Watch the video above, read “Chapter nine assignment reading,” “Chapter nine assignment reading II,” and “Chapter nine assignment reading III,” then respond to the following:
How did the world’s nations become stratified? Three possibilities are offered in your text: colonialism, world system theory, and culture of poverty. Summarize each and tell me which one(s) you think make the most sense and why.
How do elites maintain stratification? Summarize each and tell me which one(s) you think are most often used and why.
As you know, and as assignment one illustrated with regard to ‘quality of life’ measures such as infant mortality rate and life expectancy, there is an incredible gap between the wealthy and poor nations of the world. What, if anything, are you willing to do about it? Are you willing to change the way you consume and live so that the misery, suffering, and death of those in poor nations can be mitigated? Why or why not?
view we follow the words of Emile Durkheim, a French sociologist who clarified the normality and necessity of crime. He believed that crime “is a normal aspect of society and crime itself serves a social function” (Law and Society, 2012). He considers crime to simply be deviant behavior that violates social norms, and it is under the adverse reactions by society toward these behaviors that law is hence created. Crime allows an effective amount of change within society, according to Durkheim it clarifies moral boundaries and affirm positive norms, encourages unity and promotes social change. When people are made aware of the inevitability of crime, it triggers a mass contemplation of whether the violated social norm is valid or not (Thompson, 2009). For instance, homosexual relationships were illegal in the US before 2004, and until that point being a homosexual was considered an immoral act that violates common norms. But the legalization of homosexuality was later made possible when the irrationality of criminalizing gay relationships was publicized. More and more people began to understand the problem of groundless accusations in our predominant social norms and legal systems, and it coherently transformed into motivation for social change. In the conflict theory perspective, crime can be seen as a safety valve. This means that if we allow the public to satisfy themselves with the freedom to exercise a certain amount of deviance, more stability and peace can be achieved (Hamlin, 2009). The legalization of prostitution, for example, can serve the function of a safety valve without threatening the institution of the family. Through collectively recognizing the negative impacts of crime can also pull people closer to each other, and can help us gain a sense of belonging. After the 2017 Manchester bombing incident there was a continuous uproar on the internet with people from all over the world expressing their empathy for the unfortunate victims. The world came together in the form of campaigns, hashtags and charity. With a common enemy, it allows us to achieve a new level of harmony and patriotism. In this case, crime serves as a welcome reminder that our darkest hours are always followed with moments of warmth and unity.>GET ANSWER