Income Gap Question

Why should we be concerned with the widening income inequality in the U.S., and how would life be different if the U. S. if we had a rigid social caste system?

Future society

What are the possible future consequences to individuals and society as a whole if Generation Y/millennials cannot live better than previous generations?

Family dynamics

Many experts cite the weakening of the family as one of the causes for some of the problems that society faces today. Do you agree? Include the following information: Since 1960, what are some important or significant changes in families? What factors are responsible for this change? In general,...

Case Study and Practical application

I have a case study that I have described which is attached. I would like some guidance and or suggestions on how to apply mezzo level practice to the dynamics of the family in the scenario.

Critical Thinking Essay

I am asking for advice on the topic listed below. How would you complete this assignment? Any suggestions? I am to watch the Great Gatsby and write notes on my favorite scene. Then write a 1-2 page paper explaining how group conformity, group diversity, informal social group, language, behav...

DeBotton' snobbery criticized

What is a snob? DeBotton notes that snobbery is easier to criticize than it is to avoid. Is there anything about which you might be guilty of snobbery? What contribution does snobbery make to the class system in America?

Status Anxiety Dependence

DeBotton talks about many different ways in which we are all dependent on things outside of our control in this increasingly complex world of work and money. Discuss how the following dependencies contribute to status anxiety: 1. Dependence on fickle talent 2. Dependence on luck 3. Dependence ...


What has happened to expectations in America? In your own life? What does the formula:Self-Esteem= Success-Pretentions mean? What is the relationship between equality, envy, and expectation? What do you make of the photograph attached? Why do people believe in self-help promoters like...

List significant social changes in America.

The United States has seen significant social changes in the areas of population, education, labor force participation, health, technology, and the family structure. Which area has had the greatest social changes? What has caused these changes?

How Can Population Control Negatively Impact Culture?

Population growth forces civilizations to adapt their culture to the needs imposed by a growing citizenry. Most advances in technology, science and the arts came about because of a rise in population. If the population of the earth had flat-lined thousands of years ago we might still be hunting and ...

Preferential Race-Based Therapy Issues

A group of clients refuses therapy from a therapist based on their race and requests a certain race of therapist despite the therapist having not having expertise in a certain area. Would it right to relent and provide a therapist who does not have the expertise but is a competent therapist of the r...

Social Work Practical

I have to develop a conceptual overview of a Social Work Case Study. It can be a person or group from a hypothetical professional experience (or a hypothetical case). The project has to demonstrate a mezzo or macro application of the case situation.

Sociology question.

I have this question asked on my sociology class and would like to have a more deep and interesting explanation about it. How is social interaction (i.e. interactionist theory) manifested in the ideas of Foucault and DuBois?

Social Work Practice

Generalist social work practice processes and skills can be applied to different levels micro, mezzo, and macro. Using the domestic violence case attached how would you intervene on a mezzo level (that is, a group system level)? Highlight specifically what you might do to intervene, emphasizing mez...

Computer Technologies Have Led to Major Societal Changes

Use sociological concepts and theories to analyze the hypothesis that computer technologies have led to major societal changes as well as cultural lag and social resistance. Include in your explanation theories of social change and factors that contribute to resistance to change.

Absolute vs Relative poverty is clarified.

One of the great distinctions offered by students of social class is between absolute and relative poverty. What is this distinction how does it play out in the American class system? I started by defining the terms. In absolute poverty, a person cannot provide for his/her basic needs such as foo...

Subordinated groups are exemplified.

What are 2 specific groups that you have observed being subordinated? Describe the situations. How do you think the affected individuals were affected?

Casualty Gap is investigated.

One of the best examples of the way in which social class affects life chances is the idea of "The Casualty Gap". The burdens of war, including, importantly, the dying, are not distributed equally---they are differently born by the poor. After reading the attached review of Douglas Kriner and Franci...

Immigration policy debate is scrutinized.

Should the American government policy favor certain kinds of immigrants? Should preference be given to the neediest applicants? The most talented? The most oppressed? the richest? Should applicants from certain countries be given priority? Why or why not? Summary of Chapter: 1)Immigrati...