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The stigma around mental health and benefits

There is a link between the government’s approach to cutting the benefit bill and negative attitudes towards disabled people and people suffering with mental health problems. For example, Theresa May’s advisor says disability benefits should go to ‘really disabled people’, and not to ‘anxiety sufferers’. Conservative MP, George Freeman, was in favour of cutting £3.7 … Read more

The Housing Crisis (focus: Ireland)

The right to housing is a basic human right. This has been established in a range of international human rights instruments and is regularly monitored at United Nations (UN) and Council of Europe level (Kenna, 2005). Whilst not enshrined in the Irish Constitution, everyone needs a home. A healthy housing market underpins the health and … Read more

Corruption, scams and cheating

Now days it has become very common to hear the terms mentioned above. In India only we see a number a number of cases of scams, corruption and cheatings. And the worst part is that most of these things are done by the people who havethe responsibility to prevent these events. They are very harmful … Read more

What is the ideal of beauty / how normative ideals of beauty have been challenged (draft)

1.Introduction According to a decision of the Landesgericht Hamburg, “the definition of beauty is not only the inner and objective quality of things”(Winifred.cichon.com, 2019).Since every era, different places and social classes have their own ideals of definition and understanding of beauty. The ideal beauty is formed by people’s respect and vision in different periods. This … Read more

Contacting habits of students who live abroad in the UK to study at the LSE

Introduction When a student moves abroad to pursue their studies, a transnational family begins to exist. Sociological literature emphasises the issue of transnational families. This remarkable phenomenon is not new in itself, however, the way these families communicate has developed extremely over time. Due to the radical development of mediating technologies family members might enjoy … Read more

A person who has influenced you: Nick Vujicic

Plunging into the water, he was swimming joyfully as water is splashing up the air. His small little body is flexing rapidly back and forth with the current like a fish. His gentle face is smiling, his passionate eyes are sparkling. Undeterred, he swim professionally around like everyone. Born without limbs, Nick Vujicic has found … Read more

Surveillance is a necessary evil

Introduction In 1990, when the internet was born, a new era began. Since then, it has grown so powerfully that nowadays most people could not imagine their life without smart phones, computers. These innovations naturally make our life easier, but we do not often think about the enormous amount of electronic records (data) that are … Read more

Gender is a social construct

The concept of gender is as old as humans. George Orwell once stated “all animals are equal, but some are more equal than others” (Eriksen, 2015). The act of gendering is exertion of power, instilling your dominance or submission onto another. Anthropology is the scientific study of humanity, while the study of gender examines the … Read more

Whom museums are for within posthuman contemporary museological practices

This study explores the possibilities of, and questions whom museums are for within posthuman contemporary museological practices. The understood applied context of posthumanist dialogues within this study specifically hones into a primary focus of object-oriented ontology. This is an understanding of equality between the existences of human and nonhuman entities. Museum spaces and museum objects … Read more

Evaluate Marx’s critique of capitalism, theory of alienation and Historical Materialism

Marx’s critiques of capitalism extend beyond merely an economic basis, rather encapsulating and influencing political and philosophical thought of German idealism. As a result, the influence of Marx should not be trivialised – his works influencing and shaping academia, revolutions and state regimes since their inception. Marx’s dialectical materialism “counters the theory of knowledge as … Read more

Homelessness: Women Aged 55 and Over (critical essay)

The intention of this critical essay is to provide an insight and understanding into homelessness of older women in Australia and to stipulate suggestions to help reduce and potentially resolve this issue, in terms of recognition, access and equality. Knowledge and understanding about the nature of homelessness in older women in today’s society is very … Read more

Is intermarriage a good thing for society?

In his essay “love and race” Nicholas D. Kristof wrote a persuasive essay where he discusses the effects of racism and how the people are dealing with it, he said that the number of mixed race marriages are doubling each decade, he talks about how the people improved with racism and he gives examples of … Read more

Persuasive Essay – Mountain Climbing

Introduction Mountain climbing, also known as mountaineering or alpinism, is an activity for people who like to climb mountains up to its summit. This activity requires perseverance, high technical skills and fitness level, thus mountain climbers often are physically and mentally prepared, adventurous, have high level of confidence and are able to survive and adapt … Read more

The gendered pains of imprisonment

CHAPTER ONE: THE GENDERED PAINS OF IMPRISONMENT. ‘Equal treatment for men and women is a matter of approach not outcome. The underlying assumption is that fairness consists of circumstances being treated in similar ways, but it must be recognised that men and women do not necessarily appear in similar circumstances.’ (Hedderman and Gelsthorpe, 1997: 1). … Read more