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    Ferguson Shooting

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    The shooting of Michael Brown and the subsequent rioting in the city of Ferguson last year is still a hotly debated and contested issue for everyone from average citizens to academics. Taking a look at how theorists and great minds of the past would view the shooting, the riots, and the reactions to both, gives an interesting overview of just how important and unavoidable the role of power is understanding the possible motives behind the behavior of all parties involved. The events in Ferguson, because of their complicated and, in many ways, unresolved nature can be endlessly analyzed as everyone attempts to find their own answers to the motives behind the riots. Karl Marx would, unsurprisingly, view the Ferguson riots as a class issue and a direct result of the failure of capitalism and economic inequality to lead the revolution that he believed was inevitable. The area of Ferguson was a primarily poor or lower class area who do not make enough money to properly sustain themselves and make a worthwhile life for them and their families. Due to their economic conditions, the higher classes, including the police officers and middle class viewers of the rights, are unable to understand why the citizens of Ferguson would react in such a violent way to the death of one person. Marx would believe that the police officers and higher class citizens are experiencing a false consciousness about the way that the lower class citizens of Ferguson are living, simply ignoring their…

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    to support themselves; they should not rely on the government for help, the government should have a limited role in helping people. Conservatives tendency to oppose government programs to distribute income or change the status of individualism. Conservatism ideology believes the government should promote economic liberty, morality, and social order. Conservatism identifies with those who have traditional values and tend to oppose gay rights legislation, and legislation that allows abortion.…

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    Gender Advertising

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    This commercial features four male characters three of which are children and the other an adult. The first two children who are white ask Santa Claus for toys and to be a star in the sky. The last character is black and asks Santa to bring an end to conflict and to be able to live in peace. Aside from the commercial having only male figures it also represents the importance of race at the time the commercial was produced. I believe it was to outline the hardships black people were still facing…

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    Hegemony is a process of coercion and consent. What does this mean, and how useful is it in explaining the role of culture in maintaining dominant ideologies? The expression ‘hegemony’ can be considered in a number of ways, the first and most apparent definition: a leader or representation of a certain ideology with the ability to gain control over another, weaker power. An example of this shown through history is the Soviet Union’s expansion over Eastern Europe, through the use of dictatorial…

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    reading the definition of what political socialization all the way back in week 1, I have taken time to figure out who and what were some impacts on my political views. Throughout chapter one in the book it states that some of political influences are our parents. (Chapter 1.3) In my case that is true but not to see their views. My parents are conservatives and are very firm on their beliefs. With that being said they did teach me to hear others and their opinions and see for myself if I want to…

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    Ideology has been described as a ‘sense of abstract, impractical or fanatical theory’, originally described as a term philosophy of mind; the current everyday use of term refers to belief system that someone holds onto. It is often associated with the work of Marx and Engels, and their assessment of society’s outlook between material conditions and relationships, better known as Marxist Ideology. (Raymond, 1985, 154-155) This Marxist ideological sense, has had tremendous influence in fields of…

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    early 2006, Twitter has morphed and expanded into one of the top social media sites in the world today. In its early days, Twitter implemented the 5 C’s and other web 2.0 ideologies to change as its users changed with it, but in recent years, it has sacrificed usability for profits. This has all been at the expense of its users. That being said, as a startup like Twitter changes from a small convenience site to a social media giant, certain changes must take place for it to move forward. This is…

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    Small, 2003, pp 447). Miller (2012) identified six major classifications of bullying: verbal, physical, material, relational, hate-motivated, and cyber. A theme within these six categories of bullying involve physical and verbal acts, as well as manipulative acts (Miller, 2012). Since the passing of the first anti-bullying law in 1999, state legislative bodies have been focused on developing, implementing, and updating anti-bullying laws. The focus of this paper will be directed at bullying,…

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    Karl Marx's Ideologies

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    Ideologies, the science of ideas, were a product of the enlightenment era and pertain to philosophical ideas and beliefs of what “ought to be”. Meaning to this term, coined by Comte de Tracy during the French revolutionary period, has been an ever evolving concept. There are various ideological beliefs that differ on what the most suitable social, political, and economic structures will create the “best” societal outcome. These wide ranges of philosophies may include support for individualistic…

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    to say that the average human sleeps 207,320 hours (71 years multiplied by 365 days in a year, that answer multiplied by 8 hours) in a lifetime, an estimated one-third of our lives. Each night, when our heads it the soft pillow and finally lull into a sleeping state, we as individuals will have four to seven dreams during the nighttime. It will take one and a half hours, roughly 20% of our time peacefully sleeping, to dream. The empirical research on massive collections of dream reports has…

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