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To Become the Elite - To Become the Elite The US Air Force’s fighter squadrons are a widely known superpower in today’s military world, and it is by far one of the most interesting occupations to hold. My interest in the USAF came to me at the young age of just about eight years old, and I have been working to achieve the goal of becoming a fighter pilot ever since. If you have any interest in aircraft or any aerospace technology then the US Air Force is a probably the place for you. In this paper, I will be focusing on the occupation of a fighter pilot....   [tags: US air force, superpower, military]
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Oaths and Creeds by Elite Groups - ... A survey conducted in 2012 noted that very few physicians had better than a rudimentary knowledge of the content of The Hippocratic Oath (Jhala and Jhala 279). If the Hippocratic Oath or any oath is intended to be the moral and ethical compass for physicians, it should be taken with an enforceable level of accountability and defined expectations if not legal obligation attached. While a lawyers code of ethics raises the obligation to a definable level, the various oaths taken at the state or organizational level of medical practices are empty of real meaning....   [tags: medical profession, lawyers, hippocratic] 970 words
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Crossfit: Forging Elite Fitness - Crossfit: Forging Elite Fitness Elite athletes to grandmothers can use the Crossfit method of fitness to achieve their fitness goals. It is the best and most well rounded fitness program there is in achieving general fitness. Whatever your fitness level and goals, Crossfit has something to offer everyone. Since its inception it has grown in popularity and has helped many reach maximum levels of fitness. This is why Crossfit is the best fitness program there is. Body: The Crossfit Fitness Organization was founded in 1996 by Coach Greg Glassman....   [tags: Fitness, Entrepreneurship]
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Urban Elite Theory - Theoretical Lenses I. Urban Elite Theory Urban elite theory will provide students with a theoretical lens by which to understand the redevelopment projects initiated in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver during the lead-up to the 2010 Olympic Games. Urban elite theory extends the scope of classical elite theory by adding that a metropolis is divided by its physical districts based on class distinctions (Darity et. al., 2008). The presence and power of elites, however, is not seen as entirely negative according to this theoretical perspective....   [tags: Development, Politics, Vancouver] 642 words
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Effects of Training and Genetics on Elite Athletes - Every elite athlete makes it look easy. Splashing through the water or striding gracefully down the track making it look effortless. Some people assume they are “naturals,” that their perfect DNA sequence is what has brought them to this level. Others argue that hard work and drive is what has made the difference, separating the elite from the average. These thoughts are the ones that give rise to the age-old nature vs. nurture debate. Countless hours of studies and research has concluded: it’s both....   [tags: gene, dna sequence, ability]
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The Argument that the US Constitution Favors the Elite - In 1787 there was a large tension between the elites and the underdogs over debt and tax relief. The delegates at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia worked to remedy this tension; however, they did so at the expense of the underdog, the indebted, suffering farmer, and for the benefit of the wealthy, who gained from the underdogs’ suffering. How did the delegates manage to design a constitution so biased towards the elite and how exactly did the document benefit the wealthy. Section I examines the interests of the indebted farmers and the wealth....   [tags: underdog, tax relief, delegates]
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Elite Engineering Unable to Achieve Change - Elite Engineering Unable to Achieve Change Elite Engineering has been unable to successfully implement change because they haven’t been able to get the employees to see the need for the change and to believe in the change. “It must be considered that there is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, than to initiate a new order of things.” (Kotter & Schlesinger, 2008) Change is often met with resistance. When it comes down to it many people fear change....   [tags: motivation, team members, performance]
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Elite Athletes and Performance Enhancing Drugs - ... The rule is clear; athletes should not take performance-enhancing drugs without proper supervision. Jost (2004) stressed that performance-enhancing drugs (steroids) create masculine characteristics similar to those from naturally occurring testosterone. The ensuing growth in muscle mass may be a bonus for athletes; however, steroids may also create detrimental side effects. Such as acne and increased in body hair as well as tumors and cancer in the liver. He pointed out that women who use steroids can also acquire a deeper voice and an enlarge clitoris....   [tags: Sports, Controversy, Dangerous] 1831 words
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Are elite AFL player over-paid? - When asked “Are elite sports people overpaid?” people have varied responses. Some people would agree with this and say ‘why should a person that hits or kicks a ball be paid as much as someone who saves lives or teaches children everyday. But on the other hand some would disagree and say that sports people are paid for their skills just like everybody else. These are both very good arguments. People that say elite sports people are overpaid do not know what they are talking about as sports people are paid for their skills just like any other occupation or career....   [tags: Professional Sports] 1040 words
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Limits to Growth in Elite Sport - Limits to Growth in Elite Sport ABSTRACT: The purpose of this paper is to discuss some of the ethical implications and problems in elite sport as it gets closer to the human performance limit. Modern elite sport must be viewed on the background of the idea of systematic progress. The Olympic motto, 'citius, altius, fortius'-faster, higher, stronger-gives a precise concentration of this idea. Modern sport is also influenced by the liberal idea of a free market where actors can perform, compete and be rewarded according to performance....   [tags: Sports Sport Athletics Essays]
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Ruling Class and Ruling Elite - Ruling Class and Ruling Elite Works Cited Missing The term 'ruling class' is frequently used in Marxist theory to indicate a political leading group. 'Ruling elite' is the general term that appears in the elite theory for describing those who exercise the political power....   [tags: Papers] 1167 words
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Elite Southern Women Prior to the Civil War - Prior to the Civil War, the South was a society based on strict racial and gender hierarchies. Seemingly, elite southern women did not advocate for social and political change because they were content not to disrupt the gender hierarchy of their society. Their subordinacy to elite southern men and their society's view of ladylike characteristics was central to how southern women defined themselves. In order to advocate for change, elite southern women would have had to become unladylike and willing to give up a lifestyle that made them comfortable....   [tags: American History, Change, Lifestyle] 1019 words
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Gatsby One of the Socially Elite - Gatsby One of the Socially Elite The novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald portrayed the views, beliefs, and actions of the socially elite of nineteen-twenties America. Fitzgerald was not biased for or against the rich; he simply chronicled the lives of his characters and how money and class separated people. The best example of this was life of the title character himself, Jay Gatsby. Inquiring minds want to know, “Who is Gatsby, and what makes him so great?” The novel begins with the introduction of the narrator, Nick Carraway....   [tags: essays papers] 1341 words
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Promoting Judo to Tier A Elite Sport in Hong Kong - ... According to the Ito’s (2011) study about the assimilation of immigrants to other country’s society, the experiment conducted explained the acculturation process that the Brazilians had to communicate with their opponents in Japanese during the pair training. One of the instructors advocated that the experiment provided a valuable chance for them to experience the Japanese language acquisition, while a Brazilian parent gave credit of better moral education to the Judo school. On the other hand, Judo implements grading with the belts’ colours, as the identification of standards achieved, by examinations and certifications....   [tags: international competitions]
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Elite Sports Players Deserve their Enormous Income - There are many concerns around the issue of elite sports players being payed ridiculous amounts of money and to some people, they are overpaid. Questions such as “Should someone who kicks a ball around be paid millions more than someone saving lives on a daily basis?” are being asked and statements such as sportspeople are completely overpaid, They are given millions of dollars when there are children and adults starving in third world countries. These countries are starting to get supported and one day they will be far better off then what they are now....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive]
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Ideals of the Elite in The Illidad and Ther Odyssey by Homer - ... Being that Greece had a sea based economy stories of sea travel were very common. This is why Homer created the odyssey following the character named Odysseus on his travels across the sea and faced many challenges but triumphed over them proving his arête The Odyssey was meant to inform the audience of the struggles of Odysseus a great general and member of the elite on his voyage home from the battle of troy. The section of the odyssey that was read in class was taken from “Book 9: In the one-eyed giants cave”....   [tags: Poem, Greece, Journey]
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“Indian Classical Dances; Bharatanatyam the Elite Form” - There are eight individual and unique classical dances in India. Each has its own distinctive dance movements, make-up, and costumes. The classical dance forms that have developed in India all have set rules which have been followed traditionally over the years. This set of rules that the classical dances follow is called the Natya Shastra. This is the ancient text that all Indian classical dances obey by in order for them to be called a “classic”. The eight forms that have succeeded in reaching the conventions of the Natya Shastra are: the Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Kathakali, Kathak, Manipuri, Odissi, Mohiniyattam, and Sattriya....   [tags: Dance]
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Elite Athlete and The World Anti-Doping Agency - ... This method consists of two major chemicals: hemoglobin-based oxygen carriers also known as HBOCs and per-fluorocarbons also referred as PFC. These chemicals when used for medical purposes are used in emergency situations. Such as a patient needing a transfusion and there is no time to find a match, there is risk of a blood infection or there is no human blood available. Unfortunately, athletes use it for performance enhancement and inject it into their blood stream and to increase the levels of their red blood cells....   [tags: HIV, hepatitis, blood transfusion] 1518 words
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Elite Politics - Elite Politics It is easy to believe that the middle-class working individual, whether he or she is white collar or blue collar, exercises little political power, except during an election. It is also easy to think that we don't have true democracy; political representation elected by the people, for the people, and controlled by these people. This is an ideology that is often worn out. Instead, these elected representatives are controlled by political elites: high-ranking political "gladiators", the media, lobbyists, and, though it may not seem evident, big business....   [tags: Papers] 2218 words
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Philanthropy and Elite Social Stratification in America - Philanthropy and Elite Social Stratification in America I. Introduction When describing social stratification in America, the essential variables are economic. This rule is valid for a high percentage of Americans; but looking only at economic stratification especially misses the point when it comes to the gap between the Old Money social elite and the New Money elite. As Francine Ostrower puts it, "the social elite is an elite of status. It is characterized by solidarity within the group, social exclusivity and a distinctive cultural identity…[they are] a core within the larger elite" (1995:12)....   [tags: Social Class Essays]
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Determining the Elite Within Politics and the Judiciary - Determining the Elite Within Politics and the Judiciary Abstract To begin addressing this question, it was first necessary to define the term elite. From here, it was then possible to clarify the specific positions within the upper ranks of politics and the senior judiciary that I would be examining. Once this was established, the relationship between British elites and the social structure both past and present was outlined, along with the basic views of those who have commented upon this association....   [tags: Papers] 7578 words
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Analysis of a PHD Student´s Research on Investment Inequality - Summary: In “Economic Elites, Investments, and Income Inequality” from the academic journal, Social Forces, graduate Ph. D student from Ohio State University, Michael Nau presents throughout his study the rise of an additional factor that has evidently influenced the concentration of vast amounts of income among the elite class, income from investments. In this era, the common belief is that demographics, labor market institutions, and technology are causing the inequality to rise and for the elites to produce astounding amounts of income....   [tags: Income, Elite]
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The Ruling Elite and the Development of the Middle East - Many dynasties and kingdoms have ruled the area of what we now call the Middle East. In almost all of the societies, it is the wealthier, educated, and a particular race or ethnicity that ruled. These positions were usually acquired through power, either by a civil war or an overthrow of the previous government. From the late eleventh century to the reign of Mohammed Ali in the early to mid nineteenth century, whoever were the ruling elite was able to shape the direction and development of country or territory in three different ways; socially, economically and politically....   [tags: essays research papers] 591 words
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Shamus Rahman Khan's Priviledge: The Making of an Adolescent Elite at St. Paul's School - Returning to his old high school after having had graduate ten years ago, Shamus Rahman Khan came in with one goal: to study the inequality of a school that claims to be more “diverse.” St. Paul’s School located in Concord, New Hampshire claims to have become more diverse over the years, accepting people of different racial backgrounds and social classes to their prestigious boarding school. However, as described in his book, Khan found that this claim made by the school is false. He also found out that the elite that used to attend his school is not the same as the elite attending it now....   [tags: prestigious boarding establishments]
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Argument: America’s Contemporary Politics Reflect the Pluralistic Theory of Elite power - ... In the 2010 elections, the NRA spent $7.2 million dollars on campaigns which endorsed pro-gun candidates and opposed pro-gun control candidates. Though money is one resource this group employs, it also relies on the passion and support of its 4 million members and strong campaign tactics. The group maintains public exposure through celebrity advocates such as Chuck Norris, Ted Nugent, Whoopi Goldberg, and Michael Moore. The NRA is an example of a group that has enough influence to affect the political landscape....   [tags: Polyarchy, Interest Groups] 1048 words
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Elite Driven Based Versus Mass-Based Theories of Explanations - There has been a long debate on the advocating for elite driven based versus mass-based theories of explanations. This debate emerges when discussing political parties. This difference has manifested itself in the discussion of ideological space and the positioning of parties in that space. The question that emerges is whether the elites or masses are driving the issue emergence and ideological location of specific parties. When setting the ideological agenda, issues emerge which then set the agenda and change where parties place themselves....   [tags: political, parties, space, location] 1309 words
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The Evolution of the Elite United States Navy SEALs: Vietnam to Modern Day Conflicts - As war rages on, there is a special breed of man who puts everything on the line for the safety and preservation of his country. These men operate behind the scenes without any conventional help available to them and with no need of meritorious recognition. These men are the most elite branch of the United States military: the Navy SEALs. As mentioned in their ethos, they are ready to bring the full spectrum of combat power to bear in order to achieve their missions and the goals established by their country....   [tags: team, mission, weapons] 1636 words
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Elite Philosophers: John Locke, Niccolo Machiavelli, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels - In the early nineteenth century after the recession had nearly wiped out peoples hope in Europe, there emerged four elite philosophers who gave people something to believe in: John Locke, Niccolo Machiavelli, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. New perspectives on people and politics soon started to surface and arguments arose about what ideologies others had. It could be said that Locke saw Machiavelli to represent the interests of the monarch without any consent of the people because of how in Prince, he explained how a growing leader should rule through intimidation as that is the only way to maintain control compared to Locke who believed people are independent to make their own decisions....   [tags: capitalism, ideology, monarch] 1276 words
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The Mass Media Serves the Interests of the Corporate and Political Elite - The Mass Media Serves the Interests of the Corporate and Political Elite There exists a symbiotic relationship between corporate America and the United States government. This relationship influences the organizational structure of the mass media and thereby greatly impacts the framing of social problems in our society. The mass media serves the interests of the corporate and political elite by presenting only those issues favorable to their objectives and “filtering” out those that are not. To understand how this “filtering” process works, it is necessary to recognize who actually has control of what issues are presented in the mass media and what issues are omitted....   [tags: Papers] 1027 words
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Elite Athletes are Being Paid too Much - Are elite athletes/sports men or women being paid too much if not how are there high salaries justified, if so, why, and how could there money be put to better use. To most people one million dollars a lot of money, to most people one thousand dollars is a lot, but even though it is hard to believe, to some people these figures mean nothing. It is no secret that professional athletes particularly those who play soccer, golf, and race F1 cars make big bucks, but people do not realize to what extent....   [tags: essays research papers] 979 words
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Green Berets: A Folklore or More - ... Their job during the Vietnam War was to train the South Vietnamese in counter insurgency to fight the North Vietnamese. They were also assigned the task of establishing remote outposts deep in the jungles to help fight off the North Vietnamese. The Green Berets were not a household name in the early years of the Vietnam War. In till after President John F. Kennedy death with the famous Green Beret picture on his grave, the book Green Beret, and the famous ballad of The Green Berets that’s when the Green Berets became popular....   [tags: elite, communisma, peace, leaders] 1060 words
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Genetic Screening and Physiological Testing in Young Athletes - ... Looking for physiological traits and testing for specific genes can also be beneficial for competition itself. Programs that provide such testing have already been implemented in the U.K., Australia, and China (Epstein 49). These have been proven to work with their increase in medal haul during the Olympics. In Australia, prior to the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, the country began a National Talent Search program in which children between the ages of fourteen and sixteen were genetically screened, examined for body size and general athleticism (Epstein 49)....   [tags: changes in sports, elite athletes]
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What is The New World Order Organization? - Novus Ordo Seclorum or more commonly known as New World Order is considered to be an organization that consists of some of the richest and elite families of the world. These families have an agenda to faction against the rule of states whilst installing a single authoritarian world government. There are many different opinions about this theory and some are stronger than others. Such as, some people believe that social security numbers, bar codes amongst other surveillance systems are used by the NWO to track every move of the people and that the main leaders of the NWO are some of the wealthiest and influential people, politicians and entrepreneurs....   [tags: richest and elite families, resistance] 1331 words
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The Prevalence of Literacy in Ancient Greek and Roman Societies - The ancient Greek and Roman civilisations boasted numerous writers, poets and historians, who left us an impressive intellectual heritage. But were common people literate as well in classical times, or were they relying on a body of professional scribes. After a brief explanation about the role of orality and the meaning of literacy in ancient times, the essay will examine some possible evidences of literacy from the ‘epigraphic habit’ in classical antiquity – as epistolary exchanges (Vindolanda Tablets), inscriptions on artefacts (ostraka, lady’s shoe from Vindolanda, the ‘Nestor Cup’), epitaphs and dedications on monuments (the Pantheon in Rome, the tomb of Eurysaces the Bakker) and severa...   [tags: orality, inscriptions, elite] 2641 words
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Marx and Durkheim’s Views Contributed to our Understanding of Crime and Deviance? - How have Marx and Durkheim’s Views Contributed to our Understanding of Crime and Deviance. Karl Marx’s Marxist theory and Emile Durkheim’s functionalist theory were both significant in their own ways and therefore made a large contribution to our perception and understanding of how crime and deviance occurs and is dealt with in society. The Marxist theory on crime was focused on the concept that the huge shift towards a capitalist society was the root cause and driving force behind the formation of social divisions and subsequent increase in crime and conflict....   [tags: functionalist theory, elite, wealth]
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The Making and Unmaking of an Autarkic Physics in Franco’s Spain - The end of the Spanish Civil War brought a completely new kind of nation-state into existence. Never before (or after) Fascist Spain did such a conservative, militaristic, and anti-communist state exist in modern Europe. General Francisco Franco’s iconoclastic Spain demanded a complementary scientific structure. The resulting autarkic science was ideologically aligned with Franco, and wholly functional to state power. This autarkic science was not conjured up out of nowhere: it was created out of the ashes of Spain’s previous scientific structure, which was largely obliterated by the Civil War....   [tags: Nuclear Propaganda, Political Elite]
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The Inequalities of Income Investment Growth - In “Economic Elites, Investments, and Income Inequality” from the academic journal, Social Forces, graduate Ph. D student from Ohio State University, Michael Nau presents throughout his study the rise of an additional factor that has evidently influenced the concentration of vast amounts of income among the elite class, income from investments. In this era, the common beliefs were that demography, labor market institutions, and technology were causing the inequality to rise and for the elites to produce this astounding amounts of income....   [tags: elite, economics, wealth]
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Personal Experience: This Rich Kid - ... While walking with some of my friends in a field trip organized by the neighboring school, I found myself in between three worlds: The elite, the middle class, and he mass. To me, I belong in all three because values and manners are--in the modern and relative world--taught in the elite, compassion and understanding are taught in the middle class, contentment and self-pride are taught in the lower of the classes...the mass. I am believed to be by many, regardless of their background, to have a particular appurtenance to all three forms of living....   [tags: The elite, the middle class,] 879 words
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Gender Changes in Society - Life goes and time goes along with our life were many changes carried. Many changes occur since the ever begging that nobody knows when is that happened and how exactly, but we having some clue about it. Humans, homosapiens were known as non-educated people but they left a big message for us what is very helpful nowadays. Now we can know approximately what was the life thousands year ago. How they would live, what would they do on the daily basis, who would the pray to. All his factors were changing with decades and keep on changing still....   [tags: elite, power, culture] 815 words
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The American Red Cross - American Red Cross has been viewed as the nation’s elite humanitarian organization, dedicating themselves to aiding people in need throughout the United States. The American affiliation has also held a joint association with the global Red Cross and Red Crescent networks throughout the world. They are highly dependent on the contributions of American public volunteers time, blood, and money to help support their lifesaving services and programs. All volunteers and employees, alongside the generous donors share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, not just in the United States but around the world....   [tags: the nation's elite humanitarian organization] 1826 words
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Nussbaum’s View of Philosophy - Nussbaum’s main point is that philosophy should not only be used by elite philosophers, but should be made available to the general public. Philosophy has many more uses than just “intellectual/academic exercise” (Soccio). Philosophy is not just exercise, but a way of life where you can incorporate both reason and emotion. Nussbaum alludes to the fact that philosophy’s unique skills are meant to help us express our experiences, situations, or emotions in a way that releases some of the unhappiness we obtain from them thereby guiding us towards better lives (Soccio)....   [tags: elite philosophy, emotion, reason] 1048 words
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Ego to Elite: The American Lifestyle - ... The “in-group bias” refers to when you favor your group over another’s (Myers). This phenomenon can surely explain why Americans portray a self-centered image. Americans seem to be more and more interested in themselves rather than others. We immerse ourselves in our “in-group” and in turn, exclude the “out-group,” those whose viewpoints are in conflict with ours. Americans are also not known to be theoretically or philosophically oriented in their daily lives (Global Semesters). This can be seen as a product of encouraged free speech, thought, and religion in our country....   [tags: culture and beliefs, egocentrism]
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Comparing Pluralist and Ruling Elite Accounts of Political Power in the U.K. and U.S. - Comparing Pluralist and Ruling Elite Accounts of Political Power in the U.K. and U.S. Whilst there are not any absolutely accurate interpretations of political power and political system, there are different controversial theories about those, among which, pluralist and ruling elite are the two fundamentally outstanding theories that both have echoing practical influences in the modern world of politics nowadays. In this essay, I shall try to attempt to briefly explain the two theories, going further on from this, to mainly compare and contrast these theories, especially taking into account the political power in the UK and US where modern democratic societies are claime...   [tags: Papers] 1349 words
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Succeeding Through Power - Through The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald takes a poignant look on power through the glamorous and tumultuous lives of New York’s elite society in the early 1920s. More precisely, the carelessly vain nature of those in “East Egg,” such as Daisy Buchanan, the coveted Golden girl, and Tom Buchanan, Daisy’s self-righteous husband. Furthermore, in contrast to these characters, Fitzgerald creates a character like Jay Gatsby, who is driven solely by a primal yet virtuous desire to succeed, therefore lacking the emptiness that Daisy and Tom display....   [tags: wealth, Gatsby, elite society]
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The Effect of the Slave Wars on the Rise of a Roman Imperial State - ... When the peasants returned home, the slaves occupied their former jobs, or their land had been purchased to form larger estates, forcing a large influx of people into the city of Rome to search for work. The unprecedented number of people living in Rome created the problems of inadequate housing, sanitation and food. In order to solve this problem, Tiberius Graccus suggested legislation to limit the amount of public land the elite could use as part of their estate. This was widely opposed, leading Graccus to oust his political opposition to pass his legislation....   [tags: wealth, slaves, estate, elite, political] 553 words
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The importance of the role played by the educated elite in the process of decolonisation in africa - africa came under the direct jurisdiction of Europe after the initial carving out of the continent referred to as the 'Scramble for Africa'. This partition was fulfilled at the Conference of Berlin 1884-85 resulting in the political mapping of the continent. Thus, Africa facilitated the extension of the European hegemonic powers overseas. This colonization rendered the African continent the play-toy of wealthy European imperialists who raked the profits from the resource-rich territories. The period between 1880 and 1919 saw an upsurge of African resistance to colonial rule this was the period of African nationalism....   [tags: essays research papers] 2237 words
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The Devil's Brigade: The First Special Service - Introduction The United States of America has come a long way in getting to the status it holds today in the world in terms of its military muscle. One of the major milestones in this journey was the establishment of the First Special Service, otherwise called the Devil’s Brigade or the Black Devils’ Brigade. The special unit among the United States forces was formed in the course of the World War II. Initially, the plan was to incorporate Canada and Norway in establishing a special elite force that would help in the activities of the war....   [tags: unit, deployment, training, operation, elite] 1955 words
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The Definition of Poverty - ... The second meaning denotes a pattern of Deprivation; every need can be said to be equivalent to been termed as poor. However there are several interpretations of what makes up been poor due to level of needs: food and shelter for some is seen more important than entertainments and transport, thus what they lack is relative as affirmed by Simmel&Jacobson (1965). Consequently Simmel (1965) thinks that the third meaning denotes poverty as limitation of resources which is commonly known as the failure to meet certain minimum requirements for the standards of living....   [tags: material concept, deprivation, elite class] 545 words
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Structure of Power - Absract: The debate is whether one society can truly have one structure of power that lasts over time and this essay will agree with the pluralists, that power is ever-changing and elite domination can at best only be fleeting and temporary. However, this essay will also argue that this is not just down to the issue of power, but elite domination is also a flawed theory, in that history shows it fails in practice. It should be made clear that there is no universal understanding of pluralism and therefore it is difficult to generalise all pluralists as having one understanding of the definition of pluralism....   [tags: pluralists, elite domination, debate, society]
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Mayor Adrian Fenty - Adrian Fenty’s tenure as mayor of Washington D.C. is a perfect example of the impact of black elite displacement. For one thing, the difficulties faced by a political entrepreneur are the direct result of running a deracialized campaign. A deracialized candidate cannot ignore the black vote and the ideal of linked fate especially if African-Americans comprise a majority of the electorate. Additionally, elite displacement can be observed in an open race where the incumbent has picked a successor....   [tags: Political Entrepeneur, Black Elite Displacement]
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Pride and Prejudice: Marrying Someone due to his or her Financial Status - The unsuccessful defines the successful. In Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen paints the lifestyle of the nineteenth century elite, emphasizing the continual struggle to find financial prosperity and matrimonial success. After witnessing shortcomings in several of these matches, Elizabeth, the headstrong Bennet daughter, unearths the formula for a lasting marriage. Austen includes the unfavorable marriage of Charlotte Lucas and the independence of Mary Bennet to convey companionship as the definition of a happy marriage, tying into modern twenty-first century marriages in order to promote the liberty of the individual within these relationships....   [tags: jane austen, 19th century elite, financial status] 1938 words
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The American Dream in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - United States of America. The American dream, the national ethos of United States. "Life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement" (Truslow, James 1931) In the 1920s America’s economy was rocketing. In this decade, America became one of the wealthiest countries in the world. The Average Joes had well paid jobs, and people had leftover money to spend. The industries sold more products than ever before and one example of this is the T-Ford....   [tags: al capone, illegal liquor, social elite]
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The Use of Technology in Both the Training Methods and Training Environment of Elite Athletes in Global Sport - The Use of Technology in Both the Training Methods and Training Environment of Elite Athletes in Global Sport Technology is used to help advance elite athletes, by achieving the maximum for the individuals needs. Both with the training methods and environments technology is being used more and more, for example simulated competition environments. Although such technology is becoming increasingly popular with elite athletes, the provision of it depends very much on how much money is at the athlete’s disposal....   [tags: Papers] 763 words
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Wealth and Power of The Upper Class: An Organized Elite - G. William Domhoff is by trade a psychologist and sociologist and is the author of several books on the theory of power and class structure. In his book, Who rules America Now. Domhoff provides an in depth analysis of the structure of wealth and power in America. He asserts the existence of an institutional upper class in America that is able to dictate/direct the politics, economy and government by virtue of its wealth and power. I contend that Domhoff through his analysis of the wealth and power structure of the American upper class can be considered as a lay cultural theorist....   [tags: Socioeconomics]
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The Kill/Capture Program - ... Due to the fact that it was stated both special operations forces and conventional troops can wage kill/capture campaigns, I believe that the Kill / Capture policy enhances the goals of the counterinsurgency program as it not only has the same goals in the end, but goes a step farther as well. 3. When fighting a war there are always situations where the wrong person is killed in the process or customs and cultural norms of locals might be violated, but the successes of the Kill / Capture program do seem to balance out the drawbacks....   [tags: capaign, targeter raids, elite US teams] 712 words
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Perfectionism and Athlete Burnout in Elite Sports: The Mediating Role of Self-Determined Motivation - Over the past few decades, American society has become more and more obsessed on performance outcomes and winning; being declared the best has become most important (Crain, 2004). Winning is often viewed as an all or nothing virtue, whereby greatness is a descriptive term reserved only for those whose names appear at the top of the list (Hanchon, 2011). This evolving mindset communicates to our youth that despite his or her efforts, only the final results matter. For many individuals the ideas of achievement, excellence, and self-worth have become highly dependent upon the perceived outcomes of the competitions or events in which they engage (Hanchon, 2011)....   [tags: Athletes ]
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Blood Glucose Responses and Incidence of Hypoglycemia in Elite Tennis Players. - The physical demands of tournament tennis players can be and usually are very grueling. The body is using both anaerobic and aerobic metabolism along with anaerobic and aerobic muscle fiber types. Tennis is a high intensity sport requiring hundreds of short bursts of activity. Most points only last around 10 seconds(anaerobic) but there is only 25 seconds of rest in between points and 90 seconds of rest in between games which requires the player to have endurance(aerobic). Tennis matches can be long and drawn out, lasting hours or they can be fast, intense and only last an hour....   [tags: physical demands of tournament tennis players]
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Why are Some Countries Poor? Poverty, Macroeconomic Policy and Poverty Reduction - Poverty is the state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions. The World Bank defines poverty as the inability of people to attain a minimum standard of living, encompassing low income, deprivation of basic needs, low levels of health and education, poor access to clean water and sanitation, insufficient physical security and lack of voice. According to the United Nations, poverty is “the inability of getting choices and opportunities, a violation of human dignity”. Concern about poverty has a long tradition, and many economists fixed their studies on poverty and development....   [tags: Government Policies, Political Elite]
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The Samurai and the Bushido Code - The samurai were élite warriors in Japan during the 1200’s to the early 1700’s. Fifth century Japan saw conflicts with Korea and China, but Japan had a very untrained army, with a clumsy Calvary, and poor infantry men (Blumberg 1). The reason was that horses were seen as a burden and were never bred to be strong, fast, and large for war purposes (Blumberg 2). In the 6th and 9th centuries, a series of rebellions in Japan began from the Emishi people of the northern home islands; these country people were very well-trained in mounted archery....   [tags: Japan, Elite Warriors, Bushido] 1029 words
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The Movie, The Matrix, Written and Directed by the Wachowski Brothers is the Ultimate Marxist Metaphor - ... The Bourgeoisie, or the elite, are the wealthy people, the business owners, and the politicians. They are the people in charge. This elite class controls the Proletariat. The Proletariat, or non-elite, is the working class. They make up the workforce which keeps the businesses and societies of the Bourgeoisie running. According to Marx, the elite exploit the non-elite for their own gain, and in effect the non-elite are victims of what Marx coined “De Facto Slavery.” This means that while the non-elite are not actually slaves, their situations, which are created by the elite, create a prison in which it is extremely difficult for the non-elite to pull themselves out of....   [tags: computer dreamworld, social conflict, revolution]
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Dissatisfied Commoners with The Results of The American Revolution - It is not a secret for anyone that the commoners were dissatisfied with the results of American Revolution. The colonial elite promised better life conditions, forgiven debts, and some land. However, in reality nothing of the promised became true. The commoners were fooled and because of that some united to rebel against the colonial elite. The conditions of soldiers in colonial army were horrible. The fighters did not get the promised food and clothing while being in the fields. Additionally to that no one was paid normally....   [tags: ellite, soldier, debt, living conditions]
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Close Readings of Historical and Fictional Narratives of Conspiracy Theories: Challenging the Dominant Narrative - Conspiracy theories have gained a greater discourse in the twenty-first century. Fictional narratives, Hollywood blockbusters, television series and documentaries, and many other pop culture mediums have used conspiracies to spin tales and capture an audience. In this essay I would like to argue that the dominant narrative of a historical event exists because the elite have the power to manipulate and transform it. The group in power values a hegemonic society, perpetuating certain myths in order to create social cohesion within a nation....   [tags: hegemonic society, Titanic, Don DeLilo, Libra]
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The Rise of Hitler - Adolf Hitler’s rise to power as Chancellor of Germany and leader of the German people is often portrayed as the result of a sweeping electoral victory. In reality Hitler’s rise was incremental, requiring (a patchwork of political support from) an assimilation of support from various demographics as well as influential political figures. An area of perpetual historiographical debate is, specifically, which demographic was more essential to Hitler’s rise - one school of thought maintains the significance of the lower middle class in the (spread and rise to power of the) popularization of the Nazi party, while the other argues that it was the “German elite” who more effectively aided them....   [tags: German History] 1910 words
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Corruption of the Power Elites in the United States - ... The 1974 Amendment tried to put a maximum on the contributions and spending campaigns do. With that Amendment it established the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) to enforce the act. The FEC is very important with investigating campaign funding. Nevertheless, it fell short because this difficult task. The reason is that if you restrict the corporations from contributing money, the board members will just contribute personally. If members of the board are not allowed to contribute, their wives will contribute, and so on....   [tags: balances, campaigns, influence] 585 words
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The Formation and Actions of the Free Officers movement - ... The US, Europe and the UN supported the modernization approach because this avoided social revolution. Modernism is a program of economic development that was promoted by an entrepreneurial middle-class. At the time middle-classes were very small; this was aligned with the fact that educational systems in colonial states were rare, there were no dedicated job programs, and much of the wealth was concentrated in the hands of a small elite. Modernization theorists also believed that a strong state would be supported of economic development....   [tags: military, colonialism, politics] 1941 words
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The Use of Archeology to Determine Economic Status - History Archeology came into existence in the 19thand early 20thcentury.During this period, archeological work had been concentrated in Europe, SW Asia and in a few areas of America. Presently, the study is widespread and archeologists study the diversity of humanity that exists around the globe (Dormett, Smith, & Wallis, 2006:30). How the archeologists work Archeologists obtain data through undertaking field surveys and excavations. Substances that are obtained during those field surveys are taken to the laboratory for further analysis....   [tags: excavations, class, social] 1258 words
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Domination to Reciprocity: The Evolution of Popular Culture - The historical study of popular culture is distinct in that it diverges from the elitist perspective that governs much of our reflection on past events. Although, certain groups may face subordination in a given society, that does not imply a deficiency in their cultural achievements. From the Native people of the new world to the uneducated peasants of later years, their inferior social status in society often led their unique cultural practices into relative obscurity; dominant groups were the societal dictators of culture and the practices that future generations would deem as applicable to that time period....   [tags: superior cultural groups, romanticism]
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Rwanda Churches Make a Difference - Timothy Longman argues that genocide could have been prevented if the churches were more involved in persuading community members not to commit acts of genocide. The churches preached and taught raciest ideas. The governments anti-Tutsi policies went against the churches ideals of love thy neighbor, however the churches still endorsed obedience to authorities, ethnic discrimination and power politics. Although genocide was an extreme expression of ethnic hatred, it was not inconsistent with actions previously condoned and tolerated by the churches (200)....   [tags: genocide, violence, Tutsi, ethnic discrimination]
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The Prison Notebooks: Antonio Gramsci - Introduction Antonio Gramsci was founder of the Italian Communist Party in the 1920’s whose seminal publication “The Prison Notebooks” has proven to be one of the most influential leftist texts of the 20th Century. Echoing aspects of Marxist-Leninist thought, Gramsci was primarily concerned with the dominance of a small ruling elite upon society, both on a national and international scale. Arguably the foundational concept of Gramsci’s vision is that of hegemony, as this concept forms the basis from which the majority of Gramscian ideas evolve....   [tags: communist party, neo-realist hegemony]
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Controlled Knowledge is Power - The study of ancient societies and the elites’ legitimization of state power have been deliberated amongst many scholars. The elites in ancient complex societies were those that occupied the dominant positions and controlled a disproportionate amount of wealth and power. Their source of power was either objective, such as wealth and factors of production or symbolic, emphasizing ideology and ritual relating to fertility and societal cosmic renewal (Rice, 2009). The basis of this essay is a comparison of ancient societies and their legitimacy to power....   [tags: legitimacy, Classic Maya, Inca, Aztec]
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Witches Be Thy Enemy - ... These illustrations depict: the witches submitting to the Devil by kissing his buttocks, being baptized (or rebaptized) by the Devil and showing the witches stomping on the cross as a sign of loyalty to the Devil (Levack, The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe 1987, 2006, 57-59). The elite of Europe saw that the witches had to be conspiring with Satan due to the frequent disasters that befell Europe dating back to the fourteenth century (Levack, The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe 1987, 2006, 65), at which the assumption of demonic forces in the world were increased....   [tags: witch hunts, conspiring with the Devil]
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The Influence of Structure and Agency in the Crafting of Indian Foreign Policy - Statement: India’s foreign policy has advanced prominently in three distinctive stages. It was largely speculative in the primary stage that concluded in 1964. The period up until 1990 witnessed a distinct admixture of speculative negotiations and progressively realist conduct. Post cold war era has been predominantly realist with minimal speculation. This essay aims to focus on various junctures that took place in altering Indian foreign policy, by analyzing the amount to which structures limited or facilitated elite agency....   [tags: decolonization, conflict, war] 2464 words
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