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04 Apr 2008

Living in a Virtual World

Tutorials/exercises - 5 pages - Sociology

If you wanted to meet new people in 1907, you had to go out into the world and talk to them, face to face. This severely limited the geographical size of most people's social worlds as those worlds were limited by how far you could travel. Meeting people was much the same in 1957 as it was in...

19 Feb 2008

Has the media helped in portraying organized crime in New York City as an Italian-American stereotype?

Essay - 4 pages - Sociology

This question is being researched because when people hear words and phrases such as organized crime, the Mafia, La Cosa Nostra (another name for the Italian Mafia), and the Mob they usually believe it involves people of Italian heritage. Shows and movies such as the Sopranos, the...

17 Feb 2008

India: The state of the children in the world's most populous democracy

Essay - 5 pages - Sociology

In December 2001, a farrago of representatives of intergovernmental organizations, nongovernmental organizations, the private sector, and concerned members of the civil society around the world convened in Yokohama, Japan, at the 2nd World Congress against Commercial Sexual Exploitation...

17 Feb 2008

The M word, a sociological study of menopause

Essay - 5 pages - Sociology

There is a shroud of secrecy that surrounds menopause, that for so many women and especially their mothers, it is rarely spoken of beyond hushed tones. In the animal kingdom for Bonobos, it doesn't even exist; females keep procreating all their natural lives! For women of all cultures it...

11 Feb 2008

Commentary: "Authority intoxicates, and makes mere sots of magistrates; The fumes of it invade the brain, And make men giddy, proud and vain."- Samuel Butler (1835-1902)

Essay - 5 pages - Sociology

Who would think that authority would be able to cook up such a dangerous recipe for human flaws? But upon closer consideration, you begin to compare the attitudes and persona of those with power and those lacking it. The empowered ones walk and talk differently. They possess an...

11 Feb 2008

The situation of homosexuals in the Middle-East

Essay - 9 pages - Sociology

Prejudice in the Muslim world has been present since the earliest of times, but homophobia in current terms has magnified in Islam since the 1800s. Throughout its history, Islam has been generally tolerant of homosexuals, despite verses in the Koran condemning homosexual activity. ...

11 Feb 2008

Child prostitution throughout the world

Essay - 5 pages - Sociology

Child prostitution continues to be a growing epidemic in the world. While Southeast Asia has traditionally been associated as the sex-trade capital of the world, the last decade of the twentieth century introduced some African nations as emerging contenders in this salacious industry....

09 Oct 2007

The Effect of Gender Roles on Relationships

Essay - 2 pages - Sociology

According to the “Intimate Relationships,” gender roles are patterns of behavior that are culturally expected of “normal” men and women. The most common and traditional gender roles imply that men are supposed to be “masculine” and women are supposed to be...

09 Oct 2007

Four Generations Analyzed

Essay - 4 pages - Sociology

WWII Generation/ The Lost Generation - They were born between 1922 and 1943 (about 52 million people) - 60 and older - They're earliest experiences are with the world war - They're 5% of today's workforce - Most of them are in retirement - a lot of them are still power...

06 Sep 2007

Cell Phones: Dangers When Driving

Tutorials/exercises - 3 pages - Sociology

Not since the invention of cigarettes has anything been so trendy, and not since the mixture of alcohol and driving an automobile has anything been so dangerous—until the invention of the cell phone. With more than 200 million cellular telephone users in the United States alone, it is more...

06 Sep 2007

Social Learning Theory and the Youth Gang Epidemic

Tutorials/exercises - 2 pages - Sociology

The existence of youth gangs is evident in large and small cities throughout America, and more often than not, delinquency and crime are associated with those gangs. Robert L. Akers and Robert L. Burgess developed the widely-accepted social learning theory in the 1960s, and that theory can be...

01 Aug 2007

Life History of A Chinese Working Woman

Essay - 4 pages - Sociology

Ida Pruitt is an anthropologist at Stanford University who spent two years interviewing Lao T'ai-t'ai about her life in China (1967-1938). Lao T'ai came to Ida Pruitt's room for breakfast every morning, and although Lao T'ai did not eat, she would smoke cigarettes for hours while talking...

31 Jul 2007

Power and Independence of Hmong Women in Laos and America

Essay - 5 pages - Sociology

The Hmong are an ethnic group indigenous to the Southeast Asian peninsula. They typically live in the mountainous regions of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. They are rice farmers who are well known for their embroidery and the color of their dress, which gives its name to the...

28 Dec 2006

Notion of the subject - Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

Essay - 6 pages - Sociology

“A subject position is a hard place, we cannot read it ourselves; we are given over to others even as we make inevitable public attempts to read our subject position” (Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak). Discussion of the complexities of Spivak's notion of the subject in the context of race...

14 Dec 2006

Class and inequality in Australia

Essay - 6 pages - Sociology

If Horne described Australian society by its “climate so professedly egalitarian” and its “Fair go, mate”, McGregor points out that “it is impossible to live in Australia without coming to realize that the different social classes […] experience crucial differences...

14 Dec 2006

Media Ownership, Political Economy And Media Content

Essay - 5 pages - Sociology

Mass media has undoubtedly become the main medium used to distribute information among the population. The functioning of the mass media is complex and the influence it bares on shaping the audience's opinions and attitudes colossal, making its control a great source of power. This ensemble of...

11 Oct 2006

How canadians see multiculturalism

Essay - 24 pages - Sociology

Canada is described as a multicultural society whereby different ethnic groups live together and try to respect their different cultural background. Canadian ethnic mosaic includes, in addition to the founding French and British groups, a large number of German, Chinese, Black, Dutch, Italian and...

20 Jul 2006

Wake traditions in Ireland and Church opposition to wake and associated practices

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...

10 Jul 2006

Immigrants acculturation in occidental countries

Essay - 8 pages - Sociology

John Berry, a Canadian social psychologist, has developed a theoretical framework about the psychological concept of acculturation. Two main acculturation processes exist in Cross Cultural Psychology: integration and assimilation. Berry argues that not only integration was the mode of...

24 Mar 2006

Organized crime in Marseille

Essay - 9 pages - Sociology

Academic literature on French organised crime is scarce. Very few - if not any - criminology departments exist within French universities and higher education institutions. Moreover, public debate is centred on the issues of petty crime and unruly youths, as it was the case during the 2002...

01 Nov 2002

Reflective paper, On death and dying

Essay - 4 pages - Sociology

On death and dying, the book written by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross in 1967 has been a turning point in death studies as well as in “patient care”. Having interviewed over 200 terminally-ill patients, she came to the conclusion that dying was a process divided in five stages: denial, anger,...

16 Apr 2002

Critical evaluation of the ways in which the Equal Pay Act 1970 seeks to achieve equal pay between men and women

Thesis - 9 pages - Sociology

Because of the large number of women taking jobs in the war industries during World War II, the governments urged employers in 1942 to voluntarily make “adjustments which equalize wage or salary rates paid to females with the rates paid to males for comparable quality and quantity of work on...

15 Apr 2002

Affirmative action

Thesis - 7 pages - Sociology

In the dictionary, an affirmative Action is said to be an active effort to improve the employment or educational opportunities of members of minority groups or women. Affirmative action has been the subject of increasing debate and tension in American society. It is an attempt by the United...

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