However, this innocence means that children are seen as vulnerable and in need of protection from dangers of the adult world. Children’s lives, as a result of this, are lived largely in the confinement of the family and education, where adults provide for them. Similarly, unlike adults, children mainly lead lives of leisure and play and cannot partake in paid work. Cultural differences have an impact on people’s views of childhood. Ruth Benedict argued that children from Less Economically Developed Countries and non-industrial societies are treated differently from modern, Western children: they take responsibility from a younger age.
People themselves have become their own threat to this needed connection of community. Due to the strategic efforts to privatize government entities have further weakened the core of democracy. Social programs that aid in learning to become affective and positive citizens of a community are limited. Due to the closure and the militarizing of public spaces has diversity in the community limited, locale and grouped. Loosing this vital tool of building citizenship within a community is jeopardized.
Sociologists say that childhood socially constructed (which means that it is created and defined by society). They say that the position children have in society is not permanently fixed, it changes over time. This is obvious by looking at how childhood is seen in other cultures and the past. It is accepted in our society now that childhood should be a special time of life, children are seen as being different from adults so should be treated differently because they are physically and psychologically immature and are not able to be dependent. So they are seen to need a lengthy period of time where they are nurtured and socialised before they are seen as responsible adults in society.
Integrating Values - The Legality, Morality, and Social Responsibility of Globalization and Its Impact on the Use of Child Labor Abstract Globalization has advanced the use of child labor as companies diligently strive to increase profits while minimizing operating costs. The International Labor Organization (ILO) reports there are 215 million children ranging from 5 – 17 years engaged in child labor worldwide. One of the objectives of the ILO as it relates to child labor is to abolish the worst forms of child labor by 2016. This paper analyzes the impact of globalization and the use of child labor from the prospective of law, ethics and social responsibility. Subsequent to the analysis of the topic, recommendations have been put forth to combat the problem of child labor, which often endangers the health, education, development, safety and morals of children.
IS CHILDHOOD ‘SOCIALLY CONSTRUCTED’? Most sociologists argue that the idea of childhood is not something natural and given How we treat children – how we expect them to look, behave and develop – is decided by the kind of society you live in. This is what ‘socially constructed’ means. • Different societies have treated children very differently • Different historical periods have varied a lot in the way children are regarded and treated. HOW WE ‘CONSTRUCT’ CHILDHOOD TODAY (western societies).
Secondly, Reproduction of the next generation – without this essential function, society would seize to exist. Thirdly, Socialisation of the young – this is where the young are socialised into society’s shared norms and values. Lastly, Meeting its members economic needs – for example the society provides food and shelter. On the other hand, other sociologists have criticised his functionalist approach. Feminists and Marxists both have
Aldo Leopold’s “The Land Ethic” is an article addressing concerns on the liberties we have taken with the biotic community and our lack of obligation to the land. It is an attempt to awaken society to their role as conquerors of the land and a step in making us citizens of it instead. He begins by describing to us the actions of the Greek Hero Odysseus to slave girls and how our current ethics have evolved to protect individuals in our Community. Leopold states: the complexity of Co-Cooperative mechanisms has increased with population density. That is to say that the more members we have in our community (people) the more complex our ethics and tools become as a way to cope with the increase in population in a way that keeps the individuals happy For instance; the golden rule or Democracy’s integration of social organization to the individual.
This change of morality in the general music industry combined with the increasing influence of media could easily interfere with our moldable youths’ development. In this paper, I hope to study why this trend of decreasing morality exist in music and how this would affect our younger generations in terms of mental health. Music videos and lyrics are both tools that musicians can use to communicate with our society but whether the content is appropriate for our youth is the exigency of this issue. According to a research conducted by the Henry Kaiser Family Foundation, teenagers ranging from 8-18 year olds are exposed to different kinds of media whether it is video games, movies, television or music for more than 7.5 hours per day (Rideout). The only activity that consumes more time than media in a teenager’s day is sleep.
The utmost definition is that it is the process a given society or culture is introduced into the modern world system through various ways. This is usually a result of globalization by a dominating stratum. According to Tomlinson (2004), the term has no exact definition, but he defines it as the use of both economic and political power to exalt and spread the habits and values of a different foreign culture at the expense of a native culture. John Tomlinson, the author of the book and topic entitled "Cultural Imperialism," is one of the prominent theorists of cultural imperialism. In this significant topic, John Tomlinson deals with several issues that range from the ideological impacts of imported cultural stuff, to the cultural homogenization process, and also to the cultural autonomy nature.
By its very nature, globalization does require some release of cultural identity. This is as true for tribal cultures as it is true for generational cultures. The above mentioned movie demonstrates how tribes can be affected by the infiltration of the outside culture. Also though, even the generational culture of the Baby Boomers can be affected by globalization when it is confronted with the new values and habits of younger generations who are more tech savvy and less comfortable to shelving their own desires for the greater good. In America, a land once referred to as a “Melting Pot,” globalization has been lauded as an important value.