Samples Sociology

Sociology Essays

Every year as many as 3.5 million are homeless across the United States. The city with one of the highest rates of homelessness is Los Angeles. Homelessness is chronic here, with an increase by 55%, registered since 2013 (Sanburn par. 5). Homeless people face a severe social stigma, as scholars...

379 words 2 page(s)

The rhetorical situation is any event in which a person relays a message or an idea, and the way that that message or idea is relayed. Rhetorical situations take many forms, which are known as the medium and design, including anything from text-messaging and speech-making to song- and paper-writing to...

859 words 3 page(s)

Clothing is an expression of personality. The choice of clothing to wear outside of the house is different than choices made of what to wear inside of the house. The time of the day and the destination also play a role of what we choose to wear. The environment and...

981 words 4 page(s)

Inequality for All is an eye-opening peek behind the curtain of economic disparities. This documentary should be played for school children as early as eight grade. The film’s narrator, Robert Reich explained that income inequality between the wealthy and middle class results in a decrease in the potential for upward...

502 words 2 page(s)

Krugman’s text “Confronting Inequality” identifies a growing inequality on the economic level that has increased, the author argues, during the course of his lifetime. Thus, whereas during his youth, Krugman describes the United States as a “relatively equal middle-class society”, what has transpired is that “the lion’s share of economic...

613 words 3 page(s)

Means tested programs do have the capability of creating dependency amongst the citizens that do benefit from them. In a paper by Chris Bisaillon entitled “Causes and Effects of Welfare Dependency (1993), Bisaillon writes that federal and state guidelines determine a family’s standard of maintaining a decent living (Bisaillon, 1993,...

324 words 2 page(s)

When considering the social welfare of a society, the concept of the individual can be regularly lost in the translation of identifiable equations and therefore cannot express the true well being of the society. In every possible scenario, it is evident that all of the individuals cannot be characterized into...

608 words 3 page(s)

Does anyone truly enjoy paying taxes? The answer to that would be a resounding “no”, however, taxes do serve legitimate purposes. For example, New York State has some of the highest taxes in this nation, but the roadways, state park system and educational facilities are all near the top of...

334 words 2 page(s)

Welfare is a necessary system that helps to safeguard the most vulnerable in society, but there are several aspects of it which leave room for improvement. In order to understand the ways in which welfare within the United States could be improved, we must analyze the various aspects of social...

1108 words 4 page(s)

In their work “Adverse Childhood Experiences and Life Opportunities: Shifting the Narrative,” researchers Metzler, Merrick, Klevens, Ports, and Ford (2016) analyzed data from ten states and the District of Columbia which utilized the adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) module from the 2010 Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System. Metzler et al. (2016)...

1007 words 4 page(s)

There is a narrative within society that lends itself to Black women being touted as “Welfare Queens” who by all intents and purposes take advantage of every available benefit the government has to offer. The narrative posits that women of this nature have “twelve Social Security cards, mooches on benefits...

362 words 2 page(s)

Modernization theory and dependency theory are both theories of societal development that address the ways that developed countries became developed and how undeveloped, or underdeveloped, countries may do so themselves. Both theories agree that there are, simultaneously, rich states and poor states and that it is possible for poor states...

337 words 2 page(s)

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...

624 words 3 page(s)

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....

1040 words 4 page(s)

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...

807 words 3 page(s)

“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...

371 words 2 page(s)

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,...

677 words 3 page(s)

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...

636 words 3 page(s)

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...

1071 words 4 page(s)

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...

285 words 1 page(s)

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...

619 words 3 page(s)

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...

1068 words 4 page(s)

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...

658 words 3 page(s)

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...

378 words 2 page(s)

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...

987 words 4 page(s)