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2/22 Economy Primitive Modern Low division of labor High Division of labor Low degree of specialization High degree of specialization Alienation – self-estrangement - If our focus is so narrowlized, what happened to all I could have been? .Powerless .Meaninglessness A teacher doesn’t choose how many will be in each class, or if there should be no grades – that’s someone else’s job – Powerlessness Alienation: 1) Process 2) Product/Service provided 3) Ourselves 4) Others Student: 1) Process - No power to choose whether to write papers, take tests, decide when classes are offered
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- Can choose to take notes or not, but no power to choose what to take notes on - Going to class/reading a book is a chore, not meaningful 2) Product - Papers – assigned, don’t choose to do one on your own, not meaningful to you – not doing it for yourself, doing it for a grade - Grades – not 100% under your control - 93-100 or 90-100 - What does a B mean other than you scored b/t 80-90? Nothing More education you get, the more power you’ll have in your More education you get, the more power you’ll have in your job which will give it a sense of meaning “The Earth has enough for ever man’s need, but not enough for every man’s greed” 3/1 Caroline and Roberto Communities - Church, Greeklife, Clubs What might bring a community together? . Friendship, Religion, Education, Morals, Economics, Fun/Recreation OR . Issues in the World
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.Unemployment, War, Hunger, Healthcare, Recession, Environment Destruction People that want to Say No, some want to say Yes Twin Oaks – 100 people, ~350 acres Non-Violence Egalitarianism Income Sharing -Within community, no money exchanged -Payment done by labor credits -Increase – Hammocks, Tofu -All income gathered then spent on healthcare etc for all 1 hour of work = 1 credit – Twin Oaks 1 hour of work = $5, $50, $500 – Real World Food – 50%-60% created/grown on site Share housing – 7 buildings, each person has own room 17 cars – rent/check one out
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Relationships .Monogamy, Open relationships, heterosexual, homosexual, Polyamory Map: View of world from Antartica -> When you see something in a way that’s different from how you normall see it, it seems wrong even thought its not Things look different from a different perspective “Some see the glass as half empty, some see the glass as half full, I see the glass as too big.” 3/15 Structural – Functionalist Perspective (S-F Perspective) .View of how all parts of society fit together .Have to look @ it in the context of the whole i.e. Want to understand divorce – .Cant just by looking @ marriage .Think about economic institution, education, religion, politics S-F Perspective – society is made of parts that are interconnected .change in our part of society = change in another part
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