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How does family structure OR social class OR ethnicity OR Indigeniety affect the socialisation of children in contemporary Western society?

 
Academic Essay 1.5pt spaced
Value: 40%
Length: 1000 words
Task
1. Read the following Reading:
‘Early Childhood Gender Socialization’ (pp. 73-99) in Renzetti, C.M., Curran, D.J. & Maier, S.L. (2012). Women, Men, and Society, 6th edition New York: Pearson Education.
2. Independently locate and include references for 2 academic sociology journal articles
You may include up to 4 additional references of your choice, such as quality (i.e. government, non-governmental organizations, academic) websites, books, journal articles from other disciplines,etc. for a maximum of 8-10 references (textbook and other required readings included).
3. Review chapters in the textbook and other required readings which you feel suitably address aspects of the topic which you wish to focus upon for your essay -Dempsey, D. & Lindsay, J. (2014). Families, relationships, and intimate life (2nd edition). South Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press.
4. Write one coherent and unified academic essay which uses all the resources listed for this assessment item to complete the following task (choose ONE social context only):
How does family structure OR social class OR ethnicity OR Indigeniety affect the socialisation of children in contemporary Western society?
5. Format the essay according to the assessment instructions below.
Rationale
This learning assessment offers you an opportunity to demonstrate each of the key learning objectives for this subject as related to a contemporary topic, childhood gender socialisation:

– be able to identify the main theoretical approaches to the study of gender relations
– be able to describe historical shifts in attitudes to women and family structures
– be able to identify the ways in which social institutions reproduce and regulate gender and sexuality,
– be able to relate academic debates about gender and family to the practices of daily life in different cultures, both urban and rural

Marking criteria
Essays will be assessed on the following points:
1. Knowledge of topic. Have the main issues relating to the topic been understood and covered?
2. Application of sociological concepts & theory. Have the theories, concepts and subject material been applied to the issue or has a descriptive/narrative account only been written?
3. Use of pertinent examples and relevant evidence. Have the assertions made and conclusions drawn been adequately supported by reliable and valid evidence?
4. Critical analysis. Have the ideas and data been synthesised and analysed instead of merely collated and re-written?
5. Quality and range of references. Have all the applicable required readings been read and included and are the independently obtained resources of good quality, appropriately used and cited?
6. Clarity, structure and presentation. Is the essay clear, concise, well organised, unified and coherent? Is there an introduction, body and conclusion?
7. Creativity, originality & required parts. Is the essay a unique expression of thought? Has the author made a novel insight into the issues or regurgitated already published ideas? Have the instructions been followed and all required parts included?

Marks will be lost for
• low quality writing
• not following instructions
• lack of evidence and examples to support arguments
• uncritical summarisation of readings
• inferior references

SOC Marking Rubric* – Essay and Written Examination

Note: Rows 1-3 are the most important in writing an assignment and greater weighting is given to these criteria in marking

FL PS CR DI HD
Argument, knowledge, comprehension Introduction does not clearly convey the essay’s purpose; conclusion does not summarise content and/or link back to essay topic; little use of relevant evidence or sensationalist/emotive writing
sociological ideas & theory not raised, misunderstood or unsuitably applied Introduction conveys the essay’s purpose; conclusion summarises content; use of relevant evidence in most paragraphs; relevant sociological ideas & theory raised in several places of relevance to essay topic, demonstrating basic understanding, but inadequate or underdeveloped application Introduction conveys the essay’s purpose; conclusion summarises essay content; use of relevant evidence in most paragraphs; relevant sociological ideas & theory raised & applied demonstrating good understanding, adequate application, yet inconsistent throughout Introduction conveys the purpose and structure of the assignment; conclusion summarises essay content and links back to assignment topic; use of relevant evidence in almost all paragraphs; sociological ideas raised consistently; sociological ideas understood and applied to the topic in almost all instances Introduction conveys the purpose and structure of the assignment; conclusion summarises essay content and links back to assignment topic; use of relevant evidence in all paragraphs; sociological ideas raised consistently; sociological ideas understood and applied to the topic in all instances
Structure Introduction and/or conclusion absent; most body paragraphs contain less than 3 sentences; how the key point of each body paragraph links to the topic is unclear in most instances; how the key point of each body paragraph links to the following paragraph is unclear in most instances Contains introduction, main body, conclusion; the majority of body paragraphs contain 3 sentences or more; how the key point of each body paragraph links to the topic is clear in most instances; how the key point of each body paragraph links to the following paragraph is clear in most instances Contains introduction, body, conclusion; almost all body paragraphs contain 3 sentences or more; how the key point of each body paragraph links to the topic is clear in almost all instances; how the key point of each body paragraph links to the following paragraph is clear in almost all instances Contains introduction, body, conclusion; all body paragraphs contain 3 sentences or more; how the key point of each body paragraph links to the topic is clear in all instances; how the key point of each body paragraph links to the following paragraph is clear in almost all instances Contains introduction, body, conclusion; all body paragraphs contain 3 sentences or more; how the key point of each body paragraph links to the topic is clear in all instances; how the key point of each body paragraph links to the following paragraph is clear in all instances
Source material More than half the body paragraphs do not include references; set readings are not used; minimum number of sources are not used, or contains plagiarism** Most of the body paragraphs include references; set readings are used; minimum number of sources used, but direct quotes comprise more than 10% of the body content and heavy reliance on 1-2 sources in the body 1-2 body paragraphs do not include references; set readings are used; minimum number of sources used; most sources are relevant and peer-reviewed All paragraphs include references; set readings are used; above minimum number of sources used; most sources are relevant and peer-reviewed All paragraphs include references; set readings are used; above minimum number of sources used; all sources are relevant and peer-reviewed
Spelling, grammar, punctuation, word length Most of the essay is not understandable or the word length is above or below 10% of the prescribed limit (excl references) Most of the essay is understandable, but contains regular grammatical and typographical errors Contains a few grammatical and typographical errors Grammar is error-free, but contains a few typographical errors Contains 1-2 typographical errors
Referencing** No reference list or in-text referencing; or
APA style not used APA style used, but reference list and in-text references do not match up APA style used, and less than half of the entries are incorrectly formatted APA style used and less than a quarter of the entries are incorrectly formatted APA style used; referencing is error-free

* Where multiple criteria exist, any of them may result in the relevant grade being awarded – e.g., no reference list OR not using the APA system will result in a FL grade for the ‘Referencing’ criteria.

**Plagiarism will result in failure of the whole assessment item or the subject.
Presentation
Essay format
Prior to submitting your essay, please ensure your essay
• is typed using size 11 pt font with 1.5 spacing;
• includes your name, student ID number and page number on every page;
• includes your name, student ID, subject code, assessment item title, and word count on the first page;
• contains a Reference List at the end using the format described in the ‘citation and referencing’ section or using the most recent edition of the Australian Psychological Association’s reference manual.

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Beyond ethnography, do anthropologists have any need for theory? Discuss using at least two theoretical approaches discussed in the lectures and backing up your discussion with reference to relevant ethnographic examples.

 
Beyond ethnography, do anthropologists have any need for theory? Discuss using at least two theoretical approaches discussed in the lectures and backing up your discussion with reference to relevant ethnographic examples.

The exercise requires you to include three things

• A general commentary on anthropology theory
• A critical account of the relationship between theory and ethnography
• A comparison of how this relationship features drawing on readings and ideas about at least two theoretical approaches discussed in the lectures and illustrated with relevant contemporary ethnographies
I need him to write about two types of phenomenology in anthropology and give appropriate recent ethnographic case studies

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religion ethnography

 
Attend a religious activity that you’re curious about and would like to explore. You must attend a service, not simply visit a religious site. Examples: a church, synagogue, mosque, temple, Quaker meeting.
You must speak to people who are participants in the service – ideally both leaders and community members.
You are required to stay after the service for food, lunch, other refreshment, or informal gathering. This may be the most important part of your experience.

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Chapter Three: Research Method Virtual ethnography

 
What is the work ?
• Chapter 3 should be fully referenced, preferably using the Harvard style, e.g. (Hall, 1992: 120). Referencing. Harvard University style. If you are referring to a theorist’s work and not quoting (Surname date: page). If you are quoting, (Surname date: page). If you are referring to a website (Source of website date). In the bibliography (which should be alphabetised) it is Surname, Initial. (date) Title. Place: Publisher for books and Source date available from: URL [accessed on date].

Research Project Title:
SOCIAL MOVEMENT IN DIGITAL SPACE: How Twitter Gives Individuals in Egypt the Social Power to Mobilise, Organise, Share Ideas and News during the Arab Spring
Research Question:
What is the importance of Twitter in Arab Spring countries, what is the concept of social movement, and what are the factors of this social movement in Arab Spring countries? These concerns lead us to the following research question: How did the youth used Twitter for social mobilisation and political change in Arab world (Egypt)?
Research Aims and Objectives:
The development of social media and its use as a political tool is an important topic in various Arab and Western research institutions, as well as one of the most important non-academic topics in the Arab region. This project aims: To investigate how youth in the Arab world (Egypt) used social media (Twitter) to mobilise themselves to influence political change in Egypt

3. Chapter Three: Research Method
Some points:
• Ethnography is defined as describing a community in an attempt to answer questions about the lives of the group or individuals in it, thereby connecting culture and human behaviour over a certain period of time (Hine 2000: 73 ). Ethnography focuses on the knowledge of details concerning the realities of the social life of a group through a small number of cases studied by the researcher while living in the community. In addition, by observing members in the natural state of their lives, and thereby learning about their ideas, beliefs, values and behaviours, ethnography is also a tool for understanding the everyday life in a community (Hine 2000: 69).
• Virtual ethnography is a new research method for studying the use of social media communications such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other platforms.
• advantages include the absence of prior assumptions, dependence on direct online observations of the researcher, the ability to use a single case in the community or group under investigation, the use of the subjects’ natural environment in which to communicate, and that it provides a more accurate and in-depth analysis (Hine 2000; Bertrand and Hughes 2005).
• Nonetheless, there are some disadvantages to the ethnographic method. It requires time and effort to understand the subjects’ characteristics, such as language, customs, traditions and religion. Background research may not be sufficient to allow a researcher to participate in some activities and practices.
• An additional challenge in online observation is that the researcher must maintain objectivity and try not to support any ideas or opinions about the research, in this case, by focusing on specific Twitter accounts that might support certain ideas or opinions (Denzin and Lincoln 1998).

Chapter 3 Contents:
3.0 introduction
3.1 Research (Virtual Ethnographic Research)
Definition
Why I chose this methodology for my research
Why I need it, why it is suitable for my research
Strength and weakness
Time study in Twitter from December 2010 to December 2012
Best way to answer to justify
Virtual Ethnographic Research (Online Observation)
3.2 Research Strategy
3.3 Research Design
3.4 Theoretical Approach, Anthropological approach
3.5 Data Collection
3.6 Ethical Concern
3.7 Limitation
3.8 conclusion

You have to use this Sources including also your additional sources:
BOOKS, JOURNALS, WEBSITE
Bertot, J., Jaeger, P., and Grimes, M. (2013) ‘Using ICTs to Create a Culture of Transparency: E-government and Social Media as Openness and Anti-corruption Tools for Societies’. Government Information Quarterly 27 (3).
Bertrand, I. and Hughes, P. (2005) Media Research Methods. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Denzin, N. and Lincoln, Y. (1998) Strategies of Qualitative Inquiry. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications.
Denzin, N. and Lincoln, Y. (2005) The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.
Fielding, N., Lee, R. and Blank, G. (2008). The SAGE Hand Book of Online Research Methods. 1st ed. London.
gov.uk, (2015) [online] available from <http://www.gov.uk>, Ethnographic research [25 Feb. 2015].
Gunter, B. (2000) Media Research Methods. London: SAGE Publication Ltd.
Hine, C. (2000) Virtual Ethnography. London: SAGE Publications Ltd.
Lovejoy, K., Waters, D., and Saxton, G. (2012) ‘Strategically Managing International Communication in the 21st Century, Engaging Stakeholders Through Twitter: How Non-profit Organizations are Getting More out of 140 Characters or Less’, Public Relations Review 2.
Schulte, B. (2009) ‘How News Organizations are Intensifying Their Use of Social Networking Venues Like Twitter and Facebook to Circulate Their Stories and Connect with Their Communities’. American Journalism Review 6.
Twitter International Company (n. d.) about company [online] available from <http://www.twitter.com> [20 February 2015]

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Cultural Event Reflection Paper

 
Pick a cultural event or gathering to attend. This event should be one that exhibits ethnic and cultural or religious heritage as a premise for its existence and performance. It should also be one that stretches the boundaries of what is ethnically and culturally familiar. For example, someone from an Irish cultural background may choose to attend a Native American cultural event. Someone who is of Asian descent may choose to attend a cultural event of European origins.
• Students are responsible for locating their own cultural events to attend, but I will announce possible events as I hear of them. Please check with me if you have any questions about possible events. (It may be helpful to pick up materials or pamphlets for your review and to bring to class for our discussions.)
• Because religion has been historically used in constructions of race and ethnicity, students are also welcome to attend an event from a religious background that is different from their own.
• The paper may address a religious service that is unfamiliar to you. You may consider: Buddhism, Judaism, Islam, Sikhism, Catholicism, Baptist, Lutheran, Quaker, Evangelical, Amish, etc. (Ask if you need assistance.)
• You should also use opportunities such as weddings, Quinceañera, Samhian events, an Amish barn raising, a naming ceremony for a newborn child, a christening, national independence day celebrations, new year celebrations, a Reggae music festival, visiting a friend who is of a different cultural background at their home with their family, etc. to fulfill this assignment. BE CREATIVE!
• Some events may require registration, tickets, or a fee. You will want to plan accordingly. (Event times, locations, and dates are subject to change. It is the student’s responsibility to keep up with any changes.)

Papers will be graded on a 10 point scale and should include the following:
• A 1-2 page introduction to, and description of, the event. Be sure to address (in essay format) issues of who, what, when, where, and why.
• A 1-2 page personal analysis to the event, as it relates to class material. (Sample Questions: What did you personally learn from the event? What did you learn about yourself? What did you learn about someone else? Were you comfortable? Anxious? Confused? Why or why not? Explore personal responses as they relate to class concepts, terms, and theories.)
• A 1-2 page academic analysis to the event, as it relates to class material. Tie course material to what you experienced at the event. (Sample Questions: How does it relate? What course concepts or themes did you see in action while attending the event? How did course materials influence the ways you understood and interpreted this event? Did something contradict what we have discussed in class? If so, what? What does that tell you)

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Ethnographic Article

Ethnographic Article

This is a reflective paper . 3 parts must be included

1 .Brief summary of the article

2. Brief summary of the method used in the article

3. your own position/opinion about the article

Please include all three parts.

 

 

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