April 26, 2013
April 12, 2013
Privilege: I can date whomever I want.
Situation: Dating people of different genders have opened my eyes and allowed me to
experience new things and different view. Many years ago it was looked
Embrick (2015) Two Nations, Revisited: The Lynching of Black
and Brown Bodies, Police Brutality, and Racial Control in PostRacial Amerikkka, Pp. 835 843
Chaney and Robertson (2013) Racism and Police Brutality in
America, Pp. 480 505
Mahserjian (2016) Were All in this Together: A Global
Comparison on Domestic Violence and the Means Necessary to
Combat it, Pp. 297 324
Spivak et al. (2014) CDC Grand Rounds: A Public Health
Approach to Prevention of Intimate Partner Viole
1. Efrat (2016) Global Efforts against Human
Trafficking: The Misguided Conflation of Sex,
Labor, and Organ Trafficking
2. Feingold (2005) Human Trafficking
3. Pittaro & Normore (2016) International Efforts
by Police Leadership to Combat Human
Table of Contents:
Filing Taxes in Japan Is a Breeze. Why Not Here? by T.R. Reid, The New York Times
This opinion page emphasizes the flaws of Americas tax system in comparison to other
countries, providing grounds, warrants, and conc
A. The key problem presented in Laissez-Faire Racism is racial domination in the United
B. According to the author, black racism is an issue that has only transformed in ideology.
Whereas previous racism adhered to a Jim Crow ideology, arguing bla
Cheng, Cantave, & Anthony (2016) Taking the First Full Drink:
Epidemiological Evidence on Male-Female Differences in the United
States Pp. 816825
Han et al. (2017) Demographic Trends of Binge Alcohol Use and
Alcohol Use Disorders among Old
Esch et al. (2014) The Downward Spiral of Mental
Disorders and Educational Attainment: A Systematic
Review on Early School Leaving, Pp. 237 262
Roy and Braider (2016) College Students and Mental
Illness: Strategies for Optimal Results, Pp.
Evans and Smokowski (2016) Theoretical Explanations for
Bullying in School: How Ecological Processes Propagate
Perpetration and Victimization, Pp. 365 375
Myers (2012) Confronting Campus Bullies, Pp. 45 48
Muller et al. (2015) Suicide I
-Systematic study of human societies
-Society is people who live within some territory and share
many patterns of behavior
-Sociological imagination - C. Wright Mills - The ability to see
how you and other individuals fit into and are affecte
Crime, Violence, and Criminal Justice
-Norms are rules and expectations that a society uses to
guide its members
-Unwritten rules that are expected to be followed
-Punishments ranging from stares or warnings to social
-Ex: talking loudly in
A good example of someone losing face in the media is Mohammad Islam. If
you havent heard, a 17-year-old teenager from queens said that he had won 77 million
dollar from investments. He had this whole story made up
From class, we had learned that McDonaldization had 4 principles. The first
principle is Efficiency. Efficiency is the principle that allows for products to be
produced quickly (Notes). However, the down turn o
The definition of a social problem is a condition that undermines the well
being of some or all members of a society (Notes). The simple explanation to
social problems is looking at how people view a problem.
Crime is a big and general topic that covers a broad spectrum of things.
However, lets focus on murder and burglary today. Murder is the intentional
killing of another person and is considered a violent crime (
To start off with the question, I am going to place myself into a category for
each of the big topics. I identify my class to be upper class, my race to be Asian,
my ethnicity to be Indian, and my gender to
On a daily basis, there are many different expectations between men and women
in different environments. Women were clearly more apparent when it came to working
in a grocery store or dining court. I believe this, due
Theory is a word that is defined in many ways from person to person. In my
definition, I believe theory is an idea that someone has with some sort of clue. For
instance, I could say the world is ending in 2050. I came
-Importance of Work
-Work provides income for people to subsist
-Work gives people something to be proud of
-Many individuals identify themselvesby their work
-Two major structural changes in the economy in the U.S
How Social Movements Matter1 Meyer1
Social Problems as Collective Behavior2& Blumer2
Ashleigh Kysar-Moon, M.A.
Continuing our conversation this week about social
problems work, we consider an article written by
Sociologist, Dr. David Meyer,
A. In Whats Wrong with Declaring War on Social Problems, Best explains that a great
social issue is that society does not acknowledge that many of the social issues battled
are also created those battling them, and that in the process of battling them, wa
Utilitarianism: Part 2
This lecture covers the Driver reading.
To maximize is to choose an action such that
no other action you could have chosen would
have resulted in a higher UHWL.
So, another way to state Utilitarianism goes
It's well known that 1 dog year equals approximately 7 human years. The code below uses a Scanner object to
read a text file,dogYears.txt, that contains dog names and dog ages. The program changes each dog's actual
dog age to human years (by multiplyin
Utilitarianism: Part 1
This lecture covers the Bykvist reading.
Connecting Well-being and Morality
Not all moral theories directly involve the notion of well-being.
E.g., DCT doesnt directly involve this notion.
But to many people it seems its hard to
and Moral Universalism
This lecture covers the Rachels (CH2) reading.
As we will understand it, MORAL RELATIVISM (or
MR, for short) says two things:
First, it says that it is morally permissible to do whatever
Introduction to Sociology; Exam 2 Review Guide
Difference between income and wealth
History of why U.S. wages were higher than elsewhere
Great Compression of incomes from 1930-1975
Growth in income inequality post 1975
Productivity versus w
CS121 Exam Bullet Points:
1. Come at least 5 minutes before your session starts. Wait outside the door to the lab until you
are invited inside. Seating is not assigned, but please move as far towards the back of the lab as
2. Bring your UMass ID
Logic Lecture 1
Arguments: Premises, Conclusions, and
How to Identify and Clearly State Them;
Necessary & Sufficient Conditions
This lecture covers section 1.1 and 1.2
of the Hurley reading.
What is Logic, anyway?
This is a philosophical question, and at
March 22, 2013
Social Problems 220
Gender Analysis Movie Review
I decided to watch the movie The Hangover both for the humor and the plot line. This
movie is about a bachelor, Doug, who is getting married. Him and his friends take
Logic: Part 2
Deductive vs. Inductive Arguments;
Validity and Soundness
This lecture covers section 1.3 and 1.4 of
the Hurley reading.
Good vs. Bad Arguments
Recall that, loosely speaking, an argument (in the logical sense) is a presentation of reasons t
Charon & Vigilant Readings:
Social Problems: Work and Unemployment, Pp.
Reshaping the Contours of the New Economy,
Pp. 105 119
The Demeaning of Work, Pp. 129 138
Understanding the World of New Slavery, Pp.
A. The key problem identified in the Theoretical Explanations for Bullying in School: How
Ecological Processes Propagate Perpetration and Victimization by Evans and Smokowski
B. According to the author, bullying is a social problem because it
A. Smiths Selling Lives: Seeking a Unified Solution to Human Trafficking article identifies
the key problem of human trafficking.
B. Human trafficking is a social problem because it is universally considered wrong to
exploit or force people into a form of
Ashleigh Kysar-Moon, M.A.
Thus far in the class we have considered the natural
history of the social problems process. We have discussed
how the process is the ideal, and most claims will not fit
the pattern perfectly and/or succe
The War On Drugs
Illegal Drugs and Drug Enforcements:
Illegal Drugs and Drug enforcements:
o Facts, figures and trends
Illegal drug use was growing during 40s and declined during 1980s. From 1990s onward
it has stayed stable.
Some illegal drugs (weed) are