Reflection Paper On Poverty

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As a student in this Sociology class I have learned many things pertaining to the social issues involved within today’s societies around the world. This sociology class has helped me in understanding what goes on in our world when it deals with individuals, and the social issues that comes with living in certain parts of the world, as well as looking deeper into the types of environments that makes up a societies, customs, beliefs, and social norms. A deeper understanding of society around me has made me more open minded on what to expect when a social issue comes into play, as well as trying to understand and break down the social issue itself. As a person of mixed ethnicities, I haven’t really felt isolated in any way shape or form, as I am half Hispanic and half…show more content…
The only main reason I’ve had help understanding poverty more clearly is because in almost every chapter of the book, poverty was in one way mentioned, or talked about. I am more appreciative with my life now that I have had the opportunity to learn about what makes up the social stigma that is poverty. I feel that learning about poverty has made me gain appreciation for these people who are in an unfortunate circumstance. To be completely honest I don’t feel that any of the theoretical approaches have helped me better understand society, or my place within it. I feel that I have always been observant when it comes to the society that I am currently in. If I would have to pick one theoretical approach that I feel has helped me understand society and my place within it would have to be the social-conflict theory. I feel this is the best theory for me is because this theory ultimately attributes humanitarian efforts, democracy, civil rights, and other positive aspects of society to capitalistic designs to control the masses, not to inherent interests in preserving society and social

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