CHAPTER 12 -Technology, the environment and social
Ulrich Beck (b. 1944)
* German Sociologist
* Professor at University of Munich & London School of Economics
* Risk Society: Towards a New Modernity (1992)
* Question: How has humanitys relations
CHAPTER 8: SEXUALITY AND GENDER Part 2
Perspectives on Gender differences
1) Essentialism: a school of thought that views gender differences as a
reflection of biological differences between women and men.
- Reinforce the essentialism viewpo
CHAPTER 8: SEXUALITY AND GENDER
Sex: humans are divided into two sexes on the basis of biological features
(chromosomes, sex organs, hormones, etc.).
Biological Determinism: peoples dispositions, attitudes, behaviours, social
roles, and other person
CHAPTER 10 RELIGION AND EDUCATION
Religion: faith, truth & values of beliefs
Sociology of Religion: studies the conditions and effects of religious beliefs,
symbols, practices, and organizational forms.
Sacred things are those which the [religious] interd
CHAPTER 9: FAMILIES
Traditional Nuclear Family: A father, mother and at least one child living in
the same household.
Fathers: Instrumental role as breadwinner
Mothers: Expressive role as caregiver
Talcott Parsons (1902-1979)
* Professor of Sociology (Har
CHAPTER 7:RACE AND ETHNICITY Part 2
Racial Formation Theory
Race: an autonomous field of social conflict, political organizations, and
cultural/ideological meaning (1994, p. 52).
* Hegemony & Historically Situated Racial Projects
i. Hegemony: one group do
CHAPTER 10 RELIGION AND EDUCATION Part 2
Conflict Theory: social inequality
Feminism: gender inequality
Symbolic Interactionism: social meaning & personality
Talcott Parsons Functionalist Perspective on Education
Two Main Processes: