A Sociological Empath
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NUS Sociology Module Reading Lists


Exam’s over; time to burn those notes!

A liberating experience surely, unless you have gone fully digital. Somehow sending bytes into recycle bins does not provide the same catharsis. But why do we want this release? Is this a rebuke of our education system? Is that a commentary on the modern appropriation of knowledge for the instrumental rationality of our productivity drives?

If so, I implore you to redirect your vengeance. Knowledge is worth keeping and passing on. And in Sociology (and Anthropology), the knowledge you gain is especially worth keeping and passing on. Their insights speak to individuals finding places within societies. Isn’t that what we do everyday, all our lives?

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How to be a Busker in Singapore? (Quick Guide)


Do you want to sing, dance, juggle, draw, paint, or mime? Just do it, rock the street! Oh wait, you first need a license from the National Arts Council. If you find it tedious already, then too bad, no busking for you.

If not, are you ready?
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Everyday Life Sociology Quotes: "Like so many ideologies, nutritionism at bottom hinges on a form of dualism, so that at all times there must be an evil nutrient for adherents to excoriate and a savior nutrient for them to sanctify."
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Quote: Michael Pollan on Nutritionism


Everyday Life Sociology Quotes: "Like so many ideologies, nutritionism at bottom hinges on a form of dualism, so that at all times there must be an evil nutrient for adherents to excoriate and a savior nutrient for them to sanctify."

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Everyday Life Sociology Quotes: "To create today is to create dangerously. Any publication is an act, and that act exposes one to the passions of an age that forgives nothing."
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Quote: Albert Camus on the Risk of Publication


Everyday Life Sociology Quotes: "To create today is to create dangerously. Any publication is an act, and that act exposes one to the passions of an age that forgives nothing."

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Everyday Life Sociology Quotes: "It is easier to believe that we must obey the rules imposed upon us simply because they are there, rather than to question how and why they were constructed and whether we want to follow them."
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Quote: Susie Scott on Conformity


Everyday Life Sociology Quotes: "It is easier to believe that we must obey the rules imposed upon us simply because they are there, rather than to question how and why they were constructed and whether we want to follow them."

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