Category Archives: Sociology

Working Class/Middle Class

Salon’s Stephanie Land article reveals that the lines separating middle class and working class are blurring. In fact I think that before Donald Trump started running to be the Republican nominee for president I had thought that almost every one … Continue reading

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NDP 2012 Leadership Race

I’m reminded in studying peterderemigisnet stats of the importance of the impoverishment theme to many. Somewhat sensitive of my own subjective lack of political experience I imagine that this account of my television viewing of the 2012 NDP leadership race may reflect a consequence of increasing impoverishment … Continue reading

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Invisible Poverty

“Posted on March 14, 2011 by peterderemigis” April 29, 2013 …Fama di loro il mondo esser non lassa, misericordia e giustizia gli sdegna: non ragionian di lor, ma guarda e passa.”…Inferno; Canto III,line.49 Most of what people know about society … Continue reading

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Elder Abuse/Granny Bashing

Elder Abuse has been a growing concern in the U.S. and Canada since the mid 1970’s when the British christened it “granny bashing”. Since then, abuse of the elderly has been increasing. Most abusers are the children of the victim. … Continue reading

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Appearance

In the autumn of 2008 when Mr. H. Polson was the U.S. Secretary of the treasury the word “transparency” became a popular expression used by media and politicians often implying a kind of moral forthrightness. Now the term is sounded … Continue reading

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