Lecture 5: Globalization
1) Globalization is at least contemporary with modernization:
- Our lives, countries, economies, the components of our existence is enveloped in
this globalizing processes.
- How is the division of labour ex
Annotated Bibliography and Literature Review Assignment
Professor Fauzia Gardezi
Statement of Research Question or Topic
As a researcher, I am hoping to investigate the effects of single parents families on their children.
I would like to understand the s
F E B R U A R Y 2 6, 2013
Lecture 9 SOC
Video in class
Social Inequality: Marx & Weber: Class Weber: Status (symbolic resources) Ascription vs.
Achievement (Passed on vs. individual success)
Income is a great signifier of ones social class
CEO pay in Canada- A CEO makes the amount
January 20th 2016
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY II: EXPLORING SOCIAL LIFE
Readings: POI, William Levin, The Sociological Perspective, pp.50-56; Herbert
Blumer, The Methodological Position of Symbolic Interaction, pp.88-92; Saul Geiser,
Carol Gilligan: Womans Place in Mans Life Cycle
Simon Davis: Men as Success Objects and Women as Sex Objects
Carol Gilligan (1936-): Womans Place in Mans Life Cycle
In A Different Voice (1982)
Gilligan wants to formulate womens position in societ
Medicalization: very powerful form of labeling in modern society
Society is changing and how we deal with differences. How are behaviours are increasingly
In terms of our theory of deviance labelling theory talks about stigmati
Wednesday, February 24th, 2016
Lecture 7: WORK AND MODERN SOCIETY (Primary Labour markets vs. Secondary markets)
Durkheim: Division of Labour
Marx: Capitalism and Alienated Labour
Webers version of stratification: status, party, decision making. Cla
Lecture 10 Sociology: Deviance & Social Control
Reminders for essay:
o Academic integrity
o Use the essay formatting sample on blackboard
o Cover page, fancy title;)
o Page numbers starts on essay
Deviance and Social Control
o Chris Brucker
Intro to Sociology 2:
Theory 1: Theorizing Modernity
Durkeheim is developing the context of the social.
Elaborating on the idea of the social
You need subject matter to study
Assumptions is that the social precedes the individual
The social is
Media and Sociological Perspectives
Functionalism: 4 general functions:
1) Co-ordination of activities of postindustrial societies
2)Socialization of members
4) Entertainment (is like criminal shows)
Conflict theory: Marxian
January 6th 2016
Intro to Sociology 2:
Main essay is on public issue. (Public issue analysis or a content analysis based on a
public issue. Think about a public issue that you want to write about for major
Sociological imagination is
Annotated Bibliography and Literature Review:
What is the Relationship
Between Womens Work
And Power in Society?
Acker, Joan. 1973. Women and Social Stratification: A Case of Intellectual Sexism. American
Journal of Sociology 78, no. 4: 936-945
In this ar
How Does Society Deal With Convicts?
How Can Society Deal With Ex-Prison Convicts?
When a offender finally gets out of jail time, how can they walk into society like before,
how has it changed them socially and mentally? How will society treat them, d
Q: How many offenders have mental health issues in CSC?
A:The percentage of individuals committed to federal jurisdiction with a mental
health diagnosis at time of admission is increasing.
In 2007-08, 11.1% of individuals committed to federal jurisdiction
Chapter 4- Social Interaction to Social Organizations:
Social interaction is structured around:
Status: Positions that constitute any social system
Role: Expectations attached to the positions
Norm: Generally accepted way of doing s
Capitalism allows only one way of living
The crisis of the capital relates to the plummeting of profit, so the capitalist is
motivated to cut off employers to replace that profit
First crisis of capital in mid-1970s
THE BASIS OF MODERN SOCIETIES
Midterm exam review: February 5th (last hour of lecture)
Content: chapters 1-5 both books
Multiple choice/ true and false
Declare or change your major
What is sociology?
The systemic study of social behavior in human societies
-Systemic: widespread, not limited to one area
What is it about?
o Looking for patterns in our social worlds, and trying to understand
them using concepts, theories and
Culture and Modern Society
What holds society together?
o Ambiguous Canadian culture
Vast geography inherent regionalism
Quebec separatist movement
US proximity and economic dependence
Colonial and immigrant histories
Toolkit for Survival
Sociology Exam Review
Exam: Dec 10th, 7-10pm @ gym
-20 true/false (5 from midterm)
-35 multiple choice (from last 4
-6 short answers (3 from each)
-1 long answer (16 marks)
*short answer can be point form
Macro vs micro (pg 3)
Macro: the study of large organizations and large social
Micro: the study of typical processes and patterns of face to
face interaction in small groups
What is deviancy to sociologists?
Sociologist understand deviance as it relates to people, behaviours, and
conditions that are subject to social control, In order for an act to be considered
deviant it has to come under scrutiny and disapproval
Class Based Social system
Capitalism as a system of social relations that are defined by labour
o What work we do and for how much
Our economic success or failure is deemed a personal choice
Structural limitations of class structure are invis
Is Human Behaviour the result of our biology?
Evolutionary theory: social change through adaptation
Forces of social change:
o Physiology and intelligence (innovation)
o Sociability (interdependence)
Language and the human brain
Sexuality (taboo, privac
Sociology chapter 6
o Among the most important sorting devices incorporated into our
social construction of daily reality are the divisions between those
who have and those who have not
o Within our society, class structure plays a large
The Basis of Modern Societies
Why study capitalism in sociology?
Economic sphere determines social spheres (politics, culture, family, media)
Class consciousness: elite solidarity
Commodification of social life
o To maximize profit
After watching Richard Wilkinson: How Economic Inequality Harms Society, I
believe rich countries like the United States have such high rates of crime and
incarceration because of the income inequality between the people in the country.
What is sociology?
Sociology seeks to disentangle complex relationships between society and
o Why did widespread violence occur after a hockey game?
Private troubles are social problems
Who are you?
Self as a product of