This essay is based on your reading of Goat Days by Benyamin. And the article on the migration of workers from Kerala to the countries of the Persian Gulf.
How does the academic treatment of labor migration compare to its fictional treatment in the novel? Does the novel reveal aspects of the experience that academic research does not? And conversely does academic research reveal aspects of the phenomenon that fiction does not? Which is more important for understanding the phenomenon of labor migration: the macro level analysis of the social sciences or micro account of subjective experience that novels portray?
You are a person working in a team, you have not been working as hard as you normally do/can recently. You should write an email to your manager apologizing for your recent lack of ‘commitment’. You should explain the reasons for this lack of commitment and what you will do to remedy this situation.
You are a manager, and you need to express dissatisfaction with one of the people in your team. Explain why the person’s work is not good enough in detail and give examples. You should also explain what the person needs to do to improve their ‘performance’ / behavior.
Are the US and China heading towards another Cold War? Or not? Will these two nations remain interdependent, or not? What is your informed opinion? how can we best stabilize the world? With a single hegemonic (dominant) superpower? With multilateral institutions (EU, UN, WTO, etc.)? Or with a “balance of power” between superpowers like we had in the Cold War — between the US and Soviet Union (1947-1991)?
Demonstrate your understanding of specific principles of social psychology and symbolic interaction by analyzing the Jane Elliot video clip, and describing in a few sentences (each) how the clip illustrates the following concepts: Social Status, Roles, In-Groups and Out-Groups and Social Institutions. Provide a brief definition of each of these concepts, followed by a specific example from the video clip.
In the mid-1990s, John DiIulio (and others) predicted that a frightening wave of violent “super-predator” youth would terrorize America starting around 2010. Why did DiIulio eventually back away from his prediction?
Write a letter (300 words) petitioning a local congress person to support a budget increase for childhood cancer. Your target audiences are: Consumers who care about the issue and Budget decision makers. The messages should urge consumers and decision makers to support an increase in the budget for childhood cancer. What do you think it will take to influence action and support for the cause, and increase the budget? What messages will you use?