Although largely originating in the West, feminism is manifested worldwide and is represented by various institutions committed to activity on behalf of women’s rights and interests.
Society & Us: Kinship
In modern societies, kinship plays only a small part in the social system. Indeed, because it offends against egalitarian principles, undue favoritism to kin is often scorned and in some sectors specifically outlawed.
Society & Us: Kinds of Nationalism
In the times we live in, we hear a lot about nationalism and its many virtues (and vices). Read about the types of nationalism here for a more nuanced world view.
Society & Us: Means of Production
The means of production includes two broad categories of objects: instruments of labor (tools, factories, infrastructure, etc) and subjects of labor (natural resources and raw materials).
Society & Us: Varna and Caste
The caste stratification has its origin in the Varna System which was prevalent during the Vedic period and was mainly based on the principle of division of labor and occupation.
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 […]
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.