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Outline the evidence that working classes are disadvantaged in the contemporary UK.
Having the working class as disadvantaged is proven to be right because of many reasons, some say its health reasons, others say its educations or economic downturn etc. there are all sorts of observations which contribute towards why the working class are at a disadvantage in the contemporary UK.
One observation as to why the working class are at a disadvantage is education because without having the knowledge you will not be able to achieve much in society. Research has shown that the working class children perform much worse in education than all other social groups at all levels of education. The
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didn’t want to be remembered as the president who allowed American automakers to fall apart, and sent them $17.4 billion of the $700 billion Wall Street bailout money. Barack Obama finished the job, setting up an auto task force to guide General Motors and Chrysler through bankruptcy. (He did so over the objections of his house Clintonite, Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. Emanuel’s response to the prospect of tens of thousands of autoworkers losing their jobs: “Fuck the UAW”). Even so, new autoworkers now start at $14 an hour – hardly a middle-class wage.
Obama also passed the Affordable Care Act, the most significant piece of social welfare legislation since the Great Society, but author Peter
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- Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
-The Accounting Eqaution
-The Rule of Debit and Credit
Advantages of applying accounting principles, rules, and procedures:
* A properly prepared financial statement communicates the profits to shareholders and employees
* An investor will be more apt to consider a company whose financial statements disclose all activities
* A standard format for financial statements can be read by investors and banks.
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)- a response to the need for standardization.
-Sole Proprietorship- owned by an individual. Use their own money to finance the business. Most common legal form of business
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Discussion Board 2
19 February 2013
In the student tool called M.U.S.E, it touches upon the subjects within the Web Development I class. The videos which are needed to view for the upcoming first Individual Project are; Introduction to Phase 1, How to Use the eBook, Introduction to Dreamweaver, How to Choose the Right Colors, Introduction to Photoshop and Phase 1 IP Demo; is to help students understand what is needed to complete the project. In the follow paragraphs, will explain how this work.
With the ‘Introduction to Phase 1’ video, the instructor shows what the class is about and what to do in a step-by-step matter with the Dreamweave. It also states how to use the
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What is the right supply chain for your product?
by Marshall L. Fisher
Much technology and brain power has been applied to improve supply chains. Companies are able to capture customers’ voice by using sophisticated marketing tools. Their goal is the accurate and quick response to market demands. Mass customization, automated warehousing and agile manufacturing are the means leading to that goal.
Despite these efforts, many supply chains have never been worse. Adversarial relationships among partners as well as lack of coordination have lead, in many cases, to an unpredictable rise of cost. The excess of one product and the shortage of another is a common symptom
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CLASS OR MASS CASE ANALYSIS
A. Executive Summary: Neptune Gourmet Seafood is having issues with what appears to be a temporary problem of excess inventory. Due to new coastal laws, investments in new freezer trawlers and fishing technology, Neptune has increased their average catch size. The demand in high-end market hasn’t been able to catch up with the increasing supply, and Neptune has been struggling with making a decision on how to deplete excess inventory (60 days) of their “Gold Label” branding. My recommendation is to launch a new mass-market product under a different product name to deplete the excess inventory for the short-run, and to capture more of the North American seafood
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Data encryption is the only thing that will secure data transmission.
Confidentiality: Keeps information secret from all but authorized people
Integrity: Can enforce integrity with hashes
Authentication: Provides a way to authenticate entities
Non-repudiation: Prevents a party from denying a previous statement or action
Cryptology in Business
• Increasing concern about the security of data.
• More sophisticated attacks
• Tremendous growth of computer-related fraud and data theft
• Data protection as a business priority
Intrabusiness Security: Privacy, integrity, authorization, and access control.
Interbusienss Security: Message authentication
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WRT 101S CRN: 12918
29 September 2015
Struggling an Online Class
Who knew the first day of my sophomore year in high school I would find myself in a situation that I thought I would not be able to handle on my own? My Honors World History class was changed from a class taught by a teacher to a class taught by a computer. Yes indeed, they had changed my regular class to an online class instead. The principal had informed us it was last minute changes made by the school board. The school board had thought it would help us learn the material better. It took my classmates and me by surprise. I had never agreed to have this class online but had no choice
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Jane Elliott - A Class Divided
University of Life
Research Techniques for Educators
October 13, 2015
Jane Elliott - A Class Divided (You Tube Video)
The Jane Elliott Video was very insightful to how racism is taught through generations of people. I believe the experiment has helped many people including those who want to learn to be fair and just human beings. The children were used as research participants involuntarily, they were at school that day because they were sent by their parents, and they did not go agreeing to be involved in a research project. The children could not get up and freely leave so yes the research was involuntary. The children were not old enough
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HR Training Class
Dr. Daniel Frost
HRM 530: Strategic Human Resources Management
Justify the use of a needs assessment of your company’s proposed employee customer service training, stressing five (5) ways in which such an assessment would expose any existing performance deficiencies.
An employee needs assessment is an asset to have in the retail industry. In this demanding line of work it is imperative that we have employees who are fully capable of doing their job well and quickly. Therefore, the needs assessment is needed to help shine the light on those candidates who best fit our needs. One way that a needs assessment may expose any existing
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MUD08243876Differences in cultural capital mark the differences between the classes”
How do class, gender, sexuality or race work in relation to taste today? Using at least two key theorists discussed on the course, explain how ideas of taste are presented in any two media texts.
The concept of good taste and class has always been a sensitive subject for those perceived as lacking enough taste or class to fit in the higher echelons of society.
Historically, taste. class and it’s symbols have always been defined by the social elite.
It was been incredibly difficult for outsiders to gain access to the knowledge that ensured the
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Hi friends, great to see you all. I had almost lost hope to meet you all again ever. Six weeks ago, I was on my way out of town with some friends for a weekend. I had my laptop with me. It was a four-hour journey to our destination. So, to engage myself, I logged on to one of my psycho-drive games. After an hour of driving on the highway, the car suddenly screeched to a halt. Since we were driving at a great speed, the driverHi friends, great to see you all. I had almost lost hope to meet you all again ever. Six weeks ago, I was on my way out of town with some friends for a weekend. I had my laptop with me. It was a four-hour journey to our destination. So, to engage myself, I logged on to
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L’Oréal was born in Clichy, France in 1907, the offspring of technological innovation. Nearly 90 years later, the spirit behind answering the needs of a Parisian hairdresser in search of more subtle and lasting hair color for his clientele, was at work in the Health and Beauty Aids aisles of K-Marts, Wal-Marts, drugstores, and grocery stores throughout the United States as L’Oréal sought to bring “class to mass” in the skincare market.
From his office overlooking Fifth Avenue in New York City, Joseph Campinell, President of L’Oréal’s U.S. Retail Division explained L’Oréal’s strategy for the mass market: “We sell product in the department store and specialty store channels. The research
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ACC 490 (Auditing) Complete Class All Assignments ,DQs and Weekly Summaries
ACC 490 Week 1 Individual Assignment Generally Accepted Auditing Standards Paper
Prepare a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you explain the nature and functions of auditing.
Relate your explanation to the audit functions in your organization, or an organization with which you are familiar.
Address the following in your paper:
Describe the elements of the Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS).
Describe how these standards apply to financial, operational, and compliance audits.
Explain the effect that the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), will have
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ACC 544 (Internal Control Systems )Complete Class Week 1-5 Includes All DQs, Individual and Team Assignments
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ACC 544 Week 1 Recommendation Brief for an Internal Auditor
A client has an out-of-control system. A recommendation has been made to hire an internal accountant.
* Write a recommendation brief of no more than 700 words for the client, justifying the benefits of using an internal auditor.
* Conclude your recommendation by referring a person for the job based on their background.
* Explain how the background benefits the client.
DQ1 Who do you believe is primarily responsible for risk management
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The conflict theory was developed by Karl Marx in order to figure out what brings about civilization. Civilization is brought out by Marx as an aspect that is influenced by conflicts. According to Karl Marx, there are two social classes of people; capitalists and the working class. These two classes represent the ruling class as well as the subject class.
Karl Marx explained that the subject class is always under the ruling class. The ruling class controls all the aspects of productivity. This can be further explained by what happened during the colonial period. During that time, the ruling class was more domineering and they
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Using material from item A and elsewhere assess the view that social class differences in educational achievement are the result of school processes such as labelling.
Some sociologists would explain the social class differences in educational achievement as being caused by internal factors. These are factors within schools and the education system that could cause these differences. One internal factor is labelling. To label someone is to attach a meaning or definition to them. Studies show that teachers often attach labels to pupils regardless of their ability or attitude, but instead based on stereotyped assumptions about their class background, labelling working-class pupils
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, social class, culture, social mobility, religion, secularization, law, and deviance. As all spheres of human activity are affected by the interplay between social structure and individual agency, sociology has gradually expanded its focus to further subjects, such as health, medical, military and penal institutions, the Internet, and the role of social activity in the development of scientific knowledge.
The range of social scientific methods has also expanded. Social researchers draw upon a variety of qualitative and quantitative techniques. The linguistic and cultural turns of the mid-twentieth century led to increasingly interpretative, hermeneutic, and philosophic approaches to the
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Through the analysis of Flannery O’Connor’s works “A Good Man is Hard to Find” and “Everything that Rises Must Converge,” the distinct similarity of class can be distinguished between the grandmother of the family and Julian’s mother. The two characters share the static notions of how each class is represented in regards to race and propriety through the racist southern traditions which they were raised.
In “Good,” the grandmother of the family is viewed as an older woman who clings to racism and traditional southern standards which dictated how a person was to act due to the social class which they belong. The grandmother’s static belief that race and class are joined becomes apparent
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Marxists believe that religions main role is to dull the pain of oppression. They believe that religions act is the opium of the masses, and acts as a drug to ‘dull the pain of oppression’.
Religion dumbs the pain of oppression by the promise of paradise in the next life. This shown by the Hindu Caste system where the poor believe that they will be rewarded in their next life. Religion also justifies social order. For example the hymn All things bright and beautiful demonstrates class equalities as ‘The Rich Man in his castle, the poor man at his gate; god made them high or lowly and ordered their estate’. Religion prevents people from attempting change, so the dominant groups can retain
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M2: use the different sociological perspectives to discuss patterns and trends of health in two different social groups.
The following assignment will discuss the different sociological explanations in relation to the patterns and trends of health and illness in the different social groups. The association between class and health in the society presents a great dilemma for sociologists. The black report outlined four different explanations to explain this relationship:
* The Artefact approach
* Natural and Social approach
* Cultural Explanation
* Structural Explanation.
The first explanation, the artefact approach has the vision that both class and health
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LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION
I started to know Zarine Manukyan since 2009, when I taught her a master course “Innovation Management” after she became a master student at YSU Department “Management and Entrepreneurship”. During the classes she expressed himself as a vigorous and intelligent student, with hard working and leadership skills. She was very much involved in social activities as an active member at Students’ Council at YSU. Bridging the students’ of the faculty and her class she organized round tables, debates in the context of our class. During the class I started to know Zarine as a hard working person with great research abilities. During the class the students
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shows an attitude of the city. The city doesn’t pay for that part of city for convenient structure such as lights and sidewalks. Moreover, Carmen has made her own analysis that “The higher you lived, the poorer you were” (49). The analysis tells the exact place for different classes of people. As we move from the center of the city to the top of the mountains, people are getting poorer and poorer.
Another aspect of social status can be present by having servants or by being a servant in La Paz. Siles’ family represents relatively upper class in La Paz from Carmen’s eyes, and Siles’ family employed “three maids” in their house (37). They have a big house in the city that can rent part of
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ethnocentric and also we’re not bonded together because we’re segregated by classes due to capitalism. Moreover, because of capitalism in society we do not have social solidarity. Additionally, some would say that the education system doesn’t give us a shared sense of belonging because working class children are forced into jobs in labour and middle class children are pushed into middle class jobs such as managerial roles in production. Moreover, some sociologists would say that Parsons is wrong because if education created a value consensus then we would not have any subcultures in society, however we do, which demonstrates the different norms and values in society. Sociologists such as
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Using material from Item A and elsewhere, assess the view that the main function of the education system is to reproduce and legitimise social inequalities. (20 marks)
The education system is one of the most influential institutions in our society, as it 'breeds' children knowledge and skills from a very young age (4-5) all the way to young adulthood (16-18), through set lessons or through the hidden curriculum. Education is said to supply a capitalist society with a perfect workforce by ensuring, for example, working class student do working class jobs. For the Marxist, education is seen as an important part of the superstructure of society. It is believed to serve the needs of the
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with participation in the techno-economic world.
Sociology is the scientific study of human social behaviour and its origins, development, organizations, and institutions. It is a social science which uses various methods of empirical investigations and critical analysis to develop a body of knowledge about human social activity.
Sociology is a discipline that enables us to understand the structure and dynamics of society, and their intricate connections to patterns of human behaviour and individual life changes. It examines the ways in which the forms of social structure (groups), organizations, communities, social categories (such as class, sex, age, or race), and various social
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proletariat holding up every other social class that they can, but still get ‘back benched’ wages on what they earn over a lifetime in comparison. This perspective is derived from Karl Marx who believes that social inequality holds up capitalism with unfair and unjust roles in society that the people cannot go against. This can be seen from a quote in Item B which says ‘Its wealth comes in the form of capital produced by its exploitation of the subject class’ This really does show how the proletariat are controlled through social control, it’s because they are hired and paid minimum wages from those higher classes than them, but it’s the only work that they can get as they are made to be kept in
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With such a wide variety of brand names and prices, going to your local grocery store can seem overwhelming with all the choices put in front of you. But what you don’t think about is, “Why am I at Kroger?” The reason is probably because that’s where my family shops or the affordable prices. In reality, economics controls what we eat according to financial status or social class. Anderson elaborates in chapter 5 of “Everyone Eats”, “Economics determines which plants or animals can be grown most cheaply, and which will sell at the best price. A plant that grows well but cannot be sold will vanish from monetized economy
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in educational achievement of certain social groups, such as gender, ethnicity, and social class. Some may argue that this is due to internal factors, reasons from within the education system. However, others argue that the differences are due to external factors, which occur outside of the education system.
Firstly, an internal factor that causes differences in educational achievement is labelling that item a states. This is when a teacher makes assumptions about a student and treats them accordingly to that assumption. An example of this is when a teacher labels boys as more disruptive than boys because of the gender stereotyping. Teachers communicate with girls more positively because
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process of actually learning by doing and not just watching proved to be effective.
* What did you learn about yourself? About others?
* It surprises me everytime I say it, but this is by far the best group I have had since my freshmen year. I learned that It depends who you work with to accomplish a certain goal. Some will be bossy, some will be social loafers, and some put in more effort than the others. I just have to learn to adapt with all these kind of situations in order to achieve a common goal.
So What? (1 point)
* What was your reaction to class?
* I have learned in this class. L.J mentioned it in the beginning of class that most people say they’ve
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their allies, the middle class, and make compromises ain ideologies to take into account the allies. Along with this is the dual consciousness, the idea that their ideas are influenced by material conditions as well as the bourgeoisie.
Althusser rejects humanism because the sense of free will and choice is an illusion (false class consciousness) everything is merely a product of social structures. Gramsci believes that people use their reason and free will to change their society- capitalism will be overturned by consciously choosing to over throw capitalism.
Althusser suggests the state performs political and ideological functions that ensure the reproduction of capitalism. There are two
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This week, we begin the process of sorting out how we feel about business social responsibility. We will specifically ask each of you these questions: Does business have a social responsibility beyond maximization of profits? If so, how does business fulfill a corporate social responsibility? Consider the various schools of thought presented in Chapter 2 on how business should resolve ethical dilemmas that inevitably face every business. Your tentative answers to the questions will form the basis for our discussions in the coming weeks.
One thing about this class: Most of you either work in a business or plan to soon, and you may expect to have access to corporate counsel or a private
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Variability Other related concepts (sub-culture, cultural relativism, Ethnocentrism)
6. a) b) c) d) e)
7. a) b) c) d) 8.
Socialization and Personality Definition Personality: Important factors in personality formation e.g. heredity, sociocultural and unique experiences, Interplay of these factors. Socialization (As a process, role taking, role playing) Concepts of self (theories of George, Mead and C.H. Cooley)
Social Stratification a) Definition b) Caste, Bradari and Class c) Social mobility and its types and factors affecting mobility. Social Institutions a) Definition b) Types of Social Institutions (Political, Economic, Religious, Education, Family and Kinship and
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which enables us to compare geographical areas. However statistics are not always accurate for what they represent, as there will always be information on illness which may not be reported therefore the statistics can only provide a general idea on what health in England is actually like.
Patterns of ill health can also be identified through other means, such as using reports; one such example includes the Black Report which took place back in 1980, and discovered that there were gross inequalities in health during that time period. The Black Report illustrated that the death rate of men in the lowest social class was two times higher than that of the death rate of men in the highest
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Feminism and other ideologies notes
Liberal feminism derives from a belief in individualism, which suggests that gender differences are at best secondary and should not affect the rights and opportunities of women and men. This form of equal-rights feminism aims to establish for women and men equal access to the public sphere, bringing about change through incremental reform.
Socialist feminism uses the socialist critique of capitalism to explain gender inequality, implying that class exploitation and sexual oppression are linked social processes. For Marxists, both have their root in the institution of private property.
For example, liberalism is mainly concerned with the individual
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objectively adapted to their outcomes without presupposing a conscious aiming at ends or an express mastery of the operations necessary in order to attain them. (Bourdieu, 1990a: 53)
Moreover, he uses the concept of ‘practice’ as a way of injecting notions of accomplishment, strategy and skill into objective structural assumptions about power and class.
In his discussion of cultural lifestyle and taste, Bourdieu set out implicitly to repudiate the Kantian approach to aesthetics which suggested that high cultural objects had some kind of intrinsic quality and worth and that aesthetic judgement was somehow ‘disinterested’.
Rather, he wanted to show that cultural taste was socially structured and reflected an individual’s position in the social hierarchy.
Cultural capital may be used in any social field; however, it is most overtly enacted in the field of consumption and used to define taste (Holt, 1998: 4).
Taste, for Bourdieu, is expressed through the ‘habitus’ or lifestyle of the cultural elite.
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'lifted out of poverty' is repeated again and again, alongside lurid accounts of worsening social problems which threaten to engulf the country in conflict. Both of these claims have a basis in fact. Most people, not only the rising class of millionaires, have gained materially as a result of China's huge increase in GDP.
However, because of the increased role of the influence of the market and the breakdown of socialist institutions, this added wealth has been accompanied by many damaging effects such as mass unemployment, inhumane and dangerous working conditions, and inadequate health care. Some of these effects and the consequent breakdown of the traditional Chinese social structures
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underachieving. This could mean that individuals in society are not simply agreeing to the same values but are forced to commit to help maintain society.
But do functionalists just view education through ‘rose tinted glasses’? Marxists would disagree with this view of social solidarity and suggest that the role of education is to prevent revolution and maintain capitalism by oppressing pupils through class division and capitalist exploitation. Althusser argues that the education system acts as an ‘ideological state apparatus’. It does this by reproducing class inequality by failing successive working class pupils and it justifies why class inequality is acceptable by producing ideologies that
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to the U.S. I would look back to that year every time things got hard and say that if I could get through that I could get through anything. That was the mentality I had in High School and that’s the mentality I will always have. It was that mentality that made me enjoy High school, but also made me take everything seriously.
Finally, it was not until my graduation that I began to notice how my education had reflected on my social class. The way I spoke, thought, dressed, and even the people I would hang out with were all result of my education. It was then when I realized that every school I had attended reflected on my social class. Through all my life I had attended public schools, not
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value that is served by sustainability is social justice, in particular, the value of avoiding unjust exploitation.” Social justice is defined as a standard of fairness in the society. The ideals and foundations of social justice and its supplemental theories are seeded from the “Marxist emphasis upon class and economic relationships with the inclusion of multiple axes of social differentiation.” (2009)
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Shelley provided corrective feedback regarding unacceptable behavior to the whole class on three days and provided corrective feedback regarding the behavior of individual students on four days. On all of these occasions except one, the feedback consisted of one or two sentences. On one occasion, Shelley reprimanded a student for completing social studies homework during class. The reprimand consisted of the following statements: “Audra, put away your social studies work now. I’m very disappointed. This is science class, not social studies. If we can’t stop doing this, we’ll have to take some action.”
During a formal interview, I asked Shelley when she thought about management
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, social status, number of siblings, birth order, etc. In fact, almost all of existing environmental and personal factors are a variable of academic performance. However, at this point in time, the researcher would like to investigate the possible relationship of study habits and the factors affecting it to the academic achievement of under secondary student of Jaime G. Espena High School. The investigation of on this area thus becomes a real and compelling motivation for the researcher to conduct this study.
Statement of the Problem
This study aims to discuss the factors affecting the study habits on academic performance of students in Jaime G. Espena High School.
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in his life he would not follow in his family’s footsteps. He led a completely secular lifestyle. he never completely detached himself from his family or the Jewish community. Many of his colleagues and students were either from the Jewish community or of blood relation. In 1879 Durkheim entered École Normale Supérieure, as a very promising student. That year’s class was one of the most brilliant in the nineteenth century. Many of his classmates, such as Jean Jaurès and Henri Bergson, went on to become very influential to France’s history. Very early in his career, Durkheim became interested in the scientific approach to society by reading works by social scientists, Herbert Spencer and
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theory is reductionist, it only sees religion as a positive thing and he ignores the other coping methods to deal with bereavement. They also ignore the negative impact on individuals.
Parsons, another sociologist looks at Durkheim’s value consensus, religion provides the values of society and the standards for human behaviour. By looking at social order, functionalism sees religion as being able to give answers to uncertain questions that science cannot answer. Despite their comprehensive theology, there is many criticisms by other theoretical perspectives. They’re accused of being overly positive and justifies sexism and class inequalities. Many would argue that by justifying inequality
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opportunities to fully integrate into society (Barker, 2003 p. 403). Munck (2005) identified several areas (e.g race, gender and class inequality) in which globalization has permeated and not always in a positive way.
According to Munck (2005) globalization has increased the social distance between women worldwide. There has always been inequality in the labor force between and among women and those of differing racial backgrounds. However, with globalization and women moving more into the work force, a subordinate role has been developed for women and racial minorities (Munck, 2005). This can be seen in the influx of migrant workers who arrived on the scene to take care of the
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, democracy and
social change and the theories of power structure. In this paper I also study the extent to which the
introduction of a new research method by Domhoffian class domination theory opened a new insight
in élite studies. Finally, an élite research strategy and two main conclusions are presented subsequently.
Keywords: Political elites - social change - power structure - representation.
Quisiera agradecer a David Lehmann (University of Cambridge), Patricio Navia (New York University) y a Juan
Carlos Lerda (Universidad de Chile) por todos sus útiles comentarios y consejos, así como también a los dos
evaluadores anónimos por sus sugerencias. No obstante ello, toda la
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In today’s era, almost all things are classified according to their value, price, reputation, quality, and most especially social class. From ball pens to cars, all material things have distinction to other products of the same kind. In view of the perfumes shown to us, Bench body and Dolce and Gabbana, one would automatically judge the two differently. The products have the same purpose: to make people smell good. But people would perceive it as to which one smells better, which one is more classy, which one is more expensive, or which one is more famous. When it comes to social class, people who have more money are more likely to possess the more expensive perfume, which is the Dolce and
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power, financial weath, high social standing. This is very true for so many white families in the United States. Many white families come from Old Money and have made careers in politics.We have a social class where the wealthy and the most social is at the top of the pyramid. Compared to other races, such as Black and Hispanic, our average yearly income is much higher. White/Caucasians are usually at the top of the economic scale. According to the Income Inequilaity Map, " White Median Income” it is indicating $25,000 to $30,000. The Hispanic income shows less than $15,000. African American population is displaying $20,000 to $25,000." Though this does not reflect all cities in America it
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who had a higher-level occupation and education which meant that they deserved to receive more income. Those with larger families were referred to as the need, and people judged that they are the ones who deserved more income. (Kerbo 2011) In relation to the article Angelica found herself to be both the need and eventually the merit. This is due to the fact that she had a large family, 5 children and herself, yet she was in school to become a registered nurse. Before she became a nurse she was in the lower class system and based on Alves and Rossi’s (1978:559) findings she would focus more on the need. Yet as she experienced social mobility she would then focus more on the merit. We see this as the article explains to us that Angelica wanted her two older sons to clean up their acts and get their lives together before she would offer her help.