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The Chicano student movement of the 1960s was a quest for identity. It was an effort to recapture what had been lost through the socialization process imposed by US schools, institutions, and citizens. Chicanos became an oppressed minority group as a consequence of the expansion of the US in the nineteenth century. This expansion had a profound impact on their political and intellectual development. It would not be fair to say that there is an "ideal" Chicano Studies academic because each scholar, student, and person has their own definition relating to the Chicano Movement during this time. The formation of Chicano student groups showed society that they were going to fight for their right. Although each group had had its own interpretation, their main goal was to help the Chicano community. While each group strived toward the same goal, background, knowledge, political views, and activism became a continuous dilemma within their own society. In time, other movements blossomed, specifically, the struggle for gender equality, access to higher education and immigrant rights, and a literary and artistic revolution that spoke to cultural rebirth and a rediscovery of indigenous roots and self-definition. (296) In 1969, El Plan de Santa Barbara was collectively authored by students, staff, and faculty that sketched out not only what Chicano studies hoped to achieve, but also for whom and by whom. The plan attempted to reconcile a specific notion of community, the barrio, and a specific ethnic identity-the Chicano-with the inherent diversity of the Mexican-American population (211). About 25 years later, the field of Chicano studies continues to face questions concerning purpose and participation. One of the main problems concerning the Chicano Studies academic is the question of unity which links to a generational gap. Many of the older scholars, who started the movement, believed that unity between Chicanos...
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Department of Master of Liberal Studies July 31st, 2003 Peter C. Brass Personal Statement: Presently, I find myself at a cross road in my life. I will soon be forty years old and I am starting a new position with a large firm. For the last fourteen years I have worked in middle management and have acquired many skills including but not limited to human resources, accounting and sales. My previous employer had less than twenty employees and I wore many hats as the situations dictated. I am now joining a firm with three hundred plus employees and I am listed near the top of the new organizational chart as an Account Transfer Engineer. The new position requires me to contact new customers to determine how they will best utilize our services. I will be responsible for transferring the new customers account base to our companies system. After visiting the new customers and reviewing their data base and any particular needs. My position requires that I make recommendations on how, when and what will be transferred to our firms system. Different tasks will be assigned to my personnel in order to facilitate the transfer of the accounts to our operating system. The process of moving accounts to our operating system depends on my ability to get the job done. I feel that I need to gain new skills and knowledge in working with such a large organization and its personnel. I would like to pursue my Masters in Liberal Studies with a concentration in organizational leadership. It is my firm belief that this area of study will not only enhance my professional performance, but my personal performance as well. I sincerely look forward to joining your program and enriching my life in the process. Respectfully, Peter Brass...
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The Faerie Queen In The Faerie Queene, Spenser creates an allegory: The characters of his far-off, fanciful "Faerie Land" are meant to have a symbolic meaning in the real world. In Books I and III, the poet follows the journeys of two knights, Redcrosse and Britomart, and in doing so he examines the two virtues he considers most important to Christian life--Holiness and Chastity. Redcrosse, the knight of Holiness, is much like the Apostle Peter: In his eagerness to serve his Lord, he gets himself into unforeseen trouble that he is not yet virtuous enough to handle. His quest is to be united with Una, who signifies Truth--Holiness cannot be attained without knowledge of Christian truth. In his immature state, he mistakes falsehood for truth by following the deceitful witch Duessa. He pays for this mistake with suffering, but in the end, this suffering makes way for his recovery in the House of Holiness, aided by Faith, Hope, and Charity. With newfound strength and the grace of God, he is able to conquer the dragon that represents all the evil in the world. In a different manner, Britomart also progresses in her virtue of chastity. She already has the strength to resist lust, but she is not ready to accept love, the love she feels when she sees a vision of her future husband in a magic mirror. She learns to incorporate chaste resistance with active love, which is what Spenser sees as true Christian love: moderation. Whereas Redcrosse made his own mistakes (to show to us the consequences of an unholy life), it is not Britomart but the other characters in Book III who show the destructive power of an unchaste life. Spenser says in his Preface to the poem that his goal is to show how a virtuous man should...
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If we can accept the rational definition of knowledge as true, justified, belief (meaning that I know something because it is true, I believe it's true, and my means to establishing its truth are justified) and ignorance as lack-there-of, I think it is entirely possible to go through life completely ignorant. Concrete knowledge of anything is perhaps the most sought-after thing around by some of the most intelligent people in history, and the most feared and avoided thing by a great many other people. I propose not only that ignorance is possible and highly common, but that it also can be bliss. Religion is a prime example of this; millions of people are quite content to believe in things they have no knowledge of because it brings them comfort and safety. If we take away the negative connotations associated with the word "ignorance" and see it as lack of knowledge (true, justified belief), ignorance exists and can be quite blissful. Good morning ms Crawford and class. The company I am going to talk about today is called Capitol Square Hotel, situated on the corner of George & Campbell Sts, City. Capitol Square Hotel is a private company that provides accommodation services to tourists visiting Sydney. It is a standard 3 ½ star national heritage listed boutique hotel with 94 guest rooms, including a Jade Terrace restaurant which offers breakfast and dinner. The hotel is in the quinary industry and it does not have any other branches outside of Sydney. The prime function of Capitol Square is to provide accommodation services and meals for tourists visiting Sydney and it's mission statement is to offer and provide the best accommo dation services to guests and while ensuring that they have the best experience while staying at Capitol Square. The business goals of the hotel include finan cial, social and personal goals. Financial goals, the hotel aims to achieve a net profit...
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MARK239 INFORMATION FOR MARKETING DECISIONS TUTORIAL ASSIGNMENT #3: MULTIPLE REGRESSION ANALYSIS BACKGROUND A food products manufacturing company has developed a new low-priced high-energy bar for runners, mountain climbers and other people involved in prolonged strenuous activities. The market for such products has grown rapidly over the past few years, and the company believes that there is a potentially strong market for the energy bar. Before the bar is launched nationally, the companyís Marketing Manager is given the task of running a test market trial and in particular to determine the effect that price and in-store promotions (e.g. signs, displays, coupons and free samples) will have on sales. The data so obtained will enable the company to develop an effective launch strategy for the new product. A random sample of 34 retail stores is selected for the trial. Price is varied across the stores (i.e. 12 will sell the bar for 59 cents, 12 will sell it at 79 cents and 10 for 99 cents), as is the monthly promotion expenditure. Data is collected on the number of bars sold in the trial month (the dependent variable). The data collected during the trial were as shown in the following table. METHOD Follow the same procedure as in last weekís tutorial. _ Enter the data, creating three variables. _ Run a multiple regression analysis with this data, testing for any outliers and for the assumptions of collinearity, normality, linearity and homoscedasticity. _ Answer the following questions, and include the relevant items from your analysis output in the submitted assignment. N.B. You can include the appropriate items from the output (i.e. tables and graphs) by cutting and pasting them between SPSS and Word using the following procedure: (a) in the SPSS Viewer, click on the output item to select it and then in the Edit menu choose Copy objects; (b) now in...
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Employee Benefits, Nov 2002 pS13(2) Case studies: fleet street has given pensions boardroom notoriety, now could be your chance to help steer bosses towards total reward. (Industry Overview) Sarah Ball. Full Text: COPYRIGHT 2002 Centaur Publishing Ltd. The national headlines say that pensions are in crisis, but in every crisis lies an opportunity. And benefits managers are in the perfect position to rethink pensions in the context of total reward, and to see what opportunities there are for the benefits they invest in. At the October launch of the National Association of Pension Funds' (NAPF) report Pensions--Plain and Simple, chairman Peter Thompson said: "Employers should make an informed choice over changes to pension provision." He appeals to employers set on closing their final salary defined benefit schemes (DB) to consider alternative design options to defined contribution (DC) plans, such as DB/DC hybrid schemes and DB schemes based on career average revalued earnings (Care). Over the past year, Employee Benefits has reported on these designs and on the sprinkling of organisations that have already pursued some of these options, including Nationwide Building Society, The Pensions Trust, Safeway and Tesco. A benefits manager's role stretches beyond the mechanics of pension scheme design to the so-called softer elements of the total reward offering, such as communication, consultation and flexibility. These can be as important as hard remuneration in employees' perceptions of their employment deal. The fallout from the last two years of DB pension scheme closures demonstrates that the organisations which carefully considered this side of the equation have emerged less battle scarred than those that haven't. Employee consultation Companies that have attempted to move existing employees (rather than just new staff) into DC schemes perhaps underestimated the controversy their actions would cause. At Ernst & Young and the Big Food Group (formerly Iceland), this resulted in legal action, and at...
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Our family is our most underrated asset? It all depends on what type of family you are in, yes for some and no for others, and then there are the people who don't even have families. Every family is individual and there really is no such thing as a normal family so how could it be possible to categorise so freely? But the fact remains that yes our family is an underrated asset and no it isn't. Families can be severely underrated, in the case of a happy family is it simply the child' expectation that when they get home their mother will be there making them dinner, or the mothers expectation that the child will be coming home for dinner? In these cases the family is an asset, and one that is seen as a part of every day life. Most members of this sort of family never would have considered what life would be like without their family. They have no need to, after all what is the chance of it breaking up? And what about the families that do break up, people don't really understand how important a family is until it's gone. The shock of having to live away from a family when you are so used to living with one can come as a severe shock. It's only then that you realise how much you took your family for granted. If you had known how important your family was then maybe you would have put in a bit more effort to maintain it. But when families do 'break apart' it is by far the children who are effected the worse, especially if they are young because they will never really know what it's like to have a 'full family'. Therefore it's hard to tell if when they...
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The Construction and Representation of the Subaltern Community: Sathianathan Clarke and an analysis of selected writings by Dipesh Chakravarty. I would like to begin this paper by closely considering the term 'subaltern' to preclude any naive or one-sided understanding of the same as a purely economic category, before I argue for its representation and construction by focusing on one major mode of construction and representation, as I move on to the specifics. I propose to understand and convey what exactly constitutes the subaltern subject as against an authority, that elicits the need for the former to represent and construct as well as reformulate it self. Authority, as Marx states in his Capital, is never a one-sided affair, but rests on a complementary and reciprocal acceptance of such authority by the dominated. The dominant and the dominated, the subaltern and the elite, and the disciplinary authority of capital over labour in Chakravarty's essays, for instance, posit and reflect each other. I quote, "For instance, one man is king only because other men stand in the relation of subjects to him. They on the contrary imagine that they are subjects because he is king." (0) Thus, one must consider 'subaltern' as a discursive concept that entertains complexity and many layers of meaning as we shall presently see. The term was popularized by Antonio Gramsci an Italian Marxist, writing to counter Fascism in the 1920s and 1930s who substituted it for the 'proletarian class'. In volume 1 of the subaltern series, Ranajit Guha defines subaltern as " a name for the general attitude of subordination in South Asian society whether this is expressed in terms of class, caste, age, gender, and office or in any other way." (1) He further states that, "the social groups and elements included in this category represent the demographic difference between...
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The significance of the story Fahrenheit 451 is the destruction of available knowledge to man leads to the irony and theme of the story. Fahrenheit 451, the title 451 degrees is the temperature in which paper burns. Guy Montag is a fireman who lights fires instead of putting them out which firefighters are trained to do. Through out the story Guy is to burn all books so society will not gain knowledge. When guy goes to a specific job, he burns the books and a woman who refused not to leave. She would rather die than not to gain knowledge. Guy feels very guilty, tells his wife Mildred who does not seem to care. Mildred is "brainwashed" like the rest society in which she and the rest think reading books are bad. Mildred stays at home watches the televisions which is the only "correct" source of information and knowledge. When Montag meets Clarisse she opens his eyes to a different light. She explains to him her life as a free spirit. Clarisse was not allowed in school because she wanted to learn and she kept asking why why why. "An hour of TV class, an hour of basketball or baseball or running, another hour of transcription history or painting pictures, and more sports,but do you know, we never ask questions, or at least most don't; they just run the answersat you,bing, bing, bing, and us sitting there for four more hours of film teacher."(Bradbury p.29) Books seem to threaten society. Captain Beatty told Montag about books and how owning books is not a crime but reading them is. If someone is caught with books, the books will be burned, yet through out the story the firemen burned everything from books, to the house, and even a person and noone cares. There...
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Q: Compare the advantages and disadvantages of the rival fur trade systems used the Hudson's Bay Company and the North West Company by 1820. In developing an answer to this question firstly it must be asked as to why there were two companies in the first instance. If any one company such as the Hudson's Bay Company was in fact the most effective and had the most efficient methods then there would have been little room for the creation of another, rival company. The main reason for the hunting of the beavers was the demand back in Europe for Felt for the fashion industry. The first of the two companies was the Hudson's Bay company which was created in 1670. One of the major advantages which this company faced over its rival the North West company which was set up later was the fact that, it had claim to a large area of territory due to a charter, passed under the Great Seal of England in 1670, which stated that all land from which water drains into the Hudson Bay was their territory (Rich, 1967). This should have been a great advantage for the company but they did not exploit the vastness of the territory instead staying along the coast of Hudson Bay. This was until 1774 when their falling profits, due to competition from rival fur traders, forced them to explore new territories and open inland trading posts, the first being Cumberland House. The Hudson's Bay Company used the knowledge of the native people to carry out the hunting for them and had a hand full of factory posts on the cost where the skins were picked up in the spring when the conditions were suitable for the ships to arrive. This system was a defensive trade with neither party ever...
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