When reading stories about this or that policy, it seems like there is no shortage of opinions from economists, but rarely anything from a sociologist type person. Wouldn't sociologists' opinions be more valuable, since, if I'm not mistaken, they study how things/policies/etc affect societies?
Karl Marx has been one of the most influential philosophers out there and he influenced a lot of feilds as stated above but Marx has some theories on economics but it is not relevent in economics.
Most of his predictions havent come true such as the inevitability of a revolution and the tendency of profit rate to fall.
The LTV is not taken seriously anymore after the marginalist revolution.
Is he actually irrelevent in economics or am i wrong?
I was studying Economics im germany, but I ditched it because I thought it would have more sociology to it, it didn’t, just dry math. I always liked sociology but had the preconception that I would only be able to make little money with it. But now I don’t care, I just love it, and its good enough for me. I deal with the rest as I go.
I love china, lived there for a while and want to go back or work in contact with china. I would be really interested to know what job opportunities there are combining sociology and china. Anyone with knowledge in this specific combination?
Note: I am American and am only commented on our educational system.
First of all, there's been a huge uptick in hate toward the field of sociology in the last few years, and that's entirely because a bunch of people that had no idea it previously existed didn't like it because it offers concrete data disproving their uninformed/misguided beliefs (like that there aren't problems in our law enforcement and court systems, and immigrants and poor people in general are violent and lazy because that's just the way they are). That's it. They don't like it because the data disagrees with their long-held beliefs.
Sociology is the study of society. Do you really think that we should just not study society? This is nothing but an anti-SJW take made for the sole purpose of being an anti-SJW.
And what do you need in order to make sure society continues to function? An economy! The two disciplines go hand-in-hand.
This is coming from someone that went to engineering school, by the way, so don't come at me with, "you're biased toward your favorite subjects."
It's because of severe lack of knowledge in fields like these that we have tens of millions of people supporting absurd and harmful policies/politicians. Easy example: there's the idea of the wall at the southern border of the US. It has been researched and published (by experts in the fields of sociology and economics) that not only does the VAST majority of illegal immigrants come into the country on planes anyways, but, it also turns out that immigration results in a net positive impact both economically and culturally.
Source, for anyone that's interested: https://budgetmodel.wharton.upenn.edu/issues/2016/1/27/the-effects-of-immigration-on-the-united-states-economy
Also, history. I don't know where y'all went to high school, but I went to high school in one of those sparsely populated red states that is almost a perfect rectangle, and I didn't learn jack shit about the US. I learned that Columbus was great, and every single time we got involved in a war or occupation of whatever other country, it was completely justified and we were in the right and everything turned out for the best in the end and it was all thanks to us. And just, wow, that's..... biased, to say the least.
I'm really curious how many Americans are aware of how many coups we've orchestrated in foreign countries. We co... keep reading on reddit ➡
People like Mark Granovetter,Viviana Zelizer,etc.They have a lot of work on how cultural,social factors influence economic outcomes,structures.These factors are clearly important in understanding the economies across the world.Why do economists not include these in their models??(or do they?)
Please recommend me some books like those below:
Before European Hegemony by Abu-Lughod, The Clash of Civilizations by Huntington, and Civilization and Its Discontents by Freud.
I study economic history, and I love to nerd out on the statecraft and politics of fictional universes. So I knew I'd need help with analyzing the place where entire planets with who know what resources and cultures make it up to explain the time period of the Palpatine's Galactic Empire.
Sheev Palpatine is the most ingenious state-crafter I have ever seen! For example, his investment into an obedient clone and droid army to start off his influence then to win the support of many human to be recruited across the Galaxy is a great way to secure the loyalty of his State security apparatus.
Canon and Legends provide numerous examples of his cunning and brilliance:
Fictional works draw inspiration and tropes from the real occurrences of the world around them. Palpatine’s reign and tactics bring to mind Rules for Rulers/Dictator’s Handbook, Machiavelli and The Prince, and The 48 Laws of Power.
2. Cliometric Discussion of The Galactic Empire
I admit I didn't try in school. I dropped out first year of sixth form doing completely different subjects and after working as a support worker and finding out I'm an ENFP (16personalities), I can finally see my strengths!
I want to change the world for the better but I suck at maths. I never really grasped it although I passed GCSE with a C. I'm particularly looking for a study-buddy who's better with maths than I am to guide me through Economics. I'm not great with history either so I'm worried about my Philosophy course.
Please know that education is important no matter what you're doing! You're all way ahead of me already, keep at it you lil legends.
Almost done a science bachelor in McGill and I'm looking into these programs and I got some questions:
What's the environment like? Are people friendly? (Cause I need friends...ngl it's lonely studying by yourself for 3 years...)
What's the difference between urban planning and urban studies? Is one easier than the other?
How do people in those programs study to get As? And how are the evaluations like? Is it more exams or more essays and group projects?
Which programs are easier (and you put in the effort and don't get shit back)? (Thinking about applying to med/dent school after, and this is my last chance)
I'm so done with the study environment in McGill where nobody's your friend and putting so much effort studying when all I get is shit in return, so any opinions on these questions would help me so much...
I’ve read ‘David and Goliath’ by Malcolm Gladwell, and that’s more what I’m looking for, books with a good flow and social commentary vibe more than a textbook. I have also read Superfreakonomics which was a fun read. Just something where I might learn a new thing or two and maybe chuckle on the way.
Any suggestions are welcomed!
EDIT: Cheers guys! Will add these to my reading list! Think I’m going to start with ‘The Undoing Project’. You guys are all hero’s.
I have a task in sociology economic about embedded theory. I already read mark granovetter's book but i don't really understand. Anyone know about it? Because I'm still confused
Any reviews on this programme? I know that DSE is great for econ and was the first place to start a reputed masters programme in sociology; but just how good is the MA programme now? What is life at this dept like/ academic rigour/etc?
So i'm majoring in economics and minoring in political science and currently i'm taking a sociology course on social class and inequality. Obviously some of the ideas i'm being introduced to are so...outrageous and essentially contradictory to what I learned over in economics moreover, my professor is probably a Marxist which I guess makes me uncomfortable (eg: in my poli sci courses we would say that the Communist Manifesto is a propaganda piece however..she just...doesn't say that)...but this shouldn't mean much since Marx is very important in sociology.
I just find it so hard to reconcile the different conclusions that are drawn. I also don't like how my professor sometimes dismisses what I say on the grounds of it being "neo-liberal" or "mainstream economics" two terms that we never use in my major but i'm aware of what she means thanks to the internet + my minor. I hate how I come off as a angry heartless person in this sociology course when I try to explain my opinion through my major, I end up in weird unethical positions.
i find it so...uncomfortable....to have all what I know dismissed just like that. I also don't like dismissing sociology on the basis that it doesn't align with what I took and saying "well you're being political/normative" and "well my major has maths so stfu". I also feel like this just shouldn't be a thing in the first place, both economics, political science (political economy specifically), and sociology are sciences why do they reach such drastic conclusions on the same issue? How can I come to peace with that?
I took an anthropology course before and I had the same issue (we were talking about neoliberal developments in Jordan and as you can imagine I felt really uncomfortable overall since things that I took in my major as being harbingers of improved living conditions for examples are basically evil eg: IMF and free market policies), the professor was a lot less hostile than my sociology professor and she explained to me that anthropology is a "critical discipline" which
My problem mostly lies with economics and sociology more than political science. I really struggle to reconcile these two drastically different disciplines. I used to have the same issue with Keynesian and Monetarism economics in macro but I just accepted that they focused on two different issues and are a product of their times but this isn't the case with economics and sociology. Can someone point me to something (or a better subreddit I... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hello, I would like to extend an invite to you all to a different platform called Discord, where we have a server called ”Sociology & Economics” where we discuss about anything from Marxism, to structural functionalism, to the shortcomings of neoclassical economics, what have you. There's a tendency for philosophical discussions as well. Make sure to join.
The server is mostly composed of students who want to learn about the study of society, patterns of social relationships, social interaction, and culture that surrounds everyday life, by primarily using various methods of empirical investigation and critical analysis to develop a body of knowledge about social order and social change. Philosophy is not ruled out either.