Research Papers/Topics in Sociology

Unwanted but consensual sexting among young adults - Relations with attachment and sexual motivations, a review

This critical review will ascertain the extent to which the study by Drouin and Tobin 'Unwanted but consensual sexting among young adults: Relations with attachment and sexual motivations', can enhance the current area of study and attempts to point out where areas of exploration have been overlooked, or can be improved upon, for future study in this field.

Deviance is it a socially outmoded concept,

This essay explores the nature of deviance within Australian culture and considers its usefulness within a postmodern setting. Durkheim’s mechanical and organic solidarity , and the manner in which they form social ties is identified, along with the development of multiculturism in Australia. The elaboration of deviance to mainstream activities is also shown. Additionally, the expansion of second phase postmodernism is explored and suggests that, due to the inefficiency of social controls, ...

Questioning the link between Violent Video Gaming and aggression in society

The link between Violent Video Gaming (VVG) and aggression is a necessary field of study due to its potential impact upon society. This essay compares studies which identify links with aggressive behaviours. Western and Eastern cultures are considered in relation to each other, exploring the idea of attitude toward causal risk factors.

How relevant is the sociological imagination for understanding contemporary Australian society

How can we employ the Social Imagination to address homelessness, specifically in Melbourne, Australia?

The Media Portrayal of Melbournes Sudanese Community

This paper considers how the Sudanese community in Melbourne are portrayed by the media. Are there Sudanese icon who identify with their culture? We consider how racism is expressed and influences Melbourne's Sudanese community. Gang mentality has been attributed to Sudanese immigration, even though this has not been found by the evidence. Exclusion compounds racist perceptions. Two Sudanese celebrities, Yassmin Abdel-Magied and Majak Daw, show has 'otherness' project a positive view of the S...

PERCEPTION OF STUDENT ON BOKO HARAM ACTIVITIES IN NIGERIA

    Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country and its second largest economy, as well as one of America’s top oil suppliers. Despite a return to civilian government in 1999 after a long spell of military dominance, Nigeria remains a fractious nation, divided along ethnic and religious lines. Nigeria is a country with a history of rigged and violent elections, however, a watershed presidential election held in 2011 April peacefully brought a southerner to power many years since t...

The nature of begging as it constitutes a social problem in Nigeria as a whole and Sokoto North Local Government Area in particular

 This study focuses on the street begging which has been an age-long problem in Sokoto North local government areas and the efforts made by the government in several instances involved giving beggars monthly survival allowance and enlightenment campaign to combat this ugly situation. But this has often proved to be a short term solution. The study is fully convinced that if the government and other relevant authorities should apply different strategies in order to tackle the menace of st...

EXAMINING DRUG ABUSE IN KADUNA METROPOLIS (A STUDY OF SOME SELECTED LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE STATE

ABSTRACTDrug Abuse is becoming an increasing problem in Nigeria. This study sought to examine drug abuse in Kaduna State, Nigeria. The study adopted availability random sampling procedure. The sample size for this study was 100 respondents (n=100). Structured questionnaire was used to collect data. Four research questions were answered, and all data collected from the questionnaire were presented in a tabular form, using frequency and percentage. Results showed that majority of the respondent...

The Effects Of Divorce On Children's Socialisation.

In the contemporary Nigerian society, the traditional family values have been abandoned which was mainly influenced by the western ideology. As a result, the stability that characterized the traditional family system has withered away exposing the family to the susceptibility of breaking down. The consequence of these changes in family status has affected the members of the family especially the children.      Hence, The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of divorc...

FAMILY BACKGROUND AND INVOLVEMENT IN STREET VIOLENCE AMONG YOUTHS IN SHOMOLU LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

ABSTRACTThis study examined family background and involvement in street violence among youths in shomolu local government Lagos state. It investigates specific objectives such as family size, family type, parent’s educational status, parent’s occupational status and how they influence involvement in street violence among youths. The study further examined existing literature of various scholars; three theories were applied and used to explain the prevalence of street violence. The ...

SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN AND THEIR RIGHTS IN SHOMOLU LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, LAGOS STATE

                                                  ABSTRACT Domestic Violence against children is a major threat to global development as well as the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Domestic Violence is found in schools, institutions (such as orphanages and other residential care), on the streets, in the workplace and in prisons. Children experience domestic violence in their homes, schools and from other children.This study examined ...

Single Mothers parenting

ABSTRACTThis study is concerned with assessing single  mother’s experience of  socializing their dependent children in Ilorin South, Kwara State, Nigeria. The objective of the study is to find out the experiences of single mothers in socializing their children. The researcher has employed qualitative research methodology. The basic research  question is; how do single mothers take care of their family with the parenting style they adopt? For this purpose, the data requirements for the st...

Newer Contributions of Robert K

Robert King Merton (1910-2003) is a self-styled “Durkheimian,” writing very much in the functional tradition. In conceiving of society as a system it becomes natural to see it, like other systems, as composed of parts that are interrelated and whose operations have consequences on the whole. For example, when examining a simple system like the human body it becomes readily apparent that the various organs are interrelated and impact the overall health of the body. So is it with soc...

Critical review of Bronisław Malinowski functionalism

From 1910, Malinowski studied exchange and economics at the London School of Economics (LSE) under Seligman and Westermarck, analysing patterns of exchange in Aboriginal Australia through ethnographic documents. In 1914, he was given a chance to travel to New Guinea accompanying anthropologist R.R. Marett, but as World War I broke out and Malinowski was an Austrian subject, and thereby an enemy of the British commonwealth, he was unable to travel back to England. The Australian governm...

Alfred Reginald Radcliffe

Like nearly all sociologists, anthropologists, philosophers, and social theorists in the twentieth century, Alfred Reginald Radcliffe-Brown (born 17 January 1881 in Birmingham – died 24 October 1955 in London)  spent much of his career describing what his anthropology was not.  Adam Kuper similarly attempts to disentangle the misunderstood Radcliffe-Brown from the true theorist. While the misappropriations of Radcliffe-Brown’s theories are not interesting from the stand...

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