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Lecture 4 Includes bothmaterial objects andideas (I,e, superstitiousbeliefs) - Cultural universals ( I,e. dance , gift giving) - Cultural surprises when travelling (I,e.gelato example - Norms:generally accepted waysof doing things - Culture Political interconnectedness (i.e un) Economic interconnectedness(I,e.eu, free trade) Travel and migration Communication Work/ occupations: ritzer; the mcdonaldizationer's of society Inspired bymax weber;s idea of rationalization Modernbureaucracies ; uniform, standardized, no discretions or latitude permit works, - they cant really deal with Ritzer's mcdonaldizationthesis Features of the McDonald's businessempire are apparent in many other organ fastfoodand retail) Efficiency Calculability Predictability Control of customers andworkers , more control on the workers andthe custom Globalization Postmodernismhasimpacted sociology and manyother academic disciplines It has also impacted field suchas music, architecture , art , andliterature Reflects broadrang of projects Postmodernism sociology Thursday, September 14, 2017 3:26 PM
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There is no singular theory or truth -- rather knowledgeand truth is situation - specific, fluid , and contested " truth' is shaped and reshaped throughdiscourse discourse is knowledgeand how informationis constructedand communicated political , medical, discourse) Truth oftenreflects power relations as those Postmodernisttheorychallenges traditional theories premised on a singular exp social Symbolic iteractionsim is permised on the idea of micro- level interactions consituting society . Feminist theory is permised on the idea of gender Mix of elements fromdifferent times/ places Examples ; music , archit Mixing of different styles andoften means breaking Postmodernmusic Minimalism Simplicity Lack of ornamentation Consistency Mies van der rohe " less is more" Modernarchitecture Diversity , ecle Postmodernarchicture Manycanadians have an electic approach to religion andspirituality It is eclectic Postmodernism:sociological analysis of religion Decline in authority Canadiansand Americans have become increasingly distrusfulof politicians and process Postmodernism
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They have also become less deferral to individuals in positionsof authoritysuch Less consensusaboutcore values Fewer and fewer people agree anout whatconstitutes core values Individualsthemselves aslo have lesss adherence to life - time core values Examples votingpractices Lecture 5 We need social interaction, for ; brain, intellectual, social, andphysical developm Historical and contemporarystudies of feral and neglected children Socialization sociology doesnot refute importance of biology Historical and contemporarystudies of feral and neglected children Nature versusnurture Genie Wiley
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