That particular issue has caused the people to question the moral basis of the nuclear energy advanced by the Japanese government. This situation created a condition for development of the sociological imagination within the masses that led them to oppose nuclear energy.
However, without social imagination, the individual won’t be able to recognize that these troubles are caused by the structure of society or the failure of one or more society’s institutions. For example, the parents of a homosexual boy are having a hard time to understand the sexual orientation of their son. So the boy left their house to end his agony over his parents. Now the parents enshrouded their minds with pride and acted they do not regret what had happened. The parents failed to understand the sexual orientation of their son and the reasons why he had grown in that kind of preference. The media, society, and even the parents are the contributing factors to the boy’s sexual orientation.
Emile Durkheim recognizes deviance as an important element in the well-being of the society. He views crime as a challenge and is essential in establishing moral and legal laws. Crime produces social solidarity instead of weakening it. The lack of crime and deviance would create anomies, a state where norms are confused, unclear or not present at all.
Max Weber would agree with Durkheim. According to Deflem (2004), Weber argues that the commission of crime requires a “coercive apparatus does not have to be a political agency; there must simply be a body that applies sanctions, whether bound to the state or not.” Weber’s view about crime can be somewhat similar to Durkheim’s stand. “Crime is normal because it is observed, in some form or another, in all societies. It is not a demonstration of the wicked nature of man, but, on the contrary, a factor that shows the necessary integrative element in society” (Deflem, 2004).
On the other hand, Karl