Bourgeoisie Essays

Different Sociological Approaches to Health

There are many sociological approaches that explain health and ill health. In this assignment I will be focusing on Marxism, feminism, interactionaist and functionalism perspectives. The Marxist perspective believe that the bourgeoisie (middle class) exploit the proletariat (working class) as we live in a capitalist system and that if we lived in an communist society that would be our ideal society because there would be equality between everyone. In health and social care setting doctors and surgeons are the bourgeoisie…

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Is Childhood Getting Better or Worse_

The position of children in society has improved ‘Childhood’ is a social construct. This means that it is different depending on the period of history that you look at or the place. Sociologists argue whether ‘childhood’ has improved or has got worse and use theories and evidence to prove this .There are to two sides to the argument and phrases used by sociologists to describe that either childhood has improved ‘The march of progress ‘ , or been made worse…

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Multicultural Literature_ _poisoned Story_

Latino culture, specifically Puerto-Rican culture has changed through the course of history. Puerto Rico has witnessed a fusion of races and cultures spanning over many years, starting in 1898, after the Spanish-American war. Ultimately, Puerto Rico was annexed to the United States, the Puerto Rican people made United States citizens with limited restrictions and granted commonwealth status. The changes made during those eras did not come without consequences to the Puerto Rican culture. In “Poisoned Story”, author Rosario Ferre depicts…

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Aint No Making It Chapter Summaries

Chapter 1 Our achievement ideology is based on the idea that the U.S. is full of opportunity and anyone can accomplish success in our society if they work hard enough. Many grow up thinking education is the ladder that will allow for this social mobility and all you have to do is be willing to work hard enough to earn it. But what about children who grow up thinking differently? Why do some strive for high paying careers while others…

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Aspects of the Southern Colonies

Crops were important to the southern economy. Because they did so well farming, the southerners did not make many tools or household goods. They grew large crops of tobacco, corn, rice and wheat, which people wanted in England. In the 1600s, tobacco was very important. It was the most valuable export. The tobacco was put in barrels, shipped to England and sold. Most Maryland people grew tobacco on small farms. Sometimes, whole plantations depended on the tobacco crop. With money…

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Frank Too Big Too Ignore

“Income Inequality: Too Big to Ignore” Summary Robert Frank, a professer at Cornell University, published an article for the New York Times on October 16, 2010. The title of the article was “Income Inequality: Too Big to Ignore”. In “Income Inequality: Too Big to Ignore”, Frank argues that there are differences in the social classes of the American people and that it is having a negative effect on our economy’s growth. Frank explains that middle class citizens are in a…

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Identity in Contemporary Society

How does class influence identity in contemporary society?The class structure involves some degree of shaping our identities. Income and paid work are important sources of individual and collective identity. Social class is a means of classifying the economic and social divisions of a society, which involve some degree of inequality. For example classifying some people as poor, working class or middle class. We may adopt or contest these representations. People define their economic position through ideas about the incomes and…

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Sociological Perspective

Marxism, Functionalism and Feminism are sociological theories alongside several others, they are fundamental to the whole discipline of sociology. Functionalism is a structural theory they argue that society is made up of interrelated and interdependent institutions such as education, work, religion, law, the family etc. The main function of these institutions is to maintain social equilibrium. They see society similar to a human body with all the internal parts working together to bring out equilibrium. Functionalists see individual action as…

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_class in America_ Myths and Realities_ Gregory Mantsios

In the essay “Class in America: Myths and Realities” the author G.Mantsios advances a few hypothesis about the differentiation of contemporary society in the U.S. First author is showing that however, people rarely or never talk about the existence of social classes in the U.S. such classes not only exists but there is a huge abyss between them. Second part of the essays is demonstration that people who are born in the families already well doing have the better start,…

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_a Shopkeeper’s Millennium_ by Paul. E. Johnson

In the book, A Shopkeeper’s Millennium, by Paul. E. Johnson, a closer look is taken at the society of Rochester and how it was affected by the revivals from 1815 to 1837. He does this by looking at the Rochester Directory, church records, and other documents from the city of Rochester. Yet, more importantly the author tries to explain why the revivals even took place. Johnson’s theories that present themselves in the book contract Tocqueville’s and other beliefs that revivals…

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_the Stolen Party_ by Liliana Heker

If we lived in a perfect world, everyone would be equal, everyone would have the same prestige and we would all live in peace. Unfortunately, we do not live in such a world. In Liliana Heker’s story, “The Stolen Party”, we are reminded of the thin line that separates the lower class, the less fortunate, from the upper class, the “better people”. In an instant, we see all the discrimination and inhumane treatment some people feel they have the right…

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Bell Hook’s _keeping Close to Home_ Class and Education_

In “Keeping Close to Home: Class and education”, a chapter excerpted from Talking back (1989) by Bell Hook’s, suggests that moving on with life by attending college influences individuals to hide or change the values they were raised with. She argues that people should never forget there family background or their past just because they change environments. From her perceptions of some of the students at Stanford, she also states that even the “lower class” people have beliefs and values…

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Can Educating Rita Be Seen as a Satire

Comedies can often use satire to achieve their purpose, which is to make their play humorous. Satire contains many different language features and which criticize or ridicule an individual’s behavioural flaws. Sarcasm, irony and parodies are examples which can help a genre to be categorised by the use of satire. In _Educating Rita_, we get a satirical look at life, love, education and gender relations. We also get a view of social stratification based on social class. The play follows…

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The French Revolution

The Year 1789, the French Revolution has started and lasted for 10 years were Peasant and the lower class of the French society gave up on their hopes , Enough was Enough they have decided and not to take anymore misery from the upper classes such as the king and the Royal families which were called at the time The “Absolute Monarchy”. So what really caused the French revolution?After being one of the powerful and richest countries in Europe, The…

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Assess the Usefulness of Marxist Approach to an Understanding of Crime and Deviance’

There are numerous Marxist theories that help us to understand crime and deviance in different ways, however they are all based around the same ideas. They believe capitalism causes crime in three different ways including, selective law enforcement, criminogenic capitalism and ideological nature of the law. Traditional Marxists believe that crime is inevitable in all societies because capitalism is criminogenic suggesting that it is societies very nature that causes crime. According to traditional Marxists society causes capitalism in different ways….

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