The main elements include norms, traditions, institutions and customs (Cornish & Clarke, 2014, pp. 17). This approach helps in shaping the society as a whole and in understanding the social structures. The main argument of this approach is that the deviant behaviour plays an essential role in construction of the society by helping to adhere to diverse populations in one society. Deviance is a concept which helps in differentiating between right and wrong and between what is acceptable and what is unacceptable.
The process of knowing beliefs, norms and values of social behaviour that we are supposed to follow as members of a particular society is called socialization. Each of us is linked to this process and it provides us a sense of ‘self’ which represents our sense of knowing oneself and sense of having a distinct identity set apart from other people in society. We construct a sense of self through our interactions with others in the process of socialization. Sociologist C. H. Cooley developed the idea of ‘looking-glass self’. It means that people acquire their sense of ‘self’ by understanding their ‘self’ reflected in other people’s attitude and behaviour towards them and by imagining what other people think about them.
Goffman does not deny what traditional symbolic interactionists argue. Instead he is more interested in how the presence of other individuals, social arrangements, social order, social hierarchy and the interaction order shape the image of ones ‘self’. Goffman studied & explored the nature of ones self and its relation to the broader moral codes & social attidudes that shape agents interaction
First of all I would like to define sociological perspective before commenting on the sociological perspective on race and ethnic relations. Sociological perspective is a view on human behaviour and its connection to society as a whole. It invites us to look for the link between the behaviour of individual people and the structures of the society in which they live. We look at our society and the way it is arranged. Sociological perspective helps us to understand how society is important in shaping our everyday lives.
Culture establishes goals for people in society while social structure provides the way for people to achieve their goals. society that has people uses acknowledged . And they have proper means to achieve the goals that society establishes. In structural strains the goals and means to fulfil them both must be balanced . Deviance occurs when goals and means are not balanced .
Gender identity is a product of social construction and, at the same time is one of the key factors that mediate the behavioral activity and the installation of the individual in the context of interpersonal relationships. In terms of socio-constructivist approach, social reality is both objective and subjective. It is objective because it is independent of the individual and is subjective because the individual is constantly creating them. Within this approach, gender is understood as an organized model of social relations between men and women, the constructed basic institutions of society. The theory of the social construction of gender is based on two principles.
SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS IN DIFFERENT SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE ESSAY EDUCATION AS A SOCIAL INSTITUTION: Social institutions are an important element in the structure of human societies. They provide a structure for behavior in a particular part of social life. Education is one of the major social institutions that exist in the society. It establishes a goal of social equality and a common knowledge base among students. It is the realization of self potential and talents of an individual for the benefit and continuity of society and life.
INTRODUCTION This is a key framework of sociological theory. It depend on symbols and their meaning. The words we use to describe our behaviour and the behaviour of others is very important. To elaborate further and get into detail about this theory, firstly the theory and key terms have to be defined, secondly the major proponents and tenets, thirdly the history of the theory, fourthly the purpose of the theory, fifthly the significance of the theory for social work practice, followed by the epistemology, consistency with social work values and ethics, implication of the theory, position of the theory on the population served by the social worker, strength and weakness, relevance of Intersectionality, critical perspective on contemporary issues
The theoretical background most suitable for framing my research question is the symbolic interactionism. Symbolic interactionism views human behaviors the creation of meaning through social interactions with those meanings conditioning subsequent interactions. This theory focuses on the individual level and is a micro theory. A micro theory is aimed at understanding the social life at the intimate level of individuals and their interactions. The authors associated with this theory are George Mead, Charles Cooley and W.I.
The appreciation of the culture and way of being human in the world Â Â Â Â Â -Â Â Â Intellectual challenge to establish order as a way of viewing social and Â Â Â human reality -Â Â Â social policies and morale critique -Â Â Â Commitment and contribution to the historical project. Â Â Â