Social Sciences

Examples of social phenomena

Social phenomena

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

  1. Strike : when workers stop working to demand better treatment and better wages .
  2. Religion : activity that encompasses beliefs and practices with existential, moral and supernatural themes.
  3. War : social and political conflict between two or more groups of humans.
  4. Love : universal feeling in which there is an affinity between two beings.
  5. The massive wave of immigration of Venezuelans in the rest of the world due to their current economic and political situation.
  6. The rise of political parties in Europe today.
  7. Growth of evangelical congregations or groups.
  8. The impulse of social networks in couple relationships
  9. The various opinions and controversies that the president of the United States has generated in the world.
  10. Capitalism: known as a model based on private property and the free exchange of goods and services.
  11. Art: aesthetic disciplines that shape society in the world.
  12. Fashion: Generated guidelines established for society
  13. 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.
  14. The recent conflicts that have arisen in Chile as a result of the increase in public transport.
  15. The recent elections won again in Argentina by the left-wing party.
  16. Crime: Violation of laws established by the state for social coexistence .
  17. 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.
  18. Revolution:  political change that arises in a society due to the disagreements that arise in them due to political mismanagement.
  19. Destruction of the environment:  actions that have been taken over time causing havoc and deterioration of planet earth.
  20. 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.

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