Transgression by Ben Stoltzfus: Book Review

Taking us around the world in around two hundred and fifty pages, along with reliving the world through the lens of the twentieth century, this book by Ben Stoltzfus carries readers on a journey of mind, body, and soul in an intensely enrapturing narrative. To begin with, the tale starts simply. If one were to … Read more

The Very Significant, Yet Underrepresented Social Problem of Disability Representation in Media and Film

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2020) notes that disabilities affect approximately 61 million Americans (the equivalent of 1 in 4 persons) and are defined as “any condition of the body or mind (impairment) that makes it more difficult for the person with the condition to do certain activities (activity limitation) and interact with … Read more

Do we truly live in a “paranoid parenting” era? An Exploration into Furedi’s (2002, 2008) claim that parenting culture is marked by a sense of paranoia around risk and child safety.

Abstract: A discussion into how parenting is fixated in a new era of Paranoia and why this may be the case. I will not only use Furedi’s work into paranoid parenting, but it will also explore other key scholars in this area such as Anneke Meyer 2007, Helene Guldberg 2009 and Jones Phil 2009. By … Read more

Socialisation and the Creation of Social identity: As & A Level Notes

The article defines Socialisation while covering the relation between an individual and the society, exploring the dimensions of social order and explaining the concepts of social identity and change. The fundamental idea of sociology is society. Therefore, understanding society is essential for a thorough grasp of sociology. In addition, society’s survival is entwined with that … Read more

Transgression: Exploring Guilt, Self-Discovery, and Conflicting Socialization – An Interview with Author Ben Stoltzfus

We recently had the privilege of interviewing Ben Stoltzfus, a distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Riverside, and an accomplished novelist, literary critic, and inter-arts scholar. Among his many published works, his latest novel, Transgression: Hitler, Mirka, Mireille, and Me, has garnered critical acclaim and was awarded the Silver Award. The novel explores … Read more