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Comparing and Contrasting Yoder with Ginsburg - Comparing and Contrasting Yoder with Ginsburg At face value, the cases of Yoder and Ginsburg appear quite different to me. After all, one deals with an Amish parent who took her children out of highschool for religious reasons and the other case deals with a Luncheonette owner who sold a 16 year old boy “questionable materials”. While each case deals on its own with differing state laws and statutes, they come together in the effort to answer the question; how much authority does the state possess over other people’s children....   [tags: Papers] 332 words
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Rose Ziegler - Rose Ziegler grew up in Pennsylvania Amish Country. After marrying, she moved to Oklahoma where she made her living primarily in traditional medicine, but her avocation has always been the study of Mental Science. Though she admits much of what is known of the mental sciences is steeped in Eastern religious philosophies, her emphasis has been on the science behind such principles. Rose Ziegler grew up in Pennsylvania Amish Country. After marrying, she moved to Oklahoma where she made her living primarily in traditional medicine, but her avocation has always been the study of Mental Science....   [tags: Biography] 352 words
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The Melting Pot Theory - The Melting Pot Theory In the 1800’s and the early 1900’s, some people gave the America the name, the melting pot. People imagined this because thousands and thousands of immigrants coming from around the world were coming into the United States in hope of a better life. So most people imagined that all these different cultures were being poured into a giant pot called America, heated to a low boil and molded into one kind of person. If one steps back and thinks about this theory, it isn’t entirely true....   [tags: immigration in America] 403 words
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Polio - Poliomyelitis, infectious virus disease of the central nervous system, sometimes resulting in paralysis. The greatest incidence of the disease, also known as infantile paralysis, is in children between the ages of five and ten years. The disease was described in 1840 by the German orthopedist Jacob von Heine. In its clinical form it is more prevalent in temperate zones. Symptoms The virus usually enters the body through the alimentary tract and spreads along nerve cells to affect various parts of the central nervous system....   [tags: essays research papers] 430 words
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Amish - The Amish the “Plain People” My article is on the Amish Community and their vague and simplified way of life. Most of my essay will emphasize the culture and tradition of the Amish. According to the Pennsylvania, Dutch Country Welcome Center, “ The Amish are a religious group who live in the settlements in 22 states and in Ontario Canada. The oldest groups of old order Amish, about 16- to 18,000 live in Landcaster County PA. These people stress humility, family and separation from the rest of the world....   [tags: essays research papers] 537 words
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The Amish - In the mid the seventeenth century, the Amish movement was founded in Europe at the time of the Protestant Reformation. They are derived from a group impatient with the pace of reform in the existing churches. One of the main issues is baptism. A group of Anabaptists practise adult baptism. Religion is the basis of Amish life. They believe they must obey God at all times. To the Amish family, life is highly valued. Like other aspects of Amish life, it conforms to traditional attitudes and values....   [tags: Religion] 538 words
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Amish Business Relations - Amish Business Relations The Amish are a group of people that teach separation from the outside world. A group that originated from Switzerland is centered in the United States and Canada. Their rules as a society require farming and personal simplicity as their way of life. the luxury of having electricity and telephones are not accepted in this odd way of life. Their transportation is reduced to horse and carriages as a way for them to remain simple. These old order Amish traditions are very strictly enforced....   [tags: GCSE Business Marketing Coursework] 550 words
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Tay- Sachs Disease - Tay- Sachs is a genetic disease that is located on chromosome 15. It occurs when the body lacks a protein that helps break down nerve tissues. It was discovered by Dr Waren Tay, and Dr. Bernard Sachs. Dr. Bernard Sachs, a neurologist, uncovered the first description of the cell changes in Tay- Sachs. He also discovered the pattern of the possibility that Tay-Sachs could be passed down through family links, more commonly (at the time) of those in the eastern Jewish population. In 1881 Dr. Waren Tay, who was an ophthalmologist, discovered a bright, cherry red ring on the retina of a patient’s eye....   [tags: chromosomes, disease, nerves] 558 words
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Amish Lifestyle in the Film Devil's Playground - Amish lifestyle is a very strict and limited lifestyle in which the Amish people choose to live a life that is very sheltered from the outside world. They have very limited electronic access and do not drive typical cars that most Americans drive. They all live basically with the same goals and family values. The male works and brings home the supplies necessary for living while the female is tasked with raising the family and providing meals and household duties. Amish families are typically very large and in many ways, they do practice many of the same activities non-Amish people do....   [tags: values, family, communication, freedom] 585 words
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Traditional Rumspringa in Devil's Playground Documentary - Devil’s Playground is a documentary following the lives of several different Amish teens in LaGrange County, Indiana. The film shows the teens during a period in their lives known as rumspringa. At the age of sixteen, Amish teenagers can leave the Amish world to experience the modern world. The teens stay in this lifestyle until they decide they are ready to be baptized and officially join the Amish church as adults. The concept of rumspringa is extremely controversial and has many aspects that seem troubling to outsiders....   [tags: church, world, lifestyle, teens, amish] 592 words
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Explaining Aggression - Explaining Aggression 'One of the achievements of social psychology has been in extending explanations of aggression and violence away from merely being reflections of the inner state of individuals' There many ways of explaining aggressive behaviour in humans. Some theories view aggression as an important part of our evolutionary heritage , others as an imbalance in hormones or neurotransmitters in the brain....   [tags: Papers] 604 words
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Energy Shortage and Cost - Energy Shortage and Cost The problem with energy today is that it is too expensive and most of it pollutes the environment. Most of our energy comes from fossil fuels which are not renewable and pollute the environment, not to mention stink. Prices on gasoline keep on rising and so do the S.D.G.&E. bills. These are the two main energy sources in our area It's not like we can shop around for energy. Gasoline prices are sky high and prices only vary a little between gas stations. "Average gas prices nationwide are at 1.54 per gal regular unleaded"(Chicago Union Tribune)....   [tags: Papers] 604 words
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It Is Up to Us to Shed a Light on the Violent Abuse of Women by Stronger Men - A common goal for our society and everyone in it, has always been to treat and be treated equally and free from fears of violence. This can never happen if us, the men of our own society don’t stand up for violence against women, which is an incredible problem in our society. Even, famous women in our society have been victims to brutal violence between a man and the women herself. For example, Rihanna and Chris Brown, although they were in a relationship, that didn’t stop Chris Brown from getting into multiple altercations with Rihanna, which ended in Rihanna being broken physically and emotionally, even though this happened Rihanna would return to Chris....   [tags: maltreatment and violence against women] 606 words
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First, Let’s Check With the Amish - We had done a prodigious amount of structural work by the time the third century of the Clark tenure at Comfort Island began in 2000. We had invested eight years in our restoration program, and most of the work didn’t do much to improve the outward appearance aside from the new dock and cement work. Kira was a catalyst in strongly suggesting that it was time to initiate a few projects that would make the place look better. We painted the porch walls, ceilings, decks and the white trim on the window moldings and railings....   [tags: personal narrative] 618 words
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Old Order Amish in the Modern World - You’re on vacation in rural Ohio en route to your bed and breakfast when your GPS has lost signal and you take a wrong turn down a dirt road. You start to notice the modern looking farm buildings but there are no power poles with electricity running to these quaint farms. Next thing you know you are being passed by a black buggy driven by a muscular horse and you think to yourself that the gentleman driving with his plain black hat, white shirt, black pants, and a full beard must be from back in time....   [tags: religion, anabaptist]
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M Night Shyamalan's The Sixth Sense - M Night Shyamalan's The Sixth Sense For M Night Shyamalan's breakthrough, The Sixth Sense (1999), the twist ending worked well, adding another level to an already decent film. Repeated to good effect in Unbreakable (2000), the surprise ending became the director's signature. But with Signs (2002) it was losing its novelty, or more accurately, it was becoming problematic as there's no way Shyamalan could keep delivering entirely effective twists....   [tags: Papers] 676 words
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Finding Personal Identity in Rumspringa in the Film Devil's Playground - The concept of culture spurs many individuals to study, understand, and obtain knowledge of certain customs, values, standards, and rituals that create another perspective to empathetically grasp, and each relatable truth, discovered by its researcher, can establish foundational, inalienable traits to argument the researcher’s identity. Each human is elected to be a researcher of culture with or without the knowledge of the research, but ironically, identity is not a firm state of being; it is continually shaped and molded after each new experience....   [tags: personal, identity, society, affinmations] 679 words
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Lifes stress - Becoming Literate & Literate Traditions The first thing that comes to mind when I think about children is education. Most parents want their children to grow up and become Doctors and Lawyers and to be well off. So to help with this dream the parents try to start their children’s education as young as possible. This is why there are such learning programs as Hooked on Phonics and others like Fisher Price. Both of these programs are geared towards helping children achieve literacy at early ages....   [tags: essays research papers] 717 words
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The Amish Religion - ... Masses are held in the homes of people in the community. They alternate every week to a new home. Mass takes place in the home because of their early persecution when they could not safely hold mass in a church. You can tell whose home mass is at that week because you will see 15-20 buggies sitting outside. During mass the Amish will sing from their hymnal book the Ausbund. The Ausbund is a book filled with hymns that were written by some of the early Anabaptists when they were held prisoner (Erik)....   [tags: modernism, faith, principles]
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New Zealand - NEW ZEALAND The country that I am doing for my report is New Zealand. New Zealand is made up of two Islands. The north and the south islands. It is located in the south pacific by Australia. The first people to settle New Zealand came over from east Polynesia by canoe during the 10th century. These people were called the Maori. According to a Maori legend, a man may have arrived in New Zealand during about 950 ad, but this can not be proven. The Maori people lived on the Island on native fruits and vegetables and animals, and they also brought over plants and livestock from Polynesia....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Rumspringa: Role Conflict Within The Amish Youth Community - The Amish culture in general try to withhold the same traditions, values, and language as the original Amish. This individual Amish subculture in Indiana displayed in the Devil's Playground goes to show just how culturally diverse society can be. Though the ultimate desire of the Amish is to be a good example of Christ, the community encourages a positive deviance of their teenagers called Runspringa. Starting at age sixteen Amish teens are allowed the opportunity to explore the English world to better educate their decision to commit their life to the church and the simple way of living or leave the community turning to a life of relative deviance....   [tags: Religious Teachings] 738 words
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A Variety of Conflicts within Families - Julie was an Amish girl who hated the way she lived. Julie wanted to be different then everyone else and wanted to have her own style. She loathed the traditional clothing she had to wear. The ankle long skirts were dreadfully ugly and she even had to wear them during the summertime when the temperature was at its hottest. Julie had gotten into many arguments with her family because she did not want to be Amish anymore. She wanted to be her own person and explore the world outside of her little community, where teenagers her age where allowed to have cellphones, dress as they wanted, and listen to any type of music without getting in trouble....   [tags: music, clothing, religion] 738 words
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Is It Possible For Human Beings to Detach Themselves from Capital? - Is it possible for human beings to detach themselves from capital. There’s a lot of substance in this paper, not only does Dipesh do a great job of critiquing Marx he uses Marx against himself. Using deconstruction Dipesh is able to whittle down the arguments of Marx and redraw them where the humanity really stands inside capital. This essays intended audience is those interested in Marx, Marxist Thought, Marxist Theory, Economics, and anyone interested in the interconnected world of people and capital (the humanities)....   [tags: Philosophy] 758 words
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Modeling and Role-Modeling Theory - Holism is the epicenter of Ericson, Tomlin and Swain’s theory of Modeling and Role-Modeling. A newer theory development in nursing, published in 1983 has been integrated into many different university nursing programs as well as in clinical settings (Marriner-Tomey & Alligood, 2006). The theory while simple in concept has a complex combination of other well-known theories in psychology. The theory integrates Abraham Maslow’s higharchy of needs, Erik Erickson’s stages of psychosocial development, Jean Piaget’s cognitive development theory, and Selye and Engle stress response theory (Marriner-Tomey & Alligood, 2006)....   [tags: holism, nursing programs]
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William Penn´s Treaties and Acquired Land in the New World - The policy of William Penn with the indians compared to the English settlers and the Spanish, French, and Dutch is quite different. This includes considering the certain agreements and ways they came to the New World to maintain land along with how it possibly changed the “New World”, now known as America, for the worst. A short background of how all of this even happened was due to King Charles II of England owing money to William Penn’s father because of a large loan he had with him. He gave it to William Penn because his father had already passed....   [tags: Pennsylvania, Iroquois] 761 words
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How Nurses can Provide Empowerment - As nurses, it is important that we “be both empowered and competent enablers of patient empowerment.” (Burkhardt & Nathaniel, 2014, p. 493) We took an oath to follow an ethical code which requires us to act as our patient’s advocate while providing safe nursing care. Nevertheless, we cannot make every medical choice or decision on their behalf. We also cannot empower them, “because to do so removes the element of choice.” (Burkhardt & Nathaniel, 2014, p. 501) We can, however, “facilitate empowerment by working directly with patients and through addressing social, political, and environmental factors affecting empowerment of individuals and communities.” (Burkhardt & Nathaniel, 2014, p....   [tags: nursing, nurses, empowerment]
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Amish Culture in the Film Devil's Playground - When an adolescent in the Amish culture turns sixteen, they are encouraged to pursue “Rumspringa”- a period of time to go experience the English world, free from traditional Amish restrictions. The intention of this exposure is to give teenagers the experience of life outside the restrictive Amish community and truly decide if they want to join the Amish church and its traditions or live in the English world. During this period, parents and elders of the Amish church allow children to be their own authority....   [tags: traditional, church, authority, standards] 774 words
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Amish Gone Wild - Amish Gone Wild The main point of this video was to show how the lives of Amish teens are changed drastically when between the ages of 16 and 21 they are faced with a whole new lifestyle. This then leads them to face a very difficult decision. Durring the ages of 16 and 21, Amish teens are 'let lose' or able to live the life that English children live. They can move out, get their license, wear normal clothes and party on a regular basis. Then after this is over with they must make their decision, they can either continue to live the life of an English person and basically be free, or they can join the church and give their lives to God and the Amish ways....   [tags: essays research papers] 794 words
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Witness - Communication is more than just words When one sense is diminished, another is magnified, but can it ever truly be compensated. In some instances, yes however, when addressing the ability to communicate, there are two senses, that when absent hinders the communication process: sight and touch. Communication is more than just words. In an effort to explore this idea further, we will look at the movie “Witness”. The movie, starring Harrison Ford and Kelly McGillis, takes place in New England....   [tags: essays research papers] 806 words
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Kids and Gun Control - In the cartoon it shows a little boy knocking on the door of the National Rifle Association, the man at the door hands the little boy two–twenty three caliber guns, as he smiles. The man has wrapped the guns in what is supposed to be the 2nd amendment. This paper will focus on gun control and kids. I would hope that nobody would just hand a child a firearm. I know growing up; it was common for the boys to go hunting with the men. The boys were never alone with the hunting rifles, and were taught to respect firearms....   [tags: Argumentative Essays, Persuasive Essays]
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Shakers - Amish Documentary I. Title: The Amish Date: 12/23/04 Time: 12:30 Library: West Linn Public Library II. I have heard very little of the Amish people. I always seem to hear jokes made about them and conversations about how crazy they are for not using electricity. I decided that I actually wanted to learn about them to test the validity of the comments I hear. III. Besides the fact that Amish where black, flat hats and don’t use electricity, I know nothing about the Amish....   [tags: essays research papers] 819 words
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A Visit to Ashby-Hodge Gallery on the campus of Central Methodist University in Fayette, Missouri - On February 16, 2014 at two-o-clock in the afternoon, I visited The Ashby-Hodge Gallery in Classic Hall, located on the Central Methodist University campus in Fayette, Missouri. The gallery has hours of 1:30-4:30 PM on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays. A person can call to schedule a private tour of the gallery. This is good for teachers that want to take children on a local and educational field trip. The gallery is sectioned off into three different open rooms. The first room that I went into was all paintings by Rodney Burlingame....   [tags: Art, Perception, Paintings] 824 words
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Amish Tradition of Rumspringa in the Film Devil's Playground - In the Amish world, children are brought up following all Amish family traditions and church traditions. At age 16, Amish teenagers do away with these traditions for several months to several years and go out into the “English”, modern world to experience what life is like outside of the Amish community in a tradition called Rumspringa. The hopes of Rumspringa are that Amish teenagers will see the evil in the modern world and turn back to the Amish church and community and will choose to be baptized into the faith....   [tags: evil, church, community, parenting] 825 words
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Taking a Look at Amish Extremism - The Amish, an Anabaptist group that lives mainly on the east coast in Pennsylvania and Maryland, may be seen by the everyday American as a tad unconventional, but peaceful all the same. It can be disputed whether or not you would call the Amish lifestyle “extreme”. Extremism in context means outside the societal norms of everyday living. Although there are connotations that all extremist groups are aggressive and hazardous towards society, this is not always the case. The alternative lifestyle of the Amish is in fact “extreme” due to their living conditions, religion, world views, and educational system....   [tags: Anabaptist group in America]
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Consequences of Texting behind the Wheel - ... Teen drivers are new to driving, it is a developing skill. Teens are trying to do much while they are learning this new skill. Some drivers try to eat while driving, do their makeup or even drink while driving. While driving, teens have a lot of distractions and have to pay attention but most teens drive while distracted. This is a very dangerous task for anyone, even skilled drivers that know all about driving can’t even successfully multitask. This task is so difficult and it can’t even be accomplished with practice....   [tags: distracted driving]
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Genetic Drift and HIV - Genetic drift can completely eliminate an allele from a population. Genetic drift is one of the mechanisms of evolution, along with descent with modification, mutation, migration, and natural selection (Mechanisms: The Processes of Evolution). Benefits and drawbacks can come from genetic drift. When a population's genetic makeup is changed randomly, it is called genetic drift. In natural selection, environment is the selection agent but in genetic drift, chance is the selection agent (Nowicki 305)....   [tags: Alleles, Traits, Effect]
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Bo Burnham and Self-Deprecation in Comedy - ... He makes himself the butt of almost every joke he delivers, whether it’s through song or through poetry. The whole first eight minutes of the show is a bunch of miming jokes, and one of the recorded jokes is constantly making jokes at his expense, such as “He has a giant head and tiny nipples,” and “You’re an asshole, Bo… You will die alone and you will deserve it.” In particular, there is one bit he does in his show that is called “The Left and Right Brain.” This is a song that is sung by his left and right brain when they are split apart to solve the problem of his social awkwardness, for lack of a better term....   [tags: humor, homophobic, sigmund freud] 838 words
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The Wrong Turn down Slang Hollows Lane - ... As the noises increased the car slowed down. Several seconds later it finally came to an abrupt stop right in front of a sign. This brought shivers down Arissa’s spine; it read: “You have successfully reached half way through Slang Hollows Lane.” It was then Arissa knew that they had entered the wrong lane. Slang Hollows Lane was well known in the area for all the wrong reasons. Rumors were that this was the same lane Slang Worchay, an Amish farmer, had killed his daughter on, with an axe, for making a grave mistake....   [tags: fictional short story, suspense] 839 words
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Sixty-Nine Cents, by Gary Shteyngart - The author Gary Shteyngart of “Sixty-Nine Cent” describes himself in a tug of war between the Russian culture of his parents and the American culture in which he wants to be a part of. At the age of seven, Gary Shteyngart and his family immigrated to the United States from Russia. When he was fourteen, his family and other Russian immigrant made a trip to Florida to see Disneyland. He describes “the ride over the MacArthur Causeway to Miami Beach was my real naturalization ceremony”( Shteyngart 103)....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Diverse Cultures in the Colonies - The colonies of the New World were formed by a very diverse group of people. The colonists had personal reasons for settling in America. Socially, politically, and religiously they all differed. I will explain their backgrounds on each and then tie it all together showing you how our country came to be an equal nation of all these peoples. First of all, the colonists were socially different. Most of the first settlers were not the first born men in the family. They were the younger brothers who had no inheritance and wanted to create their own estates for themselves and their families....   [tags: essays research papers] 869 words
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Healthcare and Religious Beliefs - In healthcare organizations, medical staff must conform to their hospital and their country’s code of conduct. Not only do they have to meet set standards, they must also take their patient into consideration. When making a decision upon a patient, medical staff must recognize religious backgrounds and spiritual beliefs. By understanding a patients’ beliefs and their belief system, a medical worker can give the patient their deserved medical assistance without overstepping boundaries or coming off as offensive....   [tags: traditonal healers, amish]
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Gemeinschaft vs Gesellschaft in Sociological Articles - Gemeinschaft vs Gesellschaft in Sociological Articles In the two articles Social Change Among the Amish, and The McDonaldization of Society we can clearly understand the difference between a Gemeinschaft and a Gesellschaft. The term Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft is used by Ferdinand Tonnies to analyze the two major terms in society. A Gemeinschaft is otherwise known as a "intimate community." It is used to describe the traditional type of society in which everyone knows everyone else. While a Gesellschaft is what is more common, Gemeinschaft's do exist....   [tags: Papers] 890 words
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Sidney's The Defence of Poesy and Television Commercials - Sidney's The Defence of Poesy and Television Commercials I know that something major has changed in the world of television when my sons refuse requests to turn the set off with the comment, "Just let me finish watching this commercial." I have always thought that commercials were something to endure until the real program came back on. Apparently some of them have now become the form of entertainment par excellence of the medium. What do TV commercials have to do with Sidney's The Defence of Poesy....   [tags: Comparing Compare Contrast]
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Is Progress Really Progressive? - In Wendell Berry’s Remembering Andy Catlett is disconnected from his entire world. He is removed from not only the community he holds so sacred but also from his family, friends, the land, and even his own body. This disconnect creates several problems in Andy’s life and the blame is mostly placed on the technologies of the world. In the novel Berry exposes the idea that as technology moves forward people suffer because they lose their connections to the world. The title Remembering can mean a number of things and each of these things are expressed in the novel....   [tags: Literature Review]
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Social Deviance and Social Norms - Social deviance is a violation of social norms. So what qualifies as a social deviant. According to sociologist, Howard S. Becker the best definition of social deviance is, “It is not the act itself, but the reactions to the act, that do something deviant.” In cultures around the world, there are many practices Americans find deviant, but in other cultures, it’s the norm. In many countries around the world, girls are married as young as 11 years old. To Americans, that is considered child abuse and rape, but that is only because of our social norms....   [tags: criminal deviants, marriage, rape, abuse]
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Humanistic Theory vs. Evolutionary Theory - Evolutionary theory is developed from Darwin’s argument that “suggests that a process of natural selection leads to the survival of the fittest and the development of traits that enable a species to adept to its environment. “ Many have taken this a step further by saying that our genetic inheritance determines not only our physical traits but also certain personality traits and social behaviors. There is such a controversy over significant behaviors that unfold because many believe that we are already pre-programmed human species....   [tags: Psychology]
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The Differences Between Mennonites and Amish - Who are the so-called “Plain People”. Without sufficient insight and research, one might presume the Amish and the Mennonites to merely be interchangeable terms for a group that is essentially one in the same. This assumption is, no doubt, an incorrect perception. Although expressed in very different ways, both share a commitment to nonviolence and desire to live simply. In fact, the Amish broke away from the Mennonites, who were believed to be too liberal for the Amish’s penchant. The two diverse factions share numerous similarities; however, the Amish and Mennonites do not look eye to eye on certain beliefs and values regarding modern technology, apparel, urban civilization, punishments,...   [tags: Dress Code, Modernization]
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Audio Effects of The Family of Man - From the first scene to the last, director and producer Stanley Kubrick, takes control of and masters all facets of the movie, especially the sound and audio effects. Director Stanley Kubrick uses audio effects to accentuate the plot. The audio effects are crucial to understanding the movies hidden meaning. He relies on the feelings and thoughts that he wants to be portrayed to come through the sounds that accompany the scenes and uses the audio to subtly convey information and emotions. Bill Blackmore’s critique of the use of sounds in “The Family of Man”, is mostly correct, with the exception of a few missed audio/ musical pieces that seem to have been overlooked that hold importance....   [tags: meaning, plot, audio, effect] 926 words
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Views and Definitions of Multiculturalism - ... Although there have been Africans in Britain since the Roman times, their number remained few until the beginning of decolonization: after World War II, many African officers working for the British army settled permanently in Britain where they had been stationed and Britain also began trying to attract people from the Caribbean to work as cheap labor (Piper, 2007). The first group of immigrants, who started the process of multiculturalism, arrived in Britain on the Empire Windrush in 1948....   [tags: world war ii, great britain, africans]
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Comparing Amish and North American Society - Comparing Amish and North American Society We can compare Amish society as seen in the movie Witness to North American society to decide which is more ideal. An ideal society is one where there is a strong sense of community among all the members. Education prepares children for life; therefore the type of education a child receives will change the society in the next generation. Although education is valued in both societies, its focus is much different. The Laws of a society reflect the values of a community, and it shows what they consider to be right and wrong....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast] 936 words
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Amish Weddings - As a blushing bride walks down the aisle of a church with tears of joy in her eyes and dressed an expensive white gown, her future husband stands and waits to kiss his wife. This couple has been engaged for several months, and during that time all the details of this day have been perfectly planned: the date of the ceremony, the venue, the flowers, and even the colors of the bridesmaids’ dresses. This is the day that every girl dreams of experiencing. However, if that girl is of the Amish faith, her wedding day will not be as extravagant....   [tags: Culture ]
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Maternal-Child Data for Hardin County, Kentucky and the U.S. - In 2012, there were a total of 3,952,841 births in the United States and of these, 55,758 were born in the state of Kentucky (Martin et al., 2013). Hardin County, Kentucky is the home of about 107,025 people (Kentucky Health Facts, 2008). The main cities that make up Hardin County include Elizabethtown, Radcliff, and Fort Knox. Hardin County is considered a rural community. The majority of all births in Hardin County occur in a hospital or at home. The community of Hardin County Kentucky extends residents the choice of a hospital delivery or a home delivery....   [tags: certified midwifes, births]
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