Essays and Research Papers on Sociological Theories

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A 4 page research paper on the biography of one of America's first female labor leaders. The writer relates the extraordinary life of Rose Pesotta to current sociological theory of social movement organization and shows how it illustrates these principles. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

8 pages in length. Analytical biography of Emile Durkheim's (turn-of-the-century German social philosopher) life, works, and philosophy. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 10 page discussion of facial expression. Utilizes the research in the field to explore the question of whether or not certain facial expressions are universal in their meaning, e.g. that they have the same meaning regardless of the cultural context. Contrasts the view that facial expression are solely cultural manifestations and thus ...

This 6 page paper looks at the economics of baseball and how high salaries play into the overall concept of capitalism. Theories of Marx, Durkheim and Weber are used in the analysis. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This 5 page paper discusses whether or not people who play various "roles" in society are insincere because they deliberately present themselves in a certain way; it argues they are not. Bibliography lists 1 source.

A 7 page paper that discusses Marx's Communist Manifesto. Also goes over Hitler's power in Germany. It determines what communism truly is. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

What Is Love?

  • 7 page paper

7 pages in length. The many synonyms for the word "love" gives significant power to the emotion it evokes; such descriptive terms as passion, devotion and ardor clearly illustrate how love is a most complex and undeniable feeling. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This type of power is defined and explored in this 4 page paper. The example used is an article about Barack Obama. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This 4 page paper examines Weber's ideas about religion and the model he uses. A new model is created. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

This 5 page paper explores how these theorists embraced religion. Many other concepts are disused including historical materialism and alienation. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 5 page paper that provides an overview of four of the fundamental arguments in William Swatos' collection of authors and works on social theory and religion in The Future of Religion. This paper relates four selected chapters to the premise of the book as a whole and the outcomes defined by Swatos. ...

This 4 page paper examines religion with a focus on Durkheim's ideas on the sacred, profane and on rituals as well. Examples are provided. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This 3 page paper examines how Karl Marx looked at religion. Religions is discussed in depth and applied to contemporary society. Bibliography lists 1 source.

This 3 page paper explores the theories of Marx, Durkheim and Weber as it examines religion in society. For the most part, a functional perspective is taken. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

This 11 page paper takes a look at Karl Marx's theories and his take on religion. A bit about his own background is included. He is also compared to other classical theorists. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

This 4 page paper delves into organized religion and how it is viewed by nineteenth century social scientists. Marx, Darwin, and Weber are among theorists explored. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 7 page research paper that compares and contrasts the theories and ideas of sociological founding fathers, August Comte and Emile Durkheim on the topics of education and religion. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Religion and Society

  • 3 page paper

This 4 page paper examines religion in society through three sociological paradigms. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This 8 page paper takes a look at how each sociologist views the subjects of education and religion. Their views are compared and contrasted. How the topics are related to sociology is explored. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

A 6 page paper that provides an overview of some of the major arguments in Durkheim's sociological perspectives on religion, and then argues against his theory of enacted social practice as the foundation of epistemology. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 6 page discussion of these sociological definitions. Specifies that the term "modernity" is used in most cases in reference to the emergence of modern world religions, religions which had evolved in response to a dramatically changing environment. Indeed, sociologists have invested considerable energy in understanding the evolution of these religions and the ...

A 6 page paper that offers a brief explanation of each of these sociological theories. The writer applies each of these perspectives to religion and discusses that perspective views religion and change. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 5 page discussion of the importance of Christianity in the socialization of its followers. Provides a brief history of the religion and a review of its doctrines. Concludes that it, like all religions, is tremendously important in shaping societal mores and norms. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This is a 4 page paper discussing gender relations and the study of racism, classism, heterosexism and anti-Semitism. Gender as a concept has often been a source for social inequality as too have race, class, sexuality and religion. A study of gender relations however shows that gender, as with many other issues of inequality, is ...

Sociological Topics

  • 9 page paper

This 9 page paper provides three sections about topics in sociology. The theorists used in the discussion are Marx, Weber, Durkheim, Simmel, and Tocqueville. Questions are related to war, peace, democracy and communism. The subject of religion is also addressed. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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