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SOCIOLOGY: SOCIAL THEORY

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LABELING THEORY.
Overview of the theory. Examines effects of labeling on secondary deviance. Specific linkages between labeling and rule-making as a means of defining behavior, and the creation of secondary deviance. Difference between primary and secondary deviance. Secondary deviance as an outcome of societal response to a set of deviant behaviors. Problems of labeling perspective.
Labeling and Secondary Deviance
Introduction
Deviance is very much a product of social rulemaking, rule enforcement, and policies... more
12 pages | 5 sources | 40 citations | APA citation style

Price: $24.00

NEGATIVE EFFECT OF MONEY.
A qualitative research study. Assessment of whether money has led to the decline in the quality of life. Theory used is George Simmel's THE PHILOSOPHY OF MONEY. Simmel's evaluation of the pursuit of profits by corporations. Open-ended survey of four people to elicit their opinions on the effects of money on American society.
The research problem of this study is: Has money led to the decline in the quality of life, as suggested in George Simmel’s The Philosophy of Money?... more
6 pages | 2 sources | 4 citations | APA citation style

Price: $44.00

CONFLICT THEORY IN A HOUSING PROJECT.
Applies the principles of conflict theory to the interactions between a street gang and the Tenants' Council of a housing project. Ideology of the gang, and its control of economic and cultural resources. How this related to the circumstances of their community. Attitudes of housing project residents toward the gang and its violence. Inter-gang conflict.
This essay applies the principles of conflict theory to the interactions between a street gang denominated the "Saints" and the tenants' Council of a... more
11 pages | 4 sources | 22 citations | MLA citation style

Price: $28.00

SOCIAL CONTROL.
Discusses concepts of social order and disobedience. The influence of social power, human freedom, individualism. Institutions that favor social control. Dangerous side of obedience. Forms of social control. Political organizations. Ideas of John Stuart Mill, Stanley Milgrim and George Orwell's novel 1984. Impact of technology and threats of its future use.
The telescreen received and transmitted simultaneously. Any sound that Winston made, above the level of a very low whisper, would be picked up by it;... more
7 pages | 9 sources | 19 citations | MLA citation style

Price: $96.00

CONCEPT OF WHITENESS.
Analysis of racism in mainstream institutions. "Whiteness" as a racial designation and representation of power. Elements of Christianity and gender. White representation in cinema and phorography and its impact 9on culture. Whiteness as a concept and social norm. Importance of Whiteness theory for educators. Whiteness as a tool in multicultural teaching programs.
WHITENESS AND MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION
"Race has become metaphorical B a way of referring to and disguising forces, events, classes, and... more
24 pages | 17 sources | 56 citations | APA citation style

Price: $20.00

WORK, ANOMIE AND ALIENTATION IN THE USA.
Discusses causes of urban poverty and an economic underclass. Cites work of several social theorists on the topic, mainly Willian Julius Wilson who analyzed the problems associated with the disappearance of work and intergenerational poverty in inner cities in his book WHEN WORK DISAPPEARS. Wilson's arguments compared to other interpretations of social structure.
Work, Anomie, and Alienation in America
William Julius Wilson (1996), in When Work Disappears, argues that in order to fully understand many of... more
5 pages | 8 sources | 30 citations | APA citation style

Price: $44.00

PROBLEM OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT.
Examines the ideas about private justice and social learning theory to provide a strategy to reduce the problem of sexual harassment. Premise is that a learned behavior, perpetuated by the powerful against the weak, can be unlearned. Concept of conditioning. Self-interest as bases of human behavior. Role of learning on deviance. Relation of concept of reward to sexual harassment. Workplace harassment & women.
Sexual harassment is a widespread problem and one that is widely acknowledged by a number of powerful institutions (as well as the victims of the... more
11 pages | 5 sources | 10 citations | APA citation style

Price: $20.00

SOCIAL STRATIFICATION.
Theoretical explanations. Contends that the United States is a social system with a high degree of social inequality. Uses two theories to illustrate this contention. Bottom-up individualistic interpretive/cultural theory; bureaucracy of modern social systems; influence of Weber and Marx. Top-down structural-functional or holist/interpretative theories; society as a system of shared values, meanings and symbols; influence of Durkheim.
Social Stratification and Theoretical Explanations
The thesis to be addressed in this report is that the United States appears to be a social... more
5 pages | 2 sources | 11 citations | APA citation style

Price: $16.00

FOUCALUT'S CONCEPT OF THE NORM.
Social coercion as a feature of power implementation in society. Power as the right of life or death. The omnipresence of the mechanisms of discipline. The State's control of individual human beings. Incarceration of juvenile delinquents. Person-to-person encounters. Codes and norms of fast-food consumption. Power at the microlevel.
This research examines Foucault's critique of the concept of the norm. Foucault's analysis of the emergence of regimes of discipline in the West... more
4 pages | 2 sources | 7 citations | MLA citation style

Price: $40.00

CONTROL THEORY.
Sociological approaches to the study of conformity and deviance. Examines a structural-functional theory of conformity and deviance proposed by Travis Hirschi. Four types of social controls. Relation to criminal behavior. Theory of Emile Durkheim's constructs of deviance. His assertion that deviations from norms serve two major functions.
Control Theory: A Comparison of Hirschi and Durkheim
Sociological approaches to the study of conformity and deviance have been influenced by... more
10 pages | 10 sources | 44 citations | APA citation style

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