Western Sociology

In the United States of America, the middle class are also called the white-collar employees. The working class are sometimes referred to as the blue-collar workers. The working class mostly affect feel a little alienated and have a lower job satisfaction. The working classes are likely to suffer from alienating. Their work is always risky […]

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The Sociology of Sport

Introduction The field of sociology of sport is a significant arm of the larger field of sociology. The focus rests on understanding how sports influence social relations. Sociologists in the field try to understand the role that sports play in the society. Different perspectives exist regarding the significance of sports. As the various theoretical perspectives […]

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The Forest and the Trees: Sociology as Life

Allan Johnson tries to evaluate the several aspects with regard to the nature of social life and how it could serve as a stairway of questions we would like to know about the universe. The author tries to change the perception of people in their daily interaction in the world as well as how they […]

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Sociology of Sports Paper

Football has its roots in England and dates back to 1863 (Green, 1953). It is the most sought after sport in the world, and it came into being after the disintegration of rugby football with the association of football into different entities. The English Football Association was formed as a result, and it became the […]

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Sociology of Sports: Outline

The paper centers on the larger field of sociology of sports. It is observed that sports play a critical role in the society. Experts in the field try to understand the role that sports play in the society. Different perspectives regarding the significance of sports based on theoretical perspectives depict that sports could play useful […]

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Sociology of Sports

Functionalist School Based on the functionalist school, society has different parts with each working towards the wellness of the whole. Therein, it is hypothesized that sport is a part of the society which plays a certain role towards the betterment of the whole society. For instance, sports are important in regards to teaching people basic […]

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Sociology of Sport

Introduction Sociologists credit sport as it teaches values like hard work, competition, success, and leadership. It is a social institution promoting societal core values. One such sport is NASCAR, and here, we look at sociology making NASCAR one of America’s fastest growing kinds of sport. History of NASCAR Following the end of World War II, […]

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Sociology of Families

Introduction Sociological theories, perspectives or paradigms refer to complex methodological and theoretical frameworks used in explaining and analyzing objects of social study (Cahill & Sandstrom, 2010). These theories also enable sociologists to organize social knowledge. This field of sociology is continuously evolving, and therefore cannot be assumed as complete. According to Adams & Sydie (2002), […]

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Sociology of Drug Use

The use of psychoactive substances that have the capacity to affect the mood, the ability to think and the function is referred to as the drug use. Drugs constitute the categories of legal and non legal substances. The use of these substances is addictive leading to the development of tolerance with a transfer to larger […]

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Sociology of Deviance

Deviance is a concept that sociologists use to mean different forms of human conduct defined by members of a social system as illegal, wrong, immoral, bad, or worthy of punishment. Sociology of deviance, therefore, studies the social forces, as well as, procedures that lead to the formulation of the above evaluative standards, their violations, and […]

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Sociology of Culture: Marx’s Theory on Base and Superstructure

Sociology of Culture: Base and Superstructure In the journal “Analytical Marxism,” the author contends that the total sum of production relations in a given society is said to constitute economic structure and the foundation. The economic structure is also known as the superstructure while the foundation is the base (Cohen, 1986). In the preface “Critique […]

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Sociology in Understanding a Family

From a sociological imagination, the use of magazine or a book by a family can be explained based on various perspectives. A family can be fond of a book/magazine to identify with its social background. Different magazines/books cover various social contexts. Some cover the social lives of high class people, others middle class and others, […]

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Sociology as a Discipline

Introduction Sociology as a discipline has been defined differently by various researchers. In this respect, Price & Simpson (2007) define sociology as a study that evaluates the relationships, norms and values of human being in the society. According to Somerville (2011), sociology is systematic study that analyzes the various aspects of human groups. Additionally, sociology […]

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Sociology and Religion

In sociology, sociological theories, perspectives and paradigms are theoretical frameworks that are used in explaining particular objects of social study. They help to explain the reason for certain behavior in regards to the object of social study. They also contribute largely towards sociological knowledge. Over the years, these theoretical frameworks are continuously expanding and can, […]

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Sociology and Racism

Sociology as a discipline studies how individuals or groups of people correlate and interact with each other in the society. In a higher perspective, sociology seeks to identify several ways in which persons in a society relate to each other and what hinders normal relationships. In short, sociology compares how a group of people in […]

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Sociology – Real World – Ch 10: Social Institutions

527 committees Organizations that have no official connection to a candidate but that raise and spend funds like a campaign does; named after the section of the tax code that authorizes their existence (page 294) authoritarianism System of government by and for a small number of elites that does not include representation of ordinary citizens […]

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Chapter 5 Sociology

Socialization The lifelong social experience by which people develop their human potential and learn culture Personality The persons fairly consistent patterns of acting, thinking, and feeling Behaviorism The theory which holds that behavior is not instinctive but learned Harry and Margaret Harlow (1962) Used infant rhesus monkeys to show the importance that adults have in […]

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Sociology Chapter 3 (Socialization)

socialization * the lifelong process of social interaction through which individuals acquire a self identity and the physical, mental, and social skills needed for survival in society * process by which people learn the characteristics of their group: knowledge, skills, attitudes, values, norms, actions * the essential link btw the individual and society * process […]

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Sociology Ch. 3: Socialization and Social Interaction

Achieved Status A status that a person gains voluntarily, such as a job title. The result of individual effort. It depends on capabilities and efforts of the individual. You gain from the result of your behavior. Ascribed (aquired born) Status A status that a person is born with and has no control over, such as […]

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Sociology Chapter 3 Vocab

Socialization The lifelong social experiences by which people develop their human potential and learn culture Personality A person’s fairly consistent patterns of acting, thinking, and feeling id Freud’s term for the human being’s basic drives Ego Freud’s term for a person’s conscious efforts to balance innate (natural) pleasures – seeking drives with the demands of […]

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UO Sociology 204

Rank the steps in the looking glass self in the correct order from first to last 1. We imagine how we present ourselves to others 2. We imagine how others evaluate us 3. We develop feeling about ourselves as a result of various impressions In George Herbert Meads stages of the self, children become more […]

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Sociology200 final

1. A social category of people who share a common culture (i.e., language, national background or religion) is referred to as a(n) _____. a. minority group b. dominant group c. racial group d. ethnic group d. ethnic group 2. In order for a group to be considered an ethnic group they must a. look different […]

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