Sociology

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Reflecting on Foucault, Feminism and Rape…

The other day, referring to Foucault views and the various feminist perspectives including Susan Brownmiller’s, I raised Foucault’s question “Is rape the same as a punch in the face?”  My reference to that question was motivated by two factors: firstly, as I’ll describe later in this blog post, I think it is outrageous that some people seem to … Continue reading

The Hidden Crime… Domestic Violence and Gender – by Claudia Megele

Domestic violence is widespread and its effects are pervasive. Practice and research in domestic violence have resulted in a greater appreciation of the complexities in understanding the impacts of domestic violence on children and the ways in which it can be approached as child abuse. Research has indicated that the distinction between ‘witnessing’ and ‘experiencing’ … Continue reading

Growing in the Heart…

The pupils of the first grade were discussing a photo of a family. In the picture, the hair of the youngest boy was of a different color than that of the rest of family. One of the boys in the class thought that the boy was adopted, to which a girl from the class said: … Continue reading

Fabric of Society

Examining the relationship between science and society, in the latter quarter of the last century, we note a significant shift from science setting the stage for society to the society setting the agenda for science. Indeed, the focus of knowledge and knowledge generation changed from the application of knowledge to the knowledge produced in the … Continue reading

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