find out why they act as they do. The goal of this kind of sociology is to understand the meaning behind actions. Critical sociology, which was founded by Karl Marx, claims that society does not exists as a natural system with a fixed order. Critical sociologists questions conclusions to improve the quality of knowledge in the field by disproving incorrect claims or uncover new truths (Seattle PI). Its point is not only to study the world as it is, but to change it also.
There are many major factors that define and influence a society today. Today, society is influenced by three major factors; this includes media, popular culture, and economy. The first factor, media, is the main means of communication in today’s world. It changes people’s perspectives through social media and television. For example, Facebook influences a society by allowing quicker dispersion of recent information. By this, a society is more interconnected with each other. In terms of television, the news may influence a society by informing the people of the society. The second factor, popular culture, is commonly lead by common public figures. These said public figures influences a society greatly through fashion or how the way they dress. For example, Kanye West just recently started a clothing line and even though it’s too expensive for most people, they still but it thinking that it is cool. These
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