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  • Surfing Culture
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    Surfing: A Sport, Language, Lifestyle, and Religion Since the dawn of time, powerful natural phenomena such as hurricanes and distant storms have created majestic waves that grace our every shoreline. With ceaseless turmoil their seething energy has shaped our coastlines and recently, our cultures. Those lucky enough to experience the joy of riding the fluid motion of waves, are apprehended by the driving desire to forever be consumed by the pure, natural energy they extend. In this ethnography,...
  • Black Woman With Natural Hair
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    Since the early 1900's, Black women have had a fascination with their hair. More explicitly, they have had a fascination with straightening their hair. The need to be accepted by the majority class has caused them to do so. Though the image of straight hair as being better than coarse hair still hasn't left the Black community, there has been a surge of non straight hairstyles since the nineteen sixties. Wearing more natural hairstyles, which ironically enough include 'weaves' and 'hair extensio...
  • Feminism In Relation To The Natural Environment
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    'No political movement on the contemporary scene has achieved the astonishing range of feminism... the movement has generously grown to embrace issues of race, poverty, sexual preference, child abuse, war, the Third World, religion, endangered cultures, endangered species, the global environment. ' (Theodore Roszak, The Voice of the Earth: An Exploration of Ecopsychology, p. 238.) The term ' was first used in 1974 by a French literary [critic] who encouraged women to develop their potential at p...
  • Abenaki Culture
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    Many people are under a false impression that early Native Americans are the original environmentalists. This is an impression that many people share. The Abenaki tribes that resided in Maine from 3700 BP were not by our traditional definition, environmentalists. In fact they were far from ecologically sound. This paper is meant not to criticize the Native Americans of the age, but to clarify their roles in the environment. To better understand this subject some background is needed. The Abenaki...
  • Culture And People
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    Anthropology introduces culture as a means to perpetuate human existence, because without culture, we would not exist. Individuals are created biologically, while persons are created by social society. Anthropologists firmly believe that our existence is dependent on culture, because culture shapes the social roles people fill on a day to day basis. Without these social roles, people would not know how to express emotions or respond to any given circumstance because we understand everything thro...
  • Fallen World Of Nature And Death
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    Television and movie industry have a major influence on children's outlook and cultural development. Children became interest in books and computer by the age of eight or even later. Before that time television and conversation with relatives are main information sources and instrument of great influence for psychological development. Disney studio is monopolist in children movie production and. For media companies their activities are business and, therefore, the control under Disney movies for...
  • Nature And Culture
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    Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote a time of great change in America. In the mid-nineteenth century, Americans began to experience a shift in focus from the once stringent religious outlook to a more scientific view of the world and its natural wonders. Americans, however, did look at these new scientific discoveries with much hesitation, questioning their long-term effects on society as a whole. Hawthorne's work, "The Birth Mark echoes these sentiments and combine natural faith with a confidence in scie...
  • Sapa In The Market Day
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    1. In our country, there is only two seasons: rainy and dry. As usual, the nearer the rainy season draws, the hotter it becomes. Two years ago, I couldn't bare the suffocating and stifling heat of those days so I decided to spend my holidays in Sapa, a northern highland of Vietnam. 2. It was a small county in Lao Cai province, located at the height of 4000 feet from the sea surface, with the annual average temperature from 60 to 65 F. That highland geography was mainly mountain, which was the ho...
  • American Culture And Globalisation
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    American Culture And Globalisation American Culture And Globalisation Essay, Research Paper The issue of American culture and its globalisation has raised a lot of controversy. Today we are able to witness an essence of American culture almost everywhere around the world by what we call cultural icons of our times. Sneakers, blue jeans, burgers, Hollywood blockbusters are only a few. To many, globalization is synonymous with Nike, Levi's and MTV. It crowns the United States the king of pop cultu...
  • Original Fairies
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    Archetypes present in Midsummer Night's Dream A Midsummer Night's Dream was written and produced during a period of English history that was not the most productive for farming. In fact it was a time when nature was anything but typical. During the years of 1594? 97, England had undergone four bad harvests in a row, an odd weather pattern turned normally warm summer days into chilly winter ones. The overwhelming number of peasant farmers, most times superstitious looked for an answer to this unf...

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