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Knowledge is something that is acquired, accumulated, and built.  It consists of

Knowledge is something that is acquired, accumulated, and built.  It consists of facts, information, and skills that people acquire from experience and education.  It can be understood theoretically or practically.  At times, it is something that we grasp tenuously at best.  Other times, we can swear by the profundity of our understanding.  The scientific process is among the most objective, rigorous, verifiable, and communicable ways of generating knowledge.  However, there are other sources of knowledge, both discussed in the book…

What are your thoughts about Naomi Klein’s analysis of capitalism and its impact

What are your thoughts about Naomi Klein's analysis of capitalism and its impact on society and the environment? How do you think her ideas about capitalism and about the ability of people to affect social change compare to some of the theorists we have studied this semester? NOTES: Social theory purists might ask why I included Naomi Klein in an applied sociological theory course? After all, she is not a sociologist and not really a social theorist in the traditional…

What is the truth about social research according to Rebecca Huntley? How might

What is the truth about social research according to Rebecca Huntley? How might applied sociologists use this truth to foster social change? Notes: So we're at the final, final section in this module three, section seven, and the course started out, we look broadly at the field of Applied Sociology. We talked about the idea that there was a tradition of the theme that was applied to sociology that runs through the heart of the discipline, we looked at some…