Sociological Writings in the Canadian Perspective: A Handbook for Sociology Students by Faruk Arslan

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This book has 411 pages and contains my best academic writings

This book aims to promote the best selective sociological and academic writings for sociology students, including essays, academic articles, social programs and group projects, journals, reflections, reference and cover writings, and CV (resume) writings in the Canadian perspective. This is meant to be a simple, useful handbook to provide guideline for the aforementioned assignments. These writings were written between 2007 and 2011 by York University sociology student Faruk Arslan, who has already received an honour degree and intends to help future potential sociology honour graduates.

Table of Contents

Preface: How to Write the Best Essay……………………………………………………7
Chapter 1: New Paradigms in the Turkish Foreign Policy: The Turkish Economic Miracle: ―Zero Enemy Politics,‖ ―Mutually Beneficial Economic Developments‖ and ―Human-centered Universal Moralities‖..……………17
Chapter 2: The Holocaust: The Site of Memory, Site of Contestation and Collective Consciousness ………………………………………………………………..24
Chapter 3: The Turkish Labour Movement in Germany: Homeland and Host-land Nationalisms, Identity Crisis and Ghetto Conflicts……..…….34
Chapter 4: The Hizmet Movement of Canada ………………………………….44
Chapter 5: The Egyptian Movement: Was the crisis and revolution in Egypt one of its own making or from MNCs‘ intervention? ……………………………….55
Chapter 6: Stopping Abuse by Canadian Companies in the DRC ……….63
Chapter 7: Analyzing a STS Case Study- Ethanol versus Gasoline: The Contestation and Closure of a Socio-technical System in the USA …….78
Chapter 8: Analyze a STS Study: A comparison of haloperidol plasma levels among Japanese, Korean and Swedish psychiatric patients ……………..86
Chapter 9: My Presentations ………………………………………………………….90

First Presentation: Seeking My Happiness! ……………………………………..90 Second Presentation: How to Make Turkish Coffee…………………………….92

Third Presentation: The Real Legend of Dracula ………………………………..94 Fourth Presentation: Introduction to Naomi Klein ……………………………..96
Fifth Presentation: Food Fascism and Poverty ……………………………………99
Sixth Presentation: Public Space and War Drama!…………………………….103
Seventh Presentation: The Site Memory and the Holocaust ….…………….106
Eight Presentations: The Politics of Moral Order: A Brief Anatomy of Race Making …112
Ninth Presentation: From Hong Kong to Canada: Immigration and the Changing the Family Lives of Middle-class Women from Hong Kong ……………………………………………………114
Chapter 10: Canola: Advantages and Disadvantages of Alternative Fuel ……………………………..116
Chapter 11: The Ottomans to Turkey: Debatable Artefacts‘ as Turkey‘s National Identity …….118
Chapter 12: New Visions to Solve for Mental Health Problems in the Future……………………….128
Chapter 13: A Long Battle: Marx versus Weber ………………………………………….133
Chapter 14: Globalization ……………………………………………………137
Chapter 15: The Disconnection‘ and Fragmentation………………………………….141
Chapter 16: The Media‘s Lie about the September 11 Disaster ……………….143
Chapter 17: Surviving from Repression, Impoverishment, and Exploitation ………………………..151
Chapter 18: The Perception Management- Obvious Propaganda…………………155
Chapter 19: Limitation Problems of ISAP ……………………….………………………..161
Chapter 20: Is the Internet Killing Print Media? …………..………………………….166
Chapter 21: Creating the Public Museum was Revolution ………………………….170
Chapter 22: Rewriting Histories of Indigenous and African-Canadians…….174
Chapter 23: The Role of an “Insider Subject” ………………………………………..179
Chapter 24: The Race-Making Morality ………………………………………………..181
Chapter 25: The Namesake ………………………………………………………………….185
Chapter 26: Online Dating versus Arranged Marriage……………………………….189
Chapter 27: An Extraordinary Canadian Peoples Movement: No One Is Illegal ……………………197
Chapter 28: Iraqi Children Human Rights Violations ……………………………..209
Chapter 29: School Bullying …………………………………………………………………..218
Chapter 30: Systematic Racist and Discriminatory Policies for Nannies ……225
Chapter 31: Top-down French Secularism Targets the Full Veil …………………231
Chapter 32: Sociological Research Methods ……………………..………………………233
Research Proposal- Undergraduate Level- Binge Drinking at York University ………….233
Research Proposal- MA Level -The Hizmet (Gülen) Movement of Canada….239
Research Proposal- PhD Level: Performative Consumption, Leisure, Pleasure and Religiosity ………………………………………………………………………………………245
Ethical Issues Concern: Critical Analysis of Stanley Milgram‘s Obedience Research …248
Chapter 33: Social Housing Issue for Low-income Familie…………………………250
Chapter 34: Remove Foreign Credentials Barriers for Newcomers……………..255
Chapter 35: Situational Assessment…………………………………………………………258
Chapter 36: Death Penalty: Right or Wrong …………..………………………………..261
Chapter 37: Alcohol and Other Drugs Survey …………………………………………..263
Chapter 38: My Portfolio of Social Work………………….………………………………267
Chapter 39: Vocational Learning Outcomes …………..………………………………..274
Chapter 40: The Jane and Finch: The Gosford Community ……………………..285
Chapter 41: ―Whispers of Love ―Program Assessment……………………………287
Chapter 42: Journal Assessments…………………………………………………………………………………….291
Journal 1# The Case of Racial Discrimination and the Hatred Crime …..291
Journal 2# Jeopardizing the Integrity of the Live-in Caregiver Program …292
Journal 3# Immigrants‘ Past Educations and Experiences, Wasted ………….293
Chapter 43: Social Programs ………………………………………………………………….294
Intercultural Dialogue Institute (IDI): Hope Muslim-Jewish Dialogue Program (HMJP)………………………………………… ………………………………………………………296
Canadian Turkish Friendship Community (CTFC): Hope Youth Centre (HYC) Project…………………………………………  ………………………………………………………304
The Toronto Turkish Festival Project ………………………………………………………314
Chapter 44: Creating the Public Museum was a Revolution ………..……………317
Chapter 45: Breaking the Wall for Refugees …………………………………………….323
Chapter 46: Advertisings: Brain Washing System ………..………………………….334
Chapter 47: My Journal Writings ……………………….…………………………………..338
Journal# 1 June 22, 2010 ………………………………..……………………………………..339
Journal# 2 June 24, 2010 ……………………………….……………………………………..340
Journal#3 June 28, 2010 ………………………………………………………………………..341
Journal# 4 June 30, 2010 …………………….………………………………………………..342
Journal# 5 July 2, 2010 ………………………………………………………………………..343
Journal# 6 July 5, 2010 ………………………….……………………………………………..344
Journal# 7 July 12, 2010 ………………………………………………………………………345
Journal# 8 July 14, 2010 ………………………………………………………………………346
Journal# 9 July 17, 2010 ……………………………………………………………………….347
Journal# 10 July 21, 2010 ……………………………………………………………………348
Journal# 11 July 20, 2011 ……………………………………………………………………350
Journal # 12 July 25, 2010 ………………………………………………………………….351
Chapter 48: Reflections on Immigration Issues and Migrants………………..352
Reflection#1 The Feminization of Migration ……………………………………….353
Reflection#2 Diaspora Remittances …………………………………………………..353
Reflection#3 The Peruvian Diaspora of Canada ………………………………….354
Reflection#4 Why do Neo-liberalists Support Transnationalism? …………355
Reflection#5 Immigrants‘ past educations and experiences are wasted ….356
Reflection# 6 The Borderless …………………………………………………………………357
Reflection #7 A Social Virus: Racially Superiority …………………………………..358
Reflection# 8 Migrant Workers Exploitation …………………………………………..361
Reflection# 9 Chinese Head Tax and other discriminations …………………….362
Chapter 49: Social Movement of Political Economy Reflections………………….365
Reflection#1 The Manifesto of Communist and Unite of Workers ……………..365
Reflection#2 China in Crisis ………………………………………………………………….368
Reflection#3 Solidarity in Action …………………………………………………………..369
Reflection# 4 War on Terror and Human Rights ……………………………………370
Reflection#5 Cultural Jamming and Boycott Culture ……………………………..372
Reflection# 6 Seeking Commonalities …………………………………………………….373
Reflection#7 Stephen Lewis- Race Against Time ……………………………………375
Reflection#8 A Peasant Movement: La Campesina …………………………………376
Reflection#9 Manfred Steger‘s Globalism ………………………………………………378
Reflection#10 The State and the Global City …………………………………………..380
Reflection #11 Etnie and Colonial Memories of Korean ……………………………383
Reflection#12 Cultural Trauma ……………………………………………………………..384
Reflection# 13 A National Crime: The Canadian Residential School System ……………385
Reflection# 14 The Redress Movements …………………………………………………386
Reflection# 15 The Utilitarian Morality in Modernity ………………………………391
Chapter 50: My Letter Writings ………..……………………………………………………393
Letter 1: Asking to get a grant ……………………………………………………………….393
Letter 2: Asking to propose a petition…….………………………………………………394
Letter 3: Asking to get the support letter from a politicians……………………….396
Letter 4: Incident Report ……………………………………………..…………………………397
Letter 5: Fundraising letter to parents ……………………………………………………398
Chapter 51: My Cover and Reference Letter Writings …………………………….399
Cover Letter 1 ………………………………………………………………………………………399
Cover Letter 2 ………………………………………………………………………………………400
Reference Letter 1 …………………………………………………………………………………401
Reference Letter 2 ………………………………………………………………………………402
Reference Letter 3 ………………………………………………………………………………403
Chapter 52: My Resume, CV ……………………………………………………………….404
Statement of Interest …………………………………………………………………………..408