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Political Science

Article Review–Forbes Magazine

A very key important part of sociology is public relations–specifically with reference to the amount of cooperation going on between different committees or branches of government that is key for the running of the government, and full faith and credit in the strength of the economy.

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Political Science

Article Review- The Washington Post

At the heart of political science, and much of what political science is concerned with, as a whole is the communication, both in theory and application, of the different sections of government. Very often this is an issue of a policy the President favors, and Congress does not, or vice-versa. This is especially apparent in The Washington Post article, credited to the Associated Press on May 1st, entitled “Guantanamo Bay Closure a tough sell to Congress, so Obama looks to Possibly reduce population”.

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Tourism

Building a Global Presence in Luxury Market

Four Seasons-Regent: Building a Global Presence in the Luxury Market

Introduction

Four Seasons Hotels, Inc. is an international luxury, five-star hotel Management Company based in Canada. Go, Choi, and Chan analyze the internationalization strategy of Four Seasons for growth and expansion. The researchers analyze the firm’s position against a theoretical framework developed by Johansson and Yip. The analysis indicates that the firm is now situated according to a global strategy from a strategy that is essentially regional. This report reviews Go, Choi, and Chan’s research that chronicles the evolution of Four Seasons from a domestic hotel company to a global hotel operation and analyzes the strategy the firm used.

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American History

Article Review

Article Review 2

The article entitled Case Background is intriguing and informative.  It places readers right in the center of the abolition of slavery and the early fight for equality.  Instead of merely providing dry facts about early slavery in America and the dream of freedom, the author supplies a descriptive story about one man’s fight for freedom.  Numerous interesting and educational facts about slavery and the early American judicial system are presented in the article.  The purpose of the article, Case Background, is to share about the history of slavery and the judicial struggle for slaves to gain freedom.

The first paragraph describes the life as a slave for Scott.  Scott had lived with Emerson for most of his life, traveling between several different states, some of which were considered free states.  The article describes that Scott lived for about seven years in free states, although he was still Emerson’s slave.  Scott began his fight for freedom in 1846.

Scott filed an official declaration for freedom.  The article describes several similar judicial cases resulting in granting freedom to slaves.  However, Scott’s first attempt at slavery was not as lucky.  At which point, he took his case to the federal judicial system.

The next attempt at freedom proved just as unsuccessful for Scott.  The court ruled in favor of Sanford.  So, Scott hired an attorney and took his case to the highest tribunal in the country, the United States Supreme Court.  An attorney named Montgomery Blair –a Missourian himself, a highly respected lawyer in Washington, and a supporter of the Free Soil party–agreed to take Scott’s case without expecting payment.

The article describes that until the case was presented in the Supreme Court, it had not gained much attention.  The debate revolving whether slavery was a congress issue or a court issue continued.  When the court finally met a conclusion, it was overthrown due to the fact that it represented only one man’s perspectives instead of considering larger issues such as the abolition of slavery and Negro citizenship.

Two days after the inauguration of President Buchanan, in 1857, the court had finally reached a decision.  Taney declared that slaves and Negros did not deserve the same rights under the Constitution of the United States.  Furthermore, the case was dismissed.  Scott’s judicial case never concluded in his freedom.  Meanwhile, things got heated in the press as Republicans and Democrats spat back and forth.  The rivalry between Northern and Southern states continued to grow.  Moreover, four years following the decision presented by Taney, the colonies broke out in a Civil War.

The article is extremely logical and informative.  It provides a plethora of detailed knowledge including the life of a slave and his fight for freedom, the history of the judicial system, the fight between North and South, and the onset of the Civil War.  The information certainly expands the knowledge of readers, creating a wonderfully tangible mental portrait.  The case certainly filled in the gaps of understanding the abolition of slavery and the early judicial system.  I would be interested to discover the change in the courts after the war.

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Teacher's Career

Journal for Diane Lasren-Freeman’s book Teaching Language

Diane Lasren-Freeman’s book ‘Teaching Language’ discusses the challenging conceptions of grammar and the three dimensions applied to language in communication. Chapter 2 focuses on the way teachers comprehend the concept of language. In the chapter, Lasren-Freeman challenges the practical conventions of grammar. First she describes grammar as an area of knowledge, rather than a set of rigid rules.

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Women and Gender Studies

Homosexual Masculinities in Canada

Homosexual masculinities in Canada are the kinds of men that are once perceived as subordinates. As perceived, they were successful in achieving their masculinity and manhood, they were bound to be part of cultural dynamics, in which, the society allow them to be part of ‘normal’ group and operates the way female gender usually do in relationships between men and women. Some say that they are ‘culturally exalted’ which expressed that they are valuable, acceptable, dominant, and equate to the society. The relationship between masculinities and subordinates do not measure the equality of hegemony. Even though, the hegemonic heterosexual masculinity group has oppressed the homosexual men for devaluing manhood and dominating the ultrafemininity ways for the betterment of hegemony and complicity. Thus, these views of marginalization on homosexual men are of less of importance, and are of relegating to a secondary position and are of innocence of committing a crime. Therefore, marginalized, both groups with a background do not acquire an education on cultural difference, racialism, and sovereignty. In addition, this complements the idea of how homosexual black men of Canada have been intimidated through their socioeconomic class, power of success, and geographical location within dominant group and how Blacks of Canada are not able to mainstream their sovereign individuality, in despite of cultural differences with different socioeconomic class levels, they are dominating the society. An underestimating power between groups on dominating success in their careers has revealed that homosexual men intimidated the hegemonic heterosexual men by overpowering their character in power of success.

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Women and Gender Studies

Hockey for Masculine

Considerably, in Canada, hockey became a game of the masculine, aggressive and violent due to the exclusion of the lacrosse. Hockey, being a part of Canadian game tamed as natural, it originated from cultural context as per several specific reasons. According to the article, it is pertinent to note that the game of hockey grew in Canada due to the restrictions that saw to the cease of lacrosse. It is important to note that the restrictions of the lacrosse game paved way for the prominence of the hockey in the country.

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Women and Gender Studies

Hegemonic Masculinity is not Hegemonic- Michael Robidoux

Hegemony, per se, relates to the assumption of masculinity through the distinction of command. Most likely, this stature of men being able to control themselves and the society around them has been coined in relation to the culture of imperialism that England has introduced to the world. Relatively, this has created a direct implication of what manhood is all about and how masculinity is recognized in areas that England has greatly affected during the years of imperialism.

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Political Science

Content Analyses of the Portrayal of Women in James Bond Films, The Male Consumer as Loser: Beer and Liquor in Mega Sport Media Events and The Conspiracy Theories.

Over many decades, James Bond has been recognized across the world as one of the famous characters who acts fictional films. This is attributed to the ever portrayal of fantasy in the Bond films which greatly depend on the attractive nature of the counterpart females to the Bond characters. The characters in the Bond films, specifically females, have names that provoke just as their characters portrays, thus helping James in his accomplishments.

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English

Reading and Responding: Close Reading a Text

In this response to the reading, the author speaks informally to the reader about writing itself, and the process that goes along with it. The writer acts to explain the complex writing process all writers go through in their creative process, and how it is certainly more complex than most would imagine.

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Internet

Information Searching

Dierences and similarities in information seeking: children and adults as Web users. By Dania Bilal and Joe Kirby in the Information Processing and Management, 38,

649–670 (2002).

Human behavior, as it relates to information seeking depends on varied interests, particularly those that differ between children and adults. This is particularly true when it comes to the Internet with all of its vast information resources. However, although children and adults process information differently, there are still some similarities in them when it comes to how they seek out information, especially when it is Web-based.

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Political Science

Obama Presidency

It may seem like a simple procedure to determine whether or not Barrack Obama  has been a successful President due to the fact that he was able to obtain a second term. For some observers and historians, this fact alone suggests that  Obama has been a successful President and that the feeling that he is capable and competent is shared by not only a number of professional pundits and commentators, but by the majority of the voting public as well.  Such an assertion is based on a general perception of what Obama has and has not accomplished as President during  his first term. the generalized opinion that re-election is equitable with success is debatable. The criteria for challenging Obama’s status as a successful President is based on the state of the country as well as the state of polarization among the electorate.   Of course, in most cases, when the question of success is raised, what is desired is a simple, declarative answer: “yes” or “no.” Finding such a basic and declarative answer, however, may not only be challenging, it may actually be impossible.

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Nursing

Families Coping with Underage Drinking

The purpose of this paper is examining the impact of underage drinking on families and how they cope with this issue from a family systems perspective. In addition, this paper aims at identifying implications for the nursing practice, the role of the advance practice nurse, and evidenced-based nursing research as it pertains to underage drinking, alcoholism and family systems in this underserved population.

Alcoholism is a major problem in many communities and this, unfortunately, includes young adults under the age of 21, teens and children. Just like any other addictive drug, alcohol is a substance used and abused by many. This research focuses on alcohol use in excess and how it often leads to the disease of alcoholism, particularly among the youth. Alcoholism is not a benign condition; it is a disease that is chronic and progressive and a person suffering from this disease has little or no control over his or her drinking problems (Mayo Clinic, 2012). This is due to the fact that both physical and physiological factors are associated with this disease. Alcoholics are compelled to drink, and this is so even when they show signs of physical, mental and emotional illness and pain. Additionally, an alcoholic often loses important things in his or her life such as family and friends, as well as jobs, assets, dignity and hope.

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Sociology

Gay Men Domestic Violence Project

Domestic violence is a serious issue within relationships “Nearly one-third of American women report being raped and/or physically assaulted by a current or former boyfriend at some point in their lives.”(Arizona Coalition against Domestic Violence, n.d). “An estimated 4.5 million physical assaults are committed against U.S. women by intimate partners annually.”(Arizona Coalition against Domestic Violence, n.d) Domestic violence is not just an issue among heterosexual couples but also among homosexual couples too. The purpose of choosing this topic on the Gay Men Domestic Violence Project is to bring the needed attention to an under researched part of relationships where domestic violence occurs. The website is shifting its focus from just gay man but to include all GLBTQ. Their mission states that, “To assist and support victims and survivors of domestic violence, focusing on the GLBTQ community, to bring about responsive public policy, and to increase access to culturally competent services” (GMDVP, n.d).