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What Is Culture?
What Is Culture?
What Is Culture? What is Culture? With a diverse population existing in the United States today, our country is a melting pot of different cultures, each one unique in its own respect. Culture, distinguishing one societal group from another, includes beliefs, behaviors, language, traditions, art, fashion styles, food, religion, politics, and economic systems. Through lifelong and ever changing processes of learning, creativity, and sharing, culture shapes our patterns of behavior and thinking. A
Deviance In Gang Involvement: Why Join A Gang?
Deviance In Gang Involvement: Why Join A Gang?
Deviance In Gang Involvement: Why Join A Gang? Mark Sirignano 027-66-7577 Tues. Thur. 9:25-10:40 12-14-99 Deviance in Gang Involvement: Why Join a Gang? The problem of gang activity is not a new one facing our country. Ever since the beginnings of human existence gangs have served as a means of protection for humans. The issue of gang activity has recently, however, come to the forefront of dilemmas facing our nation. While cities like Chicago and Los Angeles are chronic gang sites, other cities
Sociology: My Brother
Sociology: My Brother
Sociology: My Brother Michael Myers Sociology 11:00 TTH My Brother The social forces of the world today have a tremendous impact on a persons life. Social forces can make you change the way you think, the way you act, and even your personality, especially on early teens. In some cases people dont realize it is changing them. My brother, Beau, attends school in Shawnee, Oklahoma. He is a 4.0 honor student and president of his class. He plays football, basketball, baseball, and wrestles. He is 
Socialization Of Tarzan Of The Apes
Socialization Of Tarzan Of The Apes
Socialization Of Tarzan Of The Apes SOCIALIZATION OF TARZAN OF THE APES Sociology of Tarzan of the Apes By Scottie Miller Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs is about socialization and resocialization of the second John Clayton, Lord of Greystoke. Having lost his parents while still a baby, he was adopted by a female ape and accepted partially by her tribe. Not all members of the tribe of apes gave him full membership into their group, which caused Tarzan grief and pain, but also equipped
Mall Of America
Mall Of America
Mall Of America David Gutersons narrative about the Mall of America delves into several facets that are embedded throughout the mall both physically and mentally. A vivid description about the malls interior design makes the audience feel like they have visited the mall. Guterson also writes about how people, individually and as a society, are effected psychologically by this pseudo-metropolis. The grandeur of the mall is, without question, second to none. Shoppers are drawn to visit because o
Norm Violation
Norm Violation
Norm Violation The Norm Violation that I performed took place in six different places, but mostly in the same environment. The Violations took place in Sayreville, New Brunswick, North Brunswick, Hazlet, Marlboro, and Matawan. You may now be asking yourself, what is in these towns that perform the same function? It could be a Police Department, Fire Department, a Food Market, a Burger King or even a Car Dealership. Well let me tell you that if you guessed any of these you were close but you didn
Power In Society
Power In Society
Power In Society A world of system designed to keep people in unjust and unequal positions is held in place by several interrelated expression of power over: political power, economic power, physical force, and ideological power (Bishop, 1994: 36). So, we can say power is defined as a possession of control, authority or influence over others. In terms of power of dominant groups over subordinate groups, we define power as domination of one group of people over another in major important spheres
Prejudice In Canada
Prejudice In Canada
Prejudice In Canada The topic of my position paper was supposed to be most people in Canada are not prejudiced towards minority groups but I find it virtually impossible to argue this because everyday I witness multiple occurrences of prejudiced behaviour. My textbook stated that most prejudice is found in people who have little education or come from lower-income families, but this statement does not seem to be true. The newspapers I read, and things people around me say and do show that prejud
Ritual Homosexuality Among The Sambia Of New Guinea
Ritual Homosexuality Among The Sambia Of New Guinea
Ritual Homosexuality Among The Sambia Of New Guinea Deviant Behavior: Ritual Homosexuality among the Sambia of New Guinea q The Sambia are a former war-like tribe. q They believe that every man is a warrior at heart. q They separate boys from their village at 7-10 years of age. q These boys lead a ritual homosexual life for the next 10 years. q The boys always act as the fellator: the insertee. q The men and older boys act as the fellated: the insertor. q This is the only way that boys can acqui
Criminology - Thoughts On Plea Bargaining
Criminology - Thoughts On Plea Bargaining
Criminology - Thoughts On Plea Bargaining KWM SOCL 4461 May 07, 2001 The current tone of the criminal justice system, particularly the prosecution phase, emphasizes, clearing the docket. While this is true of both civil and criminal courts, it is very much encouraged in criminal matters where the prosecution likely has the upper hand on most, if not all, defendants. As a result, the practice of Plea Bargaining is over used and likely results in many injustices. The fact of the matter is that t
Cuba
Cuba
Cuba The Cuban revolution was one that transformed Cuba into an independent socialist society. This revolution sent a message around the globe. The message: ? Socialism can be achieved and capitalism, with its culture stripping mechanism's can be supplemented?. However, the revolution did leave its mark on Cuba. This can be seen in the events that took place during the early stages of the revolution. The effects of the revolution were positive for certain sections of the population and negative
Cults
Cults
Cults Recently I read an article about the Heavens Gate Cult, and I wondered why on earth would someone get involved in a cult whose purpose seemed so ridiculous. How can you make sense out of the suicide of 39 people? How can you explain behavior that seems so strange? Should we just assume that people who follow this kind of cult are weirdoes, stupid, insane, evil, or is there something more to it? I decided to do a little online research to find out a little more about cults. I found out tha
Deviance
Deviance
Deviance It seems to me that when I think about deviant behavior, I tend to think of murder, robbery and things of that nature. But even so, I still have engaged in a form of deviant behavior  I have pedaled pornography on the Internet. It is a minor thing as far as I am concerned but there are many that would put this act right up there with murder. From smutty words to filthy pictures, everyone has an opinion on pornography. And even though most people will argue that they dont like pornogra
Discourse Analysis
Discourse Analysis
Discourse Analysis DISCOURSE ANALYSIS This discourse analysis attempts to answer several questions regarding Chairman Hydes speech against the president. Firstly an attempt has been made to uncover some of the more prevalent themes and discourses in the hope that they will give some kind of enlightenment of American society and culture. Secondly, this analysis describes the many ways in which Chairman Hyde attempts to persuade his audience of his cause. The portrayed image of President Clinton
Discussions On The Scared Straight Program
Discussions On The Scared Straight Program
Discussions On The Scared Straight Program The recent media obsession with the scared straight program, juvenile boot camps and other scare tactics has lead to the question as to whether they actually are beneficial or not in treating adolescent criminal recidivism. On television programs like Maury (Pauvich) the answer to treating the troubled young girls who are brought to the show is boot camp. Those in charge take these girls to prisons, dangerous streets at night and often morgues to make a
Adolescence
Adolescence
Adolescence Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary (1980) defines adolescence as the state or process of growing up; even more specifically, adolescence is also defined as the period of life from puberty to maturity terminating legally at the age of majority. Looking back on their adolescence, adults often conjure up grand memories, and laugh at their mistakes. Adolescence is a period in life that everyone must 'survive' in order to become an adult, although some go through it more turbulently than
Euthanasia
Euthanasia
Euthanasia In rare instances, societies justify killing. It is accepted in war, in self-defense, and, within the United States, for punishment of awful crimes. This week, the Supreme Court considers another exception: whether doctors should be allowed to speed the end for people who are terminally ill. The issues explored on these pages and in the court center on the question: Do circumstances ever justify transforming doctors from healers to deliverers of death? Noel David Earley believes they
Evolution - Fact Or Fiction?
Evolution - Fact Or Fiction?
Evolution - Fact Or Fiction? Evolution-Fact or Fiction? In 1859, Charles Darwin published his book On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, which proposed the theory of evolution. This book, along with others that followed, began the long debated dispute between evolutionist and creationist. Were we created by a supernatural Supreme Being, or did our creation occur purely by chance? First, lets look at the two conflicting theories. Common usage of the term ?evolution? is that livi
Fordism And Scientific Management
Fordism And Scientific Management
Fordism And Scientific Management FORDISM, SCIENTIFIC MANAGEMENT AND THE LESSONS FOR CONTEMPORARY ORGANISATIONS Fordism and Scientific Management are terms used to describe management that had application to practical situations with extremely dramatic effects. Fordism takes its name from the mass production units of Henry Ford, and is identified by an involved technical division of labour within companies and their production units. Other characteristics of Fordism include strong hierarchical c
Freud Civilization & Its Discontents
Freud Civilization & Its Discontents
Freud Civilization & Its Discontents Freud defines the id as being a general mass of sensations. What he means by this is that there are, at this stage, no boundaries between external environment and oneself. The id according to Freud is the only part that is present at birth. At this stage a person doesn't understand how their actions have anything to do with, or affect their surrounding environment and vice versa. Thus, their actions might or might not conflict with the standards and norms tha
Power In Society
Power In Society
Power In Society power in society A world of system designed to keep people in unjust and unequal positions is held in place by several interrelated expression of power over: political power, economic power, physical force, and ideological power (Bishop, 1994: 36). So, we can say power is defined as a possession of control, authority or influence over others. In terms of power of dominant groups over subordinate groups, we define power as domination of one group of people over another in major i
Globalization
Globalization
Globalization So here we are. It's 2001. The cold war has ended. There are technological advances every day. The world is connected by the Internet. Previously sheltered countries are now able to see what is going on in the rest of the world. And the rest of the world can see what is going on in those countries. Ideas are bounced around as if in a pin ball machine. People in India, Pakistan, Israel, Germany, etc.? know what movie stars and fashions are popular in America, Great Britain, France,
Aids In The Media
Aids In The Media
Aids In The Media It was only nineteen years ago when the world was first introduced to the AIDS virus, but by 1983 a significant number of people had died from the dreaded disease and media coverage began. AIDS was almost immediately viewed as one of the most stimulating scientific puzzles of the century. On June 5, 1981, the Federal Centers of Disease Control reported five cases of a rare pneumonia among gay men. It is the manner in which this epidemic has been reported that is my main focus.
Housing In India And China
Housing In India And China
Housing In India And China Housing in China China is by far the most populated country in the world. With billions of people China has many different way in which they are housed. From farm villages to gigantic cities the Chinese all need a place to live. Like the other countries in this paper China is mostly rural countryside where farmers grow everything from rice to wheat. With the exception of its mountains and hills, the overwhelming majority of Chinese settlements are rural compact villag
Sociology: Identity
Sociology: Identity
Sociology: Identity Identity-?Ones personal qualities.?Identiy is something only he or she can fully define. My uncle says I am affectionate,cheerful, and calm. My grandmother sees me as slim, pretty and sweet. My dad described me as perky, cheerful and happy, my mom says beautiful, gentle, and self-conscious. These adjectives describe me accurately, yet they are only abstract versions of me. Adjectives cannot begin to describe me and I aknowlege these descriptions for what they are, a condensed
Is Popular Culture Subservient To High Culture And If So, Why?
Is Popular Culture Subservient To High Culture And If So, Why?
Is Popular Culture Subservient To High Culture And If So, Why? Is High Culture Superior to Popular Culture, and if so Why? For about a century, Western Culture has really been divided into two cultures, the traditional type of high culture and a mass culture manufactured wholesale for the market. High culture is the arts that require some form of intellect to comprehend, so therefore can only reach a tiny segment of the population, whilst levelling accusations of elitism. High culture includ
Alcoholism
Alcoholism
Alcoholism Introduction Teenage years are filled with uncertainty. Intense pressure to perform and succeed is felt by many teenagers. Perceived failure at home and/or school can lead to the need for escape. Teenagers often see their parents react to stress by drinking, thus providing a bad example for them. They also see their favourite movie actors or actresses getting drunk when they go to a movie so they think that it's OK for them to do it but what they don't know is it really hurts them in
Last Battle Of The 20Th Centery
Last Battle Of The 20Th Centery
Last Battle Of The 20Th Centery Call it the last battle of the twentieth century, or the first battle of the next millennium. But don't short-sell the importance of the battle raging between the music performers and big record labels. The battlefield is the Internet, and at stake is who controls the distribution of music. In the old days, the process went like this: singer to record label to distributor to retailer to media outlet (including dance clubs) to consumer. But advances in technology c
Art- Egyptian
Art- Egyptian
Art- Egyptian Fragment Of a Wall Relief As I entered the upper Egyptian gallery at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology I noticed a women giving a lecture to a small group concerning some of the monuments in the gallery. Lucky enough, I got a chance to catch the end of her lecture, and coincidentally it was about this piece entitled Fragment of a Wall Relief. This particular piece is from the Amarna period or 18th dynasty of ancient Egypt, dating from about 1367-
Babyboom
Babyboom
Babyboom During the period between 1929 and 1953, the United States occupational pay ratios and earning inequality is declined, mainly across World War II (Ober 1948, Phelps Brown 1977, Williamson and Lindert 1980, Goldin and Margo 1922b). The evidence showed that the condition of income inequality was occurrence in that period. Moreover, the problem of income inequality is declined. But, the problem of income inequality is existed. The government cannot spread the income distibution evenly. Man
Blood, Sweat & Shears: A Closer Look At Sweatshops
Blood, Sweat & Shears: A Closer Look At Sweatshops
Blood, Sweat & Shears: A Closer Look At Sweatshops Blood, Sweat, and Shears: A Closer Look at Sweatshops How can you tell if the product you are about to purchase was made by a child, by teenaged girls forced to work until midnight seven days a week, or in a sweatshop by workers paid 9? an hour? The sad fact is...You cannot. The companies do not want you to know, so they hide their production behind locked factory gates, barbed wire and armed guards. Many multinationals refuse to release to the
Capital Punishment
Capital Punishment
Capital Punishment Each year there are about 250 people added to death row and 35 executed. From 1976 to 1995 there were a total of 314 people put to death in the US 179 of them were put to death using lethal injection, 123 were put to death using electrocution, 9 were put to death in a gas chamber, 2 were hanged, and 1 was put to death using the firing squad. The death penalty is the harshest form of punishment enforced in the United Sates today. Once a jury has convicted a criminal, they go to
Catcher In The Rye
Catcher In The Rye
Catcher In The Rye 'The novel has long ignited disapproval, and it was the most frequently banned book in schools between 1966 and 1975. Even before that time, however, the work was a favorite target of sensors. In 1957, Australian Customs seized a shipment of the novels that had been presented as a gift to the government by the U.S. ambassador. The books were later released, but Customs had made its point that the book contained obscene language and actions that were not appropriate behavior fo
Crime And Egypt
Crime And Egypt
Crime And Egypt BE CAREFUL OUT THERE Tourists face a world of dangers. But with the right advice, most hazards turn out to be manageable. JIM VAN HOUTEN, A FINANCIAL planner from Phoenix, Ariz., was on a tour of the Middle East, but by the time his group arrived in Egypt, most of its members had opted out. ``We started in Israel with 320 people,'' he said during a visit to the Valley of the Kings, the stunning burial site outside Luxor. ``Only 62 people came to Cairo, and only 16 of us came down
Cheap Amusements
Cheap Amusements
Cheap Amusements Peiss, Kathy. Cheap Amusements: Working Women and Leisure in Turn-of -the-Century New York (Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 1986). Kathy Peiss describes the leisure activities of young working women living in New York during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in her book Cheap Amusements. The book explores the emergence of a young female working class and the conflict the women encountered with the Old World traditions. Peiss also explores the commercia
South By Southwest
South By Southwest
South By Southwest Sociology 105 1. Title : South by Southwest : The Mexican-American and His Heritage 2. Author : John Tebbel and Ram?n E. Ruiz 3. Publisher : Zenith Books and Doubleday & Company Copyright 1969 4. Number of pages : 120 5. The setting of this story covers an immense number of years of conquering and colonization in the Southwest areas we now know as California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Mexico. It begins in the early 15 and 1600's, in a time when many important Spaniards,
Leadership Defined
Leadership Defined
Leadership Defined Leadership Leadership Defined As defined by Webster, a leader is someone who has commanding authority or influence or a first or principal performer of a group. It is my position that Leadership, in essence, is the sum of these definitions. In order to have and maintain commanding authority, a leader must be the principal performer of his/her group. Leadership, based on examples presented by Michael Hanna and Gerald Wilson , is dynamic. The field of knowledge has developed thr
Why Are So Many Cultures Similar Yet Different?
Why Are So Many Cultures Similar Yet Different?
Why Are So Many Cultures Similar Yet Different? Why are so many cultures similar, yet different? Culture is the beliefs, behavior, language, and entire way of life of a particular time or group of people. Culture includes customs, ceremonies, works of art, inventions, technology, and traditions. The term also may have a more specific definition and can describe the intellectual and artistic achievements of a society. Things that culture break down into are anthropology, archaeology, art, civiliz
Organ Donation
Organ Donation
Organ Donation Harry Wilson is one lucky man; even Harry's doctors cannot believe how lucky he is. You see, Harry, at age 54, was dying. He had to have both of his kidneys removed, they were failing and he had been on an organ donation list for the past two years without success. Harry's children were tested for compatibility but without success. Harry's own brothers and sisters were tested for compatibility but still no success. Now you may ask, how in the world could anyone consider Harry Wils
The Second Amendment Vs. A Police State
The Second Amendment Vs. A Police State
The Second Amendment Vs. A Police State The Second Amendment vs. A Police State The United States of America has taken drastic steps in taking away the American peoples God given rights and Constitutional rights. The United States government is supposed to be a government of the people, by the people, for the people. There are very clear signs of a cancerous growth within our government and the citizens of America need to take preventative measures to ensure the freedom for which our founding fa
Evolution Of Society
Evolution Of Society
Evolution Of Society Jeffrey Dachman Sociology 485 Rubenstein 9/12/00 The Evolution of Society During the time of the feudal system, the government was at a standstill. The Catholic Church had the final word on how things would work. People were born into a certain role in life, and there was nothing the citizens could do about it. The king ruled over everyone, the lords over the knights, and the knights over the serfs. This all changed through the works of Martin Luther. Martin Luther was the m
Internet Censorship
Internet Censorship
Internet Censorship Animal cruelty encompasses a range of different behaviors harmful to animals, from neglect to malicious, brutal killings. Studies show that animal cruelty may lead to more serious forms of crime, like heavy drug use, violent outbursts, and most common, cold blooded murder. Many studies in psychology, sociology, and criminology during the last twenty-five years have demonstrated that violent offenders frequently have childhood and adolescent histories of serious and repeated a
Crittically Examine The Use Of The Term Community
Crittically Examine The Use Of The Term Community
Crittically Examine The Use Of The Term Community Critically examine the use of the term ?community' in the 1990's. The essay should be structured in such a way that it incorporates reference to Social Policy, Legislation and practice issues. Students will be required to make use of theoretical studies, particularly from relevant academic and other sources such as books, journals and relevant publications. The meaning of community is a tricky one. It is used in many different contexts and is a c
Inequality
Inequality
Inequality The myth of a classless American society coupled with social stratification impedes race relations in the U.S. far more than any racial differences. The never ending struggle of the have-nots to become one of the haves produces a frustration and feeling of oppression that acts as a catalyst for spawning racial tensions. Minorities see the majority of wealth in the hands of the white population and feel that the wealth is unevenly distributed. Whites hear of government programs for min
Karl Marx
Karl Marx
Karl Marx Karl Marx was a believer in an inevitable revolution between capitalists, and the workers employed in their industries. He claimed that the actual cost of any product is simply the price of material and most importantly, the labor employed to build it. However, the owner of the industry does no labor in creating the product, but rather buys a laborer and sells the results of that man?s work. What he refused to accept, was the fact that the owners would sell the product for more than he
In What Ways Is Identity A Social Construct?
In What Ways Is Identity A Social Construct?
In What Ways Is Identity A Social Construct? Without social identity, there is, in fact, no society. -- Richard Jenkins The idea that beliefs about who we are are created in a social context reflects the basic sociological theory that human beings are socially created, not prisoners of instinct. Sociologists see identity as related to the society in which people exist. People, are, in part, socialized into their identities. There are assorted ways that conceptions about individual and group
Latin Music:Here To Stay Or Gone Tomorrow?
Latin Music:Here To Stay Or Gone Tomorrow?
Latin Music:Here To Stay Or Gone Tomorrow? Latin Music: Here to Stay or Gone Tomorrow? By Shannon Bell Outline Thesis sentence: The music industry has experienced a drastic impact as a result of the rise in Latino Music. The increased popularity shows a rise in CD purchases, Latino stardom, and the ethnic values of an old culture. The impact has also influenced relations between the United States and Latin America. I. Latin American music represents the Hispanic culture of the artist. II. The ar
Kkk
Kkk
Kkk Ku Klux Klan The Ku Klux Klan, or KKK as known today, was started in the spring of 1866. Six Confederate veterans formed a social club in Pulaski, Tennessee. This KKK only lasted a short six years, but left tactics and rituals that later started in generations. (Ingalls, 9) The Klan was a small group very much in secrecy at first. The exact date of the beginning is unknown. Despite all of the secrecy the six KKK members initiated new members to join their social club. (Ingalls, 9) A year aft
Love Shouldnt Hurt
Love Shouldnt Hurt
Love Shouldn't Hurt Domestic Violence is emotional or physical abuse or the threat of physical abuse, used by one person in a relationship to gain control over the other person.(1) Rich, poor, Jewish, Christian, homosexual, heterosexual, abuse comes from all shapes and sizes. Domestic violence is the most prevalent cause for injury to woman in the United States. Often incidents of abuse start small with an abuser slowly taking control, as the relationship intensifies, the frequency as well as th
Morals
Morals
Morals That's Extreme Dude! If a person that never lived in the twentieth century visited 1997 for just one day, he or she would probably think that we are all trying to kill ourselves. Everything from sports, to music, to advertisements is extreme these days. People are doing things in sports that have never been attempted and are seemingly crazy. In advertising, people of this decade are portrayed as risk-takers, and dare-devils. There seems to be little regard for safety and a lot of regard f