Queuing Gangs Research Paper

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Queuing gradually become popular. We accustomed queuing for goods or services. No matter we buy thing, waiting for table in restaurant or even waiting to go to toilet. The function of queuing is “First-come First-served” and assure people will have the equal treatment. In economic, queuing is a way to ration scarce goods and services. Also, queuing can preclude inequality because all people who was queuing have the equal rights for the goods or services. First, Queuing became a social norm even though queuing is not a laws. Queuing became to our collective conscience because we shared consensus of norms and value. Refer to Durkheim, he mentioned that collective conscience is externally imposed on individuals. If we do not queue, people will…show more content…
Queuing gangs means some people you can paid to apply them and they will queue for you. For examples they will queue for the latest sneakers, the latest iPhone, therefore, people willing to pay for them instead of queue by themselves. Refer to David-Moore, he proposed one of the major functional imperatives of modern society is effective role allocation and performance. The upper class willing to spend more money instead of queuing since their position are much more important. So that they willing to pay for queuing gangs instead of queue by themselves. It shows that social stratification also exists in queuing. The upper class have more resources to pay much more money to exchange the time of queuing. On the other hands, the lower class have no money to pay for the queuing gangs or premium membership, so that they willing to queue by themselves. People accept “paying for queuing” since that the upper class had paid much more than normal people, so that they deserve to have a faster way or even they didn’t need to queue, they just pay for queuing gangs to instead of…show more content…
The upper class were primary labor, they have high motivation and high salary, but the working class are secondary labor, they are manual workers. Also, their sataus and power (political power) are really low. Based on their knowledge and talent, they can only sell their labor power to exchange salary. As we knew, their salary can’t afford the rent so become a McRefugee. Also, their social mobility is really low since they are uneducated and lacking motivation and they are secondary labor. So that they are hard to increase their social position even though Hong Kong is a class system. Third, the McGamer appear in Hong Kong can analyze by labelling theory. Most of the Mcgamer are teenager. In our social culture, some teenager who were wander or vagabond in street at midnight will labeling them “Night Drifter”. People will think that they are deviant since they no follow the social order. The deviant label may lead to rejection from many social group since Mcgamer have a bad image to citizens. So that they accept the labeling and they start to live around
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