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2015, Vol. 7 No. 11 - 4441 words | Sociology » Social Movements
A review of literature on social movements highlights its many and sometimes conflicting definitions. Relying on Saba Mahmood’s Politics of Piety (2005) – an ethnographic account of grassroots women’s piety movement in the mosques of Cairo –... Read Article »
Politics has been given many different definitions, ranging from something as solid as “the activities associated with the governance of a country,” to a more abstract designation such as “the principles relating to or inherent in a sphere or activity... Read Article »
2015, Vol. 7 No. 09 - 6447 words | Communication Studies » Mass Communication
Since its introduction by German-born Political Scientist Elizabeth Noelle-Neumann in 1974, the Spiral of Silence theory has become one of the most-researched communication theories that explains public opinion formation in a media environment (McDonald, Glynn, Kim... Read Article »
2015, Vol. 7 No. 03 - 2584 words | Sociology » Homosexuality
When one analyzes recent LGBTQ advocacy, with its rhetoric of liberal normativity and visibility, the gay rights movement has chosen inclusion over revolution. Through the intersectionality of dominant forms, namely whiteness, patriarchy, and affluent consumerism,... Read Article »
2014, Vol. 6 No. 12 - 4848 words | Sociology » Dating
Since 2004, the proliferation of marriage markets in China has made BaiFaXiangQin an attractive alternative for parents that are anxious and eager to help their single children find a suitable match for marriage. This paper discusses the possible cultural and financial... Read Article »
2014, Vol. 6 No. 12 - 4807 words | Psychology » Dating
First dates are social phenomena of sexual selection. Successful mating depends not only on assortative mating, but also on interpersonal and situational factors that lead to a positive result in pre-mating encounters. To examine the factors that influence the success... Read Article »
2014, Vol. 6 No. 10 - 2208 words | Psychology » Behavioral Psychology
Tipping is a customary practice in the U.S., but many have questioned why customers are so willing to give money away to a server in the foodservice industry. Previous literature has explored factors that influence tipping behavior, such as social norms, age, gender... Read Article »
2014, Vol. 6 No. 09 - 5456 words | Philosophy » Political Philosophy
This paper contrasts the philosophy of Michel Foucault and Jürgen Habermas to determine whether there is any point of substantial convergence between the two.[1] To do so, the essay first argues that the projects engaged in by each philosopher are different. Foucault... Read Article »
2014, Vol. 6 No. 05 - 4174 words | Psychology » Gender
A baby is born, and almost instantaneously, assigned to a life of stereotypical gender identity. The female is described as a “precious baby girl” and is given a little pink hat and wrapped in a pink blanket. The male is a “strong and healthy boy&... Read Article »
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 »

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