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Conformity and Two Kinds
Amy Tan's Two Kinds is a story that, like some of her relationships in The Joy Luck Club, is concerned with the conflict and complexity within the relationship between mothers and daughters -- particularly those mothers who are first-generation immigrants, born in China before the Communist revolution and their American-born daughters who must choose which parts of traditional culture they will adhere to, and which they will reject in favor of their desire to conform to a new culture. In Two Kinds, the narrator is Jing-mei, who wishes with all her heart to be just a regular American "kid." Her mother, however, is overbearing and wants Jing-mei to become a musical prodigy so that she can compete with one of her friend's daughters. Jing-mei tells the store after two decades, but she still struggles in trying to understand her mother's viewpoint, motivations, and attitudes.
When it came time to recite what she knew, Jing-Mei was so sure of herself that she could pull it off that she began making sure all they keys on the piano were punched incorrectly and realizing it. Jinq-Mei method was successful but it was here that she brought shame to her mother. The show was a disaster and Jing-Mei hated the piano so much to the point that she would go against the back home Chinese culture. She breaks all the rules and respect for her mother flies out the window. Jing-Mei's desire changes drastically and becomes more Americanized in her attitude of feeling more liberated.
In conclusion, it appears that love becomes the motivator once again. As a full-grown woman, having her mother propose her the piano once more, Jing-Mei, with love in her heart, welcomes the reassurance provided by her mother. Plans have changed; in the end…
Girard, Kristin Ann. "Mother/cultures and the "New World? ." Daughters: Ethnic Identity Formation and the Mother-Daughter Relationship in Contemporary (2006): 56-89. State University of New York,.
Tan, Amy. Two Kinds.American Stories II: Fiction from the Atlantic Monthly. San Francisco: Ed. C. Michael Curtis, 1991.
Yu, Su-Lin. "Sisterhood as Cultural Difference in Amy Tan's the Hundred Secret." Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction (2006): 202-250.
I never really listened to what I was playing. I daydreamed about being somewhere else, about being someone else" (2). Naturally, her poor practice leads to a poor performance in front of her family and peers.
Here however, her reactions betray her. Tan reveals that Jing-mei values her mother's acceptance of her above anything. hen Jing-mei laments that her "mother's expression was what devastated [her]: a quiet, blank look that said she had lost everything" and "No accusations, No blame. And in a way, [she] felt disappointed" (3), it becomes clear that Jing-mei's rebellions have been a function of her need for mother's acceptance and approval.
Jing-mei needed her mother to express some form of emotion towards her. Even anger or hostility equates to emotion, which in turn equates to love. Jing-mei does not express devastation over her embarrassing performance or the snide remarks by the little boy or her…
Melani, Lilia. High-context Cultures and Low-context Cultures. Accessed on September 5,
Tan, Amy. "Two Kinds." The Joy Luck Club. G.P. Putnam and Sons. San Francisco:
1989. Accessed on September 4, 2010.
eally, the theme of this story is growing up and how quarrelsome mothers and daughters can be toward each other, but it goes deeper than that. This is a story of a young girl trying to find her own identity, and distance herself from her parents and their ideas. The young girl defies her mother because she feels the need to be herself, but she hurts herself in the process. She never tried to be better or grow from her experiences, and because she believes she is ordinary, she really is. She does not push herself or test herself in any way, and so, she does not achieve anything. This really only hurts her in the end. Her mother is wise enough to know that she could have done more, but she stops pushing her to succeed. The daughter takes a lot longer to understand things, and by then, it…
Tan, Amy. "Two Kinds." Mothers and Daughters. 346-354.
There are two kinds of risk that a company faces. Systematic risk is risk that is inherent in the economy. This risk is generated largely by external factors to the company, such that the company has little control over these factors. This type of risk is faced by all companies (or most of them) within the economy and as a result it is very difficult to diversify systematic risk away. Hence, it is undiversifiable risk. The other type of risk is diversifiable risk. This risk type is generally internal to the company, so it is generated by company-specific factors that are not shared by other companies.
In modern portfolio theory, firm-specific risk factors can be diversified away, if a portfolio has enough other securities and securities from different risk categories. A fully-diversified portfolio should have risk equivalent to the broad market (undiversifiable risk) because the risk associated with any…
Investopedia. (2012) Systematic risk. Investopedia. Retrieved September 11, 2012 from http://www.investopedia.com/terms/s/systematicrisk.asp
Investopedia. (2012). Capital asset pricing model. Investopedia. Retrieved September 11, 2012 fromhttp://www.investopedia.com/terms/c/capm.asp
She never had the opportunity to grow at her own pace and this was something that her mother had to live with every day for the rest of her life.
Parental control can also work against a parent/child relationship because even if a child is talented, rebellion will destroy opportunities and appreciation. Jing-Mei might have possessed what was needed to be a prodigy but she spent all of her energy resisting her mother, so she will never know. hile this may seem trivial at the moment, we see how this thought plagues Jing-Mei until her adult life. The piano was like a ghost looming just behind them and even as an adult, Jing-Mei's mother believes her daughter simply did not try. Jing-Mei declares that she could not have been a genius but the truth is that neither one of them will never know because so much energy was wasted on…
Tan, Amy. "Two Kinds." The Joy Luck Club. New York: Ivy Books. 1989.
people consider there to be two kinds of thinking. "Convergent" or analytic thought we normally relate to mathematics and science. In this method of thinking things already thought to be related are demonstrated as connected logically. The second kind, "divergent" or associative thought, is closer to Freud's notion of free association (Gabora, 2010). In the first kind of thinking, relationships are proven instead of sought and in the second kind, they are sought and experienced rather than proven. Sometimes we categorize the first as scientific thinking and the second as creative.
Convergent thought is usually supposed to be linear. Two models can be used to describe it, the first being an equation based on logic and read left to right in a chronological sequence. First comes A, then B, then C, following one another in a sort of logical, step-by-step sentence form. The other model would be in…
Gabora, Liane. (2010). Revenge of the "neurds": Characterizing creative thought in terms of the structure and dynamics of memory [electronic version]. Creativity Research Journal, 22(1), 1-13.
Kirby, Gary & Goodpaster, Jeffery. (2007). Thinking: An interdisciplinary approach to critical and creative thought.(4th ed.).
The enclosed project contains a summary of operations for Kinder Morgan's Earnings, Cost of Capital, Target Multiples, and various assumptions that were used to construct pro forma financial statements and valuation summaries.
The natural gas industry has changed dramatically, and is much more open to competition and choice. Wellhead prices are no longer regulated; meaning the price of natural gas is dependent on supply and demand interactions. Interstate pipelines no longer take ownership of the natural gas commodity; instead they offer only the transportation component, which is still under federal regulation.
There are about 160 pipeline companies in the United States, operating over 300,000 miles of pipe. Of this, 180,000 miles consist of interstate pipelines. This pipeline capacity is capable of transporting over 148 Billion cubic feet (Bcf) of gas per day from producing regions to consuming regions?, and 123 natural gas storage operators, which control…
The merits of the two-party system all stem from its perceived (and probably justifiably so) stability. That stability is offered by many as reason enough to avoid rocking the boat. But, as presented here, the arguments against the two-party system and, indeed, maybe against stability itself, are more persuasive. The U.S. can handle electoral dynamics associated with more than two parties, and it seems that the governing body can only benefit from the injection of new, perhaps radical, ideas. hile the two-party system is unlikely to change in the near future, it seems possible that a charismatic and visionary leader from a third party could tap into broad public dissatisfaction and create a whole new chapter for America.
Alesina, Alberto. (1988). Credibility and Policy Convergence in a Two-Party System
with Rational Voters. The American Economic Review, 78 (4): 796-805
Arjmand, Marzieh. (2010). Two-Party System in the United States.…
Alesina, Alberto. (1988). Credibility and Policy Convergence in a Two-Party System
with Rational Voters. The American Economic Review, 78 (4): 796-805
Arjmand, Marzieh. (2010). Two-Party System in the United States. Available at:
"My gracious Lord," said Hippolita, "let us submit ourselves to heaven. Think not thy ever-obedient wife rebels against thy authority. I have no will but that of my Lord and the Church." (alpole, Chapter 4) Despite Manfred's attempt to control the world, the forces of heaven cannot be thwarted in their determination to right the wrongs committed by Manfred's grandfather, Ricardo, and prevent Manfred from committing further mischief. The characters experience helplessness and terror in the face of the forces of beyond, rather than any sense of empowerment that they can control them with science. Morality, rather than reason enables them to survive.
The realism that alpole perceives in his narrative is the morality that the characters struggle with, in attempting to do the 'correct' thing. Finally, at the end of the novel, Manfred realizes his ancestor's crimes and repents: "Thou guiltless but unhappy woman! Unhappy by my crimes!" Manfred…
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There are two types of wave motion: Longitudinal and traverse waves .In longitudinal waves, the particles are parallel to the direction of wave propagation. In traverse waves, the particles are perpendicular to the direction of wave motion. Further more, in the longitudinal waves, the particles move back and forth about their mean positions. In traverse waves, the particles oscillate up and down about their equilibrium positions.
The water waves are a combination of both the longitudinal waves and traverse waves. While the waves move forward (because of longitudinal properties) the particles rotates in a clockwise motion giving the impression of waves as we see them at oceans.
Energy is required to disturb the particles and make them move in any of above ways. However, the question that arises is, from where do the ocean waves get their energy? They are incessantly moving in the direction predicted without any visible…
To completely retool our image is a daring act on the part of the company, but the executive management team is confident that this is the best step to take, albeit untraditional (Maclachlan 130).
Hisey, Pete. "Marketing support for lifestyle merchandising - K mart's Fresh New Face."
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Pennington, April. "Designer Babies: Munchkin Couture Is All the Rage With Hip
Parents." Entrepreneur. Sept. 2005: 1.
Slow, steady marketing
Relationship with wholesalers
Established distribution channels
Military style technique
Developing trendy atmosphere in traditional New England
Cost of living increases by unions
Risk of radical makeover
Regain #1 rating
Diverse product line
Freshness of product
two forces that motivate people: self-Interest and fear.
Motivation is too much of a complex subject to narrow it down to two forces. However, the many forces that motivate people may indeed be classified under these two broad terms. In order to examine the forces that motivate people it is important to first define motivation and examine some of the theories of motivation. The complexity of the subject can be seen even in attempting to do these two things. There are many definitions offered for the term motivation. Motivation has been described as an internal state or condition that activates behavior and gives direction. Or, it has been described as a desire or want that energizes and directs goal-oriented behavior. The definition that I like best is by a psychologist, Samuel Bell, who defines motivation as ' the processes involved in arousing, directing and sustaining behavior'. Whatever the definition, the…
Public International Law
Memorandum for preparation for next year's negotiations for the Conference of the Parties (COP)
President XI Jinping of China
Preparation for next year's negotiations for the Conference of the Parties (COP)
Climate Change - Carbon Emissions
Climate change poses one of the most difficult questions to the world today. Cities continue to be the main contributors of this challenge. Most of the greenhouse gases are produced by industries, motorized conveyance, domestic fuel, and disposal of waste and are centered in and around cities. The IEA (International Energy Agency) foresees almost three fourths of the carbon emissions coming from urban centers by 2030. It then becomes imperative for the cities to take cognizance of the fact and react to lessen the effect. Creating an inventory of the carbon footprint would then be the logical first step in the process of addressing the issue of climate change effectively. In…
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The fields of literature and research are the ever-flourishing disciplines. ith various researchers, experts and other prominent figures including writers producing remarkable works based on extensive research, expertise, experience and relentless efforts, literature is making unmeasured and unbelievable advancement with every sketching moment. Like many writers, one personality that has made a mark in the western literature and one name that often emerges in research and literature pertaining to human mind and behavior is Daniel C. Dennett. The following passage of our research paper will present an overview of the renowned writer of the marvelous book, The Kinds of Minds: Towards an understanding of Consciousness.
Overview of the author
Educational Qualifications and Teaching Career:
Daniel C. Dennett was born in 1942 in the city of Boston at a historian's place. After receiving schooling in the hometown, he completed his B.A. In philosophy in 1963 from the prestigious institute of…
Daniel C. Dennett's Home Page. Available at: http://www.tufts.edu/~ddennett/ (November 11, 2002)
Daniel Dennett: Kinds of Minds (Basic, 1998). Available at http://www.thymos.com/mind/dennett.html (November 11, 2002)
Dennett D. Kinds of Minds: Toward an Understanding of Consciousness. Basic Books Publishers, New York, ISBN: 0-465-07351-4
Daniel Dennett: Kinds of Minds. Available at http://www.2think.org/kom.shtml (November 11, 2002)
Cartesian dualism emerges from Descartes's approach of radical skepticism. Wanting to know what can be determined to be absolutely true, Descartes begins by doubting all sensory perception as fundamentally external and liable to interference. Just as we understand that hallucination exists as a real phenomenon -- whereby we might "see" an object that is not really there -- we may come to understand that all the evidence obtained from eyesight may not necessarily be a valid representation of the external world. Indeed, we do not even have to refer to the pathological category of hallucination to understand what it would mean to find sensory evidence to be deceptive. In his recent book on hallucinations, the noted neuroscientist Dr. Oliver Sacks (2012) makes reference to "dreams, which one can argue are hallucinations of a sort" (xiii). Anyone who has had a vivid dream knows that they contain visual, auditory, and…
Churchland, PM. (1988). Matter and consciousness: A contemporary introduction to the philosophy of mind. Cambridge: MIT Press.
Descartes, R. (1999). Discourse on method and Meditations on first philosophy. 4th ed. Trans. D. Cress. New York: Hackett.
Sacks, O. (2012). Hallucinations. New York: Knopf.
Science Fiction Stories -- Comparisons / Contrasts
all-E & Blade Runner -- Utopia vs. Dystopia
The two well-known science fiction films that are critiqued in this paper -- all-E and Blade Runner -- will be critiqued and contrasted as to the following dichotomies: utopia and dystopia; technophobia and technophilia; and futurity and nostalgia. Thesis: these films both delve into the potentially disastrous environmental future for the planet, and each in its own way provides an alternative future.
all-E and Utopia: This ravaged planet is no utopia in the traditional sense, for sure, but all-E has evolved over the past 700 years; some kind of mutation perhaps is what has allowed him to survive in a highly radioactive environment. To survive alone with the exception of a cockroach (which is one of the few species that can survive horrendous polluting events like radiation) is proof of his survivability. After all, utopia…
Bennett, Jane. The Enchantment of Modern life: Attachments, Crossings, and Ethics.
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 2001.
Brooker, Will. The Blade Runner Experience: The Legacy of a Science Fiction Classic. New York: Columbia University Press, 2013.
Jenkins, Mary. "The Dystopian World of Blade Runner: An Ecofeminist Perspective. The Trumpeter Journal of Ecosphy. Retrieved May 12, 2014, from http://trumpeter.athabascau.ca .
Corporate ocial Responsibility: Bowen and Carroll
Howard R. Bowen was the founder of the concept of corporate social responsibility. In his book "ocial Responsibility of the Businessman," Bowen argued that business was a major force that touched the lives of numerous individuals. ince business was inextricably and continuously involved in processes of judgment and decision-making, many of their proposals and assertions touched the lives of vast numbers of citizens. These included not only employees of the firm but also their families, acquaintances, and so forth. The larger the firm, therefore, the more corporate responsibility, accordingly the industry had in regards to the decisions that it formulated. As Bowen asked: "What responsibilities to society may businessmen reasonably be expected to assume?" (p. xi). And he responded:
"It refers to the obligations of businessmen to pursue those policies, to make those decisions, or to follow those lines of action which are desirable…
Sniderman, S. (2011). "Bill & Melinda gates Foundation outlines 7 social good initiatives for 2011" yourolivebranch.org http://news.yourolivebranch.org/2011/02/07/bill-melinda-gates-foundation-outlines-7-social-good-initiatives-for-2011/
Whoriskey, P. (Oct. 6, 2011) Record thin on Steve Job's philanthropy. Washington Post.
Before making plans to personally visit the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, I spent an hour or so researching the museum, Mr. Getty, and some of the issues that this richest of all art museums had recently faced. The assignment calls for finding out what is available to see, and I also found out what was not available to see. One important statue that I would have liked to have viewed was the ancient Greek "goddess of love," Aphrodite, that that iconic statue had been repatriated back to Italy in 2011. My research also showed that the trend for museums that have antiquities on display is to return those art pieces to their rightful countries, if they were purchased from dealers who either stole them or bought them from thieves. In fact the Getty Museum has given back 47 pieces in the last few years (the…
Adams, A. (2014). In Focus: Ansel Adams. J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California.
Ensor, J. (2014). The Scandalous Art of James Ensor. J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Jonas (1992) points to the first signs of life as the quickening of an unborn person in the womb. From prenatal quickening, a person soon learns self-expression in different ways. One is in the form of a meaningful series of bodily activities or motions called dance. It has evolved into both a tradition and an unconscious external display of purpose, emotion or message. Through history, it can be a form of wooing, entertainment, mourning, praying, healing, teaching or communication. These expressions evolved into a people's culture upon which their society was built (Jonas). Sklar (2001), on the other hand, lists five premises for a culturally sensitive approach to, and an appreciation of, dance. He lists them as a knowledge of movement as cultural in nature; as conceptual, emotional and kinesthetic; as embedded into other kinds of cultural knowledge; as requiring a discernment beyond physical movement; and always an immediate physical…
Jonas, Gerald. Dancing- the Pleasure, Power and Art of Movement, 1992. New York: Harry N.
Sklar, Deidre. Five Premises for a Culturally Sensitive Approach to Dance, 2001. North
Carolina: Wesleyan University Press
English Literature - Introduction
Minimalism -- John Barth's Description
Minimalism certainly means using fewer words to express thoughts, plots, ideas, quotes and action, but there is more to it than that, according to John Barth. By using Henry James' mantra of "show, don't tell," Barth covers the subject very well. Barth also quotes Edgar Allen Poe, who wrote that "…undue length is…to be avoided." The short story itself is an example of minimalism, simply because it condenses the components of a novel into a much shorter space. There are writers who specialize in what Barth calls "luxuriant abundance" and in "extended analysis," which clearly is the opposite of minimalism; he mentions Guy de Maupassant and Anton Chekov as "masters of terseness" (Barth, 1986).
And because Barth uses examples of well-known writers, he certainly couldn't omit Ernest Hemingway, whose short stories were very tight and yet very expressive with fewer, well-chosen…
Barth, John. "A Few Words about Minimalism." The New York Times. Retrieved October 9, 2014, from http://www.nytimes.com . 1986.
Meinke, Peter. "The Cranes." In Literature to Go. New York: Macmillan. 192-194. 2010.
Proulx, Annie. "55 Miles to the Gas Pump." In Literature to Go. New York: Macmillan
The Council of Nicaea convened in 325. The Council of Constantinople followed in 381. The Councils of Ephesus and Chalcedon were convened in 431 and 451 respectively. At all of these councils, the main issues were around the nature and personhood of Christ. His relationship to the Father, the relationship of the Holy Spirit to both, the meaning of the Trinity, the humanity and divinity of Christ—all of this was discussed and argued in different ways. The arguments went on for more than one hundred years as new ways of thinking about Jesus and God arose. People like Arius and Nestorius were trying to apply logic and reason to an issue that had to largely be taken on faith. In other words, they were trying to rationalize the God-Man so that it made sense, but the Church wanted them to accept the mystery of God Christ…
leaderships and two different kinds of practices that leaders may practice with followers.
The three different kinds of leadership are the following:
Deliberative -- where the leader deliberately guides and leads his followers
Participative -- where leader and followers participate in making decisions
Charismatic -- where the leader wins his followers over by virtue of his personality and radical decision-making style
The two different kinds of behavior and attitude that the leader may actuate to followers and that are discussed in this essay are:
reward and punishment that result in desired behavior
Boundary setting -- where the leader imposes perimeters for followers in order to achieve certain results.
Using material appended from other settings the essay concludes by telling us how we may become more effective leaders.
ummary of key facts of the Chapters
This chapter discusses directive leadership. In this paradigm, the leader is in a purely…
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Filmmakers From Two Different Eras Used to Portray Subjects and Ideas
The focus of the research in this study is the techniques utilized by filmmakers from the classical and 'New Hollywood' eras of filmmaking. Towards this end, this study will examine the literature in this areas of inquiry.
Classical Hollywood Cinema & Narrative
The work of David ordell (nd) examines classical Hollywood cinema and states that there are three views of narrative that are distinct from one another in that a narrative can be "studied as representation, how it refers to or signifies a world or body of ideas" and he states this could be referred to as 'semantics' of narrative which is exampled in the majority of studies on characterization or realism. As well a narrative can be viewed as a structure in the way its "components combine to create a distinctive whole." (ordwell, nd, p. 17)
Kokonis, M. (nd) Postmodernism, Hyperreality and the Hegemony of Spectacle in New Hollywood: The Case of The Truman Show, Retrieved from: http://genesis.ee.auth.gr/dimakis/Gramma/7/02-kokonis.htm#n2
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The ad can appeal to women who want to be women in an old world view sort of way -- and not have to be the leader in a relationship or in a family. This dual appeal may also be discernible in the John hite shoe ad, which at first glance appeals mainly to men.
The John hite shoe ad features a nude woman holding a John hite men's shoe over her groin. The nudity of the female form is sure to lure a man's eye, but the bold sexuality of her nudity is sure to catch the woman's attention as well and tell her what she can do to lure a man's attention. The woman's body is thin and fit, with large breasts and trim waist. hile it can arouse the desire of the man viewing it, a woman might find the ad appealing if she believes such a…
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4. How does Luther and Calvin's view of moral evil differ from that of Catholicism?
The classical Christian approach to the dilemma of moral evil has been that people are abusing the freedom of choice given to them by their creator. With free will and the ability to choose between good and evil actions, people who exercise the wrong choices can create moral evil, which impacts others. The Catholic Church essentially takes this approach to evil. To understand their approach, one must understand the concept of original sin. When Adam and Eve were in the garden, they were created in the image of God, but with a presumably much more limited intellect than modern humans. They were forbidden to eat the fruit of the tree of knowledge, because it would give them moral reasoning, thus making them closer to God. However, they chose to eat of this fruit, which distanced…
Hill, B., Knitter, P., & Madges, W. (1997). Faith, religion & theology: A contemporary introduction revised & expanded. Mystic, CT: Twenty-Third Publications.
Limit Two to a Page
Speculate on the efficacy of web-based computers in health care. Cite one new article.
One of the most famous -- and to some, one of the most frightening -- developments in the world of computers was the creation of IBM's 'Watson,' a computer so brilliant it was even able to vanquish the most brilliant minds on television's Jeopardy trivia game show. However, Watson's capabilities have a potential to be used for the good of humanity far beyond the realm of mere entertainment. According to Lucas Mearian of ComputerWorld in his 2011 article entitled "IBM's Watson supercomputer to diagnose patients," IBM and WellPoint (Blue Cross, Blue Shield's largest health plan) "have agreed to develop Watson-based applications that can improve patient care through the use of evidence-based medicine, which is designed to standardize patient treatments by identifying proven best practices" (Mearian 2011). Watson is to be used…
Mearian, Lucas. (2011). IBM's Watson supercomputer to diagnose patients. ComputerWorld.
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Kate Chopin and Gail Godwin
When comparing The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin and A Sorrowful Woman by Gail Godwin, the main similarity is the theme of marriages. These types of relationships should be based on important issues such as trust, love, and commitment between two people (Coontz, 2005). However, there are many people who do not base their marriages on such things, and these stories address that issue (Coontz, 2005). Women, like men, are not always happy in their relationships (Kiecolt-Glaser & Newton, 2001). Both Chopin's and Godwin's stories focus on the women and how they struggle with the marriages they have (Meyer, 2003).
Since nearly half of the marriages in the United States end in divorce, the idea that there are unhappy marriages does not come as a big surprise (Kiecolt-Glaser & Newton, 2001). However, what people sometimes do about their unhappy marriages and what it…
Coontz, S. (2005). Marriage, a history: From obedience to intimacy, or how love conquered marriage. New York, NY: Viking Press, Penguin Group Inc.
Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K. & Newton, T.L. (2001). Marriage and health: His and hers. Psychological bulletin, 127(4): 472 -- 503.
Meyer, M. (2003). The Bedford introduction to literature (6th ed.). NY: Bedford/St. Martin's.
g. Chunnel), take upwards of 1.5 to 2 decades to adequately plan and construct. Thus, no is the time to look forward to the future of railway in Britain and invest in the possible. This will, in fact, protect the next two generations from being saddled with even higher debt and potentially a lower rate of benefits (Department of Transport 2009).
However, other research shows that the government's economic case is unsound because it depends on rates of return that are implausible as well as unproven synergies of growth demands created by the railway itself (e.g. because the railway is high-speed, more people will choose to use it). Less expensive solutions are available through alternative transport systems, and can likely be implemented more quickly, thus relieving congestion and serious urban problems now, rather than in years or decades. This is surmised by looking at the transportation trends over the past…
Atkins, K 2009, Approaisal of Sustainability: A Report for HS2, viewed December 2011, http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20110131042819/http:/www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/rail/pi/highspeedrail/hs2ltd/appraisalofsustainability/pdf/summary.pdf .
Bluespace Thinking 2010, A Reviwe of High Speed Rail - HS2 Proposals, viewed December 2011, http://www.bluespacethinking.com/assets/user/reports/HS2%20Review%20PDF%203.pdf.
Cheap fast trains "are transport future" 2009, viewed December 2011, http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8434653.stm .
Department of Transport 2009, Britain's Transport Infrastructure - High Speed Two, viewed December 2011, http://www.hs2.org.uk/assets/x/55872 .
web 2.0 o Jaron Lanier o Andrew Keen to review Andrew Keen's views, watch video read transcript interview Andrew Keen: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/media/july-dec07/internet_09-17.html to review Jaron Lanier's views, essay, "Beware Online Collective" UL: http://www.
Andrew Keen vs. Jaron Lanier's views on Web 2.0
The Internet has transformed the way we communicate and interact. However, whether it has been an influence for good or for ill remains a hotly-debated question. According to media critic Andrew Keen, rather than improve the quality of information that can be accessed, the democratization of the Internet "is actually undermining reliable information and high-quality entertainment. By replacing mainstream media content, high-quality radio, television, newspapers, publishing, music...we're...replacing it with user-generated content, which is unreliable, inane, and often rather corrupt" (Brown 2007). How can a poorly-researched blog entry be a substitute for an article in The New York Times or even a well-written article in a local newspaper, asks Keen?…
Brown, Jeffrey. (2007).New book looks at the Internet's impact on American life.
PBS. Retrieved: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/media/july-dec07/internet_09-17.html
Lanier, Jaron. (2006). Beware the online collective. Edge. Retrieved:
The two speeches being compared and contrasted in this paper are by actors. Viola Davis gave a commencement address in 2012 at Providence College. Tom Hanks gave his commencement speech in 2005 at Vassar College. hile they are both actors, and both chose to speak to college graduates, their remarks were vastly different in style and substance.
Tom Hanks started his speech (after a joke relating to the length of the introduction) by saying he had recently read an article about gridlock on the Southern California freeways. He reported that "Some smart folks" did a computer simulation to see how many cars would need to be removed from the gridlock to get the traffic flowing again. He reported that if four cars out of every hundred were removed from the traffic snarl, or forty cars for every thousand cars in the gridlock were removed, things would flow…
Davis, Viola. (2012). Viola Davis gives commencement address at Providence College.
YouTube. Retrieved February 1, 2013, from http://youtu.be/MtadJUGBlbU .
Hanks, Tom. (2005). Tom Hanks: "The Power of Four" Speech / Commencement Address at Vassar College. YouTube. Retrieved February 1, 2013, from http://youtube.com/watch?v=w .
However, this power is limited, and it only depends on the foundation's board members. Her power can mostly be exerted on her subordinates. Clark does not have any power over the board members. In fact, her power is established by these board members. However, Clark tries to increase her power by collaborating with female board members. This was not an unconditioned collaboration, since these board members only helped Clark gain more power by asking certain favors from Clark.
This case study presents the situation of a nonprofit foundation CEO whose power of action is extremely limited. Even more, Clark does not have the vote of confidence from board members. It seems that certain board members are trying to keep Clark from doing her job. Maybe they are worried that some negative aspects might come out regarding their activity. In these given circumstances, it was quite difficult for Clark to exert…
School Change Projects
A New Kind of PTA
Sometimes the most effective changes in a system come about through the simplest changes. Perhaps a better way to phrase this same idea is that sometimes the most effective changes in a system comes at the most basic level. This is the kind of change that I propose for my district, although it is not the same kind of back-to-basics plan that is still sweeping across the American educational landscape.
This suggestion does not touch on the issue of how basic the curriculum should be, although curricular reform is (of course) one of the central questions for every educational professional since the passage of the federal No Child Left Behind act. ather, the changes that I would like to see instituted in my district are a greater participation of parents and other family members in the students' educational lives. This is a…
Appleseed Network. (2010). http://appleseednetwork.org/bOurProjectsb/Education/ParentInvolvement/tabid/618/Default.aspx
It takes a parent. (2010).
In the writing, the author explains that:
"Metaphysics of morals is therefore indispensable necessary, not merely because of a motive to speculation -- for investigating the source of the practical basic principles' that lie a priori in our reason -- but also because morals themselves remain subject to all sorts of corruption as long as we are without that clue and supreme norm by which to appraise them correctly" (Kant p.3).
There is a man running for office he stands in front of a crowd of people making promises that he has no intention to keep. He does things to get people to vote for him, and those that do not comply with his request are ignored and told that they will not receive anything. They are even made to feel guilty because they will not comply with what he wants. In the scenario the man running for office is…
Kant, (n.d). Ground Work of the Metaphysics of Morals.: .
There are several kinds of contracts that are commonly used at the federal level, including fixed-price and cost-reimbursement contracts. In order to understand them more clearly, and in order to compare them with other contracts, it is important to discuss them thoroughly. Fixed-price contracts are exactly what their name implies. They are set up based on a fixed and agreed-upon price, and that price cannot be changed (Barnett, 2003). There are both benefits and drawbacks from the perspective of the contractor when it comes to this type of contract. The most significant benefit is that the contractor knows how much he or she will be paid when the job is completed. The drawback, of course, is that there is the possibility that the job will cost much more than the contractor anticipated. With that being the case, the contractor may find that he or she is not getting…
Barnett, R.E. (2003). Contracts. New York, NY: Aspen Publishers
McKendrick, E. (2005). Contract law - Text, cases and materials. New York, NY: Oxford University Press
Stanberry, S.A. (2008). Federal contracting made easy (3rd ed.). New York, NY: Management Concepts
As Coleman and Kerbo (2009) note, social interactions serve as “the basis for the ideas we develop about who and what we are” (p. 13-14). That is why it is so important to interact with multiple perspectives—so that our ideas and beliefs are not narrow or ill-defined but rather informed and based on a wide variety of inputs. This paper will approach the issue of human kind’s impact on the environment from such a point of view by analyzing and critiquing two articles expressing the opposing sides of the issue and identifying their strengths, weaknesses and any remaining unanswered questions that still need to be addressed.
The question of whether human kind is dangerously harming the environment is answered, “Yes,” by Brown (2005) who identifies several statistics to provide context for the issue—namely that in the last 70 years, the global economy has grown sevenfold, water usage has tripled though…
But Emma's not my best friend anymore. Over the summer, she changed. People say she's getting 'older' and growing up, but I don't see how staring in the mirror all of the time and obsessing about clothes and makeup makes you a grown-up. Now, according to Emma, I'm a total loser because I wear socks. Somehow, I just didn't get that memo. So, instead of Emma, I have Wheeler Diggs following me home from school to hang out with my dad.
I guess being a grown-up is making lemons out of lemonade. So even though I can't get to Carnegie Hall -- yet -- I've been trying to practice, practice, practice on the Perfectone as hard as I can. There is a competition known as the Perform-A-Rama. I've been trying to take it as seriously as possible, even though it's hard to take playing the theme songs to my father's…
Still, Goffman's point is, when both members of the team play their roles that send a message that those new people in the audience will now expect to see. This is "team performance" and in this case, and others like it, each member of the team has the power to ruin the show, or keep it on track, by his or her behavior. This is the "bond of reciprocal dependence" (p. 82).
In Chapter III ("Regions and Region Behavior") there is more to learn, this time about "regions" (such as a cocktail party where several couples gather in one room in "subgroups" which "constantly shift in size and membership") (107). People talking and responding to others in regions are actually putting on a performance. Some realize it, some don't. Decorum is the expected polite behavior while in a region. "Make-work" is the performance that workers put on when the supervisor…
Goffman, Erving. 1959. The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life. New York: Doubleday
On March 9th, 2013, two New York City police officers shot and killed a sixteen-year-old Kimani Gray, and claimed afterward that he had brandished a handgun at them after being told to show his hands (Goodman, 2013). More remarkable than the New York Police Department's killing of a young black male, however, was the outpouring of community grief and anger that followed the shooting. The following Monday, March 11th, saw what started as a nighttime vigil turn into a mob, parts of which ended up looting a ite Aid chain store and a local bodega, and by Wednesday night of that week, forty-six people had been arrested, a bricks had been thrown at both a police officer and a police van (Goodman, 2013). The explosion of disorder and discontentment took some in the media and policing community by surprise, but these evens could only be surprising to someone lacking…
Alanezi, F. (2010). Juvenile delinquency in kuwait: Applying social disorganization theory.
Domes, 19(1), 68-81.
Borg, M.J., & Parker, K.F. (2001). Mobilizing law in urban areas: The social structure of homicide clearance rates. Law & Society Review, 35(2), 435-466.
Brisman, A. (2011). Advancing critical criminology through anthropology. Western Criminology
The kind of product the company will offer
Coffee Time Comprises of the following Sub-Brands
Coffee Time - Fresh & Ground
Coffee Time-- Vending
Coffee Time - Xpress
Coffee Time-- Exports
Coffee Time - Perfect
Coffee Time presently has and runs 213 coffee shops in all significant cities in India. It belongs of India's biggest coffee corporation called Coffee Time, s. 200 crore ISO 9002 licensed business. Coffee Time's a lot of distinct facet is that it expands the coffee it serves.
Identification of its primary characteristics
Leaders of the Cafe Idea in India with the its first Cafe at Brigade oadway, Bangalore in 1996. This Cafe was opened as a Cyber Cafe (initially of its kind) however later on, with the burst of cyber coffee shops it went back to its core proficiency ... Coffee.
Basically a young people oriented brand name with bulk of…
Mckeown, M. (2012). The Strategy Book, FT Prentice Hall.
Pinson, L. (2004). Anatomy of a Business Plan: A Step-by-Step Guide to Building a Business and Securing Your Company's Future (6th Edition). Dearborn Trade: Chicago, USA.
IT Acquisition. Version 2.0
I have added info to the last three questions, and changed quite a bit Question #4. The area in yellow are new or changed. I did make a few corrections elsewhere too so if this works you might want to look over each completely.
What can an organization do to guard against funding proposed projects that intentionally or unintentionally underestimate the costs, do not fully communicate the risks, and/or otherwise exaggerate the likely financial benefits? Explain your answer.
If the answers provided in questions 1 and 2 above are properly followed, then the chances of these kinds of problems will be greatly diminished. The previous suggestions should ensure that our team has undertaken the due diligence needed to try to ensure that either purposeful or unintentional errors of these kinds cannot get into their proposal. We have already double and triple checked the financial and project…
What Kinds of Changes Are Occurring Within the Brain During the First 2 Years of Life?"
There are several kinds of changes that occur within the brain during the first 2 years of life (Bornstein & Lamb, 89). In fact, some developmental specialists believe that if first two years of life periods in brain development are not utilized, opportunities for brain development can never be regained because in later years the flexibility of using brain is lost. By the time a baby is born, she will have l00 billion brain cells, but these cells are not connected in circuits the way they will be, when the brain begins to mature. In the first two years of life, the brain rapidly forms connections between brain cells and ultimately a single cell can connect with as many as 15,000 other cells (Bruer, 75-81).
During the first year of life, the…
Bornstein, M.H. & Lamb, M.E. Development in Infancy: An Introduction. NY: McGraw-Hill, 1992
Bruer, J.T. The Myth of the First Three Years: A New Understanding of Early Brain Development and Lifelong Learning. NY: Free Press, 1999.
Campbell, F.A. & Ramey, C.T. Cognitive and school outcomes for high-risk African-American students at middle adolescence: Positive effects of early intervention. American Educational Research Journal, 1995, 32(4): 742-772.
Dawson, G & Fishcer, K. Human Behavior and the Developing Brain. NY: Guilford, 1994.
We do not know if Grammatica is portraying something real or merely representing an image from the stage. This too, is symbolic of its period. The mannerist and baroque eras reflected a time when art was being made to serve the propagandistic purposes of a Church under siege. Like the headless warrior on the stone table, it also was under attack by evil forces. These forces needed to be fought by any means necessary. All were participants in this battle -- and so the figure of the lowly older woman following the direction of the more upper class Judith. Individual initiative is replaced by group action. Impulse is substituted for carefully-planned covert attack. Judith's pointing finger is indicative of a place to which the two must go, a prearranged location that apparently is known only to Judith. Again, secrecy is more important than openness, if secrecy means victory and ultimate…
She also learns, too late, that the jewels and the life she coveted so long ago was a sham. Hence, the symbolic nature of the necklace itself -- although it appears to have great value, it is in fact only real in appearance, not in reality and the heroine is incapable of assessing the false necklace's true worth.
The tale of "The Necklace" conveys the moral that what is real, the replacement she returned to Madame Forstier, can be won not with beauty but with hard work, sweat, and toil. Like "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Necklace" revolves around the use of irony and a single, symbolic element, exemplified in the title object that works throughout the tale, using the literary device of irony, to reveal the protagonist's moral character. That final revelation engineered by the title object makes the story compelling, even if both protagonists may seem morally repugnant. The…
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28 Jun 2008. http://www.literature.org/authors/poe-edgar-allan/tell-tale-heart.html
Usually it is a bit of a trick to keep your knowledge from blinding you. But during an eclipse it is easy. hat you see is much more convincing than any wild-eyed theory you may know (Dillard 7).
Like Dillard experienced in watching the awesome total eclipse and as she marveled at the phenomenon, Ehrlich too found awe-inspiring things in yoming. She states that when she first decided to go to yoming it was to "lose myself" (Ehrlich 3) (something that Dillard does as well while watching the total eclipse), but Ehrlich was never able to return to California because she was so steadied by yoming's "absolute indifference" (4). She expected to be numbed out by yoming, but what she found was that she was woken up. Dillard also speaks about waking up. She says, "e teach our children one thing only, as we were taught: to wake up" (Dillard…
Dillard, Annie. The Annie Dillard Reader. Harper Perennial. 1995. Print.
Ehrlich, Gretel. The Solace of Open Spaces. Penguin (Non-Classics). 1986. Print.
Rather than attempting to increase the diversification of product offerings, management at Best Buy have found small and subtle ways to adjust the retail experience, making stores (or more specifically, certain areas of each store) more tailored to specific classes and types of consumers. Sales staff have also been trained to use different language styles and sales efforts when dealing with different consumers, again tailoring each individual consumer's experience to their own personal needs and preferred methods of conducting business. By simply presenting and describing the largely technological offerings available at Best Buy stores in different manners to different consumers, sales have increased and the store's profitability has risen, as well. The continued success of the company depends on its ability to continue this process of incremental innovation, adjusting and developing as new consumer trends come to the fore.
Encouraging managers and employees to become intrapreneurs, making profitable incremental innovations…
She has memories of "sad poverty" she wants to escape, and even though she has roots in this town, she would sever those roots and become something else.
Rose is central to the stories in this book in every way. Her point-of-view is always the one that takes control. She views herself as an outsider in Hanratty, though clearly she is not. The fact is she wants to be an outsider, and she also believes that being an outsider makes it both more possible and more acceptable for her to comment on the people she finds there, as if w=she were an anthropologist and they were only subject for study. Her role as an outsider is ironic in many ways, and while it is an assumed role, it also symbolizes the real plight of women in society, for women are always outsiders. Rose is seen to be an outsider in…
Denham, Philip. "Narrative Technique in Sinclair Ross's
As for Me and My House. Studies in Canadian Literature (2008). July 23, 2008. http://www.lib.unb.ca/Texts/SCL/bin/get.cgi?directory=vol5_1/&filename=denham.htm .
Mcgill, Robert. "Where Do You Think You Are? Alice Munro's Open Houses." Mosaic, Vol. 35 (2002). July 31, 2008. http://www.questia.com/googleScholar.qst?docId=5000644745#top .
Munro, Alice. Who Do You Think You Are?
Walden Two: Human Nature and Society
The bourgeoisie naturally conceives the world in which it is supreme to be the best.
People throughout history, since the beginning of time began, have been expressing dissatisfaction with the way the world is and trying to find ways to make it better. Along the way various fictional societies called "Utopias," after the book of the same name written by Thomas More in 1515 and 1516, were created in an image of perfectionism. These utopian communities, all somewhat different in many ways and often ultimately oppositional in form and function, nevertheless had one thing in common. Each one boasted proudly that it alone was worthy of the ultimate claim: a foundation of consummate judicial and moral principles with the ultimate result of effortless happiness and true freedom for all its people.
.F. Skinner admits that when he wrote Walden Two in 1945…
Bruce, Susan. Introduction to Three Early Modern Utopias. (1999) New York: Oxford University Press.
Skinner, B.F. Walden Two. (1948) Indianapolis, IN: Hackett Publishing Company.
- . Walden Two Revisited: Preface to Walden Two. (January 1976) Indianapolis, IN: Hackett Publishing Company.
Three Early Modern Utopias: Utopia, New Atlantis, The Isle of Pines. Edited by Susan Bruce. (1999) New York: Oxford University Press.
After considering the particular language of Philippians 2:5, it becomes clear that one may read this clause as containing either no verbs, a single repeated verb, or a verb and a noun referring to related concepts. In all likelihood, the most accurate interpretation of this verse is a combined reading of all three, because only by considering each interpretation can one begin to understand the multifaceted state of being it attempts to describe. Appreciating how the verse serves as an introduction into the particular way Jesus managed to enact God's will through his human existence allows one to understand how the notion of kenosis refers not only to Jesus' emptying out of his own human will in order to enact God's, but also the process which is presupposed by any Christian; that is, Jesus' existence as both God and man serves as the idealized example of the Christian life itself,…
Carlin, David R. "Paraphrases on the Epistles to the Corinthians, Ephesians, Philippians,
Colossians, and Thessalonians." The Review of Metaphysics 63.4 (2010): 918-9.
Hays, Richard. The moral vision of the New Testament. London: HarperCollins, 1996.
Karris, Robert. A symphony of New Testament hymns. Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 2002.
Gradually, these diverse languages, culture, and customs began to become eradicated. Although she does not use the term, the anthropologist paints a picture of White usurpation of Indian territory a kind of cultural genocide, whether intentional or not. Clearly, Theodora Kroeber's aim in recording her dealings with Ishi is an attempt upon her part to undo this legacy of 'her' people.
Kroeber charts the course of the Ishi eradication through the eradication of the Ishi language. She notes that of the six main language groups of North American Indians, five of these were represented in the vast and expansive Western territory of what is now the state of California. According to her estimates, these five language groups divided themselves into over one hundred distinct spoken languages, an extraordinary diversity of languages on one continent, languages and cultures that are now lost to us.
One extraordinary testimony to Kroeber's achievement as…
Two distinct political movements influence the course of modern Taiwanese history: groups that are pro-independence and those that favor eventual unification with mainland China. In the year 2000, the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party came into power in Taiwan, taking over from the well-established Kuomintang (Chinese Nationalist Party). The official websites of these two major Taiwanese political parties display different approaches to the independence issue as well as to Taiwanese history and culture. The tone of writing, content, and design layout of these websites also distinguish the attitudes of these opposing political parties.
The Kuomintang enjoys the honor of being the most well-established and historically popular political party on the island of Taiwan. Started by Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the Kuomintang savored relatively unchallenged political dominance until the year 2000. The Kuomintang website at http://www.kmt.org.tw/e_index.html, which only offers one page of information in the English language, only briefly mentions the peaceful…
Democratic Progressive Party. http://www.dpp.org.tw/ .
In ancient Greece, there were a number of ideas that were considered to be some of the most desirable attributes in society. In Plato's Republic these ideas are taken in different directions with a critical inward look at humanity and what characteristics need to be embraced. One of the better areas where this is discussed is through Glaucon's arguments about justice. To fully understand these ideas requires explaining one of his claims in contrast with these views. This will offer the greatest insights as to what were the most common ideas in Greek society.
Glaucon believes that all good is divided from one of three classes to include: what is desired for only the consequences, things that are desired for self-interests and what is desired for self-interests along with the benefits received. The focus of this discussion will be on what is desired for self-interests and…
Two real world organizations that immediately come to mind when thinking of the most common 'standing in line' scenarios are, of course, the military (the ultimate in hurry up and wait situations) and amusement parks; where people stand in numerous, long, snaking lines of little movement in order to achieve a few seconds of fleeting pleasure, only to be caught up in the same scenario again, and again, and again. Each situation seems (to those who are unfortunate enough to be caught in either situation) to provide enough frustration to light a powder keg of incivility.
The type of queing used at amusement parks is necessarily one that cannot be lightly modified. This system of queing can best be described as a single line -- single server model. The ride or amusement at the end of the line rainbow is so large that it cannot be broken down into…
Athens and Sparta were the two opponents of ancient Greece that clattered most and bestowed us with the majority of customs and traditions. Despite the fact that the two poleis were close together geographically, both differed greatly in their values and ways of living1.
Athens and Sparta: History
The enriching, intellectual and artistic heritage of ancient Athens to the world is immense and immeasurable. The indications to the Greek legacy that flourish in the civilization of Western Europe are attributed to Athenian civilization. Athens was made the strongest Greek city-state after the Persian Wars. Though it was a good deal smaller and less dominant than Sparta at the beginning of the wars, Athens was more energetic, efficient and effectual in the warfare against Persian Empire. Miltiades, Themistocles, and Cimon were the Athenian heroes who were mainly responsible for making the city strong. Athens reached the pinnacle of its cultural and…
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Ghosts in Two Novels
Immigration can be a painful and to a certain extent puzzling experience for those who leave behind a culture, which was starkly different from the one, they encountered upon immigration. We have heard and read numerous tales of immigration and related problems and thus there have been numerous books on the subject and some of them have left an indelible impression on reader's mind. Two such books, which we shall discuss in this paper are "The woman warrior" and "How Garcia Girls lost their accents" written by Maxine Kingston and Julia Alvarez respectively. In the first novel, which is part fiction and part autobiography, author has described her experience as an immigrant in the United States with reference to her native culture and its restrictions. In the second novel, we come across immigration problems of a Latin American family. While ethnicity, racism and cultural differences are…
Jerry Berrios, IMMIGRANT FINDS HER VOICE IN GAP BETWEEN CULTURES., The Arizona Republic, 11-01-1998, pp. E14.
Alvarez, Julia, How the Garcia girls lost their accents, Plume Publishers, 1990
Maxine Hong Kingston, The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts Chapel Hill: Algonquin Books, 1991.
madness in two works, "The Yellow Wall-Paper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and "A Wilderness Station" by Alice Munro. Specifically, it will discuss how the central characters exhibit some form of madness or refusal to live in reality. It will explore the madness, and look at what role it plays in each story. Madness is at the heart of both these compelling short stories, and why the characters go mad is quite important to the ultimate understanding of both of them. They react to their situations by retreating into madness, which seems to be the only avenue open to their survival.
Both of these women use madness as a vehicle of escape from their real lives, and both of these characters suffer at the hands of others, which helps contribute to their madness. In "The Yellow Wall-Paper," the narrator's husband does not understand her or her illness at all, and he…
Gilman, Charlotte Perkins. "The Yellow Wall-Paper." The Online Archive of Nineteenth-Century U.S. Women's Writings. Ed. Glynis Carr. Fall 1999. 9 March 2004. http://www.facstaff.bucknell.edu/gcarr/19cUSWW/CPG/TYW.html
Munro, Alice. "A Wilderness Station." The New Yorker. 27 April 1992: 35-51.
Authors present the results of a national law enforcement technology survey and comparable forensics technology survey that was conducted by the RAND Corporation to assess the effectiveness of this support and constraints to applying forensic technologies at the state and local level. Authors devote several chapters to different types of forensic analyses, including what types of techniques are best suited for various types of crimes and the evidence that may be present. A discussion concerning the types of evidence, including controlled substances, firearms, explosives, fire debris, bullets, footwear, vehicle tire marks, latent fingerprints, blood, gunpowder residue and so forth that are typically encountered in different crime scenes is followed by a useful description concerning how and why specific forensic technologies are used. Authors also present a description concerning how computer-based technologies are facilitating the application of these forensic investigatory methods to achieve higher conviction rates by providing improved testing results.…
Watterson, J., Blackmore, V. & Bagby, D. (2006). Considerations for the analysis of forensic samples following extended exposure to the environment. The Forensic Examiner, 15(4),
Authors are all forensic scientists who present a timely discussion concerning the harmful effects that extended exposure to the environment can have on forensic evidence, including its analysis and the interpretation of test results. Because crime scenes may produce less-than-optimum samples of DNA, blood and other molecular-based evidence based on environmental factors such as sunlight, rain, and microorganism growth, authors provide a review of the relevant literature to explain how these constraints must be taken into account when conducting forensic investigations and analyses. In particular, authors emphasize that biomolecular substances such as enzyme and DNA analyses are adversely affected by these environmental factors. While these biomolecular materials may remain amenable to forensic analyses over time if they are properly stored and maintained, extended exposure to environmental elements can cause them to degrade in ways that confound even the most sophisticated technologies. Authors also present a discussion concerning how both biological and non-biological samples are affected by exposure to environmental factors, and how toxicological tests to ascertain time and cause of death can be hampered by these effects. Authors point out, though, that it is possible to interpret the results of forensic analyses of even degraded biological samples if forensic scientists are cognizant of the processes these samples tend to undergo as they degrade. Although some types of samples such as paint chips and glass fragments may not be adversely affected by extended exposure to the environment, other substances such as volatile ignitable liquids tend to evaporate altogether, making time of the essence in gathering evidence and conducting suitable testing protocols. Authors also emphasize, though, that there remains a dearth of timely and relevant guidance in the literature concerning the interpretation of biological samples that have experienced extended exposure to these environmental elements and call for additional research in this area. Taken together, this journal article presents useful guidance for forensic scientists who are confronted with degraded samples as a result of extended exposure to the environment, and note that the nature of crime means that these types of samples will be far more common in forensic scientists' experience than the pristine samples with which they may have been trained.
.and a plane ticket back to nowhere! In a half hour, at LAX. It can be assured, that if it was really true, he had either been God himself, or a time traveler. Who knows, it can happen right?
Anyways, this is just a testament to the boy's insane persona, that Holly and most her friends knew was a complete sham. It was so weird to watch it all go down. Such a promising young woman lured into such a strange situation, leaving her to acquire a love for solitude rivaling the most elusive of hermits.
"What happened now?" Holly asked in distain. She was sick of hearing the craziness, thinking it couldn't get any worse. She, as everyone else had, assumed this so called "Braiden" was either married or archaic, one of the two. He would either die of old age thus stopping all contact, or Holly knew she'd…
In short, data integration and data quality are not the same things, but they are very closely linked. Can a company have one without having the other? Yes, but to what benefit? If a company has high quality data in every aspect but does not use it for anything, the company is losing out. If a company is very serious about data integration but the data that they are using is low in quality, that company is also losing out. While these two areas are not technically the same, they must be used in concert with one another in order to assure the success of a company, both now and in the future. Often, integration takes place throughout a company but the quality of the data is not as good as would have been hoped for. People ignore problems with data, customers fail to correct discrepancies that they see…
As such, she fails to address the central problem of feminism in the Pontellier perspective, namely the impossibility of female individuality and independence in a patriarchal world. It is only in isolation that Edna can find any happiness, and she must make this isolation more and more complete in order to maintain her happiness, as the patriarchy has a means of encroaching on all populated areas, and Wollstonecraft's feminism does not offer an alternative to this need to escape humanity.
A final snort of disgust might be distinctly heard from Edna Pontellier upon her reading of this line of Wollstonecraft's, afterwards she might likely have flung the text aside (or into the fireplace, depending on the season): "Pleasure is the business of woman's life, according to the present modification of society" (ch. 4, par. 10). What Wollstonecraft means is that women are thought to be so fragile, so emotional, and…
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