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This 6 page essay analyzes Murray's article and argues to support his comments. Anti-discrimination laws in employment and higher education admissions with their resultant lawsuits have resulted in the very thing they intended to eliminate -- racism but a different form of racism. The writer agrees with Murray that racism of any kind, is destructive ...

Vanishing Leisure Time

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An 8 page paper discussing the reduced leisure time that Americans now need to try to reclaim. Children can be as stressed as adults, and teens are under increasing pressure to compile a resume acceptable to college admissions counselors. One of the benefits of reduced leisure time is that it does have to ...

8 pages in length. Lucy Grealy was victimized twice in her life: the first time being broadsided by childhood cancer that - by distorting her face - caused her insurmountable grief and torment for the rest of her life and the second time by the social dictate that branded her a deviant who was ...

9 pages on biologically determined behaviors and the nature vs. nurture controversy. Writer finds that many of our more common behaviors do indeed find their roots in biology. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 17 page discussion of the role of genetics in determining behavior. Emphasizes that our actions and behaviors are essentially an interplay of genetics and societal factors but acknowledges that the genetic predisposition for certain behaviors is definite and difficult to overcome. Relies extensively on the ideas presented in Richard Dawkin's The Selfish ...

A 7 page research paper that examines this issue. The writer asks: Does war have its roots in biology? Is aggressive behavior instinctual or learned from the environment? These questions have been the focus of investigation and debate over the last several decades in all areas of social science. However, even a cursory examination of ...

This 5 page example biography provides a picture of a 25 year old white male attending school. His difficult life is evaluated in the context of sociological concepts. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

This 3 page paper is a socioautobiography, tracing the impact of adoption on the student, as well as discussing her realization of who her family is, and her desire for her children to be in the ingroup at school. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 4 page research paper on the biography of one of America's first female labor leaders. The writer relates the extraordinary life of Rose Pesotta to current sociological theory of social movement organization and shows how it illustrates these principles. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 3 page paper discussing the biography and purposes of this former slave in publishing his Narrative in 1789 (1791 in the United States). Equiano illustrated to European and American readers the civilization of his people and the barbarism of the white slave traders, upending the common notion of who was “civilized” and who ...

8 pages in length. Analytical biography of Emile Durkheim's (turn-of-the-century German social philosopher) life, works, and philosophy. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A comprehensive, 6 page discussion of whether or not creationism is truly a science. The author believes that it is in fact, a science and defines many relevant terms. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Keywords: biology, evolution, social science.

Increasingly, suburban communities that were once predominantly white are becoming more complex in their racial composition, and racial issues have become an element of city government and community business. This 16 page paper reflects on the scope of this problem, considers the impacts of racism, and relates this information in terms of government, businesses, ...

A 3 page look at some of the ways humor can be of benefit in health care, education and business. No cited references.

9 pages in length. The writer discusses social interaction skills in toddlers, school-aged children, adolescents and adults; alternative methods for teaching autistic individuals; autistic communication; parental reaction to autism; and the benefits of self-management. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

This 6 page paper looks at the economics of baseball and how high salaries play into the overall concept of capitalism. Theories of Marx, Durkheim and Weber are used in the analysis. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This 3-page paper discusses the difference, in a social context, between universities and businesses. These are discussed in terms of interior dialogue as well. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 12 page overview of this cultural phenomenon. The question is explored as to whether guanxi, that process of using networking, interpersonal connections, and in general relationships between people to make business decisions in China, is ethical. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

A 13 page paper discussing case management issues. Social work and client advocacy take different forms for different individual clients, each of whom have varied backgrounds and experiences. The purpose here is to answer a series of questions about appropriate intervention and case management. The example client is a physically abused Hispanic ...

An 11 page paper discussing the security manager's dilemma in dealing with Muslim employees or customers. Organizational structure affects what the manager can do, and how the security manager can remain aware of situations without resorting to racial profiling. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

This 3 page paper evaluates the entitle communication theory using Littlejohn's criteria. The theory is evaluated based on scope, appropriateness, heuristic value, validity and parsimony. No Bibliography.

This 5 page paper analyzes Petronio's Communication Privacy Management theory using Littlejohn's criteria. The theory is evaluated based on scope, appropriateness, heuristic value, validity and parsimony. This is an expansion of PGcmthev.rtf and includes the premise that this theory is both a dialectical theory and a systems theory. Bibliography lists 5 sources. PGcmthevR.rtf

This 5 page paper discusses whether or not people who play various "roles" in society are insincere because they deliberately present themselves in a certain way; it argues they are not. Bibliography lists 1 source.

This 9 page paper considers to what extend care management assist services users in achieving empowerment and independent living. The paper identifies possibilities of service users and how social workers can improve the service they offer. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

6 pages in length. People are said to have interchangeable "faces" whereby they display different facets of their core personalities based upon what variables are present in a given situation. For many, the person in private is quite different from the person who presents himself to the public, a duality of impression management ...

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