MINI-MEMOIR: Personal Identity

With all parts of the course in mind, write a MINI-MEMOIR (equivalent of 8-10 pages, typed in 10-12 pt font, double-spaced, one-inch margins) about YOU that includes ways that each of the following have had an IMPACT on the way that you SEE YOURSELF, OTHERS, and ALL THINGS:
a. “Seeing”
b. Personal Identity
c. Social Interactions (i.e., with family and friends particular)
d. Schooling
e. Media/Technology
f. Religion
g. Gender, Social Class, OR Race
h. American society

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Besides providing the links, I also uploaded some of the articles and class videos. The three class videos for “Seeing”, “Seeing Sociologically” and A Conceptual Framework for the Course” will be uploaded into youtube later and i will send a message with the link to access them.
I prefer if the writer reads those articles form the web pages I provided in case I made a mistake while pasting them in Microsoft word. Also the write could use some other material about sociology to help with the essay as long as he/she provides words citation for the same.If unable to see any of the material please let me know. Its important that you read all material and see all the videos to be able to help you in the composition of the mini-memoir. Besides the writer that I always choose being excellent in doing all the assignments requested this is the other reason I always requested the same writer because I wanted him/her to be familiar with the course due to in the end there was a mini-memoir due about the impact of all those materials on me. In works cited at the end please include some of the material used specially if is not from these sources.

Read: “Body Ritual among the Nacirema” by Horace Miner (paste the link below into a new window or browser tab)
Source: personal-pages.lvc.edu/sayers/miner_nacirema.pdf
Watch: Test Your Awareness
Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ahg6qcgoay4
Read: “The Promise” by C. Wright Mills (1959)
Source: https://sites.middlebury.edu/utopias/files/2013/02/The-Promise.pdf
Watch: Sam Richards: A Radical Experiment in Empathy
Source:https://www.ted.com/talks/sam_richards_a_radical_experiment_in_empathy.html
Watch: Video 1 – “Seeing” ( will be Uploaded to you tube and will send link later)
Watch: Video 2 – “Seeing Sociologically” (will be Uploaded to you tube and will send link later)
Watch: Video 3 – “A Conceptual Framework for the Course” (will be Uploaded to you tube and will send link later)

Main Ideas:
• Georg Simmel’s “dyad and triad”
• Bibb Latane and John Darley’s “social loafing”
• George Herbert Mead’s “I, me, and generalized other”
• Erving Goffman’s “dramaturgy”
• Charles Horton Cooley’s “looking-glass self”
Watch: Susan Cain: The Power of the Introverts
Source: http://www.ted.com/talks/susan_cain_the_power_of_introverts.html
Watch: “Primary and Secondary Socialization Forces”
Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-D5jDuJTeUM&feature=youtu.be
Read: “The 7-Lesson Schoolteacher” by John Taylor Gatto
Source: http://www.newciv.org/whole/schoolteacher.txt
Watch: Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the Revolution
Source: https://www.ted.com/talks/sir_ken_robinson_bring_on_the_revolution.html
Read: “Is Facebook Making Us Lonely” by Stephen Marche
Source: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/05/is-facebook-making-us-lonely/308930/
Read: “Tending the Garden of Technology” by Andrew Lawler
Source: https://www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/articles/article/5227/
Watch: “Killing Us Softly 4: Advertising’s Image of Women”
Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTlmho_RovY
Watch: Jonathan Haidt: Religion, Evolution, and the Ecstasy of Self-Transcendence
Source:https://www.ted.com/talks/jonathan_haidt_humanity_s_stairway_to_self_transcendence.html
Read: The Pew forum Religious Landscape Study. Please copy and paste the link below in a new browser window or tab.
Source: http://www.pewforum.org/religious-landscape-study/
Read: “Abandoned, Pursued, or Safely Stowed?” by Tim Clydesdale
Source: religion.ssrc.org/reforum/Clydesdale.pdf (copy this link into a new browser window or tab).
Read: Souls in Transition in a Nutshell.
Source: https://reflections.yale.edu/article/seeking-light-new-generation/young-souls-transition-interview-christian-smith
Watch: Gender Differences
Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDD7QgPQFxs
Read: “Social Class on Campus” (social class)
Source: https://socialclassoncampus.blogspot.com/2008/02/part-2-class-myths.html (social class)
Watch: Race the Power of an Illusion, Episode 2 (race)
Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UZS8Wb4S5k
Watch: Philip Zimbardo: The Demise of Guys? (gender)
Source: https://www.ted.com/talks/zimchallenge.html
Watch: Richard Wilkinson: How Economic Inequality Harms Societies (social class)
Source: https://www.ted.com/talks/richard_wilkinson.html
Read: On Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft” by Ferdinand Tonnies (copy and paste the link below into a new browser window or tab)
Source: media.pfeiffer.edu/lridener/courses/GEMEIN.HTML
Read: Durkheim’s Theory of Social Class” by Timothy Shortell, PhD (copy and paste the link below into a new browser window or tab)
Source: http://www.brooklynsoc.org/courses/43.1/durkheim.html
Read: The Future of Suburban Life in America: Three Scenarios” by Michael Vasser
Source: http://www.futurist.com/articles-archive/society-and-culture/the-future-of-suburban-life-in-american-three-scenarios/

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