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Analysis Of Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak 's ' Spivak Chakravorty '

- Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak is an unsettling voice in literary theory and especially, postcolonial studies. She has describes herself as a “practical deconstructionist feminist Marxist” and as a “gadfly”. She uses deconstruction to examine "how truth is constructed" and to deploy the assertions of one intellectualand political position (such as Marxism) to "interrupt" or "bring into crisis" another (feminism, forexample). In her work, she combines passionate denunciations of the harm done to women, non-Europeans, and the poor by the privileged West with a persistent questioning of the grounds on whichradical critique takes its stand.Her continual interrogation of assumptions can make Spivak...   [tags: Postcolonialism, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak]

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Globalization : A Strong Facet Of Globalization And International Integration

- A strong facet of globalization and international integration in general is the idea behind economic vitality being spread to undeveloped parts of the world. Most striking and most intriguing about this interconnection of economies at the international level, is its function as an autonomous force. Globalization is seemingly uncontainable—as reflected in the blurring of country borders for trade purposes—even by geographic location. In other words, free trade exemplifies globalization’s ability to convert what was traditionally a very complicated or complicated process into something that occurs within seconds now....   [tags: Globalization, Economics, International trade]

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The Supreme Court Vs. Salazar V. Buono Case

- The Supreme Court was faced with a unique paradox during the case Salazar V. Buono; in which their ruling had to coincide with the establishment clause in the first amendment, while avoiding the dissenting opinions of thousands of veterans and their families they threatened to insult with their decision. In 1934, the VFW commissioned a white cross to be constructed on an outcropping known as Sunrise Rock in the Mojave National Preserve. In 1999, the plaintiff, Frank Buono, requested for the NPS to tear down the cross on the grounds that it was in severe violation of the Establishment Clause....   [tags: Supreme Court, Case]

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The Effects Of Global Warming On The Environment

- Wood Shortage Global warming has been an ongoing battle in the world that has been used in excuses of people who love nature. It has been proven to the world that trees are a renewable resource that will not hurt the environment. Wood is a strong and dependable material that can decompose and become nature again. The bad is how destructive it is to nature by taking all the lumber away, but in a short amount of time the damage can be healed. Even though global warming and logging are said to be depleting our wood supply, using wood for construction is important because wood is the best material to use for construction since it is readily available....   [tags: Fossil fuel, Carbon dioxide, Global warming]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” is a late nineteenth-century Victorian work that highlights the oppressive state of women. Chopin’s text describes the emotional journey of Louise Mallard upon discovering the death of her husband. Through the uses of streams of consciousness, she reveals her inner thoughts about her new-found freedom as a widow. She discovers that her husband is alive, and she dies from a heart attack. Thus, Chopin uses her text to suggest a need for a critical assessment of the roles of women in society....   [tags: Gender role, Sociology, Victorian era, Gender]

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The New Subaltern : A Silent Interview

- The New Subaltern: A Silent Interview Gayatri Spivak, (born Feb. 24, 1942, Calcutta, India), Spivak is a literary critic and theorist. She sometimes regarded as the “Third-World Woman”. She is best known for the article, (Can the Subaltern Speak?). It is considered a founding text of postcolonialism. She is also known for her translation of Jacques Derrida‘s Of Grammatology‟. This translation brought her to prominence. After this she carried out a series of historical studies and literary critiques of imperialism and feminism....   [tags: Postcolonialism, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak]

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Questions : ' Three Propositions Of Postmodernism

- Question 1: Arrigos’ Three Propositions of Postmodernism In criminology, postmodernism implies to the belief that crime is not only the result of social interaction in an area (a foundation of most conflicting theories in criminology), but also a part of the outcome will be influenced by the social aspect. According to Arrigo, the three key issues that inform postmodernism and critical criminology enterprise include one, the centrality of language which is the social human aspect and reality of life is influenced by communication....   [tags: Sociology, Gender, Antisocial personality disorder]

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The Most Admired Philosoper is Plato

- Plato (429–347 B.C.E.) is one of the most admired philosophers of this day. His wisdom has outlived his years and still holds ground in western literary tradition. He was an Athenian of high status. His achievements are so significant even now the educated who have devoted themselves to philosophy refer to themselves as Platonists. Plato is often associated with specific doctrines; the focal one being that of the eidos or forms. These are entities which are eternal and changeless and archetypes of the physical structures encountered in the world....   [tags: education, communication, corrupt]

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The Intercultural Nature Of Gender Boundaries

- Because school is where students learn about culture, it follows that the activities therein should contribute to the understanding of their culture, as well as the culture of others, preparing them for a pluralistic world (Quebec Education, 2001, Section 1.2). This makes the project in question all the more relevant as it does the aforementioned. Additionally, by concentrating on gender norms, the project has the ability, and will to expose the intercultural nature of gender boundaries, how stereotypical images of gender pervade the world as a whole (Schieffelin, & Ochs, 1986)....   [tags: Sociology, Gender, Heteronormativity]

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Postmodernism And Its Impact On Society

- Postmodernism The existence of man is a complex yet simulating phenomenon that has been the driving force of most philosophers and scientists. Centralizing an idea that determines motivates of man’s existence is intriguing when adopting the late 20th century concept of postmodernism. “Postmodernism is a perception of the arts, architecture, and criticism that represents a departure from modernism and has at its heart a general distrust of grand theories and ideologies as well as a problematical relationship with any notion of art.” Being a theory that developed in the late 1960’s postmodernism is catered closest to recent civilianization by focusing on main areas that are believed to impa...   [tags: Mind, Perception, Truth, Thought]

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The Future Of The Army Engineer

- The Future of the Army Engineer The events of September 11, 2001 fundamentally changed the landscape of the United States Army. Among all the branches the Army Corp of Engineers has seen the biggest changes to its mission set. The engineer mission of providing mobility, counter mobility, and survivability to the maneuver commander transformed into a pure route clearance mission as the improvised explosive device threat in Iraq and Afghanistan became more pronounced. There is a need within the engineer community to shift back into pre 9/11 mission focus and reteach the fundamental skills....   [tags: United States Army, Military]

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Mothering Confers Privilege Upon Women

- Mothering confers privilege upon women. Mothering consists of a biological female parent who nurtures and raises a child. However, due to the differences in cultural and social roles, it has become difficult to define mothering as a collective and applicable perception. Chodorow (1978) states that mothering can be seen as socially, psychologically and biologically natural and functional (p. This essay will define concepts of motherhood, matriarchy and maternal instinct. Furthermore, it will discuss the deconstruction of motherhood and look behind the mother child relationship....   [tags: feminism, parenthood]

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Thematic Purpose Behind Snow

- James Joyce is praised for his distinct stylistic purpose and furthermore for his writings in the art of free direct discourse. Though at times his language may seem muddled and incoherent, Joyce adds a single fixture to his narratives that conveys unity and creates meaning in the otherwise arbitrary dialogue. Within the story “The Dead”, the final and most recognizable piece in the collection Dubliners, the symbol of snow expresses a correlation with the central character and shows the drastic transformation of such a dynamic character in Gabriel Conroy....   [tags: James Joyce, writinfs, direct discourse]

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The Yellow Wallpaper

- No one enjoys waiting, especially at the dentist’s office where the only thing more interesting than the outdated magazines on the side table is the repetitive pattern lining the walls. It seems that in many doctor’s offices there is that ominous paper glued to the walls that transfixes people. It swims and turns like an optical illusion and can make even the sanest people a little stir-crazy. Similar to the purgatory that people face in these offices, in the short story “The Yellow Wallpaper”, the narrator is forced to stare at the same walls covered in a hideous yellow paper....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Charlotte Perkins Gilman]

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Wolff’s Critique of Chopin’s The Awakening

- Wolff’s Critique of Chopin’s The Awakening The critical case study to the novel establishes a definition of a type of critical response, and then gives as close an example that fits that mode of criticism—BORING. First, the book has these forms of criticism laid out contiguously, as if they occurred only spatially and not temporally. This flattened and skewed representation of critical approaches, taking an argument out of its context (an academic debate) and uses it as if it were a pedagogical tool....   [tags: Chopin Awakening]

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A Deconstructionist Critique of Chopin’s The Awakening

- A Deconstructionist Critique of Chopin’s The Awakening The multiplicity of meanings and (re)interpretations informing critical studies of The Awakening reveal a novel ripe for deconstructionist critique. Just as Chopin evokes an image of the sea as symbolic of Edna’s shifting consciousness (“never ceasing, whispering, clamoring, murmuring, inviting the soul to wander in abysses of solitude,”138), likewise the deconstructionist reading of a text emphasizes fluidity over structure: “A text consists of words inscribed in and inextricable from the myriad discourses that inform it; from the point of view of deconstruction, the boundaries between any given text and that larger text we call langua...   [tags: Chopin Awakening]

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Analysis of Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw

- Analysis of Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw "Arms and the Man" starts with gunfire on a dark street in a small town. The romantic and willful Raina is about to begin her true-life adventure by sheltering the handsome fugitive Bluntschli, enemy of her equally handsome fiancé Sergius The setting of the play is in war-torn Bulgaria, and focuses not only on the romance between the young people of the play, but the atrocities that go on during war times and the ability of people not so very far removed from these atrocities to ignore them completely....   [tags: Plays George Bernard Shaw Literature Essays]

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Cultural theory in the works of Tarantino

- 1. Substructural capitalist theory and postdialectic Marxism The main theme of Werther's[1] essay on cultural theory is a subpatriarchial reality. But if capitalist destructuralism holds, we have to choose between semanticist pretextual theory and the preconstructivist paradigm of reality. "Sexual identity is fundamentally elitist," says Sartre. Cultural theory states that the collective is impossible. It could be said that Reicher[2] holds that we have to choose between neopatriarchialist feminism and the dialectic paradigm of discourse....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Bricolage: A Woman's Use of Canonical Ideology

- Bricolage: A Woman's Use of Canonical Ideology le bricolage: travail dont la technique est improvisée, adaptée aux materiaux, aux circonstances.[1] In chapter one of The Savage Mind, Claude Leví-Strauss explains bricolage as a way of understanding the structure of mythical thought in "savage" societies. The term bricoleur can be used practically, to represent a kind of craftsman though Leví-Strauss brings the word to an analytical level, and it is with this level that we are concerned. The bricoleur's "universe of instruments is closed and the rules of his game are always to do with `whatever is at hand'"[2] so, as a craftsman, he is conservative and ecological....   [tags: Canonical Ideology Literature]

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Fight Club Analysis

- William Carlos Williams ends In the American Grain’s final chapter on Abraham Lincoln with the end of a violent, contradictory nature and the establishment of an identity “it was the end of THAT period” (Williams 234) . America has matured past adolescence but contemporary society finds itself in the midst of a mid-life crisis. Young adult males live without purpose or meaning and struggle against a conditioned, preexisting identity defined by history. As Tyler Durden restrains the narrator in Fight Club and reflects on the history of violence in the foundations of contemporary America, he argues the necessity of violence to create identity, “everything up to now is a story, and everything...   [tags: Movie Film Analysis]

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Philosophy of Time and Media with Jacques Derrida and Richard Rorty

- Philosophy of Time and Media with Jacques Derrida and Richard Rorty ABSTRACT: This paper is divided into four sections. The first provides a survey of some significant developments which today determine philosophical dealings with the subject of 'time.' In the second part it is shown how the question of time and the question of media are linked with one another in the views of two contemporary philosophers: Jacques Derrida and Richard Rorty. In section three, the temporal implications of cultural practices which are developing in the new medium of the Internet are analyzed, and finally, related to my main theses....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Papers]

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Nothing is Something in King Lear

- Nothing is Something in King Lear   In The Critical Experience, David Cowles tries to explain the theory of deconstruction to befuddled literature students in a boiled-down version of basic tenets that discuss impossibly cloudy concepts like destabilized centers and traces and referents. Though I try to wrap my brain around these ideas, I inevitably fail to get to the heart of what Cowles means. My own interpretive inadequacy feeds on irony, because deconstruction theory itself warns that we cannot "get" to the transcendental center of meaning....   [tags: King Lear essays]

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Comparing the Range of Product and Charity Advertising

- Comparing the Range of Product and Charity Advertising Usually only multi-million pound businesses advertise, because they can afford to. Companies like Coca Cola and charities like Oxfam have large budgets assigned purely to advertising. Advertising has a dichotomy, which means it has two sides. Either the promotion of a product, to increase profits or raising awareness about a charity or an issue, to increase donations or to be informative. There are many ways of advertising, such as: Television, radio, cinema, magazines, billboards, taxis, buses, underground, etc....   [tags: Papers]

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Galax Arena And The Cultural Issues

- How does cultural difference function among the peb who live in the Galax Arena. Rubinstein’s Galax-Arena (1992) is a science fiction text which shows that a barrier between cultures can be created through a fictitious scientific experiment called Project Genesis Five. Rubinstein creates cultural difference not only between members of the peb, but also between the peb and Vexa; which in turn shows the racial impacts of cross-cultural exchange. The text outlines the impacts of science on cultures, more over how science experiments can affect people; and how people who use science can create difference between and among cultures....   [tags: Gillian Rubinstein]

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Embryonic Stem Cells In Scientific Research

- Most cells in our bodies are specialised to do a particular job. Like white blood cells are good at fighting off invaders, but they can’t carry oxygen like red blood cells. Stem cells on the other hand have the remarkable potential to develop into many different types of cell in the body. In addition, in many tissues they serve as an initial repair system, dividing without limits to replenish other cells as long as the person or animal is still alive. When a stem cell divides, each new cell has the potential to remain a stem cell or become a more specialised cell....   [tags: Ethics]

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Incidents upon Salisbury Plain Poem

- The poem Incidents upon Salisbury Plain (otherwise known as Guilt and Sorrow) is a prime example of Wordsworth’s political visions of revolution for social equality, being weaved into his poetry. In the poem, Wordsworth writes of a society wrought with war and the misery experienced by a vagrant woman and wandering soldier. The poem captures a sense of despair, loneliness and disillusionment - no doubt a poetic representation of how it felt to live in a time of civil unrest. It could be said that the wanderer is comparable to the lower class, displaced without care, constantly searching for a sense of belonging....   [tags: guilt and sorrow, revolution, wordsworth]

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All Random Act Of Kindness

- Everyday some random act of kindness happens without your knowledge. Some kids give an elderly lady a compliment, or a police officer brightens a by-stander’s morning. In the world we live in today, these acts do not happen as often as they should. In this short story Thank You, Ma’am, the boy, out of mysterious luck, gets taken in by the woman whom he was trying to steal a purse from. Her actions, following the incident towards the boy, may have seemed very kind and understanding, but the boy needs a more solid way of punishment....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Short story, Blue Suede Shoes]

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Simplicity in Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost

- "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" is a regarded as one of Robert Frost’s best pieces of work. However at a first glance, one typically overlooks the poetic finery of Robert Frost’s work. He embeds ambiguous meanings that allow the reader to take a dual interpretation of the text. The iambic tetrameter along with the simplicity of the poem conceals the actual meaningfulness. While creating a deeper meaning Frost also provides a perspective that gives off a remote and solitude feeling. The poem highlights the evening of a man who pauses to take a look at the beautiful scenery lying ahead of his long journey....   [tags: poem, struggles, stanza, life]

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History of Segregation and Stereotype,Jacqueline Vaughn Switzer

- Although President Obama seeks to increase federal employment of disabled workers, critics have accused the president of discriminatory and ineffective policies. In particular, an editorial in The Washington Times claims that President Obama’s Executive Order 13548 and the Justice Department’s employment policies recruit disabled workers by excluding other qualified individuals. However, the editorial justifies this rationale with stereotypes of the disabled as inferior workers who enjoy special privileges....   [tags: obama, executive order 13548]

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The Construction Of Tate 's Design

- The construction of Tate began in 1996 after Herzog and de Meuron won the international competition to design the gallery a year earlier. (Tate) The architects wanted to keep the original exterior of the building and adapt its purpose to become a gallery. The whole building process lasted until 2000 when it was first opened. (Tate) The road from start to finish was very rough for all the people and firms involved. Major design decisions were taken and finding new information about the existing building made the original design take different approaches during the construction....   [tags: Construction, Architect, Project management]

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Features of Post-Colonial Writing

- As mentioned before, the United State is a settler colony. In other words, Europeans occupied the country and subjugated and disposed the Indigenous and local people. Consequently, decolonization, in these countries is unlike those of countries which have been invaded by colonizers. In these countries, there is a particular strategy by which they should struggle against invaders. In these occupied countries, as Ashcroft et al. puts In actuality, it is the early step of decolonization and concern of decolonizers....   [tags: decolonization, language, abrogation ]

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Same Shirt, Same Humans

- The shirt reconstructed from new material is not the same shirt bought at the store. In the beginning when a thread is removed and placed in a bag, the original shirt is now in two places. The majority of the shirt is still intact and the thread from the same shirt is in the bag so on and so forth. The same things happen when you brush your hand against the shirt and deposit your skin cells to the shirt and particles of the shirt slough off. Your skin cells do not make up the shirt. Which begs the question did you buy other peoples skin cells....   [tags: environmental and social analysis]

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Structural and Strategic Family Therapy

- This paper will provide a short overview of systemic family therapy and some of its perspective with a special focus on strategic and structural therapy. Furthermore, some of the basic approaches to strategic and structural therapy will be presented. There are many founding fathers for systemic therapy/family therapy such as Mara Selvini Palazzoli, Salvador Minuchin, Murray Bowen, and John Haley. The early demarcations between the different systemic-therapeutic directions appear as different stages of development and their elements are usually integrated in practice and belong to the basic systemic family therapy (Goldenberg & Goldenberg, 2013)....   [tags: social issues, psychotherapy]

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The Farewell Discourse of Jesus

- ... The lens through which the writer of John’s gospel view the ministry of Jesus is different from that of the synoptic writers. The Johannine gospel is written in two sections, the public ministry of Jesus begin in chapter one and conclude in chapter 12. However, the private ministry to his followers begin in chapter 13 and conclude in chapter 17. Dualistic tension in John’s gospel, is both external, as well as, internal, nevertheless, Jesus’ concern is primarily focus on the internal conflict within his group of followers....   [tags: messiah, prophets, followers, theme, love]

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Evolution And Creation Of Evolution

- Evolution and Creation The scientific theory of evolution is fairly young compared to the religious belief of creationism. Before Charles Darwin, evolution was a blasphemous idea, while the belief that a god who is creator of everything was widely accepted. But ever since Darwin introduced his theory of evolution a century-and-a-half ago, there has been an ongoing debate about the theory versus creationism [Sober, 2013, pg: 68]. It’s undeniable that evolution occurs on some level with small adaptations, such as stronger limbs [Sober, 2013, pg: 69]....   [tags: Evolution, Charles Darwin, Intelligent design]

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Postcolonial Discourse in Wide Sargasso Sea

- Postcolonial Discourse in Wide Sargasso Sea In Wide Sargasso Sea, Jean Rhys confronts the possibility of another side to Jane Eyre. The story of Bertha, the first Mrs Rochester, Wide Sargasso Sea is not only a brilliant deconstruction of Brontë's legacy, but is also a damning history of colonialism in the Caribbean. The story is set just after the emancipation of the slaves, in that uneasy time when racial relations in the Caribbean were at their most strained. Antoinette (Rhys renames her and has Rochester impose the name of Bertha on her when their relationship dissolves) is descended from the plantation owners, and her father has had many children by negro women....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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A Marxist Reading of George Orwell's 1984 from the Point of View of George Luckàcs

- A Marxist reading of Orwell's 1984. From the standpoint of Luckàcs Marxism accepts a virtually axiomatic dialectical materialism, the labor theory of value and the economic determination of all human actions and institutions. It is characterized by a belief in the class struggle as a fundamental force in history. Bennett, (1965, p. 643) It is noteworthy to be stated clearly at the outset of the present paper that literary theories are composed of a mere plethora of highly debatable ideas, concepts and assumptions....   [tags: European Literature]

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Enormous Changes at the Last Minute: Postmodern Humanism

- "Enormous Changes at the Last Minute:" Postmodern Humanism in the Short Fiction of Grace Paley(1) On the jacket of her second book of short stories, Enormous Changes at the Last Minute, Grace Paley, a feminist, postmodernist, antiwar activist, and writer, identifies herself as a "somewhat combative pacifist and cooperative anarchist." In 1979, she was arrested on the White House lawn for demonstrating against nuclear weapons, and her résumé is full of such protest-related arrests. Paley's statement in a 1998 interview with the online magazine Salon is typical: "Whatever your calling is, whether it's as a plumber or an artist, you have to make sure there's a little more justice in the wo...   [tags: Grace Paley Enormous Last Minute Essays]

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The Horizons of Theory: Jameson, Marxism, and Poststructuralism

- The Horizons of Theory: Jameson, Marxism, and Poststructuralism Fredric Jameson's The Political Unconscious is a work which crosses theories' boundaries, which walks (or polices?) Marxism's border on poststructuralism. It may easily be read as a refutation of poststructuralism, or as an embrace of it; as a flight from Marxism (though under its own banner), or as its theoretical redemption – this is not a contradiction (we might read Jameson as replying), but a dialectical, productive exploration of the tension between these philosophies....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Papers]

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A New Historical Reading of Billy Budd

- New Historicism is heavily indebted to deconstruction. One of the most brilliant readings of Billy Budd along these lines is Brook Thomas's reading in Cross Examination of Law and Literature. As its name implies, New Historicism combines an analysis of literary works with whatever historical backdrop is deemed relevant or important to our understanding. The "new" in this historicism has to do, among other things, with the recognition that history (or reality) is itself a kind of construct (or fiction, if you will, in the sense of something made rather than merely stumbled upon by humanity)....   [tags: Billy Budd Essays]

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Fading Christian Relevancy Exposed by Sallie McFague

- My first encounter with Sallie McFague’s article was jarring: her eco-feminist metaphorical approach to theology is somewhat unexpected to those unfamiliar with Religious Studies. Yet I suppose I have misjudged much of this field of study by unfairly coming to expect either wholly traditional or wholly radical claims. McFague’s approach, however, seems relatively moderate and reasonable in all its assertions, and its neo-Derridian deconstruction had my inner cultural analyst bursting with excitement....   [tags: Religion Philosophy]

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From Apocalyptic to Messianic: Philosophia Universalis

- From Apocalyptic to Messianic: Philosophia Universalis ABSTRACT: Perhaps for the first time in history, the turn of a millennium is directly reflected in philosophy-as an apocalyptic end of philosophy. Recently, an attempt to channel apocalyptic into messianic has been undertaken by Derrida in his Spectres of Marx. However, Derrida's endeavor does not relate directly to philosophy and thus does not alter its apocalyptic landscape. Considering the critical state of contemporary philosophy, it is unclear whether such an alteration can be performed in the West....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophic Essays]

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Postmodernism, Deconstructionism, and the Ethnographic Text

- Postmodernism, Deconstructionism, and the Ethnographic Text Anthropology 575 Postmodernism In the late 1960’s the social sciences (mainly anthropology and sociology) entered a crisis period in which traditional ways of conducting the study of the Other were re-examined in the context of their association with dominance-submission hierarchies and the objectification of the subjects of study. There was seen to be an association between Western imperialism’s objectification of the Third World and the Western ‘data imperialism’ that objectified the subjects of study....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Morgan, Morgan by Janette Turner Hospital

- This paper will explore the short story “Morgan, Morgan” by Janette Turner Hospital in a poststructuralist way using both New Historicism and Deconstruction. First, we will explore the tenants of New Historicism and apply it to the story, and then we will explore the tenants of Deconstruction and apply it to the story. The ideals of New Historicism were first outlined by Michel Foucault and later developed by Stephen Greenblatt. Foucault did not develop New Historicism; however, his philosophy and ideas formed the basis of the practice....   [tags: Morgan Janette Turner Hospital Essays]

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American Society Needs Affirmative Action

- American Society Needs Affirmative Action         Affirmative action has been the subject of increasing debate and tension in American society. However, the debate over affirmative action has become ensnared in rhetoric that pits equality of opportunity against the equality of results. The debate has been more emotional than intellectual, and has generated more tension than shed light on the issue. Participants in the debate have over examined the ethical and moral issues that affirmative action raises while forgetting to scrutinize the system that has created the need for them....   [tags: argumentative persuasive]

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America's Founding Fathers

- This reading material consists of the first chapter of Stephen Ambrose's text “To America, Personal Reflections of an Historian”, entitled “The Founding Fathers”. In this piece, Ambrose examines several of the founding fathers, contrasting their lives with their failings in the light of modern views on racism and sexism. He begins by speaking about the life of Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson's views on African American slavery, as well as the rights of women and Native Americans, are listed in detail....   [tags: American History]

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Redefining Public and Private

- Redefining Public and Private "Public and private are imbedded within a dense web of associational meanings and intimations and linked to other basic notions: nature and culture, male and female... The content, meaning, and range of public and private vary with the exigencies of each society's existence and turn on whether the virtues of political life or the values of private life are rich and vital or have been drained, singly or together, of their normative significance." The mantra of second wave feminism, "the personal is political," signifies the first attempt to break down the gendered division between the private sphere attributed to women and the public sphere of men....   [tags: Equality Gender Papers]

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Jane Champion 'The Piano'

- The release of the Jane Champion's The Piano in 1993 was almost a shocking event and till today is thought to be provoking. The movie has become the focus of the intensive debates about the postcolonial New Zealand and its neocolonial present. It is about the feminine desire and institutional moderation with in the marriage. It is about the psychological complexity of the human relations and love. The issues raised in the movie remain vital in the contemporary cultural studies. They include the possibility of the alternative forms of desire and human intercourse, the impediment of the aspirations to the postcolonial citizenship that does not put into the morass of the racial and identity pol...   [tags: American Literature]

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Possible Parallels Between Africans and Native Americans as Explained in Ivan Van Sertima's They Came Before Columbus

- Ivan Van Sertima was a professor of Africana Studies at Rutgers University when he published the book They Came Before Columbus in 1976. The premise of this book stemmed from Van Sertima’s belief that there was an African presence in the New World, before Christopher Columbus in 1492. He hypothesized that Africans travelled to South America centuries prior to European explorers. Van Sertima alleged that pre-Columbian civilizations were strongly influenced by African travelers. He thoroughly examined possible cultural parallels between Africans and Native Americans; the first-hand accounts of the European explorers; and the intercontinental transportation of goods....   [tags: travelers, trade, influence]

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Denying The Ideal : Comparison Between The Speakers And ' The Nymph 's Reply Of The Shepherd '

- Denying the Ideal: The Comparison of the Speakers in “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love” and “The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd” Christopher Marlowe and Sir Walter Raleigh both create speakers who disagree about the nature of romantic love. The titles of the twin poems, “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love,” by Marlowe, and “The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd,” by Raleigh, show that they are two sides of a rhetorical exchange. The poems’ structures are identical; each of the shepherd’s optimistic requests has a corresponding refusal from the nymph....   [tags: Walter Raleigh, Christopher Marlowe, Love]

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Gender Normalities Theory in The Book of the City of Ladies as Applied in Shakespeare's Othello

- Emilia in Othello confronts gender roles when she exploits the method introduced by Christine de Pizan in The Book of the City of Ladies. Christine’s realization of women’s oppression in her journey with the Ladies allows her to view life with a new perspective. Likewise, Emilia demonstrates the same ideals from The Book of the City of Ladies with her opinionated mindset and deviation from the women’s social norms of the time. Furthermore, Emilia develops in a similar progression as Christine, especially in the deconstruction of the men’s manipulation....   [tags: Women's Oppresion, Protofeminist]

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The Surrounding Of The Buildings And Villages Casson Painted Represent People 's Encroachment On The Landscape

- One could suggest many of the buildings and villages Casson painted represent people’s encroachment on the landscape. Or, one could also suggest, Casson was capturing the rural village life on the edge of Toronto’s city life during the depression. In any event, Casson was turning away from painting “wilderness” and “landscape” paintings that were empty of the human presence. He was returning to his interest in capturing intriguing architecture and the play of light and shadow using the structural elements of buildings....   [tags: World War II, Great Depression, Village, Cold War]

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Exposure Of The Shadows : An Analysis Of Joseph Conrad 's Manipulation Of Light And Dark

- Exposure of the Shadows: An Analysis of Joseph Conrad’s Manipulation of Light and Dark Beckoning readers closer, the gloomy foreboding of a mysterious darkness has typically been indicative of an antagonist or a horror that is to follow, and the glory of a shining light has signified a positive connotation. The pair is often utilized to express an author’s ideas and theme and Joseph Conrad uses the two paradigms liberally in his interpretation of European colonialism in Heart of Darkness. While Conrad employs the typical binary of light and darkness as positive and negative forces, respectively, he also challenges this notion by exposing the contradictions of misdeeds done in light and the...   [tags: Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness, Colonialism]

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Analysis Of John Gast 's Oil Painted Rendition Of The Idea Of `` American Progress ``

- ID#12 Progress’s definition is shaky at best, and many unsavory dogmas have been promoted in its name. Western notions of progress that have been linked to Social Darwinism, ethnocentrism and manifest destiny, which should make most scholars question if progress within the realm of technology is beneficial to all of human societies, or even necessary. Often, when the notion of progress is associated with technology, scientists and academics pair these ideas to historical periods of invention within industrialized societies....   [tags: Sociology, Social stratification, Technology]

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Commentary on “Canadian Multiculturalism: Global Anxieties and Local Debates by Keith Banting and Will Kymlicka

- In “Canadian Multiculturalism: Global Anxieties and Local Debates” Keith Banting and Will Kymlicka challenge the understanding that failed multiculturalism in Europe will follow suit in Canada. Although Canada is not immune from the challenges that can come with multiculturalism, the way in which they tackle problems are country specific and do not necessarily reflect the practice or outcomes of other nations. As UK critic of multiculturalism Trevor Phillips, observes Canada to be ‘sleepwalking towards segregation’ (44) when the dynamics are far more complicated....   [tags: Immigration, Naturalization]

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The Impact Of Other Countries On The Passing Of Apartheid Laws And Its Eventual Appeal

- In the modern world, domestic issues are seldom disjoint from international ones. Domestic policy often shapes international, and vice versa. Apartheid South Africa was no different. For my research, I hope to explore the impact of other countries on the passing of apartheid laws and their eventual appeal. Apartheid, having originated in 1948, was founded in when racism was universal, so worldwide outcry against the atrocities in South Africa was uncommon. As time went on and other countries saw civil rights reach their borders, they placed on pressure on South Africa to do the same....   [tags: South Africa, Racial segregation, Namibia]

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The Loss of Individuality in the Strive for Power: Aldous Huxley's Brave New World

- The love of Power and its grasp on humanity is exemplified in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. In Huxley’s dystopian society, access to power is limited; it is allowed only to those who have been conditioned to gain it. "We also predestine and condition. We decant our babies as socialized human beings, as Alphas or Epsilons, as future sewage workers or […] future Directors of Hatcheries." Power in Brave New World initiates from eliminating choice but also from giving the illusion of choice, thus, erasing any conception of choice....   [tags: Subordinate Gender, World State]

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Racial Inclusivity and Social Media and The Souls of Black Folks by W.E.B. Dubois

- Modern innovation has made the infusion of racial inclusivity and social media a tightrope walking affair above a never-ending abyss. Social media when used has been a place for radicalized defense, sensitive humor and to cavalcade swagger. Simultaneously this tool that has been disposed to culture through telephones, computers, tablets and many other places has created a whole new world for inauthentic means of living. In particular in regards to the African American culture. The “new ‘New Negro,’” a term suggested by Marlo David has so much at their fingertips, yet do not know how to use them....   [tags: new negro, african americans, afrofuturism]

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Analysis of the Gospel John 1:1-6 Comparsion Genesis 1 and 2:1-3 and Proverbs 8

- ... The light in this context is equated with life and good. Similarly, in the last verse of Genesis, “God saw every thing that He had made, and, behold, it was very good” (Genesis1: 31). In this verse, everything God made meaning everything that he gave life to is good. Thus, based on the abovementioned connections between the Christian text and Hebrew texts, I conclude that there has been a lot of explicit and implicit referencing and reframing of the ideas and concepts done by the Christian texts, such as the Gospel of John, from the Hebrew Texts....   [tags: christian, hebrew, text, word]

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Domestic Violence Against Women Is A Foremost Concern That Affects A Woman 's Health

- Summary Domestic violence against women is a foremost concern that affects a woman’s health, as well as having an effect on and in her environment such as her home and within the community in which she lives; it also affects her physically, mentally, and spiritually. There are many types of abuse that a woman may experience by her perpetrator in addition to physical abuse; there is financial abuse, spiritual abuse, and coercive abuse that utilizes power and control. “The prevalence of domestic abuse against women has been estimated as high as one in four” (Bostock, Plumpton and Pratt 95)....   [tags: Domestic violence, Violence, Child abuse]

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Masterpiece or moral authority; analysing the critical receptions of Spielberg's Schindler's List (1993)

- "...the Nazi persecution of the Jews is a perilous subject matter since it can so easily elicit automatic reactions of moral outrage, personal horror, religious self-righteousness and dramatic extremes, not to mention severe depression", (McCarthy, 1993) Schindler's list premiered mere months after the inauguration of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, leading to a capitalising success on the American peoples cultural focus on historical voyeurism. The critical reception of Schindler's List is a intellectual discussion on the moral nature of a film through the ability to dramatize what was deemed impossible; critically selectively received with a social conscious, and a division on...   [tags: Holocaust, Jews, Film]

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The Largest Massacre in European History since World War II: The Bosnian Genocide

- One of the numerous results of the fall of communism in Europe, the Bosnian Genocide is considered to be the largest massacre in European history since WWII. Lasting for an estimated time of 3 years, the Bosnian Genocide wiped out millions of citizens; specifically Muslim Bosnians (known as Bosniaks). The country, Bosnia and Herzegovina, went through cultural desegregation as well as religious tensions that rose as time progressed. Bosnia and Herzegovina, located just west of Serbia, is a European country with a current population of approximately 3,834,000 people....   [tags: muslim Bosnians, Herzegovina, religious tensions]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' The Fall Of The House Of Usher '

- “The Fall of the House of Usher;” The horror of Roderick and Madeline An unnamed narrator approaches the house of Usher on a dark and dull day. The house in which the narrator is approaching is Roderick Usher his childhood friend’s house but the house is mysterious when he walks in. When the narrator walks into the house, the narrator can feel an evil energy. He could tell that the house is decaying in all sorts of places. There is a small crack from the roof to the ground in front on the building....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Gothic fiction]

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Testing And Effectiveness Of Training And Consistency Strengthens Their Ability On Academic Ability

- It seems as though Steven is having trouble keeping the attention of his students which might be a result or boredom or lack of understanding the material, luckily there are many strategies that he can use to catch and maintain the attention of their students. First Steven should realize that attention difficulties can be related to genetic, environmental and developmental factors. Training and consistency strengthens their ability to pay attention to different things in their environment and can improve academic ability....   [tags: Critical thinking, Logic, Thought, Metacognition]

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Analysis Of David Henry Hwang 's ' The Casting Of White Actors '

- In this documentary play, David Henry Hwang places himself center stage, where he comments of the casting of white actors to play Asian roles. Yellow face premiered at center theater group on may 10, 2007, in Los Angeles California, and was honored for its ironic play on culture and identity. Through out the play, Hwang is being critical of society’s views on the importance of race and public figures, and the controversy between these two characters DHH and Marcus Gee. David Henry Hwang and Marcus Gee plays a big role in this documentary play where both have to explains them selves in order to be heard and not be judge for their ancestry....   [tags: Asian American, United States, White American]

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The Effectiveness of an Advertisment Campaing and Its Influence on The Purchaser

- As consumers in society we are constantly being bombarded with messages about what to buy, what to think, how to dress, how to look and how to behave. Every day advertisements not only sell us products but they also sell us ideas. These ideas influence how we think about the world, and how we construct decisions. Every day advertisers make contemplative decisions on what visuals, texts and sounds best represent a product. With this in mind, advertisements worldwide present unattainable images which creates numerous preconceived notions apparent in today’s society....   [tags: Selling Products, Ideas, Influences]

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Poem Analysis : ' A Good Job On Channeling Our Feelings '

- The sentence structure and word order of this poem does a good job in channeling our feelings and helps to control what we think of this event. As we look closely to the third and final stanzas, we can find that the author created certain emphasis in the manipulation of the words as we probe for the meaning more thoughtfully. At first glance, these lines show that the boy seems to get hurt by the waltzing. But the last two line provides a clarification from the double meaning the poem represents so far....   [tags: Family, Meaning of life, Connotation, Emotion]

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Analysis Of Six Frigates : The Epic History Of The U.s. Navy

- “Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy”, by Ian W. Toll, is a very well-written narrative that discusses and describes the early history of the U.S. Navy and how through “rough waters” in the beginning, the U.S. Navy finally gets its start-up and proves itself through many trials and tribulations. This book covers the span of the creation of the Navy and leads on into the end of the War of 1812, covering many of the details that are crucial to understand why the U.S. Navy was at one time seen as of no use....   [tags: United States Navy, American Revolutionary War]

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Embracing Subaltern Memory : Kinesthesia And The Problematics Of Gender And Race

- In her essay, “Embodying Subaltern Memory: Kinesthesia and the Problematics of Gender and Race,” Cindy Patton argues that Madonna’s cultural appropriation of Afro-Caribbean drag queen kinesthetics (and said community’s restylization of extensively choreographed posing for the fashion elite, of which Vogue belongs) perpetuated and reinterpreted the “memories of resistance” (Patton …) from the civil rights revolution exploding from the Stonewall riots, although in a necessarily muted form. Patton describes Madonna’s video as an example of “cultural imperialism” (86) in which Madonna co-opted voguing from black and Latino drag queens who used the dance-form which confronts the “realities of int...   [tags: Homosexuality, Gender, Transgender, LGBT]

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Is It Possible For Human Beings to Detach Themselves from Capital?

- Is it possible for human beings to detach themselves from capital. There’s a lot of substance in this paper, not only does Dipesh do a great job of critiquing Marx he uses Marx against himself. Using deconstruction Dipesh is able to whittle down the arguments of Marx and redraw them where the humanity really stands inside capital. This essays intended audience is those interested in Marx, Marxist Thought, Marxist Theory, Economics, and anyone interested in the interconnected world of people and capital (the humanities)....   [tags: Philosophy]

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Analyzing the Themes in "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry"

- After watching the movie I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, I felt enthralled to dive deeper into the topics associated within the movie. So I begin by researching and conducting sociological analysis of the characters’ genders and sexualities. In addition, I will be examining the movie based on gender, socialization, media and evaluating the acceptance and portrayal of gay people in this particular movie. To further increase the depth and validity of the paper, I will be using terminology that directly applies to the situation, by which I shall break down accordingly....   [tags: Film Analysis]

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Maintaining The Rage: Values Education Embedded In Queensland Senior Legal Studies

- A multitude of significant legal and societal issues face individuals and groups alike in Australian society on a day-to-day basis. Henceforth, by notion, as the name suggests, Legal Studies is intended to provide the opportunity for students in their Senior years of schooling to develop knowledge and apply tangible skills, as well as form attitudes and values that are necessary to enhance their awareness and ability to participate actively as informed, proactive and critical members of a democratic society (Queensland Studies Authority, 2007)....   [tags: Education ]

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Maintaining The Rage: Values Education Embedded In Queensland Senior Legal Studies

- A multitude of significant legal and social issues face individuals and groups alike in Australian society on a day-to-day basis. In order to effectively manage these issues and move through the legal and moral mindfield that beckons, it is important for young people to be informed of their legal positions, rights, responsibilities and duties in relation to anything and everything around them (Eekelaark, 1992). As a result of completing a course in Legal Studies, young people in their senior phase of learning stand to develop an enhanced ability to recognise and discuss diverse legal situations and issues that arise throughout their time at school as well as in their lives beyond the classro...   [tags: Australia]

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The Role of a Good City Thinking: Utopia, Dystopia and Heterotopia

- Good city thinking The following essay addresses the discourse around the good city, trying to understand the importance of having a thinking on the topic rather than providing solutions for a good city. Providing solutions for the good city pose questions such as: good for whom. what is good. etc. These questions prompt that good and city are two words that form more questions than answers. In these nebula of questions urban design plays an important role because its nature is in the urban and therefore in the city....   [tags: good society, urban design, development]

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The Soweto Uprising of 1976 an education Related Outcry by Students

- A system of legal separation amongst races dominated the Republic of South Africa, namely apartheid between 1948 until 1993. Apartheid led to the separation and discrimination between whites against people of colour. Not only was this racism commonly accepted between whites against blacks, but it was also legally enforced as white’s maintained priority in terms of housing, education, political power and jobs. I will be examining a particular event, The Soweto Uprising of 1976 which was an education related outcry by students....   [tags: SASM, African eduaction, racism]

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'My Name is Nobody': Postmodernism in Derek Walcott's 'The Schooner Flight'

- ... In the final stanza of the first section of “The Schooner Flight”, the speaker references the poem itself as a work he has written, “Well, when I write / this poem, each phrase go be soaked in salt; / I go draw and knot every line as tight / as ropes in this ridding; in simple speech / my common language go be the wind, / my pages the sails of the schooner Flight” (71-76). Through metafictional self-reference, the speaker composes an extended metaphor of his poem being the schooner Flight, alluding to both the ship within the poem and the title of the Walcott’s poem....   [tags: literary and mythological analysis]

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Lignocellulosic Biomass is Promoted and an Alternative Feedstock Source for Biofuel

- Lignocellulosic biomass is currently being promoted as an alternative feedstock source for the production of biofuel. Naturally occurring lignocellulosic biomass is abundant especially in plant cell walls, but is recalcitrant and resistant to degradation. Two main obstacles in cellulose breakdown are: cellulose in crystalline form cannot be degraded efficiently by cellulases and the presence of lignins that prevent access of cellulose to enzyme. In nature, the degradation of lignocellulosic biomass is catalysed by enzymes from various microorganisms such as saprophytic fungi and bacteria [Alvira et al 2010]....   [tags: cellulase, genetic, enzyme production]

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The Economics Of Poverty, A Woman 's Lack Of An Education

- In fact, the economics of poverty, a woman’s lack of an education and supports, and legal issues also influences a woman’s “environment” and her “environment” also affects her outcome. In the qualitative research design study, Martha R. Sleutel (525-539) proposes that “battered women’s accounts of their experiences in abusive relationships [influences a] women’s views of the emotional consequences of battering, the process of leaving, and the impact of social systems and community resources were consistent” (Sleutel 525-539), as to effects of women’s spirituality and religious beliefs downplayed through the role of batterer’s patriarchal attitudes and religious beliefs....   [tags: Domestic violence, Abuse, Child abuse]

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The Transmogrification of Tom Joad in Steinbeck's _Grapes of Wrath_

- As Jonathan Swift once said, “Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches as to conceive how others can be in want.” The Great Depression was a time of considerable sorrow for countless people across the United States. A crumbling economy and suffering industry coupled with hard climate conditions caused widespread unemployment, and forced a multitude of people off of their land. Entire plantations were crushed due to the lack of growing crops, and families were forced to migrate thousands of miles in order to seek a new and better life....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Human Corruption]

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No “More” Socialism: Debunking Raphael Hythlodaeus’ Argument Against Private Property

- George Orwell, in his famous essay, “Why Socialists Don’t Believe in Fun,” aptly described the problem of any Utopian ideal. “It would seem that human beings are not able to describe, nor perhaps to imagine, happiness except in terms of contrast… Nearly all creators of Utopia have resembled the man who has (a) toothache, and therefore thinks happiness consists in not having a toothache. They wanted to produce a perfect society by an endless continuation of something that had only been valuable because it was temporary” (Orwell)....   [tags: Philosophy]

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