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The concept of family is perhaps the most ancient and vital tool we have in our cultural toolbox to define and defend our reality.

The concept of family is perhaps the most ancient and vital tool we have in our cultural toolbox to define and defend our reality. We learn so much from our family, because before we enter any wider community, it is the family unit that gives us life and supports our physical and emotional wellbeing.
However we know that no family is perfect and issues of abuse, both physical and emotional, happens all too often
You’ve seen functional and dysfunctional families. What do you think are the key hallmarks that sustain or damage family dynamics in our modern age?

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Economic inequality, wealth, and poverty

Choose 2 widely publicized set of events or occurrences that persons define as a social problem. Your 2 widely publicized set of events or occurrences that persons define as a social problem must be associated with 2 of the following areas:
The Family
Economic Inequality, Wealth, and Poverty
Race, Ethnicity, and/or Immigration
Crime and/or Social Control
Gender Inequality
Conflict, War, and/or Terrorism
Some issue related to Science and/or Technology
For each of your topics you are to analyze the causes of each using the social problems perspective. In doing so, you should incorporate and apply aspects of 3 of the following theoretical perspectives in sociology: structural-functionalism, conflict theory, symbolic interactionism, the feminist perspective, and/or social constructionism . Conclude each of your papers by formulating solutions to the social problem you chose.
The purpose of these writing assignment is for students to demonstrate their level of competence regarding the concepts and ideas covered within the text. The way in which a student can articulate their ideas regarding the related prompts will serve as a measure of a student’s breadth of general competence regarding the ideas, concepts, and material covered within the assigned readings and course material.
Students understand concepts or ideas from a sociological standpoint when they can (1), define it in their own words; (2), create their own examples of it; (3), and explain how it relates to other sociological ideas, concepts, and/or real life occurrences.
Students should copy the Key Question Prompt and paste it into the top of their document before saving in the proper format and uploading. This is an effort to make sure students address every aspect of the prompt.

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“why do some teenagers in poverty-stricken neighborhoods find membership in street gangs attractive?”

No outside information. Only use the sources that are provided.
A plagiarism report will be required when completing the assignment.
1) Read this article about members of street gangs in Chicago.

2) Then, look at the PowerPoint about Crime Theories.
3) Next, look over the long list of theoretical explanations in the two charts, as well as in the study guide
Study Guide Link (Article):
https://global.oup.com/us/companion.websites/9780199844487/guide1/study_guide.pdf
Now, here is the writing assignment:
Choose one theory that provides some insights to answer this question:
“Why do some teenagers in poverty-stricken neighborhoods find membership in street gangs attractive?”
Choose JUST ONE of the following well-known criminological theories to answer this question:
a) Rational Choice Theory or
b) Differential Association Theory (Sutherland) or
c) Social Structure and Anomie (strain) Theory (Merton) or
d) “Lower Class Theory” (a terrible name by today’s standards) about “focal concerns” of poor young men (Walter Miller) or
e) Delinquent Subculture Theory (Cohen) or
f) Subculture of Violence Theory or
g) Labeling Theory
Sum up in a few sentences what explanation this theory offers
about why some teenage boys are attracted to the gang scene.
And then suggest some policy or program that could reduce street gang violence,
according to this theory.

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New york:

I have provided a word document template in the files section on how the Cornell notes MUST be formatted. Please use this template to make cornell notes for CHAPTER 2 of the book “Lewis, Libby. The Myth of Post-Racialism in Television News. New York:
Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, c2016.” I have provided the pdf pages of the book in the uploaded files section. ONLY DO CORNELL NOTES ON CHAPTER 2 AND USE THE TEMPLATE.

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In each post, the student will also post one or two questions or issues they would like to raise for discussion

These are not simple summaries of the readings, students are expected to demonstrate the ability to critically think about the reading by engaging with some of the main themes and issues that the student found interesting and/or problematic. In each post, the student will also post one or two questions or issues they would like to raise for discussion

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Integrate at least one quote from the reading to illustrate the point you selected.

Your task: Please submit a written response that addresses all the following items:
1. Elaborate on one major point raised by Nieto (2008) to explain the concept of culture, and/or cultural
capital. Integrate at least one quote from the reading to illustrate the point you selected.
2. Elaborate on one major point raised by Yosso (2005) to explain the concept of culture, and/or cultural
capital. Integrate at least one quote from the reading to illustrate the point you selected.
3. Elaborate on one major point raised by Bourgois (2015) to analyze the concept of “culture of poverty.”
Integrate at least one quote from the reading to illustrate the point you selected.
4. Elaborate on one major point raised by Nieto (2008) to explain and/or critique deficit views of groups
that are not considered to be part of the “dominant” narrative/culture/society. Integrate at least one
quote from the reading to illustrate the point you selected.
5. Elaborate on one major point raised by Yosso (2005) to explain and/or critique deficit views of groups
that are not considered to be part of the “dominant” narrative/culture/society. Integrate at least one
quote from the reading to illustrate the point you selected.

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Do current u.s. policies and programs related to elder protection address modern aging issues?

Respond to the two studnets listed below. Your responses to other students’ posts should be comprehensive and provide a substantive contribution to our discussion.
Do not have to respond to actual discussion question listed below, just for referenece to what the studnets are writing about.
Discussion question:
Do current U.S. policies and programs related to elder protection address modern aging issues? Why do you believe this?
Based on what you have learned thus far, what adjustments could be made to U.S. policies/programs?
Based on what you have learned, what laws/policies are unnecessary or should be modified?
Based on what you have learned, how do you view the American political attitude toward the elderly? Why do you believe this?
Studnets discussion posts attached in uploaded files.

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Provide and decribe a minimum of three different types of groups.

Please see attachment.
For this discussion post, you are required to do your own research and provide at least two professional references for this post. Remember to use APA formatting when providing your references.
Step 1. Describe three benefits of doing group work. Include the benefits for clients and agencies. Be detailed and cite your sources.
Step 2. Provide and decribe a minimum of three different types of groups. For example, self-help or educational. In your description provide at least two examples of each type. For example for a self-help group you could use AA as an example. In your description, highlight some of the dynamics of that type of group and when utilizing that type of group would work best.
Please remember to cite your work. Failure to cite your sources will result in a zero for this post. I am not looking for your opinion but am asking that you think critically about the topic. Also, please remember to respond, in detail, to at least one of your classmates.

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• one leading paragraph (introduce what you have read, and the author and the background of the paper, etc),

Reading & Answering (2 pages):
“Reading & Answering” is a reading summary but questions guided. It should summarize the
author’s main points they’ve been presented in the paper. You cannot write an accurate summary
unless you make careful choices about the essential or central text. You have to learn to filter out
not unnecessary material that doesn’t contribute to the author’s central argument. A summary is
not simply a compilation of random notes. Your task is to identify the author’s main points and
critical evidence.
Read this article and answers questions:
1,What is the subject of this paper? The structure and the author’s main points of the article
presented?
2,What is the author elaborates on the methodology in the essay and its main characteristics?
3,Do you think such a methodology can be used in social research? Can you give an example
of how to use this methodology in social research?
Bonus questions:
4,What kind of elaboration does the author’s methodology base? Do you agree or disagree with
such development? Why?
Grading criteria of the reading summary (total 10 points):
• 10 points: Reading & Answering shows that the reader has a clearer understanding of
the central points of the reading and can start thinking deeply;
• 8 points: Reading & Answering can summarize the main points of the reading;
• 6 points: Reading & Answering does not grasp the central argument of the reading but
pays attention to only partial reading.
• 4 points: Reading & Answering fails to reflect the reading correctly.
No less than 2 pages, in the standard font:
• One leading paragraph (introduce what you have read, and the author and the background
of the paper, etc),
• Answer questions listed in separate paragraphs (somethings you think are essential, or
central arguments of the author, etc)
• One ending paragraph (what you gain from the reading, what questions you may have,
the conclusion you can make, etc).
Save it in the WORD file and drop it as your submission.
Please Answer the following questions at the end of the paper after you summarize the first two pages-
1.) After you read the article what are three questions you can raise from the reading? Which indicates you are thinking something, whether they are essential. They are not necessary to be answered in the discussion or even without an answer.
2.) What are the differences between Durkheimian and Weberian in terms of methodology? Why does the author state, “Comparative analysis is central to Durkheim’s and Weber’s vision of sociology?” (P.732)?
3.) Watch this video (https://vimeo.com/127014008) and combine the one mentioned in the reading as the author said, “Virtually anything can be compared in this research strategy if observational units can be described as systems” (p. 738).

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This is task 3 of wgu’s global arts and humanities.

This is Task 3 of WGU’s Global Arts and Humanities. Instructions & list of artist’s for paper to choose from uploaded. Pick the artist and roll with it. If you know how WGU likes their papers written, this should be a breeze.