Essays about: "sociology"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 220 essays containing the word sociology.

  1. 1. The Perpetual Colonial Situation: Language and Dominance in Taiwan

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för globala studier

    Author : Tsung-Ting Chen; [2019-02-04]
    Keywords : language policy; colonialism; Hoklo; Mandarin; sociology; habitus; field; capital; Taiwan; China;

    Abstract : In Taiwan today, 96% of the population speaks Mandarin. Yet, Mandarin speakers were rare, if not totally absent, on the island before 1945. READ MORE

  2. 2. It’s a little bit like drawing the lottery : A study of American and British expats’ educational strategies in Berlin

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för pedagogik, didaktik och utbildningsstudier

    Author : Linn Björklund Pettersson; [2019]
    Keywords : Sociology of education; reproduction strategies; school choice; expat; Berlin; Germany; Utbildningssociologi; utbildningsstrategier; skolval; expats; Berlin; Tyskland;

    Abstract : This study examines American and British middle class expats’ educational strategies in Berlin, Germany, from a Bourdieusian perspective. I argue that globalization and an increased mover population make it necessary to study the expat population, a social group that has been largely neglected in sociological research. READ MORE

  3. 3. Clearing up the bullshit : Deconstructing 'feminisation', gender stereotypes and gender biases within UK veterinary surgery

    University essay from Linköpings universitet/Tema Genus

    Author : Pilar Girvan; [2019]
    Keywords : veterinary; feminisation; sociology; discourse; gender; stereotypes; professional projects; boundary work; discourse;

    Abstract : This thesis explores ‘feminisation’ discourse(s) within the UK veterinary profession, including the ways in which gender stereotypes and biases also influence such discourses and experiences of working within the field. Drawing upon and combining a range of sociological, organisational and feminist theories such as Witz’s (1992) theory of gendered professional projects and Butler’s (1990) highly influential notion of performativity, I am able to contextualise and expand upon the ‘doing’ of the veterinary profession as well as being able to frame ‘feminisation’ discourses as paradoxes, potentially producing the effects they articulate. READ MORE

  4. 4. Artificial Intelligence: The implications of current technological developments for Harry Collins epistemological theory and his critique of the possibilities of a general AI.

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för filosofi, lingvistik och vetenskapsteori

    Author : Marita Isaksson; [2018-10-29]
    Keywords : Harry Collins; artificial intelligence; epistemology;

    Abstract : Social constructivism and Harry Collins epistemological theory put focus on the sociology ofscientific knowledge, scientific practice and the nature of expertise. From his theory, inspired byLudwig Wittgenstein’s ‘forms of life’ and David Bloor’s strong programme, Collins has from thenineties until today argued against the possibilities of creating a general artificial intelligence, whichcan be compared with any cognitive functions that a human accommodates. READ MORE

  5. 5. Investigating the Social

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Sociologi

    Author : Staffan Edling; [2018]
    Keywords : Trade unions; political organisations; political ontology; actor-network theory; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : The major trade unions in Sweden have departments of investigation that gather information and write reports on issues relating to their members. This thesis is an examination of how one such trade union, Kommunal, has investigated the issue of temporary and precarious employment over the last several years. READ MORE