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Ways of Seeing by John Berger

- The second visual essay in John Berger's “Ways of Seeing” is a showcase of images that depict the wealth and values of the upper class, and the productions of oil painting in the 16th,17th, and 18th century. The images in the second visual essay suggest that the subject matter of the paintings is dictated by the patron, and the values of the dominating upper class . I will investigate the following images more specifically in relation to this argument: “Still Life (The Butchers Counter) by Francisco Goya (18th Century)” , “Love Seducing Innocence, Pleasure Leading Her On, and Remorse Following” by Pierre Paul Prud'han (18th Century), and “Emmanuel Filbert of Savoy by Anthony Van Dyck (17th...   [tags: upper class, oil paintings, ]

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Ways of Seeing by John Berger

- In the book “Ways of Seeing,” John Berger explains several essential aspects of art through influence of the Marxism and art history that relates to social history and the sense of sight. Berger examines the dominance of ideologies in the history of traditional art and reflects on the history, class, and ideology as a field of cultural discourse, cultural consumption and cultural practice. Berger argues, “Realism is a powerful link to ownership and money through the dominance of power.”(p.90)[1] The aesthetics of art and present historical methodology lack focus in comparison to the pictorial essay....   [tags: social history, marxism]

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How We Learn in John Berger's Ways of Seeing

- When a young toddler begins to speak, naming things they see around them, it is because they saw their parents do it. As they grow into a teenagers, they give names to things based on what they have heard from their friends and social media. This pattern carries into adulthood. The way we identify things reflects the progression of understanding art featuring woman, as explored in John Berger’s Ways of Seeing. He presents the idea in chapter three that woman were portrayed in art since the beginning and how it transcends to modern times....   [tags: self-importance, image, bible]

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Response To: Hiroshma By Berger

- In his essay "Hiroshima," John Berger examines the bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. As he flips through the pages of the book Unforgettable Fire, he begins to relay his own views on the dropping of the A-bomb. Berger suggests his belief that it was an act of terrorism on the Japanese. While viewing the drawings, paintings, and descriptions the victimes of the A-bomb created, Berger starts forming his opinion on the tragedy. He eventually concludes that Japan was a victim of terrorism....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Invitation to Sociology by Peter Berger

- In Peter Berger's "Invitation to Sociology", the sociological perspective was introduced. Berger asserts that it is important to examine new or emotionally or morally challenging situations from a sociological perspective in order to gain a clearer understanding of their true meanings. This perspective requires a person to observe a situation through objective eyes. It is important to "look beyond" the stereotypical establishments of a society and focus on their true, hidden meanings. Consideration of all the hidden meanings of social customs, norms, deviations and taboos, allow one to establish an objective image about the truth behind it....   [tags: Sociology Essays]

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Outlook on Paintings and Art in John Berger's Ways of Seeing

- Ways of Seeing by John Berger was originally a television series on BBC that later was made into a book of the same name. It focuses on how we view and interpret art. More specifically, in the first episode, it focuses on paintings and how different one can interpret the specific painting based on many circumstances. The way our outlook on paintings and art changes depending on many things; one of them being where and how we look and see a reproduction of a specific painting. With the invention of the camera, reproductions of art are made freely and paintings “can be seen in a million different places at the same time”....   [tags: Television Series]

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Comparing Peter Berger and C. Wright Mills

- On reading the excerpts by Peter Berger and C. Wright Mills, it is obvious that these two sociologists have very different methods as to how the practice of sociology should be conducted. While these two authors may differ in their various methods, they both have an underlying point that they are trying to make which can be made applicable in any person’s daily life. The main point behind Peter Berger’s work Introduction to Sociology is that in order to find out the truth about a person or perhaps a situation, one must take a deeper look than just looking at the deceptive superficial surface....   [tags: Sociology Essays]

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An Analysis Of John Berger

- Pictures Don’t Always Paint a Thousand Words John Berger makes a bold statement in saying “ No other relic or text from the past can offer such a direct testimony about the world which surrounded other people at other times. In this respect images are more precise and richer than literature,'; (Ways of Reading, 106). This statement is very untrue. Literature has been the focal point of all modern learning.. Literature lets the reader feel what the author is thinking, not just see it as you would in a painting....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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John Berger's Ways of Knowing

- In his first essay of Ways of Seeing, John Berger claims that all power, authority, and meaning that was once held by an original work of art has been lost through the mass reproduction of these works that has occurred in recent years. He writes of an entirely bogus religiosity (116-117) that surrounds these art objects and that the meaning of the original work no longer lies in what it uniquely says but in what it uniquely is (117). He claims that because of reproduction, the art of the past no longer exists as it once did (127)....   [tags: Ways of Knowing Essays]

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Analysis Of Peter Berger 's ' The Sociological Imagination '

- ... It changes the views, by making us more aware of the changes and impact that it will cause in our personal problem’s, such as consequences. 3. Name the three social changes in European history that were especially important to the development of sociology. Why did change spark the development of sociology?  Which social change do you believe had the greatest impact on the development of sociology as a discipline/science?  Why? The three changes in European history: the rise of a factory-based economy, the explosive growth of cities, and new ideas about democracy and political rights....   [tags: Sociology, C. Wright Mills, Social class]

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John Berger's Another Way of Telling

- In John Berger’s essay “Another Way of Telling,” Berger argues that photographs contain a “third meaning.” Berger claims that the third meaning is personal and relies almost completely on the individual viewer. As a result, no photograph can convey the same message to any two people and no two photographs can convey the same message to any one person. Here, the validity of Berger’s assumption crumbles. All photographs communicate one absolute truth. Berger states, “All subjectivity is treated as private” (100)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Arthur Asa Berger's Analysis of Cheers

- "Cheers" - A Semiotic Analysis by Berger      In Arthur Asa Berger’s essay, he conducts a semiotic analysis of the comedy television show "Cheers." In his analysis of the show he points out many characteristics that refer to semiotics. Even though one could not agree with all of his findings, many of them are reasonable. One discrepancy someone might have with his ideas is that he applies his analysis to simply one episode rather than the entire series. Berger could have been able to conduct a more thorough examination if he used the whole series as a basis for his semiotic analysis....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Critique of Berger's Uncertainty Reduction Theory

- A Critique of Berger's Uncertainty Reduction Theory How do people get to know each other. Bugs Bunny likes to open up every conversation with the question, "What's up Doc. Why does he do this. Is Bugs Bunny "uncertain". Let's explore this idea of uncertainty. Shifting focus now to college students. As many other college students at Ohio University, I am put into situations that make me uncertain of my surroundings almost every time I go to a class for the first time, a group meeting, or social event on the weekend....   [tags: Psychology Culture Essays]

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Ordinary people by Judith Guest Advocaes for Therapist Dr. Berger

- In the book Ordinary people by Judith Guest it shows how the book advocates for the therapist by Dr. Berger helping Conrad and his dad, Dr. Berger is there for him at all times, and Dr. Berger stays calm at all times. Dr. Berger helped Conrad and Calvin in many ways, Conrad and Calvin were going through a hard time and Dr. Berger really helped there problems. Dr. Berger was one of the main reasons why Conrad got better and without Dr. Berger helping him he maybe wouldn’t have gotten better. The first way Dr....   [tags: grieving, suicide, calm]

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Religious America? Secular Europe? by Peter Berger, David Grace and Effie Fokas

- Religion has been an essential aspect of civilizations worldwide, however, its role and importance in the lives of human beings varies across the globe. As a direct consequence of globalization, people continue to inquire about the shifting role of religion in the modern world as well as the widespread claim suggesting that Europeans are less religious than Americans. Some have come to the conclusion that there is a strong likelihood that Americans overstate their religiousness, while Europeans embellish their secularity....   [tags: religion, catholicism, globalization]

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Henriad by Shakespeare

- Falstaff is often left out of the conversation or treated as an object when people discuss Shakespeare’s “Henriad.” The conversation has grown to include Falstaffian supporters and those who continue to objectify him. On the one hand, critics like Harry Berger, author of “The Prince’s Dog: Falstaff and the Perils of Speech-Prefixity,” argues that Falstaff’s concealed motives are only brought to light through the characters speech. On the other hand, critics like Robert Bell, author of “The Anatomy of Folly in Shakespeare’s “Henriad,” believes Falstaff to be a fool, but he believes him to be one of Shakespeare’s “Greatest Fools.” I find these critics to be in direct conversation with one ano...   [tags: Harry Berger, falstaff]

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Phenomenological Sociologists Study

- Phenomenology is a more recent theory which is still rejected by many in the field of Sociology. Phenomenological sociologists study how people define their social situations once they have learned cultural notions. The idea behind this theory is that everyday reality is a socially constructed set of ideas that have accumulated over time and is often taken for granted by the members of the group. The history of phenomenological sociology is the work of German philosopher Edmund Husserl, in which he describes this theory as interest in things that can be taken in by one’s senses; thus, “we can never know more about things than what we experience directly through our senses” (Wallace & Wolf 20...   [tags: reality, Edmund Husserl, Peter Berger]

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Way of Seeing, by John Berger and Susan Bordo’s Beauty (Re)discover The Male Body

- People tend to views an image based on how society say it should be they tend to interpret the image on those assumption, but never their own assumptions. Susan Bordo and John Berger writes’ an argumentative essay in relation to how viewing images have an effect on the way we interpret images. Moreover, these arguments come into union to show what society plants into our minds acts itself out when viewing pictures. Both Susan Bordo and John Berger shows that based on assumptions this is what causes us to perceive an image in a certain way....   [tags: argumentative, writers]

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Bergen-Belsen Camp

- In this paper, we will explore the camp that is Bergen-Belsen and its workers, campy system, liberation and trial. The notorious detention camp, Bergen-Belsen, was constructed in 1940 and “was near Hanover in northwest Germany, located between the villages Bergen and Belsen” (, hence the name. Originally, the “camp was designed to hold 10,000 prisoners” ( but, Bergen-Belsen rapidly grew. “In the first eighteen months of existence, there were already five satellite camps.” (   [tags: workers, system, liberation, trial]

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Edouard Manets Bar at the Folies Bergere

- Edouard Manets Bar at the Folies Bergere Edouard Manet’s Bar at the Folies Bergere was completed in 1882. This was to be the last major work Manet would complete before his death. The painting was intended for the Salon, and because of his recently awarded Legion of Honor, Manet could be sure this piece would be accepted. This painting would be considered from the impressionistic style. That Manet’s Bar is a masterpiece can hardly be argued, but the intent of the piece however is the source of much debate....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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A Year of Lesser and Miriam Toews’ A Complicated Kindness by David Bergen

- Through David Bergen’s A Year of Lesser and Miriam Toews’ A Complicated Kindness, one can learn what salvation means to Mennonites. Protagonists Johnny Fehr and Nomi Nickel struggle with the concept of salvation through the novels and eventually, the question of salvation remains ambiguous. It is unclear at the conclusion of both novels whether the characters have achieved salvation and whether salvation itself is the key to a happy, fulfilled life. Authors Toews and Bergen are keenly and self-consciously aware of the complex notion of salvation and address it through complex characters who are not sure exactly what salvation is themselves....   [tags: Mennonite Writing, salvation, pacifism]

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The Murder of Lorraine Kelly and Mary Pryor

- The murder of Lorraine Kelly and Mary Pryor still haunts the town of North Bergen because their disappearance was strange and rapid. This case has been closed due to the lack of evidence but was reopened again after forty years for the purpose of acquiring justice and answers to the death of both teenage girls. The last person to have seen and spoken to Mary Pryor was her sister Nancy Pryor when she was told by her sister that she would be back by eight o’ clock the latest. For the purpose of hiding her and her families’ identity, after the murder occurred she moved out of Hudson County and didn’t divulge her married name or current locality of residence because of the frantic fear that the...   [tags: North Bergen, disappearance]

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The Site of Mina Perdida (Lurín Valley)

- In the Article “A sacred effigy from Mina Perdida and the unseen ceremonies of the Peruvian Formative,” the authors discussed their investigations at the site of Mina Perdida. They discussed its similarities to other sites as well as the significance and characteristics of the sacred effigy which was discovered at the main structure’s back terrace. According to the authors Richard L. Burger and Lucy Salazar-Burger, Mina Perdida is one of six U-shaped complexes which has been identified in the lower Lurín Valley and is by far the largest at 30 hectares....   [tags: Religious images, Effigy, Peru]

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The Impact Of Ordinary People

- ... This demonstrated that Karen was unwilling to receive help; since she had no one to lean on she decided to end her life. Conrad did not give up like Karen did because he got the social support he needed to cope with his grief. The decision Conrad made of continuing to see Dr. Berger was a very smart step because a lot of people like Karen give up, but he kept trying. This helped him avoid extreme measures and was a sign that he was starting to find his identity. Equally important, when Conrad went to Dr....   [tags: Judith Guest, novel analysis]

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The Black Market Should Be Legal

- ... He examines this idea by stating that the patient and donor both have the right to do what they desire with their body. If the donor wants to receive a transplant that individual has the permission to allow it to happen. This type of approval is important because it gives the individual the respect of making decisions. Lastly, Berger mentions that allowing organ sales would most likely decrease the number of individuals who need organs because money as a payment would be a good encouragement for the individuals who are willing and able to sell their organs....   [tags: Organ transplant, Organ donation, Organ, Ethics]

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The Positivist Post-Positivist Paradigm: Understanding the Social World of the Indigenous People

- The positivist-post-positivist paradigm is the most appropriate paradigm for research regarding the subject matter of Northern Frontier, Northern Homeland by Thomas Berger (1988). This paradigm states that social science research pushes towards western cultures causing other regions to adapt to western ideas. According to Travers (2010), “[t]he physical and the social sciences are products of western culture in a specific historical moment. [s]cience is a modern phenomenon, emerging in step with capitalism, industrialism, global expansion, and a liberal philosophy” (p....   [tags: Social Science]

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Goffman’s account of modification of the “self” through performance

- Berger and Luckmann’s The Social Construction of Reality and Irving Goffman’s The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life analyze human interaction in the context of actions we perform and the meanings that such actions take in social environments. I will analyze Goffman’s account of modification of the “self” through performance within the context of Berger and Luckmann’s hypothesis. The theatrical performance metaphor looks at how socialization and experience affect the use of fronts, expressions, and expressions given off....   [tags: Psychology]

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The Evolution of Religion

- INTRODUCTION In The Wizard of Oz (1939), Dorothy and her friends journey to the Emerald City in seek of Oz – the great and powerful wizard. Upon finally reaching him, Dorothy’s dog opens a curtain to reveal that the Wizard is merely an ordinary man speaking into a microphone while using various knobs and levers to create a smoke-and-mirrors effect. In many ways this story is similar to the creation and interpretation of religion by individuals within society. In the following pages I will discuss this metaphor, as well as Rudolf Otto and his theories on the creation of religion, Peter L....   [tags: Understanding Theories, Creation]

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The Relationship Connecting the Sociology of Religion and World-Building

- ... Objectivation stipulates not only that social reality is “there,” but that social reality is “there for everyone” (10) Culture is “taken-for-granted” as natural, imposing “itself back upon the reluctance of individuals” as a brute fact (11). By the process of internalization, the socially constructed world that is regarded as “there” and “there for everyone” becomes “there in me.” In Berger's words, “the objective facticity of the world becomes a subjective facticity as well” (17). Objectivated reality imposes itself on the individual, compelling him/her to act in particular ways leading to “the absorption into consciousness of the (socially constructed) objectivated world (society) in s...   [tags: meaning, values, diversity]

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Geographic Expansion and Profits of Financial Institutions

- Geographic diversification is a necessity for any financial institution interested in growing and expanding. As financial institutions grow geographically, numerous issues may arise. Before any expansion planning can be done, financial institution managers must make a determination on the type of geographic expansion that best fits the financial institution and its goals. Making the correct decision to further expand operations domestically or internationally is imperative to ensure success of the expansion....   [tags: banking industry, competitive advantage]

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The Constructivist-Interpretative Paradigm

- The constructivist-interpretative paradigm states that reality is constructed through interactions between a researcher and the research subject. According to Smith (2008), “[s]cientific knowledge can be created by virtual experience and conversations” (p. 102). Berger directly went into the Northern communities and spoke to many people about the Pipeline project. The indigenous people interviewed stated to Berger, how the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline would personally affect them; this is an example of a micro level of analysis, which is the ontology of this paradigm....   [tags: Social Science]

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Women The Object Of Your Eye

- ... The woman is lying down on top of the man. The man is focused on the woman and he is kissing her forehead, but the woman’s gaze is directed toward the person who is viewing the ad. Ever since Berger stated that “her body is arranged the way it is to display it to the man looking at the picture. This picture is made to appeal his sexuality. It has nothing to do with her sexuality” (pg), it has been clear that when a woman is looking out towards the viewer that she is there for that person. Berger argues that the viewer can classify with the male in the ad, or he can pretend that he is not even there: “but even in front of these it is clear that the spectator-owner will in fantasy oust the...   [tags: Female, Man, Gender, Male]

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Behavior Changes in Older Adults

- Many people are able to maintain their mind and healthy behavior; however, as they grow older, sometimes their behavior start to change in many different ways such as being spoiled, selfish, depressed, regretful, guilt, and many more as they grow older into their senior age. This research will be informing how adult’s behavior changes as they grow older. As adult ages, their behavior changes from mature behavior to gradually decreased responsiveness to incapacitation while it is impossible to stop one from aging, there are ways to keep a mind healthy and stable and help one keep their memories longer....   [tags: disturbed sleep, depression, stress]

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Durkheim Is Dead! Macro vs. Micro Beliefs

- I have grouped the sociologists in Durkheim is Dead into three groups: macro to micro, micro and macro, and micro to macro. I did not place any one of the individuals into just the macro or just the micro categories. Each one fell into a group that I considered to be in-between. In the macro to micro category, each sociological theory concentrated on one major problem of society and then went on to explain what would have to be done within individuals in order to achieve social progress. Durkheim's focus was upon the division of labor being the primary cause of social problems (Berger 123)....   [tags: Sociology]

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Invitation to Sociology: A Classic Overview

- 1. What kind of a person should a sociologist be. A sociologist should be able to observe and understand the realities of human behavior and the social settings in which it happens without being influenced emotionally or personally. What does Berger mean when he refers to sociologists as "Professional Peeping Toms?" When Berger refers to sociologists as "Professional Peeping Toms", he means to "unmask the pretensions and the propaganda by which men cloak their actions with each other." An example would be: observing how a family really interacts with each other, responds to their environment, etc., behind closed doors without them knowing so that they cannot fake the way they reall...   [tags: Sociology Essays]

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Examining the Social and Cultural Models of Disability

- In this paper, the determination is to examine the social and cultural models of disability that have been critiqued in recent disability studies scholarship because the social model omits disabled people and the cultural model disabled people do not need their own identity and they need to be included like the rest of us. By understanding why and how the social model and cultural model is being offered, why do people critique it and what are the negatives of it. The social model of disability excludes disabled people....   [tags: discrimination, unmet needs]

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Human Development Shaped by Biology and Experience

- HUMAN DEVELOPMENT SHAPED BY BIOLOGY AND EXPERIENCE The first core concept suggested by From Neurons to Neighborhoods depicts human development forming from the interplay of an individual’s biology and experience. Early scientists in this particular field created testable hypotheses to understand the dynamic interaction between the nature-nurture phenomenon. For example, some scientists such as Arnold Gesell considered emerging skills to be the product of an individual’s genetic make-up, while others, such as John B....   [tags: nature, nurture, behaviorism, Vygotsky, mentor]

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Art Shows the Viewpoint of the Artist

- ... In one way she can be very mothering and nurturing, and on the other she seems very seductive and mysterious. While analyzing the painting, the viewer may notice that the reproduction benefits and suffers some values to Da Vinci’s work. The mass spread of reproduction increased the popularity of the Mona Lisa, allowed it to become one of the most famous painting of the world. In addition, the great amount of copies enables the original to increase dramatically in is market value. On the other hand, it restricts the distinctive meaning of the original work....   [tags: painting, reproduction, pixal]

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The Effects of Low Birthweight

- At birth, the average newborn weighs approximately seven pounds; meanwhile, a low birth weight baby weighs less than five and a half pounds (March of Dimes Foundation, 2011). Today, low birthweight typically occurs in newborns born before thirty-seven weeks gestation or in full-term deliveries where the baby is underweight, also known as intrauterine growth restriction (March of Dimes Foundation, 2011). Complications associated with a low birthweight may include vision, hearing, and learning disabilities....   [tags: Causes, Conditions, Intake]

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The Sociological Imagination

- My personal condensed definition of “the sociological imagination” is that it is the idea one should be aware of the societal structures around themselves, and how those structures can influence a person and vice-versa. In addition, I think that having a “sociological imagination” also involves a deep appreciation for the importance of society and culture. Consequently, for a person that has completed a basic introduction to sociology college course and actually paid attention, I would hope that they have been exposed to some basic taste of the sociological imagination....   [tags: Sociology Essays]

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Feminist Epistemology

- The feminist epistemology has three approaches: feminist empiricist, feminist standpoint and feminist postmodern. Feminist empiricism feel that the traditional ways of obtaining knowledge through social science is still valid; however, gender biases need to be removed in order to fully gain a true knowledge (Travers, 2010, p. 26). Feminist empiricists feel that women are the best tools to obtain objectivity. According to Travers (2010), “women (or feminist, whether men or women) as a group are more likely to produce unbiased and objective results than are men (or nonfeminist) as a group” (p....   [tags: Social Science]

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The Way We See Images in the Land of Plenty

- Every day, we are bombarded with millions of images produced to sell us things. Advertising is no longer confined to traditional mediums like television, radio and print. It has broken out of those confinements, surrounding us everywhere we go. Its in billboards, bus stops, taxicabs, weaved into the plots of movies, inside our emails and social networks. We are bombarded with Advertising images a multitude of times during our day and our responses to them are having an increased influence on our lifestyles....   [tags: advertising, marketing, enterteinment]

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Sociology Of Economic Organizations And Different Aspects Of A Network

- Throughout the course of sociology of economic organizations while learning about the various types of organizations and institutions and the different aspects of a network through the work of multiple sociologists and philosophers, there have been multiple over lapping themes. The more apparent themes that seemed to reoccur throughout a few of the studies were the ideas of rationality, legitimacy, institutionalization and networks. The studies by Max Weber, Herbert Simon, Meyer and Rowan, and Berger and Luckmann were the handful that stood out to me the most throughout this course....   [tags: Sociology, Max Weber, Authority]

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The Social Construction of Reality through Mythmaking and Legitimating

- The Social Construction of Reality through Mythmaking and Legitimating Social discourse between different groups in societies lead to the formation of new concepts and mental representations. When societies adopted these new concepts or mental representations they then became institutionalized and intrinsic to the functioning of those societies. Russell T. McCutcheon asserted ‘(1) that myths “are not special (or ‘sacred’) but ordinary humans means of fashioning and authorizing their lived-in and believed-in worlds,’ (2), that myths as an ordinary rhetorical device in social construction and maintenance makes this rather than that social identity possible in the first place and (3) that a...   [tags: Sociology]

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Holding True to Convictions in a World of Differences

- INTRODUCTION We live in a world full of people who hold different beliefs and convictions. Many of them may even be different from our own. For example John Haught, in his book God and the New Atheism shares his belief that, “Science alone can tell us what religion is really all about, and it can provide better answers than theology to every important question people ask” (x). Berger and Zijderveld, on the other hand, argue in In Praise of Doubt that, “Whether God does or does not exist in cosmic reality is another question....   [tags: Religion]

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F. Scott Fitzgerald 's The Great Gatsby

- F. Scott Fitzgerald was one of the most compelling twentieth century writers, (Curnutt, 2004). The year 1925 marks the year of the publication of Fitzgerald’s most credited novel, The Great Gatsby (Bruccoli, 1985). With its critiques of materialism, love and the American Dream (Berman, 1996), this dramatic idyllic novel, (Harvey, 1957), although poorly received at first, is now highly regarded as Fitzgerald’s finest work (Rohrkemper, 1985) and is his publisher, Scribner 's most popular title, (Donahue, 2013)....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby]

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Pediatric Bipolar Disorder: Fact or Fiction?

- While the United States has seen an apparent epidemic of pediatric bipolar disorder cases over the past two decades, other countries’ numbers have remained flat. Experts in the field are sharply divided on the existence of this epidemic. There are books and studies, as well as documented cases which tend to support the notion of an epidemic. There are also books, research studies, documented cases of misdiagnoses, and even malpractice suits which question the validity of this epidemic. Kathleen Stassen Berger touched on the subject in her text, Developing Person through Childhood and Adolescence....   [tags: misdiagnosis, malpractice lawsuits]

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The Horror of Alcoholism

- The Horror of Alcoholism Alcoholism is a baffling and powerful disease. It affects all people from all walks of life. It has been medically proven and recognized by most of society as a disease. However, for some people who either have not been affected or just do not have any knowledge of the disease, it is considered more as a weakness of character. Alcoholism has many effects, on the alcoholic them self, towards their family and friends, and on their health, on their spouse and children, mentally and physically, but the good thing is there is help out there for all of these people....   [tags: Alcohol Drinking Alcoholic Essays]

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Censorship in Public Schools

- because he thinks they might contain "obscenities or offensive sexual references" (Berger 59). -A Vermont high school librarian is forced to resign because she fought the school board's decision to remove Richard Price's The Wanderers, and to "restrict" the use of Stephen King's Carrie and Patrick Mann's Dog Day Afternoon (Jones 33). -An Indiana school board takes action that leads to the burning of many copies of a textbook that deals with drugs and the sexual behavior of teenagers (Berger 61)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Resilience and Vulnerability Among Children

- Vulnerability and resilience among children continues to be a popular topic in research of developmental psychology. The two definitions are closely tied together as they are considered both sides to the spectrum. Schaffer (2006) defines vulnerability and resilience “as the susceptibility to develop malfunctioning following exposure to stressful life events, as opposed to the capacity to maintain competent functioning stress”. If stressful life events are the trigger here, why is it that some children are far more vulnerable, yet others are more resilient....   [tags: Psychology]

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The Benefits of Becoming Green

- ... Green energy industries could use alternate, and natural sources of energy that would be safer for the environment, as well as more cost effective. “In 2000, the Worldwatch Institute...found that the paper, chemical, and metal industries accounted for 64 percent of all toxins released into the environment and 79 percent of all energy used” (Griswold). Green energy would reduce pollution levels, and although the same amount of energy would be used in industries, the energy would safe and sustainable....   [tags: green jobs, clean energy sources, clean fuels]

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The Oil and Gas Industry

- The oil and natural gas industry is a part of an oligopolistic market structure with an undeniable competitive fringe. It is very clear to society that the oil and natural gas industry's past, present, and future production is somewhat controlled and relied upon by OPEC "cartel" decisions. There are few countries that dominate global oil and natural gas production that are outside of the OPEC organization. OPEC, The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries believes that their mission "is to coordinate and unify the petroleum policies of its Member Countries and ensure the stabilization of oil markets in order to secure an efficient, economic and regular supply of petroleum to cons...   [tags: oligopolistic market, opec]

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Graphene: The Wonder Material

- October 22, 2004 wasn’t a particularly special day for Andre Geim and his colleague Kostyz Novoselov. Previously, a student had tried to separate graphite into ten or even one hundred layers but only succeeded in obtaining a specimen of one thousand layers. Then Geim had the brilliant idea of using Scotch tape to peel off individual layers of graphite. Geim and Kostyz took pieces of tape and manually separated the graphite until one layer remained (Lucibella 2). After hours of work and several pieces of tape with thin pieces of graphite on them, the final step was ready (Fuente)....   [tags: electrical and medical applications]

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Business or Comercial Law

- ... Under the city’s authority, the director of the center issued rules in the year 2002 to address concerns of safety and also other matters. Amongst other issues, the street performers were required to obtain permits and also wear badges. Later, after the public filed many complaints of frightening behavior by street performer and balloon artist Michael Berger, Seattle Center staff cited Berger for violation of several rules. Michael Berger filed a suit in a federal district court. The violation was against the people in the city and other areas, alleging partly that the rules violated his free speech rights under Amendment that is laid first to the Constitution of U.S....   [tags: firms, partnerships, quality market]

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Analysis of an Image Taken from a Calvin Klein Advertisement

- In this essay I will describe an image taken from an advert and use visual methodological approach to analyse and depict the different set of meanings produced by this image. In order to explicate my ideas I will provide a brief outline of the picture. Then, I will describe a number of coded and non coded meanings and how the advert is employing a range of signifiers to communicate messages to the consumer and reinforce the brand identity. (Barthes 1972) For the purpose of this argument I will explore the image in the context using Barthes methodology in its “signs” (Barthes 1972) produced and deconstruct the image in basic building blocks....   [tags: advertising, marketing]

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Form and Galant Schemata in Mozart’s Symphonic Minuets

- My undergraduate dissertation, “Form and „galant schemata‟ in Mozart‟s symphonic minuets,” comprised an investigation into the conventionality of Mozart‟s uses of punctuation form in this body of work, focused specifically on how his uses of what Robert Gjerdingen has termed “galant schemata” function in formal manipulations. I had three main research objectives. First, I wanted to uncover how Mozart‟s use of punctuation form compares with conventional practice at the time, focusing particularly on the techniques he uses in manipulating the “rules” governing it....   [tags: mozart, galant schemata, symphonies]

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The Effects Of Physical Punishment On Children

- “As they watched me pick, sweep, and mop [spilled orange juice and broken glass shards], I understood how parents could hit their kids” (Berger, 2014). In a heated moment of frustration or all out anger, parents often forget, or perhaps have never considered, the developmental impact words and actions have on their children. Physical punishment such as spanking is a quick action to temporarily cease whatever unfavorable behavior a child is displaying. Psychological control serves to recruit a child’s emotions, both positive and negative, to render a favorable behavioral outcome....   [tags: Corporal punishment, Spanking]

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Sound Localization and Hearing Protection Devices

- Introduction A hearing protection device (HPD) is often used as a protective measure in a workplace environment when the sound levels of that environment cannot be decreased and such levels pose a threat to the hearing of workers. An HPD is a safety device worn by individual’s to protect his or her hearing from the harmful effects of sound (Berger, 2003). A variety of occupational environments are known to produce high levels of noise, including factories and military operations. Individuals employed in these professions may be required to wear HPDs to reduce the risk of noise-induced hearing loss....   [tags: Workplace Ear Safety]

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How Infants Learn Language and Where?

- Throughout the first two years of an infant’s life, the infant’s mind, body, and self develops tremendously. Just within the first few “days of life, babies attend to words and expressions, responding as well as their limited abilities allow” (Berger, 2008, p. 175). Infants begin to learn “language before birth, via brain organization and auditory experiences during the final prenatal months” (Berger, 2008, p. 168). Babies actually begin their language learning process before birth; this happens during the fetal period where they are able to hear noises outside of the womb....   [tags: parents, babies, infant's mind ]

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Psychosocial Development in Middle Childhood

- Children in middle childhood are growing psychosocially at a quick rate. During middle childhood they become industrious, develop a self-concept, and learn how to be friends, amongst other things. In Erickson’s Stages of Development a child in middle childhood, (or children from age six to age eleven), move through the industry versus inferiority stage. This stage is marked by the child working to gain new skills and in general just being productive (Click P. M., Parker J., 2002, p. 89). A child who is successful in their attempts will gain confidence in themselves and move on into adolescence firmly on the industrious side....   [tags: erikson, personality, gender]

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Relationship Between Self And Society

- ... That is, there is no society which does not base on human beings because society is not a biologically extraneous phenomenon, and the society must be shaped by activities of every individual. With the continual establishment of the relationship between every individuals and social world, the existence of society become real. In short, the broader social world is the product of the activities of human beings. “Objectification is the attainment by the products of this activity of a reality that confronts its original producer as a facticity external to and other than themselves” (Berger, page 4)....   [tags: Sociology, Human, Thought, Natural environment]

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War : Simply Put, Terrorism

- ... “Today terrorist groups mostly represent small nations or groupings, who are disputing large powers in a position of strength. Whereas Hiroshima was perpetuated by the most powerful alliance in the world against an enemy who was already prepared to negotiate, and was admitting defeat” (18-19). This very statement illustrates that there are several categories of terrorism: governmental, small group and domestic terrorism. (how so. clarify) After the Bombing of Dresden, the US government admitted to having intentionally terrorized the German citizens to force the country into surrender....   [tags: World War II]

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Individuality and Socialization

- We as a human race have become a byproduct of our society. Through media, technology, and social pressure, humans no longer run society, but it seems like we are run by society. The quote from sociologist Peter Berger states “Not only do people live in society but society lives in them” This statement is referring to a form of social control were groups and the people in those groups conform to society partially knowingly and partially as a reflection based on dominant social expectations. As I further explain Berger’s statement I will explain how individuality, identity, and freedom fit in to such a predetermined future....   [tags: Sociology ]

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A Woman Pouring Milk

- A Woman Pouring Milk In Ways of Seeing by John Berger, the way we have been taught to observe, learn and analyze art is criticized. Berger describes static images are an appearance that has been taken out of context, out of its original time and setting. He states that any image encompasses a way of seeing. The way we see a specific image is based on perspective. A piece of art can be interpreted in various ways; it is relative to every person. Throughout the text, Berger illustrates the different types of arts....   [tags: Visual Arts Paintings Art]

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Maya Angelou’s Unique Self

- All of childhood’s unanswered questions must finally be passed back to the town and answered there. Heroes and bogey men, values and dislikes, are first encountered and labeled in that early environment. In later years they change faces, places, and maybe races, tactics, intensities and goals, but beneath those penetrable masks they wear forever the stocking-capped faces of childhood (Angelou, 2009, p.20). In Maya Angelou’s autobiography, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, she recounts her early years as a young girl growing up in Stamps, Arkansas who faces displacement, trauma, and prejudice....   [tags: Biography ]

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The Laws Of Manu

- After reading The Laws of Manu I was able to understand the caste system pretty well. The Laws of Manu describes what one must do to be a part of and remain in a certain caste. The rules are straightforward for the most part. After reading The Sacred Canopy, written by Peter Berger, my ideas and understanding of the caste system were improved. Berger explained religion in a way that made me see it in a whole new light. His views on religion in The Sacred Canopy did not deal directly with the caste system, but they tie into religion and the socially-constructed world, which gave me a better understanding of the caste system and its social classes....   [tags: Hinduism Caste ]

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Raising Children

- Perspective Paper INTRODUCTION Parents and scientists are seeking a more sound way to determine how to raise the children of the up-coming generation. The web article From Neurons to Neighborhoods, describes ten essential concepts needed for the healthy development of human beings. Research and theories from K. S. Berger’s textbook, Developing Person Through the Life Span can be applied to the ten core concepts. This paper will expand upon six of the ten concepts including how a person advances through the nature-nurture phenomenon, cultural influences, self-regulation, building relationships, uniqueness, and vulnerability to risks and influences....   [tags: Human Development, Parenting, Children]

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Free College Essays - Impact of Characters on Conrad in Ordinary People

- Ordinary People - Impact of Characters on Conrad In the novel Ordinary People, by Judith Guest, many people affect Conrad.  Three people that have an affect on him are his father, mother and therapist.  Conrad goes through significant changes by the way he has been affected.             In the beginning of the novel Con had just returned from the hospital for attempting suicide.  Right off the bat Con finds it hard to wake up in the morning because he is afraid that anxiety and failure will be waiting for him.  He makes himself think of reasons to get out of bed.  Then he goes through the whole ritual in his head.  Con was depressed.  He would be a treated very fragile wise by...   [tags: Ordinary People]

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Techniques Used by Kidnappers to Control Their Victims

- Many kidnappings that have happened around the United States mainly connect with children wanting to leave with a stranger even though they know that it is wrong. How is it that adults are capable of luring children into coming with them even though they are complete strangers. Furthermore, do not parents teach their kids not to go with strangers and if it does happen that they should scream for help. Sure, yet children still willingly go with strangers. Perhaps something about them kidnapers convinces children that it is okay....   [tags: Psychology]

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Affect of Violent Video Games on Children

- Introduction In recent decades, attention has been placed on the influence of violent videogames on the aggressive behaviour of individuals. While some scholars believe that videogames increase aggression amongst children in particular, others claim evidence on the catharsis hypothesis where videogames are argued to be a safe outlet to express aggression (Berger 2002). Although many theories have emerged regarding the influence of violent videogames, the debate continues to be divided between those who claim its destructive nature and others who claim that videogames cannot be solely blamed for the aggressive behaviour expressed by young people....   [tags: Media Parenting]

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My Child

- My Child Wednesday, July 19th, I had a chance to observe carefully an infant for about half an hour in my psychology class at Santa Monica College. The infant, Ali Osman, a healthy, playful boy appears to be of Middle Eastern origin. He is 15.5 months old, 32" tall and weighs about 24 lbs with brown curly hair, dark brown eyes and fairly tanned skin. There were several kinds of toys like blocks, dolls, and automobiles in the room. However, when he just came in, he was immediately drawn to the dolls with intense interest and focus....   [tags: Papers]

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Issues Within the Discipline of Forestry

- Issues Within the Discipline of Forestry The idea of forestry in the sense that we know it today is only about four hundred years old. Forestry developed mainly out of the need for a continual supply of wood products. There were a few forest reserves for hunting or preservation in Europe, but the idea of managing a forest for a number of resources is quite new. There are four stages that almost all societies have gone through when trying to develop this idea of forestry. The first stage has to do with the unregulated abuse of forest products to be used as energy, building supplies and also to be cleared to make way for agricultural land....   [tags: Environment Conservation Growth Agriculture Paper]

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A Reflection of Society in Ordinary People, Frankenstein, and Antigone

- In the three chosen works of literature, Ordinary people by Judith Guest, Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley and Antigone by Sophocles, alienation, initiation, journey, suffering and reconciliation are among the themes covered by the these great works of literature. The writers through the various characters in the scripts have clearly brought out the five themes as the main themes. These works of literature act as a reflection of what was happening in the society then. In terms of literature not much has changed and would still expect the same to be happening in the society today....   [tags: grief, ambition, initiation]

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Should Kids Are Heavily Influenced By Social Behavior From Others

- ... The article talks about children feeling pride in long term goals, the experience of pride may signal progress towards a long term goal, while joy is the feeling associated with immediate gratification, resulting in less delay of gratification than the experience of joy (Shimoni, Asbe, Eyal & Berger, 2015). They asked the children to sit at a computer screen and to choose one of the two dogs on screen, one dog awarding a small number of points, and the other dog awarding a larger number of points at a later time in the test....   [tags: Motivation, Emotion, Human behavior, Psychology]

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Body Image, Peer Pressure, and Identity in Mean Girls

- It has not been too long ago that I still remember my adolescent years. I always remember the unintelligent things I did that I wish could change, but this Psychology class made me realize that all adolescents go through the same things I experienced. Adolescents are known to try to find their identity, go through peer pressure, make mistakes, and try new things. The move I picked that closely represented what adolescents go through was “Mean Girls”. Some of the scenes in the movie seem a little exaggerated, but it has happened in certain high schools even though I had not experienced it personally....   [tags: Mean Girls Essays]

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Analysis Of Writers Paulo Frei

- Perspectives in the Arts The stories behind a piece of art are infinite. The reasons the artist produced the piece is only one explanation behind the work. Even so, who is to know the specific thoughts the artist was thinking at the time. As each art critic may conclude his own analysis of an artwork, who is right and who is wrong. Just as students challenge the information that is supposedly “deposited” in them by the teacher in the classroom setting, art challenges the belief- that information can only be used as it was intended, which is highly rare in our day and age....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Basic Elements Of Bronfenbrenner 's Ecological Model

- ... The macrosystem is the outer most shell of the model that shapes the exosystem. These broad forces include culture, values, structures, institutions that create the environment in which the exosystem operates. 2.2 Chronosystem Explain how the "chronosystem" provides a framework for understanding the "historical context" of development. Time and the changes to the ecological model cause the model to evolve over time....   [tags: Causality, Experiment, Scientific method]

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Executive Privilege: Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton

- Introduction "We are all imperfect. We cannot expect perfect government." William Howard Taft. Executive Privilege is a part of the American governmental system used by the Presidents of the United States for the people but also for themselves. The historic case of United States V Nixon in 1974 set a precedent for the doctrine which has impacted the later presidencies. Does man’s imperfection excuse his decisions of how he governs. What is Executive Privilege. A Brief History Raoul Berger, author of celebrated book Executive Privilege: Constitutional Myth, wrote that: "Executive privilege"-the President's claim of constitutional authority to withhold information from Congress-is a m...   [tags: Abuse of Executive Privilege]

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Understanding How Technology is Changing Relationships

- In our culture, technology serves as an instrumental aspect of our lives. Regardless of where you turn, you are constantly surrounded by technology. Whether it is our cellphones that spend their entire lives within an arm’s reach of us, our computers, or the newest wave of technology that is moving us towards tablets, much of our life is lived in front of screens. With these advancements comes the notion that there is an application that can solve every life problem we may have. Thanks to technological advancements like text messaging or social media networks, there are plenty of ways a relationship can be sustained for a significant period without personal contact....   [tags: self-disclosure, communication, social media]

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Seeing Art in a Curated Exhibition

- Wilfred Bion (1897-1979), a great British psychoanalyst, formulated the object relations theory, which informs us that through repeated experiences in our environment we form internalized images of objects, and those images would be later on reshaped and transformed by other experiences we may have. In this theory objects are people, or rather our internalized images of the people we have come in contact with in our lives. How we relate to these images, and reshape them to accommodate our shifting perceptions constantly changing the whole, is a demonstration of our tolerance to ambiguity (Greenberg and Mitchell)....   [tags: Objects Relations Theory, Wilfred Bion]

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