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  • Gender And Sport Socialisation - 516 words
    Gender And Sport Socialisation POSITION PAPER 1 "Examine the link between socialisation, gender and sport." Socialisation is a life long process whereby the individual learns the appropriate roles and norms of behaviour within a particular society. From birth, children are socialised into sex-linked roles; in many instances males are expected to behave in a 'masculine' way and are encouraged to be involved in activities, such as sport, that are traditionally regarded as male. Women however are usually expected to behave in a 'feminine' manner; a vast contrast to the encouragement of males to be strong, powerful, forceful and aggressive. This is reflected in women's participation in sport, an ...
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  • Although At First Sight The Dsmiv Classification System Appears To Provide Clinicians With A Useful Framework Of Which To Vie - 1,974 words
    Although at first sight the DSM-IV classification system appears to provide clinicians with a useful framework of which to view their clients, on closer inspection however, the picture is somewhat less satisfactory. Criticisms of the system range from Wakefield's (1997) analysis that psychological presentation ranges from problems of living to harmful dysfunction; through to Livesley, Schroeder & Jang's (1994) counter-argument that evidence of discontinuity between different diagnoses and normality would support the DSM's proposal of distinct diagnostic categories. Since these issues involved are quite distinct, both these points of view are presented in relation to a cause and consequence d ...
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  • Anthropologie Culturelle - 1,830 words
    ... x doivent dabord se faire baptiser dans une glise Amish : ceci est un gage de longvit pour leur mariage et de srieux. Le jeune homme demande la jeune fille en mariage (il offrira plutt une horloge ou de la vaisselle en porcelaine quun diamant). Les intentions du couple resteront secrtes jusquen Juillet ou Aot, priode o la famille de la jeune fille sera mise au courant. Deux dimanches aprs le 11 octobre, toutes les intentions de mariage sont dvoiles solennellement, pendant que les futurs poux savourent un repas en tte tte prpar par la jeune fille. A partir de ce jour, les futurs poux nont que quelques jours pour prparer le mariage. La marie sera gnralement habille en bleu, ce nest pas un ...
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  • Australian Capitalism And Gst - 1,033 words
    ... of a consumption tax on food can only worsen the effects a capitalist economy has on Australia's population. The Warren/Harding modelling (estimate of the impact of the GST) for the Senate Inquiry, confirms this. It shows that keeping food GST-free would make a major beneficial difference for low income households, especially pensioners and low income families. (ACOSS Media Release 13 April 1999). Although Michael Raper concedes that the Government have achieved equity in some areas, he still reiterates that it is not equitable for food to be subject to consumption tax since it accounts for 30 - 40% of all expenditure (not income) of low income families. This inequity is increased when t ...
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  • Educational Dissatainment On The Grounds Of Sex - 1,032 words
    Educational Dissatainment On The Grounds Of Sex Evaluation The results from our observation and from the context analysis of the story clearly support the growing international notion that boys are simply underachieving at school. Whilst many think that boys are achieving no less there is definitely a growth in the gap between the sexes at all levels of education from secondary to primary schooling and possibly even from birth. Ultimately the figures speak for themselves with a noticeable gap being recognized at the age of 7 with girls leading in writing and reading, At 11 the gap then continues with girls out performing boys in all subjects including traditional male topics such as Math and ...
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  • Feminists Andd Sociology Of Family - 1,188 words
    Feminists andd Sociology of Family ASSESS THE CONTRIBUTION OF FEMINISTS TO THE SOCIOLOGY OF THE FAMILY Feminists have played a major part in the ideology of the family, as they provide an alternative view to the traditional sociology of the family. There are many different types of feminists; the main ones are Radical feminists, Marxist feminist and liberal feminists. Although they are categorised separately, they fundamentally believe in the same idea, which is the dominant functionalist assumptions are inaccurate and should therefore be challenged. Functionalists believe that in the family, the role of the woman is functional when she plays a necessary 'expressive' role, providing care and ...
    Related: feminists, sociology, power relations, race relations, hidden
  • Managers And The Process Of Change - 1,174 words
    Managers And The Process Of Change 'Moving organisations from current to future changed states is not easy and requires skills and knowledge some managers do not possess' Introduction The desperate call-to-arms, Change or Die - which can be heard echoing down the corridors of businesses everywhere - is evidence that leaders have recognised the need to change. Managers know that companies must be fast, flexible, responsive, resilient, and creative to survive. Most also know that current mind-sets, techniques, and tools are ineffective for creating such an organisation. These people are displaying the talents required to successfully negotiate change. They are aware of the limitations around o ...
    Related: successful change, the manager, corporate governance, information technology, distinction
  • Sexuality - 1,989 words
    Sexuality As Process The aim of this essay, is to try and establish if sexuality, is an innate biological process that takes place as a result of our genetic make-up or wether sexuality is a result of our cultural back ground and the environment in which we are raised. These two differing theories are known as the nature/nurture debate, nature representing the biological theory for our sexuality and nurture representing environmental influences for our behaviour. The first part of the essay, will focus on the biological side of our sexuality and will put forward theories by Barnard, Hamer and Young, who will argue the point, that our sexuality is established at the foetal stage of our develo ...
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  • Social Impact Of The Internet - 1,000 words
    Social Impact Of The Internet Introduction The advent of Internet communication technology is in and of itself, a positive move toward overall global advancement, but the costly social impact is what concerns Lebanese families and sociologists alike. This fear is further amplified by the anticipated social disintegration that may result. The positive aspects of the Internet: As a result of the Internet there is almost nothing that cannot be accomplished from the comfort of one's own home; grocery shopping, buying merchandise, paying bill, researching for term papers and even striking up relationships with people half way across the world. Communication, which once consisted of putting pen to ...
    Related: internet communication, social impact, social skills, communications technology, washington times
  • Social Systems - 1,663 words
    Social Systems WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT FEATURES OF THE CONCEPT OF A SOCIAL SYSTEM? A social system as a concept in sociological theory is one of great importance and indeed necessary. As a theoretical concept and component of theoretical explanation, it highlights the intricate nature of the society we live in. (Craib 1992) Talcott Parsons, a dominant functionalist theorist, focused much of his work on the concept of a social system. (Water 1994) Such a concept is indeed synonymous with his work. Whilst there is no universal sociological definition of the concept, Parsons defined a social system as: a plurality of individual actors interacting with each other in a situation which has at ...
    Related: complex systems, modern social, social change, social control, social evolution, social order, social structure
  • Women In Islam - 2,554 words
    ... e aware of its deficiencies and dangerous consequences, and make our societies and young people aware of the disaster caused by it. Protagonists of the unisex society have condemned the dual-sex human organisation as dangerous for the well-being of women. If dual sex means that one sex is superior to the other, such a situation could have arisen. But in the true Qur'anic society, toward which we all aspire to move, this is not possible. As we have seen above, the Qur'an advocates eloquently the equal status of women and men at the same time as it recognises their generally relevant differences of nature and function. Thus while acknowledging the religious, ethical, intellectual and legal ...
    Related: islam, men and women, women in islam, decision making, extended family
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