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  • Defining Community

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    Defining Community What makes a community? To get a better handle on this question, it may be useful to analyze a specific encounter between the individual and his community(s). Let's take, for example, the much-publicized soccer match between Mexico and the U.S. in the summer of 1996. This game received a great deal of media attention because, even though the match was held in Los Angeles, on U.S. soil, the vast majority of fans were cheering for the Mexican team. The U.S. team members, on

  • Defining Community

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    Defining Community Before studying the definition of a community, one might associate the word with life back in their hometown.  After reading through the definitions of community in numerous dictionaries, it is clear that community is so much more than the place you grow up in. It is interesting that the definition of one word could change so drastically over a decade. According to A Dictionary of American English, (1847) the definition of a community is “a communistic or socialistic society

  • Defining Community

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    your community? Community has always been a big part of our lives and it has been here since the day we were born. We might even live on the same street, but we grow up in different households and this results in many different views on communities. The many definitions of our community may include our home, our heritage, and even our religion. First, community is our “home.” We have been living in a community ever since we were just little babies and it has always influenced us. Communities have

  • Definition Essay - Defining Community

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    Definition Essay – Defining Community How would someone define the word community?  A community could be anything.  If one were to listen to an everyday conservation, the word community, would probably be used very little.  The word community has multiple meanings, ranging from communist or socialistic society (Emerson) to the quality of appertaining to or being held by all in common (Oxford). Due to the many meanings of the word community, people have learned to substitute community for other words

  • How Violence Leaves a Mark in Veena Das’ Life and Words

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    Veena Das’ Life and Words is an attempt to capture the way in which major “events” reside in the recesses of everyday life. Drawing mainly from the aftermath of the Partition of India in 1947 and the assassination of Indira Gandhi in 1984, Das explores the way violence leaves its mark on the people it touches, how it affects them at the immediate moment, and how it is carried through various forms of memory and silence into their everyday lives. Das also addresses that the manner in which the nation-state

  • Discourse Communities Essay

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    Trent Daiber Ms. Leighann Dicks ENGL 2013 May 6, 2014 Pi Kappa Alpha as a Discourse Community Communication is the foundation of any society. Humans are interactive beings that must communicate in order to survive. Humans develop communication skills as infants; learning to yell when something is needed, cry when something is painful, and smile when feeling happy. As babies age they learn words; eventually learning to compose sentences allowing them to express their feelings or desires. Humans finally

  • falling apart

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    Life is full of words and definitions, but sometimes the definition of a word doesn’t make any sense to us, so we prefer to give our own understanding of the word. For my research plan I wanted to give my own definition to Nature and Community. Not having the help of the dictionary and have to give the meaning on the words by what I thought it meant for me was definitely a challenge, a million questions were running thorough my head, what if the reader doesn’t understand my point? What if them (the

  • abc

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    Defining and evaluating network communities based on Ground truth In this paper, the authors define ground truth communities by selecting networks where the nodes define their relationship with the groups. After determining the ground truth communities, a comparison is performed between the network communities and the ground truth communities to find out difference of result in 13 chosen structural definitions of network communities. These 13 structural definitions gets partitioned into four classes

  • Community Benefit Analysis on Federal Tax-Exemption for Charitable Organizations

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    supported by public funds. Nonprofit hospitals are able to qualify for federal tax-exemption under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code because the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has recognized the promotion of health for the benefit of the community, where medical assistance is afforded to the poor or where medical research is promoted, as a charitable purpose. (U.S. Government Accountability Office, 2008) Thus, not all hospitals are considered charitable organizations, creating a distinction

  • Definitions of Self in Community in Morrison's Sula and Song of Solomon

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    Definitions of Self In Community in Sula and Song of Solomon "In that place, where they tore the nightshade and blackberry patches from their roots to make room for the Medallion City Golf Course, there once was a neighborhood" (Sula 1). Toni Morrison begins the novel Sula with these powerful words, describing more than a physical place, but a spiritual place where a community once stood. She begins with the destruction of the community, ultimately beginning at the end because her novel traces