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Mindwalk Through the Lens of Sociological Theories and Jung
Mindwalk, starring Liv Ullmann, Sam Waterston, and John Heard, is one of my favorite films. Bernt Capra,...
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Behind the Scenes: Understanding the Lure of Extreme Violence in Contemporary Cinema
In recent years, contemporary cinema has seen a surge in the portrayal of extreme violence, gore, and...
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The Roman Catholic Mass: A Sociological Exploration
Roman Catholics use the word “Mass” to denote the Catholic liturgy. The word “Mass” is derived...
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Understanding University Professors' Feedback Practices: A Sociological Perspective
The interaction between university instructors and their students is essential to the learning process...
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Understanding the Social Stigma: A Sociological Perspective on the Humiliation Experienced by Fat Persons
In my doctoral dissertation, I wrote that scholars define Fat Studies by what it is not and what it is. ...
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The Burqa through the Lens of Sociological Theories: An Analysis of Divisiveness
The burqa, a traditional Muslim women’s garment that covers the body and face, is more than just...
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Exploring our Social Worlds

In this blog, we’ll embark on a journey to understand our social surroundings through meaningful conversations. By engaging in dialogue, delving into sociological theories, and applying critical thinking, we’ll broaden our sociological perspective. This will enable us to delve into the intricacies of our social realities and interpret phenomena in ways that may surprise us. Join us as we navigate the world of sociology together!

The Emerging Self: Website Focus Points

Understanding Emergence
Explore how social phenomena and patterns emerge from complex interactions within society, and learn how to identify and analyze these emergent patterns in our daily lives.
Making Sense of Our World
Delve into the art of sense-making by using sociological theories as tools to decipher the intricacies of our social environment, uncovering the hidden dynamics that shape our experiences.
Social Constructionism Unveiled
Discover the power of social constructionism as we unravel how our shared beliefs, norms, and values collectively shape our reality. Explore how society constructs meaning and learn to critically examine the narratives that influence our perceptions.
Growth Through Dialogue
Engage in meaningful dialogues that promote personal and collective growth. Explore the transformative potential of dialogue, as it enhances our sociological imagination, fostering a deeper understanding of our social worlds and our place within them.