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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

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 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...

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...

29 Sep 2010

Presentation of The end of the body, Emily Martin

Book review - 1 pages - Sociology

Why is the question of the body so important and relevant today? This is because the body is a key feature in Western societies, as historical factors have led to the merging of a salient body; among them: the European state formation (with the creation of protected citizenship),...

29 Sep 2010

The measure of America: how a rebel anthropologist waged war on racism, Claudia Roth Pierpont

Book review - 3 pages - Sociology

Based on Boas's life and achievements, Claudia Roth Pierpont's article ?How a rebel anthropologist waged war on racism' deals with the origins of anthropology in the United States, laying emphasis on the importance of Boas, the "rebel anthropologist?, in the transformation of the...

29 Sep 2010

The use and abuse of biology, an anthropological critique of sociobiology

Book review - 1 pages - Sociology

According to M. Sahlins, vulgar sociobiology is "the explication of human social behavior as the expression of the needs and drives of the human organism". This thesis implies that social organization is exclusively determined by biology. However, among other arguments, the author argues that one...

29 Sep 2010

Anthropological debates on definition and origin

Book review - 1 pages - Sociology

This article is based on Tylor's work on animism and Durkheim's work The Elementary Forms of the religious Life. One of the main problems of an anthropological study of religions is to find the objectivity that every science requires. For example do we need to be believers or atheists to...

23 Sep 2009

Terror in the Mind of God: A book review

Book review - 3 pages - Sociology

The world has become a more dangerous place to live in the past fifteen years or so. According to Mark Juergensmeyer's book, Terror in the Mind of God; the Global Rise of Religious Violence, this can be attributed to religious terrorists, or activists depending on one's perspective, reacting...

30 Jun 2008

Women, Prison and Crime

Book review - 7 pages - Sociology

This book examines female institutions and the treatment of women inmates in the past and today. It focuses on why women are incarcerated, the different programs in prison available to them, crimes women commit, incarceration and crime rates compared to men, prison socialization, and how female...

17 Apr 2008

Limited Options for Working Class Citizens Prompts Joining of the Military

Book review - 3 pages - Sociology

“Military Mirrors Working-Class America” (2003) discusses the social makeup of the military servicemen enlisted in America. The authors, David M. Halbfinger and Steven A. Holmes (2003) point out that the majority of the American military is made up of low-to-middle class citizens. The...

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