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    Amy Bushong Dr. Reeves, PSY 305 Categorization: Essentialism vs Characteristic Features Opening Categorization is the psychological phenomenon that allows the human psyche to divide concepts in order to accurately perceive the world. This marvel functions practically in the sense that when a person can possess the concept of a goldfish, it is plausible that they have extensive knowledge of what a fish looks like and how it breathes underwater, leading them to categorize a goldfish as a fish. However

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    Anthony Marx speaks about the trap of essentialism. The concept considers an entity as comprising of attributes that are critical for one 's function and identity. In this view, all things are considered to have a form or an essence and that these elements make up the "thing" without which it would not exist. Essentialism affirms that individuals pose fixed traits and that variations among the societal group members are secondary. In ethnicity, essentialism asserts that minority groups have unchanging

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    1. Briefly explain the difference between essentialism and anti-essentialism. The difference between essentialism and anti-essentialism is simply this, a difference. As a word has a suffix of -ism, it is a condition or belief, therefore these terms are conditions or beliefs, depending on the usage. Though perhaps not directly, essentialism and anti-essentialism are terms used to facilitate organization. Nonetheless, essentialism is the condition or belief that when categorizing something, that there

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    LIBERTY UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF EDUCATION Content and Character: An Essential and Perennial View of Education A PAPER SUBMITTED TO DR. THOMAS MARSHALL IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE COURSE EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY FOR TEACHERS EDUC 305 (B03) BY Heather Clarke L2674650 8 June 2015 ABSTRACT: TBD   INTRODUCTION After several years of study to become an educator, it is my belief that the main goal of education should be to produce responsible, functioning members of society

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    Scholarship and Colonial Discourses” and Moore’s “The Rise and Rise of Ecofeminism as a Development Fable: A Response to Melissa Leach’s ‘Earth Mothers and Other Ecofeminist Fables: How a Strategic Notion Rose and Fell.” Both articles raise questions of essentialism as a necessary element in feminism itself, and of naivety, validity and value of essentialized feminist works. This firstly challenges the biological and social definition of ‘woman,’ the homogenization of ‘woman’, and further, the implication

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    Reflection Of Education

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    by the rules. While every child learns differently, I always imagined what it would have been like to be taught in a different atmosphere. Despite this being the most common curriculum of Essentialism, I believe that we could be of better use to our children. Key words: Progressivism, Reform, Essentialism, Reconstructionism, Education Education is a concept that people believe will never change. Most people believe that education only goes as far as the basics: reading, writing, math

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    Identity politics was used for the first time in social science and humanities by Renee R. Anspach in 1979 to define „social movements which seek to alter the self-conceptions and societal conceptions of their participants‟ (Anspach, 1979: 765). When members of a specific subgroup unite in order to affect political or social change, the result is often called identity politics. Identity politics refers to Political positions based on the interest and perspective and social groups of which people

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    universal drive within the body that has remained constant over time (Bakehorn, 8/30/206). Essentialism assesses all sexual practices throughout history and within different cultures using a universal set of criteria. This understanding of sexuality leads essentialists to apply the dichotomous sexual orientations of homosexual and heterosexual to describe all sexual behavior throughout history (Weeks 2010:20). Essentialism is very rigid in its approach to sexuality and upholds biology as the ultimate determinate

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    Film: Guess Who?

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    Representations of Essentialism and Non-essentialism within the film ‘Guess Who’. The values and views held by the majority of society are often reflected within the media. This can be seen by an audience through films such as ‘Guess Who’ which contains representations of various values and perspectives in regards to the intercultural concept of essentialism and non-essentialism. The film ‘Guess Who’ released in 2005, is a comedy based on an African American female who introduces her Caucasian boyfriend

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    As Gombrich describes, objectivity is the ability to represent something exactly as it is seen in nature without any influence. According to Gombrich, the objectivity of the representation in a work of art does not define how correct or real the art is. On the contrary, realism is defined by the information conveyed from the art. If the information is correct, the work is realistic. Gombrich believes this because there are multiple limits to representing objectively. One of the most prominent limits

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