Religion and Sociology

Religion and Sociology

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  • Artifact Analysis of Cosplay’s Blue Crystal Staff

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    Artifact Analysis of Cosplay’s Blue Crystal Staff

    English 104: Composition Research

    I. Objectives:

    This assignment shall enable you to:

    1. Bullet Select an artifact that enhances your understanding of the subculture

    2. Bullet Gain an insight into the symbolic world of the people being studied

    3. Bullet Learn how to read and interpret cultural artifacts

    II. Description

    In about a page and half, describe and interpret an artifact and/or certain aspect of your fieldsite. Take fieldnotes while you study your artifact and site. Describe the details of the object. Sketch, map, or photograph it. Research its history. Interview those who have made or used the object. Then interpret and analyze your artifact by considering the following questions:

    1. Bullet Why did you choose the artifact?

    2. Bullet How are you positioned to “read” the artifact?

    3. Bullet What clues does the artifact offer regarding traditions, rituals, values, rules, and behaviors in your subculture?

    4. Bullet What does it say about the person who uses it?

    Include a photograph or sketch of the artifact in your paper.

    Required Format

    Use APA style

    1 and ½ space

    Title your paper

    Include a reference page

    Use Times New Roman 12

    Leave 1″ margins

    III. Evaluation Criteria

    Your paper should:

    1. Bullet State and develop a coherent thesis

    2. Bullet Describe and interpret an artifact/site

    3. Bullet Triangulate data and incorporate appropriate sources

    4. Bullet Identify your positionality as fieldworker

    5. Bullet Use organizational techniques such as analytic section headings

    6. Bullet Be clear, engaging, and error-free

  • Interview Analysis of the COSPLAY Subculture

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    Interview Analysis of the COSPLAY Subculture

    I.Objectives
    After having conducted an observation of the fieldsite and collected data of various kinds, your ethnographic perspective will not be complete unless you hear from members of the subculture. Consequently, this assignment shall enable you to:

    • Develop effective interview questions
    • Explore insider perspective
    • Debunk any myths or stereotypes about the subculture
    • Learn how to transcribe and code interviews
    • Learn effective strategies in qualitative data interpretation

    II.Description
    In this assignment, you will learn to listen and record the perspective of your informant. Prepare for your interviews by conducting background research and field observation and by writing interview questions. Make sure to test your interview equipment and rehearse your interview questions with a research partner. You may wish to use a cultural artifact to help focus your interview(s). Upon completion, transcribe four minutes of two of your interviews. Those four-minute portions of each interview should be the ones you find the most relevant to your research and should be turned in with your essay.

    In a two-page essay, make an argument where you report the findings from your interviews by
    focusing on the following items:

    • Describe your informants
    • Include the language of your informant(s)
    • Analyze language from interview transcript
    • Draw connections between the interview findings and the subculture
    • Include insider phrases, jargon, or occupation terms used by the informant(s)
    • Discuss what you have learned from the interview
    • Discuss the themes that emerge from your interviews
    • Reflect on your assumptions or preconceptions that were debunked through the interview process.
    • What would you have done differently?

    Required Format
    Use APA style
    1 and ½ space
    Title your paper
    Include a reference page
    Use Times New Roman 12
    Leave 1″ margins

    III.Evaluation Criteria
    Your paper should:

    • State and develop a coherent thesis
    • Analyze and interpret your informants’ language
    • Support its thesis with evidence from the transcriptions
    • Identify your positionality as a fieldworker
    • Use a clear and logical organization
    • Be clear, engaging, and error-free
  • A Day in Cosplay Subculture

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    A Day in Cosplay Subculture

    I. Objectives
    This assignment is meant to introduce you to the concept of original research. It will increase your ability to read critically by introducing you to how the studies you consult in a researched argument come into being at a basic and pragmatic level. You will have the ability to increase your own research skills by being introduced to a repertoire of observation methods. This would also broaden your scope of inquiry through the use of methods different from the ones you are accustomed to, and will give you an insight and practice for nonacademic applications of research. Par excellence, your original research will permit you to make a unique contribution to the ongoing intellectual conversation.

    II. Description
    In a two-page essay, you will provide a focused description of the subculture you are studying as well as provide some insight on the meaning of your observation. Your description should be based on what you have observed using a rigorous method of discovery. It could include a description of the place, the people, the events, the routines, the atmosphere, etc. in your subculture.  Incorporate two photographs of the setting in your essay. Your observation notes should also be submitted with the paper.

    Required Format
    Use APA style
    1 and ½ space
    Title your paper
    Use Times New Roman 12
    Leave 1″ margins

    III. Evaluation Criteria
    The substance of your essay will be evaluated on how your audience is able to visualize the culture being described. Your description should incorporate sensory details such as visual details – description of place, its people, and its artifacts, aural details – how quiet or noisy is the setting, olfactory (smell) details – how the place smell like, gustatory (taste) details, and/or tactile (touch) details. Another criterion on which you will be assessed represents how  well you maintain a balance between being an outsider (Martian) and while getting an insider point of view (Convert). Use a clear organization. Be clear, engaging, and error-free.

  • Theory of the interlocking treadmills of production and consumption

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    Application of the theory of the interlocking treadmills of production and consumption to schoolwork

    Activity – Applying Theories:

    Apply the theory of the interlocking treadmills of production and consumption to schoolwork and the pressure to get a degree, and then an advanced degree, and so on. For example, consider the rising levels of qualifications required to gain a good-paying job and the rising levels of consumption expectations that define what a “good-paying job” is and submit a paper. The paper must be double spaced, minimum two-pages in length, and in APA format.

  • CWV 101 Role Model Essay: Billy Graham

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    CWV 101 Role Model Essay: Billy Graham

    Paper Contents

    Introduction

    Compare/Contrast the Role Model’s Values and Actions with My Worldview Experience

    • Social Issues
    • Money/Career
    • Nature of God

    Is This an Individual I Would Choose as My Role Model??

    Conclusion

    4 Pages

  • Monotheistic Religion Elements Matrix 1

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    Monotheistic Religion Elements Matrix 1

    HUM/130 Version 6 Monotheistic Religion Elements Matrix 1

    Monotheistic Religion Elements Matrix

    Judaism                                           Christianity                                               Islam

    Countries of origin

    Historical figures and events

    Central beliefs    

    Nature  of God

    Texts

    Ritual and practice

    Ethics and morality

  • Jainism vs. Sikhism Worksheet

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    REL 133 Week 2 Jainism vs. Sikhism

    Review the readings and other outside sources for information on the two religions.

     Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Jainism vs. Sikhism.

    Cite at least three (3) references in addition to the textbook.

    Jainism vs. Sikhism
    Part I

    Read the assigned chapters for the week and complete the following table. Be as specific as possible when identifying practices, beliefs, rituals, and historical elements. Cite sources in APA formatting.

    Core Beliefs

    Jainism

    Sikhism

    Respond to the following questions in 150 to 200 words:

    1. What do you think is the most important similarity and which is the most important difference? Use specifics to support your answer.

    2. Consider the following statement: Sallekhana (“holy death”) violates the Jain principle of ahimsa because it is an act of violence against oneself. Using examples from Ch. 5 of your text, what points might a follower of Jainism make to argue against this statement?

  • How Japanese culture affected Panasonic

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    Week 1 Hw: How Japanese culture affected Panasonic

    Questions:

    1. What were the triggers of cultural change in Japan during the 1990s? How is cultural change starting to affect traditional values in Japan?
    2. How might Japan’s changing culture influence the way Japanese businesses operate in the future? What are the potential implications of such changes for the Japanese economy?
    3. How did traditional Japanese culture benefit Panasonic during the 1950s–1980s? Did traditional values become more of a liability during the 1990s and early 2000s? How so?
    4. What is Panasonic trying to achieve with human resource changes it has announced? What are the impediments to successfully implementing these changes? What are the implications for Panasonic if (a) the changes are made quickly or (b) it takes years or even decades to fully implement the changes?
    5. What does the Panasonic case teach you about the relationship between societal culture and business success?
  • REL 133 Week 4 Shinto Illustration

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    REL 133 Week 4 Shinto Illustration

    Access the Shinto Art Creator tool.

    Write a 350- to 700-word summary of Shinto practices that still exist today.

    Create an illustration representative of the Shinto religion, based on the beliefs of openness, use of nature, and deliberate simplicity. Be prepared to discuss.

    Format your paper and any additional materials consistent with APA guidelines.

    Cite resources used.  No need to cite the Shinto Art creator.

  • REL 133 week 4 Daoism Worksheet

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    Daoism Worksheet

    Complete the following questions in detail. Answer each question with a 1- or 2-paragraph response that includes a reference citation. Make use of  Experiencing the World’s Religions and other sources in your research as you complete the questions.

    • 1. Describe the principles of yang and yin.
    • 2. The main scripture in Daoism is the Daodejing (Tao Te Ching).  What is the history and importance of this text for the tradition?
    • 3. How are Daoist ideals expressed through  art? Offer several example
    • 4. What challenges does Daoism face  in the modern world?
    • 5. Explain a situation to which  following the Daoist principle of wu wei might be beneficial to you or others. In what situation might following the principle of wu wei be harmful in some way?
  • REL 133 Week 4 Confucianism Paper

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    REL 133 Week 4 Confucianism Paper

    Write a 350- to 700-word essay on Confucianism that addresses the following topics:

    • What are the Five Great Relationships?
    • How is the Ideal Person to act? (You must refer to the concepts of ren, li, shu, xiao, and wen.)
    • What is the role of Confucianism in Chinese culture and society today?

    Cite at least three (3) references in addition to the textbook.

    Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

  • REL 133 Week 2 Hindu Gods – Hinduism

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    REL 133 Week 2 Hindu Gods

    Visit the Sanatan Society website and select one deity to research.

    Write a paper (1,500 words) or Prepare an 8- to 12-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation (with Speaker’s Notes) that addresses the following:

    • Provide a brief history of Hinduism.
    • Summarize the mythology and functions of one Hindu god or goddess.
    • What is the role of the sacred texts in Hinduism?
    • Define these concepts in Hinduism: maya, karma, moksha, samsara, and atman.

    Cite at least three (3) references in addition to the textbook.

    Format your presentation consistent with APA guidelines.

  • Eth 125 Week 1 DQs

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    Eth 125 Week 1 DQs

    Week 1 DQ 1
    • If you were to introduce yourself by the ethnic, racial, or other identities to which you feel you belong, what would you say? Do you consider yourself a “typical” American? Why or why not?

    Week 1 DQ 2
    • Do you think it is human nature to categorize people? Why or why not?

    Week 1 DQ 3
    • Name a famous person whom you would consider a “typical” American. What characteristics of this individual do you think make her or him typical? Do you consider these characteristics a stereotype? Why, or why not?

    Week 1 DQ 4
    • Do you think it is human nature to categorize people? Why or why not?

    Week 1 DQ 5
    • Do you feel diversity is important or unimportant? Why?

  • Cultural Studies: Walt Disney’s Frontierland

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    Week 6. Cultural Studies III. Text: “Walt Disney’s Frontierland”

    1. Identify the thesis of the article in 3 quotes (from 3 different pages):
    2. What is the relationship between maps and everyday life (experience), according to the author?
    3. What does Disneyland mean for America (and the world)?
    4. “it was the innocence of youth envisioning new empires.” Explain.
    5. P. 172. Disney was “both storyteller and cartographer in Frontierland.” Explain.
    6. Everyday life, in Disneyland Frontierland, is somewhere between culture and nature. Discuss briefly.
  • Bis303 Week 7 Case Study – Marriage and Family

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    Bis303 Week 7 Case Study – Marriage and Family

    1.What factors bind marriages and families together? How have these factors changed, and how has the divorce rate been affected?

    2. How is “his” divorce different from “her” divorce? How are these differences related to society’s gender expectations? In your observation, are the descriptions given in this chapter accurate assessments of divorce outcomes for men and women today?

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    3.The remarried family has been called an incomplete institution. What does this mean? How does this affect the people involved in a remarriage? Include a discussion of kin networks and family law. Do you think this situation is changing?

    4.What evidence can you gather from observation or your own personal experience or both to show that stepfamilies (a) may be more culturally acceptable today than in the past and (b) remain negatively stereotyped as not as functional or as normal as first-marriage, nuclear families?

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    5.Apply the exchange, interactionist, structure-functionalist, or ecological perspective (see Chapter 2) to the process of providing elder care.

  • ETH/125 MySocLab Social Explorer Map

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    ETH/125 African American week 6

    Part I

    Complete the following using the MySocLab Social Explorer Map: Income Inequality by Race (located on the student website) as a reference:

    · Select 1 racial group from the list below:

    o     African American
    o     Asian American
    o     Arab American
    o     Hispanic American/Latino
    o     White/Caucasian

    · Write a 150- to 300-word summary of the economic, social, and political standings of that group. Use additional resources if necessary, from the University Library or your textbooks. Provide citations for all the sources you use.

    Part II

    Answer the following in 50 to 150 words each. Provide citations for all the sources you use.

    · What is racism? In what ways does racism affect diversity?

    · How do racial groups interact in contemporary America? Are interactions positive, negative, or neutral? Support your response using proper citations.

    · Are there existing social inequities based on race? Why or why not?

    · What do you believe to be the causes of racial prejudice and discrimination in today’s society?