Essays Tagged: "sociologists"

Sociology - The Comparative Method

Sociology The Comparative MethodSociologists have embraced what is known as the comparative method as themost efficient way to expos ... ibly a destructive, way of thinking.As you can see, the comparative method is an essential part of asociologists practice. Without it there would be a lot of confusion andmisunderstanding between peop ...

(7 pages) 341 2 3.9 Feb/1995

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Marx v Weber

onIn comparing and contrasting theorists and their points of view, Marx and Weber are two classical sociologists who have distinct opinions on a myriad of issues. Their ideas and theories lay the grou ... did not see the overall system as corrupt. Both Marx and Weber were intense thinkers and classical sociologists mostly due to the originality of their theories, many of which serve as springboards fo ...

(7 pages) 424 0 3.6 May/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

Discuss ideas of class identity and the concept of 'class consciousness' in relation to i) the upper class and ii) the members of an 'underclass'?

of class. No clear definition has ever been arrived at for this phenomenon, however the majority of sociologists would probably agree with Abercrombie & Ward et al. (2000) that class is: The socio ...

(10 pages) 442 0 3.3 Sep/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Are Criminals Born or made

that it had to be a deep-rooted trait, an innate tendency. Over the years that followed, many other sociologists and psychologists have tried to decipher this complicated question, some staying on the ...

(8 pages) 561 3 4.3 Sep/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

A womans struggle in the work force.

increasing number of women entering the workforce was a dominant trend and topic studied mainly by sociologists, however, psychologists and anthropologists have also completed some works on this topi ...

(5 pages) 204 0 4.5 Nov/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

Elite theorists argue that power is concentrated in the hands of a small minority. How useful is this view?

s.Elite theory originally developed from the work of Gaetano Mosca and Vilfredo Pareto, two italian sociologists writing at the turn of the last century. Pareto argued that, in the course of history, ... claims that by omitting to investigate a range of key decisions, Mills and also like-minded British sociologists have failed to establish where 'actual control' lies. As a result Dahl argues that the ...

(4 pages) 147 1 4.2 Feb/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Social Stratification in England

se societies have been documented and analysed previously. This assignment is going to look at what sociologists, mainly Karl Marx and briefly Max Weber and George Mead had said about society and soci ... ing out of a person's born caste is considered taboo.I have found it hard to relate any main stream sociologists work to the caste system. The closest theory I could relate to the caste system was Geo ...

(9 pages) 132 0 3.3 Feb/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Globalization and Everyday Life

nd sheds light on both the positive and negative implications of individual and collective actions. Sociologists and governments can no longer ignore smaller or what they deemed to be insignificant co ...

(3 pages) 669 3 4.6 Mar/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Sociologists and The Law

SOCIOLOGISTS AND THE LAWBefore proceeding with this review of the perspectives of the various academ ... Schur, on the issue of why the study of law as a social phenomenon has been generally overlooked by sociologists.Given the importance of law in social life and the existence of a distinctively 'legal' ... ute to this relative lack of attention to law as a social phenomenon.a. First, law is often seen by sociologists as a normative enterprise involved in establishing rules of proper conduct. Since many ...

(10 pages) 175 0 3.8 Mar/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

What does it mean to 'think sociologically'? Illustrate your answer with examples from sociological research and from your own experience.

, groups and organisations (Reiss 1968: 1), or by key mental tools that people who call themselves 'sociologists' use while thinking, such as continuity, change, action or form (Krauss 1980: 12-19). F ... re of cultural solidarity provides an example of this sympathy. The concept of structure encourages sociologists to focus upon relationships and social connections. Marx's partial explanation for the ...

(8 pages) 413 3 4.5 Mar/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Explaining functionalism, marxism, and symbolic interactionism and some differences between these 3 sociological perspectives

ominant and secondary segments of society. The concept of power is of great significancefor Marxist sociologists.Symbolic interactionism focuses on the effect of language and behavior and how it affec ...

(1 pages) 356 2 2.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Anorexia Athletcia - Exercise Obsession syndrome

Anorexia Athletica (Compulsive Exercising)Sociologists say we live in an age of narcissism, and self-absorption; preoccupied with our looks an ...

(14 pages) 190 1 3.7 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Media Influence.

en attributed to the mass media, are almost undoubtedly due to other tendencies within society. Few sociologists would refute the importance of the mass media, and mass communications as a whole, as b ...

(11 pages) 915 1 4.5 Apr/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Social structures and economic forces that determine our health and our access to health resources.

ious disease that can be cured by modern medicine, or is a result of genetics or lifestyle choices. Sociologists propose a different cause. They examine patterns within society, and they seek social r ... influenced by social, economic, cultural and political factors. It is from these observations that sociologists have concluded, "health is unevenly distributed in a systematic way (Introduction to So ...

(9 pages) 714 0 4.8 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Biomedical approach to disease and medicalisation.

Sociologists define health as being the ability of a person to function normally and to perform norm ... hat communicate with the same language and who obey the same rules of behaviour (Short et al, 1998).Sociologists have observed that the medical gaze has been used by doctors to clinically regulate the ... s little room for the practice of non-scientific methods of treatment (Giddens, 2001).Alternatively sociologists have developed the sociological model of health (Giddens, 2001). Under the sociological ...

(7 pages) 153 2 4.1 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Failure of international aid.

bring about greater equality between the countries of the North and those of the South?IntroductionSociologists, Economists and Politicians have always placed countires or regions within a model or f ...

(8 pages) 99 0 4.7 May/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Military & International Conflicts & Security

What is 'hidden curriculum'?

The hidden curriculum may be viewed as covert, unintended, implicit, or simply unacknowledged. Most sociologists use the term to refer to the various characteristics of schooling that are unquestioned ...

(6 pages) 236 0 4.6 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Native Americans and Alcoholism.

d expect this is raising concern and interest among researchers, statisticians, anthropologists and sociologists. They are investigating the possible catalysts of this epidemic.Whenever a non-comm ...

(8 pages) 237 2 4.8 Jun/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Assess the view that the fragmentation of the middle class has occurred.

l, which they can sell to the highest bidder. The fragmentation of the middle class is explained by sociologists as the division of members of the said class into groups, based on market and work situ ... rs of the said class into groups, based on market and work situation, income, job and lifestyle.The sociologists, Roberts et al. (1977) discovered while conducting a study of a sample of 243 male whit ...

(4 pages) 65 1 4.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology


Anthropologists, sociologists, psychologists and biologists all see the reasoning for different human behaviour to be ... ly the view that our sexual behaviours come from our biological make-up alone. The opposing view of sociologists is the social constructionist one, which believes that reality is constructed from the ... fundamental factor in this changing process.So you see, despite the opposing views on sexuality of sociologists and sociobiologists, the social constructionist theory on the factors that contribute t ...

(6 pages) 247 1 4.5 Oct/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sex & Sexuality