Lecture 7 - Sociology 3AC Professor Powers 9/10/07 Lecture...

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Sharing or distribution of lecture notes, or sharing of your subscription, is ILLEGAL and will be prosecuted. Our non-profit, student-run program depends on your individual subscription for its continued existence. These notes are copyrighted by the University of California and are for your personal use only. Sharing or copying these notes is illegal and could end note taking for this course As you guys can probably see, it's really hectic for me to set up before class so that is not the best time for you to ask me a question. Enrollment As many of you know, we moved through the drop list this weekend. As far as adding new people, I don't know at this point what our enrollment cap is, which is somewhat defined by the seating capacity of the room. If you want to hustle and catch up for the class, that's ok with me, but I don't know if the department has more room for you. Communication You will get your reader's e-mails when they are assigned to you. As for communicating with me: there is a departmental phone number you can reach me at, but you have to realize that if you call at 1:37AM on a Saturday morning, you won't be able to reach me. You guys all have my e-mail address. Forum Discussions The two biggest discussion sections so far have been on the tank man and the character of race in America based on your review of the racial identification survey. People are pointing out correctly that race is learned, relational, and imposed. Race affects our personal identities. As for China, the portrayal of the complex relationship between individuals and the society is what people are most discussing. China has 1.2 billion individuals, and each of these individuals is absorbed into that complex organism of society. The people in "The Tank Man" are not fixed. How does individuality happen? We saw something quite central to this course: societal change through several different stages of socioeconomic development. We saw the creation of hypercapitalism and the dramatic market economy on the global stage. China achieved that in the span of twenty years, versus one hundred for western countries. Three stages: Agrarian, Industrial, and Post- industrial Societies In America, an agrarian society ran until the 1820s or 50s with the colonists. Industrial society is the application of technology and engines to produce clothing, or to transform raw materials into finished products. The
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course SOC 3 taught by Professor Don'tremember during the Fall '04 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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Lecture 7 - Sociology 3AC Professor Powers 9/10/07 Lecture...

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