Must every conversation be framed as a debate? Should somebody always win, and another person always lose? Don’t we have the capacity to think in terms of systems and issues, and organize our thoughts to surface a common vision? (Image from onlinecareertips.com)
McDonaldization is characterized by efficiency, calculability, predictability, and control in the production of food (Ritzer 1993). Such mechanisms tend to drive individuals to overlook the importance of the five senses when it comes to consuming and savoring food because the harmony between environment and ‘taste’ is disrupted. (Image from chronicle.com)
In environmental sociology, different perspectives enable the analysis of environmental and social issues through different angles and approaches. Perspectives highlight specific aspects of an issue and focus the finding of solutions by addressing those specific aspects. (Image by John Patrick Allanegui)
Having an opinion on a matter concerning public interest and voicing this out is important in creating an ideal speech situation. However, achieving an ideal speech situation will always be a challenge. (Image from townsquarebuzz.com)
Ultimately, cultural identity is a dialectical process that engages both personal or insider reflections and outsider views that interpret the locality’s culture.