Sociology Weekly Reflection

Sociology Weekly Reflection, 4-6 double spaced, or 2-3 single spaced, pages

Format: 12pt font, Times New Roman,

4-6 double spaced, or 2-3 single spaces pages

Hello, I need help with my weekly reflection for Sociology class. I will provide you with (1) Powerpoint, (2) the reading, and (3) the YouTube links of the videos we must mention in detail in the reflection. The reflection is not an essay with an intro, body, and conclusion, but rather just shows the understanding of this weeks material and develop an analytical perspective on it. It is highly encouraged to use quotes from both the readings and Powerpoint.

Down below I will attach the syllabus instructions for the weekly and the “Orientating Question” that was emailed to us after the lecture to help guide our reflection. THANK YOU.


TA (Teacher grading assistant) NOTE: “try to bring in more specifics from the lecture, readings and documentary, and cite them. So for example, when you describe Indonesia’s economy, say something to the effect of “As shown in lecture #2″. That makes it easier to see how you’re incorporating the ideas from different sources and gives credit where it’s due.”


Syllabus Instructions

Read these guidelines carefully. Each week, on 8 occasions, you will prepare a reflection essay of approximately 2-3 pages (single-spaced). These are not academic papers in which you need an introduction, hypothesis, conclusion, etc. They are reflections and you may use a more informal style, even stream of consciousness prose. Please note: there are two criteria we will use in grading these assignments:

Does your reflection demonstrate that you have participated in and paid attention to the lecture/powerpoint, done the readings, and engaged with the documentary?

Have you developed analytical discussion, including bringing in the terms, concepts, and theories that we discuss in the lecture and are in the readings? Have you shown how the three (lectures, readings, documentaries) are related to one another, and have you identified and discussed the underlying theme(s) that run through all three?

In addition, I will generally send out an email shortly after class with several orienting questions that you should respond to in the context of your reflection. We will be looking very carefully to see how you respond to these orienting questions, especially with regard to the readings.

Note that these reflections should not be a summary of the lecture, readings, and documentary, and nor should they be a question and answer format. Avoid mere description. The purpose is three-fold: 1) that you demonstrate you have attended the lectures done the readings, watched the documentaries, and given thought to them; 2) to identify what you did not understand and what you think is important to discuss in class, in relation to the course, and; 3) this is crucial, that you are able to synthesize the three (lecture, readings, documentary) to develop a meaningful analytical discussion on the topic of the week.

As you write these reflections, you should use the sociological concepts and terms you have acquired in the course and through the readings. We will be looking for this as we grade.


Assignment Instructions

Nov. 24: Case Study in Globalization and Resistance: Globalization and the Palestinian Struggle against Israeli Colonialism and Apartheid

Powerpoint:… Part 1… Part 2

Read: Saree Makdisi, Palestine Inside Out: An Everyday Occupation (attached reading and notes of reading)

Film: Occupation 101 (Notes attached)


Also: Palestine is Still the Issue


First of two essays: Discuss the Makdisi book in 4-6 double spaced, or 2-3 single spaced, pages. Specifically, discuss your understanding of the Israeli occupation, how it came about in the context of the creation of the state of Israel and the Israel-Palestine conflict. What was your understand of this conflict/occupation prior to reading this book? How does the account in this book contrast with mainstream and media accounts of this topic in the United States? What are the differences and also the similarities that Palestinians living under Israeli occupation with women banana workers, transnational immigrant workers, the poor in South Africa, the Zapatistas, and so on)? How might you relate this topic more broadly to globalization and resistance? Very importantly, how is this case study of Israeli colonialism linked to the topics we have been covering in this course? Make sure that your discussion is analytical, rather than merely describing the reading, and that it links the reading to the topics of the course.

Also, please read below “Instructions for Dec. 1 Meeting”. To get up to 5 extra credit points, you should include in this essay also discussion of the three items indicated in these instructions for Dec. 1, and incorporate them into the essay, writing an extra page or two

Due Sunday 10 PM Nov. 29


Be sure to frequently quote from this weeks material including the Reading, Powerpoint, and Youtube/documentaries.

Thank you

Answer preview

Lecture and materials from this week present essential concepts behind the long-lasting battle between Israel and Palestinians. The subject matter discussed in all the materials is the Israeli occupation, which started in 1967 after most lands that belonged to Palestinians got in the harsh Israel government’s hands. I learned that Israeli occupation is a strategy used by the government of Israel to ensure that Palestinians do not have a chance to reclaim their land. The most appropriate explanation of Israeli occupation is “when a foreign army occupies your land physically and controls your life,” as shown in the lecture #occupation 101 documentary. Based on what Palestinians go through in the hands of Israelites, this definition is true. Palestinians are always treated as people without any human rights. Their properties got demolished, and people got killed by the cruel military people of Israel. In connection to how the modern world embraces democracy, I think the Israeli occupation is outdated. The strategies used to spread power remind us of the past when countries were forced to follow foreign laws by the cruel British army.


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