9.06.07 Thurs - Sarah Drumm Thursday September 6, 2007 Core...

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Sarah Drumm Thursday September 6, 2007 Core Tensions: Individual and Society - Freedom and determinism - Order & action - Creativity and conformity - Power and resistance - Constraint and possibility - Reproduction and transformation All versions of: Structure and Agency - Structure both constrains and enables us to act EG: (constitution, school) - Theory isn’t something that bearded white men do, we all do it. EG prof’s niece rose though that prof must be a teenager b/c she wasn’t married wore teenager like clothes even though prof was older than Rose’s mother. Theory as a Survival Skill: - “An individual survives in society to the extent to which he or she can say plausibly coherent things about that society. Our ability to endure, and on occasion to enjoy, the world of irrational lunch lines, of crack wars in the hallways, of clean airplane restrooms… depends on us knowing something about why things are as they are. And we only know such things well enough when we can talk about them.” (Lemert p.2)
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