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In sociology, which is the study of society, you can use a sociological imagination
as a different was of looking at things. There are three perspectives you may consider
when you use sociological imagination. One is structure, which is society. It breads down
into two steps a local and global analysis. Another is history. Its step is to analyze how
what happened before affects what happens now. The last perspective is biology and its
step is its description and what makes it unique.
As an example I will use a local, global, and historical analysis to look at how
alcoholic beverages play its role in society. A local analysis would show that alcohol is
used regularly. It is controlled being bought and sold at state liquor stored, grocery stores,
and gas stations you must show proof of age that you are over 21 to consume it. Though it
is controlled it is sold almost anywhere making it an easy resource. It is widely used for
Entertainment, weather it be Super Bowl Sunday or a birthday party. It is very popular in
the college communities as well. It is usually a safe product when consumed wisely.
Those that suffer from this product are those that have lost lives of friends and loved
ones. Also it can create a dependency, therefore, making it hard for those who are
dependant on it to function in society as well as in the home. There have been plenty of
deaths linked to alcohol as well. Mainly driving accidents are seen when a consumers are
over the legal limit. The benefits from this product are the jobs it has created from mass
production and competition. Personally, I drink alcohol socially, but I would not like to
see the legal age limit dropped. I would prefer not to have to worry about the negative affects it could play in my
children’s lives as they become young adults.
My global analysis shows this product is sold and or made worldwide. Weather it...
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