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Kamal Miller Principals of Sociology Professor Shemtov 4/18/17 Jotting down my notes and observations of being a mall gave an immense amount of information that included many different aspects of social society. I chose observing the mall because of how diverse the people are. The way those people acted in that type of environment was something I thought to be interesting to observe. Having different factors and situations these people are put in by being forcefully integrated in the mall’s society. The first sociological concepts that I noticed was the communication between the people were. How they talked with head nods and hand gestures. The concept that they were using was silent language. Silent Language is defined as communication that takes place through gestures, facial expressions, and other body movements. While I was sitting on the bench watching these people at the food court talk to each other they used their hands, heads, and facial expressions to talk to each other. And it was a universal message that everyone that was doing it the other person understood them. The males used more aggressive gestures by using their hands and body more when talking. The females used more facial movements when talking. But when a male was talking to a female their hands and body didn’t move as much even though the female did the same thing. When watching this I found it interesting and wondered why males tend to be more reserved when talking with females.
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The second sociological concept that I applied to my notes was how amount of different cultures and ethnicities in the area around me. The term for this is globalization. Globalization is increased economic, political, and social interconnectedness and interdependence around society in the world. The reason this was a social concept was in my observations were because
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