Visualizing Sociology in Everyday Life

18. When you travel to unfamiliar places, do you take what you see at face value?

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When you travel to unfamiliar places, do you take what you see at face value?
photo: Chris Caldeira
When you travel to unfamiliar places, do you take what you see at face value?
photo: Chris Caldeira

A traveler to foreign places risks coming away with a superficial understanding of the people and their ways of doing things. It is important to look below the surface because things may not be what they seem. What would you make of a school that invites tourists to visit where young children are in classrooms with no teachers?

 

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