1303 words - 5 pages power relationship implies... a strategy of struggle, in which two forces are not superimposed' " (Spivak 156). Such power relations are not seated in subjects; they are situated in social, cultural, economic, and political roles and institutions (Wartenberg 80). Power thus is a web of relation in which we are all entangled. In such a context Foucault defines and devalues the subject. Society has "power over" the subject, and social relations themselves inevitably lead toward subjugation and assimilation (McCarthy 130). Is the reverse true? Does the subject have any "power over" society; can the subject pose a threat to society? "A threat entails power or ability to influence and changeVIEW DOCUMENT
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Hopping in a careful, calculated manner across four generations of a rich and demented Indian family, Salman Rushdie's cynical novel The Moor's Last Sigh laughs mischievously at the world and shivers from its evils. Weaving a tale of murder and suicide, of atheism and asceticism, of affection and adultery, Rushdie's exquisitely crafted storytelling explains the "fall from grace of a high-born crossbreed," namely our narrator Moraes Zogoiby, also known as "Moor."
At the centerpiece of this odd and captivating tale stand the embers of Moor's family: a complex web including a ridiculed political activist, a shrew, a homosexual husband, an artist, and a Jewish underworld gangster, amongVIEW DOCUMENT
1689 words - 7 pages, “race”, ethnicity, religion, political party and so many more. It really is a wonder how anyone is able to identify themselves within these quarters, for these classifications really don’t allow for one to simply exist. Osho urges one to get out of these institutions, for they are “cages” with “beautiful names” (Osho 117). However, once one has consciously made the choice not to live within those boundaries “the whole universe is available” (Osho 117). We find that in The Crucible the “cages” are ever present with the repression of sexuality, division of class and a “holier than thou” mentality. This can be related to our modern day in the sense that we often mock and persecute those which doVIEW DOCUMENT
1420 words - 6 pages historical context, one must examine the political culture of the reign of King James I Stuart. James reigned over Scotland from 1567 to 1625 and England from 1603 to 1625, and was the first of a wave of monarchs claiming a divine right to rule (BBC). As the first ruler of a consolidated Kingdom of Great Britain, James issued public statements affirming his place as God's representative on Earth, at one time claiming, "kings are not only God's lieutenants upon earth, and sit upon God's throne, but even by God himself they are called gods" (Kreis). Whether James' claims of divine right were made in an attempt to quell public dissent or justify his rule in his own mind, they were effectiveVIEW DOCUMENT
1664 words - 7 pages genre of academic research emerged: the development discourse. The aim of development discourse was to chart out patterns of growth (which were based on the historical successes of the West) that newly independent countries could use, primarily to escape vicious cycles of poverty, famine, etc.
The birth of development discourse was inherently one-sided. The impetus for development research began primarily in the developed world. Even those academics based in lesser-developed countries were either educated in western institutions or used the developed world's pro-western framework of analysis. As a result, development discourse existed primarily as an extension of western valuesVIEW DOCUMENT
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The Color Purple : Historical and Political Insight
Alice Walker’s writings were greatly influenced by the political and societal happenings around her during the 1960s and 1970s. She not only wrote about events that were taking place, she participated in them as well. Her devoted time and energy into society is very evident in her works. The Color Purple, one of Walker’s most prized novels, sends out a social message that concerns women’s struggle for freedom in a society where they are viewed as inferior to men. The events that happened during and previous to her writing of The Color Purple had a tremendous impact on the standpoint of the novel.
The Civil Rights Movement wasVIEW DOCUMENT
920 words - 4 pages of the caste-like class system that divides its peoples into different economic and social levels.
Marxists argue that in a democratic or monarchical society, two major classes come into being: the Bourgeoisie, or exploiters, and the Proletariat, or exploited. Marx and Engels believed that the upper class (Bourgeoisie) controlled the financial situation within a society, and thus reigned over the subservient lower class (Proletariat). Control of a society's money also gave the Bourgeoisie supreme power over political, educational, and religious institutions (Tischler 15). Many aspects of Marx's theory is exemplified in Sophocles' Oedipus the King.
Looking at Sophocles' great play asVIEW DOCUMENT
1624 words - 6 pages the world as he is experiencing it, because these words are used in a corrupted fashion as a part of the military or political vocabulary of manipulation and control. Meursault finds the institutions which produce the vocabulary of control: law, religion, conventional morality - are corrupt.
Frederic Henry, at the beginning of the novel, is selfish and self-absorbed, but has no true sense of self as we would think of it. He is obviously immature, accepts the teachings of the past, indulges in carnal pleasures; probably, if we remember why he is in the Italian army, "because he can, and he speaks Italian." Meursault, too, seems preoccupied with immediate, sensual pleasure or with keepingVIEW DOCUMENT
1063 words - 4 pages attempt to prepare youth for competition in the twenty-first century. Half of the nation does not feel that a high school diploma is a guarantee of the recipient's basic skills in reading and math. In fact, the nation seemed to express little shock this fall when children in both New York and Washington returned to school - only without classrooms Recent studies of student achievement worldwide only accentuate the deplorable condition of the American education system and the need for some remedy.
School choice, though appearing on the political stage in a variety of manifestations, has essentially one major component. School choice proposals would provide federal and state grants toVIEW DOCUMENT
1733 words - 7 pages associated with a photograph. Each image, although it is photographic, detailed, and precise in its rendering, is also mingled with the narrator’s own emotional reaction to it.
The narrator herself is aware of her own capacity to err. She calls her own account a "reconstruction ... [because] it's impossible to say a thing exactly the way it was ... you always have to leave something out, there are too many parts, sides, crosscurrents, nuances," inferring that her story is based on flawed memories of what truly passed.
Imagery used to describe place setting uses the same photographic quality. Through Offred's perceptive eyes, we discover the institutions of Gilead, allVIEW DOCUMENT
1550 words - 6 pages California's, putting that state's programs also in jeopardy (Freedberg). In addition, the University of Michigan programs are under attack in a lawsuit. This lawsuit is being sponsored by the Center for Individual Rights, the same group that sponsored the Hopwood suit against The University of Texas, and brings to the fore many of the same questions ruled on in the Hopwood case (Bollinger).
With the change of a few decades, affirmative action programs at institutions of higher education have gone from being deemed necessary for the restitution of equality to coming under attack as discriminatory. Across the nation, political and legal battles are waged to determine the correct viewpointVIEW DOCUMENT
1345 words - 5 pagesMarxist Theory and Oedipus the King
"The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles" (Marx and Engels 2). This excerpt, taken from Karl Marx's and Friedrich Engels' The Communist Manifesto, explains the two primary classes found throughout most of Europe during the era of the Industrial Revolution. These classes were the bourgeoisie and the proletariat. The former were known as the "exploiters" and the latter as the "exploited".
The wealth, power, and prestige of the bourgeoisie, acquired mostly from their control of institutions, industries, and means of production, enabled them to force upon the proletariat their economic, political, andVIEW DOCUMENT
2086 words - 8 pages everyone, everywhere. Pornography, for example, is legal in the United States depending on age while in Japan it depends on specific content. Old content may only be under copyright in some countries but be public domain in others. Trademarks may carry special exceptions for use in limited geographic areas. There are even countries in the world were child pornography is not prosecuted, and so such content can be found on the web.
Until now, laws and institutions have relied heavily on national boundaries or on geography for definitions and divisions in society. In the obvious case, lawmakers have only made laws that are effective within their political jurisdiction. But evenVIEW DOCUMENT
1368 words - 5 pages an extreme position? No! they have fought any such attempt.
Would true blue pro-lifers, if they had their choice, allow abortion for pregnancy resultant from assault rape and incest, or for pregnancies when the developing baby is severely handicapped? No, they might be forced into this as a political compromise, and as a temporary measure. But ethically speaking, no real pro-lifer would consent to this. It would seem then that the chance for compromise simply does not exist. On the other hand, it is obvious that people of goodwill must continue to try for a solution.
Many of the ultimate goals of those who favor abortion already exist. Abortion is legal in both of our nationsVIEW DOCUMENT
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The task of defining citizenship is an difficult endeavor which takes much thought and careful examination in order to make sense of what constitutes the ideals of citizenship. Previously, I never gave much thought to what citizenship is and what it means to me. My first inclinations were that citizenship was related to politics and practicing the rule of law. From whot I have learned in class, I can confidently say that my views of citizenship have changed for the better to include a broader vision than just the politically involved law-abiding citizen. Citizenship is, at its least, the individual’s practice of civic engagement in the forms of political participation, critiquingVIEW DOCUMENT
1936 words - 8 pages enrolled in private institutions. Upon enrollment, "the state superintendent shall pay to the parent or guardian...an amount...equal to the private school's operating and debt service cost per pupil that is related to educational programming...The department shall send the check to the private school." Simultaneously, the program requires the superintendent in Milwaukee to reduce the amount of aid given to the school board and school district accordingly. Thus, while other city school districts receive funds from the state to implement voucher programs, Milwaukee literally takes money away from its school board (and by extension, its children enrolled in public schools) and gives it toVIEW DOCUMENT
1269 words - 5 pages training for antiterrorism and counter-terrorism related missions. They believe that potential contributions from such institutions as our nation's nuclear weapons laboratories to terrorism threat analysis might be more fully explored.
As we move forward after September 11, terrorism receives increased attention in the foreign policy, national defense, and law enforcement communities. As we assess and formulate our international and national commitments, policymakers are likely to consider possible impacts of terrorism on those commitments and on public and political support vital to those commitments. The challenges facing us in assessing threats, allocating resources, and insuringVIEW DOCUMENT
1178 words - 5 pages, especially political types, and also employs satiric exaggeration: "When·Senator Rouser frees his mind in public, we are left in painful ignorance (italics-mine) of his·necktie and vest÷and worse still, the shape of his boots." In the next segment, Fern employs a narrative tool in which the satirist "·display[s] his critical attitude through irony, often by creating a narrator who appears to be as much a hypocrite as the target of the work·(Harris 5)." Fern is also mocking the fashion-obsessed audience; including herself:
"This seems to me a great omission. How can we possibly judge of his oratorical powers, of the strength or weakness of his logic·when these important points are leftVIEW DOCUMENT
1318 words - 5 pages pervert or a pedophile.
But what of this? What is it about child sexuality that causes this reaction against images of nude children? None of the pictures in Mann's, Sturges' or Hamilton's books show children engaged in any sort of sex act. And none of them were taken without the model's and her or his parents' permission. So why are they labeled "pornography" by Terry, and (more disconcerting) by many people with less extreme political views? What is the discourse of child sexuality in the United States such that these pictures are even at issue?
Terry, who is also the founder of the anti-abortion group Operation Life, was confronted with these issues at a recent pressVIEW DOCUMENT
2697 words - 11 pages excellent doctrines and useful ordinances, from which states will construct their institutions” (Kautsky 14). After reading Utopia, these men were ready to go out and change the world, but did More really want to see his work become a reality or did he plan his work as a social commentary? There will never be an answer to this question, but many of the ideas and comments made about Utopia suggest that More believed in many of the ideas. However, he qualifies his full endorsement of the Utopian ideal at the end of the end of story, he writes, “I cannot agree with all that he said. But I readily admit that there are very many features in the Utopian commonwealth which it is easier for me to wish forVIEW DOCUMENT
2248 words - 9 pages, and the satirical point being made. When speaking with the King of Brobdingnag, Gulliver describes many absurd characteristics of human life in Europe, which to Gulliver, seem noble. He especially treats gunpowder with litotes (Bk. I, ch. 6-7). The lofty manner in which Gulliver presents his culture ironically accents the ignoble qualities of Europe.
Another example may be drawn form Gulliver's stay in Lilliput. In attending the "political" ceremonies of Lilliput, Gulliver takes serious consideration of the ridiculous system of gaining political favor and power. Politicians perform "rope dances" in order to gain political rank. (Bk. I, ch. 3). Here Gulliver's being gullible is used as aVIEW DOCUMENT
3668 words - 15 pages enough to be considered on their own merits” (Strauss 1995). Supporters argue that affirmative action is effective in increasing diversity within institutions and organizations and that its compensatory nature outweighs such imperfections (Green 1976).
3. Detractors maintain that the policy is contradictory in that it requires the “establish[ing of] goals to reduce or overcome the under-utilization [of minorities and females]” but that “the actual selection decision is to be made on a non-discriminatory basis” (Dept. of Labor 2002). Additionally, quotas are illegal in the United States; thus, much effort has been made to prove that affirmative action “goals” are not in fact quotasVIEW DOCUMENT
1895 words - 8 pages Normal in Rufisque, entering with the highest exam score in all of French West Africa, graduating in 1947. She experienced life under colonialism, and also witnessed firsthand the events surrounding Senegal's independence from France, which was granted on April 4, 1960.1 Taking the social and political context from which Bâ is writing into consideration, it is not difficult to identify the parallels that exist between her and Ramatoulaye.
African men and women were united in the fight against colonialism under Empire, but with independence achieved, the division between men and women was often broadened through national sentiments. As Elleke Boehmer has stated, "nationalist movementsVIEW DOCUMENT
2082 words - 8 pages the framing because it was a limitation on the freedom of Americans, and no excision of freedom should be taken lightly, no matter how small. However, the founders never envisioned the evolution of the political careerist or the destruction such an animal could afflict on the republic. Term limits are clearly a necessary reform for the restoration of the United States Congress.
The government that the framers created for America is based on a set of institutions and a process of representation. The communal sense of America is developed through deliberative reasoning which citizens partake in through their representatives. These representatives need to express the character andVIEW DOCUMENT
2375 words - 10 pages views may be as to the . . . proposed work, your political and social degradation are but an outgrowth of your status in the Bible . . . How can woman's position be changed from that of a subordinate to an equal, without opposition, without the broadest discussion of all the questions involved in her present degradation? For so far-reaching and momentous a reform as her complete independence,
an entire revolution in all existing institutions is inevitable (Stanton, vii).
. . . We say that these degrading ideas of woman emanated from the brain of man, while the Church says that they came from God (Stanton, 8).
We discuss what we have come to believe and I canVIEW DOCUMENT
1990 words - 8 pages-found love for antiquity of the Renaissance. Machiavelli was, in every sense of the word, a true "renaissance man." He appears to be remarkably well-educated, although limited finances probably prevented him from studying at a major university. As a result, the effect of humanist teachings, prevalent at most of the institutions of higher learning at the time, on Machiavelli was limited. Machiavelli’s knowledge of specific details of politics is primarily the culmination of a life-long career as a bureaucrat and diplomat.
In The Prince, Machiavelli offers advice to rulers as to what they must do to achieve their aims and secure their power. Butterfield describes Machiavelli’s teaching asVIEW DOCUMENT
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Compensation for historical crimes, however, is not the sole justification for affirmative action. It is also a method of countering the benefits that racism and sexism continue to provide to every white male American. The economic prosperity we enjoy, the relative peace in which we live, and the politicalinstitutions we revere were all built on the backs of slaves and housewives. There is not a moment of our lives that we do not benefit from the work of the oppressed. Affirmative action does not attempt to punish white men; it merely seeks to transfer some of the benefits from the work of slaves from the descendants of masters to the descendants of the slaves themselves. If the promise ofVIEW DOCUMENT
2981 words - 12 pages many deeply rooted problems to address that go beyond mere retaliation. To begin to solve these problems, the origins of conflict between America and the Middle East must first be addressed.
It has been stated over and over again by politicians and journalists since September 11, that "evil terrorists" have attacked American values and institutions and Western civilization as a whole. However, as more time unfolds, this seems more and more like an overly simplified patriotic statement, and the real reason for the attack has become increasingly apparent; the acts of Al-Qa'ida were not an attack on American society, but an attack on US foreign policy. Bombing a few terrorist training campsVIEW DOCUMENT
3437 words - 14 pages. Through all these changes, women have had little to no say in their own treatment let alone their fates.
What are the gender roles in Pre-Colonial Nigeria?
Historically, the importance of women in Pre-Colonial Nigeria varied greatly from tribe to tribe but the common thread: their political strength lies in their relations to important men. Women had some power politically but only indirectly through their husbands, fathers, brother and sons. Maria Rojas writes, "A woman's position varied according to the (1) kinship structure of the tribe and (2) role of women within the economic structure of the society" (Rojas, Pre-Colonial). As to the role of women in the economicVIEW DOCUMENT
2516 words - 10 pagesBlack Boy, Native Son, Rite Of Passage, and The Long Dream: Self-realization of a Black Man
The white world dominates the political and social life in all of Richard Wright's books as Wright portrays the never-ending struggle that a young black male faces when growing up in the United States. Wright's Black Boy, Native Son, Rite Of Passage, and The Long Dream are all bound by the common theme of self-realization. In all four books, the climax occurs when a black youth realizes his position in society and the ugly future that lies ahead of him.
In his autobiography Black Boy, Wright reveals his personal experience as a black maturing in a white society. TheVIEW DOCUMENT
1857 words - 7 pages continued to suffer from chronic economic and political problems. But most importantly, a dogmatic, puritan, and ethically oblivious form of Islam has continued to develop and predominate since the 1970s.
This puritan brand of contemporary Islam is well represented today in several Muslim regimes and mass-based Islamic movements. This brand of Islamic theology is largely dismissive of the classical juristic tradition, and is also dismissive of any notions of universal and innate moral or ethical values. This orientation insists that only the mechanics and technicalities of Islamic law define morality-there are no moral considerations that can be found outside the technical lawVIEW DOCUMENT
2270 words - 9 pagesDeism and Changes in Religious Tolerance in America
Religious conscience in America has evolved considerably since the first settlers emigrated here from Europe. Primary settlements were established by Puritans and Pilgrims who believed "their errand into the wilderness [America] was above all else a religious errand, and all institutions - town meeting, school, church, family, law-must faithfully reflect that fact" (Gaustad 61). However, as colonies grew, dissenters emerged to challenge Puritan authority; indeed, many of them left the church to join untraditional religious sects such as "the Ranters, the Seekers, the Quakers, the Antinomians, and the Familists" (Westbrook 26VIEW DOCUMENT
3611 words - 14 pages maternal relatives recognized his literary talent and financed his education at Bowdoin College. Among his classmates were many of the important literary and political figures of the day: writer Horatio Bridge, future Senator Jonathan Ciley, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and future President Franklin Pierce. These prominent friends supplied Hawthorne with government employment in the lean times, allowing him time to bloom as an author.
Hawthorne was extremely concerned with conventionality; his first pseudonymously published short stories imitated Sir Walter Scott, as did his 1828 self-published Fanshawe. Hawthorne later formally withdrew most of this early work, discounting it as the workVIEW DOCUMENT
3047 words - 12 pages Christian interpretation, interdependent. This can be contrasted with his view of Nastasya Filippovna's beauty which, though being of great physical beauty is spiritually hopeless and destructive, the reverse of his view of the Holbein. This doubt again leads to the destruction of his desire to integrate into Russian society.
Myshkin is a symbol of the idea of beauty, beauty is placed in the world and reacts according to the circumstances of the time. This technique is recurrent throughout Dostoyevsky's works. He does not develop the characters but takes ideas which are embodied by the characters, these characters are then placed in a social, political, moral and narrativeVIEW DOCUMENT
1083 words - 4 pagesNutrition and fitness play two of the most important roles in human health, and it is not difficult to understand some of the consequences for ignoring their significance. Ignoring proper nutritional and fitness habits can lead to extreme health risks such as obesity; most of which will eventually cause serious health issues up to and including death. To decrease these serious health risks and promote favorable personal health, one should incorporate positive nutritional and fitness habits.
The food that we put into our bodies is one of the most vital aspects of promoting good health because it acts as our personal fuel. If the food we consume contains mostly empty calories and few nutrients, our bodies’ performance levels will be...VIEW DOCUMENT
1174 words - 5 pagesIntroduction
Computed tomography (CT) and Radionuclide imaging (RNI) are both a form of diagnostic imaging. Since they have been first introduced in medical imaging they both suffered a huge development over the years in terms of image acquisition and also patient radiation protection. The following essay it is going to focus on just a few important things that make CT and RNI similar and different in the same time. However this subject can be discussed in much depth, the focus is going to be on the similarities and differences of the physics imaging methods and also a small awareness of biological effects and radiation protection.
As a starting point in CT diagnostic imaging the form of radiation used to provide an image are x-rays...VIEW DOCUMENT
1439 words - 6 pagesMany people yearn to join a class that has existed for many generations with set criteria. This criteria is intertwined with money, power and a persons upbringing in Society. While few in society join these exclusive clubs, others try to mimic the styles in order to have the acceptance of a very prestigious section of society. Although few succeed in joining, many are crushed, broken, and embarrassed for failing to enter what very few have. The people who mimic, ultimately show why they didn’t join because they didn’t fit in by floundering their insecurities or lack of experience. The Biggest reason why people fail in joining a class in which few are in, because one must be born into it. Therefore in The Great Gatsby, by F-Scott Fitzgerald,...VIEW DOCUMENT
1202 words - 5 pagesLet’s talk about the characters in The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, and their various personalities. Alan Bradley’s character portrayal in the book is generally in strict accordance to the social values and beliefs during the period of time the story is set in. His characters reflect the realistic, British people of the 1950’s. However, Flavia de Luce, the main character, is, in a way, the stereotypical rebellious protagonist, and one of the only characters in the book whose traits do not follow the traditions of the time. Flavia’s bold personality and “tomboy-ish” ways do not match the prim-and-proper behaviour expected of women at the time.
That being said, “Flave”, as she likes to be called, is not your stereotypical 11-year...VIEW DOCUMENT
1189 words - 5 pagesIn Plato’s The Republic, Book seven, he discusses the cliché “seeing is believing”. By Plato’s use of symbols to help explain his point of ignorance in truth due to our traditions, society’s constant fear of change and our natural ability to question what we see. In this allegory, the depictions of humans as they are chained, to only learn by sight. Plato toy’s with the notion of what would happen to people should they embrace the concepts of philosophy, to become enlightened by it, to see things as they truly are. As we have seen in class, Plato’s theory did not only present itself in his allegory, but also in the Wachowski brothers’ hit-film, The Matrix. In the film, the protagonist, Neo, suffers from a similar difficulty of adapting to...VIEW DOCUMENT
902 words - 4 pagesNote taking is one of the most complicated tasks that a student must perform and it is even more challenging for students with learning and physical disabilities. Taking notes is a specialized form of writing. Dell, Rosenberg and Petroff (2008) stated, “it requires students to listen and write at the same time, and it must be done quickly” (p. 46). This can be a difficult task for many individuals especially with learning disabilities. Effective note taking is a process that requires the ability to organize the ideas presented and the skill to distinguish what is important from what is not, all carried out simultaneously and speedily (Dell et al., 2008, p. 27). Good note taking requires lots of time and organization. Note taking is a...VIEW DOCUMENT
1336 words - 5 pages“The biggest risk you can take, is to take no risk” is a wise quote from Mark Zuckerberg, a man who is definitely is a strong abider of his very words. But what makes this man such a risk taker? This man, Mark Zuckerberg, created Synapse, is the founder of the Facebook era, and is the world’s youngest billionare.He is a high school programing prodigy and a software developing genius. Mark’s most famous accomplishment, Facebook, is the world’s largest social networking site. Heard of it? Good or Bad? Member or not? You have most likely encountered talk of this phenomenon. Is it a phase or an addiction? A help or a hindrance? Whatever it is, Mark’s accomplishments updated his and our statuses permanently .
Born in May of 1984, Mark...VIEW DOCUMENT
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Addressing the question of whether war is a rational decision or a mistake is important to understand the causes of war and explain the reduction in the number of wars fought among countries in today’s nuclear era. The argument, under which war is a mistake, is a normative claim about what action states should have chosen, based on the outcomes that have been produced. That is, for a decision to be good, it needs to have produced the actor’s preferred outcome. However, the mistake perspective is problematic under the uncertainty and competitiveness of the anarchic international political system.
The rational theory provides a better alternative. In this paper, the rational theory of war will unfold by beginning with an understanding of...VIEW DOCUMENT
1131 words - 5 pagesPresident Rutherford B. Hayes former governor of Ohio was the 1876 presidential nominated for the Republican Party and he was chosen over the more dynamic Speaker of the House of Representative, James G. Blaine. Corruption in politics was widespread. Hayes was elected by a narrow margin of 185 electoral votes to 184 in a disputed election over the Democratic nominee Samuel Tilden, even though Tilden won the popular vote. The election was so contentious that some Democrats threatened to march on Washington and force the inauguration of Tilden; others wanted a filibuster to prevent the recording of the electoral vote and leave the country on March 4 with no president. The votes were recorded on March 02, 1877 after the 1877 Compromise.
1948 words - 8 pages“Skateboarding is for the socially awkward,” I thought to myself dreading going into this project. However, after spending several hours with skateboarders Mike Thacker, Cassious Brownlee, Lance Love, Jarrell Harrison and Sean Hough, I quickly learned that my assumptions, along with most others’ were misleading. Skateboarding is a very respectable, intricate sport that involves passion, heart, determination and perseverance. Skateboarders are risk-takers in the most literal sense of the word. They are dedicated individuals that spend countless days, months, and even years perfecting their craft. Throughout the duration of my adventurous field study, I became more observant about the patterns and distinctions within the social hierarchy of...VIEW DOCUMENT
692 words - 3 pagesEconomic benefits
In term of expenditure it had potential because if it is available in database format, user must subscribe to the database. So the revenue comes from the subscription fee. If the materials published in the form of book like for example Who’s Who of Former Malaysian Athletes. Therefore the revenue comes from the sales.
It also creates profits for other people like compiler of athletes’ biographies. Other efforts might be movie producer who interest to make sport movie and information consultant who need information sports.
• Job for society
These efforts also manage to create new job to those who interest in information consultant, sport database publisher, writers and sport specialist. As if the...VIEW DOCUMENT
1396 words - 6 pagesThrough generalisation, one gains the advantage of being able to see the whole picture and being able to carry out comparisons with ease whilst a focus on individual cases allows complexity and detailed analysis. The conduct of social science relates more to measurement and the academic use of knowledge. In contrast, the use of social science is based more on the policy making implications of social science research. By ignoring the whole picture and only focusing on individual cases, the conduct of social science research can be negatively affected. However, in the case of using research in the social sciences, it is more useful to consider individual cases rather than generalise. This is beneficial for policy making since it is important...VIEW DOCUMENT
1204 words - 5 pagesLas Meninas is considered one of the greatest paintings of all time by critics and casual admirers of art alike. It was painted during a time when Spain’s glory was declining, and Velázquez was surrounded by the remnants of a once-great court, which was now in shambles and debt. King Philip had entered depression, due to the fact that he did not have a suitable male heir to the throne and was bankrupted by the Thirty Years’ War, and paid little effort to governing his country. He had lost power, and his portrait in the mirror of Las Meninas illustrates the shadow of what Philip had once been. The center and main focus of the painting is La Infanta Margarita, Philip’s five-year-old daughter. Light streams through a window onto her face,...VIEW DOCUMENT
926 words - 4 pagesThe movie, The Last Samurai, filled the theatres in 2003 with its suspenseful plot, exciting battle sequences and historical reference within the script. In the film, The Last Samurai, Americans were portrayed as an influential world power. Thus, a troubled American, Nathan Algren (Tom Cruise) is hired to teach the Japanese, American war tactics in order to fight in combat against the Samurai. Through a brutal journey of battle and strife, Nathan is faced with the life or death situation of fighting for his new home and for the last of the Samurai or battle for the land, he is not proud to call his own. The film makes use of the time period, politics, technology, and violence to illustrate the horrors of the real, America.
The film takes...VIEW DOCUMENT
1391 words - 6 pagesIn the work of Thomas Paine, "Common Sense" Paine mentions throughout of the working for a positive government with the idea of equality. Thomas Paine writes different excerpt that give theories and idea with the goal of implementing those ideas into a government that may be just and fair. Paine reflects on the English constitution specifically the crown. Paine also provide an insight to having a higher power to run a government. Paine also criticizes the idea of monarchy and hereditary succession. Complications would ultimately arise through his ideas and theories due to the differences in religions.
Thomas Paine expresses his feelings toward the English constitution and its flaws specifically the crown. According to Paine, "because the...VIEW DOCUMENT
1134 words - 5 pagesEuropean Imperialism heavily impacted the African continent through culturally, economic, and political ideas. This era of history is heavily drenched in the aspect of ethnocentrism, which is the belief that one’s own culture is superior that of another. The Europeans colonized Africa believing that they could bring civilization, but they were often ignorant of Africa’s very complex societies. The European powers divided up the continent of Africa among themselves, without any consent from the people who actually lived there. The tribal stratification was changed to a caste system where racial, ethnic, and religious differences were of utmost importance, as delegated by European rule. The structure and business of the African economy was...VIEW DOCUMENT