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    Survivalism is a subculture because it is a group within a society that is differentiated by its distinctive values, norms, and lifestyle. Survivalism is defined as a movement of individuals known as survivalist or preppers, that are actively preparing to become self sufficient and build shelters that may help them survive a catastrophic events, nuclear wars, or social collapse. This subculture it is important to research and understand, because this movement has increased over the years. There has been various events in history that increase the promotion to become a part of this subculture. Survivalism has an extensive history and a variation of levels of how much people are involved. It has different components such as, symbols, gestures,…

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    Since the beginning of humanity, people have been trying to understand themselves. To achieve this, they have made near endless amounts of observations and amassed them to form a relatively good understanding of themselves. Most of these observations, however, have been made within societies and therefore most of the knowledge deals with civilized humans. On the contrary, the Bathtub depicted in The Beasts of the Southern Wild represents humanity separate from society. The people of the bathtub,…

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    Survivalists: An American subculture The presence of survivalists or preppers as an American subculture can be traced back as early as the 1930’s. During World War II, as new homes and buildings were constructed, builders were adding bomb shelters to their structures. Occupants would then keep these bomb shelters or bunkers stocked in case of Nazi attacks. Advancing to the 1960’s and 1970’s, survivalist intentions changed due to differing circumstances. Preppers of this period were mainly…

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    Folklore As An Artifact

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    a) "survivals" Survivals are a concept of folklore as an artifact. Survivals serve some type of purpose or have some type meaning. If they were not significant in some way, they would not still be a part of folklore. The original purpose of a survival may have been lost to time, but it is still relevant in some way. In Folkloristics: An Introduction, ballads and children's rhymes are examples of survivals. Superstitious beliefs are survivals of past practices, like seven years bad luck for…

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    Look at your location as well and determine how equipped you are to survive in your present location if a crisis should arise. Do you know how to use nothing but the things nature presents or is this something you need to look at. You should also consider your health and anything else that could be a problem in moments of crisis or disaster. #3. Opportunities You should list the opportunities in your environment. Imagine the resources that are currently available and how they can be of use…

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    Thus causing a higher mortality and criminal rates among these communities. The scholarly articles “Cultural Survivalism and Forced Assimilation” by Jon Reyhner, “Price of Progress” by John Bodley, and Native American episode (S3 E6) of “30 Days” all address these issues that indigenous communities have to face on a daily bases. Language is an extremely important aspect in a culture some may even say it’s what connections a cultural together to make it unique. And the loss of a language can be…

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    but is actually thought provoking proven by Catch 22. The novel itself is composed in mockery of World War II. This novel is centered on the compact island of Pianosa in the Mediterranean sea, immediately upon Germany no longer being a threat to the United States. It evolves around the endeavors of one man, Yossarian, to carry through the everlasting war. Throughout this novel Yossarian is trying to escape the war, and in order to do so he does many improper things. In his novel, Joseph…

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    and strength of character, and imparted this wisdom to his students. He would always cause us to ask ourselves “what is best for the group?” and “how can I use my skills most effectively to help others?”. This serviced us personally as well as the community we had formed during our expedition. He also fostered within us a drive towards hard work and constant growth. If we ever messed something up or were acting out of line he would say “Don’t apologize, but what can you do better?”, asking us…

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    The Oklahoma City bombing was a terrorist attack that was carried out by Timothy McVeigh along with two co-conspirators. Timothy McVeigh was born on April 23, 1968, in Pendleton, New York. McVeigh lived with both his parents until their divorce in 1978, after their divorce he mainly lived with his father during his school years. McVeigh 's nickname was "Noodle", he was a scrawny, nonathletic loner which left him a target for neighborhood bullies (Linder 2006). He began to develop an interest in…

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    Prospero, maddening with rage and the shame of his own momentary cowardice, rushed hurriedly through the six chambers, while none followed him on account of a deadly terror that had seized upon all...there was a sharp cry...in the death of Prince Prospero,” (61). Prospero perishes from his fear, the red death, in the seventh room. Seven represents holiness and perfection, yet Prospero is viciously murdered in it. Poe emphasizes that you can never avoid death for even something pure and holy…

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