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Baseball America's Pastime Term Paper

… America's Pastime: The Importance of Baseball to United States Life and
Culture: in Film, Society, and in Everyday Life
That now timeworn clich?, 'baseball is as American as apple pie' may
in fact nowadays ring (and actually be) less true than in past years;
notwithstanding the views (of perhaps especially) diehard baseball
enthusiasts. The strongest reason may be that in 21st century America;
'apple pie', literally and metaphorically, has become today no more (nor
any less) 'American' than a sushi roll; stuffed calzone or Macho Burrito.
Such changes notwithstanding, I will explore how the long held national
sense of baseball as 'America's pastime' first came to be, and how and why
this sense of baseball remains strongly with us today. Also, I shall
describe how…. [read more]


Children in Sports From a Biopsychosocial Perspective Book Review

… Children in Sports; From a Biopsychosocial Perspective

Children and Youth in Sport: a Biopsychosocial Perspective by Frank Smoll and Ronald E. Smith is a comprehensive sports psychology book that focuses on children and their participation in sports from a physical, psychological and social perspective. The authors discuss how there is a strong tendency in our society to view participation in sports in a most favorable light. Children are encouraged to participate in organized youth sports programs because these programs are thought to promote such fundamental values as character, teamwork, determination, and commitment. However, this bias toward regarding sports involvement in a positive manner can be troublesome if it blinds us to recognizing that problems exist.

In recent years we have come to realize that some…. [read more]


Glory Road Movie Term Paper

… Glory Road Movie

The story of Don Haskins, the long time and Hall of Fame college
basketball coach from Texas Western/UTEP had been largely uncelebrated
until the 2006 release of Glory Road. Directed by James Gartner and
staring Josh Lucas as Coach Haskins, the movie depicts his 1966 National
Championship run as the barrier breaking coach who was the first to start
all black players and win the National Championship. Defeating perennial
power and all white Kentucky, Haskins helped break down the racial barrier
in sports, particularly in the South, and thus by not only playing black
players, but winning with them, the story told in Glory Road is truly an
important event in not only American sports history, but also a story which
sheds…. [read more]


Ancient Greek Olympics and Their Influence on Sports Today Term Paper

… Ancient Greek Olympics and Their Influence on Sports Today

Most of Greek history has been recorded and printed in great numbers. However, no authentic historic records illustrate Olympic activity before 776 B.C. Nonetheless, it is worth noting here within the contests in Homer's Iliad, clear indications have been given to these competitive games. The Olympic activity had been carried out mainly in the honor of their god Zeus. Games took place in the great city of Olympia for 4 consecutive days, and sometimes even 5 days, after every four years.

Due to their deep-rooted and extensive history, Olympics held a very prestigious place amongst the Greeks. A variety of games were played, which comprised the Isthmian at Corinth, the Pythian Games at Delphi, as well…. [read more]


Tiger Woods Term Paper

… He quickly learned that college was a lot harder than high school had been, and in order to succeed, he would have spend more time on his schoolwork and less time being a celebrity.

Tiger copes with his problems by talking with his father. As a child he was teased about being black, and his father helped him to realize that although he was the only black child in kindergarten, there was nothing wrong with him. Tiger understands that there will always be people in the world who hate anyone who is different than them.

Tiger Woods is a likable character because he is committed to his family and is able to focus on his goals.

Anyone who loves sports will want to be like…. [read more]


Cross-Cultural Management Essay

… Mr. Baseball and Multiculturalism

Describe Mr. Selleck's expatriate entry into Japan and his reentry to the U.S.A. How did this global assignment effect his professional career?

Initially, Selleck's character, Jack Elliot, is on the downside of his career, arrogant, and set in his ways. When he is traded to a Japanese Team, the Nagoya Chunichi Dragons, he immediately clashes with his new manager, teammates, and most especially with Japanese culture. Elliot is, indeed, the quintessential "Ugly American," demanding, snobbish, and unwilling to even entertain the thought that anything about another culture might have value.

Finally, everyone has had enough of Elliot's Americanisms, including violence towards his interpreter, and he is suspended. He does a bit of reflecting and realizes it is he who is on…. [read more]


Pride and Prejudice Reinforce Essay

… "You should take into further consideration that, in spite of your manifold attractions, it is by no means certain that another offer of marriage may ever be made you" (Austen 97). Collins virtually embodies all the characteristics that readers come to despise and it becomes clear that Austen is using him in an attempt to condemn prejudiced thinking.

It is not necessarily that Collins wants to discriminate women, but his teachings and society as a whole provided him with the impression that his attitude is perfectly normal. Even though he intends to compliment Lady Katherine, he ends up objectifying her involuntarily. "Her indifferent state of health unhappily prevents her from being in town; and by that means, as I told Lady Katherine myself one day,…. [read more]


CO Teaching and Remember Essay

… While tensions between these opposing players continues to increase, coach Boone resorts to forcing them to realize how petty their reasons for refusing to collaborate with each other by taking them on a training run to Gettysburg. Coach Boone forces the players to recognized that they are not only fighting the same fight as people during the Civil War, but also that they have a common goal. By taking his football players to Gettysburg, coach Boone provided them with background of the dangers of conflicts rooted in race. Coach Boone was able to create familiarity with the issue by not only lecturing about it, but also by taking the team to see the tangible evidence of the consequences of the conflict. This helped to "some…. [read more]


Winter Dreams the American Essay

… Her agreeing to marry him has actually made her seem less valuable in his eyes because it becomes less of a challenge. Without making herself hard to win, Irene has shown herself to compare negatively to the symbolic icon of old money that Dexter sees in Judy. This is clear when the narrator says, "The fact that Judy's flare for him endured just one month seemed of little importance. Nor did it matter that by his yielding he subjected himself to a deeper agony in the end and gave serious hurt to Irene Scheerer and to Irene's parents, who had befriended him" (Fitzgerald). Irene is wealthy but becomes associated with a middle class existence rather than the large riches that a union with Judy would…. [read more]


Catholic School's Are Ministries Dissertation

… Catholicism's commitment to people's personhood: to who they become and their personal ethic systems.

2. Catholicism's commitment to basic justice.

3. Catholicism's commitment to catholicity or being catholic.

Groome's original core values have been cited and reworked often adding new values to the original and as we will see are still seen in stated core values for many catholic schools. O' Keefe (1999) responding to a plea by Rabbi Paley for Jews to expand and carry on the Jewish tradition in Jewish schools envisioned the core values of the catholic schools church in a different manner than Groome. O' Keefe challenged Catholics to take up the core values and expand and carry on the tradition of Catholicism. He visualized seven core values (values stated in…. [read more]


Sula by Toni Morrison Essay

… Shape of Experience in Morrison's Sula

Experience shapes who we are and who we become. One of the reasons why we are so different from each other is because we have unique experiences that mold us into distinctive people. One novel that explores this phenomenon is Toni Morrison's Sula. We begin to understand how these two women, together, would make a complete woman by examining them as children and monitoring their growth into adulthood. Through their experiences we see how they become the grown women they are and why they are so incomplete as grown ups. Each girl walks away from a traumatic death with different emotions and this shapes how they think and who they become. Sula is wild and will not allow society…. [read more]


Trifles as Feminist Literature American Essay

… Hale and Mrs. Peters remain focused on a quilt they were fixing.

The content of the play also allows for "Trifles" (1916) to be considered to be feminist drama. In addition to being structured to parallel a female's sexual response as opposed to a male's sexual response, "Trifles" (1916) also deals with issues that were exclusive to women of the time. As such, "Trifles" (1916) focuses not only the female experience and women's realm, but also provides an opportunity for female catharsis. Catharsis is achieved on multiple levels. Glaspell is able to voice her perception of society and its view of women, thereby venting her frustrations through her writing and the subsequent performance of the play. On a secondary level, women readers are able to…. [read more]


Disasters in Recent History Struck Japan Essay

… ¶ … disasters in recent history struck Japan: a 9.0 magnitude earthquake that centered just off the coast of the Japanese island of Honshu. According to the United States Geological Survey, in the earthquake and subsequent tsunami, "at least 15,703 people were killed, 4,647 missing, 5,314 injured, 130,927 displaced and at least 332,395 buildings, 2,126 roads, 56 bridges and 26 railways destroyed or damaged." (USGS) Being of Asian descent, I naturally felt sympathy and solidarity with those people who have suffered so much, and I wanted to do something to help. However, being a 17-year-old high school student, I believed that there was not much I could do except sit by and helplessly watch the images of death and suffering. That is until I came…. [read more]


Women in Higher Education: 1930-1945 Research Paper

… It could also be argued that the college woman of the 1930s paved the way for the college woman today in terms of the way the women in that era engaged in socializing; there is ample evidence of romantically-themed activities on college campuses in the 1930s. College women were featured in magazines and newspaper as being provocative, attending wild parties where alcohol was in plentiful supply. According to author John Thelin, the coeds in that era made headlines in some Midwestern and eastern publications vis-a-vis rowdy parties and engaging in "promiscuity" (Thelin, 2013).

Analyze the factors, conditions, and values influencing present-day women to enroll in coeducational colleges.

Historically the argument in favor of women attending coeducational colleges has been that the academic discipline imposed on…. [read more]


Women in Television Essay

… Otherwise, the audience would not be interested and the show would fail.

Look at "Hot in Cleveland," which completely revolves around women spurned by men and seeking new ones. The show's supposedly wittiest lines are about men. The women's other topics of their skin, weight and clothing are just as meaningless. Mary Rogers moved away to get away from becoming June Cleaver. These women have moved nearly across the U.S. To seek men and become June Cleavers. How far have women come in 40 years since "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"?

Works Cited

Bodroghkozy, Aniko. "Where have you gone, Mary Richards? Feminism's rise and fall in primetime television." Iris: A Journal About Women 12.28 (2004). 5 November 2010 http://www.accessmylibrary.com/article-1G1-127160507/have-you-gone-mary.html

Bordo, Susan. The Male Body. A…. [read more]


Female Aboriginal Survivors of Residential Schools in Canada Term Paper

… Aboriginal Survivors

Female Aboriginal Survivors of Residential Schools in Canada

In 1993, many Native Indian women stood up before a Joint Commission to explain their hurt and despair resulted from their stays at Canadian Residential Schools. More recently the Canadian government asked the Law Commission of Canada (LLC) to investigate child abuse within the schools. The LLC report, "Restoring Dignity: Responding to Child Abuse in Canadian Institutions" was released in 2000. The report dealt with the history, the legacy and the demands for reparations for Native Aboriginal survivors of the residential boarding schools and reparation for the child abuse which took place there.

Paying increasing attention to disparities in health status between U.S. ethnoracial groups, one study by Gone examined cultural practices, including disparities in…. [read more]


Female Enlightenment in the Awakening Term Paper

… Awakening

Many of the female characters in literature were written by women so that the characters can be considered reflections of their creators. This may be because they are also attempting to express themselves as artists in a world that is hostile to their efforts, or it may be that some of their personal particulars match those of the writer. Such characters may show a lack of artistic or personal development that can be attributed to the imposition of certain social traditions and social roles which involve expectations placed on women, with such expectations either excluding certain types of expression or channeling women's energies into narrow and designated areas. Presumably the authors of these works have themselves experienced the same social pressure to conform that…. [read more]


Gender Media and Culture Essay

… Gender Media Culture

What is hegemony and how are the effects visible in your everyday life?

Hegemony refers to social and political power, and entails the domination of political, economic, and social institutions. The domination can be covert, as in the ways male discourse dominates politics and the media. or, the domination can be overt, as when one group passes laws that directly infringe on the rights of others. Not all forms of hegemony are acknowledged or articulated, which is why hegemony can be particularly sinister and difficult to eliminate.

One of the ways hegemony is visible in everyday life is that subordinate groups define themselves in relation to the dominant group. For example, it is presumed that masculinity and heterosexuality are normative, which is…. [read more]


Feminism and Gender Theory Essay

… ' On one hand, the human element of dolls is introduced in the construction of the highly differentiated characters, which are distinct in a manner that the usual boxy protagonists of Legos displays are not. However, the toys offer some comfort for parents who might worry about girls playing with the purely passive Barbie. There is some intellectual engagement involved in the creation of the Lego homes, even while the new pink Legos simultaneously reinforce gender norms by their subject matter and characters. "Unlike tiaras and pink chiffon, Lego play develops spatial, mathematical, and fine motor skills, and lets kids build almost anything they can imagine, often leading to hours of quiet, independent play" (Wieners 2011:1).

The question arises: are these new Legos somehow cheapened…. [read more]


School Closure Research -- Peggy and Brian Application Essay

… School Closure Research -- Peggy and Brian Scenario

It is always difficult to make decisions that involve closing public services, most especially when those services are public education. However, a fiscally responsible government must have guidelines and has promised to spend the public's dollars wisely. Our analysis revolves around Kingston, a small wheat belt town about 60 km from the nearest regional centre, Beeganup. Kingston is quite isolated but is able to communicate and receive regular transportation of freight, sundries, and other goods. The population is listed as just over 1,100, but almost half are residents on rural farms surrounding the township.

Unfortunately, the trend in Kingston is both a diaspora and decline -- the local weekly newspaper had to fold due to lack of…. [read more]


Italy Is a Cultural Hub Term Paper

… As society becomes more secular in nature however, one would assume that the traditional religious associations with masculinity and femininity would fall away, leaving room for growth and expansion. This has not necessarily however, been the case in Italy and its European counterparts, where religion perhaps still has more of an influence on society.

Interestingly, concupiscence was often coded as feminine. Lansing cited previous studies on the Bible that explained original sin in terms of the psychological difference between men and women: "Adam because of his rational nature would not have listened to the serpent alone. It was Eve who was moved by concupiscence and acted as intermediary" (Lansing, 1997). This idea points to the notion that that feminism in Italy is associated with the…. [read more]


Drug Alcohol Abuse Term Paper

… Drug/Alcohol Abuse

Drug and alcohol abuse has been a growing problem across the world especially in young adults. In U.S. alone, alcohol is the most often used substance. Almost 90% of adults state some experience with alcohol consumption. Alcohol is a depressant that impairs the nervous system activity. Besides, it can also affect judgment, mental state, agility, physical coordination and also concentration. It is also responsible for garbled speech and staggering gait. It can also result in lack of appropriate sexual behavior or aggression. Heavy alcohol use can lead to state of trance because of which a person is unable to react normally to his surroundings or coma. Moderate alcohol use can also impact the individual's capability to function normally at home, work or school.…. [read more]


Gender Inequity in Sports Research Proposal

… This quest is informed by the ever increasing number of obesity cases among girls of the ages between 14 and 18 years. Hence the most appropriate hypotheses for this study will include:

H1: if educators and health workers use preventive measures successfully, then gender inequity in Saudi Arabia may be decreased

H2: if the gender inequity is decreased, then sports activities amongst the girls may improve

H3: if the sports activities amongst the girls are improve, then overall obesity ratios for girls may improve

It is important to note that all hypotheses above are interlinked as they answer the main research question of how obesity can be decreased among the young girls in Saudi Arabia. For this purpose, the proposal focuses on aspects like the…. [read more]


Ethics and Its Impact in the Sports World Research Proposal

… ¶ … Ethics on Sports

"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;

what is essentially invisible to the eye"

the Fox in the Little Prince

(Kreyche, 2007, ¶ 8).

In sports, "gray areas" regarding whether participating in a particular behavior is ethical or not ethical appear to be increasing. Diana E. Avans (2007), Vanguard University, asserts in the article, "Youth and ethical dilemmas in sport," that even though questions about the athlete's character have been addressed for centuries, the current noted increases in moral dilemmas in the sports' arenas do affect athletes today. Today, along with the reported increase in "gray areas" regarding ethics, professional and business organizations also complain that in society, the lack of honesty is rampant, and that…. [read more]


Emmitt Smith (Schwartz) Term Paper

… " (Schwartz)

But maybe worse, our culture also turns on its athletes as they age or become less productive. In 2002, to take some of the pressure off of the Dallas Cowboys, Smith agreed to allow the team to release him from his contract rather than putting the team owner in an awkward position of having to cut the leagues all time greatest rushing leader. He later signed a two-year contract with another team with far less prestige. "It's just not right, what you're doing to him. This Emmitt Smith bashing, this short-term memory problem some of you have, it's ugly and cruel. But then again, it's nothing new." (Gonzalez)

So there is a fine line for the professional athlete to tread because getting to…. [read more]


Leadership Skills Impact International Education Term Paper

… However, many people do not understand what leadership is and how it applies to the school environment. In their 1997 study of visionary companies, James Collins and Jerry Porras define leaders as people who "displayed high levels of persistence, overcame significant obstacles, attracted dedicated people, influenced groups of people toward the achievement of goals, and played key roles in guiding their companies through crucial episodes in their history."

This definition is very much in line with the definitions currently used for school leaders, although this definition has changed in recent years (Education Week, 2004). Until recent years, most research assumed that leadership did not have to come from the school principal (Riordan, 2003). The realization that improving instruction requires shifts in the behavior of school…. [read more]


Race and Ethnicity in Baseball Research Paper

… This is evident from the nickname "chief" which was used for the Indian ballplayers that how pigeonholed white Media was (Kirsch, Harris & Nolte, 2000).

African-American Players

In the United States of America, the contemporary form of baseball was first played by the African-Americans. However, this ethnic group had to experience the most difficult conditions and behaviors for attaining equal opportunity for participating on the diamonds in American baseball grounds. With the intensification of racial discrimination during the late 18th century, a lot of major African-Americans that played in the major leagues were barred and this consequently resulted in the accommodation of many black players to the isolation and unfairness in baseball. However, the young Black generation was given the opportunity at segregated educational institutions…. [read more]


Odor Beaters Athletic Shoes Essay

… However, excellence in customer performance must start somewhere, and that somewhere is typically processes, decision, and actions that occur internally to boost the performance of the organization. For instance, regardless of the quality of food at a restaurant, if the service is poor and the atmosphere shoddy, the clientele will have less positive an opinion than if the food were medium but the service and atmosphere superb. Often businesses call attention to internal processes part of the TQM (Total Quality Management) program, because to achieve goals, managers must equate measures of satisfaction from stakeholders based on the key actions of employees (Kaplan & Nortin, 1992).

Matrix Overview

Marketing Considerations

Convenience

Shopping

Specialty

Unsought

Customer Purchasing Behavior

Ideal for all levels of sporting enthusiasts as well…. [read more]


Countries, the Citizens of the United States Term Paper

… ¶ … countries, the citizens of the United States enjoy a wide range of amateur and professional sports, with golf consistently ranking among the top five sports in terms of participation and spectatorship in national surveys. Since its introduction to the United States in the late 19th century, golf has experienced a number of boosts in its popularity, including most recently the superior and unprecedented play of Tiger Woods. The scandal surrounding Woods, though, and his recent announcement that he was temporarily retired from the sport, have some observers concerned that golf's halcyon days are over. Moreover, golf courses require enormous amounts of prime land, as well as water and pesticides to keep them in the pristine condition that players prefer. Some critics suggest that…. [read more]

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