Discussion #1 – The Dumbest Generation?
Carefully read C. Wright Mills’ “Sociological Imagination”. In addition, read the overview of the Sociological Imagination in Chapter 1 of You May Ask Yourself.
Read: “The Dumbest Generation.” LA Times Review, by Lee Drutman. 2008.
Watch this video below (take notes on the film clip, write down specific examples and arguments from each).
Write a thoughtful, in-depth, post to the discussion forum in light of the questions below. Parts 1 and 2 should be a minimum of 150 words (you can always write more). I suggest you write out your posts first in Word, so you can edit it for grammar, spelling, etc.
First part of post – Apply C. Wright Mills’ concept of the Sociological Imagination to explain the “Dumbest Generation”? Be specific about how the concept can be used to help us understand the Dumbest Generation hypothesis. You should first lay out the sociological imagination followed by a careful application to the topic. Be sure to reference at least two of your own specific examples that you identified in the readings and film clips to support your argument. The key here is to NOT think solely on an individual level, but instead to challenge yourself to develop your own sociological imagination to frame the discussion which ideally will discuss the intersections of social structure (mass media, social media, technology, narcissistic consumerist culture, etc. thereby impacting individual experiences (e.g. Mills’ distinction of troubles vs. issues).
Other questions to consider: Do you think the “Dumbest Generation” actually exists? How has digital technology (and social media) shaped this situation? What will be the ramifications for the generation of young people as they get older? Is literacy being undermined? How can we work to solve this issue beyond individualistic solutions?
Second part of post – I want you to think deeply about the amount of time you spend on social media. It’s not about being “for” or “against” social media. It is here. Instead, I want you to reflect on it. Spend a day and log the number of times you check your various accounts: facebook, instagram, twitter, etc. How dependent on these forms of media are you? How has it impacted your relationships and interactions with other people? In your own experience, what have been the positives and/or negatives?
You should thoughtfully engage at least two of your peers’ posts. Your goal is to create dialogue. Dialogue is more than simply stating “I agree” or “Good point.” Be specific, and put in an effort to build dialogue and conversation.
ATTACHED IS THE CHAPTER 1
Why Choose Us
We value our clients. For this reason, we ensure that each paper is written carefully as per the instructions provided by the client. Our editing team also checks all the papers to ensure that they have been completed as per the expectations.
Professional Academic Writers
Over the years, our Acme Homework has managed to secure the most qualified, reliable and experienced team of writers. The company has also ensured continued training and development of the team members to ensure that it keep up with the rising Academic Trends.
Our prices are fairly priced in such a way that ensures affordability. Additionally, you can get a free price quotation by clicking on the "Place Order" button.
We pay strict attention on deadlines. For this reason, we ensure that all papers are submitted earlier, even before the deadline indicated by the customer. For this reason, the client can go through the work and review everything.
At Papers Owl, all papers are plagiarism-free as they are written from scratch. We have taken strict measures to ensure that there is no similarity on all papers and that citations are included as per the standards set.
Customer Support 24/7
Our support team is readily available to provide any guidance/help on our platform at any time of the day/night. Feel free to contact us via the Chat window or support email: email@example.com.
Try it now!
How it works?
Follow these simple steps to get your paper done
Place your order
Fill in the order form and provide all details of your assignment.
Proceed with the payment
Choose the payment system that suits you most.
Receive the final file
Once your paper is ready, we will email it to you.
Papers Owl has stood as the world’s leading custom essay writing services providers. Once you enter all the details in the order form under the place order button, the rest is up to us.
At Papers Owl, we prioritize on all aspects that bring about a good grade such as impeccable grammar, proper structure, zero-plagiarism and conformance to guidelines. Our experienced team of writers will help you completed your essays and other assignments.
Admission and Business Papers
Be assured that you’ll definitely get accepted to the Master’s level program at any university once you enter all the details in the order form. We won’t leave you here; we will also help you secure a good position in your aspired workplace by creating an outstanding resume or portfolio once you place an order.
Editing and Proofreading
Our skilled editing and writing team will help you restructure you paper, paraphrase, correct grammar and replace plagiarized sections on your paper just on time. The service is geared toward eliminating any mistakes and rather enhancing better quality.
We have writers in almost all fields including the most technical fields. You don’t have to worry about the complexity of your paper. Simply enter as much details as possible in the place order section.