Journals On Different Articles On Sociology Essay

Length: 2 pages Sources: 1 Subject: Sociology Type: Essay Paper: #55051860 Related Topics: Linguistics, Anthropology, Sociology, Casual
Excerpt from Essay :

¶ … new ways of thinking about and conceiving the world. I have particularly appreciated the multidisciplinary approach, as all course readings have in some ways synthesized sociology, ethnography, anthropology, and psychology. We have learned to view the world through structuralist-functionalist approaches, as with many of the readings in the text Seeing and Thinking Sociologically, which refers to the "architecture of everyday life." The architecture of everyday life incudes blueprints of language/linguistics and related issues like semantics.

Moreover, social status and hierarchy is also constructed and has an architecture of its own. As Hutson describes in "The Power of the Hoodie-Wearing CEO," outward symbols of social status such as dress or clothing markers, cars, or visible signs of wealth are not the only means by which a person can convey and communicate social status and power. Mark Zuckerberg became famous for wearing a casual outfit to almost all of his presentations: a simple hoodie and comfortable sneakers. Zuckerberg is not dependent on external markers to display his significant social...


I found it fascinating to consider the many men and women who choose to either flaunt their wealth or conceal it. Concealing wealth via subversive dress like Zuckerberg's is often far more powerful a statement than ostentatious displays of wealth, like wearing couture. In most societies, it would be considered socially deviant to show up to an important board meeting or a massive public presentation wearing a hoodie and sneakers. Yet a powerful person like Zuckerberg can do so, and doing so conveys an extra dimension of social status. As Hutson puts it, "deliberate nonconformity shows that you can handle some ridicule because you've got social capital to burn."

Equally as fascinating as Hutson's analysis of social status and the symbols that convey status is Deutscher's article for The New York Times Magazine, "Does your language shape how you think?" Language is a fundamental building block of the "architecture of everyday life." The way we think about the world depends on what language we do our thinking in, which is why learning new languages forces us to "think" in that new language. When we consider the ways our thinking are constrained by language, we become empowered and more compassionate about different worldviews and perspectives. For example, many languages are gendered but English is not. In English, we can have an entire conversation referring…

Sources Used in Documents:

Works Cited

Deutscher, G. "Does your language shape how you think?" The New York Times Magazine. Aug 26, 2010. Retrieved online:

Hutson, Matthew. "The Power of the Hoodie-Wearing CEO." The New Yorker. Dec 17, 2013. Retrieved online:

Newman, D. M. (2015). Seeing and Thinking Sociologically. In Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life (Brief Edition/4th Edition) (pp. 11-24). Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications.

Cite this Document:

"Journals On Different Articles On Sociology" (2015, October 15) Retrieved January 28, 2022, from

"Journals On Different Articles On Sociology" 15 October 2015. Web.28 January. 2022. <>

"Journals On Different Articles On Sociology", 15 October 2015, Accessed.28 January. 2022,

Related Documents
Sociology Portfolio the Social Experience Evolves Around
Words: 3723 Length: 14 Pages Topic: Sociology Paper #: 85898491

Sociology Portfolio The social experience evolves around different dimensions that influence people's everyday experiences and realities in life. Inherent in every event, interaction, individual, and even tangible material/artifact are reflective of a specific kind of social order. Everything is social, and using this premise, this Sociology Portfolio provides a survey of literature and relevant material that illustrate the role that social experience plays in the development of current and essential issues

Sociology of the Workplace
Words: 2462 Length: 8 Pages Topic: Women's Issues - Sexuality Paper #: 26703109

Sociology of the Workplace ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY Gender Inequality at Workplace Annotated Bibliography Dixon, S. (2001). Work Experience and the Gender Earnings Gap. New Zealand Economic Papers, 35(2), 152+. Retrieved March 27, 2012, from Questia database: In this article, Dixon reviews and presents the information about the work experience profiles of men and women working in New Zealand. The author uses two methods, which were introduced by Zabalza and Arrufat (1985) and by Filer (1993)

Sociology of Families: Making Families
Words: 3136 Length: 8 Pages Topic: Family and Marriage Paper #: 89493662

They are therefore not determined or restricted by factors such as norms, morals or external principles. A concise definition of this view is as follows: Constructivism views all of our knowledge as "constructed," because it does not reflect any external "transcendent" realities; it is contingent on convention, human perception, and social experience. It is believed by constructivists that representations of physical and biological reality, including race, sexuality, and gender are

Sociology of Religion Education Politics and Economics
Words: 1417 Length: 4 Pages Topic: Political Science / Politics Paper #: 90008858

Religion Fisher, E. (2015). Public philology: text criticism and the sectarianization of Hinduism in early modern south India. South Asian History and Culture, 6(1), 50-69. This study examines the sectarianism of Hindus in South India (Tamil) to explain the dramatic polarization among religious groups in Tamil Nadu over the past few centuries. The study shows that this sectarianism developed as a result of public philologists dismissing orthodoxy and religions standards in favor of their

Sociology - Welfare Hard of
Words: 3954 Length: 12 Pages Topic: Sociology Paper #: 62040746

More precisely, "studies show that disabled persons experience lower labor force participation rates, higher unemployment rates, and higher part-time employment rates than nondisabled persons." This is largely due to the fact that there is a sense of discrimination. Still, while the United States, more or less, is independent from this point-of-view, in terms of Germany, its approach is strictly connected to that of the European Union. A proof of

Sociology of Poverty and Welfare
Words: 3817 Length: 8 Pages Topic: Sociology Paper #: 79188435

Interpretive sociology does not agree with the thought that behavior is related to society as effect is related to cause since this entire idea is dysfunctional with that which composes social life in reality. Interpretive sociology holds that understanding of our fellow man should be the pursuit of each day as sense is made of their individual societal existence. Seeking to understand is the concept held in interpretive sociology