Soci 2010 Writing Assignment #2 On Tuesday, October 13th, around 11:59 pm, guns rang out in North Nashville less than a block from Tennessee State University’s campus. This story is no longer unusual. Black Americans make up less than 13% of the population of the United States yet account for almost 50% of deaths by gun homicide. Please provide an explanation for why this is so. Is it an issue of “race”/ethnicity (Black culture or socialization)? Is the problem due to sex/gender (the majority of those homicides are male victims at the hands of male assailants)? Is the problem one unique to American culture (e.g., easy access to guns, violent entertainment) or socialization where we teach one another to solve our problems through aggression (e.g., violent television shows, violent government behavior, neighborhood conditions)? Below are links that provide support for some of these arguments: https://publichealthwatch.wordpress.com/2014/08/19/the-devastating-risk-of-gun-violence-for-black-children-in-america/ http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/data-mine/2014/12/11/no-justice-is-not-colorblind http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2013/05/07/gun-violence-in-america/st_13-05-02_ss_guncrimes_05_race/ http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/06/the-case-for-reparations/361631/ Please follow the guidelines if you hope to earn more than a “C” on your writing assignment. Your paper should be no less than three pages, Times New Roman 12 point font, double spaced. Please use the rubric below as a guide in crafting a college-level paper. In addition, you must include five key terms or main ideas from Chapter 9 and/or 10 as well as use at least three outside sources or links (other than what I have provided) to support your argument. Please cite where I can find the terms, ideas or sources as you use them in your paper. Do not use the phrases “I think”, “I feel” or “In my opinion”. We are moving away from emotional arguments and moving toward fact-based arguments. Your paper is due on October 25th at 11:59 pm. Writing Voice Audience Organization Development, and Thesis/ central idea Sentences and Vocabulary Mechanics and Grammar Resources Write a unified, well-developed essay, consisting of introduction, body, and conclusion, with an arguable thesis and persuasive support Use a variety of rhetorical strategies, which may include argument, analysis, textual analysis, comparison/contrast, and causal analysis. Demonstrate a sophisticated awareness of audience using a consistent voice. Organize paragraphs into a logical sequence, developing the central idea of the essay to a logical conclusion. Employ a variety of sentence structures consistently, using college level diction. Proofread, and edit essays for public presentation so they exhibit no major syntactical errors in English grammar, usage, or punctuation. Find, read, analyze, interpret, use, synthesize and evaluate text book and any outside sources, including online information. Incorporate sources as appropriate. Use MLA or APA documentation format.
Sex, Gender, and Popular Culture Spring 2015 Look through popular magazines, and see if you can find advertisements that objectify women in order to sell a product. Alternately, you may use an advertisement on television (but make sure to provide a link to the ad so I can see it!). Study these images then write a paper about objectification that deals with all or some of the following: • What effect(s), if any, do you think the objectification of women’s bodies has on our culture? • Jean Kilbourne states “turning a human being into a thing is almost always the first step toward justifying violence against that person.” What do you think she means by this? Do you agree with her reasoning? Why or why not? • Some people would argue that depicting a woman’s body as an object is a form of art. What is your opinion of this point of view? Explain your reasoning. • Why do you think that women are objectified more often than men are? • How does sexualization and objectification play out differently across racial lines? • Kilbourne explains that the consequences of being objectified are different – and more serious – for women than for men. Do you agree? How is the world different for women than it is for men? How do objectified images of women interact with those in our culture differently from the way images of men do? Why is it important to look at images in the context of the culture? • What is the difference between sexual objectification and sexual subjectification? (Ros Gill ) • How do ads construct violent white masculinity and how does that vision of masculinity hurt both men and women? Throughout your written analysis, be sure to make clear and specific reference to the images you selected, and please submit these images with your paper. Make sure you engage with and reference to at least 4 of the following authors: Kilbourne, Bordo, Hunter & Soto, Rose, Durham, Gill, Katz, Schuchardt, Ono and Buescher. Guidelines: Keep your content focused on structural, systemic, institutional factors rather than the individual: BE ANALYTICAL NOT ANECDOTAL. Avoid using the first person or including personal stories/reactions. You must make sure to actively engage with your readings: these essays need to be informed and framed by the theoretical material you have been reading this semester. Keep within the 4-6 page limit; use 12-point font, double spacing and 1-inch margins. Use formal writing conventions (introduction/thesis statement, body, conclusion) and correct grammar. Resources may be cited within the text of your paper, i.e. (Walters, 2013).
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Essential Statistics for Public Managers and Policy Analysts / Edition 3 by Evan M Berman, Xiaohu Wang 1-Use the public perception dataset. Is the relationship between watching Orange TV (watch), the county’s cable television station, and trusting the government to do what is right most of the time (trust) statistically significant? Do you consider this a causal relationship or an association? Does the analysis satisfy the assumptions of the Chi-square test? If not, how might you address this problem? 2-Use the public perception dataset. Examine the relationship between residents who trust the county government to do what is right most of the time (trust) and their belief that county government works efficiently (works). What is the practical significant of this relationship? 3-Use the public perception dataset. In Chapter 10 of this workbook, you used Chi-square to examine the relationship between residents who trust the county government to do what is right most of the time (trust) and their belief that county government works efficiently (works). Reexamine this relationship using measures of gamma, Somer’s d, Kendall’s tau-c. What do you conclude? 4-Table W 12.1 is the printout of a t-test (independent samples). The continuous variable is an index variable of environmental concern. The dichotomous variable is a measure of education (college versus no college). Interpret and write up the results. What other information would you like to have about this relationship? 5-Table W 12.2 is the printout of a period-samples t-test. The data are before-and-after measurements of a public safety program. Interpret and write up the results. What other information would you like to have about this relationship? 6-Use the Public Perception dataset. An analyst wants to know whether incomes vary by age group. Treat the income variable as a continuous variable, and treat the age variable as an ordinal variable. Calculate the means for each of these groups, and then use ANOVA to determine whether any of these differences are statistically significant. For which group is the relationship linear?