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Essays Category: sociology

Age Discrimination in Employment

Employment discrimination has been a controversial issue for a long time. So much it was that it came to the attention of Congress, which passed the Civil Rights Act in 1964. However, at the time, the act did not encompass age in particular. In ...


Burdens that American Middle-Class Society Faces

What is killing the stability of middle-income families in the United States? This question raises concerns about a large number of American households belonging to the middle class. The middle class has always kept the economy balanced; however, in ...


Being an Alcoholic and the Broader Impact of Alcoholism on Society

Sociological imagination refers to thinking and seeing beyond the narrow scope of societal opinion. With the help of it, an individual is able to temporarily detach from the societal bondage and chains. This particularly applies to activities and ...


Benefits of Talking to Kids about Sex

Today's world and generation is characterized by the dominance of one major factor; sex. From television adverts to music, from home to school, every scene and place is characterized by sex and elements of sexual behavior. Indeed, it seems like the ...


Challenges in Social Integrity: Corruption

Introduction Corruption is the acts of influencing activities, which are supposed to benefit the public to one's advantage unfairly. It is a mean act that ensures the person or people with greater influence in a given case get the higher had at the ...


Child Labor

Child labor is a situation where people who are under age find themselves in various forms of employment. Child labor is severe in most parts of the world; it results from so many factors that can vary according to the geographical areas and other ...


Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate social responsibility entails a range of activities in which companies and businesses seek to improve the social environment local community's economy, facilitation of human rights and ensure the fair trade. Therefore, corporate social ...


Deviance and Its Consequences

Actions that are considered deviant behaviors are those actions that violate social norms and engender societal reactions, mostly rejection, but sometimes acceptance. Due to variations in what different cultures consider norms, deviance differs from ...


Dexter

Dexter is a series of the fictional television program which is aired on premium cable at Showtime and each episode usually takes about 54 minutes. The TV show is popular among Americans and have severally been rated as the people's choice ...


Evolutionary Theory

The study of evolutionary theory proved its significant contribution to the development of a powerful explanation of the social phenomenon. Evolution is a complex item that, according to Darwin, includes three aspects: selection, variation, and ...


Framing a Social Movement

Introduction The media is important, and often the only, source of information for citizens of any country. Consequently, it plays an important role in shaping social influence and creating social pressure on any issue. The media has a great ...


Gangs of New York

What are the local conditions of the Five Points like? Why? How do these conditions differ from uptown New York (Upper Manhattan) where people like the Schermerhorns live? Why do they differ?The local living conditions of the Five Points were very ...


Gay Marriage

Gay marriages bare several controversial issues in our society. Most part of the debate focuses on the peoples personal rights to choose what they like as long as it has little or no effect on the people around them verses what the bible considers ...


Health and Safety

It is a well-known saying that leaders are born, not made. Given that it is right, there are people, who have never played the leadership role, stood up and taken the lead when a suitable moment comes. For instance, parenting requires a parent to ...


Homelessness in Australia

Topicality of the Issue in Focus Nowadays, nursing is a very important profession because more and more people start to have problems with their health, and by the age of 55, people need to hire nurses to look after them. Nurses have to understand ...


How to grow personality: guide, but not manipulate

Proposal Information Sooner or later, many parents face such a problem when their child is "out of control". If we reject an absolutely literal understanding, we can quickly come to the conclusion that the child should not be a controlled one. ...


Islamophobia and Its Impact

Islamophobia and Its Impact on the Lives of American Muslims Islamophobia is a term that is used to describe the strongly negative attitude towards people who confess Islam. As a rule, Islamomphobia combines two elements - hatred of the Islamic ...


Modern Punishment

We Cannot Understand Modern Punishment without Attention to Modern Sensibilities Many scholars have identified the contributions of Norbert Elias as central in the understanding of the changes, which have been witnessed regarding the various forms ...


Obedience and Compromise

Obedience is the changing of our motives, deeds or thoughts in response to someone in higher authority than ourselves. Obedience does not mean agreement. It is a form of social influence whereby human beings demonstrate impressive implementation of ...


Pornography and Free Speech

Ever since the enactment of the First Amendments to the constitution, Americans have long been assured of the freedom of speech as stipulated in the constitutions. However, most Americans believe and accept that there are some limitations or ...


Race and Ethnic Relations

The majority of research on race and ethnic relations deals with diverse topics and reflects some social concerns. One of the major analyses focuses on the culture and internal social structures as well as processes in racial and ethnic minorities. ...


Social Anxiety

Social anxiety is the feeling of heightened nervousness, worry or fear before, during or even after engaging in social interactions. It is often made worse by its physiological manifestations such as sweating, blushing and a racing heartbeat. Social ...


Society and Drunk Driving

Advertisements are communications to a targeted group of individuals mostly to encourage or convince them to take an action. Advertisements are also used to convince those who have already subscribed to a product or an ideology that it is still the ...


Socio 1301 Impact of Status and Status Consistency

My social status has impacted the type of schools I have attended. Due to the available funds in the family, I was only able to attended the public school that offered less quality whereas there were much better schools with quality education but ...


The Evolution of the Healthcare

Health care systems are an almost fixed plan and way of implementation of health care by the government to its people. The systems vary from country to country and at instances from county to county. As time progresses it is important to note that ...


The Humanitarian Activity of International Organizations

Introduction An international organization is the association of state or non-state character, created based on agreements. International organizations are divided into international intergovernmental organizations and international NGOs ...


The Role of Affirmative Action in Society

Introduction Affirmative action policies and programs are designed to open employment, learning, and public contracting opportunities to qualified women and minority candidates. The list of direct beneficiaries of affirmative action has expanded ...


Understanding Sociological Theory

Part A A theory is any form of the statement that tries to explain the manner in which certain phenomenon do occur outlining reasons why these phenomena are related. Theories are sometimes referred to as paradigms and are believed to constitute a ...


Women and World Peace

Peace is the absence of war and the existence of harmonious relations. It is the freedom from disputes. Peace is also justly defined as the absence of mental stress or anxiety or the general security of public places. Women play a key role in the ...