Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment

Introduction Understanding the dynamic nature of human personality has become a complex issue in the contemporary society owing to numerous factors such as nature, genetic makeup and the social environment that control and influence individual’s behavior. Sociologists argue that human behavior, besides being influenced by the environment, is also controlled by certain aspects such as […]

Homelessness in the US

Introduction Homelessness is a state of affairs in which an individual lacks a place that he/she calls home. It is a major problem in the United States because of its profound effects. The issue disturbs policy makers because of its vast effects that affect nearly every person in society. It is also true that deformed […]

Sociological Theories and How They Contribute to Our Understanding of Education

Introduction Different scholars look at education functions from different perspectives depending on the theory they deploy in interpretation of their perceived functions of education. The theories that tend to explain the sociological functions of education are collectively termed as sociological theories of education. Young posits that sociology of education entail the study of the manner […]

Globalization and Gay Tourism: Learning to Be Tolerant

According to the existing evidence, globalization has triggered a number of changes in the modern world, convincing people to be tolerant towards the representatives of the other nations, races, political ideas, religious beliefs and sexual orientation. Comprising the experience of different nations and creating a peculiar fusion of traditions and customs, globalization has touched upon […]

Reducing Violent Street Gangs and Delinquent Activity in a Cost-Effective Manner

Introduction The expansion of youth gang and crime problem supports the intention to analyze the phenomenon and to devise the effective and sustainable intervention protocols. The problem of urban gang and gang affair has been documented in various studies, surveys and reports des. A wide range of studies have provided substantial volume of knowledge applicable […]

Dissecting the American Society: Baltimore, Fear and the Fight for Life

Introduction Baltimore seems to have gained a rather bad reputation among the residents of the USA over the past few years. The so-called “drunk business” (SUPERTIMENEWS 8:50), as well as other illegal types of money making, which some parts of Baltimore are nowadays notorious for, clearly needs to be investigated and dealt with once and […]

Cultural Intelligence by Earley, P. Christopher and Elaine Mosakowski

From the reading, there is compelling evidence demonstrating that cultural intelligence is defined as an individual’s capability to deal effectively in culturally diverse settings, that culturally intelligent individuals engaged in global assignments understand what constitutes intelligent behaviors in diverse cultures through their emotional, cognitive, motivational and behavioral cultural intelligence, and that a propensity to suspend […]

The effect of methamphetamines on prenatal and postnatal development

Biophysical Information: Biophysical Strengths and Hazards The case study on Kim gives a clear information on the effect of methamphetamines on prenatal and postnatal development. The case study shows that the use of Methamphetamines (Meth) by mothers during the prenatal stage may have serious physical effects during the process of giving birth. Although there is […]

Social Rules

All people live in the society and they are to subject to the rules of this society. Living in the modern world, many Europeans and Americans are unable to understand how other nations, especially those who live in the Far and the Middle East. At the same time, looking at the social changes and the […]

Marriage as Depicted in Soloveitchik’s Typology of Human Nature

Introduction In the lonely man of faith article, Soloveitchik tries to find a way in which he could understand frustrations and conflicts that occurred in his path while pursuing faith in the current world (Soloveitchik, 1992). The main conflict Soloveitchik tries to put across concerns the loneliness that people of faith experience in the modern […]

Depression in Saudi Arabia

Introduction Depression is a common health problem in the world today. The World Health Organization estimates that depression is the leading cause of disability based on the number of years lost due to disability (YLDS). Also, the world body estimates that depression is the 4th leading contributor to the global burden of disease based on […]

Community Development

Introduction When one person gets wealthier in the society, it is difficult for others to enjoy the benefits that come with that increase in wealth. It has been therefore, the aim of every society to ensure equal distribution of income such that every one in the society can have access to resources that will enable […]

What is Social class and how does it contribute to our understanding of the social determinants of health?

Introduction Social class can be defined as a manifestation of structural inequality in the present day social system which creates different “classes” of individuals based on their economic status. This is commonly manifests as the following social classes: Upper Class This class within society is normally associated with individuals who have accumulated considerable amounts of […]

Ethnomethodology

Ethnomethodology is a sociological approach that deals with how people formulate social norms. These are the everyday day affairs that people engage in creating social norms. This phenomenon is a result of a study by Garfinkel in 2002. Ethnomethodologists are able to tell how such norms come into existence by breaking such social norms. Social […]

Group presentation: New Delhi

Background The ability to identify internal issues affecting a slum area forms the basis for devising effective development and environmental models. Over the years, the growth of slums in many nations across the world has turned out to be a major problem that is strongly rooted in leadership, institutions and administrative structures. In New Delhi, […]

Middle East Conflicts

Introduction Massive persecution of the Jews in the 19th century marked the genesis of the Middle East conflicts. Since the persecution became a world issue, world leaders agreed to establish a Jewish state in the Middle East. Tabarani argues that, since the British Empire had a mandate over Palestine from 1920 to 1947, it was […]

Social Work Practice

Introduction Social work is a professional area of practice which applies knowledge, skills, research techniques and social theory to improve the lives of individuals, communities and groups. Social work is considered as a helping profession because it is majorly concerned with the plight of people who are in difficult situations with an aim of helping […]

Transformational Leadership Theory

Currently this community has to struggle with the proliferation violent street gangs who can be engaged in deviant or criminal activities. The main task is to find cost-effective solutions to this problem. This issue should be addressed with the help of a transformational leadership theory which is helpful for changing the behavior of individuals. These […]

The emergence of a discourse of class disgust and neoliberal citizenship

Neoliberal citizenship, political and social abjection The artistic control and manipulation of media have contributed immensely to continued discrimination of the undervalued in society (Hindess, 2010). Throughout the considered neoliberal states, resistances at all times emerge at the levels of social abjections. Considering the radical potentials of the abject together with limitations, there should be […]

The Challenges of Racism Influential for the Life of Frederick Douglass and Barack Obama

Challenges Experienced in Childhood Frederick Douglass experienced the first challenges associated with racism during the first years of his life as a slave because he was separated from his mother and observed the slaves’ sufferings from beatings, physical tortures, and other cruel practices performed by slave owners. Douglass stated that those practices were “a common […]

Education, Knowledge, and Social Change

According to Ball and Youdell, (2009) there is a hidden privatization in public education. The authors say that “international agencies and national governments have hidden education agendas to privatize public education”. In some cases, privatization is quite explicit in educational policies while in other cases, it is hidden. Privatization is pursued as a solution to […]

Challenges of Millenial Generation

Introduction In an organization, employees experience a number of challenges that relate to their level of motivation and performance. These challenges include poor working relationships between junior and senior staff, deprived working conditions, meager salaries and wages, as well as different needs of employees. These challenges results in poor performance as employees fail to meet […]

The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge

François Lyotard is one of the most influential postmodern theorists who explored the concept of knowledge in the twentieth century. Lyotard (1979) analysed different types of information and knowledge and the role knowledge played in the society. His discoveries revealed the major trends which existed at that time. Thus, the theorist exploits the concepts of […]

Forms of propaganda

‘Confessions of an Economic hit man’ and ‘The American War Machine’ are forms of propaganda that use several similar techniques to advance their agenda. One of the most obvious techniques of propaganda that they both have used throughout is emotional appeal. As noted by Shabo, emotional appeal is a very compelling method as the audience […]

Classic Rocks and Gangsta Rap. Music Analysis

Introduction Probably, music is the most popular way of entertaining people in the modern culture. Artists create different music to suit different people, situations and needs. This has resulted to the emergence of many songs which aim at attracting audience in unique ways. For example, Classic Rock music targets elderly people showing its unique characteristics […]

The complexity of relationships between americans and the representatives of other nationalities through the prism of literature

In the “melting pot” of the United States, intercultural relationships have always been complicated (Bayor 98). Despite the fact that the numerous attempts at restoring the balance between the American culture and the culture of the minorities have failed so far, which can be traced in the regular instances of injustice and violence among the […]

Indecent Behavior

Introduction An indecent behavior is defined as an action that is inconsistent with generally acknowledged moral standards in a society. This implies that indecent behavior is relatively contextual to the concerned society. Consequently, a society might regard a behavior as being indecent while another society does not condemn it. Grisham (1996) portrays violence as an […]

Hegemony Analysis

Leaders apply different forms of ruling all over the world. Some of the methods are still in use in the modern form of governance. Cultural structure affects the framing of leadership. Some leaders use their power to dominate every action needed to be taken in line with leadership responsibilities. The article ‘torture’ has related the […]

A Day in My Office without Internet and New Social Media Technologies in My Workplace

Introduction The question that is often posed concerning the contemporary information technology oriented work environment is whether technology is critical in moulding communication and relations at the workplace. People have become used to technology to an extent that a rise in the level of addiction to new media is witnessed across different workplaces. Can the […]

“Shifting the Centre: Race, Class, and Feminist Theorizing about Motherhood”

Patricia Collin’s article “Shifting the Centre: Race, Class, and Feminist Theorizing about Motherhood” is a clear castigation of the feminist theory of the white woman which widely makes normal personal autonomy and other experiences related to emotional nurture of the economically secure white middle class nuclear families. The author starts by bringing into the limelight […]

Post-Colonial Theory

Summary The post-colonial theory represents the tendency in the humanitarian sciences which has become urgent since the second half of the XX century. Its area of study encompasses the problems of the interaction between the colonizers and their colonies. It focuses on the social development of nations being under control of the large European empires. […]

Social stratification

Introduction Social stratification entails the arrangement of a cluster of people in a society as depicted by their social status. Power, wealth, and prestige are the major determinants of social stratification in any given society or nation. It is important to note that social stratification affects the entire life of an individual through a myriad […]

Post-colonial Theory

One of the themes of Post-colonial theory deals with identity in a personal and social context. The way an individual thinks of their own character and how they interact with the surrounding environment and society, has a major impact on the whole population. The theoretical perspective or “lens” is described as a set of attributes […]