Sociology

Post date: 10/21/2014 - 01:15

It is not necessary that all contraceptive methods are suitable, and all these birth control techniques depends on women’s age and health, their sexual activity, willingness for children and any diseases. One should consult doctor before adopting any type of contraceptive method. There may have some risks associated with these methods. Different types of contraceptives are used in family planning to control the population.

Post date: 10/01/2014 - 05:39

Sociology, the youngest of the social sciences, nevertheless has a historical development of its own. The questions about society posed by the early theorists have not only played an important role in the development of sociological thoughts but also continue to influence it.

Post date: 09/25/2014 - 00:53

An institution is specifically established for fixed social needs. If it fulfils these needs there is social Solidarity and cohesion among the people. If it fails to meet prescribed objectives there is dysfunctioning of the institution and state of unrest will emerge among the people.

Post date: 09/22/2014 - 02:00

Inducting an individual into society is called socialization. It is a process of training to adjust man in society. Man is to live in various social groups and different social situations. He is to learn techniques of life to adjust himself in new modes of life. It is the learning of techniques of social life. In other words, it is the process of learning different behaviors in different social situations.

Post date: 09/12/2014 - 09:53

A culture's values preferences of a society about what is good, fair and right. Conflict theory stress on how culture’s values differ between different groups, while functionalism stress on the shared culture’s values. For instance, an American sociologist Robert K. Merton says that the most important culture’s values in American society are wealth, power, success and prestige, but every individual does not have equal opportunities to attain these values.

Post date: 09/12/2014 - 02:51

Cultural values are hereditary and form core of the culture. The customs, rituals conventions, styles and fashions remain in the core of culture. The values hold supreme position among them. These values give a shape to the culture and the society. These are very difficult to change because they remain in embedded of social institutions and the social norms.

Post date: 09/11/2014 - 04:30

Values, belief and religion all the three are interrelated concept. According to Durkheim, "a religion is a unified system of beliefs and practices related to sacred things" It unites into a single moral community all who adhere to those beliefs and practices. From this definition, it is evident that belief is a part of religion. Besides that in a social system we find religion an important value in sacred societies.

Post date: 09/11/2014 - 01:58

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