Torch Essays (Examples)

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Hip Hop History And Culture

Pages: 7 (2134 words) Sources: 9 Document Type:Essay Document #:24988404

...Torch How Hip Hop Followed in the Footsteps of Malcolm X
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five and the Origins of Hip Hop
This paper examines the manner in which the hip hop grew out of the Civil Rights Movement and became a way for disenfranchised black youths, marginalized by society, to express their thoughts and feelings on a world that did want them to rise up. The history of hip hop and its culture is thus a rich one and a complex one that both celebrates youthful joys and energy while also taking different roads towards instigating a dialogue as well. Some hip hop artists have been thoughtful and have challenged the status quo with lyrics and albums that have provoked discussion in a sober-minded way (such as was the case with Tupac Shakur), while others have been more provocative and have set out to disrupt the status quo……


Works Cited

BBC. “The birth of hip hop.” BBC. 

Best, Steven, and Douglas Kellner. "Rap, black rage, and racial difference."  Enculturation 2.2 (1999): 1-23.

Brown, Jake. Tupac Shakur, (2-Pac) in the Studio: The Studio Years (1989-1996). Phoenix, AZ: Colossus Books, 2005.

Decker, Jeffrey Louis. "The state of rap: Time and place in hip hop nationalism." Social Text 34 (1993): 53-84.

Fluker, Walter. The Stones that the Builders Rejected. Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press International, 1998.

Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. “The Message.” 

Jones, E. Michael. Libido Dominandi: Sexual Liberation and Political Control. South Bend, IN: St. Augustine’s Press, 2000.

Pareles, Jon. “Hip-Hop Is Rock ’n’ Roll, and Hall of Fame Likes It.” The New York Times, 13 March 2007.

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Enforcing Standards And Discipline In The United States Army

Pages: 6 (1880 words) Sources: 3 Document Type:Capstone Project Document #:79311678

...Torch The United States Army has a history of instilling and enforcing discipline within its ranks. However, with every passing year come changes in the way society thinks and acts. New social values are created and fostered, and leaders in the U.S. Army must address these changes in order to maintain continuity of standards and discipline from one generation to the next (Wardynski). Thus, as the new generation of soldiers enters the United States Army, new challenges await leadership. The evolving world of social media is just one of the challenges that require leaders to be proactive in their approach to army standards and its enforcement. Soldiers have access to the internet in a deployed environment and use this platform in positive ways but also use social media in ways that bring harm to the Army values and heritage. Leaders need to walk a fine line between the soldiers rights to……



Allen, C. D. (2012). Back to Basics: The Army Must Reinforce Standards of Discipline. Carlisle, PA: Army War College Carlisle Barracks.

Frost, M. (2018). Back to the basics with pride and discipline. Retrieved from 

Wardynski, C., Lyle, D. S., & Colarusso, M. J. (2009). Towards a US Army officer corps strategy for success: A proposed human capital model focused upon talent (Vol. 1). Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute.

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Fight Club And Resiliency

Pages: 9 (2826 words) Sources: 7 Document Type:Essay Document #:28924089

...Torch Resiliency
As Webster and Rivers (2018) point out, the notion of resilience has been promoted in a variety of fields and essentially research on it has focused on the need for individuals to “toughen up”—particularly in what has been called a “snowflake” culture, a term popularized by the 1996 Chuck Palahniuk novel Fight Club. As Palahniuk said later when the book was made into a cult hit film, “Every generation gets offended by different things but my friends who teach in high school tell me that their students are very easily offended…The modern Left is always reacting to things. Once they get their show on the road culturally they will stop being so offended” (Londoner, 2017). While there is a lot to unpack in that statement (offense and culture are implicitly linked to resiliency and the ability to cope with conflict), the essence of the point made by Palahniuk is……



Domhardt, M., Münzer, A., Fegert, J. M., & Goldbeck, L. (2015). Resilience in survivors of child sexual abuse: A systematic review of the literature. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 16(4), 476-493.

Fincher, D. (1999). Fight club. Los Angeles, CA: 20th Century Fox.

Koerner, R. (2017). Authoritarians to the Right of Me, Authoritarians to the Left. Retrieved from 

Londoner. (2017). Londoner's Diary: Fight Club's Chuck Palahniuk: "I coined 'snowflake' and I stand by it". Retrieved from 

Perkins-Gough, D. (2013). The significance of grit: A conversation with Angela Lee Duckworth. Educational Leadership, 71(1), 14-20.

Reivich, K. J., Seligman, M. E., & McBride, S. (2011). Master resilience training in the US Army. American Psychologist, 66(1), 25.

Tough, P. (2013). How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character. NY: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Webster, D., & Rivers, N. (2018). Resisting resilience: disrupting discourses of self- efficacy. Pedagogy, Culture & Society, 1-13.

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Rights Of Women Today

Pages: 5 (1465 words) Sources: 6 Document Type:Essay Document #:60907742

… as a professional. They look back at the rights American women have won for themselves and believe they must continue on bearing the torch. Thus, even in modern America, the rights of women are not universally celebrated or pursued: it depends on the culture one grows up ……



Cauce, Ana Mari, and Melanie Domenech-Rodriguez. "Latino families: Myths and

realities." Latino children and families in the United States: Current research and future directions (2002): 3-25.

Euripides. The Trojan Women. 

Fleck, Robert K., and F. Andrew Hanssen. "“Rulers ruled by women”: an economic analysis of the rise and fall of women’s rights in ancient Sparta." Economics of Governance 10, no. 3 (2009): 221-245.

Friedan, Betty. The Feminine Mystique. NY: W. W. Norton, 1963.

Lewis, Sian. The Athenian Woman: an iconographic handbook. Routledge, 2013.

Rice, Joy K. "Reconsidering research on divorce, family life cycle, and the meaning of family." Psychology of Women Quarterly 18, no. 4 (1994): 559-584.


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