Topics: Sociology, Social class, Maslow's hierarchy of needs Pages: 2 (631 words) Published: January 13, 2013
Emily Jonson Sociology 101
Maslow’s believed that the first level of need is hierarchy of human needs. He resumed a hierarchy of human needs based on two groupings. His two groupings were deficiency needs and growth needs. Within the deficiency needs, each lower need must be met before moving to the next higher level. Once each of these needs has been satisfied, if there is deficiency, an individual will take action to remove the deficiency. The first four level of the hierarchy is Physiological, safety and security, belongings and love, and esteem. These hierarchy plaids a big role on one’s cultural universal functions both as a manifest and as latent function. An example of cultural universal would be cooking food. The manifest side of cooking is satisfying our needs. The latent function side of it would be to bring family and loved once together. “Affluenza” affects the latent function of cooking and eating. Now a day we see people going to a fast-food restaurant by them selves and eating there instead of cooking at home and eating with their family. When they are going to fast food restaurants, they are wasting their time and money. They are spending money for the food, gas (transportation). A larger economic system and the United Nations System of National Accounts (UNSNA) are increasing the cultural susceptibility. The UNSNA is a standard system of social account. It allows comparisons of international economy activities. In our culture, the UNSNA is a big part of society. It focuses on economy and on paying jobs, industry. It only focuses on market production. What USNSA does not focus on is the unpaid jobs, which is a non-market labor. The unpaid jobs include taking care of children after work, which a second shift. Another example of non-market labor would be a housewife. A housewife would get up in the morning, fix breakfast, dress her kids and once they are sent to school she will cook, clean up the house, do the laundry and more. There...
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