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sociology notes for July 9

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July 9, 2007 Sociology Notes Conflict Theory Based on writings by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels Karl Marx – a political economist Conflict is inherent in all we do Exchange theorists – believe that all we do we do in exchange for a reward Power – is the key to understanding conflict Dimensions of Power 1 st – A B C (P1, G1) - (P2, G2) outcome Max Wevber (arrows represent options, P represents person, G represents group) A – represents force and delivers options B = represents second group/person who makes choice C = represents the outcome 2 nd – A B C (P1, G1) (P2, G2) outcome 3 rd – Television A - - -> - - -> - - - > B C A – ads, B = buyers, C = cash, consumption (dotted lines represent invisibility; we don’t realize that we’re being manipulated)
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Unformatted text preview: TV is a HOT media.-what media does is sell social class-the media help drive a “need-based” society Other Theories of Interest Ethnomethodology – studying people in their environment aka participant observation Breaching Exercises – things done to see how people wil react and to identify social issues Dramaturgy – the way people are expected to act: defined by scripted things – the roles of society Social Structure – refers to functionalism (structural – social) (religion – politics) Personality – refers to symbolic interactionism (psychological) (moral)...
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