Alcohol-related problems and treatment

In this module, we began to cover material about cultural differences in prevalence and patterns of alcohol use, and learned that there are substantial disparities in alcohol-related problems and treatment. We are going to focus more narrowly on some of these health disparities later on in the semester, but I first want us to delve a bit deeper into differences in drinking norms across cultures.

For this assignment, you will:

  1. Choose a cultural or societal group. This can be a country (e.g., Germany, India), a racial or ethnic group (e.g., Native Hawaiian individuals, Latinx individuals), religious group (e.g., Muslim individuals, Jewish individuals), or a specific population within the United States (e.g., gender minority youth, first generation college students).
  2. Describe the role of alcohol within the group or society that you have chosen. Describe any laws, norms, functions, or history of alcohol use within this group. What can you find regarding when and why alcohol is consumed? Were you able to find information regarding how rates of drinking compare to individuals from other groups? Feel free to include any information you think is relevant or interesting. You should integrate objective findings (you must cite at least 1 academic source) along with your own thoughts and reflections.


  • Your assignment should be 1-2 pages (double-spaced) not including references or headings
  • You must integrate something from the required course reading or other academic/scientific sources (be sure to properly cite everything!) along with your own thoughts and reflections.

Requirements: 1-2 pages

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Addressing the issue of alcoholism in the Punjabi community is undermined by conflicting cultural and religious practices. Even though alcohol addiction has been attributed to over 3.3 Million people worldwide (Sudhinaraset, Wigglesworth, & Takeuchi, 2016), people are afraid to come out and admit they are addicted to alcohol; thus, they suffer in silence. This is facilitated by drinking being considered a socially accepted practice such that alcoholism is not considered a severe problem (Taak, Brown & Perski, 2020). Those affected fear the social stigmatization they are bound to face when they admit they have serious problems related to alcohol. Actions have been taken towards resolving this issue

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Heterosexual Privilege

The following are the components of heterosexual privilege:

1. The assumption that everyone is heterosexual.

2. Heterosexuality is the only “normal” sexual orientation.

3. Social institutions, laws, and public policies may exclude the acknowledgment of other sexual orientations or deny rights to LGBTQIA+ individuals.

Please respond to the following questions. Use and cite at least 2 of the week’s resources and 400 words or more in your response.

Requirements: 400 words or more

Below are the learning resources.

Bond, B.J., Miller, B., & Aubrey, J.S. (2019). Sexual References and Consequences for Heterosexual, Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Characters on Television: A Comparison Content Analysis. Mass Communication & Society, 22(1), 72-95.

Haefele-Thomas, A. & Combs, T. (2019). Chapter 2: Sexual Orientation: Stories and Definitions. Introduction to Transgender Studies. Harrington Park Press, LLC.

Tatum, E. (2015, March 29). 10 Examples of Straight Privilege. Everyday Feminism.

Watermark Retirement Communities. (2021, January 20). Not another second: LGBT+ seniors share their stories (Official film) [Video]. YouTube.

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In every annual film and television awards season, the discussion about the lack of diversity in the entertainment world must come across. The dearth of LGBTQIA people in major roles in front of the camera is surprising, given the diversity in our countries and communities (Bond, Miller, & Aubrey, 2019). One needs to look at industry gatherings to notice the problem as only whites and heterosexual people attend the awards while the industry supports what the quantitative analysis tells us. If I were a television or movie executive or director, I would try to diversify the industry by accommodating as many LGBTQIA people as heterosexual ones. Audiences need to see all people in the community represented in movies and TV shows (Bond, Miller, & Aubrey, 2019). Therefore, every corner of the industry needs to embrace a more diverse world to increase the quality of its output and broaden its audience. That is important because it will help create awareness about the community as the industry has a profound impact on our culture, economy, and psyche and has proven unable to solve the problem.

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Homophobia and Sports

Please submit your topic selection from the list provided in the Sociological Issues in Sport Presentation assignment details. Also, give a brief (250-word max) summation on what you would like to explore specifically. Lastly, include one resource that you will use to help in starting your project. This resource does not need to be a scholarly source.

Sociology of Sport Topic List

Gender and Sexuality

Leadership and Coaching

Understanding Title IX, Why is this A Social Issue

High School Sports and Social Relationships/Hazing Culture

Violence in Sports

Masculinity and Sport, Tough Guise

Racial Stereotypes and Sport Competence

Sports Media

Homophobia and Sports

Requirements: 250

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In the future, I would like to focus on the prevalence of Homophobia bullying instances in colleges, its impacts on the people perceiving themselves as either gays, lesbians, or bisexuals, and how this problem can be addressed. The paper will discuss how sports body policies and codes have contributed to stereotypes of homosexuals (Georgiou, Patsantaras, & Kamberidou,2018). The athletic bodies’ sports codes are highly orthodox and stereotypical of masculinity or femininity. This paper will evaluate different approaches that can be applied to address this problem, the natural equality in a college of high school sports activities.

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Gender Inequality in the Workplace

  1. Write an essay of at least 2,500 words APA style
  2. Select an example of gender inequality in the workplace. The example can be taken from a novel, a movie (for example, Norma Rae, 9 to 5, Erin Brockovich, Suffragette), a documentary, or even from your own personal experiences. Analyze your example in terms of the four explanations for the inequality of women that are discussed in the course readings. In your analysis, provide illustrations for how each of these explanations may (or may not) have some relevance to your chosen example. In your conclusion, evaluate the strengths and limitations of each of these explanations. Is each explanation relevant to your example, or are some of them irrelevant? Finally, are there any other possible explanations (not included in the course discussion) that could be used to further analyze and understand your example?


These are the 4 explanations discussed in the course reading

  1. occupational segregation
  2. the family gap
  3. women’s extra-pecuniary choices and values
  4. sexism—institutional and individual

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Occupational segregation, including vertical and horizontal, is depicted in the film. The film explains the work experiences of women in the laundry as contrasted to men. This directly impacted the work pay and the working conditions. Maud explains that the women work in hazardous conditions, including using old-fashioned and hazardous machines. Factors that influenced her to take up the work included a lack of education. She explains her unique experiences working in the laundry, especially for women. The poor working conditions are attributed to a short life, as confirmed by the early death of Maud’s mother.

Conversely, the men work in the delivery of clothes with better working conditions. Maud argues men worked outside the building and had access to fresh air. Moreover, the jobs taken over by men involved shorter working hours. Maud explains that women have to ensure extremely brutal working conditions, and there was no commitment to improve them.

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Social Problems

Cite all work and NO PLAGIARISM! Review all materials provided in the link below and answer each of the following questions separately:

Requirements: answer each question separately with 3-4 sentences each

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  • How has the “conversation” changed related to heroin and prescription drug abuse compared to the 1990s War on Drugs?
  • How would a functionalist view the functions and dysfunctions of prescription drugs?
  • How would a conflict theorist view the differences in prescription and illegal drug abuse treatment?
  • How would a symbolic interactionist view the perceptions of prescription drugs and alcohol as legal drugs vs. illegal drugs?

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Social Problems


America is often referred to as “the melting pot.,” a metaphor for assimilation. Define assimilation and explain the benefits and challenges of assimilating into another culture?

Respond in a 600-word essay,

using MLA format,

text readings Hirschberg, Stuart and Hirschberg, Terry.

Hirschberg, Stuart and Hirschberg, Terry. One World, Many Cultures. 10th ed. New York: Pearson Longman, 2018.

Amparo B. Ojeda’s “Growing up American: Doing the Right Thing” (p. 234)
Stephen Chapman’s “The Prisoner’s Dilemma” (pg. 256)
Piers Hernu’s “Norway’s Ideal Prison” (pg. 264)
Poranee Natadecha-Sponsel “Individualism as an American Cultural Value” (pg. 272)

Elizabeth W. and Robert A. Fernea’s “A Look Behind the Veil” (pg. 280)two outside sources to support your opinion

Requirements: 600-word

don’t forget to use two outside sources to support your opinion and one or two sources from the reading i provide in my question


Hirschberg, Stuart and Hirschberg, Terry. One World, Many Cultures. 10th ed. New York: Pearson Longman, 2018.

Amparo B. Ojeda’s “Growing up American: Doing the Right Thing” (p. 234)
Stephen Chapman’s “The Prisoner’s Dilemma” (pg. 256)
Piers Hernu’s “Norway’s Ideal Prison” (pg. 264)

Poranee Natadecha-Sponsel “Individualism as an American Cultural Value” (pg. 272)To exemplify his point, Stephen Chapman discusses a riot in a New Mexico

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There are various challenges of Assimilation. First it makes people lose their family traditions. Even though most families do not part ways, their traditions might not be accepted when assimilated into new cultures, forcing them to adapt to new traditions. That reduces diversity, limiting different perspectives. Even though diverse teams always outperform non-diverse teams, they are always afraid to express their opinions because it is unknown (Hammar 10). Assimilation may create higher levels of crimes because it sometimes forces people into situations that must break the law. For instance, some legislatures, such as segregation and slavery, are unjust. However, that does not limit the majority government from enforcing the law, hence affecting how the minority groups behave.

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Immune system’s role in maintaining homeostasis

The immune system is exceedingly complex in its constituent cells, molecules, and signaling pathways. Each major component of the immune system is critical for survival; immune activity protects against infections that would quickly be lethal without immune defenses and eliminates cells in the stages of cancerous transformation.

The most common and major immune system disorders are related to an immune activity that exceeds physiological needs. Hypersensitivity in the form of allergies occurs in 10% to 20% of the population. The prevalence of allergies increased in the developed world from the 1960s through the early 2000s, after which it began to plateau. Although less common than immune hyperactivity, disorders in which immune activity is below normal leave an individual susceptible to dangerous infections. In some individuals, immune activity is compromised to the extent that those affected are at risk for a major illness or even death.

1. What is the “big picture” of the immune system’s role in maintaining homeostasis?

2. What general principles are involved in the protection provided by the innate and adaptive immune systems?

Requirements: 400

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Of significance is noting that general principles such as high blood flow protects the inner and adaptive immune systems. In this sense, the flow makes the infected site develop inflammation by turning red, developing swells, and becoming tender/warm (Nguyen, 2018). The immune cells discharge chemicals that expand blood vessels at the region, causing inflammation signs. Notably, the high blood flow means that the body returns to its normal state due to the quickened repair. The immune system also facilitates wound healing, enabling the affected organ to develop appropriate barriers. This enhances the reformation process of those organs, thus promoting homeostasis. Immune cells, known as macrophages, consume the impaired or dead cells and then discharge proteins that promote the regrowth of the muscle cells. Without the regrowth, the body has a higher chance of reinfection, preventing homeostasis from occurring.

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People’s perceptions of minorities

n this assignment, you will argue a pro or con position involving minorities, women, or LGBTQ individuals given an audience with opposing views.

Presenting stereotypes of minorities/women/LGBTQ individuals affects viewers’ conceptions of different groups.

How do such skewed views affect real-life interactions with members of minority groups? Is there a difference among such genres as comedies, dramas, police procedurals, children’s shows, cartoons, and reality shows, in how marginalized people are portrayed? Can you cite any examples from your own experiences?

The media should be trusted to provide the means to change people’s perceptions of minorities. Argue for or against this statement.


Your paper must outline specifically the nature of the problem and demonstrate critical thinking, sound logic, valid claims, personal passion, and credible support that is cited correctly.

Write a three-page paper in which you:

  1. In the introduction, include a quote, question or statistic from your text and an overview of the three major points you will cover.
  2. Introduce your position with a thesis statement at the end of the first paragraph.
  3. Provide three major points to support your thesis statement (put each major point in a separate paragraph).
  4. Answer each of the sub-questions in at least one paragraph each.
  5. Wrap up your assignment with a strong conclusion in which you restate the points you made and supported.
  6. Organize arguments and support your claims effectively.
  7. Demonstrate personal passion for your position and critical thinking with persuasive language, sound logic, valid claims, and credible support for the claims.
  8. Provide three credible and reliable sources (in addition to the textbook) about current events, which have been published in the last five years and are cited correctly in the position paper.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title and the date. Include a source page to demonstrate understanding of the Strayer Writing Standards. The cover and source pages are not included in the required assignment page length. An Assignment 1 Sample [PDF] has been provided for your reference.

Requirements: good

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Negative perceptions about women’s efficacy and performance in the organization may damage their career advancement aspirations. This is because they will always be afraid of not delivering leadership positions. The negative impact of gender stereotyping on women can highly be seen in many organizations where they hold leadership positions. However, all this stereotyping and discrimination are a result of socio-cultural factors. Societal structures of gender inequality need to change to reduce adherence to stereotyped modes of cognition. People worldwide have tried to fight for the rights of minority groups through movies and

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Juvenile justice non-profit organization

You are working for a juvenile justice non-profit organization. You hear a news story about how the juveniles in your community are starting to cause problems. These problems are beginning to overload the juvenile court system. There are several theories that explain why juveniles become delinquent. Some of the sociological theories include:

Locate a sociological theory (it does not have to be one of the theories listed previously). Explain that theory with its relation to juvenile delinquency.

Please note that sociological theories relate to society and external influences over a juvenile, not psychological influences (which relate to internalization within a person) or biological influences (which concern physical problems).

Once you decide on a theory, write a 800-1000 word essay addressing the following:

  • Describe how it relates to juveniles by explaining what the theory believes causes the juvenile problems.
  • Think about what you could do working in a juvenile justice non-profit and explain what you could do in your position to aid in addressing the problem.

Your essay should follow APA format. The first part should define the sociological theory. The second part should provide details about addressing the problem. Be sure to reference all sources using APA style.

Requirements: 800 to 1000 words in depth

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Non-profit organizations play a critical role in bringing a much-needed focus to pertinent issues in a given community. Working in such an organization, I would leverage the points that the social disorganization theory highlights to shape how society responds to delinquency at different levels. First, I would be keen to lobby the government and donors to focus delinquency prevention and rehabilitation initiatives on disadvantaged areas where children are at a higher risk of becoming delinquents. I would advocate for the empowerment of neighborhood and community organizations like the one I work with. I would use such resources to create positive activities such as games, communal activities, and counseling sessions to bring a sense of community and restore normal values (Ardi & Sisin, 2018). For minors who exhibit a stubborn tendency to relapse into delinquency, I will coordinate with their parents to facilitate a change of environment. This entails seeking donations and other assistance in sending them to a good boarding school where they can adopt better behaviors under close monitoring.

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COVID-19 and health disparities

Tittle: Sociological perspectives
Choose Topic: Sociology
Number of Pages:

Question Description: First, explain three brands of theories in sociology (conflict, functionalist, and interactionalism). Second, write about relationship between COVID-19 and health disparity. Third, apply one of the theories to explain the relationship between COVID-19 and health disparities. 400-600 words

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The conflict theory can effectively explain the health disparities witnessed in covid19. In theory, the lower class is constantly disadvantaged because the rich command the social order and limit the flow of resources to the poor. Similarly, during the pandemic, testing and treatment resources were scarce. Treatment was expensive and getting a testing kit was challenging. However, the rich who could afford to pay the high cost of treatment accessed the medical resources which prevented the severity of the infection and deterred death from covid19. The lower-income earners who mostly comprise people of color, could not pay the high medical cost of treatment leading to escalation of symptoms and a higher death rate than witnessed among the rich. The crowded living conditions unsuitable for the recommended isolation needed during covid19 to minimize its spread disfavored the people of color leading to higher infection rates.

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