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ANT100 – SC Section – Week Four - Bullets

ANT100 – SC Section – Week Four - Bullets

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ANT100 – Socio-Cultural Section – Week Four Prof. Joshua Barker, Wed. 4-5pm, AP228 Society and Social Change (con’t) 1. Review and Continuation: What is Society? Institutions and Functionalism: Malinowski’s functionalism Radcliffe-Browne’s structural functionalism Problems with functionalism 2. How is society held together? Durkheim’s ideas of mechanical and organic solidarity State institutions and solidarity Non-state societies and their forms of solidarity, e.g. segmentary lineages, prowess societies 3. How do we understand social change? Emile Durkheim on division of labour and anomie Max Weber on rationalization and bureaucracy Karl Marx on shifts in mode of production, e.g. primitive communism, feudalism, capitalism
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Unformatted text preview: • Other concepts: globalization, postmodernity, neoliberalism Family 1. Why are family relations important? • Family as an elemental form of social organization • Denaturalizing concepts of family 2. What is the nuclear family? • The stereotype of family in Canada 3. How do we denaturalize the nuclear family? • Other kinds of families: Ju/hoansi, Trobrianders, Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, etc. • Substance of kin relations: blood, milk, etc. • Patterns of descent: patrilineal, matrilineal, bilateral • Forms of social differentiation (gender, generation, birth order) and kinship terminologies (Sudanese, Hawaiian, “Eskimo” {now considered to be a derogatory term}, etc.) • Kinship diagrams...
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