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assignment number one - act with the world around them Due...

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INTERPLAY – THE INTERACTION BETWEEN AN INDIVIDUAL AND THE SOCIAL WORLD AROUND THEM. A SSIGNMENT #1 T HE S OCIOLOGICAL I MAGINATION Obesity is one of the fastest-growing health problems in the United States, and it is especially acute among children. A recent Gallup poll showed that a majority of Americans think of obesity as an outcome of individual choice/behavior. For this assignment, you need to apply the Sociological Imagination to the issue of the rising American rate(dem) of obesity. - Describe how the INTERPLAY at the heart of the Sociological Imagination helps you to see this health issue more clearly and more thoroughly than the general American population. - Write out TWO sociological hypotheses/research questions about obesity (in the form described in class). One should be written from the point of view of a demographer, and the other should be written from the point of view of a social psychologist (how people
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Unformatted text preview: act with the world around them). Due IN CLASS on Monday, February 11, 2008 Format-Two pages or less (don’t test us on this!).-Typed-Double-spaced with reasonable margins-12 point type Style and Substance-Support your argument by drawing on class lectures and readings.-You do not need a bibliography, but acknowledge other sources directly in the text (e.g., “As Professor Langenkamp described in class…”, “In the textbook…”, “According to C. Wright Mills…”).-Do not write a formal introduction or conclusion, but do preface the paper with some general statement that sets up where you are going (and close the paper in the same spirit).-Use your spell check. Check out the UT Learning Center for advice (http://www.utexas.edu/student/utlc/). Difference between demographer and social psychologist Why the person is obese, other than laziness… today’s society…...
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