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Blinkhorn, Perdita (2015) To study sociology is to study oneself…. Researching Sociology (28 Jul 2015). Website.

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This is a fundamental understanding I have developed since I started studying Sociology at degree level just under a year ago. Motivational speaker, Jim Rohn, has suggested that a person is the average of the five most prominent people in their lives; even if not entirely accurate I believe the sentiment, that our behaviours, mannerisms and life choices are largely the result of socialisation is valid. Sociology can look at influences that range from structurally maintained privilege to micro aggressions, so it is difficult to quantify just how much of what we are is passed on directly to us though socialisation. However, the joy of sociology to me is that it attempts to go beyond the individual and, some might say, the arbitrary.

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Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2017 07:35
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 20:14

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