Weekly Reflection Paper

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Jimmy Dang
Weekly Reflection Paper #1
T/TH Class 8:30 Chapter one is written mainly in regards to how sociology came to be and the many invisible factors effecting human behavior or thought. It interests me to know that not only has certain historical events changed sociology as a whole (such as the industrial revolution), but factors such as the microwave or even how diamonds have altered the society's means of interacting. Another main point from the first chapter is that sociology can be broken down into two divisions: macrosociology and microsociology. It's also important to note that there are three different perspectives on society which provide different aspects and outlooks. After deciphering chapter one, I was left amidst my own thoughts on just how many small incidents or inventions have changed sociology as a whole. An example would be if the microwave oven allowed for families to eat more individually, how has something like the computer affected sociology? Personally I would assume that as a result of computers, humans have found less of a need for social gatherings or even leaving their own homes. Chapter two covers culture as a whole; the many aspects and the many variations that come in addition to culture. The chapter spoke of culture through both a materialistic and nonmaterialistic way. Culture not only consists of inventions such as cars, iPhones, or jewelry, but values and norms are also considered to be one of many aspects regarding culture. It's also fascinating to acknowledge that each culture contains diversity, whether it be subcultures or countercultures. Not every individual in a culture will be the same though they may be derived from the same culture. Chapter two left me feeling a bit refreshed and the reason being that as I read through the chapter, the majority of the information was information I had known at a subconscious level but had never spoken of. A prime example of this would be subcultures and countercultures. Everyone…