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8 Sociological Imagination: Decoding ‘Love the Way You Lie’

Introduction: Songs and Sociological Imagination Songs are the way artists let out emotions and communicate messages. Songs generally have a sociological stance that can be interpreted through a sociological view. Through the analysis and evaluation of themes in a song, one can relate to the sociological elements that the song seeks to communicate. In addition, […]

9 Sociological Imagination: Personal Choices in the Obesity Crisis

The Sociological Imagination and Its Importance In sociology, to understand one’s self, we must understand the relationship between self and society, which is most effectively done through the theory of the sociological imagination. In 1959, C. Write Mills stated in his seminal work, The Sociological Imagination, “The sociological imagination enables us to grasp history and […]

10 Unraveling the Jussie Smollett Case: LGBT Identity and Media Controversy

Jussie Smollett’s Tangled Controversy The star of Empire, Jussie Smollett, is currently facing a disturbing controversy that has the feeling of an actual Empire show. The recent rumors and allegations are creating a link between a potential hate crime attack and Smollett’s current occupation (Veneable). This controversy has had a huge impact on Empire’s storyline […]

11 Overwatch’s Impact: LGBT Representation and Diversity in Gaming

Introduction: The Overwatch Phenomenon What is Overwatch? Overwatch is an online multiplayer first-person shooter that’s usually made up of teams of 6v6 created by Blizzard Entertainment back in 2016. Blizzard has also created other games, such as World of Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo. When Blizzard created Overwatch, it also created a huge stepping stone into […]

12 Evolving Landscape of LGBT Rights in the United States

LGBT History in America Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) people have remained silent and unnoticed in the United States until after World War 2. Before the war, many gay and lesbian Americans hid their sexual orientation out of fear and shame. Gay men who lived in cities used to form close social networks with […]

13 The Complex Impact of Social Media on Modern Society

Understanding Social Media Social media is websites and applications that enable users to create and share content or to participate in social networking. Currently, the most popular platforms include Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Youtube, Reddit, and Pinterest. Social media has become such a massive part of society that it is nearly impossible for one to […]

14 The Double-Edged Sword of Social Media: Benefits Against the Detriments

The Pervasiveness of Social Media in Modern Life Social media is convenient to use in everyday life, but not if it takes over years of your life. According to a study by influencer marketing agency Mediakix, “The average person will spend more than five years of their lives on social media. Sure social media is […]

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