What is social capital?
By: Oliver Gray
Social capital is “the glue that holds society together” according to the World Bank, it is the connections made in social groups that can range from local governments through to massive networks such as the Commonwealth. Social capital has been around since the 1960s...
Research methods used in Sociology
By: Jerry Curtis
Social researchers use a variety of methods and paradigms in doing their research. Each method has its own unique perspective, point of view, and approach and contributes its own way to the realm of social science research. The following are common social research paradigms...
How traditional male roles have been redefined in America
By: Carol Rucker
Traditional male roles have gone through a dramatic transformation over the past few decades. Ask a Baby Boomer to tell you how it was way back when. They will reminisce about coming of age in a world where men ruled the home and women kept...
By: Jessica Williford MSHS, CEHT
For years Mexico has struggled with its trafficking of drugs and weapons and power control through organized crime. But recently, drugs and violence have been on the rise. As Mexico is referred to as a third world country people still struggle make a living and...
By: Kris Abramovic
Urbanization is the conversion of rural regions to urban that affects the ecology and economies as well as changing the way those people live. Urbanization occurs through natural expansion, the transformation of close by pop from rural to urban, incoming migration or a combo. As...
Estate farms and their value to communities
By: Emily Von Drake
Estate farms are nothing new. Farms have been a part of communities ever since civilization began. Yet, their roles in communities today are becoming more important than ever. Not more than an hour away from New York City, nestled between the mountains of northwest New...
Cyber Bullying
By: Melody Pond
Cyber bullying is most certainly as harmful as harassment, considering that cyber bullying is not a separate entity from harassment, but a form of harassment. Harassment is defined by the Encarta English Dictionary as “threatening or tormenting behavior; behavior that threatens or torments somebody...
The social self and its role in identity
By: Courtney Lindsay
The process of developing a social self is almost synonymous with having an identity. When members of a particular social group interact in meaningful ways, they synergize influences that shape the extent of sameness that is shared. Consequently, the interaction with significant others, especially with...
By: Lee-Ann Losper
Teenagers are the group most strongly influenced by popular culture (more commonly called pop culture). What exactly is popular culture? According to Wikipedia English: “Popular culture is the totality of ideas, perspectives, attitudes, images and other phenomena that are deemed preferred through an informal...
By: Paul Lines
Policing operations in Scotland, England and Wales, unlike those of other countries, are not conducted by a single national police force. Indeed, with it own devolved government, Scotland is now a separate jurisdiction to England and Wales, which further complicates the policing structure. Moreover, as...

 

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