WTE: Art and the World
Josh Goldfaden, MW 12:30
paint, pastel, oilstick, colored crayon and
charcoal on paper
leg and feet body parts, clock, shoes, profile of
a mans head
Introduction to Sociology
Assignment 2 Breach
Strangers in modern American society seem to be becoming more and more distant.
Where once it was polite, even normal, to smile to or engage a stranger in conversation in
passing, doing so seem
IMPORTANT SOCIOLOGISTS (GENERAL)
"theories of modernity simmel, durkheim, weber, marx
1. moved from village where there was little differentiation to cities was there was more difference; defined by different groups (ind. in center of
The sociology of DNA!
what are genetic ancestry tests doing? why would someone wanna take them? !
theoretically going into the field wondering about racial reiteration !
would the desire to know about peoples ancestrory outweight the costs of tech.!
defined as condition of deprivation due to economic circumstances; severe enough that the individual in this condition cannot live with dignity in society"
does breaking intergenerational cycle of poverty have any paybacks? Does it save socie
Model exam question: When Winant discusses Europe, he
claims there are both new racist/neo-fascist as well as antiracist movements/activists. How does he distinguish their
situations and potential to accomplish their aims?
Chapter 9 Brazil (when what is
Winant, Late Colonial period, but still before the break he
associates with WWII (1940s)
CH 4, The Empire Strikes Back: Resistance to the Racial Rule
Mini-summary: This chapter focuses on resistance to conquest and
enslavement (through sabotage and sub
I. The Long Shadow of Slavery (between slave & free labor)
a. Abolition does not equal an end to formal slavery
b. Spread of the system of peonage for at least another century in the
II. The economy as Instituted Process
a. Calls into question the natu
I. Chapter 1:
a. Worldview: Socio-Cultural Matrices
i. Idea of race starts as ideologies
b. science vs. lived experiences
i. race is something that we live with everyday
ii. The social category of race is problematic from a variety of
What was the general attitude that the English settlers had towards the
natives, according to Smedley, by 1675?
Who was the historian that noted the difference that the Native Americans
were kind and friendly to the settlers who were kind to
I. (From the last class) Key Ideas from chapter 3:
a. Isolation versus exposure
i. Whats interesting is that when Roman Catholicism started to
become prominent, religious and ethnic acceptance and
tolerance began to decline.
b. How capitalism, changing ki
Chapter 11 Conclusion
I. Winant reiterates his thesis about the significance of racial formation for
the development of the west economically, politically, socially, culturally
white supremacy & white rule were key (says he)
a. Racial formation was a fund
Chester County, South Carolina
Charles Hamilton Houston, the man who killed Jim Crow (he was a lawyer)
In 1896, Plessy vs. Ferguson happened and this was the case that Charles
Hamilton Houston dedicated his life to overturning.
Even after the Equal prote
Chapter 2, thoughts:
Chapter 3, thoughts:
I. Ask ourselves questions about our assumptions about ethnic success.mo
II. Model minorities: belief that those w/ superior cultural values thrive
despite the racial or ethnic prejudice they face in the US.
Key Winant Concepts
Signification & Structure
Hegemony (Dist. From dominance)
Chapter 2: The Historical Sociology of Race (Toward a
Geneology of the racial system of our time)
I. Linking signification (cultu
Reading Race and Representations
November 3, 2011
Critical Summary #3: Racialization of American Indians
Early American settlers viewed the land as a vacuum domicillium, empty home, or
terra nullias, empty land. Both terms relate to Ameri
Media and Race
How is race represented in this show?
In Racism and the American way of Media, Ash Corea states that, television viewers
were [and are] presented with well-established categories that they took for granted and accepted
as real (Corea 352) T
Elizabeth Hagen Deviance & Social Control 12/3/07 Term Paper Capital Punishment and Deterrence In 1975, University of Buffalo Professor Isaac Eehrlich published the first article attempting to ascertain the deterrence value of capital punishment whic
Soc . RCT 1/29/08 "The Man"- little people ; bureaucracy rules and rationality o Rationality = modern phenomenon Culture jamming o Don't realize all the things you have to pay for in a "free country o Questioning authority What is authority and why
Sociology- Dalton Conley 1/28/08 Making the familiar strange need sociological imagination o Indiv. Understand her experiences by relating it to others in similar situations Bad: makes our unique lives ordinary Good: sense of comfort to realize we'
Sociology- Dalton Conley 2/4/08 Paradox: o Legitimate authority is based on an implicit threat of force, but the moment force is used, Authority is lost Types of authority stem directly from types of actions Types of Action: o Technically rational- l
Sociology- Dalton Conley January 30th Milgram Experiment Context of the experiment. Class Why did they go on?- Basis of authority Max Weber- interpretive sociology: concerned with the meaning of social action for social actors themselves. 2 orientati
Soc RCT 2/5/08 Obedience (movie seen in lecture) o Laughter among the audience o Stanley Milgram Experiment- today considered as a violation of rights o White lab coat- emotional response. o Authority created through: setting, language used, at Yale
Sociology 1/24/08- Dalton Conley August Compte- invented "sociology"- French philosopher o Positivism- everything that is to be known can only be known by science. Anything that can't be known by the products of science = ignorance. Sociology- scienc
Sociology February 6, 2008 Paradox: It's the people we know the least well that offer us the most opportunities. ("the strength of weak ties") Three dimensions of power: 1. Conflict: getting others to do what you want against their will. -notion of c
Race and Ethnicity - Page 1 of 23
Sept 25, 2007
US Immigration waves Frontier expansion 1820-70, settlements US population 1820, around 10 million 7.4 million immigrated from Europe 1820-70 25 million immigrated from China 1840-1900 Population formu
Son 1 Teressa Son Ths235@nyu.edu SF II- Dr. Apsel 02/20/08 Essay Choice #1
Machiavelli addresses the relationship and characteristics of an efficient ruler and form of government in The Prince and The Art of War. The Prince was written by Machiavell
1 The persecution of Jesus as a criminal and his crucifixion invoked fear and uncertainty in his apostles and the not yet Christian Jewish community; in the context of the history during which Marks gospel was written, it is duly retrospectively note
1 The verisimilitude of Thucydides' account of the speech made by Pericles depicts the prominence of conformity in ancient Greece as a social characteristic that provided false security and a sense of belonging for the individual. The Spartans, known
Kyle Caputo Introduction to Sociology Honors
November 7, 2007 Professor Lehman / TA Owen Whooley
In "The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism," Max Weber outlines his argument about the strong similitude between the ethoses of ascetic Prot