From the sociological point of view , a social phenomenon is considered as those events, tendencies or reactions that take place within human society and is evident and perceptible through the different modifications of a collective character of behaviors.
We can say then that a social phenomenon is about an aspect of the behavior of a conscious nature in society determined by both objective and subjective conditions and developed in the lives of the people who comprise it.
Social phenomena do not have a specific pattern , that is, they are of a different nature, they respond to certain guided interests, or they may arise as a result of other external factors such as politics , economics, etc. It is important to point out that with the simple fact of being a completely social relationship , its actions are limited to the relationships between the members of said society.
Characteristics of social phenomena
- Its root is subjective and relative due to the influence of the way of thinking and acting of the members of a certain society.
- They generally respond to characteristics of the collective imagination.
- It is an action of a social nature due to the decisions taken as a whole.
- It can generate a social phenomenon of a striking type or of a more standard character or within the normal.
Examples of social phenomena
- Strike : when workers stop working to demand better treatment and better wages .
- Religion : activity that encompasses beliefs and practices with existential, moral and supernatural themes.
- War : social and political conflict between two or more groups of humans.
- Love : universal feeling in which there is an affinity between two beings.
- The massive wave of immigration of Venezuelans in the rest of the world due to their current economic and political situation.
- The rise of political parties in Europe today.
- Growth of evangelical congregations or groups.
- The impulse of social networks in couple relationships
- The various opinions and controversies that the president of the United States has generated in the world.
- Capitalism: known as a model based on private property and the free exchange of goods and services.
- Art: aesthetic disciplines that shape society in the world.
- Fashion: Generated guidelines established for society
- Totalitarianism: political process through which a certain party assumes the power of the nation without allowing a correct division of the powers that comprise it.
- The recent conflicts that have arisen in Chile as a result of the increase in public transport.
- The recent elections won again in Argentina by the left-wing party.
- Crime: Violation of laws established by the state for social coexistence .
- Democracy: model through which the inhabitants of a nation choose their rulers and give their opinion freely about what happens to the country, agreeing with or against its rulers.
- Revolution: political change that arises in a society due to the disagreements that arise in them due to political mismanagement.
- Destruction of the environment: actions that have been taken over time causing havoc and deterioration of planet earth.
- Social networks: a phenomenon that has become viral in recent years, allowing people to communicate and express what they think and want through content or information shared between users.