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The Topic Tree: General Research Guide: Groups and Cultures -- the United States

A selection of timely, diverse, and exciting topics for term papers, projects, and presentations.

Groups and Cultures -- The United States

Groups and Cultures -- The United States

Topics here deal with group behavior, culture, and United States society in general.   The academic disciplines covered here include criminal justice, sociology, anthropology, and a bit of public policy. For groups and cultures around the world, try Groups and Cultures -- International




The sociology of Christmas celebrations in the United States.

The social aspects of planned obscelescence of a popular technology (Think cars, cell phones, i-pods, computers) etc..?

Discuss the case of Troy Anthony Davis? Did he deserve to die? (Why or why not?)

How do cell phones and related mobile devices change the way families interact?

Are "Romeo and Juliet Laws" a good idea? Why or why not?

Should there be a federal animal cruelty statute?

Discuss the change in status of those in the financial servies industry.

Does your Facebook profile really follow you everywhere? What are Web 2.0's implications for free speech and free expression.

Discuss the case of Mumia Abdul Jamal? Is he guilty or innocent? Do you believe he deserves to die?

Discuss the case of Jack Henry Abbott who wrote In the Belly of the Beast?

Disucss the case of Reuben "Hurricane" Carter?

What part did the United Statse government play in destabelizing and overthrowing the democraticly elected, socialist, government of Chile in the 1970's? (Hard topic)?

How can schools/health departments/and others encourage familes to prepare meals from scratch?

Discuss the social aspects of tailgating.

What are the symbolism behind and social aspects of cheer leading?

Discuss the social aspects of skateboarders or some other subculture.

Why is it sometimes difficult for American Muslims to erect mosques or cemeteries?