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A Quiet World: The World Including Introverts & Ambiverts.

A friend introduced me to the American lecturer and writer, Susan Cain and her consistent work on promoting the power of introverts in a world, which has preconceived and inflexible standards by which an individual’s personality and traits are judged. 2,485 more words

Disney's Class Warfare

Walt Disney World, and Disneyland, respectively, has long been heralded as the pilgrimage site of American culture, our own capitalist mecca, where dreams really do come true. 2,997 more words

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The Three Muscats: Immigrant Poverty and Animal Welfare in Oman

I’m in Muscat, Oman, for a month. I’ve been here for a week and a half and it’s been an interesting experience.

My impression thus far is that there are two Muscats. 996 more words

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What class are you?

Social class (or, simply, class), as in class society, is a set of concepts in the social sciences and political theory centred on models of social stratification in which people are grouped into a set of hierarchical social categories, the most common being the upper, middle, and lower classes. 505 more words

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Sociology of Gender Differences

As I stated in the previous blog post about sociologist’s study of gender, we – along with other social, behavioral, and biological sciences – attempt to explain the behavior and biology of men and women by distinguishing between the biological differences, social constraints (structure), and cultural practices that lead to the stark differences in their psychology, appearance, and performance. 360 more words

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What Was the Purpose of Native Son?

Native Son, a book by Richard Wright, tells a harrowing tale of a black man in 1930s Chicago. Though the story may focus on one specific individual, the existentialist concepts in the novel reflect the idea that some of the crimes committed by Bigger Thomas, the main character, were a result not of purely intrinsic motives, but also were caused by the constant societal forces he had faced from the moment he entered the world of Chicago. 484 more words

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Emancipatory Education & Freire: Dr. Byron Crape

Guest lecture by Byron Crape, PhD, from the College of Public Policy. Discussion on Freire and education in war zones and within and beyond academia. 26 more words

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