The Social Construction of Reality – Summary Notes

The Social Construction of Reality Part 1: The Reality of Everyday Life The basic purpose is to sociologically analyze the concept of reality, but the understanding reality is quite the task. The approach to understanding reality should be through common sense as reality is available to the members of the society who possess common sense. … Read more

C. Wright Mills: Biography, Contributions, Conflict Theory

Charles Wright Mills was an American sociologist and a professor of sociology at the Columbia University; he was born in 1916 and died in 1962, living a life of 46 years. Mills was a known figure in the popular and intellectual journals; he wrote several books which highlighted several the relationships among the American elite … Read more

Pierre Bourdieu: Biography, Cultural Capital, Habitus, and Criticism

Pierre Bourdieu was a French sociologist, anthropologist, philosopher and public intellectual, who was born on 1 August 1930 and died on 23 January 2003. Bourdieu’s work was mainly a study of the dynamics of power in the society and how it is transferred within the social constructs of society and through generations. His best-known book … Read more

Introduction to Sociology Statistics, Examples and Overview

The Introduction: The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the term “statistics” as “a branch of mathematics which deals with the collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of masses of numerical data.” The definition is very apt in what needs to be conveyed. The field of mathematics has a very strong influence on the statistical analysis of data. It … Read more