The Differences Between Filipino Bakla Identity and Western Gay Identity

Demonstrating Representations of Structural Violence and Imbalance in Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States

Seth M. Holmes, author and anthropologist of Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States, demonstrates representations of structural violence and imbalance in socioeconomic hierarchies. Holmes observes structural violence towards undocumented immigrants in a medicinal setting through the “clinical g…

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The Differences Between Filipino Bakla Identity and Western Gay Identity

Martin F. Manalansan IV, author and anthropologist of Global Divas: Filipino Gay Men in the Diaspora, demonstrates a clear understanding of Western gay identity and Filipino bakla identity, as well as how the two differ. Through his studies in Manhattan, Manalansan describes that bakla identity is constructed and performed…

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An Analysis of The Diversity of Race and Class Intersections Through Understanding of “Community Belonging”

John L. Jackson, Jr., author and ethnographer of Harlemworld: Doing Race and Class in Contemporary Black America, demonstrates diversity of race and class intersections through understanding of “community belonging” [Jackson x], a Harlem-specific ideology that defines who is and who isn’t fit to live in the international bl…

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The Connection Between Poverty and Unemployment

Poverty is thought of as having little or no money to meet basic needs
while
discrimination can be expressed as being treated differently, unequally, or
harassed to the point
of harm but the most important question is how does poverty and
discrimination relate to
economics and how does it affect today’s economy? Making re…

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The Emotional Expressions and Behaviors of Men and Women

Gender Expressions As shown in various studies women are more likely to read people’s emotional expressions and behaviors, to show empathy, emotions and to cry in the presence of other people. I believe that the way people are raised affects on how they transmit their feelings to other people in a society….

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The Influences of Different Cultures

Cultural Influences Humans are provided with learning and adapting abilities; we are all born ready for the challenges life is going to put us through. We are adept to learn how to live between everyone in a determine society, to coexist with other people and to adapt ourselves wherever we are living, whether it is in…

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The Issue of Poverty in Developing Countries

“The main object of economic development for the poorest countries is to help these countries gain a foothold on the ladder: The rich countries do not have to invest enough in the poorest countries to make them rich: they need to invest enough so that these countries can get their foot on the ladder. After that, the tremend…

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The Importance of Gender Equality in Today’s Society

In today’s world equality is a big topic. From national freedom to religious freedom, racial equality, and sexual orientation equality, the modern world is constantly in an attempt to eradicate equality. One of the big leaps in impartiality is the equality of the sexes. Although things are much different from the former fea…

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Various Issues of Parenting Across Cultures

It is known extensively that the concept of child care diverges across
cultures. However, the number of mechanisms that parents apply in looking
after their babies has in the recent past become difficult to comprehend.
Despite the huge discrepancy, parents share a single characteristic of love
and high expectation for thei…

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Gender Roles in Society

From birth in the overwhelming majority of societies you are either labeled as a man or a women. Society views you as one other the other and treats you in correspondence with that label. It is true that everyone is born either male or female although, children may be born with traits of both sexes. At birth a doctor use…

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A Biography of Andrei Chikatilo the Butcher of Rostov

“The Butcher of Rostov” Andrei Chikatilo “Don’t blow my brains out, the Japanese want to buy them” A.Chikatilo. Andrei Chikatilo was born on October 16, 1…

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The Social Theory of Motivation Applied to the Gaming Population

Of course, dominant player type in the video games sphere is young males. On the other hand, there are huge number of woman and girl players too. However, they mostly prefer fast played casual games and other role played games like Sims. What is more, age differences are more significant in determining the interest, because…

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The Issue of Gun Control in the United States

Gun control has been a hot topic issue of late with the number of highly politicized public shootings, and gun violence. The common misinformed statement by the opposition is that guns hurt people. And the entirely cliché refutation to that is that guns don’t kill people, people kill people. While that statement is entirely…

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The Danger of Texting and Driving

EA 2 Have you ever seen your siblings or parents use their mobile device while driving? There’s a good chance you have, but did you know that this could end up becoming a fatal crime? While you are checking social media and texting your acquaintances, you’re tremendously distracted from the road. Although, people think…

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The Effect of Divorce on Children

Torn Between Two Parents When I was in elementary school, one of my best friends’ names was Madison. I might not remember all the Barbies we played with or the names of all the boys we talked about, but I do remember the defining moment in her childhood. Madison, her little sister, and her mom attended church with my fami…

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A Comparison of the Activities of the Guerrilla Girls and the Black Lives Matter Movements

Do the Guerrilla Girls fall under traditional political sociology or contemporary political sociology? The Black Lives Matter movement? Why? Both movements fall under contemporary political sociology, and not only because they are contemporary movements. Traditional political sociology focuses on the direct, institutiona…

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The Underlying Societal Implications of Racial Discrimination

Statement of Purpose Race relations are no joking matter, but sometimes the best way to make a point about the state of our society is through a political cartoon. The combination of imagery and brief text makes for a direct, bold statement that could not easily be made through another medium, such as an opinion editorial….

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An Examination of the Causes, Problems and Solutions to the Use of Excessive Force by the Police in the United States

I know the police cause you trouble They cause trouble everywhere But when you die and go to heaven You find no policeman there. ~ Woodie Guthrie, Hobo’s Lullaby Introduction The problem of excessive force by police in the United States has been a recognized problem since the riots of 1992 in Los Angeles. These r…

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A Research on the Relationship Between Religion and Modern Day Globalization

“Religion is the organization of spirituality into something that became the hand maiden of conquerors. Nearly all religions were brought to people and imposed on people by conquerors, and used as the framework to control their minds.” ~ John Henrik Clarke Introduction The above quote may sound cynical, or even crass. Ho…

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The Struggles with Racial Profiling in the Essay, Black Men and Public Space by Brent Staples

In his essay, Black Men and Public Space, Brent Staples discusses his hardships with rachial profiling. People are generally afraid of him in public and this, of course, makes him feel very negative. Staples sees no hope in changing the attitudes around him, so he has developed ways, such as singing famous classical music…

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An Understanding of Hate Crime in the Essay, What’s So Bad About Hate by Andrew Sullivan

Hate is defined as an intensely hostile aversion, compounded of anger and fear (The New Webster’s). In Andrew Sullivan’s essays, he discusses a specific kind of hate: the hate crime. A hate crime is a crime motivated by racial, sexual, or other prejudice, typically one involving violence. Throughout his essays, Sullivan des…

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Humanizing the Struggles of Young Women in the Documentary “Girl Rising”

We hear and read of the numbers daily, the condemning statistics that paint us a distorted picture of a Global South that is filled with destitution and chaos. Though disheartened by these statistics, we eventually move on with our lives and neglect to think of the rights and luxuries we enjoy in the developed world until w…

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The Case of Eric Emil Lehtinen Brought by Drug Addiction

Eric Emil Lehtinen, 37 years old from Redmond, San Francisco was accused of killing his 4 year old son with heroin on the day of his divorce was supposed to be finalized was both an addict and a drug dealer. On a Tuesday the soon to be ex-wife found her ex-husband and their son on a bed in a locked house, they were both unc…

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Understanding the Black Lives Matter Movement in 2013

Black Lives Matter Movement A war among our own people is beginning. There have been killings, riots, threats, fires, violence, and racism. It’s sad that after all these years we still can’t figure out how to live with each other with having to hate just because of skin color. In 2013 The Black Lives Matter Movement st…

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The Issue of Femicide in the United States of America

Femicide is an issue that stems from systems of patriarchal oppression within different societies. Femicide literally means the killing of women, but an act of oppression does not have to directly kill women in order to be directly sexist and meant to keep the social status quo. What often comes to mind is domestic violence…

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