Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

Articles from Vol. 9, No. 2, Spring

A Girl Amongst Men: A Sociological Analysis of My Identity Formation and the Creation of My Personal Feminine Ideal
Adolescence is generally seen as a period of great personal development and growth; it can also be a period of great stress and anxiety. My adolescent experiences often tended to lean toward the latter, but I can take comfort in the fact that this...
An Exploration of the X-Rated World and Its Related Consequences
During the last semester I have had many big decisions to make--one could say life-changing decisions. I was married, and my husband and I found ourselves at the first fork in the road of our married life; where should we live, France (he is French)...
Beyond a Lifetime of Comparison: A Sociological Self-Exploration of Body Image Obsession
I. INTRODUCTION I am the youngest of five beautiful women. We are extremely close to one another and are indeed each others' best friends. Unbeknownst to most, we share a common obsession with our weight and size. Unbelievably, almost every one...
Editor's Note: Know Thy-Student-Selves
The present, Spring 2011, issue of Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge includes nine UMass Boston undergraduate student papers: seven from two sections of the first year seminar, Soc. 110G: "Insiders/Outsiders," one from...
"Getting Stupid to Avoid": My and Society's Avoidance Problem with Driving While Drunk
When our professor stood in front of the class explaining the syllabus, speaking about the sociological imagination and went on about how we would have to write a final paper in this class, I wasn't sure how this class would shed light on my own life...
Half Empty or Half Full? Sociological Self-Explorations of an Aspiring Realist
As I reflect on my life and notice how much I have been affected by my surroundings, I realize that I often talk a lot like my father. My father is a pessimist, as judged by many of the statements he makes. As for me, I also tend to be a pessimist,...
Penning the Sociological Imagination Writing about My Struggles with Writing
Coming into my second year of college, the initial shock has worn off. Exams, stress, grades--all of it--become a norm for the average college student by then. I thought my own transition to college was rather smooth. Yet, one thing that never seems...
Shattering a Looking Glass Self Building an Applied Sociological Imagination
Originally, for the purpose of writing this paper, I sought to research child support enforcement policy and explain the impact it has had on two of my brothers who are non-custodial parents, and by extension, on my life. However, upon reading sections...
The Race against Oneself Opening Up to Overachievement Using a Sociological Imagination
As a child, I was a firm believer that it is better to go beyond expectations than to fall short of them. I have ever since carried this concept with me until today. I became morbidly afraid of failing, and found new ways to push myself to accomplish...
What Drives a Teenager to Depression? an Insider's Sociological Look into Its Causes Melissa Mejia
One of the most important stages of our lives is adolescence. We go through so many changes, and not only does our body change but so does the way we think. At some point in our lives we become so obsessed with what others think of us that we live...
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