Sociological Analysis Tools





*****An Invitation from TSS*****

Below is a list of ANALYSIS TOOLS that will be used in The Sociology Shop. It has been my experience that a clear understanding, a sociological understanding, of these concepts is necessary, especially since there is a great deal of confusion as to just what they mean in our everyday conversation. A number of them are used in one way while their more fundamental (sociological) meaning gets obscured. However, the point of presenting these concepts is more than merely informing. Rather, the point is to learn to use them in our everyday thinking. They aren't something to learn or even memorize...no, they are to be used. This is sometimes exceedingly hard to do given the repetitiveness of the way we've been taught to reason. Critical thinking is much more difficult because it requires us to actually stop and consider how we're thinking about something.

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For an "outline" of these same concepts...plus some others...go Sociological Concepts
(If you click on the "title" of each, you'll return to each of the short essays linked below)
Critical
Radical
Presupposing
Empathy
Ignorance
Obvious
Synergism
Social Act/Relation
Paradigms
Bracketing
Ideology/Ideological
Self-Consciousness