Modern Crises and Postmodern Solutions
- Translate Governments are not permanent but subordinate to the public will (17).
Authorities are not everlasting but are subject to the peoples preferences. LS
If the people decide that the government is not abidin
- Translate economic systems are always embedded in social formations and that these
formations fall into an evolutionary range of types called modes of production (15-6).
- Translate Marxism in the hands of social scientists provided an alternati
Sociological imagination: imagining outside of yourself. Why am I making these choices and
are they from a sociological perspectives?
Qualitative vs quantitative research is:
Deductive reasoning to generate hypotheses and to guide and
Origins of racism:
race over class
color line: separates whites from non-whites
institutionalization of racism: laws drawn up over time to make racism integral to
society (no interracial marriage; make African slavery permanent for those who were
Society is important to sociology
o Durkheim reasoned that if he could demonstrate that a seemingly individual
behaviour like suicide was actually linked to social causes (i.e. social facts),
he could make a persuasive case for sociology
- Correct and Explain the following statement: Social science often tells practitioners as much
about social science praxis as it tells them about the world (3).
- Correct and Explain the following statement: Controversy is an aberra
Wilk and Cliggett 2007 Social and Political Economy
- Define and Quote a new term or concept.
Substantivism: A relativistic theory which argues that economic activities and
behaviors in each society are based on a different logic, specific for that societ
Wilk and Cliggett 2007 Economic Anthropology: Undisciplined Discipline (pgs 1-15)
- Define and Quote a new term or concept.
anti-utilitarianism: the idea that the value of things is entirely a social connection,
instead of an internal/personal decision; v
- Translate These classes.struggle for dominance and control, with a consciousness defined
by their position (95).
There are different classes of people in society, and these different classes economic rationality
is determined largely by s
- Translate human beings.live in groups and their consciousness is shaped by their
interactions with others (87).
Humans are social creatures, there is a basic desire to be part of and accepted by a group - in
order to accomplish this humans look to each
03/01/10 Sociology Notes
Corporation economic self interest o $
owned by share-holders o t ransferable shares
limi ted liability* social interests are secondary legal institution*/legal personhood
Role of Government in shaping institution grant charter
U.S. Census o count problems with this: people who are sick, out of the country, homeless, i mpaired in some way, non-U.S. citizens, people who are moving, people hiding from the law and people who dont want to fill i t out.
2/22/10 National Behavior Sociology Notes
Around 200 nations in the world Over half came into existence within last 60 years World before World Wars was controlled by empires O ttoman Empire Carved groups out of different sects - Shia, Sunni, Kurds, etc S
2/17/10 Economics Sociology Notes
Taxes 1040 - Standard Individual Income Form If married, can combine income and pay 1 tax Progressive tax system - higher income, higher % of taxes Some income exempt from taxes Deduct moving costs, tuition, etc Itemized
Sociology Class, April 19th *Final Exam is only going to cover material since last midterm digital divide the inequality in access to the internet o o o o o o o o o o access vs. no access digital literacy vs. illiteracy knowing how to use the internet, et
Sociology Notes, April 26th How New things happen o Plausible promise f raming Vision of what i t will look like that is appealing to you offering an achievable goal. Legitimate motivation. o Tools o Smart tools ones that dont have built in modifications
Sociology Notes, April 23rd Social Movement: groups that cooperate on a platform of issues by organizing extra-institutional demonstrations in a sustained challenge with authorities examples: o o o o o tea party anti-government in I ran Obama progressivis
Sociology Notes, April 21st internet affects morality o o o o public forums space to argue/change ideas mass culture online based on viral stories viral stories are shocking, sensationalistic, point out deviance, celebrity-driven, negative email-forwards
Sociology Lecture 2/26/10
old mortgages direct relationship new mortgages brokered, indirect relationship
o o o o
more incentive to lend, lower standards more borrowers, sub-prime borrowers bundled & divided CDOs home-equity loans
Sociology Lecture April 14th Obesity Trends o o increasing obesity is not an individual problem nationwide for the past 20-30 years in fluencing Americans weight o wealthiest states have slowest growth, poorest states have fastest growth
Food Industry o o