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27/05/2008 21:38:00 1/22/08 Last Time: How social forces impact our individual lives  (durkheim suicide study) how membership in social  groups may impact our thinking and behaviors (ex:  upper vs. lower income women, and expectations for husbands) example of sociology/theory at work:  Lolita online study Culture What is culture o The values, beliefs, behaviors and matrerial objects that together form  a people’s way of life Cultural studies Two kinds of culture o High culture Involves things intended to be consumed by the few Smaller audience Privileged positions in society  Ballet, opera, museums, symphony music o Popular or “Pop” culture Designed to be consumed by the masses Mtv, Vh1, movies, television o Culture linked to POWER o (Gramsci-Hegemony) Gramsci: was in Italy, thrown in jail and wrote The Prison  Notebooks.   Wrote a Treatise on power.  Talks about power in 
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Unformatted text preview: a subtle way, through people and positions of power can maintain this power through hegemony; maintaining class values through culture. Hegemonic form of the family Two parents, two kids. Consumer Culture o Cultivation theory: Heavy TV watchers views are shaped by what they see on the screen Those who watch the most tv believe the most about social stereotypes o Julia Schor: Born to buy We worry about so many daners to our children: dugs, perverts, bullies, but seldom notic e the biggest manace of all; the multibillion dollar marketing effort aimaed at turning the kinds into oversexed status obsessed, attention deficit little consumers. 27/05/2008 21:38:00 27/05/2008 21:38:00...
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