At this stage of the research essay, the synthesis essay has allowed students to become familiar with a variety of opinions on their topic of interest. Now, again, in preparation for the final essay, students are required to take a position on their topic. Throughout the research process, students might find their position shift. It is especially important to allow students to explore different positions, and to be encouraged that this is often evidence of maturity in their critical thinking process. As they read, new ideas may take hold, new questions arise; thus, new positions are formed. Ask them to be active readers and to observe what persuades them as a reader and why.
Purpose: To argue your position on an issue raised in at least two of the articles we have read, showing how your position relates to those authors.
Audience: An academic audience that includes the authors of the readings and other interested in the issue upon which you are focusing.
Questions for Consideration and Topic Exploration: In class we have spoken about social institutions (family, education, economy, religion, etc...). Keeping these in mind, write a paper that states YOUR position in regards to which of these institutions is most responsible and/or effective at helping the remembrance of the genocide.
As a position paper, the sole purpose of the paper is for you to convince your audience of your argument while also addressing the opposing side.
A few questions to keep in mind when writing your paper could include:
Why is the institution of ______ best suited for helping the retention of memory? How? Why are other institutions not as effective?
You must provide specific examples as to how these institutions are used in post-genocidal states (for this, you will need to do outside research!).
Recommended Length: 4-5 pages. APA Format. Times New Roman, 12pt Font. At least 3 academic sources needed.
You must submit via LiveText.
POSITION IS ON THE JEWISH HOLOCAUST/WWII AND THE ART THEFT OF THE JEWISH VICTIMS
(ie: Woman in Gold painting)
INSTITUTIONS TO BE USED
Deviance and Social Control (The Law)
Please try to use books that are commonly found in United States Libraries ie: ProQuest Central, WorldCat.org, Academic search complete, ebrary, business source complete.
I would like the paper checked for plagiarism when completed.
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As stated by Howart S. Becker, deviance is “not the act itself, but the reactions to the act, that makes something deviant” (Essentials of Sociology, 2013). Deviance is construed as an act of violation of law. It has become an existing factor in society which helps to distinguish right and wrong according to the laws of the government. As there are two sides to a coin, society exists with both good and bad or right and wrong. Society plays a vital role in the development of an individual as environment teaches how to act. Society gets a wider perspective of what is classified as a deviant behavior. An act of deviance range includes minor crimes like traffic violation, drunken driving, street crimes to major crimes like white collar, sexual assault, and murder (Social learning theory, 2014). The deviance action can be connected to larger circle that even the larger group like a government was involved in murdering innocent people. For instance, the atrocity that was executed on the Jewish people by the Nazis troops is a typical example of deviance action of the government. Large number of people was forced to leave their family and belongings and migrate to other places in order to save their lives. Maria Altmann, the rightful owner of the ‘Woman in Gold’ painting fights the Austrian government which possessed the family property of Altmann. The elderly Altmann fought for nearly a decade in order to regain her family asset which had helped her to recollect her nostalgic memories.
The Woman in Gold painting helps the viewers to investigate the history of the painting has it is connected with the historical event – atrocities that were let lose by the Nazi troops on the innocent Jewish people prior to the World War II. When the Nazi troops conducted uncontrolled atrocities, they have various kinds of properties from the innocent Jewish citizens in Vienna and have killed most of them. Thus, the Nazi troops staged genocide on Jews. The remaining Jews were imprisoned and have kept them in concentration camps to let them die on their own (Cohen, 2013). The “Woman in Gold” can be called a historic painting has helped Maria Altmann to recollect the sufferings and pains that she and her family members suffered from the Nazis. She is now an elderly Jewish refugee who escaped from the Nazis to England and later moved on the American soil along with her husband after facing lots of difficulties (Woman in Gold, 2015).