I’m working on a political science discussion question and need an explanation to help me understand better.
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I found this week’s look into the concept of precarity incredibly interesting, especially in relation to the economy and politics as well as being able to frame this concept with ideas from people like Wallerstein that we studied previously. One of the things I was most interested in while going through the material was the relationship between precarity and informality, it made me think about our willingness to accept informality and turn a blind eye to precarity when it is close to home but often look at it far more critically when it is put in an unfamiliar cultural or societal setting. Our economy is becoming increasingly precarious as independent contracting becomes more common and it seems many jobs are being replaced by machines, this has been accepted socially as a result of modernization and technological advancement. In contrast, when jobs like construction are taken by migrant workers this is often poorly received by the general public automatically becoming an issue impacting the economy. I think these reactions to precarity are largely due to ideas of diversity, many of which we’ve discussed through Bourdieu and even last week with Brown. Precarity seems to be accepted when it does not interfere with cultural familiarity, even if it has economic impacts parallel to situations that also cause a sort of cultural precarity. The way that diversity impacts the social and economic scapes is really interesting, and I find if I think too hard, in many ways frustrating.
realized a lot of things during this class. In particular, I could see that major, “political science,” is related to environmental problems and that various political sanctions are needed to solve global environmental problems. The most interesting part was about electric cars like the Tesla in the week five lecture. Many people think that electric vehicles can solve all environmental problems because people think environmental pollution comes from car gas emissions. I also thought so before I took this class. However, greenhouse gases do not occur in the electric vehicle operation process, but they do occur significantly in generating electricity. As such, I think that governments and politicians of each country should enact laws to establish long-term solutions rather than simply solving environmental problems.
During this class, I was able to think about the environment again, and I was able to think about what policies could be implement for future generations as a political student. It was just a little sad that I couldn’t meet the professor and classmates. I was glad to take this class 🙂
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Before taking this course, I was not aware of all the concerns regarding the environment. This course has taught me a lot of the problems the world has with the environment and all the damages that society and corporations are doing. I was glad to learn about framing in this course since it is used everywhere around the world. The different types of framing such as diagnostic, prognostic and motivational are used to convey the public about the environmental issues. Positive and negative framing is very important because people’s behaviors and ideas can be influenced based on the organization or the corporation. It was fun to know about the different examples and will be on the look out for more framing used by orgs/corporations. I hope everyone takes care and has a safe summer 🙂