Lecture 11 Social Stratification (Part B)
The Functional Theory of Stratification
It argues that inequality is useful and inevitable
This theory is wrong in a certain way and it is not liked by leftist because of what it argues.
Is inequality inevitable?
Lecture 10 Social Stratification (Part A)
Social stratification is the study of social inequality and who gets what. Inequality is related to everything
IQ, death, self esteem, health problems. It is often is a small relationship but a consistent one.
Lecture 9 Culture and Media
A look at cultural change from a limited perspective.
The electronic revolution:
Effects of electronic revolution:
Consequences of the mass media and electronic revolution: nothing is obvious or certain!
Mass society h
Lecture 8 Goffman
Play: Look Back in Anger by John Osborne
The play was written by an angry young man that came back from the war.
-Why was the play done on class a failure?
Because the people presenting it werent actors, didnt know what the play was abo
Lecture 7 Solutions to the Problem of Order
Society and the Individual
There are two statements:
-society is the product of human activity
-individuals are the product of society
Time situation (Dynamic process): We create society and over time people ar
Lecture 5 The Problem of Order
Orienting Questions for the Lecture:
1. How is society possibly?
2. Is society orderlyor not?
-Social cohesion vs. torn social fabric
e.g. Hamburg, Germany: Turks almost completely separate from German population. They came
Lecture 4 Applying methods to violence and the media. Philips
Methods applied to violence and the media
While the question of whether the media causes increased violence seems easy to answer, it is
Lecture 3 How sociologist do research. Data analysis.
How sociologists do research
Sociology vs. Journalism
Journalism Article # 1: 4 families in the Toronto Star:
Family #1: kids playing with Lego, middle class, 2 kids
Family #2: computer and books fami
Lecture 2 Suicide rates. Sociological theories and theorists
Applying the Sociological Perspective: Social solidarity and anomie
Purpose: to show that suicide rates are powerfully affected by social relations.
Suicide appears to be an anti-social, nonsoci
Lecture 1 Moral Panics, Sociological Imagination, and
History and Cohorts
For sheer lack of intelligibility, sociology is far and away the number one subject. I sat through
Suppose you observed that children cry when they fall down. You writ