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    As one continues to interact with the world and its inhabitants, it is common for one to maintain a rudimentary understanding. To combat this and allow for individuals to think more deeply in their evaluation and perception, sociologists use their imagination to see the connections between our personal experience and the larger forces in history. After all, sociology is the study of human society, making the familiar strange through successful questioning and careful analysis (Conley 2015: 3).…

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    I was first intrigued by Flanagan’s The Narrow Road to the Deep North, due to the focus of the story being on the Thai-Burma Railway (or the Death Railway as it was also called) during World War II (WWII). This setting interested me as I have always had a curiosity about history and the study of history. Similarly I was also interested in the Thai-Burma Railway as last year I had done a project on it in my history class. However as I started reading the novel, the setting became less important…

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    The study of the society is looking at sociology in its broadest sense. It examines human behavior and how interaction with each other is shaped by social structures. These structures are sometimes not obvious or visible but are present and shape most dimensions of the human experience in society. Social class is a prime example of social structure and it conforms to the interactions that people have with each other. My task is to analyze the three main theoretic perspectives with a view of the…

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    As my community profile, I will be doing an ethnographic study of downtown Cincinnati. The agency that I am doing my internship is at Hamilton County Job and Family Services. The agency is based in the heart of Downtown Cincinnati. I thought this would be a good community to research demographics and compositions because, it’s the neighborhood that the agency workers are in the most. What is a community? A community is an area where a group people lives in the same place. This is could be a…

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    The world is filled with myriad communities. When we consider community, many of us might consider stereotypical small-town living; that is, everything is local, everyone knows your name, and interpersonal interactions are face-to-face. When we think of community, we think of knocking on the neighbor's door for a cup of sugar. We might also think of the Utopian-minded communities spread across the U.S., occupied by people who partake in communal meals, share a majority of their belongings, and…

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    Community Development: South Asian Immigrants in Victoria, BC The term ‘social’ can convey different meanings to an extroverted individual and an introverted person. Their individual traits may determine what sort of activities they desire and are capable of participating in. Similarly, community and community development can embody various significances for each person or group. An umpteen number of pointedly different communities comprise the globe. Each of these communities can have diverse…

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    Although we are individuals we are all part of a community. Communities can be seen as things such as the school we go to, our neighborhood, work place, etc. In community conversations, we talk to honor and explore differences with one another. The way a conversation is formed is dynamic to the way in which participants work through differences. The Public Conversations Project (PCP) recommends that members follow a shared set of principles that include genuine listening, respectful…

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    Christopher David Balfour BY: Adanna George 12th October 2015 Approval………………………. In Sociology there are three different perspectives used to explain social issues. These are the structural functional approach, the symbolic interactional approach and the conflict approach. In this essay only two perspectives are going to be use to explain the social issue of teenage pregnancy and they are the structural functional and conflict approaches. In the structural…

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    Community, the place where we are supposed to belong, be accepted, and grow in. A community is something built on bonds, different types of bonds, that are important in our lives. We are living in a time where working alone is not profitable. We must work together. I love to help personally. I live far from Carlos Fuentes so I don't get much chances to help out in this community. However, i try my best to help mine, or to help others. I go to church and there we hold many events where i love to…

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    I believe that civic engagement plays an integral part in how well a society functions. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), civic engagement is defined as any action, individual or collective, that is designed to find and resolve issues that are prominent in society. This includes a wide array of activities whether that be volunteering individually or through an organization to being an active individual in political matters. Examples of these activities include…

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