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    lower class to the middle class due to the low quality jobs our economy is producing. This is also seen in “Pride and Prejudice”, written in 1813, when the laboring class remains stagnant in society creating immense social gaps between rich and poor. Similar to this issue, our present day economy needs a change in the minimum wage in order to create more mobility, lessen the social inequality, and make the nation more politically stable. Just last year, 38 percent of all American workers made less than 20,000 dollars. Many families are barely able to get by from month to month and find themselves sinking…

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    -- even when they don’t notice their phone ringing or vibrating.” (Fact sheet 2014) If you were to never receive a text, call, email, or alert would you feel lonely? There are five ways technology contributes to social isolation. Debbie McGauran wrote on September 16th that, “Social media can provide a distraction from real life, the illusion of companionship, it can negatively affect self image, and can provide the illusion of social connection and reduce intimacy.” If you find yourself in an…

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    Social etiquette, social norms, or however one might describe it is an evolutionary trait which continuously shapes society. Referred to as an unspoken code of conduct, in society social norms often dictate how people interact with another. From dawn to dusk individuals use social cognition, a process in which a person uses their surrounding environment to make judgements. Across countries this concept assists communities in achieving their daily goal, person a must do what he can to survive…

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    Social media has changed the world in many capacities some being positive and negative. Through statistics gathered at least 73% of all adults use social media, most of them being young adults (Quinn, 1). Keeping this in mind, we will see the major cause and effects of social media among the affluence which is the youth of today. One can see that social media can affect their health as well their relationships cause of the many established online today. It has also brought forth the sharing of…

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    The social issues I care most about are gender, and racial injustices. More specifically, I care about ending the discrimination, racism, and sexism that occurs in society. I think that these issues are more covert, and institutional. Racism and sexism exist in hiring practices, housing, education, and in politics. In addition, I think these issues have been apparent with the election. For example, Donald Trump and his supporters have demonstrated racial biases towards many minorities in this…

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    However, this is not plausible, for inequality is a social construction that is a direction result of the process of stratification. As defined by Merriam-Webster, stratification is “the state of being divided into social classes” (Merriam-Webster’s Online Dictionary, n.d.). This can be observed when people…

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    researchers hold the view that the poor social capital stimulate the worsening of social isolation, which just the same as Putnam's argument. However, according to Bruce Rankin and James Quane's new finding, the erosion of social capital doesn't reduce people's engagement in community organizing. Their opinions contradict seemingly, but that doesn't mean Putnam's idea is wrong. Putnam's view makes sense to some extent, but also with limits. He only sees the impact of social capital on social…

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    that the more time young adults use social media, the more likely they are to be depressed.” (Chowdry, n.d.) According to the survey, there is a direct link to the amount of time young adults spend online and people that exhibit symptoms of depression. The depression is called Facebook depression because of its volume of users, and it was the site of a study; however, depression is not limited to Facebook. Additionally, people are in general social creatures, and they feel the need for…

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    Social Constructionism And Social Identity

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    writing with a pen and his fondness for his parents helping him to construct his identity through social relations. His use of language gives a feeling of understanding of how he felt about the pen and how he related pen writing to…

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    Social class is what makes up our society, we have low, middle and upper class. When you put lower class into consideration they have many disadvantages and less opportunities in life. Such as a higher education, or better paying career opportunities compared to someone who is middle/upper class. Studies have shown that children grow up to be, in the same social class as their parents. For upper class children this is a good thing, they will continually have the resources needed to achieve their…

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