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  • Functionalist As Necessary For The Society
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    Functionalism is one of many theoretical perspectives in the social sciences. It is the eldest, and perhaps the most predominant. There are two main points that must be made for one to understand the ideas of this perspective. The first point is that it uses the scientific method to study the world around us. Secondly, there exists an analogy between organisms and society as a whole. The idea of using the scientific method leads us further to idea that one can study the society as one might stud...
  • D'Aguiar's The Longest Memory Opinion On Society
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    Whitechapel is the focal character of D'Aguiar's novel, The Longest Memory however, the author has used a great many other characters whose stories also stand-alone. Why has D'Aguiar structured his novel in this way and how does it lead the reader to an understanding of the impacts of slavery? D'Aguiar's central purpose is to make us reflect upon American society during the slavery era and to acknowledge its realities so that we understand the capability for evil that exists in society. D'Aguair...
  • Great Psychological Effect On The Disciplined Society
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    In "Panopticism" Michel Foucault describes the "practices of investigation" which in turn gave rise to a society that was under constant surveillance. Soon the society became a "disciplinary" society. Michel Foucault explains the study and effect of "Panopticism" which gave rise to many social sciences, which included sciences of man, or human behavior. It is evident that the effect of "Panopticism" had a great psychological effect on the disciplined society. Why would a society that encouraged ...
  • Ellison Descriptions Of Society And The People
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    Repent, Harlequin! Said the Ticktockman Harlan Ellison The story, Repent, Harlequin! Said the Ticktockman, by Harlan Ellison illustrates a futuristic society governed by time. In 2389, when the story takes place, man has become so obsessed with punctuality, that if one does not posses this quality, he can be punished by death. Those who become heroes and strive to save the world from destruction by the clock become enemies by the world because they are non-conformists. This is the case for Evere...
  • Use Of Spear Throwers
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    Due to their nomadic lifestyle the Aboriginal tool kit is small and multi purpose. The Aboriginal artefacts used in the display will be a spear thrower and boomerangs. Concepts of 'The Other' relating to Australian Aborigines concern the encounter with Europeans during colonisation and the subsequent problems of land rights and human rights that still exist today. Due to their nomadic lifestyle Aborigines do not fence off land and their ancestral territory is important to them. This was used aga...

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