Explore BrainMass

Theoretical Framework

Culture - Which country's culture seems to be impacting the world the most?

In preparation for this assignment, visit the National Geographic's Globalization site and read sections I through IV. As you read, be sure to answer the following question: Next, browse the Vanishing Cultures Photo Gallery and think about the effects of globalization on the cultures described in the previous sections. T

Languages change over time and through exposure to different cultures.

Languages change over time and through exposure to different cultures. A language that is confined to a small geographical or social group is called a dialect. Dialects serve the function of solidifying group identity and establishing a cultural boundary between speakers and nonspeakers. African American Vernacular English (AAVE

Katrina: Grasping for Relief

Please help me so I can complete the following: For this assignment you will need to read the case study article presented below. You may also need to conduct some online and/or library research to enrich your knowledge of the subject to design a research study to confirm or disconfirm the hypothesis of this article. Devel

Social Change and Modernization

O Define social change. What are the key features of social change? Give four examples of social movements, current or past, and describe the key features of each movement. o Define modernization. What are the key features of modernization? Give four examples of modernization and describe the key features in each example.

Social and Gender Stratification

What are some ways in which American society is stratified? What do you think the impact is on society when groups are stratified? Give at least two specific examples from your personal experiences that demonstrate stratification. For example, describe where you have observed stratification in the workplace, the media,

Social and Formal Groups Comparison

Please help me with the following. I don't know where to start! Compose a 200- to 300-word response to the following: o Describe a social group and a formal organization that you are currently part of or were a part of in the past. o Review the categories in the Summing Up table on p. 121 in the text. o Using the cat

Stages of Human Development

O Which agents of socialization are most important at certain stages of human development? For example, discuss how the family is important to moral development or how peer groups are important to personality development. o Which theoretical perspective best supports your viewpoint?

Prejudice and Discrimination Article

? Choose a foreign country in which there has been well-documented instances of discrimination against certain races or cultures such as: o India: the Dalits and Adivasis o Bosnia: the Muslims and Croats o South Africa: the Coloureds or Black Africans o Indonesia: the Chinese o Rwanda: the Batwa

"When Globalization Comes Home: Maquiladoras South of the Border"

This has do do with the assembly for export plants in Mexico that are called Maquiladoras. And it refers to Stratification. As a basis it talks about how we virtually create slave labor for other countries so that we can have what we want at a cheaper price and still have quality. Also discussed is the fact that slave labor is n

Analyze and explore the history of the treatment of the mentally ill in America

Mental Illness and Inequality in Health Care How can we improve the treatment or mental illness? Take into consideration that the public does not want higher taxes. Should mental health care only be available for those who can afford it? Do Americans have a fundamental right to quality mental health care? Compare the treatmen

Social Change and the Future

Concerning the social change and the future, this IP explores views social change and its impact on individuals, social institutions, the world of work, and society. This needs to be 1-2 pages. What were the main concerns of Tonnies, Marx, Durkheim, and Weber on the future? What is modernity? What is Postmodernity? W

Marriage and Family

Some people say that male is the dominant sex in human society. Is male a 'superior' sex? Why or why not? What is the impact of the increasing female employment on the institution of marriage and family?

Sociology (Graduate Level)

What are some of the factors that can explain why people divorce? What is a divorce process and what can be done to help couples from avoiding extreme steps such as the termination of a relationship?

Indicate True or False to the following statements

Indicate True or False ____ 1. Culture helps people make sense of the world and instills moral values. ____ 2. Enculturation is primarily instilled by parents. ____ 3. Culture only has one level. ____ 4. Knowledge of other cultures helps us understand our own culture. ____ 5. Culture plays a minor role in i

Environmental Concern throughout the World

Choose an environmental issue that is a major concern today and look at it from the standpoint of first, second, and third world countries. Explain why environmental issues must be viewed as a global concern (at least 400 words). I need as much information as possible to address these questions. Thank you.

Cultural Diversity

Define the following terms. I need a good understanding for a paper I am writing on cultural diversity. Ethnocentrism Racism White privilege Multicultural sensitivity Political correctness Melting pot Acculturation Assimilation Cultural pluralism Early assimilation models

Sociological Perspectives

Choose one of the three sociological perspectives (symbolic interactionism, functionalist perspective, or conflict theory) and discuss it in detail.

Sociological view of abortion, euthanasia and capital punishment

Please help with the following problem. Provide at least 200 words in the solution. 1. How might a sociologist's values influence his/her research on such things as capital punishment, euthanasia or abortion? 2. Why do you think that sociologists pursue certain research topics even when it requires them to work under less

Sociological Theory

How do people select a mate for marriage in the contemporary society? Why has this process become so complex? What steps may be taken to improve the mate selection process in our culture?

Role of Communication

Please help me with these questions: 1. What are some of the ways that the communication plays a role in resolving conflicts in marriage in the contemporary American society? 2. Why people fail in the communication process? 3. What can be done to improve that process? Thank you.

Structure of US Air Force

Can you show the structure of the US Air Force hierarchically including all different levels and the position (rank) related to each level? Must be in hierarchical graph.