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Comparative Study of Jewish Marriage and Hindu Marriage - Comparative Study of Jewish Marriage and Hindu Marriage PART - I INTRODUCTION: The Old Testament is the first part of the Holy Bible. Together with the New Testament, it forms the scripture that are sacred to Christians. Jews accept only the old Testament emphasizing the idea of covenant between God and His people, and contains a record of their history to show how faithfully they observed this covenant. As a cultural treasure, the Old Testament is one of the most important source we have for knowledge of the past....   [tags: Papers] 4443 words
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Enslavement Disrupted the African’s Authentic Culture - There was a misconception that African people did not have any culture and they were not civilized. But they had a culture that was similar to that of the Europeans and other races. However it was interrupted when the Europeans decided to take them from Africa and transplant them in America as slaves. As a result, their authentic cultures were drastically changed from the way of life in their native Africa to life in the plantation society of the Americas. In this essay, I will attempt to show how the conditions of enslavement disrupted all dimensions of the African’s authentic culture....   [tags: American History]
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Gerard Hendrik Hofstede' Value Dimensions: Understanding China's Culture - BODY Hofstede’s Value Dimensions (Hofstede) In order to better understand China’s culture in both business and in everyday social life, it helps to look through China’s Hofstede’s cultural dimensions. Hofstede’s dimensions include; power distance, individualism, masculinity, uncertainty avoidance, pragmatism, and goal orientation. To start, China has a very large power distance with a score of eighty. Unlike America, people that hold power, such as bosses or those of great wealth, will not interact with those who are considered to be on the lower end of society....   [tags: individualism, masculinity, uncertainty avoidance]
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Canonical Literature: Rape of the Lock - Children grow up learning that just because someone teaches something, it doesn't mean they'll follow their own advice. In Rape of the Lock, Clarissa lectures: “Say, why are beauties praised and honored most,/ The wise man’s passion, and the vain man’s toast?/ Why decked with all that land and sea afford,/ Why angels called, and angel-like adored. Why round our coaches crowd the white-gloved beaux,/ why bows the side box from its inmost rows?/ how vain are all these glories, all our pains,/ Unless good sense preserve what beauty gains;/ That men may say when we the front box grace,/ ‘Behold the first in virtue as in face!’” (Canto 5 9-18)....   [tags: children, clarissa, shakespeare]
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Essay on Camus’ The Stranger (The Outsider): World Without Purpose - World Without Purpose in Camus' The Stranger (The Outsider)  In The Stranger, Albert Camus misleadingly portrays his existentialistic views of life, death, and the world.  Camus portrays the world as absurd or without purpose Meaursalt, who, as a reflection of Camus, is foreign and indifferent to his own life and death.  Meaursalt eventually senses guilt for his crime, not because of the remorse of taking someone else’s life, but because it means he would lose the little things that he considers important in his life.  Meaursalt is a puzzling character, who leaves readers to be uncertain about Camus’ views of life....   [tags: Camus Stranger Essays]
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What Literature Teaches About Different Cultures - Our world is full of hundreds of cultures, scattered all over the place, but when we can’t travel to every country on earth, how can we find out about these cultures. We can learn a tremendous amount about a culture, just through studying their literature. First of all, we can learn a great amount about their basic culture; their everyday life. We can also learn what kind of society they live in now, and what kind they did live in hundreds of years ago. And finally we can learn about their history simply from studying their culture....   [tags: Culture] 1842 words
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Perfection in Lois Lowry’s The Giver - Perfection: Step to Dictatorship. No world can be perfect, for the only way to have an ideal world is not to have a world at all. The reader soon discovers this in Lois Lowry’s publication The Giver. In this book, a boy named Jonas is taken through a journey in which he shapes his destiny through decisions he makes and trials he face in a supposed ideal world. One, by reading the book, uncovers the fact that this supposedly perfect world, because of its’ hold on an individuals emotion, the elders recanting people’s unalienable rights to privacy, the government employing an unrestrained grip of control, and the community’s over obsessive view on order, is actually an example of perfection t...   [tags: The Giver]
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The Plight of The African Slave - Introduction Slavery was one of the darkest periods in African American history. Africans were taken from their homes in West Africa and brought to America to work on plantations. However, slavery was not something new as it existed in Africa before Europeans partook in it, but slavery in Africa was very different from slavery in America. During their voyage through the Middle Passage many slaves perished. Those who survived were sold and subjected to the harsh life on the plantations. When this happened, their authentic cultures were drastically changed from the way of life in their native homelands in Africa to life in the plantation society of the American colonies....   [tags: Social Studies]
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Overview of Alaskan Culture - Alaskan culture is full of a variance of characteristics. The Alaskan people have a deep sense of respect, pride and honor. This is as a result of the need and ability to adapt to an ever changing environment and still find a way to thrive. The Alaskan people are a strong representation of the American spirit of perseverance. The research done in this paper allowed me to view the Alaskan Native in an entirely different manner. My intent with this paper is to inform the reader on Alaskan culture, geographical breakdown, beliefs, as well as highlight the advancements of the Alaskan way of life throughout the years....   [tags: tribal characteristics, economy, oil]
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The Modern Heroine: I Am Malala - Joseph Campbell describes the hero’s journey as a quest where the “hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won: the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons on his fellow man” (Campbell 7). The heroine’s quest, according to Valerie Estelle Frankel includes “battling through pain and intolerance, through the thorns of adversity, through death and beyond to rescue loved ones” (Frankel 11)....   [tags: joseph campbell, supernatural wonder]
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The History of Indigenous Women in Canada - This article shows the history of Indigenous women in Canada and the specific laws during various periods of the history of Canada that influenced the health issues in Indigenous women. The article introduces the laws of Indigenous society prior to colonization, in which women and men were seen as equals, which is necessary to maintain the health and survival of the community. The Indigenous women were considered sacred because of their ability to create new life, and their ability to make decisions on economic and social aspects....   [tags: health issues, the indian act]
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Depression: A Mental Health Condition - Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of health related situations and events that impact a community (McKenzie, Pinger, & Kotecki, 2008). A common state that impacts a community is depression. Depression is a mental health condition that affects people of all ages. According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (2011), depression is described by a state of sadness and hopelessness. Some symptoms of depression include no interest in daily activities, fatigue, inability to perform daily tasks, loss of appetite, and thoughts of suicide (CDC, 2011)....   [tags: mental and emotional health]
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Obstackes and Challenges in Life - ... Some adolescents may feel pressured by their parents to go into a certain field, while others may be entirely unsure or feel as if they are limited given their economic backgrounds. A movie that defines many of the issues adolescents are faced with is Rebel Without a Cause. For example, when Jim Stark repeatedly asks his father “what do you do when you have to be a man?” we see how Jim is dealing with Erikson’s stage of identity versus role confusion. Still only in high school, Jim is trying to figure out what stage in his life defines him as a man by his family and culture....   [tags: adolescence, adulthood, stressful, change] 1254 words
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The Champions of Sherwood - “We have journeyed far and now we must rest to have any hope of making headway on the morrow,” spoke the small man heading the party of travelers. The trip from Paris to Glasgow should have taken only a few weeks by boat and carriage, but the gypsies had been pushing on for close to two months. After the sinking of their vessel, they’d been forced to travel across England on foot. With elderly and infants among them, their progress had slowed to a mere crawl. A child spoke up, “Why are we staying here....   [tags: personal narrative] 2094 words
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The Exhumation of Three Mandela Corpses by Mandla Mandela - ... The first phase in this Process of findings, the face-value ethics involved in Mandla Mandela’s actions and the Mandela family feud, is delineated above. The second phase is lengthier as it is a study of Xhosa, and in some instances specifically Tembu, culture, belief and burial tradition. According to Broster, ‘[The Tembu man] is at heart an essentially religious person having no clear concept of God yet he believes that his ancestors live near to God and know him. Worship is therefore offered not to God but to the ancestors who are the link between the living and God....   [tags: deceased, afterlife, burial tradition] 2827 words
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Okonkwo's Tragic Flaws in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart -        An increasing amount of contemporary literature traces its origins back to the early works of Greece. For ages, humans have fascinated themselves with the impossible notion of perfection. Unrealistic expectations placed on those who were thought to be the noblest or most honorable individuals have repeatedly led to disappointment and frustration, either on the part of those particular individuals or those they influence. Classic characters, like Odysseus and Oedipus for instance, exemplify the excess of some positive character trait, like pride or honesty, which ironically leads to their personal misfortune....   [tags: Things Fall Apart essays]
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Things Fall Apart - White Missionaries Caused Umofia to Fall Apart - Things Fall Apart - White Missionaries Caused Umofia to Fall Apart       Faith has always been a guiding force in man's life.  Chinua Achebe's novel Things Fall Apart is a story that describes the effects of a new Christian religion in a tribal village of Africa.  The tribe has their own language, known as Obi, a dignified culture and a value system that has continued for many years as they trace back into their ancestry.  Yet, voids that this culture can no longer fill for modern tribesmen enable white missionaries to intrude upon this system and convert many of the tribe's younger members to the Christian faith.  The tribal system falls apart because younger member...   [tags: Things Fall Apart essays]
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Teen Conformity in Sinclair Lewis' Babbitt and in Society Today - Teen Conformity in Babbitt and in Society Today      In society today, people feel the need to belong. They feel as though they have to be a part of something in order to feel special. At times, they will go so far as to lose their individuality and submit themselves into complete ignorance just to be able to know that there is someone or something to which they can always fall back on. Conformity is one of the most common and most apparent forms of Babbittry in the twenty - first century....   [tags: Babbitt Essays]
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Comparing Frank Baum’s Dorothy Gale of the Oz series and Lewis Carroll’s Alice of Alice in Wonderla - Comparing Frank Baum’s Dorothy Gale of the Oz series and Lewis Carroll’s Alice of Alice in Wonderland Lewis Carroll’s Alice and Frank Baum’s Dorothy are two of the most well-known and well-loved heroines of all time. At first glance, both Alice and Dorothy appear to be rather accurate renditions of actual little girls who embark on their own adventures in strange and fantastical lands. However, closer scrutiny reveals that only one of these characters is a true portrayal of what a little girl is really like, while the other is but a fulfillment of what most girls would only dream of being like....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays] 1702 words
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Ethnography: Ainu - Ethnography: Ainu Worldview      The Ainu, Japan’s native aboriginal people, are very much an isolated people, living now only in the northern island of Japan, Hokkaido. They number, as of a 1984 survey, 24,381, continuing a rise from a low point in the mid nineteenth century due to forced labor and disease, and have largely left their old ways and integrated into standard Japanese society, though even the majority of those still reside in Hokkaido. The animistic religion of the Ainu is firmly enmeshed with every other aspect of the culture....   [tags: Cultural Anthropology]
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The Jazz Age - The Jazz Age The Jazz Age was more than merely a musical revolution—“The Jazz Age denotes not only a period of early big band, but also the events and fashions of an era”. During this decade a number of modern developments were invented, which included an expanded telephone service, network radio, electric inventions, and records set in aviation. These modern developments had a profound effect on American culture, creating a rise in leisure, specifically mass leisure. Automobiles, movies, and the radio overtook the lives of Americans, becoming necessities and part of everyday routines....   [tags: History Culture Cultural Essays]
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Community Organizing and Policing - Community Organizing and Policing Introduction "Community Development refers to efforts to mobilize people, who are directly affected by a community condition, into groups and organizations which enables them to take action on the social problems and issues that concerns them." (http://www.abacon.com/books/ab_020526834x.html) There are many reasons why residents in a community form teams; the desire to create and act upon a shared vision, develop community cohesion, and solve or reduce the impact of problems and issues....   [tags: Civil Government Social Essays]
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Depression: A Debilitating Condition in Later Life for Minority Elders - Currently, our aging population is living longer than any other generation due to improved medicine, stronger financial systems, and a larger emphasis on education and healthcare (Angel, 2009). Yet, literature shows that longevity is not a good indicator of successful aging, and we have to consider dimensions of health in cultural groups that are ignored but influence their aging. Consequently, mental health is a dimension that is severely overlooked in ethnic groups and it is critical that we consider positive mental health as a channel to assure successful aging....   [tags: self-perception, social circles]
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Discrimination in Providing Healhtcare to Elders - ... However, inequalities and discrimination both direct and indirect remains a major event in the UK (Joint Committee on Human Rights for Older people, 2007). The above can be linked to the old system of offering health care services among working young adult or adults of working age in contrast with older people with mental wellness matters. The age bar is usually set to about age 65, which automatically disqualifies a large turn of older people’s ability to experience or seek for the verities of health care services available to young people or the working age group; due to their age (Clark, Hayes, Jones, and Lievesley, 2009)....   [tags: mental health, age discrimination, abuse] 1821 words
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Childlessness among the Elderly: Effects of Social Ties - Introduction Aging has become a worldwide issue as attentions to health status of older populations increase. As people age, they face different situations that lead them to the current point, satisfaction and health or vise versa. Researchers have conducted and identified various reasons affecting the health of elders. For example, childlessness, marital status, unemployment, and poor social integration are all recognized risk factors that influence the quality of life of older populations. Childlessness has raised a great concern since 1990, as one in every five elders aged over 65 report not having children (Zhang & Hayward, 2001)....   [tags: Gender, race, health]
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Elder Abuse in the United States - The love that a child possesses for their parents is utterly indescribable, and the bond shared only grows with age. As time proceeds and age increases, roles between the two tend to alter greatly and literally switch. Elder age forces many individuals to develop various complications affecting the memory and bodily functions. Ultimately and unfortunately, these obstacles force the parents to become the child and vice versa. It is then that children must make the extremely difficult choice to place their beloved parent in a nursing home facility, in which trained professionals provide care and compassion for incapable elders....   [tags: elder mistreatment, nursing fascilities]
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Discrimmination against the Elderly - ... Retirement was used to recycle the workforce with younger counterparts. However, many elders are not ready to retire so they are competing with the younger generation to keep their jobs. In fact, many employers feel that the elderly has little to offer and are not able to produce significant work. Many elders are forced to retire or are given lucrative severance pay packages. For those individuals, this forced retirement means idleness, isolation, loss of self-esteem, and living on a dwindling income....   [tags: ageism in society]
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Elder abuse - Elders in the United States should not have to go through situations of abuse like the one Mildred Mortenson suffered. However, this type of situations happen more often than they should and sadly, there is not enough being done to prevent it. Elder abuse should be recognized as an increasing and very serious problem in our society. As elders grow more physically frail and begin to depend on others to meet their basic needs, they tend to become vulnerable to intentional abuse and neglect within their own home as well as assisted living facilities such as nursing homes....   [tags: Mildred Mortenson, neglect, caregiving]
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The Mormon Church - On Sunday afternoon when I pulled into the parking lot of the Church of Jesus Christ of Ladder Day Saints (LDS) the plain “A” frame type building with a steeple; made partly of red brick was not what I had expected and at one point questioned if I was indeed at the LDS church, It looked a bit different than ones I have seen in the past, but as I walked towed the entrance I saw the church name in large letters to the left of the door. Entering the building was a foyer or entrance hall that consisted of offices, a seating area, and a few pictures on the wall....   [tags: Expository Essays]
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My Romani Roots - Recently, my father told me that his mother’s parents were Romani people living in Germany who escaped to the United States during their prosecution in World War II. With this new information, I find it interesting that I do not have any Romani traditions within my family. There are small traces of Romani in my father: he has dark hair, loves music and is not affiliated with any organized religion, which are all typical traits of the Romani people. My grandmother was born in America, and I believe that she was more familiarized with Western culture and that is where we lost our roots....   [tags: gypsies, culture and history]
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The Victims of Elder Abuse - Elder abuse has been present in society from past times. Evidence of elder abuse can be found in Shakespeare writings and literature, and also in Greek mythology. Despite its’ constant presence throughout time, it is only recently that serious attention has been given to elderly violence. The main reason for the new recognition of this old problem is the increasing number of aging Americans. (National Center for Victims of Crime). Elderly abuse in modern times is more prevalent that in ancient times, because of the few that were tasked with the duties....   [tags: Elderly Abuse Crisis]
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Improving Senior Health -      Health is a major issue in the United States, but Americans are mainly focusing on the health of the younger population. Even though the younger population is important, it would not do any harm if Americans took the time out and focus on the Older population. In other words, Americans should pay homage to our Senior citizens, because without their wisdom and experience there would not be much to cherish. Older citizens are often the back bone of society. According to the World Health Organization’s website, “The world is rapidly ageing....   [tags: Health Care ]
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Semai - Horticultural Society - For generations, elders have passed on family traditions, gender roles, and beliefs to younger family members. Children are entrusted to continue their grandparents' legacy through understanding and following cultural teachings. Semai elders, like many American grandparents, share their life lessons and family values down generational lines. This paper will explore the Semai society, their beliefs and values, political organization, economic organization, and challenges they face in the future. The Semai people, a horticultural society, are highly recognized as a non-violent and peaceful tribe who resides in the Malay Peninsula in Southeast Asia....   [tags: Sociology ]
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Attitudes Towards the Navajo Tribe's Language and Culture - In this day and age, and with every passing day, there are numerous languages succumbing to extinction, falling into disuse and anonymity; being forever lost to the winds of time. But as they say, "Every cloud has its silver lining," the silver lining in this case is the increase and rise in awareness and efforts being undertaken to preserve, revitalize, and revive these languages that are not yet lost to us. Something that is revitalized is defined as "being given new life or vigor to," and should we abide by this definition, it is pleasing to see that numerous fit in this criterion; the criteria of being revitalized....   [tags: Preservation Of Language, Native American History]
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Increase in The Global Population - The global population is increasing at a rapid pace, and a considerable amount of attention is being given by many nations throughout the world to the steady climb in people’s ages. People living long into the standard retirement age is largely contributing to the massive increase in the global population. It is only in the last century or so that there has been a high rate of elderly people. Now, people who are 65 years old or so are considered to be elderly, but 200 years ago, that age was likely around 50 (Stevenson, n.d.)....   [tags: social intergration,welfare system, elderly]
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Long-Term Care: Aging Concepts and Controversies - When a member of someone’s family goes ill or is no longer able to live on their own and take care of themselves; it is up to the family members to decide the best course of action for them to get the best care that they can. There several different options that need to be considered when looking at long-term care facilities for older adults. In this paper, I will briefly discuss two of the most common options that people choose between when looking at long-term care options. One option is home care and the other is assisted and/or independent living facilities....   [tags: ill-derly and the well-derly, healthcare]
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Evaluation of Effectiveness of Community Care Fund: Should the Government Intervene? - ... Some legislators even pointed out that the nature of this scheme even changed from a CSR project into a governmental scheme. The Government has already taken the decision-making role of the fund. Now, even over 94% of the fund is provided from public treasury (Singtao, 2013). Another objective is to help the poor that is not covered by the social safety net, or do not receive any specific help from the Government (Community Care Fund, 2013). Over the past three years, the CCF Task Force has launched about 25 projects to help the targets ranging from elderly to ethnic minorities (Community Care Fund, 2013)....   [tags: business, assistance to people] 1560 words
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The Allegory of the Dragon in Beowulf - The Allegory of the Dragon in Beowulf      In the Book of the Apocalypse, Rome is represented by several allegories: the beast of the land, the beast from the sea, the harlot, Babylon, and the dragon. The Beowulf-poet also manipulates the dragon allegory to represent Rome, but his dragon represents not Rome, pure and simple, but a hostile area of the (former) Roman empire, the Romanized Britain or the Roman-British . There is increasing consensus among critics--against Tolkien's views--that the dragon is "a different sort of creature from the Grendel tribe" (Gang 6) and that among the innumerable dragon stories "there is probably not one which we can declare to be really identical with t...   [tags: Epic Beowulf essays]
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Theravada Buddhism and Mahayana Buddhism - There are two forms of Buddhism that are still prevalent in society today, these are Theravada and Mahayana. Both these traditions have existed for many centuries and encompass important beliefs derived from the Pali Canon and other ancient Indian Buddhist literature. They revert back to the orthodox teachings presented by the historical Gautama Buddha such as The Four Noble Truths and The Eightfold Path. Both these forms of Buddhism stay devoted to the traditional beliefs that the religion was built from and they accept the same basic understandings....   [tags: The Path To Enlightenment]
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Nelson Mandela Is the Definition of a Legendary Leader - ... Finally, he founded an organization called “The Elders,” which represents “independent global leaders working together for peace and human rights” (The Elders, n.d.). Summary of Accomplishments During Mandela’s younger years, he became the “leading spokesperson and a unifying symbol of resistance” (Lieberfeld, 2004) in South Africa. He spent his life working as an ANC activist, becoming the second ranking leader and the chief organizer of the Defiance Campaign, leading South Africans against apartheid....   [tags: influential world figures that changed history] 2582 words
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