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2014, Vol. 6 No. 03 - 2465 words | Sociology » Popular Culture
Are memes mere distractions from our normal office boredom? Funny, stupid, or poignant, this most simple digital medium captures our attention in particularly unique ways. But how and why did this form of cultural transmission become so popular, and potentially, so... Read Article »
2014, Vol. 6 No. 03 - 3851 words | Sociology » Generational Theory
As a child, I was sheltered and not allowed to watch the Power Rangers or other such violent and crude television series. My parents divorced when I was two and my childhood was constantly in limbo between two seperate households. I sleep next to my phone and computer... Read Article »
2014, Vol. 6 No. 03 - 3219 words | Sociology » Gender
The need for individuals to categorize themselves and others based on gender has guided the way individuals interact with one another throughout history. The construction of gender, particularly when it comes to young males, has led to the amplification of negative... Read Article »
2014, Vol. 6 No. 02 - 3252 words | Communication Studies » Hate Speech
The Westboro Baptist Church has become widely known for their hatred, polarizing statements, and funeral protests. Consisting of only a small family of about 40 members, Westboro has nevertheless become one of the most recognizable hate groups in the United States.... Read Article »
Discussions, 2014, Vol. 10 No. 1 - 2912 words | Sociology » Marxism
The persistence of racism within the working class is a fundamental problem for any Marxist analysis of race, and there have been several attempts to solve this problem within the Marxist tradition. Most traditional understandings, however, turn out to be theoretically... Read Article »
Discussions, 2013, Vol. 9 No. 2 - 3756 words | Sociology » Gender
One may contend that attaining unadulterated awareness of one’s existence is, in present society, idealistic. Specifically, such achievement is unlikely if, in the midst of oppressive forces, one rests in a state of what sociologists Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels... Read Article »
2013, Vol. 5 No. 06 - 7595 words | Sociology » Inequality
“Tonight, we gather to affirm the greatness of our nation—not because of the height of our skyscrapers, or the power of our military, or the size of our economy. Our pride is based on a very simple premise, summed up in a declaration made over two hundred... Read Article »
2013, Vol. 5 No. 03 - 3168 words | Communication Studies » Social Theory
This essay examines the first black winner in 2012 on Idols SA, Khaya Mthethwa (Appendix 1), the TV format of the Idol brand, and the social construction of racialized vision in the context of South Africa as a post-colonial nation from a visual culture perspective... Read Article »
2013, Vol. 5 No. 02 - 5918 words | Sociology » Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
This paper analyzes the evolution of the construct known as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Specifically, it examines the ways in which its name has changed over millennia and how soldiers suffering from this mental condition were treated by society during different... Read Article »
2013, Vol. 5 No. 02 - 2572 words | Sociology » Diversity
"Under [laissez faire racism], blacks are still stereotyped and blamed as the architects of their own disadvantaged status. The deeply entrenched pattern of denying societal responsibility for conditions in many black communities continues to foster steadfast opposition... Read Article »

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