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    I have conducted an interview with a sixty-two-year-old nurse to develop a better understanding of non-sharable problems and of rationalization. I was surprised with the understanding of these terms my interviewee had without really hearing the terms used often in her life. She told me of encounters she has had personally with rationalization and non-sharable problems, and she also told me of stories of co-workers and friends who faced similar issues. The main thing I took away from the interview is that everyone has great knowledge that is not noticed at first glance, but by opening up to them you can learn a great deal. After explaining the concept of rationalization to my interviewee they had the perfect story to share with me. She worked…

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    The trend of McDonaldization in society is characterized by its progression towards an increasingly rationalization of work. The key elements of rationality as outlined by George Ritzer are “efficiency, predictability, calculability, substitution of nonhuman for human technology, and control over uncertainty” (Ritzer 1983). In modern western society, the rationalization of society can be seen most evidently in the fast food industry, which led to the name McDonaldization. In the following essay,…

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    conflict that Lucy did not know how to deal with. She felt torn because she wants to have these deep connections yet feel angry that people are abandoning her. Triangle of Conflict – Anxiety: The internal conflict between love and anger increases Lucy’s anxiety. She experienced these anxiety in her striated muscle and smooth muscle by reporting that she often get headaches when having to deal with other people. She also experiences a lot of somatic pains such as back pain and legs muscle…

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    “The Holocaust was a distinctive product of Western civilization…and required the rationality of the modern world”, said Bauman. (Page 32 and 33) For example, they Nazi’s wanted a perfect society that was free of Jews. Thus, it had all of the basic characteristics of rationalization. “It was an effective mechanism for the destruction of massive number of human beings”, said Ritzer. (Page 33) They found it more efficient to use gas, focused on quantity by seeing how many people could be killed in…

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    Rationalization Of Sin

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    As I walk through the front door, once again, I am confronted by the familiar sound; “drip, drip, drip.” “Not a problem” I think to myself. “Just a drip.” I convince myself that it’s just a part of life and can be dealt with later. I even rationalize that the sound is somewhat comforting, an old friend whose rhythmic sounds are soothing to the soul. After all, it is my home and am I not the king of my own castle? A little water in the basement sink won’t hurt anything. “I just don’t have the…

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    quality of life. This raises chances of developing depression. Edward Helmes’ article "The Construct Of Alexithymia: Associations With Defense Mechanisms." discusses how the inability to process emotions leads to a regression in emotional capacity. Being unable to handle emotions causes the patient to act in ways that hinder their treatment. Examples being refusing chemotherapy, taking the proper medication, and overexerting themselves. This then leads to the individual being “more likely to…

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    Describe the main features of the shift from Modernity to Postmodernity Modernity and Postmodernity concepts contrast significantly. Modernity is portrayed by its relevance to rationality and scientific reasoning to explain the functioning of society (Kalberg, 1978). In contrast, Postmodernity concepts challenge the progress that Modernity practices. Moreover it can be characterised as a period where social institutions, cultural relations and applications of science shifts (Macionis, 2014). A…

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    Death Of A Salesman

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    Does success constitute only of monetary wealth, power, and fame, or is there something more? The question as to what success really entails and how it is achieved is profoundly explored and critiqued in Arthur Miller’s 1949 Pulitzer winning play, Death of a Salesman. Ironically, Death of a Salesman follows the unsuccessful and dysfunctional relationship of the Loman household and the problems that arise as the two Loman brothers strive aimlessly to obtain success through completing the so…

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    a painful task and the completion of which determines his guilt or innocence. Since, there are no general standards of legal decision making in such cases, formally irrational law is said to be unpredictable. Whereas law is formally rational when it is solely based on general characteristics that affect the facts of the case. Weber believes that rationalization of modern law in western societies takes on the specific form of formal rationalization. Rationalized Law according to him is formal ad…

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    Ferraro and Johnson sought out to determine why is is exactly that battered women tend to stay in a relationship with an abusive lover or spouse. Through out their research they examined six different techniques victims often use to rationalize their actions as to why they continue to stay in an abusive relationship, catalysts which often serve as rationalizations for women to reevaluate their lives, and potential consequences that women may face when attempting to leave a volatile relationship…

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