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Their Eyes Were Watching God
Curren, Erik. "Should Their Eyes Have Been Watching God? Hurston's Use of Religious Experience and Gothic Horror." African American Review, Vol. 29, Iss. 1 (1995), 17-25. An exploration of the novel that rebuts and contrasts with earlier analyses that call Their Eyes an "affirmative quest" story. Curren's thesis is that these analyses in fact discount the entire final third of the book which is rife with horror, violence and tragedy, and asserts that what Hurston has done is not so much write an "affirmative quest" of the African folklore experience but tell a story that switches genres from "quest" to gothic horror. He then builds a methodical case for Hurston's deliberate intent to use gothic horror and her reasons for doing so-primarily, an anti-religious viewpoint that in this work is a fundamental underpinning of both gothic horror in general and its uses…… [Read More]
ports Psychology and the self-Esteem of high school football players.
ports psychology: Annotated bibliography
Cox, R.H., & Yoo, H.. (1995). Playing position and psychological skill in American football.
Journal of port Behavior, 18(3), 183
The Journal of ports Behavior is a peer-reviewed journal focused upon research in sports psychology and its articles are not directed towards a popular audience. According to Cox & Yoo (1995) in this early study of the sports psychology and football, not only do different players of different sports share distinct psychological features: even within the sport of football, a players' position and his or her personality dimensions can often be quite unique. The authors begin with a literature review of previous studies which used the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI) and yielded the finding that "successful linemen were more organized, predictable, and practical than successful backfield players. uccessful defensive backs were reported to be decidedly more…… [Read More]
Nursing -- Annotated Bibliography
Case, Bette. (1996). Breathing AIR into adult learning. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 27(4), 148-158.
Bette Case reviews an organizational scheme for adult learning called 'AIR', short for active involvement, individual differences, and relevance and motivation. Of the three learning strategies, active involvement is given the most attention. Active involvement seems to capture any learning technique that empowers the students and moves beyond the traditional didactic format for communicating knowledge and skills. The central thesis of active involvement seems to be teaching students how to be self-directed in the learning process. Students should be encouraged to take part in defining the competency objectives, choosing the learning method, and determining the evaluation criteria. Linear lessons plans could also be dispensed with and replaced with collaborative mind maps or matrices. A large number of examples and suggestions are provided to move the students out from…… [Read More]
Performance Management Strategies Used by Organizations in the Private and Public Sectors
Having already established the importance of performance management to an organization's overall strategy, it makes sense to use the final project to gain insight into the specific strategies used by organizations in executing their performance management plans. Rather than take a general approach, however, the researcher will focus on comparing the PM strategies used by profit-motivated organizations with those used by their counterparts in public agencies. There has been concern that organizations in the public sector do not pay a lot of emphasis to the aspect of performance management and that, hence, most public sector employees exhibit low levels of motivation and take their jobs as nothing more than just a job. This low motivation translates to time-wasting, repetitive work, unmet targets, and poor service delivery - all of which come back to haunt the taxpayer in the…… [Read More]
Academic Honesty in Nursing Profession: Annotated Bibliography
Kececi, A., Bulduk, S., Oruc, D. & Celik, S. (2011). Academic Dishonesty among Nursing Students: A Descriptive Study. Nursing Ethics 18(5) 725-733
This cross-sectional, descriptive research's objective is assessment of academic dishonesty in Turkish university-level nursing students. The sample size for this research was 196 students. Data collection employed two instruments, which, on an average, could be completed in about 10 to 15 minutes: 1) A questionnaire, for gleaning socio-demographic data (i.e., age, sex, class, family structure, education, and educators' and parents' attitudes (e.g., democratic, permissive, repressive, etc.)); and 2) the Academic Dishonesty Tendency Scale, whose validity and reliability was examined by testing on 262 individuals. As per this research, Cronbach's alpha in relation to the above scale's sub-dimensions was .71 -- .82, .90 overall. Descriptive statistics (i.e., means, percentages, frequencies, standard deviations, etc.) were applied for data analysis of demographic data. One-way…… [Read More]
Annotated Bibliography Evidence Based
Annotated Bibliography on evidence-bases educational program that will advance nursing knowledge on stress management methods and techniques that meets their assessed learning needs
Annotated Bibliography on evidence-bases educational program that will advance nursing knowledge on stress management methods and techniques that meets their assessed learning needs.
Nursing Times; Defining nursing knowledge, (2005), retrieved from:
Nursing Times defines Nursing as a profession that is critical part of health care sector which offers patient care, attendants and community services and to help patients maintain, gain or recover ideal health and quality of life. The Nurses are different that the other service providers in the hospital, clinic or any other health care facility. They adopt more persistent approach of health care than others and get training to serve for longer hours. The Nurse can offer patient care service in the of physicians. This is conventional and…… [Read More]
Annotated Bibliography: Gender Marriage, and Sexuality
Payling, S.J. (2001). he Economics of Marriage in Late Medieval England: he Marriage of Heiresses. he Economic History Review, 54(3), 413-429.
he aristocratic and male dominated society in medieval England is discussed in detail, providing various positions and set of standards to accommodate the natural desire to accumulate wealth. he unjust division of wealth among elder individuals deprives younger siblings from their natural rights. However, the highlighted male primogeniture law, accumulation of land and property, as well as the feminine rights as heiress were acceptable standards of medieval English society. he primitive nature of aristocratic society is played a major role in setting the stage for land dispersal and marriages.
he author takes a position contrary to the applauded practices of medieval England including the landed wealth, social prestige derived upon a monopoly of advantages, and marriages with desirable brides for heirs.…… [Read More]
Humanities Annotated Bibliography
Beowulf: A dual-language edition. (1977). NY: Doubleday. One of the most striking examples of literature to come out of the Dark Ages was Beowulf, created by an anonymous Anglo-Saxon poet and considered by many scholars to be the most important work of its time. There is no official date to the work, but it has been traced to somewhere between the 8th and the early 11th Century. The work is important because of its length and quality, but also because of the tale it tells and how it brought a strong focus to literature and art both in the Dark Ages and after the country emerged from that time period. It focuses on Beowulf's defeat of Grendel, a monster that is terrorizing the King of the Danes. As the main character, Beowulf travels a great distance to prove himself as a hero by slaying Grendel.…… [Read More]
The uthors drw distinction between RAD nd the ttchment insecurity described by Ainsworth nd Bowlby. Children who disply the chrcteristics of RAD hve brod problems with socil development, rther thn problem with specific cregiver. Another importnt distinction is tht children with ttchment insecurity hve hd opportunities to form discriminting reltionships; children with RAD often hve not. The uthors cll for future reserch to explore RAD in pre-school nd school-ge children, with ttention to the nture of the neurobiologicl mechnisms tht underlie the disorder.
Nelson, C. S, Bos, K., Gunnr, M.R., Sonug-Brke, E.J.S. (2011). V. The neurobiologicl toll of erly humn deprivtion. Monogrphs of the Society for Reserch in Child
Development 76(4), pp. 127-146.
Children rised in institutions often exhibit vriety of emotionl nd behviorl issues, including problems with ttention, executive functioning nd ttchment. In some cses, their behvior cn mimic utism. The extent nd the severity of doptees' disorders re…… [Read More]
Mercer, like Bowen, focuses upon potentially negative social forces that could potentially impact the critical relationship at the heart of the theory. But once again, these potential negatives are rooted to some extent in biological as well as social and psychological factors. "Young maternal age and immaturity, socioeconomic status" are all potential red flags particularly since they have been shown to reduce the likelihood that the mother will breastfeed and 'bond' with the child in a meaningful fashion (Husmillo 2013: 47). A lack of appropriate mother-child bonding is seen as having significant psychological consequences for the baby over the course of its existence, as well as the fact that a failure to breastfeed and to reinforce trust and security for the child can result in compromised long-term health and a failure to thrive.
Mercer's theory is thus aimed to support a particular type of wellness promotion for the children involved.…… [Read More]
Annotated ibliography for Obesity in Today's Australian Culture and Society
While there are many challenges faced by societies today, one of the major health challenges that every society is facing is that of Obesity. People fail to realize that obesity is a serious problem. To understand what makes obesity a serious problem, it is important to the actual meaning of obesity. While some people refer to obesity as being fat, it is important to know that obesity actually means crossing a body mass index greater than that define for an overweight person. eing obese is basically an indicator that you have entered the red zone of health. Obesity has direct and indirect implications on overall health of an obese person.
The indirect implications include an increase in the likelihood of disease occurrence. Since obesity makes a person less active in his life, the chances are that an obese person's…… [Read More]
Monger's review will help me analyze Pan's Labyrinth from the perspective of music and sound. It will help me show how Pan's Labyrinth would be a very different movie, were it not for the director's skillful use of Navarette's music.
Newitz, Annalee. "Pan's Labyrinth - Can Fantasies Rescue Us from Fascism?"
Wired Blog Network. 7 February 2007
Newitz's politically motivated analysis of Pan's Labyrinth asks a provoking question: Can fantasy serve as a form of political protest? Given that we currently live in a media-saturated universe that gives rise to all sorts of outlandish fantasies about the nature of reality, and the fact that the threat of fascism seems to loom everywhere - many nations around the world are ruled by authoritarian dictators - this point-of-view seems vital when discussing such a highly allegorical film as Pan's Labyrinth.
I will use this article as a departure point for my own…… [Read More]
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English Villainies Discovered by Lantern and Candlelight by Thomas Dekker
Benbow, R. ark. "Thomas Dekker and Some Cures for the 'City Gout.'" The Yearbook of English Studies 5, (1975): 52-69
Article Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3507171
Thomas Dekker called debt the 'city gout.' His observations in debtor's prison are recorded in his work English Villainies Discovered by Lantern and Candlelight. Dekker described the prisoners using a series of complex metaphors, spanning from caged animals to diseases of the body politic. His tone fuses mixture of pity and revulsion. Of justices who condemn the prisoners, he said: "the sickman sends to his doctor, the wounded man to his surgeon: you [the JPs] are…… [Read More]
The liberties that the author took with the English language, however, are very likely indicative of liberties taken with the information presented in the article itself. The claim, for instance, that "midwives were...the first holistic practitioners of the past" is highly suspect. Leaving aside the elusive meaning of being the "first of the past" in something (we will assume the author simply meant, "the first"), it appears as though the author is trying to say that midwives were the first known practitioners of natural medicine, or perhaps of complimentary nature- and inquiry-based practices. This claim might be true, though given the knowledge of very ancient medical practices it seems unlikely, but the author does not provide any citation or even a scrap of supporting evidence or comparison to establish this idea. The claim is made, and then the paragraph moves on. This is not the way that solid research or…… [Read More]
"The evolution Will Be Shared: Social Media and Innovation."
esearch Technology Management, Vol. 54, No. 1; (2011): 64-
esearch Technology Management is a professional journal intended for consumption by managers of research, development, and technology implementation. This article details the manner in which social media portals such as Twitter, FaceBook, and LinkedIn have emerged as much more than purely "social" media. Today, those communications media have become widely used by professionals in various different capacities and by professional organizations in ways that are much broader than ever imagined initially.
Employees of business organizations typically utilize social media platforms to learn about work-related topics and to publish work-related material of interest to other professionals in similar areas. According to the article, social media are also readily capable of being used to generate fast-growing communities centered around specific causes and interests, such as was the case in connection with the successful…… [Read More]
Through a period of persecution and assimilation, however, much of the Buddhist traditions and writings were translated into Taoist terminology -- incorporating such elements as vegetarianism, banning alcohol, meditation, and the path toward enlightenment. Since the relaxation of bans on religion, most surveys believe that about 50% of Chinese identify themselves with Buddhism, and many with both Buddhism and Taoism, seeing both as part of their cultural heritage.
Esposito, et.al. (2010). Religion and Globalization. Postcoloniam Challenges. New York: Oxford
University Press, pp. 439+.
After World War II, the People's Republic of China was established with a philosophical bent towards a Chinese interpretation of Marxism/Leninism. The idea of religion was that it was the "opiate of the masses." Religion was discouraged, but since Confucianism is both a philosophical and ethical system that focuses on the family and tradition, the government relaxed a bit and allowed more focus on philosophy -- Chinese…… [Read More]
He also cites some of the possible positive benefits to the global warming that is being experienced, while questioning the more dire predictions that have been made in this regard. Ruddiman is not refuted in this article, but the questions that lie at the foundations of his theories are clearly and explicitly exposed.
Silver, Cheryl Simon. One Earth, One Future. Washington, D.C.: National Academies Press, 1992.
his author provides a broad overview aimed at non-scientists of the way in which the various systems of the world and to some degree the larger universe work to create the climates and environments that exist on Earth. She addresses human causes of global climate change, including global warming, though her scope is much more focused on modern times than is Ruddiman's text from a decade later. Much of the foundational science and conclusion used by Ruddiman also appears in this book, making it…… [Read More]
Zaslavsky is the leader of the Semantic Data Management Science Area (SMSA). He has published more than 300 publications on science and technology. erera has vast experience in computing and technology as he is a member of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization alongside publishing numerous journals. Georgakopoulos is the Director of Information Engineering Laboratory. He has published over 100 journals on issues related to science and technology (Big Data).
Cohen, J., Dolan, B., Dunlap, M., Hellerstein, J.M., & Welton, C. (2009). MAD Skills: New
Analysis ractices for Big Data. roc. VLDB Endow., 2(2), 1481 -- 1492.
The article focuses on the Magnetic, Agile, Deep (MAD) that proves more effective in data analysis than the traditional Enterprise Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence. The strength of their article lies on the fact that, it presents the philosophy behind the design of the technology, techniques, and positive experiences associated with the…… [Read More]
I have done research for school projects, using academic databases and online searches. In middle school and high school, we learned how to conduct research. Teachers taught us various tools and techniques they preferred, which helped me to develop my own style. The methods I use for research vary depending on the type of assignment. For a shorter paper, I might do the research on the fly. Longer and more investigative assignments might require more extensive research at the outset. When I need to learn about the topic first by compiling background information, I collect the information and prepare a bibliography.
Because I have done research and prepared annotated bibliographies before, I am not daunted by this assignment. One aspect that does concern me is the time it might take to do the research plus narrowing down the topic. Another concern I have is whether I will come up with…… [Read More]
Axelrod, S. D. (2012). "Self-awareness: At the interface of executive development and psychoanalytic therapy. Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 32(4), 340–357.
In “Executive Development and Psychoanalytic Therapy,” Axelrod (2012) focuses on the singular concept of self-awareness, from a psychoanalytic point of view. Self-awareness, or self-knowledge, is a traditional and established goal of the psychoanalytic therapeutic process. Through psychoanalysis, the client gains insight into his or her own psyche, thereby initiating a self-driven change that has the potential to transform lives. Related concepts include self-monitoring, which can be used outside of the therapeutic relationship, as well as in therapy. Self-monitoring requires the invocation of an executive self, an aspect of the ego. Self-reflection is presented as a process that promotes self-awareness, but which is ideally promoted, guided, and enhanced by the therapist.
Axelrod (2012) focuses on emotional awareness, which can be connected to emotional intelligence. The author takes the research a step…… [Read More]
Management: Annotated Bibliography
Anyim, F.C. (2012). The Imperative of Integrating Corporate Business Plan with Manpower Planning. International Journal of Business and Management, 7(8).
This article talks about how traditionally, manpower planning as human resource activity is something that is utilized by institutions to make sure that they have the proper number and the accurate types of individuals that are performing jobs at the right places and during the right time all in a proposal to achieve business purposes. The article also explains how Business plan looks to recognize the many issues critical to the achievement of the association. The article likewise emphases on how the organization can be better positioned and equipped to contend effectually in the marketplace, while manpower planning, and contribute to the industry by providing the means (individuals) to complete the results from the planning procedure. This essay is beneficial gives theoretical explanations and inspects the authoritative…… [Read More]
Annotated Bibliography -- Venezuela
What are the major elements and dimensions of culture in this region?
Centre for Intercultural Learning. (2012) Cultural Information -- Venezuela. Available from http://www.intercultures.ca/cil-cai/ci-ic-eng.asp?iso=ve. 2012 April 04.
his is an interactive tool for people interested in different cultures and companies. here is home page for each country with information about Venezuela divided into sections via hyperlinks. he structure is conversational style between the user and the content provider. Statistical information as well as information regarding cultural norms and behaviors are provided.
Interknowledge Corporation. (2010) Venezuela -- History and Culture. Available from http://www.geographia.com/venezuela/history.htm. 2012 April 04.
his article provides a lot of details regarding the social and the cultural aspects of Venezuela. Particular attention is paid to aspects such as language, art history, behaviors, norms, dress, and cultural aesthetics. here is less statistical data and more qualitative data regarding Venezuela culture.
Roques.com. (2011) Republica de Venezuela…… [Read More]
Campbell, K.W. (2010). Victim Confidentiality Promotes Safety and Dignity. Journal of the Missouri Bar, 69(2), pp. 76-83.
Being the president of the Missouri Victim Assistance Network (MOVA), Campbell, the author of this particular article, is an authority on the topic at hand. In the past, she has actively been involved in various aspects of victim assistance, including, but not limited to, presenting a workshops touching on the issue of victims and confidentiality. She is a University of Missouri-Colombia School of Law graduate.
In this particular piece, Campbell concerns herself with the relevance of victim confidentiality as far as the safety and well-being of the victim is concerned. The article, in basic terms, highlights "the legal authority in place that provides for victim confidentiality with regard to non-disclosure of identity, location and certain confidential communications…" Further, the article puts a strong case for the application of the laws…… [Read More]
Fan Fiction Annotated Bibliography
Baron, N. Always On: Language in an Online and Mobile World. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. Print.
n our viritual community, people still need to have a way of communicating their words and messages. This is done through a keyboard -- texting, email, or online chat. Texting, or text messaging, is a modern colloquial term that refers to the exchange of information between mobile devices, made possible by transmitting messages through cellular networks. Typically, these types of messages are sent using a Short Message Service (SMS), but with the advances in cellular technology and memory, a new Multimedia Message Service (MMS) made it possible to send messages containing images, video, and sound. Email of course is simply messaging sent through an nternet account, and M the virtual equivalent of texting. more private even than voice (Crystal 2009).
Texting is a global phenomenon, and in some…… [Read More]
Nursing Annotated Bibliography
A nurse's job is difficult to classify. The nurse must be healer both of the body and of the mind. Usually, when a patient seeks medical treatment at a hospital or other such facility, they will see a nurse before they see a doctor. It is therefore the nurse's job to ascertain exactly what is going with the patient to the greatest extent before the patient is seen by a doctor. Very often, the interactions that a patient has with his or her niece will ultimately determine the success or failure of their medical treatment.
"To Heal Sometimes, To Comfort Always." Being Human: Readings from the President's
Council on Bioethics. Nurses are tasked with taking care of patients. To be a nurse, a person must be aware that they will not be able to save every patient, but they must put every effort available, even if it…… [Read More]
Information echnology Annotated Bibliography
Cloud Computing and Insider hreats
Bhadauria, R., Chaki, R., Chaki, N., & Sanyal, S. (2011) A Survey on Security Issues in Cloud Computing. CoRR, abs/1109.5388, 1 -- 15.
his article is very explanatory in nature. his article would serve best in the opening sections of a research paper, such as in the introduction or the historical review. his article has a formal and academic tone; the intention to be informative. Readers who have little to no knowledge in this area would be served well by this article. Furthermore, more advanced readers and more knowledgeable readers would benefit from this article as it is comprehensive and would be favorable for review purposes or purposes of additional research. he article explains with texts and with graphic representations the nature of cloud computing, provides a brief history, and lists implications for use and research. he article is…… [Read More]
ursing Annotated Bibliography
This article categorizes diabetes as an epidemic that can responds well with the adjunctive treatment of HBOT. The authors use two clinical case studies in their literature review of how oxygen plays a part in the healing of lower extremity diabetic ulcers. They argue for the necessity of further study and research into HBOT because of its efficacy and the potential to drastically lower medical costs for diabetic patients, whose numbers continue to increase steadily. There is a very clear focus on the costs of diabetic treatments on a global scale in relation to the number of diabetic patients worldwide, as part of the authors' strategy to advocate the widespread use of HBOT. Charts and color photographs contextualized the text and make the research more concrete in the mind of the reader, especially the photographs of diabetic amputees who have not had…… [Read More]
Organizational Cultures: Annotated Bibliography and Summary
Aronson, Z. And Patanakul, P. 2012. "Managing a group of multiple projects: do culture and leader's competencies matter?" Journal of the Knowledge Economy, 3(2): pp.
Web. etrieved from: LexisNexis Database. [Accessed on 21 May
This article focuses significantly on how team culture within an organization is a pivotal factor that contributes to a team being able to successfully complete a project. A focus is made on the role of the project manager to not only introduce a team to a project, but hone the group's culture in terms of knowledge, communication, and teamwork in order to maximize the team's effectiveness, which is a method that can be utilized in any working environment.
Heeroma, D., Melissen, F., Stierand, M. 2012. "The problem of addressing culture in workplace strategies. Facilities, 30(7-8): pp. 269-277. Web. etrieved from:
LexisNexis Database. [Accessed on 21 May
This…… [Read More]
IT Ethics -- Annotated Bibliography
Bowie, Norman E. (2005). Digital Rights and Wrongs: Intellectual Property in the Information
Age. Business and Society Review, 110(1), 77-96.
Norman Bowie takes great pains in his peer-reviewed article to point out what is legal an what is not legal when it comes to recording / taping from television and from the Internet. In fact Bowie uses an illegal issue (downloading music from the Internet)
to present a moral issue: young people and students know it is illegal to download copyrighted music and movies, but they don't see it as immoral.
While Bowie zeros in on students and young people for their lack of morality vis-a-vis getting copyrighted music for free, his overall argument goes further than that copyright laws are justified when protecting "artistic creativity." He points to the fact that between
1999 and 2005, "...downloaders…reduced industry revenues by at least $700 million" and…… [Read More]
That is management. Leadership also involves addressing unknown problems. It involves understanding what the rest of the organization does not, and then shoring up these organizational blind spots without alienating the organization's core values.
The ability to identify problems and address them in such a manner is known as organizational intelligence. The leader of the firm can demonstrate this trait and lead the firm to success, but in a large conglomerate one leader cannot do it all. The leader must develop organizational intelligence in order to help the entire company to take leadership roles, to identify issues and to solve them. Organizations are, after all, a series of connected feedback loops. The leader's role involves understanding these loops, and the people within them. This is where emotional intelligence comes into play. It has been determined in the education field that the higher the level of emotional intelligence in pupils, the…… [Read More]
Social Work Research -- Annotated Bibliography
Bowie, S.L., & Hancock, H. (2000, Fall) African-Americans and graduate social work education: a study of career choice influences and strategies to reverse enrollment decline. Journal of Social Work Education, 36(3), 429.
hese experienced researchers have reported on the influences of black MSW graduate careers. Demographics were taken into consideration in relation to social work program enrollment influences. Black MSW graduates were found to be most influenced by advancing their careers, acquiring new skills, and maintaining a professional status. he author further suggests recruitment strategies for attracting black students to graduate social work programs. he overall motivation for the minority MSW student is important when considering the affect of receiving public assistance on the desire to work with the poor and homeless.
Cozzarelli, C., & agler, M.J., & Wilkinson, A.V. (2001). Attitudes toward the poor and attributions for poverty. Journal of Social…… [Read More]
Ann Bib Innovation Stream
Smith, W., & Tushman, M. (2005). Managing Strategic Contradictions: A Top Management Model for Managing Innovation Streams. Organizational Science, 522-536.
This article was published in 2005 in a very reputable journal. The credentials of the authors and their school affiliations are excellent. One of the authors is affiliated with Harvard Business School which is one of the leading business schools in the world. Organization Science is widely recognized as one of the top journal in the fields of strategy, management, and organization theory. The journal publishes groundbreaking research about organizations, including their processes, structures, technologies, identities, capabilities, forms, and performance.
This article centers on the idea of paradox in management; "The paradox of administration [involves] the dual searches for certainty and flexibility." When this paradox is applied to modern organizations, it can be used to consider how innovation works and…… [Read More]
Consequences of Factory Farms
Armstrong, S.J. & Botzler, R. (Eds.). (2003). he Animal Ethics Reader. New York, NY: Routledge.
his anthology that has a comprehensive review of the factory farming debate. he book is also especially useful to me given its consideration of both sides of the debate. For instance, some contributors present and effectively counter some of the arguments that have been presented by those in support of factory farming. In this case, the contributors who include but are not limited to Mary Madgley and Peter Singer are leading luminaries in this particular field. I found the introduction offered by the editors before each chapter particularly useful in helping one digest the contents of the chapter.
DeGrazia, D. (2002). Animal Rights: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Like Armstrong, DeGrazia also examines one of the most consistent arguments that has been presented in support of…… [Read More]
Thomas Pynchon: Annotated Bibliography
Kolodny, Annette and David James Peters. "Pynchon's The Crying of Lot 49: The Novel as Subversive Experience." Modern Fiction Studies 19.1 (Spring 1973): 79-87. eb.
The authors of this article suggest that the heroine of the novel is undergoing a learning experience, and that the novel's sudden ending without revealing whether the Trystero conspiracy is real or imaginary is actually a way of demonstrating the heroine's personal growth. Kolodny and Peters argue that the function of the conspiracy in the book is to help the heroine realize that she is alienated from American life in the 1960s, and as a result the sense of waiting for a religious experience at the end of the book is a positive thing: Oedipa has finally understood herself through this process. In other words, the novel's ambiguous ending is actually a "subversive experience" for the reader, and this…… [Read More]
Religion features prominently as a theme in literature. In fact, some of the earliest works of literature are rooted in their religious and cultural traditions, including the ancient literatures of the Middle East and Mesopotamia.
As the role of religion in society changed, so too did the role of religion in literature.
Modern literature, including work by Nathaniel Hawthorne, often offers scathing critiques of religion, whereas postmodern literature allows religion to play a more complex role in shaping individual identity.
Nathaniel Hawthorne's he Scarlett Letter heavily criticizes the role of religion in a patriarchal society, whereas Yann Martel's Life of Pi presents religion more as a subjective phenomenon, revealing an important cultural shift from religion to spirituality.
In Nathaniel Hawthorne's he Scarlett Letter, the author shows how religion becomes a tool of social oppression and political control.
A. Hawthorne shows that religious authorities are hypocritical, and especially fundamentalists, as the…… [Read More]
Death Penalty+ Annotated Bibliography
It has been theorized and even proven that many laws that are in place in America are the product of JudeoChristian religious beliefs, practices and writings, that have over the years been toned down to better meet the needs and standards of the U.S. society. here is a clear sense that some penalties for breaking the law have little if any effect on crime committed in the future, i.e. act as deterrents to crime and penalties for crime range from paying small fines to capital punishment. Opponents of capital punishment have always claimed that it does not deter crime while proponents have claimed that it does. Opponents have also claimed that the death penalty is a violation of the 8th amendment, cruel and unusual punishment and that it does not belong in any civilized society. Proponents on the other hand state that it is important to…… [Read More]
Humanities Related Library Internet Resources
Pierce, James Smith and H Janson. From Abacus to Zeus: A Handbook of Art History, 7th ed. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2004.
There are several factors that make arts to be valuable or not. Art value is assessed via several ways including comparison to existing market standards of similar arts before they are taken for auctions. According to this article, hypothetical methods based on market values are used to find the value of arts taken for auctions. The most important factor used during the valuation is the artist who designed the art. Artists who are well-known and highly regarded have high value associated with their works. Paintings like Matisse's call for higher price than those of little known artists. The other factor vital during the valuation is the uniqueness, type and copies of the work. Art pieces produced in…… [Read More]
Loveland, T.R. (2005) Writing standards-based rubrics for technology education classrooms, Technology Teacher, Vol. 65, Issue 2
This article can be used in the proposed writing study because it presents information on how students view rubrics and rubric teaching. The article states that there is nothing more frustrating for a student than receiving a project with little or no description on how the project will be graded. The article also states that standards must be measured or assessed in order to know whether the students are meeting the prescribed outcomes. This article seems to be stating that one of the reasons why the California standards are so difficult to meet is due to the lack of specificity in the standard's directions or instructions. The study can certainly take that viewpoint into consideration.
Jacobs, G.E. (2008) We learn what we do: eveloping a repertoire of writing practices in an…… [Read More]
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Allport, Allen. (2002) Austria. Charles F. Gritzner. Series Editor. Chelsea House Publications.
his book is a strong, comprehensive, but basic introduction for children to the nation that is also suitable for adults seeking an overview of the nation
Denenberg, Barry. (2003) Elisabeth of Austria: he Princess Bride. New York: Scholastic.
he Scholastics Royal Diaries Series attempts to bring history to life for young girls through telling the historical tales of famous personages from a child's perspective. Brings Austria to life, through the lens of this young woman's life and eyes.
Fairbain, Helen. (2003). Walking in the Alps. New York: Lonely Planet.
his book provides an individual woman's eye view of the impressive mountains, and important information about ordinary people normally out of the way not only to the average traveler, but also the average historian
Lonely Planet. (2004) "History: Austria." Official Website. Retrieved on July 12, 2004…… [Read More]
Diversity Workplace religio
Borstorff, P., Arlington, K. (2010). The Perils of Religious Accommodation: Employees' Perceptions. Proceedings of the Academy of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues, 14 (1), 1-6.
The Perils of Religious Accommodation: Employees' Perceptions attempts to analyze, and to a certain degree to quantify, the effectiveness of employers in the workplace in their allowance for differences in faith in terms of religious oservance for their employees. The primary methodology for this particular source was to conduct a voluntary, confidential online survey of 80 people with gainful employment to determine their opinions aout the effectiveness of their varying employers' work-related policies regarding religion. Significantly, the majority of those surveyed (83%) were of Christian faith. Findings revealed that employers are not doing enough to accommodate for the differences in religion found in a country (U.S.A) with increasing levels of immigration and religious diversity. Approximately half of the respondents indicated…… [Read More]
Ahronovitz, Miha, Amrhein, Dustin, Anderson, Patrick, & de Andrade, Andrew. (2010).
Cloud computing use cases white paper. Cloud Computing Use Case Discussion Group. Web. Retrieved February 3, 2014 from http://opencloudmanifesto.org/Cloud_Computing_Use_Cases_Whitepaper-4_0.pdf
his source is the ultimate guide to cloud computing. It breaks down the technology very thoroughly, with how it can be used in a wide number of scenarios, from giant enterprise systems to private use. It introduces elements of hybrid cloud systems. Most importantly, it discusses how businesses can use cloud computing from a practical sense, working it in to their strategies and explaining it to their customers. It is an amazing reference to all aspects of this new and continuingly developing technology.
American Psychological Association (2010). Publication Manual of the American
Psychological Association 6th edition. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
his book is crucial for researching and writing in a professional, modern context. It provides the…… [Read More]
First, he states that teachers can learn, from their students, how to best affect their classes. Through talking with their students, teachers can learn in what those students are interested. Teachers can learn what teaching styles best affect them, what can engage them. This can help them better relate to their students as teachers, portraying their subjects in a way that students can understand. In addition, Corbett argues that teachers can learn from their students by re-learning what it is like to be a beginning learner. They can do this by taking a class themselves or by writing the papers that they assign to their students. Thus, they learn the pain and suffering that many students have to go through in order to learn. Thus, Corbett's major theory is that both students and teachers exist in a symbiotic relationship in which they learn from one another.
At first, many teachers…… [Read More]
The challenge to the works validity occurs because of the role given to violence in the FSI. The absence or presence of violence is insufficient to classify a state as failed or otherwise. The researcher found that close 50% of all failed states have terrorist attacks. This is exemplified by an odds ratio of 3:1 when compared to more stable states.
The practical value of the work lies in the ability to predict which states are more likely to have a terrorist attack. This prediction has implications for global security as countries could begin supporting states that are failing or close to failure. The support may not necessarily be financial since the study found that the economic condition of the state is not a critical concern for explaining fatal terrorist acts. If the most likely states receive intelligence and other support then it is possible to reduce the number of…… [Read More]
Hamlet Annotated Bibliography
Cook, Patrick J. Cinematic Hamlet: the Films of Olivier, Zeffirelli, Branagh, and Almereyda.
Athens, Ohio: Ohio UP. 2011. Print. This book focuses on the many versions of Hamlet that have been made for the silver screen. The play by illiam Shakespeare is one of the most frequently filmed works and each version of the story has a unique perspective. Director, screenwriter, and of course actor each influence the overall position of the film. Each chooses which elements of the story to emphasize and which to underplay. Even films that use the complete text of Shakespeare's work still alter the original by the act of interpretation. By examining each version, focusing on the three four major ones, the author helps explain what was important to the artists and by extension to the audience who would have seen the film.
In the context of a paper, each film would…… [Read More]
It provides the starling figure that private industry spends $150 billion dollars fighting the war on terror.
More money has been made available to entrepreneurs to address computer security demands, and the government has found itself in a kind of game of catch-up, often mimicking the security protocols already installed in businesses across the globe. here is 'big money' to be made, profiting off of the federal government's need to fight the war on terror on a variety of new fronts, suggests the author, as the government contracts R&D in the private sector. Although the article is told from an undeniably 'pro- business' slant, despite its inclusion in a journal of international affairs, it is also an important reminder that the war on terror is fought on a variety of 'fronts,' including that of industry, and that the development of new technology is a vital component to the nation's homeland…… [Read More]
Hospital Protocol Revision and Annotated ibliography
Within every hospital, clinic, private practice or similar health care facilitator, a strict set of institutional protocols and policies is used to govern the conduct of physicians, nurses, orderlies and any other employees responsible for the delivery of health care at the highest standard. The John Dempsey Hospital at the University of Connecticut Health Center currently maintains a protocol regarding identification and treatment of patients who are suspected of being child abuse victims. Although this protocol is comprehensive in nature, providing health care professionals with clear guidelines to apply during interactions with young patients who are possibly being abused, the rate of reported child abuse cases deriving from the John Dempsey Hospital has fallen behind national and state averages. The purpose of this paper is to implement meaningful changes to the current child abuse policy in place at the John Dempsey Hospital, in order…… [Read More]
Barone's conclusion is based on exit polling conducted anyway, by the polling firm Sumate/Penn, Schoen & Berland, showing that Chavez should not in fact have won the election.
Porter, Joy. "Jimmy Carter: the Re-Emergence of Faith-Based Politics and the Abortion Rights Issue." Presidential Studies Quarterly, 35 (2005). HighBeam
Research. Retrieved January 30, 2007, from: http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-134172066.html.
he article by Joy Porter examines one-time potentially (but never truly realized) long-term ground-breaking political effects of Jimmy Carter's Presidency, i.e., impacts (or, as Porter actually, finally, argues, the lack of them) of the former President's non-right-wing, comparatively liberal Evangelism, on religiously-based American political discourse (and activism) up to 25 years after his Presidency concluded in 1980. As Porter argues, during Carter's 1976 campaign for the Presidency especially, although he clearly used his own distinct faith-based politics as its centerpiece, Jimmy Carter's own personal Christian faith did not in fact promote the agenda of the…… [Read More]
Memory and Witness Retrieval
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Information regarding aluminum shoeing practices and benefits is highly limited, but the research nevertheless presents an interesting and highly specific application for the type of shoe in question. In combination with other research, this study could be used to show the broader medical advantages of aluminum shoes.
uguet, E. & Duberstein, K. (2012). Effects of Steel and Aluminum Shoes on Forelimb Kinematics in Stock-Type orses as Measured at the Trot. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 10 February.
This experimental research article provides the results and analysis of a direct experimental comparison between steel and aluminum horseshoes in terms of how the horses leg and specifically the horses knees move when wearing different types of shoes. The results give clear indicators for which types of performance or typical functions are best accomplished with aluminum shoes, going into a fair amount of technical detail in making this assessment. Generally speaking, a larger…… [Read More]
Hayyat Malik, S. (2012). A Study of Relationship between Leader Behaviors and Subordinate Job Expectancies: A Path-Goal Approach. Pakistan Journal of Commerce & Social Sciences, 6(2), 357-371.
This study explores the relationship between leadership behavior and acceptance of a leader by subordinates. The underlying concept is path-goal theory, which is based on the idea that a leader's style can dictate organizational effectiveness, and that the style should be tailored to specific situations. There were n=200 managers in the study. They were not randomly selected, but rather were pulled from four telecom companies in Pakistan. The author found that leadership behavior does influence subordinate behavior. Another finding was that certain behaviors can be predictors of subordinate acceptance of a leader.
The study ties into leadership studies that seek to identify if there are traits or behaviors that can be used as predictors of effective leadership. The leaders in these organizations were…… [Read More]
LUCY'S HOME FOR GIRLS RAISED BY OLVES
King, Angela. "St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by olves." 4 March 2015. prezi.com. eb. 2 April 2016.
The rhetorical information is that this is a web-based blog dissecting the literary elements of Russell's short story for other literary students and possibly for her professor.
The content is an analysis of the themes of Russell's story and the characters' five stages of: personal freedom; first awkward adaptation to human culture; interaction with "purebreds" and the desire to return to freedom; more comfortable enculturation with the human race; and visit home to her wolf roots.
My evaluation of the source is that this is valuable because the author obviously carefully read and thought about Russell's story and is articulates the main themes and stages of the story.
King, Stephen. "hat Ails the Short Story." New York Times Book Review 30 September 2007:…… [Read More]
The Internet began to rise in the early part of the decade, but the major landmark was the launch of the Netscape Navigator, the pioneering Internet browser. This, combined with significant infrastructure investments on the part of telecommunications companies, helped to drive the rapid growth of the Internet through the 1990s. Already in the mid1990s, companies in the Valley and beyond were beginning to exploit the commercial value of the Internet. By 1995, future giants such as eBay and Amazon had been established.
The early successes of these and other pioneering Internet firms hinted at the commercial viability of the Internet. Investors noted that the opportunity to buy a future global giant at IPO pricing, or near to it, was a rare opportunity. This fueled demand for stock in Internet companies. Although the business models for most Internet companies were unproven, investors were not willing to wait, fearing that it…… [Read More]
Vats, Madho Sarup. The Gupta Temple at Deogarh. New Delhi, India:
of India, 2000. 56 pgs.
In this heavily researched work, Madho Sarup Vats, one of modern
India's best scholars on Indian archeology, discusses in great depth the
Vishnu Temple at Deogarh and includes chapters on its history,
construction, design and cultural significance to the people of the Gupta
Period. Vats also includes several archeological diagrams which shows the
Vishnu Temple from numerous perspectives and what the current Indian
government is doing to preserve this temple form the ravages of time.
Vidula, Jayaswal. Royal Temples of the Gupta Period. New Delhi, India:
International, 2001. 213 pgs.
Much like Vat's The Gupta Temple at Deogarh, this elaborately
illustrated book discusses a number of Hindu temples designed and
constructed during the Gupta Period, such as the rock-cut temple at
Mahabalipuram of the 7th century A.D., the Muktesvar Temple…… [Read More]
motional labor is an important aspect of what people do in their jobs, as Grandey rightly points out. Also considered, though, is the regulation of emotion within the workplace, because there have been workplace shootings, cases of rage, rapes, killings, and all kinds of problems. These are rare, but they do happen, and it is believed that they will become more common in the future because society is going more global and workers are under increasing pressures today.
Grandey, a., Fisk, G.M., & Steiner, D.D. (2005). Must "service with a smile" be stressful? The moderating role of personal control for American and French employees. The Journal of Applied Psychology, 90, 893-904.
Having control is an important concept in the business world. People must be able to maintain control over themselves when they deal with other employees and with customers that may or may not be happy. As Grandey, Fisk, and…… [Read More]
am Cooke," Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/am_Cooke.An extensive entry on the singer that includes biography, discography, a discussion of his legacy in music, and a large section discussing the mysterious circumstances surrounding his death.
tewart, B. 2005. Message in the Music: Political Commentary in Black Popular Music from Rhythm and Blues to Early Hip Hop. The Journal of African-American History. 90 (3): 196-209. Explores the history, purpose and some specific instances of political commentary in gospel, R&B, soul, and hip hop. Briefly discusses some of am Cooke's songs including "Chain Gang," and his posthumous "A Change is Gonna Come."
Ebony. 2000. The 25 Most Important Events in Black Music History. 55 (8): 140. A brief article chronicling the major events and movements in black music history including an entry on am Cooke's release of "You end Me" in 1957, which "marked the beginning of the transitional period leading to soul music"…… [Read More]
Gas-electric hybrids have taken their knocks for being costly and relatively inefficient at highway speeds, but they remain very much on the agenda, not just at hybrid pioneer..." (2007) McCormick further relates that the hybrid choice for many is Toyota's 'Prius' particularly for those who drive mostly in the city. atter technology has been improved "to the point where the concept of a plug-in hybrid -- one that can be charged from the grid and/or use an onboard electrical power source (a gasoline or diesel engine or even a fuel cell) -- becomes a practical reality. GM's Chevrolet Volt concept, which debuted at the Detroit auto show, is the leading example of this effort. Much further down the road but still the focus of extensive engineering effort by most of the world's top automakers is the hydrogen fuel cell powered vehicle. To speed up the move to hydrogen, some automakers,…… [Read More]
he article also focuses on the differences in decision making of senior accountants based on the type of education they received vs. he amount of practical experience they had. he article focuses on these issues as it pertained to the value of accounting education and experience in the stock market. Overall this resource is well written and seeks to provide a point-of-view from the epicenter of the finance world -- the stock market.
hesis: Accountants with a CPA license rather than an MBA degree have a better chance of getting hired, advance and succeed in the public accounting field.
II. Certified Public Accountant
A. Steps required to become a CPA
B. Certification requirements for public accountants
C. Job Prospects/Demand for CPAs
D. Global need for CPAs
E. Career Advancement for CPAs
III. Compare and Contrast demand for CPAs vs. MBAs
A. CPA as a highly specialized certificate…… [Read More]
Neuman contends that quantitative methods are not about complicated statistics but simply about a concern for quantity. Quantitative methods are based upon the fundamental question -- how many of them are here? In itself that question is content free and value free, but the whole point is to apply it to data that are highly social and political in content. (Neuman, 1998, pp. 55-57)
arrison, Lisa. (2001) Political and Social Research: An Introduction. London: Routledge
arrison (2001) discussed the concept of reliability in her work Political and Social Research: an Introduction. arrison argued that a reliable indicator or measure gives you the result each time the same thing is measured (as long as what you are measuring is not changing). Reliability means that the information provided by indicators (e.g. The questionnaire) does not vary as a result of characteristics of the indicator, instrument or measurement device itself. A measurement has…… [Read More]
Use of video technology allows the viewer to feel what it is like to experience this sensation, and also contains interesting anthropology of the culture of devotees, who are often societal outsiders, whose existences revolve around their cars and the high of living, often quite literally, at the edge.
olack, Christ. (2003). "Not just for kids: the stars of tomorrow karting program is looking to narrow the open-wheel racing divide between the U.S. And the rest of the world." Auto Racing igest. October/November 2003. Retrived 5 Oct 2006 at http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0FCH/is_6_31/ai_106096836
This article opens a discussion as to how to improve the standing of American motor car drivers. It analyzes how some of the best international racers today began driving karts as young as eleven or twelve in their races. This raises the question -- to be competitive in racing, might not the U.S. switch to such an emphasis in preparing…… [Read More]