|Modern Social Theory : The "modern"
world has different
meaning for different individuals and different studies. Most
would agree that it encompasses the period from the beginning
of the First World War until the present. For Social theorists,
"modern" must connote the most recent era of significant social
change. The unique role of social theorists within this concept
of modern society will be: first, to explain the interaction of
technology with the evolution of social interaction and, second,
to pursue new avenues of human development; perhaps in the
incorporation of technology into the heretofore human
processes. This 5 page paper examines a few of the social
theories pertinent to current thought and proposes how the
factors inherent to these theories will be of importance to the
evolving modern era. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
Other-Awareness / The Application of
Social Theory and the Impact of Communication & Social
Environment on Self-Assessment : Self-awareness is an
ongoing process by which a person evaluates their own self in
relationship to the reactions they perceive from others.
Individuals assess themselves within particular environments
and as a result, self-awareness can change significantly
depending on the interactions that are occurring at a given time.
This 14 page paper reflects the foundations of this argument in
social theory, and consider the nature of non-verbal
communication, group dynamics and social psychology as they
apply to this process. Bibliography lists 12 sources.
Poverty and Public Policy : The general thrust in
toward poverty in the United States is explained from a Marxist
perspective. This 5 page paper also looks at the issue in terms
of Durkheim's theories. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
Modern Social Theory & The Issue Of Divorce: A
paper that provides an overview of the application of a number
of major social theories to the issue of divorce and considers the
implications. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Asa.wps
Social Theories Explained : A variety of social
discussed in this 10 page paper. Specific theories include
anomie, differential association, social strain, social
stratification and alienation. The importance of the family, and
different views on the subject, is also included. Bibliography
lists 10 sources. Socthers.wps
Social Stratification and Theories of Social Class :
This 5 page report discusses the development and attributes
of social stratification and social classes. Humans most often
choose to establish social class based on a matter of rising
from a large base of homogeneity to a pinnacle of the elite
or the unique. Ultimately, the stratification of social class
(and power) results in an unequal distribution of political and
economic power. Most objective of delineations are those
based on income, occupation, and education. No secondary
Causation of Crime : In 8 pages , the author
of the theories for the causation of crime, such as social
learning, social strain, and disintegration of family.
Bibliography lists 10 sources. Crimcaus.wps
Major Sociological Theories : Several sociological
are discussed in relationship to specific provocative book
excerpts in this 8 page analysis. The discussion uses theories
from Weber, Marx, and Becker, among others in discussing
several contemporary issues that plague modern society.
Among the issues addressed are media influence, the family and
social deviance. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Soctheo.wps
Anomie and Alienation : Durkheim's anomie and
alienation are compared in this 5 page paper. These theories are
viewed in respect to their relevance in today's world.
Bibliography lists 4 sources. Alien.wps
Social Strain Theory : Robert K. Merton's concept of social
strain (derived from anomie) is highlighted in this 7 page paper
on the subject. The social strain theory of delinquency is based
on the idea that delinquency results when individuals are unable
to achieve their goals through legitimate channels. Bibliography
lists 7 sources. Strain.wps