Firstly, in other to work effectively towards anti-oppressive practice with the BME I believe it is vital to have good partnership cooperation with other professionals or community organizations within the same working settings. The partnership should aim at bridging the gap between the majority and minority in the society. The partnership must as well be politically motivated in order to make organizational changes in the social and structural sector of the society. Just like empowerment, partnership aims at social changes, which makes them a core component of the anti-oppressive practice. One recommendation in empowering black and ethnic minorities is to work in partnership with the BME group to counter the oppression and racism with what (Cappiccie et al 2012) refers to as hegemonic negotiation which is geared towards challenging ideological biases of the dominant group.
There are two opposite sociological perspectives to the advertising function in contemporary society. The first maintains a positive approach to advertising. It is believed that the role advertising is to better organize economic and social relations, to harmonize social behaviors, to make people adhere to common values and to help them to better live together without problems. The second approach is, by contrast, rather critic, because advertising tends to generate a mass consumption. In order to adapt messages to a wider audience, introduces new, poorly differentiated, symbolic values (Friedman, 1979).
Instead, they are considered as intelligent and thoughtful partners who have emotions, spiritual values and feelings. This is to insinuate that the individuals together with the consumers have to work hand in hand in order the current socio-economic landscaped is shaped primarily by two great forces, that of globalization and technology. Consumers expect their organizations realize that indeed they operate within a society and therefore they should make these societies a better place to live in through coming up with better solutions for their lives. However, some authors are of the opinion that marketers are some sort of psychopaths of market forces and they are just grappled with the thrill of market capitalism and that they have zero vision of what they would like to achieve. It is therefore, evident that the marketers
After reading these articles, I was able to recognize how important it is to use technology in a moderation as over-usage of technology can result in psychological as well as neurological disorders. On the positive side, technology should still be used as it enhances productivity, efficiency, and augments one’s social life. After analysis of these texts, are the effects of technology more negative or
Is procedural or moral justice applicable for this aim? Based on theories of inclusive of behavioral, societal and interpersonal psychology, the most influential to reducing recidivism is that of restorative justice. Moral justice reflects the perceptions and moral values of its social structure else face not only resistance to comply but a reduction in the social perception regarding the legitimacy of their authority. The major differences between the current justice model and restorative justice models is a shift in focus from satisfying generalized social justice to satisfying micro-justice as well. This has allowed greater involvement for victims regarding procedures, requirements for restitution and a voice in sentencing as well as opportunities to communicate with the offender in a personal manner (Cialdini, 2007).
It recognises how certain behaviours have wider social implications as it demonstrates clearly how the society as a whole influences the actions of individuals, which can be put to good use for purposes that will benefit the society, such as raising awareness for illnesses like ALS. All in all, by applying the Social Identification Theory on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, I have explained and examined the theory in terms of its applicability to the phenomenon of ALS Ice Bucket Challenge as well as address some of its limitations and benefits. The theory has also given us an understanding that if it is applied correctly, social groups can become effective agents of change that will begin to lead to more changes and development in many critical areas, as in the case of the ALS Ice Bucket
Maslow’s and Roger’s idea that are represented within humanistic psychology are represented in various aspects within our culture. Most evidentially, the theories of “self-concept” and building up one 's self-esteem, can be seen in the majority of self-help books. Many of these books about helping yourself, rather than seeking help from others, encourages individuals, to be in charge of their own destinies and happiness. As well, motivates those individuals who are in an unhappy state, to turn their life around to eventually achieve a state of happiness and self-actualization. These ideas of self-help came from the ideas that Maslow and Rogers theorized about the self and self-actualization of individuals.
Perhaps what has helped Maxine become a force in the world of politics is that fact that she has a degree in sociology from California State University. This would be a key benefit when advocating for certain groups of people. As mentioned above, sociology helps to further one’s critical thinking skills. By applying this type of thinking Maxine would be able to look at the issues that any particular group is facing and be able to uncover the deeper sociological context behind it. Then Maxine can analyze the issue from multiple perspectives to ensure that the majority of people benefit from whatever solution she comes to.
Out of many areas, the field of advertisement was chosen as a research target because advertisements are considered as a very influential type of media that is strong enough to shape one’s dominant desires and values (Cheon and Kim, 1). In other words, it can be said that the whole society’s values and attitudes are heavily affected by advertisements. Not only does the advertisements sculpt social behaviors, but also reflects the changes in the reality. Therefore, they are sometimes characterized as a mirror that reflects the social and cultural changes (Cheon and Kim, 1). Given how intimately advertisements and the society are related, analysis of advertisements is relatively an effective way to find out whether social changes are reflected in such an influential
Henri Tajfel’s social identity theory hypothesizes that if someone wishes to boost their self-image, based on either personal or social identities, they try to build up their self-esteem. This implies that to be able to feel important and needed in their society, they can improve their self-esteem through personal or group accomplishments. The cognitive process of social categorization establishes the social identity theory. Many social aspects were formed by this theory, such as: stereotyping, favoritism and ethnocentrism. Social identification underlines these attitudes due to social categorization, which can cause competitive behavior.