Part 3 of 3 Chapter 3 (Dialectic)

What question did the author raise? – What is social justice? How did the author answer the question? – Equal citizenship – Entitlement to a social minimum – Equality if opportunity – Fair distribution How does the answer match my own ideas and experiences? – I always believed that social justice meant for everyone to be treated equal, no matter the situation. Also, if peoples rights were being abused, then someone would stand up for those rights.

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Part 3 of 3

Chapter 3 (Dialectic)

What question did the author raise?
– What is social justice?

How did the author answer the question?
– Equal citizenship
– Entitlement to a social minimum
– Equality if opportunity
– Fair distribution

How does the answer match my own ideas and experiences?
– I always believed that social justice meant for everyone to be treated equal, no matter the situation. Also, if peoples rights were being abused, then someone would stand up for those rights.

Part 2 of 3

Chapter 1 (Paraphrast)

Functions of IK (Indigenous Knowledge) (Pg.19-20)

Ermine (1995) believes that IK does a lot for a person and a community. Ik is an established authority system, and it sets out rules controlling the use of resources. It creates respect of and it creates a responsibility to share. It can also be defined as the truth. It symbolizes a way of living, being a safe house of native wisdom, norms, values and the spirit of ones entire community.

Part 1 of 3

Chapter 2 (Affective)

This chapter starts off with the definition of justice, social justice, human potential, social injustice, human rights, cultural relativism, binaries, and dialectics. This chapter indicates that the synthesis for a dialectic is the thesis plus the antithesis. It then defines the different types logic. There is formal logic and dialectical logic. This chapter also shows a graph that Marx created of his model of social change. Another thing this chapter shows intersectionality. It is an inclusive theory where we can control a different, supporting subject positions such as gender, race, language status and class. Then the chapter talks about positionality and the different types of theories, the standpoint theory and ideology. Positionality is basically where one falls on the social ladder based on gender, race, class or culture. It then talks about the different types of ideologies. There is dominant ideologies, reformist ideologies and radical ideologies. A dominant ideology is is run by the upper ruling class so they can basically remain in power. The reformist ideology is accepting to change but it has to happen slowly instead of fast. In other words like an evolution, not like a revolution. Finally, the radical ideology tries to restructure society. The next point in the chapter is the sociological imagination; what it is, what are the issues and what are the troubles. It also talks about acting locally and thinking globally, and the concept of global sociological imagination. There is also a little side story of the professors auntie “borrowing” his and how he planted the coco beans we eat today. The final this that the chapter talks about is the theory of the duality of structure and agency and Anthony Giddens’ structuration. The theory suggests that the things people do, happens inside the social structures that we created. He believes that there is a structures and actors are related because the people try to act within the structure. The chapter ends off with, “ones person’s constraints is another’s enabling”.

Bio Blog Jan. 2014

My name Is Sim Jandu. I am 18 years old and it is my first year at Kwantlen. I am an athletic person. I go to the gym 5 days a week and I have wrestling practice 4 times a week. I just finished playing soccer and I occasionally play hockey with my friends. I have been playing soccer for 13 years and I also enjoy playing basketball. At Kwantlen, I am taking 4 courses this semester. My major is in sociology. My goal is to get a degree and then transfer to law school. I would like to go into family law. The reason I chose sociology instead of criminology is because i wanted to learn how people acted in society instead of the criminal justice system. I want to be a family lawyer because I want to help people in need who need help the most in difficult times of their lives. I have witnessed injustice happen in front of my eyes so I want to make a difference and help people. I know that it will not be easy but I believe that if I work hard I will be able to achieve my goals. In this course I am hoping to learn things that I will be able to use in the future. I hope for this to be a fun and successful semester. 

My Fifth Blog Entry

There was this one class where we had a presenter. She was from a non-profit organization. She talked about how she donates books to kids in third world countries and how all the money donated actually goes to the cause. Her team builds libraries and gives computers to these libraries so kids have a greater chance to learn. She also talked about how other organizations use a lot of the money to pay for the CEO`s flight and hotel charge with the donated money. She seemed like a very nice individual. 

My Forth Blog Entry

The professor wanted the class to do an experiment. I had never done or heard of anyone doing this before, but the professor wanted the class to tell their friends and family that their “`brown, black ,white, etc.“ dad bought them an iPad, and see their reactions. It was an interesting experiment because I had no idea how the people would ask react. We had to do a short essay about this experiment and the reactions I had received were funny.