Week 5

“Human Ecology” [Robert Ezra Park] In Park’s ‘Human Ecology’ he uses nature to explain the origins of community and society, and its function. In fact, he explains the connection between the biology of the natural world and its link to society when he states the following: “Every community has something of the character of an … Continue reading Week 5

Misogyny in Our Society

Janet Chaftez is a theorist that discusses gender inequality. She realizes that patriarchy is here, but brings up the question of how gender inequality within that is stabilized and manifested. During our many rants in class, we got on the topic of misogyny and we defined it as a devaluing of women, which is exemplified […]

Imperatively Coordianted Associations and Dahrendorf

Ralf Dahrendorf’s theory talks about how conflict is normal, but it is rooted in social structures not nature as Coser argues. In power the distribution, power is used to maintain social order. Dahrendorf discusses different topics, but one that discusses power of authority is the relationships amongst those in power is “imperatively coordinated associations”. This […]

Ying Yang Twins: Mead and Simmel

Simmel In contrast to theorists who placed society as an entity that exist outside and totally independent of human interaction and or individualism, Simmel contends that society and individuals work interdependent with one another. His concept of duality and one existing presupposes the other was defined by the author as, “while who you are as […]

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