The government has made it where work is not valued. There are many types of social values. Every social value has a cause and effect. Skin color, being materialistic, and working are just a few social values. African Americans and Caucasians are now united as one, because of people who spoke out against mistreating African Americans.
What makes some acts and some people deviant or criminal? Theorists attempted to shift the focus of criminology and answer the questions above. Shifting towards the effects of individuals in power responding to behavior in society in a negative way. These theorists became known as “labeling theorists”. The theorists argue that policies are implemented to address social conditions, and in turn, are collectively defined by society.
Within the George Mead’s theory of Mind, Self and Society, he said that the self is made up of 2 components: the “me” represents expectations, attitudes and learnt behaviors of others in society. The individual’s defines their behavior depending on the generalized attitude of the social group(s) they occupy. The “me” is what prevents someone from breaking rules or crossing boundaries of society’s expectations. The “I” is the self-thinking, it is under your control and the response to “me”. (Aboulafia ,2016) The “I” would say that society says that I should behave like this, then so shall it be or I will rebel against that order by behaving differently.
Social problems are inevitable in any society. Several philosophers and theorist have studied this phenomenon and came up with several patterns that have to be present for a social problem to be considered as such. These conditions are deemed necessary due to the complex nature of society, people’s values and beliefs about what is wrong or right or what is normal or abnormal. A social problem is defined as something that is wrong within a social context. However social conditions are classified as social problems if, according (Wright & Weiss, 1980), they are observable, possess subjective analysis, they are solvable, there are actual claims makers who define the social condition as a problem and are actively trying to convince others that
Social Constructs: The Unreality in Reality In the world of academia, many have spoken about social constructs. Social constructs deal with the abstract concept that reality exists in the state that it does due to being shaped by society. By identifying social constructs, people can adjust their views on both society and reality. Someone identifying something as a social construct is like taking the red pill from the movie The Matrix and realizing that reality is not as it seems. In this case, reality is a structure built by society.
Despite the great wealth the United States possesses, it has for long struggled with poverty which is said to be inherited from one generation to another. The culture of poverty hinders those affected from economic betterment however much assistance they obtain from social programs put in place. The term Culture of poverty is believed to have been coined by Oscar Lewis, who suggested that children who grow up in poverty-stricken families are highly likely to adopt the norms and practices that encourage poverty. Thus, these children, he believed, would replicate the adapted values in their lives which would in turn generate a cycle of intergenerational poverty in the long run (Bell et al, 2013). Thus the culture of poverty is a topic which creates heated debates in both the public and political arenas.
It also gives us an idea of how people react, why they react this way and conflicts between people. Sociology makes us aware of cultural differences and this allows us to gain many more perspectives on the social world around us. If we can understand how other people around us in the world live, we can better understand them and any problems had by them. Many people throughout history have questioned human beings and the behaviours displayed by them. Before the French Revolution of 1789 and the mid-eighteenth-century Industrial Revolution in Europe, traditional knowledge was passed down generation to generation.
Social forces, that which influences and/or pressures one to behave, think or act in a certain way within a society, have evidently and distinctively influenced Makaye’s overall attitude (Ferrante, J. 2013). Within Makaye’s society the complex framework of societal institutions, recognised as social structure, was one attributed to an immoral apartheid regime (Kendall, D 2013). It is evident that Makaye fundamentally disapproves of the agents of socialisation which teach an individual what one needs to know in order to participate in society (Kendall, D 2013). In Makaye’s case, the agents during the apartheid regime damagingly affected him in the way in which they taught him to feel inferior
Our society has many issues and problems. Many of those issues are very detectable. Such as poverty, drugs, and racism that impact our community and world as well everyday. If you listen to the news or radio and even look around at our community you can point out many other imperfections we have as a society. I feel that if we all work together we could possibly terminate some of society 's problems.
Poverty is state of living that is common in every country; though the levels and definitions of poverty differ accordingly. As it has been stated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), poverty is defined as either relative or absolute poverty. Relative poverty is the extent of how poor a member of the society is in comparison to other members. Whereas absolute poverty is measured by how well a person’s basics needs are met (clothing, food, shelter). Many factors contributes to the levels of poverty in each and every society; governments, for instant, play an important role in limiting poverty; in additional to family support and cultural awareness of this social occurrence.