By: Elizabeth M Young
Sociology is a vast area of study, with hundreds of officially recognized sub fields which examine human thought, actions, structures, and systems. Virtually every type and purpose of human thought and activity and action is studied in one field of sociology or another. Human action...
Does altruism exist?
By: Dolores Moore
The principles of Judeo- Christianity, Islam (see Helium article "I Want to Get a Better Understanding of Islam. What can you tell me?), and indeed many other religious faiths, urge followers to give help and support to others less fortunate, without looking for anything...
By: Margo Macabee
One day I bought Larry, my ex-boyfriend, a massive salt water aquarium. It was three hundred gallons if it was one gallon. He spent many days setting up the filtration system, collecting the corals and rocks, trading and catching many fine aquatic fish for his...
Ideology is Theft
By: A.T. Meininger
Not only is ideology used to manipulate people, it is one of the most efficient ways to do it. Ideology and religion have similar characteristics: they entrap their adherents to package deals of knowledge. Once they've concluded that the same person who hates abortions must...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Culture is a concept that is difficult to define and to communicate clearly, no matter how many caveats, codicils, inclusions and exclusions we can cram into a sentence! As a result, symbols which represent and communicate complex concepts are surely to be developed and used...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Expressive symbolism, at the most basic level, is the use of physical gestures, sounds, artistic symbols, and actions to express personal emotions or reactions to external and internal stimuli. The giggle represents expression that something is funny, or that the person is nervous and uses...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Social control, as a function of crime, is driven by the use of law and law enforcement to prevent or enable social change. The laws, which either prohibit, reward, or require certain activities, are the basis for social control in the developed and organized society...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The shaken fist, combined with the guttural growl goes back to the dawn of mankind as the universal expressive symbol of rage that is externalized and directed at a specific target. The little yellow/orange folder with the curved lines and dot is one of the...
Functional and Conflict Theory: A point of view
By: Jim McGrath
Conflict is inevitable. It is simply a part of life. The most interesting part is seeing how theorists have broken conflict into numerous components with the intention of teaching the best methods of management. According to Lindlow and Scott (1989), conflict exists on many...
By: Elizabeth M Young
There are several conceptual frameworks for the concepts of culture which have evolved over time. The first framework allows a view of culture as a structural framework for belief, behavioral patterns, knowledge and symbolism. Depending on the ability of humans to learn social and symbolic...

 

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