Richard Hofstadter

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  • Prohibition Book Review

    This discussion is another predominantly narrative historical review of prohibition. He provides the initial and most complete review of the progressive era and the political forces leading up to the ratification of the 18th amendment. In his publication he clearly defines prohibition as part of the Progressive movement. (REF) Hofstadter provides detailed links of political relationships and social reformist of the era. Further discussions on the need for social stability with political power and portrays the prohibition as a social movement are key points. It is one of the most referenced pieces of historical literature in progressive era discussions and his historiographical methods sparked several debates following its publication. He offers some Quantitative history during some of his political narrations, however the material is significantly lacking in references and skewed with political interest from the author. (ref) It is the historiographical criticism and his philosophical discussions on political views that make this an excellent source for a historiographical…

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  • Big Bang Theory Stereotypes

    The Big Bang Theory: A View on the Modern “Nerdist” The Big Bang Theory is an extremely successful sitcom that airs Monday nights on CBS. It involves love, drama, comedy and many other elements into a single format. Some of the main characters are Leonard, Sheldon, Penny, Howard, Rajesh, Bernadette, and Amy. One of the reasons I am researching The Big Bang Theory or “TBBT” is because it is one of the most watched, successful, and highest rated sitcoms of all time. According to Winston, as of…

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  • The Big Bang Theory Gender Analysis

    Big Bang Theory on television. Those thirty minute airings had my whole living room roaring. We loved how awkward Sheldon was and how Leonard was always chasing pretty Penny. It was not until recently that I have noticed how misogyny is portrayed throughout the show. As I watch the episodes back I still laugh: however, I cannot help but to realize how the women, in particular Penny and Amy, are characterized throughout each episode. For those who are not familiar, The Big Bang Theory is an…

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  • Sherryl Kleinman's Article Why Sexist Language

    her because of people thinking men are superior to women. The language that we use today does not help the fact that men think that either. People do however think language is not that important but instead lets try working on other inequality issues. “But the words we use can also reinforce current realities when they are sexist (or racist or heterosexist)”(300). Kleinman writes. Our choice of words will shape how we think whether is positive or negative. Words make you think different…

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  • Stereotypes Of Gender Roles Essay

    For example, the males in The Big Bang Theory are all scientists. Leonard Hofstadter is an experimental physicist at Caltech in Pasadena, Sheldon Cooper works as a theoretical physicist at Caltech, Howard Wolowitz works as an aerospace engineer and former NASA astronaut at Caltech in Pasadena, and Raj Koothrappali is an Indian-born astrophysicist who lives in Pasadena and works at Caltech. Unfortunately, one of the main women characters in The Big Bang Theory is another story. Penny is a…

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  • Figurative Language In Richard Cory, By Edwin Arlington Robinson

    “Richard Cory”, written by Edwin Arlington Robinson, portrays a man’s life story only through the effect of his personality upon those who admire him. The poem is separated into four stanzas, each unfolding a different aspect of the protagonist’s life represented by the townspeople. This poem is devoid of almost any literary elements and figurative language; however, the words themselves still have resonance. By formulating assumptions and opinions of how the other half lives, the “people on the…

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  • Stephen King Why We Crave Horror Movies Essay

    Stephen King, a talented horror fiction writer, published an article in Playboy magazine called “Why We Crave Horror Movies.” The author tries to prove modern day horror movies are a relief of violence and also can calm the negative nerves in the mind. In several ways these things can be related to real life situations. My relief of violence is dancing around in my room and reading my bible and horror movies allows us a chance to indulge in that sick imagination of ours so we do not act on them,…

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  • The Importance Of Forgiveness In Jonathan Livingston Seagull

    Fighting is always easier than forgiving, for placing blame brings no tarnish to oneself. As humans (and seagulls) we cannot hope to move forward without leaving what holds us down behind us. In Richard Bach’s novel Jonathan Livingston Seagull, forgiveness is weaved throughout the tale of a seagull, daring to go beyond the norm, facing the consequences for the pursuit of happiness. Despite his banishment from the rest of the flock, Jonathan begins the discoverence of the secrets of flying by…

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  • Zinn Under Control Analysis

    What does Zinn mean by “Under Control?” What I believe Zinn means by using the phrase “under control” is that the government had the opposite of over control. It is apparent the government lacked control in just about every aspect during this time. Meaning the system was out of control because there was a lack of control. The first indication that the government was loosing control during this time was found in the view of the United States citizens. People no longer had any trust in or showed…

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  • Virgin Group: The Success Of Richard Branson's Leadership Model

    The companies vary from selling books, mobile phones, and recently moving into the airline, train, finance, and resorts industries. The success of Virgin is reflected by Richard Branson’s personality and leadership style of openness and master negotiation skills. Team-building and approaching situations with a consultant perspective were skills that Branson used in daily decisions. The customer service aspect of all of the companies that Virgin Group was the parent company to be focused on…

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