One of the few case studies of undocumented immigrants available, this perceptive anthropological study improves a group of people too often abridged to statistics and typecast. The suffering of Hispanic relocation is expressed in the immigrants' own accent while the author's voice elevates questions about authority, typecast, settlement, and assimilation into American society.
Immigrants are torn by contradictory social and intellectual demands, while facing the confront of entry into a strange intimidating environment. The migratory progression, for whatever the reason, seems to improve the sense of harmony among those who migrate, who are often united by ties of affiliation, community and customs, as well as class. Symbols of ethnicity, such as language and religious behavior serve as reminders of their origin to the migrants themselves, while at the same time marking these people as outsiders in their new locale. Some migrants make a conscious decision to abandon an old unsatisfactory way of life for what they believe will be paradise on earth, land of the free, the place to find the American dream, never thinking about why or what the leave behind. For others, migration leads to a new existence, one that incorporates two or more ways of doing things, and a declining sense of national loyalty.
Many workers are reluctant to seek health care for fear of being deported, losing their jobs, losing money and many don't even know where to seek help since they rarely leave campsites. Immigrants try not to draw attention to their presence and generally do not attend church services, school or go to the movies (Chavez 63-82). Many only stay immigrants, come to the United States and return to his/her origin either on their own or through deportation. Few actually have the chance of becoming settlers and staying in the US for years to come. For undocumented immigrants, crossing the border is a territorial passage that can be divided into three important phases:...
...ShadowedLives Paper HL
Social anthropology HL
Immigration is one of the most pressing issues facing the United States (US) today. It mainly involves the issue of Hispanics from Latin America, specifically Mexico and Central America entering the US. The entry of immigrants has always been a part of “American” society; it has been going on since the US was first discovered. There have been similar situations to that of Mexican immigration in the past, including the immigration of Japanese and Chinese migrant workers which took place before it was completely banned by the US government due to the number of immigrants increasing so rapidly1. The situation for undocumented immigrants coming in from the south was different, they were seen in society as source of cheap labor. The largest populations of undocumented immigrants in the United States are found in the southern states bordering Mexico such as Texas, California, and Arizona. Leo Chaves, the author of ShadowedLives: Undocumented Immigrants in American Society, believes that to understand the undocumented immigrants troubles with incorporation their everyday experiences, modes of behavior, and knowledge obtained during their territorial passage must be understood. For Chavez to completely understand this difficulty with their incorporation he utilizes Van Genneps rites of passage theory that explains the three...
This paper will talk about Hugo Chavez and the many sleeves that he wears as president. The economic system will be conquered in this paper. It will also, explore the political party that is practiced in Venezuela. Another thing that this paper will touch on is the country’s differences and what is being done to change it. One major issue in Venezuela seems to be the corruption of the government. Another issue this paper will cover is the drawback of the oil prices falling. Lastly, the focus will be on the future of Venezuela and the attractiveness of international businesses doing business in Venezuela.
County Differences: Chavez’s Venezuela
The kind of economic system that is being put into place in Venezuela, under Chavez’s leadership is a command economic system. This has to do with Chavez’s hold over the government and wanting the government to distribute resources for the country. This has also helped Chavez have a hold over the court systems and how they operate. Another reason Venezuela is seen as command economic system under Chavez is because he controls the media. The independence that the Venezuelans have is seen as being gradually reduced. Another example is the fact that the economy is being ruled by the Venezuelan Government. The Venezuela economy wasn’t great because of the high numbers in unemployment in the country and the shrinking of the economy. By Venezuela businesses being regulated there is...
...22 August 2008 - In January 2008, the Supreme Court validated long-term live-in relationships as marriages. A Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Arijit Pasayat with P Satasivan declared that children born out of such a relationship will no longer be called illegitimate. "Law inclines in the interest of legitimacy and thumbs down 'whoreson' or 'fruit of adultery'," the court added.
The apex court judgment was followed by similar suggestions from the National Commission for Women (NCW). In June this year, in response to recommendations made by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, the NCW sought a change in the definition of 'wife' as described in Section 125 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), which deals with maintenance. The NCW recommended that women in live-in relationships should be entitled to maintenance if the man deserts her.
Emphasising the need for broadening the definition of wife in the CrPC section, NCW officials said there had been cases where the man led the woman to believe that he was unmarried or was divorced or widowed and went ahead with the formalities required by marriage laws or the custom governing him. As a way of countering this, NCW chairperson Girija Vyas suggested that even if a marriage was not registered, a woman's claim would stand if she provided enough proof of a long-term relationship. This underscored the Supreme Court's stand that a man and woman, having lived together for long, would be...
Language A: English HL
World Literature Paper
Word Count: 1215
A New Perspective on Chinese History
Isaac Lee WLP Ball 1
The novel, To Live, by Yu Hua was banned in China when it was first published because the novel exposed the faulty rule of the Communist party in China. This literary masterpiece depicts four decades of Chinese history, including historic events as the Sino-Japanese war, the civil war, the founding of the People’s Republic of China, Mao’s Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution. During this time of culture and history, the main character, Fugui, experienced many endeavors in life. Ironically enough, the novel is called "To Live" when so many of the characters die in the story. Fugui is the only significant character in the novel that remains alive at the end of the story. The author, Yu Hua, beautifully articulated the political turmoil of the Chinese Civil war into the literary perspective of Fugui’s life and thus the novel, To Live, manifested. Hua portrays the civil war in different stages to embody Fugui’s life and growth as a person throughout the novel.
In the first few pages of the novel, Fugui’s life was going well. “I’m the prodigal son of the Xu family” (Hua 10). This quote embodies Fugui’s life at the start of the story. Fugui was born into the upper class and married the daughter of a rich family that owned a rice store. Fugui had a comfortable living and the life...
...both the rise and the fall of the Roman empire. Why wouldn't I like to live forever if I could manage to see and do things that would simply be impossible in the short time span of a normal human life.
Living forever would be an amazing experience. Imagine the possibilities, you could explore the wonders of the world, not only the seven, but everything you can from the lowest depths of the seas to the host peeks of the mountains or even beyond that, like to outer space. With all that knowledge you could write books and teach people about all those places where no one else can go. Besides that you would also be able to learn languages, and then meet people from all over the world. Hearing their stories would help you learn about all the vast cultures out there, maybe understand them better, this could all lead to a more peaceful community due to the fact that you can help world leaders learn about the cultures of other countries and how to negotiate with them. When you looking back at great historical events or buildings like the pyramids of the Great Pyramid of Giza and not only be able to tell people that you've seen them but to be able to tell them "I saw them being built"and how. To be capable to tell people of the time you stood among the people who rose against the barricades during the French revolution, or when you saw both the rise and the fall of the Roman empire. Why wouldn't I like to live forever if I could manage to see and do...
...Case Study R&R
1) Is the Timmons model useful for entrepreneurs or do you think it is too theoretical to be practical? Provide your reasons.
The Timmons model considers opportunity, team, and resources as the most important factors an entrepreneur has to deal with in order to succeed in a new business. As far as I am concerned, the Timmons model is useful for entrepreneurs. It deals with logical notions that aim to improve in a very smart way the creation of a business.
First, the Timmons model starts with a market opportunity. Here, the demand determines the potential of an idea. In other words, the opportunity is not only a good idea, it is an idea that will reach costumers’ demands and expectations, and selling its products or services is the goal of any entrepreneur. It needs creativity to get into the market with a real new and good idea.
Then, the entrepreneur has to put together the team and the resources. As far as I am concerned, a good team is indispensable for success. It cannot be denied that a bas team can ruin a great idea, and only a good team can get a higher potential with any opportunity. How to deal with the team is also very important, and a good relationship between team members is very important. If you can count on your team and that you know your team will do the best for you, it will improve the quality of the business. A good team depends on the leadership of the entrepreneur and on how he chooses the...
1. Should Carmichael give the Canadian team local market autonomy or maintain centralized team control?
針對LB在推行加拿大全國市場的失敗，我們認為主要原因可能歸咎於Global team與Local team分工過於複雜，組對組溝通時間長，且資訊交流不完整，而導致市場反應速度慢。
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因此，若要讓產品在加拿大市場成功推出，我們認為現階段應偏向「分權處理」較為妥善。將決策能力適度下放給local team，或是分派一兩位global team組員到當地參與local team決策，以確保品牌策略方向一致。其原因在於，倫敦小組對加拿大市場不甚熟悉，集中權力讓當地小組缺乏彈性，對於市場變化無法立即下決策。統一使用的電視廣告無法引起當地居民共鳴，因此應該讓當地小組針對加拿大民眾喜愛的明星、方式做推廣。同時也可以減化分工、減少浪費在溝通往來時間。
2. If Carmichael maintained centralized control of the virtual team, how could she improve team dynamics?
我們認為如果LB要繼續維持中央集權的話，可以透過組織改變來改善他們的制度，由於中央集權制度的決策者在倫敦，實質上對於加拿大地區的風土民情相較於當地的團隊勢必較不了解，故應該改變中央決策團隊的成員組成，必須由local team調派幾名人員至global team，改善方法如下：
讓Local team可以及時提供訊息給global team的決策者，縮短reporting line
3. If Carmichael decentralized the virtual team, who would lead the brand, given that the main contacts in the London and...
7 February 2011
The short story of Anton Chekhov, Guy de Maupassant, and Leo Tolstoy’s all share a common theme. In Anton Chekhov’s “The Bet” a man out of his own greed spends fifteen years in a cell by himself, with no contact with the outside world. In Guy de Maupassant’s short story “The False Gems,” a man learns of his wife’s infidelities, and becomes greedy with the money that he receives. Finally in “How Much Land Does a Man Need?” by Leo Tolstoy a man dies from his own greed. All of the following stories share a common theme of greed, something that no man can resist.
“The Bet” is a story that forces you to understand how dangerous greed can actually be. The story starts off with a group of men having a dinner party. The argument of capital punishment versus imprisonment for life is brought up. The banker, who is the host, believes that capital punishment is the morally right thing to do. He says. “I have not tried either the death penalty or imprisonment for life, but if one may judge a priori, the death penalty is more moral and more humane than imprisonment for life. Capital punishment kills a man at once, but lifelong imprisonment kills him slowly. Which executioner is the more humane, he who kills you in a few minutes or he who drags the life out of you in the course of many years?” (Chekhov, 1). However at the dinner is a lawyer who strongly disagrees with this statement. He goes on...