What is Normal?
The concepts of ‘normal’, and ‘normality’, and the question of what counts as ‘normal behaviour’ has long been of interest to sociologists. Sociologists from different perspectives have very different approaches to answering the basic, but fundamental question, ‘what is normal’? For the early positivists such as August Comte and Emile Durkheim, uncovering the existence of…
Does the Mainstream Media Influence our Voting Behaviour?
The Independent recently reported that only 28% of Sun readers voted the way the paper wanted them to. This is the lead into a brief article about the Sun’s waning influence over it’s readers – as the article points out that the paper ran an anti-Corbyn campaign, which it did, and some of the headlines and…