In the earlier steps of this Doing Sociology Assignment, you looked into what sociological research tells us about food culture and immigrant communities, then you turned to explore demographic and residential patterns across the D.C.-Maryland-Virginia (DMV) metro area, and finally you visited and took field notes at an international grocery store. In this final step, you will write a brief paper wrapping up the project.
Your overall goal for this paper is to explain what you learned about the DMV metro area from this entire assignment. You’ll want to think about how the different steps in this project have helped to answer the following questions:
In answering these questions, you’ll need to incorporate three sources of data:
Below you will find a selection of links that will prove very helpful in your preparation for our upcoming Final exam group project. All of the links work (as of last week), although some may require that you login to your library account. Please take the time to at least skim the articles and news stories as you prepare for next week. Thanks.
The unseen driver behind the migrant caravan: climate changehttps://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/30/migrant-caravan-causes-climate-change-central-america (Links to an external site.)
Register of Commission documents: The concept of ‘climate refugee’: Towards a possible definition Document date: 2019-01-29 (Links to an external site.)EPRS_BRI(2018)621893 Briefing. Impact News Service. https://advance-lexis-com.proxymu.wrlc.org/api/document?collection=news&id=urn:contentItem:5S5X-9HY1-JDG9-Y16B-00000-00&context=1516831 (Links to an external site.)
Population structure and aging
https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics-explained/index.php/Population_structure_and_ageing(Links to an external site.)
http://storymaps.esri.com/stories/2017/climate-migrants/index.html (Links to an external site.)
How Japan is battling a birthrate in decline
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2011/oct/25/japan-birthrate-decline (Links to an external site.)
Let climate-threatened Pacific Islanders migrate to Australia or NZ
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/may/08/australia-and-nz-should-allow-open-migration-for-pacific-islanders-threatened-by-climate-says-report (Links to an external site.)
Has the era of the ‘climate change refugee’ begun?
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2014/08/07/has-the-era-of-the-climate-change-refugee-begun/?utm_term=.6ebf84e8a46a (Links to an external site.)
How a Warming Planet Drives Human Migration
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/19/magazine/how-a-warming-planet-drives-human-migration.html (Links to an external site.)
Rising seas could result in 2 billion refugees by 2100
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170626105746.htm (Links to an external site.)