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

Youth Homelessness: A Case of Family Disconnection

(This paper is a literature review on youth homelessness and coursework in a Sociology course that discusses different perspectives on homelessness.) Introduction This research essay will explore the family, its function as the basic social unit, and its role in youth homelessness through the lens of socialization (immediate social environment), family conflict, and social interaction. … Continue reading Youth Homelessness: A Case of Family Disconnection

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