This paper addresses sociopathic behavior from the context of society as a whole. Using Durkheim and Mead takes sociopathy beyond a set of individual characteristics and allows us to look at how the sociopathic individual interacts with society to have an impact on the larger whole. Additionally, by understanding this phenomenon through both structural and interactional lenses we are able to see how patterns in society can affect and are affected by sociopathic individuals.
Arts & Sciences Research
Interracial adoption is the phenomenon where children of one racial or ethnic group are adopted by parent(s) of another racial or ethnic group. Racial disparities are apparent within the adoption system in the United States. With the increasing acceptance of family structures outside the nuclear family, this work examines the continued reluctance to create interracial families through adoption. Max Weber’s concepts of status, party, rationality and the construction of race...
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