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Entertainment and Culture

The history of modern dance in America is replete with passion, upheaval and innovation. From when Isadora Duncan first made the brave leap from classical dance, modern dance has helped propel America to cultural heights unmatched in contemporary times. New York was the center of this revolution, and its large Jewish immigrant community of the …

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Jewish culture

Out of these stories, it was Malamud’s “The Jewbird” which evoked the most personal response in me. The situation in which Schwartz, the scrawny blackish Jewbird, found himself in is all too familiar to me in some senses. A creature too smart for his own good, and yet lacking the simple everyday wisdom required for …

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Essay on Imperialism and Culture

The images portrayed in the stereoscopic cards, advertisements and stereoscopic views euphemistically depicted in graphic eloquent terms American imperialism as the country’s destiny and responsibility for the world. Albeit, more than euphemizing the imperialist efforts, the images actually served as propaganda materials to justify the wars of expansionism and to promote American ethnocentrism. The 3-D …

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Hypocritical American culture

Imperialism was often justified by the notion that the colonized peoples needed Western rule to uplift and enlighten them. Westerners like Kipling claimed it was whites’ duty, putting it in missionary or parental terms. Counter-arguments maintained that imperialism was little more than simply brutal conquest and exploitation, and that the imposition of Western culture on …

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Prevailing culture

He argues that a class taught by an effective teacher ‘would be full of lively, interested and encouraging children who achieve high standards. There will be low stress and little tension. There will be a lot of group collaboration and tolerance. The children should live up to the teacher’s high expectations and perform accordingly…’ (1995:105). …

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Civilization and culture

The Islamic architecture that is exposed by the two featured structures portray a space for the African people and citizens of the country. These then become the symbols of the nation’s power and identity. Each structure boastfully portrays their principles and purposes which are anchored in the envisioned goal prior to the construction of the …

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Mainstream culture

Intelligence testing had been the earliest form of psychological tests and has contributed to the popularity of psychology in mainstream culture (Cianciolo & Sternberg, 2004). However, the measurement of intelligence relies heavily on how the test developer or theorist defined intelligence and since the last century, many theories of intelligence have been proposed and in …

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