We not only seek out evidences that confirm what we think is right but also are prone to interpreting evidences that suit our discourse.
Society & Us: Hidden Curriculum
Schools teach pupils to respect authority, to accept being told what to do, to compete with each other and to get used to being judged.
Society & Us: New International Division of Labor
The impact of this development on the Third World countries can be seen in terms of the emergence of a new working class, often mainly feminine, that works for lower wages and in inferior conditions.
Society & Us: Definition of the Situation
People’s actions are shaped more by the subjective meaning they attribute to their situation than by the purely objective aspects of the situation.
Society & Us: Sex, Gender, and Sexuality
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 […]
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Society & Us: Alienation
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.
Society & Us: Labeling Theory
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.
Society & Us: McDonaldization
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 […]
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