Essays Tagged: "australian society"

How do the Functionalist and Conflict theories explain trends and change in our [Australian] society? What does each view emphasise in considering the importance and the roles of the family?

s the study of society and the behaviour patterns of a particular group or culture. In contemporary Australian society, a good understanding of this is needed in order to make better social changes to ... Also, even in today's changing society, men still often have more power than their wives.In modern Australian society, there are demographic changes in family form, and family households are consider ...

(5 pages) 204 2 4.1 Mar/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

How and Why Did American Popular Culture Influence Australian Society in the 1950s and 1960s? To What Extent Did Australia Develop its Own Response to these Influences?

The 1950s and 1960s were times of unprecedented change, and Australian society was influenced greatly by American popular culture, through various mediums, such ... : music, film, television and fashion. This especially affected teenagers. It will be explained how Australian society was impacted by American popular culture, and also why American popular culture h ... was impacted by American popular culture, and also why American popular culture had such an affect. Australian developed its own responses to these influences, and the extent of this will also be expl ...

(6 pages) 160 2 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

Australian Political Developments 1901-1914 By Peter Li Question: Explain and discuss 2 major political developments after Federation.

uring the period 1901 to 1914 Australia had several major political developments which affected the Australian society dramatically. One of these developments was "The Immigration Restriction Act 1901 ... grants were required to take this test."During 1902, 618 intending immigrants were turned away from Australian ports because they were not sufficiently well educated to write out dictation in an unfam ...

(3 pages) 68 0 3.4 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

The origins of homophobia and the power the NSW Government is able to exert over sexuality.

ow homophobia arose in the first place.Given the fact that Christian beliefs are deeply embedded in Australian society it is obvious that the Church contributed to the formation of homophobia. For tho ... human rights undertakings as well as the majority of Australia's 7 core values which state that all Australian citizens must be regarded as equal under law, accept cultural (as well as sexual) diversi ...

(8 pages) 102 0 4.3 Jun/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Homosexuality

Creation of TV and its spread to a global level.

ustralia in 1956 and it brought with it a mass culture that would influence and change the lives of Australians. For television to become a popular culture if first needed to be accessible to Australi ... long as you can afford one you can own one.Therefore television is easily accessible.Around 90% of Australian households own one or more televisions, which makes the consumption of the pop culture qu ...

(3 pages) 44 0 3.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

The Influence that Christianity had on Public Morality and education in Australia throughout the years of 1788-1901.

8-1900. In relation to public morality, I discuss the significance that the Christian church had on Australian society in the 1800's by the establishing of the Temperance movement as well as several o ... rapidly under the influence of the churchesOne can see the effect that Christianity had, had on the Australian education system when, a system was set up separate from the state government. First sett ...

(10 pages) 77 0 3.4 Jul/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

Women in sport in Australia.

WOMEN IN SPORTMedia representation reflects the cultural values and attitudes of Australian society with to a huge degree but not completely.Australia's sporting attitude has a big ... ing attitude has a big impact in the way women's sport is represented as it focuses on men's sport. Australians have interest in more men's sport because they display more skill and are more exciting ... and encouragement from other factors beside the media. The 2000 Olympic Games is a good example of Australian women's strength in a number of sports. While Australian men won only 20 medals, women al ...

(4 pages) 61 1 4.5 Jul/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Racism - Issues within the Australian Culture.

Being Australian has always been defined in sexist terms. It has also been defined in racist terms. In the ... ation, and undermine the race. (Keegan 1986). This Quote in fact highlights the racist bigotries in Australian society. In this essay the extent of which Australian society has been shaped by racism t ... also through past history of this countries policies such as the anti-Chinese policy and the White Australian policy are a reflection of how our society has been shaped around racism and discriminati ...

(9 pages) 199 0 4.6 Aug/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

Female Athletes in Male-dominated sport.

women. For the past generation, the issue of gender bias has been grounds for discrimination within Australian society.In Australia, sport can be a major element of a person's lifestyle. It is a key p ... dylike for women to participate in certain sports, let alone those that are male dominated.When the Australian society takes notice in their female athletes, it is in sports such as tennis, gymnastics ...

(8 pages) 175 0 4.4 Aug/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

The Australian Experience in the Vietnam War.

972, Vietnam was the battleground for Australia's largest war commitment to date. No other issue in Australian society has seen as much controversy for so long as the question and wisdom of the Austra ... otest movements arose and questioned this involvement and the suffering it was causing, not only on Australians but also on the local Vietnamese. An end to Australian involvement was demanded in many ...

(12 pages) 146 1 4.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

Should Australia Sign The Kyoto Agreement?

to meet such regulations, the nation's greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced by 8%. Since 1997, Australian society has had many differing views on whether we as a nation should attempt to comply w ...

(2 pages) 39 0 5.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

How a voter's social class affects their choice of political party.

occupational class has been the most ubiquitous of social divisions." (1992, p. 152).The two major Australian political parties - Labor, and the Liberal/Nationals Coalition - have been dividing votes ... tinue to be salient to today's voting habits is mentioned by Aitken:The most important cleavages in Australian society, whichare relatively abiding...are simple economic: the haves versusthe have-nots ...

(8 pages) 115 0 3.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Positive and Negative Ways of Decision-Makers Dealing With Sensitive Multicultural Issues.

versity of immigrants from a multitude of nations. People from all over the globe have settled onto Australian shores bringing with them, their life experiences. Due to these facts, Australia is known ... nt, and the experiences of those professing a faith different from the majority of other members of Australian society, is relatively neglected in literature and immigration research.Bouma G. shows th ...

(6 pages) 138 0 4.1 Oct/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

"Outsiders are victims of themselves and society" What is your view? use the texts you have studied ("The Floating World" by John Romeril and "Death Be Not Proud" by John Donne)and one other text.

mic tragedy "The Floating World" he uses a narrator to relate his thoughts about thedegeneration of Australian society to the audience, using Les Harding's disintegratingsanity as a metaphor for this. ...

(5 pages) 122 1 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Life for women in Australia changed greatly during the 20th century. Discuss this statement.

e motive of these protest movements was to gain equality for ordinary women in the attitudes of the Australian society, in the family and the workplace. Victory in this conflict has inculcated self es ... steem and moral of a very high degree. It has also reshaped the role and importance of women in the Australian society.Life for women has been changing rapidly over the past 100 years. This variation ...

(5 pages) 140 1 4.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

Archie Weller - "Stolen Car" AND Victoria Zabukovec - "The Young Stranger"

d in these two texts. The protagonist characters of Johnny and Ivan bring their differences into an Australian society. They have become alienated and victims of this defensive and intolerant world. B ... ecause of his ethnicity that brings instability and fluctuations in the power chain. The defence of Australians in this case is to reject foreign ethnicities, including traditions and cultures to try ...

(3 pages) 36 0 4.2 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Subject:English Genre:Australian Youth and Popular Culture Task:Magazine Article The Media shows youth as either being "perfect" or "rotten".

G YOUTHS IMAGE"Power structure, and the dominant discourses through which they are reflected within Australian society, tends to marginalise youth. The media, for example, presents predominantly negat ... alised construction of 'perfect youth'. Each version is equally damaging in contributing to the way Australian youth perceive themselves.""Troubled youths"... "This week 20 children went on a killing ...

(3 pages) 63 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Crime Myths

within the society that they live in. Generally crime occurs when the set of rules known as laws in Australian society are broken. Different cultures and societies impose their own rules. Each of thes ... aze 1991)People have long believed that alcohol causes violent behaviour. A common belief shared by Australians is that Rum causes aggressiveness. This has proven to very mythical as research suggests ...

(8 pages) 222 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Rabbit Proof Fence Review

DateThe Director'New Experiences in Australian Film'Dendy Theatre346 George StreetBrisbane, QLD 4000Dear Sir, I am a film critic ... mmend the film 'Rabbit Proof Fence' by Magna Pacific Films for inclusion in the 'New Experiences in Australian Film' festival's line-up. This inclusive film acknowledges the experiences of a social gr ...

(3 pages) 37 0 5.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"How well does Canberra, as the capitol, represent the history, culture and aspirations of Australia and Australians? "

within the capitol beautifully represent the history, culture and aspirations of Australia and all Australians as well as the changes in Australian society.Just as Walter Burley Griffin has planned a ... tre. The capitol of Australia also is the home of The High Court, which is the highest court in the Australian judicial system.Regarded as one of the most impressive war museums in the world, The Aust ...

(4 pages) 19 0 0.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History