The interviewee that I had interviewed was an African-American who has experienced living in Jamaica for a long period of time. In 1986, he left from home with his girlfriend, to meet her family who were all natives of Jamaica. “She wanted me to see what her family and her culture was like” he said. To him, living in Jamaica was easy to adapt to and had faced barely any problems in Jamaica. While living in Jamaica, my interviewee had experienced culture shock, had seen organic solidarity, had witnessed gemeinshaft, had seen cultural lag, had seen their agent of socialization, had seen status inconsistency in some of the citizens, and had also seen that their society was of an agricultural society. When finally reaching the land of Jamaica, the interviewee felt very welcomed and adapted well to the culture since their culture were similar to the United States. However, he states the experience of noticing how people could smoke marijuana legally. As he walked around with his girlfriend, he would see people smoking marijuana with ease. To him, this was completely different from his everyday life in America because the use of Marijuana is illegal and heavily looked down upon. Thus, he experienced culture shock in this situation because the norms of Jamaica’s culture was different from his and violated his expectations of the way people in a culture are suppose to be. By spending time with his girlfriend’s family, the interviewee saw how similar their views were. “In United States, we are loyal, big on friendship, religious and hardworking. In Jamaica, they are the same and I was able to see this when I stayed with her family” he says. He believes they were hard working because they had crafted most of their belongings and items. For example, he states how some made their own clothing, while others made jewelry and furniture. When explaining that the Jamaican culture was crafty and each had their own work, I came to the conclusion that he had experienced a culture that had the social integration of organic solidarity. This means that the Jamaicans depended on each other’s specific trade to contribute to the entire culture. One person would be the supplier of furniture while the other had a clothing shop. After talking about the different crafts of the culture, he…
What is Sociology?
Sociology is the study of society. Sociology applies to our everyday lives. There are hidden markers in society that tells us who we are and how we interact with others.
It is the study of human behavior, collective action, interaction and the consequences of actions and interactions.
Sociology is about pulling back the curtain to expose what is going on. It also help de-familiarize things.
It is a particular way of studying the world.
It’s the Systematic study of…
Examine the ways in which childhood can be said to be socially constructed (24)
It can be argued that they are many ways in which society has indeed socially constructed childhood. This has not happened in just the last 10 years, this has happened over many centuries. In this time society has changed how childhood is structured and how children are treated and is still ever changing with the influences from different cultures and different sides of the world. Because of Cross-cultural…
(RSA) and unless students abide by the rules they face punishments, for example, detention or suspension.
Meanwhile according to Bourdieu (1971, 1974), the major role of the educational system is “cultural capital” which via the educational system, can be translated into wealth and power. “Cultural capital” is not evenly distributed throughout the class structure and this largely accounts for class differences in educational attainment. He argues that working class failure is the fault of this…
Week 3 Assignment
July 3, 2013
Socialization is the process by which individuals gain the knowledge, language, social skills, and value to conform to the norms and roles required for mixing into a group or a community. It is also defined as a combination of both self-imposed which means the individual wants to conform, externally-imposed rules, and the expectations of the others.
There are several…
Sociology: a systematic study of society
Sociological imagination: learning to think like a sociologist; sociologist doesn’t put the blame fully on one person (thinks outside the box); social forces at work that we don’t see
Personal trouble: ex) can’t find a job Public troubles: ex) group of people can’t find a job
Microsociology: a small look at things ex) between you and friends, roommates, etc
Macro sociology: a big look at things; the “big picture”
Theory: a set of…
Term Test 1
Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question. Indicate your answer by blacking in the relevant box on the SCANTRON sheet. Be sure to print your name and student number clearly on the answer sheet.
1. Most people agree that sociology first emerged: (pg1)
a. approximately 70 years ago, following the end of World War II
b. in the early 19th century when Max Weber invented the term sociologie about 200 years ago…
Culture: The language, beliefs, values, norms, behaviors and material objects passed from one generation to another
Material and Nonmaterial
Material: jewelry, clothes, shoes, cars, etc.
Nonmaterial: groups way of thinking and doing
For sociologist; it is essential to understand how culture affects people’s lives.
Culture becomes the lens through which we perceive and evaluate what is going on around us.
The tendency to use our own groups way of doing things…
for their use common to a people who are of the same community or nation, the same geographical area, or the same cultural tradition”(Dictionary.com). Language is entwined in peoples’ daily lives; it is a part of them. Communication is the key to the purpose of language because of its ability to express ones feelings, socialization amongst people, and establishing a person’s cultural identity.
People agree, disagree, argue, and establish their opinion. Language is responsible for voicing people’s…
February 24, 2014
Sociology Paper #1
Sociology embarks on our everyday life. Throughout this essay, I will be giving examples from a series of youtube videos and everyday situations and explain how they are entwined with Chapters 1, 2, 3 and 5. These chapters touch on the subjects of Language, Symbolic Interactionism, Sociologist Research and Mass media/Peer Groups. Prime examples from rappers and normal people living day by day will be used to explain how they relate…
What is Sociology? Discuss the key sociological concepts and perspectives and apply one perspective to an area of your professional practice.
The primary purpose of this essay is to discuss sociology. Some definitions will be discussed as well as sociological concepts and perspectives. A sociological perspective will also be applied to the area of Health and Social Care provisions.
According to Marsh and Keating (2006) “Sociological is regarded as an essential part of training courses for teachers…