Park Applying Sociological Theories Using Social Media Discussion
- Choose a contested name, symbol or mascot. Utilizing BOTH symbolic interactionism and conflict theory find an article, tweet, photo, video clip, campaign… about the name, symbol or mascot that you chose. Share it in your post and demonstrate your understanding of the theories by applying them to the article, tweet, photo, video clip, or campaign by discussing:
- Who has the most power in these situations and why. Who has the least power and why?
- What are the various ways people understand and view the name, symbol, and/or mascot? Perhaps some people feel a sense of pride, others disgust and insult; talk about how/why people have very different viewpoints about the same names, symbols or mascots.