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13 Oct 2020

Unmixed areas

Essay - 2 pages - Sociology

Today I would like to talk about unmixed areas. These are places, events, meetings or such that are only available to a specific gender. In general, this is about women. Which brings us to feminism. We've all heard about that growing movement across the world, mobilising people and governments...

29 Aug 2020

Places and forms of power - Education and money

Essay - 1 pages - Sociology

Today I'm going to deal with the notion places and forms of power. It can be defined as the ability to exercise authority and influence over others. It can exist at different levels, for example in economy, politics, and media. We may wonder to what extent higher education can be considered as a...

30 Jan 2017

Theories explaining smoking

Essay - 2 pages - Sociology

Smoking is one of the most lethal forms of drug and substance abuse amongst people. People can be involved in the smoking of bhang, cigarettes, cocaine and other strong drugs that have very adverse and harmful effects to the health of the abusers. Drug and substance abuse has very many harmful...

13 Jan 2017

Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages, Griffith

Essay - 2 pages - Sociology

My immediate reaction to Intolerance is that of absolute wonder and amazement. Throughout the lengthy three-and-a-half-hour film, I remained consistently awestruck by the breathtaking beauty it portrayed. The massive detailed sets paired with Griffith's stunning wide shots, seemingly...

13 Jan 2017

Globalization of adolescence

Essay - 1 pages - Sociology

The world-wide web has connected people in ways that we have never been connected before. It provides a means for media to sporadically spread all over the world, reaching all different cultures and countries. Media such as music, cinema, literature, art, etc.. have always connected people, and...

21 Sep 2016

Anti-abortion violence

Essay - 1 pages - Sociology

Whether or not anti-abortion extremism is a form of terrorism depends, at least in part, on our definition of terrorism. The purpose of terrorism is not only to kill innocent people, but also to frighten other people into doing or not doing something. If a terrorist blows up a federal building...

21 Sep 2016

Defamiliarization and whether humans can act rationally

Essay - 4 pages - Sociology

The Durkheimian perspective is particularly interesting in its ground-breaking suggestions and novel ideas. Usually, when we consider the behavior of humans, especially humans living in "Western" society, we usually associate the behavior with actions that are "rational" and based on some sort of...

12 Sep 2016

The controversy surrounding abortion

Thesis - 5 pages - Sociology

Abortion is an age old question that has caused a great rift in society. While it is legal in the United States, abortion is also a question of morality and the values a person has. To what extent can or should law regulate morality, and to what extent should the state encroach on the personal...

12 Sep 2016

Eating disorders, self-image, and the female body in modern society

Thesis - 5 pages - Sociology

In today's society, looks are everything. The female body is used in various ways, whether by the media or advertisers trying to sell a product. With such importance placed on how a female looks, it is not surprising that many young women today are suffering from low self esteem and body...

07 Sep 2016

Are we ready for the end of faith? A response to Sam Harris

Essay - 3 pages - Sociology

Sam Harris gives voice to the shared opinions of a great many agnostics and atheists throughout our culture who feel, like him, that religion "is doing such mad work in our society" (Harris). Certainly to many of us it is horrifying, if true, that "44 percent of Americans think Jesus is going to...

07 Sep 2016

Musical savagery: masculinity in contemporary music videos

Case study - 3 pages - Sociology

Music videos in general, it is true, are usually intentional exaggerations of tropes or clich├ęs. The worn-out images make easy shortcuts for listeners and viewers looking for a quick visual accompaniment for a song and don't demand much more. However, these intentional exaggerations help to...

06 Jul 2016

The overemphasis on love

Essay - 2 pages - Sociology

In our culture, love and romance tend to be a very important focus of everyday life. Almost everywhere we look, we run into ads that promote love and sex, we watch movies in which the prime themes are love and romance, and we are pressured in various ways by friends and family to find someone and...

06 Jul 2016

Nickel and dimed: on (not) getting by in America - Barbara Ehrenreich, 2001

Book review - 1 pages - Sociology

In Nickel-And-Dimed, Barbara Ehrenreich attempts to live in poverty voluntarily. She decides that in order to really understand the plight of the poor and actually analyze how difficult it is to get by, she must try it out herself. Her experience was very interesting, very disappointing, but I...

06 Jul 2016

Arranged marriages: the differences between American and Indian marriages

Essay - 4 pages - Sociology

Marriage, which is the bonding of two individuals usually for the rest of their lives, can occur in many ways. In some cultures, such as that of the United States, men and women decide on their own whom they would like to marry. This type of system is representative of American culture in...

06 Jul 2016

Sign language and overcoming deafness

Essay - 4 pages - Sociology

Anybody that has traveled to a foreign country can appreciate the feelings of helplessness when no one speaks your language. We all take for granted the fact that when we want or need something, we can make strange sounds with our mouth to make it happen. However, not even the hardiest of world...

06 Jul 2016

A Raisin in the Sun - Lorraine Hansberry, 1959 - Racism, an inherent theme throughout our times

Book review - 2 pages - Sociology

One of the most important themes in "A Raisin in the Sun" is the unity of the family in overcoming racism. The plot essentially deals with the plight of one family to overcome their personal differences and strive together towards a common dream. The book is about the Youngers, a poor black...

05 Jul 2016

The nazi scientific experiments - Unethical experiments?

Essay - 7 pages - Sociology

During World War II, the Nazis were responsible for some of the worst crimes that humanity has ever witnessed. Their actions were so horrendous that this period was called the Holocaust, or the "killing of the whole". The Nazis not only killed millions of innocent Jews with abandon, but they...

05 Jul 2016

The Ghetto - Louis Wirth, 1928 - Chap XI, The Jewish ghettos of Chicago

Book review - 2 pages - Sociology

The Jewish ghetto of Chicago is home to a way of life that is markedly different from those of surrounding communities. The inhabitants of the ghetto carry on their day to day activities much in the same way that they did in Europe for hundreds of years. In Chicago, as in other major cities...

05 Jul 2016

Civil rights and race relations

Essay - 3 pages - Sociology

It seems as if in America there is always some kind of race-related strain. There are various incidents of racism that makes a person wonder about the state of our society, not only in the past but throughout the twentieth century. Many literary works have been written in respect to race...

04 Jul 2016

Adolescence and drug abuse

Essay - 3 pages - Sociology

Adolescence is a very important time during the course of one's life. It is a time of change, a time of self-realization. While the body undergoes many changes, adolescence is also the time when kids grow up and mature into adulthood. Because adolescence is such a difficult period in life,...

04 Jul 2016

How education reproduces inequalities and social difference

Essay - 5 pages - Sociology

Inequalities in the society have historically been based on stratification and the creation of classes within the society. The struggle for achievement and the existence of the society based on the individual achievements has led to the differences between different classes in the society. Class...

28 Apr 2016

The status quo of discrimination - Willing workers in unwilling circumstances

Essay - 5 pages - Sociology

The idea of equality has been the dream of the hopeful but the reality is only a glimpse of the ideal. Since the Holocaust in World War II, there has been an international recognition for equality as outlined by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. However, the idea of equality has eluded...

22 Mar 2016

The use of social norms

Essay - 2 pages - Sociology

There are various advantages that a hotel and the society can have from adopting environmental programs. These advantages include the saving of energy, reducing the amount of wasteful detergent that is released to the environment and increasing the hotel chain due to the economic benefits of...

22 Mar 2016

The Beat Generation by Jack Clellon Holmes

Book review - 2 pages - Sociology

The article “This is the Beat Generation” by Jack Clellon Holmes talks about a young Californian girl who was arrested for using illegal drugs. Holmes creates a picture of a young and very adorable girl who could only be deemed and viewed as a criminal through what he refers to as...

21 Mar 2016

How people perform their different jobs with the objective of determining what it is that they do, the things that they use and suggesting what they must know

Essay - 5 pages - Sociology

Generally, task analysis involves the study of how people perform their different jobs with the objective of determining what it is that they do, the things that they use and suggesting what they must know. According to Chen (2001), in Human-Computer Interactions (HCI), the process of task...

21 Mar 2016

Social construction based on the concept of sex and gender brings out the differences that are always seen between male and female

Essay - 2 pages - Sociology

Social construction based on the concept of sex and gender brings out the differences that are always seen between male and female or rather men and women that are conventions in the society and creating the roles played by each gender. Also the differences that are between the concept of gender...

17 Nov 2015

The reliability of eyewitness testimony

Essay - 3 pages - Sociology

Eyewitness testimony refers to the statement given by a witness to an event, and is a major area of research in cognitive psychology but also has a major effect on criminological psychology, such as being asked to describe the appearance of a suspect, or a detailed account of what occurred...

17 Nov 2015

The social history of Halloween

Essay - 2 pages - Sociology

The Purpose of this book was to educate readers on the history of Halloween and where the practice came from. Foreman talks about where the history of Halloween comes from and the mix of Celtic beliefs and European folk traditions. It also shows the transformation of Halloween.

18 Sep 2015

Important theories in criminology - Why people commit crime

Essay - 2 pages - Sociology

Within criminology, it is quite significant to examine the reasons as to why individuals commit crime, in the continuing debate with regard to how to prevent as well as handle crime. There have been different theories emerging over the previous thirty years. Such theories are under exploration...

18 Sep 2015

Prisoners should admit guilt to get paroled

Essay - 3 pages - Sociology

Admittedly, correctional facilities in the United States are usually overcrowded. Most jails and prisons in the U.S. hold a larger number of incarcerated persons than their intended capacities. Despite the fact, courts still sentence persons to imprisonment. Invariably, the problem of overcrowded...

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