humanities

EXPLANATIONS OF GENDER INEQUALITY

Each of sociology’s major theoretical paradigms addresses the significance of gender in social organization. Functionalist, conflict, inter-actionist, and feminist theories offer alternative explanations for gender inequalities. Functionalist Explanations Functionalists view inequality as a product of the traditional division in human societies. Men tend to attend to more instrumental (objectively rewarded) tasks such as wage earning …

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EXPLANATIONS OF CRIME

Since norms are essential for society, then why do people violate norms? Why people commit crime? There are biological, psychological, and sociological explanations for such behavior. Psychologists and socio-biologists explain deviance by looking for answers within individuals. They assume that something in the makeup of the people leads them to become deviant. They focus on …

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THEORETICAL PARADIGMS

Theory is a statement of how and why specific facts are related. The job of sociological theory is to explain social behavior in the real world. For example why some groups of people have higher suicide rates than others? In building theory, sociologists face two basic facts: What issues should we study? How should we …

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METHODS OF SOCIAL WORK AND HEALTH PROFESSIONALS AS CHANGE AGENTS

After completing this topic, students will be able to: Describe the concepts of social work; Understand why social work and social work are necessitated;  Identify the different types of methods of social work; Define the concepts of change agents and client groups and appreciate the role of health professionals as change agents; Identify the different …

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Social Mobility: Definition, Types, Avenues & Barriers

Definition of Social Mobility Every society has different strata in it. The different individuals and groups who occupy a certain social position may not remain in that position permanently. Some may move from one position to another, from higher social class position to lower social class position, and vice versa. Social mobility implies a set …

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