George Ritzer: Globalization, McDonaldization, Americanisation

George Ritzer and the three ‘izations’: Globalization, McDonaldization, and Americanisation George Ritzer (born June 1, 1937) is an American sociologist and Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland. His work has been influential in the development of sociological thinking, while his contributions contribute to diverse fields such as sociology, anthropology, and political science. He … Read more

Differences between Marx and Weber’s approaches to society

In the 19th century, a time defined by extensive inequality, and rapid political and economic change in Europe, Karl Marx was concerned with the idea of freedom and its intended meaning. From this question, he structured an entirely different way of analyzing history, and in doing, so he laid the foundation for the conflict theory … Read more

Sociology of India: Kinship, Family, and Marriage in India

India is widely regarded as one of the oldest civilizations in the world. It was also an early centre for organized religion, with many religions tracing their early roots to India. Hinduism is the largest religion in South Asia, but there are also substantial minorities of Christians and Muslims. India has even been known around … Read more

Jurgen Habermas: Biography and Contributions

Jurgen Habermas was a German philosopher who played a phenomenal role in sociology. He was an avid writer and philosopher. His main area of study was a branch of philosophy called pragmatics that studies language. He is known for his idea of the public sphere, which is where people gather to share ideas, thoughts, etc. … Read more