Write a critique (in point form) about this article. Include the following information:
a. Identify the topic (this is not always the title of the article) of your article and where it was published (i.e. where you found the article).
b. Describe the dietary or nutritional claim made in your article [2 marks].
c. Discuss whether or not this article has the characteristics of valid nutrition information or whether it has the characteristics of nutrition
quackery with direct links to your course readings and specific examples from your article [6 marks – 1 mark per characteristic].
(e.g. The claim is “too good to be true”: the article promises weight loss while you sleep).
Consult your course notes for Unit 1 and the corresponding chapter in your textbook, specifically:
Consumer Corner: Reading Nutrition News with an Educated Eye
Controversy Unit 1: Sorting the Imposters from the Real Nutrition Experts
- Figure: Earmarks of Nutrition Quackery
- Table: Is this Site Reliable?
d. In your summary, clearly state your conclusion i.e. is your article an example of valid nutrition information or does it have the characteristics of
nutrition quackery [2 marks].
What is So Good About Clubbing? Introduction Hyder (1995) has argued that clubbing is one of the major forms of youth consumption and experience in towns and cities across the UK. Clubbing is so popular among the young that it is now a billion pound industry which is growing all the time, and which is indulged in by both employed and unemployed alike. Many youngsters spend their time counting the hours to Friday night when they can start dancing the weekend away, with an increasing number also becoming involved with soft drug taking. This assignment will investigate the growing tendency for many young people to plan their lives around the clubbing scene. It will look at a number of studies on this to try and ascertain why young people feel the need to live their lives in this way and to attempt to find an answer to the question “What is so good about clubbing?” Youth Subcultures Traditionally, sociologists regarded youth as the transition stage between childhood and adulthood. This is the generally accepted functionalist view of youth. Youth provides a link between the transmitted values of childhood and the changing values of adulthood. Eisenstadt (1956) maintained that young people dealt with this conflict through different dress styles and value sets. This helped them to deal with the transition in distinguishing themselves from their parents and at the same time it provided them with their own standards by which they would live their lives. However, functionalists did not deal with separate groups of young people, rather they saw this process as a function of everyone making that transition. Because these problems are faced by each succeeding generation of young people it leads to the development of a distinctive youth culture (Moore, 1996). The Marxist approach however, stresses the content of youth culture and the difference in social backgrounds. Cohen (1972) undertook one of the earliest Marxist studies into what he referred to as youth subcultures. While this study was restricted to youths in East London much of what he had to say has been drawn on time and again by people working in both sociology and in cultural studies. Cohen believed that in order to truly understand youth subcultures they needed to be examined both in their immediate context and in the wider context. Lea and Young (1984) maintain that youth subcultures reflect a multiplicity of groups that are not entirely divorced from the wider society, rather they reflect what is going on at a wider level.>