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Eleanor Wilner's On Ethnic Definitions - "On Ethnic Definitions" is one of the shortest poems in Eleanor Wilner's anthology Reversing the Spell, but it is arguably one of the most powerful. In "Definitions," Wilner addresses issues of Jewish identity. As the title implies, she defines the Jewish people in ten lines. The nature of her definition is not immediately obvious, however. At first, readers unfamiliar with Jewish theology may believe that Wilner's definition is a bleak one that centers around death. It does at first appear that Wilner is saying that the very definition of the Jewish people is their death and burial, their destruction....   [tags: On Ethnic Definitions Essays ] 670 words
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Loneliness in Eleanor Rigby and Misery - Loneliness in Eleanor Rigby and Misery          The poem "Eleanor Rigby," written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, has a common theme with Anton Chekov's short story "Misery." They present to the reader the failure of the main characters to make any significant contact with other people. This failure results in an overwhelming sense of despair and loneliness. In both of these works the main characters are faced with a problem they need to resolve. Their attempts to solve these problems provide a common ground that can be used to examine the success or failure of their efforts....   [tags: Eleanor Rigby Misery] 1130 words
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Eleanor of Aquitaine - Eleanor of Aquitaine Much has been written about the historical life of Eleanor of Aquitane. Her life, Undoubtedly reads like legend, at least in part because it is. It is fairly safe to say that the world had never seen a woman like Eleanor of Aquitane, and it is doubtful that there has been a woman since who could rival her power, intelligence, beauty and sheer force of will. Like many other women of her time Eleanor came from a long line of noble and royal blood. Her lineage can be traced back to the earliest kings of both England and France.(follow link to take a look at Eleanor’s very long family tree http://www.my-ged.com/db/page/scokin/12251) Her father William X was the son of Fran...   [tags: Queen Roalty Eleanor Aquitaine History Papers]
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Ethnic and Religious Discrimination in Malaysia - ... One of the advertisers of executive rental houses in “cosmopolitan Claymore Hill” was reported to “accept all race” except Indians (Holmes and Shibani, para. 1-2). Other property gurus make it clear “that no Indians” and those from PRC or the People’s Republic of China (PRC) are free to rent a number of properties (Holmes and Shibani, para. 3). The tenant specifications that discriminate against potential Indian tenants are “not illegal under” the law in Singapore en though they receive criticism from members of the public (Holmes and Shibani, para....   [tags: Indian ethnic group] 1340 words
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Ethnic Identity - Teachers and administrators that strive to increase motivation and academic success in their students have to become of aware that their student body is becoming more diverse and so many aspects of the school’s culture must be changed. Many schools have alienated their students that come from different ethnic backgrounds by failing to make that connection between self-identity and school identity. There are many different strategies that can be implemented by school staff to make these changes and increase motivation and academic success in their students, but it comes with hard work and dedication....   [tags: Ethnic Essays]
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Everyday, Many Face the Issues They Have with Their Ethnic Identity - Reflecting on and changing the face of ethnic minority psychology is the importance of society today. Race, ethnicity, culture and diversity are pressing societal issues. Many people face issues everyday with their identity, which is the sense of self being independent of one’s ethnic background; empowering it and then transforming it; whether transforming is for the good or bad. People in our society, mainly our youth, have to deal with the pressures of being talked about when it comes down to what race they are, how many freckles they have or their face, how short or tall they are, and various other things....   [tags: psychology, ethnic minorities, ethnicity]
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Ethnic Migrant Workers - ... At the same time, the inter-nation migration flow is also increasing. According to Guo & Zhang (2010), globalization has contributed to the widening gap between the northern and southern countries internationally; within China it has exacerbated the gap between China's east coast and western regions. Under this trend, it is understandable why so many migrant workers, especially rural-to-urban migration (Zhu and Blachford, 2012) and ethnic migration (Zhang & Yin, 2013), come to urban cities for a living....   [tags: world factory, china, multi-ethnic country]
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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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Managing Ethnic Diversity in the Workplace - Diversity as an issue is new. It became an issue when three powerfully significant trends reached their own critical points at about the same time (Fernandez & Barr, 1993): The global market in which American corporations must now do business became intensely competitive. The makeup of the U.S. work force began changing dramatically, becoming more diverse. Individuals began to increasingly celebrate their differences and become less amenable to compromising what makes them unique. This inclination represents a marked departure from previous times when predispositions were to "fit in." To succeed in this highly competitive environment, managers must find ways to get the highest level of c...   [tags: Racial Diversity, Ethnic Diversity]
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The Life and Achievements of Margaret Eleanor Atwood - Margaret Eleanor Atwood, one of the most acclaimed and idolized writers’ to date. Atwood was born in Ottawa, Ontario, on November 18th, 1939 in the Ottawa General Hospital. Two and a half months after the beginning of the Second World War (Atwood). She is a renowned novelist and poet; furthermore writer of short stories, critical studies, screenplays, radio scripts and books for children (Gale). Margaret Atwood is a living inspiration to many writers today. Atwood is a fiction, and non-fiction writer....   [tags: writers, writing, biography]
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Understanding the Benefits of Ethnic Divide - Understanding the Benefits of Ethnic Divide Does society truly stand to gain from what some might call a breaking of racial and ethnic barriers. When we as a society propose the overly-voiced concepts of 'embracing racial equality' and the 'dissolving of stereotypical values' in an effort to support societal efficiency, do we consider that perhaps these revolutionary ideals will hurt more than help us in the long run. The average individual, in an effort to function properly in the society to which he or she belongs, will follow that which society generally accepts as politically correct, as normal....   [tags: Racial Ethnic Race Racism Essays]
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Varying Definitions of Community - Varying Definitions of Community Being enrolled here at State University, one is a part of a community, a type of give and take community between both the elite student and knowledgeable professor.  The students enroll in this community by choice, and all of them share a common goal of success and wanting to grow and prosper through the community experience.  Today's version of the word community differs from past years and probably from how the word will evolve in the future.  In the examining of different dictionaries on the word “community” one can find that the meanings are very similar, yet they also have some slight variations....   [tags: Definition Essays]
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Response to Movie Ethnic Notions - Response to Movie "Ethnic Notions" The movie 'Ethnic Notions' describes different ways in which African-Americans were presented during the 19th and 20th centuries. It traces and presents the evolution of the rooted stereotypes which have created prejudice towards African-Americans. This documentary movie is narrated to take the spectator back to the antebellum roots of African-American stereotypical names such as boy, girl, auntie, uncle, Sprinkling Sambo, Mammy Yams, the Salt and Pepper Shakers, etc....   [tags: ethnic Notions Film Movie Essays] 700 words
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Machiavelli: On the Growth of Spanish Power and Ferdinand’s Policy of Ethnic Cleansing - Machiavelli: On the Growth of Spanish Power and Ferdinand’s Policy of Ethnic Cleansing Here came Machiavelli, a political thinker of great renown, entering the Hall of the People. Surely, this was a chance to meet and question the man whom some historians call the “Old Nick.” After the publication of The Prince, Machiavelli was so hated that his name became synonymous with the Devil. Indeed, some of us call him a total pervert, a scandalous liar, an advocate of totalitarianism, the angel of death....   [tags: spanish, spain, world history, ethnic]
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What Are the Causes of Ethnic Conflict? - The causes of ethnic conflict cannot be generalised to fit all incidents, as the conflicts in Sri Lanka and Northern Ireland demonstrate. David Lake and Donald Rothchild’s argument that a group’s ‘collective fear of the future’ (41) is often the main cause of ethnic conflict remains the most successful framework through which to evaluate the conflict between the Sinhalese and Tamils in Sri Lanka. Fear of disappearing as an ethnic group was the main catalyst for Tamil violence, in response to Sinhalese political acts designed to limit Tamil involvement in business, economics and higher education....   [tags: ethnicity, Sri Lanka, Northern Ireland]
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Ethnic Poverty and Inequality in the UK - Ethnic Poverty and inequality in the UK And ethnic group is a category of people (within social terms) who have a common culture, language religion and common norms and values. In Britain the main ethnicity is white however in the past 50 years Britain has become culturally diverse and now has a mix of diverse ethnic groups (sociologyencyclopedia 2009). More than half of people living in low-income households in London are from ethnic minorities. This is as a result of the high proportion of people from ethnic minorities in London who are in low income combined with the high proportion of the total population in London who are from ethnic minorities....   [tags: culture, norms, values]
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Ethnic Mexicans in the 20th Century - Given the social struggle of ethnic Mexicans in the United States, the 20th century turned to be pivotal in the social movements that would not only create opportunities but mobilize the ethnic Mexicans to push forward and make sure their voices where heard all throughout the century. They have used these means to incorporate into everyday life in the United States. Despite this they have struggled to achieve what in politics of the United States considers to be a ‘full citizenship’. Even though the US has dehumanized, criminalized, and subjugated ethnic-Mexicans, Social and Cultural Citizenships have changed the way of understanding politics of ethnic-Mexicans social movements because et...   [tags: Social Movements, United States]
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Ethnic Inequality in Health Care - The purpose of this essay is to firstly give an overview of the existence of inequalities of health related to ethnicity, by providing some evidence that ethnic inequality in health is a reality in the society and include definitions of keywords. Secondly, I will bring forward arguments for and against on the major sociological explanations (racial discrimination, arefact, access to and quality of care) for the existence of health inequalities related to ethnicity. Thirdly, I would also like to take the knowledge learnt for this topic and brief outline how this may help me in future nursing practice....   [tags: Health Care]
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Teh Handicap of Definition by William Raspberry - A Summary of William Raspberry’s “The Handicap of Definition” Paris Owens Essay2: Second Summary En112c.002 A Summary of William Raspberry’s “The Handicap of Definition” In “The Handicap of Definition” William Raspberry emphasizes the stereotype of what it means to be Black. Raspberry uses many beliefs that has taken a toll on African Americans on the definition of being Black. Raspberry uses many comparisons to compare blacks to whites and other ethnics. He begins off by using basketball as an example....   [tags: ethnic groups]
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Ethnic Differences of Life Satisfaction - ETHNIC DIFFERENCES OF LIFE SATISFACTION: THE CASE OF KAZAKHSTAN Rudnyi Industrial Institute, Kazakhstan Life satisfaction has become a popular field of modern social science. Various definitions of life satisfaction can be classified in three groups: First, life satisfaction is often distinguished from happiness as being a cognitive measure that requires some evaluation. For instance, Veenhoven (1991) defined life satisfaction as the “degree to which an individual judges the overall quality of life-as-a-whole favourably” [7, pp.1–34]....   [tags: modern social science, quality of life]
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The Chimera of Ethnic Humour - Humour has always had the ability as long as anyone can remember to bring people together and unify them to become closer and better acquainted. As humour developed over time different categories of humour appeared. Ethnic humour is one of the categories that was created decades ago and continues to be widely used in present day comedy. The concept of ethnic, racial, and gender humour is as sensitive a subject today as it has ever been; and yet there has never been such a prolific quantity of this humour as there is in current day society....   [tags: Sociology]
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The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine - Israel successfully fought off the pan-Arab army while other Israeli combatants terrorized and depopulated the countryside. Ilan Pappe termed the depopulation of Palestinians as “ethnic cleansing” but can this phrase be properly used when discussing the events of 1947-1948. To answer this question one must determine if there is a well-established definition of the phrase ‘ethnic cleansing’ and also establish that this was the intent of the Zionists, both initially and subsequently. This can be determined by examining Zionist policy and action previous to the U.N partition plan and after, which will demonstrate that the term is appropriately applied to the situation by Pappe....   [tags: Genocide]
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Optimism in Modern Psychology: The Power of Positive Thinking - Throughout history great minds have wondered how individuals differed, and why they acted in particular ways. Traits are defined as non-ending dimensions of personality on which people vary (Carver, C., & Scheier M. 2012). Once traits were established they were researched and investigated for their own unique and credible differences from other traits. One interesting trait that has been extensively researched is optimism. From the great lyrical workings of Voltaire, whose stances were those of fact and intellectualized conclusions, to the life changing writings of Eleanor Porter, optimism as a trait was a unique and complex concept....   [tags: Voltaire, Eleanor Porter, Polyanna]
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The Choice: Ethnic Identity - A baby boy is born in a clinic within an impoverished village in Thailand. The mother, who had no immediate family and was unwed, deceased during childbirth, leaving her son an orphan. The baby was placed in foster care and soon adopted by an American couple. The couple then raises the boy in their home as their own. He grows up in a suburban neighborhood, learns English, attends public school, lives within an entirely American culture, and embraces it. He is aware that he comes from a different familial background and is of a different nationality than his parents, but he has made the choice to identify himself with the ethnicity that he has grown to love....   [tags: Physical Features, Cultural Desires]
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Ethnic Cleansing and Genocide - Although exterminating a multiracial society is inhumane, many countries feel there are benefits to having a “pure society.” These extremist countries tend to perform socially and ethically unacceptable acts in order to enforce their personal opinions and beliefs on others. These “acts” are present in today’s society such as genocide and ethnic cleansing. For centuries there has been conflict between countries and not until after WWII was there anything official to neutralize the conflict: The United Nations (UN)....   [tags: crimes against humanity]
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The Definitions and Arguments of Literacy - The word “literacy” conveys different meanings to different people. Some people may accept a single definition, while others may develop complex, multi-faceted meanings of the word. This essay explores a broad range of literary definitions, arguments and statistics to convey a clearer picture of how people embrace literacy. Throughout this essay, we will focus on three sources: the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) recently published “Reading at Risk” report, and two pieces by Nancy Kaplan, Professor and Director of the University of Baltimore’s School of Information Arts and Technologies....   [tags: Technology Literary Works Essays]
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Biography of Eleanor of Aquitaine - When thinking of one woman who was very involved with politics, and cared about more than just herself who comes to mind. Eleanor of Aquitaine is correct. Eleanor of Aquitaine definitely made the best from of her life. She had a few rough roads, but she managed to make it through. Just because the going got rough didn’t mean she gave up. Being the most powerful woman of the 12th century was something to be proud of (Pernound). Eleanor didn’t have much of a family growing up. The beginning of Eleanor’s life wasn’t similar to those of her time period....   [tags: politics, symbolic rituals, powerful woman]
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Differences Between the Political and Value Based Definitions of Democracy - ... The civil wars and violence that illiberal democracies face are not seen within democracies that uphold constitutional liberties. These liberal democracies, since the people run them, are more likely to be cautious when engaging in wars. Thus, there is a no-war peace held between two democracies. Constitutional liberalism can still be considered upheld within a form of government other than a democracy. Liberal autocracies have existed and continue to do so. Most countries do not exhibit basic human rights or protect civil liberties despite having elections held in each of them....   [tags: liberalism, decentralized, civil rights] 1308 words
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Taking a Look at Eleanor Roosevelt - ... Later when Eleanor and Franklin were married, they had six children in the span of eleven years. Their names were Anna, James, Franklin, Elliott, Franklin Jr., and John. The family of them lived in a small Manhattan house. In 1910, Franklin became tired of the Wall Street law firm he owned, and decided to jump into politics because of the accomplishments of his cousin Theodore Roosevelt. When the New York Senate elections were held, Franklin ran for office and won. The Roosevelt family moved to Albany, New York where Eleanor supported her husband’s interests....   [tags: famous First Ladies of the USA] 1842 words
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Definitions of Health - Definitions of health It is fairly difficult to define health as there are no agreements between scholars. This is why many sociologists focus their research on the different issues and problems of ill health. Positive definition of health: positive health looks at the physical, emotional, intellectual aspects of a person’s wellbeing. This is in the way that they do not have any diseases or ailments. An example of the positive definition of health in a health and social care is a nurse in who is working in a hospital can say to one of their patients that have recently started exercising to become more ‘healthier’ ‘you look very healthy’....   [tags: well-being, positive, negative, sick role, care]
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Definitions for Humor - There are several definitions for humor (2011), one being “[t]he ability to perceive, enjoy, or express what is amusing, comical, incongruous, or absurd”. The emission of smiles or laughter does not constitute something or someone is humorous, but is often a reaction to humor also known as mirth. Over the years, there have been several articles written on the use of humor in both the medical and psychological fields. In regard to the psychological field, this body of literature most often covers the definition of therapeutic humor, the benefits of humor in therapy, the risks and limitations associated with the use of humor in therapy, and therapeutic humor techniques with the need for traini...   [tags: Psychology]
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The Life of Eleanor Roosevelt - Eleanor Roosevelt had a hard childhood that prepared her for the life ahead of her. Having to go through the hardships of death, new places and family, she knew what it was like to experience difficulty, but that didn't stop her from becoming a powerful woman and a great role model. Serving as a First Lady, she knew she would face difficulty, but managed to come away with words of wisdom. In this biography, I am going to tell you about Eleanor Roosevelt's life, from when she was a kid, going to school in London, to when she was an adult, being a First Lady in the White House and there after....   [tags: biography, childhood, first lady]
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Contmeporary Ethnic Wear: The Indian Sari - ... It is a style blended with tradition. Dakshini style/south I Indian style - exquisite designs for those who breathe fashion; with the flavor of tradition; adding style and dignity to a Fashionista’s persona. From Kerala cotton to heavy south Indian silk like kanijvaram, dharmavaram, rasihpuram- all can add a glitzy aura with the charm of a woman. Here the Pallu draped to left shoulder. South Indian Sari fulfill the need of every occasion; suitable for women of every age. These saris have a unique craftsmanship, and astonishing eyes for perfection....   [tags: North Indian Styles] 889 words
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Definition of Violence - Definition of Violence The inevitable verbal attacks the animal rights movement encounters includes the label "violent," and labels do matter because they may also give instructions. If for example, John Doe, on trial for murder is labeled guilty, his tag could lead to the end of John Doe. The 'violence' label flung at the animal rights movement may be, ironically, the unfortunate result of well meaning, but imprudent error on behalf of animals. Such errors have included, a bomb threat, arson, threats to the families of exploiters, and the alleged cutting of brake lines, a tactic with lethal implications....   [tags: Definitions Violent Violence Essays] 786 words
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Biography of Eleanor Duchess of Aquitaine - Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitaine was a whole new breed of woman. She married, lavishly loved, ruled two countries and was her own woman, all from a young age. As a queen and mother of many, both biologically and to her people, she set examples of early independence of women by standing out among a world ruled by man. Since birth, her father and grandfather were humungous influences in her everyday life. Her father was William X, Duke of Aquitaine and her grandfather was the infamous William IX, otherwise known as William the Troubadour....   [tags: william x, petronila ]
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Eleanor Roosevelt as a Leader - Heroes and leaders have long had a popular following in literature and in our own imaginations. From Odysseus in ancient Grecian times to May Parker in Spider-man Two, who states, “We need a hero, courageous sacrificing people, setting examples for all of us. I believe there’s a hero in all of us, that keeps us honest, gives us strength, makes us noble” (Raimi, 2004). Organizations need heroes, too. We call them organizational leaders. The study of organizational leadership, then, is really the study of what makes a person a successful hero....   [tags: Leadership]
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Eleanor Roosevelt and the Great Depression - Eleanor Roosevelt was a First Lady during the time of the Great Depression. She made huge differences in the lives of women, youth and minorities. Eleanor Roosevelt was born on October 11, 1884 in New York, New York. While her parent were alive she lived in Italy with them. He father was Elliot Roosevelt, he was a junior partner at a real estate firm. He had alcohol and narcotic issues. Her mother was Anna Rebecca Hall, she was a popular debutante and elite figure. She died when Eleanor was almost 10 and Eleanor was an orphan until she was given to her maternal grandmother....   [tags: First Lady, Biography]
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Biography of Eleanor Roosevelt - A wise woman once wrote, “With the new day come new strengths and new thoughts.” These are some of the wise words from Eleanor Roosevelt. Eleanor lived a rough live, but she believed that things could become better at any moment. She was a kind, helpful, good woman that had a good life through it all. Eleanor Roosevelt was a hero to American History. Inspiring people to follow their dreams, work to be the best of their ability, and also to start a new day with no regrets or worries. She helped many people around her within her lifetime and definitively set a good example for others....   [tags: american history, first lady]
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Definitions of a Tragedy: Shakespeare's and Aristotle's - In writing a tragedy, there are certain standards and guidelines to which an author or playwright must follow. One such standard is the Aristotelian definition of tragedy and the tragic hero. William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Macbeth is a perfect mold of an Aristotelian Tragedy. It displays all eight aspects of Aristotle’s definition of tragedy. It is set mainly in Scotland, but briefly in England during the eleventh century. It illuminates the ideal plot, in which the action of the story, or Macbeth’s murder of Duncan along with his meticulous planning of other murders, takes place over the course of several days in Scotland, particularly at Macbeth’s castle in Dunsinane....   [tags: Tragedy, shakespeare, aristotelian, Aristotle,] 1184 words
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Definitions of Tourism and Tourists - According to Smith (1988), an author of a specialist dictionary on tourism, the word ‘tourist’ was introduced in 1800 and the word ‘tourism’ in 1811. However, what exactly is ‘tourism’. Who are ‘tourists’. Researchers and practitioners have produced many definitions for both ‘tourist’ and ‘tourism’ but no definition of either term has become extensively recognised regardless of the fact that both terms have now been part of the English language for over two centuries. As indicated by Smith (1988), he suggests that there “probably never will be a single definition of tourism” or tourists as economists, psychologists and geographers perceive different things about tourism in their own professi...   [tags: Tourism ]
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Definitions of Tourism and Tourists - According to Smith (1988), an author of a specialist dictionary on tourism, the word ‘tourist’ was reportedly introduced in 1800 and the word ‘tourism’ in 1811. However, what exactly is tourism. Who are tourists. Regardless of the fact that both terms have now been part of the English language for over two centuries, there is still no universally acknowledged effective definition for either. For over many decades, researchers and practitioners have produced many precise definitions for both ‘tourist’ and ‘tourism’ but no definition of either term has become widely recognised....   [tags: Travel, Non-residents] 928 words
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Eleanor Roosevelt: First Lady of the World - Eleanor Roosevelt, the First Lady of the 32nd President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, is often considered to be the most influential of all the First Ladies, having extended the power usually given to a woman of her position to assist in the country’s adoption of political policies that benefit the oppressed. Having often served as her paralyzed husband’s eyes and ears, Eleanor incessantly traveled across the country to inspect the social conditions that the citizens of that region were living in. If these conditions were not up to her expectations, often her ideas for reform could be observed in the policies of the Roosevelt administration....   [tags: franklin roosevelt, democracy]
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Sieyès’ Problem Of Foundational Definitions - The arguments for Sieyès thesis of law legitimately concerning only what all citizens have in common, and the law not targeting particular individuals rely on one foundational definition. This is ability to discern who is part of the nation and who is not. After showing that his arguments supporting his thesis rely upon the ability to say who the nation is, I will then critique his definition by arguing it does not encapsulate the nation fully, and is therefore ineffective as a definition. To achieve this I will argue that his conception of the nation is unsuccessful on two accounts: it leaves people out from representation, and that it cannot stand independently due to its circular logic....   [tags: thesis of law, common, citizens]
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Eleanor Roosevelt's Childhood - ... Everything changed in 1894 when Eleanor’s father died. She became an orphan and her grandmother (Mary Hall) took care of her. But Eleanor was always lonely while living with her grandmother (www.gwu.edu). In 1899 Eleanor was sent by her grandmother to Allenswood Academy in London. This was where Eleanor would find out that politics were her calling. Her teacher, Mademoiselle Marie Souvestre gave very detailed history lessons and these really helped in shaping Eleanor’s future. She was at the academy for three years and she loved every minute of it....   [tags: American fist ladies] 750 words
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Definitions of Performance Appraisal System - Introduction As (Drucker,1994; Barney, 1995) stated, the achievements of staff members can conclude the success and survival of a business, and as (Orpen, 1997; Martin and Bartol, 1998; Cook and Crossman, 2004) also concluded that appraisal is a method in which those achievements can be coordinated with the targets of an enterprise, where employees could be motivated and their performance managed and improved. Among all the human resource (HR) practices, performance appraisal is the most important of all (Boswell and Boudreau, 2002; Judge and ferris, 1993; Yehuda Baruch, 1996) and is one of the most discussed and researched topics in the sphere of psychology for over 70 years (Fletcher, 2002...   [tags: staff members, achievements] 1370 words
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Definitions From a Literary Work - 1. colobous – pg. 9 Line: “These were colobus monkeys, and sometimes one would come down from a tree and scuttle across the meadow near the tent, watching them with alert, intelligent eyes. (Adjective) Definition: leaf-eating African monkey with silky fur, a long tail, and very small or absent thumbs. Sentences: 1. The colobus are a prime example of vegetarians since their diet consists of plants. (Noun) 2. She had an obsession with silk and strived to get the rarest piece for her collection, colobus fur....   [tags: Vocabulary, Words] 3410 words
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