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  • As A Technology, It Is Called Multimedia - 1,640 words
    As A Technology, It Is Called Multimedia As a technology, it is called multimedia. As a revolution, it is the sum of many revolutions wrapped into one: A revolution in communication that combines the audio visual power of television, the publishing power of the printing press, and the interactive power of the computer. Multimedia is the convergence of these different professions, once thought independent of one another, coming together to form a new technological approach to the way information and ideas are shared. What will society look like under the evolving institutions of interactive multimedia technologies? Well, if the 1980's were a time for media tycoons, the 1990's will be for the ...
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  • Barbie - 1,690 words
    Barbie Since the beginning of time, toys have often been an indicator of the way a society behaves, and how they interact with their children. For example, in ancient Greece, artifacts recovered there testify that children were simply not given toys to play with as in the modern world. The cruel ritual of leaving a sick child on a hillside for dead, seems to indicate a lack of attention to the young (Lord 16). The same is true of todays society. As you can see with the number of toy stores in our society, we find toys of great value to our lives and enjoy giving them to children as gifts. Ask just about any young girl what she wants for Christmas and youll undoubtedly get the same answer: A ...
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  • Bech Boys - 1,165 words
    Bech Boys The Beach Boys Beginning their career as the most popular surf band in the nation, the beach boys finally emerged by 1966 as Americas biggest pop group, the only one other group to challenge this was the Beatles. In 1961 debut with the popular hit Surfin, the three Wilson brothers, Brian, Denies, and Carl. Plus cousin Mike Love and friend Al Jardine constructed the most intricate, gorgeous harmonies ever heard from a pop band. With Brians studio proficiency growing by leaps and bounds during the mid-60s, the Beach Boys also proved to be one of the best produced groups of the 60s. Though Brians escalating drug use and obsessive desire to trump the Beatles, eventually led to a nervou ...
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  • Blues Music - 1,275 words
    Blues Music Arts: A Brief History of the Blues 2000-06-30 A Brief History of the Blues Joseph Machlis says that the blues is a native American musical and verse form, with no direct European and African antecedents of which we know. (p. 578) In other words, it is a blending of both traditions. Something special and entirely different from either of its parent traditions. (Although Alan Lomax cites some examples of very similar songs having been found in Northwest Africa, particularly among the Wolof and Watusi. p. 233) The word 'blue' has been associated with the idea of melancholia or depression since the Elizabethan era. The American writer, Washington Irving is credited with coining the t ...
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  • Buns Of Steel Sex Appeal - 993 words
    Buns of Steel Sex Appeal John Darcey Darcey 1 Professor Garber Hm 46 March 5th Buns of Steel and Sex Appeal It seems in the past decade more and more attention has been put on firm buttocks and thighs on women. Susan J.Douglas wrote an article called Flex Appeal, Buns of Steel, and the Body in Question. It addresses this fad in a woman's point of view. Douglas, who was a teacher and free lance writer has had many of her article appear in The Village Voice. It seems from the tone of this article that Douglas is disgusted by the emphasis put on the female body and has probably had struggles with weight herself, as many women these days have had. Douglas points out in her article all of the pu ...
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  • Cheap Amusements - 577 words
    Cheap Amusements Kathy Peiss describes the leisure activities of young working women living in New York during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in her book Cheap Amusements. The book explores the emergence of a young female working class and the conflict the women encountered with the "Old World" traditions. Peiss also explores the commercialization of leisure and the socialization of female leisure. The results of these changes brought about what Peiss calls: "cheap amusements." During the middle nineteenth century, women observed "Old World" traditions in respect to leisure. Most leisure activities for women were labor oriented and close personal relationships between wome ...
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  • Culture And Music Of The 70s - 1,285 words
    ... groups continued to produce songs that highly promoted the idea of peace and joy throughout the world. A common song for peace that was found in the times was "I'd Like to Teach the World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony)" by The New Seekers. The songs lyrics ring of the themes love and peace. "I'd like to build the world a home, and furnish it with love," is an example of the topic and theme the song was trying to portray. "And hear them echo through the hills "Ah, peace throughout the land," is a direct relation to The New Seekers feelings of the rising war scene in Vietnam. As the theme of peace became so obvious throughout the nation many other groups also composed songs that dealt with ...
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  • Debate: Talk Shows - 872 words
    Debate: Talk Shows Chrsitine Tirman Talk About Talk Shows In the world of television, talk shows have undoubtedly taken up almost every inch of space on daytime television, and while doing so has caused much controversy. In the nineteen eighties, soap operas and game shows ruled the daytime airwaves, but the nineties are definitely the decade of the talk shows. The craze of talk shows all seemed to start with the originals such as Geraldo Riveria, Donahue and Sally Jesse Rafael (now called Sally) In fact, many of their original topics are still being used in todays talk shows, but with a different style and format. Some of the talk shows on the air today, such as the Oprah Winfrey Show and t ...
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  • Dick Enberg Of Nbc Sports Once Said, The Super Bowl Has Come To Represent The Sport Pinnacle Of Modern Society, The Place - 537 words
    Dick Enberg of NBC sports once said, "The Super Bowl has come to represent the sport pinnacle of modern society, the place which young men reach for footballs and sometimes catch a piece of immorality on the way." For a full 12 months a year, 30 teams of the NFL practice all for one day in January. Every phase of every team operation is focused on a single goal "the world championship of professional football". Over 1800 men have participated in this special day. Jeff Kaye of NFL films said, "This game has become America's biggest one day sporting event. One play follows a player the rest of his life." On Super Bowl Sunday you will experience distinctive mood experienced by virtually everyon ...
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  • Family Meet The Simpsons - 1,683 words
    Family - Meet The Simpsons Meet the Simpsons Over time, the definition of what exactly family means has changed with time. Usually, what constitutes making up a family is relative to a specific culture, but as always, there are exceptions to the rule. Ever since the golden age of television had sprung upon American culture, television has tried to mimic the ideal American family through it's programming. Even as early as the 1950's, television producers made programming that would represent what exactly the ideal American family was. Take for example the show Leave It to Beaver. While I am not going to go in detail about each character, I am going to summarize the family structure and the ro ...
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  • Feminine Beauty - 1,237 words
    Feminine Beauty When defining Feminine beauty one must decide in which time to define it. At certain times women have felt repressed by the term, usually due to the beauty business' influence; while at other times Women have found it liberatory: finding it their bonus as females but not their only power. One will also find that a correlation exists between the women's movement, or lack there of, and society's feelings about woman and their aesthetic appearance. A woman's beauty during the 1910s and early 1920's was not an aspect of one's life to be contemplated heavily. Woman pre 19th amendment were more concerned with gaining recognition of their equality then how they looked. Woman felt be ...
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  • Ice Hockey - 949 words
    Ice Hockey Many people in the U.S. have gained an interest in the rapidly growing sport ice hockey. Fans these days pack out stadiums to see their favorite teams battle for victory on the ice. A hockey game can have a wide variety of spectators. A few examples are dating couples, families, partying guys (usually drunk singles), parents of the players, etc. Its 7:30 on a Tuesday night February 23 1999 and Des Moines Metro Sports Ice Arena is packed out with fans waiting to see their Des Moines Buccaneers take on the North Iowa Huskies. Walking into the arena one cant help but notice the cold, thin air that results from the ice. This is definitely sweatshirt material. Fans of all different sha ...
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  • Independent Study Project On Role Playing Games - 1,994 words
    Independent Study Project on Role Playing Games What are Role Playing Games? Quite simply, RPG's are games where YOU assume the role of a different person. Then, you with other adventurers, must play that role in the setting in which the game takes place. Playing and RPG is much like acting, only you don't know what is going to come next. RPG's utilize at least 3 players. One, called the Game Master, or Dungeon Master, is the person who runs the game. He is "the umpire," who decides where the players are going and who knows everything about the adventure. The GM is a storyteller, who is relaying the story to the players, who make the decisions. RPG's are like one big Choose-Your-Own-Adventur ...
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  • International Trade Theories - 1,182 words
    ... ods produced by the same industry. Intra industry trade accounts for approximately 40 per cent of world trade(Mahoney, Trig, Griffin, Pustay, 1998). Linder believed that international trade of manufactured goods occurred between countries at the same stage of economic development that shared the same consumer preferences. Therefore the country similarity theory consists of the value that most trade in manufactured goods should be between nations with similar per capita income, and that intra industry trade in manufactured goods should be common (Mahoney, Trig, Griffin, Pustay, 1998). International Product Life Cycle Theory (IPLC) The International product life cycle theory is a valuable ...
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  • Juvenileviolence - 1,025 words
    Juvenile+Violence Emanuel Mullins Enwr 106 2/7/00 Juvenile Violence-The latest craze? Two boys at an Arkansas middle school killed four girls and one teacher in what police called a carefully planned ambush on the afternoon of Tuesday March 25, 1998. Nine other girls and one other teacher were also wounded in the attack at the Westside Middle School, located in a quiet rural area just west of Jonesboro, Arkansas. In a similar incident in Littleton, Colorado, two students, cloaked in black trench coats and armed with guns and bombs, opened fire on the morning of Tuesday April 21, 1999 at Columbine High School, killing 15 people and wounding 28 others in the worst school shooting in U.S. histo ...
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  • Korean Temple - 1,157 words
    Korean Temple Buddhist monks, those shaven-headed figures in gray robes, choose to leave this earthly world (that is, mundane society) in favor of an ascetic existence based on prayer and self-denial. But now their unworldly lifestyle is becoming a tourist product... with the monastics' approval! Monastic life as a tourist attraction? It's part of a global craze for monasticism. From the Himalayas to the Hudson River, monks are in. Japanese salarymen are chucking their jobs and fleeing to monasteries. In Taiwan last year, monasticism become big news. Hundreds of families were shocked when their promising sons and daughters opted for Buddhist monastic life instead of comfy careers in business ...
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  • Langston Hughes - 1,459 words
    Langston Hughes Langston Hughes was one of the first black men to express the spirit of blues and jazz into words. An African American Hughes became a well known poet, novelist, journalist, and playwright. Because his father emigrated to Mexico and his mother was often away, Hughes was brought up in Lawrence, Kansas, by his grandmother Mary Langston. Her second husband (Hughes's grandfather) was a fierce abolitionist. She helped Hughes to see the cause of social justice. As a lonely child Hughes turned to reading and writing, publishing his first poems while in high school in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1921 he entered Columbia University, but left after an unhappy year. Even as he worked as a deliv ...
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  • Latin History - 1,903 words
    Latin History The Well Planned Surprise On October 13th of 1492, Christopher Columbus made a "discovery" that changed all of mankind. He under the backing of the Spanish government made the pivotal first steps in colonizing a new land. The journey that had long been anticipated by Columbus was not important because it was the first of such expeditions, for it indeed was not. The fact that sets him apart is that his discovery was the last of such magnitude and lasting effects in history. His discovery was made at a time when Europe was in the process of great change. These changes greatly influenced the voyage of Columbus and contributed to curiosity of the monarch and the citizens of Europe. ...
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  • Latin Music:here To Stay Or Gone Tomorrow - 1,376 words
    Latin Music:Here To Stay Or Gone Tomorrow? Latin Music: Here to Stay or Gone Tomorrow? By Shannon Bell Outline Thesis sentence: The music industry has experienced a drastic impact as a result of the rise in Latino Music. The increased popularity shows a rise in CD purchases, Latino stardom, and the ethnic values of an old culture. The impact has also influenced relations between the United States and Latin America. I. Latin American music represents the Hispanic culture of the artist. II. The artists express individuality influenced by the region they came from, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Chili, or Brazil. III. While Latin hits top the charts in the United States the musicians influence: A. Issues s ...
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  • Legalized Gambling - 1,436 words
    ... in America. In 1980 Tunica, Mississippi was known as "America's Ethiopia." Around 53% of the population lived in poverty. Everyone thought the answer to the community's problems would be to build a casino This did make new jobs for some people, but the price of land increased 10 times more. Property taxes increased dramatically as the property values increased.23 The only people who were reaping the benefits of the casino were the rich owners and the rich real estate developers. Lotteries also end up hurting the people who need help most. High school drop-outs and people with incomes under $20,000 make up the largest percentage of lottery players.24 In lotteries nationwide, the poor spen ...
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