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Planning Leisure Activities for Disadvantaged Groups

- ... 124, 127, 128, 132; Dawson, 1988, p. 230). The stay created opportunities for socialisation, new experiences, and shared leisure possessions which contributed to positive psychological health (Smith & Hughes, 1999, pp. 129, 130). Social media as a form of youth leisure has developed rapidly, so to provide a sense of normalcy to the group, internet connection via laptops in the motel was provided. However, the rise in popularity of social media for young people has come with concerns about content and conduct risks....   [tags: sociological and psychological factors]

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The Role of Theory in Social Research

- The role of theory in social research is that without a sociological theory, nothing can be sociological. Facts disconnected from theory are just facts. Theory makes the facts speak; the facts don’t and cannot speak for themselves. Without a connection to other facts, we cannot assess anything. With theory, you can relate facts to each other. Theory is the body of interrelated logical concepts or universals that connect to empirical facts and phenomena. Empirical research is okay as long as there is theory involved with it....   [tags: Sociological Theory, Functionalism]

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LGBT Hate Crimes and Suicidality Among a Population-Bases Sample of Sexual-Minority Adolescents in Boston

- ... Classrooms, consisting of 9th-through-12th graders from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds, were randomly sampled to complete the Boston Youth Survey. The correlation research study excluded schools that served adults, previously incarcerated students, suspended students, and severely disabled students to minimize introduction of confounding variables. Participants in the Boston Youth Survey (BYS) were asked specifically with regards to their individual-level sexual orientation and suicidal ideation and attempts among other questions....   [tags: sociological studies and results]

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The Effects of a Single Parent Home on Teens

- ... Additionally, one reason for this is so that there will not be incest in societies such as Jamaica. Furthermore, it also provides some form of social identity as they are born into the social class, race, ethnicity and religion. As some children have advantages throughout life because of the social identity they acquire from their parents, while others face many obstacles because the social class or race and ethnicity into which they are born is at the bottom of the social hierarchy. According to Murdock single parent families can be reduced through the use of more revenues put in place to help these types of children who are in broken homes either due to divorce, separation or death of...   [tags: sociological analysis, social order]

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The Crucible by Arthur Miller

- Characters in The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, exhibit notable sociological behaviors and issues that influence their persona. Experiencing certain events impact their fate and destiny in the play. Their morality is also challenged and affected because of their sociological past. Developing sociological aspects into the play such as influencing mob mentality, narcissism, courtship, and dependency helps in moving the plot along. The people in the community of Salem are constantly divided amongst each other through sociological warfare....   [tags: morality, sociological behaviors]

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Literature is a Source of Entertainment and Education in Mary Mann's Little Brother

- Literature in all body types and lengths tend to function as a source entertainment as well an educator tool to all humans intellectual and spiritual interactions. Reading a literary work triggers the reader's stimulant to identify with some devices of the literary work to their own personal experience in some sort. A literary work always carries one or more elements whether it is psychological, sociological, or historical. In Mary Mann's short story Little Brother she claims the sociological elements in which she adopts the story of a poor family as the true essence of the story is a real understanding about the conflict of Mr....   [tags: sociological, communication, inferiority]

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A Girl's Biggest Enemy Is Herself

- Beautiful is a dangerous word in today’s society. Parents can potentially ruin their daughters self-esteem by telling them how pretty they are and how much of a little princess or diva they are. When realistically they should be telling those girls how smart they can be, how imaginative they are, and how if they work hard they could be a doctor one day. These parents are unwittingly setting their daughters up to be obsessed with their image as toddlers, and this kind of pressure can have detrimental effects on a young woman’s psyche....   [tags: appearance, self-esteem, sociological]

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A taste of New Zealand food culture

- In this essay we will explore how food and the environment relate to the sociological imagination and they're dimensions which include historical, cultural and structural. What has control or influence over our eating habits which may be political, historical or economic. This essay in written based on the writings of Carter, I. And Meynard, A. (2001) 'Tell me what you ear ...' in C. Bell (ed) Sociology of Everyday Life in New Zealand.. By the end of this essay I hope we will have a clear understanding of how food and eating can relate to our society and how they can influence one another....   [tags: McDonalisation, Sociological Imagination]

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Using Virtual Reality to Alleviate Vision Impairments

- Virtual reality is the next big thing as stated by many of the researchers and entertainment industry. This being the second take of VR over the consumer market, its success is yet to be evaluated but its potential is manifold. This research aims at using the VR platform in studying how people with different types of vision impairments conceive the architectural world around them and how pristine VR technology can aid them to interact with their surroundings efficaciously. The study will cover various different aspects of using the virtual environments addressing all the pros and cons of the same....   [tags: vision stimulations, sociological aspects]

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Reliability of Sociology and Social Policy for the Early Years Textbook

- The course-relevant textbook 'Sociology And Social Policy For The Early Years' was written by two authors; Alan Yeo and Tina Lovell. Yeo was previously Head of Community Care at Great Yarmouth College in Norfolk and Lovell is a Training and Staff Development Officer in Family Support Work for Suffolk Social Services Childcare Training Unit. The intended audience would consist of adults and young adults; who attain an interest in teaching or learning a course related to childhood/childcare; from a sociological perspective....   [tags: childcare from a sociological perspective]

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Is Society too Dependent on Computers?

- In today’s society, computers are used in most areas of life such as communications across the globe, for students to do homework, commercial business, industrial sector, and many other parts of society. The use of computers have replaced other areas of life such as email has replaced mailing a letter to a friend, people use dating sites to find a relationship rather than going out to meet people, websites replacing newspapers, and more. The hypothesis is as computers continue to improve and take over more parts of daily life from people, then people will be becoming more depended on computers....   [tags: sociological analysis, communications technology]

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Analysing Love, Freedoma and the Pursuit of Happines in Ishiguro Novels

- Freedom, pertaining to choice, is a right associated with all human beings. Humanity’s disregard of clones as human cause discriminatory actions to be established that confine and restrict their lives. The superstructure denies the clones of their rights, for Tommy, Kathy, and Ruth do not have a say in their involvement or position with the donations. Their freedom of choice is non-existent seen when Miss Lucy says, “Your lives are set out for you. You’ll become adults, then before you’re old, before you’re even middle-aged, you’ll start to donate your vital organs…If you’re to live decent lives, you have to know who you are and what lies ahead of you, every one of you” (Ishiguro, 81)....   [tags: literary and sociological analysis]

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Foregrounding of Feminism in A Good Man is Hard to Find

- ... Additionally, although being a central character or protagonist of the story, the grandmother also remains nameless. It is highly significant here to note that female characters are taken negligently to give names and identities because the story represents the values of traditional patriarchal society. By doing this, O'Connor states her point to the submissive factor of women in comparison to the men. Women don’t have right to have separate name but have to rely on men for their own identities....   [tags: Flannery O'Connor, sociological analysis]

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Obtaining Everlasting Happiness: Answering Life's Questions through Observation and Reasoning

- Everyone on Earth has a common goal in life: to be happy. The paths that people take to achieve this happiness vary greatly depending on the person. Often, people have to learn what set of guidelines help them to achieve more lasting bliss in life through experience and reasoning. Everyone should aim to find as much long-term pleasure in this life as possible, contentment at death, and, in the event that the afterlife actually exists, peace after death. This happiness can be discovered through attempting to answer controversial questions about life, death, origins and proper sociological behavior....   [tags: Origins, Proper Sociological Behavior]

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Are Organisational Behavioural Theories Relevant in Todays Business World?

- Part A Are Organisational behavioural theories relevant in todays business world. Organisational theory is the sociological study of systematic societal organisations, for instance businesses and bureaucracies, also focusing on the relationship they have with the environment in which they function. Over the years organisations have adopted these theories in forming and dictating how they run and operate. No single theory is conclusive to all organisations as every organisation is different and has different needs in which to operate....   [tags: sociological study, systematic societal]

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Institutions Closest to Me: Family and the Military

- The sociological perspective is an approach to understanding human behavior by placing it within its broader social context. Institutions are the kinds of structures that matter most in the social realm. The two institutions that are closest to me are my family and the Military. As I was growing up, I had rules that I had to follow by and chores that I had to accomplish on a daily basis. I was the older brother with two younger siblings, so I was the man of the house when my parents left. My parents were both teachers so they would leave the house very early in the morning, and I was in charge of caring for my siblings....   [tags: sociological perspective, personal history]

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Facebook: A Sociological Evaluation

- This paper will explore the effect Facebook has had on society. By comparing groups today to groups fifty years ago, and by looking at personal experiences, recent political events, and interactive games, I will evaluate how Facebook has affected society’s perception of groups. There is no denying that social networking is an integral part of modern society. We spend all day updating our statuses about the latest episode of True Blood, or liking our friends’ photographs from their recent trips abroad....   [tags: Social Networking, Social Network]

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Sociological Effects of Divorce

- Introduction Academic research has shown that 41% of all marriages end before their 30th year of marriage (Battams, 2013). Many studies dispute the fact that divorces only effects children psychologically, but this paper will focus on other important factors including emotional and behavioural effects along with short and long term effects a parental divorce will have on children. The purpose of this paper is to present the various types of ways that children cope with the stress and depression of a divorce....   [tags: marriage, separation, children]

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Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

- Africa had civilizations prior to the continent’s contact with the western world. This means that Africa is a decisive region in the development of world history. Europeans used the excuse of civilization to colonize Africa. However, considering the history of the continent, it is evident that civilization was present. The Dark Continent provided the globe with the required resources and labor to inspire the progress of humanity. The content developed from its initial status as a region inhabited by eclectic tribes to a region that influenced global economic, sociological and political spectrums (Njoh 89)....   [tags: historical and sociological analysis]

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George Peter Murdock's Definition of Family

- George Peter Murdock (1895 – 1985) was an American anthropologist, who in 1949 provided the following definition of a family, “the family is a social group characterized my residence, economic cooperation and reproduction. It includes adult of both sexes, at least two of whom maintains a socially approved relationship, and one or more children own or adopted, of the sexually cohabiting adult.” At that time in history his definition probably fit the majority of people that call themselves families reasonably well, except for maybe the odd exception....   [tags: sociological analysis and essay]

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The Iron Cage and Max Weber

- Max Weber introduced the sociological concept of the iron cage; this concept signifies the increased rationalization in the social life especially in Western capitalist societies. The ‘iron cage’ is this idea of an individual feeling trapped, controlled, and dehumanized by the systems that control us (Lecture Notes). The iron cage is the set of rules and laws that all were subjected and must adhere to. Bureaucracy puts us in an iron cage, which limits individual human freedom and potential, instead of setting us free....   [tags: sociological concept, capitalist societies]

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Child Obesity in Industrialized Countries

- Introduction Child obesity is a social problem that has gained in importance throughout the years; it is a significant challenge in today’s world. Statistics demonstrate that obesity rates have never been higher in the United States (Chaput and Doucet et al. 681). Child obesity is a problem that has many effects on people’s lives and is now turning into an epidemic concern. It became a social issue from the beginning of the over consumption era, which is a “computer-dependent, sleep-deprived, physically inactive humans”(Chaput and Doucet et al....   [tags: economical, sociological, psychological factors]

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Appropriate Types of Research Methods

- Since each sociological method has specific benefits and limitations, each is more appropriate for certain types of research. Thus, when a researcher begins a project, one of her most important decisions is which method to use. Comparison of the advantages of ethnography and survey. 1 Ethnographic offer a mean of studying group that are often overlooked by other methods(Katz 1997).these include deviant groups such as fight clubs(Jackson-Jacobs 2004) and exceptional groups such as elite athletes(Adler and Adler 1991)....   [tags: benefits and limitations of sociological methods]

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Poverty in the United States

- Poverty in the United States Poverty is defined by Webster says the state of one who lacks a usual or socially acceptable amount of money or material possessions. The most common measure of poverty in the U.S. is called the poverty threshold. This measure determines the lack of food and needs commonly taken for granted. The federal poverty threshold for a family of four is approximately $ 23,550 dollars a year in 2013. Many people will have at some point lived below the poverty level for at least a year according to the government....   [tags: effects, sociological, theory]

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The Idea of Social Theory

- It is difficult to say when the idea of social theory came around because it is difficult to document such an event; it is not as simple as other firsts in the world. The earliest, one can say, is around the time of the Western philosophy came around with Plato and Herodotus among others and maybe even Confucius. The ideal behind social theory is that it is the framework used to study and interpret social phenomena throughout the world. However, there is a lot more to social theory, it also tries to relate to historical debates over generally accepted methodologies, and often they critique the ideological teachings and tradition beliefs....   [tags: Durkheim, sociological analysis]

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Counterculture during the 60's

- The decade of the 1960s' is arguably one of the most controversial decades of all time. There were so many changes that were caused by a substantial amount of important events and new ideas being crammed into a short time span that shaped that generation to think and act differently. The new generation had a mental shift once they reached college where they gained a experienced amount of education and social freedom, which lead them to seeing that certain aspects of society just didn't apear right to them....   [tags: controversial decade, sociological issues]

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Video Games and Violence

- ... As video games manufacturers continuously to produce more realistic games and violent video games, better measures of aggression are being created, and better research methodologies are being applied to video game studies (Baldassaro). Overall the past research of violent video games and aggression led to the application of General Aggression Model (GAM) to violent video game studies. The GAM posits that person factors (attitudes toward violence, trait aggression) and situational factors (exposure to real-life violence or media violence) interact to influence the components of an individual’s internal state (physiological arousal, feelings, and thoughts) (Baldassaro)....   [tags: psychological and sociological analysis]

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Sociological Theory Essay

- It is a theme in sociology to discover where and why there are social inequalities, either as a result of class stratification, gender, race, and/or a combination of these factors. Theorist cannot explore, or even attempt to, discuss all of the issues so they develop explanations that, at times, coincide with one another. In dealing with the relationship between two conceptualized ideas, oppression/inequality and individualist/liberal ideology, theorist seem to focus on the cause and effect association that structures these ideas....   [tags: Social Inequality Sociology]

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An Archetypal and Sociological Analysis of Les Miserables

- “Look down and see the beggars at your feet. Look down and show some mercy if you can. Look down and see the sweepings of the street. Look down, look down upon your fellow man” (Schönberg 38). In these short, desperate lines, viewers of the musical Les Misérables are shown the world of the beggars of Paris in 1832. The musical adaptation of Victor Hugo’s novel Les Misérables has made an lasting impact on its followers since it’s opening nearly 30 years ago (Les Misérables: Creation of the Musical)....   [tags: beggars, french revolution, injustice]

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The Power of Language In The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

- The truth can be very explicit, disgusting and revolting, but people have to find the forces to understand it and distinguish the real things from deception. The power of the language is noticed in numerous psychologically-philosophic and social scientific doctrines of human life as the mighty tool to hide and disclose the reality; run the crowd; force and motivate people to do certain things as well as stop them from doing of some actions at all. Unsurprisingly, but famous American writer Upton Sinclair understood the principle of language power better than anyone else in the dawn of 19th century....   [tags: sociological novel, social scientific doctrines]

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George Ritzer's McDonaldization of Society

- Hello, welcome to McDonald’s may I take your order…. A number three with a chocolate milkshake. No problem sir…that will be eight dollars and seventy-three cents”. One can say this is how our society works-fast, quick, instant-like McDonalds. George Ritzer’s McDonaldization of Society is based on his theory and social criticism on rationalization of society as a whole through the growth and principles of McDonald’s fast-food model of business. The book begins with an introduction chapter that describes the background of McDonalds and outlines the different chapters of the book....   [tags: sociological analysis, fast food restaurants]

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The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

- “The Jungle” is a sociological novel, the work of public and literature heritage. The story is about the hard destiny of Lithuanian immigrants who seek for freedom and justice in America that become the hostages of merciless socialistic labor system in the United States. The cruel story takes place in the naturalistic scenes of gloomy slaughterhouses of Chicago, where, in monstrous miasmatic of demoralization, the hero flay the dead tubercular carcasses. With the help of grandiose rhetorical techniques like metaphor, parallelism, simile, key words, amplification and outstanding verbal approaches, Upton Sinclair won the hearts of thousands people due to his heartfelt language of explicit nat...   [tags: sociological nove, rhetoric techniques, socialism]

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A Sociological Approach To The Simpsons

- I’m going to start off by saying that until now I never actually thought there was a difference in the way those cartoon characters (the Simpsons) were approached, depending on their gender (not that I watched them too often or anything). First of all I’ll have to break the characters in two groups, because you cannot compare old people with children. So the first group will be composed of Lisa and Bart (the children) and the second one of Marge and Homer (the parents). Just by taking a glance at the show you see that it portrays the typical image of the “traditional American family” of the last decade: mom stays home to cook, clean and take care of the kids, while the husband provides for...   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Sociological view of Divorce

- They were the family you always wish you had… The Cleavers. Wise and wonderful Ward. A pal as well as a Dad. June. The perfect wife and mother. Big brother Wally. Popular, smart and athletic – one tough act to follow. And last but definitely not least, hapless, irrepressible Theodore, a.k.a. “the Beaver,” just a regular kid trying his best to stay out of trouble while finding a thousand ways to place himself at trouble’s doorstep. Leave it to Beaver. It was the television hit in the ‘60s that hallmarked the phrase, “ The American Family” and made it its own....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Rainforest Destruction and Sociological Effects

- The natural resource of wood is being used at an unsustainable rate, with minimal effort to change societal views on the depletion of this valuable natural resource. Much of the wood we use today comes from old-growth tropical forests, and in many regions it is harvested illegally. Recently in England, it was revealed that the major department store, Marks&Spencers, made much of its garden furniture out of Nyato wood which was logged illegally from Indonesian rainforests. Looking at this problem from a micro-level orientation, we can clearly see how the actions of individuals in both Britain and Indonesia affect one another....   [tags: Sociology]

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Homelessness in Canada Viewed Through a Sociological and Economic Lens

- Introduction Researchers from the Parliament of Canada have proven that there are “as many as 300,000 homeless in Canada” . Homelessness is a major social issue which is present in society throughout most of the world; when it comes to Canada it is no exception. The homeless are known as people who do not have a home or a stable place of residence, they are seen as individuals who sleep in “shelters, public places, vehicles, abandoned building or someone else’s home” . In the past few years homelessness in Canada has become a growing social issue....   [tags: Social Issues]

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Comparing the Assimilation into American Culture of the Irish and the Native American

- Comparing the Assimilation into American Culture of the Irish and the Native American Many people would agree that the Irish have been successful in assimilating into American culture and the Native American has been unsuccessful. There have been many boundaries that both groups have encountered but they are more of a hardship for the Native American. These include Racial and Cultural boundaries, Personal boundaries, Sociological boundaries, Political and Economic boundaries, and Geographical boundaries....   [tags: Compare Contrast Sociological Boundaries]

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Sociological and Psychological Effects Divorce Has On Children

- Introduction Academic studies have proven that 41% of all marriages end before their 30th year of marriage (Battams, 2013). Many studies dispute the fact that divorces only effect children psychologically, but this paper will focus on other important factors including emotional and behavioural effects, along with short and long term effects a parental divorce has on children. The purpose of this paper is to present the various types of ways that children are effected by a family divorce. Of these various ways in which children are effected with the stress of divorce, their are coping strategies that are proven to treat these stressful situations....   [tags: marriage, behavior, emotions, stress]

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Sociological Elements of Culture from Oklahoma State University

- ... For example, whenever OSU plays their bedlam rival the University of Oklahoma (OU), they always have the belief that they are better than them and are accepted as true to students on campus. Cultural beliefs encourage people’s belief of this that attend or have attended the university. Other examples of belief at OSU is the students belief in their teachers and that they are qualified to teach our classes. They do not have to see that they received a degree, but they still believe that they are certified because of their appearance....   [tags: values, education, behavior]

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Henry David Thoreau's Sociological Experimentation in Isolation

- In Henry David Thoreau’s writings, he explores a different, more thoughtful way of life. Thoreau was a student of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Emerson gave Thoreau the property on Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts; where Thoreau spent about two years living away from the society. Thoreau’s social experimentation required him to separate himself from the society, to be an individual, and to learn from his experiences. Henry David Thoreau was given a piece of property on Walden Pond by Emerson. Even though it was against Emerson’s beliefs; Thoreau separated himself from society by moving to the property on Walden Pond....   [tags: Henry David Thoreau, isolation, Walden,]

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Contemporary Sociological Theory Reviewed

- 1. Our understanding of contemporary capitalist culture and globalization has been greatly influenced by neo-Marxism. There have been many significant events all over the world such as the Great Depression, The Second World War which have contributed to our understanding of contemporary capitalist culture. There has been a "false consciousness" associated with this time and date since capitalism continues to "deliver the goods" (Adams & Sydie, 2002: 90). The beginning of the end of capitalist conflict and the beginning of the beginning of socialism came with the U.S....   [tags: Sociology]

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sociological methods

- Methods As we were interested in attitudes and experiences of our subjects we decided to use a qualitative approach to conduct our study. We wished our respondents to define their attitudes and experiences using their own words and meanings therefore it was considered that quantitative data was not appropriate for such a study. Qualitative study is more in-depth and much less structured than a quantitative approach, generating a greater depth of information (Mason 1996) A semi-structured interview technique to gather our data....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Underperforming Schools

- Veazie Street Elementary school has a complex and involved social culture with many different, often detrimental layers that can be studied through a sociological lens. Upon studying the Elementary school however, it is apparent that the school is significantly underperforming academically especially in their mathematic competencies. In order to completely understand the interaction between academically struggling Elementary schools and society as a whole each of the three theoretical perspectives of sociology must be addressed and evaluated....   [tags: Functionalist, Sociological Perspective]

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Sociological Themes in "All God's Children"

- There is not one single theory or motive that causes one to commit a life of deviance. One who lives out a deviant life has interdependent motives such as the environment, access to means, and their upbringing. Fox Butterfield's work All God's Children outlines this notion through the depiction of the Bosket family and the focus on Willie. Four theories that are both interdependent on one another as well as motives for the deviant outcome of Willies life are the social disorganization theory, labeling theory, social process theory, and social control theory....   [tags: Sociology]

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Sexual Objectification in My Life

- The unrealistic representation of women in media has had a huge effect on how I see myself. All those super skinny models splashed on the cover of magazines told me at 12 what a beautiful young women was supposed to look like. The message wasn't lost on my friends and peers either. I was called “fat” and “piggy” by girls my age so many times growing up, and I never weighed more than 130 lbs at 5'5'. Compared to those photo-shopped models, a healthy and athletic body looks obese. I hated my body and how I looked....   [tags: eating disorders, sociolgical analysis]

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The Promise of Sociology

- According to C. Wright Mills, what occurs in any one individual's life is interrelated with society as a whole. The sociological imagination gives us the ability to understand the correlation of one's biography, history, and traditions along with the knowledge of the social and historical impact and/or influence society may have on that person or group of people. Mills' notion compels us to investigate into an individual's biography and lifestyles, and place their findings within the surrounding circumstances in which events occur in order to perceive the whole picture of the society in which the individual lives....   [tags: C. Wright Mills Sociological Imagination]

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Plan 1011 Urban Society – Sociological Themes In Urban Fiction

- Throughout modern history, urban life and the city has constantly been documented in fiction and song and the way a city’s energy influences its inhabitants and the creative and destructive elements that can be the result. As a theme, Michel de Certeau considers cities and the societies within them the ‘most immoderate of human texts’ (De Certeau 1984, p. 92). One such observer is writer-director George A. Romero (‘the grandfather of the zombie’) who is well known for his satirical horror films depicting the outbreak of a zombie apocalypse in America, and its how it impacts groups of individuals and society within the cities....   [tags: Sociology ]

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Unnatural Disasters: Thinking about Natural Disasters in a Sociological Way

- August 23rd, 2005; Hurricane Katrina, formed over the Bahamas, hitting landfall in Florida. By the 29th, on its third landfall it hit and devastated the city of New Orleans, becoming the deadliest hurricane of the 2005 season and, one of the five worst hurricanes to hit land in the history of the United States. Taking a look at the years leading to Katrina, preventative actions, racial and class inequalities and government, all of this could have been prevented. As presented in the newspaper article, An Autopsy of Katrina: Four Storms, Not Just One , we must ask ourselves, are “natural” disasters really natural or, are they a product of the people, who failed to take the necessary actions th...   [tags: disaster, katrina]

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Sociological Reasons behind Gang Violence in South Central Los Angeles

- Over the past 60 years there has been a recent phenomenon in the development and rise of gangs and gang violence. This is exceptionally apparent in South Central Los Angeles where the Bloods and the Crips have taken control of the social structure and created a new type of counter culture. Poverty in this area is an enormous problem caused by a shear lack of jobs; but just because there is a lack of jobs doesn’t mean that there will be a lack of bills to pay, so sometimes selling drugs in order to keep a roof over your head seems like the most logical option....   [tags: group behavior phenomena]

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Jehovah's Witnesses

- Many studies about Jehovah Witnesses state that they are the strictest religion out there. They have rules that should be followed or the person ends up condemned. They do not believe in other religions whatsoever, in any shape or form. Jehovah Witnesses God’s name to them is Jehovah. The sociological concepts discussed will be social class and norms, a function and a dysfunction of Jehovah Witness religion, a symbolic ritual, and an aspect of this religion that entails conflict. According to dictionary.com (n.d.), Jehovah witnesses are a part of a Christian Sect....   [tags: Sociological Analysis, Norms, Social Class]

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A Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Survey regarding Sex, Contraception and Sexually Transmitted Diseases among Commerce College Students in Mumbai

- ... With the currently available and commonly used reversible and effective contraceptive measures being mostly female centric, poor contraception knowledge among them is indeed a matter of concern. Another study also showed low knowledge amongst women but the point to note is that their study was conducted among rural women unlike ours (14). In our opinion, knowledge regarding contraception was poor because it is not a part of the conventional sex education programs due to the erroneous perception that knowledge about contraception will increase premarital sexual encounters....   [tags: sociological analysis]

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The Shift of Culture in Compton and the Transcendent Cultural Effect it Formed in America

- ... During this time the first black mayor and councilmen were elected. African Americans were beginning to break social barriers in Compton. Compton took its most critical hit when deindustrialization struck. Manufactures followed other industries in seeking to lower their tax burden, open new markets, and increase their plant size. With more than one-third of Compton’s population employed in manufacturing, the city broke its social and economic threshold. The backlash stemmed from an increase in gang and drug related activities....   [tags: sociological analysis]

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Correlation between Young Black Male Presence in Neighborhoods and a Higher Perception of Crime

- In a study, conducted by Berg, Slocum, and Loeber (2011), they began with several objectives. First, “to assess if robberies and assaults are less likely to be reported when the victim is engaged in crime and if this relationship can be explained by characteristics of the incident, victim, or the victim’s neighborhood and if neighborhood context moderates the effects of offending on reporting” (Berg, Slocum, and Loeber, 2011, p. 75). The data used in this study came from self-reported victimizations to the Pittsburgh Youth Study (PYS)....   [tags: sociological study]

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Islam's Role in Cultural Assimiliation and Adaptation of Central Asian Migrants in Russia

- Muslim Migrants as Russia’s ‘Other’: Islam’s Role in Cultural Assimilation and Adaptation of Central Asian Migrants in Russia Background There are about 5 million Central Asian migrant workers in Russia, most of them concentrating in Moscow, Saint-Petersburg and other large Russian cities . Fears of rising crime and rising nationalist sentiment among Russians have resulted in negative attitude towards migrants. Initially popular among the uneducated Russian youth, xenophobia is now permeating the higher social strata....   [tags: sociological analysis]

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Willam Goldings Lord of the Flies and its Comparisons to World War II

- More people were killed, more nations got involved than any war before it. This war is being referred to is World War II. There are many examples of what happened during the war, these can be seen in Golding's Lord of the Flies. The characters in Golding’s Lord of the Flies mirror political leaders during World War II, as well as, the struggle of power among them. Throughout the war, there were two major potencies. These potencies were the Axis Power and the Allis Power; both of these potencies can be seen in Lord of the Flies....   [tags: sociological analysis]

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Keeping Up Appearances: A Look at How Fashion Trends Negatively Influence Consumers

- “Keeping up Appearances: A Look at How Fashion Trends Negatively Influence Consumers” Mokokoma Mokhanona, a sociologist and an activist, once stated, “Expensive clothing is a poor man’s attempt to appear prosperous” (GoodReads.com). Many people today, dress to impress. Following trends and copying other people’s style of dress has become an open window for many people to feel excepted and important. The problem is that these people, aspiring to be important to others, are hurting themselves by trying to impress others....   [tags: sociological analysis]

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The Effects of Gay/Lesbian Parenting Styles Correlating to Children's Social Acceptance

- Scoot M. Myers conducted a research beginning in 1980 about the procedures of religiosity inheritance in families. He interviewed 471 parents in 1980 and their adult offspring in 1992 addressed the effects of childhood, parental, and family influences on the religiosity of adult offspring, factors that conditioned the ability of parents to transmit their religiosity, and how recent experiences of adult offspring modify earlier family influences on religiosity. According to the results, there were three variables that influence the impact of religion on adult offspring....   [tags: sociological analysis]

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Children of Divorced Families Have a Higher Tendency to Adjustment Problems

- The central argument of Kelly’s and Emery’s article is that children in divorced families have an increased risk for adjustment problems than children from continually married households. One of the primary conclusions that brought them to this idea is the fact that these children suffer lower academic performance/achievements. They are two to three times more likely to drop out of school than children from intact families and have a high risk of teenage pregnancies and childrearing. This is partially explained because most divorced families are associated with poverty or low income which might have only worsened after the separation....   [tags: sociological analysis]

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The Positive and Negative Aspects of Video Games in Society

- In our modern society, we rely on varieties of entertainment in order to satisfy our need for enjoyment. One type of entertainment, which is currently becoming more prominent in our culture is video games. As it is becoming more prominent, it is also evolving throughout the years. Video games now are becoming more complex and influential in our society. People can use this type of entertainment was a way to relieve stress or a way to socialize with others online. Video games is almost available everywhere, from video consoles to cell phones, most Americans have played a video game before....   [tags: sociological analysis]

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Gender Roles in Behind a Mask by Louisa May Alcott

- ... Jean Muir is trying to seduce Ned Coventry because she calls him Mr. Coventry knowing that the real Mr. Coventry in the house is of a much higher rank than Ned. Early in the novella, Alcott strives to introduce Jean Muir as a woman who is manipulative towards men. Jean Muir is trying to make Ned feel good about himself because she wants him to fall in love with her so she is able to receive what she wants from the Coventry family, such as money and power, which is very important to people in this time period....   [tags: sociological analysis]

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The Importance of Understanding Cultures in America and Other Countries

- When I first decided to take the Introduction to Sociology class I wasn’t quite sure what to expect or even what to think. I had never taken any classes on sociology so I was quite sure that this would be an adventure. Well, as things turned out it was an adventure, this class was fun and very insightful. This class taught me a lot about what the rest of the world is like and how the American culture is different from the cultures around the world. What america accepts as the norm is different than say what Germany accepts as the norm....   [tags: sociological analysis]

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Inequality Young People with Disabilities Experience in Leisure Activities

- “… holidays are widely regarded as a `necessary' part of contemporary life” (Smith, & Hughes, 1999, p. 124). Smith and Hughes discuss this quote in their study Disadvantaged families and the meaning of the holiday and discover, the importance families place on holidays. When examining leisure, a range of disciplinary approaches can be applied, and in this case psychology and sociology will be explored. More specifically psychology and how body image and cyber bullying can impact leisure participation, along with sociology, which gives an insight into gendered leisure and social class....   [tags: sociological study]

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My Study of Child Poverty in My Own Community

- ... How are you doing. , What do you want to be in life. And what does it take to get there, If you could be anywhere in the world, where would you be. And why. How did you get here. , What drives you. How do you keep a smile on your face, if you could change anything about your situation what would you change first. , Last but not lease I would ask the question do you think that changes starts with you or someone else. On a meso level. I would research different cities throughout California to find out the cause and effect of child poverty....   [tags: sociological analysis]

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Critique on the Criminal Justice System and Social Media

- 1. Interesting Points: a. An interesting point I found was the contribution of the criminal justice system to an ideology. The ideology is explained as the set of beliefs that formulate and justify the existing state of affairs and its unfairness. The message being conveyed by the criminal justice system is that the result of criminality is from a single persons weakness versus the inequities of the social class (177, 2). I find this interesting that the failures of the individual is being the pinpoint of criminality and that social inequity is being preserved in the doing so....   [tags: sociological analysis]

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Buckwild and Friends: TV's Modern Perspective on Social Classes

- Buckwild and Friends: TV’s Modern Perspective on Social Classes Social class is a concept that is based on models of social stratification in which people are grouped into a set of hierarchal social categories. The most common model used when describing social class is one that is divided into three groups: upper class, middle class, and lower class. The people who are in the same category have type of common attribute that links them to each other. Generally, this attribute is how much wealth one has acquired....   [tags: sociological analysis]

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Blurred Lines of Cultural Identities Due to Globalization

- Globalization has resulted in blurred lines of cultural identities. More people are moving across borders due to labor, immigration, and forming new spaces in their host countries. The heterogeneity created by this globalization features the already existing culture or cultures of the host country, people who fight to maintain and preserve their cultural identity by rejecting the influences of other cultures, and others who readily adopt new hybrid identities. The negotiations for an identity and the struggle for their place in the host country can be understood in the ways Zadie Smith and Junot Díaz examine their characters construction of identities under the influences of history, host co...   [tags: sociological analysis]

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Making Sense of Graffity in the Modern World

- In the performance of life, one cultural representation that captivates and entrances people more fluently and describes the human experience more eloquently is that of artistic expression. It imposes itself unto the face of society through the individual who creates it as a reflection of any one or combination of personal, emotional, or physiological effects society or one’s own environment has inflicted onto them to compel them convey their feelings to the public. The essential argument, is whether graffiti has a place in the grand context of society....   [tags: sociological analysis]

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Girls Versus Boys: Toys and Gender Role Socialization

- “What. A boy playing with Barbie dolls. That’s messed up man. Only girls play with dolls. Everyone knows that!” This is an answer from Cavin, seven years old, when asked what he thought about boys playing with Barbie dolls. Listening to these words can make one realize that even from a young age, children have been strongly impacted by gender through society. According to sociologist James M. Henslin, gender is “the behaviors and attitudes that a society considers proper for its males and females; masculinity or femininity” (280)....   [tags: sociological analysis]

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Social Media's Impact on Face-to-Face Communication in America

- It has been argued that the strength of one’s society is based upon the social rules it embraces. These rules while sometimes simple and easily identified can at other times be complicated with unwritten presupposed conditions that strong social communities rely upon as their principle governing conduct. This conduct can be exemplified in the way its citizens communicate ideas, interact with one another, accept personal responsibility for their actions, and participate in the community as a whole....   [tags: sociological analysis]

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Tocqueville on the Role of Women in Society

- Introduction The belief of Tocqueville that women plays a critical role in societal shaping cannot be separated from his emphasis on the importance for good values and mores to maintain and achieve social prosperity and stability, especially in a democracy. According to Tocqueville, the term mores referred to the various notions that men possessed the different opinions, and the total ideas that shape the mental habits. In the estimation of Tocqueville, mores forms one of the large general causes that are responsible for the democratic republic maintenance in the United States....   [tags: sociological analysis]

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Rape Culture in America from 1960 to Present

- Due to advances made by the American mass media, the way Americans react to and interact with rape culture has changed dramatically changed from 1960 to the present. News coverage of major rape trials, movies and books involving rape have caused the American people to change their perspectives and reshape the way trials are carried out and the way female rape victims are viewed and treated during and after trials. During the 1960’s, due to societal and religious conventions, a victim’s history, chastity, and moral character were brought to light to serve as attestation against the claimant....   [tags: sociological analysis]

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The Black Cat, by Edgar Allan Poe

- What happens if our home is no longer safe. What if the people we love are no longer trustworthy and become violent. How do we escape such madness when every exit in the home seems walled up. Edgar Allen Poe taps into some of our deepest fears, using the genre of horror. In his short story, “The Black Cat”, Poe addresses the very real and scary consequences of addiction, mental illness and domestic abuse. The horrific effect that these have on the family slowly unfold as Poe unravels the mind of the protagonist....   [tags: Sociological Analysis]

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Has Technology Made Us the Dumbest Generation?

- Although controversial, improvements on quotidian technology come with both advantages and disadvantages on our current generation. Some speculate that an overabundance of technology could eventually extirpate society, while others argue that increasing technology is the answer to all future problems. Both sides have very credible arguments that leave one to have difficulty answering the question, “How much is too much?” The prominent advantage of technology is efficiency in virtually every aspect; businesses, medical needs, educational resources, research, saving precious time and lives all have a positive effect bestowed upon them with increasing technology....   [tags: sociological analysis]

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Lord of the Flies by William Golding

- William Golding was influenced by World War II because he joined the military, also because of his life in England before during and after the war. Throughout Goldings time in the military he accomplished many things, but he also witnessed plenty of horrors that almost definitely influenced him in the writing of Lord of the Flies. William Golding went to school at Oxford university where he studied English and ended up becoming a teacher and a writer. Golding wrote many stories through his life despite a lack of success....   [tags: sociological literature]

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Civil Society and the Constructon of Democracy

- Civil society is considered as a community of citizens linked by common interests and collective activity. In a broader spectrum it is seen as the summation of non-governmental institutions and organizations demonstrate and manifest the interests and the will of citizens. Its meaning has undergone significant changes and might vary in different national contexts. In modern political science, civil society is considered to be the intermediary between the state and the private sector. Civil society can be defined as the realm of organized social life that is open, voluntary, bound by a legal order or set of shared rules (Diamond, 1999)....   [tags: sociological analysis]

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William Golding's The Lord of the Flies

- ... After they stole Piggy’s glasses to use as a spark for the fire and it roars into the air, one of the boys says: “You got your small fire alright” (Golding 44). The “small” fire they expected really turns into something huge and unexpected. With lack of communication and organization, at one point the fire is left alone and burns out, causing a passing ship to have no clue the boys are trapped on the island. This slip in communication causes lots of hostility with the boys. When they undermine Piggy and take his glasses to start a fire, they upset Piggy, causing tension....   [tags: sociological analysis]

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Lifestyle in Malaysia versus the United Kingdom

- ... Mr Steven is a Britain from UK and working in Malaysia now. Mr Steven's wife is a Malaysian so he follows his wife come to Malaysia. Mr Steven is staying nearby Foon Yew Alumni Association, the Jalan Geronggang in Taman Melodies. From his home to his work place, (Southern University College) distance is about 15km. He is being always driven car for working at Southern University College.   Content Mr Steven has told us lifestyle in Malaysia quite different with lifestyle in UK. In there, he is spending more time stays with his family emulate with his home country....   [tags: sociological analysis]

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What Are Korea Culture and Ethnic Identity

- The world has been developing, changing, and globalizing. Of course, Korean culture also has been developing, changing, and globalizing naturally by accepting new foreign culture. New culture is even formed in Korea. However, some of Korean culture are maintained. People who have an ethnic identity try to maintain their conventional culture. Then, what are their culture and ethnic identity which Koreans try to conserve. It is Courtesy, directivity of harmony, and social relations. Firstly, Korea is well known for ‘the country of courteous people in the East’....   [tags: sociological analysis]

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The Time Period of Isolation and Interaction

- During the time period of isolation and interaction, there were lots of new technology created and or information shared all over the world with different people. There were lots of new inventions as well as lots of cultures being more regulated and or connected together. There were many forms of transportations being developed and or made better for ease of traveling. During this era, where some societies were isolating and while somewhere interacting globally, there are still benefits and detriments for both....   [tags: sociological analysis]

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How Does Life in Exile Influence Kinship?

- This essay will look at different views on how living in exile can affect kinship. Living in exile refers to individuals who live away from their native country. A person may life in exile through force or self decision. Kinship is a little harder to explain. A general definition of kinship refers to individuals who are 'genealogically related to each other' (Holy, 1996:40), for example, family. Genealogical relations can be through marriage or descent. Holy (1996) also describes descent as a relationship through a genealogical tie to any ancestor....   [tags: sociological analysis]

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