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Poverty and Corruption: Indian Slums in A Nutshell - Poverty: the state of being extremely poor. Corruption: dishonest conduct by those in power, typically involving bribery. This is how many define poverty and corruption; however, without familiarity, words are just words – different combinations of the same twenty-six letters. Without actually experiencing either in one’s life, those of fortune can never truly understand the implications, associations, and repercussions of each, which is made evident by studying those who are living in rundown, despairing slums, which “for the purpose of census, has been defined as a residential area where dwellings are unfit for human habitation by reasons of dilapidation, overcrowding … lack of ventilation...   [tags: Poverty, Indian Slums]
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The Slums - Being raised in the slums of New York City there were not many role models for me to take after. At seventeen years old, I dropped out of school to pursue my only chance of success; long distance running. My dream would be to win the marathon that will be held in Chicago next month. If I win this race, I will receive $50,000 and hopefully a contract with Nike. There is only one problem that I face; there are a few women that are faster than I am. I am in constant training, and I have placed amongst the top ten women in the Boston Marathon, but I have never won a major race....   [tags: essays research papers] 624 words
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The Slums of the Urban Crisis - The Slums of the Urban Crisis The nineteenth century “Urban Crisis” featured a period of poverty, “white flight”, redlining, and urban redevelopment. During the 1930s America was slowly recovering from the great Depression and President Roosevelt had developed a New Deal. Since money was a major factor that led to the stock market crash, Roosevelt had to create plans that would allow America to balance its wealth. This meant that individuals would be able to receive jobs and would have enough funds to provide for their families....   [tags: US history, economy, labor policy]
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A Church in the Slums, A Life Changed - Certain incidents in a man’s life can change his ways forever. One of these types of instances may be a wedding, a birthday, a first-pitch, or even running in to the right person in the hallway on a given day. For me, one experience that really changed my outlook of life was my mission trip to Costa Rica back when I was in the ninth grade. In fact, this journey taught me quite a bit about what it takes to be a man of God, what a true servant looks like, that patience and humility are a perfect match, and the real joy of giving one’s time and abilities for someone else....   [tags: Personal Experience ]
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Factories and Slums in Victorian England - As the old agriculture system declined it gave birth to a new era known as the Industrial Revolution. This change led to the growth of factories and production of textiles. Even though people could argue that factories and slums were not terrible, during the Victorian England period, both those places had harsh and unsanitary conditions because the people who lived in the slums had an uninhabitable environment and factories had cruel and harsh surroundings. During the Victorian England period people were slowly changing their ways of life....   [tags: industrial revolution, machine, workers]
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Living in Slums: Living Conditions in Africa - The infrastructures are frequently self- built from wood, cardboard, plastic, waste roofs and brick. Most of them are without windows, doorways, adequate ventilation, and are often small living spaces that are shared with one or two other household families. The floors are made of earth. These places are not livable for human beings nevertheless, slum dwellers have no other alternative. Slums are a severe failure because they lack infrastructural conditions that affect slum dwellers physically, socially and emotionally....   [tags: Migration, Rural Areas, Urban Areas]
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The Slums Of West County - The Slums Of West County It was our first day of freedom. On April 10, 1998, my best friend Laren and I were anxiously ready to move out on our own. We had been planning this for months, while sitting at Denny's for a few hours at a time. We were trying to figure out how much we would each pay in rent, bills, and food. Where we might live and what kind of rules we might have to keep us from killing each other (as roommates are prone to do) were other issues we resolved. So, now the two sheltered West County girls were going to have a taste of life on their own… but not too far away from Mom and Dad, just in case something went awry....   [tags: essays papers] 1780 words
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Haiti: Earthquake, Aftermath and Condition - RESULTS Statistics: • 222,570 people died and 300,572 were injured • 1.5 million children under 18 were directly or indirectly affected by the quake • The total value of damage and losses caused by earthquake is estimated at US$7.8 billion — US$4.3 billion represents physical damage and US$3.5 billion are economic losses — some 120 percent of the 2009 gross domestic product (GDP) of Haiti • 60 percent of government, administrative and economic infrastructure has been destroyed, as well as parliament and the judicial sector Source: The United Nations’ Special Envoy to Haiti reported October 1, 2010 Haiti: A government with very little power and resources The Haitian government’s lack of p...   [tags: NGO, Slums, Housing]
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The Slums That Shimmer: Rap and Hip Hop - Rap and hip-hop is an artistic mirror reflecting society, which is violent in some places, and needs not a moral dismemberment via the glorification of fictional violence. The history of hip-hop has some sting to it, being that deaths have been caused and childhoods are under affect; the actions that younger listeners who enjoy hip-hop are not influenced by the songs or the artists, but only by perception of their surroundings. All that hinders a strong faith in hip-hop is its “gangsta rap” counterpart....   [tags: Artistic Mirror, Literary Element]
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Free Education Should Be Provided to Third World Children - Amidst all the honking of the Delhi traffic, a soft tapping noise rouses me from my sleep as I flutter open my heavy eyelids. Groggy, I take a quick peek outside the car window. My eyes land on a little boy standing outside my window with his palms outstretched, begging for money. His clothes, tattered and covered in dirt, hang loosely around his thin body as his bony limbs shake from the cold wind. The little boy, no older than 7 is filthy: his hair is matted with sweat and grease and his face is darkened with soot and mud....   [tags: Importance of Education Essays]
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Dharavi: Asia´s Largest Slum and Problems - Dharavi, widely known as Asia’s largest slum, is home to more than a million people and characterized by its prime location in the middle of India’s commercial and financial capital of Mumbai. With significant government and market pressure to develop into a world-class city, and increasing population growth continuing to limit housing opportunities, the fate of Dharavi has become a highly contested and politicized issue (Boano, Lamarca & Hunter 2011). In light of this pressing problem, this essay will provide an overview and description of Dharavi, an outline of the key housing issues and challenges that the government and stakeholders face, and an analysis of housing policy initiatives....   [tags: India, Housing]
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Immigration into the United States - Immigration into the United States has been a motivating factor in a large population growth emerging from the slums of urban areas such as New York and Chicago, which has created a huge cultural absorption that has impacted the history of the United States. Throughout Poverty, Ethnicity, and the American City, 1840-1925, David Ward’s attempts to explore the negative and what some would call incorrect views and beliefs that many Americans have regarding the slums, the ghettos and the impoverished immigrant lifestyles....   [tags: Environment, Slum, Poverty] 1735 words
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Neoliberalism and The Environmental Issues - Throughout the course of the semester, neoliberalism is a concept that is continuously reflected within the literature. Neoliberalism is a set of political-economic practices that proposes human well-being can best be advanced by deregulation of the economy, privatization, private property rights, lower government spending on social services, and by free trade/country can’t impose tariffs. Neoliberalism connects In the Shadow of Melting Glaciers, Planet of Slums, and Forest Guardians Forest Destroyers....   [tags: literature, capitalist economy]
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The Health and Sanitation Crisis in India - India is a thriving country with many possibilities similar to those in the U.S. The country is advancing in technology and is a major tourist attraction throughout the world. Though India is a growing and developing country its lack of resources in health and sanitation to the inner city slums is causing a substantial shift in living conditions and living rates across the country. The lack of sanitary mediums causes substantial health issues among adults and children in these slums. While analyzing the health conditions we can learn about the causes of the sicknesses found in this country and relate it to situations mentioned in the class read “Behind the Beautiful Forever’s” as a first h...   [tags: Public Health Essays]
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Population Growth: The Problems Created By Urbanization - As the world continues to evolve, it is evident that population growth is one of the leading issues humans face. The 21st century world has displayed how science, medicine, and technology have been able to sustain human life, while also creating a human birth boom. Although many of these advancements are positive, they also bring forth many challenges that society must learn to face. The rise of megacities such as Mumbai, India are key examples of how urbanization in search for better opportunity has led to many problems such as poverty, poor living and health conditions, and extreme depletion of resources within the environment....   [tags: poverty, poor living, overpopulation]
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The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga - In the novel, The White Tiger, by Aravind Adiga the main character, is Balram, one of the children in the “darkness” of India. Adiga sheds a new light on the poor of India, by writing from the point of view of a man who was at one time in the “darkness” or the slums of India and came into the “light” or rich point of view in India. Balram’s job as a driver allows him to see both sides of the poverty line in India. He sees that the poor are used and thrown away, while the rich are well off and have no understanding of the problems the poor people must face....   [tags: poverty, India] 982 words
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The Housing Act of 1949 - After World War II returning veterans faced a shortage of affordable housing at home. The Housing Act of 1949 was passed in order to remedy the situation. Unfortunately, the act led to unforeseen complications that would exacerbate the urban crisis farther. Affordable high-rise housing built as a result of the act would force people who could afford it to move out into the growing suburbs and the poor devour the structures. As a result of displacement and previous Supreme Court decisions blockbusters would move African Americans into previous white neighborhoods which caused the movement of segregated districts within the cities to change....   [tags: Government Housing] 1574 words
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Urban Stress in Nairobi - I. Introduction As human civilization has grown, most inhabitants have increasingly chosen urban areas as their preferred area of residence. This is due to the availability of resources such as employment opportunities, housing, and greater wealth than can be found within the rural countryside. However, this build-up of individuals within a small urban area causes a great deal of urban stress upon the inhabitants of the city. Urban stress is the stressors within city areas that cause increased pressure and mental health disorders within individuals....   [tags: environment, pollution, overpopulation]
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Review of Slumdog Millionaire - Review of Slumdog Millionaire Jamal Malik, an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, experienced the biggest day of his life. One day Jamal was given the chance to compete on the television show “Who Wants to be a Millionaire.” Throughout the show, Jamal correctly answered all of the questions leading up to the final one. Jamal was beaten and tortured by authorities, who refused to believe he knew the answers to the questions asked. They think he somehow cheated. Overall, I would highly recommend this movie to any adult viewer who is interested in seeing a good suspense movie. Each scene of Jamal’s life seemed like a rollercoaster....   [tags: Movie, Film Review] 460 words
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New York City; A Model City for the World - Five star general and 34th president, Dwight Eisenhower once said that, “this world of ours... must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect”. When established in 1624, New York was only a very small colony of French Huguenots from the Netherlands where everyone was seen as equal to one another. However, as New York began to develop and change, a wealth gap developed between the wealthy and those who lived in poverty....   [tags: domestic problems, poverty]
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Comparison: Jacob Riis & Mary Ellen Mark - Documentary Photography One has often heard the phrase, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” When a person looks at a picture, it could take them back to their past or it could take them to a place they have never been. Photographs have the ability to describe scenes in a way that words cannot. One branch of photography, documentary photography, is particularly good at stepping in when words fail. Documentary photography was first introduced in the twentieth century when pictures were first used as a visual language....   [tags: Documentary Photographers, History]
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urbanization in third world countries - Urbanization and its effect on third world living conditions Urbanization is the spreading of cities into less populated agricultural areas. Most people would not think that this is necessarily a problem. They would say that it is good that the “developing countries” were becoming more developed. With urbanization comes factories and more jobs, so the people can make more money and be happier. Right. The problem is that these people must sacrifice their traditional lifestyles, for this new “Urbanism”(the way of life, attitudes, values, and patterns of behavior fostered by urban settings Knox 234)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Urban Poverty in 18th Century America Depicted in Riis', How the Other Half Lives - With his book How the Other Half Lives, Riis offers the audience a glimpse into the unsettling and unnoticed reality of the urban poverty in America at the turn of the 19th century. Not only he revealed the dark side of the society, he also showed the urgent need for change. Riis used emotional as well as logical appeal to support his argument in favor of the need for a social reform. By combining powerful pictures and detailed annotations accounting the conditions of life in the New York, Riis made How the Other Half Lives unique and very effective in delivering his message and initiating a change....   [tags: Urban Poor] 788 words
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Class War in Chicago - America, circa 1900, had virtually no middle class. Cities like Chicago had neighborhoods of high society and old money and slums of immigrants suffering in atrocious conditions. The separation of these two classes, the rulers from the serfs, and overall alienation from nature allowed the living and working environments of the lower class to become unbearable. With no power to fight for themselves, the poor, along with the environment itself, were simply ignored. Until the wealthy took notice of the great injustices occurring in their own city, reform movements could not happen....   [tags: Reform Movement, US Histort]
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A Culturally Defined Nation - Nothing defines a nation greater than it’s culture. The culture is the unifying force that brings the people, the economy, and the politics into one. For the people it’s a sense of belonging. In the words of Mahatma Gandhi, “A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the souls of its people.” The culture ultimately establishes a traditional set of morals that lives on through the people to be passed on through generations. It becomes a part of life that even the most different of people can relate back to....   [tags: culture, Tsotsi, Apartheid, slavery, music]
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Q & A Analysis - The story Q & A, written by Vikas Swarup, illustrates the lives of those in the slums of India and how those living there experience life. The novel recites the unimaginable journey of a slum dog who becomes a billionaire. Throughout the rags to riches story of Ram Mohammed Thomas, he is presented with several catalysts which change his life. In third world countries, dreams represent a catalyst for the citizens living there. Although most dreams are infrequently achieved, the dreams motivate them to work towards achieving something significant in their lives....   [tags: Vikas Swarup,catalyst, India, wealth] 750 words
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People and Society - People from any society or culture can become negative products of their environment if their environment and families are built on negative foundations. Stephen Crane, and Toni Morrison show examples of women who have unstable backgrounds and are affected in their lives by constant negativity. Maggie, and Florens share the constant struggle of negative environments and unstable families that cause lasting effects on them mentally. Many may argue that there is no such thing as being a “product of the environment,” but rather the choices individual make is what affect their lives....   [tags: Culture, Social Issues, Informative] 2326 words
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Women Headed Families in Underserve Settlements and Housing in Colombo Sri Lanka - Introduction Gender inequality is a common phenomenon in planning in both western and eastern countries. Many researchers have pointed out the women injustice in planning in relations to housing, infrastructures, city safety, recreation etc. Importance of the inclusion of women headed families in planning can be seen in very limited studies or only in micro researches. Primarily this is because of their hidden visibility and this invisibility eventually let them excluded in planning. In the Sri Lankan context, generally male are consider as the head of the family and women headed families are often become marginalized....   [tags: gender inequality, poverty, housing]
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Stephen Crane’s “Maggie: A Girl of the Streets” - After the Civil War, realism became a dominant form of writing in the United States, with writers attempting to write about everyday life. After realism came naturalism, a form of writing similar to realism, but with more pessimism. One of the reasons for this pessimism stems from free will and the question of whether people possess it or not. In realism, it is definitely true, while in naturalism it seems less so, but the options are often less than ideal. Because choices do exist for characters, free will is still there, which indicates that naturalism is a derivative form of realism....   [tags: Character Analysis] 1288 words
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Use of Persuasive Argument in 12 Angry Men - The movie “12 Angry Men” examines the dynamics at play in a United States jury room in the 1950’s. It revolves around the opinions and mindsets of twelve diverse characters that are tasked with pronouncing the guilt or innocence of a young man accused of patricide. The extraordinary element is that their finding will determine his life or death. This play was made into a movie in 1957, produced by Henry Fonda who played the lead role, Juror #8, and Reginald Rose who wrote the original screenplay....   [tags: 12 Angry Men Essays]
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Brazilian National Films: The City of God - If you run, the buck catches; if you stay, the buck eats The City of God is one of the greatest Brazilian national films of all time. This film is an amazing piece of art. A huge part of the success was observed in terms of the narrative, genre and values. However, the genres features could possibly be the themes of the film and the fears and concerns of the characters are very specific to their sceneries. The film conquered its goal in showing the poverty involving the shantytowns of Rio de Janeiro and the madness that accompanies it....   [tags: rio de janeiro, poverty]
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The Living and Working Conditions of the Black Country in the Late 19th Century - The Living and Working Conditions of the Black Country in the Late 19th Century During my trip at the Black Country Museum I have learned a lot of things. The employment, housing, the school and mine, the way of transport and the shops. There were many types of employment and the main one was the manual labour. One of these was working in the mine. A very dangerous job indeed but no-one was concerned because the employers need labour not scholarship and people needed money for food and in those days if you do not work, you don’t eat....   [tags: Papers] 883 words
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Analysis of Stephen Crane's, Maggie: A Girl Of The Streets - Analysis of Stephen Crane's, Maggie: A Girl of the Streets Today in modern America, it has become almost impossible to avoid the tales of horror that surround us almost anywhere we go. Scandals, murders, theft, corruption, extortion, abuse, prostitution, all common occurrences in this day in age. A hundred years ago however, people did not see the world in quite such an open manner despite the fact that in many ways, similarities were abundant. People’s lives were, in their views, free of all evil and pollution....   [tags: Maggie: A Girl Of The Streets]
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Homelessness in the United States - According to the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness, “approximately 3.5 million people are homeless each year, while 36.3 million live in households without enough food.” This statistic only reflects the United States, and to many people, it just doesn’t make sense. For instance Alfredzine Black of the YWCA in Marion, Indiana says, “I don’t understand why we have so much poverty in the richest country in the world!” Citizens of the United States have a hard time defining and identifying poverty in their communities, so the country should crate a consistent and accurate measure of poverty....   [tags: Poverty ]
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Prejudice in 12 Angry Men - 12 Angry Men is about 12 men who are the jury for an 18 year old accused of murder. The judge states in the opening scene that it is a premeditated murder in the 1st degree, if found guilty will automatically receive the death penalty. The 18 year old male is accused of killing his father with a “one of a kind” switch blade, in their home. The prosecutors have several eye witness testimonies, and all of the evidence that they could need to convict the 18 year old male. In the movie it takes place on the hottest day of the year in New York City....   [tags: 12 Angry Men Essays]
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The Relationship Between Race and Crime - Crime has always been a hot topic in sociology. There are many different reasons for people to commit criminal acts. There is no way to pinpoint the source of crime. I am going to show the relationship between race and crime. More specifically, I will be discussing the higher chances of minorities being involved in the criminal justice system than the majority population, discrimination, racial profiling and the environment criminals live in. It is a stereotype that black people are more likely to be criminals than white people....   [tags: criminal justice] 659 words
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Gangs of New York - Picture Manhattan in 1860, a time before the city had been dolled up and gotten ready for the silver screen, before the glamour and allure took over. Amsterdam Vallan (DiCaprio) is a young Irish man that migrates to the USA at a young age. Amsterdam’s story takes place in Five Points District of New York, a filthy and dangerous part of the city before it was deleted form history. As a young boy Vallan witnessed his father’s murder at the hand of William Cutting or Bill the Butcher (Day-Lewis) during one of their many gang wars....   [tags: Film Analysis ]
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A Destructive Society Exposed in Steven Crane’s Maggie A Girl Of The Streets - A Destructive Society Exposed in Maggie In Maggie, Stephen Crane deals with poverty and vice, not out of curiosity or to promote debauchery but as a defiant statement voicing the life in slums. Drawing on personal experience, he described the rough and treacherous environment that persisted in the inner-city. By focusing on the Johnsons, Crane personalizes a large tragedy that affected and reflected American society as a whole. His creation of Maggie was to symbolize a person unscathed by their physical environment....   [tags: Maggie: A Girl Of The Streets] 552 words
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Analysis of the Jurors in 12 Angry Men - Guilty or not guilty. This the key question during the murder trial of a young man accused of fatally stabbing his father. The play 12 Angry Men, by Reginald Rose, introduces to the audience twelve members of a jury made up of contrasting men from various backgrounds. One of the most critical elements of the play is how the personalities and experiences of these men influence their initial majority vote of guilty. Three of the most influential members include juror #3, juror #10, and juror #11. Their past experiences and personal bias determine their thoughts and opinions on the case....   [tags: Twelve Angry Men, Reginald Rose] 617 words
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Laura’s Struggle for Growth in The Garden Party - Laura’s Struggle for Growth in The Garden Party         Through her short story "The Garden Party," Katherine Mansfield portrays a young woman’s struggle through adolescence and her tumultuous entrance into adulthood. Mansfield paints a tale of grievance, bewilderment, enlightenment, and maturation furthered by the complications of class distinctions. Mansfield’s protagonist, Laura, encounters considerable hardship in growing up and must denounce all of the puerile convictions in her chimerical world in order to attain maturity in the real adult world....   [tags: Garden Party Essays]
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Louis Armstrong: From Childhood To Adulthood - Louis Armstrong: From Childhood to Adulthood When you think of Louis Armstrong you probably think of a jolly middle-aged man who can play the cornet like no one else, a man who had it all, a man who had the good life. Well, Louis was not always that lucky. From childhood to his adulthood, Louis Armstrong changed much as a person and a musician. He worked very hard to become what he became and did not let anything get in the way of becoming a musician. In this paper, you will read about how Louis Armstrong became one of the most influential people/musicians of his time....   [tags: essays research papers] 3932 words
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Biography and Work of Mother Teresa - Biography and Work of Mother Teresa Mother Teresa was born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in Skopje, Macedonia, on August 27, 1910. Her family was of Albanian origin. At the age of twelve, she felt the call of God strongly. She knew she had to be a missionary to spread the love of Christ. At the age of eighteen she left her parental home in Skopje and joined the Sisters of Loreto, an Irish community of nuns with missions in India. After a few months' training in Dublin she was sent to India, where on May 24th, 1931, she took her initial vows as a nun....   [tags: Papers] 754 words
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African-American Crime: Cause and Effect - African American Crime: Cause and Effect Works Cited Not Included During the 1900's to the 1930's hundreds of thousands of Blacks moved from the South to the North, a period noted as the urban transformation. Many wanted to escape the atrocities of the South where they were haunted by slavery and hunted by angry ex-slaveholder's. Their expectations of the North were unreal and often too hopeful. They had hoped for jobs in the cities but were greeted by overcrowded slums and angry immigrants. Black people immediately fell victim to race riots....   [tags: American History Racism Essays Papers] 1743 words
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Glasgow's Urban Problems and Solutions - Glasgow's Urban Problems and Solutions * Geog factors led to Glasgow’s importance * Decline in ship building etch, moved due to cheap labour elsewhere * Slum conditions * Comprehensive redevelopment. Uphill 1970s – what problems with it * Renovate * Regeneration There are several geological factors, which led to Glasgow’s importance. Firstly, there were many nearby coal and iron fields. These are the two essential ingredients required to produce steel, making Glasgow an ideal place for industry....   [tags: Papers] 606 words
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Discuss the effectiveness of policies adopted by Third-World administrations to address the problem of urban squatter settlements. - A squatter settlement refers to ‘An area of usually unauthorized, makeshift housing, generally at the edge of a Third World city, and forming up to three-quarters of its area.’ (Oxford Dictionary of Geography, Susan Mayhew 1992, 1997, 2004). In 2001, 924 million people in the world lived in squatter settlements (UN, 2003, cited by ‘Bulgarian Policies towards the Roma Housing Problem and Roma Squatter Settlements’, 2007). In 2011 a survey showed that one out of ten people on the planet live in an urban squatter settlements (‘Urban Survivors: A Journey through the Worlds Slums’, 2011)....   [tags: global issues, development, bulgaria]
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Causes and Effects of Poverty and Urbanisation on a Global Community - Urbanisation and Poverty are two economic patterns that hold ongoing trends that some individuals may find troubling. Urbanisation refers to the rising number of people who occupy in urban areas. It mainly results in the physical expansion of urban areas. The United Nations estimated that half of the globe's population would settle in urban areas at the close of 2008.(International Herald Tribune)Thirty-five years from now, it is expressed that 64.1% and 85.9% of the developing and developed world respectively are going to be urbanised.(The Economist....   [tags: urbanisation, extreme poverty, beijing]
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Social Changes in America Brought About by the Gilded Age - The Gilded Age was characterized by rapid industrialization, reconstruction, ruthless pursuit of profit, government, corruption, and vulgarity (Cashman 1). After the Civil War, America was beginning to regroup as a nation. There were many other changes developing in the country. Industrialization was taking over the formerly agricultural country. The nation’s government was also in great conflict (Foner 20). Many changes occurred during the Gilded Age. These changes affected farmers, labor, business, and politics....   [tags: American History] 1705 words
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The Banning of Texts Such as Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - There are many people, groups, or organizations that crave power and will do whatever it takes to get it. Some of these consist of governments, religious leaders, and other authoritative figures. They will go to great lengths of censoring and even banning things that will threaten their power. These things are banned or challenged due to the fact that these figures do not approve of their content. One of the most common things banned and or challenged is that of written text. One such text is, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn....   [tags: censorship, adventures of huckleberry finn]
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Conflict Induced Internal Displacement & The Shifting Gender Dynamics - Internal displacement is an issue that affects regions around the world. Countries ravaged by civil wars, government oppression, human rights abuse or other internal conflicts produce the mass displacement of persons (referred to as IDPs) to other parts of the country seeking refuge (Knox and Marston,108-109, 2010). Within the context of Colombia this paper will first explore the economic challenges that IDPs must face and discuss how these challenges effect displaced women. It will then discuss how the gendered division of labor in the household impacts these geographies of displacement....   [tags: Gender Studies, South America]
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