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Throughout the history of policing in the United States, police have often applied brutality and abused the rights of ethnic groups and minor (disadvantaged) social classes by extending authority and applying excessive force while performing their official duties. In addition to causing physical harm, police officers have applied psychological pressure...

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Thousands of people say that the modern society is not even close to being ideal. This is not surprising, since the sins and vices society's individual members overshadow their best achievements. Drugs, prostitution, violence, and excessive commitment to material values are just some of the problems facing the modern world....

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Deaf is the term used to describe the loss of hearing or having severely impaired hearing. Many individuals in the United States are diagnosed with having little to know hearing, and this places a label on them that carries various meanings and perceptions. Although everyone has heard of deafness, few...

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“Muckraking” referred to the activities of investigative journalists in which reporters became immersed in an industry or activity that they were attempting to expose; by engaging in these acts, the reporters would cover waste, corruption and abuses of power in order to precipitate a public outcry that would result in...

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One of the major policy debates in America these days is the tax rate on the high-income groups. Those who oppose higher tax rates on the rich people often hide behind the claim that lower tax rates help create jobs and are essential for economic growth. At the same time,...

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The critical analysis examines the “Too Many Bananas, Not Enough Pineapples, and No Watermelon at All: Three Object Lessons in Living with Reciprocity” article, by David Counts. The article presents a few real-life stories that happened with the family of anthropologists when they were living in Kalai village and tried...

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Abstract “21st Century Enlightenment” by Matthew Taylor discusses what it means to be an activist, and a humanist, as well. Themes of progressiveness, instigating social change, and activism are explored throughout the video, as well as an in depth analysis of what it means to have empathetic capacity. These issues...

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In an article on Chicago Tribune online edition, author Rex Huppke argues that increasing minimum wage will be overall good for the economy. Huppke quotes David Cooper of Economic Policy Institute who says that the level of economic growth and technological progress in the U.S. should have resulted in greater...

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Millenials need a different method of teaching and training from that used with other generations of learners, because they use technology differently. Also, their attention spans tend to be shorter, so the method used to teach them should be less lecture-based and more interactive and personable. One of the best...

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Religion The United States is usually considered a religious nation. However, the African-Americans are regarded more religious than any other race in the country. Some of the tenets that have proven their increased inclination to religion include their attendance to the religious services, affiliation to a given creed, their perceptions...

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The Thanksgiving holiday has its roots in the American colonial experience, specifically that of the Pilgrims who came to the New World in the 17th century (Siskind 42). This experience, one of adapting to the rigors of a new climate and hostile environment, led to the establishment of the national...

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Beauty ideal that exists in a society is a powerful force that dictates what do people strive for, what they are judged against, as well as what they consider beautiful. Even though the beauty standard is usually applied to all people, the creating of such a standard tends to be...

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In analyzing the current welfare structures in this country, some lawmakers in the past few years have proposed mandatory drug testing for welfare recipients. Many states, like Missouri and Oklahoma, have adopted this practice as law. However, these proposals, meant to exclude certain segments of the population from receiving welfare...

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Introduction An article in the New York Times from April 19, 2015 by Robles and Dewan addresses the story of Walter L. Scott, a black man recently shot and killed by a white policeman in South Carolina. Scott’s story is not unfamiliar, as there have been multiple shootings of unarmed...

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McDonalds. The fast food hamburger restaurant known around the globe. What makes the chain so popular? George Ritzer created a theory to answer that decades long question. The reasons why people find McDonalds so attractive is based on four main categories of rationalized operations. Rationalization is a term used in...

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The article on prostitution being examined is “Personal Characteristics, Sexual Behaviors, and Male Sex Work: A Quantitative Approach” from 2010 by T.D. Logan. In this article, the author examines male sex work through the largest online male sex worker website. The author sought to determine correlations of geographic distribution relative...

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For the purposes of this paper, I have chosen to write about the social structure of a fictional character – Bree Van de Kamp from Desperate Housewives. Sociologically speaking, Bree is part of the social structure of “housewife” and is part of the larger group of her friends and family....

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Introduction The subject of social interaction is challenging in a variety of ways. On one level, it is an enormous construct removed from personal behaviors. In this sense it is nothing more than the processes by which all people relate to one another in social arenas, seeking to satisfy and...

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The thing that first hopped off the page for me while reading Lorber’s article was her description of the relationship between sex category and gender. Lorber writes, “Gender construction starts with assignment to a sex category on the basis of what the genitalia look like at birth” (55). To me,...

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As far as the major agencies of socialization in my life are concerned, they are family, religion, school, friends, parenthood, education, and cultural factors. The significant others in my life are family, especially my grandparents and my teachers in school. One early message that I internalized about myself from significant...

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Weber’s sociological theory is heavily based on subjective perspectives. Weber wants to analyze how individuals act in society and how they attribute meaning to their actions. For example, what does it mean for an individual to desire to attain a particular social status? At the same time, Weber also understood...

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Cw Mills, a sociologist, uses social imagination to explain the distinction, which occur between the personal troubles and the public issues. These distinctions are an essential tool of sociological imaginations as well as featuring in the classical work of social science. Below are some examples from the contemporary life, which...

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In the article ‘Motherhood and Home Healthcare Work,’ Deborah Lupton investigates factors, attitudes and behaviors of mothers in relation to promoting the health care of children. Lupton indicates that there are several aspects of health care in parenting. Mothers are very crucial players to the health status of children. Lupton...

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Video gaming existed in the pre-internet days, too and many among us have fond memories of owning gaming consoles such as Atari and Sega. But the digital revolution over the last two decades has resulted in massive growth in the video games industry and the video gaming options available to...

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An October 23, 2013, article on the Forbes website looks at the use of social influence in business and society. “Eight Scientifically Proven Ways to Influence Business and Society” by Raf Weverbergh examines ways in which businesses use influence to get people to accept ideas or products or invest in...

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