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Themes of Hannah Webster Foster’s The Croquette - Themes of Hannah Webster Foster’s The Croquette                       Hannah Webster Foster’s The Coquette, published in 1797, has long been regarded as a sentimental novel with little literary quality. Though The Coquette was a best seller at publication and remained in print for most of the 19th century, critics gave it little attention other than to ridicule the novel. Not until 1978 with the publishing of Walter Wenska’s The Coquette and the American Dream of Freedom did Foster’s book receive critical attention and praise....   [tags: Hannah Webster Foster Croquette Essays]
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Ethics in the Development of the Global Environment: Perception of Those in Power - Ethics in the Development of the Global Environment: Perception of Those in Power The mid-twentieth century was a powerful and revolutionary time in the history of the United States of America. It marked the beginning of the United States’ transition from a country that was built and perpetuated on biases and discrimination to a nation that was being inspired by and began to adopt new ideas of equality and social justice. During this period of time, various concerned individuals came together to form a variety of groups and organizations that committed themselves to bringing about these newly proposed social changes....   [tags: Essays Papers] 3393 words
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Theatre and Popular Opinion In Eighteenth-Century Paris - Theatre and Popular Opinion In Eighteenth-Century Paris The eighteenth century is widely reputed to have been the Age of Theatre in France. A unique form of entertainment and mass communication, theatrical productions brought together representatives from all degrees of social and economic status in one building to share a common experience. Despite an attitude that emphasized the glorification of French culture, the government viewed the theatre primarily as a form of entertainment and sought to prevent any deviation from this main emphasis....   [tags: Arts Theatre France History Historical Essays]
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Puerto Rican Music as Representation of Their History and Culture - Puerto Rican Music as Representation of Their History and Culture Puerto Rican music is an evolving art form that expresses Puerto Rican culture and identity. The development of Puerto Rican music is also a reflection of their history, both being complicated by several layers. Social, political, and economic conditions are all related to the musical expressions of Puerto Ricans (Glasser, 8). Puerto Rican migration to the United States and the culture clash experienced by migrants is another layer complicating the evolution of Puerto Rican music (Glasser, 199)....   [tags: Culture Cultural Puerto Rico Essays]
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alcohol - Alcoholism, chronic and usually progressive illness involving the excessive inappropriate ingestion of ethyl alcohol, whether in the form of familiar alcoholic beverages or as a constituent of other substances. Alcoholism is thought to arise from a combination of a wide range of physiological, psychological, social, and genetic factors. It is characterized by an emotional and often physical dependence on alcohol, and it frequently leads to brain damage or early death. Some 10 percent of the adult drinkers in the United States are considered alcoholics or at least they experience drinking problems to some degree....   [tags: essays research papers] 799 words
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Alcoholism - Alcoholism Alcoholism refers to the drinking of alcoholic beverages to such a degree that major aspects of an individual's life--such as work, school, family relationships, or personal safety and health--are seriously and repeatedly interfered with. Alcoholism is considered a disease, meaning that it follows a characteristic course with known physical, psychological, and social symptoms. The alcoholic continues to consume alcohol despite the destructive consequences. Alcoholism is serious, progressive, and irreversible....   [tags: Drinking AAA Binge Drinking Alcoholic Essays]
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Media Portrayal of Mental Illness in America - Media Portrayal of Mental Illness in America The media in American society has a major influential impact on the minds and beliefs of millions of people. Whether through the news, television shows, or film, the media acts as a huge database for knowledge and instruction. It is both an auditory and visual database that can press images and ideas into people's minds. Even if the individual has no prior exposure or knowledge to something, the media can project into people's minds and leave a lasting impression....   [tags: Media American Society Mental Illnesses Essays]
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Sexual and Spiritual Freedom - Sexual and Spiritual Freedom The key to humanities freedom lies in its religious and sexual paradigms. Religion, as a social control mechanism, has sought to limit mans sexual freedom. The stigma associated with sexual promiscuity permeates every level of our society. I believe that in time people will demand freedom in the sexual and spiritual aspects of their lives. In order for this to occur a paradigm must be established that emphasizes wholism. Without this wholistic thought conflict can still exist and dogmatic religion is needed to band all the individuals into a splintered and confused mass....   [tags: essays research papers] 1271 words
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Changing Attitudes Toward the Poor in Britain - Changing Attitudes Toward the Poor in Britain Paternalism underpinned the Old Poor Law, the perception that those in power should take responsibility for their workers. The Old Poor Law provided 'out-relief' for those in poverty as an addition to their weekly wage. By 1832, however, the industrial revolution had begun and capitalism was the leading system. A new approach of 'self-help' marked the demise of paternalism. This new attitude was the belief that poverty was the fault of the poor....   [tags: Papers] 1008 words
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Karl Marx and Marx Weber - Karl Marx and Marx Weber The latter part of the nineteenth century was teeming with evolved social and economical ideas. These views of the social structure of industrial society came about through the development of ideals taken from past revolutions such as the Industrial Revolution which steamed ahead paving the way for growing commerce, and widened the gap between the classes. The development of a capitalist society was a very favorable goal in the eyes of the bourgeoisie....   [tags: Papers] 1137 words
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Female Emancipation - Female Emancipation Missing Works Cited "It is like the case of a caged bird: of course there is no freedom in the cage, but if it leaves the cage there are hawks, cats, and other hazards outside; while if imprisonment has atrophied its wings, or if it has forgotten how to fly, there certainly is nowhere it can go" (Fong & Lan, 177). In Lu Xun's essay on 'What Happens After Nora Leaves Home,' I find it imperative to open our eyes, minds and hearts in order to refine our worldly perspective. In this, I mean that we must shed our narrow view of the acceptable, and awaken our senses to the new order....   [tags: Papers] 734 words
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Creating Gender Equity Within the Penitentiary System in Canada - Women’s inequality exists in all levels of Canadian society. The “unequal distribution of power, wealth and privileges between men and women”, or gender stratification (Macionis, Jansson & Benoit, 2009, p. 256), has created an entrenched patriarchal system in Canadian society. Such system gives men greater power and privileges over women (Hiller, 2006). Disparities in the opportunities between female and male Canadians have gone beyond the usual settings (workplace, family, and/or politics); it is in the Canadian prison system where gendered inequality is the most visible (Dell, Fillmore, & Kilty, 2009)....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Diverse Views on Marriage and Family - For hundreds of years, society has considered marriage as the only legitimate way to beget children. However, as time progresses families and marriage grow farther apart as different social classes have differing opinions as to what constitutes a “good“ family dynamic. Gerson’s The Unfinished Revolution focuses primarily on three categorical families: egalitarian, neo-traditional, and self-reliant and one of her points states that family ideals are hardly permanent. Gerson notes how the gender revolution changes family dynamics, especially in how marriage focuses not on the form of the relationship but the quality....   [tags: Family Values]
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A Critical Review of Recent Developments in Qualitative Human Geography Methods - ... This technique used gives a different perspective to the reader and researcher, points and problems will be introduced that the researcher would not have thought of (Gregory et, al 2009). The online environment is an area of vast amounts of knowledge. ‘Research within virtual environments can encompass a vast range of different empirical arenas’ (Dwyer and Davies 2010). The online environment incorporates a large number of connective spaces, and enabled researchers to become involved in ‘virtual ethnography’ (Dwyer and Davies 2010)....   [tags: Geography ]
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How Sexuality is Socially Constructed - ... The field of science has long supported the notion that the egg is like “‘a dormant bride awaiting her mate’s magic kiss, which installs the spirit that brings her to life’” (Martin 250). This biased belief, however, has been combated by modern research that proves more open to alternative systems. It has recently been discovered that the egg’s surface is “designed to trap the sperm and prevent their escape… [which] suggests the almost heretical view that sperm and egg are mutually active partners” (Martin 251-52)....   [tags: Gender Issues]
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Annotated Bibliography - ... Applied Developmental Science, 14, 164-178. doi: 10.1080/10888691.2010.500958 The authors hypothesized that the “family process” variables, such as dissatisfaction between couples, ineffective parenting, and parental stress, would be more related to adopted child adjustment than family types. 27 lesbian parents, 29 gay parents, and 50 heterosexual parents with their young adopted children, who were aged from one to five, recruited through five adoption agencies. In addition, 76 teachers or outside caregivers, including daycare teachers, babysitters, or close relatives participated in the “Caregiver-Teacher Report Form (C-TRF)” questionnaire....   [tags: Bibliography ]
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LGBT Rights - ... Other groups who are indirectly affected by the policy include conservatives, religious groups, and civil rights and equality activists. What are the stated goals and objectives of the policy The stated goals and objectives of the policy are to end the dispute over whether same-sex marriage violates federal law, and also to prevent those married legally in states that allow same-sex marriage from exporting same sex marriages to other states (Finnis, 1997) Identify and discuss the program(s) implemented as a result of the policy There are many organizations that have devoted their time to educating, advocating, and mobilizing for the equality of same sex marriage at the federal level....   [tags: Homosexuality ]
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Japanese Cartoons as a Cultural Product - ... Hence, story manga provides limitless fictional arenas for artists to explore any subject which literary forms had been dealing with (Bryce & Davis, n.d.). Because of the existential nature of manga and the cultural ramifications it poses to society, manga as a cultural product has sheer power as discursive tools within society and provides deep insights into what is otherwise, inaccessible. Manga production involves a number of social actors such as artists, writers, publishers, editors, assistants, commercial planners and readers....   [tags: Marketing Business]
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Freud, Incest, Murder, and Oedipus Rex - Freud, Incest, Murder, and Oedipus Rex (the King)      A Freudian analysis of Sophocles' Oedipus Rex (the King) would show that Oedipus truly contained an incestuous nature. This was revealed not only by Oedipus' marriage to his own mother, by whom he had children, but also by his irrational preference for his daughters, Antigone and Ismene. While the attention he showered to his daughters was profound and sexually tinged, he dismissed his sons as creatures able to take care of themselves. Although he was unconsciously attracted to his daughters, he also feared that his daughters will become social outcasts and will be unable to marry....   [tags: Oedipus the King Oedipus Rex]
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Comparing Dignity in A Lesson Before Dying, Jane Pittman, and Of Love and Dust - Dignity in Southern Society in A Lesson Before Dying, Autobiography of Jane Pittman, and Of Love and Dust       The ante-bellum Southern social system put blacks in a low economic and social class and limited their pursuit of happiness.  The aristocracy firmly held blacks in emotional and spiritual slavery. Cajuns, Creoles and poor whites maintained a low status in society, which frustrated them because they felt they should be superior to blacks and equal to whites. Racism was a base of southern society and a hope to improve life and gain respect....   [tags: compare and contrast essay examples]
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Society and Sports - Society and Sports There are many repercussions that are projected upon both men and women when they enter into a sport that typically isn’t thought of as gender appropriate. Some of those cultural and social stigmatisms may be abandonment by your peers, and friends questions regarding your sexuality, and even in some cases criticism as to how you are living your life. In some cases, it may lead to you not being accepted by either group, theone whose norems you are not following, of as well as the one with whom you are trying to get involved....   [tags: Athletics Essays] 1125 words
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Perceptions of Mental Illness - Perceptions of Mental Illness Throughout this course, much of what we have discussed has depended strongly on an interpretation of scientific information. We have questioned, criticized, accepted, rejected, and formed our own ideas about topics in neural and behavioral science. A book which I have read recently seems to fit in with this type of discussion. Blaming the Brain, by Eliot Valenstein, describes the major biological theories of mental illness and the lack of evidence we have to fully support them....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Cohabitation and its Effect on Marital Stability in the US - Cohabitation and its Effect on Marital Stability in the US Unmarried heterosexual cohabitation has increased sharply in the recent years in the United States. It has in fact become so prevalent that the majority of marriages and remarriages now begin as cohabiting relationships, and most young men and women cohabit at some point in their lives. It has become quite clear that understanding and incorporating cohabitation into sociological analyses and thinking, is crucial for evaluating family patterns, people’s lifestyles, children’s wellbeing and social changes more broadly....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Reproductive Technology and Sexual Destiny - Reproductive Technology and Sexual Destiny Homosexuality remains a controversial issue in our society, especially regarding gays’ rights that are generally readily granted to heterosexuals, where the currently hotly debated topic is legitimating the relationship with the sanction of marriage. Yet, numerous measures have been taken to eliminate homosexual behavior through hormonal, biochemical, and anatomical interventions. Regardless of the fact that such reproductive controls are not yet available in order to genetically engineer the sexual orientation of your children, Timothy Murphy presents a discourse on the possibility of determining your child’s sexual destiny....   [tags: Reproduction Homosexuality Essays]
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A Review Of "the Outsiders Club" Screened On Bbc 2 In October 96 - A Review of "The Outsiders Club" Screened on BBC 2 in October 96 MA Diploma Disability Studies INTRODUCTION I decided to write a review on the social group known as The Outsiders. The group's main aim is to enable disabled adults to form personal relationships, including specifically sexual ones (Shakespeare 1996), either with each other or with non-disabled members. The group has been in existence for several years, and has attracted a great deal of attention, including reaction from present and former members, and in particular from within the Disabled People's Movement ....   [tags: essays research papers] 1863 words
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Affirmitive Action is Great - Table of Contents 1) Introduction 2) Public Support 3) White’s lose out. 4) Advancement 5) Discrimination 6) Self-Esteem 7) Social Engineering 8) Equal Opportunities 9) Progress 10) Color Blind 11) Preferential Selection 12) Conclusion 13) Bibliography Introduction Affirmative action is one of the most widely debated social policies ever brought about by the American government. The biggest problems facing affirmative action and its constituents are the attitudes of its opposition....   [tags: essays research papers fc] 3171 words
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The Effects of Male Pattern Baldness - The health and wellbeing of America’s children and adolescents is in jeopardy. now and in the future, is under threat. In 2002–2003, research found that most healthcare problems stemmed from a preventable condition. the most prevalent child health issues affecting children are preventable: obesity, dental disease, emotional and behavioural problems, bullying and learning delays. These problems often present as comorbidities. Overweight and obesity affect about 23% of children and adolescents in the United States, with 6% being obese.1 This figure has tripled compared to studies in the early 90’s....   [tags: essays research papers] 872 words
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Thomas Hardy was an English man, who lived in England near Dorchester - Thomas Hardy was an English man, who lived in England near Dorchester Thomas Hardy was an English man, who lived in England near Dorchester. He lived from 1840-1928 most of what he wrote is set in Dorset and the neighboring countries. He gave these the fictional name Wessex. He wrote 17 novels which one was unpublished. And around a thousand poems the melancholy hussar and the withered arm are both from the Wessex tails book. He lived on the edge of a tract of a wild heath land, which was very isolated this may have resulted in his stories being set out in the country or being isolated....   [tags: English Literature] 739 words
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The Need for More Comprehensive Training of Police Officers - In his article "Lack of Skills Leads to Violence", James J. Fyfe states that with "training...more comparable to that provided social workers, schoolteachers, psychologists and lawyers", police would become more adept at preventing violence. I believe this to be true, yet I think that many police departments confuse quantity with quality, and divert funding to the wrong places in an effort to better themselves. Training needs to be at the forefront of any reform. A police force that is educated and experienced, with knowledge of the community will be much more successful at preventing violence....   [tags: Law] 741 words
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The Go-Between by L.P. Hartley - The Go-Between by L.P. Hartley Settings create shortcuts - a novel or a film set, for example, in Paris in 1944 comes with expectations that enrich the writing and give it instant depth. Similarly, L.P. Hartley's The Go-Between, being set in both in 1900 and 1952, immediately alerts its readers to the significance of those years. The main part of the novel paints a detailed picture of rural England at the beginning of the twentieth century, when Hartley himself was only five years old....   [tags: Papers] 1998 words
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The Problems with Capitalism - The Problems with Capitalism What is wrong with capitalism. Capitalism is the control of many by very few greedy, property owning, men who own the labor of others. What is a child's life like in the 1840's. An interview with an average working-class child will remind in detail. It goes as follows: What age are you. --Fourteen. What is your occupation. --A blanket manufacturer. Have you ever been employed in a factory. If so, at what age did you start. --Yes, at age eight. Will you state the hours of labor at the period when you first went to the factory, in ordinary times....   [tags: Papers] 706 words
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Sexuality and Sexual Identity - Sexuality and Sexual Identity Alfred C. Kinsey argued in 1948 that "It would encourage clearer thinking on these matters [of labeling homosexuals] if persons were not characterized as heterosexual or homosexual, but as individuals who have had certain amounts of heterosexual experience and homosexual experience. Instead of using these terms as substantives (real and apparent entities) which stand for persons, …they may be better used to describe the nature of overt sexual relations, or of the stimuli to which an individual erotically responds." Here I shall look at this statement regarding sexuality and gender from a sociological perspective on deviance....   [tags: Papers] 2558 words
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Speech: Mental Retardation - Speech: Mental Retardation MR/DD INDIVIDUALS PLACE IN FAMILY, AND COMMUNITY I HAVE WORKED WITH MRDD FOR 7 YEARS, SENSE I WAS 16 IN THE PAST -- EARLY 1900'S *****1970s MRDD PLACED IN STATE INSTITUTIONS WHOLE SEGMENT OF POPULATION IN THE USA THAT WAS FOR THE MOST PART RAISED WITHOUT FAMILYS MOST FAMILYS THAT GAVE BIRTH TO MRDD -- WERE TOLD THAT PLACEMENT IN A STATE HOSPTIAL WAS THE BEST THING THEY COULD DO FOR THE CHILD TYPES OF CHILREN- MENTALLY RETARDED, BRAIN INJURY, EPILEPTIC, SPINA BIFFIDA, MENTALLY ILL, EVEN SOMETIMES CHILDREN OF UNWED MOTHERS, POOR CHILDREN, ORPHANS, ESP IMMIGRANTS MENTAL ILLNESS AND DISABLITYS BLAIMED ON MORAL CAUSES- OTHER PREVAILING THEORIES THOUGHT THAT SOCIAL, POLITICAL, AND ECONOMIC FREEDOMS WERE CAUSING INSANITY- SEVERELY LIMITING FREEDOM OUTSIDE THE ASYLUM WOULD CURE PATIENTS....   [tags: Papers] 769 words
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Assessment of the View that Marriage has Failed - Assessment of the View that Marriage has Failed Marriage is a relationship that plays a key role in the definition of many families. A precise definition varies historically and between and within cultures, but it has been an important concept as a socially sanctioned bond between people who (usually) are not close blood relations. Globally, societies that sanction polygyny as a form of marriage are far more common than those that do not. However, monogamy is overwhelmingly most widely practiced, followed by polygyny, with other forms extremely rare Marriage has been described as a "socially sanctioned union", implying that any sort of selfless relationship can be called marriage if a given society approves of it....   [tags: Papers] 658 words
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Intellectual Passing: An Exploration of the Identity of the Genius from the Working Class - Within a community, there are differences among the individuals, both subtle and obvious. Emphasizing the differences in intellectual ability, the definition of the genius is a person of great individual talent and ability that far exceeds that of their peers. In that context, the genius comes from all walks of life, yet, inevitably, becomes conflicted with issue of identification. The genius is simply unlike his or her peers, yet desires to identify with their community. In this, the puzzle and conundrum that is the genius is revealed....   [tags: Intelligence ]
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Psychosocial Troubles of Adolescents - 1. Introduction Adolescence, largely regarded as a period of time in a person’s life where he or she experiences major changes in terms of physical growth and mental development. It is a time in life, usually from the age 12-18 (Berk, 2010) where one has to go through many inevitable changes which may give him a certain level of discomfort. Adolescence was derived from the Latin word ‘adolescere’ which means growing up. There are various developmental issues faced during adolescence causes high levels of stress and anxiety in the youngsters....   [tags: Psychology]
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Gender Identity Disorder - ... As Gender Identity Disorder is labeled in the DSM-IV-TR, there is a lot of controversy surrounding the labeling of the disorder. The consensus is that the DSM, practically the bible for medical practitioners, should remove GID from its ranks of sexual disorders, along with removing Gender Dysphoria, the sense of awkwardness or discomfort in the anatomically congruent role (Bolich 170), on the grounds that these types of people receive a great stigma off of the labeling. Allen argues that in 1974, the removal of homosexuality as a medical condition gave the opportunity for these people to move forward in their lives; saying the same should be done for transgendered people....   [tags: Gender Studies]
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Teen Pregnancy - ... The mother also risks the life of the baby due to the premature birth. The teen mother experiences a tremendous dilemma after realizing that some physical changes are substantiating her pregnancy. Mostly such teen’s lacks the courage to explain what they are going through to her parent. Generally, many perform their duties routinely as they lack the knowledge of what is awaited from their womb. Nature takes its cause and before the parent realizes the pregnancy, abortion becomes an option to many teenagers....   [tags: Sex Education]
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The Human Genome Project - ... No gene variants are present in all individuals of one population group and in no individuals of another. With this in mind, no sharp genetic boundaries can be drawn between human population groups. Frequencies of genetic variants and haplotypes, however, fluctuate worldwide. The majority of common genetic variants today were present in our common ancestral pool. An interesting finding displays that the frequencies of some genetic differences are not continuous in all populations throughout the world....   [tags: Genetic Engineering ]
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Mental Health within the Criminal Justice System - ... 927). However by encouraging independence through employment the public mental health system will give these people hope as part of their treatment process that is hope for a life without dependence. Employment gives an individual a separate identity to that of ‘mentally ill’ or ‘criminal’, where they are able to contribute to society by paying taxes to support these essential public services. By engaging in successful employment people with mental health problems have the ability to establish their worthiness, and provide for themselves without restoring to survival crimes thus fracturing the stigmatisation process....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]
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Community Development in Action in Thunder Bay - ... In the geographic community of Thunder Bay itself, the words “Indian”, or “Native” are still sometimes spoken with an undertone of a negative connotation. The Aboriginal culture’s oppression is still identifiable today within Thunder Bay, as the response from some citizens regarding Aboriginal ‘paraphernalia’ displayed throughout the town continues to marginalize them. Members of Aboriginal descent have been reportedly sporting hats, jackets, or even bumper stickers with the words ‘Native Pride” printed in large lettering proudly announcing their heritage....   [tags: Culture ]
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AIDS/HIV - ... Epidemiologists were shocked to find that one in 18 African women and one in 28 African men attending STI clinics were testing HIV positive…..But, of the Department of Health’s annual HIV prevention budget of £53.4 million for 1999, only £75,000 was allocated to African groups (Scott-Clark and Levy, 2005). As the number of HIV infected African increases in the UK, so too will be the potential for onward transmission among people of the same ethnic and cultural background given the tendency for social and sexual mixing (Burns, et al....   [tags: Health, Diseases] 2295 words
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Autism - ... Almost half of the children improved so much that they were indistinguishable from typical children, and these children went on to lead fairly normal lives. Similarly a case study was conducted by Conner (1998) on evaluating the efficacy of intensive application of Lovaas program on a 6 and half-year-old autistic child. The outcomes suggested that intensive behavioral approach could achieve positive outcomes especially if implemented at an early pre-school age. Thus, intensive intervention plan started at an early age can bring drastic improvements in autistic children....   [tags: Health, Diseases] 2349 words
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The Holistic Development of the Unique Child - ... Therefore the need for global education of both parents and council is fundamental to the success of ‘forest school’ practice. Works Cited Advisory Panel on Food and Nutrition in Early Years. (APFNEY,2010). Laying the table, Volume 2[online] available from: http://www.schoolfoodtrust.org.uk[Accessed :4/12/11] BBC NEWS (2004). Couch potato, toddler warning,[online].16/1/04 Available from http://news.bbc.co.uk [Accessed: 5/12/11] BBC NEWS (2004). Health-parents eat less to feed children,[online].25/6/04 Available from http://news.bbc.co.uk [Accessed: 31/11/11] Child Poverty Act (2010) HM Government: Child Poverty Act 2010 [Online]....   [tags: Child Development ]
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Support the Decriminalization of All Drugs - Support the Decriminalization of All Drugs When societies finally become comfortable with reality, they begin to abandon the murderous laws that impede their growth. Currently, the social stigma and legislated morality regarding the use of illicit drugs yield perhaps the most destructive effects on American society. Drug laws have led to a removal of non-violent citizens from society- either directly by incarceration or indirectly by death - that is genocidal in quantity and essence. I base my support of the decriminalization of all drugs on a principle of human rights, but the horror and frustration with which I voice this support is based on practicality....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 1134 words
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The Link Between Height and Personal Success - The Link Between Height and Personal Success Your height won't influence what you earn as much as your race or gender, but it may well be significant. In Britain and America, the tallest quarter of the population earns 10% more than the shortest quarter. A white American man averages a 1.8% higher income than his counterpart an inch shorter (1). Economics is not the only area in which taller people win: out of the US's 42 presidents, only eight have been below average height for the time. Most have been significantly taller than the average for white adult males of their eras (2)....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Food and Culture - Food and Culture In putting together this reader, the editors aimed at writing a book "with legs", a book that contributes to the debates around food, and that will offer an collection of what has been written so far interdisciplinary, cross-culturally, and historically about it. At the border of biology and culture, everyone needs to eat and associates food with certain values. In their introduction, the editors remind of the universal importance of food: the process of eating is reproduced everyday several times, food is the foundation of every economy and a central pawn in political strategies of states and households....   [tags: Literature Writing Papers] 2163 words
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Living with Death - Living with Death In his film The Seventh Seal, Ingmar Bergman openly addresses the human response to death. The film documents the return of Antonius Block and his squire Jons to their homeland after their ten years of fighting in the Crusades. During their return journey to Antonius Block's castle, the characters encounter death in many forms, including the devastating plague afflicting the population and (even less subtly) Death personified in his classic black garb. Each of Block's and Jons' confrontations with death provides opportunities for Bergman to display the different philosophies of death that he has intertwined with his characters....   [tags: Philosophy Movies Papers]
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Germany, Globalization, and the European Union - Germany, Globalization, and the European Union Along with every other nation around the globe, Germany has its own unique past. From the days previous to Bismarck to present time, the Germans have undergone significant trials and tribulations. Unfortunately for Germany the world will forever equate German history with Hitler and the Third Reich. As educated people, we need to be able to get past this stigma and appreciate the Germans for who they truly are. After the ending of the Second World War, Germany was divided in two: a free western Germany, and the communist East Germany....   [tags: Germany History Europe Essays]
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