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Diversity and stereotype issues in the media

Review a publication (i.e., magazine or newspaper) television show, or movie that discusses or illustrates the portrayal of diversity in the media. Address the following questions in relation to the selected article, movie, or television show: 1) Did the publication, television show, or movie attempt to address the diversi

Building a community in an organization

How are social attitudes formed and how do people communicate their values? How does the growing diversity in society impact human services organizations in terms of how services are provided?

Chicago Census

Information on Chicago's population, birth and death rates, immigration and emigration rates, age distribution, and population growth rates

Major research designs

What are some ethical concerns of sociological research? Why do sociologists need to follow a code of ethics? How would you use the different types of research design? What are some strengths and weaknesses of each? How might sociologists research culture? How can a sociologist maintain objectivity when studying a group th

Childhood in America

Conventional conceptions of childhood, often romantic, seem to contain little reference to struggle and resistance as central elements of people's experience at this early stage of life. Why is this? Are these elements, in fact, important in understanding children or childhood

Fromm's v. Dalai Lama's Social Views

Briefly, how do the viewpoints of Erich Fromm as posited in the Sane Society and the Dalai Lama's Ethics for the New Millennium differ and/or agree. Please provide a brief description of their respective views regarding: 1. Fromm's notion of "productive orientation" vis-à-vis the Dalai Lama's notion of "happiness." 2. Fr

Team Task and Maintenance Behaviors

Research suggests American teams focus on task behaviors and neglect maintenance behaviors, resulting in less effective team performance. What are some strategies that you would employ to balance task and maintenance behaviors?

Children's Development

1. Discuss how groups (i.e. racial categories, sex categories, political groups, religious groups, etc) that people belong to impact a child's development and how they impact the life course. 2. Discuss how the social institutions in the area (examples are schools, government, the family, religion) will impact children throug

Sociological Perspective

Please offer insights and guidance into these questions: 1. Determine the types of behaviors that distinguish high culture and the types of behaviors that distinguish pop culture. 2. Describe the sociological perspective and the forces of socialization and culture. 3. Discuss how (population density and diversity

Social Groups and Socialization

Please help me with the following questions in preparing for a 750-1000 word paper: 1. Examine several social groups or organizations to which you belong or have belonged (school, government, family, religious, special interest club, etc.). 2. Explain the role of the group and the social functions it supports or promotes

Sociology Questions

Which of the major agents of socialization have been most important to you, and why? Define the elements of the social self.

Advertising Effects

Describe the effects of advertising on the public. Select two to three exemplar advertisements to illustrate your points. If you do not include copies or text of the actual advertisements, be sure to describe them thoroughly in the assignment. What do you think are the hoped-for effects of these ads on their audience, and what a

Sociological Imagination

Use your Sociological Imagination to discuss the unbreakable connection between individual experiences and the social impact of the following issue: 1. Issue: Being unemployed and the impact of unemployment as a broad issue. 2. Be sure to incorporate the concept and meaning of the "sociological imagination" with the topic

Research Problem and Method Paper: Homelessness in the United States

1. Select a social phenomenon, problem, or issue that you think warrants sociological research. 2. Discuss why the topic needs to be researched, define the problem within that topic. 3. Outline how you would conduct the research, including methods and research design. 4. Why is the method you chose appropriate to this probl

sCultural Backgrounds and the Dominant American Culture

We are all descended either from immigrants to America or from Native Americans. All of us, therefore, have in our background a culture other than the one that governs most of our present social life. Describe some of the similarities and differences between norms of your cultural background and that of the dominant American cul

Important information about Pop Culture in the Global Context

Analyze a specific element of American popular culture that has made a clear impact in an international environment, and compare the impact of what ever selected items in than abroad. What would be the positives(increased interconnectivity) and negative (cultural homogenization) outcomes.


1. What is sociology? How does it differ from the other social sciences such as psychology or anthropology? 2. How do the three sociological perspectives differ? Does one make more sense to you than the others? Which one and why?

Sociology terms

Discuss the following terms by giving examples of their application of how your family celebrated a holiday such as Christmas, Easter, Memorial day, etc. Define the term and give a very specific example of each term for your life. 1. Value 2. Mores 3. Folkway 4. Sanction

Conflict theory

Discuss in detail the three (3) major assumptions of Conflict Theory. In light of these assumptions, how do conflict theorists view stratification based on social class in society. Include in your discussion 2 specific examples to support the conflict view.

Major theroretical perspectives

Choose one of the three sociological theories: structural functional, conflict or symbolic interaction. Explain garage sales by applying the theory you have chosen. Be sure to include in your answer the assumptions that go with the theory and relate them to garage sales.

Capitalism, Marx & Bourgeois

Please answer thoroughly...extra information would be nice. Thank you. 1. Why was the bourgeois a revolutionary class? What role does Marx think it plays in history? 2. Why are commodities "mysterious"? 3. Why is primitive accumulation necessary in order for capitalism to "stand on its feet"? (what conditions necessa

Internet sites to use to research juvenile committed crimes

Details: There has been growing concern in the city that during the last decade, juveniles (persons under 18) have been responsible for a rising share of violent crimes. You realize that you need to address this issue with the city council. Choose one of the following crimes: aggravated assault, forcible rape, murder, grand

Policy changes that might reduce prison population and/or recidivism.

You're in a meeting with the mayor and police commissioner to address issues surrounding jailing, release and recidivism. The United States prison population has tripled since 1980 to the point where the U.S. incarcerates a larger share of its population than any other country. In addition, about three-fourths of all state p