The Relationship Between Beliefs, Values, Attitudes and Behaviours
This article discusses the relationship between our hidden values and belief systems and our outward behaviours. Similarly, attitudes have been described as hypothetical constructs that represent a person’s likes or dislikes.
Bilingualism vs. Biculturalism? The Curious Case of the Japanese Brazilians
Bilingualism and biculturalism are related, but they are not the same thing. Some people assume that if you raise a child to be bilingual, that child will automatically have access to another culture. While it helps, it's not quite that easy -- bilingualism is more of a door into biculturalism. First, the definitions: Bilingualism is the ability to communicate in two languages. It generally implies writing, reading, and speaking fluently, although the term is also sometimes applied to…
If You Told Me I'd Be Fascinated By A Comic About Being Poor, I Would Have Thought You Were Drunk
95% of income growth since the Great Recession began has gone to the top 1%. Think about that for just a minute. They've told us that things are on the mend and the economy is getting better. For whom?
What the Classroom Didn't Teach Me about American Empire
"Neither the life of an individual nor the history of a society can be understood without understanding both." ~ C.W. Mills [click on this image to find an excellent short video, which can be used to teach Mills' notion of the Sociological imagination]
Cards Against Sociology
The Society Pages (TSP) is an open-access social science project headquartered in the Department of Sociology at the University of Minnesota
21 Surprising Statistics That Reveal How Much Stuff We Actually Own
Most of us know we own too much stuff. We feel the weight and burden of our clutter. We tire of cleaning and managing and organizing. Our toy rooms are messy, our drawers don’t close, and our closets are filled from top to bottom. The evidence of...