Do You #lovesociology?
What got you into sociology?
What keeps you in sociology?
What important contributions does sociology make?
- to society
- to science or social science
- to public policy or policymaking
- to research
ASA wants to know why you love sociology. We want to hear from sociologists in all fields, at all levels, at a variety of institutions—early-career academics; teachers at community colleges; sociologists in government, research, or non-profit organizations; or undergraduate/graduate students.
Through social media accounts (i.e., Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, blogs), use the hashtag #lovesociology and let us know your name, your institution or school (optional), and
- What got you into sociology?
- What keeps you in sociology?
- How do you use sociology in your daily life?
- What important contributions does sociology make in various fields?
We will curate the most memorable posts and include them in ASA’s Storify account. Note that Facebook posts must be made public or you need to tag the American Sociological Association.
But sociologists like Raewyn Connell(Southern Theory 2007) say that the sociology canon is Eurocentric and it is not uiniversally valid? People like Julian Go,Quijano,Mignolo talk about the need to decolonise sociology.
I teach both Sociology and Criminal Justice. I’ve said in classes, “It’s not C-S-I, it’s C-S-Why.” I love sociology because of the discipline’s critical lens, dedication to (social) science, commitment to social justice, and our love of studying human behavior with an open heart. We study the hows and whys. HOW did we get HERE, at the precipice of where we find ourselves in 2020? I can’t wait to read the thought-provoking studies that come out of this time, and I am proud to be a member of a national organization that issues its own “Statement on Systemic Racism” in June 2020.
Sociology opens my eyes to the what makes up the society, social problems and possible solutions to social problems.
We analyse social phenomena and relate them to our social settings.
You learn to interact with people in a more civilized and intelligent manner.
You are not quick to judge, but careful in analysing social situations before making conclusions.
Sociology broadens one’s knowledge about life in general, knowing that sociologists can fit in anywhere.
Because its logical
I #lovesociology BECAUSE WE GET TO STUDY SOCIETY…RIGHT NOW I AM CURRENTLY IN THE FIELD, STUDYING AND DOCUMENTING HOMELESS IN SAN DIEGO, CA I LIVE ON THE STREETS.
I love Sociology because it studies the truths about society, it validates structural feelings and provides a tool for change.
In the spring of last year, I interviewed sociology majors at the University of Southern Maine and asked them why the majored in the field and what they loved about it. The resulting video is about 4 and a half minutes long. I think it’s worth a glance.
Sociology studies social relationship on different levels – macro, meso and micro. Social relationships include social-cultural element, economical element, education, and other aspects which build up social life as a whole. Sociology helps both essentially and practically for me to see the world – how people meet, work, build networks, move horizontally and vertically in social status, how people and the world change, and many more.
Figuratively, sociology gives me a picture of how a game of chess is played, and at which moment the chess pieces currently are. From this illustration, I can pinpoint the role and status which I think is the most suitable and contributive to the world around. Thus, sociology, personally for me, talks about social structure, conflict, and relationship. Not only giving us the guideline of how the world can change, but how we individuals can also change the world. This is the reason why I love sociology.
I love sociology because society, the set of relations and expectations that provide the social context for each of our lives, is the most powerful (and scary) set of forces shaping everyone’s behaviors and the events of our lives; because most people have very little recognition or appreciation for just how powerfully their lives are shaped by it; and because I’m addicted to trying to understand it as fully as I can.