Culture, Society and Praxis

Document Type

Main Theme / Tema Central


This paper examines the concept of social responsibility, and how social economic status effects how different groups both perceive social responsibility and act on social responsibility. There are many ways in which groups and group identity develop and many interacting levels of systems and social conventions; however for the purpose of this paper the groups focus will be based on socio-economic status as an indicator of social responsibility and social action. A brief overview of group dynamics and altruism will be discussed because these concepts are embedded in the idea of social responsibility and social action. Garfinkel's theory of Social Interaction will be presented, and then applied to the topic of this paper along with a brief analysis including references to activism as a category of social action.