2010 November | The Socjournal

Please, Can you explain about the social model of disability which is very different to the social model of care and social model of health. Thank you, Alia

Dr. Michael Sosteric | Nov 29, 2010 | Comments 1

So you got some questions? Want to know why things are? Need to have answers? Don’t know where to turn?

Well then why don’t you ask a sociologist (reverb please).  Sociologist are smart, wise, funny, intelligent, good looking, fun, knowledgeable, sensitive, kind, great  with their hands, and just all around amazing, wonderful, and beautiful people more than willing to lend a hand and explain how the world works. Just ask your question and hang on to your brain cells because a member of our knowledgeable covey of craniates will be more than happy to answer your queries.

Dr. Michael Sosteric | Nov 25, 2010 | Comments 1

Think you got what it takes to be a writer? Wanna put that expensive social science education to good use? Wanna rev up that creative right brain? Wanna decouple academic pedagogy from stultifying classroom environments? Wanna poke your colleagues with a pointy stick? Wanna have some fun? Then crank it up a notch and write for the Socjourn. It’s better than beating yourself in the brain with yet another dry and dusty scholarly journal.

Dr. Michael Sosteric | Nov 18, 2010 | Comments 0

So what determines human intelligence? Is it nature (i.e. genetics), nurture (i.e. socialization and education), or some combination of the two. This is not an easy question to answer but we all have our opinions. This survey aims to take a snapshot of our basic collective thinking on the determination of human intelligence. Take the survey and join the discussion! It takes only two minutes.

Dr. Michael Sosteric | Nov 18, 2010 | Comments 7

Academic communities and higher learning facilities like universities are the places where great knowledge is born and passed on with the purpose of ‘enlightening’ our societies for the better. Or is it? Aren’t academies and universities about socialization into The System and indoctrination into ideas that support hierarchy, exclusion, etc. According to Anna Brix Thomsen, its both. Universities are useful and do make a [technological] improvement in things, but usually only for the primary benefit of the elite. Trickle down benefits there may be, but its ultimately about maintaining the status quo and further enriching those who are already with privilege.

Anna Brix Thomsen | Nov 11, 2010 | Comments 8

Here is an awesome article that questions the western view of Arab women, the Western view of women, the Westernized view of the family, the Western fetish with the Hijab, and even Western understandings of the politics of colonialism and occupation. A veritable sociological tour de force, but not from a traditional sociological source. A fascinating alternative to views common in the mainstream, and accepted without thought, by most.

William Hathaway | Nov 03, 2010 | Comments 0