Have you thought of someone’s culture as weird? Have you thought that you are completely different from them? If so, what prompts us to make that assumption. Culture is a very good reason for this. So, to what extent does one’s culture inform the way one views others and the world? Culture informs a person on the way others are and the world.
Social location is the social background that makes up a person. Social location entails our lived experiences, race, gender, social class and everything that people perceive us as. Our social location manifests how we perceive people, circumstances, education, and more. Growing up in a rural neighborhood, I learned responsibility at an early age. Being raised by my mother and grandmother, who are very strong-willed women, instilled in me self-respect, determination, and endurance. I learned how valuable being independent is and how to manage obligations at the age of 15 when I obtained my first job with a worker’s permit. Throughout my teaching and discipline, my parents couldn’t stress enough how prominent it is to attain a higher education
After reading all fourth articles, I believe I have a stronger understanding of sociology. However, it is complex and I still have a lot to learn to fully grasp the significance of sociology. One thing I’ve never thought to analyze is social location which is seen in all four articles. Social location is an important concept in sociology because it gives you a better understanding of what category people belong to in society. What makes up a social location is obviously the location, race, religion, gender, and culture.
There are many factors that have contributed to my social location. The main ones that come to mind are my social class, my racial background, and my education. All around us are people who come from different areas of the world, or same areas of the world with very different demographics.
A person’s social location is the array of different societal characteristics that are used to
Social location, or the status in life that people have because of their place in a society, have a huge impact on everyone. The impact that social location created could be neutral, but most of the time it will have a positive or negative impact on people. For example, an African American could be discriminated because of his ethnicity, or a patient will choose an older doctor when he needs a treatment. Different social location that we have will affect our decisions in everyday life, and most of the time it happened subconsciously, which means we don’t realize that the decisions we make are based on our social location. Like everyone else, I was affected by my own social location, both positively and negatively.
Additionally, my parent’s substantial economic and social capital was a great asset in my career path of finding a better education outside of my community. Professor Abrego explains that one’s social location shapes an individual’s identity and how one experiences how the world treats them (Abrego, Lecture 01/06/16). In my case, there were not as many resources that my social location offered, for this reason, my mother was determined to find another high school for me to attend, away from South Central. To emphasize, my local high school carried a bad reputation of teen pregnancy, gang violence, and lacked many resources, therefore, due to my mother’s strong social capital she managed to obtain a fake address in order for me to attend a better
Did you ever know that every country has different cultural values and norms that may cause misunderstanding among cultures around the globe? Of course, I didn’t really know that till I migrated from my country to the USA. A long time ago, I believed that the world was filled with homogenous societies which are based upon one culture only and that culture must be my own culture which I must follow as the ethnocentric standard to all other nations in the world. But later, I had experienced living in multi cultural communities and different continents around the globe, such as Africa and Asia, where getting involved in other people’s lives is very common. As a result of my experience, I have realized that American cultural values have less
My social location a 43-year-old Latino man, born and raised in a Pentecostal family in Puerto Rico (United States of America Territory or kind of Colony). The first and oldest child of Puertorrican mother and immigrant catholic Mexican father. Even though I am the "second” of 6 children of my father and a younger sister from my mother side. In between of this complexity and my Christian leaders’ family, my opinion on family decisions is important, my advice in different matters and I am valued for the oldest I am. My social position as middle class defines my life as a Spanish-Latino educated and experienced in United States. Although as Puertorrican with a B.A. in Administration, I grew-up thinking as American but when I came to U.S.A in 2006 to live, here I realized Latino in
Culture builds up and shapes how people view the world and the people in it. It determines how we judge and view the way others act, look, and even how they think. In the texts “Where worlds collide”, “An Indian Father’s Plea”, and “Two Kinds”, it is shown that a person’s views of others and the world are solely determined by their culture.
Some may ask what it means to be a part of a specific culture. It may be believed that it merely means to share the same qualities of race, language, and social beliefs. What is not really known are the rise of expectations to fill, repressed wants and needs, or even the binding religious beliefs. A person must begin to recognize the holdings a culture may have on them and how it affects their free will as an individual.
a. Social location/pg. 3: the group memberships that people have because of their location in history and society. This term was represented specifically in many parts of the documentary. The migrant workers are able to live better off when they live in groups. The group’s sizes do vary but it tends to be a bit larger than the normal size of an average American family. The migrant workers live this way because of the wages that they earn. The more members of the group they have the more money they will bring in from working in the fields. The social location relates to the migrant workers in very direct ways. This happens because of how they are classified in society. The migrants feel as if the fruit and vegetable fields are their
Social location is the “different social corners of life that people occupy because of where they are in a society. Social location includes things like your job, income, education, gender, race, religion, nationality and age.” (page 4) My social location mainly includes my education, nationality, and age.
When determining the social location there are many factors that describes who gets to play from who couldn’t. Gender, Social Class, Race and Ethnicity, Age, Disability versus able bodied, sexual preference all played a pivot role. According to Sports in Society, the idea that sports are contested activities is most vividly demonstrated in disagreements over who is allowed to play sports and the conditions under which certain people can play.
In this sense, personal cultural diversity can be seen through the influences of personal experiences that have been acquired and accumulated by the individual through his or her lifetime. Another factor to consider is the individual’s religious background or influences, as this would determine the values and practice of morality of the individual. This would also define one’s behavior and personality in comparison to other individuals. In addition, the religious influence of an individual, along with his or her personal experiences determines his or her judgments and prejudices regarding a certain issue. Another important factor is one’s social-economic class background, which refers to one’s income levels and lifestyle backgrounds. One’s level of income and lifestyle entitles one to develop different views and perceptions regarding different issues or topics.