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12 Jan 2009
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Is it conceivable that you might survive the death of your body?

Thesis - 4 pages - Social sciences

If somebody thinks thoroughly about life, he will naturally come across the thought of death. We see death as a natural consequence of life. Everyone is not agreeing on the meaning of death though. Some see it as the end of everything, a total annihilation; others see it as the start of a new...

12 Jan 2009
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Communication & youth

Thesis - 6 pages - Social sciences

The media view of youth is hardly encouraging. We read about hoodies, ‘happy slapping', teenage pregnancy, drugs, STDs. And these days too, we find part of the world's youth actively turning themselves into would-be suicide bombers. So, why do we get so obsessed about marketing to them?...

09 Jan 2009
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The gay community in the USA: from marginal to mainstream?

Thesis - 14 pages - Social sciences

Today, the concern of minorities' rights is crucial in the United States of America. The rights of the homosexual community represent a wedge issue. The homosexuals, indeed, acquire more and more rights in the United States and this acquirement causes a great debate in the entire country. It...

09 Jan 2009
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When "just say no" does not work

Thesis - 5 pages - Social sciences

Growing up in a small suburb of Tulsa was an experience one might want to soon forget. I grew up in Glenpool, Oklahoma for the first eighteen years of my life. It was a small, poor suburb with only one school. Despite all the churches in Glenpool, which numbered eleven at...

09 Jan 2009
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Human rights and domestic violence

Thesis - 8 pages - Social sciences

Human Rights Watch has estimated that 12,000 women a year die in Russia because of domestic violence; Human Rights Commission of Pakistan reports close to 80% of women experience domestic violence; 49,280 rapes were reported in South Africa in 1998; and the CDC estimates...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

19 Oct 2007
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Fear of Sin

Thesis - 10 pages - Social sciences

(King James Bible, Psalms 34:1) With patriarchal systems prevalent in most societies, masculinity is often exalted as a source of universal power. Critics, often focused on the issues of political correctness and moral integrity in such sexist assumptions, never object to the actual existence of...

03 May 2007
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Deconstructing Society's Rules

Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

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,...

03 May 2007
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The Horseman on the roof

Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

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...

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

Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

“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...

03 May 2007
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Freud's Misinterpretation of Emotions

Thesis - 2 pages - Social sciences

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...

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

Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

“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...

24 Apr 2007
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Scottish Masculinity: Football Fans

Thesis - 6 pages - Social sciences

“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...

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 sciences

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...

07 Oct 2004
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Are protestants better capitalists ?

Thesis - 6 pages - Social sciences

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 sciences

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...