Social Labels

Labeling and the theory of labeling is the process of assigning certain categories of people in positions of generalized negative characteristics, leading to the evocation or reinforcement of these behavioral characteristics. Labeling is a subject of such influential groups as the police, law enforcement officials, journalists, and social workers. As a result, people tend to justify negative labels such as "addicts" or "mentally ill", reinforcing appropriate behavior. In such cases, it is difficult to prevent the consequences of labeling. Individuals or groups of people with labels can have a ...

Sociology of Death and Dying

The following essay is focused on the highlighting of sociology of death and dying. The aim of the research is to identify the definition of death and to classify sociological aspects of death, such as suicide, abortion prohibition, death penalty, euthanasia, and several others based on fear of death. Death, as a phenomenon, can be described as a repeating extinction of life for all living organisms. Dying has greatly influenced human society being one of the essential reasons of religion genesis and development. Inevitability of death and belief in after-life led to the necessity of dead b ...

Individualism

"In the United States, each individual is seen as completely an marvelously unique."(Kohls) I agree with this statement because I also think that individualism is important in our society today. How does individualism affect society? Individualism is very important in our society. It tells us who is who. It lets people be themselves and express themselves freely as they are. Being an individual is probably one of the most important things that we can do for ourselves. "In the United States, each individual is seen as completely an marvelously unique." I agree with this statement from “The Valu ...

The Social Transformation of Medicine

The state of American medicine has always been of a very large concern, and I guess that is why its quality is really high nowadays. Medicine is certainly a powerful world that is usually perceived as a complex system of diverse hospitals, clinics, and other organizations employing labor force. American medicine has experienced a set of transformations and significant changes that can be compared to an epic of progress. However, as Paul Starr states in his book, all the transformations in American medicine are also closely related with the creation of new hierarchies of power and the authority ...