Science: Sociology and People Essay

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TMA 01

All people are the same in their fundamental humanity: we have basic needs such as food, shelter, communication and medical care. And yet we are different: we prefer different food, we wear different clothes and we all came from different backgrounds. According to Blakeley et al (2009, p.24) social science concentrates on differences between social groups such as age, race, gender etc. rather than those between individuals.

Social lives include differences among people as well as similarities, and the things people value, as well as the resources they have, are also unequally distributed. Differences can refer to variations between individuals- these may be physical, behavioural, or related to attitudes and preferences. Social sciences, however, tends to use difference to focus contrasts between groupings of people, such as those based on gender, class, age, sexuality, and 'race' or 'ethnicity'. Difference is not the same as inequality although some differences are often associated with inequalities. Difference in age may be linked to inequalities in mobility and access to places. Racial and gender differences may be linked to inequalities in salaries and access to education. Class difference is generally linked to economic inequalities, although it is sometimes associated wiuth different ways of thinking and behaving

TMA 01

All people are the same in their fundamental humanity: we have basic needs such as food, shelter, communication and medical care. And yet we are different: we prefer different food, we wear different clothes and we all came from different backgrounds. According to Blakeley et al (2009, p.24) social science concentrates on differences between social groups such as age, race, gender etc. rather than those between individuals.

Social lives include differences among people as well as similarities, and the things people value, as well as the resources they have, are also unequally distributed. Differences can refer to variations between individuals- these may be physical, behavioural, or related to attitudes and preferences. Social sciences, however, tends to use difference to focus contrasts between groupings of people, such as those based on gender, class, age, sexuality, and 'race' or 'ethnicity'. Difference is not the same as inequality although some differences are often associated with inequalities. Difference in age may be linked to inequalities in mobility and access to places. Racial and gender differences may be linked to inequalities in salaries and access to education. Class difference is generally linked to economic inequalities, although it is sometimes associated wiuth different ways of thinking and behaving

TMA 01

All people are the same in their fundamental humanity: we have basic needs such as food, shelter, communication and medical care. And yet we are different: we prefer different food, we wear different clothes and we all came from different backgrounds. According to Blakeley et al (2009, p.24) social science concentrates on differences between social groups such as age, race, gender etc. rather than those between individuals.

Social lives include differences among people as well as similarities, and the things people value, as well as the resources they have, are also unequally distributed. Differences can refer to variations between individuals- these may be physical, behavioural, or related to attitudes and preferences. Social sciences, however, tends to use difference to focus contrasts between groupings of people, such as those based on gender, class, age, sexuality, and 'race' or 'ethnicity'. Difference is not the same as inequality although some differences are often associated with inequalities. Difference in age may be linked to inequalities in mobility and access to places. Racial and gender differences may be linked to inequalities in salaries and access to education. Class difference is generally linked to economic inequalities,…