Annotated Bibliography

Annotated Bibliography

1. What is your chosen prompt for the literary analysis assignment?

In some stories, characters come into conflict with the culture in which they live. Often, a character feels alienated in his/her community or society due to race, gender, class or ethnic background

Primary source

Wall, D. (2014). The commons in history: culture, conflict, and ecology. MIT Press.

In this book, the author is considering some commons from antiquity to this day as an idea, practice management and abstraction of economic. Wall explains commons is not supposed to be looked as tragedy of misconduct or as a panacea that solves the problems of an environment but he considers it as a way of property ownership where he explains that property rights are important to understanding sustainability, for instance, how the land is used and the way its resources is offering insights in a way that we value the environment. The author also elaborates that in order to maintain the commons, for example, the political conflicts of commons and ways that commons have failed to protect or has protected, there should be power of cultural rules.

Secondary source

Shiva, V. (2016). Earth democracy: justice, sustainability, and peace. Zed Books Ltd.

Shavi being an environment activist tries to call for shifting of values that are governing the democracies and which condemns the part of unrestricted capitalism which plays in the livelihoods as well as environmental destruction. She also explores issues which helped in bringing attention to culture theft privatization of natural resource, violence which is against women as well as deaths that is associated with planetary. Some of the homes around the world have come up with rules which are based on reclaiming of the commons as well as sharing of the resources of the earth freely. His, therefore, serves as a call for peace and a future that is sustainable.

Secondary source

Bollier, D. (2014). Think like a commoner: A short introduction to the life of the commons. New Society Publishers.

Here the author tries to explain the amusing history and a promising future concerning the commons. Which he regards it as paradigm of ageless of fairness that has remarked the world. Due to the proses of stories that fascinates Bollier has explained revolution as a new form of practice where people control themselves in self-governing as well as production. He is also providing a framework for both social and law action which help in moving past pathologies which are concerned with capitalism. He also states the problems that for market economy where he demonstrates the how cooperation is generating important values as well as fulfillment of humans

2. What interests you most about this prompt and why?

They always bring out the mixed feelings of individuals when people are compelled to live on their own. In most cases, one will see how the characters are struggling to connect or those with company but are isolated from those that are around them. The characters are always separated physically and mentally. This aspect is common even in the society where most individuals are isolated leading to damnation. Individuals have been regularly isolated and experienced alienation for long in the contemporary society.

Primary source

Mijuskovic, B. L. (2012). Loneliness in philosophy, psychology, and literature. iUniverse.

In this book, the author has given grounds for considering and supporting how human creatures are established identity with social where he sorts anathema to alone-ness. For instance with the knowledge of icons he has compelling evidence for his study which is convincing. He demonstrates how eradiation has struggled against loneliness, against the interrogation of singular disciplines in a company of multiple inquiries. Mijuskovic has also identified the text as an anthem that has led the hunger o humans to relationship. He suggests that there is no antidote to loneliness only the anodyne that people have.

Secondary source

Moustakas, C. E. (2016). Loneliness. Pickle Partners Publishing.

The author has stated on the theories and perception of loneliness. In his assumption of studying loneliness, he has differentiated the approaches of social needs, as well as cognitive that, conceptualizes loneliness that is based on theories of cognitive as well as attachment. He states that the social environment of an individual is the psychological inquiry which focuses on the persons. He continues to state that the approach of psychology is well served by the experiences of emotions and loneliness an experience where an individual attaches interpretations as well as the meanings which their beliefs. He further says that loneliness has been shaped by the ideologies of different cultures

Secondary source

Steptoe, A., Shankar, A., Demakakos, P., & Wardle, J. (2013). Social isolation, loneliness, and all-cause mortality in older men and women. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(15), 5797-5801.

In this article, it explains that loneliness and social isolation have increased due to mortality although it is not clear if the effects of both are independent or if loneliness has a pathway of emotions whereas social isolation destroys health. The article carried out an assession to the extent of between the social isolation as well as mortality which could be mediated by loneliness. They found out that in a social isolation mortality was so high as compared to more participants that were lonely. Although after adjustment of statistics of factors of demographic they found out that social isolation was associated with mortality

3. What text(s) will you write about? Why?

Isolation of the old man who seems to feet anywhere where no one lacked a view of his identification and purpose. Some wanted him killed while others wanted to take advantage of him for making money.

Primary source

Shimada, K., Yamazaki, S., Nakano, K., Ngoma, A. M., Takahashi, R., & Yasumura, S. (2014). Prevalence of social isolation in community-dwelling elderly by differences in household composition and related factors: from a social network perspective in urban Japan.

The goal for this study got the prevalence at which the community for the elderly people is socially isolated based on the factors of composition of different household, for instance, the elderly that lived alone was 31.0% and those that lived with families was 24.1%. Those that were mentally ill and those that had lacked social support from other members of the society were allied isolation social risk. The study has shown a social risk of high prevalence. To prevent, promote mental health as well as encourage them to create new friends can be very helpful. Those with family members can practice intellectual activities.

Secondary source

Hauge, S., & Kirkevold, M. (2012). Variations in older persons’ descriptions of the burden of loneliness. Scandinavian journal of caring sciences, 26(3), 553-560.

In this research, there is indications of about one-third of people who are older with an age of 65 years have been reported to be lonely, and those aged 85 have the highest rates. The research further explores that the loneliness is mostly associated with some health issues, for instance, anxiety, social isolation, depression and physical impairment. The paper describes the some of the traits that are associated with loneliness as well as the investigation variability as the way the older people describes it. The research showed that most of the individuals that experienced loneliness were able to handle it

Secondary source

Steptoe, A., Shankar, A., Demakakos, P., & Wardle, J. (2013). Social isolation, loneliness, and all-cause mortality in older men and women. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(15), 5797-5801.

In this article, it explains that both loneliness and social isolation have increased due to mortality although it is not clear if the effects of both are independent or if loneliness has a pathway of emotions whereas social isolation destroys health. The article carried out an assession to the extent of between the social isolation as well as mortality which could be mediated by loneliness. They found out that in a social isolation mortality was so high as compared to more participants that were lonely. Although after adjustment of statistics of factors of demographic they found out that social isolation was associated with mortality

4. What is your working thesis? Keep in mind that “working thesis” means you can slightly modify your thesis for the draft and/or final essay.

Ideally, alienation makes an individual look lost on earth with no purpose and identity

Primary source

Wlodkowski, R. J., & Ginsberg, M. B. (2017). Enhancing adult motivation to learn: A comprehensive guide for teaching all adults. John Wiley & Sons.

Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn sustains adults’ tutors with the data and plans they require to show the modern students in aim of quality educational products. Giving a clear outline, cutting-edge thoughts instructions for instructional strategies, and real-world samples, this work provides the need for essentially inspiring guidelines aiming towards adult people to return to school. This is the new fourth version targeting the community institutions, in where the first-generation students mature working peoples start their higher leaning, and discover the rise in technology and unusual delivery way as well as a new study tackling online guidelines.

Secondary source

Pavlíková, M. (2015). Despair and Alienation of Modern Man in Society. European Journal of Science and Theology, 11(3), 1841-0464.

This review consists of the studies of the fictitious and ethical effort The Moviegoer a book that was written by Walker Percy a well-known American writer. This book is toughly prejudiced by the viewpoint and also the views of the presence theorist known as Soren Kierkegaard. The analysis explains being an issue of up-to-date estrangement, disasters, and misery in current stage of development. Not including The Moviegoer, a book was written by Walker Percy, the author focuses on Soren Kierkegaard’s work a book titled Sickness unto Death, particularly its idea of self-consciousness and misery. In the possibility of this analysis, it is essential to recognize how Kierkegaard remarks the selfishness.

Secondary source

Králik, R. (2015). KEY PHILOSOPHICAL-THEOLOGICAL CONCEPTS OF SØREN KIERKEGAARD IN THE WORK OF PAUL TILLICH. European Journal of Science and Theology, 11(4), 179-188.

This paper studies Kierkegaard’s effort a book titled `The Concept of Anxiety` and replicates its advantages and sense in the fictional effort of Agro-American writer W.H. Auden. Nervousness mirrors our existence and each person has to express it in, unlike forms. The relativeness of concern to freedom and knowhow, to target and infinity, is examined with the maintenance and compassion that the author commands and has effect on Auden’s effort. Auden later puts in action Kierkegaard idea of nervousness into his poem The Age of Anxiety. This poem is concerned with social to get its individuality and material in unstable and rising industrialized world, undergoing the impact of want and solitude of human being in present life.

5. What are three key ideas that you will discuss in support of your thesis? (Write one — and only one – sentence for each point.

a. Alienation leads to physical torture

b. Alienation leads to psychological torture

c. Alienation calls for patience and personal liberation

Primary source

Ryu, B. G., Choi, J. H., & Lee, S. (2013). Impact of node distance on selfish replica allocation in a mobile ad-hoc network. Ad Hoc Networks, 11(8), 2187-2202.

Here, the author relies on network help schemes in aim to perform well it takes on mobile nodes voluntary unite in aim of working well. He further explains that if nodes acquire selfishness and fail co-join, there could be poor performance in network. The organization came up with a verification founded social inspecting architecture that helps in detecting the honesty of the data loss stated by nodes. The correctness is attained through manipulating the correlation within the space of lost packages. So, through sensing the correlation between the missing packages, it possible in answer whether the missing package is because of consistent link errors, or is a mutual result of selfish node or link fault. This review is founded in tactic of time reduction and better discovery accurateness.

Secondary sources

Kohlmann, B. (2015, August). Toward a History and Theory of the Socialist Bildungsroman. In Novel: A Forum on Fiction (Vol. 48, No. 2, pp. 167-189). Duke University Press.

This thesis shows the collective bildungsroman as different international type kind of the twentieth-century book. Differently to the modern work of the bildungsroman that pressures the relation within stories of discrete made and the organic plan of the country. Socialist bildungsroman pursued to show the social form of the bildungsroman with an honestly worldwide prospect. The type of the communist he encrypts uneven antiquity of collectivism, specifically the challenging association within society’s worldwide ambition and the rebirth of the country and patriotism within the mid-century. This is concluded like this in the communist bildungsroman the leading role creation is regarded as an open-ended course concentrating on the person’s contribution to the revolutionary drive relatively than as a stationary tales.

Secondary source

Coghlan, D., & Brannick, T. (2014). Doing action research in your own organization. Sage.

The researchers have a wide-ranging, available and educational text; this model is for either undergraduate or postgraduate research learner which clearly directs the leaner through philosophy, invention and the operational tasks of doing a research in your own association. This fourth version of ‘Doing Research in your Own Organization’ is an interesting well educating research book. It is a mixture of merging theory with a experts reference in order to give a chance in understanding the difficulty and issues in addition to the rewards of insider action research. This book is directed to the investigators, post-graduate learners, and ability and knowledgeable specialist’s reason being it makes available of a sustainable and all-pervading commentary on many of the usual marvels and philosophies in the field of active learning and deed science.

6. What questions/concerns do you have at this point about your project?

People are unable to accommodate personal differences and other’s peoples need due to the modern relationships, selfishness, and misinterpretations which have replaced empathy.

Primary source

Hárdi, L., & Kroó, A. (2015). The trauma of torture and the rehabilitation of torture survivors. Zeitschrift für Psychologie.

The author explains the main target of torture is to cause frustration to the target in command of damaging the personality and gain the correct information. This is practiced in more than one hundred countries in the whole world, which has led to affect millions of the survivors. In all over the world, the administrations are developing treating centers to cater for the victims of torture. The up to date provide visions in action torture methods, its nature, and discussion on psychological and diagnostic growth. Besides, the present problems of rehabilitation and compensation are debated as well as cure. The main idea is to provide brief and complete appraisal rehabilitation to the expert of mental health care

Secondary source

Pavlíková, M. (2015). Despair and Alienation of Modern Man in Society. European Journal of Science and Theology, 11(3), 1841-0464.

This paper has analyzed the philosophical a well as literary work for the Moviegoer that had been written by Walker Percy writer of America. What influenced the author to write the book was thought of a philosopher Kierkegaard. This study has solved problems that are existence to alienation of modern man. The study explores a theme which tries to explain how modern man can create a relationship with the world. The study has directed its attention to what individuals are suffering from their experience in the mid of social prosperity where only the rich are enjoying as the poor individuals suffer.

Shantz, A., Alfes, K., & Truss, C. (2014). Alienation from work: Marxist ideologies and twenty-first-century practice. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 25(18), 2529-2550.

This genre reacts to the calls of study that considers the wider idea supporting work association within industrial societies by creating and testing a mode of work estrangement. They test how three related factors spotted initially by Karl Marx act as a forerunner of estrangement. This is an interruption of oneself from working place. The author examines whether alienation can cause emotional tiredness and smothers wellbeing. The statistic collected from 227 workers in a company in UK upkeep this model. This is caused by lack of power of expression. Individuals work fit can lead to alienation and also emotional exhaustion causes alienation. The modern study shows that disaffection could be the main point of human resource management researchers.


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