Sociology

1711 Words Dec 21st, 2012 7 Pages
Able Camacho
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Section 1
Fall 2012
How would you describe your inner mind? crazy? genius? They say that both are two sides of the same side. Through my experiences, I shape the world around me, developing a unique perspective from my worldview. When it comes to how I perceive reality I just summarize it in these six concepts: culture, meaning, self, self-fulfilling prophecy, and scripts, and self-serving bias. My culture defines me down to my very genetic core. It explains why I drive the way I do, how I talk, what is socially acceptable, why I react to things the way I do , why I attend LIU, etc.
My culture gives me a set of ideas to live by. The influence of my culture is a major driving force of who I am. My culture
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Education has been the key and structure of everyone’s life and future. Without education, where does one start to learn experience and evolve into a future of brilliance and success? Education, for the most part, is free and only requires the willingness to learn; however, once you get to the age and stage where you want to advance in a certain career or profession, money will be needed to further go on. Many of which can be viewed and analyzed in various theoretical perspectives, such as: a functionalist’s view, a conflict view, and an interactionist’s view.
From the perspective of a functionalist, “functionalists emphasize the contribution it makes to overall social stability.” (Schaefer, 2011, p. 17). Basically, in terms of education, a functionalist would regard it as almost religious institution to reinforce values of society to maintain stability. We’ll use college sororities as an example. With universities there are a lot of fraternities, in which are a unity of a group of students who help each other with education and at the same time become a sort of “brotherhood/sisterhood” to help each other out with anything needed. These fraternities are also well-known for their competitions amongst the universities other fraternities. Many of them would attend at spirit and dance events. I have a few local friends that are in “frats” and there are definitely many to choose from. So in

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