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Racism and Sociology

The Plight of Man  Racism has punctuated the shaping of society for centuries, each major instance of which has helped dictate the direction of social interaction. Although we have come a long way in addressing the situation, it still remains a prevalent issue today. Being a global citizen in this day and age, one has…

Big Fat Globalization

ABSTRACT: It has often been observed that obesity follows a socioeconomic gradient which adversely affects the poor. This paper proposes the outline of a sociological theory of obesity as a consequence of ‘globalisation factors, such as labour market deregulation. Forced to work longer hours – and with lower levels of job-security – workers in low…

Being an other

In her essay “Being an Other” Melissa Algranati talks about how she didn’t know what race category she belonged to because of her ethnic background. Algranati’s father was born in Alexandria, Egypt and her mother was born in Maniti, Puerto Rico. She is a product of marriage, and her race is a Puerto Rican Egyptian…

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The Journey of Man

Haley Reames Book Review “The Journey of Man” Have you ever wondered where mankind first began or what life was like for the first man? In this book review over The Journey of Man by Spencer Wells I can answer those questions. The author of this book sets out on an amazing journey to revolutionize…

Culturally Competent Nursing Care

Culturally Competent Nursing Care The United States is a diverse accumulation of cultural backgrounds which can often set the stage for feelings of confusion, anger, mistrust, and a host of other emotions when dissimilar cultures disagree. Cultural competence in nursing can help eliminate these barriers and provide a platform for nursing to follow in the…

Behavioural Science and its Contribution to Organizational Behavior

Chapter 1 Introduction: Behavioural science is the systematic analysis and investigation of human behaviour through controlled and naturalistic observation, and disciplined scientific experimentation. It attempts to accomplish legitimate, objective conclusions through rigorous formulations and observation. Behavioral sciences could be categorized into three main forms psychology, sociology and anthropology. Insights from several pure disciplines across behavioural…

Study Guide for Anthropology Exam

GENERAL ANTHROPOLOGY * Study of human kind, perspective of all people & all times * Full understanding of what it means “to be human” * Very diverse as a species BIOCULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY * Understanding relationship between biology and culture HOLISTIC * Referring to the whole system * Relating to or concerning the whole system rather…

Goals of Social Studies

Overview The term “social studies” usually designates the introductory and intermediate level of social science education at the elementary and secondary school levels. However, it also encompasses a good amount of specialized knowledge drawn from fields of study that are usually found in post-secondary instruction, such as economics, political science, sociology and anthropology. The goals…

Children and Youth

The study of children and youth—or childhood studies—involves researchers from diverse disciplines who theorize and conduct research on children and adolescents. Woodhead (2004) aptly explains, Interest in Childhood Studies is for many born out of frustration with the narrow versions of the child offered by traditional academic discourses and methods of inquiry, especially a rejection…

McDonalds Cross-Cultural Analysis

Introduction The Internet has made the world a smaller place, especially when it comes to online business – it’s now just as easy for a company to attract customers in Nairobi as it is in Nevada. This technological globalization doesn’t translate to cultural homogeneity, though–while you might be able to find a McDonalds in nearly…

Sociology Jesus Camp

Living in America where there is an infinite amount of religions, can allow one to experience culture shock in many different ways. When a person is being exploited to culture shock they either criticize it in a negative or positive way allowing themselves to understand and appreciate the experience they’ve just encountered or think it’s…

Ethnographic Research

ETHNOGRAPHIC RESEARCH Ethnographic research: Overview Ethnography studies cultures, subcultures through close observation and interpretation. In the process of ethnographic research, the phenomenon is being observed by direct involvement of the researcher, finding ways and methods to take part in people’s lives in order to be close to the cultural context. In this sense, ethnographic research…

Forensic Anthropology

Review Questions 1. What are epiphyseal fusions? What can they tell a forensic anthropologist? – Epiphyseal fusion is the fusion, and/or the closing of the ends of “growth plates”, or at places like the clavicle, iliac crest, and the long bones in our arms and legs. 2. What is ethnobotany? Why is this area helpful…

Transcultural Nursing Cumulative Journal

The student initially entered the Transcultural Nursing class with limited knowledge and experience in caring for patients of differing cultures. Even though the student’s practice with assisting various cultures still remains narrow, her knowledge base and tools to assist with obtaining information and assessments has significantly improved. This course has opened the student’s eyes as…

Summer Holiday

Talcott Parsons – Biography Personal Life Talcott Parsons was born on December 13, 1902 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. When he was born, his father at the time was a professor in English at Colorado College and he was also the vice president of the college. In 1927, Parsons got married to Helen Bancroft Walker with…

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