The Risk Family: A Disturbing Cost of Post-Modernity

(This research essay, focusing on risks, is a partial requirement in a Sociology course: Key Concepts Socio-Analysis.) Introduction Society’s progression processes continue to change along with risks in a gradual to swift manner over time. Discussions and debates about modernity primarily focus on the effects and changes in social structures, mainly the economy, government, and … Continue reading The Risk Family: A Disturbing Cost of Post-Modernity

Mature-age Students: Their Motivations and Challenges in Pursuing Higher Education

(This research essay is a partial requirement in the Sociology of Education course.) Introduction An adult acquiring higher education is exceptionally challenging because typical university students are in their early twenties. There are various reasons individuals ceased to attend schooling and become mature-age learners in later life. Because higher education is an expensive human capital … Continue reading Mature-age Students: Their Motivations and Challenges in Pursuing Higher Education

A Stranger and Devalued Professionals

(A coursework in Sociology of Education in a Canadian context.) In all aspects of societies’ existence, teaching has a unique mission to sustain them in an ongoing social transformation accompanied by risks or dangers. The task commences from the pre-school towards higher learning institutions, preparing individuals to be fully equipped in facing the challenges of … Continue reading A Stranger and Devalued Professionals

An Analysis of Anti-Asian Racism on Media Outputs

(This sociology coursework is a requirement in a subject about content analysis in Practicing Social Research.) The media is a powerful tool to feed information and awareness of any social issues in our modern time. It has a multi-platform mechanism to reach every corner of the world with significant social impact. However, with the proliferation … Continue reading An Analysis of Anti-Asian Racism on Media Outputs

Marx’s Concept of Commodities Revisited

(This article is one of the coursework requirements in a sociology course: Classical Sociological Theory) In socio-economic activities, commodities play an essential role in shaping and affecting social processes. This paper will discuss Karl Marx's concepts of "commodities," which will focus on its values, labour embodiment, and the extent to social relations. Entities or commodities … Continue reading Marx’s Concept of Commodities Revisited

A Tale of Womanhood

(A Sociological Reflection of the Documentary Film "Period. End of Sentence." This reflective analysis is coursework in Sociology of Gender.)      The documentary discusses the essentialist view of gender and its power, which poses the distinction and disparity between men and women. Essentialism elucidates the facets of human behaviour and identity as part of its … Continue reading A Tale of Womanhood

Rational Education: A Stride Toward Equality of the Sexes

(A Sociological Reflection on Mary Wollstonecraft's "A Vindication of the Rights of Woman")      The age of Enlightenment, also known simply as Enlightenment, was centred on the power of reason as the primary source of knowledge, intellect, and progressive ideas of liberty and progress in the society. In line with this principle, Mary Wollstonecraft challenged … Continue reading Rational Education: A Stride Toward Equality of the Sexes

A Deviance That Makes A Difference

(This article explains positive deviance.  It is a sociological description of a labour strike, one of the coursework in a Sociology course: Deviance and Social Control.)      Societies evolve and develop, and their progression processes underwent gradual to swift social changes over time, by which Karl Marx sees them in the context of conflicts. Inequality … Continue reading A Deviance That Makes A Difference

Systemic Racism: The Problem of the Color Line

(A Sociological Reflection on William Edward Burghardt (W.E.B.) Du Bois’s “The Philadelphia Negro”)      When we talk about the Negro or Black people, a stigma is always attached to it. It has been centuries that Negro stereotyping or systemic racism is an ongoing social issue in the Western world, specifically in North America. Until now, many … Continue reading Systemic Racism: The Problem of the Color Line

Becoming A Man for Wrong Reasons

(A Sociological  Reflection on "Tough Guise 2: Violence, Manhood, and American Culture")      The social construction of a "real man" is evident in different cultures, ethnicities, and civilizations, wherein being masculine is attributed to violence. Undoubtedly, violence, which entails deviant behaviours, is a part of the ever-changing social dynamics. Men, then, are always deemed to … Continue reading Becoming A Man for Wrong Reasons