Publication Date

January 2017



To some, sociology is in a significant decline as a relevant social science. To others, the discipline provides a unique perspective of the interaction of social forces that define the role of race, class and gender. Through the development of useful theoretical propositions and pedagogical practices, the discipline can address its potential for social management and the application of sociological principles at the individual, group, organizational, and societal levels. By understanding intersectionality and the patterns or forms of social interaction, the informed sociologist can effectively practice, teach and apply the sociological advantage, possibly even five moves ahead.