Sociology is described as a social science that studies the societywhile the natural sciences are defined as subject that study thingsas they occur in nature for example chemistry, physics and biology.For starters I think that their definitions are what makes themdifferent from each other. It is the primary difference. Anotherdifference is that in the epistemological approach issynthetic while in natural sciences it is analytic. Anotherdifference is that natural sciences are objective i.e. they only dealwith facts while is both objective and subjective i.e. itdeals with facts as well as the changing human behavior.

An issue that can be looked at and understood from a sociologicallens is Family Violence. This encompasses violence between siblingsbetween parents and children and between adults (Strauss et al,1980). The presence of violence in the family tarnishes the acceptedcultural image that a family should have. The structure of familiesis that there should exist love and respect in the family. Existenceof violence is a violation of the respect and love.

Age is more than a biological fact. Society tends to respect leaderswho are of an older age. A chief for example cannot be a youngperson. Most elected leaders or people of power are of an older agebecause people tend to trust the wisdom of the older generation. Thisshoes that power plays an important role in how society structuresage relations

The baby boomers are the post war generation. Edmund and Turner callthem an active generation because they were a generation passionateabout partaking in the work place. They were self-motivated and caredabout creating a playing field that is levelled with their own forall who agreed with them (Codrington andMarshall, 2004). The post 1970 generation is referred to asGeneration X. they experienced a lot crises in their era and theirparents were mostly divorced. They were not ready to corporate withothers. They had a selfish attitude and were keen on establishingtheir individuality.


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EdmundsJune and Turner Bryan (2002). Generations, Culture and Society. OpenUniversity Press. P. 160.