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The Importance of Historical Context on Literature

- There is a possibility to understand certain pieces of literature outside its historical context; however, it is more beneficial to the reader if they have background knowledge. Taha Muhammad Ali was a Palestinian poet that was born in 1931. He grew up in Saffuriya, Galilee that is located in the Middle East. Ali was self-taught through his readings of classical Arabic literature, American fiction, and English poetry. Ali then proceeded to begin writing poems in the 1970s. He wrote a poem entitled “Meeting at an Airport” that was based of his personal experiences and without knowing his background information and history the reader was unclear of what exactly was meant by this poem....   [tags: intent, connections, theme]

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The Historical Context Of 1 Peter

- The book of 1 Peter gives very few explicit references to the location, culture, and political events in which the author and his readers were immersed, but a close examination of the text does reveal several clues. In this brief discussion of the historical context of 1 Peter, we will examine the authorship, audience, and purpose of the letter, as well as a few hints given by the book about the political environment, geography, and culture in which the writer and readers lived. In addition, we will also briefly explore the topic of emperor worship as it relates to the message of 1 Peter....   [tags: New Testament, Christianity, The Culture]

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Historical Context Of Humanistic Psychology

- Historical Context The historical context of humanistic originated in the Middle Ages where the philosophy if human is was developed. Achievement of self-realization was a choice for individuals through rational thought and reasoning was considered the belief of philosophy. This movement initiated in the 15th century in Europe with individuals that lacked an opened mind which were religious dogma scholars of the church and philosophers (Schultz & Schultz, 2011). In the mid-1950s modern humanistic psychology emerged, due to the response of psychoanalysis and behaviorism....   [tags: Psychology, Humanistic psychology, Abraham Maslow]

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The Historical Context of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligar

- The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is a 1920’s German silent-horror film. Robert Weine, the director, collaborated with the German cinematographer, Willy Hameister to create this German Expressionist masterpiece. The idea was taken from the screenplay written by Hans Janowitz and Carl Meyer. It is also considered one of the greatest horror films during the silent period. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and its historical context in terms of the German Expressionist movement will be discussed further in the essay....   [tags: horror, expressionist, authority]

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Historical Context Of The American Education System

- Historical Context Introduction The American education system that is known today can trace its history to the colonial era of United States history. While education varied between colonies, the basic purpose of education remained the same: during the colonial period, education was used to enforce social order and for colonists to live a godly life (Spring, 2014). After the American Revolution, education began to move from the realm of the family to the realm of the government (Spring, 2014). Many of the basic tenets of early education history in the United States remain the same today, such as education as a means to prepare students to be productive citizens, education as a social remedy,...   [tags: Education in the United States, Education]

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Formal Analysis and Historical Context of Artwork

- Peter Paul Rubens’ masterpiece, Venus and Adonis, is not only a significant artwork of the baroque-period in Europe during the seventeenth century, but it also tells the mythological story that begins with love, and ends in tragedy. Displayed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, this painting is admired for representing the unique baroque-style of this era, as well as Rubens’ particular use of the medium and how it reaches those who are viewing it. His attention to detail and crafty use of symbolism within the painting assist viewers in deciphering the story, along with the values of the period in which Rubens was living....   [tags: Art Analysis ]

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Historical Context Analysis On Reading And Write

- Historical Context Analysis on “Learning to Read and Write” Unlike any other African American, “Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey” known as, Frederick Douglass who wrote “Learning to Read and Write” was well ahead of most slaves due to his given opportunity, but the gift of reading and writing that was bestowed unto him by a kindhearted woman at one time became tormenting. Douglass was born in the month of February in year 1818 which the day is unknown. He lived with his grandmother and aunty in Talbot County, Maryland after only seeing his mother a few times before she passed and unknowing his white father....   [tags: Frederick Douglass, Slavery in the United States]

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Historical Context for Shakespeare's Plays

- Arguably the greatest playwright of his time, perhaps in all of history, William Shakespeare's literary works have had a tremendous impact (see Appendix 2). Reaching into the pop culture of the modern world through movies and quotes used in everyday conversation, Shakespeare's influence is astounding (see Appendix 1). One rarely stops to think, however, about events that had an impact on Shakespeare's life, particularly his writing. The outbreak of the plague, social disparity, political unrest, just a few of the historical happenings that impacted Shakespeare's plays, including Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, Othello, and Henry IV Macbeth The basic setting of Macbeth is a man named Lord Macbe...   [tags: Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, Play Analysis]

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Historical Context of The Jewel in the Crown

- Historical Context of The Jewel in the Crown The historical context of Paul Scott's novel - The Jewel in the Crown - serves to explain and interpret a tragic love story between two characters; Daphne Manners and Hari Kumar. The love story serves to clarify and interpret the social/racial and historical significance of the time period in which it is set - 1942. Their love - a product as well as a victim of the time and events - is an allegory for the relationship between England and India - the White man and the Black man....   [tags: Jewel in the Crown Essays]

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Historical Context of Isaiah 53

- Isaiah 1:1 states, “The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz Judah and Jerusalem, which he saw during the reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah, kings of Judah” This verse is an indication that Isaiah’s ministry began with the reign of Uzziah, King of Judah and culminated with the reign of King Hezekiah. Hence, as Isaiah was prophesying to Judah, the southern kingdom during the reign of these four kings, Hosea and Amos were prophesying to Israel, the northern kingdom. Geographically, the area where these three prophets were prophesying was the northern kingdom (Israel with its capital city being Samaria) and the southern kingdom (Judah)....   [tags: Scripture Analysis ]

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Historical Context of the Barometer

- During the year 1600 CE, a man impri/soned in Rome by the name of Giordano Bruno was tried and found guilty of heresy by the Roman Inquisition. Pope Clement VIII deemed Bruno to be an “impenitent and pertinacious heretic” and he sentenced Bruno to be burned alive at the stake for his crimes. Bruno was a free thinker and spoke almost as freely about those thoughts. His crime was to be in support of the Copernican heliocentrism theory of the earth orbiting the sun (Copernicus’ findings were not published until his death in 1543 avoiding inquisition)....   [tags: History, Rome, Bruno, Roman Inquisition]

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The Vanishing American: Historical Context

- From the very beginning of European colonization of the New World, the Native American population has continually been dropping. Throughout the frontier history of the United States, the chief objective of the pioneering white race was to move the savages aside by any way necessary, in order to settle the vast landscape of the continent. It was not until the Indian population was almost entirely wiped out that American society took an interest in the phenomenon of the perishing native race. Going along with societal trends, renown Western novelist Zane Grey published a work focused on the doomed people....   [tags: Film]

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Jamaica Kincaid 's Girl Is Characterized By Historical Context

- Jamaica Kincaid, born Elaine Cynthia Porter Richardson, grew up on the island of Antigua during an era of post-colonialism, surrounded by a colonial culture and the brutal history of her heritage. At the age of 17, her mother forced her to move to America so that she could work as a nurse to earn money that she could send home to her family. Instead of doing as her mother told her, she studied photography and writing during her time in America. Eventually, she took a job at The New Yorker, publishing her first piece of short fiction, “Girl.” She kept her writing secret from her family by using the pseudonym Jamaica Kincaid (Kincaid 300)....   [tags: Caribbean, British Empire, Slavery, Antigua]

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The Historical Context Of Andrew Jackson 's Presidency

- President Jackson was a different kind of president compared to his predecessors (George Washington-John Quincy Adams). He had different views and ideas about how the government and the country should be run. Some might say that his ideas were little more radical than what the people were accustomed to in the 19th century. Many people could consider him being a king while others might think he was taking his executive powers a little too far. President Jackson could be viewed somewhat innovative, but good president....   [tags: United States, Andrew Jackson, Democratic Party]

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Historical And Cultural Context Surrounding The Text

- Martin Arhin The Beefeater Historical: Historical and cultural context surrounding the text. New Historicist: Literature and history as equals: history is a text subject to interpretation. Kanagaki Robun’s “Beef Eater” serves to criticize the western ideals during the Meiji Restoration by portraying a satirical comic view of the new epidemic of beef eating that is infesting Japan. The short story responds to the growing relationship between Japan and the western world and the conflicts between modernization and traditional values....   [tags: Japan, Samurai, Empire of Japan, Boshin War]

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Puerto Rico in a Historical and Cultural Context

- Puerto Rico in a Historical and Cultural Context By tracing the roots of Puerto Rican development from the Spanish invasion to today, one can see the influence of the dominant power in the interaction between different races of Puerto Rico, effecting how they viewed each other, and themselves. Isabel’s family, which is composed of Spanish and Corsican immigrants, reflects the attitudes that helped form Puerto Rican racial divisions. While she speaks from the point of view of a member of the upper class, there is a great deal of history behind the attitudes that influence the House on the Lagoon that she only lightly touches upon....   [tags: History Historical Puerto rican Essays]

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Historical-Cultural Context of Animal Farm

- Historical/Cultural Context of Animal Farm The Russian Revolution: In 1917, two revolutions were involved in Russia, which terminated centuries of imperial ruling. The Russian revolution was made up of two revolutions, which the first one was in February, and the second one was in October.These revolutions started political, and social changes that lead to the creation of the Soviet Union. By March of 1917, Russia who became civil turned into turmoil, which caused constant food shortages.This turned into a revolt against Czar.By the year of 1917 lots of Russian citizens lost faith in their leader Czar Nicholas II....   [tags: George Orwell novel analysis]

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The Historical Context of A Tale of Two Cities

- A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens, is a story set in the year 1775 and through the turbulent time of the French Revolution. It is of people living in love and betrayal, murder and joy, peril and safety, hate and fondness, misery and happiness, gentle actions and ferocious crowds. The novel surrounds a drunken man, Sydney Carton, who performs a heroic deed for his beloved, Lucie Manette, while Monsieur and Madame Defarge, ruthless revolutionaries, seek revenge against the nobles of France....   [tags: Charles Dickens, French Revolution, Sydney Carton]

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The Historical Context of Ridda, Shura, and Shi'a

- Shura is an Arabic word for consultation and it is this that forms part of the four cardinal principles (human dignity justice and equality) in the Islamic organisation of social policys and politics. It was a method that the pre Islamic tribes of the Middle East would use to make major affecting decisions. The term Shura is mentioned several times in the holy Quran and is also used as a name in parliaments of Muslim majority countries. “Consultation applies to the choice of the head of state as well as to all the decisions executed by the state." (Waines, 2009) Muslims believe that all decisions should be made by and for society by the Shura of the local surrounding community....   [tags: Islam]

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The Social and Historical Context of Judith Guest‘s Ordinary People

- Part 1) Context: Describe the social and historical context of the story (see chapter 1 of "Learning in Adulthood"). If you are working with a historical movie you will want to address both the social and historical context of the story and the social and historical context of the time in which the film was made. For example, if you are working with a movie made in the 1980s about the Civil War you will need to talk about the social and cultural influences of the time of the Civil War and any influences that you see from the 1980s....   [tags: psychoanalysis, characters, depression ]

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The Impact Of The Historical Context Of J. Samuel Walker 's Thesis

- In 2005, some of the impacts of the historical context of J. Samuel Walker’s thesis that fueled a debate among the scholars about the real reason to why President Truman dropped the bomb are still in question today. However, the impact that may have influence, Walker was to understand the effect/impact of a nuclear bomb, because it is one of the most powerful weapons on the planet. Walker’s article shows the same values and ideas in most of the cases surrounding the topic of nuclear arms in 2005....   [tags: Nuclear weapon]

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Too ' Too At The Bone ' : The Historical Context For Women 's Obsession With Slenderness

- In the article, “Too ‘Close to the Bone’: The Historical Context for Women’s Obsession with Slenderness,” Roberta Seid goes in depth on the emotionally straining and life altering trials women take on to try to portray society’s “ideal” body over time. She delves far into the past, exposing our culture’s ideal body image and the changes it has gone through over time. The article brings to light the struggles of striving to be the perfect woman with the model body. On the other hand, in the article “Rethinking Weight”, author Amanda Spake, details the many differing views of obesity....   [tags: Obesity, Cancer, Health, Weight loss]

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The Historical Context in which the Economies of Madagascar and New Zealand Developed

- Intro – The Malagasy are the very strong willed, native residents of Madagascar. The Maori are the fierce native tribes of New Zealand. In the 1800’s both of these lands were overrun with tribal violence and nearly constant warfare. Neither society had progressed technologically past the wooden or rock weapons. Economies of scale were non-existent in either place. Now, over 200 years later, New Zealand is a very civilized country with an export-driven economy. While Madagascar, despite its economic potential, has a GDP per capita lower than $500 (world bank)....   [tags: history of Oceania]

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Historical, Sociopolitical, Cultural Context of Ephesians

- Introduction Analysis of biblical writings has helped us to better understand the challenges and mysteries of scripture. In studying Ephesians 1: 15-23, research will help us draw out the bigger picture of what the writer intends to convey in his message. This passage is a prayer of thanksgiving and intercession in which Paul expresses gratitude to God upon hearing of the Ephesians “faith in the Lord Jesus and love toward all the saints” (1: 15 NRSV). This leads Paul to pray intensively that the Ephesians will gain an expanded awareness of the extraordinary and unsurpassed power of God manifested on their behalf....   [tags: colossians, bible, apostle paul, ]

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Architecture in Hong Kong

- Introduction Hong Kong use to be a fishing village in the late 19th century it later evolved into a military port of strategic importance and eventually an international financial center, which is one of the most densely populated areas in the world after the engagement of Imperial China and the British Colony in the territory. Nowadays Hong Kong has over thousand skyscrapers, the architecture of Hong Kong features great emphasis on contemporary architecture, accent Modernism and Functionalism....   [tags: historical context, literature]

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Johnny Carson in the 1970’s (Historical Context)

- Johnny Carson is one of the most renowned performance artists of recent time, being one of the most recognized icons in the United States through his night talk show, The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. His fame was already present in the late 1960’s, but his peak of influence was during the early to mid 1970’s. This period of time was host to a lot of turmoil and change in the culture and views of the United States, which is reflected in Carson’s comedy. To understand the Carson’s comedy, one must reflect on the United States at this period of time....   [tags: television industry,tonight show,carson's comedy]

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The Historical Context of Terrorism and Our Next Steps

- The Historical Context of Terrorism and Our Next Steps   As the horrific tragedy of September 11 settles into permanent corridors of our conscious life, our reactions as a society are manifold. There is shock, grief, anger and other emotions that we have not fully understood or found words to describe. As we search for explanations, our sages in government, the media and the academy try to help us articulate what we have experienced. We have been told that our innocence is gone, that the third world war has begun and that we are confronting a new and more lethal form of terrorism than the world has ever seen....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays]

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Orwell’s ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ and Swifts’ ‘Gulliver’s Travels’

- Orwell and Swift represent satirical scientific writers at opposing ends of ideology and a historical era. Swifts’ Tory anarchism and Orwell’s socialist beliefs would lead the audience to expect two very different views on progress. However, both choose to parody and satire progress to create fear and debate in the public domain. By examining the historical contexts in the themes of progress, anti-enlightenment and technology, it can be seen that the misuse of progress is feared in the time of Orwell and Swift....   [tags: Historical Context, Theme, Analysis]

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Orwell’s ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ and Swifts’ ‘Gulliver’s Travels’

- Orwell and Swift represent satirical scientific writers at opposing ends of ideology and a historical era. Swifts’ Tory anarchism and Orwell’s socialist beliefs would lead the audience to expect two very different views on progress. However, both choose to parody and satire progress to create fear and debate in the public domain. By examining the historical contexts in the themes of progress, anti-enlightenment and technology, it can be seen that the misuse of progress is feared in the time of Orwell and Swift....   [tags: Historical Context, Progression]

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Nora and Torvald in The Doll's House

- People cannot survive on their own in this world, so they form relationships. Relationships play an important role in a person's life; it influences and defines one's character and ideals. It can make someone the happiest person in the world or the most miserable. In order to establish a stable and long lasting relationship, there must be proper communication at the base of this bond. The rules of proper communication include: listening to each other, understanding the other person's emotions and needs, truthfully expressing one's view's, and supporting each other during times of adversity....   [tags: character analysis, historical context]

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Cross Cultural Counseling As A Discipline Within The Historical And Social Context Of The Country

- Cross-cultural counseling has become a major force in the profession significantly impacting theory and practice. As the 21st century continues to progress, it is increasingly evident that counselors must become ever more competent with respect to issues of multiculturalism and diversity. As our society continues to diversify, many client or training counselors seeking to develop a cultural identity based up these multiple dimensions are often faced with difficulties in this process. Innumerable immigrants to the US often confront challenges with the process of adapting to the cultural traits or social patterns of another group....   [tags: Culture, Multiculturalism, Mexican American]

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The Historical Context of The Bhagavad Gita and Its Relation to Indian Religious Doctrines

- The Historical Context of The Bhagavad Gita and Its Relation to Indian Religious Doctrines The Bhagavad Gita is perhaps the most famous, and definitely the most widely-read, ethical text of ancient India. As an episode in India's great epic, the Mahabharata, The Bhagavad Gita now ranks as one of the three principal texts that define and capture the essence of Hinduism; the other two being the Upanishads and the Brahma Sutras. Though this work contains much theology, its kernel is ethical and its teaching is set in the context of an ethical problem....   [tags: India Religion World Culture]

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A Passage to India:An Examination of the Work in a Historical Context

- A Passage to India by Edward Morgan Forster is truly one of the great books of it’s time. Written in an era when the world was more romantic, yet substantially less civil to the unwestern world than it is today; E. M. Forster opened the eyes of his fellow countrymen and the world by showing them the truth about British Colonialism. The novel aids greatly in the ability to interpret events of the time as well as understand the differences between the social discourse of then and now. To fully understand A Passage to India and its cultural and historical significance one must first understand the world in which it was written, and the man who wrote it....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Historical and Colonial Context of Brian Friel’s Translations

- The Historical and Colonial Context of Brian Friel’s Translations Regarded by many as Brian Friel’s theatrical masterpiece, Seamus Deane described Translations as “a sequence of events in history which are transformed by his writing into a parable of events in the present day” (Introduction 22). The play was first produced in Derry in 1980. It was the first production by Field Day, a cultural arts group founded by Friel and the actor Stephen Rea, and associated with Deane, Seamus Heaney and Tom Paulin....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Educating Rita By Willy Russell and The Social, Historical And Cultural Context Of Britain In The Late 1970's

- "Educating Rita" By Willy Russell and The Social, Historical And Cultural Context Of Britain In The Late 1970's 'Educating Rita' by 'Willy Russell relates to the social, historical and cultural context of Britain in the late 1970's throughout the play and this extremely strong and believable reference to these three subjects contribute to a good piece of drama. 'Willy Russell' makes these references in everything, from the smallest detail, Rita's hair colour to the extreme stereotyping of each of the two classes....   [tags: Educating Rita russell Essays]

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The World of Importance: Context in The Red Convertible by Louise Erdrich

- What do you believe the most important element of a piece of literature is. Is it the characters. The plot. The use of imagery. These are all-important elements and add to the overall piece to give the reader some understanding of the story. One thing many readers pass over though is the underlying context of a story. Context is defined as anything beyond the specific words of a literary work that may be relevant to understanding of the story's meaning. Context can include but is not limited to: culture, economics, and history....   [tags: literature, cultural context, plot]

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Historical Accuracy of Shakespeare's Works

- Historical Accuracy of Shakespeare’s Works A heart felt tragedy and a whimsical comedy looking past the fictional of fairies and extreme use of over melodramatic language, both works are held by a factual anchor. Both Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream take place during the Renaissance era, written by William Shakespeare. His writings have also been known to reflect the culture of the time era. Both Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream are historically accurate to a large extent because of the settings, the allusions to history, and the realistic characters that Shakespeare incorporates into his plays....   [tags: historical analysis, British playwrights]

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The Importance of Context in Understanding Literature

- From the onset of the twentieth century there has been an ongoing debate on context and text. Literary theorists all over the world propounded many theories that either divorced the two or made their bond stronger. From the 1920s there came a wave of critical theories, the New Critics pleaded for critical monism. The New Criticism took the poem as a work of art, a structure having an independent existence. They completely divorced the work of art from the biographical, sociological context; removed the piece of literature from time and space and made the work an independent, autonomous and self-contained entity....   [tags: Cultural Context of a Literary Text]

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The European Parliament and The Notion of a Common European Historical Memory

- ... Since identity is socially constructed, there is a link between identity and power. Specific discourses can be used by those in power to create a certain kind of social reality. Michel Foucault has argued that discourses regulate what can be said and what is considered true or false. Those in power are in control of information and consequently the stories told. Therefore individuals in society “act in certain ways based on discourses that are visible to them.” Foucault states that “for something to be considered a fact, it must be subjected to a thorough process of ratification by those in positions of authority.” The construction of knowledge in a particular way has therefore implica...   [tags: internal policies, historical memory]

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Why Is Context Important In Hermeneutics?

- With the advent of the printing press and the protestant reformation in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, the Word of God became available to the common believer. Now, in the twenty first century, people all over the world, can read for themselves the scriptures in their own languages. Consider the Bible studies going on in any given country on any given evening, where people are encouraged to interact with the sacred scriptures. As encouraging as this may be, it may present a problem. Could discussions of what a scripture ‘means to me’ cloud out what the scripture originally meant....   [tags: Theology Essays]

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Questions On The Context Of The Bible

- CONTEXT Begin with examples of verses taken out of context • Job 22:21–26 – nice words but in context of blasting Job • Matt 4:9 – Satan’s offer to Jesus Literary Context (adapted from McCune) “The words, sentences, paragraphs, or chapters that surround and related to a text” (Doriani p. 31) McCune: “The biblical authors wrote with an argument in view. Thought in general is usually expressed in a series of ideas or a flow of connected ideas. (Proverbs is probably the most difficult in this regard....   [tags: Bible, New Testament, Books of Samuel, David]

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Culture And Context : Theory And Practice

- Culture and Context: Theory and Practice Merriam and Bierema (2014) stated, “Adult learning is a journey” (p.238). Within that journey culture and context affect learning and our globalizing world. Culture can be simply defined by the shared practices, values, and beliefs that are passed on and taught as the correct way to act and think. Culture deeply influences a vast amount of groups from regions to organizations and classroom environments (Merriam & Bierema, 2014, p. 239). Culture has an effect on both formal and informal practices....   [tags: Culture, Education, Educational stages]

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The Cultural Context Of Our Society

- During this course, many societal issues regarding sexuality were discussed in great detail. Through class discussions and assignments, I was encouraged to thoroughly examine in what ways people are perpetuating stereotypes in our society, and how this proves to be damaging. Certain topics led to a shift in my thinking, while others offered support to reinforce my current standpoints on specific issues. Analyzing concepts by looking into the historical context of our society served to be very enlightening....   [tags: Sexual orientation, Homosexuality, Bisexuality]

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Biblical Context Of Psalm 91

- Psalm 91 Psalm 91 starts off telling us that his secret place is a form of refuge . Moses knew that when he wrote the Psalms. It Speaks about it all through this passage, Historical, literary, and commentary. We have to all remember that God knows what he is doing when he says something over and over again it is important for us to take notice. Refuge is word that God has ask us to take notice of. What a blessing he given to all of us when we can remember to take notice of that one word refuge....   [tags: God, Holy Spirit, God in Christianity]

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The Importance of Context in The Crucible by Aurthur Miller

- Context influences all texts, whether it be a novel, play or movie. It is the reader’s knowledge of the historical and cultural background influencing a text, which allows enrichment of reading and understanding that can be gained from a text. The Crucible by Arthur Miller is a play which is a fitting example of this statement. This is due to the multiple references Miller has made to both the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 and to the McCarthy era, the period in which the play was written. Although Miller states “this play is not history”, it serves as an allegory for both time periods and it was the appreciation I had for the historical and cultural context of these time periods which enriched...   [tags: Literary Analysis, Analytical Essay]

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The True Western Academic Context Of Scholarship

- As discovered by Kaltenbaugh, “Many students are ‘accidental plagiarists’ with their behavior attributed to intellectual ignorance and apathy” [1]. The entire concept of plagiarism can be thoroughly addressed if students understand the true western academic context of scholarship. Due to the difference in students’ historical and cultural perception in their own traditional education, intellectual property, academic integrity and plagiarism would be viewed differently in a new academic environment that differs from theirs....   [tags: Academia, Academic dishonesty, Plagiarism]

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The Quest for the Historical Jesus

- The Quest for the Historical Jesus John Dominic Crossan vs. Dale Allison: Two Different Ways to Look at Mysterious Figure For someone so well known, Jesus is someone the historical world knows little about. Around this religious figure revolves a strange phenomena. Most people could probably tell you something Jesus stood for, or the gist of something he said, just off the top of their head. But someone who has spent years studying Jesus within a historical context, would probably have a hard time pinpointing anything Jesus really said....   [tags: Christianity, History]

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The Quest Of The Historical Jesus

- The quest of the historical Jesus unfolds in a series of successive quests, which all set out to understand who Jesus was. The First Quest came about between 1778-1906 which establish the difference between the Jesus of History and the Christ of Faith. It was believed that Christianity contradicted historical reality and sought a new freedom of humanity. Through criticism of these questers, Jesus looked more like them, instead of the first-century Jew. Some of the first questers stated that Jesus taught on the brotherhood of man, the fatherhood of God, publicized the ethics of the kingdom, and died an exemplary death....   [tags: Jesus, New Testament, Gospel of Matthew, Gospel]

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Historical Moments Of The American Sport

- Have you ever wondered what the most pertinent and apparent underlying theme is when it comes to contemporary American sport. When you think about it, there are a plethora of thoughts that come to mind. Some themes include race relations, gender relations, nationalism, and many more. All of these reoccurring themes can be referred to as long residuals. A long residual is a historical approach emphasizing the continuities and discontinuities in the sociopolitical forms, practices, and institutions within historical moments (Clevenger, 2016 Lecture 1)....   [tags: Middle class, Working class, Upper class]

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Historical Criticism And Social Class

- “The problem with extracting political meaning from literary sources may lie in close readings that are not sufficiently anchored in the surrounding historical context” (Prior). Britain is filled was filled with social hierarchy, changing throughout time. The literature that has been written in the country has been based on which social class you have come out of. Being from a different social classes give you a different view on how things really are around you. When situations are different around you, you write in various ways, expressing different perspectives....   [tags: Social class, Working class, Middle class]

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A Historical Perspective: The Wage Gap

- For several decades, most American women occupied a supportive, home oriented role within society, outside of the workplace. However, as the mid-twentieth century approached a gender role paradigm occurred. The sequence of the departure of men for war, the need to fill employment for a growing economy, a handful of critical legal cases, the Black Civil Rights movement seen and heard around the nation, all greatly influenced and demanded social change for human and women’s rights. This momentous period began a social movement known as feminism and introduced a coin phrase known in and outside of the workplace as the “wage-gap.” According to Merriam -Webster (2012), the wage gap is defined as...   [tags: White American, Male, Female, Middle Class]

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Historical Implication of Hydropower

- ... In the Amazonian region, the scarcity of electricity is often one of the major obstacles preventing social and economic growth [1]. This proposal by Claudio Blanco and the rest of his team would seek to remedy this situation and use a more sustainable energy generation technique than the diesel generators currently deployed. This proposal would make use of small catchment ar- eas, since seasonal changes in rainfall lead to highly vary- ing flowrates in surrounding waterways [4]. As discussed in the Theory section of the first part of this report, tur- bines have very limited flow conditions based on their specific design....   [tags: tle envrionmental impact]

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Historical Truth

- According to “History and the Historian” by John Warren, there are several issues that have risen out from the study of history and the defining of what are the “historical truth”. Indeed, these issues are discussed critically especially in the chapter 5 of this book. First and foremost, the definition of ‘historical truth’ itself may not actually be ‘historical’ at all. This is mainly due to the fact that what has happened in the past can never be able to be fully reconstructed in the present day in order for us to completely appreciate the past’s experience....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The Context Of The Second Amendment

- The Context of The Second Amendment      The interpretation of the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America has been a topic of controversy since its acceptance over two-hundred years ago. This controversy stems from the fact that the amendment was written for reasons for the most part that do not have any relevance today. One side argues the amendment void, and the other takes it out of historical context so it portrays the meaning they want. To understand what the second Amendment means, one must interpret the actual text, the historical background for its adoption, and what it means today....   [tags: Constituton Bill Rights Right To Bear Arms]

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The Temporal Context Of World War Two And Atomic Weapons

- The purpose of historians has always been to construct history which creates a national identity based on their country’s context and significant events to their country. The temporal context of World War Two and atomic weapons polarised perspectives of national identities and hence, still is the subject of many contemporary historians’ narratives of their countries national narratives, especially in America and Japan. However, due to the strong nationalistic and militaristic context of these countries and the personal biases of historians, there has been consistent debate whether the purpose of history should be to present the war orthodoxly as a glorified national narrative or to attempt r...   [tags: World War II]

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Colonization and the True Historical Fact of Malintzin

- Camilla Townsend uses the book Malintzin's Choices to reject the false stories that concealed Malintzin's actual life. The book is used as a way to give insight into the issues of colonization and conquest. She tries to give the men and women who lived and died in those days their dignity back. Townsend wants to place a much-abused historical figure back into her proper historical context. The book makes Malintzin come alive as one who played an essential role through an epic transitional period in Mexican history....   [tags: Colonialism, Mexico, Indigenous]

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The Literature of Historical Thinking/Reasoning/Literacy.

- This concept shall be discussed in relation to 4 explorations of Historical Understanding from the years 2000 to 2008. The Readings that have been included are: Van Boxtel and Van Drie's study into Historical Reasoning, Peter Seixas in the Centre for Historical Consciousness, Peter Lee in the International Journal of Historical Learning, Teaching and Research and Chapter 3 of Making History by Taylor and Young for the Curriculum Corporation. Within the current literature on History Education there has yet to be a consensus as the terminology that covers what is actually being taught in History....   [tags: Education ]

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What It Takes To Follow Jesus Christ

- “How can I follow Christ?” A question asked often. Since the time of Jesus, people have been drawn to him. These people glare at scripture for direction. Often, they become misguided and will abandon scripture’s special revelation. This exegetical paper will discover the constant power of scripture. The saying of Jesus within Matthew 16:24-28 will be studied. The literary and historical contexts of the passage will be deduced. Finally, exegesis on all five verses will be done. How does one follow Christ....   [tags: Interpretation Confusion, Literary Context]

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Historical, Constitutional, And Institutional Contexts

- Political Science has many definitions. Some would say it is simply a game of rhetoric but at its hearth it can be defined as a discipline that studies public polices, political behaviors, governments and political behavior. As a social science, the process used to acquire information includes a combination of several approaches. Political Science uses case studies, historical, constitutional, and institutional contexts, comparative case studies and also quantitative/qualitative methods. In the area of race, political science can have the tendency to overlook racial inequality as an issue....   [tags: Sociology, Anthropology, Race, Science]

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Literary Contact: Discipleship in Matthew 16

- Literary Context In order to properly interpret the cost of discipleship addressed in Matthew 16:24-28, a look into the literary context of the passage is a must. All three synoptic Gospels contain this similar passage. The differences in the synoptics will be discussed briefly to identify the purpose of including this passage in each context. Also, the surrounding context of the book of Matthew will be provided so as to correctly exegete the passage. First, who does Jesus address while saying these things....   [tags: jesus, commands, synoptics, context]

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Studying Law within a Broad Context

- Studying Law within a Broad Context While the law may be too ungainly and inefficient a vehicle to directly change the world, it offers a unique opportunity to help influence people's interpretation of the world. I have always longed to be in a more intellectual environment where I might be allowed to see things from a different perspective. Having thoroughly enjoyed the academic study of Government and Politics and Economics where understanding political rhetoric and economic influences on government policies had to be analysed through abstract theories I am looking forward to studying law within a broad political, economical, historical and social context....   [tags: Law College Admissions Essays]

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Production Context of Bye Bye Blues

- Production Context of Bye Bye Blues In his essay on the historical fiction film, Leger Grindon writes: "History is no more than a useful device to speak of the present time. The historical film indulges its contact with the immediate and generally refuses the past its distinct and foreign character" (Grindon 189). It is exactly this distinct character, however, that director Anne Wheeler hoped to capture in her 1989 film Bye Bye Blues. In an interview taken during the film’s production, Wheeler explained: "I’m trying to present history as it was, not as we hope it was" (Hays 9)....   [tags: Anne Wheeler Bye Bye Blues Essays]

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An Inside Look at Islamic Gardens

- Exploring a garden is like opening a present, so much anticipation for the unknown of what could be inside. Within an Islamic garden, much like a present, the thought processes are endless. Due to the extensive history of Islamic gardens, the layout and structure keep the main idea of a paradise together. As water was seen as a scared resource for those who traveled the heat through the desert, water is placed throughout Islamic gardens as respect. The religious aspects of an Islamic garden allow people to get ready for prayer before and have the ability to remain calm and relaxed after, by spending time in the garden....   [tags: religious aspects, historical contexts]

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The Historical Events Found in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

- ... In school, Scout tries to defend Walter Cunningham, a son in the Cunningham family, and explains that “Walter Cunningham was sitting there lying his head off. He didn’t forget his lunch, he didn’t have any. He had none today nor would he have any tomorrow or the next day. He had probably never seen three quarters together at the same time in his life.” (Lee 26). The Cunningham family is a dramatic example of the daily struggle of everyone in town to live a decent life. Harper Lee used this idea in her writing because it shows the everyday person had little to no influence on events that were occurring in America because of the state of the economy and quality of life....   [tags: hardships, corruptions, mindset]

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The Historical And Critical Perspective Of Thinking And Reading About Jesus

- In this question I will discuss three insights I have acquired in this course. 1) Methodological: One methodological perspective that we discussed throughout the semester is the historical/critical perspective of thinking and reading about Jesus and the context in which he was living within. We discussed the political, economic and social contexts in which Jesus was going around and spreading the word about the coming of the Kingdom of God. This approach to studying whom Jesus of Nazareth was aiming to shine light on the “depoliticized Jesus” (Horsley)....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Roman Empire, Kingdom of God]

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Analysis of Othello's Racial Context

- William Shakespeare’s Othello gains fame for its thematic conflict between appearance and reality, Iago’s motiveless malignity, and the downfall of Othello when he naively believes Desdemona’s without any substantial proof. While all these factors are important, the historical aspects of Othello are even more important for they are the foundation of the more complex concepts the play explores. The context in which the play is written has underlying distinctions between races. Race plays a huge role in Othello because it sets boundaries that cause the tragic hero’s downfall....   [tags: Shakespeare plays]

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Nigger: Historical and Current Use

- Nigger: Historical and Current Use “Nigger: it is arguably the most consequential social insult in American History, though, at the same time, a word that reminds us of ‘the ironies and dilemmas, tragedies and glories of the American experience’” (Kennedy 1). Harvard Law Professor Randall Kennedy’s book Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word is at the center of debate because of its controversy. It addresses questions among a diverse audience of students and scholars of all racial and ethnic backgrounds in its quest to discover how and why the word should or should not be used in modern day America....   [tags: Language History Discourse America]

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How Useful is Archaic Greek Poetry as a Historical Source

- “The higher Greek poetry did not make up fictitious plots; its business was to express the heroic saga, the myths” - Gilbert Murray, 1909 Gilbert Murray, the preeminent Australian classicist, expresses a statement in his preface to Aristotle on the Art of Poetry that raises the highly contentious issue of how useful is archaic poetry as a historical source. If we accept the definition of a ‘source’ as anything that can provide us with information which can add to the sum of our knowledge of the past, and the definition of a ‘historical source’ as any such piece of information used by a historian to make a point....   [tags: odyssey, trojan war, poetry, gilbert murray]

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Historical Descriptions of the Lower Peace River District

- The context gives the historical descriptions of the lower Peace River district. It contains the climates records including the rainfall capacity during the past 96 years since 1908 to 2004, and different data in order to give the evidence of whether the local climate is moist. Moreover, the context talks about the local vegetation changes in the Fox Lake Area within the lower Peace River district. It also shows some measurements of the lake surface area. Several physiognomically vegetation maps are presented in the context to clearly show the difference between the years....   [tags: peace river, vegetation, agriculture]

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White Privilege, Symbols Of Progress, And Historical Development Of Dominance

- White Privilege, Symbols of Progress, and Historical Development of Dominance in “Dr. Cornel West on Racism, Inequality, and American Empire” The United States has a long history of racial dominance and the unequal advantage of a hierarchy system, even after centuries of being stated to be a democracy. The truth of this country is that social status and privilege are directly connected to the color of one’s skin and the history of such control. Over time, shifts have been made so that people of color can be allowed to have the same opportunity as the dominant group....   [tags: Racism, White people, United States, Race]

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Historical Origins And Development Of The Cool Jazz Movement

- An Analysis of the Historical Origins and Development of the “Cool Jazz” Movement in Mid-20th Century America This historical analysis defines the origins and the development of the “cool jazz” movement in the post-WWII era of United States history. The originations of “cool” begin with the mellow and more relaxed expression of jazz by Miles Davis, Chet Baker, and other musicians that defined a contrasting tonal approach to jazz than the fast-paced music of the Be-bop movement. Davis’ album Birth of the Cool defines the trend towards slower placed and more relaxed musical arrangements that were defined as “cool” in the counter culture of jazz music....   [tags: Jazz, African American, Miles Davis, Bebop]

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An Analysis of the Historical Representation of Japanese War and Occupation in Singapore

- An Analysis of the Historical Representation of Japanese War and Occupation in Singapore: Introduction Built in 1887, the National Museum of Singapore (NMS) is the nation’s oldest museum. By using diverse and new ways of representing history and culture, NMS seeks to be an unconventional museum experience for visitors. (National Museum of Singapore, 2013). In the Singapore History Gallery, a segment is dedicated to depicting the Japanese occupation, showing the progress of the Japanese expansion to Singapore and the reactions of both the locals and the British....   [tags: history, world war II, tourist attraction]

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Back to the Future Scene Analysis of Film: An American Cultural Context

- When a technological divergent can teleport an individual into the past and reconstruct the previous time settings, a historical relation is explored as an American cultural context through the classical creation of the cinema. As a non-traditional presentation of a significant text, the film’s viewpoint is studied over the discourse of beauty, travelling through time in a motion picture captured on film. The science fiction comedy film released in 1985, “Back to the Future”, produced by Robert Zemeckis, tells the story of a teenage boy named Marty, who is navigated across space-time to the year 1955, where he encounters his future parents and unexpectedly, his mother becomes romanticall...   [tags: Science Fiction, Comedy Film, Film Analysis]

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Benefit of Using Filsm for Educational Purposes

- ... For instance in the film Argo (2012) the images displayed during the ending credits show still shots from the film and actual pictures from the event. The images are almost identical, which leads viewers to believe what they are watching is historically accurate. As most Hollywood films are produced on large budgets, aspects of the film become so realistic it is easy to forget the film is only based on real events and most of the exciting scenes are fake or exaggerated. In Argo (2012) there is a scene at the airport where it appears the Americans will be caught, tensions run high as the plane leaves the runway, moviegoers experience a rush of excitement, as it appears the Americans barel...   [tags: movies with historical content]

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Context in Mother Courage and her Children by Brecht

- Context in Mother Courage and her Children by Brecht There are many different contexts to the play and they are all influenced by social, cultural and historical implications. The context of the play itself and how it was written and performed for the first time and now were all influenced by events that occurred in Brecht’s life. The play itself discusses the thirty year war but is a clear reflection of the Second World War. Brecht believed that the war only took place for the economic benefit of the government and decided to portray this within his work....   [tags: Second World War Bertolt Brecht Essays]

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The Context and Contents of Priscianus of Lydia's Solutionum ad Chosroem

- The Context and Contents of Priscianus of Lydia's Solutionum ad Chosroem ABSTRACT: Priscianus of Lydia’s Solutionum ad Chosroem is a series of answers to questions asked at a philosophical debate held at the Sasanian court c. 530 CE. Priscianus of Lydia was one of seven non-Christian philosophers from the Byzantine Empire who journeyed to the Sasanian Empire to take part in the debate. Long overlooked in the history of philosophy, Priscianus of Lydia’s text represents a branch of Neoplatonism that survived for centuries uninfluenced by the official Christianization of the Roman Empire....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Essays]

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The Psychological Context And Social Structure Of A Terrorist

- Introduction: In order to understand how and why terrorists act, analysts need to look not only at the historical tactical details of attacks; but at the social structure in which the terrorists are operating, the terrorists’ individual and group motivations, and the methods that the groups uses as a whole to decide how and when to engage in action. The only way to fully understand terrorism is to develop an in-depth understanding of the terrorist individual and group psychology (Jacquier 2013, 2)....   [tags: Sociology, Psychology, Belief, Cognition]

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The Historical Events Of The Mexican Community

- A typical corrido is defined as a lyrical narrative that consists of eight quatrains with four to six lines. However, the significance does not lie within its musical structure; rather it is shown through its lyrics. The corrido depicts historical events; not through informing its listeners, but strives to use interpretation as a bridge of communication. The lyrics express topics from love and immigration to drug trafficking and malicious events. The Mexican community is able to emotionally connect with the lyrics materializing a sense of identity and pride - preserving historical and malicious events and cultures that have sentiment value....   [tags: Illegal drug trade, Smuggling]

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A Historical Perspective Of The Population Of Inmates

- Not only has this stigma infiltrated a reintroduced prisoner’s professional work life, but also their personal life. “Formerly incarcerated students tell me that they agonize about when to tell a romantic partner about their criminal history, only to find that said partners had already Googled them on the first night that they met.” (Uggen, 144). This contributes to the overwhelming stigma of the public and affects the prisoners who are still currently incarcerated. More and more have citizens of the United States been exposed to publicity and exaggeration of the danger of prisoners....   [tags: Prison, Crime, Fear, The Prisoner]

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Childhood as a Social and Historical Construction

- Childhood can be seen as a social status with multiple meanings and expectations attached to it without a clearly defined end or beginning (Montgomery 2009), This essay will introduce different sociological perspectives on what childhood is since childhood is not universal rather is it mobile and shifting this means children experience various childhoods there are local and global variations(Waller 2009), a Childs experience can be influenced by their gender, ethnicity, culture and social class which this essay will expand on....   [tags: diversity, cultures, socialization]

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