Tag: Community

Race and My Community

Introduction Many people believe that racism is a thing of the past when in fact race related hate is still a problem in America today. There are many recorded incidences of stereotyping, discrimination, and racial issue within my community. Neighborhood segregation in the northern cities is the biggest reminder of racial division in America. New …

In what way is post-modernity effecting people’s sense of community, identity and belonging?

Introduction The nature and impact of modernity upon our traditional sense of community, Identity and belonging is often at the forefront of contemporary sociological debate. Existing content for the discussions and debates on globalisation and questions of identity will often refer one might suggest sceptically, to a “crisis of modernity” (Hooker, R. 1996 1) in …

The Changing City: How Lagos became a major player in the global community

Introduction Logos in Time 1.1 A BRIEF HISTORY Modern day Lagos; previously known as ‘Eko’ (“war camp”) is said to have been founded by its Bini Conquerors. According to a UN Habitat publication (2006), ‘Portuguese traders visited the area in 1472 and soon after began trading in goods and slaves, naming the area around the …

The concept of religion and how it affects health in my community of practice, London Borough of Newham, based on sociological and psychological theories.

Introduction Locality Project In this essay I will be examining the concept of religion and how it affects health in my community of practice, London Borough of Newham, based on sociological and psychological theories. I have chosen Newham as this is where I was located on placement and therefore have encountered a very diverse and …

How effective is community policing in dealing with and preventing crime? A review of literature comparing, contrasting and analyzing approaches from Europe and ASEAN countries.

Introduction This research paper will firstly approach the problematic nature of offering a fixed definition of community policing before analyzing specific country experiences from Europe and ASEAN member states. The research paper will then attempt to demonstrate the complexities of conducting comparative studies vis-a-vis community policing in order to highlight the significance of context. Context …

Why is authenticity important in the pro-anorexia community?

Abstract The main argument that is advocated in this paper is “rationality vs. irrationality” – that maladaptive behavior can be justified, sought after and conditioned by a process of ‘groupthink’ and internal shifts of power. As a result, authenticity plays a vital part in this behavior as the group will urge members to be true …