It allows one to understand hoe the society fits together and the consequences that might arise when the community is affected by social change. Secondly, sociology enables one to develop a sense of appreciation for the diversities that are found in a set of people. It also develops the knowledge of an individual on a range of issues including human behavior, the social organization as well as culture. 6. Introduce one classical sociological
Harriet Beecher Stowe was an abolitionist and American author who is said to be a cause of the Civil War. Harriet Elizabeth Beecher was born on June 14, 1811 in Litchfield, Connecticut. Her father, Lyman Beecher, was born in 1775 into a family generation of blacksmith’s. He became a minister preaching Calvinism who wanted to save souls and reform the nation. Harriet’s mother, Roxanna Foote, was born in 1775 whose grandfather was General Andrew Ward who served in the Revolutionary War.
It is essential to understanding the social constructivist theory that you understand Gergen’s view of the subject. Gergen supports a form of social constructivism referred to as social constructionism. This theory is very similar to the social constructivist theory on how people create knowledge One problem that Gergen identifies is the problem of knowing other minds (1995). This is essential to his theory, because like social constructivism, social constructionism requires two separate actors. Gergen (1995) suggest, “that the contents of these minds are expressed in words and actions, how are we to determine what internal states these words and actions are attempting to express?
Ulin et al. (2005:99) argue for the analytical power of social network analysis (SNA ) in exploring collective behaviour, attitudes, shared norms and patterns of relations in the context of group affiliation. SNA has developed as an approach for studying ‘social relations’ rather than ‘individual attributes’ as its focus of inquiry consists of a set of nodes (such as organisations and individuals) and the relations/ties between them. SNA involves handling, as well as storing and selection of relational data (cf. Scott 2000:38-53).
LITERATURE In this chapter, a socio-psychological perspective of the concept of community is introduced. Community is discussed and defined, as it relates to the process of integration, using various social science literature and case studies. The focus is on the most influential and community-centred studies of sociologist Graham Day (2006) and social psychologists David McMillan and David Chavis (1986). In their investigations, they identify the components involved in creating a strong sense of community. Also, the context of introversion will be explored because personality plays a role in people’s feelings of connectedness with others.
Cultural identity turn out to be an evident through social association. However, Jane Collier and Milt Thomas joined the study and the methodical recording of human cultures of communication and social structure of cultural identity. These belongings refer to the way members of a group talk their identity. First is the Avowal and ascription which deals with how one observe and voice his/her view about certain group identity. Second is modes of expression which is the use of core symbols such as names, labels and expected standard of behaviour which community share and follow to show that they belong to a group, exhibits shared identity.
The feminist movement started in 1960 since the limitation of American women motivated them to stand up for their rights. Sylvia Plath’s DADDY was written in 1962 and it is considered to be a feminist poem. Sylvia’s dad passed away when she was 8 years old from diabetes. It was said through her biography that he was a strict dad. Her dad, by his death along with the way he treated her, was one of the major inspirations behind the famous poem DADDY.
It talks about culture first shapes up the language of a people. It gives different examples regarding this such as the examples of the concepts of aboriginal languages. This article shows the language should be looked at from a perception that culture teaches us the concepts such as space, or time, or place, or colorto express it through languages. All of these show that language that shapes culture and not the other way around. It helped me to determine the start point of my research as I looked at the cultural concepts first then its influence on languages.
As an “organisation exists only as long as its autopoiesis continues and decisions are reproduced from decisions” (Luhmann, 2003, p. 34). Hence, the social systems approach is more suitable to understand how SEOs manage internally the competing logics. The creation of the communication decisions is a matter of structural decisions or decision premises. Luhmann conceptualises social structures as expectations (Luhmann 1995a). In every situation certain communications are expected and not others.
According to Wenger and Lave (1991), CofP is part of social theory learning and traditional models of learning were being criticized by Wenger in 1998. He suggested that examining one natural method of learning in many respects resembles an apprenticeship with the concept of CofP; instead, he suggested learning is an inevitable aspect of life and is natural. Socializing process with housemates and roommates, course mates, different course students within faculty and other faculty