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For those interested in the study of groups, society, culture, social interactions, etc.
We ask that posts contain actual sociological content. We are happy to talk Sociology with anyone, but we're not here to pad your reading list or do your homework for you.
We ask that posts contain actual sociological content. We are happy to talk Sociology with anyone, but we're not here to pad your reading list or do your homework for you. Having a question related to the topic is rarely sufficient.
Sociological focus & content - the sociological thought needs to be primary focus. Some news around Sociology may be ok, but consider if all or most references to sociology could be changed to any other field and the core of the article would still make sense, it’s probably not sociological enough.
Current events - sociological explanation or exploration, focus again on the sociology more than the event itself. Sociological interpretations may need to examine issue via multiple lenses or theories, for instance; the “interpretation” should not be aiming to push a specific narrative or viewpoint. Simply explaining an event as 'social behaviour' is not meeting a high-enough bar.
Theory, content, and book reviews - need to add significant depth, context, or in-field relevance or critique of an established or topical work; reviews should be used to grow knowledge, not promote a work, a reviewer, or an institution: the primary content needs to exist in the submission, the submission should not be urging the reader to ‘read more at ____’ or ‘see more in my upcoming book, ____’.
Videos & blogs - context up front: there are a lot of very superficial “sociology” posts used more to promote a youtube channel, blogger, or author. There’s a lot of youtube channels, bloggers, and authors deserving of attention. If you feel you’re the latter rather than the former, please don’t be surprised if we don’t agree.
Foster discussion - aim to use postings as a source and have discussion in the comments, if the article particularly slanted or ideologically bent, this cuts off discussion: try submitting source material instead and include your preferred interpretation in the comments.
Homework, schoolwork, and research. As above, we're not really here to help you do your homework, which is why we ask for your own content included and the actual standards are subjective. An online community of sociology enthusiasts is not a representative sample for pretty much anything, and as a result most surveys are not appropriate here: we are not going to help you do bad research.
Not a sociologist? We welcome your participation, but users just spitballing or pushing an ideology may be banned to maintain standards of discourse.
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