We deplore the sacrifice of our soldiers and sailors, whose bravery deserves admiration even in an unjust war. We denounce the slaughter of the Filipinos as a needless horror. We protest against the extension of American sovereignty by Spanish methods.” (Bancroft,
In order to analyse the reason why this document attempted to construct these particular characteristics of the Anzac soldier and the event as a national event rather than a military one, we need to understand C.E.W. Bean's motivation. Bean considered himself a radical and a nationalist. John Williams has noted that Bean was "heavily influenced by the bush romanticism of his mentor 'Banjo' Paterson" (Williams 1999, p22). Bean's nationalism and anti-Imperialism led him to construct Australians and Australia as independent and sometimes, superior, to Britain.
Nationalism: Nation or Self Nationalism is defined by Merriam- Webster Dictionary as, “loyalty and devotion to a nation.” Although nationalism is a great thing, it can be blown out of context and be used for ones self instead of a nation. Using nationalism during wartime can be very deceiving to citizens by depicting standing up for your country instead of the killing and horrible conditions you survive in. As seen in All Quiet on the Western Front, the war flaunts the concept of nationalism as a good thing, even though the underlying issue is power hungry leaders. To parade nationalism during war time can be destructive to a nation. In this book Kropp states, "It's queer, when one thinks about it," Kropp goes on, "we are here to protect our fatherland.
Would you describe this society as a power-over or power-with society? Give reasons. I would describe this society as a power-over society because majority of the population was oppressed. Although the upper class was the minority they had power over the poor. If a superior were to insult an inferior was accepted and expected, but an insult from an inferior to a superior was not tolerated.
the American Dream. This theory is very useful in highlighting certain points that are not explained within other theories. Albert Cohen, describes the idea of status frustration. By which he argues that deviance and crime result from the inability of those in lower classes to achieve mainstream goals. It is useful for highlighting why, in the working class, those who cannot achieve in education, they then therefore suffer from status frustration and in this process turn to other people who also cannot achieve in this institution.
This assignment I will outline the concept of an unequal society, in addition I will include prejudice, stereotype, labelling and discrimination. In today’s society a population of individuals are treated unequally or is an individual contributing to unfair treatment, in which they are treating them differently due to their race, gender, social class, sexuality or beliefs. In addition In the UK there is a major gap between the rich and the poor, society is divided and the rich share together and leave the poor with little stash left over. Also social inequality is also identified as when opportunities, different social position or rewards are unequal. Prejudice is when an individual is judged by aspects which do not relate to them at all.
Austin illustrates the restraints of social class through the establishment of particular relationships and characters. The ‘very pretty’ but not ‘remarkably clever’ Harriet Smith embodies the difficulties in socialising outside ones social class and Emma’s dialogue ‘I could not visit a Mrs Robert Martin of Abbey-Mill Farm’ illuminates the social restrictions of the class hierarchy if Harriet were to marry Mr
Comparisons between the classes usually turn out to be “deficit” accounts of lower-status families. Culture of poverty, underclass Cultural explanations obscure or ignore the social and material realities of class. Rodman: “lower class family traits” are actually solutions to problems faced by lower class people Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID): families experience short-term spells of poverty as result of dramatic changes (divorce, sudden unemployment, serious illness) Structural Explanations of Class Examine the ways in which social class shapes the networks of relationships between families, individuals, and institutions. Focus on relationships of power between class groups The key to social
Crime can affect the way individuals perceive others generally creating bias and prejudice within a person’s frame of thought; hopefully we can make someone think a little differently. Social structure theories generally put forth that the disadvantaged economic class is a primary cause of crime. It states that neighborhoods which are “lower class” create forces of strain, disorganization, and frustration that lead to the action of crime, they have used these to put them into classes; social disorganization, strain theory and cultural deviance. Social disorganization theory suggests that slum dwellers violate the law because they live in areas where social control has broken down. The origin of social disorganization theory can be traced to the work of Shaw and McKay, who concluded that disorganized areas marked by divergent values and transitional populations produce criminality.