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The goal of this assignment is to explain how specific sociological elements are

The goal of this assignment is to explain how specific sociological elements are present in an in-depth manner as it pertains to deviance. This is not a film summary nor a film review.
For the film you have chosen, students will analyze the content for sociological perspectives as it pertains to deviance in an in-depth manner. This paper should follow standard 5 paragraph essay format. Your introduction must briefly summarize the film and include a detailed thesis. The thesis statement must clearly identify how that particular film shows evidence of the specific concepts found in the film. An example would be:
“The 1988 film “Stand and Deliver” represents a clear analysis of achieved status, as well as ethnic and economic stigma through the conflict perspective”
For the body paragraphs, you should select 3-4 terms from the chapter on deviance that you will be able to identify from the film as examples in your analysis. You should include a definition of the term prior to giving examples of that term. Also, make a reference to how your examples (from the film) are reflections of that term. Each paragraph should be dedicated to evaluating a specific term.
A conclusion paragraph should wrap up your ideas and reinforce your thesis. Points to remember: Incorporate at least 3 concepts pertaining to deviance. Clearly identify and explain at least one major theoretical perspective when analyzing the film. Show clear comprehension of one or more of the key concepts.
Respond to their ideas regarding their film, especially if you have seen the film.
**Sociology in action by Kathleen Korgen chapter 6
**American History X film

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Students will answer the following questions: What is meant by immigration a

Students will answer the following questions:
What is meant by immigration and citizenship? What is the difference between the two?
List three reasons why people immigrate/migrate to the United States. Please be specific. 
Identify and discuss two United States immigration laws.   
Explain how immigration has at least 3 positive impacts on the United States.
Explain how immigration has at least 3 negative impacts on the United States.
Discuss sociological views on illegal immigration. Apply three social concepts and one social theory. Sociological theories include functionalism, conflict theory, feminist theory, symbolic interactionism, and others as mentioned in our readings and materials.
Discuss three ways to improve legal immigration.
Include at least 3 peer-reviewed journal articles no more than five years old. Also, include and apply what you learned from the textbooks and assigned readings.
Use APA format for citations and references

 
Do not use unverifiable, secondary sites such as Wikipedia, about.com, ask.com, and similar. Use our course materials, peer-reviewed journal articles from the library, and other scholarly sources that are no more than five years old.

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1) Observation Create a field log (sample field log is provided below). For one

1) Observation
Create a field log (sample field log is provided below). For one day, observe and record the key interactions and institutions in your lived experience. Starting with waking up, who is the first person you talk to? What do you do next- take family members to school, go to the gym, go to work and interact with coworkers? Throughout the day you will take on different roles by interacting with different people and in different situations and be in contact with different social institutions (education, government, health, etc.). Type or photograph your field log and submit it with your written Assignment. It can be added to the analysis essay or submitted separately.  
2) Application
Try to wait one or more days before starting this step. Revisit your field log and apply sociological analysis to your observations.
Describe how our day is shaped and constrained by social norms.
Analyze how at least four sociological concepts learned in class (eg. roles, institutions, interactions, impression management, stage theory, emotional labor) apply to your field log observations. This part of the paper should not be focused on the general social norms you described earlier, dig in with specific concepts in this from our text (refrain from using dictionaries).
For at least two of the concepts, find and incorporate an appropriate source that highlights how sociologists study this concept in everyday society (for example, emotional labor in the restaurant industry). For example, we discussed gender socialization:
In an article by Crespi (2011) that studied gender socialization and gender roles within the family, results showed that a cross-gender relationship between fathers and daughters, mothers and sons has emerged as significant in determining traditional and non-traditional gender attitudes. The research suggested that the relationship with the parent of the opposite sex could be a strong factor in reducing stereotyped attitudes regarding gender roles (Crespi, 2011). *Use a different example in your paper, the purpose here is to show your research skills rather than repeat my research skills.*
3) Reflection
Reflect on your role as a larger part of society (i.e. your motives, instincts, feelings, and/or structural constraints). Discuss ways other people affected you and the ways you affected others in the social experiences of your day.
Sample Field Log
Below is a brief field log to give you an idea of the social interactions and institutions you might look for in your day. With the observations are sample course concepts that relate to the observations. Be creative in exploring and applying concepts- we will all apply concepts differently even if the scenes we observe are very similar.
5:45am: Wake up, interact with children.
Gender roles, nuclear family, folkways
6:30am: Interact with spouse and children. Eat breakfast, run, shower.
8:00am: Arrive at airport, check in interaction with airline customer service; interaction with TSA.
Social structure, bureaucracy, norms, mores, social control
9:00am: Wait with other passengers to board flight; purchase a drink at coffee shop; employees have a tip jar; a family sitting close by is watching the news and commenting on what they think is wrong with other cultures.
Emotional labor, ethnocentrism, Piaget’s stages of development
9:30am: On flight with family having a difficult time with small children; flight attendant offers to help them.
Emotional labor, gender roles, family
12pm: Arrive at destination airport; drive two hours to see extended family. Along the road there are farmers with fruit stands. See homeless person asking for assistance in exchange for work.
Poverty, inequality
4pm: Extended family arrives for potluck dinner; look at family photos together and share family memories. Watch evening news- local robbery and assault.
Social deviance, material culture
6pm: Stop at church to meet family friend, see a bible study group inside; lots of religious symbols; someone remarks on a new church being built to accommodate a different racial group.
General requirements:
Submissions should be typed, double-spaced, 1″ margins, times new roman 12 pt font, and saved as .doc, .docx, .pdf.
Use APA format for citations and references

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Students will answer the following questions: What is meant by immigration a

Students will answer the following questions:
What is meant by immigration and citizenship? What is the difference between the two?
List three reasons why people immigrate/migrate to the United States. Please be specific. 
Identify and discuss two United States immigration laws.   
Explain how immigration has at least 3 positive impacts on the United States.
Explain how immigration has at least 3 negative impacts on the United States.
Discuss sociological views on illegal immigration. Apply three social concepts and one social theory. Sociological theories include functionalism, conflict theory, feminist theory, symbolic interactionism, and others as mentioned in our readings and materials.
Discuss three ways to improve legal immigration.
Include at least 3 peer-reviewed journal articles no more than five years old. Also, include and apply what you learned from the textbooks and assigned readings.
Use APA format for citations and references

 
Do not use unverifiable, secondary sites such as Wikipedia, about.com, ask.com, and similar. Use our course materials, peer-reviewed journal articles from the library, and other scholarly sources that are no more than five years old.

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Sociology

1) Observation Create a field log (sample field log is provided below). For one

1) Observation
Create a field log (sample field log is provided below). For one day, observe and record the key interactions and institutions in your lived experience. Starting with waking up, who is the first person you talk to? What do you do next- take family members to school, go to the gym, go to work and interact with coworkers? Throughout the day you will take on different roles by interacting with different people and in different situations and be in contact with different social institutions (education, government, health, etc.). Type or photograph your field log and submit it with your written Assignment. It can be added to the analysis essay or submitted separately.  
2) Application
Try to wait one or more days before starting this step. Revisit your field log and apply sociological analysis to your observations.
Describe how our day is shaped and constrained by social norms.
Analyze how at least four sociological concepts learned in class (eg. roles, institutions, interactions, impression management, stage theory, emotional labor) apply to your field log observations. This part of the paper should not be focused on the general social norms you described earlier, dig in with specific concepts in this from our text (refrain from using dictionaries).
For at least two of the concepts, find and incorporate an appropriate source that highlights how sociologists study this concept in everyday society (for example, emotional labor in the restaurant industry). For example, we discussed gender socialization:
In an article by Crespi (2011) that studied gender socialization and gender roles within the family, results showed that a cross-gender relationship between fathers and daughters, mothers and sons has emerged as significant in determining traditional and non-traditional gender attitudes. The research suggested that the relationship with the parent of the opposite sex could be a strong factor in reducing stereotyped attitudes regarding gender roles (Crespi, 2011). *Use a different example in your paper, the purpose here is to show your research skills rather than repeat my research skills.*
3) Reflection
Reflect on your role as a larger part of society (i.e. your motives, instincts, feelings, and/or structural constraints). Discuss ways other people affected you and the ways you affected others in the social experiences of your day.
Sample Field Log
Below is a brief field log to give you an idea of the social interactions and institutions you might look for in your day. With the observations are sample course concepts that relate to the observations. Be creative in exploring and applying concepts- we will all apply concepts differently even if the scenes we observe are very similar.
5:45am: Wake up, interact with children.
Gender roles, nuclear family, folkways
6:30am: Interact with spouse and children. Eat breakfast, run, shower.
8:00am: Arrive at airport, check in interaction with airline customer service; interaction with TSA.
Social structure, bureaucracy, norms, mores, social control
9:00am: Wait with other passengers to board flight; purchase a drink at coffee shop; employees have a tip jar; a family sitting close by is watching the news and commenting on what they think is wrong with other cultures.
Emotional labor, ethnocentrism, Piaget’s stages of development
9:30am: On flight with family having a difficult time with small children; flight attendant offers to help them.
Emotional labor, gender roles, family
12pm: Arrive at destination airport; drive two hours to see extended family. Along the road there are farmers with fruit stands. See homeless person asking for assistance in exchange for work.
Poverty, inequality
4pm: Extended family arrives for potluck dinner; look at family photos together and share family memories. Watch evening news- local robbery and assault.
Social deviance, material culture
6pm: Stop at church to meet family friend, see a bible study group inside; lots of religious symbols; someone remarks on a new church being built to accommodate a different racial group.
General requirements:
Submissions should be typed, double-spaced, 1″ margins, times new roman 12 pt font, and saved as .doc, .docx, .pdf.
Use APA format for citations and references

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Discuss the main sociological theories and their implications.  Evaluate the ch

Discuss the main sociological theories and their implications.
 Evaluate the changing needs of society and people and assess the causes and components
of social problems.
 Identify social structures, everyday interactions and distinguish the social construction of
reality.
 Identify the significant revolutions and events that have shaped our society’s economy
and evaluate the current trends and workplace diversities.

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Discuss the main sociological theories and their implications.  Evaluate the ch

Discuss the main sociological theories and their implications.
 Evaluate the changing needs of society and people and assess the causes and components
of social problems.
 Identify social structures, everyday interactions and distinguish the social construction of
reality.
 Identify the significant revolutions and events that have shaped our society’s economy
and evaluate the current trends and workplace diversities.

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For this assignment, commit a MILDLY deviant act or engage in some form of mildl

For this assignment, commit a MILDLY deviant act or engage in some form of mildly deviant behavior. The act or behavior must NOT violate ethical guidelines, the law, or University regulations. The actions you take to break this MILD norm must be LEGAL; they must be ETHICAL; they must be MORAL. Failure to heed this warning will result in an F for the assignment and referral to the Dean’s Office.
Select one of the norms listed below (or propose your own but check with me first.) After selecting your social norm, find the appropriate situation that will allow you to break it. Please consider the following during this process:
Be mindful of safety issues. The object of this assignment is NOT to put anyone at risk of being harmed, either physically or psychologically. Choose your situation carefully. Do not disrupt the lives of strangers. For the more challenging or potentially disruptive norms, you may want to break them in situations involving family, friends, or close acquaintances.
Immediately prior to, during, and after deviance exercise, avoid explaining to anyone why you are acting in such a peculiar way. It is much more challenging to break a social norm when you do not immediately explain to others why you have done so – remember the Goffman reading on stigma? Telling someone you’re doing this for a school assignment allows us to avoid feeling stigmatized but the point of this assignment is precisely to feel stigmatized, in a nominal way. (Feel free to explain your behavior to the participants at a later time [e.g., the next day], though, if you wish to do so.)
You are not allowed to have others (e.g., friends, family, etc.) who know about this assignment help you break the norm; you must do so on your own. They can be present when you do it, but they can’t know why you are doing it.
You are not allowed to break norms in this class or with classmates from this class. (Because we all know about the assignment, it would be too easy to do it in our class.)
Avoid norm breaking in any other class. Norm breaking must not disrupt the educational process in any way.
I encourage you to challenge yourself; select the most difficult social norm that you are confident that you can break. If you get no reaction to your norm breaking, break a different norm and try again.
Break elevator norms: face wrong way, sing a song, tell jokes, have a picnic, study, etc.
Proximity norms:
Sit/stand too close/far from people (probably friends and family only)
Cutting in line
Standing too close to a stranger
Hanging out in a public bathroom
Invading another’s personal space when talking to him/her
Clothing norms: Wear unusual clothing but make sure people notice
Go without shoes or wearing inappropriate shoes
Walking with fly down, shirt tucked through it
Wear clothes backwards/inside out
Wear underwear outside of clothing
Wear holiday clothes on the wrong day
Funny walks: Bunny-hop instead of walk, walk backwards, emulate any of the walks from Monty Python’s skit “The Ministry of Silly Walks”
Interaction norms:
Interrupting someone constantly.
Carry a baby bottle or pacifier and use it.
Visibly pick your nose in public.
Walk around handing out pennies or fake money to complete strangers.
Carry a baby doll or teddy bear with you and talk to it.
Sit in the middle of the sidewalk.
Make multiple purchases of at least $5 entirely in pennies, nickels, and/or dimes.
Without giving a reason, ask bus, train, or subway passengers if you may have their seat.
Refuse to talk to others when you should (remember, do NOT use this in another class)
Avoid eye contact when you should
Smile, say “hi” to everyone when you shouldn’t (e.g., in the middle of a conversation)
Always answer “how are you?” with an elaborate answer
Talk too loudly or too softly
Carry stuffed animal/doll to restaurants, friend’s house, class, etc. (but this should be out of the norm – either inappropriate to who you are, a totally outsized stuffed animal, etc.)
Sing in odd places
Stare up at the sky so that people notice
Intense eye contact with others (probably friends and family only)
Keep to activities that are unlikely to provoke, anger, or injure anyone. Please keep in mind Item 1 from the assignment instructions: Safety comes first! — do not put yourself or anyone else at risk for being harmed, either physically, psychologically, or legally. This is intended to be a challenging but fun and safe activity.
Reflect on your experience of being deviant. Your reflection should include:
Which norm you decided to break
A brief chronological descriiption of your experience:
Describe the sequence of events.
Describe your thoughts, concerns, and feelings as you prepared to break the norm.
Describe your behavior when you broke the norm.
Describe how others reacted when you broke the norm. Describe their verbal and nonverbal communication you received telling you what you were doing was out of the norm.
Describe your thoughts/concerns/feelings while you were breaking the norm.
Describe how easy/difficult it was to break the norm.
Describe how easy/difficult it was to resist telling others (either a lie or the truth) about why you were breaking the norm.
Rate how difficult it was to break the norm using the following 1-10 scale: 1 = very easy to 10 = extremely difficult.
Include any final comments or thoughts about this assignment.
Post your 2-page reaction paper here.

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My two topics are between 1) Challenges parents face when their child is first d

My two topics are between 1) Challenges parents face when their child is first diagnosed with autism. 2) The role of divorce in the emotional and behavioral development of a child. MY PROFESSOR NEEDS TO APPROVE 1 TOPIC so I will let you know which topic gets approved.
*IMPORTANT* -This assignment should be done in the proper order as shown in my attachment as I have to post each part weekly for my peers/professor to give feedback to, so please be mindful of the due date for each section of the paper.

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Choose one of the theoretical perspectives on the family outlined in your text.

Choose one of the theoretical perspectives on the family outlined in your text.
Use the Hunt Library to find an article that discusses current research that is based on your chosen theoretical perspective. Provide the APA citation for the article and briefly summarize the main points.
Give a brief critique of the article, including observations such as its clarity, appropriate representation of the theory, sound research methods, and logical progression of thought toward conclusions and recommendations. Include your opinion on the conclusions and/or recommendations. Address the following:
Why is this topic relevant to the study of families?
How does it relate to the theoretical perspective?
Do you agree or disagree with the conclusions of the authors?
If you were going to replicate this study, what would you do differently or what variation would you introduce? How does this strengthen or expand the study?
****ARTICLE IS ATTACHED AND CITATION IS INCLUDED, NO OTHER SOURCES NEEDED****
Ein-Dor, T., & Hirschberger, G. (2016). Rethinking Attachment Theory: From a Theory of Relationships to a Theory of Individual and Group Survival. Current Directions in Psychological Science : a Journal of the American Psychological Society, 25(4), 223–227. https://doi.org/10.1177/0963721416650684