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Book Report on "The Cuckoo’s Egg: Tracking a Spy through the Maze of Computer Espionage" by Clifford Stoll - The book, The Cuckoo’s Egg: Tracking a Spy through the Maze of Computer Espionage is a 1990 novel written by Clifford Stoll. Published by arrangement with Doubleday, a division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc, the main idea of the book is a first-person account of the hunt for a computer cracker who broke into a computer at the Lawrence Berkley National Library. Winding up on the front page of The New York Times, the astronomer trained and accidental computer expert, Cliff Stoll became an unexpected American hero....   [tags: The Cuckoo’s Egg, Computer Espionage, Clifford Sto] 785 words
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The Clifford Ball - The Clifford Ball The Ball, the ball, the ball. The Clifford Ball 1996, the greatest musical performance I've ever witnessed, a time I'll never forget. "Where the fuck is Plattsburg, New York?" That was the main concern on a warm summer afternoon, as we began to pack up the car for a trip that will remain crisp in my mind better then vacation I've ever been on. It was Tom, Tim, Joe, Beau, Tom' brother Steve, Alex who flew in from Wisconsin, Tim's brother Sean and myself Tony. The weather couldn't been better, the mood...excitement, joy, and a little nervousness....   [tags: essays research papers] 929 words
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Clifford Sifton For the Wall of Fame - To: Admirable Judges of the Canadian Wall of Fame. From: Ben Atkins; Representative of Clifford Sifton. The purpose of this letter is to promote Sir Clifford Sifton for the wall of fame and as being one of the significant Canadians ever. No one has changed western Canada’s history like this man. Canadian immigration policy in the first decade of the century is associated with no one individual more than Clifford Sifton. Like many of Manitoba's elite, Sifton was born in Upper Canada (Ontario) and came to Manitoba with his family as a youth....   [tags: essays research papers] 668 words
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Clifford Odets’ Waiting for Lefty - Clifford Odets’ Waiting for Lefty In his play "Waiting for Lefty" Clifford Odets attempts to stir up the weary American public of the 1930s by providing examples of everyday people who, with some coaxing, rise above the capitalist mess they've inherited and take control of their destinies. In his work, Odets paints the common man as honest, sacrificial, and exploited, while big business and the government are portrayed as the proletariat's enemies, anonymous corporations of rich men intent on shattering dreams....   [tags: Waiting Lefty] 786 words
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Clifford Olson: Canadian Serial Killer - Clifford Olson: Canadian Serial Killer Clifford Olson is one of Canada's well known serial killers. He showed no sign of sympathy for the public all throughout his life and would eventually end up killing many innocent people and spending a good portion of his life in jail. Clifford Olson was born on January 1st 1940, in Vancouver, British Columbia. While he was growing up he was always in trouble. Even as a child in school her was referred to as a bully and not a nice kid. Then as he grew up things didn't change for the better the just got worse....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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Review of Clifford Stoll's Article "Cyberschool" and Proposed Changes to Improve My College - Many students realized that within their first two years semesters of college, the workload is inevitably heavier and even overwhelming than when they were in high school. After reading “Cyberschool” by Clifford Stoll, there is a shocking point that he makes very obvious to his readers. Stoll implies that what his essay is about is not to be taking into consideration because he pokes fun at the idea of the cyber-schooling. Cyber-schooling consists of each student having their own computer; all teachers are fired and retrained to become data entry clerks that answer student’s emails....   [tags: higher education, technology] 1106 words
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Movie Icons - ... The dissatisfaction that arises from the discrepancy between actual and ideal physiques is associated with a number of physical and psychological health problems, including the use of performance-enhancing substances, disordered eating, depression, and low Early research suggested that the criteria used by men and women to evaluate their physical selves differed, with physical attractiveness determining women’s self-worth and instrumentality determining men’s self-worth. Many argue that the importance of physical attractiveness for women’s self-evaluations arose because of the salience of cultural ideals in the media that promote viewing women as objects....   [tags: Female Body, Monroe, Clifford] 1598 words
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Awake and Sing by Clifford Odet versus A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry - Clifford Odet's play, "Awake and Sing", and Lorraine Hansberry's play, "A Raisin in the Sun", both revolve around the struggle of attaining the American dream during the hardships of a struggling economy and most important the value of a family. By analyzing the main characters, Ralph and Walter, it can be seen that even though they wish to use the insurance money to fulfill their dream they eventually realize that with family they can survive through poverty. Both characters are being weighed down by poverty....   [tags: American Literature] 631 words
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The American Revolution and the Institution of Slavery - ... The Revolution’s natural rights philosophy inspired the freed blacks to request the state legislatures to get rid of slavery and Congress to terminate the slave trade (Waldstreicher, 2004). Many of the freed slaves moved to the North because they believed that living conditions were better in the North than in the South. Unfortunately, they experienced many problems in the North, such as lack of jobs, insufficient food, and lack of housing, which forced many of them to go back to the south to work on the cotton plantations for wages (Clifford, 2005)....   [tags: Essays on American Revolution]
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Cultural Purity and the Refute of the Inevitable Momentum - Cultural Purity and the Refute of the Inevitable Momentum In the introduction to “The Pure Products Go Crazy,” James Clifford offers a poem by William Carlos Williams about a housekeeper of his named Elsie. This girl is of mixed blood, with a divided common ancestry, and no real collective roots to trace. Williams begins to make the observation that this is the direction that the world is moving in, as Clifford puts it—“an inevitable momentum.” Clifford believes in that, “in an interconnected world, one is always to varying degrees, ‘inauthentic.’” In making this statement, Clifford is perhaps only partially accurate....   [tags: essays papers] 2714 words
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The House Of The Seven Gables - THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES The story begins as Nathaniel Hawthorne lays down the setting and describes the house of the seven-gables and the story of its creation. The house is old and overrun by moss weeds and bushes, but the greatest aspect is the gigantic tree in the front of the house that seems to grow in size as it feeds off the misery of the inhabitants and the decay of the house. The very land that the house was built on was stolen from Matthew Moule. Since Colonel Pyncheon liked the location he helped accuse Matthew Moule of witchcraft and had him hung from the gallows pole....   [tags: essays research papers] 712 words
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The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne - The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne "The House of the Seven Gables" is a romantic novel set in a grand and rustic, old house with seven gables in New England town. The story opens with its history, beginning in the 1690's, when witch-hunting was rampant. Afterwards, it revolves around the course of one summer in the 1850's. At his housewarming party, Colonel Pyncheon, the socially noted owner of the house was mysteriously found dead in one of the rooms. Although he was highly esteemed for his wealth and high position, legend has it that he usurped the land on which his house stood from a poor fellow named Matthew Maule....   [tags: Papers] 6821 words
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hawthorne - At his house warming party, Colonel Pyncheon, the socially noted owner of the house was mysteriously found dead in one of the rooms. Although he was highly esteemed for his wealth and high position, legend has it that he usurped the land on which his house stood from a poor fellow named Matthew Maule. Maule was a nobody. Furthermore, he was rumored to be practicing witchcraft. For this, he was hanged and it was rumored that Pyncheon was responsible for it because he wanted the land for himself....   [tags: essays research papers] 703 words
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The Ethics of Belief - This section provides us with two selections from the essays of William K. Clifford (1845-1879) and William James (1842-1910). Clifford's essay, The Ethics of Belief, is based on the concept of evidentialism. This concept 'holds that we should not accept any statement as true unless we have good evidence to support its truth'; (Voices of Wisdom, 346). James wrote his essay, The Will to Believe, as a response to Clifford's essay where he endorsed a philosophy called pragmatism. Pragmatism is described in the book as a method for settling philosophical disputes....   [tags: essays research papers] 1697 words
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Willing and Knowing - Willing and Knowing ABSTRACT: This paper discusses W. K. Clifford's classic paper, "The Ethics of Belief," and the significance of his use of the locution "knowingly and willingly" in the context of morally irresponsible ignorance. It is argued that this locution can point to a very subtle and important distinction in the premisses of ethically responsible belief formation. An analysis of willful ignorance is then given. It is argued that, strictly speaking, there is no such thing as willful ignorance: what is called willful ignorance in ordinary language is just the phenomena of getting oneself knowingly to believe something by willingly and knowingly altering the evidence for one's belief, rather than the genuine phenomenon of getting oneself willingly to believe something against the evidence....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Papers]
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Construction Of The Great Pyramid - Of the three theories on how the Great Pyramid was built, in descending order of acceptability, the most suitable theory is Clifford Wilson’s followed by Joseph Davidovits’ and Erich Von Däniken’s argument. Clifford Wilson’s theory is the best because he illustrates how the pyramids were built and provides the evidence to prove his theory, however; this is unlike Joseph Davidovits’ theory because Davidovits does not fully answer questions that arise concerning his theory. The three theories have similar points, but contain very different ideas on the construction of the Great Pyramid....   [tags: essays research papers] 1158 words
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Symbols and Symbolism in The House of the Seven Gables - Symbolism in The House of the Seven Gables        American literature reflects life and the struggles faced during existence. Symbols are an eloquent way for an author to create a more fully developed work of art. The stories themselves tell a tale; however, an author also uses symbols to relay his message in a more subtle manner. Nathaniel Hawthorne was one of the earliest authors to use symbols as an integral part of his plots. This is clearly seen in both The Scarlet Letter and in The House of the Seven Gables....   [tags: House of the Seven Gables Essays]
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Authentically Portrayed Women in Literature - Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina; Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind; Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire. Upon first glance, these classics of literary legend appear to have nothing in common. However, looking closer, one concept unites these three works of art. At the center of each story stands a woman--an authentically portrayed woman. A woman with strengths, flaws, desires, memories, hopes, and dreams. Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, Mitchell’s Scarlett O’Hara, and Williams’ Blanche DuBois are beautiful, intelligent, sophisticated women: strong yet fragile, brazen yet subtle, carnal yet pure....   [tags: Character Analysis]
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Symbolism in The House of Seven Gables - Symbolism in The House of Seven Gables                 Literature reflects life, and the struggles that each of us must face. Great authors incorporate life's problems into their literature directly and indirectly.  The author bluntly tell us a story, however, he or she may also use symbols to relay to us a message in a more subtle manner.  In Nathaniel Hawthorne's book The House of Seven Gables symbolism is used to enhance the story being told, by giving us a deeper insight into the author's intentions in writing the story....   [tags: House of the Seven Gables Essays]
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Hawthorne?s Symbolism In The House Of Seven Gables - American Literature reflects life, and the struggles that we face during our existence. The great authors of our time incorporate life’s problems into their literature directly and indirectly. The stories themselves bluntly tell us a story, however, an author also uses symbols to relay to us his message in a more subtle manner. In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s book The House of Seven Gable’s symbolism is eloquently used to enhance the story being told, by giving us a deeper insight into the author’s intentions in writing the story....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Curses Inherited From Previous Generations - Curses Inherited From Previous Generations (Smith 1) In the first chapter of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s House of the Seven Gables, we learn the dark history of how the house so easily fell into the lap of the Pyncheon family. Colonel Pyncheon had used his influence and political power to have Mathew Maule put to death under suspicion of witchcraft. It just so happened that Mathew Maule was the owner of a piece of property that the Colonel had been trying to get his hands on for years. Before Maule was hung his last words were, “God will give him blood to drink!” Colonel Pyncheon proceeded to build an incredible house on the spot where Maule’s shack had once stood, known as the House of the Seven Gables....   [tags: Literature Review] 806 words
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O Nature, O Childhood, How I Love Thee- An Essay on Romanticism - 94% of Americans do some sort of romantic activity on February 14, also known as Valentines’ day. Contrary to popular belief, however, romanticism has little to nothing to do with this holiday. In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The House of the Seven Gables, many characters are brought to light that embody the romantic beliefs. In Dickinson’s poem, “A Bird Came Down the Walk”, she uses the love of nature that distinguishes the Romantic Movement. Albert Bierstadt’s ‘Valley of the Yosemite’ is a notable example of romantic art in the medium of oil painting, as it shows the beauty of nature as well....   [tags: Romanticism]
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Narcissism as Liberation and Deep Play: Notes on a Balinese Cockfight - Comparing Susan Douglas' Narcissism as Liberation and Clifford Greetz's Deep Play: Notes on a Balinese Cockfight The method used by Susan Douglas in her essay “Narcissism as Liberation” to describe the way a particular event to practice might have a deeper meaning seems to differ somewhat with that used by Clifford Greetz in “Deep Play: Notes on a Balinese Cockfight”. In the former, the author concentrates on the method which would be best described as “direct approach”. In her explanations of the themes behind different advertising practices and their implied meanings she makes it sound as though the ones responsible for the advertisements infuse these subliminal messages on purpose into the context....   [tags: Compare Contrast Comparison Essays]
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Optometric Surgery - ... It would allow optometrists, who are professionally trained and licensed to examine the eyes and diagnose problems, to perform certain surgeries. Currently all surgeries are performed by ophthalmologists with medical degrees that deal with the diseases of the eye. Which statement is closest to your view. -Yes, optometrists should be allowed to perform certain surgeries. -No, any surgeries should be done by ophthalmologists with medical degress. There’s no question that Kentucky residents know the difference between an optometrist and ophthalmologist, but what about the rest of the country....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Mobility Systems - ... Systems of interconnected material worlds or “location” produce new moments of unintended and dangerous presence. The gates designed to prevent networks from colliding are less sustainable as flows of terrorists slip under, over, between, and through various borders, eliminating the invisibility screening that kept “ideal type” of networks apart. Social networks are strengthened by technologies based upon timeframes to transcending the human consciousness. That Serres depicture in he narrative of Pia as the Doctor in this network system of Computers....   [tags: Social Studies] 1266 words
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No Reason to Ban No Reason to Ban Lady Chatterley's Lover by DH Lawrence - Lady Chatterley’s Lover, written by DH. Lawrence was first published in 1928. The novel follows around the protagonist of the story, Lady Constance Chatterley. The story is about how this woman, who is trapped in a loveless and almost sterile marriage, finds emotional and physical love with the gameskeeper of her husband’s estate. As a story about the relationships between men and women, I find this book a very nice read, but with Lawrence also using this novel as a way to show his readers the evils of machines and capitalism, at times I find it lacking....   [tags: D.H. Lawrence Lady Chatterley’s Lover]
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Inner Truths in The House of the Seven Gables - Inner Truths in The House of the Seven Gables It was Hawthorne’s belief that romances deal with inner truths, while novels are based on "mere fact." Because he held himself to be a romance writer, inner truths were elemental themes in The House of the Seven Gables. The truths that he conceived, and expressed, in the story range from the concept that death and suffering do not discriminate based on one’s position in society to the karmic effects one generation may have on those of future generations....   [tags: House of the Seven Gables Essays] 930 words
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A Comparison of The Scarlet Letter and The House of the Seven Gables - A Comparison of The Scarlet Letter and The House of the Seven Gables   Nathaniel Hawthorne, one of America's most renowned authors, demonstrates his extraordinary talents in two of his most famed novels, The Scarlet Letter and The House of the Seven Gables. To compare these two books seems bizarre, as their plots are distinctly different. Though the books are quite seemingly different, the central themes and Hawthorne's style are closely related (Carey, p. 62). American novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne is most famous for his books THE SCARLET LETTER and THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES, which are closely related in theme, the use of symbolism, characterization, and style....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Traditional Grading System - Traditional Grading System Education is undoubtedly one of the most important parts of any human society. Without it human beings could not have been at the current point of time where we all know tremendously about life and the universe. We are now better off than we were. However, it is clear that there is still huge variety of phenomena waiting for our discovery. The most important objective of education is to help human beings pursue their burning desires to learn and reach their potential....   [tags: Education Persuasive Argumentative Essays]
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House Of The Seven Gables - The House of the Seven Gables “[The] sympathy or magnetism among human beings is more subtle and universal than we think; it exists, indeed, among different classes of organized life, and vibrates from one to another” (Hawthorne 178). Loosely based on the events of Hawthorne’s own life, The House of the Seven Gables attempts to show the suffering of descendants forced to repent for the sins of their “father”, while they are unknowingly renewing the curse by nurturing the ancestral greed that has passed through the generations (O’ Connor 6) ....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The house of Seven Gables Analysis - “The love of money is the root of all evil.” This basic proverb it the foundation that Nathaniel Hawthorne builds upon in The House of Seven Gables. Like all of hawthorns works he exploits the evils of the puritan heart in is 1851 Romantic Fantasy. Hawthorne tells the story of the Pyncheon family’s struggle to overcome the inherrated problem caused by the sins of their ancestors. The Pyncheon family, however, thinks the problems come from an inherrated curse that was placed on the family. The House of Seven Gables shows Hawthorne’s opinion of the puritan heart (Gioia and Kennedy p....   [tags: essays research papers] 2241 words
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The Variety of Specifically Religious Programmes on Television - The Variety of Specifically Religious Programmes on Television In this essay I will strive to investigate how Christianity and Christian issues are portrayed on the four main television channels. There are many Christian issues and programmes on television, nevertheless in this essay I will only discuss Ballykissangel, The Vicar of Dibley, Songs Of Praise and Son of God Ballykissangel ============== Ballykissangel is a drama with a religious issue weaved into the main theme....   [tags: Papers] 804 words
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Coca-Cola in the Indian Market - Did you know that over 11,000 cans of Coca Cola products are consumed every second of every day. That is over a billion sodas a day. This is a long stretch from when the company was first founded in 1886 and only sold an average of nine drinks a day. Yes, over one hundred years ago it sold for 5 cents a glass and was poured from a jug. The Coke trademark is now as much American icon as apple pie and baseball. Coca Cola Bottling is currently a Fortune 500 company that posts a $3.53 billion dollar net profit....   [tags: India Coca Cola] 742 words
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The Client by John Grisham     - The Client by John Grisham     The main character of my book was Mark Sway. Mark Sway is a bad little eleven year old boy with a huge burden on his hands. Mark smokes ciggaretes, uses foul language, and picks on his little brother, Ricky. Mark grew up in a trailer, with an abusive father, a mother who is hardly around, and his little brother Ricky who annoys him plenty. Mark was a very strong character who did not take anything from anyone. The trouble Mark ran into with Jerome Clifford only made him stronger....   [tags: The Client John Grisham    ] 1223 words
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The Holland Tunnel - The Holland Tunnel The concept for the Holland Tunnel was developed in 1906.1 In 1906, a coalition of the New York State and New Jersey Interstate Bridge and Tunnel Commission began studies for a bridge connecting lower Manhattan to Jersey City, New Jersey.2 By the end of World War I (1918), the number of cars and trucks on U.S. roads had skyrocketed. This trend did not differ in the streets of New York City.3 At this time the Hudson River ferries were carrying about 30 million vehicles each year (24,000 vehicles a day3) from New York to New Jersey....   [tags: ] 2595 words
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barzuns science - Barzun's unsettling depiction of history is a fitting beginning to The Qualitative Report in that a narrative of qualitative and critical inquiry also rejects absolute, finality, and authority and embraces ambiguities, uncertainties, and diversities of human experience. Just as talk of qualitative and critical reflection is a multiversed experience, so too is talk about that talk: What are possible and impossible shapes and forms of a twelve or so page publication dedicated to re- presenting a phenomenon which seems to resist and to tease con-formity....   [tags: essays research papers] 1628 words
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Scepticism Inc - Edgar Malroy would be considered a hero to readers of Scepticism Inc. Edgar literally took money from the rich churches and gave to the poor. This Robin Hood image brings Edgar to the spotlight as a champion of sorts and the reader ends up rooting for him throughout the story. The means by which Edgar took the money was, on the surface, legitimate. However, the bet could never be won and the emotions of the betters influenced their decision-making abilities. Can a person taking a wager, in good conscience, accept this bet when no definitive outcome can be reached....   [tags: essays research papers] 763 words
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The Cuckoos Egg: Cliffs Persistence - The Cuckoo's Egg: Cliff's Persistence By Clifford Stoll "The Cuckoo's Egg" is a story of persistence, love for one's work and is just plain funny. The story starts out with Clifford Stoll being "recycled" to a computer analyst/webmaster. Cliff, as he is affectionately called, is a long-haired ex-hippie that works at Lawrence Berkeley Lab. He originally was an astronomer, but since his grant wore out, he became a mainframe master. He was glad that instead of throwing him out into the unemployment office, the Lab recycled their people and downstairs he went, to the computer lab....   [tags: essays research papers] 1922 words
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Ethnographic Research - Ethnographic research is the scientific description of specific human cultures, foreign to the ethnographer. Each ethnographer has his or her own way of conducting research and all of these different ideas can be transmitted and understood in a number of different ways. Because there is no one set idea of how an ethnographer should go about his or her research, conflicts arise. In Reflections on Fieldwork in Morocco, Paul Rabinow uses a story like process to discuss his experiences during his research in Morocco....   [tags: Sociology] 1402 words
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The Country- House Poem Genre - The country- house poem developed into a literary genre in the early decades of the seventeenth- century. Aemilia Lanyer's, `The description of Cooke- ham', and Ben Jonson's, `To Penshurst' namely represent the small genre which flourished so briefly. These poems are much more than domestic architecture and are more than simple exercises in praising and pleasing a wealthy patron and the readership at large. In country- house poetry, poets use the conjunction of the ideal family (the patron's) and the ideal site (the estate and surrounding areas in which the patron and his/her family live) as a means of reflecting on social values, the nature of the good life, and the ways in which other households fall short of the mark....   [tags: Poetry] 1374 words
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Philosophy of Hume - "The human brain starts working the moment you are born and never stops until you stand up to speak in public." –( George Jessel ). One can say or try and dissect the brain and try to figure what’s going on inside of it and that’s what Philosophers today try to accomplish, but a question can be raised from this. Why is that why must the brain be dissected. This question is raised for the simple fact that Philosophers really want to know what’s going on the human brain. This can also go back to “knowing” and believing in something that can be proven as a fact....   [tags: Hume] 1929 words
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EXAMINING THE TRENDS IN MEDIA AND BODY DISSATISFACTION - ... This disorder involves a pathological preoccupation with one’s body, obsessive–compulsive involvement with dieting and weightlifting. Indeed, trends have indicated an increase in men’s health and fitness activities. Furnham, Badmin, and Sneade (2002) affirm that there is a clear correlation between body dissatisfaction and eating disorders made evident by the high prevalence of eating disorders in populations that emphasize maintaining the thin-ideal (e.g., ballet dancers, models, athletes)....   [tags: Body Image]
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MacDonald - ... Once the country's prosperity began to slow down, farmers of the west that were “the chief sufferers from the tariff burden” revolted against the Laurier Government (194) . The purpose of this uprising was to force the government to negotiate the Reciprocity Treaty of 1911. The treaty was defeated and consequently the Liberal Party was voted out of office and replaced by the Conservatives who vowed to maintain protection (194). By prompting Laurier to carry on the protectionism, the conservatives carried out this aspect of MacDonald's National Policy....   [tags: Business, Protective Tariffs Policy] 1180 words
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Effects of Television on Children: A Chain Indicating Their Behavior - ... Moreover, TV is full of programs and commercials that depict risky behaviors such as sex and substance abuse as cool, fun, and exciting (Gavin). Jersey Shore and Bad Girls’ Club both display negative images such as excessive drinking, provocative language, clubbing, brutal violence, and sexual escapades. Although these particular shows are not intended for a younger audience, children find themselves watching and comprehending the behaviors shown to them. In the book, Television and Children: Program Evaluation, Comprehension, and Impact, authors Brian R....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Kate Moody] 1098 words
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Racial Profiling or Racist Profiling? - ... Alienating Muslims and Middle Eastern people will not make them feel welcome to the United Sates and they will resent the way they are treated and possible become more dangerous. According to Jean AbiNader, founding board member of the Arab American’s Institute, “racial profiling presents more complications than solutions,” (530). It will not improve airport security since investigation works well; terrorists can learn to beat the system, and broad screening of everyone makes airports safer....   [tags: Race Racism Prejudice Essays]
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The United States’ Relationship to Israel During the Cold War - ... The United States understood the priority in helping Israel, but believed that their relations with the Arab world were still rather important and necessary during American wartime. Israel went against the United States’ advice and attacked. The Israeli victory over Soviet-backed Arab countries during the Six Days War convinced the United States to assist Israel with the United State’s policy of containment. Israel had proved its might towards the United States. The US began selling Phantom Jets to Israel, but continued their arms sell to Jordon, Morocco, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States as well....   [tags: Foreign Policy ]
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Technology Against Progress - ... According to the paper done by Dr. Clifford Stoll (1999) , “He reports that research shows that a person’s depression level increases on average about one percent for every hour spent online per week and that his or her social circle shrinks by about four percent as he isolates himself from his family, friends (offline), and colleagues”. This is just the tip of the iceberg since the number of cellphone or computer are drastically increasing with young people. “According to market research firm the Yankee Group, 54 percent of 8 to 12 year olds will have cell phones within the next three years”(Source: Center on Media and Child Health)....   [tags: Technology Society]
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Mother Daughter Relationships - Mothers and Daughters in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club - Mothers and Daughters in The Joy Luck Club The first three stories in this section are talking about the relationship between mothers and daughters and the last one is concluding the whole book "The Joy Luck Club".  By examining this section, there is one moral in these four stories, which is the relationship between daughters and mothers, is very strong and mothers and daughters have similar fate and face.  The plots in these four stories can prove the moral above.  In "Magpies", when An-mei hsu thinks about her daughter's marriage is fallen apart, she recalls her mother and how she followed her mother to Tientsin.  An-mei also recalls the conflict between her mother, Wu Tsing and Second wife of Wu Tsing.  She remembers how Second wife lied to her mother and how Wu Tsing forced her mother to become his Fourth wife.  Finally, An-mei's mother died by taking too much opium.  An-mei realizes her mother's situation is as same as her daughter, both of them cannot save their lives very well and they like magpies....   [tags: Joy Luck Club Essays] 529 words
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