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04 Jun 2008
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The Cultural and Social Position of Women in China

Essay - 8 pages - Social sciences

The Westerner's view of Chinese culture is one that is filled with images of the submissive woman. Chinese society is predicated on a purely patriarchal system in which the needs of men remain the principle concern and focus of Chinese society. While it is indeed evident that this type of society...

03 Jun 2008
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Addressing Inferno Canto XIX: Simony and Corruption in the Papacy

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

Dante writes Canto XIX as an indictment of church practices that remove its members from the spiritual sphere and give them too much political power. When corrupt people gain power in the Church, their corruption compromises the Church's status and negatively affects the entire political...

03 Jun 2008
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The feminist movement in the Middle East in comparison to the feminist movement in the U.S

Thesis - 6 pages - Social sciences

The feminist movement in the United States began more than a century ago. Although it was not labeled as such until the late 1950s, a review of women's history in the United States reveals that women have long fought for social, economic and political parity. While the roots of the feminist...

02 Jun 2008
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Social Issues in Computer Technology

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

One issue that Australians will be confronted with in the future is the privacy of the individual, in lieu of the proposal of computerizing personal medical records. Due to the fact that medical records hold highly sensitive information about what are possibly an individual's most intimate...

02 Jun 2008
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Taking the Lid off Jungle Fever: A Content Analysis

Case study - 4 pages - Social sciences

There has been a marked increase in the rate of interracial marriages involving Blacks. In fact, from the 1960 to the 1990 Census, black intermarriages have grown four-fold. It has been surmised that this is brought about by the stronger synthesis between races and the gradual decline in racial...

02 Jun 2008
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Birds of A Feather Suffer Together: Social consequences of suffering in the texts of Pushkin and Avvakum

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

Though some are quick to call Russians a patient, long-suffering folk, the idea of accepting the yoke of life's misfortunes and trudging onward is not characteristic of all Russian literature and history. Characters in Alexander Pushkin's The Captain's Daughter and those in the “Life of...

02 Jun 2008
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Bloodlines and Backgrounds: Heredity vs. Environment in Herodotus' Histories and Xuanzang's Si-Yu-Ki

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

Perhaps the current debate surrounding the importance of genetics and upbringing on behavior is not as “current” as many are apt to believe. Though our society has developed specific jargon to discuss more scientifically the abstract concepts of “genetic predisposition” and...

02 Jun 2008
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Church and Empire: Separate Roles for Separate Institutions

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

Dante's Divine Comedy is a political work as much as it is a religious one. Amongst the imprecations against Florence, the Papacy, and the French monarchy, there is a dominant political philosophy that shapes how Dante characterizes the political bodies that threaten his vision of universal...

30 May 2008
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The connections between the education system and social inequality in contemporary Ireland.

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

The issue we are presented with here is a complex one at the best of times. It brings us back to the dilemma of “which came first - the chicken or the egg?” because while it is widely accepted that the Irish education system may lead to social inequality, I maintain that this...

29 May 2008
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Key Facts about Chronic Illness: Stigma and Coping

Essay - 6 pages - Social sciences

Studies show that there are various illnesses which have been discovered of late and majority of these can be healed through the use of drugs and other hospital treatments. However, there are also those which remain in the body for an uncertain period of time and can only be treated to prevent...

29 May 2008
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Privatization of Social Security: Will it Work?

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

When President Bush revealed his plan to overhaul Social Security in his speech at the Republican convention, it was received with mixed reactions. President Bush wants to overhaul Social Security and put it on sound financial footing. (Christine Dugas, 2004) According to Henry J. Aaron (1999,...

29 May 2008
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Sex Discrimination against Women

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

Women feminists everywhere have been, “shouting for years and are still shouting whenever they hear it said that the subordination of women is caused by the inferiority of our natural capacities.”(Delphy 23). This shows that many women feel as if they are constantly subject to...

27 May 2008
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Hamartia: Of Man And God

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

The human genome has twenty-three pairs of chromosomes, genes of each intricately woven into the fabric of our beings. Their amino acid constituents are programmed to function and because they determine particular characteristics of organisms, they control who we are. Are we thus compelled by...

16 May 2008
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A Review of Same-Sex Family Medicine

Essay - 2 pages - Social sciences

Same-sex couples and families face many additional challenges in the United States, whether it be from cultural views on their lifestyle or any number of legal barriers that interrupt the function of their daily lives. This paper seeks to focus on one particular legal hurdle that homosexual...

13 May 2008
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Violence Is Everywhere

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

Violence is everywhere. People see it in movies featuring Vin Diesel, in many video games, and read about it in books. Many people argue that television should not feature violence since it may affect young children in undesirable ways. Children can grow up to be desensitized to violence and...

13 May 2008
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Digital Masterpieces : Are video games any good?

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

Video games draw plenty of criticism these days. Parents and politicians alike look at video games as a bad thing in society; it's a time sink that prevents families from bonding and schoolwork from getting done, in their eyes. Others view video games as a way to socialize and meet other...

09 May 2008
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The Censorship of Pornography

Case study - 4 pages - Social sciences

Robert Marshall's “Internet Filters Should Be Used to Reduce Access to Internet Pornography” addresses the controversial issues of pornography and Internet censorship simultaneously. Pornography is controversial because of the often graphic nature of the material; and its effect...

08 May 2008
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An Ideological Threat

Essay - 2 pages - Social sciences

Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four examines a society plagued by war, hunger, and ever-present government surveillance. Lack of resources and the prospect of death face all citizens everyday, and yet their ruling body is in no danger of losing its power. This body, the Party, employs bizarre...

07 May 2008
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Rewriting the Future

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

The passage of Exodus 20:5 discusses the inheritance of “the sins of the father laid upon the children,” illustrating the idea that one generation's legacy is often placed on the shoulders of its offspring. Children must learn the ways of the world, that is, become prepared to exist in...

06 May 2008
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THE JUDAS CODE: A Revelation of Moral and Ethical Dilemmas in New Testament Scripture

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

In The Divine Comedy, author Dante Alighieri illustrates “Inferno,” his interpretation of Hell, which is divided into nine distinct “circles,” each designated for a particular severity of sinner. Within the ninth and innermost circle resides Satan, forever trapped inside a...

06 May 2008
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Clash of the Christians: Why Rome's Religious and Social Practices Catalyzed the Christian Explosion in the First Century

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

“Goodness is the only investment that never fails,” once penned poet Henry David Thoreau. Such was a belief of the earliest followers of Christianity, most of whom were disrespected lower-class citizens of the Roman Empire. Christians proclaimed the existence of utopian life after death...

05 May 2008
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Deconstructing the Traditional View of Judas the Betrayer: An Exploration of the Gospel of Judas

Essay - 2 pages - Social sciences

“My god, I'm sick. I've been used and you knew all the time. God I'll never know why you chose me.” The rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar features a torn, confused Judas Iscariot contemplating his suicide shortly after betraying Jesus Christ. These lyrics make it seem like Judas played...

05 May 2008
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Homosexuality in China

Case study - 8 pages - Social sciences

Despite being the most populous and regulated nation in Asia, China still does not have any official statistics on the number of homosexuals in the country. However, unofficial estimates indicate that there may be 20-40 million homosexuals currently living in China. Yet until recently, there was...

05 May 2008
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Political Image and the Public Trust: A Look At Today's Media

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

These days the general population has a plethora of choices as to where they get their news from. With media outlets owned by big business conglomerates, it can be hard to decide what the truth is and what stories have been tweaked to meet the audience's interest. Rupert Murdoch's...

05 May 2008
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Judaism, Christianity and Anti-Semitism

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

Throughout the histories of two of the world's major religions, there has been immense effort to keep separate from one another by focusing on differences rather than similarities. In time Christianity became the oppressor of the religion that gave it life, merely because it could not or refused...

05 May 2008
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The Political Rhetoric of Same-Sex Marriage

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

Same-sex marriage, the notion that two members of the same gender can be joined in a legally recognized union that is the civic basis of marriage, is a hot topic in the United States. The dispute over same-sex marriage has raged for years; the debate reached a fevered pitch after the 2004...

01 May 2008
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Abortion Protestors: Man v. Machine

Case study - 5 pages - Social sciences

In the war waged between abortion-rights activists and anti-abortion protestors, the front lines are often in front of abortion clinics or medical facilities that provide abortions. Since the landmark Roe v. Wade decision in 1973, legal abortion in the United States has been one of the...

29 Apr 2008
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You Have Got To Have Faith

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

Throughout time and across most historical records, people have been asked to have faith in some all-knowing, omnipotent deity in one form or another. Whether snake worship with human sacrifice or God in heaven above, we are all asked to have faith. Who is doing the asking? Well, just about...

28 Apr 2008
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What Sex Should Really Mean in a Relationship

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

I sit and watch my wife, as I often do, when she does not know I am looking at her and me thank God that I am blessed to have a woman who enjoys life. We, like any other couple, have our ups and downs and sometimes the downs outweigh the ups. Nevertheless, I would not trade my marriage for all...

24 Apr 2008
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What are the powerful symbols of rebirth and hope?

Case study - 8 pages - Social sciences

Throughout the course of time and contained within most historical references that discuss, analyze and theorize about ancient as well as modern religions there is almost always a reference to symbols as they relate to the multitude of religions. Specifically, this paper discusses symbols of...