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alcohol abuse

alcohol abuse  

Excessive consumption of alcohol, especially when it is habitual or frequently repeated and associated with impaired capacity to function in the family and society, operate a motor vehicle or moving ...
bricolage

bricolage  

The appropriation of pre-existing materials that are ready-to-hand to create something new (Lévi-Strauss). This creation both reflects and constructs the bricoleur's identity. The term is widely used ...
business

business  

1 All forms of industrial and commercial profit-seeking activity. The business cycle refers to fluctuations in the aggregate level of economic activity, and the Business Expansion Scheme in the UK ...
consumerism

consumerism  

An organized movement of citizens and government agencies to improve the rights and power of buyers in relation to sellers.
demographic history

demographic history  

Is the quantitative study of changes in the structure of human populations. From the first European settlement until the 1830s, the population was counted from time to time by way ...
film

film  

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Hygiene, Personal.

Hygiene, Personal.  

Early European visitors to the United States frequently commented on the absence of reliable supplies of soap and water and the prevalence of mud and manure, flies and insects, and ...
internet

internet  

A global computer network providing a variety of information and communication facilities, consisting of interconnected networks using standardized communication protocols.
journalism

journalism  

The first newspapers, and journalists, arrived in Canada with British conquest and settlement. Utterly dependent for revenue on government advertising, they loyally endorsed their patrons and ...
mass marketing

mass marketing  

Marketing in which the same product, price, promotion, and distribution is used for all consumers in a particular market.
mass media

mass media  

The printed press, newspapers and magazines, radio, television, and Internet sites that purvey news, information, misinformation, and all shades of opinion. Mass media provide a platform for ...
mass production

mass production  

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Production on a large scale, using mechanized methods to produce standardized goods. This is contrasted with handicraft production, which turns out non-standardized products.
McDonaldization

McDonaldization  

The author of this term, the American sociologist George Ritzer, defines McDonaldization as ‘the process by which the principles of the fast-food restaurant are coming to dominate more and more ...
metaphor

metaphor  

A figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable. Recorded from the late 15th century, the word comes via French and Latin from ...
Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan  

(1963– ), athlete, celebrity.Jordan is widely considered a basketball player without equal. To his trademark leaping ability that seemed to defy gravity, Jordan added an astonishing creativity around ...
Populist Era.

Populist Era.  

No historical period conforms precisely to a specific span of years, and the Populist Era is no exception. The events of the 1890s—the time period known as the Populist Era—reflected ...
portrait

portrait  

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An image—painted or sculpted—which ostensibly provides a likeness of the sitter but also shows some level of engagement between the artist and the personality of the person depicted, often attempting ...
print media

print media  

1. (print-based media) Broadly, any written or pictorial form of communication produced mechanically or electronically using printing, photocopying, or digital methods from which multiple copies can ...
propaganda

propaganda  

[Latin ‘propagation’]Persuasive mass communication that filters and frames the issues of the day in a way that strongly favours particular interests; usually those of a government or corporation ...
Publishing

Publishing  

The activity of mass producing and disseminating information either via the medium of print, or electronically on the internet.

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