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. "Southern Justice" is a very powerful film. Throughout this course we have studied many theorists and I believe that some of their theories on society and social relations are applicable. Karl Marx's dialectical materialism,Emile Durkheim's mechanical and organic societies,and WEB Dubois' race relations theory all can be related.Social theories can be helpful, though,in the quest for justice,for the simple reason that if something is understood answering the question, why,it can then be fixed.
Mrax's dialectical materialism is a theory that gives a rough outline of history,giving general stages to which it may fit. Growth, change, and development take place through a naturally occurring struggle of opposites, a process that individuals cannot influence. He uses this philosophy to explain that only matter exists,so that the existence of the mind,social institutions,etc., must be explained in material terms.That change occurs when opposing forces, thesis and antithesis, lead to the production of higher forces,synthesis,according to dialectical laws.This can specifically relate to the film and also life in the United states at the time. The thesis,or prevailing status quo, is the black hatred groups in Mississippi.The thesis,oppositon to the status quo, is those who spoke out against the injustices to blacks,Medgar Evers.And the antithesis,new social order becomes new thesis,was in 1994 when the Byron Beckwith was retried and found guilty of the murder of Medgar Evers.
Durkheim's types of societies,mechanical and organic are characteristic of two completely opposite forces.Mechanical is based upon caring and unconditional "liking", it is considered mechanical because in the physical sense each part is "touching" the other,people interact.Organic is described as modern, having rapid change and being less direct with each in…

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