Jim Jones was a self-appointed minister from a small town in the Indianapolis,
who first led his flock to California, where he hoped to avoid fallout from a possible
nuclear war. He then moved his people to Guyana when criticized for ch
Unmarried with Children
1. Romance among many low-income women does not result in marriage because
often times they do not stay together long enough. Their partners often abandon
them during their pregnancy. They have a none of your business attitude towa
January 28, 2009
Socialization and the Power of Advertising
1. We do not use commercials and ads to make informed decisions about the
products we buy, although this is the purpose of advertisement. There are a large
number of pr
You Just Dont Understand: Women and Men in Conversation
1. In general, who talks more, men or women?
According to the stereotype, women talk too much. Yet studies find that it is men
who talk more at meetings, in mixed-group discussions, and in classrooms
Violence in Music and Video Games
Research has shown that violence in music and video games can harm young
children. Crude lyrics that are degrading to women, portraying them as objects to be
used and abused seem to sell more products. Video games only pe
Violence All Around
There is solid evidence to suggest a relationship between excessive exposure to
violent television, music, and video games and violent acts or aggressive behavior.
Researchers have found that children are more physically and verbally a
The Importance of Social Research
1. What does the Babbie mean when he says that things are not what they seem
when we read about controversial issues such as welfare?
What Babbie means by things are not what they seem is that often times
situations are c
The Future of Same Sex-Marriage
Many people believe that same-sex marriage will become available to all
committed adult couples throughout North America in the next decade. Others -typically religious and social conservatives - feel that same-sex marriage
The Dos and TABOOs of Body Language Around the World
1. Historically, people in the United States have been rather indifferent to the
dangers of inadvertently offending others. Why do you think this has been the
In the past, much light hearted fun w
The Case for Value-Free Sociology
1. Why does Weber seek to set the campus apart from society as an ivory tower?
Weber seeks to set the campus apart from society as an ivory tower because
he believes that political advocacy cannot be taught. He deemed thi
Would you favor replacing the common senior discount found at many local
businesses with discounts for low-income people? What about single parents with
children? Explain your view.
I absolutely would not replace the common senior discount, found at a gre
1. Why is privilege often invisible?
We often take simple things for granted when compared to other groups they are
What categories of people are more and less likely to be aware of privilege?
Low-income groups are m
How is Equality Measured?
Even asking how people grew up may make all men equal yet, the consistency of
equality is not apparent. I suppose there is an issue to the irony of the words "All men
are created equal. Our forefathers, the men who wrote those wo
January 20, 2009
The practice of holding hands is a form of comfort, protection, and is or can be
used to show intimacy or a form of ownership. For example, we hold hands to comfort
one another during praye
Body Ritual among the Nacirema
1. Did you understand that Miner is describing the American- Nacirema spelled
Yes, I did understand that he was describing the American.
Why do we not recognize this right away?
We do not recognize it right away b