Sociology Essay Topics

How to Teach Values Education in a Corrupt Society?

In our corrupt society, there is one line attached to all the corrupt officers of the government, the line goes like this, “It is all right to steal provided you do not get caught.” Despite the dysfunctional environment we find ourselves in today, teachers need to teach and reinforce essential values in everyday schooling. These… View Article

Motor Cyclists

Psychological and social factors influencing motorcycle rider intentions and behaviour Barry Watson Deborah Tunnicliff Katy White Cynthia Schonfeld Darren Wishart Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety (CARRS-Q) Queensland University of Technology August 2007 Psychological and social factors influencing motorcycle rider intentions and behaviour i Published by: Postal address: Office location: Telephone: Facsimile: E-mail: Internet:… View Article

Role of Youth in Building Corruption-Free Society

Gone are those days when people sustained in a ‘World of Equipoise and Equanimity.It becomes a matter of unsurmountability to locate an exclusive mortal who remain unexposed to the influence of the pernicious vices exhibited in the apron of society. This piece of work presents about the evil which dominates today’s world and the role… View Article

A Study in Sociology

Suicide always fascinated academic researches for a long time however it is has been an area of study limited to the field of psychology. Sociology is a relatively new field of social sciences. It started looking into suicide, not just as a personal act, but as a social action which is not entirely divorced from… View Article

Monopoly and American values

In societies all over the world the board game Monopoly is played by children and adults. The Parker Brother’s game has been sold in 37 different languages; over 200 million copies have been sold, is claimed to be the most popular game, and has also been sold in 103 countries. In America millions have played… View Article

540 Week 5 Questions

How does labeling cause deviance? What is the difference between primary and secondary deviance?             According to the labeling theory that was developed and popularized by Howard S. Becker in conjunction with Frank Tannenbaum, the behavior of society to categorize persons into specific groups based on society’s perceptions about such people leads to deviance. As… View Article

A Down-to-Earth Approach

The postindustrial revolution is defined by computer technology. Since 1950, a third technological transformation has been unleashed by the development of the computer. The crucial technology of a postindustrial age concerns information. Computer technology forms the core of an Information Revolution. And, just as the Industrial Revolution did, the Information Revolution is now generating a… View Article

Symbolic Interactionism

Living in the modern feverish world with its unprecedented level of change which is generating new developments in social, political, cultural, technological, and other spheres of our life, one may easily become engulfed by the dynamics of our social environment but remain ignorant of the actual mechanisms and hidden driving forces behind social processes. In… View Article

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

Why Should You Accept Me Into Your Msw Program

In looking at the criteria for this essay it has taken me quite a while to think about how I should answer these questions. I thought to myself I could write a book which would be completely inappropriate for this essay! So I have tried to put a lot of consideration into the length of… View Article

Generation Gap

Nowadays the older people and the younger population complain of generation gap and of breaking down the communication between these twos. But who is to blame? I think both go amiss now and then. There is a great hue and cry raised by the elders and the young both that the communication between them has broken… View Article

People, Organizations and Society

Most people are individually different from one another it varies from behavior, character, attitude, lifestyles and importantly the social status. We sometimes ask ourselves why are there many people who have bad traits and good traits and sometimes having diverse mood swings and frame of mind. Different theories coming from different psychiatrist and psychologist are… View Article

Social Work

Question 1 In the prefatory statement of Chapter 2, Bradford, Sheafor and Scott, says that “the main focus of social work, promoting general welfare” (p. 15), has become more difficult to achieve after the events of September 11 and the war on Iraq and Afghanistan. But what is social welfare? Bradford, Sheafor and Scott attempted… View Article

Violation of a Social Norm

Field Experiment: Violation of a Social Norm. In this project, we were asked to violate a social norm in a public setting and make observations on what we saw and how people respond. The social norm that I chose to violate was simply that of common courtesy. I decided to take myself and my 17… View Article

Influence of Reference Groups

When you think about reference groups, there are a number of perspectives that one has to consider. According to Hawkins (2010), a reference group is a group whose presumed perspectives or values are being used by an individual as the basis for his or her current behavior. Thus, a reference group is simply a group… View Article

Task Centered Approach in Social Work

The purpose for this assignment is to highlight the main features of one social worker method. Within this essay, I will include social work intervention prior to the introduction of task-centred practice. This will provide an insight in to why task-centred methods were introduced. I will also portray the strengths and weaknesses of task-centred practice…. View Article