The Broken Windows Policing Approach to Homelessness

(A coursework in the Sociology course, Sociological Perspectives on Homelessness, describing criminalization of homeless people.) This argumentative essay deposes implementing the broken windows tactics and the criminal justice approach to deal with youth homelessness. I argue that said problem-solving techniques are inappropriate and unjust, requiring extensive study and careful thoughts to address this social phenomenon. … Continue reading The Broken Windows Policing Approach to Homelessness

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

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

Duterteism: Reviving the Morals and Spirit of the Filipinos

(This essay describes Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s leadership. It discusses Duterte's public management in the context of moral entrepreneurship, social deviance, and deviance dance in politics.)      One of the primary charms of influential or powerful people is their capability to influence a group of people or the general public for the common good … Continue reading Duterteism: Reviving the Morals and Spirit of the Filipinos

A Rebuttal Against the Repressive Policy Resolution R4

(An argument inspired by the Sociology of Gender course against the Ontario's Policy Resolution R4. It explains gender in/equality in Canadian society.)      In light of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, the Ontario Progressive Conservative (PC) Party’s “Resolution R4, Education and Community Safety” weakens the very foundation of Canada’s tradition of ordered liberty, … Continue reading A Rebuttal Against the Repressive Policy Resolution R4

University/Higher Education Enforces Social Inequality

     Studying in a university, in the mind of a student with low socio-economic status (SES), is a crucial stride toward upward mobility in the social ladder. It is an opportunity to explore the world of the higher social echelon through tertiary education. A university degree can level and equate the opportunities, as common people … Continue reading University/Higher Education Enforces Social Inequality