Metropolitan Museum Of Art - 1,295 words
During my trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, I observed many interesting paintings, sculptures, and artifacts. The two exhibits I chose to do my report on were Anonymous Official, from the thirteenth dynasty in Egypt, (1783 B.C.), and Head from a Herm from the early Greek civilization, (first quarter of the fifth century). (The Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide, Howard, pg. 306) I chose these two particular exhibits because of their faces. The way the human face is portrayed is an excellent way to figure out how humans were perceived in these specific time periods. You can compare the two different faces from the two different time periods, and compare and contrast the two time periods. ...
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The Bird Eye View Of The World - 1,585 words
Barbara Kingsolvers book High Tide in Tucson: Essays from Now or Never is a collection of twenty-five different essays. They do not seem connected to each other at the first sight, but in reality, a few major themes, such as parenting, motherhood, family life and nature, connect them together. Several of the essays contain a critique of different aspects in the U.S. culture on which the author focuses. For my writing, I chose four of those essays: High Tide in Tucson, Stone Soup, Somebodys Baby, Civil Disobedience at Breakfast, in which Kingsolver wrote about parenting in America. In my essay, I will try to explain how the author connected her essays with the critique of this aspect, and wha ...
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Biracial Children - 1,027 words
In the US there are 1.1 million plus interracial marriages. Along with these marriages come millions of biracial children. Not everyone believes having biracial children is a good idea. Some believe these parents are committing a grave offense against their children, and thus they are unintentionally hurting their own children (Washington 278). This a problem which many people are concerned about, teachers and social workers especially. They are scared biracial children will not get the extra time and energy they need to live as a normal child. Adults are needed to help the children understand why they are different and how to deal with it. Biracial children must learn to cope with the probl ...
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Mexico - 2,346 words
Mexico, officially United Mexican States, is an important country because is sharing common border throughout its northern extent with the United States. Consequently, we should spend time analyzing and researching its human culture and environment because this culture is influences United States for its relative location to El Paso, Texas. Mexico is bounded on the west and south by the Pacific Ocean (Fig. 1.), to the east by the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea and on the southeast by Guatemala and Belize. Mexico is roughly triangular in shape and covers and area of 756,066 square miles (1,958,201 square kilometers). It is very interesting that while it is more than 1859 miles across th ...
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A Different Race - 1,316 words
Multiculturalism and Diversity Paper Have you ever wondered what it would be like growing up as another race or even going to school as another race? I believe that all children and people should be treated equal as stated in the constitution, however this does not occur in the world that we live in today. Today as educators we are tying to overcome diversity. According to A Framework for Culturally Responsive Teaching by Raymond J. Wlodkowski and Margery B. Ginsberg teachers have developed a comprehensive model of culturally responsive teaching, that accommodates the dynamic mix of race, ethnicity, class, gender, region, religion, and family that contributes to every students cultural ident ...
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Handbook For Adoption - 1,097 words
Having children is a real task. However, adopted children presents a bigger challenge to many people. Adopted children have many issues with who they are due to a lack of a blood bond with their adopted parents. Over the years, there have been many questions raised about adoptees and their problems with identity formation. Many of top the researchers on this subject agree on the causes of identity formation problems in adolescent adoptees, while many other researchers conclude that there is no significant difference in identity formation in adoptees and birth children. There are three questions to be asked when looking at adolescent identity problems. The first is Do adoptees have identity f ...
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The Creole Crontraversy - 466 words
Many different definitions, as well as beliefs, have been formed for the term Creole. The text book definition is one that is native to the New World. Euro-Colonial settlements around the world defined the term differently, and the meanings have altered over time. During the pre-civil-war time, people of racially mixed ancestry such as Spanish and French, were considered Creole. In New Orleans, the French/Spanish descendents celebrate the French Revolution and customs that make New Orleans what it is today. Some people in Louisiana formed the definition of what a Creole is from personal experiences, and what surrounded them while growing up. There were not necessarily white or black. In New ...
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Feminist - 1,292 words
... argued that similar differences existed among humans. Consequently, he concluded that men are, "more courageous, pugnacious and energetic than woman, and have more inventive genius." Darwin did much to damage society during his day, women in particular. Victorian assumptions of the inevitability and rightness of a woman's role of domestic moral preceptor and nurturer and man's role of free-ranging aggressive provider and jealous patriarch were enshrined in Darwin's reconstruction of human evolution. Our female progenitors were maternal, sexually shy, tender and altruistic, while our male ancestors were "naturally" competitive, ambitious and selfish. Not unlike Darwin himself who wrote i ...
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Mixed Marriages - 534 words
Experts now suggest theres "an increase in the number of interracial marriages in America and it's an encouraging sign, Yet there will always be people who oppose of it, and would not permit it in their own family. Today, mixed marriages are not defined only as marriage involving two people with different ethnic backgrounds, but also a relationship having different religious views and beliefs. A person who grew up in a financially challenged home might have difficulties relating with the higher economic status of the opposing family because they might feel they are not of the same quality. Even a person with a last name who has obtained a bad reputation or enemies with the family is a potent ...
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Affirmative Action - 3,850 words
... th the integration of each individual culture that exists in various groups. Three methods can facilitate this. The assimilation process is the act of adopting a set of values that is most prominent in the organization. In this process, one takes on the values and norms of another culture, and leaves their own behind. The pluralism process consists of adopting values and norms from each other. The third process, cultural separatism, exists with very little adaptation by either side (Cox, Jr. 353-366). Structural Integration: When an organization takes a look into the cultural mix, levels, and various workgroups, and tries to create an environment where all can co-exist. This wou ...
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Alternative Families A Look At The Samesex Nest - 1,867 words
This paper will introduce the "neonuclear" family, homosexual couples with children and attempt to present a brief overview of the unit. First the nature/nurture theories will be presented to explain the origins of sexuality; then discussing the formation of gay and lesbian families including the reasoning for legalization of marriage and the introduction of children to these lifestyles; including scaffolding and barriers to achieving stability within the family. This paper will then discredit some of the stereotypes associated with alternative families while listing repercussions of such stereotypes; then moving onto the issue of AIDS, harassment, and behavioral effects, ending with a discu ...
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Base Of Social Work - 1,099 words
Practice methods that correspond to the levels of Practice are: 1. Micro level of practice- direct practice/service delivered directly to clients (face to face and minimal administrative work. 2. Mezzo level of practice- indirect practice involving administration/leadership roles enabling effective delivery of services. Organizational and Public Relations Monitoring for Improvement of Productivity 3. Macro level of practice- involves the processes of Social Planning and Community Organization Professional Change Agents who assist Comm. Action Systems composed of individuals, groups or Organizations deal with social problems Program planning and development, working with governmental agen ...
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Caliban Inside And Out - 1,769 words
Question: Compare or contrast the ways in which roberto Fernandez Retamar and George Lamming construct national identity through the figure of Caliban. Use Shakespeare's "The Tempest" In order to discuss the ways in which Retamar and Lamming have constructed a national identity through Caliban it is essential to discuss the cultural background of these writers. Retamar and Lamming are about as dissimilar as night and day, and this is evident in both the lives that they have led, as well as the essays that they have constructed. Their differences have come from their experiences, and how they have attempted to establish an identity for themselves and their people. It would be easy to label th ...
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Korean Domestic Violence - 1,839 words
Korean Domestic Violence A 48-year old Korean woman, mother of two sons, has been living in Los Angeles for seven years now. On the evening of July 15, 1997, her husband comes home late at night from his financially shaky liquor store in East LA. He is tired and frustrated from the deception of an American dream once promised to him eight years ago. A small negative remark by the Korean woman causes the husband to unleash several strikes to her face with his open hand. She sustains several bruises on her face and a bloody nose, yet she says nothing and accepts the punishment as if it were inescapable event. She goes to sleep that night angered at herself for causing the outbreak and despaire ...
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Abortion In Society - 745 words
We live in a nation built on the idea of freedom, freedom of choice and freedom of expression, yet we are not free. Abortion is an ever-present choice that every woman should and does have, not based on ones financial situation, cultural background or even age; its a choice that every woman has the right to. There are too many children being abandoned and given up for adoption every day and there should be some responsibility for ones actions, the children should not have to suffer for their parents faults. An abortion is a right as an individual, the right to decide what happens with ones body and the freedom to chose their own future. Abortion is a womans right and choice. In 1973 Roe vs. ...
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What Does Euthanasia Mean - 1,528 words
At some point in our lives we will all depart this fine world, but do we have to suffer until that day comes? Unfortunately a vast majority of our society believes its wrong to consider euthanasia an option. Throughout history we have fought for the freedom of choice, like abortion, the right for woman to vote, and the right for gays and lesbians to marry, just to name a few examples. Euthanasia should be considered a pro-choice decision, as long as physicians have guidelines that they must follow. Euthanasia may not be right for everyone, based on their religious beliefs, cultural background, or their upbringing. That does not necessarily mean that euthanasia is wrong for everyone. The word ...
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The Crusades - 983 words
Though the causes of the crusades can easily be distinguished the one cause can not be effectively since there is always something that will contradict it. The crusades took place because of the rivalry as well as the clash of cultures between the Catholic Church and the Muslims, they both wanted power, the crusaders wanted more land, and more wealth and both parties wanted to be closer to the Armageddon. It can easily be determined that there was a rivalry between the Catholics and the Muslims. Reading the view of each other in the 11 century shows that they really didn't get together well. There are many reasons for this understatement. First their religions were essentially the same thing ...
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The Chinese-american Background Of Amy Tan Has Influenced Her Works - 1,363 words
An author's cultural background can play a large part in the authors writing. Amy Tan, a Chinese-American woman, uses the cultural values of Chinese women in American culture in her novel, The Joy Luck Club. These cultural values shape the outcome of The Joy Luck Club. The two cultural value systems create conflict between the characters. In The Joy Luck Club, the chapter "Waiting Between the Trees" illustrates major concerns facing Chinese-American women. Chinese culture is a male dominated culture that leaves women little freedom. Their only job is to make their male spouses content. Living with their traditional culture in American society, Chinese-American women suffer a conflict of cult ...
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The Digital Divide Controversy: Nothing But Hot Air. - 1,508 words
It seems only yesterday that computers were luxury items. Today, nearly everyone views them as a necessity of life. This changing viewpoint towards technology is creating battle lines in governmental and private agencies everywhere. Research indicates a serious problem, called the digital divide, runs rampant among the American population. Some studies even predict doom and gloom will befall us unless the government intervenes. No hidden Armageddon exists inside this problem, and no money wasting policies are needed. The true nature of the info-chasm is simply a matter of personal choice based on a mixture of income, cultural background, and the interest level of the individual, commonly ref ...
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Ambition (in General) - 603 words
An ambition is an eager, and sometimes an inordinate, desire for preferment, honor, superiority, power, or the attainment of something. To obtain object or goal that is immensely desired. It comes from the Middle English word "ambicioun," meaning and excessive desire for power, money or wealth. Ambition is something that everyone, no matter their age or cultural background, has instinctively. Ambition can be a driving force for success, or in some cases a road to failure. Through ambitious undertakings we can set goals and find ourselves and our God-given talents. We are told never to cross a bridge until we come to it, but this world is owned by men who have 'crossed bridges' in their imagi ...
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