Consideration of all the hidden meanings of social customs, norms, deviations and taboos, allow one to establish an objective image about the truth behind it. This method can also be applied to understanding people. This questioning, Berger says, is the root influence of social change and personal understanding of others. To do this well, it involves much intellectual prowess and ability to reason. This was an intriguing discussion of the sociological perspective because it discussed how ordinary people might go about debunking the truths of their societies.
I think the way that Bourdieu studies a society and breaks it down into field with each field is very important, also the way that he views it through objectivism and subjectivism is a great way to view society, because this way it covers all aspect of society. This way makes more space for understanding the dynamics of the society as a whole and not looking at it from one side only.
Meads view on the individual role taking determining the structure of social forms is in contrast to Simmel’s ideals on web affiliation in that society is structured on individual relationships with others not associations with one’s mind or self. Understanding the theories of these classic theorists is of huge importance because it was the beginning of intellectual thought and all of their views on society and such were mostly original and unedited. To compare the theories of the three aforementioned theorists is to first comprehend there analysis of society and to appreciate the value of there conflicting views.
Throughout history, Georg Simmel and W.E.B. Du Bois have had a substantial influence on imperative theories and concepts developed in the area of social sciences. Two of the most significant and distinguished concepts fostered by both of these theorists are the concepts of “double consciousness” and “the stranger”. In this essay, I will be analyzing each of these works to draw upon differences and similarities concerning the two. The resemblances I will be expanding on are the usage of the paradoxical figure, which both theorists discuss in their theories, and the coexisting sensation of division from conventional society.
Media has a big role in today’s society by revealing news to the public who is supposed to respond. The information portrayed by media are usually problems in society that influences the public (Trevino 2015). Katie Rogers talks about living in a world of technology and mentions how news about violence are getting more highlighted than ever (New York Times, 2016). Media tend to exaggerate and often views news that draw an audience (Trevino 2015). The public gets easily affected and most often believes in what they hear from media.
One example of alternative media is Internet websites, including Sleuth Journal, which exposes corruption, and produces truthful news to the public. Through articles and structures, we will examine why Sleuth Journal is an alternative media. Sleuth Journal warns the public about specific issues occurring in the community which were not being written by the mainstream media. In mainstream media, a journalists goals are to write specific information which is relevant and has a large interest. Alternative media goals, on the other hand, are to share the truth, dig deeper into stories, and remove media brainwashing, so readers know what is happening in their everyday
The impartial spectator is one who rational and sensitive to all of the desires of society. The impartial spectator must feel these desires as if they were his own desires and by doing such, give each of them priority over other desires and organize them into one system from which the ideal legislator tries to maximize satisfaction for all citizens by manipulating and adjusting the policy for that society. By this theory of utilitarianism, Rawls argues that the decision making process is being integrated into one conscience and that this system
David Fallarme, a digital marketer, published a piece on his blog The Marketing Student, where he brings insight to the complex social platforms millennials face. Using the piece A Look How Gen Y Communications, Fallarme masterfully works his constraints towards a common ground with the audience while tying Pathos and Logos into his primarily rhetorical appeal, ethos. These tools are used to defend Millennial'ls interaction with one another, by explaining that a large social platform has created a dangerous environment for social engagement, and garners sympathy for millennials from previous generations.
The focus on how social structures determine, and are effective in maintaining the equilibrium is functionalism or structural-functionalism, which is the theorizing of Durkheim and Parsons (Dillon, book, 179). What this means is that we need to look at the structures effectiveness of social structures and make sure that it is at a satisfying state of equilibrium. An example of this would be the human body, we have many different organs and they all work together to produce the fully functional human. What it comes down to is, everything has its own place in society and even if a conflict is introduced, there is a way of working itself out and the society will go back to functioning normally. The functionalists understand the presence of stratification around to place individuals who have the desire to motivate other individuals with in the social structure.
His focus was on “explor[ing] the nature of the bonds that tie social groups and/or the individual to society” (Appelrouth, 81). He explained social solidarity and stability through the concepts of Mechanical solidarity and Organic solidarity. Mechanical solidarity is characterized by the feeling of likeness because everyone is doing and feeling the same way. People in traditional societies have a sense of oneness that is fundamental in maintaining social order. In modern institutions, individuals specialize in different types of jobs thus solidarity came from the fact that individuals were dependent upon each other for each other’s specific skills.