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The Commercialization of Education - ... The elements of sport are no longer confined to the field, but extend to different contexts through the use of social media. With commercialization of sport players can enjoy more financial freedom and has made sports a desired career. Commercialization of sport has also helped improve other sectors such as the media sector as the games can be televised and viewed by millions across the world. Such commercialization however does not come with undesired effects and these effects include the shift in the attitude of players to view the sport....   [tags: students, teachers, schools, reforms]
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Ethics and the Commercialization of Organ Transplants - ... (Dougherty, 1986) People generally are unable to decide whether they should donate their organs after death or rather their bodies should be buried without any surgery. In such a case there are very few people who would willingly consent when they are alive to donate their organs after death. Then it comes to the next of the kin. However, in times of death especially if death has happened under tragic circumstances, it becomes difficult to ask the next of kin to donate their loved one’s organs voluntarily....   [tags: Ethics Essays]
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Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood - ... All these advertisements are telling children that they need these products to have a meaningful life instead of telling them its fine to have nice things, but don’t mistake that for happiness. The rise of children’s media and increased involvement with consumer culture has also been linked to a growing number of health and mental problems in children. Over the last two decades, obesity rates have doubled in children and tripled in teenagers, and the life expectancy of kids is now shorter than that of their parents....   [tags: consumerism, advertisement]
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Commercialization of University Technology - Commercialization of university technology has been on a rise ever since the Bayh-Dole Act came into action in 1980. Under this act, universities got the right to retain title and license inventions funded by federal sponsors (Thursby et al, 2000, 2), which has made universities an important source of commercially important inventions (Chesbrough, 2003). According to 2006 OECD reports, around 17% of R&D activities in OECD countries are done by universities. Academic entrepreneurship is not a single action but comprises of a series of activities (Friedman, Silberman, 2003)....   [tags: Technology, Bayh-Dole Act] 1244 words
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The Commercialization of Christmas - The Commercialization of Christmas Over the years, one topic which has sparked an interesting debate among intellectuals, business men and Christians is whether or not Christmas has enrolled into an over commercialized holiday. The period at the climax of the year, December 25th, which we celebrate as Christmas is the time when consumers increase their spending to an outrageous level and business persons become elated as their shelves become depleted of the products that assist in our celebrations....   [tags: Papers] 492 words
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The Commercialization of Christmas - The Commercialization of Christmas In my opinion I think Christmas is fine the way it is, although Christmas is the festival in which Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus. The word `Christmas' means the `Mass of Christ' and refers to the Mass which is celebrated on Christmas Day which the majority of people forget. Many in today's society consider that Christmas has become too commercialised and that the real meaning of Christmas has been lost. In our nation, 1/3rd of all shopping and over 2/3rds of all electrical goods are bought in the period before Christmas....   [tags: Papers] 459 words
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The Commercialization of Basketball - The Commercialization of Basketball The game of basketball is changing, but not willingly or by it own doing. Corporate America has been poking around in the petri dish containing American sports for years now, steering its path of evolution wherever desired. The effects can easily be seen on and around the basketball court in the form of corporate logos engrained on the floor, product advertisements everywhere from the rafters to the programs to the scorers table, and company labels stitched into players uniforms and shoes....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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The Pitfalls of Commercialization: Uncontrolled Fabrication of Cultures? - The Pitfalls of Commercialization: Uncontrolled Fabrication of Cultures. Most societies go through the process of Sociocultural Evolution as they aggrandize and develop. Sociocultural evolution is constituted by the doctrines of cultural and social evolution, deciphering how cultures and societies have transformed over time. It refers to the process by which structural reorganization is affected through time, eventually producing a form or structure which is qualitatively different from the ancestral form....   [tags: Sociocultural Evolution, ] 829 words
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The Commercialization of the Places of Christian Pilgrimages - The Commercialization of the Places of Christian Pilgrimages These days money is everything, and the second someone sees the opportunity to make a bit of cash they jump at the chance. For example, places of pilgrimage are visited by many of the millions of Christians in the whole world, yearly, and never does the number of these pilgrims fall drastically; giving merchants customers continuously. In this essay you will hear of just exactly how these merchants affect the value of Pilgrimage for Pilgrims....   [tags: Papers] 379 words
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Commercialization of Photochromic Dyes and Products - Commercialization of Photochromic Dyes and Products Background While most people, including this author, hold quite optimistic views of the photochromic industry, very little commercial success has been realized. In Professor Giacomo Ciamician’s famous paper on photochemistry of the future, he predicted that photochromic clothing would be popular. It turns out that he was right. His paper was written in 1912 and photochromic clothing was not commercially successful until the early 1990’s. These optimistic projections are commonplace....   [tags: Business Profit photochromic dye] 1797 words
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Commercialization of Genetically Modified Foods - Commercialization of Genetically Modified Foods Following a for year investigation into the effects of genetically modified crops on the environment, it was found that 2 out of 3 types of genetically modified crops tested were more harmful to the environment. Plus, the only genetically modified crop to be less harmful to the environment was compared to crops that were sprayed with the now illegal herbicide, atrazine. So many experts have dismissed those results until tests with a suitable alternative have been made....   [tags: GMOs, Genetically Modified Crops] 1298 words
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Materialism and Commercialization of Christmas - Materialism and Commercialization of Christmas Today it seems as though Christmas has fallen victim to materialism and commercialization. Rather than it being a time of loving and giving, it has become a stressful season of greed. Amidst all the hustle and bustle, it is important for us to recognize the true reason of the season, and celebrate in a fashion that exemplifies that reason. Many people in American society assume that the main purpose of Christmas is the supposed coming of Santa Claus....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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How to Approach the Escalating Utilization and Commercialization of Nanoscale Materials - ... The debate of whether or not nanomaterials can be considered a new substance is one that is not clear with the current standards. The chemistry of a nanoparticle is similar or almost the same as its larger counterpart, but the size of the material completely changes the physical properties of the material and the way it behaves to the surrounding environment. This idea was brought to court in the form of a lawsuit against US Food and Drug Administration in 2011. The plaintiffs argued that nanomaterials are patented and display novel characteristics which would therefore classify them as a new substance and require regulations and safety testing [1].This is the first lawsuit in concerns t...   [tags: nanotechnology, nanomaterial, reactivity]
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The Commercialization of Drugs in Malasya - ... In the most recent account, there were 60 police officers who were under investigation on bribery and corruption charges. Police officers who were found guilty, including ‘a senior officer who have amassed RM 20 million from illicit activities, were willing to testify against other police officers believed to be involved in corruption and bribery charges’ further demonstrates that corruption within the enforcement is one of the most significant social problem in Malaysia (The Malaysian Insider, 2014)....   [tags: malaysian legislation, drug trafficking]
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Hip Hop as an Industry - All of the articles dealt with hip hop as an industry and how that industry is portrayed to African Americans through the commercialization of hip hop and stereotypes in society. The articles also discuss how that portrayal influences the opinions of African Americans to others and themselves. The first article, “About a Salary or Reality. – Rap’s Recurrent Conflict” by Alan Light, explains the evolution of hip hop from the various camps to become what it is today – a mix of the gangster rap it was from the beginning and the rap pop that grew out of it....   [tags: Commercialization, Society's Stereotypes]
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The Commercialization of Extreme Sports (X Sports) - The Commercialization of Extreme Sports (X Sports) ABSTRACT For years, extreme sports had little to nothing in common with each other except for high risk, and an appeal to women and men from the ages of 12 to 34. Entertainment Sports Programming Network (ESPN), realizing this age group was a prime viewing audience, brought together several extreme sports and created yet another commercialized sporting spectacle. Since 1995, this television network has produced the Summer X Games. After these summer productions proved to be successful television and live spectator events, ESPN expanded into the winter extreme sports....   [tags: X Sports]
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The Commercialization of Sex - ... They could noting except stand gazing into one another’s eyes. To run for life, to get out of the house before it was too late – no such thought occurred to them…They were not toughing, but it seemed to [Winston] that he could feel Julia’s body shaking. Or perhaps it was merely the shaking of his own” (Orwell 297) The original novel version reminds us that Winston and Julia were aware that they would eventually be arrested by Big Brother, but they were not relieved when they were arrested. Orwell reminds us that Winston and Julia are human, and there affair was a strategy of survival; basic human nature....   [tags: George Orwell, Hollywood Novels, Sex, Love]
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Commercialization and Tourism of Tibet’s Sacred Mountains - Commercialization and Tourism of Tibet’s Sacred Mountains Tourism is emerging as a major industry, and in recent decades, it has developed rapidly in mountainous regions throughout the world, especially in the Himalayas. Presently it is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. The contemporary global middle-class spends a large amount of their disposable income on recreation and leisure. That money is increasingly being spent on activities such as mountaineering and trekking in the Himalayas and on the Tibetan plateau....   [tags: Travel Economics Papers]
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Reducing the Value of Pilgrimage for a Christian through Commercialization - Reducing the Value of Pilgrimage for a Christian through Commercialization Places of pilgrimage tend to be very commercialized these days. This is bound to reduce the value of pilgrimage for a Christian. In Christians view they believe that doing business in the places of pilgrimage is wrong because it creates the wrong atmosphere and gives the wrong impression to the pilgrims. As we know, pilgrimage is not about spending money on souvenirs. Many people go on pilgrimage to show that they love God and also to show the loyalty they have for God....   [tags: Papers] 364 words
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The Perils of Cloning and Its Commercialization for Human Reproduction - If the power of God becomes available, would people be worthy of the power’s use. An advanced age of information has brought the creation of life, God’s most miraculous feat, to the forefront of research and possibility. Human cloning is no laughing matter in the research field of the twenty-first century. History-setting experiments and results have been conducted and discovered, respectively, that have produced viable results and will continue to develop as time allows. However, overpopulation, high malfunctioning rate, technology abuse, and biodiversity reduction complicate the yet-to-be-perfected practice of cloning....   [tags: Power of God, Biodiversity Reduction]
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The Commercialisation of Sport - The Commercialisation of Sport The commercialisation of sport is not wholly beneficial as it has many disadvantages to it. Commercialisation is the promotion and development of a product as a business within a market place. This is done by the use of sponsorship, funding, selling, publicity and advertising within the media, which is all rooted from money. People invest in sport not only for the success that comes from it, but for the great deal of money that can be made in the sport business, therefore money is of high importance in the sporting industry....   [tags: Papers] 634 words
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Hip Hop Culture - Hip Hop Culture Since the early to mid 90’s, hip-hop has undergone changes that purists would consider degenerating to its culture. At the root of these changes is what has been called “commercial hip-hop". Commercial hip-hop has deteriorated what so many emcees in the 80’s tried to build- a culture of music, dance, creativity, and artistry that would give people not only something to bob their head to, but also an avenue to express themselves and deliver a positive message to their surroundings....   [tags: Rap Music Commercialization Essays Papers] 2110 words
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Hesse Biber- Am I Thin Enough Yet? The Cult of Thinness and the Commercialization of Identity - The Cult of Thinness Many modern women subject themselves to an intense day-to-day involvement in the pursuit of thinness demands. These demands resemble those behaviors commonly associated with cult hood. Three main “tools” are used in order to achieve this goal or ideal. The Cult of Thinness invests in thinness through primary rituals. The rituals are followed through by the obsession of a particular “ideal” body. There are also extremities or positions of higher authority with extreme involvement in cults, much like the level of devotion in The Cult of Thinness....   [tags: essays research papers] 1587 words
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lMaking a Persuasive Case from Documentary on Children and Advertising - Making a Persuasive Case from Documentary on Children and Advertising “Consuming kids: The commercialization of childhood” is a documentary that focuses on the tremendous growth of child marketing which has thrived in unregulated industry. The documentary addresses topics in wide range scope such as “edutainment” for toddlers and babies, commercialization in schools and increased market research. It relies on industry insiders, health care professionals, advocates for children, news media clips and advertising to expose the controversies in the industry....   [tags: Film Analysis] 934 words
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Academic Capitalism : Politics, Policies, and the Entrepreneurial University - ... Therefore the role of university in academic commercialization is discussed in the next section. University perspective In modern knowledge societies, universities are no longer only focused on the dual mission of teaching and research. To contribute to the economic development and society is considered as the third mission. The concept of the university entrepreneurship might be quite fresh to many academies. However, according to the definition proposed by (H. Etzkowitz et al., 2000) that an entrepreneurial university is any university that undertakes entrepreneurial activities and it did not sudden appeared novelty....   [tags: academic entrepreneurship, knowledge]
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Reform Models in Collegiate Sports - ... Academic scholarships under this movement are viewed as hire contracts rather than educational gifts (Slaughter & Rhoades, 2004). This implies that Amateurism is perceived by athletes’ right advocates as a means of denying college students their protections and rights that are enjoyed by other employees in sports including the right to get fair share of reward of revenue that they generate as well as compensation allowance. The divergent views of the three major schools of thought in regard to college reforms has elicited mixed reactions from all the stakeholders of college sports across the united states....   [tags: Athletes, College, Students, Sports]
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Art & Popular Culture: The Warhol Effect - In the mid-20th century, there was a battle brewing in the art world. Commercialization began to mass-produce art in all varieties, from comic books to magazines, gift-wrapping, billboards, you name it. What a fantastic thing to be happening. Art was now widely available to the general public. However, with the creation of so many replicas’ what would define the value of art. Critic Clement Greenberg was the condemning voice of the fine art community, denouncing this movement for decades throughout the 1940’s and 50’s....   [tags: Pop Art]
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Strategic Group Mapping - Strategic Group Mapping According to Michael Porter whom developed the concept of a “strategic group” it is used in strategic management in order to group companies within an industry which share similar business models or combinations of strategies. The concept’s main focus is to aid in identifying direct competitors and how they directly compete with the firm. Strategic mapping can also be used to identify opportunities. In 2006, China’s government enacted a renewable energy law with a goal of directly supporting the growth of clean energy companies (Bradsher 2010)....   [tags: Business Management ]
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The Relationship Between Public Capital and Economic Activity - 1 INFRASTRUCTURE: In the Aschauer’s (1989a, 1989b) original work, a Cobb-Douglas production function was estimated with stocks of various infrastructure as capital and labour as the other input. He established that military capital had insignificant association with productivity. Nevertheless, the ‘core’ infrastructure such as streets, highways, airports, mass transit, sewers, water systems, etc., had the majority explanatory power for productivity. The relationship between public capital and economic activity at the State level in the US was examined by Munnell (1990a, 1990b)....   [tags: Economics]
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Country Music - The debate whether commercialism has stripped country music of its authenticity is one that requires further examination into who ultimately holds the power. The sometimes-drastic changes made in music leaves people questioning the tastes of consumers when in fact they are the bystanders of an overpowering industry. Fans are people who buy the albums, go to concerts, and request songs on the radio, not the execs that market the music, and yet their opinions/tastes aren’t taken into consideration....   [tags: Entertainment ]
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College Sport: Bigger Than One May Think - College athletics are the backbones of most colleges in the United States. Sports on the college level hold the biggest influence over potential students and the campus’ overall performance. The purpose of this argument is to explain how influential college sports are to the actual college. This particular topic should be discussed and brought to light because not only does it provide a better understanding of college sports, but it also enlightens readers that programs in college are not all about academics....   [tags: Sports ]
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Singapore's Lack of Technology-Based Entrepreneurial Activity - Singapore has great technology potential but little technology-based entrepreneurial activity. This is keeping it from achieving higher rates of economic growth and stronger export demand in the high technology space. The major problem is the lack of involvement from researchers, including professors. For example, only one professor has successfully spun off technology-based startups and only one more is actively pursuing commercial applications at the technology-focused Nanyang Technological University ....   [tags: Singapore Government] 961 words
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Replacing Synthetic Plastic With Bacterial Polyhydroxyalkanote - Bacterial polyhydroxyalkanote (PHA) is a good candidate to replace synthetic plastic due to its biodegradability. The main factor that hampered the commercialization of PHA is the high production cost with the recovery processes accounting for the most. The present study suggests a novel biological recovery method of polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) from Cupriavidus necator H16. The PHA granules have been extracted without the help of any solvent or chemicals. The lyophilized cells were used protein source for the laboratory rats and simultaneously recovered the PHB granules excreted in the faeces....   [tags: Biotechnology] 2359 words
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Equality: Beware fo the Disney Princesses - In Walt Disney’s 1950 film, Cinderella explains, “A dream is a wish your heart makes.” During childhood, countless girls dream of becoming Disney princesses in response to their exposure to animated films like Cinderella. This fascination with the princess lifestyle is commonly viewed as a phase that young girls pass through and is encouraged by Walt Disney’s 4.4 billon dollar line of princess merchandise, which includes toys, clothes, and even pink house paint (Smith). Although the princess merchandise, featuring primarily the original princesses of Belle, Jasmine, Ariel, Snow White, and Sleeping Beauty, is often perceived positively as being an essential part of a girl’s childhood, the co...   [tags: Gender Studies]
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Film Analysis on The Show - The Show (1995) is a documentary that portrays the hip hop industry and how artists are affected before and after making it big. The documentary also depicts the influence of commercialization in the industry. The Show focuses on hip-hop’s finer elements and the notions that envelop the genre—art and business, fantasy and reportage, naïveté and cynicism. This documentary shows that some of the artists believe that the success they have been given benefits not only them, but the members of society....   [tags: Documentary, Hip Hop Industry]
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Human Tissues in Medical Research - ... Even Moore loses his case, the judge did agree with him on the lack of informed consent and the lack of financial interest disclosure. The requirement of disclosure about commercial gain is also considered as a part of the consent process. However, there are different opinions about this issue, saying it could make subjects put themselves into risks or lying about their medical history when they afraid they would be disqualified from a study. Nowadays, doctors only inform patients about what will happen to their samples....   [tags: biological materials, vaccines, cells]
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Streetlife in China - Streetlife in China The Republic of China has undergone many dramatic changes within a relatively short period of time. After centuries operating in the relative stability of Confucian ideals and tradition, Chinese society has been bombarded by the inflow of western ideals and commercialism. In his book Streetlife China, Michael Dutton makes observations concerning contemporary Chinese society and discusses the problems and advantages rapid economic development has brought upon China. Dutton's view on contemporary China is that of a society whose historical ideology contradicts the product of a capitalistic society....   [tags: Papers] 1032 words
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Invention, Innovation, and Interdependence - Scientific and technological progress is one of the most important and far reaching of humanity’s effort streams throughout history. One of the hallmarks of any great society is what new or improved knowledge of the world and how it works that the society can contribute. A strong and vibrant culture celebrates the spirit of invention and innovation. Closely allied with this concept is the spirit of entrepreneurship, considered one of the greatest qualities of the American culture. Americans laud the success of the inventor and salesman alike; while the greatest self-promoters are more fully remembered, the greatest minds are never truly forgotten....   [tags: Innovation ]
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NASA: Money Well Invested - ... steel and aluminum), are heated and forced together, bonding them at a molecular level. This process creates a seamless watertight bond and eliminates the potentially weak joint found in traditional welding. The process provides a product with greater strength than either of its constituents. The process is used commercially in the manufacture of safer cars and roof trusses (National Aeronautics and Space Administration [NASA], 2008). Studies suggest the U.S. economy receives 4.9 dollars for every 1 dollar spent on space programs....   [tags: sputnik, technology, discoveries]
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Marketing Variable Mix Of Prod - INTRODUCTION The Japanese have again burst into the technology industry with the introduction of their newest product, Aibo, the robotic pet dog. Aibo is a Japanese word short for “companion”, and it also stands for Artificial Intelligence Robot. This creature is able to navigate its environment and respond to changes. This highly innovative idea began back in 1994 when Toshi T. Doi, Sony Corporations lead engineer, enlisted an artificial intelligence expert named Masarhiro Fujita to formulate a robot with sophisticated sensors....   [tags: essays research papers] 934 words
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Comparing Ron Howard's How the Grinch Stole Christmas to Dr. Seuss' Grinch - Comparing Ron Howard's How the Grinch Stole Christmas to Dr. Seuss' Grinch Whether or not you consider Ron Howard's version of Dr Seuss's classic How The Grinch Stole Christmas comical, yet disgraceful, there's no ignoring the little green monster's reign over the box office. The movie, How the Grinch Stole Christmas starring Jim Carrey, was released in November of 2000, reaching a gross high of over $200 million in the U.S alone (The Numbers). However, I feel that this version has over exaggerated the original story, and I will back this up by showing many examples of how Dr....   [tags: Compare Contrast Comparison]
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Privacy on the Internet - Privacy on the Internet In this new era of the Internet, most people use the Internet to acquire information of one kind or other. But what these people are not aware of is that the Internet is collecting information about them. Every time we get onto the Internet there might be a compromise of privacy of our personal information. The information flows both ways. With every clock of the mouse on a hyperlink, or an addition to the mailing list, someone out there might be gathering information about us....   [tags: Technology Computers Essays] 2274 words
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Exercise vs Dieting - Since the turn of the 19th century, exercise has been a major focal point for health gurus all around the world. The health benefits of regular exercise are known universally. Many of which will be explored later through out the paper. However, the early 60’s brought about a new era of personal fitness in a revolutionary way. It supposedly brought about an easier way to get into shape without killing yourself by constantly exercising or wasting time and money in the gym. This was of course the widespread commercialization of dieting....   [tags: Health]
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Characteristics of Seventeenth Century England - Population growth, inflation, commercialization, individual competitiveness, and social Divergences are just some of the many words used to describe the future of England’s society during the seventeenth century. It seemed that humanities only goal was to become a business tycoon and hit the big time. These however were not words or used to describe the Puritans. Some Puritans of this time did not like the sound of their ever nearing future and believed it was not in god’s will for these things to happen....   [tags: Puritans] 641 words
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Gay Dance Clubs - The dance club is no longer an exclusive venue drawing together people with similar musical interests. Instead, it has become the commercialized superclub, where profit rather than music is the bottom line. As a space traditionally influenced by homosexuals becomes a major business opportunity, this commercialization has led to the inclusion of gay subcultures within mainstream American society. However, this process has served to reinforce social stigma and stereotypes. The advertising and club environment designed to “sell” the experience to the gay customer is founded on the overtly sexual club culture of the 1970s and early 80s....   [tags: LGBT Essays]
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Peter Uberoth’s Role in the Promotion and Funding of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics - Peter Uberoth’s Role in the Promotion and Funding of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics In attempting to answer the question, I will cover the following points: firstly defining the key terms, I will then give a brief historical overview of the issue of how the Olympic games were funded before 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. Using examples from the Olympic games I will identify the reasons for his effect upon future Olympics and influence of his different approach in future Olympics. To conclude I will review where I think the issue of funding will go in future Olympics....   [tags: Papers] 927 words
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An Analysis of Google’s Attempt to Create a Venturesome Climate - An Analysis of Google’s Attempt to Create a Venturesome Climate In August 1998, two entrepreneurs, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, formed the company Google, Inc. Quickly spreading worldwide, Google is known as one of the largest search engines in today’s market. Due to the company’s large size and access to financials to fund new ideas, Google is very involved in corporate venturing, and has been since the very beginning. To start with, it is important to define a corporate venture before looking at creating a climate for new ideas....   [tags: Business Google Analysis] 1636 words
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Globalization and the Identity Crisis of Prague and Berlin - "…North American Culture will ultimately impose itself, standardizing the world and annihilating its rich flora of diverse culture. In this manner, all other peoples, and not just the small and weak ones, will lose their identity, their soul and become no more than 21st century colonies - zombies or caricatures modeled after the cultural norms of a new imperialism that, in addition to ruling over the planet with its capital, military might, and scientific knowledge, will impose on others its language and its ways of thinking, believing, enjoying and dreaming." -Mario Vargas Llosa, 2001 The social, economic and political consequences of globalization have been monumental in cities all over t...   [tags: Europe Western Culture Essays] 3061 words
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Biosafety Protocol: Is There A Need For One? - Biosafety Protocol: Is There A Need For One. Outline Thesis statement: An international biosafety protocol should be created to establish and maintain control over the products designed with biotechnology. I. The existing laws and regulations that govern the release of transgenic organisms are inadequate or nonexistent. A. The developed nations of the world are using regulations that were designed to control and monitor crops created with traditional technologies. B. Biotechnology is regulated by three different agencies....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Coexistence of the Media and the Government - The Coexistence of the Media and the Government The American media system is spinning out of control in a hyper-commercialized frenzy. Fewer than ten transnational media conglomerates dominate much of our media; fewer than two dozen account for the overwhelming majority of our newspapers, magazines, films, television, radio, and books. With every aspect of our media culture now fair game for commercial exploitation, we can look forward to the full-scale commercialization of sports, arts, and education, the disappearance of notions of public service from public discourse, and the degeneration of journalism, political coverage, and children's programming under commercial pressure....   [tags: Papers] 704 words
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Soulless Technology in William Gibson’s Burning Chrome - Soulless Technology in William Gibson’s Burning Chrome An old adage states that the eyes are the windows to the soul. What if, however, those eyes have a trademark name stamped onto them. William Gibson’s short story "Burning Chrome" depicts an advanced but soulless society where most of the technological advances are portrayed as being perverted by commercialization and human mechanization, rather than dedicated to improving the quality of life. This paper will touch upon the frivolous consumerism of as well as the dehumanizing uses of technology in the world of Automatic Jack, the reader’s companion throughout the story....   [tags: William Gibson Burning Chrome]
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The Role of Sponsorships in Intercollegiate Athletics - The Role of Sponsorships in Intercollegiate Athletics Foreword The reality of college athletics today is that most athletic departments are not profitable. These departments are run with a mentality sometimes quite separate from the educational mission of the university where winning at any cost is the ultimate goal. As athletic department expenses rise there is a need for increased revenue. One major trend that has been seen throughout sports is the increase in sponsorships. For many colleges this has become a viable and important revenue stream, although only adding marginally to the bottom line at most schools....   [tags: College Sports Athletes Sponsors Essays]
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