Lecture 14 notes - Lecture 14 notes 3/3/09 Theories...

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Lecture 14 notes 3/3/09 Theories include: TEC, 3 soc alternatives Corpora\tions are typically organized as buearocracies What was it in the west that allowed it to become so tech advanced? West emphasized rationalization Based on Weber’s idea of modernization Left side: presumed characteristics of traditional, right Modern Weber: most societies are traditional societies Particularism: don’t have equal opp for everybody, Ascription: basis from which you were judged ex) get to be boss because you are bosses’ son Diffuseness: relatively underdeveloped division of labor As we move to more modern society, move from left to right Universalism: everyone is on an equal playing field Over time, historical trend away from particularism to universalism Achievement becomes more important Peoples pasts becomes increasingly specific Criteria for advancement becomes increasingly rationalized 1. When you come to work, you are subject to authority of workplace, but when
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2011 for the course SOCIOLOGY 315 taught by Professor Mizruchi during the Winter '09 term at University of Michigan.

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Lecture 14 notes - Lecture 14 notes 3/3/09 Theories...

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