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Promoting Resilience Among Parents - In many ethnic groups there tends to be some differences in the way parents punish their children. The reason why some parents may punish their children differently is that the parent’s upbringing, the culture they were raised in, persuaded their disciplinary structure. According to Paul B. Batles in our child psychology book (2013), development is influenced by historical and cultural contexts. A parent’s cultural background influencing the way they correct their child’s behavior. It seems to be very true....   [tags: disciplinary structure,punishment,filipino culture]
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Native Americans in USA - ... Another amazing fact about Cherokee culture is the Stomp Dance. The Stomp Dance is the traditional religious dance of the Cherokee Indians. The term "Stomp Dance" in English refers to the shuffle and stomp movements of the dance. Stomp dances are performed several times during the year. Typically they are performed in the summer months and are timed according to a ritual calendar specific to each community and its ceremonial ground (“Stomp Dance”). Fire is very sacred to traditional Cherokee stomp dancers....   [tags: world history, native inhabitants]
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Healthcare in Contemporary China - Introduction In recent years, China’s GDP growth rate has on average exceed nine percent annually. As a result, the country’s standard of living has improved, which encouraged more sophisticated health services. Thus, in combination with strong demands for better health care and growing population, has led China to embark on a major healthcare reform program, with the goals of establishing a national health system. The new system is not only a health care but also a new perspective in lifestyle and social economics circumstances on health....   [tags: migrant workers, living standards]
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A Place Called Sur - A place called Sur “When the people looses the control, the use, and the management of its ancestral land, the ones who lose more are new generations because they won’t have space to learn about themselves and the practice of their cultural difference” Zenon For the French-born, Chile based theorist, Nelly Richard, to think in place could be expressed as a reactive fear against the metanarratives, against the stability a coherence that protected identities and homogeneous traditions delimited under the national banner....   [tags: socioeconomic analysis of Latin America]
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Homosexuality: Same Sex Intercourse - Homosexuality is defined as sexual activity with another of the same sex. In our culture and world today, around 1 in 6 are homosexual. People always fear, what they don’t understand. This is predominantly the case when it comes to homosexuality; at first it was a taboo, judged upon by many of the population. Time and again the matter of rights for homosexuals has been raised all across the world, even today collective acceptance of gay men and women is not easy to come by. They have found it severely arduous to fit in whether it is in the workplace or a teenager at school, that is the reason why some find it necessary to cover their sexuality....   [tags: sexuality types, gay, lesbian] 1097 words
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Arthur Miller's The Crucible - Living in a state of fear can cause people to change their way of thinking, whether it’s if they lie to keep themselves out of trouble, or blaming others so they look like a hero. John F. Kennedy once said, “ A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood is a nation that is afraid of its people”. In a society when words are being used as a manipulative weapon, people are fearful of what others are saying, as well as the truth. This quote is proven valid in The Crucible, by Arthur Miller....   [tags: living in a state fo fear, story anlaysis] 577 words
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Of Water and the Spirit: Ritual, Magic and Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman - The spoken word is a powerful tool. In contrast to written text, oration has an added emotional quality that is conveyed in the quivering of the vocal cords and the tambour of the voice. Words may tell the story, but the voice makes it come alive. Malidoma Patrice Some recounts his life story in the audio version Of Water and Spirit. Sadly, you know that as Malidoma narrates his life, he is simultaneously reliving it, making it more vivid for the listener. Malidoma’s story, however, is not the story of one man’s struggle in a world slowly being dominated by European society....   [tags: Malidoma Patrice Somé] 915 words
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Of Water and the Spirit: Ritual, Magic and Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman - It is quite ironic that Malidoma’s name so accurately depicts the life mission to which he so persistently tries to accomplish. Indeed, the magnificence behind Of Water and the Spirit lies in Malidoma’s approach in trying to "befriend a stranger" and educate rather than defame the Western world. The vividness and conviction to which he explains his grandfather’s life and the events in his initiation, which seem whimsical to any Westerner, definitely remind one that Malidoma’s tribe belongs to a world so remarkably different to the West....   [tags: Malidoma Patrice Somé] 923 words
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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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Colonialism and Independence in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart - Things Fall Apart - Colonialism and Independence "Turning and turning in the widening gyre The Falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the center cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world." ~W.B. Yeats, "The Second Coming" This excerpt is almost a summary of Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart. Things Fall Apart is a novel about nineteenth century Nigeria, before colonialism and the granting of independence. It is a story of a great wrestler and elder of a Nigerian clan comprised of several villages....   [tags: Things Fall Apart essays] 867 words
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Teens - Adults Should Let Teenagers Live Their Lives - Adults Should Let Teenagers Live Their Lives A common phrase that adults can testify to hearing from any given teenager is, “You don’t understand!” This proves a struggle between the youth and the adults that quite possibly is never-ending. Adults make assumptions about kids, based on the way they dress, which pushes kids farther and farther away. In the essay, “Goths in Tomorrowland” by Thomas Hine, he emphasizes the beliefs that adults began the idea of youth alienation from older societies and the teenagers keep it that way....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]
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Essay Comparing Brave New World and The Giver - Comparing Brave New World and The Giver When one examines the similarities between Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, and The Giver by Lois Lowry, they may be baffled. They may think that Lowry just did a run off of Huxley's highly successful masterpiece. The similarities are extraordinary, but so are their differences. Many aspects of these novels are almost identical while others are completely foreign to each other. Both of these novels feature structured societies, but the societies are not the same....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 859 words
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Summary of Young Adulthood and Late Adulthood - Physical: While young adults do not grow significantly taller in their 20's, they typically grow stronger and healthier as their bodies reach adult size. In terms of overall health, as well as peak physical condition, early adulthood is the prime of life. With each year from 20 to 40, signs of senescence-the state of physical decline, in which the body gradually becomes less strong and efficient with age-become more apparent. All the body systems gradually become less efficient (though at different rates) and homeostasis takes increasingly longer to reach....   [tags: Psychology] 600 words
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Importance of Iliad as Modern Teaching Tool - Importance of Iliad as a Modern Teaching Tool The passing of works from generation to generation is not an uncommon thing, nor is it a new practice. For centuries, even since the beginning of time, scholars have recorded and passed on historical accounts, works of art, poetry, and great literary works as a means of transcending the culture from one generation to the next. In doing so, these works were not merely used for leisurely purposes, rather as a way to teach and educate different lessons, morals, and values....   [tags: Papers] 1452 words
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The Strange Utopia of The Giver - The Strange Utopia of The Giver Imagine living in a world where you can't choose your job, where at the age of twelve you are assigned an occupation by some group of elders. Imagine a world in which you can't choose that special person to be your wife or husband, a world where nobody is special. Visualize a place where you can't have your own children, where you have to take care of somebody else's children. In The Giver by Louis Lowry, this place exists every day. It's a perfect world, a utopia....   [tags: Giver Essays] 1127 words
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Culture and a Mans Dying Wish - A man dies. His community's culture deems that he be buried in holy ground lest the community suffer some catastrophe. He, having always been at odds with his community on this point, has left a provision in his will that he be cremated and his ashes scattered into the ocean. The body waits in the hospital while the community debates the issue. What is to be done. The elders have asked for a moral opinion. What is one to say. If the belief that the man must be buried is one deeply ingrained in the hearts and minds of the community, then a decision to cremate him would cause an uproar....   [tags: essays research papers] 1837 words
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The Power Areas of Life - The Power Areas of Life The significant elements in Of Water and the Spirit were the elements that contrasted starkly with the modern world. There were many aspects of the Dagara culture that were alien to my culture. The use of and belief in magic and the supernatural ama zed me. I found an absence of secularism in the African society. The Dagara's inability to distinguish between thought and reality stunned me. The element that I chose to talk about is the strong bond displayed between the very old and the very young....   [tags: Of Water and the Spirit African Culture Essays] 1001 words
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Igbo Government and Social Structure - Igbo Government and Social Structure Details of traditional Igbo government and social structure varied from place to place throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, but its characteristic nature remained the same. The basic unit of Igbo life was the village group, and the most universal institution was the role of the family head. This was usually the oldest man of the oldest surviving generation. His role primarily involved settling family disputes, and because he controlled the channel of communication with the all-important ancestors, he commanded great respect and reverence....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1142 words
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How Morality is Culturally Relative - How Morality is Culturally Relative Abstract Within this world that we live in, there is an enormous amount of people. Each of these people belongs to different cultures and societies. Every society has traits and customs that make it unique. These societies follow different moral codes. This means that they will may have different answers to the moral questions asked by our own society. What I am trying to say is that every society has a different way of analyzing and dealing with life's events, because of their cultural beliefs....   [tags: essays research papers] 1471 words
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Tradition in William Faulkner's A Rose for Emily and Shirley Jackson's The Lottery - Tradition in William Faulkner's A Rose for Emily and Shirley Jackson's The Lottery People throughout the world do things for many different reasons. Religion, peer pressure, or tradition are some of the reasons the people do things. In the U.S. we have many traditions such as Christmas. Some people have strange or out of the ordinary traditions. The two short stories ?The Lottery. and ?A Rose for Emily. both portray tradition.      In ?The Lottery?, tradition is showed in three main ways. First, Old Man Warner says, ?there has always been a lottery (Jackson 11).....   [tags: Rose Emily Faulkner Lottery Jackson Essays]
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Personal Narrative Adult's Negative View of Teenagers - Personal Narrative Adult's Negative View of Teenagers There is a significant difference of opinion about teenagers today that comes from teenagers themselves and the adult population. A good majority of the young people today view themselves as relatively responsible people. A lot of them are inquisitive and are eager to learn new things. Many are committed to a drug-free lifestyle, and there are a lot of students who achieve very high grades. Most adults' view on teen behavior is very different....   [tags: Papers] 539 words
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The Old Man and the Sea - The Old Man and the Sea I believe that in the past three decades, the way society has treated he elderly has remained primarily the same. Some younger citizens have looked up to the elderly with respect, yet most continue to shun them and consider them useless and hopeless in a society such as ours. I think that the elderly population is continually losing respect from the new generations. Santiago, the elderly man in the novel The Old Man and the Sea, is respected by a young boy, Manolin, yet he is also looked down upon by many of the younger fishermen in the Cuban fishing village where he lives....   [tags: Free Essay Writer] 702 words
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"The Doll's House" by Katherine Mansfield - Katherine Mansfield's "The Dolls House" seems to be a simple story about children receiving a own ideas and opinions. Even though everyone is entitled to their own opinion it is often bizarre to see how our opinions are based on those of others. This essay will outline the events that occurred in the story which are a big part in regards to the two different worlds of adults and children, and how they are separated from each other. The Dolls House is a story where you can see the cruelty of children towards each other....   [tags: World Literature] 481 words
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3 Lessons Learned Bird Sings - Many people in the world have troubles. Lie Marguerite there are many who have troubles. Though we always get saved by our elders and without them we would be scrap metal, but like most elders, Mrs. Flower in the book &#8220;I know Why the Caged Bird Sings,'; help out this troubled person by teaching her 3 lessons about way of life. The troubled person Marguerite has a trouble that she can&#8217;t speak because she got assaulted 5 years ago. It is awful that a stranger raped a young person at age 8....   [tags: essays research papers] 403 words
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Seven Samurai - Seven Samurai Kurosawa creates a masterpiece with the Seven Samurai. This film was created in 1954, it is a Japanese film and it has English subtitles. The Seven Samurai is a story about a small farming village in 16th century Japan that is under constant threat from traveling groups of outlaw bandits. The elders that live in the village decide to hire a defense force to protect them from these outlaws. They enlist a variety of samurai for hire and samurai are willing to work for their food....   [tags: essays papers] 347 words
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Traditional vs. Modern Society - Traditional vs. Modern Society In today's world, the modern person is educated, independent and aggressive. To be a success, you must put forth your most competitive side and win it all. Nothing less will be permitted. This is the mindset of most business tycoons, stockbrokers and the like. However, on the other side of the globe, third world countries follow a more traditional lifestyle where the outlook on life is a little less malicious. In these countries, the society's idea of success is being part of a large family with prosperous crops and livestock....   [tags: Anthropology Culture Society Essays] 809 words
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Cather in the Rye - The Catcher and the Rye is a very controversial book even today. Many schools and libraries across the country have banned this book for various reasons. This paper will explore some of these reasons why this book is still causing debates among educators. To first understand why this book has caused so many debates we have to look at the time it was written in, the 1950’s. In the 1950’s the world was just recovering from the devastations of World War II, which ended five years ago. The United States emerged as a Super Power, the wealthiest nation and the American way of life envied throughout the Western world....   [tags: essays research papers] 1307 words
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The Joy Luck Club - The Joy Luck Club 1. From the film The Joy Luck Club, Chinese girls were supposed to act obedient and respectful to their parents and elders. This included the girls having to abide by each and every Chinese tradition that their parents instilled in them. Girls were also expected to be quiet and considerate to their parents and elders. They were only supposed to speak when spoken to at all times. Acting out against anything their parents enforced upon them was completely unacceptable. 2. Much like to their parents and elders, Chinese girls were supposed to be quiet and obedient to their husbands and mothers-in-law....   [tags: Papers Amy Tan Essays] 1352 words
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Girl-Child Education - ... “Nana,” responded the linguist in anxiety. “Tell my people I have heard what they have all said. I have listened to both the affirmative and its contradiction. As the saying goes, ‘Although the early morning mouth smells, it carries wisdom.’ I would like to ponder over what I have heard from both sides overnight, I will make a decision and call for a meeting as soon as I draw my conclusions.” “We’ve all heard what Nana has said, the meeting for today is adjourned,” Okyeame concluded....   [tags: gender roles, schooling, learning] 1697 words
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Afghan Wedding Tradition - Marriage in the traditional Afghan culture has a deep-rooted process through which it treads step by step. Rarely do young men and women have an opportunity to meet each other, and the to-be wife is usually chosen in a haste. When a young man wants to marry a young lady who is from an unknown family, first his parents do some kind of background check about her, trying to know more about her morals, beauty, and other family affairs. If they are contented with what they find, his parents will send a female family member or a relative to her house in order to understand, indirectly or directly, and would disclose the proposal, if the situation is favorable....   [tags: Culture]
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Wheaton Admissions Essay - Looking back in time, I realize that God set the stage for me working with multi-ethnic ministry by ordering each step and influencing every endeavor. For over thirty years, I educated a broad sector of Illinois public school children representative of different economic, racial, cultural and environmental backgrounds. After a car accident three years ago, God used the recovery period to hone my old skills and birth new. Over the course of the process, He repositioned me for a different journey....   [tags: Personal Statement] 738 words
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Salvatore La Puma - Confucius once said, “The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.” Many people across the world deem family as the most important aspect of their life. Family is something that often teaches us moral values and helps shape the individuals we become later in our lives. The values taught by family are not only essential, but will help develop the moral character of an individual. In the short story, “Cakes,” Salvatore La Puma conveys the prominence of family values in Italian-American immigrant culture in the 1940’s industrial era....   [tags: Literature, Cakes] 1137 words
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The Maori Language - The Maori language of New Zealand is considered to be special language within Malayo-Polynesian language group. Malayo-Polynesian family of languages is actually divided into four categories or sub-families – Polynesian, Melanesian, Micronesian and Indonesian. The Maori Language belongs to eastern Polynesian languages sub-family and is relatively close to its neighboring languages. Spectacular and worrisome part at the same time is that there are less than 10,000 fluent Maori speakers left. The Polynesian group can be divided into east and west Polynesian subgroups (McLintok, 2009)....   [tags: Language ] 1086 words
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Okonkwo, the Hero - Over the years, there have been many ideas of what a hero is. We all know the stories of superheroes like Batman, The Flash, Ironman, and The Incredible Hulk. Being a hero is more than being the strongest person around. There are everyday heroes that exist in our world. A hero can be anyone. Even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a young boy's shoulders to let him know that the world hadn't ended. A hero could be a young boy helping an elderly woman cross the road....   [tags: Achebe, AFJROTC, Okonkwo]
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The Spartan Civilization - The lives of Spartan men, women, and children that constructed the great city state of Sparta is astonishing and eventful. Spartans were viewed as barbarians in most cases and many believed their core was war itself. This may be true and could condemn a civilization not focused on the greater good of the society but, in its prime Sparta was different. War fueled the Spartans and would create a ripple in history in remembrance of their prowess and fearlessness. With an abundance of food the early cities of Imnae, Pitana, Mesoa and Cynosoura would come together on the banks of the Eurotas River and form Sparta....   [tags: Imnae, Pitana, Mesoa, Cynosoura ]
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Oneida Indian Nation - A renaissance among the Native Americans has been brewing since the 1960’s, building economic, cultural and social revival. Financial support from casinos has helped, together with a civil rights focus on preserving language, spiritual traditions and political independence (IndiaCountryTodayMediaNetwork.com). The number of Native American Indians has been steadily increasing through recent decades, at least according to US Census statistics. Gambling is not an economic venture for OIN alone, approximately forty percent of the 562 tribes have established gambling businesses that contribute to a total of about 15 billion dollars each year....   [tags: Native Americans, Economy, Culture, Society]
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Okonkwo the Hero - Over the years, there have been many ideas of what a hero is. We all know the stories of superheroes like Batman, The Flash, Ironman, and The Incredible Hulk. Being a hero is more than being the strongest person around. There are everyday heroes that exist in our world. A hero can be anyone. Even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a young boy's shoulders to let him know that the world hadn't ended. A hero could be a young boy helping an elderly woman cross the road....   [tags: literature, fiction, heroism]
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Inequality for Women - Many US Women’s experiences have been shaped from the intersecting power inequalities that they have faced throughout their lives. These inequalities bring criticism, cruelty and sometimes death; however these women continue to fight for their rights through protests, activist organizations and by remaining composed when faced with adversities. At the start of “Shanghai Girls” by Lisa See, we are introduced to two sisters May and Pearl, whose lives change for the worse when the realities of living in a sexist society impacts them personally....   [tags: history, equal rights]
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Voter Identification Legislation - In the past decade, a total of 34 states have passed voter identification laws with the same guidelines from state to state. These laws require voters to show a proof of photo identification in order to be eligible to vote or receive a ballot at the voting polls. The initial purpose of the voter ID laws was to prevent voter fraud. However, the laws have made voting harder for some Americans, like minorities, women, students and elders by requiring a government issued photo ID. Many people assume that everyone should have a government issued photo ID or a driver license....   [tags: voter fraud, fair elections]
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Understanding Chimpanzee Culture - ... As expressed by Watts chimpanzee toolkits make it able for them to obtain food that they normally cannot acquire and they use their environment as an advantage to make tools (Watts 2008, 84-85). Essentially chimpanzees demonstrate the intellect to enhance their species by constructing tools. Social learning in the chimpanzee culture by hierarchy is vital to understanding their intelligence. Just like humans follow the example of high-status individuals rather than that of others it is the same seen in chimpanzees according to Victoria Horner and Darby Proctor....   [tags: primates biology and behavioral analysis]
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Slavery in America - ... They were forced to deal with their own and others everyday bodily functions until they hit land. Once they did get on land, their lives weren’t much better. They usually were cuffed with either chains or ropes and drug to their auctioning. Many if the men that were between eighteen and thirty were sold most often and the fastest. This was because of their health; slave owners knew that they were going to get the most out of the ones that were most fit. This left women children and the elders....   [tags: human exploitation in American History] 1025 words
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African-Americans: Prejudice Today - Although African Americans make up just 30% of the total population of the United States, they are accounted for 60% of those imprisoned. That’s an enormous difference. What is the reason behind this. The obvious answer is racism. Maybe it’s because the police officers are racist and more suspicious about African Americans, but then again, maybe it’s because the African Americans commit more crime. Even if they do, it’s quite likely that this criminal attitude is roused when they are treated unfairly and discriminated against....   [tags: race, hate, society] 1193 words
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singer - Whitney Houston once sang, “I believe the children are the future, teach them well and let them lead the way.” Children are our future. They will be making our laws, curing diseases, inventing revolutionary products etc. These, along with many others, are reasons why there is so much emphasis on our youth and youth in general. Without them we would cease to exist. While youth is very important to society, the older generation plays a very significant role as well. Our elders are our teachers, our wisdom, and our key to the future....   [tags: essays research papers] 363 words
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Rites of Passage - Rites of Passage Every day someone enters into a rite of passage whether it be by starting school, a new job, marriage, a confirmation or communion rites of passage are common place. Two totally different cultures have totally different rituals and rites of passage. The Apache would most definitely have incredibly unique rituals compared to rural Maine and the catholic cultures therein. The best way to see the differences is to compare the two different cultures. Each ritual occurs in a holy place, the Apache on ritual grounds and the Confirmation rights at a specific congregation....   [tags: essays papers] 1190 words
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Bias In Printmedia - Print media provides its readers with information, but what the reader very often does not recognize is the bias within the articles. Bias is not so easily recognized. Writers have the gift to blend the bias in with their work. It is so well done, that in order to see the bias, one must thoroughly analyze the article. A person must also know what the types of bias are and how they are used. There are many different types of bias that are used in health related articles such as statistics and crowd counts, word choice and tone, and through omission....   [tags: essays research papers] 882 words
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Maedchen In Uniform - MAEDCHEN IN UNIFORM Maedchen in Uniform ( Sagan, 1932, 80’) is a film that was specifically design to represent a group of women living in a patriarchal society and the conflicts they encounter by simply being their naturally, nurturing selves. One major conflict involves the deep relationship that develops between a female teacher and her female student in an all girl boarding school that is operated like a strict military camp. It is heavily suggested that this relationship is a romantic one, but there are no solid evidence that it is....   [tags: essays research papers] 881 words
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Africa's Political Mastery - Before the arrival of the colonial masters, Africans had a political heritage. This was a way of practicing politics, political attitudes, and political institutions that were passed from one generation to the next generation. Chinua Achebe and D.T. Niane authors of Things Fall Apart and Sundiata respectively, demonstrates how politics was practiced during the pre-colonial period. In Chinua Achebe's book, Things Fall Apart, the people of Umofia were disturbed by their enemy which was a call for war rather; they decided to handle the matter diplomatically by sending an embassy....   [tags: Book Reviews] 822 words
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Aging in America - Aging in America Today, America is an older society. Everyone that was once young is getting to that ripe old age. There are many problems that are associated with getting older. It is estimated that 2.1 million older Americans are victims of physical, psychological, or other form of abuse. This is an outrageous number. It is also estimated that for every case of elder abuse there are five cases that go unheard of. A problem that our older generation faces is financial issues....   [tags: Senior Citizens Papers] 1320 words
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Pa Chin's Family - In Pa Chin's Family, he portrays a traditional Confucian family battling to keep their traditions and their way of life in tact, amidst the deep upheaval and civil disorder gripping China. Pa Chin clearly portrays a family of which the Venerable Master Kao rules supreme at the expense of his family. The Kao family runs into several set backs such as suicide, death, depression, unhappy marriages, family conflict, and lack of respect for elders that undoubtedly lead to the unraveling of the Kao family....   [tags: Literature Chinese Culture] 1479 words
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Pa Chin's Family - All through time, successive generations have rebelled against the values and traditions of their elders. In all countries, including China, new generations have sought to find a different path than that of their past leaders. Traditional values become outdated and are replaced with what the younger society deems as significant. Family concentrates on this very subject. In the novel, three brothers struggle against the outdated Confucian values of their elders. Alike in their dislike of the traditional Confucian system of their grandfather, yet very different in their interactions with him and others, begin to reach beyond the ancient values of Confucianism and strive for a breath of freedom...   [tags: Novel Review Analysis Pa Chin] 1380 words
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Why People Write? - Why People Write. People write for many reasons. They write to educate, , and to entertain to express their feelings of emotions of joy or sadness, also to preserve history In Maya Angelou’s story “Graduation” in Fields of Reading she teaches us about racism in the south in the 1940’s. Angelou writes about how schools in the south were segregated. Black students were deprived of resources to enable students to learn. While schools were endowed with all the resources needed for a prominent education....   [tags: essays papers] 613 words
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elderly abuse - . The National Elder Abuse Incidence Study . Executive Summary . Introduction and Background America's burgeoning elder population has affected every segment of the social, political, and economic landscape. Public debate of the issues surrounding the special needs of the approximately 44 million persons in this country age 60 years and over has heightened national awareness and concern. As a result, public policies relating to issues such as retirement security, affordable long-term care, and quality of life are changing to meet the unique needs of the aging population....   [tags: essays research papers] 7032 words
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