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When we hear the word "anorexia," we usually get the image of a person that is very skinny, and doesn't eat. That is true in some instances, but Anorexia Nervosa is a very serious condition and is more of a psychological problem than a physical one. In Tsitsi Dangarembga's novel, Nervous Conditions, portrays a character named Nyasha who is affected by this eating disorder. Researching Anorexia Nervosa reveals large context for Nyasha's own nervous condition. Nyasha is a young girl who was more different from the rest of the people from her native land of Rhodesia. She was the only one who received an education from another school in a foreign country. Not just any country, but Great Britain, having a reputation all over the world as a extraordinary place of study. Studying in Great Britain gave Nyasha a different view of her homeland and made her rebellious to her old customs. Nyasha not realizing that the use of Anorexia Nervosa being voluntary and habitual, would then take the road of an Castellani 2 involuntary act which she could not control. Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder in which the person fears obesity and creates a false body image. Nyasha's parents contributed to the development of anorexia nervosa by allowing her to go to a school in Britain which elevated her social level. Nyasha became rebellious but also more conscious of her appearance from witnessing the people that live in Great Britain. "Nyasha's exuberant nature suffered under these chilly conditions and even Maiguru sometimes observed, 'I do waste a lot of time cooking. You know, cooking food that isn't eaten.' 'Then stop cooking,' Nyasha would snap,"(p.102). Anorexia Nervosa is more commonly found in African American women. In the article "Anorexia and Women of Color," the author states "According to the researchers, black students scored significantly...
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added: 08/11/2011
Hiran Wong Professor Wentz Eng 1A 19 Sep 03 Title Page and Foreword: (1) What does the abbreviation MLA stand for? The MLA stands for: Modern Language Association of America. What is the significance of this organization? To strengthen teaching and scholarship in languages and literature. Chapter 1: Research and Writing (2) 1.1. What is primary research? Primary Research is the study of a subject through first hand observation and investigation, such as analyzing a literacy or history text, a film, or a performance; conducting a survey or an interview; or carrying out a laboratory experiment. Primary source includes statistical data, historical documents, and works of literature or art. Secondary research? Is the examination of studies that other researchers have made of a subject. Examples are; articles about political issues, historical events, scientific debates, or literary works. Give examples from the lecture on "Classic Essays: The Origins of the Form in Week 2." An example would be, The Allegory of the Cave, That is a secondary research because James D. Lester is analyzing Plato's political statesman. (3) 1.3 Review the options for next week's essay and write a brief description of a specific topic within the general essay options that you may choose for your essay next week.. I chose The Four Idols, because it was a topic that caught my interest to conduct more research on it. (4) 1.6 Since you will probably be using Internet sources for most of your required research for this class, describe how you would evaluate an Internet source for its credibility. I would evaluate a source by focusing on the authority, accuracy, and currency, of them. 5) 1.7 - 1.10 After you have chosen your topic and found your resources for a paper, the hard part begins. In a paragraph of approximately 100 words, describe the process of taking notes, assuring accuracy of notes, creating a working outline, creating a thesis statement, drafting...
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In this essay I set out to explore the reasons for the rise of the Ku Klux Klan in the early 1920s and see its impact on US politics at the time. Firstly, I will briefly outline the history and guidelines of the Ku Klux Klan, as it existed before 1920s, as I believe it is important to understand the Klan's concept in the American history. And secondly, I will discuss particular Klan policies in its second version in 1920s and means of influencing the whole US nation. The issue of the Klan was quite typical and one of the most controversial of the 1920s, thus I would like to point out some interventions with the particular political situation of the era. The Ku Klux Klan was originally founded as early as 1866 in the U.S. South after the Civil War, in years called Reconstruction and as a secret society of white Southerners. During the years of Reconstruction, the scattered American nation tried to restore its union, forbid slavery and help freed slaves to become rightful citizens. At that time, the Klan members frantically opposed the Reconstruction plans, did not at all approve the notion of equality of blacks to whites and opposed to the idea that the blacks should become landowners and have a vote in the elections and influence "the white man's country", the United States. The Knights of the Ku Klux Klan wore typical white grotesque costumes and hideous masks which were somewhat ghostly and frightening and insured its owners to remain in anonymity. As an impressive ritual, "they used to ride through the countryside mounted on horseback claiming to be the dead soldiers from Shiloh who had recently risen from hell to return to keep the Negroes in their rightful place." (Rambow) Throughout the first period of its...
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added: 10/27/2011
Stem cells look to be nothing more than a hollow sphere composed of a clump of tiny, roundish balls. In reality, they are much more than that. Those 40 cells contain all the potential to become a living, breathing human being. Many scientists believe that these cells also have the potential to cure a myriad of diseases, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, diabetes, and many others. The cells of the four day old human embryo can be programmed to become virtually any cell in the body making them a very valuable commodity. All this sounds very promising until one realizes the cost of acquiring these miracle cells. Gathering stem cells from human embryos can be looked at as nothing less that taking a life. (Begley 23) There are multiple reasons that the government should not fund research on embryonic stem cells but the most important has got to be the inevitable destruction of life involved. What good is saving lives when they are being taken at the same time? How much since does that make? Who are we to decide whether these embryos get their chance at life or not? Making a decision like that is playing God. Pure and simple. We don't even know for sure that stem cells can live up to the expectations that scientists have for them. That fact makes stem cell research nothing more than a gamble that might save some lives, but will definitely cost some in the process. Can it really be worth it? Even if stem cells could turn out to be the miracle cure that scientists hope they are, think of the effect on the population and economy. Imagine what it would be like if there was a sharp increase in the elderly population. Perhaps two or three times the number of citizens eligible for social security. The drain that such an occurrence would put on the economy is almost immeasurable. It would...
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Music censorship has been a major problem plaguing America for over fifty years. In 1957, Elvis Pressley was only allowed to be filmed from the waist up on the Ed Sullivan show (Nuzum 1). Plenty of controversy has taken places between then and now, but more recently it has become much more prominent in the media, and people and organizations are beginning to actually take a stand. For example, Island Records (owned by Disney) dropped the Insane Clown Posse just after their release of The Great Milenko and MTV actually refused to play Madonna's video for Justify My Love because it was considered too sexually explicit (Nuzum 1). Music content is just one of the many issues that puts the First Amendment of our Constitution to work. On one hand people believe that lyrics should be censored so that people can be protected. And on the other hand, people believe that the First Amendment protects everyone's rights to free speech. Basically, it is a matter of whether lyrical censorship be accepted. Many people say yes, that there should be censorship because lyrics from songs are telling our youth it is acceptable to participate in illegal actions such as murder, rape or drugs. These people believe that the lyrics actually drive people to become social deviants. In one case, the parents of John McCullom sued Ozzy Osbourne, because his song "Suicide Solution", "aided, advised and encouraged" McCullom's suicide (Nuzum 1). C. Delores Tucker, chair of National Political Congress of Black Women, said, "No one and no industry should be allowed to continue the social and psychological poisoning of the young minds of this nation that occurs with the music industry" (91). This belief of musical content being "poison" is prominent all over America. During the 1970's, record burning was a popular way to speak...
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Is music an art form? When answering this question take into consideration Bach, Vivaldi and Bocelli, all artists who were allowed to express themselves without being censored. Censoring today's artists and their music hurts them in many ways; it limits their expression and also hurts their record sales. There are many parental and religious groups who fell that censoring music is necessary to protect today's youth. The music displays foul language and expresses pro views on sex, drugs and gangs. People as a way to present the way they feel or to relay a message to large amounts of people have always used music. In this day and age it is harder for musicians to propagate their messages to the masses because once it is played on the radio a "dead noise" is dubbed over any offensive or suggestive words. In doing this, the listener is misguided as to what they are listening to, and in some cases prompts them to find out what was really said. In any instant the censorship is not stopping the listener from uncovering the phrase that has been covered. Parents are less likely to buy their children a CD that has a warning sticker on the front stating that the CD has explicit content. This would clearly hurt record sales and would discourage the artist from making the same type of music. Selling records in very important in the music business and if artist's records do not sell because of the content then is it really the artist's fault? Or should the parents have a more proactive role in helping their children make the right decisions? I fell that a parent should not limit their child to things like listening to music instead they should help their child in understanding the music and letting the child...
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Popular music today has been greatly enhanced by modern technology and is much different from say the music fifty years ago. From my own experience I have discovered that pop music is highly popular among young teenagers or old children whereas I have found that punk rock or heavy metal is usually the older teenagers choice. But of coarse there are exceptions to my beliefs. When we talk about charts we must understand that now-days there are an infinite number of charts around and we must not get one chart mixed up with another, but to add to the confusion also each chart could be based on a different theme like for example one chart could be based on how many albums have been sold while another on how many votes. The point I'm trying to express is that not all charts can be trusted because they could be based on a completely biased category like for example the most colourful hair or the most singers. As well as this though some charts can not be entirely full-proof for example on a voting based chart you might have to vote on a website but this is a problem for people without a computer meaning not one hundred percent of the population vote. Personally I have no particular individual favourite band, I like a range of bands but I only like two styles of music, which are: punk rock and heavy metal. From the bands I like each one usually produces one or two songs that predominantly stand out to me. Some examples would be "Crawling" by Linkin Park, "Adam's Song" by Blink 182 and "The Kids Aren't All right" by Offspring. These songs were so excellent in my opinion that I utilised the Internet in order to download each of them. The...
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Classical music is known as a serious kind of music whereas Contemporary music is known as “popular”, “folk”, or “light” kind of music. Classical music is music, which ‘must be written down, or at least performable away from its original composer.’ and must also ‘maintain its ability to communicate and entertain listeners over decades, and even centuries.’ (David Hurwitz, 2003, Internet resource) Comparing it with Contemporary music, it is found that Contemporary music is often recorded or written down vaguely as long as the major pattern can be recognized. Contemporary music is often played by other musicians where improvisation or rubato occurred most of the time, but Classical music are never improvised. According to Jan Vièar, classical music is also known as: ‘serious music, independent music, composed (as opposed to improvised) music.’ (Prague: Academia, 1981, Music and its terminological system) These are the similarities of the two kinds of music. First of all, similar instruments which can be used for both kinds of music are piano, harpsichord, wood wind, brass, string, guitar, vocal and orchestral. It is found that a composer usually composed his or her masterpiece after experiencing certain memorable moment. There was also music that was composed with dedications to their love ones. I grouped these as personal goals as their objectives. Both Classical and Contemporary music are sometimes composed with objective of personal goals. I found great difference than similarities between Classical and Contemporary music. Classical music is originated somewhere since 1600 and it has gone through a total of 5 periods: The Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary periods whereas earliest records of Contemporary music were found after the existence of Classical music. (Author unknown, Internet article) It is clearly understood that Classical music is categorized by its period. It can also be categorized by the composer’s name...
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Question one is about the different ways of listening to music. This is a reading debate essay of the three. Whilst you should make arguments, it is necessary that you quote from readings and back them up because you can’t get enough simply from looking at particular uses of music in the contemporary scene. They should be there to reinforce and illustrate your marshalling of other peoples’ arguments. It doesn’t mean that you’ve got no voice. Your voice in this type of essay first of all is from the way that you use the arguments, certainly which bits you tend to cite or lean on from the texts and also what points you are trying to make by using them. We are looking for a reasonable depth of reading on it and looking for an academic quality of balanced argument. I don’t think when you have done the reading that it is actually viable or valid to come up with a very strong argument down one side of this. There are strong cases, as one would expect really for a mix of these three factors. I would tend to adopt a set approach to each of the three propositions. In what way can you demonstrate that the music itself affects how listeners listen to it without any knowledge of the artists or anything? I think it is certainly possible to argue that that is only a hypothetical premise anyway because if for example anyone puts on Method Man, people laugh and are clearly going to respond in the contextual way – it is not just music with different musical values, it carries cultural coding and values. Now whether you call that the music itself or whether you call that part of its cultural trappings is down to your line of argument....
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Abstract The process of change is becoming an ever-increasing reality within organisations throughout the world. ‘Today there is more change to contend with than ever before. The volume, momentum and complexity of change is accelerating at an ever increasing rate. (Conner. 2002 p38). Transformation outsourcing involves a form of change on a immense scale throughout an entire organization replacing old systems with almost entirely new systems. This kind of change brings potentially great benefits to all organizations involved but it also carries great risks. The first section of this report endeavours to identify the risks associated with such a large scale change in general terms, but also with respect to the specifics considered in the title of this report. The second section concerns itself with the means of mitigating those risks and making preparations to help avoid them. It also considers both the general aspects of change and those specific to the title of this report. Finally the conclusion consists of a concise summary of the main points identified throughout the report. Contents 1. Introduction 2. Identification of risks 2.1 General risks associated with change 2.2 Risks specific to this project 3. Preparation and mitigation of those risks 3.1 Managing risks common to the change process 3.2 Mitigation and preparation for specific risks associated with this project 4. Conclusion 5. Bibliography 1. Introduction Appreciating the scale of change implemented in transformation outsourcing goes some way to understanding the risks and payback involved with such a change. There are many risks which can be considered common to the change process in any organisation routing from the resistance to the change progression itself. But there are also risks which need to be considered which are specific to the circumstances of the case concerning this report. 2. Identification of risks 2.1 General risks associated with change The general risks involved which are connected with change are essentially the same...
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