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SOC410- Discussion Questions 10-14-10

SOC410- Discussion Questions 10-14-10 - poor themselves and...

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James Thompson SOC 410 Discussion Questions 10/14/10 1) Diez Reading The reading makes an interesting point that perceived disadvantage compared to others  in the neighborhood is very important.  The article notes that those who are the “best off”  in a poor neighborhood might be in a better position than someone who is “worst off” in a  rich neighborhood due to their relative position.  Is this aspect just as, less, or more  important than actual neighborhood conditions, such as poverty, crime, and lack of  resources?   2) Browning Reading This study suggests that education means little without the means to implement changes  with regards to community efficacy in providing health and social services.  Is this only  because poor neighborhoods have few educated people, or are these educated people 
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Unformatted text preview: poor themselves and simply trying to make ends meet? 3) Cohen Reading The connection in this study seems to be linked to the mentality of the neighborhood and its prevalence of STD’s. In a neighborhood that is poor but where neighbors to the best they can to look out for each other, keep their neighborhood clean, and keep their dignity despite not having many resources, the rates of STD’s was lowest. Conversely, in neighborhoods that were very disorderly, the rates were highest. What kind of policy intervention can be linked here? Will teaching residents why they should care about each other and their neighborhoods target the source of STD’s more than health interventions such as disease awareness? Is this a realistic goal?...
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