Having bombed at philosophy at university, in a low-ranking US asylum, I, with the lack of wisdom of youth, decided to study sociology. I soon found that the sociology of the 1980s was just various forms of Marxism warmed up. Later, postmodernism and a whole range of crazy French philosophy, from people like Derrida, soaked into the discipline, which now is beyond any chance of reform. These articles give some overview of the basics, but I think the situation is much worse, with every politically correct idea you can imagine radiating from this discipline. There is simply no opposition to this in the discipline at all, complete intellectual totalitarianism.
So crazy has contemporary sociology become that a trio of academics, mainly from other disciplines, such as philosophy, set out to write a series of “hoax” papers on subjects such as dog rape in parks, and the “conceptual penis.” We need not go into fine detail here, but these papers all got published in postmodern sociology journals, but were later exposed as “hoaxes.” The big issue for the academics was the ethics of submitting such papers, but the real issue for people in the real world, is that the papers got accepted, and thus are examples of the sort of nonsense that sociology engages in; are the papers really “hoaxes,” when the entire discipline lacks any sort of objectivity, and anything politically correct, goes? But sociology is nonsense with a point, because the goal is always to further the culture of critique, deconstruction and thrashing of … us, we the white deplorables who are destroyed at taxpayers’ expense.