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02 Oct 2007
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Who Puts the Food in Your Mouth?

Essay - 3 pages - Social, moral & civic education

“Super Size Me”, rather than being a straightforward example of debauchery, is an allegory for the desperate need to change personal nutrition in America. Morgan Spurlock challenges the limits of obscenity in making “Super Size Me”, in which he goes on a thirty day...

18 Sep 2007
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Atheism

Essay - 2 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Atheism is a very unique non- belief system that rejects the existence of any deities or any other religious beliefs. As a result, atheists are commonly thought to be irreligious, and even some other religions such as Buddhism have been thought to be atheistic in nature because of their lack if...

17 Sep 2007
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Out of Africa vs. Multiregional

Essay - 2 pages - Social, moral & civic education

One of the biggest debates today in paleoanthropology concerns the origins of modern humans. Before humans evolved into modern form, Homo sapiens populated Africa and the Middle East, Homo erectus lived in Asia, and Neandertals populated Europe. As time went on, this diversity came to an end...

22 Aug 2007
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Defining Islam

Essay - 3 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Frederick M. Denny's Islam and the Muslim Community and John Alden Williams's The Word of Islam contain some common concerns. The authors do, however, take different approaches on some topics. They also use vastly different source material. Both books emphasize a certain difference between Muslim...

21 Aug 2007
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American Culture and Code: Technology, Reinforcement, and Collective Perception in Don DeLillo's White Noise

Essay - 3 pages - Social, moral & civic education

DeLillo's White Noise is largely a critique of American culture after World War II and after the popularity of home television in the 1950s. In White Noise, white noise itself has covered up a gaping hole in American culture. The hole is the obtrusive, persistent, and arguably natural...

18 Aug 2007
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Hunter/Gatherer Generalizations

Essay - 2 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Hunter/gatherers are not all alike. They can be very diverse or very similar to one another. For the most part, hunter/gatherers are not solely one “type,” although they often do have a few similar characteristics. Obviously, they are much alike economically simply because they use...

08 Aug 2007
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Fetal Abuse

Essay - 4 pages - Social, moral & civic education

A human being can be defined as a living thing that has, or can develop, the ability to act or function independently. In the simplest terms possible, it is the state of existing. How do we judge the value of human life? What makes one life more precious than another? There is great...

07 Aug 2007
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The Politics of Liberty

Essay - 2 pages - Social, moral & civic education

The new generation of American children is the first in United States history who are expected to live shorter lives than their parent generation. The trend is largely a result of poor health and not projected increases in crime or auto-accidents or some other factor. And the new generation's...

04 Jun 2007
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Cognitive behavioral therapy : an effective treatment for convicted offenders ?

Essay - 13 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Cognitive behavioral therapies (CBT) are considered by psychologists to be one of the most efficient ways to change people's behaviors by making them understand how their feelings and behaviors are caused by what they think. The objective of this review is to see whether or not cognitive...

18 May 2007
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"Imagine the subculture of the future"

Essay - 3 pages - Social, moral & civic education

It is hard to determine which subculture is likely to become dominant in the future (or at least very popular), considering the plethora of influences and socioeconomic factors that play a role in the emergence of new subcultural forms. Moreover, no subculture is static: they all evolve and...

03 May 2007
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Female infanticide and female feticide

Essay - 3 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Female infanticide and female feticide represent serious social problems in India. However, these issues also create much debate over a woman's right to choose whether or not to have a child. While women in India do have the right to terminate a pregnancy, there are several legal stipulations...

03 May 2007
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Contemporary "Othering"

Essay - 4 pages - Social, moral & civic education

A few weeks ago, I joined a protest on the quad against the “Conservative Coming Out Day”, which was organized by the Orange and Blue Observer and a conservative student group on campus. The conservative group held a “coming out day” because the members say they feel...

03 May 2007
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A New Set of Tools

Essay - 2 pages - Social, moral & civic education

In Audre Lorde's article, “The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House”, the title of the article frames her main argument. The motivation for this article was Lorde's experience at a humanities conference, at which she was one of two black women invited to speak. Lorde...

03 May 2007
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Deconstructing Society's Rules

Thesis - 3 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Before children are even born, their gender is already being regulated. With the advent of technology, such as the sonogram, parents can learn the sex of their child before its birth. When it is time for the baby shower, if parents choose not to find out the sex of their child, guests must buy...

03 May 2007
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Constructing Sex

Essay - 2 pages - Social, moral & civic education

The social construction of gender is evident in today's world: girls are given pink clothes, Barbies, and they are encouraged to express their emotions. Young boys on the other hand are told to play sports, and they are reprimanded when they cry or when they express interest in toys considered...

03 May 2007
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The Horseman on the roof

Thesis - 3 pages - Social, moral & civic education

The English author, Jane Austen, once said, “In every power, of which taste is the foundation, excellence is pretty fairly divided between the sexes.” Throughout history, certain roles have been assigned to men and women based on what society deems acceptable. Since the beginning of...

03 May 2007
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The "Terms" of Racial Inequality in the United States

Thesis - 3 pages - Social, moral & civic education

“To engage in a serious discussion of race in America, we must begin not with the problems of black people but with the flaws of American society—flaws rooted in historical inequalities and longstanding cultural stereotypes.” (West, p. 6) In the America many people pretend that...

03 May 2007
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Freud's Misinterpretation of Emotions

Thesis - 2 pages - Social, moral & civic education

In the early 20th century Freud asserted revolutionary ideas: he normalized sexuality, and he spoke openly about sexuality with women. Before Freud, women were not viewed as sexual beings; they were mothers, daughters, and wives, but most people did not, or would not, acknowledge that women...

03 May 2007
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The Ways We "Other"

Essay - 2 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Othering occurs every day; sometimes we become so accustomed to it that we cease to notice it or its effects. However, for something so common, othering is surprisingly difficult to define, but we know it when we see it. To me, othering means to exclude someone because of a perceived or real...

03 May 2007
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The Role of Sexuality and Race in This Earth of Mankind

Thesis - 3 pages - Social, moral & civic education

“In the end the issue is always the same: European against Native, against me. Remember this well: It is Europe that swallows up Natives while torturing us sadistically…Eu-r-ope…only their skin is white. Their hearts are full of nothing but hate.” (Toer, This Earth of...

24 Apr 2007
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Scottish Masculinity: Football Fans

Thesis - 6 pages - Social, moral & civic education

“Before the Forty-five, ‘every man was a soldier, who partook of national confidence, and interested himself in national honour. To lose this spirit, is to lose what no small advantage will compensate'” (qtd. in Herman 153). This comment from Samuel Johnson sums up a worry that...

20 Apr 2007
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Divided Against The Self :The ego-dystonic individual as illustrated in Stephen Frear's "Prick up Your Ears" An essay On Erotic Identity, Homosexuality and the Cinema

Essay - 6 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Stephen Frear's Prick Up Your Ears (1987) is based upon the life of England's notorious playwright Joe Orton. The film focuses primarily on Joe's 16 year unconventional relationship with Kenneth Halliwell. This relationship shall be used in the analysis that follows as an...

20 Apr 2007
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The Gender Gap: A Brief Overview of the Theoretical Perspectives On Gender-Related Cognitive Differences

Thesis - 6 pages - Social, moral & civic education

In the fields of mathematics, engineering, and science a gender gap exists. Men still hold the vast majority of professional careers rooted in math and science in industrial countries. In the United States, for example, men account for more than three-quarters of all medical doctors, 90.3...

28 Feb 2007
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Welfare and Ideology by Vic George and Paul Wilding

Book review - 5 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Political debates are often driven by what we call ideology. Nowadays we refer to ideology as a set of values and beliefs which influence individuals, politics, groups or even societies as a whole. The “critique of existing socio-economic systems, […] a view of the world, […] a...

31 Oct 2006
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The impact of multiculturalism on the Australian society

Essay - 31 pages - Social, moral & civic education

The Austral continent is divided into six States and two Territories. Sydney, the capital of New South Wales is the oldest place where Europeans settled and the biggest Australian city. The bridge of Sydney, “Harbour Bridge” and its Opera are the symbols of the city. In 1911, Canberra...

31 Aug 2006
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Is there room, and how much, for immigrants in the European social model?

Essay - 11 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Immigration is deeply rooted in the European history. In the post-war times several West European governments - especially in big and devastated countries - resorted to immigration to cope with important needs for labour force the after-reconstruction economic boom. Immigrants, mostly from...

07 Oct 2004
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Are protestants better capitalists ?

Thesis - 6 pages - Social, moral & civic education

First, we will see that if protestant theology has undoubtedly influenced the early expansion of capitalism in America, it is probably no longer the main factor explaining the important commitment of Protestants to modern capitalism. As an illustration of this fact, we will show that even among...

22 Jan 2004
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The welfare sate - cleavages between Germany and the United Kingdom

Thesis - 8 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Since the comfortable mixture of economic growth and welfare state expansion has come to an end the welfare state has been subjected to a crisis discussion. Its integrative capacity and its ability to compromise different class interests have been doubted. It was assumed that the higher status...

09 May 2002
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How long can the 'Pay As You Go' pensions last? (followed by the case-study of France)

Case study - 8 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Most countries do provide retirement pension schemes within the framework of Pay As You Go pensions. This system however encounters today some unprecedented drawbacks, mainly due to the burden of an ageing population. The future of the retirement system is a real economic concern, not simply a...