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Using a minimum of 300 words, answer the following: Knowing that you have mastered the material on research methods listed below, the President has hired you to study the problem of illegal immigration. Before you set up your research design you must decide which theory make the most sense in understanding illegal immigratio

Sociology Debate

I am trying to understand the debate in sociology revolving around whether the power elite or pluralist view is correct. I need some convincing information taking a stance on either side or comparing/contrasting the two to decide.

Questions on Prostitution from a Sociology Perspective a. What would be the consequences for society if we could effectively halt the practice of prostitution? b. Should we do this even if we could? c. Could prostitution ever by organized such that it did not result in the exploitation of women?

Whole books could be written on this topic but for the sake of brevity I will try to discuss the main points from my point of view. First of all it needs to be understood that prostitution is only a symptom of a much deeper problem. Halting the practice of prostitution would be great but it will be ineffective if the unde

Convergence Theory and Capitalist Idelogy

Hi, I need some assistance answering the following questions: 1. What is convergence theory? 2. Do you think convergence theory describes the society in which you live? 3. From an explicit analytical perspective that you can identify and apply, what are the major social benefits and drawbacks associated with capitalism?

Briefly describe the roles that the print media have played in the development of American popular culture. Identify at least three trends propagated by the print media. Evaluate the impact of these trends on your views or attitudes concerning the following topics: Consumerism Work Social responsibility Happiness The human body Justice, law, and order

Popular Culture and Print Media Paper Briefly describe the roles that the print media have played in the development of American popular culture. Identify at least three trends propagated by the print media. Evaluate the impact of these trends on your views or attitudes concerning the following topics: Print media has

Polygamy, American Values, modern society

Polygamist Sect Hearing in Texas Descends into Farce. By Michelle Roberts Associated Press April 17, 2008. On April 3, 2008 authorities raided a group calling themselves Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints or FLDS in Eldorado, Texas. The group, which lives in a compound on a 1700 acre ranch,

Social Organization Change Paper

Please help me with the Person # 2 Comparison of possible findings regarding change Analysis of how social organizations can change over 10 years and the effects on the employees. Conclusion Please help me with 400 words and then I can write the whole paper. Please see the survey questions at the bottom. Person 2

Cultural Viewpoint and Cultural Differences

Generate and evaluate reasons why people may not appreciate the cultural point of view of others. Use at least 2 references as well as 1 sociologist view. Discuss how appreciating cultural diversity affects peoples' ability to communicate effectively in the context of a multinational corporation or an international nonprofit ag

International Expansion and Cultural Barriers

A major producer of polymers in the United States is about to expand its business. As part of this expansion, it will begin to sell its products in Europe and Asia. In addition, it plans to open a plant in Asia. Maverick, the President and CEO, is concerned; he has heard many stories of companies that have tried to expand global

I need help with a nature vs nurture article. If you can find any interesting one from any source and reflect on it and please let me know what your opinion is on which one is more important nature or nurture? Source article is included along with over 375 words of original text evaluating the article in question.

The Childhood Development Nature vs. Nurture Debate Continues Nature versus nurture has been debated for hundreds of years. It is interesting to note that not only has the debate been a long one, the positions have shifted over the years as new research seems to shed additional light on the topic. Essentially the issu

" On Tuesday, April 21,2009, President Obama signed legislation that will triple the size of the AmeriCorps program over the next eight years. It will provide an opportunity for thousands of Americans, especially young Americans, 'to serve their communities and work together to tackle the nation's tough challenges.' One of these 'though challenges' is the Cumulative and Veiled Pipeline of Persistent Institutional Racism. a) how institutional racism places barriers in the pathways to success for many people of color and b)ways in which they can, as volunteers, help to significantly reduce these barriers. " Write a speech in which you: A. Explain the four stages of the Cumulative and Veiled Pipeline of Persistent Institutional Racism and describe the barriers that confront people of color at each stage. B. Suggest and fully describe at least two specific ways in which the new volunteers can help to reduce these barriers. C. Fully explain the benefits that will accrue to society as a result of the action of these volunteers. D. Inspire the volunteers to live and work in a way that will make an enduring difference in narrowing racial divisions and disparities in our society.

Introduction: Racism is not a new phenomenon. As long as there have been different ethnic groups, ethnocentrism has been a reality that people have had to deal with. From ancient times people were enslaved, captured or forced to work for others on the basis of their ethnicity. In ancient Egypt the Israelites were enslave

This discussion addresses the increase in teen sexual experimentation, the rise in abortions and STD's as a result of this behavior and how adults in society should address these issues.

This article makes me think about our national problem with obesity. Let's say a three hundred pound man goes to the doctor. He explains that he has no control over his diet. He eats too much food and the type of food that he eats is generally fried or sweet and his high in cholesterol, saturated fats and caffeine. After hea

Societal acceptance of hooking up as opposed to dating.

This discussion is actually a summary and reaction to an article entitled "Love in the time of hooking up." The trend of casual sex and no-strings-attached sexual experimentation is evaluated and discussed. The old saying "you reap what you sow" comes to mind as I read this article. For years we have taught children in our

Sociological description of the Amish as a religious group

Write a sociological description of a religious group that you know well or are interested in researching. Your description should include a discussion of how the religious group illustrates the six elements of the definition of a religion, the religious form, religious socialization processes of the group, and its type of orga

Major Issues Confronting US Families

Select a major issue confronting U.S. families that interests you and argue for a policy direction to address the issue. Examples of projects might include the following: What is Aging in the US like? Should gay and lesbian marriages be legalized? What can be done to improve children's adjustment to divorce? What can communi

The Sociological Significance of Bureaucracies

Explain the sociological significance of bureaucracies. Societies are developed over hundreds of years as people choose to live in community together. There are several things that cause people to join together and give up certain freedoms in order to live in a community. People join together for protection from enemies o

Aspects of Poverty in the U.S.

Take some time to visit the National Poverty Center's website ( In two typewritten paragraphs, draw on the website's "Research" section and describe two significant aspects of poverty in the U.S. Next, try to explain what you found by using one or more of the theoretical perspectives. ("big three" pers

1.How does functionalsim, conflict and interactionism apply to the family unit ? What are the similarities? What are the differences? 2.How does functionalsim, conflict and interactionism affect the views of the individual who is part of the family? 3.How does functionalsim, conflict and interactionism affect the approach to social change within the family units? 4.Within the family unit how does functionalsim, conflict and interactionism affect the views of society?

1.How does functionalsim, conflict and interactionism apply to the family unit ? What are the similarities? What are the differences? Functionalism: As applied to the family unit, functionalism would claim that each member of the family is interdependent and contributes to the functioning of the family as a whole. When a

Sociology Question

From a conflict point of view, explain how religion could be used to bring about social change. Can you think of an example?

Domestic Violence Include the issue, why it was selected, the perspective of the approach, and the scope of the paper. Identify what makes this topic/issue so important that you are spending time/energy researching it? What happens if nothing is done about the problem? The problem or topic is to be stated as either a hypothesis or a thesis. This will become the point or perspective you will argue or prove in the paper.

Domestic Violence Why is the topic so important? Over 2 million people are abused in the United States each year. They are abused physically, emotionally, psychologically and sexually. Domestic violence and its consequences cost the nation millions of dollars every year in medical bills, counseling and other costs. Far

Personal Growth

1. Where would you look for the resources to support personal growth and development? 2. Why do personal growth and development seem more urgent today than they were in the past?