By: Elizabeth M Young
America is far from a sexually repressed society, or there would not be so many Americans contributing to industries that are worth billions of dollars! Americans are obsessed with sex and romance in all of its forms, from the socially and politically marginalized religious groups...
Subtle and hidden racism: Confronting a covert enemy
By: Elizabeth M Young
"I'm really surprised...you're soooo articulate!" "What she's saying, Lucille is...." "We require proof that you have a degree before you can work here." "I have Black friends, so I can use that expression." "Oh, come on, you're too sensitive". These...
How people become criminals
By: Elizabeth M Young
It is an ongoing argument between many camps: is there a predisposition to crime, or does a person's environment cause a person to lead a life of crime? Every year, lists of laws from the past criminalize behavior in ways that become the joke of...
Decentralization of urban functions: An assessment
By: Elizabeth M Young
Urban functions generally include government facilities at the city and county level. Where the city is a state capitol, state level government and central agency offices and facilities may be spread out through an urban area. Cultural centers include theaters, symphony halls, museums, and other...
The heritage of American cities
By: Elizabeth M Young
The heritage of San Francisco, California, is based in diversity. From Sir Francis Drake, to the Spaniards, to the African Americans who brought the masonry, carpentry and other building skills from the South, to the newly rich gold barons who brought the money, to the...
By: Elizabeth M Young
A megalopolis is generally defined as having some metropolises with cities at their core. For a metropolis, along with other important factors, the core city must have a population of 500,000 or more. An agglomeration of surrounding built up areas with a population of...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The role of cities is changing in these times of increasing decentralization, globalization, and deformation of traditional constructs that are used to define cities. In some cases, technology is the driving force that has led to deconstruction of social, economic, and production interaction zones. For...
Population density defined
By: Elizabeth M Young
Population density can be defined as the number of people in relation to the amount of space that surrounds them. For example, the number of people in a city block, city district , square mile, metropolis, megalopolis, region, state, country, or the entire planet, are the...
By: Elizabeth M Young
If there were to be built a "Mount Rushmore of Sociology", the faces carved into it would be Comte, Spencer, Durkheim and Weber. These were the contemporaries of early Sociological thought, as the students of social phenomena detached from philosophy and carved a niche for...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The title of this article will be interpreted to mean that a set of references to various on line sources of population data is called for. References to published texts would not be the best thing to offer because texts do not refresh or update...

 

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