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  • World Through A Screen
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    Manns 1 Ken Manns Mike Sanders English 10002 15 February 2001 "To Be Awake is to Be Alive" Why do so few Americans not see all of the problems in society Do they simply not care or are they not able to see them With Thoreau's statement, "To be awake is to be alive", he implies that Americans have their eyes closed to these issues. They do not choose to overlook these issues but they simply pass them by because their eyes are shut. Some people are not able to grasp the concept in Thoreau's statem...
  • Basic Premise Of The Takers Philosophy
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    Ishmael The book Ishmael, which was written by Daniel Quinn, is an adventure for the human mind and for society as a whole. Throughout the book Quinn explores many factual scientific principals, but the intent of the book is not to give one a lecture on science. The intentions of Quinn are to discuss and examine the beginnings and also the history of our ecologically dominating culture in which we live in. In this book, Ishmael is a telepathic, highly educated gorilla who explores with his fifth...
  • Individual Learns Its Culture From Its Environment
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    Encounters between people of different cultural backgrounds have existed forever. People have always thought bout things that were unusual in other cultures. But, those encounters were relatively slim in early days today, they are almost part of everyday life, At the same time, the interchange between cultures has jeopardized their very existence, and the emergence of a diverse culture, a fixation often referred to as globalization... Primarily, what makes cultures different from each other is i...
  • World's Fair In Chicago
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    Write an essay discussing the historical insights presented in Erik Larson's Devil in the White City, being sure to answer the following questions: In what ways does the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 represent the contrasts and conflicts of the Gilded Age? What is the Fair's lasting imprint on American society & culture, & what new trends does it signal for the twentieth century? Although the Chicago World's fair of 1893 only lasted 6 months, I had an enormous impact on the city of Chicago, its p...
  • Geological Area And Cultural Groups
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    What is the purpose of the Human Relations Area Files? Imagine a dictionary with over 800,000 pages of definitions in it. It would have every definition of every word, and every pronunciation of that word in it. Well the Human Relations Area Files are almost that, but with culture in mind. The HREF started by George Murdock in 1949 at Yale University, is a collection on microfiche of over 800,000 pages of primary source materials, including books, journal entries, dissertations, unpublished fiel...
  • Contemporary Macedonian Culture
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    MACEDONIA - TRADITION AND CONTEMPORANEITY Numerous books have been written about Macedonia. Collected together in an imaginary world library, they would occupy a space which would be awe-striking in its vastness and one could easily lose one's way strolling among the shelves, through the dark corridors of this labyrinth. Macedonian history has been interpreted in multitudinous different ways, from different aspects and viewpoints. It has been usurped, falsified, supplemented and altered. Frequen...
  • Particular Tribe Known As The Huoarani Tribe
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    Trinkets and Beads Trinkets and Beads was a film by Christopher Walker that shows the combination of the indigenous societies and the industries that are invading their personal territory. The film shows a particular tribe known as the Huoarani tribe. They are inhabitants of South America and where completely isolated from the rest of the modern western world until missionaries from America came and taught them of medicine and religion which shows exactly how separated from the world they really...
  • Religions Of The Aztec And The Maya
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    Mysteries of the Aztec and Maya Explained Multiple gods, gory sacrifices, and men in funny clothes. No, this is not the Middle East, this is sixteenth century Mesoamerica. These were just a few of the aspects of Mesoamerican culture that the Spanish encountered when they landed in the New World. To them, the things they saw were uncivilized, even barbaric. So, naturally, the Spanish had to take action and show the Natives what was the right way to live. They wanted to show them their way; God's ...
  • Cultures And Religions
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    We live in an era where the world is getting geographically closer with times, the cultural alienation adn distance, caused by lack of understanding between countries and their cultures is increasing. As a result, a great number of conflicts, caused by selfish motives are incessantly happening all over the world. I have come to believe we can pave a better way for mutual understanding and teh realization of "A global Community of Peace and Harmony" on this planet through a variety of activities ...
  • Cultures And Religions
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    In my heart, I am an Indian. By law, I am an American. I? ve learned to live the Indian way at home and the American way outside. By training at home, I have been able to retain my culture and learn about my religion. By mingling up in this society, I am learning about American culture and Christianity. Although I? m surrounded by the American culture most of the time, I have been able to keep my native culture alive. I speak my native language at home, which is Hindi. I am learning to read and ...

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