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"Contact": a Critical Review of Bias - In 1997, Carl Sagan’s science fiction novel Contact was finally adapted to film by director Robert Zemeckis. Although originally written as a film in 1980 by Sagan and his wife Ann Druyen, production proved to be troublesome leading Sagan to publish Contact as a novel in 1985. The film portrays humanity’s first contact with extraterrestrials, but unlike most alien encounter stories that concentrate on the direct conflict of humans meeting aliens, Contact focuses on humanity’s cultural struggles when it encounters uncertain extraterrestrial events....   [tags: Carl Sagan, Contact, movies, ] 2531 words
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Taming Anzaldua’s Contact Zone Analysis - “The Contact Zone”, is defined by Mary Louis Pratt as “the space in which transculturation takes place – where two different cultures meet and inform each other, often in highly asymmetrical ways.” Pratt describes what she calls ‘contact zones’ and elaborates on the pros and cons of these cultural interactions. She sees the contact zone as a place that allows people to exchange cultural ideas and break down the dividing cultural borders. When a contact zone is started, people are able to interact on new levels gaining a new perspective because they are able to collaborate with people from foreign cultures....   [tags: contact zone, transculturation, mary pratt] 998 words
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Arts of the Contact Zone by Mary Louise Pratt - Arts of the Contact Zone by Mary Louise Pratt      The Arts of the Contact Zone by Mary Louise Pratt opened up a whole new concept for our class. The new term “contact zone” appeared and Pratt defined it as "social spaces where cultures meet, clash, and grapple with each other, often in contexts of highly asymmetrical relations of power, such as colonialism, slavery, or their aftermaths as they are lived out in many parts of the world today." The idea of the contact zone is intended in part to contrast with ideas of community that trigger much of the thinking about language, communication, and culture....   [tags: Arts of the Contact Zone Mary Louise Pratt] 571 words
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Naitve Americans In The Contact Zone - Long before the Europeans set foot on American soil, the American Indians, or rather the Native Americans had been living on this land. Ever since the first Europeans inhabited America there has been a fascination with its land. It’s beautiful scenery and its rich soil made, for the settlers, an attractive place to settle. In the distance the Native Americans (dubbed Indians by the settlers) watched as more and more Europeans came into their homeland. Unfortunately the American government took advantage of the Indians by tricking them into selling their land and forcing them off if they refused; this started to aggravate the Indians because they were constantly being forced off their own lan...   [tags: anthopology] 765 words
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Arts of the Contact Zone - Mary Louise Pratt wrote the essay “Arts of the Contact Zone” with the purpose of explaining that society would benefit if people were exposed to and understood the concept of “contact zones”. She refers to contact zones as social spaces where cultures meet and clash with each other, usually with one culture being dominant over the other. A person living in a contact zone is exposed to two different cultures, two different languages, and as a result is presented with a struggle in each culture to maintain themselves....   [tags: Sociology ]
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Contact Zones are Universal - In Mary Louise Pratt’s “Arts of the Contact Zone”, Pratt establishes her definition of a contact zone, which is useful in understanding similar situations found in Richard Rodriguez’s “The Achievement of Desire”. In Pratt’s “Arts of the Contact Zone”, the idea of the contact zone is implemented so as to trigger off ideas on how to relate multifaceted concepts, such as language, communication and culture. In “The Achievement of Desire”, an autobiographical text of a young first-generation Mexican boy, Rodriguez feels a constant struggle between his family and education....   [tags: Literary Comparison]
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Violence in Contact Sports - THESIS: Contact sports have been here since the medieval times. Soccer was also already being put into sport use by china in the dynasties. Implied, players on both teams have agreed to be hit, pushed, shoved, and possibly fought. What can be used for considering when or where a player crosses the line. Using examples from previous court cases, we will examine how players in the NHL could be charged when excessive force against other players in the opposite team come into play. Having hockey being used for an example, we will examine and look at the rules of the NHL, as well as how Todd Bertuzzi from the Vancouver Canucks stepped over the line, and was charged with assault....   [tags: Competitive Sports]
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Eye contact - A common phrase used about the eyes is that, “the eyes are the window to the soul.” This phrase is not necessarily true; however, it gives a good perspective on how people use eyes to judge a person’s character. First of all, eye contact is a great communication tool and can be used effectively in social situation. Second, a teacher can use eye contact to help their interaction with students. Third, employers want a future employee to have good eye contact to know that the employee is listening and will understand the job they are asked to perform....   [tags: Sociology]
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Contact Zones - The reader is introduced to a term coined and repeated by Pratt throughout the piece, "contact zones." She uses this term "to refer to social spaces where cultures meet, clash, and grapple with each other, often in contexts of highly asymmetrical relations of power, such as colonialism, slavery, or their aftermaths as they are lived out in many parts of the world today" (Pratt 584). Contact zones were not necessarily a positive interaction because these social interactions usually came out of ignorance resulting into an obdurate conflict....   [tags: Sociology] 1316 words
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My Role as the Building Technology Contact - As the Building Technology Contact (BTC) for my school, I participate in establishing procedures and policies, and I help plan, budget, and implement resources for our school’s technology environment. As a degree-seeking student in the University of Alaska Southeast’s Educational Technology Masters Program, I have participated in a variety of professional development opportunities related to management of school facilities, technology resources, and purchases. As a BTC, I am often responsible for various aspects of the school’s technology facilities....   [tags: Personal Experience ] 864 words
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Optometric World: Smart People, Smart Phones, Smart Contacts? - Throughout the years movies have implemented technology that has never been seen before to create a futuristic setting. Throughout the Terminator movies, viewers see data overlaid the main character’s world through contact lenses. At the time when Terminator was released, this was not possible through contemporary technology, but now scientists at the University of Washington are on the way to getting the perfect smart contacts. Eyes are truly an extension of the brain and receive the information which the brain sees and integrates....   [tags: eyes, brain, lenses, contact lenses]
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The Contact Lens - The Contact Lens When the contact lens was invented, the world of vision correction was altered forever. No longer were those people lacking perfect 20/20 vision forced to look any different than everyone else. Both discrete and revolutionary, the contact lens provided a brand new, viable, alternate solution to an age-old problem. After centuries of engineering and discovery the contact lens has evolved greatly. Presently contact lenses are made hard or soft, for daily or continuous wear, gas permeable, and even providing ultraviolet protection....   [tags: Eye Sight Vision Corrective Lens]
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Contact - The movie Contact, based on the novel by Carl Sagan, is a fascinating journey through the human mind that attempts to answer the questions that humans have been asking since the dawn of time, “Are we alone in the Universe?'; Ellie Arroway (portrayed by Jodie Foster), the main character of the movie refers to the historic event upon which the movie is based, contact with an alien civilization, as one of the most significant events in human history, and rightly so. This film explores the religious implications of such an event as well as the faith that one has to have afterwards....   [tags: essays research papers] 373 words
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Contact - b) Why are astronomers using radio telescopes looking for far stars instead of a telescope. First of all, what is a radio telescope. The first non-visual spectral region that was used extensively for astronomical observations was the radio frequency band. Telescopes observing at these wavelengths are commonly called radio telescopes. Radio telescopes may be made much larger than optical/infrared telescopes because the wavelengths of radio waves are much longer than wavelengths of optical light....   [tags: essays research papers] 951 words
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The Catharsis of the Contact Zone - The Catharsis of the Contact Zone In a Judeo-Christian society, people would respect their neighbor's sacrosanct beliefs, values, and interpretation of "reality." Yet, society doesn't follow the guidelines of the Judeo-Christian moral code. The ideologies of corporate America have become part of the official religion in which language (written and spoken) indisputably separates superior from inferior. Clearly, words are power. History shows that language has the power to influence, change, and even kill....   [tags: Papers] 1036 words
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Pottery in the Contact Zone - Pottery in the Contact Zone It is nearly impossible to discuss Native American art without taking into consideration the effect that western culture has had on it. Native American art, in its purest sense, is something that no longer exists. In its place is an amalgamation of an art form that was once completely Native American and the values that western culture has placed on that art form. This cultural phenomenon is what Mary Louise Pratt has termed the “Contact Zone” which is used to refer to the “social spaces where cultures meet, clash and grapple with each other, often in contexts of highly asymmetrical relations of power such as colonialism, slavery or other aftermaths as they...   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Biological and Cultural Consequences of European Contact with the Native Americans - The consequences of European contact with the Native Americans had grave consequences surpassing the expectations of both sides. However, while the Europeans were able to overcome most of the initial problems surrounding the contact, the Native Americans endured the effects for much longer which led to the decline of Native American power in North America. Both biological effects such as the impact of diseases, and cultural effects including the formation of new societies and the European influence, had devastating effects on the lives the Native Americans had formerly known....   [tags: American History]
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Arts of the Contact Zone, Mary Louise Pratt - In 1990, the second Modern Language Association Literacy Conference was held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. During the conference Mary Louise Pratt a Stanford Professor delivered a keynote/lecture that revolutionized how people think about their social spaces. She introduced a revolutionary way to think about these social spaces, instead of calling them communities she started calling it the “contact zone”. According to Pratt a “contact zone is a place where cultures meet, clash, and grapple” (Pratt 487)....   [tags: community, social space, cultural crash]
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Imprisoned Mothers: Should Contact with Children be Eliminated - Imprisoned Mothers: Should Part of the Punishment Eliminate Communication with the Children. “When my mother was sentenced, I felt I was sentenced. She was sentenced to prison, away from her kids and family. I was sentenced as a child-to be without my mother.” This quotation is part of a story of a young woman’s struggle with her mother being in prison. Separation from children is an issue that many female prisoners face. However, it’s not just the mothers who will suffer; we must also consider the children of these women....   [tags: Family Psychology ]
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Football: Head to Head Contact is Too Dangerous - The use of head to head contact at any level in football, should be illegal. There is no reason as to why you cannot keep your head up your body square and make a proper tackle. Coaches teach you how to make the proper big hit, without using your head at all. You put yourself at risk and the person you are hitting by lowering, or keeping your head straight up to make head to head contact. The proper way to tackle is made up of a 6 step process. Step 1 is to breakdown, buzz means to set your feet in a good balanced position, correct body posture for the hit, shoot into the hit, wrap up, and finally drive your target into the ground....   [tags: injuries, removing helmets]
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Life in the New World Prior to European Contact - Before the Spanish arrived to Latin America, the New World, life had been extremely different. Horses were not roaming around and empires were killing citizens to make sure that the sun would rise. The Spanish had no idea about the New World or groups of people who lived there. The people who inhabited the New World were the Mayans, Incas, Olmecs, and Aztecs. These groups occupied the land until their empires fell or the Spanish took over, around 1500s. Life in Latin America prior to the European contact portrayed a duality because the indigenous Americans were knowledgeable and artistic hitherto violent and lacked knowledge in technology....   [tags: Latin America, Mayan Culture]
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Contact Lens Complications - Contact Lens Complications The last 20 years has seen a tremendous increase in the use of contact lenses. Despite the recent trend towards fashionable eyewear and the advances in refractive surgeries, there are still approximately 1 million Australians who are currently wearing contact lenses. This is partly because of the variety of lens materials, replacement schedules, specialty designs, and convenient contact lens care systems available today. While there are many benefits of contact lenses, both cosmetic and therapeutic, contact lens wear is not without risk of complications....   [tags: Papers] 2108 words
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Historical Events that Impacted Contact Improvisation - Historical Events that Impacted Contact Improvisation Dance has evolved greatly throughout the centuries. It began with ballet and has led up to contact improvisation. This form of dance begun in the early 1970's and was started by a man named Steve Paxton and a group of postmodern dancers from New York City. Contact improvisation is a partnering form of dance and known as the art of moving spontaneously with a group or another person. This form of dance does not require the exact set of traditional skills of other dance form, it doesn’t have a technique that could be studied, and it is practiced in order to accomplish the highest potential....   [tags: Dance Theory Dancing Essays] 761 words
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The Impact of Viking Contact on Western Europe - The blood-thirsty Vikings had such a strong influence and impact on Western Europe that their impact of Viking contact spread throughout the world and lives on today. Three significant ways they affected the world was by the Vikings amazing technology skills of ship building and navigation as well as their polytheism religion. The Vikings in their time were the best shipbuilders and sailors in the world. Their ships were very strong as they were made out of a very long-lasting type of wood, which was oak wood....   [tags: essays research papers] 402 words
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Business and Employee use of Social Media. - Funny commercial goes viral on YouTube. Company embarrassed when employee insults customer on Twitter feed. How do you want your company's brand to be thought of on social media. We live in an age where consumers are plugged into social media constantly, and this affects their purchasing decisions, perceptions and habits. Any business that wants to retain its image as modern and capable, as well as listening to its customers has to embrace social media, and its employees are the front-line troops in this task....   [tags: Customer Contact, Recruitment]
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Tort Law: Harassment Act 1997 - INTRODUCTION The main purpose of this Essay is to advise the parties as to any potential liability in tort and under the protection from Harassment Act 1997, also to find out the particulars of the case and list the points that are necessary in order for someone to be found guilty. In Caroline and Nicole, A minor must be responsible for his or her own torts. However the issue here is whether Nicole’s actions amounted to a battery. Battery: To make a claim, Caroline must establish that Nicole intentionally caused an offensive contact with her....   [tags: harassment, assesment, offensive contact]
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Arts of the Contact Zone by Mary Louise Pratt - Arts of the Contact Zone by Mary Louise Pratt In the Arts of the Contact Zone, Mary Louise Pratt has tried to explain the concepts of the “contact zone”, which she referred to as “the space of colonial encounters”. This social space that she speaks about is a stage where “disparate cultures meet, clash, and grapple each other, often in highly asymmetrical relations of domination and subordination”. Pratt aims to highlight these relations between the colonizer and the colonized “in terms of copresence, interaction, interlocking understandings and practices”....   [tags: British Colonialism and Repression in India] 533 words
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Autism Spectrum Disorder and Interventions - Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental condition that develops during a child’s first few years of life (Lesack, Bearss, Celano, & Sharp, 2014). This disorder occurs significantly more often in boys than girls (Goldstein, Naglieri, Rzepa, & Williams, 2012). Autism is part of a group that is known as pervasive developmental disorders (PDD), which also includes Asperger’s disorder, Rett disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder and pervasive development disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) (Sunita and Bilszta, 2012)....   [tags: eye contact, communication, ]
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Exploring Greeks' Contact with Eastern Peoples and Goods - Exploring Greeks' Contact with Eastern Peoples and Goods In the past, historians have had a tendency to separate Greek Society from the rest of the world, however contemporary scholars now recognise the need to not only place Greece within a global context but to also consider the interactions between neighbouring civilisations and their consequences. Evidence suggests that after the fall of the Myceneaens, the Ionians were driven out of Greece by the returning Dorians and forced to set up colonies in the surrounding areas[1]....   [tags: Papers] 1677 words
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Vision Correction: Leonardo Da Vinci experiments - Before 1887, people relied on spectacles as their main source of vision correction. It is unknown when spectacles came to existence, however, the “oldest known lens were found in the ruins of ancient Nineveh” (Drewry, 2001). Spectacles were magnifying glasses, used to make objects appear larger than its actual size. Not only were spectacles magnifying glasses, they were also used by the Chinese to protect your eyes from evil forces (Drewry, 2001). The majority of Europeans were self-conscious about wearing spectacles in public....   [tags: europeans, scleral lenses, contact lenses]
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Analysis of Nonverbal Cues In The Workplace - To be successful in business, one must be able to perceive and use nonverbal cues to one’s advantage. It has been noted by communication experts that when two people have face-to-face communication only a small percentage of the message is delivered through the words they use. The majority of the message is understood and received through nonverbal communication behaviors. These behaviors include gestures, postures, facial expressions, and even clothing; all of which can interfere with the verbal messages that a person is trying to deliver....   [tags: eye contact, posture, facial expression]
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The Function of Group Workshops - Group Workshops Introduction The purpose of a group workshop is to allow individuals the chance to work together toward a common goal. The best way to achieve this is through the use of collaborative wikis. According to Rebecca Lundin in her article Teaching with Wikis: Toward a Networked Pedagogy, “By viewing teaching as a networked activity, we focus on the collaborative nature of our professional work and on reciprocal relationships with our students." (432). Collaborative groups should have a central point of contact, division of work among the group members, and effective time management skills with set deadlines....   [tags: Central Point of Contact, Time Management]
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The Effects of Sport on Levels of Mindfulness and Experiences of Flow: A Comparison of Contact, Non-contact and Team, Non-team Activities - The area of research that will be of focal concern is conscious awareness in relation to the concept of ‘mindfulness’. In addition to this, analogous research surrounding the topic area will be integrated, with particular attention being paid to an important aspect of sport psychology known as ‘flow’. Mindfulness has its roots in ancient spiritual traditions, namely Buddhism (Keng, Smoski, & Robins, 2011), and is commonly defined as “the awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally to the unfolding experience moment by moment” (Kabat-Zinn, 2003, p....   [tags: Sport Psychology ]
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Mathematics of Human Vision and Corrective Lenses - Missing figures/tables It is a daily ritual...wake up, eat, shower, contacts, class. I do this every morning, however I have never stopped to think, "Why?" No, not "Why am I going to class so early?" but "Why do I need these contacts?" With this project I will attempt to explain the basics of vision and corrective lenses, as I, myself, finally learn the reason for sticking my finger in my eye every morning. Basic Eye Anatomy The cornea is responsible for protecting the eye and for refracting incoming light rays....   [tags: Math Eye Glasses Contacts Contact Lens] 1683 words
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Contact---fiction Story - In 2001the work began on the biggest dam project in history of the human kind. The place chosen was the Great Canyon in Colorado. After six months of heavy digging, workers had found something strange. John, who was one of the scientists that come to this site, was especially interested in this subject. He in his long black trench coat looked like Germans during World War II. He looked even more familiar to SS man when he took off his hat and sunglasses and showed his blonde hair and blue eyes....   [tags: essays research papers] 1404 words
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Proposal for Dr. Friedlander Contract - 1. Expertise With over 25 years in the field of special education Dr. Friedlander brings a unique perspective to the field of assistive technology. Through the lens of a Licensed and Certified School Psychologist, Dr. Friedlander has worked with many children who present with learning differences who have benefited from the use of assistive technology. Dr. Friedlander is presently an Associate Professor of Education at the College of St. Elizabeth where he teaches graduate level courses in assistive technology and coordinates the Graduate Programs in Special Education....   [tags: Contract ] 1058 words
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Aspects of Contract and Negligence for Business - TABLE OF CONTENTS TASK BRIEF A 3 DIFFERENT ELEMENTS OF CONTRACT LAW 3 RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR BOTH BUSINESSES AND CUSTOMERS 3 SOLUTIONS IN CASE OF BREACH OF A CONTRACT 4 Task 1 (with reference to Case Study 1) 4 Task 2 (with reference to Case Study 2) 5 TASK BRIEF B 6 WITH REFERENCE TO CASE STUDY 3 6 COMPARE AND CONTRAST LIABILITIES 6 NATURE OF LIABILITY IN NEGLIGENCE AND ITS EFFECT ON BUSINESS 6 TASK BRIEF C 7 DETAILED EVALUATION OF TORTS, THEIR NATURE, ELEMENTS OF TORTS AND DEFENSES 7 Task 4 (with reference to Case Study 4) 7 REFERENCES 11 Task Brief A Different elements of contract law Contract is like a confirmation on some pre-decided and agreed-upon terms and cond...   [tags: Contract and Negligence ]
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Law of Contract - In order for Barry to bring a successful legal action against Sarah he would have to prove the following main points of law. 1, There was a valid and current offer 2, Acceptance of a valid offer was received by Sarah. 3, The first two points occurred in the correct manner, and the offer was accepted resulting in a binding contract. The sequence of events and the resulting points of law were as follows On Monday Barry contacted Sarah, his sister to discuss IT needs as this is her area of expertise....   [tags: advertisement, dealing, business, contract]
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Why is the Psychological Contract Important to the Organization? - Human resource management plays an important role in the organisation. It not only helps the employer evaluate employee accurately but also contribute to the firm’s development. Hence, the appearance of psychological contract is one of the most effective tools to help the organisation improve their HRM issues. However, it also has some challenges for the manager to overcome. Therefore, the main aim of this essay is to analyse the importance of the psychological contract in many aspects and support more evidences and experiences to support employers’ view in managing people....   [tags: Psychological Contract Research Paper]
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Statement of Work - (A) Customer/Client Name: University of Rhode Island (**Steve: Was Gilbane the actual client, or did URI simply use the Gilbane contract as the vehicle of convenience to reach EYP. If Gilbane actually acted in the “client” role, then we’ll need to insert Gilbane here; and in (C) and (D), below.**) (B) Project Name/Contract Number: Building Commissioning Services for the Center for Biotechnology & Life Sciences/#3006026 (C) Customer Point of Contact for Project: Paul DePace/Director of Capital Projects (D) POC's phone number and email: 401-874-2725; pauld@uri.edu (E) Project performance period (include months/years): Dec....   [tags: Contract] 2620 words
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The Role of Consideration in the English Law of Contract - Based on common law and precedent, the English law of contract has been formulated and developed over a number of years with it’s primary purpose to provide a regulated framework within which individuals can contract freely. In order to ensure a contract is enforceable there are certain elements which must be satisfied, one of which is the doctrine of consideration. Lord Denning famously professed; “the doctrine of consideration is too firmly fixed to be overthrown by a side wind” . This is a crucial indication that consideration has long been regarded as the cardinal ‘badge of enforceability’ in the formulation and variation of contracts in English common law....   [tags: English Law of Contract]
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Contract Enforceability - Introduction Definition A contract is any legally binding agreement that is made between two parties. In the legal system an agreement must be between two people or more parties whereby the agreement must be entered voluntarily. In the agreement a lawful object must feature in and should create legal obligations which may either be one or more between the parties coming into an agreement. In the legal system, for a contract to become, it must involve two elements which are namely offer and acceptance....   [tags: Contract Law ]
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Tort and Contract Law - Civil Law is a branch of law that matters itself with disputes that involve private parties, or negligent acts that cause harm to others. This is in contrast to criminal law which is invoked for the public purpose. Under civil law, there are remedial awards unlike in criminal law which is punitive in nature. These remedies can either be under tort or contract law. To understand the civil liabilities and or remedies demanded between Andy, Sam and Bob, this can only do so if there is an appreciation of the existence of a contract between them....   [tags: Civil Law, contract, civil liabilities]
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Organisation Contract Case Analysis - The case is about conflict between Dr Doe (Doe) and drugs companies. Dr Doe is a highly-brain powered scientist. He just appraised with Noble Prize in medicine for what he had done in the development of highly effective drug to prevent the common cold. Giant Drug Company is interested to hire Doe. Francis Stein (Stein), the president of this company has been negotiated with Doe to market a new drug. However, the competitor, MARK Drugs company also interested in hiring Doe, since this occurred, the case became debatable....   [tags: contract negotiations, counter offer, salary]
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Necessary Physical Contant in D.H. Lawrence's Women in Love and Plato's Symposium - Necessary Physical Contant in D.H. Lawrence's Women in Love and Plato's Symposium D.H. Lawrence’s novel, Women in Love, presents a complex model of female-male and male-male relationships. Lawrence’s model relies heavily on a similar model presented in Plato’s Symposium. The difference between the two works lies in the mode of realization; that is, how one goes about achieving a ‘perfect’ love relationship with either sex. Lawrence concentrates on corporal fulfillment, characterized in his recurring reference to obtaining a “blood oath,” while Plato concentrates on a mental, or “divine” bond....   [tags: Lawrence Plato Relationships Love Essays]
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Conceptions of the Social Contract Theory - Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and Jean Jacques Rousseau were political philosophers who formulated their own version of the social contract theory. The social contract theory is a treaty or an agreement that developed a set of laws, organized a functional society, and created the need to be governed. It was put into place when man realized that there was no law. Mankind eventually sought the desire for security and order. To receive security and order people shall voluntarily give up all their rights and freedoms and be obedient to some sort of authority....   [tags: political philosophy, socioeconomics]
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Social Contract - Social Contract The quality of your individual life would greatly improve in utopia. The burdens you face from corporate monopolies, the overwhelming weight of the devaluation of your currency and the lack of faith in your neighbors to achieve a civilization of peace and mutual respect has taken its toll for too long. Although this sounds as if it was taken directly from George Orwell’s book (1984) itself, the propaganda of a utopian government rule and the current everlasting war breathes as it’s on self-reliant organization today....   [tags: Political Science]
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The Social Contract, the General Will, and Institutions of Inequity - The Social Contract, the General Will, and Institutions of Inequity   Rousseau's The Social Contract set forth a view of government and society that challenged much of the established order (and even its "enlightened" challengers, the philosophes) by insisting that governments exist to serve the people, not the other way around, and that government derives its authority from the "general will" of the people-the desire for the common good. Two elements of European society in Rousseau's time, the rule of aristocracy and the capitalistic economical views of the bourgeoisie, were especially at odds with Rousseau's ideas of equality and social responsibility....   [tags: Social Contract Essays]
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The Social Contract and Its Impact on the Government - The Social Contract and Its Impact on the Government The “Social Contract” was a theory written in the 17th and 18th century. This theory argued four important main points. These main points said that the state existed to serve the will of the people, that people were the only source of government power, that the people were free to withhold power of the government, but also had the ability to give power to the government, and finally it stated that the ideas in this document limited government, individual rights, and popular sovereignty....   [tags: Social Contract John Lock Thomas Hobbes Essays] 1136 words
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Fixed-Term Contract - 1.0 INTRODUCTION Employment under fixed-term contract has gained popularity among the employers and displaced the standard form of employment in recent years. It is a category of employment where the relationship between the employer and the employee would last for a specific period of time or until a certain task has been completed. This chapter concern with the introduction of the research title which is ‘Legal Review on the Fixed-term Contract Worker: Comparative Analyses between Malaysia and United Kingdom’....   [tags: employement, worker, laws]
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