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Unformatted text preview: Nations • Nations are imagined communities • Concept of common history, heritage, culture • Multicultural nation? States • States are a system of govt-Concept of political sovereignty-Coercive and repressive app aratus – police, prisons, military-Ideological a pp aratus – e.g. e ducation, m e dia-Syste ms of social ordering – public h e alth, sanitation, infrastructure, regulation Sum m ary • Social interaction • Social patterns-Culture – norms, values, beliefs (and more)-Social structure – enduring relational positions-Social institutions – take-for-granted scripts • Analytic concept of society vs. empirical/historical societies-Contestation, conflict, power (ontological security – humans need security, therefore rely on norms and patterns)...
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2011 for the course SOC 001 taught by Professor Mermis-cava during the Spring '08 term at UC Davis.
- Spring '08