Category: Sociology Quotes

The Sociological Imagination

‘Neither the life of an individual nor the history of a society can be understood without understanding both.’ Today’s sociology quote is from C. Wright Mills’ classic, The Sociological Imagination. Mills argues that people sometimes feel “trapped” by their troubles or their personal circumstances…

Call Marx

Do it! Photo: Marco Gomes 

A Sociology for Women

Dorothy Smith helped to revolutionise sociological methods through feminist principles: “A sociology for women would offer a knowledge of the social organisation & determinations of the properties & events of our directly experienced world.” Smith helped pioneer feminist standpoint theory. She was writing at…

The Insight of Karl Marx

  “… Inequality is rising. This is not just a ‘moral’ issue but also an issue of too little consumption too little savings that is bad for global growth. It’s a bit like the Marxist idea that if profits grow too much compared to…

International Women’s Day: Jane Addams

Happy International Women’s Day, colleagues! “The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.” – Jane Addams, sociologist, was the second woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.

Our Responsibility as Sociologists

The President of the International Sociological Association (ISA), Professor Margaret Abraham, has addressed the Executive Order by USA President Donald Trump. The Order suspends visas to people born in seven Muslim-majority nations: Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Yemen, Libya and Somalia. Professor Abraham writes in the ISA…

The Power of Sociology

Malaysian sociologist Professor Abdul Rahman Embong says that after a turbulent transition from colonial rule, sociology is now receiving a “revived interest” from students.