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  • Chaucers Use Of Clothing: And Effective Rhetorical Device - 1,831 words
    Chaucer's Use Of Clothing: And Effective Rhetorical Device Chaucer's Use of Clothing: an Effective Rhetorical Device In Literature, as in real life, characters are sometimes judged by their appearance. The description of clothing provides detail and comment on those wearing them. Chaucer's uses of artifice in The Canterbury Tales function as gauges of the social status and economic wealth, and emotional condition of each pilgrim. Artifice effectively provides a badge of humanity, symbolic of each character's fallibility. Yet clothing simultaneously imposes upon the characters literary stereotypes, which they consequentially adopt. Unable to transcend these ascribed roles, the pilgrims someti ...
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  • Community And Social Structure - 780 words
    Community And Social Structure AssignmentIII The idea of people being social in nature can be clearly illustrated by the groups, or communities that one sees all around them. Groups of individuals share a common perspective of what reality consists of, this is known as culture(Charon, 1997). This reality is perceived through our interactions with others in the group and by what our position is within that group(Charon, 1997). The way in which we see the world is in a sense limited by both our position and our interactions. In order to actually fill your position in the group you need to have a working set of ideas and concepts to get the job done(Charon, 1997). This working set of ideas is a ...
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  • Computer Crime Has Become A Very Large Issue In Our Society Today This Paper Will Look At This Issue From A Sociological Pers - 1,444 words
    Computer Crime has become a very large issue in our society today; this paper will look at this issue from a sociological perspective. It will analyze the various crimes that make up computer crime and see what changes it has brought about in the world in which we live in. Computer crime first is a very new problem in our society today and it is crimes that are committed from a computer. These include embezzling, breaking into other computers, cyber porn and various other crimes that have a drastic affect on the society and the institutions that each of us hold to keep our global society running. To first understand computer crime one must understand first what crime is. According to Diana K ...
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  • Deviant Behavior - 1,203 words
    Deviant Behavior A person would be considered to be acting deviantly in society if they are violating what the significant social norm in that particular culture is. What causes humans to act certain ways is a disputed topic among researchers for some time now. There are three types of researchers that have tried to answer this question. There is the psychological answer, biological answer, and the sociological answer. With all of the studies that have been performed, no one group has come up with an exact reason to why people behave deviantly. Although, sociologists theories have not been disproved as often as the psychologists and biologists theories because their experiments are too hard ...
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  • Deviant Behavior - 1,188 words
    ... ow much their peers and media influence them to go against the norms. Although, once a person is labeled deviant they continue to respond to society as if they are. This aspect of deviance is called the Labeling Theory. They are sociologists who seek to find why certain acts are defined as criminal, and others are not. They also question how and why certain people become defined as a criminal or deviant. The acts that they perform, in this idea, are not significant to the criminals, but it is the social reaction to them that is (Overview 1). The response and label from other individuals in society, such as peers, are how the individuals view themselves. When a person does a deviant act t ...
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  • In Solitary Witness - 807 words
    In Solitary Witness In the next few pages, from reading "In Solitary Witness," I will endeavor to answer the following questions: 1. In your own words give a brief biography of Franz Jagerstatter placing him in his time and place. 2. Discuss what you believe were the primary reasons why Jagerstatter refused to serve in the German army. 3. What were the attitudes of his community toward his stand? 4. What was the attitude of his church and church officials regarding his stand? 5. What were the attitudes of his family toward his stand? 6. What enabled Jagerstatter to sustain his stand against the advice of family, friends, community, church, and state? 7. Why do you believe that Jagerstatter w ...
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  • Jesus In John - 257 words
    Jesus In John Jesus in John When reading the gospels of the New Testament, it becomes evident that the personality of each of the authors affected their understanding, interpretation, and impression of Jesus and his works. In John, the gospel that I chose to read for this paper, Jesus is portrayed in a more godlike, omnipotent manner. This could be evidence that John was actually more awe-inspired than his other gospel-writing counterparts, or that he was simply trying to fully express the mood of the people that witnessed what was happening before their eyes. Realistically, even today with all of our "advanced technology," people would surely be dumbfounded by the incredible works that Jesu ...
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  • School Violence - 495 words
    School Violence School violence is not a new issue for the nineties. School violence has been around since the nineteen fifties, but was more an issue of juvenile delinquency. The difference between the 1950s and 1990s is that the student conflicts are more likely to be settled with the use of weapons in the nineties. The availability of weapons today has seemingly increased the severity of which young people settle their arguments. From a sociological perspective, the increase of violence in schools in poor neighborhoods is a reflection of the community itself. The social ills- poverty, single parent homes, drugs, prostitution, teenage pregnancy and street violence has crept into the school ...
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  • The Computer Underground - 4,461 words
    The Computer Underground NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY THE SOCIAL ORGANIZATION OF THE COMPUTER UNDERGROUND A THESIS SUBMITTED TO THE GRADUATE SCHOOL IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE MASTER OF ARTS DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY BY GORDON R. MEYER %CompuServe: 72307,1502% %GEnie: GRMEYER% DEKALB, ILLINOIS AUGUST 1989 ABSTRACT Mame: Gordon R. Meyer Department: Sociology Title: The Social Organization of the Computer Underground Major: Criminology Degree: M.A. Aproved by: Date: Tesis Director NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY ABSTRACT This paper examines the social organization of the "computer underground" (CU). The CU is composed of actors in three roles, "computer hackers," " ...
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  • The Explanation Of Criminality - 2,387 words
    The Explanation Of Criminality From a sociological perspective, explanations for criminal- ity are found in two levels which are the subculture and the structural explanations. The sociological explanations emphasize aspects of societal arrangements that are external to the actor and compelling. A sociological explanation is concerned with how the structure of a society or its institutional practices or its persisting cultural themes affect the conduct of its members. Individual differences are denied or ignored, and the explanation of the overall collective behavoir is sought in the patterning of social arrangements that is considered to be both outside the actor and prior to him (Sampson, ...
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  • The Killing Game - 626 words
    The Killing Game The article that I chose for writing my paper is called, The Killing Game. The author of this article is Robert Cribb. Written on April 25,1999, Toronto Star. This article deals with how children and young youth are being influenced by violent video games, Internet and movies to do crime, and even to kill. This article talks about how violence from fantasy games and movies transforms the minds of children into believing that it is reality. In this article we come across many incidents that have happened, where a teenager in rage comes to school, and without any control of his mind shoots his classmates and teachers. Doctors that study media-violence believe that violent game ...
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