The Power Paradox: Power Seeker or Power Holder

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Write a maximum 200-word post. Your post should address the following prompt:

Consider the power paradox presented by Professor Keltner in his video lecture. On the one hand, we want prosocial and fair-minded leaders, on the other hand, power undermines these very qualities. Moreover, having little or no social power damages physical and psychological health. Keltner hints at mechanisms that may help preserve the benefits of power while limiting its dangers. Consider the power paradox in an organizational context. Does your perspective change depending on whether you see yourself as a power seeker or a power holder?

Emerson says, “Society everywhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members

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Choose one of the following questions and answer it as thoughtfully as possible, after reading the lecture. Then post your answer to the English 207 Message Board by the deadline. Your answer is due no later than Thursday, Nov. 15.
Please answer the question as thoughtfully as possible, after reading the lecture. Then post your answer to the English 207 Message Board by the deadline.

More details, with sample questions and answers, can be found on the Discussion Board itself, under the heading “Info on Discussion Questions.” Please read this carefully so you know how to get the most points for the discussions.

We will be using the Canvas Discussion Board for this class. Click on the link below to get to the Canvas portal, sign in, and then click on the box for this class. You will find the “Discussions” link on the left side of the screen:

Discussion Board

Remember: This discussion question is worth a possible 20 points. Late answers will receive 0 points. Points will be assigned according to the thoughtfulness of your answers, not by whether they are “right” or not, since sometimes there is no “right” answer. Just be sure your ideas are supported by the material in the readings.

1. In “Self-Reliance,” Emerson says, “Society everywhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members. Society is a joint-stock company, in which the members agree, for the better securing of his bread to each shareholder, to surrender the liberty and culture of the eater. The virtue in most request is conformity. Self-reliance is its aversion. It loves not realities and creators, but names and customs…Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist. He who would gather immortal palms must not be hindered by the name of goodness, but must explore if it be goodness. Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.” What arguments would you make for and/or against this idea?

2. In “Resistance to Civil Government,” Thoreau says, “After all, the practical reason why, when the power is once in the hands of the people, a majority are permitted, and for a long period continue, to rule is not because they are most likely to be in the right, nor because this seems fairest to the minority, but because they are physically the strongest. But government in which the majority rule in all cases can not be based on justice, even as far as men understand it. Can there not be a government in which the majorities do not virtually decide right and wrong, but conscience? — in which majorities decide only those questions to which the rule of expediency is applicable? Must the citizen ever for a moment, or in the least degree, resign his conscience to the legislator? Why has every man a conscience then? I think that we should be men first, and subjects afterward. It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right. The only obligation which I have a right to assume is to do at any time what I think right.” What arguments would you make for and/or against this idea?

3. Richard Ruland and Malcolm Bradbury assert that The Scarlet Letter is “…a tragedy of the divided claims made by the natural and the social self” (145). They see the novel’s main theme as the conflict between nature and culture–that is, between the personal needs of the individual, and the need to conform to society and tradition. Do you agree that this is the novel’s main theme? Explain, using specific examples and quotes from the novel to support your ideas.

4. The Transcendentalists saw nature as the reflection of God and His goodness. In The Scarlet Letter, does Hawthorne present nature in this way? Explain, using specific examples and quotes from the novel to support your ideas.

5. By the 1800s, many American writers were exploring the theme of alienation, each in his or her own way. Do you see this theme in Bartleby the Scrivener? Explain, using specific examples and quotes from the novel to support your ideas.

references : http://www.somanybooks.org/eng207/Dq7.htm

Globilization : Factors driving it

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Instructions: This assignment is designed to test your understanding of globalization and factors driving it. The above figure show a number of factors contributing to globalization. You are required to write three essays one to two pages each that demonstrate your ability to communicate effectively and demonstrate your knowledge of the forces driving globalization, the definition of globalization and the impact of globalization. When you have completed your assignment upload it to the Globalization: Economic Globalization Factors drop box. The detailed requirements for the assignments are below. Detailed Requirements: Write three essays and place in a single Microsoft Word file called Economic Globalization Assignment The three globalization essays are: Explain how two of the factors in the diagram above contribute to the process of globalization. What does the term ‘globalization’ mean to you? How does globalization impact you in your daily life? Your essays must be well thought out using complete sentences in standard English Use MLA (or APA) writing standard. Each essay must have at least two citations from different sources. Place a Cited Works page at the end of your Economic Globalization Assignment. Get started by viewing the following video:

Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oTLyPPrZE4

Sociological analysis of movie “Call me by your name”

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This essay must take the shape of a formal and critical academic analysis. Your essay will unpack and examine the issues addressed in the film that you see as most pertinent. Each of the films you have to choose from address one or more of the primary research areas of our class. For example, gender, race, sexuality or class. In examining the film your essay will demonstrate an understanding of the sociology of popular cinema, and draw on connections between the issues within the film and the sociological concepts we have addressed in class.
Your essay is not a film review and it is expected that you will use outside sources in analyzing the thematic concerns within the film. For example, while a romantic-comedy may provide us with humor, melancholia, and sentimentality, this genre also has a specific function: to reaffirm the idea of “happily-ever-after,” “true love” and more. The way in which these ideas are presented and made “normal” would be a starting point for an essay on a romantic-comedy. You will examine the issues in your film from the same perspective, critically. You are required to examine the film, and connect the film to the issues CSOC 202 examines in class each week.

Response paper: Schlosser’s essay, “The Prison-Industrial Complex,”

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purpose: The purpose of this essay is to develop your active reading and information literacy skills. You will synthesize information from two sources to develop your own analysis.

Problem: In order to understand the social context within which the events in Just Mercy take place, it is important to consider the historical development of America’s prison system and its economic function.

Task: You will write a 1000 word essay that uses Schlosser’s essay, “The Prison-Industrial Complex,” as a lens through which to interpret chapters 1-6 of Just Mercy. In this essay you will provide a brief description of what the prison industrial complex is according to Schlosser. You will then identify specific examples from chapter 1-6 of Just Mercy that provide evidence of the prison industrial complex.

You essay should include MLA in-text citations and a Works Cited page. Click here more information about MLA references and citations.

The bibliographic details for our two sources are as follows:

Schlosser, Eric. “The Prison-Industrial Complex.” The Atlantic, Dec. 1998, https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1998/12/the-prison-industrial-complex/304669/.
Stevenson, Bryan. Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. Speigel & Grau, 2014.

The social outlaw / hero or bandit?

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The prompts are attached, with the addition to my opinions, as well and perhaps other credible sources added to add in my opinions for the paper.
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1525/si.1990.13.2.217

as well as the article attached above
For our second essay, you have the option to choose your subject! You can write about Malala Yousafzai, or one other outlaw based on the categories on the prompt. The only requirement is that your subject must have broken the law (or social norms).

Field Research Paper: Public Personnel Management

Students need to submit an one page research proposal with a Title. Title should be statement like; so that by reading title it should be clear what type of research one is doing or what type of issue you are dealing with. The title or the topic of the research should be around the field of public personnel management- not some other field. Of course, research topic has to be approved by the Instructor.

Field Research Paper:

The Field Research Paper must include a topic within the field of Public Personnel Management. Student can’t write on any topic they feel like. They have to submit a title and proposal (one page)by due date and it needs to be approved by the Instructor. It has to be 14/15 pages long. It has to follow APA or Chicago Manual. The research paper has to have 10/12 citations outside the Text book.

Assignment: Research Paper Submission

In this section students are Required to submit the Research Paper. The written main body has to be 14/15 pages long. The main body of the Research Paper does not include cover page, bibliography, figures, and illustrations etc. They are extra pages. The Research Paper must involve some field work. It has to follow APA or Chicago Manual for citations and must have at least 8/10 citations. The Research Paper must be presented in the class on Nov 8 (Thursday) and a paper copy must be submitted to the Instructor.

dialect survey results

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2. What are some conclusions you took away from the class dialect survey results? How can the concepts of regional speech community and communities of practice help us to account for the general results and trends of the dialect survey results?

Case Study 1: Auctions

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Use the video on auctions and at least 3 academic and/or high-quality business publications, see definitions below, to answer the following questions in 5-7 pages:
1. There are many types of auctions each with strengths and weakness at uncovering the real price/value of an item. Compare and contrast:
a) the English and Dutch auctions; and,
b) the sealed bid first price auction and the Vickery Auction.
2. After many months of offers and counter offers for Sky PLC, the UK’s The Takeover Panel (http://www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk/) required that Sky PLC be acquired via an auction. What type of auction was the Sky auction, who were the bidders and who won? Given that there had been multiple public offers revealed by the bidders, was the auction type selected the best type of auction for the Sky acquisition?
3. Auctions are widely used in finance, e-commerce and in e-games. Identify 3 applications of auctions used in finance, e-commerce and/or e-games. Explain the:
a) need for an auction in the product/service; and
b) what type of auction is used and why that type of auction is appropriate for the product/service.
4. Auctions are also widely used to generate revenue for not-for-profit organizations. What are the advantages/disadvantages of auctions as revenue generators for not-for-profit organizations?
5. Suggest ways in which the company you work for, or the company which you aspire to work for, can use auctions to better uncover value and increase revenue.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12) with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment length.
Acceptable Types of Publications
The definition of a high-quality professional business publication is one which is primarily a publication directed to reporting and/or analysis of the workings of business. Examples are: Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Reuters…etc. Avoid general news publications such as USA Today, Washington Post, NY Times.
PLEASE DO NOT RELY ON WIKIPEDIA, INVESTOPEDIA OR ANY OTHER PEDIA AS A REFERENCE AT ANYTIME IN THIS COURSE.

List and discuss two threats to democracy

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List and discuss two threats to democracy that are identified in the article and give an example for each to demonstrate your support for the author’s assertions.

The author states, ” Our nation’s history has shown that each generation has the potential to renew democracy, to move our system toward a more perfect union.” Briefly discuss how your generation can move towards making his statement a reality. Specifically, use one or all of the pathways of action in your response to explain how your generation can renew democracy