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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 6 page paper on the Cuban and Haitian boat people. The writer focuses on the plight of the Marielitos -- Cuban refugees who braved the treacherous waters of the Gulf in an attempt to reach America, where, they hope, they will be able to seek asylum from the oppression of their native land. Detailing ...

A 4 page paper discussing the means used by various ethnic leaders to adapt to American society and culture. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 5 page paper discussing the FOX television network's long running half-hour show 'The Simpsons.' The program's characters are representative of American family life, American dreams and goals, and American humor. Bibliography lists four sources.

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 ...

An 8 page research paper exploring the deaf community. The writer argues the Deaf and Hard of Hearing should be considered a cultural minority group and offers evidence to support the premise. Different aspects of life for the Deaf are explored. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

A 15 page research paper that examines how having a sibling who has a disability affects the psychological and emotional development of normally developing siblings. The writer particularly focuses on how having a hearing impaired brother or sister impacts a family, and this includes a brief summary of the controversy over how best to educate ...

2 pages in length. The writer offers a brief overview of Oliver Sacks' book about how the deaf community has overcome inherent obstacles to finally be accepted as part of society. No additional sources cited.

This 5 page paper provides an overview of deaf culture. The history of how the deaf have been educated in the U.S. is explored. The controversy over inclusion is discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

5 page essay exploring the role of the extended family in Black families. Anecdotes as well as formal research studies are reported. The importance of the extended family which includes blood-related and nonblood-related persons cannot be overestimated for the African-American family particularly in helping the youth deal with prejudice. Bibliography lists 5 references.

This 11 page report examines many aspects of Italian immigration. Health, occupation and other issues are explored, including a look at Italian neighborhoods in the New York area. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

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 ...

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