Sociologist Herbert Gans has used the functionalist perspective to explain and analyze the existence of social inequality and poverty. According to Gans, the poor, and poverty in general, serve a variety of positive functions for society. Analyze Gansâ?? perspective, sharing your reflections on whether you agree or disagree wit
A majority of residents of the United States are descendents of ethnic groups from around the world. Explain symbolic ethnicity. Reflecting on your cultural heritage and traditions, does your family practice symbolic ethnicity, fully maintain an ethnic identity, or have they fully assimilated into American culture? Define and ex
Global Social Issues - Enviornmental concerns and social influences on water pollution and conservation.
I need help identifying environmental issues, specifically, water pollution issues. I need assistance explaining the resistance to the social change as well as how various affected social groups have dealt with the environmental issue of water pollution.
What is role of ethnic inequality and dimensions, stratification (majority and minority), prejudice and discrimination, assimilation and pluralism in ethnic racial and struggles, and how do they play in building a new society in Canada with stability and changes in Canada? In addition to the textbook, use a minimum of 2 or
What is civic and what is ethnic nationalism? Why did the author (Martin Marger) argue that ethnic nationalism is the most devastating force in the world today? Do you agree or disagree?
Read two other summary postings of global ethnic groups you have not yet read comparing them to the country you chose and noting the similarities and differences of the issues listed above to the United States. Which of these countries has the best global model for ethnic relations in the world today? Why or why not? Initial p
Address the following in relationship to the selected country, South Africa: Marger, M. (2012). Race and ethnic relations: American and global perspectives (9th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Cengage Learning: 1. Evaluate the cultures and behaviors of the country with respect to ethnic background and conflicts. Distinguish the
Enron Boosted profits and hid debts totaling over $1 billion by improperly using off-the-books partnerships; manipulated the Texas power market; bribed foreign governments to win contracts abroad; manipulated California energy market Using this company as an example, highlight the dangers involved in undertaking change without
Identify three writers/researchers who are associated with the Population-Ecology model describing their contributions. Then relate this model (benefits and/or problems) to one real-work experience of your own.
What shifts have occurred in the international world migration patterns? How do these effect racial and ethnic relations? Provide an example of a specific ethnic group and discuss the effect on that group. I need a scholarly source with help. I need three solid paragraphs that address and/or answer these questions/statement
Someone at work made a statement to me and I did not know how to respond to it. Could someone please elaborate on this statement a little more? Briefly, what is the best way for me to respond to this type of statement? (This is the statement that was made to me at my job by a co-worker) "We all hold different statuses
How will globalization affect social welfare programs in the future? What should be done now to help us be proactive as globalization continues to affect our nation?
The relationship between ideology and social inequality is an important one to analyze. Understanding why the system exists and how to change it can lead to reducing inequality.
Differentiate the relationship between stratification and ideology and the role of ideology in sustaining social inequality. Ideology is created and maintained through primary groups and cultures.
What trends affect social welfare? Are we moving towards solutions for social issues or are more social issues being uncovered over time?
There are many current trends that affect social welfare. Some are new and some have continued from the past 50 years. Forward-thinking social scientists are needed to address these issues.
This solution compares and contrasts the ways volunteers and professionals may deliver social services. It also highlights the ways in which they have conflicting purposes.
Strengths and weaknesses of both governmental and private social work organizations
Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of both governmental and private social work organizations. Provide an analysis of whether or not criminal justice agencies should be privatized.
1) How did the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act change workplace culture? 2) Why do some criticize affirmative action? What would be one advantage and one disadvantage of eliminating affirmative action?
So why is it when many people think of diversity, they think first of ethnicity and race, and then gender? Diversity is much broader. Diversity is otherness, or those human qualities that are different from our own, and outside the groups to which we belong. How can leadership promote cultural diversity to create effective chang
The outlawing of slavery and extending voting rights to women seem to indicate that ethics can have beneficial results. Give an example from the past that indicates a similar result or a current social policy that might be regarded as wrong, which therefore needs to be changed. Give your reasons and indicate which ethical theory
Can the government require you to a wear seat belt while driving? What is the argument that it can, and what is the argument that it cannot? How would such seat belt laws differ from the requirement that infants in cars be in car seats?
Focusing on a current political issue relating to immigration. Possible media pieces include an article, a video or audio clip, a television show, a book, a documentary, or a movie. Research the issue of your media piece. Address the following: What is the historical framework of this issue? o What is the political
I need to use the theories: conflict theory, functionalism, and interactionist theories to explain social class difference and how such a place as Mott Haven can exist in the United States.
Has anyone seen the film CRASH. I need to use examples from the film and use the three theories ( conflict theory, functionalist and interactionist theories) to explain continued difficulty we have with race relations in the United States.
I would like some sample questions (about 5-6 questions)to ask to the panel along with the responses from each sociologist. I need to better understand how each sociologist might respond to the questions following each paradigm.The panel includes a sociologist committed to a Marxian/conflict paradigm, a sociologist committed to
In what ways is the dominant ideology of the United States evident in the nation's literature, music, movies, television programs and sporting events (or if you will the nation's entertainment industry)?
O Define your underlying ethical system, its primary principles, the sources that helped shape your ethics such as people, institutions, events, and so forth, and the criteria and decision-making factors you used to revise them. o Discuss the potential effect of your ethics on your performance or use of them in your
Reference: http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/subjects/i/immigration-and-emigration/index.html What is the historical framework of this issue? In the very early years in America there was no legislation regulating immigration. We were a new country and needed every warm body we could get our hands on.
This solution explains why we have never had a female president in the United States while other industrialized nations have had heads of state. It uses Tischlers three main theoritical perspectives in analyzing social class, racial and ethnic discrimination and gender inequality. The three theories are conflict theory, function
This solution gives ideas for applying the modernization theory and the dependency theory to explain the poverty and homelessness in Haiti even before the most recent disaster.