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History Of Ebay, By Pierre Omidyar

- History EBay was founded by Pierre Omidyar in 1995. The purpose of Auction Web, now name eBay, was to sale online goods for individual buyers and sellers. Mr. Omidyar also wanted for people to be able to interact about the products just like you would in a regular store. After spending the weekend writing codes on his personal computer, Mr. Omidyar launches the website, the site was “dedicated to bringing together buyers and sellers in an honest and open marketplace”(EBay Inc, 2013) . By July 1996, Mr....   [tags: EBay, John Donahoe, Meg Whitman, Pierre Omidyar]

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The Importance Of The Cultural Institution Of Canadian Federalism And The Political Leadership Of Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau

- This study will define the importance of the cultural institution of Canadian federalism and the political leadership of Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau during the late 1960s. Under PM Trudeau’s leadership, the Quiet Revolution failed to break apart Canadian federalism due to the unifying cultural aspects of language that he promoted through the Official Languages Act of 1969. Trudeau was a loyal Quebecker in terms of political power, yet he chose to unite Quebec and Ottawa in unity through a mutual respect for Anglophile and Francophile interests....   [tags: Canada, Quebec, French language, Pierre Trudeau]

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Biography of Marie and Pierre Curie

- ... Pierre pursued his own studies when he wasn’t teaching. Within the first couple of years of teaching he published two papers on crystallography. He didn’t have his own laboratory in which to work, and at the institution space and equipment was scarce. During his off hours, Pierre would sometimes use students’ laboratories or set up his equipment in the hallway (Bailey). Later, Pierre demonstrated that the magnetism of a substance changes at a certain temperature. This is now known as the Curie point....   [tags: life, physics, science, radioactivity]

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An Analysis of Polyeucte by Pierre Corneille

- An analysis of Polyeucte by Pierre Corneille reveals that the presence of God’s grace is evidently alive and can be seen in the character’s actions and choices throughout the play. At the beginning of the play, the main character Polyeucte is immediately thrown into a dilemma, to be baptized or not to be baptized. On one hand he fears his wife, who is a non-Christian will become angry with him for going through with the baptism. On the other hand, his friend Nearchus urges him to become a Christian as soon as possible....   [tags: the role of God's grace]

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The Capital Theory by Pierre Bourdieu

- The extended concept of capital, which was largely developed by the French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu dates back to an entanglement of the perspectives of Marx and Weber. In particular, he draws on the concept of capital by Marx, whilst picking up the theory of Weber where capital is a product of the accumulation of collective labour. But Bourdieu further generalizes the theory in order to develop a concept of capital in all its forms. Thereby, he dissociates his perspective sharply from a merely economist perspective and criticizes such concepts as only related to the exchange of goods, in a market driven and profit oriented processes....   [tags: social capital, economic capital, capital theory]

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Greatest Canadian: Pierre Trudeau

- Pierre Trudeau is the greatest Canadian of the twentieth century due to the fact that he declared Canada’s independence from Great Britain, he abolished the death penalty, and he created the Official Languages Act, making our nation entirely bilingual. His upbringing was a quiet one, “born into a family, a home and a neighbourhood of modest means” . Joseph Charles-Émile Trudeau, the family patriarch, was not a rich man because his parents were Quebec farmers. However, his maternal grandfather was a businessman....   [tags: canadian history, independence]

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Pierre Trudeau and Quebec

- “Just watch me.”Joseph Philippe Pierre Yves Elliott Trudeau said in 1970. He meant it as he fought to keep Quebec a part of Canada. Not only did he do that, he managed to be prime minister for 16 years, as well as being Canada’s youngest leader at the time. He brought greater civil rights to Canadians, Quebec citizens mainly. His charismatic personality matched his innovative ideas, that enhanced Canada for the better. For his entire political career, not only did Canada watch him, the whole world watched him change the country for the better....   [tags: biography, canada]

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Pierre Bourdieu

- As a French sociologist, anthropologist, and philosopher, Pierre Bourdieu focuses on the role of practice and embodiment in social dynamics of power relations in life, which opposes Western traditions. He conceptualizes the notions of habitus and field, which disclose the construction in human society, which, according to him, should not be understood as applying a set of rules. Echoing Michel Foucault and Michel de Certeau, Bourdieu intents to analyze the interrelationship between social structure and social practice....   [tags: Sociology, Habitus Stems]

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Pierre-Simon Laplace's Life and Accomplishments

- Pierre-Simon Laplace was born on March 23, 1749 in France (Pierre-Simon Laplace, 2000). He was a mathematician and astronomer who made great findings that contributed to mathematical astronomy and probability (Pierre-Simon Laplace, 2000). Not much is known about Laplace’s childhood because he rarely ever talked about his early days (Marquis de laplace, 2013). However, it is known that his family was middle-class and rich neighbors paid for him to attend school when they realized how talented the boy was (Pierre-Simon Laplace, 2000)....   [tags: mathematical astronomy, bayes theorem]

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir's Work

- Pierre - Auguste Renoir painted several paintings, very few being self portraits. There are three main portraits Pierre created of himself. While there are some differences between Renoir's self portraits, there are far more similarities. Like his color palette, his clothes, the style, and his passion. Renoir had an obsession over his brown trench coat and his white hat. He wore it in most of his self portraits. The coat hid his disability and the hat helped to shade his face from the world. In two of his self portraits, Renoir chose to show himself as a rugged, natural, and middle class, wrinkled man who wears a white hat and a old brown coat....   [tags: Biography, Painting Style, Impressionism]

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The Production Of The Dispute By Pierre De Marivaux

- The production of The Dispute by Pierre de Marivaux, focuses on a series of comedic events played out by four individuals who have been isolated from the world since birth. The plot of the story represents a commentary on the infidelity of the male and female sexes. The rest of the story plays out with the four children discovering the world around themselves and each other. The Dispute mixes staging conventions of Greek, Elizabethan and French Neoclassical staging. In this paper, I will be comparing and structuring together the elements of comedy and the staging conventions of classical theatre....   [tags: Sex, Male, Female, Deus ex machina]

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir 's The Umbrellas

- Pierre - Augustine Renoir, on of the greatest of the French painters and founder of the French impressionism in the 19th century. An innovative artist, whose paintings can be found all around the world in famous museums and expositions, including London National Gallery. Born in a cold winter day of 1841, in Lomoges, France, Pierre Augustine Renoir lived a long and happy life of more than eight decades. Being one of the six children in the poor family of a tailor and seamstress, Renoir from childhood understood what he is up to in his future life....   [tags: founder of the French Impressionists]

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Personal Statement : Jules, Pierre Louis

- How often in life do you meet someone who you take for granted at first and then when that person is gone you see the impact that he/she left on your life. My Father, Jules Ducarmel Pierre-Louis, was born on December 10, 1936 and died October 11, 2011. My Dad was not a loving, caring, cuddly man who put me to bed and rubbed my mother 's back when she was upset. He was a verbally abusive father to my mother and I but a hero to others. In second grade, I began seeing a counselor at school since there was an obvious grave dislike for going home in juxtaposition to the giddy children on Friday afternoons....   [tags: God, Good and evil, Father, Love]

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Canadian Leader: Pierre Elliot Trudeau

- ... These issues included higher poverty and infant mortality rates, lower life expectancy and poorer education levels. Also at this time, the civil rights movement happening in the United States brought an increased level of public awareness to issues of social justice, and made many Canadians questioning the inequality and discrimination in Canada and how it pertained to First Nations people. In addition to the 1969 White Paper proposals, other landmark occurrences with Trudeau’s relationship to Canadian Aboriginals included the 1973 Calder case....   [tags: history, superhero, freedom]

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Case Study : Pierre 's Loss Of Appetite

- Janie Lavery Case Studies Pierre Pierre is a corporate lawyer who went from having a fun-loving, outgoing lifestyle to suffering from months of sadness and helplessness. I will start this case study by saying that while it seems that Pierre has been successful and led a fun and fulfilling life, it doesn’t appear that he has had any manic or hypomanic symptoms before so we can rule out any bipolar disorder at this time and focus on depressive disorders. Pierre’s loss of appetite would match up with the symptom “considerable weight change or appetite change,” and his loss of enjoyment from hockey and weight training due to lack of energy could meet the criteria for “daily fatigue or lethargy,...   [tags: Bipolar disorder, Major depressive disorder]

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Pierre Paul Broca: Physician, Anatomist and Anthropologist

- There is no doubt that many of the scientific discoveries and advances in medicine that we are exposed to today would not be possible without the work of brilliant scientists from the past. The 19th century is just one time period that brought about such brilliance, and one of the most famous scientists goes by the name of Pierre-Paul Broca, or as he is more commonly referred to, Paul Broca. Paul Broca was a French anatomist, surgeon, physician and anthropologist, who even at a young age was known as a prodigy and someone well ahead of his time....   [tags: Scientific discoveries and advances in medicine]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Au Moroc ' By Pierre Loti

- Western literature gives us a representation of the attitude of Westerners toward Morocco throughout recent history. Five works of literature written in different time periods from the years 1890 to 2007 are examined to determine the evolution of how the West views Morocco including its traditions and cultures. In Pierre Loti’s book, Au Moroc (In Morocco) which was published in 1890, Loti gives us a very romantic view of Morocco. Loti describes his visit to Morocco in near poetry as he travels with the French minister on a visit to the Sultan....   [tags: Slavery, Slavery in the United States, Morocco]

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The Liar By Pierre Corneille And Adapted By David Ives

- The liar, a production put on by the University of Central Arkansas Theater, was presented at Bridges/Larson Theater, Snow Fine Arts on October 21st-22nd at 7:30, and 27th -28th at 7:30, as well as 22nd at 2:00. This play was written by Pierre Corneille and adapted by David Ives. The main point of this play is lying, if the title did not already establish that. The director, Chad Bradford made this extremely obvious in the start of the production with the main character Dorante, also known as Brent Welch....   [tags: Performance, Theatre, White people, Character]

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Pierre de Coubertin and The Modern Olympic Movement

- INTRODUCTION At the same time that sport is a product of social reality, it is also unique. No other institution, except perhaps religion, commands the mystique, the nostalgia, the romantic ideational cultural fixation that sport does. No other activity so paradoxically combines the serious with the frivolous, playfulness with intensity, and the ideological with the structural. (Frey & Eitzen 504) OLYMPIC ORIGINS AND IDEALS Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the modern Olympic movement, was born in 1863, into a family of French nobility....   [tags: love, childiness, olympic games]

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Pierre Bourdieu and Cultural Capital and Cultural Relativism

- ... Although geographically situated on opposing sides of the equator, both of these cultures have experienced the devastating consequences of social and financial disparity and the tragic cycle of turmoil that surely comes with the lifestyle. Intimate Apartheid sheds light on what exactly this “cycle” means in an African American context: Family and childhood experiences are another crucial generative dimension of habitus. Childhood formations continue to haunt or reward individuals even as their lives unfold and change dramatically....   [tags: inequality, poverty, anthropology]

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir: Near the Lake Painting

- This 1879/80 scenic multicolored and glossy oil on canvas painting (47.5 x 56.4 cm) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), a French artist of the Impressionism of Modern Art era. The painting is of two people (an older man and a young preadolescent girl), whom are about three feet apart from each other and are gathered on a rustic looking brown rail overlooking a wakeless sky-blue lake with one small dark-blue boat floating along the shore. There is a one occupant standing on the boat with a single pole in his hand (sometimes used to push small boats along rivers and lakes in Italy) and an outboard motor is attached to the other end of the craft....   [tags: glossy oil, canvas painting, impressionism]

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir

- "Why shouldn't art be pretty. There are enough unpleasant things in the world."~ Pierre-Auguste Renoir. In the village of Cagnes-sur-mer, France in the Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, Pierre-Auguste Renoir died on the 3rd of December, 1919 at the age of 78. During his lifetime he had many supporters and followers, and it was clear that being an artist was not just an occupation to him, but a way of life. REWIND. An exceptionally talented baby was born on February 25, 1841 in Limoges, France. This beautifully artistic baby was named Pierre-Auguste Renoir....   [tags: art style, biography]

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Pierre And Marie Curie

- Pierre and Marie Curie and the Discovery of Polonium and Radium Marie and Pierre Curie's pioneer research was again brought to mind when on 20 April last year, their bodies were taken from their place of burial at Sceaux, just outside Paris, and in a solemn ceremony were laid to rest under the mighty dome of the Panthéon. Marie Curie thus became the first woman to be accorded this mark of honor on her own merit. One woman, Sophie Berthelot, admittedly already rested there but in the capacity of wife of the chemist Marcelin Berthelot (1827-1907)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Pierre Trudeau

- 	Pierre Trudeau will certainly not be forgotten, even after his death. In my opinion he accomplished a lot for Canada but I disliked his crazy ways of politics, to me the way he does things don’t make much sense. Unlike other politicians Pierre Trudeau, had four central themes: the freedom of the individual; the political equality of all individuals; the superiority of rationality; and democracy as the best form of government. What is interesting about these principles is that at various points in his writing Trudeau's value for each one of them compromises and even contradicts his value for one or more of the others....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Pierre Trudeau

- Pierre Trudeau Pierre Trudeau, former Prime Minister of Canada, was once described as "A French Canadian proud of his identity and culture, yet a biting critic of French-Canadian society, determined to destroy its mythology and illusions". He has also been identified as "A staunch, upholder of provincial autonomy holding the justice portfolio in the federal government". Such cumulative appraisal and observation made by past fellow bureaucrat provides high testimonial for the ex-Democratic Socialist....   [tags: Biographies]

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Pierre Elliot Trudeau

- Pierre Elliot Trudeau Published in 1968, Federalism and the French Canadians is an ideological anthology featuring a series of essays written by Pierre Elliot Trudeau during his time spent with the Federal Liberal party of Canada. The emphasis of the book deals with the problems and conflicts facing the country during the Duplessis regime in Quebec. While Trudeau stresses his adamant convictions on Anglophone/Francophone relations and struggles for equality in a confederated land, he also elaborates on his own ideological views pertaining to Federalism and Nationalism....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Pierre Elliott Trudeau

- Unlike the United States, with its generalissimo politics-Washington, Jackson, Grant, Eisehower- the martial arts have been conspicuously absent from Canadian politics. But there in one exception: in 1968 Pierre Elliot Trudeau became the first Canadian leader to bring the gunslinger-Lone Ranger ethos to Canadian politics. Trudeau introduced to Canada the refined art of single combat; it was the politics of "Doing It My Way"-the politics of going my way or being left behind. Single-combat confrontation implied much mor than the loner or renegade in power, and far far less than the shaman black tricks of Mackenzie King....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Pierre Auguste Renoir

- Pierre Auguste Renoir was a late nineteen- century French impressionist painter whose works were often ridiculed throughout his life, because of his sensuous celebration of women and nature. He was considered to be one of the most famous artists of his generation, due to his representation sensuality and pleasure in his paintings. When his paintings were first exhibited, they were considered to be shocking and culturally taboo, however after time society became more accepting of Renoir’s style and his work overall....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Bridge On The River Kwai by Pierre Boulle

- Bridge On The River Kwai by Pierre Boulle The title of my book was Bridge on the river Kwai. The Bridge on the River Kwai is an epic tale of the struggle of British POWs in a Japane se prison camp during WW II. Lt. Colonel marches his men into Prisoner of War Camp 16, commanded by Colonel Saito As the troops enter the camp, they are observed by long time captive Shears, an American sailor, who has bribed a guard to be put on the sick list. Saito announces that their job will be to build a bridge over the River Kwai so that the railroad connection can be completed....   [tags: Bridge River Kwai Essays]

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Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Film Amelie

- Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Film Amelie Imagination is an intrinsic part of the human experience. It has the power to mold reality by defining the limits of possibility and affecting perception. Both Alan White and Irving Singer examine aspects of this power in their respective works The Language of Imagination and Feeling and Imagination. White delineates how imagination is a necessary precursor to possibility (White 179) while Singer primarily illustrates imagination's effect on human relationships, such as love (Singer 29-48)....   [tags: Imagination Film Movie Amelie Essays]

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A Sunday Afternoon on the Island La Grande Jatte created by Georges Pierre-Seurat

- A Sunday Afternoon on the Island La Grande Jatte by Georges Pierre- Seurat A Sunday Afternoon on the Island La Grande Jatte created by Georges Pierre-Seurat is a frozen in action painting of a normal day of the wealthy Parisian life along the river Seine in Paris, France. Seurat designed this art piece in 1886 to show the wealthy Parisian life styles in a public park. Georges and his artwork were not well known until after he passed away. Seurat was very different from all the other famous artists in the 1880’s....   [tags: parisian life, artwork, painting]

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Pierre Bourdieu's Theory of Taste, Class and Classification in Modern Day Subculture

- Exploring and applying Pierre Bourdieu’s theory of taste, class and classification to modern day subcultures, and examining such results. The French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu was one of the earliest theorists to examine the question of symbolic consumption, outlining in particular the ways in which consumption, s an everyday practice, is implicated in ideology and capitalist hierarchies. (Lewis, J, 2008. P220) Pierre Bourdieu, born and raised in France was a sociologist, anthropologist and philosopher....   [tags: sociology, hipsters]

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Impressionism: Edgar Degas, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Claude Monet

- Within the medium of painting, many millennia of two-dimensional representations have recorded the thoughts and history of those who are creative and those who desired history to be recorded in the image they decided fit. The boundaries that separate painting into defined movements can be vague because they represent the works of a culture such as Greece or as well-defined and distinct as some movements were dictated by churches, governments, and other bodies of influence. Impressionism is a movement composed of works from a culture where the enlightenment of the masses caused “a group of artists who shared a set of related approaches and techniques” ("Impressionism,") to emerge and coalesc...   [tags: painting, culture, perspective, asymmetry]

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The Theme of Despicable Me directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud

- ... Gru is portrayed as a villain through his actions in numerous scenes such as when he is walking down the path and the little boy’s ice-cream has fallen out. Gru blows up a balloon and pops it in the boy’s face leaving him shocked and scared. Besides from the actual events of the film, the directors have used techniques to make Gru seem very unlikable. The directors have altered Gru’s appearance, making him very unattractive, and even the house he lives in is undesirable. Once Gru adopts the three little girls, he becomes very protective of them....   [tags: girls, good, evil]

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The Dispute By ‚Äé Pierre De Marivaux And Directed By Carrie Klypchak

- “The Dispute”, written by ‎Pierre de Marivaux and directed by Carrie Klypchak was showed at Texas A&M University- Commerce on the week of November 15 to November 19. The play showed infidelity on both sides of the table of man and woman. The question being, who caused it first ?. Secluded from society, the characters of the play showed the ways that one is affected by this and makes the perception of seeing a woman and vice versa for the first time causing commission in the scenery by one another....   [tags: Theatre, Performance, Woman]

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Le View Through The Trees From The Park Of Pierre Crozat

- Of the two paintings, Antoine Watteau’s piece, Le Perspective (View through the Trees from the Park of Pierre Crozat), would best suit the art collector. Watteau’s painting best characterizes a splendid outing with friends than does Caspar David Friedrich’s, Chalk Cliffs of Rugen. Friedrich’s painting fails to pleasantly showcase a carefree trip with friends but rather depicts a serious, almost dangerous expedition. Watteau’s painting however, demonstrates a group of individuals happily communing with one another in a more subtle setting, resulting in a more appealing scene for the collector....   [tags: Green, Color, Cliff, Chalk]

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Pierre Bourdieu 's Cultural Gap Between Population Of People

- Pierre Bourdieu was interested in how elites reproduced themselves from one generation to the next. High-status culture emphasizes classical art, music, dance, etc. Bourdieu defined high cultural knowledge that ultimately redounds to the social advantage . To make his words strong enough, I did my own research in one of the classical examples that can prove the cultural gap between population of people in different society level. In my opinion even though there is no any restrictions to of listening the music, and it is open to everyone to enjoy the music; but, appreciation of the musical of a musical piece can be more deeper and better recognizable for people who have some sort of musical k...   [tags: Music, Musical notation, Musical improvisation]

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Problems Pierre LEnfant Encountered in Building Washington D.C.

- Problems Pierre LEnfant Encountered in Building Washington D.C. Washington D.C., the capital of the United States of America, stands today as a monument to our country's unity and independence. "Its scheme of broad radiating avenues connecting significant focal points, its open spaces, and its grid pattern of streets" is credited to the genius of the French architect and engineer Pierre Charles L'Enfant. However, the process of designing and building Washington was far from easy a task for L'Enfant and he was not given due credit for his design until years after his death....   [tags: Papers]

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Georges-Pierre Seurat

- During his short life, Georges-Pierre Seurat was an innovator in an age of innovators in the field of art. This french painter was a leader in a movement called neo-impressionist in the late 19th century. Unlike the broad brushstrokes of the impressionist, Seurat developed a technique called pointillism or divisionism. In this method, he used small dots or strokes of contrasting color to create the subtle changes contained within the painting. Seurat was an art scientist in that he spent much of his life, searching for how different colors and linear effects would change the look or texture of a canvas....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir

- Pierre-Auguste Renoir Pierre-Auguste Renoir was born in 1841 to Marguerite Merlet and Léonard Renoir. In 1844 his family moved to Paris and by 1854, at the young age of thirteen, began painting flowers on porcelain cups and saucers. Through his parents, he began as a painter for the porcelain industry; his parents felt this was the perfect start for the beginnings of an artist. He came from the town of Limoges, where porcelain became almost a symbol of status and wealth. By 1860 he had left the porcelain factory in favor of becoming a full time painter; he was granted permission to copy paintings in the Lourve where he began to admire the eighteenth century masters....   [tags: Renoir Painter Biography Bio Essays]

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir

- Pierre-Auguste Renoir Pierre-Auguste Renoir was born in 1841 to a tailor and dressmaker. He attended a Christian Brother's School where he was taught the rudiments of drawing. At the age of 13 he was apprenticed to a firm of porcelain painters, Levy Freres et Compagnie, whose workshops were near the Louvre. At the same time, he took drawing lessons from the sculptor Callouette. After serving his apprenticeship as a porcelain painter, he worked for a M. Gilbert, a manufacturer of blinds. In 1860 he became a student of Charles Gleyre and enrolled at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts....   [tags: Artist Art Biographies Biography Essays]

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Distinction of Taste Through Hegemony Theory: An Updated Version of Tastes Effect on Social Class Through Television

- Pierre Bourdieu's Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste, takes a sociological stance on cultural taste and its effect on social class. Bourdieu argues, that taste is closely related to social class and indeed acts as a marker of class. He continues to make claims of how people learn of culture and how certain culture belongs to certain social classes who have the cultural competence to understand it. By investigating the educational system, Bourdieu was able to draw conclusions of how taste should be understood and its influence on cultural consumption....   [tags: Pierre Bourdieu's Distinction]

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The Freedom Of Speech By The Canadian Charter Of Rights And Freedom

- It has been speculative talk for months if Trump is elected the Americans will be considering moving to Canada. The clear indication with the Trudeau government Canada is further plunging into the communism model. The censorship of the news sources, taking away parental rights to raise their children, the attack on Christianity by mandating closure of the Christian faith based educational facilities. The attack on freedom of speech by violating Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom. The clear sense for the American communist sympathers to move to Canada....   [tags: Canada, Pierre Trudeau]

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Jean Trudeau And The Liberal Idea Of Canada

- In his memoirs, published in 1993 and only two years before the second referendum in 1995, Trudeau states: "Separatism died in 1976, but its funeral was the referendum of 1980." This would come to be reflective of many Trudeau 's policies; where he would implement them based on ideology, be faced with public backlash, and then be forced to revise his policies based on pragmatism. This mixture of ideology and pragmatism is also reflected James and Robert Laxer 's, The Liberal Idea of Canada. This work was written during Pierre Trudeau 's second term in 1977, the Laxers ' focus less on Trudeau and more on the federal Liberal Party....   [tags: Canada, Quebec, Pierre Trudeau]

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Creative Development Of Creative Workers

- That is not to say that creative labourers today do not wish to have artistic independence during the creative production process; rather, after recognising the given structural conditions, creative labourers actively search for a way to maintain their artistic independence as a creative self by actualising their own self-expression through their work. Within the current commercial cultural industry, their goal may be to become successful both creatively and commercially. In this sense, the traditional concept of the aesthetic or artistic drive of creative workers is somewhat inadequate....   [tags: Sociology, Pierre Bourdieu, Structure]

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The Role of Education in Society as Discussed by Emile Durkheim, Pierre Bourdieu, and John W. Meyer

- Theorists have long discussed the value of education in society as evidenced by the writings of Emile Durkheim, Pierre Bourdieu, and more recently John W. Meyer. Emile Durkheim believed in the theory of structural functionalism and its ability to provide social order. Durkheim felt institutions were a social fact that made the machine of society work in an orderly fashion. Education, being an institution has a standard set of rules accepted by individuals. Schools provide social groups, making the individual part of a larger cohesive collective society that provides the individual with a social network....   [tags: Education, learning]

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Unequal Child Rearing By Annette Lareau Tributes The French Social Scientist Pierre Bourdieu

- Unequal Childhoods- Child Rearing In Unequal Childhood - Class, Race, and Family Life, Annette Lareau tributes the French social scientist Pierre Bourdieu when using his theory of the forms of capital as a fundamental argument on her study. In this theory, Bourdieu recognizes three different types of capital; social, symbolical and cultural. Bourdieu describes social capital as “the aggregate of the actual or potential resources which are linked to possession of a durable network of more or less institutionalized relationships of mutual acquaintance and recognition.” This means that social capital is based on resources built from personal relationships, club memberships and other social inf...   [tags: Sociology, Social class, Middle class]

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A Commentary on the Travel Writing of Pierre Jean Grosley and Ramond de Carbonnières

- A Commentary on the Travel Writing of Pierre Jean Grosley and Ramond de Carbonnières Each summer, for the past five years, I have traveled to Savary Island, B.C. to "repose my wearied spirit" on the mountains, the ocean, and especially on the absence of civilization and the regular amenities thereof. The island is divided: the western half submits to residents who wish for large homes and tennis courts while the eastern half (Indian Point) supports those who want to escape from those very things....   [tags: Traveling Literature Essays Papers Analysis]

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A Comparison of Theories of Social Capital by Pierre Bourdieu and James Coleman

- A Comparison of Theories of Social Capital by Pierre Bourdieu and James Coleman Social capital is a sociological theory which has gained increasing attention in recent years. Whilst Bourdieu can be credited with introducing the term to sociology, it was James Coleman who allowed the concept to gain widespread recognition, highlighting its importance as an individual notion. For Bourdieu social capital forms a part of an overarching theory of ‘fields’, ‘capital’ and their relation to class reproduction....   [tags: Papers]

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The World : Crack Economy By Phillipe Bourgois, And The Film People Like Us Social Inequality

- As time passes, there are a few things that have stayed constant since the beginning of time. One of those things is the inevitable creation of class and social structure. Class and social structure are constructed because of the inequality between classes. In “Workaday World – Crack Economy” written by Phillipe Bourgois, and the film People Like Us social inequality is present. In this paper, I will use the theories of Pierre Bourdieu and Leith Mullings to analyze and evaluate social equality while using the film and essay as a guideline....   [tags: Sociology, Pierre Bourdieu, Social stratification]

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Class Structure Within The Criminal Justice System

- Class structure within the criminal justice system helps determine the types of crimes individuals will commit. There are 3 Theories of Class & Crime that are described to explain crime in terms of the social environment, including the family, school, peer group, workplace, community, and society. The first theory of Class & Crime is History of All Hitherto Class Struggle by Karl Marx (1968). He was influenced that the forces of production in an industrial civilization gave the simple tools for the community to change....   [tags: Sociology, Social class, Pierre Bourdieu]

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Fermat's Last Theorem

- Rationale: The pythagorean theorem is a simple equation that has been taught to pupils from the beginning of middle school. a2+b2=c2 is the basic formula to calculate any one of the sides on a right angle triangle. Although starting with basic reinforcement for use of this theorem, usages of this theorem escalate alongside the years achieved in school. It is established into trigonometry, aiding students to solve non-right angle problems combining several mathematical methods. The pythagorean theorem assists many architects, engineers, and chemists in their respective careers....   [tags: Pierre de Fermat]

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Privilege : The Making Of An Adolescent Elite At St. Paul 's School

- Privilege: The Making of an Adolescent Elite at St. Paul’s School, by Shamus Khan, depicts the lives of teenagers enrolled in a prestigious high school. Khan focuses his observations of the Paulies (students) on their experiences at the school and with other students, staff, and faculty. More specifically, the embodiment of privilege in a new diverse world, as taught by St. Paul’s as an elementary root of acquiring skills necessary to maintain (or enter into) their position in the status hierarchy....   [tags: Sociology, Social class, Pierre Bourdieu]

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The Wake Of Sandy Doyle 's Twitter Hashtag

- In the wake of Sandy Doyle’s Twitter hashtag #mencallmethings in 2011, the disproportionate amount of abuse suffered by women online has gone from an issue of feminist discourse to an increasingly visible, public issue. There has simultaneously been a popular insurgence of mens’ groups online, often purporting to be advocating gender equality, while supporting rhetoric that reinforces gendered abuse toward women. Criticisms of abuse and rationalisation of behaviour both from within and without MRA groups commonly blame the absolute agency of individuals acting out on the one hand, and various kinds of deterministic structural domination on the other....   [tags: Sociology, Pierre Bourdieu, Symbolic violence]

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Abortion And Symbolic Violence By Rita Segato

- Abortion and symbolic violence What is tricky about symbolic violence is its subtlety and it is embedded in our bodies, in our daily relationship; it is, in other words, heavily naturalized. As Pierre Bourdieu (2000) points out, the individual is unable to distinguish the social construction of their own feminine or masculine and, as a consequence, it is hard to identify both constructions and manifestations of its symbolic violence. As Rita Segato points out regarding the legal advancements on formal recognition of women human rights, there still are moral and cultural chains moderating any positive effect legal reforms can have in Latin American countries....   [tags: Sociology, Gender, Pierre Bourdieu, Violence]

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A Sociological Theory Of Life Chances

- Life chances is a sociological theory of the opportunities each individual potentially has to improve his or her life. According to this theory, the available resources in a person’s life dictate whether his or her life will remain the same or improve, both economically and socially. Life chances are essentially shaped by our socioeconomic status. Belonging to a certain social class makes it predictable to determine an individual’s quality of education, work, and family. While many individuals in our society conceive that if they work hard enough they will attain success in what ever they set out to do, contrary evidence shows that our social positon in many ways is a result of our family’s...   [tags: Sociology, Pierre Bourdieu, Social status]

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History of the Ultrasonic Technology

- ... magnetostrictor is create small-amplitude vibrations and revitalized at the frequency of ultrasonic Abrasive Slurry - The most types of abrasive • (SiC) silicon carbide germanium, ceramics glass • diamond (for rubies) • (Al2O3) corundum • (B4C) boron carbide its good in general, but also expensive • boron silicarbide (more abrasive than B4C) - Liquid • Oils • Glycerol • Benzene • water (the most use) - 100 to 800 is the typical grit size - High viscosity decreases MRR (material removal rate) Tool holder Tool holder connects and also holds the tool to the transducer....   [tags: piezoelectric effect, pierre curie, quartz]

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Political Participation And Political Politics

- Many countries around the world have in place a government system known as a democracy. Unlike dynasties and dictatorships, the power of decision making in democratic societies lay in the hands of the people. In countries, such as Canada, America and Switzerland, citizens are eligible to take part in choosing a leader and voice their opinions about their country’s political state. This process is known as political participation. Political participation can be defined as the voluntarily participation of individuals in the political process with the intention of influencing their political environment....   [tags: Democracy, Government, Pierre Trudeau, Voting]

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Library Mall - Original Writing

- Hundreds of people every day travel through the pedestrian area of Library Mall on foot, bikes, and occasionally in car. Located in the heart of it all, Library mall connects The University of Wisconsin Madison to the hustle and bustle of State Street and the Capital square. Library Mall goes back into the history of the students who helped develop it and have walked through its many phases of construction. In its most recent remodel it features winding concrete benches but is missing the iconic water fountain that the site once was home to....   [tags: Sociology, Pierre Bourdieu, Fast food]

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The Political Parties Of Canada

- In this following essay I will be talking about the political parties in Canada. What will be included is their history, their current leaders, and the current platforms they pursue. There are about twenty political parties that run in the Canadian elections every 4 years. The ones that I will be talking about are Conservative Party of Canada, Liberal Party of Canada, and New Democratic Party. I will be explaining who their current leader is, the history of each of the parties, and each of their platforms....   [tags: Canada, Pierre Trudeau, John A. Macdonald]

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The Independence Of Quebec And Quebec

- Other Quebec nationalists looking to instigate a separate nation of Quebec instead chose to take a more radical approach to the cultural debate. One famous group was the Front de Liberation du Quebec, also known as the FLQ . The FLQ first emerged in 1970, and quickly entered the national spotlight with a series of terrorist attacks in hopes of rallying the people of Quebec. Instead, their actions created a state of terror and panic with the people of Quebec and English Canada instead viewing them as a threat....   [tags: Canada, Quebec, Pierre Trudeau, October Crisis]

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Mathematical Exploration: Exploring the Proofs of Fermat's Little Theorem

- Unraveling the complex and diverse nature of numbers has always been a fascinating ordeal for me; that is what makes and keeps me interested in the world of mathematics. Finding out new number patterns and the relationship between numbers is nothing short of a new discovery; that is how my interest into learning more about and exploring Fermat's Little Theorem came about. INTRODUCTION OF FERMAT'S LITTLE THEOREM Pierre de Fermat was a French mathematician whose contribution to analytic geometry and calculus are duly noted....   [tags: little theorem, binomial theorem, pierre de fermat]

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The Trudeau Vs. Trudeau Government

- With all things in life there is a simple truth of do what you believe and say what you want. In essence that can be reduced to as talk is cheap and with the Trudeau government talk is not only cheap but also on discount. As a whole the Liberal government has spent most of their time in office contradicting what they had said with their actions. Therefore the Trudeau government makes a mockery of Aucoin because of their habit to claim improvement, but through their actions cause harm to Canada. Like his father, Pierre Trudeau, Justin Trudeau has an agenda based on his own ideals and that of his companions that will be pushed regardless of the results it may have on the rest of Canada....   [tags: Canada, Pierre Trudeau, Liberal Party of Canada]

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Fermat’s Last Theorem

- Fermat’s Last Theorem The year is 1637. Pierre de Fermat sits in his library, huddled over a copy of Arithmetica written by the Greek mathematician Diaphantus in the third century A. D. Turning the page, Fermat comes across the Pythagorean equation: x 2 + y 2 = z 2. He leans back in his chair to think and wonders if this property is limited to the power of two only. He bends over the book again, scanning ahead through the pages to look for any clues. Suddenly, he begins writing intensely in the margin: “It is impossible for a cube to be written as a sum of two cubes, or for a fourth power to be written as the sum of two fourth powers or, in general, for any number which is a power grea...   [tags: Pierre Fermat Math Mathematics Papers]

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Art Analysis of The Luncheon of the Boating Party vs A Sunday on La Grande Janette

-      The Luncheon of the Boating Party by Pierre-Auguste Renoir is a piece full of rich colors that reflect both the time period and the artist’s impressionist style. This composition not only conveys a leisurely gathering of people, but also expresses the changing French social structure of the time due to the industrial revolution. To portray these themes Renoir uses, shape, space, color and texture. Shape is seen in the modeled figures and bottles, and space is created by overlapping of the bodies, but it does not give a realistic illusion of depth....   [tags: Pierre-Auguste Renoir Georges Seurat Art Painting]

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Why Are Fields Important For Bourdieu.practices And Methods?

- Fields: “In short, being the product of a particular class of objective regularities, the habitus tends to generate all the reasonable ', 'common: on-sense ', behaviours (and only these) which are possible within the limits of these regularities, and which are likely to be positively sanctioned because they are objectively adjusted to the logic characteristic of a particular field, whose objective future they anticipate”. (Bourdieu, 1990b:55-56) The significance of fields is very important for Bourdieu.Practices and methods are always produced in specified circumstances.So they are not only habitual products; they are the interaction products of habits and predispositions to this specific...   [tags: Sociology, Pierre Bourdieu, Field]

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Applying New Historicism to Lady Windermere’s Fan by by Oscar Wilde and Pierre Laville

- “New Historicism is a literary theory based on the idea that literature should be studied and interpreted within the context of both the history of the author and the history of the critic.” Lady Windermere’s Fan applies to the historicist view by showing The Duchess of Berwick’s power over her daughter Lady Agatha Carlisle in order to agree with what society expects during the Victorian era. Men were also considered very dominate in this era just like Lord Windermere and Lord Darlington. Wilde uses the Duchess as a vehicle to portray “the materialism that lies beneath society’s stern morality” (Eltis 92)....   [tags: submissive, victorian, gender]

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Why Sociologists Make The Argument That The Structure And State Of Our World Can Not Be Examined Without History

- There are many reasons why sociologists make the argument that the structure and state of our world cannot be examined without history. One of the main reasons why sociologist make this argument, is because they believe that the social injustices of history have molded the social injustices that are present in our current society. However, the only way to prove that history has formed the social concepts that are present today is by looking back in history and matching up the social problems of the past with the social problems of today....   [tags: Sociology, Social class, Pierre Bourdieu]

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The Positive Effects Of After School Programs On Refugee Teenagers

- This article talks about the positive effect of after-school programs on refugee teenagers in Burnaby. It specifically focuses on an after-school program called “Body Worlds and the Brain”, that helps teenage refugee students deal with trauma while giving them a safe environment to gain self-confidence, self-awareness and self-acceptance (Brach 2016). “Body Worlds and the Brain” is a federally funded program that was designed by psychologist Sarina Kot (Brach 2016). It uses activities such as Kung Fu and rope climbing classes to build the confidence of refugee children (Brach 2016)....   [tags: Sociology, Pierre Bourdieu, Social capital]

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The Social Structures Or Hierarchy That Are Born Into?

- Are we limited by the social structures or hierarchy that we are born into. Perhaps we make our own choices in life and thus are not limited to the social class or structure that would prohibit us from becoming something other than what society dictates. Or, possibly it’s a combination of the two. Referring to sociologist view on the subject, the text The Sociology Project, states “While most accept a certain level of free will and choice, they tend to consider how we act in the world as being limited by structures....   [tags: Sociology, Pierre Bourdieu, Social stratification]

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The Ideals Of Meritocracy And The American Dream

- In the study of The Way Schools Work we learned to question the ideals of meritocracy and the American dream. However, Conflict Theories challenge the system of meritocracy, in which people are sorted and selected on the basis of talent and ability. On the contrary, “Conflict Theories, on the other hand, imply a system of inheritance in which people’s life chances are largely determined by their starting point within an existing structure of inequality” (McNamee and Miller Jr. 2014, 11). According to these theorists mentioned in The Way Schools Work (Boudin 1974; Bowles and Gintis 1976; Carnoy 1972; Carnoy and Levin 1985; Persell 1977), they speak about how schools reproduce status in sever...   [tags: Sociology, Pierre Bourdieu, Social class]

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Social Class, Working Class And Poor Families

- There are two approach of Childrearing in different social classes include, concerted cultivation and the accomplishment of natural growth. Middle class parents emphasize of concerted cultivation’s strategy of childrearing. On the other hand, working class and poor family parents emphasize of natural growth’s strategy of childrearing. In fact, differences of social classes play a significant role in family life and childrearing. In this paper, I would like to discuss the differences in parenting styles that described in the article “Invisible Inequality” by A....   [tags: Sociology, Social class, Pierre Bourdieu]

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Social And Social Impact On Social Entrepreneurship

- Additionally, building networks, identified in this study as a subcategory of social capital, is especially important for social entrepreneurs that do not have the advantages of a high social status and wealth as a form of economic capital. Social entrepreneurs that are members of wealthy families leverage on this and find easier ways to get funding. However, there are also some social entrepreneurs which worked for a certain period of time and were very successful. They earned their wealth and used it as an enabler for their social ventures....   [tags: Sociology, Social status, Pierre Bourdieu]

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The Dominant Codes Of Feudal Exploitation

- successful in dissipating “dominant codes of feudal exploitation” (Erdem cited in Barker 2015, 433), moreover it allows class analysis to overcome gender omission and include non-traditional family structures such as gender homogenous families or family with ‘stay-at-home dads’. Ultimately, despite the salient changes that have occurred in the organisation of family life and relations, they are still fundamental to the reproduction of inequalities in modern society. Therefore, a revised class analysis of family through a gender framework creates reflexivity and allows inequalities to be conceptualised in light of contemporary attitudes....   [tags: Sociology, Gender, Sexism, Pierre Bourdieu]

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Social Structures And Their Routines Aid

- 1. What are social roles. A. the parts that actors play B. the positions that individuals occupy in the social structure C. the social expectations that go along with a given social status D. all of the dos and don 'ts of social life 2. What best describes social roles. A. They rigidly dictate social behavior. B. They give us guidelines about how to act in our social worlds. C. They limit individuals ' creativity. D. They give us the freedom to explore different personas. 3. Which of the following is NOT true about social structures....   [tags: Sociology, Social stratification, Pierre Bourdieu]

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The American Dream By Jay Gatsby

- Jay Gatsby, the apparent symbol of the failed American dream. Yes, he is fictional, but stands for all things wrong with the so-called “American Dream”. Despite his wealth, lavish house, and expensive car, he was never ‘good-enough’. Even though he rose from poverty through tireless work, he was never seen as an equal to the old-money East Eggers. This is similar to how American society puts down certain individuals based on gender, race, or social standing. While theoretically anyone can achieve the American dream, actual realties about an individuals upbringing make it difficult for anyone to achieve....   [tags: Sociology, Pierre Bourdieu, Racial segregation]

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A Conflict Perspective On The American Judicial System And Current Rehabilitation Efforts

- A Conflict Perspective on the American Judicial System and Current Rehabilitation Efforts From a sociological perspective societies can be defined as total entities, constructed by their own unique core of social dyads. At a micro level dyads are considered groups of two people that maintain significant relationships through interactions, and to such a degree it can be argued that these interactions exist only as a byproduct of socialization. This idea preludes to self-concepts emerging, as a direct result of individuals eliciting unique presentations of self throughout these interactions, completely malleable and respectively morphed by their surroundings....   [tags: Sociology, Social class, Pierre Bourdieu, Marxism]

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The 's Musical Taste During The Decade Of 1982 And 1983

- According to Bourdieu, knowledge of highbrow culture increases with the level of education and social status, and the more highbrow one is, the more he/she is likely to reject lowbrow culture as vulgarity. In other words, people with higher education are more likely to be cultural exclusive. Peterson and Kern, however, find a tendency of increasing “omnivorousness” in highbrow’s musical taste during the decade of 1982 and 1983. That is, highbrows reported liking more lowbrow genres, which consists of country music, bluegrass, gospel, rock and blues in their study, in 1983 than they did ten years before....   [tags: Sociology, Culture, Pierre Bourdieu, Low culture]

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The Act Of Consumption Has Been The Primary Means

- The act of consumption has been the primary means through which individuals in society participate and transform culture. Culture is not something already made which we consume; culture is what society creates through practices of everyday life and consumption involves the making of culture. When attempting to understand certain acts of consumption it is necessary to observe the relations involved in production and consumption. Through technological innovation, the fashion industry has been expanded to play a prominent role in consumers’ purchasing decisions and styles are becoming less difficult to obtain....   [tags: Sociology, Pierre Bourdieu, Social status, Gender]

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Cultural Capital And Educational Gaps Affecting Social Mobility

- Is cultural capital and educational gaps affecting social mobility. This paper will briefly present the idea of cultural capital and American educational gaps by comparing research of studies about the smartest kids in the world. United States claims that every child has an equal right to an education no matter what their race, ethnic background, religion or sex or whether they are rich or poor, citizen or non-citizen, (ed.gov). While high school dropout rates have steadily decreased for all races since 1997, the drop out rates for 16-24 years in college has steadily increased 70% whites, more than 50% for blacks and more than 60% for Hispanics in 2007, (Standford.edu, 2009)....   [tags: Sociology, Pierre Bourdieu, School, High school]

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