DSOC 9_23_Notes - DSOC lecture 12:10:00 First prelim exam next Thursday October 2nd Outline Historical Materialism Social Dynamics determine

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DSOC lecture 16/02/2009 13:10:00 First prelim exam next Thursday – October 2 nd Outline: Historical Materialism: Social Dynamics determine individual caracter Implications Historical Materialism Social dynamics: how people feed clothe, house, educate, and entertain  themselves Social dynamics = technology + property system How this changes over time o Could be unanticipated consequences Slow gradual change, punctuated by rapid (revolutionary) change o Technological revolution (time 1)   social revolution (time 2) Lag btw technical change and social change Technology (mobile) vs. Propety system (static) Critiue of methodological individualism Idealistic Industrial revolution Centuries of Euro-manufacturing (Jabberwocky) James Watt’s steam engine (Catalyst) Technical revolutions: 1790s in Britain; 1830s in US Social revolutions: 1848 revolutions in Europe; Civil War in US
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2009 for the course DSOC 1101 taught by Professor Hirshel during the Fall '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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DSOC 9_23_Notes - DSOC lecture 12:10:00 First prelim exam next Thursday October 2nd Outline Historical Materialism Social Dynamics determine

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