Research Database

Organizational Networks and Clans - Comparing Walter Powell and William Ouchi:

This 5 page report discusses the ideas of Walter Powell regarding organizational networks and those of William Ouchi talking about “clans.” Powell is talking about the type of organization that is not hampered by artificial constraints that prohibit open and free-flowing communication and exchange. Ouchi presents the idea that individuals and organizations exist in what can best be defined as modern-day “clans.” No secondary sources.

THE UNFUFILLED PROMISE OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

This paper examines the thesis that the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution are documents of unfulfilled promises. The thesis is supported by Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall's remarks about the Constitution in 1987. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

ENFORCED LAWS AND CIVIL RIGHTS

This paper supports the thesis that during the period of segregation in the United States, Black people were forced to live under laws in which they had no say. This paper uses articles to prove the thesis through example. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

"The Clerk's Tale" as a "Traffic in Women"

A 10 page essay that analyzes the thesis proposed by anthropologist Gayle Rubin in her landmark 1975 article "The Traffic in Women: Notes on the Political Economy of Sex" that women in primitive cultures are viewed as objects for exchange between men and compares this thesis to the narrative related in "The Clerk's Tale," from Chaucer's medieval masterpiece, "The Canterbury Tales." Bibliography lists 2 sources.

The City as Shaper of Social Reality

A 5 page research paper that, first of all, presents the principal thesis of Rappaport's Shopping for Pleasure (2000), and then compares it with Schwartz's thesis in Spectacular Realities (1998), arguing that the two approaches are quite similar. The writer feels that both authors argue that the structure of urban life (in London and Paris, respectively) changed urban sensibilities in the late nineteenth century, focusing primarily on Schwartz's work. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Fatigue: Work Week Restrictions for Medical Residents

A 3 page investigation of the relationship between the number of hours a resident is expected to work and his or her performance. The thesis statement that: "medical resident overload has the potential to significantly impact patient well being" is presented and the literature is examined to explore this thesis. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Book Summary of Daniel J. Levinson’s The Seasons of a Man’s Life

In four pages this book summary identifies the text’s major thesis and discusses various points the author uses to develop his thesis, with examples provided. There are no other sources listed in the bibliography.

Video Gaming and its Effect on Gender Identity

This 16 page paper takes a look at media's effect on gender roles. Video games are the focus as they tend to categorize women into two groups. The thesis of this paper is that messages provided by video games affect behavior of males and females and is especially dangerous for young women. Specific video games and characters are provided as examples to support the thesis. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

Reapers by Jean Toomer (An Explication)

This 5 page paper presents the thesis that in Reapers, Jean Toomer uses diction, tone and imagery to produce emotional effects and meanings. Support is provided for the thesis and alternate interpretations are explored. No additional sources cited.

Cheever's The Swimmer

This 4 page paper analyzes the short story and provides a thesis. The thesis that denial is central to this work is explored. Alternate interpretations are also provided. No additional sources cited.

Mass and Maneuver in the Battle of Chickamauga

A 5 page discussion of the battle of Chickamauga. The author of this paper presents the thesis that mass and maneuver, coupled with leadership, determined the outcome of this battle. An overview of critical troop movement, accomplishments, and failures is used to support this thesis. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Treating Women as Objects

Based on Two Books: 5 pages. This is an analytical paper with a thesis statement as follows: How and why men in our hierarchical society treat women as objects. In order to prove this thesis statement we will consider two books, The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood and Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Possible Treatments for Schizophrenia

5 pages. This comparative research paper gives a thesis regarding possible treatment for schizophrenia, a discussion of three criteria for these treatments as well as a conclusion that summarizes the major points and reiterates the thesis. Schizophrenia has been known to be treatable using different methods but there is still some controversy as to which treatments might work better than others. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Video Gaming and its Effect on Gender Identity

This 16 page paper takes a look at media's effect on gender roles. Video games are the focus as they tend to categorize women into two groups. The thesis of this paper is that messages provided by video games affect behavior of males and females and is especially dangerous for young women. Specific video games and characters are provided as examples to support the thesis. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

Should Tenure Continue?

An 8 page research paper that examines the thesis question of “Should tenure for educators continue?” The writer summarizes arguments both pro and con, as well as those voices that argue that tenure policies should be reformed. The final page of the paper is devoted to a “thesis question page” that sums up the major positions. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

E-COMMERCE AND CRM: PROPOSED THESIS

This 4-page paper offers a proposed thesis about applications of CRM as it pertains to e-commerce. Portions of the proposal include reason for the thesis, literature, methodology and proposed hypothesis. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

'Measure For Measure' / Controlling Women

This 7 page paper analyzes Shakespeare's play. The prevailing thesis is the avoidance and control of "mother" through the control of women. The writer demonstrates how all male characters, especially the Duke, control women and thus the mother figure or image throughout the text. Specific citations are offered in support of the thesis. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

The Role Of Early Roman Women

This 7 page paper critiques an excerpt from a book written by Balsdon that deals with the role of women in early Rome. The writer identifies Balsdon's thesis, then offers specific examples from the text to support the thesis. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Left-Handedness And Accidents / A Non-Experimental Study

This 9 page paper provides a model for a non-experimental study in which the thesis is that left-handers have more accidents than do right-handers and the reasons for this propensity are environmental. A literature review supports the thesis. Sections include: abstract; introduction; literature review; results and discussion. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Influence of the Media on the Columbine Gunmen

A 6-page thesis paper that argues the point that the influences of the media, most notably film and music, played a major part in the tragic shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Arguments supporting this thesis include the parallels between the 1995 film "The Basketball Diaries" and the method chosen by Klebold and Harris in carrying out their "Trench Coat Mafia" plan of massacre. Also included are references to the music of the German band KMFDM and how these violent lyrics contributed to the mindset of the killers. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

The Prince: Do the Ends Justify the Means?

This 5 page paper examines Machiavelli’s The Prince. The thesis of this paper is that the author supports the position that the ends justifies the means. Several parts of the work are quoted and analyzed in support of the thesis. Contemporary examples are used to express Machiavelli’s position and reasons why he might have written the work are touched on as well. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

The Myths Of August By Stewart L. Udall

his 8 page paper discusses the theses contained in Udall's book, The Myths of August: A Personal Exploration of Our Tragic Cold War Affair With the Atom. Udall charges the United States Government with secrecy, with beginning the Atomic Age and denying any responsibility for the thousands of Americans harmed as a result of atomic and nuclear testing. He also states that the reasons given for the bombings in Japan were lies. His theses are analyzed in terms of then and now. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Urban Life in Chicago

This 4 page paper supports a thesis that there are certain elements of poor, urban life that are inextricable such as a bad education and deteriorating neighborhoods. The thesis is explored with the help of an article about changes in Chicago housing projects published in the Wall Street Journal. No additional sources cited.

Federal Funding for Housing Projects

This 4 page paper evaluates an article called Losing Hope that focuses on Hope VI, a program involved with funding public housing. The paper focuses on a thesis and how the article both proves and disproves that thesis. No additional sources cited.

Violence Against Women

This 10 page paper considers the thesis that violence against women is predominately a symptom of a male dominated patricidal society. The paper looks at the evidence for this thesis, arguing that it can be seen as endemic in the social structures of society which are self perpetuating. The paper goes on to look at this from the hierarchy and attitudes of the judiciary and government through to the social norms in the community which are all supported by the media. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

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