Closing the productivity gap will require increased investment in research and
development, capital and people, improved education and training, and a
modernised, productive infrastructure including transport. The problem of shorttermism in
Lecture Notes Ch. 3
Fetishism of Commodities: The fetishism of commodities is the process by which the
actual value behind products, abstract labor, becomes unidentifiable by the consumer. The
consumer instead only sees the use value of the good they cons
Lecture Notes Ch. 6
Consumerism; consumer culture; material consumption as the goal of life.
Consumption forms our identity about ourselves, psychological consequences to
consumer society. Becomes a new form of social control.
Lecture Notes Ch. 5
Fromms two moves to make Freuds theory work with social theory:
A. Fromm considers Freuds theory not primarily intrapsychic theory, but a theory
of socialization in the family.
B. Family is a historically variable subsystem of society.
Sociology Lecture Notes
Please note that a definition is not just a few words or a single sentence, the kind of
narrow definition one sees in a dictionary. A definition, in my sense of the term, starts
with the basic definition, but also includes the foll
Lecture Notes Ch. 1-2
2. (Alienation from self and species being are the same thing) Alienation from Species
being: The worker is detached from his innate potential as a creative human being. The
ability and desire of humans to create for the sake of beau
Lecture Notes Ch. 4
Pleasure Principle - dont hate the playa, hate the brain -Freud
d. Freud. immediate satisfaction, pleasure, joy/play, receptiveness, absence
e. delayed satisfaction, restraint of pleasure, work, producti
Sociology Overview Lecture Notes/Examples
Facebook likes, people expressing their identities with movies, music, television
shows, video games etc. that they like. and display to everyone
Branding: Nike doesnt sell shoes they sell sportiness, most modern
Lecture Notes: Karl Marx
Marx left us
The problem of consciousness:
One the one hand, exploitation + the occasional crisis that makes things even worse
should lead to correct consciousness that one is oppressed, exploited, miserable,
the kind of conscio
Lecture Notes Ch 7
Sublimation is the supression of drives (love and death drives),
De-sublimation is the non-supression of these drives,
because we satisfy them partially through culture (sexualized media images, violent
BUT this is repressi
Outside Class Assignment #2 (DUE 11:59 PM CST ON Sunday 9/28): Culture
* All Outside Class Assignments should be double-spaced and done in a Word document
using narrative format and a 12-point Times New Roman (or similar) font.
*Please be sure to include
What is Sociology?
After reviewing the article titles given for this first assignment, I believe they indicate that
Sociology, generally speaking, is not only a study of diversity or commonality in traits among people; it is
also a science about factors i
Screening Checklist Analysis of North by Northwest
Briefly but thoroughly answer these questions concerning the film North by Northwest.
The questions are based on the Screen Checklist in the textbook on pp. 266. Put your
answers in the drop box. We are a
As stated in the reading material, culture consists of the beliefs, behavior, objects, and
other characteristics common to the members of a society. Without culture, there would be no
society, and without society, there would be no culture.
Its hard to tell what things are truly positive or negative about how technology and the
internet can change relationships to the virtual world, because the effects are just beginning to
show. As always hindsight is 20/20, so perhaps in 10 o
Of all of the rules listed as guidelines to spot the future of technology, I would say his,
Give Points for Audacity. This quality could be one of the most important, not only in the
technology world, but possibly the world over. Some of th
Photoshop and photo editing is becoming more and more prevalent in todays society.
Although the desire to be perfect has been here long before Photoshop has been. Girls and even
boys try to be a perfect model of flawlessness that they see in
What does it truly mean to be alone in a world flooding with technology? I would have to
disagree with the author of the article that, just because you are texting someone or connected,
but not necessarily on social media, doesnt mean that
Exploring Movie Reviews
Read at least 3 movie reviews by 3 different professional or nearly
professional reviewerscan be 3 on the same film or different films.
Answer these questions based on the reviews you perused.
What 3 reviews did you read? Who wa
The social norms of this specific region were definitely something that is much different
from most way in the US and eating live monkey brains did seem a bit off to me, although it was
more or less due to the fact that it was still alive an
Extra Credit #2
Twilight Zone had a lot of radical ideas at the time, and many of the episodes still hold
their merits even today. The episode Number 12 Looks Just like You is about how only beauty
can be beautiful and anything against the norm is wrong.
Group Research Project
Sharing your group research project with the class is the final exam for the class, and during
the class Final Exam time you will have an opportunity to share your research findings with the
Indicate the name
1. When you look in the mirror, what do you see (You must have at
least three sentences.)?
2. What is your best internal feature/ best personality trait (sense of
humor, intelligence, charm, etc.)?
3. What is your best external
(Henslin 2012 and McIntyre 2011)
Expectations or rules of behavior
Classifications of Norms
(Henslin 2012 and McIntyre
Customs or habits that are passed from generation to
generation (the way we do it)
Culture/ World View/ Ethnocentrism
Discuss with your group members:
1. What are some ways that your family practices its
cultural heritage (food, activities, dress, etc.)?
Sociology and Halloween
Sociology and halloween
Make a mask with your paper sack-
Be as creative with it as you want, but one thing every mask must
have is eye holes.
Sociology and halloween
Halloween is a time in American society when it is acceptable to