Sociology Films on Demand Essay

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Films on Demand: Sociology Collection: Social Institutions Andrea M., Britteny Bates, Chandra Roberts SOC/100 12/6/15 Dr. Virginia Merlini

Social institutions such as that of family, religion, education, economic and political standings, are set standards or patterns of governing within society. In many cases, this is used to rule over others, in matters of wealth and hierarchy. These social institutions are important because they provide some structure for society. However, not all forms of structure are appropriate. Many of these behaviors are used to control
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They wanted to make an example of her. In 2012, on her way to school, 12 year old Malala’s bus was stopped by the Taliban, once her identity was discovered she was shot in the head at point blank range. The intention was that Malala’s death would strike fear into the other girls, to get them back under Taliban’s control. However, not only did Malala live, but she thrived! With the help of the United Nations, the American and English governments, she has inspired other girls around the world, started a foundation to help other girls, ( and has become the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize! “Nine Years After 9/11: Has Religious Intolerance Changed In America?”

This is a controversial video based and presented in the conflict perspective as it is a debate between four religious leaders over whether religious tolerance has changed in America since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, as well as the controversy over the building of a mosque (community center) at ground zero. Reverend Janet Vincent of Episcopal Church and Bishop Harry Jackson, of Hope Christian Church, argue that religious tolerance has changed and is on the rise due to anxiety and grief that was never confronted after the attacks. Reverend Vincent believes that the lack of leadership from our government as well as members of our government such as, and possibly most famously, President Obama, practicing the

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