Essays Tagged: "Elitism"

Historical interpretations of Thomas Jefferson's presidency, including progressive, counter-progressive, and republican views.

thing we Americans like or dislike, fear or yearn for, within ourselves - whether it is populism or elitism, agrarianism or racism, atheism or liberalism." In saying this, Wood strikes on one of the m ...

(6 pages) 106 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Democracy vs Dictatorship: Case studies.

uals tend to have less rights and freedoms, change is slow to take place, there is more corruption, elitism is often prominent, and violence is a more common solution to problems. On the positive end, ...

(5 pages) 85 0 3.7 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Compare and contrast the assumptions, if any, which classical elitists, pluralists and rational choice theorists bring to the analysis and explanation of politics.

AbstractWith regard to the study of politics, this essay will attempt to define elitism, citing the major founders of the discipline. Pluralism and rational choice theory will also ... ys of studying politics, each with different emphases, theories and assumptions. Three of these are elitism, pluralism and rational choice theory, or the 'economic' approach to politics. Though they a ... ms and institutions, the assumptions that the approaches use mean they see politics in diverse ways.Elitism claims to be a realist approach to politics. It argues a 'reality' of elite rule, where mino ...

(8 pages) 206 0 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

Aolph Hitler

Adolf HitlerAdolf Hitler was the ruler of Germany from 1933 to 1945. Guided by concepts of elitism and racism, he established a brutal totalitarian regime under the ideological banner of Nati ...

(7 pages) 51 0 4.2 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Social Darwinism

eory to human society. It is most often used as a justification for political, economic, and social elitism. It is an argument that justifies ones relative upper status while maintaining the relativel ...

(2 pages) 86 0 0.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers


its duty to democratize the world. Believers in "America's mission" are convinced of American elitism and the strength of American foundations and institutions. The concept of America's mission ...

(6 pages) 15 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History


Elitism is the belief that a group of people have a higher status in society. The elite seem to be g ... be given special treatment because they are the best of the best. Throughout the story of Dracula, elitism is shown and plays a role in the capturing of Dracula. The first sign of elitism is s ... for being at the house attempting to break-in or just standing on the porch. Another sign of elitism is brought up when Jonathan goes to Picadilly to see about the house that also has a connect ...

(2 pages) 5 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

Advertisements are a very influential part of our lives. We

nalysis, Solomon first claims that there are two faces of the American Dream. They are Populism and Elitism. Even though Americans cherish and celebrate equality and such ideologies, deep down, everyo ... mainstream audience. In Solomon?s essay, he uses examples of automobile ads to explain populism and elitism. He claims that cars such as the Cadillac, Mercedes-Benz, and the Porsche use very classy an ...

(5 pages) 7040 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

In Defense of Consumerism

workplace, and are therefore more valuable to society. The authors in the two essays, In Defense of Elitism and On the Uses of a Liberal Education, have both come to the conclusion that the modern uni ... demand, even if there is an oversupply in the marketplace. As he states in his essay, In Defense of Elitism, '…colleges blithely go on "educating" more prospective managers and professionals th ...

(3 pages) 24 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

The Populists party

alists. The farmers felt that the main reasons for their economic misfortune was the corruption and elitism that ruled the country, the lack of money in circulation and the fact that the government wa ...

(5 pages) 17 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Elitism vs Pluralism

at contrast how we view ourselves as a democracy.As in any political debate, the two main theories, elitism and pluralism present numerous conflicts. Firstly, elitism defines all governments as system ... ny well-organized large groups that individuals participate in the reach a compromise on issues. In elitism, no social organization can form with out elites to lead and make all the decisions for the ...

(2 pages) 85 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Rise of the Early American Gentry

gentry.The gentry developed rather rapidly in North America because they didn't have to develop the elitism from scratch, they could simply import it from Britain. During the early Modern Period, incl ...

(9 pages) 13 0 5.0 Oct/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

High-Pop and Cultural Values

ved elitist form of entertainment concept came into being (Bourdieu and Darbel 1990). This sense of elitism arose as the institutions housed and concentrated people with shared socio-economic status, ... mmonly identified (but not necessarily harmoniously agreed to) norms, values and assumptions. While elitism is not a unified composition of individual, it is nevertheless a unified perception of the w ...

(9 pages) 24 0 5.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: Art Essays

Early Christian Asceticism and Nineteenth-Century Polemics

by grace and faith alone, and the essential "inwardness" of Christian spirituality. It fostered an elitism that distinguished Christians on the basis of degrees of renunciation, contrary to Protestan ...

(44 pages) 45 0 0.0 Apr/2010

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity