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    Commercialization is very prominent in today’s world. It is ever-present throughout our lives whether we realize it or not. It is continuously on the rise as well. Many things have become affected from different forms of commercialization. Anna Quindlen states, “A worker at Wal-Mart in Valley Stream, N.Y., was trampled to death by a mob of bargain hunters.” This provides so much evidence of how the whole concept of taking part in a sale is deathly dangerous. Also, fellowship with family is suffering because catching a sale seems to contribute more interest. Then to, those effects are just a continuous cycle because children catch on and possibly realize that catching a bargain is more important than quality time spent with the family. Society…

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    The Historic Struggle of Life and Choice In the pre-1800s, there was no definite rule of the land on the abortion; there was only civil law tradition of punishing abortion if abortion is done after the fetus was viable; the standard of whether the fetus was viable was “quickening”. After the quickening, women abort the fetus were charged less than the murder (Lecture Feb. 2; page 5). In the 1821-1841, the abortion providers were criminalized in the few state level, but still the…

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    Humankind’s interactions with nature changed during the Middle Ages due to many factors, but the most important of these factors were agricultural technology and the commercializing of its economy. Arguments over the factors that caused this change in the interaction between man and nature can be seen in the works of Lynn White, Lisa Kiser, and Elspeth Whitney. Lynn White argues that agricultural technology did change how man interacted with nature, but he believes that the Christian religion of…

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    According to Ridpath (2008), the increase in public popularity of intercollegiate athletic had opened the door to the commercialization of college sports. Excessive commercialism, unethical behavior, and the exploitation of student athletes are said to be instrumental detractors from the overall mission of higher education (Weight et al., 2015). This perception is prevalent by some of today’s faculty (Ridpath, 2008). However, when it comes to views on the commercialization of intercollegiate…

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    Smallholder commercialization is considered as a grand design development strategy in many African countries. This is because growing evidence is indicating that the success of agricultural productivity depend on the expansion of market opportunities (Gabre-Madhin & Haggblade, 2004; Njuki, et, al, 2011). Commercial transformation of subsistence oriented smallholder agriculture is an indispensable pathway towards sustainable development of the agricultural sector (world Bank, 2008), economic…

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    Many media outlets and fans are questioning if NCAA athletics has become too commercialized over recent years. One of the initial areas the institutions began to treat athletics as a “commercialized” entity was during apparel negotiations with apparel companies. If the NCAA did not want to be commercialized, they needed to stop apparel contracts at the start. The best comparison to the NCAA commercialization issue is like a parent who deals with a child on drugs. If the parent has a desire to…

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    Commercialization of Traditional Knowledge: A Wake up Call Introduction: ‘Traditional knowledge’ is the biggest boon and gift from our ancestors and every individual is free to access it. Traditional knowledge is “The customary practices of a particular community that passes down from generation to generation thereby becoming an inevitable part of daily routine”. The issue of monopolization of traditional knowledge in India began with the turmeric and from then on so many issues cropped up and…

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    To begin with, the documentary film, Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood talks about “research that indicated that children eight and under did not understand the persuasive intent of advertising.” **Since *youths ages eight and under are the majority of what people usually consider as “children”, most children are being tricked into wanting advertised products without the ability to know better. If they cannot interpret the ad’s purpose/intent to sell, advertisers can treat…

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    Commercialization is normally associated with negative effects yet it has enlarged the rap audience greatly. As a result, commercialization has increased revenue for artists and labels. It has also resulted in increased funding for the production of rap, as well as, funding for independent labels that sign groups that may not get signed by major labels. Commercialization has taken hip-hop out of urban areas and placed it in the lap of suburban America. Suburban America has obviously eaten it…

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    Throughout the years, the youth culture has been influenced by the media. Children and teenagers have been exposed to too many ads, causing them to believe that “life is about getting and spending”. Nowadays it is common to hear a child complaining about how he dislikes his IPad cover because it is not his favorite color or how he has a tablet but not a cell phone. Kids have become consumerist, dependent of the products sold by the media. This is shown in the documentary “Consuming Kids: The…

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