Meet the Professor: Dr. Stephanie Wilson, Sociologist, Educator, and Co-founder of Applied Worldwide

 Stephanie: Sociologist, Creator, Researcher 2. As a co-founder of Applied Worldwide, could you briefly explain the organization’s mission? Stephanie: Our mission is to build a bridge between the discipline of sociology and everyday life to improve the well-being of society. As a sociologist, I see endless ways that sociological knowledge could benefit society, but our … Read more

The Criminalization of The Mentally Ill

Those with mental illness are hard-pressed to find rest in America which is not a jail cell. Mental health facilities in America are sorely lacking, much less optimized for those struggling with mental illnesses. The budget for hospitals and community houses is exceptionally low, far below the budget spent on mass incarceration that America has … Read more

Comparison of Functionalist and Conflict Perspectives

Sociology is a branch of social science that scientifically studies the human society, human behavior and social interactions. In sociology the three main theoretical perspectives are functionalism, conflict perspective or Marxian perspective and symbolic interactionism perspective. In this article, we will explore the two key theoretical perspectives used in sociology and how they help us … Read more

O Captain, My Captain! Selected Vignettes on Social Acceptance, Identity and Personal Flourishing amongst Adolescents and Young Adults

‘O Captain, my Captain. Who knows where that comes from? Anybody? Not a clue? It’s from a poem by Walt Whitman about Mr. Abraham Lincoln. Now in this class you can either call me Mr. Keating, or if you’re slightly more daring, O Captain my Captain.’ These self-characterising poetic lines which includes a surreal invitation … Read more

What is a Norm and Social Norms? Types, Functions, Examples

Synopsis: This article deals with the concept of norms, social norms, their definitions, characteristics, functions, and types. It also covers how norms are institutionalized in our society, why we should follow norms, and what happens if we violate them. Tracing the behavioral changes norms have on individuals and the changing patterns of norms seen today, … Read more

Sociology of Agriculture!

Synopsis: In this topic readers will engage in the understanding of the concept of Sociology in Agriculture and the interrelation of a social science with an economic activity. Further the article will trace the sectors of Agriculture and their sociological analysis, the development of Sociology of Agriculture through historical time periods. We will also look … Read more

Globalization: Key Debates, Concepts, and Perspectives

Globalization Synopsis: This article defines globalization, provides some causes for the advancement of globalization, explores the different dimensions of globalization, presents three different perspectives through which the phenomenon has been examined, explores the relation between globalization and identity, and finally examines how globalization is connected to power and politics. In sociological terms, globalization can be … Read more