People’s actions are shaped more by the subjective meaning they attribute to their situation than by the purely objective aspects of the situation.
When people refer to someone’s sex (sometimes referred to as biological or physical sex), they’re talking about their anatomical features, that is, physical characteristics, genes and hormones. Many people think of male […]
The theory of alienation is an intellectual construct in which Marx explains the devastating effect of capitalist production on human beings, on their physical and mental states and on the social processes of which they are a part.
One of the most important theories to understand deviant and criminal behavior, American sociologist Howard S. Becker’s1963 book Outsiders is one of the clearest, if not the earliest, statements of the “labeling” approach to the study of deviance.
This concept developed by American sociologist George Ritzer first appeared in his 1993 bestselling book, The McDonaldization of Society. Since then it has become a central concept within the field of sociology, particularly within […]