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29 Sep 2010

Are conservative values back among young people?

Essay - 2 pages - Sociology

An article that was published in ?The Economist' on the 26th of July 2003, deals with an ?upturn in conservatism' among young American people. Indeed, according to this article, more and more students support the republican ideology, and are in favor of US military interventions. However,...

29 Sep 2010

Wake traditions in Ireland and Church opposition to wake and associated practices - published: 29/09/2010

Essay - 4 pages - Sociology

Foreigners often see Ireland as a deeply Catholic country. Yet when dealing with their traditional customs, the Irish can prove to be very disobedient to the orders of the Church. One of the best examples is probably that of the 'merry wake': the Church tried for hundreds of years to...

29 Sep 2010

Abortion in the United States

Essay - 5 pages - Sociology

In the modern world, one can observe the growing success of anti-abortion actions in the United States whereas the law is supposed to ensure safe and medical abortion. Besides, abortion has become a part of everyday politics (like the death penalty). For instance, in the presidential...

29 Sep 2010

The Vanguard of Islamic Revolution by Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr

Worksheets - 4 pages - Sociology

The Jama'at-i Islami was founded by Mawlana Sayyid Abu'l-A'la Mawdudi (1903-1979), whose deep Sufism-education rapidly led to Islamic movements, as for instance the Khilafat movement that failed to unite the Muslims of India. The context in which Mawdudi rose and later...

19 Aug 2010

Sociology - published: 19/08/2010

Thesis - 2 pages - Sociology

Sociology is the study of society which comprises of humans. When further classified, it is the study of human social relationships and institutions such as groups and associations. A science on one hand relates to discovery, innovation and knowledge. Art is created by human beings. A combination...

18 Aug 2010

Objectivity and subjectivity in sociology

Thesis - 3 pages - Sociology

A sociologist is a man who examines the society by being as objective as possible. We may therefore define objectivity as the quality which provides a distorted picture of people and things, or anything that describes them and judge them without a bias. This paper analyzes the methods employed by...

17 Aug 2010

The theories of the state in classical sociology: Karl Marx and Max Weber

Thesis - 7 pages - Sociology

European sociology for long has been influenced by the works of Marx and Durkheim. However, there has been little importance given to the work of Max Weber. Whenever his works were taken into account, they have been focused mainly on their methodological dimension. It is only recently that...

13 Aug 2010

The role and position of North and South Indian women: The problem of female infanticide, dowry burning and Sati

Thesis - 9 pages - Sociology

The North and the South of India is different in terms of language, custom and religion. In fact, language, custom and religion itself is prone to regional differences even down to the village level. However, despite these differences even in the village level, a homogenous explanation can be...

12 Aug 2010

Native American identities and adaptations

Thesis - 2 pages - Sociology

Jamake Highwater was an impostor. According to an anonymous essay in Dancing Bear, a blog and online collection of essays having to do with Native American issues, Highwater fabricated his Native American heritage, his family history, his credentials, and even his age. Highwater clearly...

12 Aug 2010

Social work

Thesis - 7 pages - Sociology

Though social work is a wide and pervasive field which encompasses many different careers and experiences, there is a common theoretical understanding of the needs of people and their communities which seems to speak to all of them. In this paper I will be concentrating on the theoretical...

12 Aug 2010

The Jews

Thesis - 4 pages - Sociology

Jewish people are some of most influential people in the world today. Jews have helped societies all around the world develop into advanced societies. This research explores several aspects of the Jewish plight. The first phase of the research discusses the diverse wars waged against the Jews, in...

10 Aug 2010

Truth and the views surrounding it

Thesis - 4 pages - Sociology

Michel Foucault's Fearless Speech deals with the idea of parrhesia and its role in ancient Greek philosophy and daily life. This lecture deals with two harmonious but separate definitions of parrhesia. One deals with parrhesia in a political sense, the act of speaking truth in a public arena with...

10 Aug 2010

Bishop Hill: Success and failure through adaptability

Thesis - 2 pages - Sociology

Scholars assess several criteria in evaluating the relative success of intentional communities. One of the most firmly established and frequently cited is whether or not the community achieves its own goals [You 1983, p.4]. Holding a community's ability to stick to its original plan in such high...

30 Jul 2010

The corporation and society: A sociological perspective

Thesis - 3 pages - Sociology

Corporate power is a phrase which has at least two faces: one is the intellectual aspect, which we use to conceptualize the processes and functions of corporations and the corporate elite. The second is the various set of actions and events that corporations produce which allow us to reach the...

18 Jun 2010

The other in Israeli culture: Yearning for a home and a homeland

Thesis - 6 pages - Sociology

Do our similarities bring us together, or do our differences tear us apart? This question can be answered varyingly and astutely, across (and within) cultures and societies. Eshkol Nevo's rich novel Arba'a Batim ve Gagu'a can be construed as the author's response to this question in contemporary...

05 Oct 2009

One brain two languages: The advantages and disadvantages of bilingualism

Thesis - 6 pages - Sociology

Language is such a vital part of our existence. We are confronted daily with language through interaction with others and within ourselves through our own inner dialogue. On the whole scientific inquiry and analysis utilizes language in communicating ideas and conducting...

01 Oct 2009

Environmental racism

Thesis - 5 pages - Sociology

According to Fredrickson, America was able to largely ignore the “race question” until the American Revolution. Before the war for independence, Jews were mostly sequestered in ghettos and black people on plantations, so the need for a dominating racial ideology had not yet arisen....

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...

12 Aug 2009

Lady Xun: The selfless spouse

Thesis - 5 pages - Sociology

As the daughter of an affluent father, Lady Xun was destined for a life of prosperity. However, her life was marked by benevolence, not political or economical achievements. After marrying Yuanye Zhang, her life went from extreme luxury into a married life of severe poverty....

11 Aug 2009

Lenin's Bolshevik faction and the Jews in Russia

Case study - 8 pages - Sociology

Jews in the nineteenth and early twentieth century were assimilating into the broader Gentile culture of Europe, thanks to the immense pressures of modernization and, to a lesser extent, democratization. The Jews of Russia faced much of the same choice as the rest of the Russian population in the...

31 Jul 2009

Honor killing in the United Kingdom

Case study - 31 pages - Sociology

In recent years there have been a spate of killings in the UK characterized by the family members killing their own daughters or one of the female family members. These killings have one theme in common: a female member is generally killed by her family brutally for transgressing family code....

22 Jul 2009

As the world turns: Constructing the problem of cultural illiteracy

Thesis - 4 pages - Sociology

Miscommunication happens every day, in every type of forum, for many different reasons. Sometimes the incident is simply that - a miscommunication, but other times it bears witness to a deeper misunderstanding, based on or ignoring one's cultural or ethnic group. The current name that I offer for...

13 Jul 2009

Reforming the workplace

Thesis - 4 pages - Sociology

The study of the sociology of work reveals that work plays a very significant role on our society, and over the last few centuries the nature of work has changed drastically, thus changing the nature of society along with it - from an industrial to a post-industrial society. The nature of work in...

13 Jul 2009

Legal moralism and polygamy

Thesis - 4 pages - Sociology

Polygamy - the practice of being married to more than one person - is illegal in Canada, though it is rarely prosecuted. This law seems to be based on out society's unreflective common morals, rather than on rational arguments about the harm it does. The following will examine...

26 Jun 2009

An analysis of Goldstone's 'The rise of the West- or not? A revision of socio-economic history'

Thesis - 4 pages - Sociology

The article deals with some of the common notions concerning why the so-called ?Rise of the West? (Goldstone, 2000) occurred, and then proceeds to offer counter-arguments all leading up to the final conclusion that without the presence of four events which were arguably complete accidents or...

26 Jun 2009

Endangered speeches: A theoretical approach to aboriginal linguistic minority rights in Canada

Thesis - 5 pages - Sociology

Today, as globalisation and technology rapidly increase along with industrialisation and environmental degradation, many environmentalists are calling to attention the alarming rate at which ecosystems, forests, clean water and even whole species are becoming extinct. Unfortunately, another type...

20 May 2009

Society vs. desire

Thesis - 5 pages - Sociology

In America there is the idea that a person can be whoever and/or whatever they want and still have the chance to succeed. This is part of the so-called “American Dream”. This idea is often a theme in the American novel. However, in the American novel, despite a character's desire to...

19 May 2009

Tropical wasteland: A fort Lauderdale community's battle for justice

Thesis - 5 pages - Sociology

On the surface, Sunny South Florida may seem like an ideal resort area with abundant affluence and beautiful scenery. Once one heads away from the beach and toward I-95, however, a different story emerges. Densely packed neighborhoods populated mostly by minority citizens are the...

19 May 2009

The American reality: Life in the working class

Thesis - 19 pages - Sociology

In 1848, as the spread of capitalism and the Industrial Revolution were forever changing the social, political and economic landscape in Europe and America, early social theorist Karl Marx defined the working-class as those “laborers who must sell themselves piecemeal… a commodity like...

19 May 2009

Sociology of culture: Globalization: A threat to culture?

Thesis - 8 pages - Sociology

The post-modern era of globalization can be simultaneously considered as a threat to culture and a medium for bringing previously peripheral cultures onto the world stage. Whether one embraces its new challenges and opportunities or is skeptical towards its implications, everyone can...