Social Variables Of Race, Gender, Class And Health

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Sociology, according to Giddens & Sutton (2010) is still vibrant, has a wider range and is exciting academic enterprise in the 21st century. Sociology today is different from that of 1950s and 1980s, this is because it is currently more diverse both theoretical and in terms of its subject matter. It has for instance incorporated more areas of social life using specialized fields of inquiry (Giddens & Sutton, 2010). Browne (2005) argues that sociology in simpler terms is planned and organized study of human groups and social life in modern societies, more so concerned with social institution. Contribution of sociologist in understanding human behavior is remarkable. The aim of this paper is to explain how sociologist views the relationship between the key social variables of race, gender, class and health.
The relationship between key social variables of race, gender, class and health is important for sociologist. Intersection of race, class and gender can help predict health related outcomes. According to Henslin (2014) sociologist stress the need to use sociological imagination in understanding how personal troubles are related to changes in society. This sociological perspective makes people aware of how social context influences things such as ideas behaviors and personal troubles. This also introduces the idea of social problems and its characteristics in society which sociologist believe that that it has both objective and subjective condition , are dynamic in nature
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