Inadvertent DI?

Foucault’s ideas of power are interesting and profound, essentially stating that power is not an inherent ‘thing’, but an action that a person, people or institutions can exercise on and impress upon people and culture.  When this power is exercised, it can make changes, but it also is accompanied by resistance.  In this article (http://reason.com/blog/2014/12/01/chris-rock-stopped-performing-for-studen), […]

unhappy workaholics

For Husserl, the lifeworld that we as individuals experience every day is, essentially, as co-subjective solidification of the values, commodities and structures of our society.  Habermas discussed the concept further when he argued the idea of the colonization of the lifeworld; that is, that the ruling entities in our society (for Americans and much of […]

In the vein of DuBois

Among the most well-known American sociologists, W.E.B. Du Bois is unique in a couple of ways. He does not shy away from speaking from the first-person perspective, wanting his readers to know what it is like to face social inequality from personal experience. Also, he speaks about global issues, but specifically about America, which he […]

Men as feminists, more masculine…

Consider, if you will, the ideas presented in this article: http://studentaffairsfeminists.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/why-feminism-is-in-my-best-interest-as-a-man/.  Here, the author makes an argument for the what should be the aspiration of every man to be a feminist, or feminist ally; and, to seek the acceptance of women in doing so.  It is a powerful message.  The author addresses a concept that […]

Tale-Yax and Genovese

This article (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/26/nyregion/26homeless.html?_r=2&) illustrates a prime example of the modern human’s indifference towards other people. In reading this article, I was reminded of the case of Kitty Genovese, and how it became clear to those nearby that someone was in grave danger, but still did not choose to help her. Although some of the urban […]

Collards: Disease-fighting Superfood

  Just a few reasons to consider Collard Greens! Contribute to blood-clotting, and may help maintain a healthy cardiovascular system – due to high levels of Vitamin K. Great for bone health, as they provide a good source of non-dairy calcium. Help protect against cancer, cataracts and heart disease through the antioxidant beta-carotene. Folate (a […]

Diversity v Solidarity

One of Emile Durkheim’s primary theories about society was that, although societies would advance themselves in various ways through the Division of Labor, they would also develop too much diversity – which would lead to a lack of integrity in the social structure.  Problems caused by too much diversity could be argued as reflected by […]

Breaking the bars….

Max Weber’s theories concerning sociology are intricate and variable. For these reasons, his ideas of society cannot be taken to be as black and white, as straightforward, as those of Marx, or several other sociologists. However, his concepts are similar enough, and universal enough, that they can be applied to a dialogue with theorists who […]

Breaking the bars….

Max Weber’s theories concerning sociology are intricate and variable. For these reasons, his ideas of society cannot be taken to be as black and white, as straightforward, as those of Marx, or several other sociologists. However, his concepts are similar enough, and universal enough, that they can be applied to a dialogue with theorists who […]

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