Essays Tagged: "material goods"

"The Tub" by Edgar Degas

ay he worked.He was able to completely devote him self to his work, because he had no desire for anymaterial goods. The way in which he created his art took long amounts of time, with constantredrawin ...

(2 pages) 129 1 5.0 Sep/1996

Subjects: Art Essays

Mad max 2 critical analysis

mplement the film's post modern, post-apocalyptic and post-industrial setting in which the simplest material goods are valued as dearly as human life, the film however had a really low budget. Unusual ... to be the very nature of post-modernism where civilized beings went back to stone age and fight for material goods. Both allies fight for a believe where no right and wrong exist, however without conf ...

(3 pages) 72 0 4.5 Apr/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

How Close Is The Relationship Between Social Deprivation and Crime?

s generally regarded as absolute deprivation. Poverty is defined as the lack of some fixed level of material goods necessary for survival and minimal well-being. Areas that rank high on measures of de ...

(3 pages) 119 0 4.8 Nov/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

-Essay exploring how Thoreau's philosophies are relevant in modern day America.

re obsessed with advancements. Most of all, our society revolves around the constant acquisition of material wealth. The core of Thoreau's message is to reject the endless pursuit of possessions and m ... e. This directly relates to our culture. Everyone devotes their life and work to the acquisition of material goods. The mainstream of society buys into the idea that a person's worth is defined by how ...

(3 pages) 96 0 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

American Symbols

n other countries hear the word "America" they automatically think of people with money, power, and material goods. One such example is a car, where here in America, people have two and three cars, bu ...

(2 pages) 24 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

On the Beach the assignment was to respond, in journal format, to the aforementioned novel, and to mention the main charcters and analyze the emotional and spiritual effects of the main events.

assembling the most momentous of happenings since the onset of radiation devastation. Early on, all material goods became scarce, necessities were in high demand, and it could take hour to get somethi ...

(3 pages) 22 0 4.5 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Cosmetic Surgery: Only Superficial

ll known cliché we all want what we don't have. Whether this "want" is centered on obtaining material goods, or simply the desire to obtain what our neighbors have, the constant quest for quenc ...

(7 pages) 242 1 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

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

performed (ritual bathing of the corpse), the dress of the attendees and the dead, the transfer of material goods on Earth to the dead, acknowledgement of the deceased and the actual burial of the bo ... hedonning of new clothes on the corpse.The next step in the funerary rites would be the transfer of material goods to the dead. Things like paper clothes, cardboard houses, furniture and servants and ...

(11 pages) 128 1 4.7 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Archaeology

What is your response to the Marxist reading of Shakespeare's King Lear?

ist reading even attempts to reduce the whole story to the idea that the rich are hindered by their material goods, and must drop to the level of the poor to understand the truth.The Marxist reading b ...

(5 pages) 24 0 5.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

"Virtue is in the Middle" on Henry David Thoreau's "Why I Went into the Woods"

e man began to get easier. Or did it? In his essay "Why I Went to the Woods", Thoreau explains that material inventions not only fail to simplify our lives, but actually complicate them. Indeed, mater ...

(5 pages) 32 0 0.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

Inequality in Education and Jobs in China

the life of urbanites started to change dramatically. While this change of the economy brought more material goods and a higher quality of life, it also dramatically increased inequality in education ... d every waking hour with noses in books. Studying involves rote memorization and recitation of exam material. When "Black July" rolls around (the term for College Entrance Exam month) students are del ...

(11 pages) 70 0 3.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Are the Hackers Real Menace To Society?

Throughout history, there have been always persons who steal: money, inventions, material goods, etc.. There have also been individuals who steal information and ideas. Because of t ...

(6 pages) 65 0 5.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science > Computer Ethics

Crisis of culture by John dewey

ection between people's short lived lives and nature. As of now we are being lulled in an age where material goods make up our person Dewey calls is "high personal cultivation", this almost like sayin ... with the most stuff wins. This disconnect is a dualist approach to our society. On one side we have material goods and services that make people just buy rather than live, and on the other we have spi ...

(2 pages) 35 0 0.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Henry David Thoreau reading passage

Henry David Thoreau thinks that people that disagree with his view on materialistic people are also correct. He thinks that there should be a lot of different people in t ... y.Henry David Thoreau reminds me a lot of my dad. Both of these men don't believe in buying tons of material goods, and think that experiences, especially in the outdoors, are more valuable than owning things.

(1 pages) 527 0 0.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Sociology of Advertising and The Stereotyping of Women in the Media: Gender Roles, Personal Dissatisfaction and Issues of Patriarchy- Who Is Really to Blame?

rses wants. People and objects become interchangeable. People become identified and classified with material goods.While advertising and the consequential high levels of consumption are juxtaposed and ...

(10 pages) 219 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

What is The American Dream? and is it Attainable?

s dream has turned into is a topic of constant debate, leading many people to use the possession of material goods or wealth as a measure or pleasure or success. A prime example of this point is the n ...

(4 pages) 72 0 4.6 Jun/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Financing Katrina

art from the human tragedy and suffering of thousands of people, who lost their homes and families, material goods and any sense of security, federal government and state officials lost their credibil ...

(11 pages) 95 0 4.6 Jul/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Socialist Realism

and other communist countries. The creation of artworks came under the communist doctrine that all material goods, and the means of producing them, were the collective property of the community. Art ...

(2 pages) 31 0 0.0 Aug/2006

Subjects: Art Essays

Discuss the various theoretical perspectives on Aggression, including the research supporting and refuting these perspectives.

"Through centuries of experience, humans learned that aggressive behaviour enabled them to obtain material goods, land, and treasures; to protect property and family; and to gain prestige, status, a ...

(12 pages) 137 1 5.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Examine and Assess Strain and Subcultural theories of Crime

ieve in the 'American dream', and therefore believe that anything they desire is attainable, mainly material goods. Merton claimed that goals were linked to a person's position in the social structure ... ensate by identifying themselves with the wider consumer culture, their focus is on obtaining these material goods and the method of how they are obtained is unimportant.However Valier (2001) criticis ...

(5 pages) 81 0 4.5 Feb/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology