By David Ray Griffin
I believe it is very ridiculous to imagine our govt might wipe out over
3000 TAXPAYERS and TAXPAYING businesses, or supply big tax writeoffs to the
Now, if it were homeless shelters or govt housing projects--that I
may think. Our govt cannot squeeze a lot funds out of the bad and would
be prepared to sacrafice them. the folk within the Towers, the planes and the
Pentagon have been ordinarily the kind of wallets the govenment values.
Our executive values not anything over our cash.
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Web technologies therefore are social facts. Max Weber: The Social as Social Relations The second understanding of sociality is based on Max Weber. His central categories of sociology are social action and social relations: “Action is ‘social’ insofar as its subjective meaning takes account of the behavior of others and is thereby oriented in its course” (Weber 1978, 4). These categories are relevant for the discussion because they allow a distinction between individual and social activities: Not every kind of action, even of overt action, is “social” in the sense of the present discussion.
They show that defining social media requires an understanding of sociality: What does it mean to be and act in a social way? What is the social all about? There are different answers to these questions. The field concerned with these kinds of questions is called social theory. It is a subfield of sociology. To provide answers, we therefore have to enter the research field of social theory. Media and Social Theory Media are not technologies, but techno-social systems. They have a technological level of artefacts that enable and constrain a social level of human activities that create knowledge that is produced, diffused and consumed with the help of the artefacts of the technological level.
It is “informed by a critique of domination and a theory of liberation” (Kellner 1989, 1; see also Feenberg 2002; Kellner 2009). Critical Theory and Critique of the Political Economy of Social Media Frankfurt School Critical Theory and the Critical Political Economy of Media/ Communication have both developed critiques of the role of media communication in exploitation, as means of ideology and potential means of liberation and struggle. Both traditions are valuable, important and complementary approaches for studying social media critically.