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19 Jun 2008
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Anticommunism and Racism: Forging African American Identity in a Binary Mirror

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

Cold War America was a world of binaries. In a quest for patriotism, white United States citizens defined themselves by mirroring against what they were not: they were Capitalist because they were not Communist, heterosexual not homosexual, coupled not single, Americans not Russians. Black...

17 Jun 2008
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The issue of gay or same-sex marriage and the dichotomy that is created in the context of this issue

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

Love, intimacy and marriage are often considered to be private affairs that take place between two individuals. While it is indeed true that love is a private affair, most laymen ignore the political and cultural ramifications that are associated with this issue. For instance, under the basic...

17 Jun 2008
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The entire context of hip-hop culture is not as stereotypical as what is portrayed in the popular media.

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

Over the course of the last three decades, the stratification of society has increased notably. In addition to segregating individuals by gender, age and race society has identified a number of new subcultures that are now an integral part of social discourse. While the development of subcultures...

17 Jun 2008
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How capitalist society created a system of oppression that fostered the growth of black communism

Essay - 8 pages - Social sciences

Critically reviewing the extent of the historical literature presented on black political movements that have taken place in the United States, a precursory overview of the data suggests that little consideration has been given to black political movements when compared to black political...

17 Jun 2008
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Impact of feminism on the ability of women to make notable strides and improvements in certain areas of their lives

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

When the feminist movement formally began in the late 1960s, many women saw the movement as an opportunity to raise the American consciousness about critical issues that had long impacted the ability of women to acquire social, political and economic equality. Although it is evident that feminism...

17 Jun 2008
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Compare and contrast gendered verbal communication and gendered nonverbal communication

Essay - 7 pages - Social sciences

Communication, in its most rudimentary form, has been described as a process whereby a message is sent by one individual and received by another. While this process as described here is quite straightforward overall, the reality is that this process occurs in both a dynamic and mitigated...

17 Jun 2008
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How Adult Children can manage care of their aging parents

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

Aging is a natural and healthy part of the human life cycle. As the number of aged in the United States begins to rapidly increase—as the baby boomer generation begins to reach age 65—it is reasonable to assume that research and information on the process of aging will increase as well....

16 Jun 2008
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African Influence on Jazz

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

The most significant musical influences occurred in the south before the Civil War by African slaves at work. It was the migration of slaves to the south that brought a culture to America based on beats and rhythm as an expression of life. The black tradition moved to America during the course of...

15 Jun 2008
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The Current Status of Women in Algeria

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

Women in the Untied States enjoy a high standard of living that is often unparalleled in the developing world. Although Western women still face challenges when it comes to gender roles and their position in the workplace, the rights that have been granted to women are among the most...

15 Jun 2008
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The development and implications of violence in schools

Essay - 6 pages - Social sciences

In the last 20 years, American public schools have witnessed a drastic increase in the level and severity of school violence. Incidents such as those that took place in Columbine have become more prevalent in schools all across the country. When it comes to school violence, no population or...

15 Jun 2008
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The Cultural and Social Position of Women in Japan

Essay - 7 pages - Social sciences

Introduction Images of women from the Far East are often filled with stereotypes of submissive individuals that consistently capitulate to the needs and desires of men. While this image appears to have some accuracy for describing women of the Far East in the early twentieth century,...

15 Jun 2008
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An analysis of the relative explanatory power of the concept of class compared to two other dimensions of social position

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

This investigation asks us to consider relative explanatory power of the concept of class compared to at least two other dimensions of social position—i.e. race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation or occupation. With this in mind, it seems reasonable to argue that the concept of class must...

15 Jun 2008
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An Examination of Hayakawa's essay entitled "Bilingualism in America"

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

Hayakawa's essay entitled “Bilingualism in America” provides a clearly articulated argument that attempts to demonstrate why current efforts to create bilingualism in the United States are not appropriate for the development of both education and society. Although Hayakawa is himself an...

15 Jun 2008
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Television Taking a Hold

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

The word culture was derived from the Greek word colere, meaning “to cultivate.” Since then several definitions have been developed. A U.N. document in 2002 stated culture as the "set of distinctive spiritual, material, intellectual and emotional features of society or a social group,...

12 Jun 2008
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The Use of Learning Theories for Adult Learners

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

Introduction Over the course of the twentieth century, education and psychology have become substantially intertwined. Researchers examining the applications of psychology have found that this discipline provides a notable method for helping educators understand cognition and the learning...

12 Jun 2008
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Mestizo Democracy

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

Introduction John Francis Burke (2004) in his text Mestizo Democracy argues that as the diversity of the United States increases, changes will occur in the context of democracy. In particular, this author contends that as cultural diversity increases in the United States, the rise of a...

11 Jun 2008
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Toxicity

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

“Americans yearly consume and average of 8 to 15 pounds of chemicals that contribute nothing to the growth or maintenance of body cells” (Bowles 2). Useless and even harmful calories are constantly being consumed in our affluent society. The United States of America has...

11 Jun 2008
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How the mass media influences the global community

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

Over the course of the last three decades, notable changes have taken place in the context of international discourse. Although many of these changes have occurred as the natural result of the evolution of individual countries, overall changes in the international community have been spurred by...

11 Jun 2008
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An investigation into the general issue of censorship on college campuses

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

This issue of censorship is one that continues to promulgate considerable public debate. While some individuals believe that social and government institutions have an obligation to protect the general public from materials that may be harmful or offensive, other individuals firmly believe that...

09 Jun 2008
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Feeding the American Family: Feminism and Food

Essay - 6 pages - Social sciences

Due to the multiplicity of duties and roles families play in American society, women with families face the increasingly difficult task of managing food preparation and providing nutrition for their families at once. Women with full-time careers must both conduct their own lives and care...

09 Jun 2008
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Euthanasia and the Constitutional Concerns it raises

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

The right to life continues to be a significant issue for public debate. Although this issue is one that has been most recently framed in the context of embryonic stem cell research, it is evident that this issue is also encapsulated in the debate over euthanasia or assisted suicide. While many...

06 Jun 2008
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Freedom or Expression or Control?: A Look at Subcultures

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

Subcultures have always been seen as a form expressing individuality, making distinctions between different groups of people, and often as a form of rebellion. Subcultures are defined by style, location, purpose, music, and attitude. Through my studies and primary research...

06 Jun 2008
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Stanford Five-City Project Analysis

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

The connection between risk factors and disease prevention are fundamental to the public health purpose. As the prevalence of cardiovascular disease was rising at alarming rates, public health professionals at Stanford University sought to clarify the most influential risk factors and...

05 Jun 2008
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The Social, Political, and Public Health Development of Tuberculosis

Essay - 8 pages - Social sciences

Tuberculosis has borne an invasive and impressionable mark on public health history. Its presence has influenced the development of medical practice and public health responsibilities, and its impact is still very much felt to this day. Yet the existence of tuberculosis has not...

05 Jun 2008
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Comparing the Public Health Efforts and Impacts among earthquakes in Central and North America

Essay - 6 pages - Social sciences

The earthquakes in El Salvador, Colombia, and Los Angeles produced significant and multidimensional environmental health impacts. Yet the structure of their relief efforts and nature of their impacts on environmental and public health differed substantially from one another....

05 Jun 2008
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Political Regimes and Healthcare Reform in Latin America

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

Latin American states have and continue to experience a diverse spectrum of political regimes. These shifts in political organization resonate throughout all aspects of a country's social and economic profile, with health status and care being no exception. Health systems develop...

05 Jun 2008
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Conservative Parents and Conservative Condom Usage

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

Condoms offer effective protection against the most serious sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and they are also probably the most accessible form of contraception for adolescents and younger adults (Katherine Dexter 2004). In 2000, almost half of all new STI infections were among...

05 Jun 2008
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A Differently Constituted Society

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

One of the few times Mary Wollstonecraft advocates an actual legal right for women in A Vindication of the Rights of Woman is when she says that a man who seduces a woman must be “legally obliged to maintain the woman and her children … And this law should remain in force as long as the...

04 Jun 2008
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Comparison and Contrast Between Two Different Theoretical Frameworks of Family: Dual Employed Parents and Multicultural Families

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

Throughout the course of the twentieth century, the breadwinner/homemaker model of family structure has pervaded both cultural and sociological discourse. Interestingly, however research now demonstrates that this model is not as typical as what many laymen believe. This “realization”...

04 Jun 2008
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Elaboration likelihood model

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

The American media has become quite adept at attracting the attention of consumers. Although many of the methods used to capture attention appear to be random to the laymen, in actuality, there are a host of theories that are used in an effort to motivate and persuade the observer into taking...