Human Values And Social Structures - 1,870 words
It can be said that Golding describes the moral of the book in relation to the scientific mechanics of society. This is found as a major theme in the book, which is actually fear. The boys on the island view this ideal in the form of the "beastie". The "beastie" is an unseen figure on the island, which is symbolized of the dead parachutist. This fear, however, represents the potential evil found in humans. Yet, this evil is only brought about amongst specific environmental conditions, which Golding synthesized in the book. The most interesting aspect and probably the most influential characteristic of the story is found to be the age of the characters. The author successfully attempts to sho ...
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Gulf Monarchies - Oil Wealth And Traditional Social Structures - 1,898 words
H2>Identify elements of continuity and change in the interaction between oil wealth and traditional social structures in the Gulf monarchies Development of the Gulf monarchies, and the rapid rise in standard of living the world had witnessed in the past fifty odd years can be attributed to the possession by many these states of one of the most important commodities, oil, and their ability to control world oil prices. Naturally, the enormous wealth that has been accumulated in the region has affected the both the economic and social structures of the Gulf monarchies, and in this essay I intend to identify these elements of change and continuity and their origins. I will first examine the deve ...
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The Social Brain - 1,422 words
... tus were also unique, as he realized the environment could be controlled for personal improvement (Gazzaniga, 149). This was evident in the new nomadic behavior of hunters and gathers as populations behavior become more nomadic As a hominid continued to evolve the Neanderthal played an important role in the changes of brain activity and behavior. The Neanderthals dominant influence of the Wenickes and Broca areas of the brain allowed for the specialization of skill in tool making, shelter, and hunting ability. Neanderthals lived in larger groups thrived off competition and social relations evident in their self adornment with clothing and tools. Neanderthals lived in caves and buried the ...
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Mark Posters The Mode Of Information - 1,361 words
ENGL444: BOOK CRITIQUE - Mark Posters The Mode of Information Mark Posters The Mode of Information can be seen as something of an attempt to establish a new discourse in socio-political theory. He does this mainly through the concerted criticism of several prominent philosophers, including Marx, Foucault, Derrida and Baudrillard. Typically, his prime concern with the bulk of most of these philosophers works is their tendency towards totalization, or their failure to adequately incorporate an understanding of what Poster sees as the mode of information into their theorizing. From what remains of his counterparts theories, Poster attempts to assemble his new discourse, incorporating into the e ...
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The Industrial Revolution - 1,131 words
... ursue those activities in a decentralized manner while keeping up with far-flung colleagues' progress. Prince Henry of Portugal brought together scientists and laboratories and a library as early as the first half of the fifteenth century, but such institutions became common only during the nineteenth century. The single most important contribution of western science is that it linked science and technology by way of the scientific method, requiring systematic experimentation. Technology until the industrial revolution was largely the result of craftsmen developing their own technologies within their own fields of endeavor. Scientists, required to test their theories in the real world, b ...
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The Middle Ages - 1,060 words
The Roman Empire geographically established the original concept of a European boundary. With all of it's great achievements likee civil law, politics and literature, the collective willpower of the Roman Empire would eventually degrade over time and give way to new ideas andd influences. The empire of Rome did not fall- it fizzled. The Western Roman Empire gave way to the Middle Ages around 476, when the Barbarian,, Odoacer, overthrew the emperor Romulus Augustulus. Other historians give the year 410, when Alaric, king of the Visigoths, sacked Rome. Still,, others say about 500 or even later. In any event this early medieval period is often referred to as the Dark Ages because of the appare ...
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Greek Civilization - 1,595 words
A. Decline of the Minoan Civilization In 2000 B.C.E, the Greeks settled the lands that were surrounded by the waters of the Aegean Sea and created a culture that shaped Western heritage forever. The Greeks made history when they settled in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Asia Minor, and Syria-Palestine. The first cultures in Greece arose in the later 3rd and 2nd millennia: the Minoans on Crete and the Mycenaeans on the mainland. These are the cultures that were the source of later Greek myths, and whose religious and social structures influenced so much of later Greece and Europe. The great palaces, fortifications and tombs are testimony to the achievements of these people. Most of what we know about bo ...
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How Can Domestic Violence Be Explained - 1,360 words
Domestic violence against women is a serious and widespread problem that is just not confined to the UK as Heise et al (1994) indicates that between 20 to 50 per cent of women in most countries experience spousal abuse at least once in their lives. During 1995 almost one third of 4,967 women murdered in the United States were killed by their boyfriend or husbands. Nor does domestic violence stop at mere physical abuse, but can include sexual, verbal, spiritual, emotional or longer lasting psychological abuse that can cause a broad range of health problems including full mental breakdowns. A study by Stark and Flitcroft (1991) suggests that domestic violence may be the single most important c ...
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Myths Of Politicaleconomic World View - 1,806 words
... es are an example. The assumption that the individual is in some sense supreme in the marketplace axiomatically leads to the conclusion that reliance on individual self-interest is the only requirement of the economic (and indeed the political) system. 17 But a free market assumes that people have equal access to information about what is taking place and that they are all ufficiently self-reliant to exist without buying or selling. This reflects a utopian situation, found only in some small communities (in which group cohesion is a central element of community structure). It has long been known by anthropologists, sociologists, and psychologists that in most societies, group behavior is ...
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Sex Tourism In Thailand - 1,382 words
As we enter a new millenium the post-colonial nations in the world are still searching for ways to compete in an increasingly globalized, consumption driven economic environment. Many developing countries have speculated that Tourism is an effective catalyst for development as well as increased international understanding. Thailand, who has embraced tourism as the key to its modernization strategy, has been hailed by many as a paradigm for success. Over the past twenty years Thailand has enjoyed one of the fastest economic growth rates of any developing country. This rapid progress has allowed Thailand to emerge as an economic leader in the Third world. The $4 billion a year in tourism reven ...
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Ethnomethodology - 1,024 words
Ethnomethodology is a recently developed sociological approach that seeks to analyze the full range of rules that people follow in everyday social interaction. According to ethnomethodologists, all common social interaction between members of a group is governed by certain folk rules. The members of the group (ethno) have available to them a body of common sense knowledge and assumptions about the world (methods), which they use to make sense of their world. Harold Garfinkel coined the term ethnomethodology when he was studying jury deliberation in 1945. In his book Rules, Garfinkel wondered how jurors could work together and reach decisions without having known each other before and without ...
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C S Lewis And Natural Law - 2,216 words
... (Abolition46) The Magician's Nephew, the tale of the creation of Narnia, givesus two characters who exemplify the Controllers--Jadis and Uncle AndrewKetterley. Both claimed to be above Natural Law; they had "a high andlonely destiny." Jadis was a monarch and Uncle Andrew was a magician,but both were strongly suggestive of modern science gone wrong. They bothheld that common rules are fine for common people, but that singular greatpeople must be free-to experiment without limits in search of knowledge,to seize power and wealth. The result was cruelty and destruction. In contrast,the wise men of old had sought to conform the soul to reality, and the resulthad been knowledge, Two examples ...
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Emergence Of Nation States - 1,954 words
The evolution of the state system has marked various significant events in the history of mankind. These episodes and years of war and battle for supremacy, freedom, religion and pride have caused many lives to be lost for the price of having realized the genuine type of a state. Nation and state are two concepts that are very confusing and sometimes both concepts are mistakenly perceived as having the same meaning. It is therefore necessary to provide a good definition on state and nation in order to draw a line or a distinction on both terms. "The term nation is an ethnic one, based upon culture, common heritage, language, and sense of identity. A state is a body of people politically orga ...
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Prejudice - 869 words
Prejudice is ignorance. People who have prejudices are raised to believe that they are normal and acceptable, and that most people different from them are not. Prejudice does not only apply to race or ethnicity. It can apply to background, sex, sexual preference, or nationality. Although people who have prejudices may think otherwise, not knowing that the definition of prejudice is a preconceived opinion may lead them into thinking that their beliefs are not wrong. It is, however, thinking ill of others without sufficient warrant. These judgements were made previous to the facts being examined. People who are prejudice usually have strong feelings about their beliefs. They may even have an e ...
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History Of Indians - 656 words
The Iroquois Indians were a tribe that was from upstate New York. Archeological evidence indicates that they were living ever since about 1100 AD, which was long before the Europeans ever arrived there. The Onondaga were the first of the Iroquois tribes that can be positively identified in New York and seems to have begun after the merger of two villages sometime between 1450 and 1475. The Iroquois Indians originally lives around Lake Ontario. At around 1600 A.D., five Iroquois tribes banded together to for a confederacy. The five tribes were the Mohawks, the Oneidas, the Onondagas, the Cayuga, and the Seneca. A sixth tribe was added to the confederacy in 1722. This tribe was the Tuscarawas. ...
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Monogamy - 1,458 words
In this society, it is usually assumed that one is either single or in some form of monogamous relationship. At best, it is sometimes considered acceptable to play the field if one is not in a committed relationship. If one is in a committed relationship, it is with one person only, and any sexual and/or romantic involvement outside the relationship is cheating. Both of these situations, playing the field and cheating are still often subject to the classic double standard of being more acceptable for men and women. Long before written history, primitive clans and tribes were living within small, highly inter-dependent social structures. Many of these groups had some type of ceremony marking ...
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Nietzsche And Loa Tzu - 1,465 words
As I read more of Nietzsche and Loa Tzu, there is an increasing similarity between the basic structures of both philosophical hypotheses than there is difference. Though the outcomes differ, and even the rational of both mens thought process are plotted differently, and suggest drastically different ideal lifestyles, both works, the Tao Te Ching and the Will to Power argue for first an acceptance of an immoral world, a world with no true good nor evil, nor up nor down, but rather just man as he is and nature, connected to man, just the way it is. Originally its thought that human nature dictates a nature of man, a habit of mans control, whereas others side with thoughts that man patterns aft ...
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Market For Personal Computers In Germany - 2,420 words
The goal of this report is to inform US investors about the German market for personal computers. This document outlines many different areas of the German political, economic, and social structures and how they concern the personal computer industry. It provides a clear insight to the German approach to personal computers and the age of information we are now in. This report was compiled from a variety of resources consisting primarily of government documents, but also of on the research of various market analysts through their publications on the subject. These sources are extremely reliable and provided information vital to the success of a foreign firm in the German market. The document ...
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My Lai Massacare - 461 words
Reading # 21: The My Lai Massacre: A Military Crime of Obedience By Herbert Kelman and V. Lee Hamilton. Under Topic: Social Structure. In this article the events that occurred during the Vietnam War in the village of My Lai 4 are discussed. In this village the murder of innocent women, children and unarmed old men of the village had occurred for no apparent reason. The My Lai massacre is one example of a crime in which individuals claimed that they were simply following the orders of someone who had a right to command them. The types of crime committed however seems to be one that any reasonable person should have seen as a heinous one. Piles of bodies were jumbled together in a ditch along ...
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Cults In America - 1,269 words
Cults are commonly defined as a group or organization (sometimes religious) that has independent beliefs and is usually isolated from the normal society. In some ways, cults tend to form their own structured society with a messianic leader guiding the group. The strategy in which cults entice and control their members is one of the most fascinating things about cults. Cults have significant social effects on American society. To some, these effects are positive, but to others, they are devastating. Cults are groups that possess many characteristics. They use psychological persuasions to recruit, brainwash, and hold on to their members. Some form an egotist totalitarian society, which is foun ...
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