The Theory Of Knowledge Is Power

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Adonis Perez Professor Anderson Sociology 1 April 30, 2015 Sociology Paper “Knowledge will forever govern ignorance and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives”- James Madison In layman’s terms, the quote above means to say that knowledge is power. That whoever knows the most will be in control. This concept of power is seen in all aspects of society worldwide. In every nation, the man that knows how to work the law to his benefit will basically get away with anything, which is seen in the courts on a daily basis. Someone with a higher degree of knowledge, and strong enough tenure, manages the way individuals get educated. It is part of our reality, and in order for things to change; there must be a change in the already instilled system. The solutions to the ongoing problem are through Ethnomethodology, which relates to Mehans Five Features of Reality: reflexive activity, a coherent body of knowledge, interactional activity, fragility of reality, and the permeability of reality, or through Conflict Theory. However, even with these two methods of possible change, the possibility of change actually occurring is slim to none. Society has complete and utter control on the individual. This can be seen in any group of individuals ranging from the youngest to the oldest. When society has been shaped through the mass mainstream media it forces the individual to follow in the same steps as everyone else. If society
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