It's extremely funny to hear first generation immigrants from West Africa uncomfortably state their pronouns before explaining that God is the most important thing in their lives
Why do people put down social sciences? I am posting this question under the sociology subreddit because I am a sociology major in university, so my main argument for why social science is important centers around sociology, but this applies to all social sciences.
I've been getting into many arguments with natural science majors and even natural scientists recently because they continuously put down social sciences. I was getting slightly upset because one person I spoke to said that social science doesn't even exist and that natural science is the only real science because natural science (biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, geology, etc.) can explain all of social science's concepts but better.
I asked them how natural science can explain socialization, abuse, society, the mind (which is different from the physical brain), consciousness, or the economy. They gave natural explanations for some of these concepts. While I feel the biological answers are valid, they didn't cover the entire concept—for example, sexual abuse and how it is committed more by men against women. Biology's explanation is that men have higher sex drives, are biologically programmed to mate, etc. However, this objectifies the two parties involved (the man and the woman). This explanation takes the blame away from the man despite him making the conscious decision to commit this act, and it takes away from the trauma that women often develop from these situations. To deny social science's explanation of this social phenomenon is just wrong, in my opinion. Humans aren't objects. They think, and they have a mind. Men's sole purpose isn't to mate, and women's sole purpose isn't to bear children. Biology's explanation is fundamental and valid, but it is only half of the story. There are equally valid social explanations such as the idea that men are socialized to be aggressive, our society has normalized misogyny and sexism, the media's objectification of women, etc.
I get a little upset when people completely deny social science. It's taking away from a huge part of how the world seems to work. I notice that the people denying social science tend to be conservatives. My theory for this is that social science is relatively new. Society was never studied scientifically until relatively recently because, in the past, society (according to western standards) used to be seen as some "divinely ordained order" set by God because of Christianity and a lack of study on how society works. B... keep reading on reddit ➡
I took a “Sociology of Protest” class this semester thinking that we would talk about shit like the Young Lords and Brown Berets but our first required reading is titled “American Resistance: From the Women’s March to the Blue Wave” and the author refers to anything done in opposition to Trump’s administration as the “Resistance” with a capital ‘R.’ Some favorite lines so far:
“Although my mom wasn’t particularly civically engaged, she was an outspoken progressive who voted regularly, kept up with national politics, and adored Rachel Maddow.”
“Even my eleven year old daughter, who had pleaded to help me survey the crowd in her new pink pussyhat but had started begging me to buy her food within the first hour...”
“As I surveyed the crowd on Lafayette Square right next to the White House, [Lin Manuel Miranda] sang the song “Dear Theodosia” from Hamilton a cappella...I joined the thousands of voices singing along; everyone knew every word.”
How the hell do I get through this? Should I recommend rs to my professor?
The mixture of all of ^^^^^ that just seems interesting to me tbh. Gonna spend my life researching sex and attending events that people usually consider extremely sexual.
Idk I just think it's funny and ironic.
"But of course, eating soy is in fact coded extremely blue in the US, and being able to enforce it/banning barbecues would signal blue tribe dominance and red tribe submission, with all that entails. (Natural experiment: take two red-tribe towns, inject soy into the meat supply of one without telling them, tell the other one that you replaced their meat with a soy-based substitute while actually doing nothing. I bet that the meat-eating town will come out more "soypilled" on tests of attitudes over time.) "
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 am in high school, planning to take up soc major. I am genuinely interested in hearing the story of your journey to "social enlightenment"
As someone fascinated with the sociological perspective and in love with the discipline, I'm frustrated to see that sociological viewpoints don't seem to be represented on the national front right now. In light of the January 6 riots and the ongoing, urgent, discussions around division in society... I think that sociology could offer unique viewpoints, and potential solutions, to the strife that we face.
Why aren't sociologists in the media discussing marginalization, riots, belongingness, social isolation, and many of the other socially-driven factors that could cause someone to break into the Capitol building? Why does it seem this perspective is being ignored?
If you disagree, I'm totally open to having my view changed. Would love to hear thoughts.
I write this because I love the field and would like to see it get a more prominent reputation that shows it contributes to the "betterment" of society and improves human welfare.
I can't believe it I got in! I opened my email in the car with my mom and low key cried. With everything that has gone on with Corona and applying straight from undergrad. I was afraid of getting rejected from all the schools I applied to. I'm so happy! Good luck to everyone else still waiting in also waiting to hear back fro other schools.
I've been self teaching stats for social science over the last month or so, and I'm looking to start learning Python. From what I can gather online, Python has a whole bunch of IDE's (integrated development environments, like Rstudio for R), and my question is, which IDE would you recommend for stats in the social sciences? If it makes any difference, I'm fairly familiar with Rstudio.
Go ahead. Tell me. Why did you choose Sociology?
Any of you go for it? Any programs worth looking into? How long did you wait to take the plunge?
I’m just heavily debating where I want to take my future.
Title is self explanatory. I’m a fourth year Sociology/Criminology major and Psychology + Peace, Justice, Human Rights minor. I just want to find some supplemental materials.
EDIT: Thanks for all the recommendations! I’ve heard of a lot of them but I also discovered quite a bit of stuff too. I’m definitely going to attempt to check everything out
Here it is:
In this write up I’m going to dissect the lyrics, and talk about the significance of the 2020 song, walking in the snow By Run The Jewels (RTJ). (Warning this song is explicit and may have offensive language)
This song is broken up into three verses that each tackle relevant issues. In the first verse RTJ addresses systemic discrimination in society with the lines: “Funny fact about a cage, they're never built for just one group So when that cage is done with them and you still poor, it come for you”. This implies that the government and the upper class will always use marginalized and poor people with no regard for their well being. They also talk of how the media manipulates citizens' minds in the lines “All oppression's born of lies, I don't make the rules, I'm just one guy - Hungry for truth but you got screwed and drank the Kool-Aid, there's a line.” RTJ comes at this with a “Social Structure” perspective, blaming the institution, not the victims. Additionally, they talk about hope with the feeling that we can improve if we all open our eyes and mind.
The chorus “Just got done walkin' in the snow Goddamn, that motherfucker cold”, is not only catchy and strong but is also taking a jab at the general populace and referring to them as cold, pointing to the notion of people having cold hearts.
In the second verse, RTJ focuses on the corruption of the educational institution and how it sets underprivileged kids up for failure. This is best described in the line “And they predictin' prison population by who scoring the lowest And usually the lowest scores the poorest and they look like me”. Furthermore, they again, mention the corruption of media sources that just report on money-making events and the coldness of the average citizen who sits back and does nothing. “The most you give's a Twitter rant and call it a tragedy But truly the travesty, you've been robbed of your empathy”.
The third verse is a call to action that feeds energy to those willing to stand up against corrupt institutions. They also mention that life isn’t easy and you have to work hard for what you want. “I'm not so sure opportunity's knocking,-”.
In conclusion, this song stands up against social injustice and institutions that have made this inequality systemic.
I personally love this song and think it’s message is something everyone should hear. I came across this song when a close friend recommended the album to me. This song stood out as both really... keep reading on reddit ➡
I’m a sociology student, and a couple of times I’ve heard some of my seniors call some sociological theories Eurocentric. I didn’t pay too much attention to that when they said it. But now I’m concerned on what classical sociological theories we can call Eurocentric, patriarchal or white? And why would we call these theories these? Thanks if you can help me in brainstorming.
I'm in an introductory undergraduate course in sociology and health and I'm struggling to wrap my head around some of the methodological quirks in the field. I've conducted some clinical research and aim to work in clinical trials, where sample sizes in later trial phases need to be pretty big to pass FDA and other regulatory standards.
Essentially, I'm reading example papers our professor provided us about sexuality research where many authors clearly advocate for using only 30 cases for analysis, most of which are interviews. How can you draw any meaningful conclusions from 30 cases? I understand over 30 samples is an important threshold for z vs. t scores, but it seems ridiculously low. Additionally, this seems to be true across the field, especially in the LGBTQ research I'm examining for class. Furthermore, one article we read emphasized the benefits of studies using fewer participants on account of not gathering "superfluous" data.
For example, in the paper "Reconciling LGB and Christian Identities in the Rural South," a heavily cited paper my professor mentioned, Woodell et al. state that their study draws, "on twenty-four in-depth interviews" to examine the "identities and experiences of self-identified, lesbian, gay, and bisexual, Christian men and women living in the rural South." So, not only is the sample tiny, but has so much heterogeneity to seem, at least to me, sort of useless for any meaningful analysis about the nature of gay and Christian individuals in the South.
Maybe I'm just confused about the methodology or the research objectives, but what I've learned so far seems deeply counterintuitive to what I've learned about good study design in all of my other coursework in biology and cancer research. What am I missing? I'm not trying to be inflammatory (one of my peers got very pissed when I brought this up) but I'm unclear why a sociological researcher would want fewer cases, or why 'saturation' is a problem for sociological analysis.
I am applying for a sociolgoy degree and have qualifications in sociology, biology and English. English is obviously very useful, but I'm struggling with specific links between biology and sociology. Is anyone able to help? I would be immensely grateful :)
Did anyone else get in for Sociology? Any current Sociology students who wouldn't mind chatting for a bit?
With budget cuts in universities seeming to be likely to rise, is there any worry that Sociology departments can get financially cut so bad that it’s eventually basically just quant studies to help analyze the market and no theory involved? This is a topic we discussed in my grad class and just curious what the people think. Thanks everyone!
Someone gaslighting me told me this and I don't know what to believe. First year in uni studying to be an English teacher, not really big on sociology, yet a 40 year old japanese woman told me I need to study it because I won't be interesting as a teacher otherwise...?
I was wondering what skills came in handy for you while you were struggling with various concepts in this subject?
For those who studied sociology in an undergraduate (or graduate as well) academic setting, what calculator would you recommend for higher level social statistics classes? Or just handy for being a sociology major in general?
EDIT: Sorry if this isn’t the appropriate subreddit, but it’s the first one that came to mind.
Basically what the title says. It's just for my board exams. I need to show the final draft to my teacher this Saturday.
It's just a survey on religious intolerance in India. There's like 14 questions, out of which 13 are multiple choice. It should take like 5 minutes or less.
Here's the link: Survey On Religious Intolerance (google.com)
I would really appreciate it if you can fill it out.
Seems like all I ever see are questions about sociology, or questions about the viability of studying sociology. Where's all the links and discussions on interesting articles and new research? Where are all the sociologists discussing the sociological causes of our current woes? Occasionally I'll spot one over at r/psychology, r/critical theory etc, but not many around here.
Got a phone call this weekend about my acceptance and full funding for five years. Very very excited!! I’ve been smiling since receiving the call. If you have any questions, feel free to ask and I’ll comment my answer, dm the answer, or let you know I’m not comfortable answering for privacy reasons.
DM me if interested
So, I'll be starting as a student online (at home, I won't be on campus this semester), and Im taking 5 classes. I know that some at my school (advisor) say its a heavy load, but I'm just worried about falling behind. So far, I have a mandated English class, biology, calculus, economics (degree path class), and sociology. My main question is, should I change any classes, or are there any pre med classes (or classes that pre meds should take) that I should instead have on my schedule? I'm just not sure and the pre med advisors haven't really responded to my email, so I'm a bit worried about goofing up I guess.
Any advice for class schedule? Chemistry is year long at my school, so I have to wait till summer or fall (I'll likely do summer) until I start that.
hihi! im a graduating poly student planning to apply for ntu within this week, but even after advice from a number of ppl, im still a little conflicted and need further affirmation on my courses of choice
to give some context, im from a business course in np w a 5-sem cgpa of 3.64, and im planning to place sociology (10th percentile: 3.56, 90th percentile: 3.90) and lms (10th percentile: 3.23, 90th percentile: 3.70) as my top 2 choices, but im not sure which course to put as my first choice.
tbvh, i want to put sociology as my first choice as its a course im really really interested in, but bc my gpa is so close to the 10th percentile im afraid i wont stand a chance with so many jc applicants and other poly students w similar or better results possibly applying thru aba (*i dont have any outstanding achievements so i can only apply through normal applications). putting sociology as my first choice could also risk my chances of even getting an interview offer from lms since it might seem like its a backup choice if i put it as second.. even tho its also another course im highly interested in
so should i take a gamble and put sociology as my first choice and risk not getting into any of my desired courses, or place lms as my first choice and give up any possibilities of me getting into sociology (plus its not guaranteed that i’ll get an interview for lms, & i might not get accepted too) ?
extremely worried for my future atm & would appreciate any advice given! thank you in advance!
also if u see this, thank u /u/lolsiesam sm for ur help yesterday!!
Hi, I need this before/on the 22nd, any help would be greatly appreciated.
Anthony Giddens, Mitchell Duneier, Richard P. Appelbaum, and Deborah Carr
W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
Overall, the test was pretty easy. My preparation consisted of Modern States, Free CLEP Help, and the official CLEP study guide. A lot of the questions just require common sense tbh. I only studied ~7 hours and did pretty well, I would say.