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  • Social Work & Counseling <- Click for more
  • This 17 page report discusses the 'baby boom' generation (Americans born between 1946 and 1964) in terms of their retirement plans, options, and likely economic realities. This report examines general issues related to retirement and baby boomers but focuses on the issues confronting women of the baby boom generation as they move toward their retirement ...

    5 pages in length. Money controls the United States entire cultural existence. This may be a rather bold statement, to be sure, but one that is founded in fact and reality. When one considers the fact that money is attached to each and every aspect of one's life, from food and shelter to ...

    A 6 page paper discussing the very different spending patterns and attitudes of young Americans just starting out in the adult world and more 'settled,' thirty-something Americans. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

    A 5 page paper which discusses some of the conditions surrounding the migration of various Latino groups into the United States as is illustrated in 'Gendered Transitions' by Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, 'City on the Edge: the transformation of Miami' by Alejandro Portes and Alex Stepick, and 'Immigrant America' by Alejandro Portes and Ruben G. Rumbaut. No ...

    40 pages discussing from a feminist's viewpoint how changing social structures have brought about "the Feminization of poverty." Numerous case studies are backed-up by relevant statistical data to prove thesis. Bibliography lists 20+ sources.

  • Race Politics & Society <- Click for more
  • It is a fundamental aspect of New York life that there are enclaves of different social and class distinctions that have grown from the need of sets of immigrants to come together in a cohesive community to support and provide each other with a sense of stability and coherence. This 6 page paper examines the ...

    A 5 page essay exploring specific sociological issues: social factors involved in learning; how social structure creates social order in a culture; how social structure and culture have changed over the last 50 years. Theories are offered in terms of learning as a social act. Social order is explained. Bibliography is included.

    An 8 page paper that provides an overview of Gary Althen's book American Ways. This paper demonstrates the way in which Althen's cultural perspective on white, middle-class America can be an important sociological tool for people from other countries. Bibliography lists 1 source.

    A 14 page paper that presents the theory that science has been readily utilized as a means for promoting racism. This paper considers the impact of scientific findings in regards to ethnicity and the impact that these have on racism, especially in the United States. The Bell Curve is one example of recent racially-based scientific ...

    A 7 page piece that discusses two issues confronting Indo-Americans (Americans from India) today--discrimination and cultural identity. The paper provides an historical perspective on how diversity within the Indian community was created and what that means to the Indo-American community. In response to the identity crisis, the paper posits the call of some Indo-American leaders ...

  • Issues In Sociology/Mixed <- Click for more
  • 5 pages in length. Money controls the United States entire cultural existence. This may be a rather bold statement, to be sure, but one that is founded in fact and reality. When one considers the fact that money is attached to each and every aspect of one's life, from food and shelter to ...

    A 6 page paper discussing the very different spending patterns and attitudes of young Americans just starting out in the adult world and more 'settled,' thirty-something Americans. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

    40 pages discussing from a feminist's viewpoint how changing social structures have brought about "the Feminization of poverty." Numerous case studies are backed-up by relevant statistical data to prove thesis. Bibliography lists 20+ sources.

    A 5 page examination of the scientific, economic, and social aspects which affect the implementation of smoking policies in restaurants. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

    5 pages in length. The writer analytically discusses the social environment and atmosphere in a typical Mc Donald's fast food restaurant. Qualitative research on social environments is included as well. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Counseling & Therapies <- Click for more
  • A 5 page paper on the job of the P.S.W. either as a contractor to or full-time employee of the institution. The paper concentrates on the duties, including diversity, and retained autonomy combined with the advantages of teamwork. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

    7 pages in length. In great detail, the writer discusses problems that Christians are apt to find with the concept of career counseling and posits a methodology designed to help them appreciate it based upon the existing literature. It is asserted that a well-rounded Christian philosophy in career guidance counseling should help people discern their ...

    A 10 page narrative illustratively detailing the author's experience with a friend who was discovered to be an alcoholic. Near the report's conclusion, an analysis is made based upon common concepts and terminologies taught in health and even sociology classes. No bibliography.

    An 11 page paper that describes the pre-intervention assessment methods and the facts behind the substance abuse habits of a loving but highly angry 16-year-old boy. Bill is the product of pugnacious and alcoholic homes, and trying his best to stay away from the drugs to which he feels so drawn. He is ...

    A 12 page paper that explores present treatments for substance abuse. The paper is a discussion and comparison of twelve-step programs, individual therapy, family system therapies, and group therapies--but focuses primarily on the synthesis of these treatment programs, which mirrors current practice. The paper also provides statistics from several comparative analyses on the ...

  • Human Services <- Click for more
  • This 17 page report discusses the 'baby boom' generation (Americans born between 1946 and 1964) in terms of their retirement plans, options, and likely economic realities. This report examines general issues related to retirement and baby boomers but focuses on the issues confronting women of the baby boom generation as they move toward their retirement ...

    A 5 page paper which discusses some of the conditions surrounding the migration of various Latino groups into the United States as is illustrated in 'Gendered Transitions' by Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, 'City on the Edge: the transformation of Miami' by Alejandro Portes and Alex Stepick, and 'Immigrant America' by Alejandro Portes and Ruben G. Rumbaut. No ...

    In this 5 page report, the writer makes an excellent argument for monogamy-- describing it in an historical context as actually outdating polygamy. The evolution of hunting societies and the imbalance of sexes in society are two of the many causal factors attributed to the unfortunate rise of polygamy. In great detail, the writer also ...

    Monogamy & Polygamy

    • 10 page paper

    This 10 page paper examines the practices of monogamy and polygamy and concludes that monogamy is the best choice. The conclusion comes after an examination of a variety of cultures that have allowed for multiple spouses. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

    Chinese Family Systems

    • 7 page paper

    A 7 page paper on Chinese families, comparing contemporary situations with traditional. The writer details Chinese wedding customs, gender power, patriarchy and the traditional family structure juxtaposed in modern life. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Social Work <- Click for more
  • This 17 page report discusses the 'baby boom' generation (Americans born between 1946 and 1964) in terms of their retirement plans, options, and likely economic realities. This report examines general issues related to retirement and baby boomers but focuses on the issues confronting women of the baby boom generation as they move toward their retirement ...

    A 5 page paper which discusses some of the conditions surrounding the migration of various Latino groups into the United States as is illustrated in 'Gendered Transitions' by Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, 'City on the Edge: the transformation of Miami' by Alejandro Portes and Alex Stepick, and 'Immigrant America' by Alejandro Portes and Ruben G. Rumbaut. No ...

    In this 5 page report, the writer makes an excellent argument for monogamy-- describing it in an historical context as actually outdating polygamy. The evolution of hunting societies and the imbalance of sexes in society are two of the many causal factors attributed to the unfortunate rise of polygamy. In great detail, the writer also ...

    Monogamy & Polygamy

    • 10 page paper

    This 10 page paper examines the practices of monogamy and polygamy and concludes that monogamy is the best choice. The conclusion comes after an examination of a variety of cultures that have allowed for multiple spouses. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

    Chinese Family Systems

    • 7 page paper

    A 7 page paper on Chinese families, comparing contemporary situations with traditional. The writer details Chinese wedding customs, gender power, patriarchy and the traditional family structure juxtaposed in modern life. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Family Issues <- Click for more
  • This 17 page report discusses the 'baby boom' generation (Americans born between 1946 and 1964) in terms of their retirement plans, options, and likely economic realities. This report examines general issues related to retirement and baby boomers but focuses on the issues confronting women of the baby boom generation as they move toward their retirement ...

    A 5 page paper which discusses some of the conditions surrounding the migration of various Latino groups into the United States as is illustrated in 'Gendered Transitions' by Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, 'City on the Edge: the transformation of Miami' by Alejandro Portes and Alex Stepick, and 'Immigrant America' by Alejandro Portes and Ruben G. Rumbaut. No ...

    In this 5 page report, the writer makes an excellent argument for monogamy-- describing it in an historical context as actually outdating polygamy. The evolution of hunting societies and the imbalance of sexes in society are two of the many causal factors attributed to the unfortunate rise of polygamy. In great detail, the writer also ...

    Monogamy & Polygamy

    • 10 page paper

    This 10 page paper examines the practices of monogamy and polygamy and concludes that monogamy is the best choice. The conclusion comes after an examination of a variety of cultures that have allowed for multiple spouses. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

    Chinese Family Systems

    • 7 page paper

    A 7 page paper on Chinese families, comparing contemporary situations with traditional. The writer details Chinese wedding customs, gender power, patriarchy and the traditional family structure juxtaposed in modern life. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Social Problems <- Click for more
  • A 5 page paper discussing women's rights and abortion. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

    A 7 page paper that favorably debates the issue of lowering the drinking age. The paper shows why it would be in the government's best interest to let states decide their own policies on drinking ages, and why states should lower drinking ages to 18. Bibliography included 5 sources.

    This 15 page paper takes the position that those who kill while driving drunk should be charged with murder. Many solutions to the drunk driving challenge have been explored including raising taxes on liquor, police efforts, raising the drinking age, using special license plates to designate repeat offenders and more. The paper concludes that despite ...

    DWI / DUI

    • 8 page paper

    In 8 pages, the author discusses DWI/DUI. The terms DWI and DUI are often used interchangeably. DWI actually is an acronym for Driving While Intoxicated or Driving While Impaired., and DUI is an acronym for Driving while Under the Influence of alcohol or drugs. Whichever terminology is used, law enforcement officials fight ...

    A 5 page overview of the issues surrounding the legalization of gambling. Evaluates potential social impacts like the increase in crime and the creation of jobs and weighs positives against negatives to conclude that legalized gambling has an overall positive social impact. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Social Research <- Click for more
  • A 5 page paper discussing women's rights and abortion. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

    A 7 page paper that favorably debates the issue of lowering the drinking age. The paper shows why it would be in the government's best interest to let states decide their own policies on drinking ages, and why states should lower drinking ages to 18. Bibliography included 5 sources.

    This 15 page paper takes the position that those who kill while driving drunk should be charged with murder. Many solutions to the drunk driving challenge have been explored including raising taxes on liquor, police efforts, raising the drinking age, using special license plates to designate repeat offenders and more. The paper concludes that despite ...

    DWI / DUI

    • 8 page paper

    In 8 pages, the author discusses DWI/DUI. The terms DWI and DUI are often used interchangeably. DWI actually is an acronym for Driving While Intoxicated or Driving While Impaired., and DUI is an acronym for Driving while Under the Influence of alcohol or drugs. Whichever terminology is used, law enforcement officials fight ...

    A 5 page overview of the issues surrounding the legalization of gambling. Evaluates potential social impacts like the increase in crime and the creation of jobs and weighs positives against negatives to conclude that legalized gambling has an overall positive social impact. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Sociological Theorists <- Click for more
  • A 7 page paper in which the writer assesses -- based upon library research -- whether or not gun control is truly an effective deterrent. Control & opportunity theories are introduced into the discussion and it is ultimate determined that the laws are not effective in curtailing crime. Bibliography lists 20+ sources.

    A 9 page discussion of the different social control theories utilized by the United States and Tibet / China with respect to housing. The United States and China have very different forms of social control, especially in regards to the settlement of land in another country, as China is settling Tibet. While it would seem ...

    Asian National Essay

    • 7 page paper

    A 7 page creative & fictitious essay (based on historical facts) of the viewpoint of an Asian national around the turn of the century. The essay is written from the viewpoint of a Vietnamese farmer, who believes in Confucianism, and is hearing the words of Marx talk about collective farming techniques. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

    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 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.

  • Sociological Theories <- Click for more
  • A 7 page paper in which the writer assesses -- based upon library research -- whether or not gun control is truly an effective deterrent. Control & opportunity theories are introduced into the discussion and it is ultimate determined that the laws are not effective in curtailing crime. Bibliography lists 20+ sources.

    A 9 page discussion of the different social control theories utilized by the United States and Tibet / China with respect to housing. The United States and China have very different forms of social control, especially in regards to the settlement of land in another country, as China is settling Tibet. While it would seem ...

    Asian National Essay

    • 7 page paper

    A 7 page creative & fictitious essay (based on historical facts) of the viewpoint of an Asian national around the turn of the century. The essay is written from the viewpoint of a Vietnamese farmer, who believes in Confucianism, and is hearing the words of Marx talk about collective farming techniques. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

    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 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.

  • Social Services/Welfare <- Click for more
  • This 10 page paper compares social services today to the same programs as they existed in the 1930's. The evolution of the programs from that time period until present is examined in this paper that touches on the unemployment situation, welfare reform, problems with social security and the need for a national health insurance plan. ...

    Social problems and solutions are discussed in this 10 page paper. Problems such as crime, teen pregnancy and Aids are noted. The ongoing controversy surrounding implementation of social welfare programs is also included. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

    This 10 page research paper examines the federally-established program known as WIC (Women, Infants and Children). Specifically discussed is the agency's history, current available information on program eligibility and benefits, its goal and program objectives, standards and criteria, services, and some suggestions on how the WIC program could be more effective. Bibliography lists 7 ...

    A.F.D.C. & W.I.C.

    • 2 page paper

    2 pages reflecting upon an interview with a social worker who discusses AFDC and WIC programs (welfare-related). Essay is complimented by a wealth of statistics. 4 sources listed in bibliography.

    A 6 page paper discussing the Women's, Infants, and Children's supplemental food program. Beginning with its history, it describes how the program works, who is eligible, and discusses the various problems the government has had paying for it. Bibliography lists seven sources.

  • Sociology Of Sex & Aids <- Click for more
  • 7 pages in length. The author argues in support of mandatory HIV testing for pregnant mothers, not only for the woman's health, but also for the health of the child. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

    AIDS In The Workplace

    • 10 page paper

    A 10 page paper that explore the issues surrounding employe concerns (fears and misconceptions) and how this has made it incumbant upon employers to train employees in discrimination laws and AIDS awareness generally. The paper provides training examples and techniques, economic facts to employers, and other resources available to employers. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

    A 9 page look at AIDS discrimination in the workplace and specific issues faced by administrators. It is argued that managers must make extremely difficult decisions as the law does not allow them to discriminate but their healthy employees and customers often want them to do so anyway. The ADA, ERISA Law, and other regulations ...

    This 7 page paper looks at the disease from a social perspective. The main focus is on exactly what the government and advocates are doing on behalf of AIDS and HIV infected victims. Subjects addressed are education, research, new drugs, treatment and funding. Statistics are included throughout. Bibliography included.

    4 pages in length. An argument in favor of needle exchange programs -- an inherently HIV- reducing idea that has proven itself to be effective in European countries and recently in the U.S. as well. The writer presents an overview of legal issues, public views, and concludes that the government should be more supportive of ...

  • Utopian Societies <- Click for more
  • A 5 page paper on a Utopia that offers a combined virtual and social education system, a justice system without lawyers, housing, food and clothing for everyone, no guns, community involvement in daily governance, and hierarchies of volunteer councils of twelve (to infinity). Income is earned and taxed--equally at 10 percent. Money and ...

    A 7 page review of textbook information presenting the 19th century's history and development of sexual perceptions, the development of sexual utopias, and the creation of sexual commerce in the United States. This writer presents a number of major points and figures as they relate to the concepts of the nuclear family and to the ...

    Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, numerous utopian groups created their own "heavens on earth" in the American heartland, ranging from the Shakers, to Robert Owen's "New Harmony," to the Oneida community. They struggled in vain to create "perfect" societies that would differ in contrast with the dreary ones overseas in Europe. This 6 page ...

    A 6 page paper arguing that Huxley and Vonnegut created utopian societies in prose to prove that there is no such thing, and in fact created 'dystopias' in their prose and agreed with that vision. The paper postulates that they believe society is helpless to change its path. Definitions of utopia and dystopia ...

    A 20 page paper discussing New Atlantis in relationship to its time as well as contrasting it to other versions of ideal societies or utopias. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Sociology Issues Mixed <- Click for more
  • This 17 page report discusses the 'baby boom' generation (Americans born between 1946 and 1964) in terms of their retirement plans, options, and likely economic realities. This report examines general issues related to retirement and baby boomers but focuses on the issues confronting women of the baby boom generation as they move toward their retirement ...

    5 pages in length. Money controls the United States entire cultural existence. This may be a rather bold statement, to be sure, but one that is founded in fact and reality. When one considers the fact that money is attached to each and every aspect of one's life, from food and shelter to ...

    A 6 page paper discussing the very different spending patterns and attitudes of young Americans just starting out in the adult world and more 'settled,' thirty-something Americans. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

    A 5 page paper which discusses some of the conditions surrounding the migration of various Latino groups into the United States as is illustrated in 'Gendered Transitions' by Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, 'City on the Edge: the transformation of Miami' by Alejandro Portes and Alex Stepick, and 'Immigrant America' by Alejandro Portes and Ruben G. Rumbaut. No ...

    40 pages discussing from a feminist's viewpoint how changing social structures have brought about "the Feminization of poverty." Numerous case studies are backed-up by relevant statistical data to prove thesis. Bibliography lists 20+ sources.

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