So you think you’re free? Think again. I still want to believe that you can achieve happiness w/ your individuality but admit it, the world is suffocating and the rules that govern it.
USC is offering “Lady Gaga and the Sociology of Fame” as a college course. I kind of want to be a transient student just for that course. -NY Times
Frank Furedi Wasted: Why Education isn’t Educating pg.15.
Furedi’s argument is that schools are paranoid about upsetting children to such a degree that they keep them permanently in a social state of infancy. Sports days are events where competition is stripped away, everyone is equal for participating, no one wins.
Individuals who are raised never having to deal with adversity will find adulthood desperately difficult. School education has lost this edge, no longer able to command respect from its students in part due to the constant critique from parents. No one has faith in schools anymore, and schools have lost their authority. How do they recover?
In Erving Goffman’s The presentation of the self in everyday life he talks about the different performances we engage in during our daily routines. He argues that there is a backstage and a frontstage where behaviour is either a performance in line with our social status (frontstage), or a more…
I miss you, Sociology classes. I miss you UP Diliman.
Karl Marx: Life’s not fair, let’s all share!
Emile Durkheim: You get the ankles, I’ll get the wrists.
Max Weber: All work and no play…
Georg Simmel: I feel like I am ze Country Mouse in ze Zitty, Ja?
Jurgen Habermas: Why can’t we all just get along?
Talcott Parsons: I have a diagram that explains EVERYTHING!
Pierre Bourdieu: Kids, stay in school.
Michel Foucault: Er… donnez-moi le gagball.
Erving Goffman: Where’s that #$@%!! waiter?
Jean Baudrillard: Real=fake; life=Disneyland
Herbert Blumer: It’s all in your mind.
Louis Althusser: It’s not in your mind.
this is so cool. what can you do with a sociology degree?
I don’t know if this is applicable for Filipinos. But fellow Socio grads, go find yourself in there. I do see Advertising (in bold) but can’t find Marketing or Market Research.
The largest fonts are jobs in the government (labor and welfare mostly) and personnel manager.
Based from people I know, Filipino Socio grads go: Educating, Researching (Social and Market), Media work, Practicing Law, Working in Government Offices, Working for HR Department then quite a few on Management and Insurance.