After participating in this week’s discussion about the major social forces at work, reflect on the various perspectives and the real world experiences of yourself and others. These theories have led to extensive debate among scholars, economists, and politicians. It’s important to offer a space to debrief when discussing such topics. Use this journal to share the emotions that this week’s discussion brought up for you.
• Did you feel defensive when asked to connect your experiences with theory or when challenged to accept the connections of your peers? If so, what aspects of the theories or experiences did you find bothersome?
• Were there interpretations of your experience that you felt were inappropriate? If so, what do you think is the origin of your feeling?
Answers to my refection regarding to this week discussion about Karl Marx and Max Weber
I did not feel defensive when asked to connect your experiences with theory or when challenged to accept the connections of my peers. However, my aspects of the theories and experiences were being challenged me to the experienced that I experienced through out my course of working. I work in a predominately bilingual are that only wants to hire those that speak two laguages. However, those that reside in areas need services that will assist them with networking and finding out at society has to offer. I personally experience that there are not enough services for them or as a person who works with them only knows English can not relate to certain circumstance because I need a translator to assist me with helping a families
There were no interpretations of experiences that I felt were inappropriate. I do take people feelings into consideration when putting my thoughts together. I personally do not want to defense anyone or want people to feel as if they can’t communicate with me.
Although most of the discussion was about Karl Marx and Max Weber seeing how individuals of social status work to gain capitalism
BBC Radio 4. (2015, March 30). Max Weber and the protestant ethic [Video file]. Retrieved from Karl Max on Alienation
BBC Radio Radio 4. (2015, January 19) Karl Marx on alienation [Video file]. Retrieved from Karl Max on Alienation