Social Engineering in the 20th Century
Provide a 10 pages analysis while answering the following question: Human Resources: ‘Social Engineering in the 20th Century’. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is required. The idea of sociological imagination was first introduced by Wright Mills in 1959. His main behind the introduction of the concept was to help the society understand the relationship that exists between the individuals and the society in which they live. According to the sociological imagination by Mills, when trying to achieve a particular look, the look has likely been established by the social forces in the society that tells one to achieve a particular ideal. The ideals tend to be produced by certain societal industries that profit enormously from the products and services that the society buys. Conflict theory mainly emphasizes on the role of power and coercion in sustaining social order as advanced by Karl Marx. The theory was advanced amidst a society that was going through division of societies into groups that were competing against each other for both social and economic resources. According to the theory, social order is sustained by power and domination rather than consensus. This power lies in the hands of the individuals within the society with the greatest economic, social and political resources. Furthermore, the theory regards inequality within the society as unfair and only exists due to the fact that those possessing abnormally large shares of resources within the society tend to defend their advantages.