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Artifact Study of an Olympiakos Soccer Jersey - Artifact Study of an Olympiakos Soccer Jersey Introduction The artifact of appearance I have chosen is a soccer jersey representing Olympiakos, a team in the top Greek league. I acquired this article of clothing during the summer of 1995. Many factors have contributed to my interest in Greek soccer jerseys. These include my Greek heritage, my family's fanaticism with soccer, and the growing popularity of sports jerseys in the, for severe lack of a better term, alternative subculture. In this paper, I will perform an artifact study on this jersey....   [tags: Greece Greek Sports Essays] 1561 words
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Analysis Of The Drag Ball Culture in New York City - Glamorous, fabulous, revolutionary, drag. There is a general accord about things our society labels as extrinsic. The subjects looked down upon are subcultures that have proven that if anything interrupts the conventions of society they are to be shunned. Jennie Livingston’s documentary, Paris is Burning, shows how a group of individuals bound by this common rejection, construct a subculture that has its own rules and standards. The documentary chronicles the lives of African American gay, and transgender within the drag ball culture in New York City in the mid – to – late eighties; a culture where they can create their own real identity and be themselves or anyone they want to be; a culture...   [tags: gender identiy, subscultures]
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Reflections on Hampton Sides' Americana - Hampton Sides examines the many and varied subcultures that make up our great nation. In his book Americana he has collected the essays that reveal glimpses into the American psyche we keep hidden from the rest of the world. Through these revelations we meet the true American behind the veil. Our persona as interpreted by the rest of the world fails to show just how eclectic our society really is. By writing these essays, Hampton shows our real selves in a well-written and vivid fashion. His passion for the written word is evident in his approach to the subject of what truly it truly means to be an American....   [tags: Literary Review American Culture]
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Political Advocacy in Anarchist Punk Music - Political Advocacy in Anarchist Punk Music Anarchist political advocacy has been a driving force in punk music since its emergence in the 1970s. Although the basic philosophy has remained unchanged, punks have significantly altered the ways they espouse their beliefs, over time becoming more militant and directly confrontational with those that hold power. This paper attempts use quantitative and qualitative analysis to determine how significantly anarcho-punk political advocacy has changed between the early 1980s and present day....   [tags: Politics Music Musical Essays]
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Defining Abnormality With Consideration of Cultural Differences - Defining Abnormality With Consideration of Cultural Differences Cultural differences are always a problem when defining abnormality. What one would consider completely normal in one culture would be considered abnormal in another, for example the island of Java often set fire to a ball soaked in petrol and then play football with it. Here that would be considered wrong and abnormal but is an everyday occurrence for the people of Java. This concept doesn't only apply to eastern cultures; the English could be defined as abnormal by other cultures definitions, even by other western societies e.g....   [tags: Papers] 456 words
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There is More to Rap Music Than Just Violent Lyrics - There is More to Rap Music Than Just Violent Lyrics ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study is to show that there is more to rap and hip hop lyrics than what most people take them for. It cannot be disputed that violence is a major theme in this genre of music, but the lyrics of artists who have been able to stay in the game for a long time show that overtime the subject of their song matter varies with their experiences and success. Two artists who are very well respected in the rap industry and who have been around for awhile, Nas and Jay-Z both show a wide variety of topics in their music and that with success their music went from violent tales to songs that are more fun, more positive an...   [tags: Papers] 1189 words
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The Cultural and Sub Cultural Influence of Narcotics Anonymous - The Cultural And Sub Cultural Influence of Narcotics Anonymous. The Subculture of N.A is a life outside of any expectations formed by the main Cultural Influence. It is a very private organization that I belong to which became a way of life for me. It has values, traditions, beliefs, sanctions and roles. This is the only outside influence in my life that made me develop meaning to my life again. I was a complete and total crack addict who finally hit the bottom of the barrel and started looking for a way to climb out of the grave I dug myself into....   [tags: Illegal Drugs Narcotics] 836 words
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Boondock Saints Essay - The Boondock Saints movie exhibits and demonstrates many possible causes and reasons for social deviance. One example of this is shown in the Subjective view of deviance through a Constructionist Theory. The Subjectivist believes that a deviant person is a conscious, feeling, thinking subject and that one should understand the experience of that person. From a Constructionist perspective, deviants are actively seeking meanings in the deviant activities. The brothers in the movie are seeking meaning from their killing....   [tags: essays research papers] 402 words
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Agent of Socialization - Some people behavior is normal while most of their manners are learnt. When a child comes in the world they are slowly mold into a social being and learn social ways of acting and feeling in society. There existence in society becomes unfeasible without this route. This process of molding and shaping the individuality of an infant is known as socialization. In general socialization is a social training by which every society lay down its own ways and means of giving social training to new born infant to adulthood members so that they may develop their own identity....   [tags: Sociology ]
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Occurence of Crime - Within each society wealth, power and status is distributed unfairly and unequally. This inequality creates social class divisions, people at different levels, where some have more while others less (Haralambos, 2008). All societies form through the same process where behaviour is learnt from others within the community. The learning process, known as socialization, varies and it is culture that determines how to think by teaching appropriate behaviour relevant to that society. Informal rules using the same norms and values specifies behaviour for certain situations and suggests how to behave overall....   [tags: functionalism, socialization, Marxism]
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What is Deviance? - Deviance can be defined as an absence of conformity to the social norm. Not all deviant behavior is necessarily illegal or harmful to individuals, these behaviors can range from standing in another’s personal space to murdering another individual. In some cases, it can be looked upon as a positive change or a unique and favorable act. Although, considered deviant because it is not the social norm, it still can have a very positive social aspect or lead to social change. Culture and the societies within these cultures have a significant impact on what is considered deviant and what is acceptable or even lawful behavior....   [tags: social norm, behaviors, change]
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Examination of the Slave Experience - Examination of the Slave Experience Most African Americans of the early to mid-nineteenth century experienced slavery on plantations similar to the experiences described by Frederick Douglass; the majority of slaves lived on units owned by planters who had twenty or more slaves. The planters and the white masters of these agrarian communities sought to ensure their personal safety and the profitability of their enterprises by using all the tactics-physical and psychological-at their command to make slaves obedient....   [tags: Papers] 995 words
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The Harlem Drag Culture - The Harlem Drag Culture Foucault, Moraga, Fuss, hooks, Butler. These authors, along with many more, have concerned themselves with the defining of categories. In reading these authors our class has, upon every occasion of meeting, discussed the formation of categories. What we have discovered, in part, is that things are not defined by what they are, but by what they are not. Diana Fuss, in her article "Inside/Out," states "any identity is founded relationally, constituted in reference to an exterior or outside that defines the subject's own interior boundaries and corporeal surfaces" (Fuss, "Inside/Out," 234)....   [tags: History Culture Cultural Essays]
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Lyrical Content in Music - Lyrical Content in Music With lyrical content in music becoming more graphical it is being blamed for behaviour of impressionable teenagers. I am interested in this because I play in a band and listen to a wide range of music. In 1999 the Woodstock festival highlighted this. The festival was originally about peace but as the bands got heavier throughout the night the crowd got worse. By the end of the night there was fires and people stealing everything insight. The bands were accused of inciting riots by the nature of their music....   [tags: Papers] 810 words
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Cultural Universals - Cultural concepts are the outline of life. These concepts work with and complement each other. There are sayings such as “you are what you eat” and “you’re a product of your environment” These sayings only hold true if you believe you were put on earth to serve a purpose. There are some that believe your design for life has already been made and there are those that choose to believe the outcome of your life is what you make of it. Every choice you make redesigns your life’s path. I choose to believe in the saying “life is what you make it”....   [tags: Culture] 669 words
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Social Media Has a Negative Effect on Body Image and Self Esteem - Social media has become one of the most popular sources of communication for the upcoming generation. For young people growing up in today’s society, social media outlets such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter have provided pictures and news that have become the first thing that their eyes see in the morning and the last thing that they see before bed. These pictures have provided unrealistic standards as to what is considered beautiful in today’s society. As young people refer to these images as a form of comparison, it has created harmful circumstances....   [tags: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube]
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The Influence of Anime on Interest in Kendo among the Young - I interviewed M-kun whom I met through kendo (Japanese fencing). He is a fellow kendo club member from high school. We played kendo together several times and I noticed he likes anime and kendo at the same time. When I asked him whether he just liked anime if he was an otaku (nerd), he clearly said he used to be an otaku. That was why I interviewed him because I wondered whether there are any connections between anime and kendo. As I analyzed his interview, I found three interesting connections between anime and kendo....   [tags: japanese culture, soft power, behavior]
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Fans: The Most Active and Creative Group Within Media Audiences - “Fans are the ones who wear the colours of their favourite team, the ones who record their soap operas on VCR’S to watch after the day of work is over, the ones who tell you every detail about a movie stars life and work, the ones who sit in line for hours for front row tickets to rock concerts.” (Lisa. A. Lewis 1992: 1). This description of fans exhibits the intriguing nature and great interest so called fans has for their idols. It is argued that fans are the most creative and active group out of all of the media audiences....   [tags: Media ]
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Community Resource Teams and Their Impact on at Risk Youth - Community oriented policing is the proactive deployment method used by patrol officers in order to find solutions to why crime is occurring within a given community. Officers use their critical thinking and problem solving skills to analyze and uncover the underlying issues of a community that are posing threats to public safety and address ways this can be prevented. In many communities throughout the United States, police officers strive to build better relationships with community members, yet building relationships with youth within a community, especially a community over run by gangs, crime and drugs is a much tougher issue....   [tags: community policing, crime, drugs, ]
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An Analysis of Laufer's The Dangerous World of Butterflies - He Has written 16 books ranging from The war on Terror to Butterflies. The Recipient of many awards, He first won a shared Armstrong-du Pont in the early 70’s for his work at KSAN about the shootout at San Quentin He also received awards for his work with Americans imprisoned overseas. He was an NBC correspondent who has visted dozens of countries covering stories of every magnitude. Why did he write about butterflies. He was Tired of always writing about negativity in the news and its focus on always showing the worse in thing and also being “war weary” at a book signing he was asked what his next book would be about and he jokingly said that it would be about flowers and butterflies....   [tags: The Dangerous World of Butterflies] 1218 words
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The Counterculture of the Amish: A Fundamentalist Perspective - “They call themselves the Plain People. The men and women known as the Old Order Amish till their fields with horse and plow, travel by horse and buggy, and live without electricity or telephones” (Egenes xiii). In the technologically advanced and modern world we live in today, the word “plain” is extinct from contemporary culture. It is hard to imagine a life without the present-day conveniences that American society tends to take for granted on a daily basis. A world without telephones, electricity, computers and television is almost unfathomable in America, however, not to the Amish....   [tags: Culture ]
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History and Cultural Diffusion of Tattoos in America - Tattoos have been utilized in various ways for thousands of years, ranging from punishment, to status symbols and indications of religious beliefs. They have served as the ultimate illustration of cultural diffusion in America, and despite generally carrying a negative social stigma, perception of tattoos has continued to evolve into a more acceptable practice. The topic of tattoos in America can most effectively be summarized into two pivotal moments in history: the cultural diffusion of the practice through European immigration in the 1800s, and its diffusion from one socioeconomic class into a widespread movement in the last fifteen years through various media outlets....   [tags: Socioeconomic Standing, Cultural Identity]
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Analysis of Insanity Developed by Cohen and Coffin - The media effects coupled with predisposers, precipitants and facilitators can have dire consequences on their own, but the last subject for mass murderer that demands attention is mental illness. In order to distinguish between the various kinds of mental illness and criminal culpability, this paper will analyze the criteria for ‘insanity’ developed by Cohen and Coffin. The victim is innocent and there is no reasonable way the perpetrator should consider them an enemy. The motive is unintelligible, delusional, unrealistic, and inappropriate for the nature of the murder....   [tags: serial killers, mass murders, insanity]
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New Model For An Improved Penal System - Gentlemen of the Association, I am here to present to you an idea; the idea that our prison system is currently working against all of that for which we stand. Unfortunate as it may be, the current system we have implemented in our penitentiaries is failing. The current administration lacks the control it should naturally have; the prisoners who are released are likely to recommit crimes and thus continue to pose a threat to society while also reentering the system multiple times. I propose to phase out the current industrial system we long ago implemented, and in its place put into operation a newly rehabilitative and therapeutic model of the penitentiary....   [tags: Criminal Justice] 1301 words
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Practical Report - Infections of Gastrointestinal Tract - Introduction :- Many children around the world , especially in third world countries suffer many bacterial infection of the gastrointestinal system as a result of lack of awareness and the spread of the disease in the less attention to hygiene and the environment . In order to explain this word gastrointestinal tract infection , especially the stomach and intestines , it can result from infection by bacteria or virus or other parasites (1) . Some of the causes of inflammation as a result of eating food poisoning , especially meat and eggs ....   [tags: Medical, Case Study, solution] 1030 words
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The New Community: MMORPGs and Social Networking - Community is changing. As far back as the twentieth century, a social community was a group of real life acquaintances that had a common interest, goal, or career. Back then, to update one’s “status” might mean to attempt to improve a person’s social standing within a particular community or group of friends. Today, people don’t need to be told what online social networking is. It’s so engrained into the current culture that people almost can’t remember how they interacted before the internet came along....   [tags: Social Networking, role playing, online]
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Observing People's Behavior at a Fitness Center - Lets start by understanding that cultures are a melting pot of people’s beliefs, language, behaviors, values, material objects, and norms. Norms are written and non-written “expectations of behavior” that govern a certain location, place, or culture (26). These norms also vary from culture to culture meaning what is a norm in the U.S may not be a norm in India. For example, a norm in America would be tipping a waiter after a meal. Another would be acknowledging someone as you walk past him or her, typically done at work or in a public place....   [tags: gym, culture. fitness trainers]
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Bad Influence of Hip Hop on Youth - Music producers have an influence on the music that today’s youth listen to that many are affected by even though the producers are unaware of it. Today there’s a lot of drug abuse, violence, and sex all on the rise even though hip hop itself is not to blame. Imagine our youth all over the country being exposed to this explicit kind of language. There is no need to imagine, because it is already happening. Ever since the rise of Rap and Hip Hop music, teens have been turning to them to help solve their problems....   [tags: music, behavior, psychology]
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The Deviance in the Cultural Setting - Deviance is the interference of the social norm in a given culture. The deviance in the cultural setting has its cons and its pros in many communities in the society. The meaning of deviance varies from one society to another, but the general meaning is not following the norms that have been established by the culture. Abnormal behavior in one society appears normal in the other society (Nairne, 426). Deviance is weighed by the society’s reactions to the particular behavior, also it is measured by the society’s way of life so that it defines the unwelcoming behavior....   [tags: abnormal behavior, social norm]
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The Deeper Meaning of Bread - People usually have a specific item that identifies their personality. It may certainly be more than one item. Whatever the case may be, that item(s) represents in part or in whole that certain individual. In the same way, every culture has something that identifies them. The item could be either a tangible or an abstract object so as long as it calls to mind the culture as soon as one sees it or after it is explained to them. For this project however, I have chosen a tangible artifact. The artifact that I have chosen is bread....   [tags: Culture]
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Socializing Children Into Immigrant Communities - Language and emotion are very important to human development as it creates identity and perception of the self. In addition, language and emotion are important to socialization and a person’s perception of the world. These messages are taught differently throughout the world and are influenced by the family, community and culture therefore children adapt as a result of their learned experiences (Miller and Mangelsdorf 2005). This paper focuses on research conducted by Kusserow (1999), Fung (1999) and Orellana (2001)....   [tags: language, emotion]
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Youth Binge Drinking - Youth Binge Drinking Binge drinking has been fairly topic in the media of late. There is supposedly a moral panic about the changing social habits of girls who can now drink similar quantities of alcohol to their male counterparts. Because this slant has been so extensively documented, I opted to re-visit binge drinking but a different, yet equally pertinent angle; the experiences of binge drinkers when they were at school. I covered numerous theories of delinquency in the AS Youth Subculture topic....   [tags: Papers] 498 words
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Poverty and Deprivation - Poverty and Deprivation Absolute (or subsistence) Poverty is a term used to describe poverty that is measured as being without the resources to maintain health and physical efficiency. Basic human needs such as an amount of food, clothes and shelter are ways that ‘being in’ absolute poverty is measured. “a family is poor if it cannot afford to eat”. (Keith Joseph, 1979). The concept of absolute poverty was developed by Rowntree in the 19th century. Usually measured as a minimum sum of money....   [tags: Global Poverty Essays] 1720 words
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Piracy: A Different Perspective - Avast. Ye scurvy dog. This is the image usually conjured up when one is discussing piracy. At one point in time, this was correct - sailors roamed the seas freely pillaging merchant vessels. Now a days, Piracy has mainly slipped underground. Chances are, you may know a pirate personally without knowing the crimes they commit. For these crimes are not public, instead they are committed online. Filesharing is on the rise, much to the parent media corporation's chagrin. Piracy is popular because of its ease of use, and widespread availability....   [tags: Media Piracy] 830 words
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The General Strain Theory - Proposed Topic Exploring the role of negative emotions among murderers in a population of federal offenders: the General Strain Theory Introduction The General Strain Theory (GST) states that people who commit crimes are pressured into them by negative emotions that result from a variety of life strains. Negative emotions cause them to feel in a negative way and thus creating pressure on them to act in a variety of ways, with crime and violence being one possible response. GST has been explored among many different populations, but what has not been explored was its ability to predict crime of murder....   [tags: Psychology, Negative Emotions ] 2135 words
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Urban Sociology: The Underclass - What does the concept of the underclass refer to. Pay particular attention to the work of W. J. Wilson or similar contributions to urban sociology. The following essay will examine various analyses on the concept of underclass, particularly in relation to American society. It will put forward the main definitions and characteristics of the theories that are attempting to define and understand underclass. A historical definition will be given introducing the concept, followed by factors that help identify underclass....   [tags: Sociology Essays] 2168 words
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A Clockwork Orange Essay: New Testament for American Youth? - A Clockwork Orange – New Testament for American Youth. In Anthony Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange, he observes a characteristic of youth that has been documented from the story of Icaris to the movie Rebel without a Cause. Through his ingenious method of examination of this characteristic, the sci-fi novel, he has created an aspect of what he chose to observe: Rebellion. Our hero, Alex, begins the novel by explaining his mischeviouse exploits in a manner not far from nostalgia, that is tainted with a bit of sarcasm for any bleeding-heart pity one might feel for his victims, as when he recalls his own realization of the importance of the term, "A Clockwork Orange." Alex says of the author and hi...   [tags: Clockwork Orange Essays] 1123 words
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Stereotypes and Stereotyping - I Was a Teenage Hippie - Stereotyping - I Was a Teenage Hippie Imagine a 17-year-old kid. He is five feet eleven inches tall, weighs 180 lbs., with very long hair and a beard. His hair parts in the middle and stops at his waist, meaning his hair is about three and a half feet long. He dresses not for the fashion of the day, but with old standards: blue jeans and a flannel shirt in the winter or blue jeans and a short sleeve shirt in the summer. Generally, his shirts in summer are T-shirts, typically with some provocative text or an advertisement for a rock group....   [tags: Example Personal Narratives] 1542 words
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Toward an Ethics for Being Educated - Toward an Ethics for Being Educated ABSTRACT: The regulative ideal of being educated is construed through features associated with the conduct and aspirations of faculty in higher education. These features include autonomy of mind and its presuppositions in self-knowledge and ability to inquire. These features as well cover having the identity of an educated person, implying evaluation of the products of the mind in logic and language, motivation to maintain an education, and the deep convictions and attitudes characteristic of the academic, humanist, and scientist....   [tags: Education Learning Essays] 2990 words
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Assessment of the Usefulness of Individualistic Theories of the Causes of Poverty - Assessment of the Usefulness of Individualistic Theories of the Causes of Poverty An individualistic (cultural) perspective suggests that poverty comes as a result of behaviour and lifestyle more likely to result in poverty. This perspective is often referred to as ‘victim-blaming’. They are said to be ‘work shy’, preferring instead to live on state welfare benefits. This explanation of poverty argues that the poor' subculture may be so pervasive that these deviant attitudes are reproduced from one generation to another by parents who act as ‘deviant role-models’ to their children....   [tags: Papers] 902 words
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Rough Around the Edges: The Dichotomy of Life In the Core and Periphery - Introduction Neighbourhoods are constantly in flux, with ebbs and flows, but in some cases this dynamism occurs in one area more than another. This essay examines the concept of social capital within the Census Tract (CT) 37.01 located in the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood. It is the very absence of resources within the core of this community that enables social capital, and what Tonnies (1957) refers to as gemeinschaft, to exist. This paper will examine a selection of sociological articles to discuss three different perspectives of this area....   [tags: Sociology ] 1529 words
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Cyber Criminology: Exploring Internet Crimes and Criminal Behavior by K. Jaishankar - Almost everyone everywhere in the world has either used or owned a computer. If there was an Internet connection, then they have all been connected together across that medium. But when you are just browsing the Internet or looking at your choice of social media site, did you know that you are getting attacked by some sort of malware or could be verbally assaulted by an individual. In Cyber Criminology: Exploring Internet Crimes and Criminal Behavior by K. Jaishankar, he describes all the ways people across the world are attacked everyday by some sort of malware or by an individual, such as a pedophile....   [tags: cyber crime, malware, identity theft]
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The Evolution of American Slang Over the Last Century - Slang is one of the most interesting parts of any language. In America, every generation has its own slang. Merrium-Webster defines slang as words that are not considered part of the standard vocabulary of a language and that are used very informally in speech especially by a particular group of people (Merrium-Webster). American Standard English has many slang words and phrases that have developed over the last century. Where does slang come from. Slang tends to originate in the subcultures of a society....   [tags: language, generation, standard vocabulary]
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My Ancestors Were Slaves - There are many races and ethnicities in the United States. While we are all in the same country we have many differences. These differences are sometimes noticeable just by looking at a person. Other times you can only find out about them only by diving deeper into the person’s background and see their cultural differences. I’m going to give you an example of race and ethnicity by presenting a profile of myself. I’m a twenty-three year old African American male from Chicago. My great great grandparents were slaves in Mississippi....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Identity Essay] 709 words
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Literature in Life - Literature in Life Literature is the expressed influence of communities and the individuals in societies. Literature spans culture, beliefs, and attributes the necessary component for corroborating how literature reflects, and portrays communities. The language from literature helps gives culture explanation of live in different society. Literature that is defined by the culture aspect, gives details about such fascinating and affluent information or context. Certain works, and words used in literature can help the reader understand and describe the sense of the community being read in the story....   [tags: Literature]
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A Phenomenon; Hip-hop - People have many different problems in their lives and their reactions are also different. Some of them prefer to talk about these problems directly; some choose another way that is indirectly, such as music. Hip-hop is a reaction for people to show what happens in their lives. Although all music types have the same function, many people prefer this music type to tell what they feel without using exaggerated artistic lyrics since everything is pure and real in hip-hop. On the other hand hip-hop is not just a music type since the beginning; it is a culture in the United States....   [tags: Music, Sub-culture] 1944 words
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American History X - Filed with violence and racial overtones, American History X managed to take a subculture and bring it to the front of the viewer’s mind. Seventeen-year-old Danny, a budding skinhead, is forced to rewrite his Civil Rights paper after the original was rejected by both the school and his principal. The black principal tells his he is being removed from his original history class and being put in his version of a history. The first assignment, tell the story of his formerly incarcerated older brother Derek....   [tags: racial issues, black gangs] 1590 words
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Overview of Steampunk - Imagine a world in which the concept of electricity was never fully grasped, where the steam engine reigned supreme and the electrical circuit was a pipe dream. The people of this world would never stop innovating and would adapt, as humans often do, to the limitations of their machinery. Therefore, monolithic machinations would be constructed for relatively simple problems that we might have today, and that Industrial style of clothes would never really fall out of the mainstream. Instead it would just become more modernized, rather than exiting our lives entirely....   [tags: Technology, Modern Day Electronics]
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Successful Community Website - What constitutes a successful community website. There are many features that determine if I personally am willing to invest my time and emotions into an online community. These include the type of community, the entertainment value, how it operates, its corporate culture, functionality and the platforms it utilities. Imgur is an image hosting website that I believe objectively and subjectively fulfils these criteria. This subjective report will provide a personal and analysis of Imgur, and justify why I believe it is a well thought through and effective website that accomplishes both its user’s expectations and its company’s corporate objectives....   [tags: Community, Entertainment Value, Culture]
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Tattoos and Criminal Behavior - Introduction The ancient practice of tattooing, once considered a trademark of social outcasts and criminals, has steered back into mainstream culture at an alarming rate (Irwin 2001, Swan 2006). In western society, tattoos are often associated with antisocial behaviour. In 1895, Cesare Lombroso concluded in his study that the art of tattooing is most commonly found on the bodies of criminals (Putnins 2002). The frequency of tattoo’ are predicted to be found at higher rates in criminal subcultures than in the general public....   [tags: Criminology ]
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