By: Bill Somes
It is obvious that the world has become a "Global Village" with the evolution of global transportation/travel and international commerce aided by the Internet and other forms of instant communication, not to mention the socio/political effects of organizations such as NATO and the UN in...
By: Jared Garrett
Not many people know it, but behind its recovered economy and the sunny public outlook that Japan has, it is approaching one of the greatest dilemmas of its long history. The crisis facing Japan, that more and more citizens of the country are aware of...
By: Joan Huston
Kenneth Good’s study of the Yanomami shows that there are many advantages and disadvantages for anthropologists to have lengthy stays in the fields they are working in. There is the advantage of being able to thoroughly get to know the group being studied and...
By: Daniel Stephens
It could be argued that some mass communication research methods constrain the audience to an entity that is empowered by the media, and not something that is actually enriching it. Taking art and taste' as an example, when trying to differentiate between high and low...
By: Peggy Barnett
According to researcher Jack Hartung, late in June, 1178, Gervase of Canterbury, an acquaintance of Archbishop Thomas Becket, and a chronicler, wrote the following tale about a meteor striking the moon:"From the midpoint of this division a flaming torch sprang up, spewing out, over a...
By: Dy-Anne
"Art shapes society through audiences." This is probably the truest statement out there. It can be argued that art has many functions. It can be used to entertain, to inspire, to make a statement, to empower or to control. Many sociological discussions have come...
By: Ashlee Richards
Franz Boas and Margaret MeadThe Quest for an Empirical Discipline In the nineteenth-Century, ethnology, which involves the organized comparison of human societies, and relied on second hand materials collected by missionaries, explorers, or colonial officials, earned the ethnologists their current label of "arm-chair anthropologists" developed...
By: Shaun T. Koh
An immigration officer had reassured me on the phone that all I would need was a driver's license and proof of residency. A passport would not be required. Leaving the border of the United States into Canada earned me a cursory glance and wave.On...
By: R.G. Altarejos
It is sad to know that Japan, one of the highly industrialized countries in the world, produce more quality and fuel-efficient cars than children. As such, it baby boomers are increasing fast more than it expected. With the fast pace of industrialization and the constricting...
By: Alicia Alligood
This document examines male initiation patterns among the Sambia of Papua New Guinea and uses a psychological orientation when interpreting behaviors associated with these rituals. Research was conducted using various sources, including peer reviewed articles and texts used in class discussion of such events. The...

 

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