Focus on two theories: Theory #1 Thorsten Veblens theory of conspicuous leisure and conspicuous consumption Theory #2 Norbert Elias- Civilizing Process (focusing on shame and repugnance)

TWO TEXTBOOKS:

Ritzter, George- Contemporary Sociological Theory and Its Classical Roots: The Basics 3rd Edition.  McGraw Hill

Kivisto, Peter- Social Theory- Roots and Branches.  Fifth Edition. Oxford University Press

Theory #1 Thorsten Veblens theory of conspicuous leisure and conspicuous consumption

Theory #2 Norbert Elias- Civilizing Process (focusing on shame and repugnance) example: The civilizing process looks at the change in human habits of eating, sex, waste elimination, and self-control of affective behavior from Medieval times to the modern era.  Many behaviors towards different activities has changed over time. (Ritzer, 2013) Elias talks about the process being a personal *shame, embarrassment attitude, and repugnance*  In today’s society, people are often judged on most habits. Some of which, are frowned upon in today’s society.

Instructions: Do not worry about using the textbooks  I need you to use scholarly articles, with in text citations. Need at least six pages, and I will include the textbook informations. I need introduction and Theory #1 (2-3 pgs) should take two paragraphs and Theory #2 (2-3 pgs) as well. I need each theory explained and then explained how it can be used to explain a particular social phenomenon (2). If there is any questions, I will be checking back on the progress as much as I can. It is due by december 11th. Thank you!

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