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The Study of Kinship - The Study of Kinship *Works Cited Missing* When studying kinship, it is needless to say that just one type of society can justify for kinship patterns; rather, to be able to identify and understand the differences of kinship systems, one needs to do a cross-cultural comparison. I’ve decided to compare the system of the Trobriand Islanders of the South Pacific, to the very loose kinship arrangement of the Ju’wasi San of the Kalahari....   [tags: Papers] 1217 words
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Chinese Kinship Systems - Chinese Kinship Systems Works Cited Missing It would be impossible to disagree with the statement that “Chinese kinship is based on male predominance”. In fact this statement may even be under-emphasizing the control and absolute power that males wield across all levels of Chinese society. Of course, where their power initially comes from though, is through the family or termed differently the “jia”. It is this extended or ideal family that cultivates the consistent patrilineal form of control/descent and dictates that residence in said “jia” is primarily patrilocal....   [tags: China Chinese Kin Kinship Essays] 3261 words
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Kinship - ... Another type of fictive kinship is the sorority, evident in some American communities. This is a club or organization of women, usually young and commonly students, formed mainly for social purposes as well as for helping each other out in times of trouble or need. In this type of fictive relationships, usually the members refer to each other as ‘sisters’ in case of girl-groupings and ‘brothers’, in case of boy-groupings. Sororities describe a perfect example of a fictive relationship where individuals exercise and believe in a relation that is not tied to either blood or marriage....   [tags: Social Issues]
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The Ambiguity of Kinship - ... When bringing up a child in a one-sided family, it’s interesting to note the reasons for this and to explore any psychological effects it can have on the child. For instance, I was raised by my mother alone and never had any contact with my father until recently. My mother who was born and raised in France raised me in a similar fashion as her parents raised her, with a lot of freedom and the continual support of individual thought. My father grew up in Ukraine (the USSR at the time) and his entire family is Jewish....   [tags: Social Studies] 1470 words
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Education for Kinship Children - ... For example, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales are not required to re-think and combine services to enable children achieve the five key outcomes (Hoyle, 2008). Research by the Department of Children, School and Families (DCSF) in 2008 specified that LAC are underachieving in education with 13% of pupils missing at least 25 days of school (DCSF, 2008). Poor educational outcomes result from lack of support, encouragement and co-operation from the people whose role was to look after them. What has become clear in recent years is the indifferent support between agencies who work with families and for there to be a consistency in services if these children are to flourish and rather than feel excluded, begin to feel part of their community (Walker, 2008)....   [tags: Education ]
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Impact of Kinship Arrangements on Children - With the number of traditional families in decline, many people have questions regarding the sanctity of marriage, as well as how we define the family unit as a whole. The purpose of this report is to offer facts and opinions about working parents and their children, strength of marriage and the effects of kinship arrangements on children of modern society. When parents regulate their lives in any way, including work schedules and other career options, it is reasonable to believe that the welfare of their child could be an important part of this choice; however, such preferences are not necessarily selected “to save the traditional family” (Macionis, 2010, ¶ 8), as is suggested within parts of this week’s article....   [tags: Family Sociology]
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The Bridge of San Luis Rey - The Bridge of San Luis Rey In the book The Bridge of San Luis Rey, Brother Juniper witnesses the collapse of the San Luis Rey Bridge and the deaths of the five people who were on the bridge when it fell. This disturbs Brother Juniper greatly. He wonders if God intended this, or if it was merely a coincidence. In order to find out if it is coincidence or not, he gains as much information as possible on the five people who fell to their deaths on the bridge. He feels that if he can make a connection between all these people then he can figure out why God made this happen to them out of everyone in the world....   [tags: Book Review Bridge San Luis Rey Essays] 597 words
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The Downfall of Kinship - ... Inheritance, however, can also cause problems in these corporations of kin, as a “source of potential disruption, since it reveals conflicts of interest among the relatives,” who may act toward self-profit in lieu of the togetherness kinship should entail (Eriksen SPLI 104). Even though kinship helps to dictate how a society runs itself, with the emergence of western culture, its importance soon depreciated. In western society, kinship is seen as less important because it could be used to undermine the western ideals of equality through a bureaucracy....   [tags: Anthropology ]
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Kinship Care: Help for 'Looked After Children' in the Education System - ... As part of the initiative is that FGC that is now used by LA to invite families to come together to discuss who if anyone would come forward in the event that they can’t remain with their parents.FRG Emphasis is placed on the Local authorities to amalgamate their education and children's social services departments. This suggests a number of factors can assist in a child failing to achieve their full potential, however it does not consider the question of what might constitute potential and who the best judge of such potential when a kin child has ‘corporate parents’, parents, carers and relatives....   [tags: Education, primary education] 2156 words
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The Significance of Family and Kinship - The Significance of Family and Kinship One of the most important and essential things that everyone must have in order to live a great and joyful life is family. One must follow values to be successful in life, and one must also support their family to keep that success advancing toward the future. In David W. McCurdy’s article, “Family and Kinship in Village India,” it discusses the significance of how a successful family is formed by tradition, preparation, and patience. The article describes how kinship has the power to arrange marriages successfully, make families unite and assist each other, and teach and help one another agriculturally or economically....   [tags: essays papers] 673 words
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Love and Loneliness in Thornton Wilder's The Bridge of San Luis Rey - Love and Loneliness in Thornton Wilder's The Bridge of San Luis Rey "Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far." -Theodore Roosevelt, 1901   In Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1939), a message is woven throughout the pages and portrayed in each character. The novel is about the finest bridge in all of Peru and on Friday, July the twentieth, 1714, the bridge broke, taking five travelers into the gulf below. Brother Juniper, a monk who witnessed the catastrophe burned the question, "Why did this happen to those five?" He also poses the proposition, "Either we live by accident and die by accident, or we live by plan and die by plan" (pg....   [tags: Bridge of San Luis Rey Essays]
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The Capitalist System - ... And both Griffin and Smith imply that an amoral, self-interest, profit driven system is the salient support for individual to make profits maximizing decision. Miller, on the other hand, disagree with Smith and Griffin. Miller argues that encourage business men to make only profitable decisions will not serve our society, because what is good for the business is not equal to what is good for the society. In Miller’s play, he expresses his opinion by using a central conflicts that is created by Joe Keller ships out hundreds and twenty cracked cylinder heads to sustain his business, but also results the death of twenty one pilots....   [tags: Economic System, Amoral Capitalist System] 1974 words
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kung san - kung san Among the many cultures in Africa, one of the most well known cultures would be the Kung San. The Kung San are a very unique culture and are the most studied foraging society in the world. As with numerous other cultures around the world, the Kung San are faced with many problems. But one problem the Kung San don't face is that of being a nonentity, partially because of the popularized view of the Kung San shown in the movie The Gods Must Be Crazy. The Kung San are a hunting and gathering people living in southern Africa....   [tags: essays papers] 771 words
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San Implementation - SAN implementation over Gigabit Ethernet A Storage Area Network is virtualized storage. A storage area network (SAN) is a dedicated, centrally managed, secure information infrastructure, which enables any-to-any interconnection of servers and storage systems. A SAN can be configured to provide a nearly infinite pool of storage that you can grow and move between servers as they need it. The storage can be added to and removed without requiring the server to be rebooted. The services provided by the server continue to operate without interruption....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The !Kung San of the Kalahari Desert - ... Men set off to go hunting often for days at a time. Game is often not plentiful, so traveling long distances to make a kill is often necessary. Women set traps, which helps attribute to the food supply as well. They trap tortoises, lizards, snakes, some small mammals, and birds and eggs (Lee, 1979). In addition to setting traps, as I previously stated, women generally do all of the gathering. Children sometimes accompany their mothers on the daily trips to gather. Women gather fruits, roots, berries, and nuts....   [tags: Anthropology]
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The Lake County Library System System Overview - System Overview The Lake County Library System consists of an administrative office located in Tavares, nine member libraries, and six branch libraries. Member libraries include: Fruitland Park Library; Helen Lehmann Memorial Library in Montverde; Lady Lake Public Library; Leesburg Public Library; Marianne Beck Memorial Library in Howey-in-the-Hills; Minneola Schoolhouse Library; City of Tavares Public Library; Umatilla Public Library; and the W.T. Bland Public Library in Mount Dora. Branch libraries include: Astor County Library; Cagan Crossings Community Library in the Four Corners area; Cooper Memorial Library in Clermont; East Lake County Library in Sorrento; Marion Baysinger Memorial County Library in Groveland; and the Paisley County Library....   [tags: System Overview] 1892 words
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Inaccurate View of the Legal System - Although often interpreted differently by individuals, legal rights, human rights and the jury system are essential features of the legal system. Nielsen believes that the main purpose of rights is to protect individuals, while Hajjar portrays the objective of the legal system as recognizing and respecting certain inherent human rights. Further, Dooley understands the jury system as essential for ensuring a democratic and fair trial procedure. As rights and the jury system are viewed according to these varying objectives, it seems there is a general assumption that the legal system is intended to protect individuals from the power of the government....   [tags: Law Jury System]
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Change to the Jury System - ... Consequently society feels more involved in the justice system. However with these strengths in the system also brings plenty of weaknesses. Perhaps the biggest weakness to the current jury system is that it relies upon the human mind to produce a fair outcome. With twelve people of different backgrounds, beliefs and life situations, impartiality cannot be guaranteed; in addition their judgement may be clouded due to pre-trial publicity. The entire panel of jurors agreeing upon the same verdict can often be unrealistic; therefore jurors may experience pressure from other jurors to decide alike....   [tags: Justice System ]
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Georgia State Court System - ... There are 120 judges and Associate Judges, whom are appointed by the agreement of Superior Court Judges, to serve 4 year terms. The purpose of juvenile courts is to protect the well-being of children, provide guidance, provide control conducive to child welfare and the best interests of the state, and to secure care for children removed from their homes. Jury trials are not conducted in juvenile court, decisions are made by the judge in bench trials. State courts were established in 1970 and are funded by the state....   [tags: Justice System] 1956 words
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Defining A System - The origin of the word system comes from the Ancient Greek "synistanai" meaning "to bring together or combine." (2002, Washington University Press). There are many similar definitions (Appendix A) but essentially a system is a collection of organised interrelated parts/elements that function as one single entity within a boundary to achieve a specific objective. A group of friends is an example of a system. The objective of a system is the reason it exists for this argument we will assume its objective is "Social interaction for mutual benefit"....   [tags: System Definition] 1277 words
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Integumentary System and Albinism - ... The dermis is the inner layer of the skin (Shier, Butler, & Lewis, 2009). The dermal blood vessels provide nutrients to the cells of the skin and also aid in the regulation of temperature (p.122). The dermis contains structures like hair follicles, subaceous glands and sweat glands (p.122). Also the dermis contains: nerve cell processor, motor processes and sensory receptors (p.122). The nerve cell processes are spread along the dermis (P.122). The motor processes transport impulse from the central nervous system to glands and dermal muscle and the sensory receptors process transport impulses in the opposite way from sensory receptors in the dermis to the central nervous system (p.122)....   [tags: Anatomy, Organ System] 1541 words
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Electronic Self-checkout System - ... The authors further contends that even with jockeying that is nondiscriminatory with respect to service time, the average wait in the single queue system will be longer if for any reason combining the queues increases the service times even slightly. There are several possible reasons why such increases might occur. It may take time to get from the central queue to the next available server. It may be that the physical proximity of the customer to his or her ultimate server can allow some overlapping of service such as unloading a shopping cart or getting a form to fill out while the current customer signs one....   [tags: Technology, Cashier Checkout System] 1318 words
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San Andrea Fault - San Andrea Fault Introduction The San Andreas Fault is a geologic fault zone between two tectonic plates that runs from San Francisco south to San Diego in California. It is an area of frequent earthquakes caused by the plates sliding past each other. It is so called because it runs along the San Andreas Valley. The San Andreas fault was brought dramatically to world attention in 1906 when sudden displacement along the fault produced the great San Francisco earthquake and fire. This earthquake was but one of many that have resulted throughout its life of about 15-20 million years....   [tags: science]
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San Fabian Case Study - San Fabian Case Study Questions for San Fabian: 1) What does San Fabian bring to its relationship with MacDowell. Do you think San Fabian has been a good distributor for MacDowell. Why. - Experience navigating heavy corruption through the Philippines’ political and economic system - National coverage that was partially built up to support the MacDowell product line - Strong brand name built on decades of high-quality service and products - Exclusive-only basis approach to distribution has allowed San Fabian to spend heavily on targeted advertising, consultations and customer support on behalf of MacDowell o Critical since MacDowell’s products, while high quality, have a lot of product-specific installation methods that need to be implemented to ensure customer satisfaction o San Fabian uses a highly trained, technical workforce that would be difficult for MacDowell to replicate (San Fabian also compensates them extremely well, with significant potential for commissions to equal 50-100% of base) - Valuable relationships at all types of customers o Retail: lists of architects and contractors that salespeople frequently call o Wholesale: majority of dealers are Chinese, like Paul Cheng o Government: personal relationships with people at all levels across multiple departments (Public Works is example, where San Fabian employee used to be at the DPW and so can drive the sale and collection process) - Surrounds MacDowell’s products with complement of other building supply products that promote the sale of MacDowell’s offerings as a part of end-to-end solutions - Provides MacDowell with feedback on the state of the market in the Philippines and capacity for more product (however, this advice often goes unheeded) - One of the few dealers in the Philippines willing to carry MacDowell in inventory and provide shelf space to show to customers - Serves as a very timely customer for MacDowell, consistently paying within 60 days 2) How attractive is the MacDowell business to San Fabian....   [tags: Business Analysis Management Strategy] 1773 words
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The Communication System From Load Cell to PC - This system illustrates the communication system from load cell to PC. The laboratory’s 6-axis load cell is usually composed of four strain gauges in a Wheatstone bridge form. This device produces an output signal in the order of a few millivolts. Thus, an instrumentation amplifier is used to amplify the signal before feeding it to an ADC. Moreover, this system should use a low-pass filter to pass the low-frequency signals and to avoid interference from high-frequency noises. Afterwards, all the 6 channels are measured simultaneously by time division multiplexing method....   [tags: System Analysis] 1240 words
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San Francisco and Influenza - San Francisco and the Spanish Flu SAN FRANCISCO--No one can deny the amount of patriotism San Franciscans have for their country especially during the Great War. Rallying, Parading, and marching down the streets of San Francisco are where these civilians choose to be, whether they like wearing gauze masks or not. Such undertakings, however, are exactly the kinds of activities a community seeking to protect itself from Spanish Influenza should definitely avoid. With the commotion of World War I many San Franciscans fail to notice the rapid rate at which people are falling victim to the epidemic influenza....   [tags: Journalism Spanish Flu Health Essays] 891 words
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Riordan Manufacturing HR System: Architecting and implementing a more sophisticated, state-of-the-art Information System - Riordan Manufacturing HR System: Architecting and implementing a more sophisticated, state-of-the-art Information System PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION Interaction with Managers and Users Before beginning a preliminary investigation, a memo or an e-mail message would be sent out to managers and employees to know about the investigation and explain my role as a systems analyst. I would meet with key managers, users, and IT staff to describe the project, explain my responsibilities, answer questions, and invite comments....   [tags: HR System Business] 1539 words
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Kinship As A Mechanism For Social Integrating - Kinship as a Mechanism for Social Integrating It is often demonstrated in many anthropological studies that kinship acts as an important means for social integrating in a given society. But is it a fair generalization to say that kinship always functions as a mechanism for social integration. Kinship refers to the relationships established through marriage or descent groups that has been proven in some societies to lead to social integrating, or the process of interaction with other individuals....   [tags: essays research papers] 1038 words
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Lessons Learned from the San Diego, California Wildfire - ... The fires continued to start in differing areas of the county over a 72 hour period, some sparked by downed power-lines, and suspicious circumstances which have yet to be determined who set them. Recovery operations started on October 27, 2007 from this disaster but the final fire was contained on November 9, 2007. The tactical firefighting operation, mass notification process, evacuation plans and emergency operations command and control were readied by noon of 21 October, after timing estimates of the rapidly growing fires showed them fast approaching city limits....   [tags: natural pehnomena, natural disaster]
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Strike at San Fransisco State College - Strike at San Fransisco State College In the meantime at San Francisco State College, students in the Third World Liberation Front (TWLF), a coalition of African-American, Latino, and Asian-American student groups, began demanding reforms that addressed the concerns of students of color and the surrounding community. After more than a year of negotiating with the school and organizing students, they called a strike on November 6, 1968, that became the longest student strikein United States history....   [tags: Papers] 668 words
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Bead Bar System Development - Bead Bar System Development Introduction The purpose of the paper is to define the parameters of introducing a new database information system in order to improve business for both customers and financially for the Bead Bar. I will cover the different aspects, requirements, and benefits of implementing a new database management system. This plan will be introduced as a seven step plan, each step critical in the development and introduction of the new system; as well as make the transition as smooth as possible to increase profitability and employee efficiency....   [tags: Information System Database Development] 1733 words
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Operating System Paper - Operating System Paper Introduction Operating Systems have come a long way since the times of a separate windows system and Disk Operating System (DOS). Now, both systems are combined which made DOS obsolete. According to Capron (2001), “An operating system is a set of programs that lies between applications software and computer hardware; it is the fundamental software that controls access to all other software and hardware resources” (p. 65). Operating systems have three main functions: to manage computer resources, to establish user interface and to execute and provide services for application software....   [tags: Technology Operating System Computer] 1462 words
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Putting The Enterprise Into The Enterprise System - Enterprise Systems are software packages, offering solutions for integration of basic business function information such as financial data, marketing and sales figures, human resources, and logistics; in one database, reachable throughout the company's departments. Thus, enterprise systems help organizations to defrag and transfer vast amounts of data. The preceding legacy systems used to store the data locally; therefore the information is fragmented and may be conflicting with the data from other departments and branches....   [tags: Business Technology System Analysis] 921 words
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Juvenile Justice System - The juvenile justice system is a foundation in society that is granted certain powers and responsibilities. It faces several different tasks, among the most important is maintaining order and preserving constitutional rights. When a juvenile is arrested and charged with committing a crime there are many different factors that will come in to play during the course of his arrest, trial, conviction, sentencing, and rehabilitation process. This paper examines the Juvenile Justice System’s court process in the State of New Jersey and the State of California....   [tags: Legal System Court Law] 1696 words
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Evolution versus Creationism in the American School System - Evolution versus Creationism in the American School System “God. God. God!” My ears were ringing from my father’s latest lecture. He wasn’t very consistent with his church attendance, so I primarily learned about the ways of Christianity through his own instruction. This lesson pertained to our creation. He described how God, after his six-day creation binge, formed the first man, Adam, from dust, and the first woman, Eve, from Adam’s rib. Early on in my life, my father’s beliefs were my own. He raised me to be a good Catholic girl and due to a lack of any sort of alternative, a good Catholic girl I became....   [tags: Education System]
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san jose - sometimes in each persons life there is a turning point, a point in time when a revelation is reaveled to you. If you cannot see this revelation sometimes your vision may be clouded over by a voice that may or may not be your own. In the novel, many people are telling san jose to stop listening tom his own voice and folow them. But he knows that is wrong. At Polemarchus' house, Socrates discusses old age with Cephalus, Polemarchus' aging father. Cephalus says that old age is really not as bad as people say it is; if you're a moderate and contented person, your virtue makes old age pleasant....   [tags: essays research papers] 375 words
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Justice in the Legal System - Justice in the Legal System Justice, as defined by Webster’s Dictionary is the quality of being fair or just. This implies that justice would have something to do with being fair. I thought that if one of the things the law and legal system are about is maintaining and promoting justice and a sense of fairness, they might not be doing such a great job. An eye for an eye is fair. No, that would be too easy, too black and white. I could cite several examples where I thought a judge’s or jury’s ruling was unfair, however I will not simply due to the fact that this is to be about what justice is to me and not what justice was to the particular courtroom situation....   [tags: Justice System Laws Crimes Essays] 649 words
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The Decision to Litigate and the Adversary System - The Decision to Litigate and the Adversary System The in-class video and lecture identified a number of factors that should be considered when making this decision. They include 1.) Trials are expensive and lengthy. Someone has to pay the costs. 2.) What is the likehood of recovery. 3.) Are the defendants able to satisfy the judgement. 4.) Will a suit impact the relationship between the defendant(s) and 5.) Will harmful publicity or loss of goodwill result. In the movie, the decision to go to trial was based on the attorney’s greed....   [tags: Litigation Adversary System Court Essays] 948 words
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Muda: Toyota's Production System - Idea behind the theory Muda is the Japanese term for waste and is a key concept in the Toyota Production System. The definition of waste is basically anything that does not add value. “Value and waste are opposites. "Value" is what the customer is actually willing to pay for the product or service. Economists define value as the ratio of the usefulness of a product or service to its costs. This includes the product's functions and features and it relates to the whole product, service or both. Costs include the price paid and also the cost in time and hassle in obtaining and using the product or service” (Sowards, 2005)....   [tags: Toyota Production System JIT Waste] 1839 words
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The San Bushmen of Kalahari - ... Because the arrows are small, the poison is important for the San and they value it very much. Their arrows are insignificant compared to large animals like buffalo, giraffes, and antelope, so poison is crucial for them to kill prey and continue to survive. The arrows do not kill the animal right away but instead slows down the animal and causes it to become more sluggish then if they had used a normal arrow. Since they become sluggish faster, they do not have to waste time and energy following the animal until it eventually kills over....   [tags: World Civilization ]
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Healthy San Francisco Plan - ... Why or why not. The government’s role in regulating healthy and unhealthy behavior The question of what is the government’s role in regulating healthy and unhealthy behavior is one that would probably spark a debate every time. Originally, the role was to assist in regulating and ensure those that were unable to afford or obtain healthcare insurance for various reasons would be eligible for medical care. However, now it seems that politicians are not really concerned about what’s best for the citizens but would rather bicker back and forth about who is right and who is wrong....   [tags: Health Care ]
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Racial Discrimination in the U.S. Justice System - Racial Discrimination in the U.S. Justice System Introduction In modern-day America the issue of racial discrimination in the criminal justice system is controversial because there is substantial evidence confirming both individual and systemic biases. While there is reason to believe that there are discriminatory elements at every step of the judicial process, this treatment will investigate and attempt to elucidate such elements in two of the most critical judicial junctures, criminal apprehension and prosecution....   [tags: Race Racial Legal System]
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the san francisco peaks - ... These mountains hold sacred spirits to the Hopi called kachinas. These spirits are essential in the Hopi religion serving as a medium between the Hopi and their deity. These kachinas are responsible for the bringing of moisture to the mountains, accounting for the rain and snow that resides there. The Hopi have stated that desecrating the mountain by blowing sewage water to create more snow would disrupt the sacred spirits and put everything out of balance. Hopi beliefs in the peaks have also been well represented and preserved through the use of song ....   [tags: Native American Studies] 1493 words
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The San Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert - ... The scarcity of water results in the lack of animals for the Bushmen to hunt. The oryx, kalahari lion, springbuck, gnu, cheetahs, hyenas, silver-jackal and bat-eared foxes are some of the most common animals in the Kalahari. (Isaacson ) The Bushmen are expert hunters, and always appreciate the animals they kill for their food. They sing and dance in appreciation for the animal giving them their life to eat. They also appreciate a good harvest with the Melon Dance. The Melon Dance is a celebration dance for a good harvest performed by the women of the tribe....   [tags: Sociology ]
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The Battle of San Jacinto - ... T. R. Fehenbach states on page 213, “The Texans had no bayonets, but by Mexican standards they were enormous men, towering a head or higher or more. They smashed, butted, used tomahawks and knives.” The Texans no longer were fighting to win, but were instead fighting to kill as many Mexican soldiers as they could, and died surrounded by the ones they had killed. After five hours the Alamo was taken and all the defenders killed except Mrs. Dickerson, the wife of a Texan lieutenant, her servant, and several Mexican women and children....   [tags: US history, american history]
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Spelling and Differently: Kinship, Deception and Challenges - Alice Munro's Spelling and Differently:   Kinship, Deception and Challenges              The two short stories Spelling and Differently, written by Alice Munro, deal with female relationships.  These relationships paint a vivid picture of the kinship, deception, challenges, and associations that affect friends and family as they journey through life. "Spelling" is about the relationship of two women, Rose and Flo. Although from the outset the relationship between Rose and Flo is not clear, near the end the reader has no doubt they are mother and daughter.  Munro illustrates the awkward relationship between a parent and a child and the difficult problems that face children as their parents age.  After visiting the county home in an attempt to find a place for Flo to live,  "Rose spoke of the view and the pleasant rooms.  Flo looked angry; her face darkened and she stuck out her lip.  Rose handed her a mobile she had bought for 50 cents in the County Home crafts centre.......   [tags: Alice Munro Spelling Differently]
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Egalitarianism and the Cash Economy among the Central Kalahari San - Egalitarianism and the Cash Economy among the Central Kalahari San Jiro Tanaka’s research on the Central Kalahari San explored the changes in the San society and determined the overall effects on the culture. Tanaka looked at a group of people who had recently switched from a hunting and gathering existence to a more sedentary way of life. She found that though there were differences in the everyday lives of the San, they were able to preserve their language, cultural identity, and egalitarian ideals....   [tags: Cultural Anthropology Essays] 888 words
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San Gabriel River and its drainage problems - In 1938, the San Gabriel Mountains (Los Angeles, USA) experienced heavy amounts of rain. This then led to mass movement, such as mudslides, and flash flooding, which flushed through downtown LA, damaging buildings, homes and vehicles. After these events, a flood committee was formed, and networks of hard defences were set up along the long profile of the San Gabriel River. The aim: decrease the hydrograph, and reduce the risk of flooding. In the upper course of the San Gabriel River, the San Gabriel Dam was built....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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