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Women's Rights - ... This makes it easier as the female author gained access into the social setting by riding the motorcycles and that probably made the motorcyclists feel more comfortable as she participated in two riding instruction courses and bought and learned to ride a motorcycle as well. This being a bi-gender analysis, research was conducted by both male and female researchers, which provided advantages in gaining access. The female researcher’s participation provided a feeling of sisterhood to the interviewees....   [tags: Legal Issues, Ethnography, Feminism] 1763 words
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Hip hop - ... The subject matter has also changed. In the past Hip Hop lyrics focused on political and societal frustrations, now Hip Hop lyrics steer more toward provocative content. Hip Hop subject matter consists mostly of the aspirations of wealth, sex, drug use, and criminal activity. During the beginning years the age of the Hip Hop listener was wide spread. It ranged from teens to even adults in their 50's. Although Hip Hop still has an adult audience, it is now more geared toward younger audiences....   [tags: Music, Rap, Hip Hop] 2078 words
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The General Strain Theory - ... Failing to achieve them through legitimate avenues, they resort to illegitimate actions (Cloward & Ohlin, 1960; Cohen, 1955; Merton, 1938). The failure in taking account other goals aside from monetary success or middle class status, as well as not having a direct explanation for middle-class crime, cause strain theory to lose favor as an appropriate explanation of crime (Burton & Cullen, 1992). Agnew’s General Strain Theory (GST) (1992) departed from previous strain theories by focusing on the social-psychological aspects of strain together personal conceptualizations and reactions to strain....   [tags: Psychology, Negative Emotions ] 2135 words
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Plant Material - ... The flasks were incubated on a rotary shaker at 110 ± 10 rpm and 25 ± 2°C with a photoperiod of 12/12 h light/dark cycle. Cells from 20 d old suspension culture were used for further experiments. To establish growth and production kinetics, individual flask was harvested in duplicate at an interval of 4 d and analyzed for dry cell weight (DW), glycyrrhizin content and residual sucrose concentration. For DW estimation, cells were harvested and collected by centrifugation at 3000 rpm for 15 m and washed with distilled water....   [tags: Plants, Seeds] 2549 words
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A Phenomenon; Hip-hop - ... Hip-hop does not have an old history although today it surrounds all over the world. The originator of hip-hop music is a Jamaican immigrant, Kool Herc who initiated this culture in New York streets more than thirty years ago (Chappell, 53). As we know, in this music style the black subculture is still dominant because hip-hop borned in that culture and since then it has been related and also leaded by black people. Through the years, hip hop industry has developed fast; today it is a $4 billion industry without no doubt....   [tags: Music, Sub-culture] 1944 words
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The New Community: MMORPGs and Social Networking - ... It’s how we communicate in our culture today. Or at least it seems to be. But what is the quality and the context of that communication. Has communication become more of a one-way street on the internet. Instead of interacting with other people in a real-life context, most of our online communication involves informing others about ourselves. Even in MMOs, players carefully construct their avatars in a way that represents them the way they want to be known. Scrawny in real life. Can’t relate to your peers....   [tags: Social Networking, role playing, online]
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The Counterculture of the Amish: A Fundamentalist Perspective - ... With this basic understanding about the background of how the Amish came to be, as well as their beliefs about religion, economics, family and community, and education, it is clear to understand how the Amish are considered “Plain People,” and how their community functions as a counterculture. The Amish is not just a subculture. Saying that would not give enough emphasis on their uniqueness that sets them apart from the rest of society. That is why the Amish are a counterculture. They are not only a segment of society which is a subculture; they are their own civilization which practices morals, beliefs, customs, and many other characteristics of life that are distinct from the larger society, conforming with their separate lifestyle at all times....   [tags: Culture ]
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Urban Sociology: The Underclass - ... This stems from a collapse of the basic social structures that consists of the family unit, education and religion. Gilder (1981) and Murray (1986) asserted that it is the Welfare System which causes the increase and perpetuation of the underclass in America. Gilder states that because welfare payments are higher than the average wage (Marks, 1991:450) individuals choose not to work(Marks, 1991:451). This disinterest in seeking employment is then according to Auletta (1982) associated with the tendency of the underclass to become involved in criminal behaviour (Marks, 1991:452)....   [tags: Sociology Essays] 2168 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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Tattoos and Criminal Behavior - ... The questions will be read and the participants will repeat their answers to increase reliability. This study takes a qualitative approach thus utilizing inductive research (Palys & Atchinson 2008). Setting The questionnaire will be distributed to a total of 16 tattoo parlors in 6 different cities. They will be chosen by randomly drawing two businesses from a list of parlors in each city, obtained from the phonebook. This ensures that all samples will have an equal chance of being represented by ethnicity, interests, attitudes, and financial stability, thus increasing its heterogeneity....   [tags: Criminology ]
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The Jazz Age - ... The flapper represented the changing role of women in the post war society. Women during this time wanted greater independence. They entered the workforce in an attempt to break away from parental authority and establish a personal identity (American Republic). Many women began to pursue educations and were able to make significant contributions in the fields of science and law. Often represented as shallow and not very smart, flappers were usually well educated young women who only wanted to break free from the restraints of a Victorian minded society....   [tags: Music History ]
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Rough Around the Edges: The Dichotomy of Life In the Core and Periphery - ... For instance, Wellman (2004) recently argued that people are now even more connected in response to online communities. The outcome to this dilemma is based on what one intends by the term connected. Within this paper, connected is defined as the sharing of social capital and the presence of gemeinschaft. Portes and Sensenbrenner (1993) define social capital as being “generated by individual members' disciplined compliance with group expectations.” Overall, although social capital is visible along the periphery, it is strongest within the residential area of the neighbourhood where people have a moral solidarity and cohesion is embedded....   [tags: Sociology ] 1529 words
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Adverse Situations and the Formation of Culture - Adverse Situations and the Formation of Culture An unspoken contempt of culture has grown throughout white America. What benefit could possibly come from silly rituals, special foods, colorful garments, jewelry and ceremonies. Even most of the relativists have forgotten the purpose of culture and blindly dispense hollow respect for it. Sociology and anthropology texts imply it's just arbitrary stuff people come up with for the hell of it when they live near one another. With such an implication, it certainly seems a little silly in today's world....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 894 words
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Computer Crime - Computer Crime has become a very large issue in our society today; this paper will look at this issue from a sociological perspective. It will analyze the various crimes that make up computer crime and see what changes it has brought about in the world in which we live in. Computer crime first is a very new problem in our society today and it is crimes that are committed from a computer. These include embezzling, breaking into other computers, cyber porn and various other crimes that have a drastic affect on the society and the institutions that each of us hold to keep our global society running....   [tags: essays research papers] 1457 words
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Computer Crime - ABSTRACT Billions of dollars in losses have already been discovered. Billions more have gone undetected. Trillions will be stolen, most without detection, by the emerging master criminal of the twenty-first century--the computer crime offender. Worst of all, anyone who is computer literate can become a computer criminal. He or she is everyman, everywoman, or even every child. CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION To first understand computer crime one must understand first what crime is. According to Diana Kendall, "crime is a behavior that violates criminal law and is punishable with fines, jail or other sanctions" (Kendall 1999; 161)....   [tags: Technology] 1071 words
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The Hippie Movement of the 1960's - The hippie subculture was originally a youth movement beginning in the United States around the early 1960s and consisted of a group of people who opposed political and social orthodoxy, choosing an ideology that favored peace, love, and personal freedom. The hippies rejected established institutions, criticized middle class values, opposed nuclear weapons and the Vietnam War, were usually eco-friendly and vegetarians, and promoted the use of psychedelic drugs. They created their own communities, listened to psychedelic rock, embraced the sexual revolution, and used drugs to explore alternative states of consciousness....   [tags: hippies, culture, 1960's, ]
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Racial Profiling by Police - ... No one should be profiled whether it is for the color of their skin or national origin. It is ones constitutional right to be innocent until proven guilty. While an officer may be investigating a Hispanic man for stealing, the officer could be unaware to a Caucasian man breaking into a house just down the street. It is not beneficial to focus ones attention on one individual who may be harmless and to be completely oblivious to what is really occurring. According to the research of Kiron Reid, “the figures for 1999–00 show that members of a racial minority were twice as likely to be stopped as a white person; for 2000–01, the figures showed 17.5 stops per 1,000 white population; 57.2 per 1,000 racial minority population” (Reid)....   [tags: Race Racism Prejudice Essays]
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Cause and Effect Essay - The True Cause of School Shootings - Cause and Effect Essay - The True Cause of School Shootings   Most of us learned when we were very young that we should not judge by appearances. But, in the aftermath of massacres in schools everywhere, a sane person has to take seriously what the material world shows - and pass judgment. After all, a lack of judgment and subsequent action may lead to further youth violence. This event has been thoroughly dissected by a whole herd of politicians and pundits over a period of some months. But they have, unfortunately, failed to reach the heart of the matter....   [tags: Expository Cause Effect Essays]
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Female Literature Deserves the Same Regognition as Traditional Male Literature - Female Literature Deserves the Same Regognition as Traditional Male Literature Literary critic, Jane Tompkins targets the "male-dominated scholarly tradition that controls both the canon of American literature - and the critical perspective that interprets the canon for society" (502), in her exploration of the canonical exclusion of Kate Chopin's The Awakening, written in 1899, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman's 1892 short story, "The Yellow Wallpaper." Tompkins further notes that "the tradition of Perry Miller, F.O....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]
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Philosophy and Multiculturalism: Searle, Rorty, and Taylor - Philosophy and Multiculturalism: Searle, Rorty, and Taylor ABSTRACT: John Searle opposes multiculturalism because he views it as part of a movement to undermine the concepts of truth and objectivity in the Western tradition. Richard Rorty disagrees with Searle about the relation between philosophical theories of truth and academic practices, but he is neutral on the issue of multiculturalism. Charles Taylor approaches the issue historically, defending multiculturalism as emerging from one branch of liberal political theory....   [tags: Education Philosophical Essays]
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Illegal Typography - Illegal Typography Enter TAKI 183, a kid that lives on 183rd street in the Washington Heights area of Manhattan. The number means just that, TAKI lives on 183rd street, therefore he chose his number street as a sign of location, as a base saying " yo' kid I'm from 183rd ". TAKI works as a messenger, going through all 5 boroughs of the city. When he travels he writes his name on all of the stations that he came upon, he was "up" (name being written everywhere). Which is an important part of graffiti, but this objective does not have any importance at this time....   [tags: Graffiti Crime Papers]
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The Morality of CCTV - The Morality of CCTV Closed-circuit television is widely used in England as a deterrent to crime. It is also used sparingly in Scotland, Times Square, and Atlantic City. The idea is to capture crimes or images of potential criminals on video surveillance tape so that the criminal can be identified. The dilemma of this practice comes from the moral conflict it creates. Do the civil liberties and privacy issues that are taken away justify the protection and safety that CCTV provides. This paper will look at the moral, statistical, and ethical issues of CCTV....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Closed Circuit Essays]
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Lesbian Photographers - Lesbian Photographers Joan Scott makes many assertions in her historical essay on gender. The key point that plays into my own research is that “gender is a primary way of signifying relationships of power.” Power, in the case of women and photography, is controlling the political economy of photography--- as in the ability to control or inform both the denotations, and connotations of a photograph. My research project on lesbian and queer photography from the 1930s to today in America illustrates that there is unequal distribution of power, with a strong correlation to race, class, and gender....   [tags: Photography Homosexuality Sexuality Essays]
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Raise the Red Lantern - Raise the Red Lantern “All the world’s a stage; all of us are taking the elements of plot, character, and costume and turning into performances of possibilities”(Ward1999: 5) Raise the Red Lantern tells a compelling and sorrowful story of a young woman whose life is destined to be ruined in a male-dominated society. This can be an awakening of some sort to any woman. As Ward states in her text, women learn the rules of our half of the world as well as those of the other half, since we regularly move in and out of the male world....   [tags: Women Raise Red Lantern Essays] 1968 words
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Social prejudice in schools - Social prejudice in schools Children from middle-class families generally are more successful in public schools than children from low-income families. Is the school system responsible for this problem, or is lower performance among low-income children a result of their home environment. The home environment has a big role in a child’s education and if it is not supportive of the school environment, the student will not be as successful in school as the child whose home environment is supportive of the school’s learning environment will....   [tags: essays papers]
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African American & Societys Influence - I. Introduction We can begin to draw comparisons and highlight distinctions about the meaning attached to youth violence, from the modern era to present day. Based on this meaning, we are able to understand the myriad of ways delinquent juveniles are affected by certain policies. Specifically, African Americans are over-represented in the juvenile justice system of Cook County, Chicago. Thus, they are a vulnerable population that is singled out by the system, and this further exacerbates and stigmatizes them....   [tags: essays research papers] 2064 words
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Generation X - "What. The land of the free. Whoever told you that is your enemy...Yes I know my enemies They're the teachers who taught me to fight me Compromise, conformity, assimilation, submission Ignorance, hypocrisy, brutality, the elite All of which are American dreams." (Know Your Enemy, Rage Against the Machine) Perhaps this explains some of Generation X, as they have come to be called, or perhaps it open up more questions. I’d like to share what I’ve learned about Gen X from people who are part of that Generation....   [tags: essays research papers] 693 words
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The Hippie Culture - The Hippie Culture Many generations have come and gone, and many have made an impact on American life. The Sixties were definitely one of those generations that left its mark in history. The people of this generation didn't follow the teachings of its elders, but rejected them for an alternative culture, which was their very own (Harris 14). This new subculture was such a radical society that it was given it's own name which is still used to this day. They came to be known as the Hippies.      The Hippie movement originated in San Francisco, California and spread across the United States, through Canada, and into parts of Europe (World Book), but the Hippie movement had its greatest influence in America....   [tags: American History cultural Hippies Essays]
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Behind Convict's Eyes by Cerceral Prison - "Behind a Convict's Eyes" by K.C. Cerceral Introduction This paper is about the book 'Behind a Convict's Eyes' by K.C. Cerceral. This book was written by a young man who enters prison on a life sentence and describes the world around him. Life in prison is a subculture of its own, this subculture has its own society, language and cast system. The book describes incidents that have happen in prison to inmates. With this paper I will attempt to explain the way of life in a prison from an inmate's view....   [tags: Behind Convict's Eyes Cerceral Prison Essays]
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Misunderstandings - Thus far this semester, we have learned of how language functions as a whole on society, but I’ll be doing something a little different. Let me start off with a question. Who here has gotten into a fight with their significant other or just a friend of the opposite sex over a misunderstanding, misinterpretation, or feel that they are just speaking another language and you don’t understand them. This so-called phenomenon is best described by the metaphor of ‘men are from mars and women are from venus’ and that’s why we speak different languages....   [tags: essays research papers] 744 words
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No Title - A Summary of William Raspberry’s “The Handicap of Definition” Paris Owens Essay2: Second Summary En112c.002 A Summary of William Raspberry’s “The Handicap of Definition” In “The Handicap of Definition” William Raspberry emphasizes the stereotype of what it means to be Black. Raspberry uses many beliefs that has taken a toll on African Americans on the definition of being Black. Raspberry uses many comparisons to compare blacks to whites and other ethnics. He begins off by using basketball as an example....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Social Deviance - "Social Deviance" Social deviance stems from the passive-aggressive attitudes parents have upon their children. This pressure, coupled with society's own conformist attitude, causes certain members of the society to drift toward what sociologists call deviant groups. These deviant groups, like punks, hippies or other radical organizations, often fight against a society they deem unworthy of their attention and thus ignore. However Emile Durkheim pointed out that deviance is important for the structure of society (Durkheim 1893,1964)....   [tags: essays research papers] 1117 words
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Skinheads - Skinheads When thinking about skinhead gangs in London, it is impossible not to conjure up images of shaved heads and heavy Doc Martin boots accompanying a particularly racist kind of violence with no respect for authority structures of the state. However, did these gangs begin with such a clear idea of their purpose. Were they aware that their daily activities would become a “subculture” along with the Mods and Rockers. In his essay titled “The Skinheads and the Magical Recovery of Community,” John Clarke argues that skinheadism is about the recovery of a community in working class neighborhoods where this feeling had been lost due to various changes in socio-economic conditions....   [tags: Gang London Skinhead Gangs]
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Hidden Curriculum and Processes Within Schools Produce Inequalities Between Children of Different Social Classes - Hidden Curriculum and Processes Within Schools Produce Inequalities Between Children of Different Social Classes Through many different researches, it has been shown that working class students are underachieving compared to that of their middle class peers. Middle class pupils are obtaining better grades, and more of them are staying on in education past the compulsory age. The difference that is noticeable is that they are from different social class backgrounds, and therefore they are socialised differently....   [tags: Papers] 713 words
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Machiavelli - Machiavelli "I would rather be in hell and converse with great minds than live in paradise with that dull rabble." In his life's writings, Niccolo Machiavelli, sought out the strength of the human character, and wrote according to his own rules; trying to better the political philosophy of his time. Machiavelli, a fiercely independent Renaissance man, advocated the prosperity of Italian politics, and wanted Italy to rise above the rest of the world. Machiavelli's writings dealt with many issues that had not been attacked in his time, and utilized his distinct brand of political philosophy to try and change the politics and government that shaped his era....   [tags: Papers] 1820 words
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The Otaku - The Otaku More and more we, as Americans are seeing other cultures intertwine with our own. With the introduction of TV, satellite and Internet it’s easy to find out more about a specific area in the world. Watching and reading about another culture you almost might make you obsessed with it. An Otaku is one such person. Otaku is a term common with people who make a hobby out of watching Japanese animation or anime for short. Most of these people who watch the anime are regular people that go to work or school and need something to relax with....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Popular Culture - Popular Culture According To Critics Popular Culture Is: · Superficial · Formula Based · Mass Produced For Cheapness · Standardised Using examples explore the strengths and weaknesses of this argument. Culture has never been given a specific meaning; there are many different things that people perceive culture as. The difference between high culture and popular culture is frequently a matter of taste or judgement....   [tags: Papers] 404 words
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Evaluation of Sociological Theories - Evaluation of Sociological Theories Deviance can be described as: "Nonconformity with existing/traditional social norms. This nonconformity is often said to be pathological when it challenges power and privilege; yet it is said to be indicative of innovation or creativity when the gatekeepers of morality approve it. A loaded term, deviancy is a negative asset when the environment is stable but can be a positive asset to a society when the environment is irreversibly changing." Each perspective asks different questions and focuses on different issues regarding crime and deviance....   [tags: Papers Sociology Deviance Essays] 1862 words
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Exploration of Realism - Exploration of Realism Left realism is a new way of approaching crime, which disputes the ideas of the left idealists such as Marxists. They attack the idea that crime can only be solved through a radical revolution and offer practical realistic solution s to crime. Similarly right realists also look at crime from a different angle. When looking at the causes of crime left realists do not agree with the idea of the ‘modern day robin hood’ that steals from the rich and redistributes income to the poor....   [tags: Papers] 844 words
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Jean Genet’s The Balcony - Jean Genet’s The Balcony The Methods of Cultural Appropriation in Jean Genet’s “The Balcony” The now-famous story of Jean Genet’s ascension to literary sainthood begins with an accusation. The young Genet, an orphan and an outcast in the rural Morvan, was subject to suspicion and, due to his dubious origins, finally accused of thievery. However, instead of shaking the label, Genet decided to embrace it to fulfill all the mordant potential that it promised. From this inaugurating act sprang the literary Genet....   [tags: Literature Writing Papers]
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Building Community on the Net - Building Community on the Net All sorts of reasons have been advanced in recent years to explain the decline of community in America, from the way we design our neighborhoods to the increased mobility of the average American to such demographic shifts as the movement of women into the labor force. But the onslaught of television and other electronic technologies is usually cited as the main culprit. As Harvard sociologist Robert Putnam observes, these technologies are increasingly "privatizing our leisure time" and "undermining our connections with one another and with our communities."[1] In his essay "The Strange Disappearance of Civic America," Putnam draws a direct parallel between the arrival of television and the decline of what he calls "social capital" -- the social networks, trust, and norms of reciprocity that are the essence of healthy communities....   [tags: Internet Web Cyberspace Essays]
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Latino Punk Music - Latino Punk Music Abrasive rock music has rarely been considered a potent political force in the United States. Punk is no exception to this rule. As a subculture, punk has received much more atention for its hairstyles and caustic sounds than its politics. As Daniel Rosenblat points out, punk rock “Confound[s] our conventional (western) notions of politics by [its] emphasis on maters which we consign to different domains entirely” (1). What he means i s that because punk does not express its political discourse in traditional venues or traditional terms, it is discounted as apolitical or politicaly impotent....   [tags: Politics Political Spanish Rock Essays] 2289 words
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Social Interface - Social Interface In the introduction of the book of Norman Long, “Battlefields of Knowledge”, Long states that theoretical and the application itself cannot be segregated into their respective venues. His book takes a different perspective specifically by not discriminating between the “knowledge of understanding” and “knowledge of action.” Long’s book assumes that the theoretical and the pragmatic issues are so intimately entwined that it would be like separating melted ice from your coke. Long stresses that we must work on an actor-oriented approach where we can base new types of theorization and methodologies....   [tags: science] 986 words
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Puerto Ricans and Music - Puerto Ricans and Music Puerto Ricans have music in their spirit and in their souls. It seems to be ever present in their lives from their childhood and sweetens their very existence. Since I was young, I can remember the music playing all night, while my family ignored the time and enjoyed each other's company. Music is a part of every Puerto Rican because it is embedded in our culture. It has become a cultural symbol for Puerto Ricans, and Latin Americans in general. In polls conducted concerning major signifiers of Puerto Rican identity, the three major political parties of Puerto Rico consistently ranked music behind only the Spanish language and food [1]....   [tags: American History]
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Mozambique - Mozambique- a beautiful stretch of land off the Southeast coast of Africa. It is specifically located at latitude 40’27’S to 26’52’S, and longitude from 30’31E to 40’51’E. It’s east coast shores are some of the most tranquilizing while the west coast is bordered by South Africa, Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Tanzania coming from south to north. Mozambique is famous for the Zambesi River and its contribution to the power supply of central Africa. Today the capital of Mozambique is Maputo. The whole country is a largely tropical area that is susceptible to both drought and flooding....   [tags: essays research papers] 1489 words
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Labelling Theories' Contribution to the Sociological Understanding of Crime and Deviance - Labelling Theories' Contribution to the Sociological Understanding of Crime and Deviance Becker is the main sociologist studying labelling theory on deviance, he argues that 'social groups create deviance by making the rules whose infraction constitutes deviance.' Meaning acts only become deviant when observers perceive it and define it as deviant. An example of this would be the act of nudity, it is accepted in the bedroom between husband and wife or on a nudist camp, but when a stranger was to enter the bedroom, or someone was to streak across a sporting event, others would usually see this as deviant, and this deviancy would become a label on the individual....   [tags: Papers] 1063 words
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The Usefulness of Sub-Cultural Theories in Understanding Crime and Deviance - The Usefulness of Sub-Cultural Theories in Understanding Crime and Deviance I am going to be assessing the usefulness of sub cultural theories in understanding crime and deviance. The functionalist suggested that understanding deviance lies in the studying it function for society rather than the individual itself. Also consensus is essential for society to function. All functionalist therefore argues that forms of social control are necessary to check deviant and to maintain social order....   [tags: Papers] 607 words
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Gay Marriage: Let Them Love - Marriage is a commitment of private love between two people, yet homosexuals have been denied the right to make their marriage recognized in 45 of 50 states in America. The people that are against gay marriage believe in protecting traditional marriage between a man and a woman (Jones). They argue that homosexuality isn’t natural, therefore it shouldn’t be accepted in our society. Also, they say that a child can be raised best in an environment with a mother and a father, and that having gay parents will result in their child being gay (Hansen)....   [tags: Persuasive, homosexuality, Argumentative] 765 words
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It is the Owner of a Dog that Makes it Dangerous - What has four legs and an arm. A happy pit bull. What happens when you cross a pit bull with a collie. A dog who bites your leg off, then goes for help. Contrary to tasteless jokes and public opinion, it is not the breed of dog that makes a dog dangerous, rather it is the owner of a dog that makes dogs dangerous. But, let’s face it, there are certain dog breeds that demand their owners be aware of negative opinion; and it is the owners’ primary responsibility to implement careful training and socialization of their pups in order to bring an understanding and acceptance of the breed by the general public....   [tags: dog owners, pets, ] 1330 words
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Legalization of Gay Marriage - The legalization of gay marriage in the U.S. bears the same stigma as have prior civil rights issues, and as such should be proposed as one of utmost importance, and careful consideration. If our government, as it claims, is secular in nature, then it would be wrong for it to base its treatment of individuals outside the boundaries of what is naturally understood as the right of every man, woman, and child, to pursue a lifestyle that is fulfilling. By the same token, white people, black people, homosexual people, etc., are not to infringe on the same rights of others who may describe their differences as depraved, based, or dishonorable, based on a separate set of religious, or cultural standards....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive] 1134 words
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