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Ethnocentric Studies

The Liberal Mind vs Facts Wrote: Aug 17, 2012 12:58 PM
I went on Monster.com and typed in Sociology under job search and it proved exactly what I suspected: Every job listed on the page was in academia to teach sociology. It is like a self-licking ice cream cone. I wonder how many OWS protesters were sociology majors out of work and blaming everyone else?
Don't Tread On Me3 Wrote: Aug 17, 2012 1:21 PM
"I wonder how many OWS protesters were sociology majors out of work and blaming everyone else?"

Yeah, or name-your-ID-group-grievance-Studies.
FlamingLiberalMultiCulturalist Wrote: Aug 17, 2012 1:17 PM
Y'know, a similiar thing happens for mathematics.
The Liberal Mind vs Facts Wrote: Aug 17, 2012 1:31 PM
Mathmaticians can work in many field utilizing math based and statistical analysis and are in great demand in business (market analysis, production planning, supply chain analysis, supply and distribution analysis etc...), science (physics, biology) and almost any other productive discipline. Sociology not at all.

When I plugged in Mathmatics there was not one academic job listed on the first page. You are speaking with a forked tongue.
FlamingLiberalMultiCulturalist Wrote: Aug 17, 2012 1:37 PM
I saw more teaching jobs than anything else for Mathematics when I was last at the PA Unemployment Office. And Advertising, Marketing, Social Services, Public Administration, etc, all use knowledge and concepts from Sociology, and no doubt have many Sociology majors in their workforces.
The Liberal Mind vs Facts Wrote: Aug 17, 2012 1:46 PM
And yet you are still unemployed?

BTW as a Business major I can tell you that Advertising and Marketing are the exact same thing and I never had to take a sociology course for either. Social services and Public Administration are government and try and get one of those jobs with only a sociology degree.
FlamingLiberalMultiCulturalist Wrote: Aug 17, 2012 1:49 PM
I was last at the PA unemployment office in June of 2011.
The Liberal Mind vs Facts Wrote: Aug 17, 2012 2:03 PM
Did you get a teaching job?
Ethnocentrism is under-rated. Most college students are exposed to the concept only if they take a course in Introductory Sociology or if they should chose to major in sociology. Even then, the concept of ethnocentrism is presented as an evil to be extinguished by fostering the value of anti-ethnocentrism.

For those who are not well-versed in the language of sociology, ethnocentrism refers to the tendency to judge other cultures by the standards of one’s own culture. Since this is a natural human tendency, the task of fostering anti-ethnocentrism is difficult, to say the least. But it is also self-defeating....