Sociological Viewpoints

Articles from Vol. 23, Fall

Discretion, Control, and Professional Careers with Outsourcing Companies
ABSTRACTThis research examines the growing practice of on-site business process outsourcing and compares its effects on professional work in information technologies and human resources. Data from this study provides further evidence of mixed outcomes...
Getting Past Ideology for Effective Teaching*
ABSTRACTAll information that students learn is filtered through their prior understandings of the world and these preconceptions can present major barriers to gaining new knowledge about the social world. In order to teach effectively, we must present...
Helping Young Adults with Mental Health Problems: Providers Evaluate a Regional System of Care*
ABSTRACTCommunity organizations provide help for young adults with mental health problems. How do these provider agencies perceive and evaluate their regional system of care? Survey questionnaire data from providers measure the accessibility, availability,...
Student Resistance in Sociology Classrooms: Tools for Learning and Teaching
The Pennsylvania Sociological Society invited me to address the topic of Teaching in Difficult Times and challenges in teaching sociology. In our multiple roles as academics, we interact with students and their responses to our work on a variety of levels....
Tattooing: Mind, Body and Spirit. the Inner Essence of the Art
ABSTRACTThis research began to understand why people choose to get tattoos. The reason was to find out if getting a tattoo was a novelty or if there was more to it than just what we can see inked on their skin. The interest of this research lies in the...
Teaching Evolution to Creationists
ABSTRACTSymptomatic of the widespread societal phenomenon of people taking a non-evidence-based view of many aspects of their lives is the acceptance of creationism and intelligent design as scientific theories. The present work explains why these doctrines...
The Mess We've Made of Race
* Let me begin by welcoming all of my colleagues in sociology to Edinboro University. It's so great to have the sociological conference at Edinboro on the occasion of the University's Sesquicentennial celebration - 150 years of devoted quality service...
The Role of the Family in the Transmission of Ethnic Identity among the Irish of Savannah, Georgia
ABSTRACTTo better understand the importance of family in the transmission of ethnic identity, this paper suggests answers to the following questions: (1) How strong is the ethnic identity among members of Irish organizations in Savannah, Georgia? and...
Why African American Women Try to Obtain 'Good Hair'
ABSTRACTThis study examined the definition of "good hair" according to African American women in order to understand the reasons young African American women choose to change their hair from its supposed "natural" state. The data was collected by participant...
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