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Throughout the history of ancient Rome and Greece drama remained a ref
Throughout the history of ancient Rome and Greece drama remained a reflection of the nature of their contemporary society. The function of the poet is to imitate, through the media appropriate to the given art (drama), not particular historical events, characters, emotions, but the universal aspects of life impressed on his mind by observations of real life. It is closer to reality than the concrete situation, since the universal is truer than the particular.Aristotle. Aristotles poetics. Cha...

Anthropology
Anthropology Anthropology is a social science that revolves around the tool of observation. Yet, for a discipline that appears rather basic it becomes relatively complicated as one examines the subsections of the science. Such is the case when referring to discipline of applied anthropology. Applied anthropologists do not solitarily research, observe and analyze a condition, but more, provide a practical solution to a human problem. It takes conscious effort for one to leave their culture in ord...

Anthropologys Symbiotic Relationship with Photography
Anthropologys Symbiotic Relationship with Photography 9/25/1999 Anthropology 174 It is by no coincidence that the fields of photography and anthropology have evolved together. At the very least, photography and the visual representation of so-called primitive peoples have legitimized and mainstreamed the field of anthropology. Anthropologists have been called merchants of the exotic, a reputation well deserved based on the early period of ethnographic photography. In many cases anthropologi...

Anthropology
Anthropology Anth 174 Candomble is a branch of Santeria, an Afro-Carribbean religion which evolved among African slaves from the Yoruba religion. Historically, when slaves were brought to the Caribbean they were forced to take on the religion of their masters; in the Caribbean and South America it was predominantly Roman Catholic. Yoruban decedents kept their religion alive in part by continuing to worship the African deities in the guise of Christian saints; from this tradition evolved Voodoo i...

Asian Philosophies of Critical Thinking EXTENDED ESSAYAsian Philosophi
Asian Philosophies of Critical Thinking EXTENDED ESSAYAsian Philosophies of Critical Thinking: divergent or convergent to western establishments? MAY 2003 AbstractThe research question of this extended essay came across at a very early stage in my life. Having been born and developed from a family with all its members being University instructors and professors, I was often involved in arguments related to the lack of critical thinking in Asian cultures. As I got older, having had the chance to ...

Education
Education INTRODUCTION Throughout the twentieth century, there have been many changes made to the structure of the education system. These include the 1944 Education act which made secondary education compulsory and introduced the tri-partite system of school, though the move to a comprehensive system of schools in the 1960s, to the introduction of the National Curriculum in 1988. While official statistics have shown that all these measures have served to increase the overall levels of educatio...

Ethnographic Film
Ethnographic Film In making ethnographic film ethnographers will inevitably be confronted with conflicting values and will be forced to choose to uphold some while neglecting others. The situation is complicated further when the films are intended for television screening and the audience is the general public; the ethnographic filmmaker then faces the task of producing something that is simultaneously ethnographically competent, entertaining, accessible to general audiences and ethical. Here I ...

Evaluate the subcultural theories of crime
Evaluate the subcultural theories of crime. Subcultural theories of crime and deviance explain deviance in terms of the subculture of a social group. The theories argue that particular groups develop and maintain norms and values that differ from those held by the majority of modern day western society. Robert Merton argues that deviance results not only from 'pathological personalities' but also from the culture and structure of society itself. Merton begins his contention from the standard fun...

Nuclear Waste The Skull Valley Controversy
Nuclear Waste: The Skull Valley Controversy This paper will discuss the moral and ethical issues concerning how and why Locally Undesirable Land Uses (LULUs) and Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facilities (TSDFs) are located. A LULU, or TSDF, can be a power plant, a munitions factory, a county landfill, a medical waste incinerator, a hazardous waste storage facility, a military base, an airport or any number of other facilities that people need, but do not want to live next to. The process of f...

Liberation Feminist Hermeneutics as described
Liberation Feminist Hermeneutics, as described By Elisabeth Schuessler Firoenza Hermeneutics Seminar February 29/00 Box #260 Table of Contents I. Introduction..p.3 A. An Historical Overview..p.3-4 B. An Overview of Feminist Hermeneutics..p.4-5 VI. Presuppositions A. Introduction and Preface to the Hermeneutics of ..p.6 Elisabeth Schuessler Fiorenza B. Scripture: Mythical Archetype vs. Historical Prototypep.6-8 C. Egalitarianism and Gender...

Modern and Primitive Cultures
Modern and Primitive Cultures Eng 101-06 May 6, 2001 People have to have a relationship with other people and the nature. It is necessary for the people. People who share a common place or a common language also share a common culture. A professor is named Deikman said that Culture is the customs, ideas, and attitudes shared by a group, transmitted from generation by generation by learning processes rather than biological inheritance; adherence to these customs and attitudes is regulated by a s...

Genetically Modified Food
Genetically Modified Food Science is a creature that continues to advance at a much higher rate than ever before. World of information adds to humans` discovery and smoothens the path for more advances. But never in history science will be able to deeply affect our lives as science of Genetic Engineering does. With all the respects to this new advancement, Biotechnology forces humanity's power over forces of nature and also carries the risks to human health, the environment, animal and biodivers...

Analytic Review of Grapes of Wrath
Analytic Review of Grapes of Wrath History 258 Nov. 21/01 Grapes of Wrath, the epic novel written by John Steinbeck, captures the travesty and tragedies of the Great Depression. Chronicling the travels of a displaced Oklahoma family, the Joads, Steinbeck captures many of the historical moods and thinking of the era. Steinbeck weaves a tale purposely driven towards the bourgeois classes of the United States. Steinbecks novel is not then just a tale copied and dramatized after the emigrant ...

Great Expectations
Great Expectations -Pips depiction- Pip grows from a country child into a gentleman through a series of painful lessons life gives him. From Joe, Miss Havisham and Magwitch he finds out that common sense, integrity, esteem, affection and love for ones fellow being are more important than social status or money, although both are necessary. Pip changes throughout the novel due to a series of obstacles he encounters. These stumbling blocks contribute to the overall outline of the character. At...

An Essay Assessing How Gullivers Interview
An Essay Assessing How Gullivers Interview With The King Of The Brobdingnag Is A Satirical Exposure Of British Institutions and Human Nature From Gullivers Travels, Book II In book two of Gullivers Travels, Gulliver is stranded on an island inhabited by Giants, twelve times his size (the same proportions as the Lilliputians). A farmer finds Gulliver and looks after him. He then sees Gulliver as an opportunity to make some money, and takes him into town as a sort of freak show, for paying cu...

A Comparison and Contrast of
A Comparison and Contrast of Juergen Habermas and Hans Georg Gadamer 20083747 History 104 Nov.19/01 The intellectual battle between the Gadamer-Hermeneutics school and the Habermas-critical theorists is well documented. Hermeneutics claiming a universal applicability stating, being that can be understood is language[1], and the critical theorist claiming a reflective reasoning process that goes beyond hermeneutics. The battle has been aptly stated in the rather public disagreements between Ha...

Adolf Hitler and Mussolini
Adolf Hitler and Mussolini Adolf Hitler And Mussolini At the close of World War One tensions still rode high between countries, trade slowed and unemployment rose. A new form of government was also used, totalitarianism. This form of government means there is only one leader to make decisions and thus they killed or jailed all opponents. Mussolini and Hitler used this form of government after World War One to make their countries world powers. Although Hitlers Germany and Mussolinis Italy were...

Human Culture
Human Culture I use the term culture to refer collectively to a society and its way of life or in reference to human culture as a whole. The Modern technical definition of culture, as socially patterned human thought and behavior, was originally proposed by the nineteenth-century British anthropologist, Edward Tylor. This definition is an open-ended list, which has been extended considerably since Tylor first proposed it. Some researchers have attempted to create exhaustive universal lists of t...

Immigrants and Crime
Immigrants and Crime: Out of the Melting Pot and into the Fire English 102.5 Research Project 1 Crime is inherent in our nature. When Eve took the bite of the apple it was the first sin, but whether in legend, religion or history, all evidence leads to the same thing: as long as there are laws or rules of any kind, there will be people to break them. As the saying goes, rules are meant to be broken. Crime has no limits whether in time or space, race or culture. It is the ultimate given in the...

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Whose Fault Whose Land
Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Whose Fault, Whose Land? The Palestinian Intifada, or uprising, has been presented as a popular protest against Ariel Sharons visit to a shrine upon the Temple Mount. The truth is that the Arab violence has been premeditated, and the Palestinian leadership admits this fact. Palestinian Authority Communications Minister, Imad Al-Faluji stated during a speech at a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon, Whoever thinks that the Intifada broke out because of the despis...

Karl Marx
Karl Marx No other idea so enchanted the 20th century as Marxism.[1] Karl Marx was the greatest philosopher and thinker of his time. His views on life and the social structure of his time have revolutionized the way in which people think. Throughout his travels and studies, Karl Marx developed many influential pieces of literature, one of which was the Communist Manifesto. Despite his upper-class position in society, Marx created an opportunity for the working-class to rise above the upper-c...

Violence is as American as Cherry Pie
Violence is as American as Cherry Pie Violence can be found in every facet of contemporary society, from the movies and televisions evening news to school violence. An act of violence can be as small as a threat, but nevertheless it is one of the most common aspects of life. Violence has existed as long as people have been on Earth. The first acts of violence were hunting. Hunting provided a food source before people learned how to cultivate the land. The focus of violence shifted from hunting ...

Cry of the hunters
Cry of the hunters He snatched his knife out of the sheath and slammed it into the tree trunk. Next time there would be no mercy. He looked around fiercely, daring them to contradict. Then they broke out into the sunlight and for a while they were busy finding and devouring food as they moved down the scar towards the platform and the meeting. Page 41 Lord of the flies written by William Golding is perhaps one of the most disturbing novels every written, not because of monsters or ghouls but b...

Cultural Differences
Cultural Differences This paper outlines the differences in the cultures of the United States versus Asian Indian and Vietnamese cultures. I will look at these countries and make not only a comparison based on cultures, but also comparisons from a business perspective. Although there are many differences in general societies, some issues such as women in the workplace, and images in the media, stand across many borders. Using the United States as my comparison culture I will first discuss the cu...

Leonard Cohens Song The Future The Philosophy
Leonard Cohens Song The Future The Philosophy Behind His Lyrics Leonard Cohen, famous songwriter, wrote a song that has a disturbing yet tragically realistic prophecy of the future of human civilization. His lyrics present a model of the effect of the demise of dualism and the rise of postmodernism in todays American society, as well as cultures around the world. How should the Christian community respond to the collapse of modernity in a world so full of hopelessness? Cohens song, titled ...

Philosophy Theology In Mass Media
Philosophy Theology In Mass Media This semester in the Mass Media In Society class has taught me a lot about how I, and society as a whole, view various forms of media. Every individual takes something different from media that is personal to him or her, and can never be fully understood by another. Everything will affect people differently, especially when raised with varying backgrounds and moral standards. Mass Media can be defined simply as any form of print, electronic, or performed source ...

Understanding organizations
Understanding organizations Part I: The summary of the course Understanding organisation (the answer of question n 2) Understanding organizations is a very important issue to cover and to study, especially for managers; and as Richard Hagberg said: Understanding organizations can mean the difference between success and failure in todays fast changing business environment , because there is some pillars in every organization which are determinant of the success of the later , such as : how...

Mass Media
Mass Media Literature Review Mass Media and the Effects on Public Perspective Over the past century, mass media has evolved from informational for the public to a monopolistic situation where the public has lost its say in what is aired. Back in early 1900s, newspapers had entertainment, news, information, and public views which in turn earned the publics interest. As interest grew, of course the companies did as well. At the turn of the century, the U.S. labor movement published hundreds of ne...

URBAN MIDDLE-CLASS TEENAGERS IN THE DECADE OF THE DOT
URBAN, MIDDLE-CLASS TEENAGERS, IN THE DECADE OF THE DOT. INTRODUCTION- Welcome to the decade of the dot. That tiny bit of Internet grammar whose ubiquity in e-mail addresses and web URLs so neatly captures the giddying impact of technology on our lives at the centurys launch. Ten years ago, the Internet was little more than a cyberspace wilderness traversed by nerds, while the Web was an obscure tool unknown to all but a handful of researchers. Today, the Internet is a more potent medium than...

Suicide
Suicide Book Report Suicide Durkheims intention was to explain the apparently individual act of suicide in terms of societys influences. His approach was based on a distinction between individual cases of suicide and societys, or social groups, suicide rates. According to Durkheim, the stability and consistency in suicide rates was an irreducible social fact which could only be understood sociologically. Social facts are collective phenomena, which hold back individual behavior. For Dur...

The Odyssey
The Odyssey Friday, September 29, 2000 English 10 How can one learn about a society which has long ceased to exist? How can one learn about the things that were important to them once their bodies have been interred for centuries? The bodies have long since been part of the earth, yet the voices of many of the ancients still waif clearly through time throughout the art, the music, and the literature they left as their legacy. A mans lifestyle, beliefs and habits as revealed in their art mirror t...

The Ontology of Gay and Queer
The Ontology of Gay and Queer Homosexuality: History, Politics, Ethics April /2001 Table of Contents Introduction.. p. 2-4 Definitions and Genealogy of Homosexuality p. 5- Genealogy of Ontology. p. Coming Out of the Closet: Conversion and Inaugeration or Integration.. p. Genetic Ontology, Social Artifice and Orientations... p. Conclusion: The Sexual Tower of Babel and Politics of Ontology. p. -Introduction- In recent years, the gay commu...

Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder
Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder 4 March, 2001Thesis Rough Draft Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder is characterized by a preoccupation with details, orderliness, perfection, and control. People with this disorder often devote excessive amounts of time to work and productivity and fail to take time for leisure activities and friendships. They tend to be rigid, formal, stubborn, and serious. This disorder differs from obsessive-compulsive disorder, which often includes more bizarr...

Television Speech Essay
Television Speech Essay My Wife and Kids is a family sitcom blended in with serious drama because serious and realistic issues and presented. It is based on an American-Afro family following the customs of western style families. Even though the stereotypical view of a family in sitcoms is white, average middle class people consisting of 2 parents and a bunch of kids. My Wife and Kids are exactly that, just with the difference of skin colour which allows black Americans to relate to. This is a f...

Wealth Poverty and
Wealth, Poverty, and Economics in Proverbs Job and Proverbs April 3/00 Box #260 Wealth, poverty and economics has been one of the main areas of human interest and investigation over the last three hundred years. Beginning in earnest during the enlightenment period of Europe, economics and wealth has been studied thoroughly and aggressively. Often times, this debate has produced great ideological and polemical debates, even wars and revolutions.[1] Indeed, man has been increasingly described and...

Patristic Views on
Patristic Views on Gender and Women Patristic History and Thought December 6, 2000 Women, gender, and the roles given or expected to play, have been of great debate throughout human history. In the last century, western society has undergone a dramatic shift in their understanding(s) of women. Women now have the vote, property rights and other important legal protections. Besides these legal guarantees, social attitudes and norms of the feminine have also changed. A womens place is no longer b...

File SharingSimply No Right Answer
File SharingSimply No Right Answer 2/3/04 English Comp 102 Essay 2 Over the past few years the concept of file sharing has exploded into not only popularity, but also into controversy as record labels started to experience a decline in their sales. I download songs almost everyday, and it never crosses my mind that it is illegal, or that I would ever consider an alternative to the way that I do it now. It is simply that it is the way Ive grown up; I discovered the first popular program that al...

Amadeus
Amadeus Music 32 1.) A musical shift began to unfold around 1720, as the musical world found Baroque to be too rigid and intellectual, and the late Baroque practice of applying a unifying theme, to be too restricting. It was at this point, that Europe diverged into a number of slightly varied directions, or trends in music. The three defining styles formed in different areas were, notably, France, Germany, and Italy. France's focus was on the style galant, which is a French term that means, a ...

A Democratic Shout for the Chaos of American Literature
A Democratic Shout for the Chaos of American Literature Einstein once said that the only physical theory that will never be overtaken is the thermodynamic principle that the entropy of the universe is always increasing. In other words, our universe is constantly moving toward a state of increased disorder and chaos. If our post modern culture has any correlation to the physical world, I am inclined to agree. The basis of post modern literature is the theme of infinite regress, which echoes the l...

Great Expectations the world of laws crime and punishment
Great Expectations: the world of laws, crime and punishment The World of Laws, Crime and Punishment in Great Expectations Great Expectations criticises the Victorian judicial and penal system. Through the novel, Charles Dickens displays his point of view of criminality and punishment. This is shown in his portraits of all pieces of such system: the lawyer, the clerk, the judge, the prison authorities and the convicts. In treating the theme of the Victorian system of punishment, Dickens shows his...

Testing Superstitions
Testing Superstitions Humanities-English There are some ideas in life that need to be tested to achieve their full meaning and splendor. Superstitions are found in all different cultures and are widely accepted and among the believers, they are respected. Most people will not take any thought into interpreting these notions, and will therefore gain no sense of the superstition. However, others will see these as an opportunity to test their faith and chose to either reject certain fallacies or ac...

Industrial Revolution
Industrial Revolution Industrial Revolution, term which gained currency during the mid-19th century and became widely used by the 1880s. It has traditionally been used to describe dramatic transformations occurring in manufacturing industry between approximately 1750 and 1850 that set the pattern for industrialization. The first Industrial Revolution occurred in Great Britain, and profoundly altered its economy and society. The most immediate changes were in production: what was produced, as wel...

Ethical Relativism
Ethical Relativism Standards of right and wrong are the mere products of time and culture. Morality is a neutral concept - there is no such thing as an absolute right or wrong. Instead, morality is defined by what is 'good' or 'bad' in a given society, by the social norms. What held true twenty thousand, two thousand or even two hundred years ago may or may not hold true now. The human race has grown and continues to expand; our technology, culture, customs, and laws constantly change and evolve...

The Canadian Wilderness
The Canadian Wilderness In his literary work The trouble with wilderness, William Cronon suggests that wilderness is a human construct. To many readers this contention would seem irrational, as so many of our fondest memories of wilderness are based on personal experiences from days past at the family cottage or summer camping trips. The notion that these experiences could be tainted by some misconception we all hold about the wilderness seems personally offensive. Many nature enthusiasts cher...

Dependency Theory
Dependency Theory Essay #1 POLS 2210 6.0 B Tutorial Period: Thursdays, 12:30 1:30pm Similar to Marxism, Dependency Theory was an activist project that did not just analyze. However, in becoming political actors and advisors, there was an irony that the best way for a country to be more like the developed city was to actually join the ranks of exploiting countries. I think the strategies of Dependency Theory jump from the approach of developing into a core country. This would result in experime...

What do feminists find to be objectionable in patriarchy and are they
What do feminists find to be objectionable in patriarchy, and are they right to be critical of it? www.microcosmpublishing.com The above illustration is one of many that are used on a daily basis in order to make the understanding and also the highlighting of patriarchy an everyday issue in the daily conflict of gender issues. Western female thought through the centuries has identified the relationship between patriarchy and gender as crucial to the womens subordinate position. For two hundred...

Suffering for Suffrage Racism in the Womens Suffrage Movement
Suffering for Suffrage: Racism in the Womens Suffrage Movement Historically, women have been excluded from the many liberties men have arranged for themselves. From the disregarding of women from being considered Elect during the Puritan era, to the modern instances of women lacking equal compensation. According to Charlotte Gilman, even religion, the womans help, was tainted and injured by coming through the minds of men alone (Gilman, p. 370). Men have molded American society to exclusiv...

International Relations
International Relations The study of international relations has been a contested ground for many decades. A specific indication of this would be explaining or understanding the nature or knowledge of the world. Many theorists from different schools of thought since the 1930s have debated the contributions made among themselves. The main terminology here initially is the epistemology or ontology of the research among international relations theorists, much confined within the boundaries of soci...

THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE EDUCATION
THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE EDUCATION COSTA RICA 1. THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM AT THE BEGINNING OF THE XXI CENTURY: AN OVERALL VISION. Todays world, immersed in the globalization tendencies, requires the use of new technologies that implies to increase the complexity of activities. This creates a bigger quantity of employment positions that makes workers better training indispensable in order to carry out operations with sophisticated new technology. At the same time, that tends to diminish the non-qual...

Why has the USA remained a basically two party system
Why has the USA remained a basically two party system? Since the formation of the US political system there have only really been two main parties. It has remained this way due to a number of factors none more so that the impact of the constitution. The two party system is in some ways tied into the constitution and the nature of US politics has made it very difficult for third parties to develop into serious contenders. However, the US is not a two party system and there have always been third ...