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Living in a Modern Day Slavery - ... “Siri is administered regular injections of the contraceptive Depo-Provera with the same needle is used for other girls there is a 40 percent risk of HIV and other sexual diseases from the injections” (Leuchtag, 2003, para.7) Sarah is a rescue, while captive she had a consite danger of being infected with HIV and AIDs; “Sarah does not command premium prices, so her captors have less inclination to treat her kindly. Though, infection with HIV/AIDs is constant danger that that threat seems distant compared to the physical beaten disorientation she experiences.” (Tran, 2007, para.14) Human trafficking victims have a very high chance of catching HIV/AIDs, they also have a high chance of ass...   [tags: sex industry, human trafficking, HIV/AIDS]
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Creating a Living Canon: The Humanist Project of Uniting Ancient and Modern - Creating a Living Canon: The Humanist Project of Uniting Ancient and Modern The humanist preoccupation with the glory of the ancients spans the entire length of the Italian Renaissance and surfaces in nearly all the writers from Petrarch to Castiglione. The precise use of classical writers varies depending on the purpose of the Renaissance writer’s particular work—they are held up as examples to be emulated by historians, as works essential to shaping good character in their readers by the educational writers, and as personal guides in the letters and treatises of the correspondents and philosophers....   [tags: Essays Papers] 2749 words
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Influences of Modern Technology on the Children Development - ... 3. Is Internet harmful or useful for children. Internet can be more than useful. It helps children in studies; it’s very easy to find information with the help of Internet. There is no need to go to the library, which is usually situated rather far from home, and spend time on search of needed information there. The Internet gives us a possibility to open books even placed in libraries on another continent. Also, Internet is very useful by the possibility of communication it gives. It should not be a substitution of real communication, but it can give many positive emotions....   [tags: modern technology, internet]
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The Use of Witchcraft in Modern Tanzania - Introduction Witchcraft has been rampant in various parts of Africa. However, the practice of witchcraft has been on the decline in modern society as compared to the period before the rise of colonialism (Toyin 250). In most part of Africa, there is a conglomeration of tribal healers, sorcerers, and wizard considered having different forms of powers in controlling the fate of society (Toyin 209). Consequently, this has led to the emergence of thousands of practitioners in different parts of Africa....   [tags: Africa, Modern Society, Colonialism]
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Modern Qigong Boom and Falun Gong - New religious movement When I review the FLG movement and find that the qigong boom and FLG were inseparable, the explosion of qigong is one of the most significant cultural phenomena in the modern history in China. In the 1940s, modern qigong, on the one hand, was created as a part of a movement to modernize, institutionalise and popularise traditional medical and health technologies that created a boom. On the other hand, the marketization of qigong was considerable towards increased commodification and commercialisation, the entrepreneurial business practices of the qigong masters triggered controversies over ‘fakes’ as well as its traditions stripped of the dross of feudalism and superst...   [tags: Modern Chinese History] 1660 words
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Problems Affecting Modern British Cities - According to Geertz (1973) a society can be defined as ̒ the actual arrangement of social relations.̓ Due to the fact that societies can be influenced by a number of factors, it is likely to have several social problems in each community. Moreover, these problems can lead to deteriorated conditions especially if governments and organisations did not act toward them. Regarding to the significant connection between individuals and their communities, it is worth investigating these problems in order to reach some solutions or reduce the noticeable effects of these issues....   [tags: Modern Great Britain] 536 words
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A Comparison and Contrast Between the Two Poems, Poetry and Modern Poetry - “I, too, dislike it: There are things that are important beyond all this fiddle.” Poetry has been around for a long time. As the years go by poetry adapts to the time period. However, the authors have different views. Majority of them will read and enjoy all types of poem, but they have their own opinions. The new, has to be truly unique to the author and to the time period. Shakespeare still had plays that we study, but it is hard to comprehend the message behind the words. Worlds change and the literature's change with the trends....   [tags: modern poetry, true poetry]
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Politics and the Modern Olympics - At first thought, it may be difficult to understand any possible connection between sports and politics. The New International Webster's Dictionary of the English Language defines politics as 'the science of government', and sports as 'a particular game or physical activity pursued for diversion'. On the surface the two concepts have very little in common, yet their connection can be traced to antiquity and the first organized sporting events. The first Olympic games took place in Greece in the ninth century, b.c.e....   [tags: ancient modern sport athletic competition]
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Living Conditions During the Elizabethan Era - ... Imbalanced humours concluded that a person was sick. To balance the humours and “cure the sickness,” two options were given to the patient, “If you were lucky, you were given various herbs or brought to the church to pray ‘the sins of the soul’ away... If you were unlucky you were treated with ‘bloodletting’” (Medicine and Astrology 1). Doctors administered various herbs to treat the illness. Some Elizabethans believed that bad smells were the cause of diseases, so the local, wise women and housewives provided the citizens with sweet-smelling herbs....   [tags: sanitation, cleanliness, diseases, tame river]
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An Annotation of Wallace Stevens' Of Modern Poetry - An Annotation of Wallace Stevens' Of Modern Poetry In "Of Modern Poetry," Stevens describes the purpose of modern poetry given what the audience knows and values. Modern poetry must be different from traditional poetry, because people of his time perceive themselves and their world differently than the people of earlier times. Stevens suggests that war, like other changes, have affected what people believe. Poetry must reflect to its audience what they want to hear. It must show them that the order, meaning and value they need is real, in so much as their minds both need it and can create it....   [tags: Wallace Stevens Modern Poetry Papers] 2350 words
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The Universal Living Wage - The Universal Living Wage In 1906 Father John Ryan, a renowned social and economic intellectual within the Catholic Church, published a book titled A Living Wage: Its Ethical and Economic Aspects. The book introduced to America workers the idea of a guaranteed minimum pay determined by the basic costs of living and set the stage for later minimum wage legislation during the 1930’s. Over the last decade, the idea of a living wage has resurfaced as workers have become more outspoken about the inadequacies of the federal and state minimum wage levels....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Modern Conveniences in America - Modern Conveniences Living in a time where modern conveniences are at hand makes an easy life. If the everyday objects like microwaves, air conditioning, and televisions were taken away people would not be able to function. The American society was not always so lucky to have everything effortless. Before microwaves and refrigerators were invented, people truly had to work for their food. Inventions have really made every day lives convenient. The microwave oven revolutionized cooking, making it quick and trouble-free to prepare a complete meal....   [tags: Conveniences]
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The Study of Modernism and Globalization - ... Appadurai considers that that the global situation has created a constant tension between nations and states. Indeed, in order to be part of globalisation and to be able to enjoy the benefits that come along with it, they have to be open to the outside world, even if there are some hostile ideas. If they let in too much, they might face revolt; but if they let in too little they will no longer be a part of the global space. Therefore, he notices the emphasis of the place of the “national ethnos”, that is, a community of the same ethnic group with is the basis of a nation....   [tags: modern violence, modern world, insecurity]
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Anatomically Modern Humans - ... Recent data doesn't really support this theory as it's widely thought that this model doesn't really give us any useful information about modern human origins or migration. The second theory, the replacement model, says that the first modern humans evolved in Africa and then migrated to other geographical locations across the world where they replaced the current hominin population (Neanderthals) of that location that were already there. There have been two variations on this theory with the first saying that those modern humans completely replaced their hominin ancestors and the second says that rather than taking over and completely replacing the hominins before us, modern human inste...   [tags: africa, skulls, neanderthals]
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The Industrial Revolution: The Beginnings of the Modern Era - Many historical events can be linked to the beginning of the “modern era,” but no development continues to impact and shape the contemporary world like the Industrial Revolution. The Industrial Revolution affected nations everywhere and ultimately created the world as we know it today. As Peter Stearns said, “Industrialization was the most fundamental force in world history in both the nineteenth and the twentieth centuries, and it continues to powerfully shape the twenty-first” (1). The Industrial Revolution marked a major turning point in history, influencing almost every aspect of daily life and now its effects are so seamlessly woven into our everyday lives that we often forget about h...   [tags: World History, Politics, Economy, Revolutions]
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Relationship Between Modern Humans and Neanderthal - The first Neanderthal fossils found in Europe, a fragmented child’s cranium in Belgium in 1830, and an adult cranium in Gibraltar, were not immediately recognized as a divergent kind of human. Only in 1856 after a partial skeleton was found in a cave in the Neander Valley in Germany it became clear that these fossils belonged to an extinct human and our closest evolutionary relative (Hublin and Pääbo, 2006). Since then, questions about their relationship with modern humans have been fiercely debated between anthropologists....   [tags: Anthropology ]
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Traditional vs. Modern Architecture in China - Question: Traditional culture in architecture is being eroded by modernity of the present architecture in China. Analyze the causes and effects of this problem and possible solutions. In China, urbanization is at dramatic pace but in static patterns. This leads to the Chinese cities losing their own styles, and being built in the static architecture modes which are introduced from developed countries. Moreover, the traditional architecture cultures are being eroded by the static modern architecture patterns....   [tags: Architecture] 1940 words
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Living Beyond Your Means - The brilliant yet controversial creators of South Park conceived a germane satire about the American recession and consumerism. The episode “Margaretville” tells of the recession stricken South Park and the reaction that follows draws many parallels to the situation with the modern American economy. With theme and costuming the creators strengthen the plot with humorous visions of a society that live with bare essentials in response to the economic recession. The main plot is where the antagonist Randy Marsh lays his own groundwork on the resolution to the recent down turn, but it is where the hero Kyle whom has differing philosophy’s about the solution to the recession giving t...   [tags: South Park, American Economy]
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The Importance of Image in the Modern World - The Importance of Image in the Modern World Image is defined as the physical outward appearance that people view an individual or an object. Over the years, image has evolved from mere vanity to being regarded as a great importance in the modern world. It is not merely the vivid representation of a person or an object; it is a powerful tool used by us to impress and “wow” people, for self or even to make money. Image is also an important factor in society nowadays, as it draws a line between the popular people and the “fashion scum of society”; it separates the normal everyday products from the high-end gadgets....   [tags: Papers] 693 words
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The importance of Living Modified Organisms ( LMO) - ... Vaccine is a kind of medicine that injected into human body to induce production of antibodies against specific pathogen infection. According to Langridge (2000), banana, tomato, potato, rice, corn and soybean were bioengineered to produce vaccine in their edible parts. There are numerous advantages of edible vaccine, such as it is cheaper, easily accessible, grown locally, and it can avoid logistical and economic problems such as transportation and storage of the vaccine during delivery. In case of classic vaccine distribution, those costs will accumulate through all the processes before it reaches to the consumers and make the vaccine products more expensive....   [tags: climate change, genetically modified organisms]
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Modern technology's effect on ecology - ?It is because of those scientists. inventions.. ?Modern technology owes ecology an apology!. This is what some people say when the read the news about haze, deforestation, extinction of flora and fauna and global warming. They blame modern technology, the materials and ideas developed in the last century to assist humans in their activities, for the deterioration of ecology. The ecological cycle has been very much disturbed by the developments humankind have achieved....   [tags: essays research papers] 1278 words
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Neanderthals Genetic Role in Modern Human DNA - Introduction “We cannot despair of humanity, since we ourselves are human beings.” (Albert Einstein) There is no question we are human beings as Einstein stated, but with new genetic research what it means to be a human being is constantly evolving. In one aspect of how we are evolving our understanding of ourselves as human being is the debated issue of whether or not Homo Neanderthalensis provided any genetic material to the human genome. There are just three sides to the debate; Neanderthals left no genetic material behind in modern humans, Only Europeans came straight from Neanderthals and finally Neanderthals contributed a minimal amount of genetic material to overall humans....   [tags: ancient history, neanderthals]
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The Post-Modern Reality of Hollywood - The Post-Modern Reality of Hollywood The shower of bullets leave white grooved funnels in the air, as the hero in slow motion leans back to avoid the deadly aims of the gunmen—all the while his black trench-coat billows underneath him. The saddened husband in heaven spans the chasm of hell to be reincarnated with his soul-mate wife. The young business executive places the pistol in his mouth, his blood-shot eyes rolling upwards as beads of sweat trickle down his grimy face. Moments later, after the bullet has been released into his head he turns to see that his nemesis, his alter-ego, is now dead on the concrete....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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The Relationship Between Past Lynchings and Modern Executions - Franklin Zimring (2003) examines the relationship between the history of lynching and current capital punishment in the United States argueing that the link between them is a vigilante tradition. He adequately shows an association between historical lynchings and modern executions, though this paper will show additional evidence that would help strengthen this argument, but other areas of Zimring’s argument are not as well supported. His attitudinal and behavioral measures of modern vigilantism are insufficient and could easily be interpreted as measuring other concepts....   [tags: Capital Punishment]
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The History of Modern Day Parenting: Helicopter Parents - ... These methods ultimately baby a child in such a severe way that they start to lose creative and leadership skills, which are needed in today’s market. One can say that this behavior is similar to the parenting style that is found in Confucius affected regions in Asia. If you look at regions like South Korea, students go to after school programs until ten at night. Furthermore, they are under a strict scheduling from their parents, such as only thirty minutes of television. Helicopter parents tend to continue their tight grasp even when a child reach adulthood....   [tags: boomer generation, child development]
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Stem Cell Research a Modern Day Miracle - Stem cell research has astonishing promise for curing disease. I also believe, however, that stem cells can be acquired from sources that do not cause harm to others. Women have babies every day - those cells could be gathered for examination. Legal abortions are executed in the US daily. Those cells could be used for research, instead of being thrown away. This can be a sore subject for most people, but I think that a life should not be wasted, and at least using the cells would make use of that loss. Stem cells are a form of human life: they are alive and contain human DNA....   [tags: Medical Ethics ]
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Standards of Living - Standards of Living In "Stone Age Economics" Marshall Sahlins contrasts the economic strategy of industrial societies to hunter-gatherer societies. In doing so he dispels former ideas that hunter-gatherer societies are poor, unhappy and hungry. He explains this by asserting a number of relevant points. First, in an industrial society, a person’s wants are extremely high, while his/her means are limited. Industrial products are created to close this gap between wants and means. In a hunter-gatherer society (the Zen road to affluence as Sahlins describes it), a person’s wants are low, while the technical means to satisfy these wants are adequate....   [tags: Economics Essays] 906 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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Controversy Surfaces Towards Modern-day Sitcoms - What goes through your mind when you watch a little kid viciously beat up the family dog. Did you get a disturbing image. Well, in an episode of Family Guy Stewie brutally beats Bryan, the family dog, because the dog didn’t pay him back. This is a very outrageous thing for a baby to do, and more so very inappropriate. Well, with today’s society being more exposed and tolerant to certain contents about many diverse topics, the significant matter used as entertainment in many comedies is becoming more controversial day by day....   [tags: Entertainment ]
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The Modern Period - It is common that the affluent writers of the modern period would naturally write about the events and circumstances of their time. It seems easier to write about people who mirror their society. Additionally, in doing so, it makes the content more relatable to their literary lay readers. No one really understands what they have not personally experienced. Therefore, it seems astute to have a storyline based on broad pragmatic circumstances. Therefore, they had an ideal reader in mind, hoping they would relate to the content....   [tags: Willa Cather, F. Scott Fitzgerald] 959 words
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Modern Day Child Labour - Modern Day Child Labour While we, as Americans, are currently living in the most advanced civilization up to this time, we tend to disregard problems of exploitation and injustice to nations of lesser caliber. Luckily, we don't have to worry about the exploitation of ourchildren in factories and sweet shops laboring over machines for countless hours. We, in the United States, would never tolerate such conditions. For us, child labor is a practice that climaxed and phased away during and then after the industrial revolution....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Modern Frost - The Modern Frost Robert Frost once said "In order to know who we are, we must know opposites." Few of his poems demonstrate this sentiment as well as "Directive" and "Desert Places". On the surface, the poem "Directive" details a person returning to an old rural town to find it deserted and in the process of being reclaimed by nature. The poem is told by someone who is either omniscient or very close to the main figure of the poem. The narrator of the poem can be seen as some sort of guru, priest, or spiritual guide....   [tags: Poetry] 1980 words
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Contrast of the Modern American and British House - Contrast of the Modern American and British House Modern American and British houses may appear similar from the outside, just as an American may appear similar to an Englishman. One cannot judge a house by its façade, however, and beneath the surface, two altogether different design paradigms exist. The American house is a sprawling retreat that is designed for comfortable living. Compact and efficient, the British house embodies a conservative lifestyle. The two also differ in the amenities they offer....   [tags: essays papers] 805 words
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Thoroughly Modern Millie - Thoroughly Modern Millie Thoroughly Modern Millie takes place in the year 1922 in New York. At this point in history all the women wanted equal rites and wanted to have fun. The main characters in this film are Millie Dillmount, Miss Dorothy Brown, Trevor Graydon, Jimmy Smith, and Muzzy. Millie Dillmount is a totally modern woman. She’s come to the cite from the country in search of a husband. She strives to become a successful business woman and to marry well and be rich. She has every intention of marrying her boss....   [tags: essays research papers] 690 words
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A True Disciple of Jesus in the Modern World - A True Disciple of Jesus in the Modern world depends on how you define a "true disciple". If it means following all Jesus' instructions to the Twelve exactly, then it is plainly impractical for a modern Christian to be a true disciple. For example, Jesus told his disciples in Mk. Ch.16 v.15 to "Go out to the whole world; proclaim the Gospel to all creation." Clearly, not every Christian can be a missionary, preaching the Good news to everybody. Some people are not good speakers, or may be unable to go around and tell everybody about Jesus....   [tags: Free Essays] 420 words
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Harry Potter: An Ancient or Modern Hero? - What would you do if you awoke one morning to find that you were a living legend. That for the past twenty years your family has been known to all, as one of the most prominent wizarding families in the wizarding world. What would YOU do if you were regarded as ... a modern HERO. The only wizard ever to survive a powerful curse cast by Voldemort, the most powerful dark wizard; Harry was just a baby when he was attacked by the evil wizard. But he escaped the curse and had somehow managed to reverse it and take away Voldemort's power....   [tags: American Literature] 1019 words
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Euthanasia: Living Will And Hospice Care - In today’s modern era, Euthanasia is a contentious subject, not only because there are various types of moral predicaments about it, but also what comprises its definitions. Euthanasia, which in Greek means ‘easy death’ or ‘die well’, is the process of painlessly helping a terminally ill person to die. This is also known as assisted suicide or mercy killing. When questions arises about the ethical aspects of Euthanasia, living will and hospice care play an essential role in clarifying these questions as well as explanations....   [tags: Mercy Killing Essays] 1819 words
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Population Growth and Standard of Living - Population Growth and Standard of Living Recently, the human population on this planet surpassed an amazing milestone. In the year 2000 it hit 6 billion, and without a sign of slowing down, continue to increase at an unprecedented pace. After taking nearly 3 million years to reach our first 1 billion, it has taken us only 11 years to raise our population the most recent billion (from 5 to 6). This rate of growth can be graphically interpreted as a J-shape pattern. If the past is any indication of the future, this means that while our rate of growth is high right now (a net increase of almost 87 million annually), it will continue increase to no end....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]
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The Purpose of Punishment in a Modern Society - Punishment has been in existence since the early colonial period and has continued throughout history as a method used to deter criminals from committing criminal acts. Philosophers believe that punishment is a necessity in today’s modern society as it is a worldwide response to crime and violence. Friedrich Nietzche’s book “Punishment and Rehabilitation” reiterates that “punishment makes us into who we are; it creates in us a sense of responsibility and the ability to take and release our social obligations” (Blue, Naden, 2001)....   [tags: Punishment and Rehabilitation]
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The Eye and Poem to my Husband from my Father's Daughter - French 1 In this paper I will discuss two poems by Sharon Olds. They are both taken from her collection “The Dead and the Living” and are entitled “The Eye” and “Poem to My Husband from my Fathers Daughter.” Olds is a contemporary writer who expertly maneuvers her work through modern life. In this particular collection, written in 1983, she takes us on an explorative journey through both the past and present of family life. I will explore the role of the family in both these poems and how, through the collection, a realization and acceptance is reached....   [tags: The Dead and the Living] 1668 words
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Understanding Self in the Modern World - The initial studies of social structures have profoundly illuminated the study and analysis of culture, social relations, history as well as institutions. According to the available literature on sociology, it is widely established that Alexis de Tocqueville was actually the foremost to use the expression social structure; afterward, Marx, Weber and Durkheim among others all had a fundamental input to structural thoughts in sociology. Weber examined and evaluated the institutions of contemporary society: market, administrations and politics....   [tags: Sociology] 1301 words
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Will we be living in a world like Oceania soon? - Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, "When a whole nation is roaring Patriotism at the top of its voice, I am fain to explore the cleanness of its hands and purity of its heart" (Naked Eye View). When investigating the integrity of the overly patriotic country of Oceania in George Orwell's 1984, one discovers that there is an extreme lack of regard for the values which modern day citizens typically cherish. In Oceania, rudimentary concepts such as independent thought, the right to privacy and free speech are nonexistent....   [tags: 1984, Big Brother, Mind Control]
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Society's Dependence on Modern Technology - The human race could be at risk. Observing the world and its inhabitants, this planet has proved to be a very dangerous place for the human being. We as a species, although not nearly as strong or as fast as most animals are, a brilliant, mechanically inclined race that has created and designed ways to make us the most dominating force on the planet. Our advancements in modern technology has grown to become a necessity. Ironically, modern technology although vital to the survival of men and women, through evident health risks, less jobs, and invasion of privacy may also become our specie’s very demise....   [tags: technology] 803 words
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Gothic Vampires and Modern Vampires - The genre of gothic text tends to emerge in times of great social stress or anxiety. For many years, authors have described vampires as wealthy, culturally sophisticated, aristocrats who live decadent lifestyles. Today however, average Americans are faced with hard economic times, and are struggling to provide basic necessities for their families. When watching the movie Twilight by Stephanie Meyers, several details in the story seems to enhance these harsh cultural anxieties of today’s social world, such as, the excessive lengths people will go to achieve financial stability, the lavish life style of the modern vampire, and how themes of the economic issues society is facing, impacts and st...   [tags: Gothic, Fantasy, Twilight] 733 words
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Slavery in the Modern World - Today the world has transitioned from a public display of slavery to a modern form of slavery where millions of people are hidden and trapped from the outside world. This modern form of slavery differs from the old form of slavery in the aspect of ownership. Today “no one tries to assert legal ownership of the bonded laborer. The slave is held under threat of violence, and often physically locked up” (Bales 17). Modern slavery, a combination of minor forms of slavery, consistently exercises physical violence and physiological power over the slave to gain a dependency from them....   [tags: Human Trafficking Essays]
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Walden: Living Life Through the Simplest Means Necessary - ... Literary Critic Brian Treanor discusses Thoreau’s point on undoing the spiritual awakening in the seventeenth century, and to free the New Englanders from the shackles of thought forged by traditional religion and to awaken in a more spiritual reality (Treanor). Also, Thoreau shouts for, “Simplicity, Simplicity, Simplicity,” because people are being overly pedantic in life and that they should simplify for personal discovery. In addition, literary critic Brian Treanor discusses, “for Thoreau, simplicity is both a virtue and a method....   [tags: Henry D. Thoreau, possesions]
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Modern Liberalism and Political Policies - ... Individuals have freedom, but are bound to the law of nature. The state is no necessarily good or bad, rather just chaotic. In contrast to Hobbes, the State of Nature is not viewed by Locke as being the same as the state of war, there is a clear distinction. Locke defines a state of war as a “force, or a declared reign of force, upon the person of another, where there is no common superior on earth to appeal to for relief” 113. There is no common authoritative figure. Through the creation of private property, there needed to be a way to protect these resources, and this was the duty of the government....   [tags: Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Jean Jacques Rousseau]
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Hamlet: The Modern Day Tragedy - In modern day society, nothing is as valuable as it was once believed. Respect is now a figment of the imagination and other values and morals that were once instilled in all are slowly starting to be corrupted or either vanished. Some things society considers acceptable now was heavily frowned upon in the past. In Hamlet, William Shakespeare displays a tragedy and its effects through complex dialogue of Hamlet, which can directly be associated with similar events we experience today. Hamlet’s tragedy is reflected everyday in various forms....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature]
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Changes in Early Modern Europe - Early modern Europe, specifically Spain and England, was going through major growing pains in the period before discovery and settlement of the New World. Recovery from the Black Plague, religious reformation, and newly formed nation-states were on the forefront of these changes. The political environment, economy, and religion were all intertwined during the upheaval of the Old World which proved to be a driving force in the search for and eventual settlement of new lands. The Reformation and the Counter-Reformation were major motivating factors in early modern Europe leading to exploration of new lands....   [tags: European History]
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Frankenstein as the Modern Prometheus - There are many authors that use a well-known historical figure to contrast the protagonist of their novel. One great author that uses this method of comparing a renowned person to a fictional character is Mary Wollstonecraft Shelly. In her novel Frankenstein, she uses the subtitle “The Modern Prometheus.” Prometheus, the Greek god, and Victor Frankenstein, the creator of the Monster, have contrasting qualities and behaviors that allow them to go against God’s will and attempt to create life. Prometheus, a Greek god, is the son of Iapetus and Themis....   [tags: Mary Shelly, Prometheus] 819 words
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Islam and Modern Politics - ... In addition, the Soviet Union formed Communism and capitalist societies to boost the political situations of the modern time. At the same time, the Islamic ideology was the only one ideology which has globally maintained its stability with no political power. This identity marker of Islam came on the political screen after the downfall of the Ottoman Empire. This downfall had showed that the ideology of Islam was defended and promoted without any political power. The wide spread terrorist activities have focused on modern politics....   [tags: Islam Essays]
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Creationism and Modern Scientist - Introduction The topic of creation and humanity is debated by Christians and non-Christians. Modern scientists can claim that the age of the universe is billions of years old and back up their claims with a dating system that cannot be proven. The Bible expresses that God is the creator and humans were fashioned by Him. There are different and varying views of creation, and as Christians, the Bible must be analyzed to examine the truth behind creation. Creationism: Six Literal Twenty Four Hour Days Creationism is the view that states the universe, including Adam and Eve, were created in six literal, twenty-four hour days and is the view that agrees with Scripture....   [tags: Christianity, Bible. Genesis] 936 words
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The Modern Welfare State - Introduction Article 25 of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, (UNDHR) legitimizes the socio-economic rights of citizens of all nations as stated below: Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well being of himself and his family, including food, clothing, housing, and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control” (Hartley Dean; 2004)....   [tags: Human Rights] 2875 words
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Modern Metropolis - Changes shape life, sometimes they make it better, and sometimes they just let it be more intense. People definitely need a good dose of courage to change, especially when an innovation modifies permanently their lives. However, nowadays one can profit by many opportunities in every field, and this, perhaps, make changes inevitable. As an example for that, people can choose between a vast panorama of places where they would like to live and relocate their lives. According to Penelope Trunk’s experience, “Three years ago, I made a decision to move from New York City to Madison, WI based purely on research....   [tags: Urbanization]
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