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23 Apr 2008
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Examining Urban Poverty In Canadian Society

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

Poverty is a problem which is increasing steadily on a global scale. In North America, urban poverty is growing rapidly. Urban Poverty is a term used to describe people living in urban environments whom lack the means required to provide themselves with the basic necessities needed to live...

18 Apr 2008
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Berger and Luckmann propose 3 steps in the social construction of reality

Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

Peter Berger and Thomas Luckmann discuss the social construction of reality in their work, The Social Construction of Reality, published in 1966. Reality, as defined by Berger and Luckmann, is a combination of norms (socially acceptable ways of acting and thinking) and institutionalized objects...

18 Apr 2008
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Sudan: A Sociological Study

Case study - 6 pages - Social sciences

The largest country in Africa, the Republic of Sudan has been the victim of famines, unstable military rule, coup d'etats, violation of human rights issues, and one of the most violent civil wars in the continent. Spanning an area of 2,503,890 sq km with a population of 37, 090, 000 in 2002....

17 Apr 2008
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Challenging Underachievement in Boys: A Critical Review of Unreliable and Misinterpreted Data Collection Methods

Tutorials/exercises - 8 pages - Social sciences

Raising the achievement level of male pupils, especially disadvantaged males, has been a concern of the UK educational system from several years. Many studies have been conducted using various methods and data sources. The following paper is a critical review of "Challenging Underachievement in...

17 Apr 2008
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Networked multiplayer games as a valid means of social interaction

Essay - 2 pages - Social sciences

The question I will endeavour to address is whether network multiplayer capable computer games offer a valid means of social interaction. To satisfactorily address this question, several terms must be defined as they are used in the context of this document. The first issue which...

16 Apr 2008
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Our Generation: Mean or Dazed?: peer pressure and how we respond to it

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

A vast multitude of movies have been made in an attempt to realistically recreate many generations on screen. Almost every generation has had a movie made to express the thoughts of the people within it. After searching several movies, I watched two in order to see which best represents our...

15 Apr 2008
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The Blessed Mother of God: The Virgin Mary's Significance in the Christian World

Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

The Virgin Mary is a significant figure in the Christian religion, with her significance remaining nearly identical throughout the different sects of Christianity. From her Immaculate Conception to her Assumption into Heaven, the mother of God holds many significant values and beliefs to all...

15 Apr 2008
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Rodman's representation of music

Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

Being a UMass student in today's day and age is far different from those who had come before. One of my most apparent and vivid memories of being a freshman four years ago was my discovery of the (now infamous), i2hub. Being an avid record collector (both vinyl and cd form), I at first felt...

19 Feb 2008
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Zen Buddhism and Western Culture: How its practices affect its culture and are mirrored in many Western ideas

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

There has always been a fascination with the contrast between Eastern and Western philosophies, culture and ideas. And nowhere is this fact more prominent than in religion and religious practices. More specifically, the Asian religion of Buddhism, though seeing its tenets blossom...

18 Feb 2008
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The Many Faces of Michel Foucault: An Analysis of the Evolution of his Conception of Identity Formation in the Modern World Through his Life and Works

Essay - 20 pages - Social sciences

Throughout the course of his career as a historian, author, philosopher, and artist, Michel Foucault often shifted directions in his work, reinventing himself in the process and offering little explanation for his decisions to do so. Shortly after the publication of Madness and...

18 Feb 2008
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Education System in Need of Reform in the USA

Essay - 6 pages - Social sciences

New York City epitomizes superiority. Being one of the most renowned cities in the world, it is placed upon a pedestal. People travel here from across the globe for the cuisine, nightlife, and immense culture just to name a few. Another main attribute of the Big Apple is its vast diversity and...

04 Jan 2008
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What is the Type Identity Theory of Physicalism?

Thesis - 4 pages - Social sciences

The type identity theory of physicalism is the idea, as outlined by David Lewis (Journal of Philosophy, 63, pp 17-25), that “every experience is identical with some physical state.” Experiences and states in this sense are to be taken as universals, and not as particulars, which is...

18 Dec 2007
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Correct and Incorrect research Design: How to Supply the Best Results

Tutorials/exercises - 3 pages - Social sciences

In a case study of the mental and physical effects of second-hand smoke on pregnant women, it would be understandably ineffective to use a single test group comprised entirely of women in their second trimester. This is because, when you are performing a case study, you need to be sure that you...

12 Dec 2007
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The effects of fraternities on American history

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

At some point in history, man found a way to bond with his fellow man, in an exclusive grouping system with organization and benefits. Whether it is early man as a clan or primitive humans staying together for safety and food, humans are drawn together because we are naturally social beings. Over...

11 Dec 2007
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Multisource 2

Thesis - 4 pages - Social sciences

Anybody who has seen a domesticated animal wandering through a neighborhood, fallen dead alongside a busy road, or watched as a lost pet notice goes unanswered has witnessed many of the effects of a poor animal shelter system. Those who have adopted a pet out of rescue, or had a pet go missing...

07 Dec 2007
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Sexual Deviance

Thesis - 5 pages - Social sciences

These days it almost seems as though the internet is synonymous with pornography. When the internet is mentioned on television, there is usually pornography displayed or mentioned. One reason why internet pornography is so popular is because the internet provides anonymity to it's...

07 Dec 2007
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Freedom and Women in American Realism

Essay - 2 pages - Social sciences

Freedom is a prevalent theme in a lot of the American realism stories. However, in most of these stories, the focus is on a man's literal quest for freedom. Less common, but not infrequent, is the portrayal a woman struggling for that ideal. The woman's pursuit is more abstract than a man's. They...

07 Dec 2007
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On My Honor

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

The Boy Scouts of America in all forms, across the United States, involve young boys and young adults in a number of healthy and education experiences in their programs. Since the Scouts' founding 1910, the organization has sought to help shape boys into lively and well-rounded adults. The...

03 Dec 2007
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Typical Assimilation?

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

The stereotypes presented in the novel, Typical American by Gish Jen, clearly show a mutual misunderstanding between races. It also illustrates the use of racism as a defense mechanism when new to integration and assimilation. Stereotypes in this story are a sort of segue from an...

27 Nov 2007
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Induced Misunderstanding

Tutorials/exercises - 3 pages - Social sciences

In recent news, Polner writes “Linden Corrica lost his freedom and his life in New York over $10 worth of marijuana.” Corrica is an immigrant who lived in New York with his wife and kids. He was one day caught with a small ten dollar bag of marijuana, and pleaded guilty. He spent 20...

27 Nov 2007
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Student Culture and Michael Moffatt

Essay - 2 pages - Social sciences

Michael Moffatt, author of Coming of Age in New Jersey, performs a study at Rutgers University during the mid 1980's. In hopes of gaining a better understanding of the student culture, Moffatt conceals his anthropologist identity by resembling - in appearance and in manner - a...

04 Nov 2007
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Communication Theory within Interpersonal Communication

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

Hikrokawa and Gouran were two experts on group communication. They figured out the most effective ways that groups communicate and the most practical solutions to everyday group communication, whether in a business environment or a personal relationship. At its core, Functional Perspective on...

04 Nov 2007
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Group Theory and Uncertainty

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

Relationships are still a mystery to many people in many walks of life. Man to woman, woman to woman and man to man. Dating is not just the only form of relationship in question by theorists of communication but all types of friendship are thrown into the controversy as well. In 1973,...

23 Oct 2007
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Domestic Violence

Tutorials/exercises - 2 pages - Social sciences

Domestic and intimate violence is a subject with deep historical roots. It is only recently, however, that an understanding of how much abuse actually takes place has been uncovered. According a report by Huang and Gunn, “The National Violence against Women Prevention Center (NVAA) has...

22 Oct 2007
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Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence

Essay - 2 pages - Social sciences

The concept of Artificial Intelligence has fascinated humans for as long as computers have been around. It should come as no surprise that countless engineers, programmers, and researchers are intensely studying AI in an attempt to create intelligent machines that can mimic human thought and...

22 Oct 2007
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Feminism and Eve

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

Since the dawn of time, women have been fighting for equality. Although it has been a difficult battle, women have come a long way. They are able to vote and make their voices heard. They have careers. Women are becoming more independent and liberated each and every day. Feminism is not just a...

19 Oct 2007
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Plain Sex

Essay - 2 pages - Social sciences

We are all born to love; whether this is a gift or a curse has yet to be decided. In the world of George Orwell's 1984, to love is to commit a crime of treason. On a shallow level, this portion of totalitarianism appears completely unjust. But if one is to look a little deeper, and...

19 Oct 2007
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Ronald McDonald is More President than Bush

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

Throughout history, the global aristocracy has faced only one task more daunting than that of achieving prosperity: the eternal struggle to stand undoubtedly separate from the impoverished, and consequently, to subordinate them. And they have made this separation very clear with the use and abuse...

19 Oct 2007
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Paulie's Sacrifice

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

Homosexuals are not a recent plague, their fight for marriage not a new phenomenon. Gay couples have been seeking this right since the day straight couples were guaranteed it. But the times have changed, and the debate over the issue is no longer unequal; in its continuous strive...

19 Oct 2007
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Let's Talk About Girls: The Negative Impact of Feminism on Modern Society

Essay - 12 pages - Social sciences

On June 28, 1998, Ally McBeal graced the cover of Time magazine; not in the name of television or Hollywood or fashion, but in the name of feminism. According to The American Century Dictionary, feminism is the advocacy of women's rights and sexual equality. So how does an upper-class woman who...