General Structures FINAL

General Structures FINAL - The summary paper should:...

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The summary paper should: Evaluate GENERAL Social Structures Facilitating Adoption of Ideologies (3/10) 15% Throughout the term, we have discussed systems, situations, and individual actions/compliance. Your first three (3) papers focused on these issues. For the fourth paper, please submit a refined table and its associated explication incorporating the impacts of the diffusion of innovations, adoption, adopter categories, and propaganda/mass advertising General Structures Facilitating the Adoption of Ideologies By Warren Lentz, Kolin Pound, Michael Sachaj, Kirsten Stahlberg and Blake Yocom System Examples Comments Concentrated Membership Devil’s Playground The Amish culture is very concentrated, thus allowing for quick diffusion and adoption of ideologies and norms of conduct, both facilitating a strict and orderly lifestyle. When members are exposed to life outside the Amish culture they feel lost and helpless without such a rigid structure. Social and Emotional Support The cell units of the Cornerstone church. The cell units, or Bible study groups, of the Cornerstone church allowed members to connect with one another and feel a sense of belonging to the community. Situation Social Proof Taibbi’s experiences at the Encounter Weekend, and the actions of the guards throughout the Stanford Prison Experiment “We view behavior as correct in a given situation to the degree we see others performing it.” Deindividuation John Hagee’s ministries and the Stanford Prison Experiment. The message of John Hagee’s ministries is very powerful and it strips followers of their individuality by convincing them they are worthless without God. The Stanford
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Prison Experiment achieves deindividuation greatly through the use of uniforms. Dehumanization Jesus Camp Becky Fischer and her followers are intent on creating an army of young warriors for the conservative Christian cause. She and others do this by pointing to a common enemy, one that lacks sound moral codes and beliefs, one that is intent on killing people such as them. Individual Charismatic Leader John Hagee, Jim Jones The influence of a charismatic leader and their role in the adoption of ideologies can be seen in the examples of the Cornerstone church as well as Jonestown. Compliance Members of the Cornerstone church, prisoners in the Stanford Prison Experiment Prisoners were shunned by their fellow prisoners for disobeying, thus there was little dissent. Also, the members of the Cornerstone church are very compliant and willing to accept all that is preached through John Hagee’s ministries, as they are looking for refuge from the troubles of their everyday lives. Throughout this course we have examined different situations and structures that facilitate the adoption of an ideology. Strong case studies were presented through both text and film. The Devil’s Playground, The Great Derangement, Jesus Camp, Late Marriage, Magdalene Sisters, and The Stanford Prison Experiment are excellent testaments to the power of systems and social structures in facilitating the adoption of
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ideologies. This paper will examine those structures and further explain the multitude of
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