Common Sense (No control) occurs through random experiences with your
senses at any given time or location, and experiences can differ from one person,
location or era. There is no controlling the interpretation of these experiences.
Bertrand Russell regarded it as the fundamental concept in the social sciences.
Sociologists do not see power as a thing but as manifested throught its effects.
Max Weber - the ability of people or groups to achieve their goals despite
Politics 113 Lecture 3
Linking Past and Present.
Democracy without media, the printi ng revoluti on and the public sphere.
Media history: evolution and revolution
500,000 yrs ago humans
50,000 yrs language
5,000 yrs papyrus/ paper
POLITICS 113- L2
What is Politics?
Network of power relations (in society)
Institutional means of coordination
People differ- conflict between purposes
Politics as a coordination to address conflict and aid cooperation
Politics as communication
SOCIO 100- MODERNISING
Perception V Reality: Migrant Parents:
People viewed parents of migrants are burdens to the government and the economy
but studies show that they are deff not.
Recap 2: Sociology
Task to understand ourselves and each other (
Tuesday 21st March 17 SOCIO 100 L6
Social Stratification: What social inequality is and
represents the layers of inequality
Every society has social inequality with people who wield a large amount of power
Zygmunt Bauman 1991
o We are v careful of what we say and how we say it.
Methodology is important in case we want to replicate or compare
o Influence of the natural sciences
The size of the field
o We are big
Thursday 30th March 17 POLITICS 113
NEW ZEALAND MEDIA: A
Media and the NZ public sphere
Here and now
o Political economy (continued)
o News media and NZ democracy: pol econ and public service media
o Case study: the TVNZ Charter (2003-11)
POLITICS 113 L4
Media Revolutions: Mass Media,
Television and Broadcast
Democratic public spheres emergence and transformation
o Printing revolution linked to representative/democratic government
o Mass media extending and dilu
Tuesday 21st March 17- POLITICS 113 L5
Media Revolutions: From Printing
Revolution to Digital Revolution
Orality to Literacy
The world transformed from a fully oral culture to a world where writing became the
o Moved from a discussion/ debate
What is capitalist activity?
Investing money with the expectation of making profit
System that encourages capitalist activity
Invest their capital with the intention of making porfit
The accumulation of capital-then reinve
The dark side of science
Implication of the Scientific revolution
The invention of the machine gun devastation in ww1
85% people dead
Chemical to kill thousands of people in concentration camp
Atomic bomb-Hiroshima and Nagasa
Lecture 3- Pre Modernity
Modernity- see lecture slides.
-Moving towards secularist thinking as opposed to religious belief
Modernity is a double edged sword (Janus faced) It has brought about positive things
however along with that we have the
Lecture 11-Guest Lecturer
The dangers of conspicuous consumption
Modernity and capitalist expansion are tied to growth in a number of ways
Capitalism-growth is tied to production and consumption, leading to a host of additional
Why does the renaissance matter to New Zealand?
Development of the printing press
The religious reformation
What was the protestant reformation ?
Different Aspects of the reformation-not a homogenous movement
The dark side of the renaissance
The Scientific Revolution
Contributions of Renaissance Events
1. Increased cultural balue placed in the written, books , literacy, and education
2. The rise of observatio
Thought of the day: Swami sachithananda quote- see slideshow
-The reinvestment/investment of money with the expectation of making profit.
-Victor labbel? Taylor and tilford reading?
Characteristics of the pre modern elite
Why pursue these activities?
-To buffer themselves from the newly arrived (new money)
Why would someone want to be noble?
- Monopoly to bear arms in public
- Exempted from manua
Pre modern structure of powere, domninated by the monarchy, clergy and the class of
Deep influence church had over all cultural affairs
System of power that the church beniffited from
Change in the 1500
Lecture 12-guest lecturer
The effects of capitalism on work: the impossibility of an ethical capitalism.
Establishes the necessary social relations of capitalism: workers and capitalists (the capital
A philosophy that is based on:
primacy of individual responsibility & choice
promotion of free market principles
and the rejection of state intervention in the economy (state should not
play a big part in economy).
From a neoliberal persp
Sheilas 28 years on
A lot of different branches and arguments of feminism.
LIbreal feminism girls can do anything, equality and equal rights, freedom, choice, gender
neturailty. Sought ot remove barriers to womans participation across various areas of wor
There are 3
dimensions in a
societys response to
is the idea that public support for more severe criminal justice policies (i.e.
incarceration) has become a primary driver of policy making and
Evidence of this
is the gender pay
are social divisions maintained by social processes whereby there is an insistence on
the policing of behaviour, so that individuals conform t
Crime and incarceration
Violence in ANZ
What is violence?
Is ANZ a violent
Violence is the threatened or intentional exercise of physical force so as to
inflict injury on or cause damage to people, animals, a
Whilst the present generation of kiwis are not responsible for past crown actions, our
society as a whole owes much of its wealth to the early acquisition of Maori land and other
Where there have been breaches of the TOW by the crown, the crown
refer to Anae reading- O au: my identity journey. [Pasifika NZ
lecture]. The process in which one goes through in order to
understand the self in relation to the other. i.e. from Samoan
to a Pan-Pacific Identity.
Lecture 8 State of the nation land and race relations debates in NZ
Need to watch a documentary state of the nation
Take notes on what they say about
- Impact of treaty today
- How is new Zealander used
- Note ethnicity
- Not point
Week 5: Country Music
Readings: Girls with guitars and fringe and sequins and rhinestones, silk, lace and leather by
Country music with its distinctive sounds and lyrics, and its distinct social identification
with working-class America, shou
Week 3: Rock n Roll
Readings: Researching Rhythm and Blues by Arnold Shaw
The term rhythm and blues came into vogue in June 1949 when the tradepaper
Billboard substituted it for Race, the term that had been in use since the 1920s to
describe black records