Materialism and the Theory of Ideology :
The Class Basis of Politics and Revolution (Karl Marx and Frederich
First Premises of Materialist Method
The premises from which we begin are not arbitrary ones, not dogmas, but real premises from
1.) Bering Straight Theory Theory that is being challenged about how and when
the first Americans arrived to the Americas. The theory states that between
14,000 and 20,000 years ago, an ice age caused the sea level to drop 200 meters.
This created a land
MID-TERM EXAM REVIEW
BASICS OF SOCIOLOGY
ORIGINS OF SOCIOLOGY
-The Enlightenment and Modernity
For thousands of years, antiquity depended on tradition, superstition, and brute force to
determine the conditions and outcomes of societies.
From Howard Becker, "Culture: A Sociological View"
"Where does culture come from? .Most of the cultural understandings we use to organize
our daily behavior are there before we get there, and we do not propose to change them or
negotiate their details wit
Critical Reading v. Critical Thinking
We can distinguish between critical reading and critical thinking in the following way:
Critical reading is a technique for discovering information and ideas within a text.
Critical thinking is a technique for evaluat