Select a Public Issue and provide an analysis of the issue by developing a conflict theory perspective. It is expected that course material, along with research resources, will be utilized in the analysis. See handout (distributed in class). Due Date: January 25th in class.
This assignment is worth 25% of your final grade. It should be typed and double-spaced, 5-6 pages in length (1250-1500 words), and include a bibliography. Late papers will not be accepted. Please use APA referencing, e.g., (Mills, 1959: 37), and include the full reference in the bibliography. ______________________________________________________________________________ Public Issues Paper- Same-sex Marriage
The general problem with same-sex marriage is the inequality and stigmas attached to these families and relationships. Specific Issues that make up the General Problem
Laws and punishment for homosexuality
Early Homosexual relationships (Greece)
Legalization of Marriage/Partnerships
Support/Bullying (September Suicides)
Key Interest Groups
No one is omitted because people of all ages are being bullied about their sexuality Children, elderly, celebs are all judged by their sexuality and not by their character or talent How Does The Media Treat This Issue?
Shown in the media through movies and TV
Lady Gaga and Cyndi Lauper
It does not provide a slant to this issue, it is introducing a different lifestyle so the LGBT community can live in peace Sociology Text Pages:
Homosexuality: pg. 318-323
Same-Sex Families: pg. 453-54
Sexual Orientation: pg. 318-23, 453-454
Transgender: People break society’s gender norms by defying the rigid distinction between female and male Transexual: Believe they were born with the ‘wrong’ body. They...