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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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Personal Space and Eye Contact - ... It is necessary take into account the other factors that could influence proxemics to know how much weight has the height in personal space. The second factor which effects personal space is cultural influence. All cultures around the world have numerous rules about interaction of people and permitted nearness between each other that can affect the perception of their proxemics. For example, American culture allows people touch each other when they are talking, but Indonesian culture considers as an offense to be touched by the opposite (Bonvillian and Nowlin, 1994)....   [tags: proxemics, behavior, self-defense]
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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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Adding a Contact Form to a WordPress Website - ... Installation First, I went into my WP Dashboard, and from there I found the ‘Add New’ option under ‘Plugins’ in the left-hand navigation. I searched for Contact Form 7, and once the plugin was displayed in the search results, selected the ‘Install Now’ button. It took a matter of seconds for the plugin to be installed – then I selected the ‘Activate’ option. Step 2. Set-Up Once the Contact Form 7 plugin had been activated, a ‘Contact’ option appeared in the left-hand navigation. Selecting this, and then selecting ‘Contact Form’ in the options, took me into the settings page, where I could customise my form with desired details and required fields, and well as message customisation option...   [tags: install, customization, communication] 596 words
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The Importance of Eye Contact in Healthy Humans - The term given to define two people gazing at each other’s eyes is eye contact (Harper, Wiens & Matarazzo, 1978). Eye contact is considered an effective form of nonverbal communication, which is utilised to convey expression and information with others. For instance, during social interactions, it is possible to gage the other person’s reaction through eye contact. It is therefore a useful social tool, which can be deliberately utilised in order to perform the following actions; provide non-verbal information, regulate interaction, express intimacy, exercise social control, and facilitate task goals with another individual (Petterson, 1982, 1983)....   [tags: autism, neurodevelopment disorders, disability] 2303 words
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Cultural Contact Zone - ... Guaman Poma mixes two languages in his letter, with an intent to make sure that his work is understandable to both his local people and also to their Spanish conquerors. Similarly, given that it was not in his community’s traditional practice to produce or use written material, he uses Spanish writing techniques. However, he uses this ‘alien’ techniques to represent the traditional impressions of their current situation, when viewed on his community’s judgmental lens. For example, his drawn illustrations asserting the superiority of male over the female, as a standard of the correct order upon which other socio-political affairs should follow....   [tags: Mary Louise Pratt article] 1015 words
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Ficticious First Contact - ... We will take your land as our own. Your culture will adapt to service us. Resistance is futile.” Looking from another angle, one could argue that in both instances, fictitious and real, the underlying social dynamic is fundamentally a culture clash. The Native American experience further demonstrates tragic fallout when the culture clash is strategically extended into the classroom via an educational process based on forced assimilation. The erroneous assumption was that Native Americans would willingly accept assimilation into the dominant culture; willingly become "civilized” by giving up tribal ways; and willingly allow themselves to be absorbed into a different culture and society....   [tags: Star Trek, story and character analysis] 2182 words
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Indigenous People and Their Contact With Imperialists or Explorers - The Tutsi The Tutsi people of East Africa had cultural contact with their sister tribe, the Hutu, this occurred during the 14th century when the Tutsi migrated to Rwanda. During about the 1880 (19th Century) Roman Catholic missionaries arrived in the region, wanting to convert the Tutsi to Catholic, however this desire was not intensified until World War 1. The Tutsi people were rich in traditions and customs before the imperialism and colonialism of East Africa, they had ceremonies regarding the naming of children and what to do after the death of a family member....   [tags: Westernization, Expansion] 2506 words
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Robert Zimeckis' Contact and the Existence of God - The world is a funny place. No one really understands everything that has happened, that is happening and that is about to come. In order to dictate how we came about we use theories to quench our curiosity. Theories come from everywhere for example religion gives us simple fairy tale like stories of our existence and science gives us more of a mathematical rational point of view. The problem is, how do we know which one is right and which one is wrong. The honest answer to that is that there is no answer....   [tags: philosophical analysis] 865 words
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The Decreasing Prevelence of Face-to-Face Contact - ... The present technology has been like a part of the teenagers for they cannot survive without the use of their phones. They feel they is the need of being continuously being connected, building an empire of friends in the social sites existing being not sure if they have really communicated with their friends. They seem to accept lower expectations from the connections resorting to the embrace of robotic friendships as being sufficient, kicking face-to-face contact communication to the corner....   [tags: connection, technology, phones]
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Contact: The Conflict between Science and Religion - The conflict between science and religion has been seen over the years as a major conflict. Through the movie Contact directed by Robert Zemeckis I will explore more in details how the movie resolves the age-old conflict between science and religion through the hero myth . ¬¬The movie contact is all about finding where the human race first started as well as their first confrontation with the extraterrests.The main character in the movie, Ellie, we understand that she is on a journey for a meaning in her own life....   [tags: Robert Zimeckis film analysis] 1698 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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Inspections Spread through Direct Contact - ... Evidence based practise would be beneficial for both the nurse and patient in that the patient would have the peace of mind knowing that the nurse is using the most current information. Continuing professional education and development is paramount for health professionals after finishing their training and education. One of the ways to inform and or guide health professionals about infection control and hand hygiene is through education. Chan et al. (2011) suggests that implementing a hospital wide hand hygiene program is feasible however this would only be one component of hospital infection control....   [tags: health care, hygiene, nurse] 719 words
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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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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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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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Intergroup Contact Can Be an Effect Strategy to Reduce Discrimination - Research over the last several decades has shown that intergroup contact can be an effective strategy to reduce discrimination. In 1954, Allport outlined four conditions for optimal contact; equal status in the situation, common goals, cooperation, and institutional support. Common goals and cooperation were later combined as interdependence by Sherif. Although these four factors may lead to optimal outcomes, depending on the situation, positive outcomes can be achieved even if all four factors are not satisfied....   [tags: equal, goals, cooperation, support, factor] 631 words
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Physical Contact in Minor Sports Should be Avoided - ... Different weights and sizes of hockey players who do not know how to properly utilize body contact is a recipe for disaster because a larger player who cannot deliver a hit safely really endangers smaller or weaker players. This was the case for minor rugby player Mike Le Bourgeois who was left on the field with bruised ribs and a bout of amnesia after being taken out by an opponent twice his size. (Jim Sands for Yahoo Sports) Larger players and/or smaller players who are inexperienced in physical contact playing together in sports are a danger....   [tags: Injuries, Endanger] 1227 words
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Arts of the Contact Zone by Mary Louise Pratt - ... Without the contact zone these interrelations would not be possible because they all involve two cultures or groups meeting, and that only happens within a contact zone. When in the contact zone, a reader must be prepared to read differently. Pratt believes the reader should have the ability to read more critically and apply the terms of the literary arts to the text in which they are reading. Readers need to make the attempt to be unbiased and ignore the preconceived notions they may already have....   [tags: article review and analysis] 993 words
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Should Children under 14 Play Contact Sports - ... Your child can avoid these injuries if they take some precautions while playing.” Without checking someone in hockey or tackling someone in football that games would become much boring for the audience and the players. Contact sports are also good if you want to learn how to become a better athlete. In the big leagues and in college contact sports you do tackle and check. It’s better to learn these tactics when you are younger so you can become better are them when you are older. Contact sports should be played by kids 14 and under because the dangers and risks are very rare and often do not occur....   [tags: dangers, advantages, injury] 566 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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Life in the New World Prior to European Contact - Life in Latin America, also known as the New Word, prior to the Spanish had been completely different than life after the Spanish had arrived and conquered. Before the Spanish arrived in the New World, horses did not roam the land freely and empires killed citizens to ensure that the sun would rise. Before the Spanish arrived they had no knowledge of the New World or the groups of people who lived there. The Olmecs, Mayans, Aztecs, and Incas once inhabited the New World. These groups occupied the land until around the 1500’s when their empires fell or the Spanish took over; some civilizations disappearance still remains a mystery (Historic Mysteries, The History Channel)....   [tags: Pre-Colonial America] 1198 words
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Life in Latin America Prior to European Contact - Before Europeans came to Latin America there was civilization taken by the Olmec, Inca, Maya, and Aztec. The Olmec carved ceremonial heads that meant a lot to their culture representing their gods. The Inca had a very advanced civilization; they were home to builders and engineers and built Macchu Picchu. They Maya became the powerhouse of all the civilizations after Tikals’ success from conquering surrounding areas. The Aztec were very religious and obeyed their gods at all times. Life in Latin America prior to European contact insinuated duality because they engineered buildings, had a strong understanding of astronomy, yet had limited technology, and practiced human sacrifice and blood-l...   [tags: indigenous, civilizations, gods, culture] 901 words
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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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Determining the Accuracy of a Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer versus a Rectal Thermometer - ... The objective of this study was to determine the accuracy of a non-contact infrared thermometer versus a rectal thermometer for obtaining a core temperature reading. “Should these devices prove reliable they could become an important part of initial and ongoing assessment of children in whom other temperature measurement strategies are insufficient.” (Fortuna et al., 2010 p. 102) Two hundred patients, ranging in age from one month to four years old were a part of this research, with an average age of 1.4 years....   [tags: pediatrics, core temperature reading] 612 words
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Should the Practice of Skin-to-Skin Contact between Mother and Newborn Continue? - ... (2014, 3) sought to determine if SSC or kangaroo care is an effective non-pharmaceutical pain management intervention in infants experiencing painful procedures such as heel sticks for blood glucose monitoring. The study design was a systematic review and comparison was with oral pain relievers or no intervention. The monitored outcomes were heart rate and pain level, the latter based on aninfant pain scale. There were differences in heart rate variability during and after the procedure between SSC and comparison groups but was not found to be statistically significant (Johnston et al....   [tags: effectiveness of an intervention with patients] 2320 words
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My Personal Positive Experience with Contact Zones between Cultures - I would have never realized what kind of experience I had back in 2002 if it wasn't for my current class in 2013 at the University of Texas at Dallas. Reading and Writing Texts was a class that I didn't really know what I was getting into till a week or two had already passed. By then I realized I enjoyed it quite a bit despite my lack of writing skills when it came to essays. It was when we began to read the stories by Hoffman, Pratt, Anzaldua, Rodriguez, Damrosch, Valery, Thuesen, and Liu that I realized I had a similar experience that these writers talked about....   [tags: Korean culture] 918 words
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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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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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Analysis of My Body Language in My Presentation - ... This would mean that my audience would’ve lost interest in my speech after a short period of time. During the role play, the positive features I did was eye contact because I had to make eye contact with my partner so I didn’t had to make eye contact with my audience. I didn’t do much of eye contact because it was meant to be an uncomfortable situation so I didn’t have to do much of eye contact. Another good thing is I had to use some kind of intonation because the role play was about asking some personal questions in the scenario so I kind of used tone that would suit it....   [tags: eye, contact, gestures, verbal] 1035 words
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Use of Excessive Force and Sexual Misconduct in Law Enforcement - The Bureau of Justice conducted a police-public contact survey. Eith and Durose (2011) state that 9 out of 10 residents who were sixteen years old or older advise that they believed that the officer’s that they had contact with, acted fairly and did not abuse their authority. There have been a number of officers who have been accused and convicted of using excessive force. In one case in a maximum security prison in New York there were two correction officers that were caught on video hitting an inmate that was handcuffed behind the back....   [tags: police-public contact survey]
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Letter to the Jackson High School Aministration - Dear Jackson High School Administration, As you know, each individual has their own views and ideals about life. But you may be wondering how these views are formulated. This is because of what Jane Tompkins calls “historical perspectives.” Historical perspectives are molded by an individual’s culture and background. For example, because of historical perspectives, an Asian student may view something in a completely different way than how an American student would. By analyzing Jane Tompkins’ “”Indians”: Textualism, Morality, and the Problem of History,” I have been able to conclude that these historical perspectives are heavily influenced by the symbolic complex of a culture and are one of...   [tags: creating a positive contact zone] 1648 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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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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HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections - Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) are generally transmitted through sexual contact, during unprotected sexual intercourse, some are also transmitted from mother to child during antenatal, intranatal and postnatal period and through unsafe blood, blood products, donated organs or tissues and contaminated needles, their consequences are more devastating and prevalent among women than men.1 STIs are currently a huge burden of disease and adversely effect the reproductive health of people....   [tags: sexual contact, sex workers] 747 words
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Technology Effect on Communication - ... More than likely, a screen name one made as a child does not accurately portray one after they have matured into an adult. Also, as suggested by Duck and McMahan (2012), screen names such as shyguy24 and toughgirl117 may be used by those who see themselves as a certain personality and chose to create a unique, different online persona. By seeing these online names, one automatically thinks this guy is shy and this girl may be tough, or a bully. Although these are the names, the individuals could be a completely different person in everyday interaction with others....   [tags: friendship, shy, interaction, contact]
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Technology Helping or Hindering - Imagine getting a text saying, “I’m sorry; it’s not working for me anymore.” You just got dumped over text message. You get a horrible feeling in your chest; you never got to see their face. There is some satisfactory to seeing if they had some remorse for it, but that never happened. People take advantage of the fact that you can avoid confrontation by using technology so they may not have to feel just as bad as that person you sent the text to. We love using technology now days, but it could be hindering more than it’s helping....   [tags: relationships, contact, body language]
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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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Cell Phones are Higlhy Addictive - ... Francisca Lopez Torecillas, an expert in psychological addictions infers that cell phone addicts ignore their jobs in the workplace and school, disconnect themselves from family and friends, and deny their addiction to phones (“Mobile-phone addiction in teenagers may cause severe psychological disorders”). Cell phones are not only addicting for college students, cell phones and their addictiveness are now starting to affect teens as young as fifteen. According to Ann Louise Gittleman, a child health doctor, teens from fifteen to eighteen admit they are addicted to their phones, and another thirty percent say that they are depressed when they don’t have access to their phones (Gittleman)....   [tags: discourage direct social contact, deaths] 1422 words
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Counselor´s Record Keeping System - ... Her records are much secured, physically and electronically, thus protected by the same confidentiality and privacy laws. Most counseling centers have patients that see more than one counselor; it can be a psychologist and a counselor depending on the issue at hand. In this case there will be sharing of information in order to be able to consult with each other to deliver and provide effective services. The only members that can access Josephine’s information will be the Professional staff members and the information that can be access are test data, clinical progress notes and any other clinical information in her file....   [tags: consent, act, session, history, contact] 802 words
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Literary Contact: Discipleship in Matthew 16 - Literary Context In order to properly interpret the cost of discipleship addressed in Matthew 16:24-28, a look into the literary context of the passage is a must. All three synoptic Gospels contain this similar passage. The differences in the synoptics will be discussed briefly to identify the purpose of including this passage in each context. Also, the surrounding context of the book of Matthew will be provided so as to correctly exegete the passage. First, who does Jesus address while saying these things....   [tags: jesus, commands, synoptics, context] 1488 words
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Reaction to Gender and Communication in Social Work Education - ... Little girls work and interact within small homogeneous boys-girls groups and make supportive comments whereas boys go for bigger groups and make challenging comments. When they group up, these patterns continue and sometimes misunderstandings occur due to such differences. Women nod head to encourage speaker whereas men consider it to be a gesture for agreement. Men do not nod and women consider they are not listening. Women tend to use questions to continue or start off a conversation and men think it is because of less knowledge of women....   [tags: male, female, eye contact, self-disclosure] 849 words
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Where is Bluetooth in the Internet of Things? - ... Bluetooth has not been totally eradicated. At least not yet. Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), a non-profit organization that oversees the development of Bluetooth standards and the body responsible for licensing Bluetooth technology, through its Marketing Officer, Suke Jawanda said that Bluetooth is a wireless communication technology that allows people to conveniently connect their devices with other devices and its role is evolving not only allowing devices to talk with one another, but providing a seamless communication between devices, local applications and the cloud....   [tags: technology, transfering files, contact] 621 words
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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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The Benefits of Mixed Martial Arts - For those who do not know, I am a mixed martial arts fighter. Mixed martial arts fighting is “a sport allowing a wide range of fighting techniques that include striking, kicking, and grappling.” (www.merriam-webster.com) It is a compilation of forms of different martial arts. Two fighters will face each in the rings (known as the octagon due to its shape) for three to five five-minute rounds. I started taking martial arts classes when I was six years old. I wanted to be a mixed martial arts fighter all my life....   [tags: Contact sports, discipline]
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The Customs and Traditions of Judaism - My previous knowledge of Judaism and Jews was only what I saw in television sitcoms and movies, which satirically portrayed them as rich and traditional in nature. Embarking on this Comparative Religion course, I knew there would be some revelations on many of the religions being discussed but so far, Judaism has surprised me the most. This is not because of their spirituality, but there customs and strict adherence to tradition. Judaism is one of monotheistic faiths and is considered by Jews as the oldest religion as it gave birth to Christianity and Islam....   [tags: regilion, reform, sabbath, contact] 674 words
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The Complete Guide to Lease Extensions - The complete guide to lease extensions What is a lease. A lease is contractual agreement between two parties with regards to an item of property. They are most commonly used for property in the United Kingdom (UK) under the term residential lease. If you are currently living in a non-freehold or non-rental flat odds are you signed one prior to moving in. The time period on a residential lease usually falls somewhere between 99 and 125 years, which in general seems like a long time. However, if it is allowed to run-out with a notice of extension being served then all interest in the flat reverts back to the freeholder....   [tags: contact, property, freeholder] 1601 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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Peripheral Vision: Does Glasses or Contacts Help the Best? - Our peripheral vision is the part of our vision that occurs outside of our central vision. This means our peripheral vision occurs on the sides of our eyes. The reason we have peripheral vision is to see objects and movement out of our central vision. What we see in our peripheral vision is blurrier than direct vision. Our eye is made up of three tunics, also known as layers. The first tunic contains the transparent cornea and the scelra. The sclera is the white of the eye. It helps maintain the shape of the eye....   [tags: vision, eye, glasses, contacts, lens] 565 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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Aspect of Contract and Negligence of Business - ... This represent the consensus element of a contract. The person, who making the offer must intend to be bound without further negotiation. The offer must be clear, complete and final, and it must be communicated to the offeree. An offer is to be distinguished from an invitation to treat, such as advertisements and shop displays. Almost all contracts are bilateral because both sides make a contractual promise to the other. When the contract is sighing from two sides of party than it is valid contract – written contract, not verbal contract....   [tags: Contract, elements, claim, book] 1111 words
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Evaluate Components of a Contract - Most if not all managers will likely find themselves working with contracts on a consistent basis. Oftentimes a manager will be presented with contracts that they have to sign or review for the purpose of employing an applicant. Contracts are also used when in the procurement merchandises for the business or other purposes. Whatever is the case, managers and others have to comprehend the process of contract law. For the purpose of this paper this author will discuss the process or mechanics of contract law....   [tags: process, mechanics, contract law]
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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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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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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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