Social Institutions and Movie Review

Document Type:Essay

Subject Area:Sociology

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For anyone who has ever been on a bicycle, you can bear me witness that in case one part of the bicycle is missing then riding that bicycle will be the hardest thing on this earth. Social institutions are norms and subsystems that are established to support the overall survival of each society (De Vaux, 2010). They consist of many people who have come together from different parts because they share a common purpose. These social institutions can be termed as the parts of a bicycle, which in this case is the society, and are responsible for holding the bike together and facilitate the smooth running of the bike. Social institutions in any society have different purposes and importance. n. d. From this video, it tends to explain more about why most Americans tend to live alone.

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The start of this video explains ways in which the numbers have changed from 1950 to current day. The number of people living alone has increased. This is very evident since all the videos could be seen to be in the form of a church. The mention of the names of the Catholic church, bishop, cathedral and many alike are clear evidence that the social institutions being addressed is religion. The video describes the things that happened to the swastika and the church which includes dividing people and then ordering of the swastika to be removed from the church (Films On Demand - Video - Symbol: Should We Still Fear the Swastika? n. d. This is because different sources believe the swastika to be a symbol of Lucifer.

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She is now named as the bravest person in the world. Power can be said to be the ability of people or a person to influence others while influence is any behavior a person exhibits with the aim of altering the attitude and behavior of another person. In the three videos discussed above, we see that all the videos are meant to influence the behavior of another person (Bijker et al. In the video of the girl changing the world, she has influenced the attitude of even top government officials towards changing their attitude towards the girl child education all over the world. This can be called assertive type of influence where there is the use of vocal confrontation to change the attitude of people (Films On Demand - Video - Unbreakable: One Girl Changing the World-The Story of Malala.

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The second video can be said to use the conflict perspective. This is because of the mention of the division of people due to the swastika, and the final video uses the interaction perspective (Films On Demand - Video - Unbreakable: One Girl Changing the World-The Story of Malala. n. d. This is visible in that this young girl was confronting the beliefs that a woman should only stay at home and those who set those rules face to face. com/PortalPlaylists. aspx?aid=7967&xtid=53410 Klinenberg, E. Going solo: The extraordinary rise and surprising appeal of living alone. Penguin. Bijker, W. Retrieved from http://digital. films. com/PortalPlaylists. aspx?aid=7967&xtid=44870 Films On Demand - Video - Unbreakable: One Girl Changing the World-The Story of Malala.

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