Importance Of Sociology In Sociology

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The world is always changing and with this comes change of what is considered socially acceptable and what is not; the study of everything of this nature is called sociology and within this field of study are different sub fields that focus on specific aspects of society such as why we accept change if others are following it or why we reject what someone else is doing because they are straying from the larger groups opinions of right and wrong. Now sociologist dig even deeper and name the aspects of what society is doing and start to define our actions with key words or phrases such as folkways, mores, norms, and sanctions. Folkways are what sociology considers a way to talk to or interact with another person without being …show more content…
In Sociology value is not about the worth of any materialistic thing but rather the measurement of something good or desirable in your life such as a need of a loving relationship with your significant other you hold this as at a higher desire than anything else in your life which makes it a perfect example of value. Norms are what society does on an everyday basis that no one questions because it happens all the time. An example of a norm in the modern age is texting while walking; although this is a big part of everyday life that did not exist thirty years ago we all accept it because it has become something we see every single day. Finally a sanction is a form of social control that comes with either rewards or punishment that is dealt by a higher power or in other words the government. The government can not have a group of people killing one another for personal gain because it has become a socially acceptable thing in our life so they put laws into effect that if broken will have you face serious consequences for what you have …show more content…
When I am prepping for a powerlifting meet I usually wear one of my old wrestling singlets over my boxers and shirt because it helps me keep all my muscles tight and just feels better when I’m in the whole, so I decided that I needed to go Wal-Mart in my wrestling singlet and wrestling shoes to not only get a gallon of water because I was all out but to also complete this assignment. I honestly did not think it was going to be as hard as it was walking around with people staring at me and my friend Ben who was completely against even being seen in public with me during this little adventure but non the less he walked in with me. The reactions I got were not as positive as I had hoped some people giggled mostly kids around my age, most people just stared, yet no one took a picture which actually upset me a little because I know I would have taken a picture of a 6 foot guy with a full grown beard who is a little chubby walking around with a unitard that has a bulldog on it. This assignment was incredibly fun but I do not ever want to do something like it

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