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Current Issues

Research Topics - Ideas from the Readers

  • Specific subcultures:
    • youth
    • LGBT
    • alt-right 
    • white nationalists 
    • Amish 
    • bikers
    • ethnic groups
    • cults
  • Personal identity
    • Embracing your differences
    • Hiding your heritage
    • Sense of community
  • Counterculture
  • Marginalized communities
    • Mental disorders
    • Sexual orientation
    • Romany
  • Deviant groups
  • Popular culture
    • Gentrification
    • Social  norms
    • Affinity groups
  • Graffiti/Street Art

    • vandalism

    • illegal

    • neighborhood decline

    • activism & expression

    • authorized

    • commissioned artists

    • inner city renewal

  • Amish

    • collectivist society 

    • Ordnung

    • Rumspringa

    • indentity

    • Dressing Amish

    • success

    • Sense of Self

    • exerting independence 

  • Biotechnology
  • Genetically modified foods
  • History of food (and a specific food)
  • Human trafficking and agriculture
  • International trade
  • Water: purity, sustainability
  • What is natural
  • Food labeling (What's in a name?)
  • Environment: Deforestation
  • Companies: International Flavors & Fragrances, Fona, Tic
  • Environment: Green revolution
  • Companies: Monsanto and patented seeds
  • Diet: Ethnic foods
  • Farming: Horticulture or gardening
  • Diet: Fast food restaurants & health
  • Farming: Industrial
  • Diet: Food deserts
  • Farming: Local food
  • Diet: Food preferences
  • Farming: Monoculture
  • Diet: Food pyramid
  • Farming: Organic
  • Diet: Obesity & income
  • Farming: Soybeans
  • Diet: Soy foods and health
  • Farming: Sustainable food
  • Diet: Veganism, Vegetarianism
  • Food as medicine, medicinal plants

Mental Health

Positive mental attitude

Measuring happiness (Happiness testing)

Emotions - Religious aspects

Positive psychology

Behavioral Economics

Karoshi OR sudden death

Hedonism

Happiness and

  • Religiousness
  • Well being
  • Pleasure
  • Materialism
  • Hedonism
  • Wealth
  • Contentment
  • Drugs
  • Anticipation
  • Social Networks
  • Mythological creatures
  • Aliens
  • Machines and artificial intelligence
  • Religious iconography (angels, demons, etc.)
  • Human / animal hybrids
  • Science experiments gone wrong
  • Paranormal entities (ghosts, poltergeists, etc.)
  • World exploration and the discovery of monsters
  • Depictions of monsters in art
  • Humans:  Serial killers, terrorists, etc.
  • Human deformities (teratology)
  • Mutants
  • Diversity and tolerance
  • Hidden or burgeoning sexual desires
  • Common themes:  Isolation, loneliness, and duality
  • Environmental protection
  • Economic development
  • Social equity ecosystem
  • Greenhouse gases
  • Pesticides
  • Pollution/pollutants
  • Renewable resources
  • Environmental policy
  • Solar energy
  • Quality of life
  • Corporate sustainability
  • Climate change
  • Carbon footprint
  • Drinking water
  • Hazardous wastes
  • Biodiversity
  • Ecological economics
  • Sustainable living
  • Sustainable development

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