Found 487 Articles for Social Science

The social media community and its role as a unifying factor

Praveen Varghese Thomas
Updated on 20-Mar-2023 11:25:54
Introduction Even though terms "social networking" and "social media" can be used synonymously, social networking is typically understood to refer to users creating communities within those communities, whereas social media is more concerned with using social networking sites and related platforms to develop an audience. What is a social media community?Social media communities can either be a planned page, group, or website where fans of your company interact. Or a vague but vibrant follower base that is very involved in your organic content approach. Although the formalised Facebook group style will be the main emphasis of this essay because ... Read More

The blessing and curse of the Social Media

Praveen Varghese Thomas
Updated on 20-Mar-2023 11:05:48
Introduction As a result of technological advancements, our world is altering quickly. Technology has had a significant positive and negative influence on our daily lives and civilization. I suppose that in today's world, even a child is familiar with social media and can describe it to anyone. Social media has much older roots than you would think. When the first computer was built in 1940, scientists and engineers started to design and build networks, which led to the creation of the internet. Social Media apps on a smartphone By the 1980s, home computers were more common and social ... Read More

Techniques sociology

Praveen Varghese Thomas
Updated on 20-Mar-2023 10:59:03
Sampling Samples are selected from a population in order to be studied. To ensure that the findings of the research can be generalised, the sample selected should be representative of the population. There are two main types of sampling − Probability Sampling The probability sampling process involves selecting individuals at random within a population, where each person has an equal chance of being chosen. An equal chance is given to each member of the population when using simple random sampling. A random number generator is used to select a sample from the population and assign a unique number ... Read More

Status and Role

Praveen Varghese Thomas
Updated on 17-Mar-2023 17:32:28
Introduction Status and role are two important concepts in sociology that are closely related. They are fundamental to the way that individuals and groups interact with each other in society. These concepts are intertwined and shape individuals' identities, behaviours, and relationships with others. Status and role are key components of social stratification, which categorises individuals on factors such as wealth, power, and prestige. Status Status can be defined as the social position or rank that an individual holds in a social system with defined rights and duties assigned to these positions. An individual's status can also be temporary or ... Read More

Sociological theories of religion

Praveen Varghese Thomas
Updated on 17-Mar-2023 16:58:44
Introduction Religion is classified as either superficial or strong in sociology. It is something beyond our comprehension. Thus, social scientists have attempted to understand the relationship between religion and society. There are several sociological theories of religion, but the three great thinkers of sociology have had the most effect. Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, and Karl Marx are their names. Notably, none of them was fond of religion, but they were fascinated by religion's power over individuals and society. Their ideas all agreed that religion is mostly an illusion, and they predicted that its attractiveness and power would wane over time. ... Read More

Sociological theories of power

Praveen Varghese Thomas
Updated on 17-Mar-2023 16:46:14
Introduction Power is defined as the ability to influence or control others and accomplish any task even when opposed by external forces. Max Weber was the first person to define power in social perspective. There are different theories and models that reasons out the distribution of power within the society. Class theory of power It was Karl Marx and his concept which in the later days came to be known by the name Marxism gave the idea of class theory of power. According to him, every society was a mixture of two separate groups: the rich and the ... Read More

Sociological Culture

Praveen Varghese Thomas
Updated on 17-Mar-2023 16:35:30
How Sociologists Define Culture?Sociology is based on the concept of culture. An individual or group's culture includes their beliefs, values, practices, and artefacts. Culture is defined differently by sociologists according to their theoretical perspectives. Culture, according to functionalists, maintains social order and stability by helping to maintain social order. Individuals' culture shapes their behaviour and guides their interactions with others by providing shared norms and values. Culture, by contrast, is viewed by conflict theories as a tool used by the powerful to maintain their control over the weak. Subordinate groups are imposed on by dominant groups through culture.In addition to ... Read More

Social background of Indian nationalism

Praveen Varghese Thomas
Updated on 17-Mar-2023 16:12:33
Introduction Indian nationalism is a form of territorial nationalism that embraces all of India's people, regardless of their racial, linguistic, or religious heritage. The origins of Indian nationalism may be found in pre-colonial India, but they were fully developed during the war for Indian independence from British rule. These coordinated anti-colonial alliances and activities helped Indian nationalism gain momentum in India. The Indian nationalist movement was led by personalities from the independence struggle such as Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. Heroes of Indian Nationalist Movements An illustration showing freedom fighters of India Rise of Indian Nationalist ConceptThe following ... Read More

Science, technology and social change

Praveen Varghese Thomas
Updated on 17-Mar-2023 15:56:34
Introduction Science, technology, and social changes are integrated in such a way that it is quite difficult to explain each of these terms individually as the cause of others. As insight of science deepens, the technology advances and drives a social change. Similarly, as a social change occurs, the demand for technology arises and thus the need for science. Metaverse Technology The Authority of Science: Knowledge, Truth and Reality The fact that scientific knowledge is not socially produced makes it distinctive. The work of Berger and Luckmann has the best-known explanation of how social reality is created. ... Read More

Religion in modern society: religion and science, secularization, religious revivalism, fundamentalism

Praveen Varghese Thomas
Updated on 17-Mar-2023 15:38:23
Introduction Religion has played an important role in human history and culture, shaping societies and influencing individuals' worldviews and beliefs. There are many different religions practiced around the world, with varying beliefs, practices, and interpretations of the divine. Religion can serve many functions in society, including providing a sense of community, offering a moral framework for individuals, providing comfort and guidance in times of hardship, and helping individuals make sense of their place in the world. However, religion can also be a source of conflict, with differences in beliefs and practices leading to tension and even violence. Religion and ... Read More
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