All posts tagged "sociology social problems"

  • crime sociology
    Crime and Violence

      Explanations of Crime Historically biological and psychological explanations of crime have been investigated. However, sociologists look to social factors to explain violence and crime. Going back to our social forces (history, environment, and culture), how do...

    • Posted January 16, 2014
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  • More thoughts
    A Few Sociology Questions

    Here are samples of topics we would discuss in a Sociology course. Read over a few and share some thoughts. Sociological Theory Define and explain each of our main sociological theories (structural functionalism, conflict theory, and symbolic...

    • Posted January 16, 2014
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  • Health Care
    Sociology of Medicine

    How do social factors affect our health, the medical care we receive, and the medical institution? Symbolic Interactionism Each society and culture defines what is considered a medical problem, which has long term effects on the society....

    • Posted January 16, 2014
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  • McDonaldization
    McDonaldization of Society

    The process by which the principles of the fast food restaurant are coming to dominate more and more sectors of American society as well as the rest of the world. (Image courtesy of joephotostudio/FreeDigitalPhotos.net) McDonaldization is a...

    • Posted June 17, 2011
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  • Hookers
    Legalizing Prostitution

    Legalizing prostitution would help lessen the class inequality sex workers in lower socioeconomic status face.  It is common place for the police to arrest and detain “street walkers” and “johns” in lower income areas.  Just watch an...

    • Posted June 17, 2011
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  • medical cannabis
    War on Drugs

    Statistics show that the war on drugs in this country is failing. Billions in tax payer dollars are spent every year on enforcing the drug laws in this country. Illegal drugs such as marijuana, cocaine and heroin...

    • Posted June 17, 2011
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  • relgion
    Religion from Social Theorists Perspectives

    Religion – The Three main Social Theorists Perspectives outlined: (Image courtesy of Evgeni Dinev/FreeDigitalPhotos.net) Functionalist Perspective Symbolic Interactionist Perspective Conflict Perspective ·Ultimate meaning ·Emotional comfort ·Social solidarity ·Guidelines for everyday life ·Social control ·Adaptation ·Support for the...

    • Posted June 17, 2011
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    Social Problems and The Family

    We often hear that there is a breakdown in the American family and that our families today are facing a multitude of social problems, more social problems than in the past. Is this true? Actually, studies have...

    • Posted June 16, 2011
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  • Hate Crimes
    Hate Crimes

    ETHNOCENTRISM – PREJUDICE – DISCRIMINATION – REJECTION – HATE – HATE CRIMES There is a continuum that begins with ethnocentrism, which leads to discrimination and hate, and can result in hate crimes. Every social system has a...

    • Posted June 16, 2011
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    Gang Violence

    According to California Penal Code 186.22 “Gang” is defined as: “…any ongoing organization, association, or group of three or more persons, whether formal or informal, having as one of its primary activities the commission of one or...

    • Posted June 16, 2011
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