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Socheolas: The Limerick Student Journal of Sociology is a publication produced by the University of Limerick's Department of Sociology.

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  • 0'Dea, Eileen (Department of Sociology, University of Limerick, 2012-02)
    Housing is one of the most basic human rights for all citizens. It provides a safe and secure place to live and leads to access to other rights, the right to health, education and privacy. This article will focus ...
  • Unknown author (Department of Sociology, University of Limerick, 2012-02)
  • Kennedy, Norma (Department of Sociology, University of Limeric, 2010-12)
    The Economic boom from the beginning of this decade up until 2009 had many unforeseen consequences for Ireland. One of these was the alarming increase in the supply of, and demand for, recreational drugs, such as marijuana ...
  • Power, Louise (Department of Sociology, University of Limerick, 2010-12)
    This paper investigates the legitimacy of calling the contemporary community of backpackers a subculture. I will support this position by firstly establishing the criteria necessary for a group to be considered a subculture. ...
  • Murphy, Gerard (Department of Sociology, University of Limeric, 2010-12)
    Equality of access to the public sphere is considered by many as a prerequisite to the operation of a functional democracy. Equally important is the existence of a print media that promotes reports that are honest, accurate ...
  • Neville, Patricia; Haynes, Amanda; Power, Martin; Barnes, Cliona; O’Dwyer, Maria; O’Flynn, Micheal (Department of Sociology, University of Limerick, 2010-12)
  • Gaffney, Clare (Department of Sociology, University of Limeric, 2010-12)
    This review article explores the use of assistive devices, which have been defined as tools for living, designed to enhance quality of life and facilitate independence in daily living for individuals with disabilities ...
  • Barnes, Cliona; Haynes, Amanda; Neville, Patricia; Power, Martin; Hannan, Carmel; O’Flynn, Micheal; O’Dwyer, Maria; Ryan, Kathryn (Department of Sociology, University of Limerick, 2010-04)
  • Mulrennan, Tony (Department of Sociology, University of Limerick, 2010-04)
    This article examines the iPod as a product of globalisation and as a consumer commodity that exemplifies digital capitalism. In tracing the journey of the iPod through its globalised production process, this article ...
  • O’Brien, Marese (Department of Sociology, University of Limerick, 2010-04)
    Produced during World War Two, the Beveridge Report in Britain became a blueprint for a new welfare state. Designed to tackle the five giants of Want, Disease, Squalor, Ignorance and Idleness, it gave hope to a war weary ...
  • Clancy, Kieran (Department of Sociology, University of Limerick, 2010-04)
    This project examines the role that Celtic Football Club plays in the reproduction, maintenance and expression of Irishness for its supporters. The data was collected from a purposive sample of 8 respondents by means of ...
  • Carr, James (Department of Sociology, University of Limerick, 2010-04)
    Muslim communities in Ireland are rich in their diversity. Growing since the 1950s and 1960s, today the Irish population includes second and third generation Irish Muslims as well as members newer to the communities, ...
  • ; Barnes, Cliona; Haynes, Amanda; Power, Martin; Neville, Patricia; ; Hannan, Carmel; O’Flynn, Micheal; O’Dwyer, Maria; Ryan, Kathryn (Department of Sociology, University of Limerick, 2010-04)
    Twelve months ago we launched the inaugural edition of Socheolas - The Limerick Student Journal of Sociology. The second edition followed within six months and we are delighted now to present the third edition of Socheolas, ...
  • O’Sullivan, Grace (Department of Sociology, University of Limerick, 2010-04)
    The Marxist model of society is based upon inequality between classes, generated by economic motives. This paper examines the contribution made by Karl Marx’s model of social stratification (as outlined in his ‘Communist ...
  • Joyce, Ann Marie (Department of Sociology, University of Limerick, 2010-04)
    The advent of the ‘Celtic Tiger’ saw Ireland transform from a country with high levels of emigration to one of significant immigration. Many of those who migrated to Ireland in the past years are ‘returned migrants’; people ...
  • Jiang, Yichen (Department of Sociology, University of Limerick, 2009-11)
    This article analyses the perspectives that undergraduate students have on alcohol-related issues. Key differences and distinctions between relevant terms are introduced, namely alcoholism, alcohol abuse and heavy drinking, ...
  • Anketell, Stephanie (Department of Sociology, University of Limerick, 2009-11)
    This paper poses a number of important questions with regards to women and their role both historically and currently in the Irish State Welfare system. It sets out to highlight the inequalities which suppressed females ...
  • Barnes, Cliona; Haynes, Amanda; Neville, Patricia; Power, Martin (Department of Sociology, University of Limerick, 2009-11)
  • Ní Chearúil, Niamh (Department of Sociology, University of Limerick, 2009-11)
    In the following article the author examines the negative stereotyping of lone mothers. She establishes the existence of stereotypes and explains their functionality in supporting a neo-liberal agenda. She asserts that ...

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