01/22/2014

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Worlds Consumption The story behind the world's consumption things. They fill our wardrobes, our garage and our lives. We measure our success in life by the amount of things that we keep. It seems that consumerism has taken over our existence. What to do with them? Our whole life boils down to go to work, go shopping and return to work to pay for all the things that we buy. And this never-ending rhythm, should not surprise us that surveys indicate that happiness in the various societies is in decline. Is it really this, the way in which we handle our existence and our economy? Really do we want to continue undergoing a system that enslaves us, destroying the environment, and ultimately, nor makes us happy? Annie Leonard, international expert on issues of livelihood and environmental health, spent ten years following the trail to the things, since its inception as raw material until he ends his days in the trash can. His documentary the story of stuff (www.storyofstuff.com) () have seen already more than two million of persons. These are some findings: in the last three decades have only consumed one-third of the planet's natural resources. 75% Of global fisheries are being exploited or already exceed their capacity. 85% Of the primal forests of the planet no longer exist. The United States have only 5% of the world's population, but used 30% of the planet's resources and creates 30% of overall waste. The study reveals that, was not so nomas; It was planned. You go shopping has become the national sport? This extensive research reveals that our societies to use and discard were carefully planned in order to revitalize the economy after the second world war. At that time, analyst Victor Lebow retail sales exhibited a very ambitious project in United States....
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Sociological Interpretation The LACK OF UNIFORMITY METODOLGICA IN the RESEARCH AND SOCIOLOGICAL INTERPRETATION OF the SOCIAL REALITY For Jlio Rangel Borges Grandson sociology contemporary nothing more is of what the result of the classic Sociology of centuries XVIII and mainly of century XIX and beginning of the XX with strong base in the theoretical and scientific production of Durkheim and Weber and in good measured of Karl Marx. Of this done one, a radical disruption with all is not possible this structure that continues to influence the Sociology that if make today and the one that will come later. However, a complicador factor for a more trustworthy theoretical production inhabits in the multiplicity of taken methods the effect for each social scientist in particular. Such variety in the processes of research and interpretation of the social reality is not exclusiveness only of the current times, such born in the kingdom theoretical and metodolgica confusion since the primrdios and process of consolidation of social Sciences (sociology), compromising the sociological interpretation as a whole, after all use of methods and different processes for each observer/social scientist finishes for if making to arrive the different results and contradictory agreements inexorably/. A good example of all this metodolgica diversity/theoretician can be removed of the proper fundantes members of Sociology, namely Weber, Durkheim and Marx. Durkheim constructed most of its scientific workmanship on of the comparative method, to weber in turn conceived its sociological analyses and theories by means of the comprehensive method and finally Karl Marx if it guided in its research under the optics of the dialtico method of remote origin in the philosophy. As it is possible to perceive this diversity of research methods and consequence lack of standardization and uniformity in the way to search to interpret the social reality finishes for compromising...

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