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Children in-between: constructing identities in th
Children in-between: constructing identities in th
Children in-between: constructing identities in the bicultural family. March 1999 v5 i1 p13(1) While transnational movement and migrancy are not new fields of inquiry for anthropology, the experiences of children from inter-cultural marriage, as a part of these processes, have rarely been discussed. In this context, competing cultural ideas of childhood and child-raising are tackled in the intimacy of the domestic home and family life. Ethnographic evidence from families where there is a parent
Carl Marx and the Conflict Theory
Carl Marx and the Conflict Theory
Carl Marx and the Conflict Theory The bourgeoisie and proletariet have both similarities and differences in their emergence and development as a class. They both emerged out of a separate society and developed their own. The bourgeoisie grew out of the feudal society and the need to develop a modern industry. The proletarians grew out of the bourgeoisie society and their need for change and stability. They both need to have centralized power in order for each society to grow. The bourgeoisie has
Disney
Disney
Disney Table of contents Introduction Who are your Competitors? Details make Disney The Happiest Place on Earth Everything Walks the Talk Disney Keys to Excellence Where Everyone Walks the Talk Disney Ears are Always Listening Reward and Reconigaztion of the Cast Members Xvxryonx makxs a Diffxrxncx Conclusion Bibliography When someone mentions Disney World many different feelings go though your head some feel fun or time with the family others feel crowds noise no fun more work. The management o
Long Distance Relationships
Long Distance Relationships
Long Distance Relationships Title page Abstract Introduction Literature Review There are many aspects that need to be considered when looking at romantic long-distance relationships. This type of relationship varies greatly from relationships in which the partners live near one another in a number of ways including communication, idealization, and relationship satisfaction. These ideas need to be addressed when discussing the transition, maintenance, and coping solutions of the relationship. The
URBAN, MIDDLE-CLASS TEENAGERS, IN THE DECADE OF TH
URBAN, MIDDLE-CLASS TEENAGERS, IN THE DECADE OF TH
URBAN, MIDDLE-CLASS TEENAGERS, IN THE DECADE OF THE ‘DOT’. INTRODUCTION- Welcome to the decade of the dot. That tiny bit of Internet grammar whose ubiquity in e-mail addresses and web URLs so neatly captures the giddying impact of technology on our lives at the century’s launch. Ten years ago, the Internet was little more than a cyberspace wilderness traversed by nerds, while the Web was an obscure tool unknown to all but a handful of researchers. Today, the Internet is a more potent medium than
File Sharing…Simply No Right Answer
File Sharing…Simply No Right Answer
File Sharing…Simply No Right Answer 2/3/04 English Comp 102 Essay 2 Over the past few years the concept of file sharing has exploded into not only popularity, but also into controversy as record labels started to experience a decline in their sales. I download songs almost everyday, and it never crosses my mind that it is illegal, or that I would ever consider an alternative to the way that I do it now. It is simply that it is the way I’ve grown up; I discovered the first popular program that al
Modern Day Slaves
Modern Day Slaves
Modern Day Slaves Principles Sociology 101 –IC February 19, 2004 Thought Slavery was Abolished? One may be mystified to learn that slavery still exsist . While this slavery of the twenty first century is by no means related to that of our forefathers, who were brought in from Africa to toil on plantations, its is no less horrific. One may even argue successfully that this of slavery given the era in which it committed is as equally heart reneging. These Modern Days Slaves are called Sex Slaves.
Marxism
Marxism
Marxism Introduction to Sociology Research Essay Define this perspective and outline in detail its goals, methods, fundamental concepts, and principle contributors. Evaluate the usefulness of this perspective in understanding social life and social interaction. Issues to consider could include: famous and controversial theories; the problem of social order; class, gender, ethnicity, media or religion Word count: 1,216 Due: Tuesday, 16th March 2004 No thinker in the 19th Century has had such a di
Dependency Theory
Dependency Theory
Dependency Theory Essay #1 POLS 2210 6.0 B Tutorial Period: Thursdays, 12:30 – 1:30pm Similar to Marxism, Dependency Theory was an activist project that did not just analyze. However, in becoming political actors and advisors, there was an irony that the best way for a country to be more like the developed city was to actually join the ranks of exploiting countries. I think the strategies of Dependency Theory jump from the approach of developing into a core country. This would result in experime
Gambling
Gambling
Gambling Gambling is prominent in today’s society. This can be seen especially through politics. Everywhere voters are electing people to office who are pro gambling. William Thompson of the University of Nevada (1994) describes politicians by stating, “It’s part of the American landscape, they’ll trade morality for dollars” (1). In North and South Carolina, for example, the last governor election showed that the people were for legal gambling by voting in governors who wanted a lottery. Now in
International Relations
International Relations
International Relations The study of international relations has been a contested ground for many decades. A specific indication of this would be explaining or understanding the nature or knowledge of the world. Many theorists from different schools of thought since the 1930’s have debated the contributions made among themselves. The main terminology here initially is the epistemology or ontology of the research among international relations theorists, much confined within the boundaries of soci
“Body Behavior”
“Body Behavior”
“Body Behavior” Sociology paper Guayaquil - Ecuador UEES 2/8/2002 Contents: o Introduction o What’s Body Behavior? o Body Behavior in Business o Body Behavior dictionary o Interviews o Conclusion o Bibliography 1. Introduction. - Body language is the behaviors expressed by a person, even if it’s masking what he really feels in an unconscious level is transmitting the truth and can’t be hidden with words. Language is classified in verbal and non-verbal and the verbal language is only 7% of the me
Organizational Behavior
Organizational Behavior
Organizational Behavior Organizations have been described as groups of people who work interdependently toward some purpose . This definition clearly indicates that organizations are not buildings or pieces of machinery. Organizations are, indeed, people who interact to accomplish shared objectives. The study of organizational behavior (OB) and its affiliated subjects helps us understand what people think, feel and do in organizational settings. For managers and, realistically, all employees, th
Prejudice & Discrimination
Prejudice & Discrimination
Prejudice Discrimination Introduction I aim to talk about discrimination and prejudices and how they affect our day to day lives. I also aim to supply a definition for prejudice, discrimination, stereotyping and racism. Within the body of this assignment I will be talking about the different types of discrimination along with my personal thoughts on the subject. I will also be looking at ways to eradicate it from our daily lives as much as humanly possible. The civil and criminal justice system
Islam
Islam
Islam Islam is a religion that has existed for millions of years. The followers believed that there is one God and Muhammad is his messenger. Muhammad was deeply troubled by the idol worship of Arabs and the moral ills of society. When he was about 40, he was meditating and heard a voice. According to Muslim the belief the voice was that of the angel Gabriel it said, “Proclaim.” When Muhammad asked what should I proclaim the voice responded with proclaim in the name of God. Muhammad was a young
A Fish Would Never Notice The Water
A Fish Would Never Notice The Water
A Fish Would Never Notice The Water September 10, 2003 Room 202 Sociology When thinking upon how to best describe the sub-culture of my home community I found myself dumbfounded. For Chalfont has no big cultural feeling. However after reading Chapter 2, A fish would never notice the water , I realized I was this fish! Living in between two small suburban and proudly historical towns, Doylestown and Chalfont, had not been the most culturally entertaining. Yet being here for nearly seven years I f
Max Weber’s View of Capitalism
Max Weber’s View of Capitalism
Max Weber’s View of Capitalism What role does the protestant work ethic play in Weber’s view of the origins of capitalism? Max Weber\'s theory of the part in which Protestantism, specifically Calvinism, played in the development of a spirit of capitalism in western Europe has had a profound effect on the thinking of sociologists and historians since its publication in 1904. Many historians value its application of social theory to historical events and praise it for its attempt to explain why ca
The Amish Society
The Amish Society
The Amish Society Instructor: Class: Soc 201 Optional Project: #1 Date: 05/18/2004 “Amish” is a word that I’ve never heard before, since I began studying in the United States. As I’ve learned about sociology and read the book, which talked about Amish, I know, and define it as a group of people who live a different world of U.S society. In my perspective, Amish society is kind of a traditional society. They created their own community and set the rule of their people. Based on the culture, all a
BLACK VS. BLACK
BLACK VS. BLACK
BLACK VS. BLACK Psychology of Racism Racism If you\'re White you\'re alright, if you\'re brown, stick around, if you\'re Black, stay back. You may not have ever heard that old saying, but many believe the feeling behind it is still as popular as the rhyme was generations ago; positive character traits are associated with light skin, while negative attributes and problems are connected to darker skin color. Many people believe that African Americans receive a great amount of discrimination from C
Culture
Culture
Culture Due Date: March 5 2004 Culture is defined as: the knowledge, language, values, customs, and material objects that are passed from person to person and from one generation to the next in a human group or society. How important is culture in determining how people think and act on a daily basis? Simply stated, culture is essential for our individual survival and our communication with other people. We rely on culture because we are not born with the education we need to survive. We do not
Homosexual: Homosexual Marriage
Homosexual: Homosexual Marriage
Homosexual: Homosexual Marriage Homosexual 1 Running head: Homosexual Homosexual: Homosexual Marriage Soc 1 - Introduction to Sociology December 8, 2003 Homosexual 2 Abstract My DRP Paper is about Gay Marriages. Why and why they should not legalize gay marriage. The importance in children’s roles in gay marriages. The most important questioned asked of all, how would the children react to this, or how would they be brought up. I discuss my opinion on what I think about the gay marriages. I also
Police Brutality and Community Relations
Police Brutality and Community Relations
Police Brutality and Community Relations Management of Law Enforcement AL318 Police brutality and poor community relations continues to plague racial and sociological groups throughout United States, which proves that law enforcement management needs to implement better community relations policies and procedures. The Watts Riots of 1965 was the peak of police brutality at its worst that was documented by video. At the time, California had adopted Proposition 14. This proposition moved to block
Sociological Imagination
Sociological Imagination
Sociological Imagination Outline the main characteristics of the ‘sociological imagination’ and discuss how sociologists might apply these to the study of everyday life. The sociological imagination is “a kind of interpretive imagination which does not treat its subject matter like objects in the natural world. It is anthropological, historical and critical” (Holmes, Hughes, Julian, 2003, pg. 7). These components make up the three sociological dimensions. The historical facet analyses the histor
The Government
The Government
The Government In 1997 when the current Government was elected into power one of their aims was to tackle the inequalities that existed within health and social care. Since then we have seen the publication of many policy documents which planned the way forward for health care, particularly in the way that care is delivered. Modern and Dependable (DOH, 1997), set out ways for national improvement in healthcare. Modernising Mental health Services (DOH, 1998a), set out the way on which mental heal
Varieties of “Real Men”
Varieties of “Real Men”
Varieties of “Real Men” 10/14/04 Sociology of Gender In this particular reading, the author discusses the theoretical insight by analyzing how social structures of labor, power, and sexuality affect social interaction mainly with the street, the workplace, and the family. The author, decided to emphasize the significant differences on men and how different situations with crime distinguish their masculinities. The author starts out talking about crime on the streets and how the “deviant street n
Sociology Coursework
Sociology Coursework
Sociology Coursework Investigating whether it is poverty not single parent families that is responsible for the rising crime rate. Aim. Single parent families, above all single mothers have come under attack. Fatherless families are blamed for the rising crime and education failure. My aim is to find out if the lack of the father figure is to blame for the rising crime in society. I will also look at other reasons for crime such as poverty and material deprivation. I will research Charles Murray
Media coverage of football hooliganism
Media coverage of football hooliganism
Media coverage of football hooliganism Football hooliganism can be seen as something of an easy target\' for the media. With journalists present at every match across the country, the chances of a story being missed are slim. TV cameras also mean that disturbances within stadiums are caught on video. Since the 1960s, in fact, journalists have been sent to football matches to report on crowd behaviour, rather than just the game 1. The British tabloid press in particular have an enthusiastic\' app
Published Word of Mouth: Referable, Co
Published Word of Mouth: Referable, Co
Published Word of Mouth: Referable, Consumer- Generated Information on the Internet April 2002 Published Word of Mouth: Referable, Consumer- Generated Information on the Internet Abstract Consumer-to-consumer communication about products and services, often known as “word of mouth” (WOM), is an important source of marketplace information. The Internet is becoming an increasingly active medium for this type of communication. We describe the ways in which word-of-mouth information is communicated
Andy Warhol – Life and Works
Andy Warhol – Life and Works
Andy Warhol – Life and Works I’d like to start off this essay by expressing some personal opinions about the subject I’ve chosen, and also provide some background information, essential to a better understanding of the artist I have chosen, the era and movement he belonged to, and the style of art he produced. This world renowned artist I believe is the first artist that comes to mind when people hear the word “Pop art”. This man is Andy Warhol, one of the most famous modern artists of the 20th
ENGLISH ESSAY: “TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE”
ENGLISH ESSAY: “TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE”
ENGLISH ESSAY: “TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE” “Tuesdays with Morrie” written by Mitch Albom, tells the amazing story of the unbelievable life that Morrie Schwartz lived, and how he left such a huge impact on peoples life’s such as Mitch Albom. Morrie Schwartz, with whom Mitch has lost in touch with for the last 16 years. Upon seeing him on the “Nightline” program talking to Ted Koppel about what it was like to die from Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS) Mitch was both horrified and ashamed. Soon Mitch found him
Semiotics: Language and Culture
Semiotics: Language and Culture
Semiotics: Language and Culture Linguistic and Cultural Semiotics is a branch of communication theory that investigates sign systems and the modes of representation that humans use to convey feelings, thoughts, ideas, and ideologies. Semiotic analysis is rarely considered a field of study in its own right, but is used in a broad range of disciplines, including art, literature, anthropology, sociology, and the mass media. Semiotic analysis looks for the cultural and psychological patterns that un
Society’s False Education
Society’s False Education
Society’s False Education Starting at the young age of five, we spend a large percentage of our time sitting in rows of seats in classrooms, listening to a stranger telling us what we should or should not know. We convince ourselves that we are preparing to go out into the world where we will succeed by our own motivations, limited by nothing except for our own free will. However, contrary to this belief, our education does not properly prepare us for this—it instead hinders us. Society, through
Family
Family
Family The official definition of family, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, is “two or more persons, including the householder, who are related by birth, marriage, or adoption, and who live together as one household” (Newman, 244). Although this is the official definition of family, it is actually quite difficult to determine because of the various types of families that make up our society. Every individual, no matter what cultural background they come from, has their own perception of what
Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr., most famous for his “I Have a Dream” speech, was a non-violent black civil rights activist in the 1950s and 1960s. Born January 15, 1929 in Atlanta Georgia, King attended local segregated public schools, were he excelled in all subjects. At age 15, he entered the nearby Morehouse College and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sociology in 1948. After graduating with honors from Crozer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania in 1951, King went to Bo
An Army, A Navy, and Ebonics
An Army, A Navy, and Ebonics
An Army, A Navy, and Ebonics CONTENTS 1. Introduction 2. The Ebonics controversy 2.1 Declaration of a separate language 2.2 Bilingual education funding 2.3 Classroom teaching and Ebonics 2.4 Summary and comment 3. Afro-American languages and dialects 3.1 Black English: the creolist position 3.2 Black English: the dialectologist position 3.3 Toward a synthesis 3.4 On the issue of African influence 3.5 Summary and comment 4. Language, identity, and politics 4.1 Obtaining linguistic recognition 4.2
Participating Field Study of Stetson East
Participating Field Study of Stetson East
Participating Field Study of Stetson East James Magdangal Sociology Field study essay A few months ago I was given the task of engaging in a six week long field study. Since I have never attempted any observations of this kind in the past; I felt uncertain to say the least. Indirectly this uncertainty was much like the way I felt towards adapting to college life. Since this is my first year in college I was unsure about the intricacies of dorm life. What would it be like? Would I or would I not
Poignantly Punk
Poignantly Punk
Poignantly Punk Marissa McConnell 9/11/98 ENG 105 The teen years are when you question your identity and as a reflex action you rebel against authority. You can rebel as a rapper, a heavy metal headbanger, a punk, a surfer - the usual menu of approved teen rebellions most often explored. It is within these years that the world seems turned against you and you need to find some way to react and cope with all the confusion; to try to find a way to make sense of all the craziness. I guess I identif
PARADIGM FOR THE SOCIOLOGY OF TECHNOLOGY
PARADIGM FOR THE SOCIOLOGY OF TECHNOLOGY
PARADIGM FOR THE SOCIOLOGY OF TECHNOLOGY Forming a piece of the paradigm for sociology and technology is something I see best explained through my current endeavor in the technology field. I myself am building a 3d engine, which I think is a very good point in using to develop such a paradigm. Firstly, I think I should explain what I mean by a 3d engine. A 3d engine is something that can be used in a universal manner to simulate any phenomenon in various fields of the computer industry. It is hi
Fanhrenheit 451
Fanhrenheit 451
Fanhrenheit 451 Compare and Contrast Do you know anybody that loves to burn books? Well, in the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, he has such a great pair of characters. Montag and Captain Beatty burn books for living. While Montag is a kind of guy with a dual personality, ignorant, and loves to read books, and Captain Beatty is arrogant, intelligent, and afraid of books. In the society that described by Bradbury, people commit suicide everyday. It is against the law to have books. You can\'
Reverend Jesse L. Jackson
Reverend Jesse L. Jackson
Reverend Jesse L. Jackson I am somebody. Born in the year 1941, from the town of Greenville, South Carolina, Jesse Jackson was and still is one of the most powerful civil rights leaders of the twentieth century. His voice, face, and organizations have been very popular and intricate to the civil rights movement. He has fought for not only African Americans, but has also met with world leaders and was successful where other politicians were not. Many people do not realize the reverend’s ties to
The Problems of Faculty Governance
The Problems of Faculty Governance
The Problems of Faculty Governance Introduction This paper will present a brief history of the development of faculty governance in American universities during the twentieth century. I will review the types of governance structures that have emerged, examine the impact on the institutions in which they function, and discuss the problems that have arisen between the two. Since the middle ages when universities began to emerge faculty governance in institutions of higher education has been the fo
Prohibition, The 18th Amendment
Prohibition, The 18th Amendment
Prohibition, The 18th Amendment Prohibition in the United States was a measure designed to reduce drinking by eliminating the business that manufactured, distributed, and sold alcoholic beverages. The 18th amendment to the U.S. Constitution took away the license to do business from the brewers, wholesalers and retailer sellers of alcohol. The leaders of the Prohibition movement were alarmed at the drinking behavior of Americans, and they were concerned that there was a culture of drinking among
Gender Roles
Gender Roles
Gender Roles Sociology 01 Essay Question #5 When analyzing gender roles in our age today, we are less likely to see the striking differences in the characteristics of men and women as they were portrayed let\'s say thirty years ago. However, a strong sense of Androcentricity still remains in not only our society but is stronger than ever in other societies around the world. From the beginning of time, from what we\'ve learned in textbooks, television, and other sources of media, of course, the m
REHABILITATION OF CRIMINALS IN AMERICA
REHABILITATION OF CRIMINALS IN AMERICA
REHABILITATION OF CRIMINALS IN AMERICA Prison inmates, are some of the most ³maladjusted² people in society. Most of the inmates have had too little discipline or too much, come from broken homes, and have no self-esteem. They are very insecure and are ³at war with themselves as well as with society² (Szumski 20). Most inmates did not learn moral values or learn to follow everyday norms. Also, when most lawbreakers are labeled criminals they enter the phase of secondary deviance. They will admit
PSYCHOSOCIAL FACTORS AFFECTING FREQUENCY OF DRUG U
PSYCHOSOCIAL FACTORS AFFECTING FREQUENCY OF DRUG U
PSYCHOSOCIAL FACTORS AFFECTING FREQUENCY OF DRUG USE Running head: PSYCHOSOCIAL FACTORS AFFECTING FREQUENCY OF DRUG USE The Psychosocial Differences Between Drug Users of Different Frequencies Within a University Setting State University of New York at Stony Brook After declining for a decade, marijuana use began to rise among young people beginning in 1990 (National Institute of Drug Abuse NIDA}, 1996). Marijuana is one drug whose use, although illegal and considered harmful, has been normaliz
The Met Expectations Hypothesis
The Met Expectations Hypothesis
The Met Expectations Hypothesis In the past, researchers in higher education highlighted the increasing research requirements at large, public universities (e.g., Bieber, Lawrence & Blackburn, 1992). However, calls for greater accountability and a nationwide investment in assessing and documenting the outcomes of undergraduate education have refocused universities\' attention on teaching and the instructional performance of faculty (Barr & Tagg, 1995). As a result, new faculty are entering a m
Social Deviance
Social Deviance
Social Deviance Social deviance is a term that refers to forms of behaviour and qualities of persons that others in society devalue and discredit. So what exactly is deviance? In this particular essay we are concerned with social deviance. Not physiological deviations from the expected norm. In general, any behaviour that does not conform to social norms is deviance. That is behaviour that violates significant social norms and is disapproved of by a large number of people as a result. For societ
A Search for Commitment within the Sexes
A Search for Commitment within the Sexes
A Search for Commitment within the Sexes Abstract. In the field of organizational research, there are many worthwhile studies being conducted every day. Each study has its own unique contribution to what is understood and considered to be known about the way we live, love and work. It was Freud who noted that a healthy person was one able to do these things, but it is not until so recently that an intent on figuring out the world of work was specifically studied. For the means of the research
Debrina L. Frazier
Debrina L. Frazier
Debrina L. Frazier Sociology 102 Mon./Wed. 2:00-3:15 Autobiography of Debrina L. Frazier Section I: Family Composition and History My name is Debrina L. Frazier my family is very small, consisting of my mother 43, my father 45, and myself 17. My parents both being college graduates have always stressed the importance of a good education. Mother is a school teacher and father is a contractor, so we are an upper middle class family. Mother is the strong willed “doer” in our family, while father is
Serial Killers
Serial Killers
Serial Killers Serial killers have been active since the 15th century, yet we are still mesmerized by them. They have and will continue to shock and sicken us to the core of our being, yet they are treated as legends. We, the public, have a very perverse relationship with them and their evil deeds. Books and movies made regarding their atrocities make millions, yet they are still punished and some are put to death. Does this mean that there is a dark side to us all and we are using the active se