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Quizlet link: Readings Main ideasDurkheim Known for his views on how societies are held together. In his research on suicide he argued that societies are together by social integration. He argues that suicide is stable and predictable. HarariCooperation through fiction, societies formed to what they are today through our ability to cooperate flexibly in large numbers Simmel Known for his study of traditional and modern affiliations and the consequences of the different roles we playWeberKnown for the “Protestant Ethic” which argued that religion gave rise to capitalism because people believed the harder they worked the more they would be blessed Salganik/Watts Main idea: self-fulfilling propheciesZimbardo Known for conducting the Stanford Prison ExperimentAcemoglu & RobinsonMain idea: institutions shape; what you expect, your motivation,group success, identity, integration, inequalitySudnow"Dead on Arrival" People are more likely to be treated by doctors (when DOA) if they are: young, do not smell like alcohol/ drugs, clean, white while elderly people, homeless people, alcoholics, and the poor were not treated as quickly or efficiently and are more likely to die (marked as dead rather than fought for and revived)BilligMain idea: integration. Banal Nationalism-the everyday representations of the nation which build a shared sense of national belonging amongst humans (example: the use of flags).LareauMain idea: inequality, studied African American and white families to see the impact of social class on childrenSchaletMain idea: Identity AndersonStudied African American communities, found that different environments produce different forms of impression management Du BoisKnown for his theory of “double consciousness” different
groups have different audiences that operate differently, African Americans always have an audience looking down on them with“pity and contempt” Goffman