Sociology is the study of changing social organisation and the consequences for the life opportunities of individuals, familes and collectivities. Sociologists examine class, gender, ethnicity, power and culture to understand and explain the differences in how people, live, think and feel. Sociologists examine how differences in the ways societies are organised both limit and make possible other features of social life.
Sociologists focus on industrial and post-industrial societies in their global context - including the evolution of political, legal, economic, religious and educational institutions – though the lenses of consumerism, individualism, feminism, post-modernism, and corporatism.
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- Find out more about sociologySociologists seek to describe and explain patterns of social change. Social institutions do not stay the same which means that we need to consider changes in the mosaic of our responsibilities. For example, as a result of changes in population composition we find families, churches, universities and nations are transformed both intentionally and unintentionally creating ...