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Academic papers on Sociology, Social Work, & Counseling

Status & Power In America
A 9 page paper discussing status and power in America from a sociological perspective and their effects on government and communications which ultimately protect the status quo of class separation. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Minorities in Politics
A 12 page paper on the political attitudes and opinions of minorities in America. Includes a brief overview of the major minority groups and what issues determine whether they will support a particular candidate. Bibliography lists 12 sources.
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Race as a Social Construct Rather Than Biological Fact
A 6 page paper examining the biological basis of racial categorization. There is little evidence of race as a physical and biological fact, but much evidence indeed for race as a purely social concept. One very biological fact is that we humans...
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Bridging the Gap Between Rich & Poor In America
This 5 page paper argues that there is a wide chasm between rich and poor in America, which can only be bridges with radical social change. Several areas are addressed including the education, legal and tax systems. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Human, Cultural and Social Capital & Success in American Society
A 30 page paper that provides a comprehensive overview of human capital, cultural capital and social capital, compares the essential premise presented by experts including Becker, Bourdieu and Farkas, and considers their implications for success in...
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The Economics of Urban Poverty
The premise that poverty is largely a racial issue is discussed in this 8 page paper. The thesis presented has support from many economists who link race and the proliferation of the welfare state. Solutions to poverty are provided and include...
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Sociology and Race, Homelessness, and Urban Life
A 25 page paper that presents the works of three authors, Studs Terkel, Elijah Anderson and Elliot Liebow and considers their works with regard to race, poverty, gender and ethics. These works all represent different perspectives on race and urban...
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Providing Assistance to the Hungry
A 4 page paper which analyzes an article written by Peter Singer titled 'Famine, Affluence, and Morality.' Singer feels that it is the moral obligation of all peoples to assist others all around the world when they are experiencing times of famine...
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The History Of U.S. Children In Poverty
A 15 page paper that provides a historical analysis of the topic of children in poverty, and considers the advantages and disadvantages within the scope of society & social theory. Bibliography lists 12+ sources.
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Race Relations
10 pages in length. Humanity has been enduring an ongoing battle for centuries: the strained relations among the races. Despite efforts to put the past behind, signs remain at nearly every juncture that there still exists a strong sense of racial...
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How American Society Can Change
This 9 page paper presents the ideation that American society is flawed, loosely based on Marxist notions.The lives of infamous figures including Princess Diana and Frederick Douglass are examined. The paper supports the notion that the examples of...
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Cultural Aspects In The Use Of Foul Language Among Black Male Teens
This is a 6 page paper that outlines a study on the effect and significance of foul language among black males between the ages of 14 and 18. The hypothesis of this study states that 'foul' language by secondary school level black males is...
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The Hispanic Community in West Texas & Texas Law Enforcement
Increases in the Hispanic populations nationwide have impacted communities and defined a new process of interaction with law enforcement officials. This 15 page paper considers the changes and impacts of police in states like Texas, as they have...
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The Role of the Hispanic Community in the Modern West
Illegal immigration, migrant farm jobs and two periods of immigration allowances since the turn of the century have determined large Hispanic communities in the modern West. States like Texas have struggled to define these communities and...
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Minorities In The U.S.A. / Assimilation & Social Mobility
These two terms are defined and explored in this 5 page paper that looks at minorities in the United States. Immigration today and many years ago is the focus of this overview which also addresses such issues as multiculturalism. Bibliography lists...
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