The Shape of Urban Life in the Eyes of Sociology

If you were born millions of years ago, you would probably find yourself a group of people who hunt animals for their livelihood, a group where all  the people have the same purpose in their lives. They all hunt animals, eat and collect whatever they need from the very same source. Now think, if  you … Read more

Sociology of Modern Risks – Risk Society!

Ulrick Beck (1944-2015) was an eminent German Sociologist of contemporary times. He is better known for his influential work entitled, ‘The Risk Society’ wherein he talked about the insecurities and risks produced by the late industrial society. Originally, this top-notch work was published in 1986 in German language and later on it got translated into … Read more

Cultural Globalization: Research on Globalization and Local Culture

Globalization of Culture: This thesis examines how globalization affects the world’s traditions and personalities, and how the effects of this blending of indigenous cultures with the rest of the world from the modern world order. Review of literature– Yogendra Singh, in Culture change in India: identity and globalization (2000). This book investigates Changes in cultural … Read more

Beyond Workplace Surveillance & Intrusion: A contemporary culture perspective on Well-Being @ Work through Augusto Boal’s Theatre of The Oppressed

While sipping my morning cuppa, I chanced upon an intriguing article (Khaira, March 4, 2020) published in an online journal sometime back, which spoke of sanitation workers in Chandigarh who are compelled to wear GPS trackers as part of a ‘Human Efficiency Tracking System’. The wearable tracker registers the movement of the worker by geo-fencing their … Read more

The Sociology of Shopping Malls: Analysis and Summary

Abstract- Shopping malls are a very important type of public space, especially in urban cities, for various reasons. They serve a variety of social effects and involve a range of sociological concepts. This article expands on how they aid cultural imperialism and globalization as well as provide a source of recreation and pleasure for their … Read more

David Harvey’s “The Condition of Postmodernity” (1989)

Modernity and Modernism, from David Harvey’s “ The Condition of Postmodernity ” (1989) Marxist geographer David Harvey can be regarded as one of the earliest theorists of the postmodern condition. Harvey, in his book mentioned above, discusses the postmodern condition with respect to various critical ideas that contributed to the epistemology of the postmodern condition. … Read more