Sociology

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  • Social Position In The Secret Lives Of Sgt. John Wilson

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    How does the social position affect the person and their surroundings? As M.R.C. Kasasian said “The poor, are kind to each other, but that is because they have nothing to lose,' he said. 'The rich cannot afford to be”. Strictly based on external factors are people’s decisions, one of those factors being their placement within society. People in different social classes within society, causing them to behave differently than their peers. In the book The Secret Lives of Sgt. John Wilson, written by

  • Social Basis Of Face

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    Face surfaces in social interactions or relationships that are responsible for emotional experiences, and it is these latter that underlie the processes of face. The social basis of face provides it with contingent or conditional qualities, which are experienced in terms of emotional feelings. While an individual’s social face can be his most personal possession and the focus of his security and pleasure, it is only on loan to him from society; it will be withdrawn unless he conducts himself in a

  • Culture Acculturation

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    Acculturation When an expatriate comes to another country, two different cultures confront each other and interact involving changes, what we call acculturation. First defined as the phenomena raising from the continuous and direct contact between people from different cultural backgrounds, as well as the changes operating in these different cultures (Redfield, Linton and Herskovits, 1936 pp. 149), we can advance that it is the way two different cultures are interacting to threat their differences

  • Nervous Conditions Analysis

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    “Nervous Conditions” by Tsitsi Dangarembga follows a young woman in her journey to find herself and break away from the restrictive culture she was raised in. Even so, the young women, named Tambu, faces challenges because of the strong traditions that are prevalent in her community. Through the struggles of poverty and sexism, Tambu manages to still learn a lot about herself and her community. In this book reflection, I will be discussing the implications of living in a traditional society as well

  • Cultural Competency And Vision-Culture Gap

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    Cultural Competency and Vision-Culture Gap: How Cultural Competency Can Positively Affect Vision-Culture Gaps Alexis Howard Purdue University ABSTRACT "Culture eats strategy for breakfast." This popular quote simplifies the notion that without the support of the employees, strategic vision and planning fail. One of management's main functions is to develop effective, strategic business plans based on core values. These plans are then to be executed and supported by employees to expand brand

  • Rumour Literature Review

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    This literature review being done as a part of understanding rumour as behaviour in social life and in organisations will focus on how the subject of rumour has developed, how rumour is different from gossip, the various causes of rumours and its effects. The review will also shed light on how psychologists, historians and social scientists have treated rumour as behaviour in the past. The review is mainly limited to a few journals and research papers and those mainly published and available on the

  • Violence Against Women

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    Introduction Violence against women refers to acts that target women exclusively, resulting in physical or emotional harm or the loss of their liberty, through threats, coercion, physical or sexual assault. It cannot be seen as the actions of a deranged individual, but as an interplay of varying socio-cultural institutions, historical preconditions and societal change, which shapes attitudes towards women. This essay seeks to understand violence against women through the lens of the sociological

  • Erving Goffman's The Presentation Of Self In Everyday Life

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    Erving Goffman is hailed by many as ‘one of the twentieth century’s most remarkable practitioners of social science’ (Smith, 2006:1). Smith goes on to further remark that Goffman‘s work is ‘enough to signify not only a subject matter but also a highly distinctive attitude and analytic stance toward the social world’ (Smith, 2006:1). This claim is perhaps justified when noting the alternative direction Goffman headed in his development of sociological theory in comparison to the founding fathers

  • Women And Feminism In India

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    Right from the old days, India is a male-ruled society. Indian women were bound with numerous a thick, slack layers of prejudice, tradition, ignorance and silence in writing and in life as well. Woman was a lifeless object, who has to follow five paces behind their men… they must be delicate, persistent, generous, and for generations together. Bengali women were hidden behind the banished windows of half dark rooms, spending hundreds of years in washing garments, kneading dough and murmuring aloud

  • Gottfredson And Hirschi Case Study

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    The theory of Gottredson and Hirschi (1990) is the most popular theory in explaining crime. It originated from pure classical theory that people seek to enhance their own pleasure in committing criminal acts without special predisposition. As a whole, the theory is then called today as control theories which emphasize the prevention of crime through consequences painful to the individual in respect to their location and sanctions systems. The theory of Gottfredson and Hirschi became popular because