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Cultural And Political Realms Of British Society

- Around the globe, citizens are reminded of their ancestors’ accomplishments and failures- a pertinent indication of triumphs to cherish, countered by pitfalls to avoid. Great Britain, in particular, has a venerable history that has undergone unique transformations. Down to the nation’s very currency, Brits evidently appreciate and reflect upon the past that sculpted the present. Cultural and political realms of British society indeed have been influenced by the past, yet both are more so dominated by modernization....   [tags: United Kingdom, British Empire, House of Lords]

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The Impact of The British Revolution on Society

- ... The population increase depended on the productivity, while the living standards maintained the same. The Industrial Revolution was a long period during which invention of machinery which could be applied to manufacturing processes. It first came to textile industry. John Kay invented the flying shuttle (1733) and it showed a growth in hand weaving, crafting demand for faster yarn spinning. In this recent 1700’s many inventions tool pave which gave a great advantage to the society. Due to this revolution, new inventions and innovations contribute to a more modern outlook on life, self-improvement in the workplace and got the benefits from a fantastic way of thinking....   [tags: rural-agricultural and commercial society]

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The British Psychological Society Ethical Code

- Watson was a psychologist who developed the classical model of behaviour that was started by Pavlov. In this theory they think that all normal or abnormal behaviour is learnt so therefor if a bad behaviour can be learnt that is mean it can also unlearnt it. Pavlov has started a classical conditioning experiment to the animal (dog) and Watson thought it was good to use it to the human that is why he use it to the little albert so I can say that Watson was the first to use this experiment to human being....   [tags: Classical conditioning, Psychology]

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Queen Victoria and Her Influence on British Society

- In the year 1819, one of Britain’s greatest monarchs was born. Her name was Alexandrina Victoria. (Price-Groff 13) She would be remembered for the young age at which she inherited the throne, but also for the confidence expressed in learning to master the techniques of ruling justly. When Victoria became Queen, England was already a constitutional monarchy. Government policies (laws) were made by the lawmakers and Prime Minister of Parliament, who were elected by the people. Because of the Industrial Revolution, the British experienced rapid progression in technology....   [tags: Royalty]

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The Practices and Processes Shaping Racism in British Society

- The Practices and Processes Shaping Racism in British Society The concept of racism is a relatively modern term that made its appearance in the 18th century. The practices and processes that have helped shape racism in British society today must be looked at as a series of ideologies, that have been built into British institutions and organisations as a consequence of the historical contexts of colonialism and imperialism. However, ideas of race and differences between races are rooted even earlier than this, even as far back in history as the 16th century....   [tags: Papers]

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Assessing the View that Religion is in Decline in Modern British Society

- Assessing the View that Religion is in Decline in Modern British Society For centuries now sociologists and great intellectuals have been prophesising the end of religion and yet it remains a huge focal point in society even today. However, although religion remains prominent in society, it no longer holds the same enigma it once did. People no longer practice their religion with passion, this however does not mean that society has no religious beliefs; a lot of people claim to believe in God, however not practice religious beliefs....   [tags: Papers]

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The Importance of Class Status in British Society as Depicted in British Sitcoms

- The Importance of Class Status in British Society as Depicted in British Sitcoms Focusing on British sitcoms as a genre of study, one can see many different levels in the structure of British society. Of particular interest is the classification of the characters into their social classes. In Porridge, Fletcher is seen as a working class convict who is confined to his place in society. However, within his incarceration a hierarchy among his "colleagues" is also apparent. Satisfied with his place at the top of this power structure, Fletcher continually maneuvers himself to improve his life without the ability to leave his social stratum....   [tags: Television]

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Regeneration by Pat Barker

- In the novel Regeneration by Pat Barker the author captures how the denaturing effect which engulfed British society in the World War I transformed established gender roles. The demands placed on both men and women during the war were severe and almost foreign. During this first “total war” there was a seemingly drastic shift in gender roles which created friction in relations between women who had entered the workforce and men returning from the battle field. As we explore how the roles of men and women changed as society reacted to the demands of war we begin to understand why Barker’s novel effectively captures the shift in roles and the friction it created particularly through the charac...   [tags: gender roles, british society]

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The Mornign Star of the Xhosa Church

- The Two London Society Missionaries, Van der Kemp and his friend Edmond arrived to a very different Cape Town in 1799. A British flag now waved over the Dutch Port; British forces having arrived to secure Cape Town in the wake of the waning of the Dutch Empire during the Napoleonic wars. On the 13th of June, Ver der Kemp and Edmond crossed the Gamka river, which though it was very broad was also very dry. They sought refuge from the cold winter air at Samuel de Beer’s house, who had just buried his child that same day, yet rejoiced that God was answering his prayers to bring the gospel to indigenous people in South Africa....   [tags: missionaries, british society]

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Look Back in Anger Play Analysis

- ... In this case, not only that they don’t get along anymore, but they treat each other very bad. It is well known that the husband has to respect his wife, well, Jimmy isn’t even polite to his wife. He feels the need to insult her, make her look bad in front of his friend, Cliff. The family life is seen in its uglier, not in the phase of romance. Cliff seems here the only good character, but he has more flaws than qualities. He takes Alison’s side, and defends her in front of Jimmy, acting like a real gentleman but he doesn’t have more good qualities than that....   [tags: effects of British society on citizens of England]

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Recent Changes in British Society and Greater Diversity of Family Types

- Recent Changes in British Society and Greater Diversity of Family Types Recent changes in British society have led to a greater diversity of family types, "Some writers have argued that traditional family life is disappearing in Britain" Moore, 1987, Sociology alive. Most people seem to view the traditional family as a married male and female with dependant children, however family types today may include one parent families, same sex families, unmarried parents who co habit and most popularly families who have step relations....   [tags: Papers]

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Why Some Saw the 1960's as a Period of Bad Influences on British Society

- Why Some Saw the 1960's as a Period of Bad Influences on British Society Most people remember the 1960's to be one of the best days of their lives. But there was a few people who thought that pop music and TV was a bad influence on the young. Mary Whitehouse was one of these people, she thought that TV should have alot more religious programmes ad she campaigned to clean up television for good. Mary was not the only person who thought this, members of the Christian faith wrote plays and found it extraordinarily difficult to get their work accepted....   [tags: Papers]

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Grotesque View of the British Society in Howard’s End and Women in Love

- Grotesque View of the British Society in Howard’s End and Women in Love Eleanor Roosevelt once said that “a little simplification would be the first step toward rational living.” (Heartquotes.net) After reading Howard’s End and Women in Love, by E.M. Forster and D.H. Lawrence respectively, it has become quite clear that a little simplification could do the characters of both novels a great deal of good. In these “condition of England” novels, the ideas of love and marriage, how industrialization has affected British life and the revolution of women’s rights are all presented, analyzed, and even criticized by both authors....   [tags: Forster Lawrence Howard's End Women Essays]

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The British Colonies And Its Impact On American Society

- By 1607, the British colonized Jamestown, the first successful English settlement in North America. However, the British were so far away from the Americas so they would ignore what the colonists would do. They enforced salutary neglect, a policy showing that their trade regulations and concerns with North American colonies would be easy-going. In return, colonists would have to remain loyal to Parliament and provided a reasonable profit to Britain. Because of salutary neglect, the colonists were able to create their own governments, create a capitalist economy, have more religious freedom and could improve their lives by working harder....   [tags: Thirteen Colonies, Colonialism, Capitalism]

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British Historiography : Class And Society, Identity, Financial Interactions, And Imperial Relationships

- My project builds upon several topics within British historiography: class and society, identity, financial interactions, and imperial relationships. Throughout these topics the question of how the British formed and retained their image of identity is constantly being questioned. This creates conflict with cross-class mobility because it allows for individuals to change their identity and class image from their experiences in the periphery. The historiography has explored how the middling sorts and upper classes have used this for their benefit, however in exploring these topics there is a gap left by the lower classes....   [tags: Social class, Sociology, Working class]

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Evaluating the Success With Which Ex-Servicemen Were Reincorporated into British Society after 1918

- Evaluating the Success With Which Ex-Servicemen Were Reincorporated into British Society after 1918 When analysing an essay question of this magnitude, where a Nations motives and actions are to be scrutinized, we have to be extremely careful and meticulous with the evidence provided before we come to any conclusions. I believe it is fair to say that the British servicemen returning from the continent in 1918 held high expectations for a triumphant and welcoming return to the ‘Promised land’....   [tags: Papers]

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Exploring How Holiday Brochures Reflect Important Social and Cultural Features of British Society

- Exploring How Holiday Brochures Reflect Important Social and Cultural Features of British Society According to the Oxford English dictionary, the word 'holiday' is defined as "an extended period of recreation especially spent away from home; break from work or school." In today's society though, the word 'holiday' can mean anything from a simple day off work or school to a round the world exploration. A generation ago, people were content with family holidays by the seaside in resorts such as Blackpool or Brighton....   [tags: Papers]

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The abolition of slavery in Africa and the Middle East

- ... The Western civilizatory mission can not accept slave work in a world in which the progress and the 'humanity' it was characterized by freedom and wage labor.9 Actually, the end of slavery in Africa was one of the 'motivations' of the 'scramble of Africa'. Colonialism was a way to overcome the savagery and bring natives to progress and civilization through wage labor and production for the market.10 Once the colonial rule was established and slavery legally abolished, images of 'benign' slavery were a way to keep good relations with the local rulers....   [tags: British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society]

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The British Music Invasion: The Effects on Society and Culture

- “So the British invasion was more important as an event, as a mood: than as music” (Bangs, 171). This was the British invasion. I wasn’t just about the music, it was more then that; this is what makes it so unique. It didn’t just happen to effect America by chance, it lifted the spirits and moods of its youth. It isn’t just coincidence that Kennedy was assassinated right before the Beatles famous Ed Sullivan Show performance. The whole country was in a deep depressive doldrum after the assassination, and for good reason....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Gender and Narrative in the Fiction of Aphra Behn

- With the restoration of Charles II to the throne following the fall of the Commonwealth and Puritanism came a surge of sexual and artistic freedom in England. This new libertine ideology brought with it not only the reemergence of the theatre, but and a society that embraced freedom of sexuality and thought in a way that was unprecedented. It is this new libertine society that provided a context for the writings of Aphra Behn. While Behn observed men like rakish Charles II and the effeminate Earl of Rochester enjoying England’s newfound open mindedness, she was forced to navigate, or rather circumnavigate, the limitations that remained in place for women....   [tags: libertine society, spy, british throne]

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Impact of British Imperialism on Malaya

- Introduction Malaysia was once a colonized land and known as Malaya back then. Malaysia is one of the Commonwealth countries, which means Malaysia was one of the British colonies. Malaysia was under British powers for approximately 446 years (from 1511 until 1957) The Portuguese, Dutch, British, Japanese & even Siamese had colonized Malaya before. 1. Portuguese: 1511-1641 2. Dutch: 1641-1824 3. British: 1824-1942, 1945-1957 4. Siamese: 1821-1909 5. Japanese: 1942-1945 The British first came in the late 1700s....   [tags: History, Politics, Society, Economy]

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The Americanization of British Culture after WWI

- World War I, fought between major European superpowers, was an event that shook the world. The first global war was a shock to all, but was experienced differently by everyone. For Richard Lindsay Mackay, World War I was a time for him to fight bravely for his country as he experienced the horrors of war. He wrote in his journal whenever he had the scarce opportunity for down time. He wrote accounts mentioning the pain of making a homemade cross for his comrade’s grave, the brutality of only getting five hours of leisure time, which he used for sleep, and not even being able to recall if he ate something one day....   [tags: disdain for traditional Victorian society]

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Class Struggles in the British Empire Displayed in Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw

- Throughout history, people of diverse cultures and different social standings have all shared the common issue of conforming to society's standards, unable fit the mold their community provides for them. The British civilization, the oldest societies recorded in history, has evolved drastically since it’s creation and even this great empire had its own issues with classism. The playwright George Bernard Shaw publicly displays the struggles of the poverty stricken class of the late nineteenth century....   [tags: poverty, society, standards]

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The British Rule Of India

- The British rule in India caused many social, economic, and tradition changes, which still has rippling effect to this day. However, there are aspects of British involvement that helped India making this topic more delicate than a right and wrong choice. Also, many of the British actions came from good intensions, but without understanding the Indian society the British government actually caused more harm than progress. An example would be the education system in India that the British government tried to change to be more like the British system, but ended up ruining a system that had been working well in India....   [tags: British Empire, India, British Raj]

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The Case Of British Imperialism And Colonialism

- What occurs when a nation has both the capacity to create peace and unity and also has the power to oppress an entire people. This situation was one of actuality as exemplified in the case of British imperialism and colonialism. With the introduction of the Industrial Revolution spearheading British Imperialism, conflicts arise with the influence they actually have on those whom they guide and govern. Baba, a 19th century woman in what is now modern day Nigeria, said “Ever since we were quite small the malams [Muslim scholars] had been saying that the Europeans would come with a thing called a train, they would come with a thing called a motor-car......   [tags: British Empire, British Raj, Colonialism, Europe]

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The Effects of British Imperialism in India

- The Effects of British Imperialism in India One could approach this topic from two points of view; the British and the Indian. One could choose either party and find very different opinions. When British colonizers first arrived in India, they slowly gained more and more control in India through many ways, the most prominent being trade and commerce. At first, they managed India’s government by pulling the string behind the curtain. However, soon they had acquired complete rule over India, converting it into a true British colony....   [tags: Politics, India, British]

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Why did Consumption and Leisure Patterns of the 1950s and 1960s Earn This Era the Epithet of the Affluent Society?

- To an extent Britain’s post-war years could be described as affluent. Consumption patterns in the mid twentieth century included the emergence of new household goods as well as the popular dominance of the motor car. Amongst modernisation the term of ‘teenager’ emerged as one of Britain’s main consumers. Leisure patterns embraced the contemporary appliances such as the dominance of television, the choice of cinema showings as well as the effect of Americanisation. Consumerism fever invaded all sectors of society as more and more people had better paid jobs and more free time....   [tags: British History ]

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The Rise And Fall Of The British Empire

- At its height the British Empire spanned the globe with colonies in all the populated continents. Although similarities and differences in the way that they were settled, exploited, and in turn let go. Both the rise and fall of the British Empire are tied directly to the Metropol’s ironclad grasp over its vast conglomeration of colonies. This does not exclusively imply that each of the colonies were operated the same way, in fact Perhaps, one of the most obvious ways that the colonies would differ was in the system of British rule that was enacted....   [tags: British Empire, Colonialism, United Kingdom]

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British Imperialism in India

- ... (O.I) Another negative effect imperialism has made on India is through the persecution of Indians. "For a hundred years you have done everything for us. You have given us no responsibility in our own government," says Mohandas Gandhi in regards to the British rule. He also says that the British treat the Indians insultingly and without empathy (Doc 6,7,8). Imperialism also had an everlasting positive effect on India through its modernization. For instance, British colonizers developed transportation and communication....   [tags: British Empire and colonization]

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The British Isles

- As ages and centuries elapse, mortals faded and embodied the new reincarnation. The love to the world, however, develop immortally. It grows "vaster than empires", it eternizes its "rare virtue", and it remains vivid "as long as men can breathe or eyes can see"(). Through two thousand years of civilization history the British isles, bright or dark, peace or war, flourishing or troublous; the nation bloomed the unique floral that represents the thoughts of people in England. The unique love towards the nation, the humanity, and God has became the Muse of the British authors....   [tags: Beowulf, Anglo-Saxons, British Isles, Saxons]

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The Impact Of British Colonial Rule On India

- After almost two-hundred years of Western integration, one could visualize India’s prosperous progress, yet this was not the case. Mark Davis succinctly summarizes the economic impact of British colonial rule in South Asia in one sentence, “there was no increase in India’s per capita income from 1757 to 1947” (Davis: 311). Imperial rule brought technological improvements into India and helped India integrate into the world trading market. Yet these advancements were canceled out as periods of agricultural instability led to a deterioration of economic conditions in India, and any profit made in India was either brought back to Britain or quickly absorbed by the poor in India leading to littl...   [tags: British Empire, British Raj, East India Company]

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Arthurian Legends Effects on English Society

- What role did the great King Arthur play in the way English Literature is perceived. Did King Arthur honestly exist. “Whether King Arthur existed or not is doubtful. However if King Arthur did exist, then he would have lived sometime between 400 AD and 600 AD, a time of turmoil in Britain following the Roman withdrawl. And a time when written literature did not exist, therefore events during this period are only known about from folklore passed down several generations before being written down, or from modern archeology giving insights from excavations of sites....   [tags: British History ]

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The American Empire: Created From the British Empire

- The American identity is not concrete. It grows, transforms, evolves, and the American people evolve in parallel. Through vote and through policy, media and protest, election and law, the people dictate the country’s, and the identity’s course. The identity that has roots in revolution. 1776, the United States breaks from Great Britain. The people free themselves, from oppression, from royalty, and begin the governmental experiment that will dominate the globe for the next two and a half centuries....   [tags: The American and British Empires]

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The Colonization And Imperialist Exploitation Of India During British Rule

- There is no denying that the colonization and imperialistic exploitation of India during British rule led to the systematic disenfranchisement of an entire subcontinent. Furthermore, for decades, the people of India were effectively relegated to being secondary class subjects in their own country. The British relied on a strategy of pitting religious sects and ethnic groups against one another in order to divide an effective opposition to the their rule, moreover also relied on a network of regional puppet kings known as the raj to give the image of local autonomy when in reality the power at first laid in the British Indian Company and in the aftermath the Sepoy Rebellion the Imperial High...   [tags: India, British Empire, Colonialism, Imperialism]

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Capitalism And Its Impact On Society

- As the current dominant form of economic theory in the world, neoliberalism which advocates free trade with minimal government regulation, has been praised by its supporters as the surest means to generate prosperity and freedom for all. Yet, as the gap between the rich and poor continues expanding at a staggering rate at both national and international levels, economic theorists who dispute the benefits of neoliberalism are gaining attention. One such theorist, David Harvey, claims that neoliberalism is “redistributive rather than generative” (2007, p.34), and the redistribution is that of wealth from the lower class to the upper elites as a means for them to remain at the peak of the socia...   [tags: British Empire, Imperialism, Ruling class]

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The Jane Austen Society: Obsession and Infatuation

- In the history of British literature, there has never been a more beloved, more praised author than Jane Austen; an author whose fanbase continues to flourish to this day. The fans of Jane Austen, known as janeites, have been known to be completely infatuated by all of the works and facts associated with this 19th century English author. So infatuated that Janeites have created the first instance of a subculture in media, which they would focus on this one author, and no more. Janeites have wished to separate themselves with the rest of the literary world, creating the Jane Austen society, emulating events in her novels, and paying homage to Austen in multiple ways to this day....   [tags: British Literature, Austen]

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Working Class Realism in British Cinema

- When “Working class realism” emerged within British cinema in 1956, it became acknowledged as a break of determination to tackle certain social and real issues. This was presented as a “New Wave” within British film and offered an opposition to the original procedures and approaches to British Cinema. “Working class realism” an analytical piece by John Hill, reveals to us how, coinciding with the 'new Britain' that was stabilizing and evolving after the war, was a 'New wave' of British social problem films....   [tags: British Film]

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Arthurian Legends Effects on English Society

- What role did the great King Arthur play in the way English Literature is perceived. The Arthurian Legends reveal King Arthur as a chivalrous king and not as a historical figure but as a myth of mass amounts of achievements. From his search of the Holy Grail, to his perfect society in Camelot and his development of the Round Table, King Arthur’s legend displayed his heroic character. Through the many countless legends of the glorious King Arthur, England’s society underwent a drastic change in the outlook on life....   [tags: British History ]

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The First Industrial Revolution: Progressing Society

- ... 1-9) Oliver Evans later improved on the commercial steam engine’s design in New England. On the other hand, Water wheels were simpler and used the movement of rivers to turn wheels which turned machines. Water wheels were made more efficient by John Smeaton in England during the late 18th century. (Gache pars.1-9) Notwithstanding, electricity became the “boss” source of power when introduced during the mid-19th century and replaced steam engines and water wheels. The main “bosses” of the First (and Second) Industrial Revolution who enforced power and efficiency were capitalists....   [tags: British history]

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The British Colonies During The Colonies

- 1. The British Colonies first exposure to the institution of slavery was through British, French, Dutch, and Portuguese traders. These traders bought and sold many imports from other countries such as food, clothing, and eventually Africans to the colonies located in the Americas. Although slavery developed through the system of trading, most slaves did not immediately leave for Africa for the British Colonies. Many slaves found themselves in Europe, India, or the Caribbean before leaving for America; this became known as the Middle Passage....   [tags: Slavery, British Empire]

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Universal Concerns of British Literature

- During this semester we learned about many different authors from different time periods and their views on life. These authors wrote about many things from their personal lives to the issues of the society they lived in. England at these times were going through many changes that impacted the lives of everyone, not only of those living within the country but, of those who resided in other countries too. Throughout the history of British Literature there are many similar and some contrasting views on universal issues between artist....   [tags: British history and authors]

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What Did The Great Depression Have On Australian Society?

- To what extent can the term 'white man 's country ' be used to describe Australia in the years around federation in 1901. Around the time of federation in Australia, the term 'white man 's country ' could be used to describe Australia to a significant extent. During this period many were occupied with the welfare of the empire, and the declining birth-rate at the time left many deeply concerned about the success of the new nation.1 There was also apprehension about non-white immigration, particularly Asian, and this saw the press publishing anti-Asian immigration material.2 Furthermore, in 1901 the newly federated Australia passed two significant pieces of legislation which express the 'w...   [tags: World War II, Australia, British Empire]

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The Tyranny Of The British Empire

- In America, there is a long standing tradition of respect for individual rights that stem back to the days of the founding fathers. The tyranny that the British empire was enacting over the people in colonial America was unfair as well as uncalled for. In William Easterly’s work The Tyranny of Experts, this same dominion that the British empire had over the American colonies is amplified in different periods of history in places such as China and Africa. The repression of individual rights in the dictatorial nations presented by Easterly causes stunted economic growth of all the nations participating in this type of behavior....   [tags: British Empire, Colonialism, Thirteen Colonies]

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British Social Realism

- This coursework will be based on analyses and evaluation the different approaches to social realism in British cinema since 1960. Particularly, we will look at how different directors managed to reflect life of British people in his films, how social life and reality had been presented in other films. Exposed in 1954 expressive picture of British artist John Bratby, with the image of the dirty untidy kitchen has allowed an occasion criticism John Silvestre to christen Brotby’s style as “kitchen sink realism" - realism of a kitchen bowl....   [tags: British Film, T. Richardson]

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British National Cinema: This Happy Breed

- Question 10: Choose one film and discuss it through illustration. How does its social, political, historical context inform the form and content. Noël Coward’s, This Happy Breed (1944) Introduction: British national cinema following the First World War was somewhat subdued compared the fantastical pictures of the preceding peacetime. 1940’s British cinema is often referred to as a ‘Golden age’, whereby British films were able to compete with Hollywood in both domestic and international markets....   [tags: patriotism, gender roles, british history]

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Differences between British Colonies in America

- One might think that all of the British colonies in the new world were all the same. This is not the case though. The colonies, although they were all British they had some similarities but mainly they had differences. The Southern, New England and Middle colonies clearly show theses similarities and differences, particularly in terms of land, labor, religion, and native relations. The colonies of the south and the New England had one similarity; there relationship with the natives. Both of the colonies had very bad relations with the natives....   [tags: British colonies, USA, history, colonialism, ]

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Exploring Reasons the British Government Abandon the Policy of Laissez-Faire?

- The desertion by the British government of the laissez-faire approach was instigated by a magnitude of rationales that induced this transformation of attitude. Laissez-faire translates from French to denote ‘let do’ or in English terminology to ‘leave alone’. In practice, this perspective meant that the government did not interfere positively or negatively in people’s lives. The belief was that if a person was impoverished they were accountable for it and it was due to their personal misguidance, for example gambling, alcoholism, idleness or solely due of their lack of ability in dealing with their finances....   [tags: british history, briitish government]

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Critical Reflection on the Hidden Influence of the British Monarchy on Politics

- ... What happens hidden from the public light, however, is another matter of discussion. The best and most striking sample about this influence is the duty of the Prime Minister duty to meet the Queen every week to inform about his ideas. This usually surprises people from other countries since there is not any other democratic state where a President or PM has to give an explanation before an unelected person in such a way. Taking into account that the British monarch has the right to “advise and warn” about political matters, how influential these “teas with the Queen” must be, far from the public light....   [tags: powers of the crown, british politicians]

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That Devious Spy: A Book Review on Roald Dahl’s Time as a British Spy

- ... He was also arrogant, idiosyncratic, and incorrigible, and probably the last person anyone would have considered reliable enough to be trusted with anything secret. Above all, however, Dahl was a survivor. When he got into trouble, he was shrewd enough to make himself useful to British intelligence, providing them with gossipy items that proved he had a nose for scandal and the writer's ear for damning detail. Already attached to the British air mission in Washington, he came equipped with the perfect cover story, and his easy wit and conspicuous charm guaranteed him entrée to the drawing rooms -- and bedrooms -- of the rich and powerful" (Conant 35-36)....   [tags: british intelligence, security]

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British’s Government’s Intervention during the Great Irish Famine

- The Great Irish Famine happened during the mid-19th century, and was caused by potato blight, which hit Ireland in 1845 (Grada, “Ireland’s Great Famine” 43). It destroyed a big portion of crops so it became “lethal” due to the fact that Ireland was very dependent on potatoes in their everyday meals (Grada, “Ireland’s Great Famine” 43). This led to a scarce amount of food and many died from starvation, or other diseases that resulted from the famine (Grada, “Ireland’s Great Famine” 51). In the 1800s, Ireland had already lost their own parliament, so “all legislative and executive power was therefore centralized at Westminster,” which meant the UK parliament of the British government was res...   [tags: history, british intervention]

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Punishment : A More Humane Way For The British Empire

- The punishment philosophy, or practice, of banishment became a way for the British Empire to expand and have cheap labor in the areas where they were trying to establish new colonies (Mays & Winfree, 2009). The use of this form of punishment was beneficial to the empire, and offered an alternate form of punishment, other than capital or corporal punishment. In this way, banishment was a more humane way of punishing criminal offenders. In England, during the 16th century C.E., capital punishment, or the death penalty, was commonly used to punish offenders who had committed felonious crimes, of which there were 200 crimes listed as felonies (Mays & Winfree, 2009)....   [tags: Capital punishment, Crime, Prison, British Empire]

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Christianity and 18th Century British Literature

- Christianity and 18th Century British Literature "...no matter what kind of pleasure may await his senses, unless it serves exclusively the glory of God, he needs to cut it off of him, giving it up out of his love towards Jesus Christ..."1 I. Taking its time to establish a radically theological point of view, this essay aims to apply it to the body of novel literature in 18th century England, probing and inquiring it whether it is in support of Christianity as laid down in the New Testament or not....   [tags: 18th Century British Literature]

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The British Empire and India

- Empire building is a long and tedious work but falling off empire is quicker than building an empire. The British Empire was the largest empire and the most riches the world ever know. British Empire occupies a fifth of the world population and rule over two hundred years by invading country after country. The empire rule overs many country no more than the country of India where the British Empire has ruled over. However it was the effort of merchant within the British east India Company that found in 1559 did take over the country not the British government....   [tags: hardship, suffering, vaccination, humanitarian ]

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The Political Progress Of British Guiana

- To write of the educational and political progress of British Guiana, from the Constitutional change in 1891 to the newest (amended 1928) Constitution granted in 1943, without mentioning the name of Alfred Athiel Thorne MA (Durham), LLD (Wilberforce) would be like writing of the Prussian pattern of culture and the Prussian tradition of government without naming Hegel; of the Congress of Berlin and Britain 's acquisition of Cyprus the city of Aphrodite and the romantic rendezvous of the Crusaders - without mentioning Disraeli; and of slave emancipation without paying due homage to Wilberforce....   [tags: Socialism, Communism, Karl Marx, Caribbean]

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The British Colonisation Of China

- The British colonisation of China in the 1800 and 1900s was fuelled by a British economic interested and expansion. This interference in Chinese society, economy, and politics resulted in the fall of the Qing dynasty, marking the end of Chinese dynasties. From events such as the opium war and several other British interventions it can be seen there was a detrimental impact on China. The effect of this influence can be seen when looking at pre colonial China and events that followed as Britain slowly gained greater influence and power over the Chinese....   [tags: Qing Dynasty, China, First Opium War]

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British Airways Labor Dispute

- 1. Introduction Since the 1980s the situation in the civil aviation industry has changed dramatically, and although the government still retains some form of in-direct control over the aviation sector and the ‘former’ national airlines in specific, issues related to economization and efficiency of the business enterprise take primacy in dictating strategic and operational decisions of the airline operators. This shift in the approach to the regulation of the aviation sector around the globe has also greatly influenced issues related to workforce organization in this industry, especially in the Western world....   [tags: Employee Relations]

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British Cinema

- Cinematic Representation of the British society in the years 1990-2010 Parzival, a new lad or a boy in crisis – representations of masculinities in British films. In 1990s, British cinema intensified attention to men showing their needs and pain. Different images of men were presented in British films. This essay will investigate various representations of masculinities in two film productions : Four Weddings and a Funeral (Mike Newell, 1994) and About a Boy (Chris Weitz and Paul Weitz, 2002)....   [tags: film, masculinity, charles' evolution]

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British Romanticism

- Even today, man finds himself asking, "What is beautiful?" Many would point to nature when prompted with such a question; however, few realize that a similar question was posed and a similar answer given back in Romantic Great Britain, but to a whole new degree. British Romanticism was a reaction against technology as well as a cry to turn back to the beauty of nature, and its advocating troops held no more than a pen and paper in hand (Lorcher). Authors of the Romantic era used literature to open the eyes of a society bogged down by the chaos and clutter of everyday life, and the ideas that they promoted still affect man to this very day....   [tags: Romanticism Essays]

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The Amish And Modern Day British Societies

- In the following essay the Amish and modern day British societies are compared, using the main sociological terms of culture, norms and values, inequality and conflict, social stratification, social class and life chances. When comparing the societies it is essential to be familiar with the key sociological definitions. Culture is the way of life, all things that are learned and shared by society or group of people and transmitted from generation to generation. It consists of different elements that a society regards as important, such as language, beliefs, norms, values and behaviours....   [tags: Sociology, Social stratification, Social class]

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Gender Norms and Regimes in British Sport

- Introduction Sport is an important element of British culture, and is one of the most popular leisure activities of British people. Sportsmen today are heroised when they break physical barriers, endure adverse conditions, overcome impossible obstacles and drive their bodies to limits. On the other hand heroines are defined differently – caring, kindness, motherliness and morality. According to these feminine characteristics, there is discrepancy in becoming a sporting heroine. Throughout the history of sport there have always been a small number of adventures women who have challenged gender roles, taken up “manly sports” and broken up records equal to those of male sporting heroes....   [tags: Critical Analysis, Sports, Culture]

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British Airway Dispute Theory and Practice

- BA Dispute Theory and Practice 1. Introduction Since the 1980s the situation in the civil aviation industry has changed dramatically, and although the government still retains some form of in-direct control over the aviation sector and the ‘former’ national airlines in specific, issues related to economization and efficiency of the business enterprise take primacy in dictating strategic and operational decisions of the airline operators. This shift in the approach to the regulation of the aviation sector around the globe has also greatly influenced issues related to workforce organization in this industry, especially in the Western world....   [tags: Business Analysis ]

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Creating an Inclusive Society in Ghana

- The zenith of a third world country escaping its economical tag is expressed nowhere as clearly as the sub-Saharan African member, Ghana. The once chosen heart of Africa’s gold, formerly known as Gold Coast of the British African Colonies, gained its independence on the 6th of March with its visionary autocrat Dr.Kwame Nkrumah. The shifting of political seats and their contesting ideologies to government rule has led the country to remain in economical battles fifty seven years after its independence....   [tags: Ghana, Good Society]

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Loss of Legitimacy of the British Welfare State

- In the 1940s across industrialised countries, the unique creation of welfare states were introduced. (Lowe, 2005) The term welfare state refers to a society in which the government takes active responsibility for the welfare of citizens living in their jurisdiction. (Lowe, 2005) In the UK, the welfare state consist of policies designed to reflect social need, and includes benefits for those considered to be lower social classes. (Lowe, 2005) Created around the ideas of Beveridge in 1944, the welfare state was a product of liberal form in 1906, and became accepted by Labour in 1945....   [tags: legitimacy crisis ]

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Problems Affecting Modern British Cities

- According to Geertz (1973) a society can be defined as ̒ the actual arrangement of social relations.̓ Due to the fact that societies can be influenced by a number of factors, it is likely to have several social problems in each community. Moreover, these problems can lead to deteriorated conditions especially if governments and organisations did not act toward them. Regarding to the significant connection between individuals and their communities, it is worth investigating these problems in order to reach some solutions or reduce the noticeable effects of these issues....   [tags: Modern Great Britain]

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Pressure Groups vs. British Government

- Pressure Groups have become increasingly important in liberal democracies in influencing and raising awareness of their group’s particular causes or interest. This essay will assess wither or not pressure groups are more powerful than the government in Britain. To fully understand if pressure groups are more powerful than the British Government we much take into account the varying classifications of pressure groups, define what is meant by power, the different way pressure groups influence public option, the arguments for and against pressures being more powerful than the British Government and also the power government holds which pressure groups do not....   [tags: Politics Government UK]

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The Problems of Individuallity and Conformity Within a Society

- America is a country where people come to be free from persecution and express their thoughts and opinions. This founding principle led American society to pull away from conformity and pushes for individuality. Many family TV shows and several media outlets propagate individuality as a source of pride and evidence of personal growth. In the American society, children are taught at a young age that individuality creates personality. However, as an individual grows, they are forced to choice sides on issues, thus placing them in a position where they must choose to either conform or rebel within their given society....   [tags: America, American Society, Individuals]

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Ways Of Living In Contemporary Australian Society

- There are many different ways of living in our Multicultural Australian Society, but is there a right one. You could be either rich or poor, Catholic or Christian, skinny or fat, popular or unpopular, all of which are different ways of living. The poems which Komninos composes, the article written by Laura Demasi and the television show Big Brother, all explore the aspects of living in an Australian society and the affects they have on people. You may not realise that the media has a major impact on people's perspective of themselves and others around them and also reflects and dictates cultural trends and ways of living....   [tags: Culture Society Australia]

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Celebrity Obsessed Media: Effect on Society

- In modern Britain, we live in a celebrity obsessed society powered by the media. Everywhere you see a celebrity’s face, whether it’s plastered across magazines or advertising the latest product. Many people, particularly teenagers, aspire to be like the celebrities they obsess over and it completely controls their lives. However, many famous people have a positive effect on society by being excellent role models and inspiring people to follow their dreams. So does a celebrity obsessed media have a positive or negative effect on society as a whole....   [tags: society, unrealistic images]

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The Events of the British General Strike

- The Events of the British General Strike Indeed it could be said that the failure of the general strike and resultantly any real change proves that Britain in 1926 was a conservative society, but others would argue that it wasn’t that the British people wanted change, it was just that the government and the elites didn’t. Before we can begin to answer this question firstly we have to understand the exact meaning of the word conservative. I have found the meaning to be as follows; “Tending toward maintaining traditional and proven views, conditions and intuitions, favouring the preservation of established customs, values etc and opposing innovation”....   [tags: Papers]

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Roles of the British Monarchy: Existent, Relevant, and Important

- A king, queen, or monarch is often seen as a figure of absolute power with control over taxation, the military, religion, finances, and foreign policy. However, the British monarchy only retains a small portion of these powers; the retention of these powers remains mainly symbolic. The idea of absolute monarchal power describes more accurately the Tudor dynasty of the past than the Windsor family of today. The British Monarchy, despite its limited powers, still has a major role in modern British society....   [tags: Queen Elizabeth II, royal family]

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Impact Of British Colonialism on the Indian Caste System

- The caste system in India is elaborately structured to have an Indian touch to it, clearly distinguishing it from social structures worldwide. Caste is a word often used to describe a cluster of people who have a specific rank in the society. Each caste system is elaborately crafted to suit the needs of the society and they vary from group to group; each has its own rules and customs. Different chaste systems are planned in a hierarchical manner to become part of any of the four basic colors; varnas (a Sanskrit word for color)....   [tags: Caste System of India]

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Key Issues that Impact on British Muslim Identity Today

- n Britain there is an increasing number of Muslims in the community, it is now at a point where the young, British born, Muslims outnumber those who have migrated to the contry. (Anwar, 2008: 133) Yet, Muslims are often identified as being foreign, not truly British. This has a strong impact of British Muslims identity because they are not identified as British by others in the community. This is just an example of the way issues impact British Muslim Identity. Many issues hold sway over how Muslims are viewed in Britain today, they affect the perceived identity of British Muslims....   [tags: role of women, terrorism]

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Realism in British Soap Opera

- Realism in British Soap Opera Using a media text as a key example, evaluate selected techniques of fictional production which contribute to a sense of realism consistent with genre or format used. Many have defined the term realism but these definitions by Watt and Williams can be easily applied to my choice of media text, which is the British soap opera. Fiske writes that Watt and Williams “….tend to define it by its content. Watt traces its origins to the rise of the novel in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.” And Williams “…whose historical perspective covers the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, lists three main characteristics of realism in drama: he finds that it has a...   [tags: essays papers]

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An Analysis Of British Literature

- An Analysis of British Literature Death is inevitable and what happens after death will always be a mystery to the living. For this reason, the afterlife has always been a topic which artists have chosen to explore in their works. Throughout the chronology of British literature, artists have used society's views as a basis to examine the afterlife, and look at it in new ways. The afterlife has been a theme in British Literature from the Anglo-Saxon period of Beowulf to the twentieth century writings of Dylan Thomas....   [tags: essays research papers]

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World War I's Affect on British Industry and Economics

- The outbreak of the First World War in August 1914 produced immediate changes. It is often said that war is the 'locomotive of history' - that is what drives it along. Certainly the First World War helped to produce major changes in Great Britain especially socially and economically. World War I produced major economic changes. British industry had been to a large extent transformed by the mobilization of millions of soldiers and by an unprecedented switch to war production. Under a positive perspective, the economy had shown a new production capacity....   [tags: World War I, economics, history,]

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British Social Class in Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

- Mansfield Park is a complete socially oriented novel. In this novel Jane Austen closely describe the everyday life of rural middle class society, its gaieties and hardships, describing a distinct system of moral and social principles influencing people’s lives in that period, women status in the system and female life expectations. In the novel Austen shows the efforts of some trying to break the predetermined limitations in order to improve their social class and rank. Austen pointed out the social threats that might ruin the women’s lives permanently (Johnson, Jane Austen: women, politics, and the novel / Claudia L....   [tags: values, slavery, rank]

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Robert Louis Stevenson's Impact on British Literature

- Robert Louis Stevenson ranks in the upper echelons of writers in British literature. He is one of the most popular writers of the nineteenth century. Stevenson had a great range of skill in producing works in the form of poetry, plays, short stories, essays and novels. A variety of aspects of his very own life and personal experiences were implemented into his literary works. The romance novel is that of which he is best became known for. His works are still studied and observed in today’s society....   [tags: Authors]

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British Identity and Literature

- British Identity and Literature What does it mean to be British. Britain's national identity has evolved and transformed over the years. Through the works of Phyllis Wheatley, Aphra Ben, William Shakespeare, Daniel DeFoe, Coetzee and Caryl Phillips we have explored the different meanings and aspects of British identity. Britishness is not just confined to England (or the United Kingdom in recent times), Britishness extends far beyond the nation. Britishness is not a simple concept and is complicated by the existence of many British colonies all over the world....   [tags: European Literature Identity Culture Essays]

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The British Constitution

- Since the early beginning of social and political development; man sought resolutions to the on-going lawlessness/anarchy which plagued the social and early political life of man. The answer was simple in theory –to create a set universal codex of rules by which they would be governed by and which would promote order, replacing the lawless chaos which existed –concomitantly limiting the power of the rulers. There are many beliefs as to the origins of the Constitution, with some claiming that it was devised 2500 years ago in the city-states of Ancient Greece, others claim since Runnymede or even as early in the 17th-century English revolutions....   [tags: political development, parliament acts]

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The British Penal System

- The British Penal System For this assignment and to satisfy the criteria required to fulfil this coursework I intend to investigate how effective is today’s penal system within the British Society. The penal system is the set of laws and procedures that follow a conviction. Crime or criminal activity can be defined as an act which is prohibited and is punishable by the law. There are many types of crime; one type which is significantly different is ‘white collar crime’. As people of society it is apparent for any individual to stereotype a criminal as being a notorious looking person who loiters the streets looking for trouble however white collar crime to a larg...   [tags: Papers]

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