Cultural Factors Essays

  • Divided Nations

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    Divided Nations Introduction In this essay, I will discuss both the cultural factors in divided nations encountered in the book “The Violence Within: Cultural and Political Opposition in Divided Nations”, edited by Kay B. Warren, and the methods by which the contributors to this volume have collected their data. The broad array of conflict and opposition encountered in the book are inclusive to countries such as Northern Ireland, Israel, Egypt, Iran, South Africa, The Philippines, Guatemala

  • Heartbeat of a City: The Influence of Soccer in Rome

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    with similar views band together to create a familiar environment for themselves. Large questions still remain about the role of soccer in today’s world. Why do people in Europe and abroad become so dedicated to their teams, over all other cultural factors like politics, clubs, and organizations? How does soccer affect Italian and Roman political allegiances, and how does the commitment of each team’s fans affect the Roman urban space, the policies and reactions of the Italian government, and each

  • Study Proposal for a Social Studies and Premedical (Premed) Student

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    personnel to ensure the sanitary, nutritional, and health standards of uprooted populations. Aspiring to bring holistic leadership to the health and humanitarian sector, I must thoroughly understand and know to confront the social, political, and cultural factors linked with poor health. I therefore propose to pursue and academically focussed MPhil in Development Studies preferably from Oxford University or from the Univers...

  • Fashion Magazines and Body Image

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    women's magazines is associated with heightened concerns for body shape and size in a number of young women, although the media's role in the psychopathology of body image disturbance is generally believed to be mediated by personality and socio-cultural factors. The purpose of this research study is to know and gather solid facts and reasons about fashion magazines affecting the teenagers’ body image in a form of research to self evaluation through careful accumulation of acceptable data and relevant

  • Legalization of Marijuana

    1938 Words  | 4 Pages

    considered a dangerous drug and should be legalized. The prohibition of marijuana did not end with crime; nonetheless, it is responsible for the imprisonment of thousands of its users. The government’s campaign against marijuana has also created cultural factors that make the use of marijuana socially unacceptable. However, it should be up to each individual to decide if he/she wants to use marijuana whether it is for pleasure or for therapeutic reasons. The legalization of marijuana has been strongly

  • Paganini

    2071 Words  | 5 Pages

    a spark of emotions exploding from the inside. The intention of this paper is to get a closer look to the phenomenon called Paganini. I will analyze his image from a historical perspective, in order to get a better understanding of the socio-cultural factors that played an important role in the popularity of the musician. Some Annotations for the G String Although Paganini was not the first one employing only one violin string in an entire work[1] (Pulver 56), he is perhaps the first violinist

  • Child Abuse Essay

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    The effects of child abuse can be long lasting or maybe even fatal. “The National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect estimates that 2.9 million children are abused or neglected by parents or caretakers each year” (“Child Abuse” Encarta). This fact is very disturbing to the many of us that don’t know child abuse was this common in the U.S. There are various types of child abuse. Physical abuse, which is deliberate acts of violence that injure or may even kill a child. Sexual abuse occurs when adults

  • Alcoholism

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    group for pleasure and only on occasion. The other type, the compulsive drinker, drinks because they have to; despite the adverse effects that drinking has on their lives. The cause of alcoholism is a combination of biological, psychological, and cultural factors that may contribute to the development of alcoholism in an individual. Alcoholism seems to run in families. "Although there is no conclusive indication of how the alcoholism of families members is associated, studies show that 50 to 80 percent

  • The Problem of Youth's Education and Socialization

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    Philosophic-Methodological and Social-Cultural Factors in the Problem of Youth's Education and Socialization Missing Works Cited ABSTRACT: The socialization of youth is currently in crisis. Education is in crisis across the world. The correlation between socialization and education is a crucial theoretical as well as a practical problem. Schools are the main institution of socialization. Education possesses two different functions: social reproduction and development. The way of life in any

  • A Notion of Zero in the Philosophy of Aristotle

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    with the development of mathematics itself and development of philosophy. It resulted from the fact that philosophy provided the motivation for investigations and creation of adequate and good mathematical symbols. Moreover, being one of the cultural factors, (1) it played a significant role in the process of accepting or rejecting certain notions. This article aims at producing evidence that particular ideas of Hellenic philosophy made it impossible for Hellenic thinkers to accept notion of a

  • Rock n Roll & 20th Century Culture

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    Despite its pop culture origins, rock music is arguably one of the strongest cultural factors to develop in this century. Artists such as Lennon, McCartney and Dylan defined the emotions of a generation and, in the last decade, it as even been acknowledged by members of the establishment which it hoped to change as a major influence in the country. In order to understand how rock went from a sign of rebellion to a cultural icon, it is necessary to understand where it came from. According to Albert

  • Social Deviance in Australia

    4967 Words  | 10 Pages

    society) and of the official agents of social control ( police, magistrates, social workers, teachers, judges, doctors and psychiatrists) ( Social Deviance in Australia p 5). Merton draws attention to the causal significance of social, economic and cultural factors of all kinds in pushing or pulling certain types of individuals into courses of action which involved rule breaking. Interactionists', however, like Becker are primarily concerned with the role social control plays in the social production of

  • Cultural and Social Factor of Vaccination

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    There are two ways of how peoples think of vaccines. These two ways are called cultural and social factor. Cultural factor concern with reason about religion or cultural believes. While social factor concern with the scientific explanations or facts. There are so many scientific evidences which prove both of the advantages and disadvantages of the vaccines but some people choose to stick to the idea of cultural factor which is religion or morality. Some evidences can be seen in Islam and Judaism

  • Cultural Factors Of Motown Music

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    happening in America at that time and Berry Gordy identified several of these factors to target the music of Motown and its artists to young audiences in specific ways. There were various social, musical and cultural factors that were critically important and of these factors, Gordy identified the segregation and the civil rights movement, the music and cultural aspects of the black community at that time. These factors had huge impacts Segregation and discrimination in America was a serious social

  • Cultural Factors and America’s Obesity Epidemic

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    Cultural factors are a contributing factor in the cause of the obesity epidemic in America as it continues to be a reoccurring topic of conversation due to a high prevalence of overweight individuals. Culture, the learned values, beliefs, attitudes and practices in which are well accepted by society, is looked upon as a fast-paced lifestyle in the U.S. compared to other cultures. This expeditious lifestyle where convenience, easiness, and quick fixes seem to be right for any situation supports America’s

  • Solutions to Poverty

    1333 Words  | 3 Pages

    Solutions to Poverty Poverty is a major problem in the United States today. Social, economical, political, and cultural factors all contribute to poverty. Education and economic development are two major issues that will help prevent poverty. The United States Census Bureau defines poverty as an "economic condition in which people lack sufficient income to obtain basic needs for food, housing, clothing, health services and education." In other words, poverty is powerlessness, a lack of representation

  • Factors That Contribute To My Cultural Identity

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    Several factors have contributed to the development of my cultural identity. First I am of a Caribbean back ground. My father is from Grenada, which is a Virgin Island in the West Indies. Typically in the African American and more specifically Caribbean culture, you do not talk about your problems or issues instead, you do whatever you need to do to cope and move on. Growing up I was told that whatever is going on in the house staying in the house. Therefore, I am more than willing to help break

  • The Effect of Germany's Cultural Factors on Marketing

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    The Effect of Germany's Cultural Factors on Marketing Germany has a long history of Musical talent and interest. This interest has rubbed of into their current modern culture. Germany is the 5th largest market in the world for the sale of music records and it can be determined that music still to this day plays a significant part in their culture. Germany also has had a massive influence by television. Germany’s Television market is the largest in Europe, with 34 million household that have a

  • Eating Disorders, Body Image and Cultural Contexts

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    Eating Disorders, Body Image and Cultural Contexts Although a great deal of early research on body image and eating disorders focused on upper/middle class Caucasians living in America or under the influence of Western ideals, many researchers are realizing that eating disorders are not isolated to this particular group. They are also realizing the differences in body image between occur in different races and genders (Pate, Pumariega, Hester 1992). Recently, several studies have shown that eating

  • HRM Issues in China

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    trading nation. Then the dragon fell asleep for two centuries, while China collapsed under the effects of colonialism, until in 1978 Deng Xiao Ping woke the dragon up. And now the Chinese dragon is back, hungry to take its place as the economic and cultural superpower of the 21st century. Nowadays China is often called the world’s largest market. Many people might think that it is very easy to start business in China and that success is guaranteed because of the huge potential of the market. But