Sociology Essay Examples

The McDonaldization of Two Social Institutions

As the economy rises and falls, as politics changes, and as technology advances, the social institutions of education and family remain important in personal and social growth. Yet, as important as both family and education may be, the two social institutions have adopted the principles of the fast food industry, thus losing their quality and… View Article

Sociology And Me

Sociology can help me in many different ways. With knowledge in sociology, I can easily know some of the answers in the questions that arise about the society and some social institutions. It helps improve the communication between me and the place where I belong and stay with. It can always update me in my… View Article

Food and Eating

January 5 & 7 • Hetherington, Kregg, Chapters 1-4 Cultivating Utopia Week 15 Case study: Growing organic Jan. 12 &14. • Hetherington, Kregg, Chapters 5-8 Cultivating Utopia • Exams handed back this week & Make up exam on Tuesday January 12, 1-3 pm Week 16Class and consumption Jan. 19 & 21. • Roseberry, William. 1996…. View Article

Sociology comparing material to book

The Youth, the combustible younger generation as we call it, is the backbone of any society or country. Dynamic and motivated youth is the asset of the country. Dejected and frustrated youth is the liability. This section of the society if remains dissatisfied, leads to several social evils and problems. In this book, Jay MacLeod… View Article

The Second Shift Book Review Order

     As an idealistic professor of sociology at the University of California over three decades ago Arlie Hochschild’s believed she could fulfill all her personal and professional aspirations. However, Hochschild’s soon discovered reality and the beset laid plans were on a collision course. Much to her chagrin Hochschild’s was faced with an unexpected contentious barrier… View Article

Three Sociological Perspectives

Generally, there are three sociological perspectives that sociologists use today to approach certain topics regarding the society.  These theoretical perspectives are symbolic interactionist, functional analysis, and conflict. These theoretical perspectives hold different approaches in terms of viewing the society as a whole. These different theoretical perspectives can also provide different approaches for different people depending… View Article

Theory of Deviance Illustrated by `The Breakfast Club`

The sociology of deviance refers to the concept of deviant behavior or actions that tend to defy existing social norms or actions that are against generally accepted patterns of behavior. (Kendall 2006) Sociologists believe that deviance is a relative concept because what a certain society believes to be acceptable may be perceived differently by another… View Article

Theoretical Paradigms

Introduction             Theoretical paradigms allow sociologists to analyze effectively virtually any dimension of society.  It is a set of fundamental assumptions that guides thinking and research.  Two among the three paradigms in sociology that I want to compare and contrast in terms of their strengths and weaknesses of their explanatory value for social inequalities are… View Article

The Feminist Sociological Perspective in Germinal

The feminist analysis has made a major contribution to social theory, making sociologist aware of issues that were previously ignored. Many aspects of what were considered to be “private life,” associated with male/female relations in household, family, and other social relationships have been transformed. Many parts of society have experienced changes as a result of… View Article

Social Institutions in Trinidad and Tobago

Social Institutions such as family and religion play a major role in determining consumer behaviour because of their highly influential role in today’s society. Their effect is even more telling when it comes to consumer behaviour in Trinidad and Tobago and the world as a whole. Entertainment’s appeal and influence on consumer behaviour in Trinidad… View Article

Megger’s Article Response

Betty J. Meggers article, Environmental Limitation on the Development of Culture, examines how environmental habitats directly affect and influence culture. Meggers discusses the differing environmental types and its resulting effect on the people and their cultural development. Her theoretical framework is grounded on the idea that the relationship between culture and its environment is not… View Article

Public Myth vs Social Reality

Pierre Bourdieu asserts that public opinion does not exist. This poses the question, how should we conceive public opinion? If it is true that the public does not exist, than the real question is, whose opinion is public opinion? Rational Choice Theory poses that idea that human beings form their opinions and decisions based on… View Article

Naturalist and interpretationist social science

The naturalist approach to social sciences is based on content. The naturalist actually pays attention to what people say and considers their life stories as revealing phenomena. On the other hand interpretational approach, if people have beliefs and desires, an interpreter ascribes them. In this approach there are no independent facts of the matter about… View Article

Perspective on social sciences

Social science and social theory were to liberate the thoughts and thus aid social groups in deposing domination and repression. This formation of critical social science and social theory stands stridently at odds with the moderate positivist professionalism of mainstream sociology in the sense that it envisions human liberation as the highest rationale of intellectual… View Article

Sociological Imagination

C. Wright Mills has been defined by some as the pioneer of the new radical sociology that emerged in the 1950s, in which his book, The Sociological Imagination (1959), has played a crucial role (Restivo 1991, p.61). This essay will attempt to explain what the “sociological imagination” is, and why it has been important in… View Article