Lecturer Book Review Based on my own analysis, I would like to report that morality is the most common theme discussed by the of these books. Although they approach it from different perspectives, morality still stands out as a major sociological issue in these publications. To begin with, Eyal Press, in the Beautiful Souls: The Courage and Conscience of Ordinary People in Extraordinary Times Eyal Press discusses how an immoral society can be unhealthy for the survival of its diverse population. In chapter 1, he gives an example of the Nazi government which did not recognize the role of freedom and equality amongst all the people.
Instead, it advanced its dictatorial rule to oppress and ruthlessly deal with people like Paul Gruninger and Alecsander Jevtic who, in their moral senses, single-handedly questioned the immoral actions of the autocratic regime. In Greater Equality: The Hidden Key to Better Health and Higher Scores, Wilkinson Richard and Pickett Kate questions the loss of moral values in countries like USA. As a result of the emerging individualism, people have lost their morality and instead think of their own welfare.
In their opinion, these authors insinuate that such kind of attitude has promoted inequality, a vice which torments the society in many ways. Lastly, Richard T. Schaefer addresses the same concern in chapters 8 and 9 of his book, Sociology Matters; he is convinced that such immoral acts can be eradicated if people make a good use of the sociological agents such as family, education and religion. As they explain, these are very important social institutions which can be relied upon by the entire society.