Is Political Ideology used to Manipulate the Masses
By: William J. Stevens
In a tele-visual world populated by public relation spin doctors, and where media outlets are often criticized for their political affiliations it can not be denied that political manipulation takes place. In fact when it comes to the major elections it would be poor judgment...
By: William J. Stevens
Functionalism is a structural-consensus perspective that views society as a system. As its name implies this theory seeks to define the separate institutions of society in terms of how they function to maintain the social system. It should be noted that sociological research into religion...
By: George Ivanov
From a historical perspective, religion has been in existence as long as civilization. For many centuries, it was central to the function of society, in day to day, as well as political life. Religion invokes a feeling of respect of something greater than yourself, which...
By: William Menna
The Chicago School of criminological theory aimed to move past the simple hard-line classical explanations of crime. Early theories of criminal behavior focused on the individual, touting such ideas as crime as a rational choice, born criminals, and physical features such as forehead size as...
By: Ben Hughes
In criminological theory, social control theory was proposed by the likes of Emile Durkheim and Travis Hirschi as a means of controlling antisocial behaviour. There are four different types of control:1. Direct or Formal social control punishment is threatened or applied by the police, army...
By: Noleen Wyatt-Jones
Theodor Adorno was one of the key figures of the Frankfurt School, and at one time had been a student of the renowned composer Schoenberg. It is with this background of 'serious' music in mind that his theory of the standardization of popular music is...
By: Elizabeth Eagleton
The social self is a "distinct identity that sets us apart from others and we create our own designation; the self" (Schaefer, pg. 84, 2005). This uniqueness changes, makes adjustments, shapes, and evolves throughout ones life. There is a plethora of learning that occurs throughout...
By: Elizabeth Eagleton
Research design encompasses an entire realm of direction for gaining "a detailed plan or method for obtaining data scientifically" (Schaefer, 2005). Surveys are used in a manner of "interview or questionnaire" (Schaefer, 2005). "The survey is an example of quantitative research, which collects and reports...
Is Political Ideology used to Manipulate the Masses
By: Jonathan Young
Political ideology is less significant in U.S. elections than religious ideology. Whether or not a given American claims to be Christian, each of us has been influenced by this country's history of Christian thinking, and this influence plays a role in how we think...
By: RhinoRalph
We see society with its many problems and it seems so complicated. And it is, but especially because we haven't really been able to make a good assessment of the major forces that leads society into either two generalized directions as simple as right or...

 

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