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Soc_lec_13 - Lecture 13 – Why is there Misery in the World Causes of Misery • Inequality • Destructive conflict • Socialization •

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Unformatted text preview: Lecture 13 – 5/11/10 Why is there Misery in the World? Causes of Misery • Inequality • Destructive conflict • Socialization • Alienation Consequences of Inequality • Poverty and hopelessness • Crime and violence • Bad jobs • Exploitation • Lack of self-worth • Stress • Institutions that maintain inequality - Ca pit alis m its elf - Exploit a tio n - Discri mi n a tio n a n d s e gr e g a tio n D e s t r u c tiv e Co nflict • Me a nin g of d e s t r u c tiv e c o nflict - Aggr e s sio n, viol e n c e , o p pr e s sio n • No p o sitiv e p u r p o s e for c o nflict • D e s tr oy s tr u s t • Cr e a t e s d y n a mic of r e trib u tio n a n d r e v e n g e Soci aliz a tio n • In a d e q u a t e s o ci aliz a tio n - D e priv a tio n of aff e c tio n - Lov e is a h u m a n n e e d • Soci aliz a tio n t o e x p e c t h o p el e s s n e s s • Soci aliz a tio n a n d im p o s si bl e e x p e c t a tio n s Alie n a tio n • Alie n a tio n fro m o t h e r s - Mod er n life, b ur e a u c r a c y • Alie n a ti n g work • Alie n a tio n fro m o ur s elv e s • Gro u p ali e n a tio n fro m wid e r c ult ur e ...
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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.

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