Rosa Luxemburg’s Imperialism: Links to Marxism and Applications

Introduction: With the passage of time, the word ‘imperialism’ and it’s meaning has evolved. The literature available on imperialism indicates that in order to understand the meaning of the imperialism, it is necessary to take into consideration the cultural context. For example, the German meaning attached to imperialism is significantly different from its British meaning. …

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Humour, ethnicity and conflict

Abstract: This paper talks about the how the conceptualization of humour varies from one social group to another and the linkages of humour to prejudice and stereotypes which contribute to hatred and conflict. The paper discusses how both- the powerful and so-called powerless utilize humour to serve their purposes. Humour is derived from reality construction …

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What is Applied Sociology? Definition, Origin and Overview

Defining Applied Sociology:  “The means and methods for artificial improvement of social conditions, on the part of man and society as conscious and intelligent agents.” -the term ‘applied sociology’ has been the most general and oldest way of identifying this definition given by Lester F. Ward in 1903. It utilizes “sociological knowledge and research skills” …

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Margaret Mead: Sex and Temperament in three primitive societies

Abstract: This paper reviews the work Margaret Mead undertook by summarizing the key observations she made in her world-famous book, Sex and Temperament in three primitive societies. This paper helps us to understand how the conventional sexual division of labour based on gender roles is entirely modelled by the society we live in today and …

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Familiarity with Alienation: Karl Marx’s Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844

Introduction In Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844, Karl Marx aims to introduce the concept of ‘estranged labour’ and provide an expansive explanation of how it is interlinked with the concept of alienation, private property, monetary system, and the political economy. In his text, he introduces the four distinct kinds of alienation, that is, alienation of the …

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