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As this weekly article introduces mass media represents stereotypical feature of working class, many sitcoms and comedy animations showed buffoon husbands and smarter wives in the working-class. For the instance, such like, "Malcolm in the Middle," "The Simpsons," and "Family Guy" show clear stereotypical features.
I think that such emphasized characters are frequently seen in media is due to the social structure makes working class's feature as less complex character groups than wealthier groups. Sociology perspectives organic and mechanical solidarity well explain what I want to explain. According to the Sociologist Émile Durkheim, society has been developed by division of labor. As the process of the division of labor developing, mechanical solidarity group (people who have similar features, such like people who belong to a tribe have same clothes and culture) goes to shift organic solidarity group (people behave differently and individuals have different cultures. Such like people who are living in capitalism countries). The working class people have some organic solidarity features, but their small payment and properties narrow varieties of their experiences. Therefore, working class people tend to grow up in similar culture and environment. In other words, their sorts of occupations tend to be similar, and that structure causes them to show mechanical solidarity's feature. On the other hand, wealthier people's division of labor is much more developed. Most good payment jobs need highly trained people in various fields, and those jobs require professionals of various fields. For example, sociology field has many topics of learning which are held by highly educated researchers.

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This page contains a single entry by teras002 published on October 11, 2012 5:14 PM.

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