Category Archives: Sociological Theory

Toward a Sociology of Peace: The Goffman Effect (Stigma)

There were actually two books written about social stigma, and both had the main title “Stigma.” One has the subtitle: “Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity,” and the other had the subtitle: “How We Treat Outsiders.” The one that … Continue reading

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Sociology’s Need For An Identity Crisis

If Sociology (or at least North American Sociology) isn’t having an identity crisis by now, maybe it ought to think about having one. Like other disciplines, Sociology was blindsided by the election of Donald Trump. Unlike other disciplines however, Sociology … Continue reading

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Toward bringing Science back into Social Science

Imagine upon Copernicus’ discovery based on observations that the Earth actually revolved around the sun, if to this day science declared that nothing actually revolved around anything. Yet this Social Science in the 21st Century continuously denies observable social facts, … Continue reading

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An Open letter to Milton Friedman

Dear Dr. Friedman, In 1994, you praised Hayek’s book The Road to Serfdom as a “manifesto – a call to arms against tyranny.” Prior to this, you also stated several times that you were advocating not for a 19th Centruy … Continue reading

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Homo Economicus and the fail of Sociology

What if I said that there existed a person, that had no race, no gender, was perfectly rational, perfectly efficient, and has all necessary information to function & thrive in this world? This person also was impervious to society, family, … Continue reading

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Quantitative Literacy: The Philosophy of Math (no math required)

As a society, I think we’ve all been conditioned to think of anything mathematical as “truth.” After all, if I have 2 apples, and I eat one, then I only have 1 apple left. Who could argue with that as … Continue reading

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The Art of denial: 1982 Edition

Sociologists (and others, I don’t mean to pick on one group) are still insisting that people are being forced to work more hours in the exploitation of labor. While this was certainly the case in 1982, a lot has changed … Continue reading

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