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a short summary of the film The Color Purple, a critical assessment of the film’s contents, and most importantly,an anthropological analysis

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FILM REVIEW PAPER – INSTRUCTIONS

Anthropology 201: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Fall Semester 2018

Section 002 (9:30 Class)

Your film review paper is a required element of the course and counts 20% of your final grade.

Form:

Your paper must be a minimum of five (5) full pages of content and a maximum of seven (7), double spaced, typed using no larger than 12 point font. The five-page minimum length requirement assumes your 12-point font is typed in Times New Roman. If you use a larger font, or a style that appears larger, your paper’s length must be increased accordingly. Use 1” margins throughout the paper: left, right, top, and bottom. Beginning with page two, please include the page number on the upper right corner of each page of your paper. Please note that deviations from the above requirements will be considered in the evaluation of your paper. Papers must be submitted in hard copy form only; no emailed versions will be accepted or graded. In fairness to all students, there are no exceptions.

Content:

View a commercially produced feature/Hollywood film. I have included a list of suggested films with these instructions. My approval in advance is required for a film not on the list. Please note that films which are fully and entirely animated are not permitted, but “motion capture” technique is perfectly acceptable. Your paper must include the following elements: a short summary of the film, a critical assessment of the film’s contents, and most importantly, an anthropological analysis. Specifically,you must demonstrate the relevance of the film, or its connections, to anthropology. Your paper may not be 90% plot summary and 10% analysis.

In your assessment of the film’s contents, you are to critique the film from a film critic’s perspective. You may consider aspects such as the following: Examine the filmmakers’ “world” (the cultural setting and time frame): Middle-earth, the American West in the 1860s, modern-day India, 1950s American suburbia, Germany during World War II, Afghanistan under the reign of the Taliban, the Roman Empire in the 2nd century, etc. Are the characters, situations, or plot stereotypical, unrealistic, illogical, etc.? For example, does a film featuring Native Americans portray them as stereotypical “wild Indians” or, conversely, as unrealistically strong, wise, and perfect in every respect? Is Indiana Jones representative of a typical archaeologist, or is he a stereotype? An extreme example: whereas it is neither unrealistic nor illogical to see elves and orcs in Middle-earth, it would violate the film’s internal logic to see them in a romantic comedy (not a fantasy) set in modern India. How does the filmmaker use such elements as set/art decoration to further the plot or enhance the film? For instance, in Children of Men, the setting is London in the not too distant future. Everything in the culture is going “to hell in a hand basket.” The sets of London are very dark, drab, with stacks of garbage everywhere: they emphasize the depressed nature of the culture. The sets in Fellowship of the Ring, especially in the eleven areas, are graceful, elegant – much as Tolkien described the elves themselves.

Your anthropological analysis could include a number of different approaches. Several films on the list include horrendous examples of ethnocentrism, and some even portray the results of a belief in racial determinism or Social Darwinism. Cultural relativism is another principle worth exploring. Your analysis could examine if either a culture history or a group of people is depicted from an ethnocentric point of view. Although fictional, is a rich, detailed culture history portrayed, including appropriate material cultures and invented languages? (Think of The Fellowship of the Ring, based on the first book of J.R.R. Tolkien’s trilogy The Lord of the Rings.) Was an extinct language recreated for the film? (For The New World a linguist resurrected the Algonquian language.) What about gender roles and the importance of kinship and family obligations? These are critical, fundamental elements of culture, areas that we are examining cross culturally and in detail this semester. Many films on the list revolve around these aspects of culture. Two films especially – Osama and Kadosh -depict cultures in which women are treated quite differently from the generally accepted norms in our culture. (Can you describe such “alien” cultural practices without sounding ethnocentric yourself?) Consider the film The Stoning of Soraya M. (Based on an actual event, this film is understandably very difficult to watch.) Here you could examine the concept of the possible limits to cultural relativism. (By contrast, do you believe there should be no limits to cultural relativism?) What evidence did you see of social stratification (or lack thereof) and the economic systems, belief systems, or subsistence patterns of the portrayed cultures? Review the anthropological theories we have covered in class. What can you see, for example, of Radcliff-Brown’s theories (especially his ideas regarding cultural practices undergirding social values) in the wedding scene of The Deer Hunter? On many levels, the new Blu-ray version of How Green Was My Valley is a perfect candidate for a Structuralist analysis. Matt Damon’s film Elysium depicts a society which perfectly illustrates Social Darwinism. Many approaches could be taken. These are simply a few suggestions.

This is to remind you that all students are expected to abide by the Student Conduct Code as stipulated in the Student Handbook 2018-2019. The handbook may be found online at: https://www.winthrop.edu/studentconduct/.Do not violate the Student Academic Misconduct policy. Specifically, do not plagiarize. The penalties are extremely severe. It is perfectly acceptable and will enhance the quality of your paper to utilize material outside the film itself; if you do, however, you must cite the sources. This stipulation includes not only material from our textbook, but also such sources as information from the Internet, summaries, critiques, and marketing/advertising information about the film. At a minimum, you MUST include a Works Cited page and cite the film itself + Bates and Fratkin. The textbook is your chief source for anthropology citations. (Failure to include this information carries a minimum half-grade penalty.)

Deadline: Tuesday, November 27, 2018

You may turn in your paper at any time prior to the deadline. No papers will be accepted after Thursday, November 29, the last regular class meeting of the semester for Tuesday/Thursday classes. In fairness to all students, there are no exceptions to this policy.

Please note: The paper deadline stipulated above is for your class only. Other ANTH 201 sections that I also teach may have different deadlines.

On an individual basis and well before the deadline, I will look over early draft copies if you have serious concerns about the direction of your paper. Obviously, the most basic requirement is a well written paper including a comprehensive introduction and a succinct conclusion. I strongly recommend seeking help from the Writing Center, especially if you have concerns regarding the quality of your writing since grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc. are considered in the evaluation. (Suggestion: whereas a comprehensive introduction is expected, do not make your introductory paragraph so long that it covers the entire first page of your paper. That would be acceptable for a 20-page paper but not a 5-page paper.)

Film Suggestions

The Emerald Forest Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Gorillas in the Mist Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

Quest for Fire The Gods Must be Crazy – features the !Kung San (Ju/’hoansi)

The Mission Dances With Wolves

The Robe The Searchers

Gattaca The Color Purple Grand Torino

Little Big Man Inherit the Wind (about a trial over teaching evolution in schools)

Indiana Jones, Parts I, II, or III American History X Nell

The Deer Hunter The Last of the Mohicans Titanic

The Scarlet Letter The Crucible Daughters of the Dust

Colors City of Joy Fiddler on the Roof

Beyond Rangoon The Killing Fields Australia

Schindler’s List The Clan of the Cave Bear Slumdog Millionaire

The Last of the Dogmen The Walkabout Revolutionary Road

Waterworld The Lost World (not the Jurassic Park series)

The Planet of the Apes The Thirteenth Warrior Little Chenier – A Cajun Story

Karma Sutra Avatar District 9***

My Big Fat Greek Wedding The Believer 300

The Air up There I Dream of Africa Children of Men

The Help Whale Rider Apocalypto

Kadosh Bend it Like Beckham Water (about child widows in India)

Not Without my Daughter Ararat End of the Spear

Rabbit Proof Fence The Fast Runner The New World

Osama Medicine Man Letters from Iwo Jima

North Country Hotel Rwanda** Sometimes in April

The Joy Luck Club Himalaya (about yak herders) Monsoon Wedding

The Motorcycle Diaries The Last Samurai Bride and Prejudice*

A Man Called Horse Hidalgo The Quiet Man

The Stoning of Soraya M. Memoirs of a Geisha Gladiator

Elysium The Hunger Games, Part 1 Pride and Prejudice

How Green Was My Valley Wind River

Reminder: the film you choose does not have to come from this selection. My approval (in advance) is required, however, if you choose a film not on the list. The important thing, moreover, is that you must relate the film to anthropology.

* Yes, this is the correct spelling. This is a “Bollywood” film, which is a satire of Pride & Prejudice.

**There is excellent background information in Bates & Fratkin regarding the genocide depicted in this film. It is critical

that you make use of this resource.

***This South African science fiction film is a metaphor condemning apartheid. Read online the eye-popping back story

regarding the true events upon which the film is based.

 
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A Gendered Tour through a Toy Store

Go to a major chain store and try to find a toy (not a piece of sports equipment) that is not marketed specifically toward a boy or a girl, basically, find a gender neutral toy.

Be sure to answer the following

1. What is the layout of the store? Are there distinct boys’ and grrls’ sections? Describe.

2. What types of words and descriptions are used on the toys to market them towards boys and grrls?

3. How did you find the gender-neutral toy you selected? Was it easy or difficult to find? Where was it located?

4. Based upon your overall experience in the toy store, write a brief analysis that examines how toys are a means of gender socialization. What values do they teach boys and grrls? What social roles are these toys teaching and training boys and grrls to do?

Oral History Paper

This class will require a mandatory Oral History paper in which you are required to interview an elder in your family and apply course material to their lives. You will examine the interviewees’ experiences at school, work, and home to see how their daily realities reflect what we are learning in class.

Oral History Paper Guidelines

The purpose of this assignment is to enable you to explore themes that have been discussed in class, particularly sociological theory, social stratification, race, class, gender, sexuality, globalization, the prison industrial complex, and activism.

I would like you to select an elder in your family who can tell you your family history. More specifically:

1. I would like to know how you are related to the interviewee, the interviewees age, gender, nationality, marital status, age when married, number of children, education, occupation and current residence.

2. Where they are from, how you arrived to the United States, patterns of immigration, and what it has been like since they have been here.

3. Did they encounter any racism, sexism, classism in two of these four areas: school, work, in the home, or in their neighborhood? How did these experiences limit (or not limit) their life chances? These last two sections is where you make connections between your elders experience and the concepts in the class! This is the most important part of the paper!

4. And last, which theory best describes their experience?

Throughout your paper, I want you to bold the concepts/theory, as well as define the concepts you will be using. For example,

My mother’s experience at school is an example of colorism, which is defined as “a kind of prejudice in which someone believes one type of skin tone is superior or inferior to another within a racial group” (Openstax, 2016 232).

The paper must be 6-8 pages in length, MLA format, double spaced, with Times Roman 12 point font. YOU MUST INCLUDE 4 OR MORE REFERENCES WITH CITATIONS AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY!

 
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Please submit responses individually with each references. I need about 150 words for each question.

1) Please share a work experience or personal experience related to living with or caring for an elderly person. What were some indicators of change in this individual? Given these changes, would you promote home care or facility care? Please share your reasoning.

2) Consider this unit’s topic, and conduct a short article search on topics related to the biological and psychological aspects of aging.

Summarize the information in your own words, and include the following in your response:

  • What did this information highlight, and how does this information relate to the biological and psychological aspects of aging?
  • Explain situations in which you have seen this first-hand.

3) Reflecting on the focus and content of this course so far, what are some important challenges facing management of health care organizations today (regarding an aging population), and how would you go about addressing it? Explain.

4) Some research maintains that cognitive aging is linked to social roles—what are your thoughts on this find? Share examples to support your views.

5) It has been argued that gender issues are extremely important in considering social policies for the elderly population. Feminization of poverty and ill-health during old age is a result of exacerbated risks for women across the life course. Appropriate care and support for this vulnerable group is a priority. Based on your readings in this course or on your real-world experience, what is your position on solutions for this group?

 
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Part 3: Solution (70 points, 20%)

In 4-6 pages, describe your action plan for dealing with your Lot in Life (Your 16 year old comes into the house after attending a party, smelling of cigarettes and marijuana). As part of your solution you should explain how your research on the topic has guided your plan of action. Contact at least two local community (Prince Georges County, Maryland) agencies (not just Web sites) that can help provide information, training, or support for the problem. Include specifics on how to contact the agency, what services they have available, and how much these services cost. If you include WWW sources for your background research on this topic, review the guidelines about evaluating Web sources given earlier.

Describe any obstacles or challenges that may prevent your plan of action from being successful.

Conclude your paper with a reflection of why you chose this particular Lot in Life to study and how your research of the topic has influenced your views of parenting.

Your paper should have a cover sheet that lists your name, and the scenario you have chosen. Your paper should be double-spaced and use a standard font (e.g. Times New Roman, 12 pt). Be sure to include a reference list at the end of your Part 3 assignment.

The other two papers (Setting the Scene and Research) should be pasted in at the end of your solution paper.

Part 3 Grading Rubric:

ExcellentGoodFairPoorMissing
Clear plan of action articulated to solve the problem15 pointsExcellent and detailed articulation of a plan of action to solve the problem13 pointsGood plan of action articulated with some minor omissions or problems in clarity11 pointsFair plan of action articulated with several minor omissions or problems in clarity9 pointsPoor plan of action articulated with some major omissions or problems in clarity0 pointsNo plan of action articulated
Information provided about at least 2 community agencies15 pointsExcellent job identifying and describing at least 2 appropriate community agencies13 pointsGood job identifying and describing at least 2 appropriate community agencies with some minor omissions or problems in clarity11 pointsIdentifies and describes 1-2 appropriate community agencies with several minor omissions or problems in clarity9 pointsIdentifies and describes 1-2 appropriate community agencies with several major omissions or problems in clarity0 pointsDoes not identify any community agencies
Discussion of obstacles or challenges in implementing the plan of action15 pointsExcellent and clear discussion of potential obstacles or challenges in implementing the plan of action13 pointsGood and clear discussion of potential obstacles or challenges in implementing the plan of action, with some minor omissions or problems in clarity11 pointsDiscusses potential obstacles or challenges, but several minor omissions or problems in clarity9 pointsDiscusses potential obstacles or challenges, but several major omissions or problems in clarity0 pointsDoes not discuss potential obstacles or challenges
Reflection and conclusion15 pointsExcellent reflection of why topic was chosen and how researching the topic has influenced views of parenting13 pointsGood reflection of why topic was chosen and how researching the topic has influenced views of parenting, with some minor omissions or problems in clarity11 pointsFair reflection of why topic was chosen and how researching the topic has influenced views of parenting, with several minor omissions or problems in clarity9 pointsPoor reflection of why topic was chosen and how researching the topic has influenced views of parenting, with several major omissions or problems in clarity0 pointsNo reflection of why topic was chosen and how researching the topic has influenced views of parenting
Citations and References5 pointsCorrect use of APA format for in-text citations and references4 pointsMostly correct use of APA format for in-text citations and references3 pointsSeveral errors in the use of APA format for in-text citations and references2 pointsMany errors in the use of APA format for in-text citations and references, but evidence of some citation style0 pointsNo citation style used
Correct submission format5 pointsContains all of the following:Cover sheetReference listParts 1& 2 attachedCorrect page lengthCorrect spacing and font 4 pointsContains 4 of the following:Cover sheetReference listParts 1 & 2 attachedCorrect page lengthCorrect spacing and font3 pointsContains 3 of the following:Cover sheetReference listParts 1 & 2 attachedCorrect page lengthCorrect spacing and font2 pointsContains 2 of the following:Cover sheetReference listParts 1 & 2 attachedCorrect page lengthCorrect spacing and font0 pointsContains less than 2 of the following:Cover sheetReference listParts 1 & 2 attachedCorrect page lengthCorrect spacing and font

Part 1: Setting the Scene (Done).

Your 16 year old comes into the house after attending a party, smelling of cigarettes and marijuana.

November 5, 2018

My 16-year-old son requested to attend a party with friends, and I allowed him to attend the party. He came home late and was avoiding contact with me, but after insisting that he tells me about the party, he was smelling cigarettes and marijuana. This was not the first time that he attended a party, but this was the first time that he came home smelling cigarette and marijuana. I felt disappointed, and that moment I did not know what to do so I asked him to get some rest, and we would talk the following morning. I pondered the whole night what was the issue and how did it come to this point and what I would do about the situation.

My spouse and I have always been very close to our son, and we are free in discussing issues, and thus I did not understand how it reached this point that he can smoke cigarette and marijuana. In this stage of his life, we have always been there for him to guide him navigate through adolescence successfully. We have consistently communicated our expectations as parents, and the rule has been clear. We allow him to hang out with friends and party with them. We know all his friends, and they seem to be nice kids, and that is why we allow him to hang out with them. The freedom we have given him comes with rules and meeting those rules is paramount since breaking those rules are accompanied with consequences.

This situation has presented various issues that needed consideration. One of the issues is talking about the difficult topics with our son. Irrespective of having an open and free communication environment, as parents we have always avoided the problematic topics such as drug use and sex. Another issue that needed consideration is peer influence. We might know our son’s friends, but we do not know who they are on their own. The manner we talk to our son regarding peer influence is an issue that needs exploration. As well, another issue is our son’s involvement in the goals we set for him. My spouse and I set expectations and goals for our son, and there is little input from him towards these goals, and this issue needs to be explored in its contribution to his current behavior.

The situation needs to be addressed to avoid future use of cigarette and marijuana and thus avoid the negative consequence of drug use. One of the solutions to the situation is talking with our son about drug use. Talking to him about drug use, detailing the reasons why it is not right to engage in drug use by illuminating negative consequence, would help our son understand why it is not healthy to smoke cigarette and marijuana. Another solution is to make it clear that drug use will not be tolerated and establish ramifications that will follow. However, punishing this behavior would damage the bond with our son and thus, acknowledging the efforts to correct this behavior would be another solution. As well, encouraging our son to input in the expectations and goals we set for him would enable us to understand our son better, his strengths, weakness, desires, and interests, and use them to help him overcome this behavior.

The plan of action would entail reestablishing a strong bond of trust with our son. This will require spending more time with our son and letting him know that he can talk to us about anything and we are always there for him. Also, rewarding his effort towards dropping this behavior would offer motivation to stop smoking cigarette and marihuana. This is a worrying behavior that our son has started, and thus there is a need to address the issue before it becomes an addition.

Part 2: Doing the Research (Done)

Parenting

One of the greatest challenges of parenting is taking to teens regarding difficult subjects. In adolescence, the teens explore many things including sexuality and drug use, and these are difficult subjects to talk about with the teens. It is very hard for parents to explain these subjects. It feels hard to put into the right words the difficult subjects. However, in the age of technological advancements exposing teens to many things it is critical to face the challenge head-on and address the tough subjects. In the case of a 16-years-old teen coming to the house smelling cigarette and marijuana, several issues presented including the larger issue, reasons for concern, early warning behaviors, and ways of dealing with the issue while maintaining a close bond with the teen.

Cigarette and Marijuana co-use, a larger issue of concern

Despite studies indicating that cigarette smoking presents a major concern, offering a gateway to marijuana use and other illegal drugs and increases the use of marijuana, the co-use of cigarette and marijuana is a much more issue of concern. Given the increasing use of cigarette and marijuana among the teens, teens may see it as normal and moving with the trend as well as an acceptable behavior among the teens and this raises concern on how to talk to the teen about this issue. According to Ramo et al. (2013), cigarette and marijuana co-use occurs more often among teens. Ramo et al. (2013) further add that 35 percent of the cigarette smokers and marijuana users age between 16 and 25 years, almost thrice the rate of the general adult population.

With the states permitting cigarette smoking in non-public areas and the legalization of marijuana, it makes it even a greater issue. Cigarette smoking in the United States is permitted in the non-public area, and this has enhanced the view of teens on cigarette smoking as being not harmful. Many states in the United States have legalized Marijuana to some extent. According to Lynne-Landsman et al. (2013), this legalization has significantly diminished the perception of harm among the teens, and now the teens view marijuana as a harmless substance. This creates confusion among the parents on how to handle this issue. Thus, cigarette and marijuana co-use is a larger issue since the increasing use trend together with their legalization in the U.S presents present a concern among the parents on how to talk to the teens regarding this issue.

Reasons for concern

Cigarette and marijuana co-use my result in a decline in school performance and eventually may lead the teen dropping out of school. According to Ramo, Liu and Prochaska (2012), cigarette smoking reduces one’s academic performance due to the cigarette-related health issues that keeps one from full participation in school activities. A study by Patte, Qian and Leatherdale (2017) indicated that students who use marijuana are four times more prospective to skip classes, thrice likely to not complete their homework and twice less likely to value getting good grades than the non-marijuana users. Thus, the co-use of cigarette and marijuana would complicate the school performance further as noted by Subramaniam, McGlade and Yurgelun-Todd (2016) that cigarette and marihuana co-use affect the learning and memory brain functions thereby negatively impacting academic performance and contributing to high-school dropout rate among the teen users.

As well, cigarette and marijuana co-use presents a greater health risk and thus a concern. According to Ramo et al. (2012), as compared to exclusive tobacco or marijuana use, co-users experience great health risks. The health consequences of cigarette and marijuana co-use include respiratory health problems due to irritation of the lugs due to cigarette and marihuana smoke. Another health problem is increased heart rate which increases one’s risk of heart attack. Additionally, cigarette and marijuana co-use is accompanied by psychological problems including paranoia, hallucinations, depression, suicidal thoughts, and psychosis (Ramo et al., 2012).

Additionally, according to Meier and Hatsukami (2016), cigarette and marijuana co-use offers a pathway to other drug use and addiction. The teens using both cigarette and marijuana are more susceptible to using other drugs including cocaine as compared to exclusive cigarette or marijuana use. The co-use is linked with other dangerous behaviors including unprotected sex which may further complicate the teen’s life. Additionally, the cigarette and marijuana co-use increase the cigarette and marijuana dependence which may further lead to long-term health consequences (Meier and Hatsukami, 2016). Thus, the concern regarding the other drugs that the teen may start using and addiction present a greater concern regarding the teen’s current smoking and marijuana use.

Besides, it would attract legal penalties which may affect the teen. The federal law provides for cigarette purchase and uses for people above the age of 18. Further, the state and local laws prohibit the possession and consumption of cigarette for persons below the age of 18. As well, marijuana use is legalized for persons beyond the age of 21. Thus, since the teen in the case is just 16 years old, cigarette and marijuana use would attract legal fines and penalties associated with status offenses. Status offenses include acts which are criminal for children only and underage cigarette, and marijuana use are classified under status offenses. The legal penalties would range from fine to detention is a secure, locked facility.

Behavior that the adolescent was demonstrating (warning)

Some of the behaviors that the teen might have demonstrated that presented early warning but parents ignored includes early childhood aggressive behavior, poor impulse control, and low perception of dangers inherent in drug use. Studies have linked early childhood aggression to early drug use. According to Mathias et al. (2015), aggression is a major risk factor for substance use. Teens using illicit drugs have a history of aggressive behaviors. Engaging in early childhood aggression is a strong predictor of continued aggression, and thus teens with aggressive behaviors may engage in illicit drug use as an externalizing psychopathology expression (Mathias et al., 2015). As well, having aggressive behaviors may affiliate with deviant peers and thus increasing access to illicit drugs. Therefore, from the studies, it is clear that teen’s early childhood aggressive behavior is a contributor to the teen’s current cigarette and marijuana use.

Another prior warning behavior would be the poor impulse control. The failure to resist an impulse, temptation and urge would have been a predictor of substance use. Studies have linked impulsive behaviors to drug use and abuse. According to De Wit (2009), poor impulse control is a risk fa tor for experimenting drugs, problematic use of drugs, and failure to abstain from the use of drugs. The momentary increase in an individual’s poor impulse control impairs one’s ability to abstain from the use of drugs (De Wit, 2009). Thus, the teen’s impulsive behavior may have been an early warning of early cigarette and marijuana use due to an increased urge to experiment these drugs and use these drugs.

As well, low perception of dangers inherent in drug use may have been a predictor for cigarette and marijuana use. Studies have established that teens with a low perception of the dangers the use of drugs present to an individual increase one’s risk of using drugs (Lopes et al., 2014). Various mechanisms have contributed to this low perception including the policies. The law permits cigarette smoking, and together with the legalization of marijuana, this has changed the perception of the teens towards the dangers of cigarette and marijuana use in which the teen perceives cigarette and marihuana use as being not as harmful as people say (Lynne-Landsman et al., 2013).

Ways of approaching the issue without isolating the teen

Often, teen seems unapproachable and extremely uncomfortable about talking about personal issues including drug use. One of the ways to talk about cigarette and marijuana use is being clear about the values (Miller-Day, 2002). The parents should be clear about their values and stance on this issue. In addressing the values, it is important to let the teen know the values the parents stand for and encourage the teen to communicate their values. In that way, the parents and teens can understand each other. Another way is talking facts relating to cigarette and marijuana use (Holden, 2014). Offering facts would offer the teen an opportunity to have accurate information regarding cigarette and marijuana use and to explain the differing beliefs about the issue among people. It is important to let the teen know that people are allowed to have differing views, and they should be respected. This would encourage open dialogue thereby encouraging the teen to ask questions and seek clarification from parents on issues.

As well, according to Miller-Day (2002) practicing what the parent teach would also enforce trust between the teen and the parents. Some common values that the parents support include honesty, responsibility and respect for differences. Acting on these values is a powerful message to the teen. Additionally, practicing empathy will enable the parents to understand what the teen thinks and feel about cigarette and marijuana use (Miller-Day, 2002). This will enable the parents to share information and respond to questions that arise in a manner that will resonate with the belief system that the teen is developing. Encouraging a sense of pride is important as well. The teens deserve to feel loved and wanted (Holden, 2014). The parents should let the teen know that they are interested in what the teen think and feel about the issue and encourage the teen to share feelings so that the parents can correct misinformation and reinforce values

Conclusion

Parenting is not an easy job and parents should discuss difficult topics with their children. One of the difficult topics is cigarette and marijuana use. This topic presents various topics including the larger issue, reasons that the topic should be of concern, behaviors that predict the use of cigarette and marijuana in a teen, and ways of handling this topic without alienating the teen. Parents should ensure that they talk about the difficult topics with their children to guide them navigate through adolescence successfully.

References

De Wit, H. (2009). Impulsivity as a determinant and consequence of drug use: a review of underlying processes. Addiction biology14(1), 22-31. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3640851/

Holden, G. W. (2014). Parenting: A dynamic perspective. Sage Publications.

Lopes, G. T., Bernardes, M. M. R., Ribeiro, A. P. L. P., Belchior, P. C., Delphim, L. M., & Ferreira, R. D. S. (2014). Perceptions of adolescents regarding drug use/addiction: theater as the pedagogical strategy. Escola Anna Nery18(2), 202-208. http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?pid=S1414-81452014000200202&script=sci_arttext&tlng=en

Lynne-Landsman, S. D., Livingston, M. D., & Wagenaar, A. C. (2013). Effects of state medical marijuana laws on adolescent marijuana use. American journal of public health103(8), 1500-1506.

Mathias, C. W., Duffing, T. M., Ashley, A., Charles, N. E., Lake, S. L., Ryan, S. R., … & Dougherty, D. M. (2015). Aggression as a predictor of early substance use initiation among youth with family histories of substance use disorders. Addictive disorders & their treatment14(4), 230-240 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4704787/

Meier, E., & Hatsukami, D. K. (2016). A review of the additive health risk of cannabis and tobacco co-use. Drug and Alcohol Dependence166, 6-12.

Miller-Day, M. A. (2002). Parent-adolescent communication about alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use. Journal of Adolescent Research17(6), 604-616. https://s3.amazonaws.com/academia.edu.documents/33664106/Parent-Adolescent_Communication_about_Alcohol__Tobacco__and_Other_Druguse.pdf?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAIWOWYYGZ2Y53UL3A&Expires=1542794754&Signature=ZSvjK2rat5UwT3FOXKdzpO0tCvE%3D&response-content-disposition=inline%3B%20filename%3DParent-Adolescent_Communication_about_Al.pdf

Patte, K. A., Qian, W., & Leatherdale, S. T. (2017). Marijuana and alcohol use as predictors of academic achievement: a longitudinal analysis among youth in the COMPASS study. Journal of school health87(5), 310-318.

Ramo, D. E., Delucchi, K. L., Hall, S. M., Liu, H., & Prochaska, J. J. (2013). Marijuana and tobacco co-use in young adults: patterns and thoughts about use. Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs74(2), 301-310. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3568169/

Ramo, D. E., Liu, H., & Prochaska, J. J. (2012). Tobacco and marijuana use among adolescents and young adults: a systematic review of their co-use. Clinical psychology review32(2), 105-121.

Subramaniam, P., McGlade, E., & Yurgelun-Todd, D. (2016). Comorbid cannabis and tobacco use in adolescents and adults. Current addiction reports3(2), 182-188.

 
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Be sure to reference resources as appropriate.

  • 1. What is the significance of the Older American’s Act? How are funds distributed? What kinds of services are offered,  and who benefits? 
  • 2. What is Social Security (with regard to older people), and how does it work? What are current challenges to the long-term feasibility of the program? Briefly state the main options for Social Security reform and present arguments for the option that you think will “save” Social Security. 
  • 3. What is Medicare? What does it cover and what does it not cover? What are some of the concerns associated with Medicare and its viability long term? How do you propose to “fix” Medicare? What changes would you make and why? What if anything would you drop or add? How would you pay for it and sustain it? 
  • 4. Older adults as a group are often accused of being selfish and using more than their fair share of resources. Why does this perception exist? Should we be allocating more or fewer resources to the elderly or is the current allocation sufficient? Justify your response, taking into consideration factors such as the aging demographic, the role of culture, the cost of providing services, and the cost of NOT providing services. 
 
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Aging in America

Interview a Senior Citizen to gather some amazing insight on their world and their experiences.

As the conversation progresses during the interview, delve deeper. Note comparisons, changes, 

advancements, family life.  What are your thoughts of how society was when the Senior Citizen 

was your age? Do you feel spoiled to have what you have or wish it were simpler times?

Here are a few questions to use as a starting point….

Thinking about all of the technological advances, political events, and/or social changes that you 

have witnessed in your lifetime, which ones have been the most amazing, influential and 

memorable for you?

Why?

What can the United States do to better meet the needs of its senior citizens?

If there was a single lesson that you learned from your life that you would like to pass along to 

younger people as words of wisdom, what would it be?

Include topics, concepts, ideas addressed over the course of the semester and during our 

classroom discussions and lectures.

In doing so, utilize a minimum of  3 scholarly sources to support the elements of your paper

— Be sure to use proper citations.

The paper should be a minimum of 5-7 pages 

 
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Generating Support For Evidence-Based Practices

 
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When treating clients, social workers must ensure that the evidence-based practice is appropriate for the client and the problem. Then, the social worker must get the client and other stakeholders to support the selected evidence-based practice. To earn that support, the social worker should present the client and stakeholders with a plan for implementation and evidence of the evidence-based practice efficacy and appropriateness. Social workers must demonstrate that they have carefully considered the steps necessary to implement the evidence-based practice, identified factors in the current environment that support implementation of the evidence-based practice, and addressed those factors that may hinder the successful implementation.

For this Assignment, you will take on the role of the social worker in the Levy case study (VIDEO ATTACHED). You will choose an evidence-based practice and attempt to gain the support of both the client and supervisor. To do so, you will address its efficacy, appropriateness, and factors that may impact implementation of the evidence-based practice that you chose.

To prepare for this Assignment, review Levy Episode 2. Then using the registries provided in this week’s resources and the Walden Library, locate an evidence-based practice that you believe would be appropriate for Jake’s case. Then, review the Evidence-Based Practice kit for Family Psycho Education from the SAMHSA website from the resources. Note all the steps and considerations involved in implementing the evidence-based practice and which of these considerations apply to this case. Consider issues such as agency support, resources, and costs that might support or limit the application of the evidence-based intervention that you select.

Instructions:

1. Post an evaluation of the evidence-based practice that you selected for Jake. 

2.Describe the practice and the evidence supporting it. 

3. Explain why you think this intervention is appropriate for Jake. 

4. Then provide an explanation for the supervisor regarding issues related to implementation. 

5. Identify two factors that you believe are necessary for successful implementation of the evidence-based practice and explain why. 

6. Then, identify two factors that you believe may hinder implementation and explain how you might mitigate these factors. 

Be sure to include APA citations and references.

 
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Evidence-Based Practice Implementation—Anticipating Results

 
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Many social workers attempt to implement an evidence-based practice that seems to be strongly supported by research, only to become frustrated or confused when their efforts do not yield the same positive results as the research. This discrepancy can occur because they failed to recognize the differences between conditions in their practice environment and the conditions of the study. Moreover, they may have failed to consider and adequately plan for issues that arise during implementation.

Many social workers attempt to implement an evidence-based practice that seems to be strongly supported by research, only to become frustrated or confused when their efforts do not yield the same positive results as the research. This discrepancy can occur because they failed to recognize the differences between conditions in their practice environment and the conditions of the study. Moreover, they may have failed to consider and adequately plan for issues that arise during implementation.

To prepare for this Assignment, using the resources for evidence-based practices, identify an evidence-based practice that may be applicable to your field of practice. Review two research articles demonstrating the effectiveness of the evidence-based practice. Note any similarities or differences between the conditions in which the evidence-based practice was implemented in the study and the conditions in which you plan to implement it.

Submit a 4- to 5-page paper that analyzes the implementation of the evidence-based practice in your field of practice to determine if you can expect similar results to the research. The paper should include the following:

  • A description of the evidence-based practice that you selected including:

    • The population for which the evidence-based practice is intended
    • The problems for which the evidence-based practice is intended to address
    • A summary of the evidence from the research articles that demonstrate the evidence-based practice’s effectiveness
  • An explanation of any differences between the conditions of the study and the conditions on your practice. Explain the potential impact these differences could have on successful implementation.
  • A description of the steps that would be required to implement the evidence-based practice including:
    • Any factors that would support each step and how you would leverage them
    • Any factors that would limit or hinder each step and how you would mitigate them

 A conclusion that includes:

  • Anticipated results of the implementation in your practice setting
  • An explanation of whether they will be similar or different from the research results from the articles
 
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Paper For Article (300-350 Words)

 
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Article files and Possible concepts (List of suggestion) file are below. 

Course Description: 

It incorporates various perspectives of the social sciences: anthropology, sociology, psychology, political science, and economics. It applies these perspectives to shed light on how racism has developed and impacted U.S. society. It emphasizes how the negative forces of nativism and racism in U.S. society have been sustained and institutionalized.

Student Learning Outcomes: 

1. By the end if the quarter, students should be able to understand and be able to apply the basic concepts associated with race, racism and ethnicity in U.S. society.

2. By the end if the quarter, students should be able to understand and analyze the role of racism in the U.S. through pertinent literature.

3. By the end if the quarter, students should be able to question and examine their values and assumptions with respect to race and ethnicity.

4. By the end if the quarter, students should be able to compare and integrate insights of the various social science disciplines to the topic of racism in the United States.

5. By the end if the quarter, students should be able to have a social science understanding of diverse groups in the U.S.; including, but not limited to Native Americans, African Americans, Latino Americans, Asian Americans and Ethno-Europeans. When appropriate the impact of culture and religion will be included.

Paper requirements:

After reading the article, students will consider 2 concepts from this course that can be applied to the article. These concepts will be defined according to the definitions in this class. No dictionary, encyclopedia or other source definitions are acceptable.

This paper is not a formal essay or term paper. This paper is not a summary, an opinion or a simple response. The objective of this paper is to allow students to show they have an understanding of course concepts and can apply them to current social conditions. 

It will include the following conditions:

1. Paper must include 3 quotes from the article.

2. Papers will NOT have: 

— introduction

— opinion

— citations

— references

Format of the paper:

– Paragraph 1: Identify and define the first of the two concepts you will be applying.

— note: The definitions MUST come from either our textbook or class notes. Papers using dictionary, Wikipedia, etc definitions will not be read.

– Paragraph 2: Identify and define the second of the two concepts you will be applying.

— note: The definitions MUST come from either our textbook or class notes. Papers using dictionary, Wikipedia, etc definitions will not be read.

-Paragraphs 3 and 4: Show how each of these concepts can be applied to the article you’ve read.

Do NOT show references as Professor has already very familiar with the course concepts and articles. Do not follow APA, MLA or another academic format.

Technical expectations:

-300 – 350 words

-double spaced

-in a 12 point non serif font (Arial, Tahoma, Calibri, Candara, Verdana are some examples)

 
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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) & Male Circumcision: Rite Of Passage Or Human Rights Violation?

 
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Female genital mutilation (FGM) includes procedures that intentionally alter or cause injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. According to the World Health Organization, over 200 million girls and women have undergone genital mutilation, and half a million women in the U.S. have been victimized by it (World Health Organization, 2018). Despite the fact it is practiced, even compared to male circumcision, social observers, medical communities, and human rights activists assert it is an attempt by patriarchal societies to control the bodies and sexual behaviors of women. Some other interesting statistics:

  • Procedures can cause severe bleeding, problems urinating, cysts later in life, infections, complications in childbirth, increased risk of newborn deaths, psychological, and emotional stress. 
  • FGM is mostly carried out on young girls between infancy and age 15.
  • FGM is a violation of the human rights of girls and women. (World Health Organization, 2018).

For more information (and to help get you started):   

Research Article: Female Genital Mutilation (Female Circumcision) (Egypt, 2018) https://libproxy.library.unt.edu:9110/S1083318818302638/1-s2.0-S1083318818302638-main.pdf?_tid=d1f5a793-fed6-4659-a08d-b6d858fe4146&acdnat=1534877985_1535575439b18acce9f57bda33c8df41  (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

World Health Organization: this web link (and website) is a good source of information for you. I have linked you to the FGM home page, where you can conduct research on your own to answer the research questions.

http://www.who.int/reproductivehealth/topics/fgm/en/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

United Nations: also an excellent source of information. http://www.un.org/en/index.html (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. 

https://news.un.org/en/story/2016/07/534492-majority-oppose-female-genital-mutilation-countries-where-practice-persists-un (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. 

**TED Talks: It is highly recommended students watch these TED Talks regarding FGM. These are real-life stories told from empowering women.

 Kakenya Ntaiya, Educator and Activist.

Khadija Gbla, Cross-Cultural Consultant.

Male Circumcision

 Male circumcision is surgical removal of the prepuce. It has a long history as a religious rite. Jews traditionally carry out male circumcision shortly after a baby is born. Circumcision is performed as a sign of the covenant between God and the people of Abraham. Muslims also circumcise for religious reasons, although they tend do so some years later. But the great majority of Americans are neither Jews nor Muslims, so circumcision has no religious meaning for them. For that reason, most American parents who decide to circumcise their sons do so for health reasons. And in recent years, opponents of circumcision have argued that it is a form of genital mutilation that is carried out without the consent of the person receiving it, who, in the United States, is usually a newborn baby. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued statements that circumcision was unnecessary in 1999 and then again in 2005. For that reason, many health insurance companies stopped covering the cost of circumcision and many parents doubted its effectiveness. The AAP reversed its position in 2012 and reported that circumcision may protect heterosexual men, and their sex partners, against HIV (the virus that causes AIDS) and stated that the health benefits of circumcision were likely to outweigh any risks. Below is some research to help get you started…

Centers for Disease Control (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hestat/circumcision_2013/Circumcision_2013.htm (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Click on other links within this page to enhance your own research.

Click-Bait Article: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/circumcision-rates-declining-health-risks-rising-study-says/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

World Health Organization: http://www.who.int/hiv/mediacentre/news/gdg-male-circumcision/en/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Research Article: Newborn Male Circumcision Canada (2015).  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4578472/?report=classic (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

**YouTube: It is highly recommended students watch this National Geographic mini documentary regarding male circumcision rite of passage ceremony.

 RESEARCH QUESTION: based on the given information and your own research, what are your feelings about circumcision?  What effects does female genital mutilation have on women? If you were to have a son, would you have him circumcised? Do you think it is better to wait until a boy is an adolescent to give him the choice about whether or not to be circumcised? Write a 4 page pro/con paper either in favor for or against FGM and circumcision. From your research provide 3 examples (1 each) from the theoretical perspectives (biological, psychological, and sociological, etc.…) discussed throughout the semester to support your position. Your paper needs to be written in Microsoft Word, Times New Roman, 12-page font, double-spaced.  References can be in either APA or MLA format and are additional to the required 4 full pages. 

 
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