Economic inequality – analysis of articles

Analysis of: Economic inequality enhances inferences that the normative climate is individualistic and competitive by Ángel Sánchez-Rodríguez, Guillermo B. Willis, Jolanda Jetten, Rosa Rodríguez-Bailón Within all societies, there is economic inequality, but it can vary by degree. This article aimed to identify whether or not the normative climate changed based on society’s degree of economic … Read more

Advantages & disadvantages of inequality definitions

Inequality is commonly referred to in terms of individuals and groups. This essay will go over both of these classifications and the advantages and disadvantages of each definition. By considering the benefits and drawbacks of each description, it is possible to determine which one better represents the world’s injustices. Definitions of vertical inequality are critical … Read more

Exploring ‘NZ Chinese Identity’ & ‘Pakeha Ethnicity’: Examining White Privilege in NZ

Introduction Society attaches significance, and controls the formation of racial-ethnic identities and communities of ethnic minorities of a country. This essay will explore the ‘New Zealand Chinese Identity’ and the ‘Pakeha ethnicity’; depicting the challenges and experiences of immigrating to New Zealand as a foreign Asian in contrast to the effects of ‘White privilege’ and … Read more

Physician Assisted Suicide is a crime

“Assisted suicide is a reversal of the proper role of a doctor as a healer, comforter and consoler to an improper role of the physician causing a patient’s death” (Physician-Assisted Suicide). Physician assisted suicide is often overlooked. Physicians are essentially writing a prescription to end a human being’s life. In my opinion, I believe that … Read more

Drug use and deviant behavior

Drug use can be analyzed by looking at the individual or society as a whole but through both outlooks, the concept of deviance exists because society defines what is accepted behavior and what is deviant behavior. The use of recreational drugs violates both societal rules and laws and is by definition, deemed deviant. Emile Durkheim … Read more

The Traditional generation, Baby Boomers & Generation Y

The Traditional generation The Traditional generation is the oldest generation in the workplace, although most are now retired. Also known as the veterans, the Silents, the Silent generation, the matures, the greatest generation, this generation includes individuals born before 1945, and some sources place the earliest birth year to 1922 ( Members of this generation … Read more

Construction of culture and identity in family contexts

How do aspects of culture and identity get constructed in family contexts? Some focus on the significance of mothering identities. My answer in relation to this question draws much from Hall’s (1996) standpoint, which holds that identification is “constructed” through difference. The way in which we visualise and understand the world around us is heavily … Read more

The classical sociological concepts on ‘rationalism’ by Weber (1904)

The classical sociological concepts on ‘rationalism’ by Weber (1904) mostly get referenced to by social articles on how the contemporary work-life has changed bureaucratic systems and that ‘dehumanize’ work-life to be a forced social action with no desired means-to-end but rather workers have no social choices just like working in an ‘iron cage’ (Weber, 1904). … Read more

Lookism – South Korea compared to the US

When we talk about K-Pop, normally what comes to mind are the K-Pop idols that have “good looks, a unique fashion statement, and dance moves” (Kim, 15). Indeed, appearance is an important factor that determines the success of K-Pop in not only South Korea, but all over the world. Yet, behind the glamorous life of … Read more

Fast food, poverty and bullying (analysis of papers)

1) Fast Food Secondary school pupils’ food choices around schools in a London borough: Fast food and walls of crisps PMID: 27105582 DOI: 10.1016/j.appet.2016.04.016 Nowadays, there are a number of studies, conducted in the fast food field, but Caraher et al., (2016) are studying how fast food places around schools influence students’ eating habits. (ibid., p. 208). … Read more

The issue of abortion in New Zealand

Abortion is when a fetus dies, it is when a women’s pregnancy ends before the term of pregnancy has finished. Usually abortion is commonly known as a surgical procedure, but this can also occur naturally without being induced (miscarriage). New Zealand has considered abortion a crime for a long time, whereas other countries such as … Read more

Community belonging and HIV-related stigma

1. Introduction According to AVERT, “South Africa has the biggest and most high profile HIV epidemic in the world, with an estimated 7.2 million people living with HIV in 2017” (AVERT 2018). South Africa accounts for a third of all new HIV-infections in southern Africa and the year 2017 counted 270,000 new HIV-infections. That year … Read more

Evaluation and accountability in the public sector

Governance in public sector can be explained by the implementation of efficient performance driven results, it inculcates aspects of transparency, result based outcomes, accountability and discipline. However, to accept these targets or result driven achievements without questioning their functionality and effectiveness would be like following a pack mentality with blinders. Policy setters and managers have … Read more

Racial discrimination

Racism is the belief that a particular race is superior or inferior to another, that a person’s social and moral characteristics are predetermined by his innate biological characteristics. Racial separatism is the belief, generally based on racism, that the different races must remain separated and keep each other at a distance. Racism is the belief … Read more

Writing sociology essays

Here are some key points for discussion when writing an essay about sociology:

Social Institutions: The role and impact of social institutions such as the family, education, religion, and government in shaping society.

Social Stratification: The unequal distribution of resources, opportunities, and power in society, and the impact of social class, race, and gender on social mobility and life chances.

Culture and Society: The ways in which culture shapes social behavior, norms, and values, and the impact of cultural diversity on social cohesion and identity.

Globalization and Social Change: The impact of globalization on social, economic, and political systems, and the implications for global inequality and social justice.

Social Movements: The role of social movements in shaping social change, and the strategies and tactics used to challenge social norms and institutional practices.

Social Psychology: The impact of social relationships and group dynamics on individual behavior and attitudes, and the influence of socialization processes on identity formation.

Crime and Deviance: The social and cultural context of criminal behavior and deviance, and the role of social control mechanisms in shaping behavior.

Gender and Sexuality: The social construction of gender and sexuality, and the impact of these constructs on social relations and power dynamics.

Race and Ethnicity: The social construction of race and ethnicity, and the impact of these constructs on social relations and power dynamics.

Social Theory: The history of sociological theory, the key thinkers and their contributions, and the contemporary debates and controversies in sociological thought.

These are just a few examples of the many key points that could be discussed in a sociology essay. Depending on the specific focus and scope of the essay, other topics and areas of discussion could also be explored.

Sample sociology essay titles

Stuck for an essay title or idea? Here are some to inspire you:

“The Role of Social Institutions in Shaping Society”: This essay could explore the impact of social institutions such as family, education, religion, and government on shaping the values, norms, and behaviors of society.

“The Sociological Impact of Social Media”: This essay could examine the ways in which social media has impacted communication, socialization, and cultural norms, and the implications for social dynamics.

“The Intersection of Race, Gender, and Class in Society”: This essay could explore the ways in which social stratification based on race, gender, and class intersect to shape social mobility, power, and identity.

“The Rise of Environmental Sociology”: This essay could examine the emerging field of environmental sociology, and the ways in which social and cultural factors impact environmental issues and sustainability.

“The Power of Social Movements”: This essay could examine the ways in which social movements have shaped social change, from the Civil Rights movement to contemporary movements for social justice.

“The Impact of Globalization on Social Inequality”: This essay could explore the ways in which globalization has impacted economic and social systems, and the implications for global inequality and social justice.

“Exploring the Concept of Power in Society”: This essay could examine the different forms and sources of power in society, and the ways in which power dynamics impact social relations and institutions.

“The Social Construction of Beauty”: This essay could explore the ways in which beauty standards are socially constructed, and the impact of these standards on identity, self-esteem, and social dynamics.

“The Sociological Significance of Food and Eating”: This essay could examine the social and cultural significance of food and eating, from cultural rituals and traditions to global food systems and sustainability.

“The Future of Work in a Changing Society”: This essay could explore the ways in which technological, economic, and social changes are impacting the nature of work and employment, and the implications for social dynamics and inequality.