First, we imagine on how we appear to be another person. Secondly, we imagine what judgements people make of us due to our appearances. Lastly, we imagine how people feel about us, based on the judgements made of us. Hence, we often change our behaviour based on how people perceive us. Symbolic interactionism is a sociological perspective on self and society based on the ideas of George H. Mead (1934), Charles H. Cooley (1902) and W. I. Thomas (1931).
The observations gathered in Target support George Mead 's theory of the development of self. The toys that required a level of perspective other than one 's one are aimed at the ages of 3-7 years old. Other more intricate toys that require deep thinking and more than one person had labels like “10 and up” or other older ages. I personally, was disappointed with the amount of stereotypical images socialized towards young kids. Young girls are tragically taught that they need to value outward beauty and wear short, tight clothing like Barbie and other dolls do.
Definition of sociological imagination Sociological imagination based on the thoughts of C. Wright Mills, needs a high element of critical thinking to understand the cross between ones current live and one’s history (Isaksen, n.d.). Social change is therefore dependent on knowledge and awareness of the varies relationships between an individual and a society. It allows one to be seen through social patterns which has influences on both the induvial and the society (Taylor, 2007). The space in which the relationship take place allows links to be comprehended by the viewer. These links help us view an individual in their own space, from an outside perspective.
These laws that have been created is beneficial to the rich. The ones responsible creating these policies are the ones who want the lower class to suffer to gain money. Peace is granted to the upper class because of the power they have ignoring the poor. The state needs wealthy allies to become powerful and richer which the laws that are created limit the poor having no access to
This article also talks about how in the past a significantly small amount of toys were made specifically for boys and girls. Many ads for toys in the 1970s deliberately had boys playing with dolls and kitchen sets, while the girls played with toy cars and airplanes. While this was true for the 1970s, now it is more common for marketers to convince parents to buy two versions of the same, or similar toys for different genders (Robb). For example Living In Lego City, written by Alexandra Lange, talks about the difference between the brands two major cities: Friends’
It is said in the article that "if we have excessive inequality, it's because our economic rules allow or encourage it.'' Blessington (2016). Rules must be changed in order for there to be a change in our economy suffering from income inequality. It is all about winners and losers, the winners are those born into money and the loser are those who work and are middle class, or those suffering from poverty. Things you cannot control even sometimes with proper education, you may still end up losing.
Rather than the natural differences, humans are differentiated according to a criterion that is socially approved. The phrase social inequality refers to the existence of the inequalities that have been socially created. The sociologists are concerned not merely with the social differences facts but with their social valuation. A significant determinant of social standing refers to the one’s parent social standing. The parents have a tendency of passing their social position to their kids.
According to Nicole Haumont: “inhabiting is being lodged and appropriating space according to certain cultural models” as it is from cultural models that social practice and representation are generated. These cultural models are explained by Pierre Bordieu using the concept of habitus. Habitus in Sociology is the individual’s personality structure. It refers to the lifestyle, values, disposition and expectations of particular social groups that are acquired through the activities and experiences of everyday life. The process of appropriation of architectural space is generated by the balance between permanence and change, imitation and creation, heritage and novelty.
People consider buying luxury brands that unique, scarce and expensive in comparing to the brands in its category is an indicator of the person's prestige, image and social status (Sheetal, 2015). Customers that has external locus of control and influenced by others opinions are focusing on delivering uniqueness and wealth signals messages for society. But customers have internal locus of control have not influenced by others' opinions are focusing on satisfying their own needs such as quality and hedonic needs. For collectivistic culture, customers are
This way of behaving usually happen to the rich people who love to spend lavishly. Considering that they are sort of branded obsession, the rich people is likely to show the power by buying branded materials and not only the simple brand materials. By way of example, there are numbers of branded goods such as Armani, Charles & Keith, Channel, Gucci and Prada. This leisure interest which is shopping consequently can lead to different social status between people from the upper class and the lower class groups. Perhaps, the social gaps will not happen clearly if one is still at school.