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The birth of modern sociology

Continuing on from my previous post…

As discussed previously, there were huge changes during the enlightenment period, with the French, American and industrial revolutions afterwards. 164 more words

Society And Politics

"In Our Time: Social Darwinism"

“In Our Time” is a program on BBC Radio 4, hosted by Melvyn Bragg. In it, Bragg facilitates a discussion of experts on a topic of historical interest. 193 more words

Stopes V Sutherland

Social Theory - Structural Functionalism

The second theory mentioned in chapter two of “Sociology:  The basics” is the theory that “the social” exists as structure, function and institution.

A metaphor given for imagining this method of understanding society is the body. 182 more words

Society And Politics

Herbert Spencer

” Be it or be it not true that Man is shapen in iniquity and conceived in sin, it is unquestionably true that Government is begotten of aggression, and by aggression.”

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Daily Quote

27th December 1831.

The Greek poet Archilochus: ‘The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog , knows one big thing.(1)

Today in 1831, the 22 years old Charles Darwin grandson of Erasmus, set sail in HMS Beagle on a five year voyage of scientific discovery, having been recommended by John Henslow, Darwin’s Cambridge tutor.(2) 642 more words


Dead Men, Hollow Ghosts

” … But profoundly as I also feel the value of the religious impulse, so keenly do I feel the danger and almost necessary disaster of each and every creed and dogma. 196 more words