Category: Sociology


Why More Harsh and Frequent? Comparison of Intragroup Discriminations Between Gay Dating Platforms in China

Under enormous discrimination and marginalisation from heteronormativity-dominated Confucian society, Chinese gay men heavily depend on digital space as a safe social space, where heteronormativity, hierarchy, and exclusion have not been erased but replicated and even enhanced, and among these, the intragroup discrimination on queer dating platform is a prominent issue. Though there is abundant research


Plus-Size Gay Men in Japan, Czech Republic and Abroad – The Effect of Social Media on the Psychological Well-Being of Young Gay Men

This article explores the experiences of plus-size gay men in the Czech Republic and their potential struggles with weight-based discrimination and mental health. We also discussed the role of societal attitudes and subcultural influences, such as media and popular culture, in shaping the body image and identity of plus-size individuals in the LGBT community. The


Examining Ageism Faced by Older People in Engaging with Digitalization (A Literature Review)

The shift in global age structure has sparked debate among scholars from various disciplines, with the primary focus on ageing as an alarming risk. Ageism has arisen as a result of the media, policymakers, and many academics portraying old age as difficult rather than promoting the critical role of the elderly in society. Rosales and


Nurturing Hope Post-COVID-19: Parental Death and Long-Term Consequences of Bereavement on Malaysian Children

Parental death due to COVID-19 is an unexpected event that tremendously affects individuals, especially children. Parents’ sudden and traumatic death can lead to traumatic grief among children. To cope with traumatic death, hope is reported to provide significant positive effects to help children to cope with their losses. Yet, this topic is scarcely discussed due


Exploration of the Relationship Between Housing Conditions and Cultural Capital in Hong Kong

Due to the over-population and less land supply, the housing condition in Hong Kong is undersupplied, which leads to nearly 30% were under 25 lived in subdivided flats. Till now, no research study examined the cultural capital and housing conditions among the youngsters. Therefore, this study aims to i) explore the characteristics among the subdivided


The Antecedent Events Leading to Teenage Fatherhood: The Filipino Teenage Fathers Experience

Teenage fatherhood is brought about by several influences both internal and external from the person involved. This qualitative research study that used interpretative phenomenological analysis method revealed that Filipino teenage fathers became biological fathers because of internal influence that includes the adolescent risk-taking behaviors such as curiosity, adventurism, and the innate desire to explore new


Social Media: The Site for Methodological Inquiry in Social Science Research

This paper attempts to locate the significance of social media content analysis as a tool of data collection in social science research. It is seen that in present times social media sites are increasingly used by people to share their opinions about issues of socio-political relevance. This paper analyses how recent studies on nationalism and


Bridging Social and Environmental Sustainability: Instigating Solidarity through An Eco-friendly Public Art

Although there is a plethora of what sustainability is, approaches tend to address its dimensions separately. The concept of sustainable development originally included a clear social mandate, for two decades the human dimension has been neglected. However, it is clear that action in one area will affect outcomes in others, and that development must balance


Reinventing the Cross Culture of Paddy in Indonesia

The cross-culture of rice is interesting to revisit. After nearly twenty centuries, a clear historiography of West Java’s Indonesia rice culture history is needed. This study aims to reinventing the cross-cultural dynamics of rice in Indonesia by taking a case study in West Java province from the inception of records on rice cultivation in Indonesia


To Explore the Relationship Between Socio-demographic Factors and Online Social Capital Among Undergraduate Students in Hong Kong

Along with the development of information technology, the concept of social capital has been extended to the online perspective. Major limitations of the offline social capital include the information was most often describing the socio-economic status of parents rather than the children per se. The main objectives of the study was to examine the current


New Practices in Research: The Effects of the Pandemic in Research Practices of Higher Education

Higher education institutions in Mexico are complex organisms that have encouraged a series of academic practices that, until this date, have not produced significant scientific production amongst the elite scientific community. With the spreading of the pandemic generated by COVID-19, the ongoing economic crisis and the significant federal budget cuts to research programs, many of


Family Caregiving, Work-Family Conflicts, and Well-being in Contemporary Japan: Working Men and Women in Middle to Late Adulthood

The rapid aging of the population over the past decades has had several consequences in the lives of Japanese men and women. First, as the older population increases, more men and women today need to take care of their older relatives while in their in mid to late adulthood. Second, all adult citizens, regardless of


If Philosophy Marries Sociology: Some Reflections on the Innovations they Bring

This paper aims to analyze the interconnectedness of philosophy and sociology in terms of two newly emergent subdivisions of sociology, namely philosophical sociology and the sociology of philosophy. In the first part, sociology of philosophy is debated based on its strengths and its close relation to the history of philosophy. Especially, as an undisputed pioneer


#Me Too Campaign – Creating a Healthy Atmosphere at Work Place for both Females and Males – A Study in the Context of India

The #Me-too campaign initiated by a social activist Tarana Burke in the year 2006, has started gaining ground after Alyssa Milano an American Actress took a resort to a spate of Twitter messages in October 2017, asking the victims of sexual assault to come out openly against the predators. This campaign has exposed an internationally


The Effect of Poverty on Women’s Health in Khewra City, Pakistan

Poverty has been increasing in Pakistan since the 1990s, after declining during the previous two decades. However, Pakistan bears a high burden of poverty-related communicable diseases, exacerbated by malnutrition and material risks. The aim at the present study is to find out the impact of poverty on women health. Present study was conducted in the


A Study of the Social Causes of Over-Medication in China

This paper seeks to examine the root causes of the pharmaceutical drugs over-use or over-medication in China. By this mean, there is considerable evidence of this overuse, and it appears to be more extensive than in western countries. I have applied ‘Countervailing Power’ as a theoretical model to explore how this overuse relates and interacts


Causes and Consequences of Acid Attacks on Women: A Case Study of District Lahore, Pakistan

The current qualitative study explores the psychological, economic, social and cultural aspects of acid attacks on women in District Lahore. The study aims to investigate the causes of acid attacks as well as their consequences which have become serious threat of our society. Purposive sampling is used to approach 10 respondents (married and unmarried females).


“Just Ask Me”: Mechanisms for Being Together in Fragile Communities

Communities located in sparsely populated rural areas traditionally rely on prolific social involvement among members to inform decisions and initiate action. A challenge in some communities is that social interactions form strong social bonds between inhabitants that limit the full social participation of other individuals. Where there is a threat to community existence, previous research