The Shining Thread of Hope is book outlining the social relationships of men and women in the ancient America. The clearly outlines and postulates the ways through which women have contributed to the historic development of America in the past. Sociologically the book critically analyzes the status of women in the ancient Americans, gives a founding reason based on the evidence to remind us of the place of women in the United States (Hine and Kathleen, 3). The book equips the readers with new knowledge, explains the sociological rooting for certain activities within the human environment and also provides a theoretical understanding of the social changes processes such as slavery. Shining Thread of Hope is a book with great inspiration to the sociologists to practice and express the extent of sociology within the localities.
The Provision of New Knowledge
The new knowledge in this context is the revelation of new ideas about a certain undertaking within the community. The book strives to update the people on the possible ways to improve the status of the communities while in harsh conditions. The author outlines the ways through which the Black American at women survived the harsh treatment in the federal system. This is amongst the reasons as to why the behavior of Black- Americans in the present conditions. It outlines how humans can change behaviors in times of hardships and, therefore, change in the social lifestyle. The book gives the sociological approach of human behavior (Hine and Kathleen, 34).
Theories of Sociological Change
The book gives the reasons which led to the Black women resorting to the strategies mechanisms to survive. The hardship like slavery in any context relates to the need to be more hard and strict. When the undertakings in the societies go stale and unable to be motivate hardship results, and the outcome of hardship is to compel one to change the socioeconomic lifestyle of everything in the community. The adaptive mechanisms which the Black-American women resorted to in order to fight and adapt to the social interruptions are laid out to the frequent victims of such human behavioral change. For instance, the sexuality of the black women was frequently exploited by the natives. In such situations the author directs that the community is in a better position to fight back through proper arrangement and resource mobilization within the community (Hine and Kathleen, 13).
Provision of Social Changes Processes
changes involve the alteration of the community living systems through the introduction of unfavorable conditions as laws. A Shining Thread of Hope presents the strength as well as spirit of black women; then brings their life stories from the edges of American history. These are brought to a central position in our understanding of the forces as well as events that have shaped this country (US). The resilience in the women was an indication of the thrust to survive throughout the turbulent times. Once the laws governing a given community changes, the social systems change too. This may come along with benefits and disadvantages. The changes in the social behaviors of the authorities are factors of social change which may come with consequences to the disadvantaged (Hine and Kathleen, 21). Social change is to help in the push of certain agenda which just derail the social order and justice in communities.
The book, A Shinning Thread of Hope indicates the conditions through which one is compelled to adjust the behaviors. Social order changes in the book are measures to cause change in the community. The living condition at this time changed the lifestyles of the Black-American for they had to prove their worthy and ability to impulse the reaction. The abuses of the black women’s rights were measures to reduce their effectiveness in counteracting against the demands of social changes in the society.
- Hine, Darlene Clark, and Kathleen Thompson. A Shining Thread Of Hope : The History Of Black Women In America / Darlene Clark Hine And Kathleen Thompson. Pp. 12-48: New York : Broadway Books, c1998., 1998. Harvard Library Bibliographic Dataset. Web. 15 Feb. 2014.