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Sociology

The term intergroup relationship describes the relations, or interactions, between two or more groups of people. In sociology, the focus is often on the intergroup relations between two different...

Latest answer posted April 27, 2018, 5:13 pm (UTC)

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One of the sociological concepts that I have always found interesting in the courses I have taken is social stratification. In societies, an individual's access to wealth and income greatly...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2020, 1:13 pm (UTC)

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Every individual possess a “social location” that determines where they stand in society. A person's social location is built upon of their gender, social class, race, education, abilities, age,...

Latest answer posted April 4, 2021, 7:54 pm (UTC)

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Based on this prompt, I believe that your answer needs to pick a side of the argument. This might be tough. Modernization is a double-edged sword. It has many advantages, but it also has many...

Latest answer posted April 28, 2020, 11:19 pm (UTC)

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A social lens refers to how a person views a given situation. There are many factors that go into developing a person’s social lens or perception of the world. Race, culture, religion, and economic...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2016, 6:05 pm (UTC)

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Sociology provides a framework which allows us to consider how humans all fit together on this planet—and hopefully how we can strive toward more meaningful interactions with each other. It helps...

Latest answer posted October 11, 2019, 12:54 pm (UTC)

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Although society and patterns of social interaction have always been the subjects of study, the academic study of sociology as a formal discipline began in the late-nineteenth century. The first...

Latest answer posted March 22, 2020, 5:00 am (UTC)

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As noted by previous educators, Williams identified the twelve core values in US society as individualism, achievement and success, activity and work, efficiency and practicality, science and...

Latest answer posted February 18, 2021, 4:09 pm (UTC)

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The American Dream is commonly associated with certain ideals, such as hard work, independence, faith, freedom, self-government, prosperity, and family. You could research primary documents (such...

Latest answer posted November 16, 2020, 11:53 pm (UTC)

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Relying on only your personal experiences and knowledge of life often results in the enactment of prejudice and oppression towards people who have different lived experiences than you. This is...

Latest answer posted March 10, 2020, 12:39 am (UTC)

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In order to answer this question, it would be helpful to have a working definition of what is meant by the term “modernity.” Modernity was an informal way of thinking that was born out of the...

Latest answer posted December 18, 2019, 5:39 pm (UTC)

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Because agents exist in every aspect of society, any two social agents might potentially contradict each other. A social agent can be a people, a nation, even an ideology. At the abstract level,...

Latest answer posted October 20, 2018, 8:47 pm (UTC)

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Symbolic interactionism is a sociological framework that states that people develop subjective interpretations of events based on their social interactions. In other words, following the ideas of...

Latest answer posted May 12, 2016, 6:06 pm (UTC)

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Age Strata: consists of a classification of people into different age groups. Age strata or stratification is commonly used in census, policy formulation (for old-age care, juvenile care, etc.) It...

Latest answer posted April 7, 2015, 1:07 am (UTC)

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Post-subcultural theory is a set of cultural theories used in sociological study to interpret the behavior of youth culture. According to Andy Bennett, it “discards the concept of subculture” that...

Latest answer posted May 16, 2020, 2:17 pm (UTC)

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Without knowing the details of where you live, it is hard to give a specific argument about this bakery. What you should be trying to do is to explain why it is (in sociological terms) that this...

Latest answer posted March 3, 2012, 11:04 pm (UTC)

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Structural functionalism is the theoretical framework that examines social structures in terms of their function, their intended consequences, and their unintended consequences. As a result,...

Latest answer posted August 11, 2020, 12:58 am (UTC)

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The sociological perspective is a way of viewing humanity as a society. Sociologists try to study the nature of human societies to see how they behave on large scales. Individuals will make clearly...

Latest answer posted December 3, 2019, 7:08 pm (UTC)

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There are many pull factors that drive people to move to urban areas. One such pull factor is the availability of jobs. There are more jobs nearby an urban area than a suburban or rural area. While...

Latest answer posted August 18, 2019, 2:37 pm (UTC)

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When choosing a research method and topic in sociology, various factors must be considered, including practical, theoretical, and ethical factors. Practical factors include such matters as whether...

Latest answer posted March 13, 2022, 3:18 pm (UTC)

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Stuart Hall's reception theory could be used as part of a discussion about the larger rhetorical situation. The rhetorical situation involves a message sender and a message receiver. That sender...

Latest answer posted September 29, 2020, 12:29 pm (UTC)

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A sociological perspective seeks to understand the ways that broad social factors affect people's behavior, social interactions, and thoughts. Many things that seem like personal issues can in fact...

Latest answer posted October 26, 2019, 8:36 pm (UTC)

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Rural population reached its peak in the 1940s and 1950s. This undoubtedly was connected to the rise of agriculture as America's primary economic force. In the last fifty years, nearly half of all...

Latest answer posted July 25, 2019, 11:32 am (UTC)

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For generations of human history, cultures around the world have marked transitions in life with specific rituals and ceremonies. For example, consider how many people mark their transition into...

Latest answer posted September 9, 2020, 2:24 am (UTC)

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The role of music in the culture of a place has more than one dimension, including the dimension that music expresses current changes in the culture and engenders further changes in that culture....

Latest answer posted August 28, 2016, 1:59 am (UTC)

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Social order is defined as a set of rules and structures that establish a cohesive social system. The term also defines a society that is in a stable state. The stability of the human social system...

Latest answer posted April 5, 2016, 1:52 pm (UTC)

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Sociology is part of a larger branch of the social sciences that attempts to understand how humans interact in groups (ranging from small families to entire nations). Sociology is the most explicit...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2018, 6:41 pm (UTC)

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Structural functionalists believe that each part of society plays a role in keeping the society stable. Therefore, they would tend to argue that cultural deprivation contributes to this stability....

Latest answer posted April 29, 2012, 1:40 pm (UTC)

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The main advantage of having a sociological imagination is that you can see what's happening underneath the surface of reality. Sociology gives us an insight into the underlying structures of our...

Latest answer posted June 19, 2019, 5:41 am (UTC)

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The concepts of personal troubles and public issues play a very important part in the sociology of C. Wright Mills. The ability to distinguish between them is an essential part of what Mills calls...

Latest answer posted January 12, 2021, 10:23 am (UTC)

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The details and results of the article describe classism and how classism operates on a systemic level throughout our inherently unjust society. As is typical of classism, the teachers in the study...

Latest answer posted January 18, 2020, 8:46 pm (UTC)

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In the case of values, there is a very simple reason why people may change from the ones with which they were raised: they begin to think for themselves. They may also come under the influence of a...

Latest answer posted September 4, 2020, 1:32 am (UTC)

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There are a number of reasons for the migration of people from rural areas to urban areas. These include employment opportunities, educational facilities, lifestyle preferences, better medical...

Latest answer posted January 11, 2016, 1:00 am (UTC)

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Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal" famously suggested that those throughout the British kingdom eat Irish babies in order to prevent, among other things, overpopulation of the poor, thereby...

Latest answer posted July 14, 2016, 3:44 am (UTC)

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For question 9, you should consider the type of work done in each system and how that may inform its significance. For example, the Middle Ages manorial system was a labor system in which the upper...

Latest answer posted June 29, 2020, 8:22 pm (UTC)

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The vital connection between society and agriculture (food-gathering) is a staple of anthropology--the mobile seed-and fruit gatherers vs. the planters who stayed in one place, etc. Today, this...

Latest answer posted June 1, 2013, 2:09 pm (UTC)

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The only possible answer here is "to some extent." Sociology can do these things to a degree, but it cannot do them as accurately or completely as it would like. The problem with sociology is that...

Latest answer posted September 20, 2012, 4:37 am (UTC)

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Functionalists argue that all parts of a society serve a purpose and are necessary for each society to function. This is true for both crime and deviance of all kinds. To a functionalist, crime...

Latest answer posted June 7, 2019, 2:31 pm (UTC)

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Sociology is the study of society, including social problems such as poverty. However, not all sociologists agree about poverty. Within the field of sociology, there are several different points of...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2020, 2:51 am (UTC)

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Let's review several of the primary sociological theories so that you can choose a couple for this assignment. First, you should remember that sociological theories provide a framework to help us...

Latest answer posted April 29, 2022, 12:25 am (UTC)

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Research on war and violence is difficult because there is no way to establish or observe a control group. In most fields, researchers are able to identify a group of people who do not possess the...

Latest answer posted June 19, 2013, 10:38 pm (UTC)

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Critical Theory, in basic terms, is any theory founded on critique (Wikipedia), and is used in many different fields, but it is most used in Sociology to define a work or plan based on criticism of...

Latest answer posted January 31, 2012, 4:24 am (UTC)

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The main way that standpoint theory is applied to issues of concern to women is through feminist standpoint theory, which grows out of W. E. B. Du Bois's formulation. Standpoint is one aspect of...

Latest answer posted December 20, 2018, 3:51 am (UTC)

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Governments and corporations can definitely make positive use of diversity training for employees who deal extensively with the public. As a teacher I’ve been through a few diversity training...

Latest answer posted July 30, 2012, 4:39 pm (UTC)

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It is axiomatic that the cultural milieu of a work of fiction is integral to the development of character and plot. Most always, the protagonists or other characters are acting outside or inside...

Latest answer posted August 20, 2013, 4:15 pm (UTC)

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On eNotes, we ask that you only submit one question at a time, not a list of questions like this one. I will go ahead and answer two of these, but please do submit your questions individually. The...

Latest answer posted June 7, 2015, 6:22 pm (UTC)

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Wal-mart does more good than harm, I think. I realize that it does not pay its workers much or give them benefits. However, Wal-mart does help many poor people by allowing them a cheap place to...

Latest answer posted September 30, 2012, 12:59 am (UTC)

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The sociological perspective on sexuality focuses on the social dimensions of sexual identities, expressions, and practices. While not excluding the biological aspects of sexuality, sociology is...

Latest answer posted August 16, 2020, 4:05 am (UTC)

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"Human rights violations" are a problem the world over, but in order to get anywhere on the subject you first have to decide what constitutes a "right." By the United Nation's definition, human...

Latest answer posted April 9, 2012, 7:08 pm (UTC)

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The opening to Chaplin's Modern Times is a deliberate statement about the nature of work in the modern setting. Chaplin's opening clearly embodies conflict theory's assertion that control is...

Latest answer posted February 12, 2014, 12:27 am (UTC)

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