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Unformatted text preview: The ugly machine: conformity and deviance 1 sociological implications (Plato’s cave)- Helps us understand the fallacy of individuals experience o Esp. our cognitive tendency to oversimplify the world o Because we don’t have unlimited knowledge, we perceive the world base on how much we have learned.- Demonstrates that everyday “taken for granted” reality does not match actual reality o Actual reality can only be uncovered through careful study- Allows us to begin shifting our own schemas rather than becoming victims of our own thinking Conformity and Max Weber - One of the 3 founding fathers of sociology o Along with Durkheim, Marx - Author of the Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism- 3 key concepts o Rationality o Bureaucracy o “the Iron Cage [of rationality]” Rationality- Scientific concept used to contrast science with irrational beliefs and practices...
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2008 for the course SOC 2 taught by Professor Jones during the Winter '08 term at UC Davis.
- Winter '08