Society is what guides our lives in what we do, think and feel. In the text by John J. Macionis it is said that there is more to marriage than the love that one person has for another, it is society too. Some of the categories that society guides us with include: middle income, social integration, race conflict, social structure and a theoretical approach. I’ve looked at the marriage between my parents and I’ve come to realize that it really isn’t just the love that brought them together. First, middle income played a factor in my parents’ marriage. Because they are both part of the middle class it was easier for them to get along and understand each other’s point of views. I couldn’t see my mother trying to have a relationship let alone a marriage with someone who was higher or lower than her; there would be too many conflicts about financial standards or situations. Along with the middle income I believe that social integration ties along. The social integration between my parents is very strong. This is because they interact with people other than each other or in isolation giving them the chance to be social and enjoy life. Although being in the middle class does not give as many options compared to the higher class it still allows them to be independent and have fun. Another factor that was part of the marriage was race. It is hard knowing that there is race conflict in the both the lives of my parents. They are able to communicate and hold an acquaintance type or relationship with people from different races, but they would not be able to hold a relationship with another race other than their own. Besides the race conflict I believe that theoretical approach has a relation to the marriage as well. It is understood that in some religions you are not allowed to marry outside your race, which also is a basic image of a large majority of society’s thinking. In my eyes I
women, rich and poor. People sex, age, race, and social class help us pick a partner. Society guide our thoughts and feelings and actions. Everything people do is looked at by the society. Different ethnic groups around the world have different perspective on everything.
Society shape people lives in two different ways
Living on the edge- people are isolated from others individuals. People feel that the society is crushing their dreams and goals.
Period of Crisis- period of rapid change which makes…
August 28, 2013
Taking a New Look into a Familiar World
What makes sociology distinctive?
-Soc. As a discipline; is the study of human society?
-Social interactions that occur- focus on the GROUP not the individual
-Individual perspectives are insufficient to understand social dynamics
Example: you go to Minneapolis to a twin’s game; your assignment is to write a report on what you observe at the game.
-on the players
that every crime is a deviant behavior, but in some societies that behavior may not be seen as a crime, but as a social norm for them. There is a wide-range of deviance in which an act may be deviant and legal or deviant and illegal. What we see as deviant usually depends on individual social position, background, context, morals or experiences. Most of the time what is defined as deviant depends on different social views in different societies, like those who control the media, politics, and religion…
There are many different, controversial problems in the United States. There are more empty houses then homeless people, starving children, and corrupt business leaders than there were many years ago. Many of these different things cause conflict. Things such as culture, religion, love and especially power have caused great conflict, even war, among people for thousands of years. One of the most important issues in today’s society is the…
|In my essay I will write about poverty, inequality and causes of poverty. Also I will add some statistic about poverty in UK. |
|It is not easy to say what poverty exactly means (Sociology and Scotland, 2003 p.178). Poverty can be defined by many different ways|
|e.g. on the basic on income. Generally poverty can be seen as the economic and sociological concept which describes the lack of |
|sufficient financial means to meet the needs of the individual, in particular in the field of…
Weber, Karl Marx & Emile Durkheim -> the “tri force of Sociology”
However, more than these three
Georg Simmel: the “one man wolf pack”
-Interested in studying small group dynamics
“What happens when you add a person to a group?” (third wheel)
-Simmel was the first person to formally define
1) Small and large groups
2) A party
3) A stranger (Chapter 4 Massey)
4) The poor
-Major influence in cultural and urban sociology
Karl Marx: society is organized on the economy
-The economic system (capitalism)…
I. What is stratification?
a. Definition: Uneven distribution of goods (All societies are unequal but the degree varies; U.S highly unequal, Western Europe highly equal)
b. Dimensions of Stratification
b.i. Power- ability to get others to do as you please even when they refuse (Ex: police asking for id)
b.ii. Prestige (Status)- looking up to somebody (respecting)
b.iii. Material Resources- money, lands, stocks and bonds, etc…
b.iii.1. Income: comes from wages, rent, dividends
about education, social class, gender and race
~ how using sociological imagination allows us to better understand how society is structured in such a way that ascribed statuses sometimes provide more limitations (in the way of discrimination and structured inequality) and more opportunities (in the way of invisible privilege) than achieved statuses
~ how we are all part of society; as such, we are part of social problems and are part of the solutions
Important Information from the readings:…
March 11, 2015
1. A. The key components of sociology are systematic study, the individual, society
and the consequences of difference. Systematic study means that sociologists draw
their conclusions about society based on experiences or observations rather then
belief’s or authority of others. The most common way to collect data is through
surveys. Another common way to collect data is through participant observation.
Sociology is associated with groups, but focuses…
My plans for the future:
My social class and the desire to change my life.
Justine Egner, M.A
Introduction to Sociology
Everyone has a story. Some are proud of them, and some not so much. Our stories define a
part of who we are as people. The hardships we face and the determination and perseverance
to pull through are all a part of each and every one of us. It is what makes human beings so
great. When you are born into this world, you do not…