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"Contact": a Critical Review of Bias

- In 1997, Carl Sagan’s science fiction novel Contact was finally adapted to film by director Robert Zemeckis. Although originally written as a film in 1980 by Sagan and his wife Ann Druyen, production proved to be troublesome leading Sagan to publish Contact as a novel in 1985. The film portrays humanity’s first contact with extraterrestrials, but unlike most alien encounter stories that concentrate on the direct conflict of humans meeting aliens, Contact focuses on humanity’s cultural struggles when it encounters uncertain extraterrestrial events....   [tags: Carl Sagan, Contact, movies, ]

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Taming Anzaldua’s Contact Zone Analysis

- “The Contact Zone”, is defined by Mary Louis Pratt as “the space in which transculturation takes place – where two different cultures meet and inform each other, often in highly asymmetrical ways.” Pratt describes what she calls ‘contact zones’ and elaborates on the pros and cons of these cultural interactions. She sees the contact zone as a place that allows people to exchange cultural ideas and break down the dividing cultural borders. When a contact zone is started, people are able to interact on new levels gaining a new perspective because they are able to collaborate with people from foreign cultures....   [tags: contact zone, transculturation, mary pratt]

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Arts of the Contact Zone by Mary Louise Pratt

- Arts of the Contact Zone by Mary Louise Pratt      The Arts of the Contact Zone by Mary Louise Pratt opened up a whole new concept for our class. The new term “contact zone” appeared and Pratt defined it as "social spaces where cultures meet, clash, and grapple with each other, often in contexts of highly asymmetrical relations of power, such as colonialism, slavery, or their aftermaths as they are lived out in many parts of the world today." The idea of the contact zone is intended in part to contrast with ideas of community that trigger much of the thinking about language, communication, and culture....   [tags: Arts of the Contact Zone Mary Louise Pratt]

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Regarding The Contact Hypothesis And The Tourist Host Contact

- Concerning the contact hypothesis and the tourist-host contact illustrated above, majority of the possible outcome would be primarily negative in terms of attitudes, interactions, perceptions, values, and communication. As described in the scenario above, the culture of most Muslim countries are conservative thus creating a greater chance of conflict with tourist who originate from less conservative cultures. Tourist who arrive from less conservative cultures can be greeted by a tourist-host interaction that consist of culture clash....   [tags: Nonverbal communication, Communication, Sociology]

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The Role Of Eye Contact On Communication

- The Role of Eye Contact in Communication Interpersonal communication is more than just saying words to another person. It often includes nonverbal communication, and this type of communication sometimes speaks louder than the actual words. Nonverbal communication includes our facial expressions, gestures, tone of voice, and most importantly, eye contact. Although, eye contact comes naturally to most of us, through this experiment, I discovered how valuable eye contact really is in communicating....   [tags: Nonverbal communication, Communication]

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Football Is Dangerous As A Contact Sport

- About one hundred and fifteen million people each year on the first Sunday of February gather around and tune into NBC to watch the National Football League 's super bowl. This is when the top teams in each conference go head to head in a championship game. But what these one hundred and fifteen million people don 't know is that they are actually watching these men risking their lives and their futures. There are many dangers in this brutal contact sport. One of them being the consistent blows to the head that cause concussions which cause massive brain damage and in the future lead to mental illnesses....   [tags: American football, National Football League]

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The Heater Is Not For Contact With The Soil

- Another method can be used based on a convective preheating (23). Figure 2 shows the configuration of a convective column. In this case, the heater is not in contact with the soil (21). Air is injected at the same time that the heater is turned on at the beginning of the experiment, promoting convective heat transfer. The heater is then turned off when the combustion is ignited, same as the conductive column. Experiments have been conducted to study different ignition method and particularly convective ignition....   [tags: Heat, Heat transfer, Thermal radiation, Convection]

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The Second Coming Of Speed And Contact

- The Second Coming of Speed and Contact In the United States we have many great sports that get our attention on the television. Baseball, Basketball, and Football are some of the main sports we watch in America on a daily basis. These sports bring excitement and entertainment right into our living room. Out of all the sports we watch in the USA, football is the most popular sport of all. It brings the speed, hard hits, and amazing athletic plays we desire when we watch sports. Out of all the sports in America, football brings in the most money, and there is a reason, people want to see a fast paced, hard hitting, trash talking game....   [tags: United States, American football, Football]

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Naitve Americans In The Contact Zone

- Long before the Europeans set foot on American soil, the American Indians, or rather the Native Americans had been living on this land. Ever since the first Europeans inhabited America there has been a fascination with its land. It’s beautiful scenery and its rich soil made, for the settlers, an attractive place to settle. In the distance the Native Americans (dubbed Indians by the settlers) watched as more and more Europeans came into their homeland. Unfortunately the American government took advantage of the Indians by tricking them into selling their land and forcing them off if they refused; this started to aggravate the Indians because they were constantly being forced off their own lan...   [tags: anthopology]

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The Ethics Of Physical Contact Sports

- One of the most pressing issues within physical contact sports is the amount of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) sustained by the players on both professional and amateur levels. This particular topic has been debated over numerous times, arguing whether or not there should be more safety regulations within these particular sports. Many people suggest that adding more regulations will impact the sports taking away from their original entertainment. However, one can clearly see the endangerment these athletes face with long term brain trauma, and how certain steps should be enforced in order to avoid this....   [tags: Traumatic brain injury, Concussion, Neurotrauma]

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The Quest For Contact With Aliens

- It has been a species wide dream of humans to come in contact, as well as to communicate with super-and sub-human intelligences, but this dream has only become a perusable scientific enterprise since the late nineteenth century. Peters explains, “The quest for contact with aliens is a leading example of the dialectic of enlightenment, the persistence of myth at the heart of the most secular enterprise. Even more, it is an allegory of faith in a disenchanted universe” (Peters 246). Our constant interest in communication with extraterrestrial intelligences is due to the fact that we are among, as well as surrounded by alien communication....   [tags: Communication, Message, Extraterrestrial life]

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A Opportunity For Positive Intergenerational Contact

- Games seem to provide a substantive opportunity for positive intergenerational contact. The context of games provides opportunities for high quality, close contact between players and a rich context for engagement and reciprocal interaction among age groups. Mahmud, Mubin, Shahid, & Martens (2010) believed that “[i]ntergenerational games are known to enhance social bonding between children and the older adults and provide a gateway to overcome and breach social distances” (p. 148). Playing games “allows players to help each other to achieve simple common goals and equal status from taking on different roles flexibly” (Chua, Jung, Lwin, & Theng, 2013, p....   [tags: Qualitative research, Case study, Demographics]

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Physical Contact Or Use Of Weapons

- physical. This is the last step before there is physical contact or use of weapons so it is beneficial to both them and the subject in question if the conflict ends verbally. Stage 3 When verbal intervention doesn’t work or is not effective against the situation at hand then police may need to use hand control and hand submission techniques. These are important if a police officer needs to get either offensive or defensive in order to protect themselves, others, or the suspect from causing harm to their own person....   [tags: Police, Police brutality, Constable]

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Personal Space and Eye Contact

- Study of personal space is important. Proxemics behavior is not just one form of self-defense, is also a part of the unconscious that controls the behavior and the interaction between humans. Personal space is essential for people because alerts when somebody is too close that could cause some damage to another. Some studies try to explain how proxemics behavior works and what factors can influence it. For example, previous experiments found out that people more distance when they are front of tall people than when they are front of short people....   [tags: proxemics, behavior, self-defense]

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Arts of the Contact Zone

- Mary Louise Pratt wrote the essay “Arts of the Contact Zone” with the purpose of explaining that society would benefit if people were exposed to and understood the concept of “contact zones”. She refers to contact zones as social spaces where cultures meet and clash with each other, usually with one culture being dominant over the other. A person living in a contact zone is exposed to two different cultures, two different languages, and as a result is presented with a struggle in each culture to maintain themselves....   [tags: Sociology ]

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Intercultural Contact Should Be Encouraged

- I believe that all intercultural contact should be encouraged if you look at the world today it 's evolving into a multicultural world and it isn 't what it used to be today being dominated by one or two races there are a bunch of different cultures that are living in the United States and intercultural communication is a big key to success that keeps the world intact and in the right direction. A big example why I think intercultural contact should be encouraged is sports if you look at the sports world all sports are a global game, for example the national basketball association used to be full of Americans then after a while it started become international with big names such as Yao Ming,...   [tags: Culture, Cross-cultural communication]

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A Speech On Physical Contact

- Physical Contact Physical Contact means, for instance, shaking a client by the hand (touch). A child who has studied in the same school since year seven and regularly meets the therapist and special education needs assistant, due to having problems with controlling their behaviour and when both practitioners see the child they shake their hand. This is a way to welcome someone and greet them in a gracious manner. Furthermore, by doing this with the children who get annoyed easily this would be calming their gesture....   [tags: Teacher, School, Psychology, Education]

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Leadership Is A Contact Sport

- Introduction Leadership is a contact sport. As with any sport skills, best practices, and preparation are on constant display for both teammates and competitors to see. Leaders must hone specific characteristics and traits that give them the ability to earn the respect of those who would follow. In this paper the traits of courage, integrity, and growth will be expressed as important concepts in the development and maintenance of a leader. Group Consensus The three topics chosen were all considered important to the group members....   [tags: Learning, Skill, Leadership, Isaiah]

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Contact Zones are Universal

- In Mary Louise Pratt’s “Arts of the Contact Zone”, Pratt establishes her definition of a contact zone, which is useful in understanding similar situations found in Richard Rodriguez’s “The Achievement of Desire”. In Pratt’s “Arts of the Contact Zone”, the idea of the contact zone is implemented so as to trigger off ideas on how to relate multifaceted concepts, such as language, communication and culture. In “The Achievement of Desire”, an autobiographical text of a young first-generation Mexican boy, Rodriguez feels a constant struggle between his family and education....   [tags: Literary Comparison]

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Contact With M. Drexler

- CONTACT WITH M. DREXLER: I interviewed M. Drexler separately. With him separated from the group, I could see that his eyes were watery/bloodshot and he had an odor of alcoholic beverage on his breath. I pointed this out to M. Drexler and he denied drinking alcoholic beverages tonight and stated that they just went for a walk. I asked M. Drexler if he would be willing to submit to a Preliminary Breath Test (PBT) and he refused. I offered M. Drexler the opportunity to submit to a PBT at least one more time and he refused....   [tags: Alcohol, Alcoholic beverage, Ethanol, Hangover]

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Violence in Contact Sports

- THESIS: Contact sports have been here since the medieval times. Soccer was also already being put into sport use by china in the dynasties. Implied, players on both teams have agreed to be hit, pushed, shoved, and possibly fought. What can be used for considering when or where a player crosses the line. Using examples from previous court cases, we will examine how players in the NHL could be charged when excessive force against other players in the opposite team come into play. Having hockey being used for an example, we will examine and look at the rules of the NHL, as well as how Todd Bertuzzi from the Vancouver Canucks stepped over the line, and was charged with assault....   [tags: Competitive Sports]

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Eye contact

- A common phrase used about the eyes is that, “the eyes are the window to the soul.” This phrase is not necessarily true; however, it gives a good perspective on how people use eyes to judge a person’s character. First of all, eye contact is a great communication tool and can be used effectively in social situation. Second, a teacher can use eye contact to help their interaction with students. Third, employers want a future employee to have good eye contact to know that the employee is listening and will understand the job they are asked to perform....   [tags: Sociology]

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Contact Zones

- The reader is introduced to a term coined and repeated by Pratt throughout the piece, "contact zones." She uses this term "to refer to social spaces where cultures meet, clash, and grapple with each other, often in contexts of highly asymmetrical relations of power, such as colonialism, slavery, or their aftermaths as they are lived out in many parts of the world today" (Pratt 584). Contact zones were not necessarily a positive interaction because these social interactions usually came out of ignorance resulting into an obdurate conflict....   [tags: Sociology]

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The Importance of Eye Contact in Healthy Humans

- The term given to define two people gazing at each other’s eyes is eye contact (Harper, Wiens & Matarazzo, 1978). Eye contact is considered an effective form of nonverbal communication, which is utilised to convey expression and information with others. For instance, during social interactions, it is possible to gage the other person’s reaction through eye contact. It is therefore a useful social tool, which can be deliberately utilised in order to perform the following actions; provide non-verbal information, regulate interaction, express intimacy, exercise social control, and facilitate task goals with another individual (Petterson, 1982, 1983)....   [tags: autism, neurodevelopment disorders, disability]

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A Brief Note On Skin And Skin Contact

- Skin-to-skin contact, also known as STS in the medical field, is becoming a growing trend in the United States due to its many benefits between the mother and child. This practice should start immediately after the birth of the child, with the child lying naked and prone on the mother’s bare chest with a warm blanket over the child. By doing this after birth, it can help the child be less stressed since birth and the newborn environment in a hospital setting can be very stressful (Ludington, 2015)....   [tags: Childbirth, Pregnancy, Infant, Breastfeeding]

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Indigenous People and Their Contact With Imperialists or Explorers

- The Tutsi The Tutsi people of East Africa had cultural contact with their sister tribe, the Hutu, this occurred during the 14th century when the Tutsi migrated to Rwanda. During about the 1880 (19th Century) Roman Catholic missionaries arrived in the region, wanting to convert the Tutsi to Catholic, however this desire was not intensified until World War 1. The Tutsi people were rich in traditions and customs before the imperialism and colonialism of East Africa, they had ceremonies regarding the naming of children and what to do after the death of a family member....   [tags: Westernization, Expansion]

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Robert Zimeckis' Contact and the Existence of God

- The world is a funny place. No one really understands everything that has happened, that is happening and that is about to come. In order to dictate how we came about we use theories to quench our curiosity. Theories come from everywhere for example religion gives us simple fairy tale like stories of our existence and science gives us more of a mathematical rational point of view. The problem is, how do we know which one is right and which one is wrong. The honest answer to that is that there is no answer....   [tags: philosophical analysis]

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Social Norm Of Making Eye Contact

- For my breaching experiment, I decided to break the social norm of looking at someone while engaged in conversation with them. Today, it is socially unacceptable and impolite to avoid looking at someone when talking to them. The background assumption for a typical conversation is that direct eye contact will be made more often than not; otherwise social norms are being violated. Avoiding eye contact during an exchange tends to dehumanize the person that is not receiving the eye contact. It is impolite and offensive, not looking at someone who is talking makes it seem as though the topic being discussed is unimportant....   [tags: Sociology, Norm, Breaching experiment]

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Optometric World: Smart People, Smart Phones, Smart Contacts?

- Throughout the years movies have implemented technology that has never been seen before to create a futuristic setting. Throughout the Terminator movies, viewers see data overlaid the main character’s world through contact lenses. At the time when Terminator was released, this was not possible through contemporary technology, but now scientists at the University of Washington are on the way to getting the perfect smart contacts. Eyes are truly an extension of the brain and receive the information which the brain sees and integrates....   [tags: eyes, brain, lenses, contact lenses]

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The Decreasing Prevelence of Face-to-Face Contact

- Mostly in the early days before civilization and after civilization, the most appreciated media of communication was face-to-face contact. In the early 1980’s we were confronted with the task of thinking like the computers that the humans were using. As the time went by, people around the globe have been substituting the face-to-face contact with other mediums. The first medium that the mass substituted face-to-face contact with was the availability of online connections. An individual resorted to contacting the other individuals [family members, friends, co-workers] through connections....   [tags: connection, technology, phones]

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Contact: The Conflict between Science and Religion

- The conflict between science and religion has been seen over the years as a major conflict. Through the movie Contact directed by Robert Zemeckis I will explore more in details how the movie resolves the age-old conflict between science and religion through the hero myth . ¬¬The movie contact is all about finding where the human race first started as well as their first confrontation with the extraterrests.The main character in the movie, Ellie, we understand that she is on a journey for a meaning in her own life....   [tags: Robert Zimeckis film analysis]

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My Role as the Building Technology Contact

- As the Building Technology Contact (BTC) for my school, I participate in establishing procedures and policies, and I help plan, budget, and implement resources for our school’s technology environment. As a degree-seeking student in the University of Alaska Southeast’s Educational Technology Masters Program, I have participated in a variety of professional development opportunities related to management of school facilities, technology resources, and purchases. As a BTC, I am often responsible for various aspects of the school’s technology facilities....   [tags: Personal Experience ]

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The Effects Of Concussions From Contact Sports

- Concussions from contact sports are no new problem in Canada. Just this year Global News claimed that it was an “epidemic problem in Canadian kids”. However, what does this mean regarding the general knowledge of concussions and how they are diagnosed and treated. University of Regina’s Dr. Patrick Neary has been conducting baseline tests on athletes city-wide, hoping to answer these questions with a variety of types of research. “I think most people are starting to learn that you can get a concussion without hitting your head.” Neary claims....   [tags: Concussion, Traumatic brain injury, Head injury]

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Sports Athletes And Non Contact Sports

- Sporting events are the most attended events around the world involving contact and non-contact sports. While attendees of sporting events watch two opposing teams battle for victory, many do not take into account the health of the athletes. Although athletes go through rigorous training to prepare for games that are specific to a certain sport, many do not think of the brain as a factor in sports. Due to the fact that the brain is not a main concern of athletes or sport team management, many athletes have developed various brain diseases that come into effect in later years....   [tags: Traumatic brain injury, Concussion, Brain]

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The Contact Lens

- The Contact Lens When the contact lens was invented, the world of vision correction was altered forever. No longer were those people lacking perfect 20/20 vision forced to look any different than everyone else. Both discrete and revolutionary, the contact lens provided a brand new, viable, alternate solution to an age-old problem. After centuries of engineering and discovery the contact lens has evolved greatly. Presently contact lenses are made hard or soft, for daily or continuous wear, gas permeable, and even providing ultraviolet protection....   [tags: Eye Sight Vision Corrective Lens]

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Contact

- The movie Contact, based on the novel by Carl Sagan, is a fascinating journey through the human mind that attempts to answer the questions that humans have been asking since the dawn of time, “Are we alone in the Universe?'; Ellie Arroway (portrayed by Jodie Foster), the main character of the movie refers to the historic event upon which the movie is based, contact with an alien civilization, as one of the most significant events in human history, and rightly so. This film explores the religious implications of such an event as well as the faith that one has to have afterwards....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Contact

- b) Why are astronomers using radio telescopes looking for far stars instead of a telescope. First of all, what is a radio telescope. The first non-visual spectral region that was used extensively for astronomical observations was the radio frequency band. Telescopes observing at these wavelengths are commonly called radio telescopes. Radio telescopes may be made much larger than optical/infrared telescopes because the wavelengths of radio waves are much longer than wavelengths of optical light....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Catharsis of the Contact Zone

- The Catharsis of the Contact Zone In a Judeo-Christian society, people would respect their neighbor's sacrosanct beliefs, values, and interpretation of "reality." Yet, society doesn't follow the guidelines of the Judeo-Christian moral code. The ideologies of corporate America have become part of the official religion in which language (written and spoken) indisputably separates superior from inferior. Clearly, words are power. History shows that language has the power to influence, change, and even kill....   [tags: Papers]

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Intergroup Contact Can Be an Effect Strategy to Reduce Discrimination

- Research over the last several decades has shown that intergroup contact can be an effective strategy to reduce discrimination. In 1954, Allport outlined four conditions for optimal contact; equal status in the situation, common goals, cooperation, and institutional support. Common goals and cooperation were later combined as interdependence by Sherif. Although these four factors may lead to optimal outcomes, depending on the situation, positive outcomes can be achieved even if all four factors are not satisfied....   [tags: equal, goals, cooperation, support, factor]

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Physical Contact in Minor Sports Should be Avoided

- Minor Athletes: The Body Check needs a Reality Check Six seconds left on the clock. The player is coming in hard for the shot as the other team quickly gains on them. Four seconds to go. The other team has caught up. Two seconds left. The player is shoved down on to their knees as their golden opportunity for the winning shot slips away. Time is up. The crowd springs to their feet as the buzzer wails, yet the player does not move. The player cannot move. Physical contact in minor sports is dangerous and unnecessary....   [tags: Injuries, Endanger]

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Pottery in the Contact Zone

- Pottery in the Contact Zone It is nearly impossible to discuss Native American art without taking into consideration the effect that western culture has had on it. Native American art, in its purest sense, is something that no longer exists. In its place is an amalgamation of an art form that was once completely Native American and the values that western culture has placed on that art form. This cultural phenomenon is what Mary Louise Pratt has termed the “Contact Zone” which is used to refer to the “social spaces where cultures meet, clash and grapple with each other, often in contexts of highly asymmetrical relations of power such as colonialism, slavery or other aftermaths as they...   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Biological and Cultural Consequences of European Contact with the Native Americans

- The consequences of European contact with the Native Americans had grave consequences surpassing the expectations of both sides. However, while the Europeans were able to overcome most of the initial problems surrounding the contact, the Native Americans endured the effects for much longer which led to the decline of Native American power in North America. Both biological effects such as the impact of diseases, and cultural effects including the formation of new societies and the European influence, had devastating effects on the lives the Native Americans had formerly known....   [tags: American History]

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How The Team Can Be Viewed As A Community And A Contact Zone

- “My team is my family, and we stick together no matter what,” are words we often hear from the mouths of world class athletes after a championship win. For most, including myself, these words evoke feelings of camaraderie, loyalty, and love, but anyone who has been a member of a team knows that this is not a very accurate representation of the team dynamic. Logically one would ask why there are different images of teams. Benedict Anderson would explain that a team can be described as an “imagined community” in that it is characterized by its sameness and goodness, while its differences are often brushed aside (Pratt, 493)....   [tags: Sexual orientation, Homosexuality, Heterosexuality]

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Arts of the Contact Zone, Mary Louise Pratt

- In 1990, the second Modern Language Association Literacy Conference was held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. During the conference Mary Louise Pratt a Stanford Professor delivered a keynote/lecture that revolutionized how people think about their social spaces. She introduced a revolutionary way to think about these social spaces, instead of calling them communities she started calling it the “contact zone”. According to Pratt a “contact zone is a place where cultures meet, clash, and grapple” (Pratt 487)....   [tags: community, social space, cultural crash]

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Cloud Based Saas Solutions For Contact Centers

- Before the recent tech growth of the last decade and the rise of cloud-based SaaS solutions for contact centers, most functions of every department were highly manual processes. The Quality Management department was no different. In its infancy Quality Management in contact centers was conducted by team leaders or Supervisors listening to live calls while filling out a check list to identify is defined aspects of the call were handled appropriately. The primary flaw with this method was that the calls couldn’t be played to reviewed in a coaching session....   [tags: Quality management, Quality assurance, Better]

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Imprisoned Mothers: Should Contact with Children be Eliminated

- Imprisoned Mothers: Should Part of the Punishment Eliminate Communication with the Children. “When my mother was sentenced, I felt I was sentenced. She was sentenced to prison, away from her kids and family. I was sentenced as a child-to be without my mother.” This quotation is part of a story of a young woman’s struggle with her mother being in prison. Separation from children is an issue that many female prisoners face. However, it’s not just the mothers who will suffer; we must also consider the children of these women....   [tags: Family Psychology ]

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Football: Head to Head Contact is Too Dangerous

- The use of head to head contact at any level in football, should be illegal. There is no reason as to why you cannot keep your head up your body square and make a proper tackle. Coaches teach you how to make the proper big hit, without using your head at all. You put yourself at risk and the person you are hitting by lowering, or keeping your head straight up to make head to head contact. The proper way to tackle is made up of a 6 step process. Step 1 is to breakdown, buzz means to set your feet in a good balanced position, correct body posture for the hit, shoot into the hit, wrap up, and finally drive your target into the ground....   [tags: injuries, removing helmets]

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The Transmission Of Chlamydia Is Done Through Sexual Contact

- Question 1 The transmission of chlamydia is done through sexual contact, which includes oral, vaginal, and anal (Hock). Rare instances of eyes being infected have been reported (Hock). There is no chance that sharing the leotards would give her chlamydia. When talking with your friend emphasize that she cannot get chlamydia without being directly in contact in various sexual instances. Additionally, she might feel safe if you emphasize the leotards are washed after each use. Question 2 Yes, it is possible for a mother to pass HIV on to her baby through exposure to HIV positive blood and breast milk (Hock)....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior, HIV]

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Factors Influencing Health Status And Contact With Health Services

- Apart from the 12 list of culture-bound syndromes, ICD-10 has other component that give spaces, even though indirect, for cultural issue: Multiaxial Presentation of ICD-10; the Primary Health Version: and the Chapter XXI on Factors that influencing Health status and Contact with Health Services (Mezzich, Berganza, & Ruiperez, 2001, p. 412). They further explain that Multiaxial Presentation of ICD-10 consists of three axes, which one of them is contextual factors. Primary Health Version affords cultural presence through the involvement of family in counselling....   [tags: Mental disorder, Psychiatry]

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Life in the New World Prior to European Contact

- Before the Spanish arrived to Latin America, the New World, life had been extremely different. Horses were not roaming around and empires were killing citizens to make sure that the sun would rise. The Spanish had no idea about the New World or groups of people who lived there. The people who inhabited the New World were the Mayans, Incas, Olmecs, and Aztecs. These groups occupied the land until their empires fell or the Spanish took over, around 1500s. Life in Latin America prior to the European contact portrayed a duality because the indigenous Americans were knowledgeable and artistic hitherto violent and lacked knowledge in technology....   [tags: Latin America, Mayan Culture]

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Life in the New World Prior to European Contact

- Life in Latin America, also known as the New Word, prior to the Spanish had been completely different than life after the Spanish had arrived and conquered. Before the Spanish arrived in the New World, horses did not roam the land freely and empires killed citizens to ensure that the sun would rise. Before the Spanish arrived they had no knowledge of the New World or the groups of people who lived there. The Olmecs, Mayans, Aztecs, and Incas once inhabited the New World. These groups occupied the land until around the 1500’s when their empires fell or the Spanish took over; some civilizations disappearance still remains a mystery (Historic Mysteries, The History Channel)....   [tags: Pre-Colonial America]

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My First Contact Experience : Deaf Coffee

- My first contact experience was deaf coffee that was held on friday january 22nd at the lighthouse church in puyallup. I was here for about 3 hours from 6-9pm. For me this experience was really weird because i’ve never been in a room of complete silence with so many people communicating so much before. If i hadn’t even notice the doors being widely opened i probably would’ve walked right by the room to be honest. First look at the room and it was quite spectacular. People of all race, ethnic background and culture were all smiling and enjoying each other company....   [tags: Sign language, Deaf culture]

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Life in Latin America Prior to European Contact

- Before Europeans came to Latin America there was civilization taken by the Olmec, Inca, Maya, and Aztec. The Olmec carved ceremonial heads that meant a lot to their culture representing their gods. The Inca had a very advanced civilization; they were home to builders and engineers and built Macchu Picchu. They Maya became the powerhouse of all the civilizations after Tikals’ success from conquering surrounding areas. The Aztec were very religious and obeyed their gods at all times. Life in Latin America prior to European contact insinuated duality because they engineered buildings, had a strong understanding of astronomy, yet had limited technology, and practiced human sacrifice and blood-l...   [tags: indigenous, civilizations, gods, culture]

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Can You Have Any Contact With Bucky?

- “Have you had any contact with Bucky?” Steve asked. “Steve, you have someone watching my apartment and I wouldn’t be surprised if you have someone following me around. You would know if I had seen James. Plus, I said I would call if I had seen him. Don’t you trust me?” Alex asked before taking a bite. It was steaming hot and she had to hold the phone away from her mouth as she swore under her breath. “Honestly, not really no.” Alex could hear the smile in Steve’s voice. “Brawn and brains, you really are the whole package, Rodgers” Alex said as she rolled her eyes....   [tags: Debut albums, It Was Written]

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Customer Contact, Our Support Call Center

- The ability for the customer to interface with the company would be throughout the customer relations portals on the website; we have everything from instruction manuals and support videos to help show the customers how to fix their potential issues. The fact is, customers search, make buying decisions, solve problems, look for self-service options and get to know businesses through the content and information about them on the web (Since). Next we would suggest that the customer contact, our support call center....   [tags: Customer service, Marketing, Sales]

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Contact Lens Complications

- Contact Lens Complications The last 20 years has seen a tremendous increase in the use of contact lenses. Despite the recent trend towards fashionable eyewear and the advances in refractive surgeries, there are still approximately 1 million Australians who are currently wearing contact lenses. This is partly because of the variety of lens materials, replacement schedules, specialty designs, and convenient contact lens care systems available today. While there are many benefits of contact lenses, both cosmetic and therapeutic, contact lens wear is not without risk of complications....   [tags: Papers]

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Historical Events that Impacted Contact Improvisation

- Historical Events that Impacted Contact Improvisation Dance has evolved greatly throughout the centuries. It began with ballet and has led up to contact improvisation. This form of dance begun in the early 1970's and was started by a man named Steve Paxton and a group of postmodern dancers from New York City. Contact improvisation is a partnering form of dance and known as the art of moving spontaneously with a group or another person. This form of dance does not require the exact set of traditional skills of other dance form, it doesn’t have a technique that could be studied, and it is practiced in order to accomplish the highest potential....   [tags: Dance Theory Dancing Essays]

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The Impact of Viking Contact on Western Europe

- The blood-thirsty Vikings had such a strong influence and impact on Western Europe that their impact of Viking contact spread throughout the world and lives on today. Three significant ways they affected the world was by the Vikings amazing technology skills of ship building and navigation as well as their polytheism religion. The Vikings in their time were the best shipbuilders and sailors in the world. Their ships were very strong as they were made out of a very long-lasting type of wood, which was oak wood....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Determining the Accuracy of a Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer versus a Rectal Thermometer

- ... The objective of this study was to determine the accuracy of a non-contact infrared thermometer versus a rectal thermometer for obtaining a core temperature reading. “Should these devices prove reliable they could become an important part of initial and ongoing assessment of children in whom other temperature measurement strategies are insufficient.” (Fortuna et al., 2010 p. 102) Two hundred patients, ranging in age from one month to four years old were a part of this research, with an average age of 1.4 years....   [tags: pediatrics, core temperature reading]

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Why Do You Know The Name Of Your At Contact Person?

- Do you know the name of your AT contact person. Does every school have an AT contact person. Lower Kuskokwim School District does not have an Assistive Technology contact in district. To ask for the funding for a device teachers must ask principal and the director of special education for assistance. Bottom-line, where and how do you begin an initial AT assessment process in your school district. Due to size and lack of funding, some districts train school site staff to serve as AT contacts. There is no written procedure used in my district....   [tags: Education, Teacher]

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How Seasonal Pollens Affect T Cells And The Development Of Contact Dermatitis

- "Are you really sure this is what you want to do?" one of the interns asked me after another week of working 80 hours during my ICU observation. While I understood how he felt, my answer was – ABSOLUTELY. While I was fascinated by the complex and challenging world of skin diseases, I also developed a strong interest in clinical research, designed and completed an exciting project on "How seasonal pollens affect T cells in the development of contact dermatitis." My early efforts in research opened my eyes to how research goes hand in hand with clinical medicine....   [tags: Medicine, Physician, Pathology, Disease]

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My Personal Positive Experience with Contact Zones between Cultures

- I would have never realized what kind of experience I had back in 2002 if it wasn't for my current class in 2013 at the University of Texas at Dallas. Reading and Writing Texts was a class that I didn't really know what I was getting into till a week or two had already passed. By then I realized I enjoyed it quite a bit despite my lack of writing skills when it came to essays. It was when we began to read the stories by Hoffman, Pratt, Anzaldua, Rodriguez, Damrosch, Valery, Thuesen, and Liu that I realized I had a similar experience that these writers talked about....   [tags: Korean culture]

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Aboriginal Education From Pre Contact, Through The Residential Schools

- In the article by Erica Neeganagwedgin she examines aboriginal education from pre contact, through the Residential Schools and concludes with contemporary issues in education, focusing on women in multiple sections. Neegangagwedgin argues how colonial education curriculum in Canadian schools are marginalizing and oppressing aboriginal students by rarely including their history, heritages and cultural antecedents therefore creating a ‘denial of the selfhood of aboriginal students” (p.28). She starts by comparing the pedagogy differences between Aboriginals and Eurocentric students the stem of differing worldviews which have created this problem as Canada denies to recognize the Aboriginal wor...   [tags: Education, Teacher, School, Secondary education]

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Contact Between The Native Americans, Africans And Europeans Impacted The World And Course Of History

- Contact between the Native Americans, Africans and Europeans impacted the world and course of history. Predating the arrival of the Europeans, different Native American groups were scattered across the continent, each population, political, economic, and religious beliefs differing. Each group was heavily influenced by the environment and ecosystem they lived in. There was a great amount of gold in Africa, creating a source of power and large amounts of international interest. Three large empires formed from the Sudanic civilization, which was ruled by kings and princes and formed its on traditional monotheism....   [tags: Atlantic slave trade, Slavery, Caribbean, Africa]

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Avoiding Contact With Carcinogens And Its Effects On The Health Of The General Public

- Avoiding contact with carcinogens is next to impossible in today’s world. It is well established that carcinogens are cancer causing agents and prolonged exposure can result in a person developing cancer or another serious illness. People often overlook, or just do not recognize the threat everyday carcinogens pose to their health. Some carcinogens are discussed and analyzed more often than others because of their prevalence and their threat to the health of the general public. The first carcinogen to look at is radon....   [tags: Lung cancer, Cancer, Radon, Asbestos]

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Gun Disarming Tips From A Distance Outside The Range Of Body Contact

- Gun Disarming Tips • Never try to take a gun from a distance outside the range of body contact.- • Always be “Within Arm’s Reach’ (WAR). • Remember your safety and the safety of others (Bystanders). • Don’t move unless he tells you to. Example: “Put your hands up’ or “Turn around.” (This can be used in your favor) • Keep your hands close to the weapon when possible (BUT do not-“Do Not” touch the weapon unless you are ready to commit-and take it). • Comply or use a ruse to set up the technique....   [tags: Gun, Weapon, Cannon, Handgun]

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Arts of the Contact Zone by Mary Louise Pratt

- Arts of the Contact Zone by Mary Louise Pratt In the Arts of the Contact Zone, Mary Louise Pratt has tried to explain the concepts of the “contact zone”, which she referred to as “the space of colonial encounters”. This social space that she speaks about is a stage where “disparate cultures meet, clash, and grapple each other, often in highly asymmetrical relations of domination and subordination”. Pratt aims to highlight these relations between the colonizer and the colonized “in terms of copresence, interaction, interlocking understandings and practices”....   [tags: British Colonialism and Repression in India]

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The Neural Mechanisms Responsible For Controlling The Expressions

- A facial Expression is one or more motions or position of the muscles beneath the skin of the face. Humans can defiantly adopt a facial Expression voluntarily or involuntarily, which is so amazing, because it’s just their own facial expression, and the best part is its unique. The neural mechanisms responsible for controlling the expressions differ in each case. Voluntary facial Expressions are often socially conditioned and almost always follow a cortical route in the brain. Conversely, involuntary facial expressions are strongly believed to be innate and follow a subcortical route in the brain....   [tags: Nonverbal communication, Eye contact]

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Nonverbal Behaviors Are The Important Component Of The Conversation

- Nonverbal behaviors are the important component in the conversation. Even though our communication is based on words, but there are still a lot of thoughts and ideas that cannot be explained by words and need to be explained by using nonverbal behaviors. So, in conversation, both verbal and nonverbal behaviors are needed to complete the conversation. Yet, if just nonverbal behaviors are used in the conversation, what is going to happen. Could we still understand the conversation if just nonverbal behaviors are used....   [tags: Nonverbal communication, Eye contact]

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Exploring Greeks' Contact with Eastern Peoples and Goods

- Exploring Greeks' Contact with Eastern Peoples and Goods In the past, historians have had a tendency to separate Greek Society from the rest of the world, however contemporary scholars now recognise the need to not only place Greece within a global context but to also consider the interactions between neighbouring civilisations and their consequences. Evidence suggests that after the fall of the Myceneaens, the Ionians were driven out of Greece by the returning Dorians and forced to set up colonies in the surrounding areas[1]....   [tags: Papers]

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Use of Excessive Force and Sexual Misconduct in Law Enforcement

- The Bureau of Justice conducted a police-public contact survey. Eith and Durose (2011) state that 9 out of 10 residents who were sixteen years old or older advise that they believed that the officer’s that they had contact with, acted fairly and did not abuse their authority. There have been a number of officers who have been accused and convicted of using excessive force. In one case in a maximum security prison in New York there were two correction officers that were caught on video hitting an inmate that was handcuffed behind the back....   [tags: police-public contact survey]

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Letter to the Jackson High School Aministration

- Dear Jackson High School Administration, As you know, each individual has their own views and ideals about life. But you may be wondering how these views are formulated. This is because of what Jane Tompkins calls “historical perspectives.” Historical perspectives are molded by an individual’s culture and background. For example, because of historical perspectives, an Asian student may view something in a completely different way than how an American student would. By analyzing Jane Tompkins’ “”Indians”: Textualism, Morality, and the Problem of History,” I have been able to conclude that these historical perspectives are heavily influenced by the symbolic complex of a culture and are one of...   [tags: creating a positive contact zone]

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The Importance Of A Pharmacist Counseling A Patient With Fever And The Prescription

- The first link is about a pharmacist counseling a patient with fever and the prescription is levothyroxine. For this reflection, I am analyzing the nonverbal communication oft the first pharmacist in the video. The good qualities about this pharmacist were that she was siting straight which shows that she is attentive and ready for the counseling. This gives the patient a signal that the pharmacist is ready for the counseling and then they are encouraged to listen. The pharmacist nodded the head and responded with “okay”, when the patient is taking as well as when the patient is done talking....   [tags: Nonverbal communication, Eye contact]

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Get More Personal Space By Susan Ross

- get more personal space. Though judging Rachel’s response to Ross in the first clip, she doesn’t suspect a thing and he has succeeded in deceiving her that he likes to cuddle. Ross gets away with this deception because nonverbally, nothing seems off about his actions. He kisses her and shows affection, as he would do if he were truly agreeing with her. Thus, Ross has mastered nonverbal skills to intentionally deceive Rachel that they are on the same page about cuddling. Furthermore, Ross’ successful deception is significant to this clip because if it had failed, the outcome of the conversation would have changed dramatically....   [tags: Nonverbal communication, Eye contact]

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Business and Employee use of Social Media.

- Funny commercial goes viral on YouTube. Company embarrassed when employee insults customer on Twitter feed. How do you want your company's brand to be thought of on social media. We live in an age where consumers are plugged into social media constantly, and this affects their purchasing decisions, perceptions and habits. Any business that wants to retain its image as modern and capable, as well as listening to its customers has to embrace social media, and its employees are the front-line troops in this task....   [tags: Customer Contact, Recruitment]

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Tort Law: Harassment Act 1997

- INTRODUCTION The main purpose of this Essay is to advise the parties as to any potential liability in tort and under the protection from Harassment Act 1997, also to find out the particulars of the case and list the points that are necessary in order for someone to be found guilty. In Caroline and Nicole, A minor must be responsible for his or her own torts. However the issue here is whether Nicole’s actions amounted to a battery. Battery: To make a claim, Caroline must establish that Nicole intentionally caused an offensive contact with her....   [tags: harassment, assesment, offensive contact]

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Interview About My Body Position

- Attending During the interview I noticed that I speak very fast and said “um” a lot during my introduction, I have to slow down and give myself time to breath and also to give my client time to comprehend all that I was saying during the introduction. My body position was slightly leaning towards my client. This helped the meeting to go smooth and relaxed, helping her to feel more comfortable. My body position was welcoming but I feel as though it could have been more relaxed. I could have been more relaxed by not speeding through the introduction and allowing silence when needed so that my client could develop thoughts or questions....   [tags: Nonverbal communication, Eye contact]

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Nonverbal Communication And Cultural Differences

- Practically to picking up on Nonverbal Cues With a firm grasp on nonverbal communication’s influence and cultural differences, it situates a person in a more optimal position to uncover what benefits there are to reap from a comprehension of this art. One such practicality stems from the forenamed situation in which negotiations between Nigerians and non-Nigerians broke down as a result of a difference of perception of nonverbal behavior. In being of such significance to people it would not hurt to become more aware of the cultural nonverbal customs of potential clients....   [tags: Nonverbal communication, Eye contact]

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The Information On Nonverbal Codes

- First review the information on nonverbal codes in the Reading. Then go to a location where you can observe people (a busy restaurant, a hotel lobby, your workplace, or somewhere there are many people to observe). Start by analyzing your reactions. What are your impressions of people based on appearance, artifacts, body language, eye contact, paralanguage, use of space, and touch. 1. Location and time of day. I went to Pleasant Valley Days located in Scofield, Utah for their Fourth of July Celebration....   [tags: Nonverbal communication, Eye contact]

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Autism Spectrum Disorder and Interventions

- Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental condition that develops during a child’s first few years of life (Lesack, Bearss, Celano, & Sharp, 2014). This disorder occurs significantly more often in boys than girls (Goldstein, Naglieri, Rzepa, & Williams, 2012). Autism is part of a group that is known as pervasive developmental disorders (PDD), which also includes Asperger’s disorder, Rett disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder and pervasive development disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) (Sunita and Bilszta, 2012)....   [tags: eye contact, communication, ]

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