Category: Sociology

Sociological Ideas: Class and social stratification

Osama Al Mahdi, an Assistant Professor at Bahrain University argues that: “Class is a defining characteristic of modern society, though the meaning and significance of class has changed over time. From Marx to contemporary sociologists, class has maintained its fascination in social science, and the continued effects of class systems still shape our experience and chances of succeeding in life.”

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The Sociology of Gun Violence in America

Against the backdrop of Oregon college shooting in America, Jonathan Byrd, an American singer-songwriter offers an insightful sociological analysis behind America’s gun problem. He argues: ” When millions of people live close to the bone in a country that doesn’t seem to care about them, and the most effective weapons in the world are widely available, it doesn’t take a lot of imagination to paint the resulting picture.”