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Acarnania

Acarnania  

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A district of NW Greece, bounded by the Lonian Sea, the gulf of Ambracia, and the Acheloüs river. The district is divided into three main regions: (1) a rugged coast ...
Aetolia

Aetolia  

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A region in west-central Greece roughly shaped like a triangle with its base on the Corinthian Gulf, its apex at Mt. Tymphrestus, and its sides along the lower and middle ...
affirmative action

affirmative action  

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Any form of positive discrimination taken to assist or promote members of disadvantaged groups, e.g. under Affirmative Action (Equal Employment Opportunity for Women) Act 1986 (Cth). See ...
African American literature

African American literature  

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The body of writing or performed art produced by African slaves and their descendants in America. One of its earliest forms was the slave narrative where the author describes the ...
Alice Walker

Alice Walker  

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(1944– )Black US novelist and poet whose writing explores racial and sexual politics as they affect African-American women.Born into a family of sharecroppers in Eatonton, Georgia, Alice Walker ...
Bastarnae

Bastarnae  

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A roving tribe which first appeared on the lower Danube c.200 bc. They were enlisted by Philip (3) V and Perseus (2) of Macedon against their enemies in the northern ...
Berber

Berber  

An indigenous person of northern and north-western Africa. Traditionally, the Berbers speak Berber languages, although most literate Berbers also speak Arabic. The Berbers are Sunni Muslims, and ...
Betty Friedan

Betty Friedan  

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(b. 4 Feb. 1921, d. 4 Feb 2006).US feminist Born in Peoria, Illinois, her first book, The Feminine Mystique (1963), is seen as marking the beginning of the second wave of feminism in America (Women's ...
Charlie Chan

Charlie Chan  

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Literature
Fictional Chinese-American detective working for the Honolulu police force, created by the American writer Earl Derr Biggers (1884–1933).
Claude McKay

Claude McKay  

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(1890–1948),black author, emigrated from his native Jamaica to the U.S. (1912). His books include Songs of Jamaica (1912) and Harlem Shadows (1922), poems; and the virile novels, Home to Harlem ...
closure

closure  

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Identified in the writings of Max Weber, and more recently resurrected by the British sociologist Frank Parkin, the concept emerged as an alternative to Marxist theories of inequality and of how the ...
community

community  

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Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and face-to-face ...
Côte d'Ivoire

Côte d'Ivoire  

A tropical West African country, bounded on the west by Liberia and Guinea, on the north by Mali and Burkina Faso, and on the east by Ghana.Physical.Its south-facing coastline is rocky in the west ...
Countee Cullen

Countee Cullen  

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(1903–46)African American poet, who was an important figure in the Harlem Renaissance. His first collection, Colour (1925), celebrated blackness and a second, The Black Christ (1929), caused some ...
crime and communities

crime and communities  

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The meaning of community is intimately linked with the ambitions and capacity of the nation state and often defined in contrast to formal institutions of state authority. In jurisdictions where ...
cultural identity

cultural identity  

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Media studies
The definition of groups or individuals (by themselves or others) in terms of cultural or subcultural categories (including ethnicity, nationality, language, religion, and gender). In stereotyping, ...
culture

culture  

The way of life of a people, including their attitudes, values, beliefs, arts, sciences, modes of perception, and habits of thought and activity. Cultural features of forms of life are learned but ...
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 ...
difference

difference  

1. Being unlike something else, or unlike other people, in some way. The marking of difference constitutes identity—especially in relation to gender, ethnicity, class, and age. In some contexts, an ...
direct discrimination

direct discrimination  

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Practices, intentional or unintentional, that result in individuals receiving less favourable treatment in similar circumstances, due to their sex, marital status, pregnancy, family responsibilities, ...

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