Essay on Connecting Sociological Theory and Social Issues

1062 Words Feb 14th, 2012 5 Pages
| Connecting Sociological Theory and Social Issues | SOCS185 - Professor S. Izquierdo | | 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 …show more content…
Sports also serve as an “opiate” that encourages people to seek a “fix” or temporary “high” rather than focus on personal problems and social issues.” (Schaefer, 2011, p. 17). Furthermore, just like bullies ideally they are encouraged to look for an “easy way out” by having someone else does their homework. Luckily over the course of the years, laws have been prohibited to enforce and outlaw these school bullies. The result to these bullies to begin with ended with very unstable victims, who often lead to suicide also known as “bully-cide” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/School_bullying). The last and foremost theoretical social perspective would be the interactionist’s point of view. Interactionists are interested in the everyday behavior from the micro level to the macro level. Generally, they are concerned primarily with everyday forms of interactions. An example of this type of view would be the difference from the interactions in school during high-concentration times than from leaving school into the outside world, such as home, work, etc. When students aim to achieve high success like being an honor student, the expectations from the parents become involved by making sure the student is on the correct path. With the participation in school and education, it also automatically generates a type of friendship network along the way. With queries amongst one

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