I’m working on a sociology discussion question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
Consider: How are your lives and identities tied to complex organizations? We’d like to think not so much, yet in our everyday lives we find that we MUST declare identities to these large and complex organizations
Take out your wallet and describe the contents. Among the items you should find should include your identification cards (state, school), meal or cafeteria passes, licenses, access keys for gyms or dorms, credit or debit cards, and so on. Keep these items in mind as you answer the following questions:
1. What would happen if you found yourself without an item, such as their state identification or driver’s license card? What difficulties would this present? Why?
2. Why do we “need” these things in a complex society? Would a person living in a rural village in a less complex society need such items to move through daily life?