As we close down 2013, we find ourselves, like at any other new year, at a cross roads as peoples of one world. It’s nice to look back at the year that was, and think of the year that will be; to note what could have been and what could still be.
You might be thinking that this endeavor is foolish, knowing full well that everything is sociological and anthropological, but there are those that occur that make us stop in our tracks and rethink where humanity is now, and where it is going (or not going, for that matter), and those are the events we revisit in this year-end countdown.
Twerking has been around for a while, and it’s been done by different people in the popular music industry. But the way we respond to this type of behavior is one example of how we socially construct reality.
The Capitol is putting pressure and exploiting other people for their benefit. Different districts responsible for particular produce and supplies. See any similarities in our society? (Image from mockingjay.net)
Sociological formulations of commodification suggest that human actions and ideas are treated like items with price tags, implying that human relationships are reduced to commercial relationships.
A number of malls in Pampanga are now offering regular Zumba sessions for free. Do they contribute to the inclusion or exclusion of people from different walks of life?