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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 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 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, ...

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 ...

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.

A 7 page paper that discusses Marx's Communist Manifesto. Also goes over Hitler's power in Germany. It determines what communism truly is. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

6 pages in length. Human nature is defined by myriad elements, not the least of which is the social need to categorize people into distinct groupings based upon certain criteria. These innate classifications can represent significant social power, as in the case of beauty, wealth and status, or they can symbolize aspects of society ...

A 9 page paper discussing status and power in America from a sociological perspective and their effects on government and communications which ultimately protect the status quo of class separation. Bibliography lists 5 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.

An 8 page research paper on various sociological concepts concerning race, culture, power, stereotypes, etc; The writer defines relevant terms, provides examples, and then applies them to Stone's "Nesei Daughter"-- a narrative about the poor treatment of Japanese-American families during WWII. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This 5 page paper draws on Foucaultian thought and relays much information about his initial History of Sex volume. The scandal is evaluated and the paper argues that participants demonstrated a position of power and were in control of their bodies. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 9 page research paper that addresses two topics in social stratification. The first deals with the nature of the upper class and the corporate class in regards to America's power elite and the second describes theories that pertain to the causes of poverty. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Relative Power

  • 10 page paper

A 10 page paper which examines an individual discussing their relative power in relationship to their culture, personality, experiences and other aspects of their identity. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

This 9 page paper takes a look at the relevance of organizational design and how it pertains to who is in power. Several theories are discussed inclusive of the relevance of structure and agency. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This 3 page paper explores the way in which power and accountability are different for men and women in the social welfare setting. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

This 6 page paper makes a case for integration in society. Several concepts are discussed such as assimilation, affirmative action, multiculturalism and power. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 7 page research paper that compares and contrasts the theories and ideas of sociological founding fathers, August Comte and Emile Durkheim on the topics of education and religion. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 6 page research paper/essay that considers the integration of spirituality and religion with therapeutic techniques within the framework of counseling. In increasing numbers, health practitioners, clinicians and therapeutic counselors are realizing that spirituality and religion are an indispensable component of human life. Furthermore, these professionals are increasingly realizing that the incorporation of spiritual and ...

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