culture may lead one to believe that this...

03 Jul 2008
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The role of technology in cyborg feminism

Essay - 7 pages - Social sciences

Donna Haraway, in ‘A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century” casts the role of ‘technology' in two opposing lights: on the one hand, technology is seen as something women should (indeed must) embrace as a motivator for political...