immigration are premised on notions of a ‘new racism’ based on cultural differences, and whether previously fixed nationalidentities have been eroded over time. [Quotation from a third-year sociology student’s essay]
This example demonstrates the importance of defining concepts and relating them to the question that you are answering by applying them to your objects of interest. It also begins to illustrate the power of connecting concepts together.
In order to begin building your argument it is often necessary to connect