📖 Essays on Sociology

Professional Values in Community Service Work

Introduction Community service work focuses on helping the vulnerable populations and marginalised members of society. Since social workers directly interact with people, their professional values are of great importance to ensure proper practitioner-client relationship. The values underpinning community service work in Australia include social justice, commitment to social inclusion, respect...

Sociology

Diversity in Online and Face-To-Face Networks

Introduction Chapter 6, “Social Networking,” in Bucher’s (2015) Diversity Consciousness: Opening Our Minds to People, Cultures, and Opportunities presents the discussion of social networking while focusing on the idea of diversity in this context. The purpose of this paper is to provide a summary of Chapter 6, discuss associated challenges,...

Sociology

Gendered Division of Labour and Its History

Nowadays, equality is one of the significant issues in different spheres, and labour is not an exception. It is generally accepted that all employees should be paid on equal terms, but the actual situation is far from being perfect (Grant, 2016, para. 26). The gendered division of labour is an...

Sociology

Morality and Code of Ethics for Engineers

Introduction One of the main conditions of modern society’s successful development is its dependence on the moral principles and canons which are worked out and accepted by society to regulate the character of relations within it. Moral principles belong to the field of ethics which influences all the aspects of...

Sociology

Cosmetic Testing on Animals

Introductory Paragraph The use of laboratory animals is among the most common practices in experimental pharmacology, cosmetics production, and even weapons development. Although this approach to testing is extremely popular nowadays, the appropriateness of animal tests in the cosmetics industry belongs to highly debatable topics capable of polarizing society. Despite...

Sociology

Child Exploitation, Trafficking and Their Threats

Abstract Child trafficking and exploitation are violations of human rights. This paper reviews the threats to the emotional, physical, and mental well-being of a child as a victim of the vice. Many traffickers are adept at using complex trauma to control victims. They manipulate victims psychologically, coerce them, and even...

Sociology

Working-Class Male Identity in the Antebellum Period

Introduction In the 19th century, the ways of creating a person’s identity differed greatly from the present ones. Specifically, the male identity of working-class individuals had some peculiarities related to occupation and social status. The aim of the paper is to analyze the ways of establishing a working-class male identity...

Sociology

Gun Control: Social Contract Broken in the US

Introduction For a society to function effectively and for every member of it to be happy and satisfied, everyone needs to adhere to some rules and norms of behavior. There are many social contracts in the US that have been created to regulate the lives of individuals. However, it is...

Sociology

Social Media’s Effect on Democracy

Introduction Digital media have become a significant element of the majority of people’s lives. Hardly any individual refrains from checking updates on a variety of social platforms many times during the day. Apart from the social component, such networks also present an opportunity to obtain data, become aware of news...

Sociology

Feminist Ethics, Theories, and Arguments

Introduction Feminist ethics is a new concept aimed at redefining and redesigning conventional and traditional experiences associated with women’s moral experiences from medieval times. Feminist ethics is therefore development and a new concept developed to remedy the inadequacies created by traditional western ethics which have consistently overlooked female contributions to...

Sociology

Personal and Professional Ethics

Introduction Research articles must always meet the required scientific research standards to become reliable for further reference. The paper must be methodologically pragmatic, have a clear articulation, and must have an organized structure that contains the major points based on the topic of an investigation. Moreover, scientific research articles must...

Sociology

Communication Methods: Verbal, Written and Nonverbal

Introduction Communication refers to the process of transmitting, sharing, and exchanging information using sounds, signs, and behaviors (Chandler & Munday, 2011). Communication enables people to express themselves, share ideas and thoughts, resolve differences, and express respect. Through communication, people exchange messages with the aim of achieving desired results. Communication takes...

Sociology

Effective Communication Strategies

Introduction Communication is arguably the cornerstone on which any successful relationship, be it business or personal, is built. The importance of effective communication is universally acknowledged, and as Greene and Burleson (2003, p.8) demonstrate, a lot of research has been taken on the subject and numerous books written so as...

Sociology

Social Work Practice and Its Principles

What is your Guiding Principle for Social work practice? The reason why I chose social work practice is that theoretical approaches provide various ways of looking at the world and organizing information. Besides, various ways of organizing information influence ways of life in different communities based on their cultural beliefs,...

Sociology

“How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie

Part One Part one of the book presents the essential practices of handling people. Chapter one under part one begins with the affirmation that if people want to collect honey, they should not kick the beehive. This means that attacking other individuals is worthless because it only puts them on...

Sociology

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

In the occurrence of increased and evolving outrages concerning sexual harassment and violence in the place of work, one might wonder how such problems can be eradicated. Sexual harassment in the workplace denotes the aggravation of either female or male employees by another, mainly of the opposite sex, based on...

Sociology

Social Problem, Its Components and Stages

Social location and the role it plays with regard to social problems Social location is an idea that is widely used to help students who are new to the discipline of sociology figure out the relationship between the subject and their experiences in life. It may also be used to...

Sociology

Human Trafficking: Causes, Effects, Control

Introduction Human trafficking is a form of organized crime that involves trade in human beings for purposes that include forced labor, sexual exploitation, forced marriage and organ harvesting (Aronowitz, 2009). Internationally, trafficking is recognized as a crime because of the severe violation of human rights experienced by victims. Women and...

Sociology

Medical Marijuana: Persuasive Argument Against It

Introduction Marijuana is one of the oldest herbs known to humankind. Ever since ancient times, cannabis was used to make hemp, clothing, and medicine (Caulkins et al. 18). Its narcotic properties have also been discovered about the same time period. Although the use of cannabis in textile production faded away...

Sociology

The Korean Community in Los Angeles

Where do members of this group live? The Korean community makes up almost 0.6% of the US population. It is important to note that the vast majority of these people are of South Korean descent. These people are often self-employed and run small businesses. It is necessary to add that...

Sociology

Human Rights Shapes: Diverse Spheres of Use

Human’s Rights as the Attribute of Society In contrast to the other institutions that suggest a single form of the notion existing in the given society, the area of human rights allows to switch the shapes of the very notion of human rights according to the sphere it is applied...

Sociology

Saudi Women’s Rights and Position in Society

Introduction The foundation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is strongly built on the Islamic doctrine. The Basic Law, which abides by the teachings of Prophet Muhammad as stated in the Holy Quran, entitles the power of leadership to male descendants of the founder King Abdullaziz bin Abdulrahman Al...

Sociology

Immigration and Ethnic Relations in the US

Introduction African Americans are one of the most ancient immigrants in the US and thus play essential roles in the country (Second Generation Immigrant Minorities 2). Throughout history, defining ethnic relations hinges on two broad perspectives, viz. black or white, with the whites standing out as the superior race whilst...

Sociology

Women Challenges in Islamic Countries

Introduction The subject that focuses on the role of women in Islamic countries is very controversial. Women in Islamic countries feel like their rights to participate in the development process of their countries are violated. Essentially, these women do not have the same freedoms as other women living in civilized...

Sociology

Foundational Paradigms of Social Sciences

What is the paradigm or paradigms in the existing social system that you are addressing? Moyer and others note that social movements rely on unconventional and radical movement strategies in promoting autonomy and self-determination in society as ways of enhancing the existing paradigm. This observation is also evident in the...

Sociology

Learning the Social Meanings of Gender

Although all people are born with a certain biological gender, our perception of what it means to be a man or a woman is formed by society through the course of our lives. In his essay, Becoming Members of Society: Learning the Social Meanings of Gender, Aaron Devor examines the...

Sociology

Addictions: Theories and Cases

Terminology Related to Addictions The first scenario is about a female calling an addictions professional employee to make an appointment, as she has been referred by a court. She claims that another car, which ran a red light, hit her vehicle. A police officer who arrived at the scene of...

Sociology

Future American Cultural, Racial, Ethnic Diversity

One cannot undermine the existence of diversity in a social set-up. As a matter of fact, diversity has been in existence since time immemorial, and it will continue to be observed in the future. In a contemporary society in the United States, there are a number of people of diverse...

Sociology

Marijuana Legalization and Drug Effects

Introduction Substance abuse has been a concern in most countries, especially in the US due to the negative effects of such drugs on the health of the users. Thus the governments in a bid to reduce the social costs that are associated with the use of such drugs usually enforce...

Sociology

Stereotypes on Chinese People in U.S.

Introduction The onset of globalization has resulted in increased interactions between people of diverse races. The world has become a global society marked by the emergence of the new media age. Despite the crucial role that has been created by the media in bridging the cultural diversity and fostering understanding...

Sociology

Interpersonal Communication Skills in Conflict Resolution

Imagine a situation in which an important person in your life of the opposite gender has a conflict with you and you with them. From what you have learned about interpersonal communication; discuss the ways in which you would try to resolve the situation The application of interpersonal communication skills...

Sociology

Conflict of Interest

It may be necessary to utilize a guideline to identify if the conflict of interests is present in a particular situation. The first goal is to determine all parties that are involved. The next step is to evaluate duties that one may owe to his or her clients. Personal interests...

Sociology

Intercultural and Nonverbal Communication Challenges

Executive summary Cross-cultural communication is an aspect that has increasingly developed with the rising activities that are conducted across different cultures. It is a form of communication that involves people from different cultural backgrounds. This report centres on a critical incident that involved a host of others from a different...

Sociology

Development Theory and Human Rights

Human Rights Development theory and human rights were not linked until the end of the twentieth century. People used to focus on development in economic, political, and cultural domains without taking into account human resources and human rights. It was acceptable to focus on society as something general without going...

Sociology

Immigration Benefits for American Economy

Introduction It is imperative to mention that the impact of immigration on the economy is a topic that has been actively discussed by scholars over the last few years, and has led to numerous disagreements. Economists still have not reached consensus and have various perspectives on this subject. Therefore, peer-reviewed...

Sociology

“The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life” by Erving Goffman

What is the author’s major thesis? The main thesis expressed by Erving Goffman is that individuals in the presence of others behave similarly to actors on the stage (1). He claims that “the individual will be interested in making a favorite show of himself” (Goffman 6). How convincing is the...

Sociology

Social Entrepreneurship in Chautauqua County

Abstract This paper begins with a review of social development projects by tracking their revolution from the traditional forms of funding of 1983 through the 2006 notion of collaborations, mergers, partnerships, and fundraising. Each of these reviews offers extensive insights into social development projects in Chautauqua County that fully captures...

Sociology

Women’s Experiences at Work and Their Gender Roles

Introduction Hello? My name is Oscar Charlie. I am researching women’s experiences with the labor market and family-work conflict. I therefore kindly request your permission to offer me the chance to ask you a few questions on this subject. The information you give will be treated with the utmost confidentiality....

Sociology

“Last Chance for Man’s Best Friends” Organization’s Needs

The Organization and Its Mission The organization “Last Chance for Man’s Best Friends” aims to meet the problems of unwanted old dogs that need homes and that can further provide care to people in nursing homes and those who are hospitalized. Thus, the project will serve both dogs and people...

Sociology

Effective Listening Skills of a Social Worker

To organize effective communication, it is not enough to hear – it is necessary to listen to people. Developing listening skills is essential to understand one’s interlocutor, to remember previous mistakes, and to avoid them in the future. Without a doubt, listening is one of the crucial skills for those...

Sociology

Sex Trafficking and Sexual Slavery Problems

Introduction Sex trafficking is a social problem affecting millions of victims. Every day hundreds of women and children fall victim to sexual exploitation for profit without an adequate response from the international community and legal enforcement of local legislation, thus becoming a problem of international dimension. According to the Victims...

Sociology

The Effects of Population and Density Noise

Introduction We live in a world that increasingly becoming crowded as the human population increases and people migrate to urban areas. With the rise in population density, the noise has also become commonplace for most people. The levels of population density and noise have some effects on the psychological health...

Sociology

Immigrants, Ethnicity, and Challenges in the US

History of immigration of the United States and nature of ethnicity The United States of America is a multicultural country in terms of race and ethnicity. The country comprises 6 officially recognized races, namely, Whites being the racial majority covering 73 % of the United States’ population, African Americans, who...

Sociology

Direct and Indirect Social Influences on a Person

Introduction It is always common to hear phrases such as; a person is what he/she eats, show me your friends and I will tell you what kind of a person you are, spare the rod and spoil the child. All these phrases are a clear attestation that the social set...

Sociology

Foreign-Born Chinese in the United States

Introduction Analyzing various social and economic indicators of a community in a given population is vital. The analysis provides necessary information that can be used to describe the population in turns of the population distribution, income, marital status,age, employment, housing and medical insurance coverage. Besides, such analysis provides the state...

Sociology

Australia’s Human Rights and Civil Liberties

Human rights in theory Human beings are entitled to inalienable fundamental rights. Gavrielatos (2011, p. 24) defines human rights as the indivisible, interdependent and interrelated civil liberties. Human rights are normally guaranteed in the existing laws. These laws can be in form of international laws, general principles, customary international law...

Sociology

Global Communication in Modern World

Introduction Global communication refers to the exchange of information across international borders that occurs mainly due to the effects of globalization (Kamalipour, 2006). It deals with different types of communication processes between governments, businesses, and people. Today’s business environment is highly influenced by globalization and technology. Therefore, businesses need to...

Sociology

Different Vision of the Young and Older Adults

Summary Gina – 24 years old John – 71 years old The young and older adults inherently displayed various perspectives on life-related aspects. Gina demonstrates a more relaxed approach as her family members are all alive and well. She does not give significant meaning to any childhood memories or activities...

Sociology

Racism in Its Forms and Examples

Introduction Racism is the belief that a certain race is superior or inferior to another, based on ethnicity, color, or national origin. It has existed for many centuries and takes different forms that include discrimination, prejudice, and hatred toward an individual or group of individuals. In many societies, people associate...

Sociology

Public Relations, Law and Ethics

Introduction The need for professionals to understand both law and ethics cannot be understated. Law is an indicator of belief systems, values and norms. Ethical factors for Public Relations combine the significance of law wielded together with ethics and other important components in an effort to address not only liabilities...

Sociology

Racism Against Afro and Latino Americans in the US

African Americans Discussing racial questions and the issue of racial discrimination, people are inclined to associate these problems with ‘black’ and ‘white’ races. This association is a result of significant historical and social processes. Thus, African Americans constitute one of the oldest and largest minority groups in the USA. The...

Sociology

Human Rights in Philosophy and Social Sciences

Introduction The human rights concept is a difficult one to define. Almost all problems attach themselves to the issue of human rights (Clapham, 2007). This research paper investigates the origin and development of modern human rights ideas. It discusses how various definitions of human rights by scholars, philosophers, political figures,...

Sociology

White Like Me: Race, Racism & White Privilege in America

The documentary studied for the commentary is White Like Me: Race, Racism & White Privilege in America (Wise, Alexander and Ogletree) released in 2013. The documentary’s focus is on the prevalence of racial inequality and bias in the United States. It provides a historical, social, and psychological understanding as to...

Sociology

Human Rights for Development

Introduction Human rights and a country’s development in the sphere of economics are sometimes claimed to be the two phenomena that can never exist together. Unfortunately, any state’s government has a power to adjust its laws to limit human rights in its territory if it is not beneficial for the...

Sociology

Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

Introduction The issue regarding marijuana legalization has been subjected to intense public discourse among experts in different fields. Politicians, psychologists, doctors, professors, athletes, and legal experts have repeatedly discussed the topic without consensus for several years. The media and popular culture have been critical components in the raging discussion. For...

Sociology

Leadership, Conflict and Communication in Groups

Leadership in groups Even though society consists of groups of people, an important part of the qualities are brought in by each separate individual. This is why leadership in groups is extremely important. There are leaders in religious settings, social and professional. Business and work environments are always in extreme...

Sociology

Exclusion, Inclusion and Segregation in the US

Racial segregation in the United States is the separation of the white population from other ethnic groups (mainly Afro-Americans and Indians). It occurred by means of a variety of social barriers: separate training and education, the distinction between landing zones in public transport, and others. The American society comprised of...

Sociology

Community Conflict: Women Gender Roles

Introduction A community comprises of families as basic units, which are a group of people living together in organized societies. Individuals in a community have various roles that the society deems suitable for them. Most of the gendered roles are usually unwritten or informal, and thus, their definition hinges on...

Sociology

The Issue of Global Poverty

The distribution of resources within the global community is unequal, and this situation causes the development of poverty around the world. Global poverty is the problem that is discussed in relation to the poor categories of people over the world in spite of the country’s status. However, it is important...

Sociology

Women and LGBT Rights Evolution Comparison in the USA

Introduction In the early 20th century, women never had votes. Thus, they never had a political voice. In the same century, police raids in the US targeted gays. Law was clear that gays were not to engage even in uncomplicated activities such as group gatherings. Similar to women, they could...

Sociology

Social Groups and Their Influence on Society

The complex nature of human interaction is characterized by people’s tendency to associate themselves with a particular social group. The concept of social groups and their role in the life of an individual is explored in the work of sociologist Henri Tajfel, the author of social identity theory (McLeod par....

Sociology

Environmental Ethics: the Case for Animal Rights

Animals The evolution of the society is partly reflected in the transformation of people’s attitudes toward animals. Modern philosophers and thinkers continuously raise questions about the ethical obligations of a person towards different biological species. Thus, it is vital to assess the models developed by different researchers and animal rights...

Sociology

Family Violence Effects on Family Members

Statement of the Problem Despite the fact that domestic or family violence has always been a prevalent issue in patriarchal societies, the topic has been widely marginalized and perceived as unimportant by the public. However, the development of feminism and other human rights movements gave the opportunity for the victims...

Sociology

Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants, Its Pros and Cons

Illegal immigration is considered to be a serious problem in many countries. Recently, there has been a wave of immigration to Europe from the countries of Middle East affected by war. In the United States, a large number of unauthorized immigrants resulted in building a fence on the border with...

Sociology

Conflict, Its Classification and Management

Definition of conflict The term conflict refers to the disagreements, misunderstandings, or differences which arise between different individuals. In day-to-day activities, for instance, in places of work, schools, churches, or at home, people encounter different types of conflicts. In most cases, conflicts emerge as a result of differences in beliefs,...

Sociology

Sex and Gender in “Sociology” by Macionis and Gerber

Introduction Various social aspects define individuals. The gender and age discipline is the defining unit among age sets within the community. However, gender roles are key aspects of a traditional society, with women accorded the lowest positions within the societal task completion. In the book, there is a depiction of...

Sociology

Fresh Food for Low Income Families and Individuals

Executive Summary In the recent past, food shortage has become a major problem in the world. The problem is brought about by, among others, droughts, wars, and climate change. Most of the persons affected by food shortage rely on donations to survive. In this paper, the author examined the problem...

Sociology

Technology and Social Change from Sociological Perspectives

Introduction Technology This refers to all aspects (machines, skills and knowledge) that are used by people to make life easier and better. This means that technology refers to material and non-material aspects that make human life to continue despite the challenges that people face in the society (Jordan, 2014). Social...

Sociology

Queer Activism: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender

Literature Review Research shows that the involvement of the LGBT in activism influences their social development significantly (Bilodeau 29, Komives et al. 593). Active involvement influences their lives, career aspirations, and social justice perspectives. Additionally, LGBTs who openly engage in activism related to their identity often reinforce their involvement in...

Sociology

Marx’s and King’s Notions of Alienation Differences

Karl Marx developed the Theory of Alienation to explain the relationship between capitalism and its effect on the wellbeing of workers. According to the theory, workers lose control of their lives after securing employment and as such become alienated from their families, communities, and society. Marx maintained that workers lack...

Sociology

Social Issues: Abortion in US

According to Weitz (2010, p. 161), “abortion occurs when a woman decides to terminate her pregnancy”. This practice makes sure the pregnancy does not result in a child. Many individuals use prescription drugs or surgeries to terminate their pregnancies. These methods depend on the stage of the pregnancy. Abortion has...

Sociology

Social Issues: The Uses of Global Poverty

Poverty refers to a situation of server deprivation of basic human wants. With the help of eleven functions of global poverty, readers can understand why poverty exists in today’s society. Poverty has influenced the price of commodities, making products affordable for wealthy nations. Developing countries provide ground for the manufacture...

Sociology

Psychological Issues: Freedom of Choice

As modernization continues, people become more obsessed with the desire to enjoy certain rights. Most of the freedoms that people have increasingly gained access to can be summarised into one – the freedom of choice (Hazel & Barry, 2010). People enjoy the freedom of choice when they are allowed to...

Sociology

American Culture Reflection in Sport

Culture is what unites people and forms nations. It is also based on four pillars: norms, values, ideas, and symbols. Of course, sport is one of the most significant parts of US culture, as lots of people are involved in this sphere. Sport is now one of the most significant...

Sociology

Sociology: Personal Relationship and Practical Abilities

Opening Statement Practical abilities of an individual are vital in defining one’s future, and his or her ability to transform society. Life is based on what an individual can do to transform it to be a better place for all humanity. We all agree with the fact that interpersonal relationship...

Sociology

Does Money Determine Success?

I do not agree with the notion peddled around that only individuals who get more money are successful. More money does not determine success in life. It is obvious that money accords comfort since one can get anything needed at any time. Nevertheless, I disagree that it implies one is...

Sociology