Essays Tagged: "cultural beliefs"

Nightclubs and Drugs

Cultural beliefs, expectations, and ideals - how they contribute to drug use.Why they cause certain ... willing torisk getting caught, because the benefits of drugs outweigh the risks.Despite our strong cultural expectations which encourage this rampantdrug use, we continue to rely on the law to solve ... e justas much as those who are not; generally, everyone strives to achieve what theydo not have.Our cultural beliefs about success in these areas include the use of drugsas a means of reaching our goa ...

(6 pages) 92 0 4.2 Mar/1997

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

a review of The last wave by peter weir

howere natives to the land before the white people settled in Australia. The nativessustained their cultural beliefs and ideologies while living in largely populated cities.The dominant white culture ... ot understand. As he tries to grapple with the idea that he may be linked to theAborigines, his own cultural beliefs are changing. He is forming a complex view on life,a combination of ways of viewing ...

(7 pages) 81 0 4.5 Jan/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Confucius, Philosophy of Religion. About cinfusianism and christianity

ary status" (Clearly). He felt that this could be achieved through education and the unification of cultural beliefs. He believed that a nation would be benefited by citizens that were "cultivated peo ...

(4 pages) 184 0 3.5 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

The Impacts of Images: Photographic Languages.

s. In order to understand photographic language, the photographer and the audience should have some cultural beliefs and artistic sensibilities in common. This paper argues that photograph as a medium ... use the language within images is connotative, it is interpretative and depends upon the observer's cultural background and personal experience, rather than some literal or dictionary meaning. "It is ...

(9 pages) 134 0 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Religious Discrimination - Muslims

also described as a harassment of belief evoked by the wrongfulness of different ideas, images, and cultural beliefs. I would also consider it an unfair treatment on the basis of religion.My research ...

(1 pages) 204 6 4.2 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Methods of presentation influence the viewer's response.

ods of presentation influence the viewer's response to the people involved, events reported and the cultural beliefs of a certain topic, showing how the commercial broadcasting stations present report ... ted in such a way to influence your own personal response to whatever is viewed and the response of cultural beliefs within the community.A report uses many methods to influence a viewer's response, o ...

(3 pages) 47 0 4.2 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies

Essay on Kipling's novel Kim - search for identity

tes had been greatly altered. Millions of people from around the world with different religious and cultural beliefs poured into the nation. During this short time, there were numerous conflicts and t ... as the "Melting Pot Era." Nearly a century later, members of society have begun to search for their cultural roots which were once forgotten. Much like present society's struggle to find one's identit ...

(5 pages) 46 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Chinese Views on Death and Dying Burial Techniques, Rituals and Beliefs of the Common Man

Chinese religion and strict cultural beliefs are inseparable from the death rites performed. Many different names for death are ... The continuing traditions of the ritualistic burials sheds light on one way a society can be linked culturally.1. T.C. Lai "To The Yellow Springs: The Chinese View of Death" (17) Hong Kong: Joint Publ ... nd funerals. By following accepted ritual routines ordinary citizens participated in the process of cultural unification." 4 and with this in mind we can begin to understand the reason why the Chinese ...

(11 pages) 128 1 4.7 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Archaeology

Rabbit Proof Fence Review

nclusive film acknowledges the experiences of a social group that has been disempowered by systemic cultural and social issues in Australian Society - Aborigines. It also challenges the dominant readi ... o challenges the dominant reading of Australian culture, and positions the audience to question the cultural beliefs, values and attitudes that underpin the dominant representations of aspects of Aust ...

(3 pages) 37 0 5.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Examining the meaning of culture, its impact on management and analysis the dangers of Self Reference Criteria (SRC)

restricted to the domestic territory, but has gone beyond national borders and constantly confronts cultural diversity. Culture has gradually come to play an increasingly prominent role in the interna ... ferences that exist between cultures and knowing how to respond to when we encounter puzzling cross-cultural situations are important skills. People around the world share the same basic wants and nee ...

(9 pages) 264 0 4.3 Jul/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

Relationship between Pygmalian and its appropriation SHes all that and their respective context and how it provides insight into how values have been maintained and changed

as language, form, and setting, is able to appropriate the Pygmalion myth to reflect the values and cultural beliefs possessed by society in Victorian England. Similarly, Iscove uses cinematic techniq ... ques such as setting, dialogue and costume to appropriate the myth to reflect the casual values and cultural beliefs possessed by 20th century American society. After analysing the two texts, we are a ...

(5 pages) 45 0 4.3 Aug/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Biological and Psychodynamic Models of Abnormality

ave six very different models. The original model of abnormality was, unfortunately, the product of cultural beliefs. But because no one model can be deemed complete on its own, competing models have ...

(2 pages) 98 2 4.5 Nov/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Modern Feminism

st. Very often a concept "feminist-woman" deals with false assumptions about her sexual preference, cultural beliefs, and general outlook on life. It's not at all easy to describe a feminists, because ...

(4 pages) 114 0 5.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

A Report on "Belief Matters: Cultural Beliefs and the use of Cervical Cancer-Screening Tests."

A Report on "Belief Matters: Cultural Beliefs and the use of Cervical Cancer-Screening Tests." by Chavez, McMullin, Mishra, Hubbe ... l of the America Anthropological Assoc., Volume 4, 2001, 1114-11127.This article examines different cultural and behavioral beliefs in Latina women that may affect their use of medical services, prima ... ly with Pap exams and the risk factors of cervical cancer. Their objective was to use two different cultural models (Latina women, Anglo women) to show how much knowledge each had concerning the topic ...

(3 pages) 37 0 4.2 May/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

The Cultural Struggle

e I find myself living in. Sometimes I feel like I am in a tug of war, caught between the two - the cultural beliefs that my parents refuse to let go and that of my generation. I am constantly being s ...

(3 pages) 20 0 5.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

The Alma Ata declaration of 1978

women by not adequately providing education and funding to counter balance the social, economic and cultural beliefs of the people. Improving women's health requires strong and sustained government co ... or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for cultural and/or non therapeutic reasons. The procedure is rarely carried out by anyone with health c ...

(5 pages) 38 0 3.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Environmentalism and Religion: How our faith shapes our world

arded the environment as a resource to be used, not a living entity that must be taken care of. Our cultural beliefs and everyday practices show this disregard with startling clarity. For example, the ...

(11 pages) 58 0 4.0 Feb/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Kinship Diagram

le a kingship diagram is basically a family tree. Fictive kin members bring character and different cultural beliefs into the family. Even though they are not part of the immediate family, they are st ... families, the father side of the family is often the focus instead of the matrilineal descent. This cultural act is because often in the Taiwanese culture children take the last names of the father an ...

(3 pages) 41 0 3.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

The use of contraceptives in Ecuador to sustain population growth

rve as obstacles in controlling population growth. Many countries are unwilling to stray from their cultural beliefs in using contraceptive methods, even if it means continuing to have children withou ... e methods available in Ecuador, very few of them have reliable or effective results. At some point, cultural or religious beliefs will clash with modern science and medicine. Education is one of the m ...

(6 pages) 15 1 4.3 Apr/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

"The Searchers" - Film Report

ve onebecause it does not present the real relations between Indians and whites, but it reflects thecultural beliefs of its time about Indians and their social and sexual impact on the white people.Th ...

(4 pages) 22 0 4.0 May/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis