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Does the name we are given affect our later success in life?

The article, "Sticks and Stones May Break...In Reality, Names May Indeed Hurt You", is an interesting article about the power of a name to either benefit an individual or hurt them. The authors contend that names that a society is familiar and comfortable with are names that portray confidence, power and success. These are nam

Reality TV: Voyeurism in America

Sociological Snapshots: Confessions of a Soap Opera Addict This article discusses the observations of a professor who finds himself addicted to soap operas. It begins with a time in his life when he was working on his thesis and did this from home while his wife was watching soap operas. At first he tried to ignore them but

This discussion is a summary and reaction to an article regarding violence in city schools. The article contends that extra-curricular activities provided by the school would help limit violence.

Jack Levin Book Sociological Snapshots 5 Violence in City Schools Page 61 Summary: Violence in City Schools: What Principals are Doing to Stem the Rising Tide This article addresses the problem of violence in schools. Statistics are given which support the argument that adolescents and teens commit crimes in the afterno

This is a summary and reaction to an article called "Can Hate be Healed"

The title of the article is "Can Hate Be Healed: The Difference Between Cultural and Pathological Prejudice." Summary The article describes two specific stories. In the first a 30 year old Muslim man, who has suffered with bipolar disorder in the past, entered a Jewish Federation office and began shooting people. He kill

Max Weber and Bureaucracy

Max Weber identified the five basic characteristics of bureaucracy ~ division of labor, hierarchy of authority, written rules and regulations, iimpersonality and employment based on technical qualifications. How would you apply Weber's five characteristics to a workplace. To what degree does it correspond to Weber's ideal type

Strengths and Weaknesses

The functionalist, conflict, and interactionist perspectives can all be used in analyzing social institutions. What are the strengths and weaknesses in each perspective's analysis of those institutions?

Nature of Thought Paper

Â?¢ Write a paper in which you explain the nature of thought. â?¢ Outline your own perceptual process and describe the types of perceptual blocks that influence your views. â?¢ Explain thought processes and how they are changed or manipulated by perception. â?¢ Include the following in your paper:

What is the relevance of working in teams and their advantages/disadvantages?

What experiences have you had working with teams? Have these been positive experiences? Why or why not? What have you learned from these experiences? How are teams used in the workplace? How are teams used in education, athletics, or the arts? What are the advantages to teamwork? Give specific examples and at least two refer

Future of modernization

O How does modernization manifest itself in U.S. society? Use one of the modern theorists introduced in Ch. 16 as a basis for your response. o Is modernization likely to continue in the U.S.? Explain your answer. o Is modernization a world-wide trend? o What are the consequences of modernization? o Which theorist best refle

Welfare Comparison

Construct a 250-300 word post addressing the following question. Comparing the U.S., Germany, and Japan, what is the right amount of "welfare" a country should have? Support your answer with information from at least one outside source.

Socialization and Change

Social change and behavior can happen rather quickly or slowly. For example, what was deviant or unusual years ago may be considered normal or acceptable today (i.e., piercing or tattoos) or once was normal but is now not (i.e., smoking in restaurants). Provide an example of a slow change and a quick change in the American c

What is normative behavior. how much culture influence norms. ,,,,,

Identify a norm in our society or American culture. What is normative behavior (folkways, mores, and taboos) and how might culture influence norms? What might the reactions be of our society if you violate a norm? Would you consider this behavior to be inappropriate in all societies? Why or why not? Your discussion should inc

Social Interactions

What functions do status, role, primary groups, and secondary groups play in social interactions between different racial and ethnic groups. List one example of each.

Social Groups:Relevance

Discuss the myriad ways in which social groups are the essence of human life in society. What is the critical element for one to have a group? Explain using in-group / out-group terms. Please give me your personal response, not from a websites. If you could provide examples that would be fantastic too. I need a least 1 page d

One's Self

It has been suggested that growing old in the United States may not be a very good place to find one's self. Why? Please provide examples using Ageism and Age stratification. Please give me your personal response, not from a websites. If you could provide examples that would be fantastic too.

Factors contributing to Prejudice and Discrimination

1. What are the major factors contributing to prejudice and discrimination? What might we do to reduce the levels of hate that pervade our society? Please use following term (ethnicity, racism, minority, stereotype, genocide, segregation) in answering the questions. Please give me your personal response, not from a websites.

Prejudice and Discrimination

Distinguish between prejudice and discrimination. Which might be easiest to reduce? and how? Please provide examples. Please use following term (ethnicity, racism, minority, stereotype, genocide, segregation) in answering the questions. Please give me your personal views for understanding, not from a websites. If you could

Sociology - Billy Jack's Life and Death

I am working on a project for school (500 words). The topic I picked is Billy Jack's Life and Death but I am little confuse with it. Please help me get started: TASK: Go to the web site below, Frontline. Review and analyze one of the topics at the site. Write about your thoughts and findings. Cite and reference in accord

Disability is not an entitlement

I need help with this topic. The Americans with Disabilities Act does not take the perspective that disability is an entitlement issue. What is meant by this statement?

Demographic picture of the elderly

I need help with this topic and the word count is 200 please Briefly describe the demographic picture of the elderly in the United States today.

Socialization - Jewish identity

1. What are the most distinctive characteristics of the Jewish identity? 2. What social forces are at work in modern American society that threaten the preservation of this identity?

Sociology: Cultural Diversity

Interview for Cultural Diversity Class? Situate yourself in society. Are you part of any minority group? HAve you been discriminated against because of your ethnicity and race? Has any relevant historical event affected you, your elders or people who share your ethnicity? What political and socio-economical events has affect

Characteristics of Jewish People and Culture

What are the most distinctive characteristics of the Jewish identity? What social forces are at work in modern American society that threaten the preservation of this identity?

Sociology

Discuss the relocation of people based on race/ethnicity, comparing Japanese American internment camps and Indian Reservations.

Sociology

What is meant by the term "model minority?" Discuss the evidence on both sides regarding whether the term applies to Asian Americans.

Sociology

I started on this but I don't if I did anything of this right or wrong so if you can please me I really appreciate it very and I am going to add and attach with what I got so please help me Click on the link at the bottom of this assignment. Read the material carefully (including quotations on slavery from each president), an