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Interpret their reactionsDevelop self-conceptMead: Development StagesPlayTaking rolesFreud: Development of Personality and IdId = pleasure drivenEgo = mediatorSuperego = the conscienceRepresents culture within usSymbolic InteractionismMead
Role taking teaches young children to take an important step toward becoming amember of a societySocial GroupsRegular and conscious interactionPrimarygroup – sense of belonging, face-to-face intimate interactionsSecondarygroup – larger, anonymousInvoluntarygroup – family and gender groupsIn-groups– clique, close knit cluster within a group that set themselves apartOut-group– opposingThe Sociological PerspectiveSociological perspective (C. Wright Mills)Experiences (your own + the ones you gain) from groups you belong to thatdetermine your behaviourSociological Imagination (C. Wright Mills)Connection between private problems and important social issuesSocial LocationPersonal experiences influenced by social locationWhat are the various things that influence your lifeoReligion, class, education, gender, family etc.Sociology – scientific study of society and human behaviourSocial sciencesNatural sciencesoPositivism (Auguste Comte) – must share your findingsCapitalism & Socialism (Max Weber)Private and public ownership of the means of productionCommunalism – must share your findingsMacro and Micro SociologyMacro– broad features of society, analyses class, patriarchyMicro –focus on social interaction, what people do when they come togetherTheories (see above underTheories)Symbolic InteractionismPostmodernismFunctionalismCritical Race TheoryQueer TheoryFeminist TheoryConflict TheoryInequality and GlobalizationInequality
Income– refers to a flow of money over time in the form of a rate (per hour, perweek, etc.)Wealth– collection of assets ownedoReal-estate, investments, etc.GlobalizationCharacterized by the spread and intensification of capitalism across the globeImmigrationMigration can be partly attributed to the old-age search for a better life in aricher countryGlobalization of communication technologyoMass media for example, reinforces the dreams of an “easy life”Movement of people looking for employmentMany new immigrants (especially women) find employment in “soft” sectorssuch as the garment industryExport processing zones– in many Asian countries, young girls are lured to tax-free “factory cities” on the promise of good jobs manufacturing products forexportIssuesGlobalization often means disappearance of local enterprises and are replaced bytransnational corporationsGlobal OrganizationWorld Bank, GATT (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade), IMF (InternationalMonetary Fund), WTO (World Trade Organization)GDP– the preferred measure of whether an economy is expanding or contractingWorld System TheoryCore– embrace capitalismSemi-periphery

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