Topics in Sociology

Do either A or B. A. Describe the main arguments of two sociological theories (e.g., functionalism, conflict theory or symbolic interactionism) that provide explanations for deviant behavior and illustrate each with an example that is NOT from your text. B. Explain Robert Merton's strain theory an...

Sociology interview questions

Identify each person's class, race, and gender. What role has class, race, and gender played in their lives? How do you see these stratifiers as playing a role, even if the interviewee is unaware of it? Apply one of the sociological perspectives to the individuals' lives. Why did you choos...

Mentoring Programs for Women and Minorites at the Work Place

I need help with research on the effectiveness of mentoring programs for women and minorities at the work place. Please relate this to how it affects organizational behavior, how they are managed, and whether there are policies and procedures that need to be developed,

Gender Policy in a high school setting

Develop a two part policy that addresses gender issues at your school or place of employment. Consider the questions: Are boys/men treatment different from girls/women? What are some subtle ways gender stereotypes are supported and maintained? If you ran the place, what would change regarding two of...

Same-Sex Marriage and the United States

Describe the sociological forces that have generated the controversy over same-sex marriages and civil unions in the United States. Explain the ramifications of these unions on society and describe whether and how this will result in further social change.

Gender Issues Advertising Campaigns

Focus on an advertising campaign from a specific company or selected a genre of advertising to analyze. Select at least 3 to 5 to ads to use as part of your analysis. Try to connect Susan Bordo's essay "beauty (re)discovers the male body", John Berger "ways of seeing", and michel Foucault "Panopti...

Violence against women

What are some potential methods of researching violence against women? Specifically, what are ways in which violence against women could be studied using interpretative and critical frameworks? What would you change and why? What different types of information would you likely obtain using thi...

Media backlash against feminism

The backlash to feminism (the "f-word") is often media based. Which sociological theory do you think best explains this backlash - is it Functionalist theory, Conflict theory, Symbolic interaction (or interactionist perspective), or Feminist theory? Suggest strategies consistent with the theory you ...

Gender Development: Biology, Sexuality and Health

Based on your understanding of the research on the biological and cultural ingredients of gender, provide an empirical rationale countering the claim that gender roles are destined to be unequal.

Global Gender Movements Since 1700

Create a timeline with at least 8 points that show the global history of gendered movements since the 1700s. You can find templates for timelines online or create your own timeline in word. Use footnotes to give credit to your sources.

Overlooking the Feminist Perspective

Feminist-perspective sociologists have noted that for most of the history of sociology, research was conducted only on male subjects or male-led groups and organizations, with subsequent generalization to all people. What would you suggest is the long-term influence of the historical tendency to ove...

Tina Fey's Comedy: Feminist Perspective

I need help starting my paper the points I need to cover are: Explain how one of the major theories would view Tina Feys comedy act. A brief synopsis of Tina's act and an explanation of the events based on the feminine perspective.

Feminist Theory

I have to write a paper on Feminism, feminist sociology, and feminist theorist by addressing the following: Deconstructing gender;equality; Whose knowledge? Power, Personhood equals subjectivity versus objectivity. Social constructs of gender. Doing gender. Problemjatizing gender.

Book review - 'Fixing Men: Sex, Birth Control and AIDS in Mexico'

The following points should help you focus your book review: what are the author's goals in the book and how well does he/she achieve them? does the author provide convincing ethnographic material to support his/her points? what is the significance of the book? how can you relate the book ...

Book Review: Made in China

The following points should help you focus your book review: what are the author's goals in the book and how well does he/she achieve them? does the author provide convincing ethnographic material to support his/her points? what is the significance of the book? how can you relate the book t...

Suzanne LaFont's Constructing Sexualities

How can you relate the book "Kabul in Winter" to the books "Constructing Sexualities" by Suzanne LaFont and "Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective" by Brettell & Sargent?

Gender vs. Capitalism

How has capitalism and economic development had differential effects on women around the world? How have women been victimized and/or empowered in this process? For example: think about this in terms of women's rights to say yes and no to sex, their ability to enter the workforce, the changes in ge...

Sex and Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective: Genders around the world

Are U.S. categories of gay, lesbian, transexual, transgender third genders? Why or why not? What are the differences/similarities between these U.S. concepts and some of the third/fourth gender categories in other cultures? Is all this variation marking the "end of gender"? Please respond to in n...

Difference between sex and gender

What is the difference between sex and gender? Why do sociologists believe it's important to distinguish between these two? How do most sociologists view gender as a product of the interaction between nature and nurture? Please give an example of social scientific research that supports the im...