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Lecture

SOCI 100 Lecture Notes - Consumerism, Hillary Clinton, Slow Food


Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOCI 100
Professor
Chris Mac Kenzie

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seniors
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sitting#reading#a#book
Social#Networking
Consumerism
Behaviour
Communication
Technology
Urban#Life#
Entitlement
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Instagram#Hyperlapse
Age#of#the#Hyper
Slow#Food#movement,#kids#are#getting#fat#because#rushing,#fast#food,#easy#to#make#to#rush#from#one#place#to#another.#Need#to#slow#down#and#
sit#down#to#enjoy#a#meal.
Society#is#created#through#our#use#of#symbols,#tradition,#and#rituals,#we#use#language#and#behaviour#to#create#these#symbols..#Etc.#
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sociologists#call#social#forces#or#structures.
Macrosociologists#&#Microstructures
Changing#behaviour#changes#structure
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Laws#never#change#anything,#the#day#it#goes#onto#the#law#it#was#because#we#as#a#society#changed#our#attitudes#about#it#over#time.#If#
we#put#a#law#we#are#not#ready#for,#it#would#not#go#through.
We#are#the#most#socially#tolerable#generation,#survey#says
Older#people#tend#to#pull#down#toleration#rates#because#they#were#taught#that#things#were#wrong,#they#were#brought#up#in#family#
with#beliefs#that#it#was#wrong.
Inequality#is#difference#politicise
They#are#marginalised#or#excluded#populations
Michael#Brown#example,#less#to#do#with#shooting,#more#to#do#with#discrimination#of#the#city's#black#population
60%#of#the#city's#population#are#black,#54#police#officers,#3#are#African#American
Resources#means:#food,#shelter,#education,#good#jobs,#political#office,#various#rights#and#privileges,#etc.
This#is#the#basis#for#discrimination.
Example#of#discrimination#:#Hilary#Clinton#asked#over#and#over#again#if#having#children#would#affect#her#presidential#campaign.#
Meanwhile,#Mitt#Romney#had#so#many#grandchildren#during#his#campaign#and#yet#nobody#asked#that#question#once.
Stephen#Harper,#terror#threats#are#no#time#for#sociology
Sociological#Imagination#C.#Wright#Mills#
Lecture,(Sept(9
Tuesday,# September# 9,#2014
6:18#PM

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6%#more#if#you're#a#dad#and#you#get#hired,#4%#less#if#you're#a#mother#and#get#hired#for#a#job
We#justify#such#acts#because#we#also#believe#that#mothers#are#better#care#givers#than#fathers,#men#should#be#the#ones#bringing#home#$$
Why#don't#mothers#get#paid#more#if#they#have#more#responsibility#than#fathers?
If#you#are#attending#a#Canadian#university,#your#classmates#probably#come#from#families#in#the#upper#half#of#the#income#ladder,#
community#college..#Classmates#come#from#more#modest#means
If#we#believe#that#men#are#the#better#care#givers,#we#would#treat#them#that#way.
How#we#behave..#Keeps#our#society#going
How#do#you#get#people#in#the#same#small#area#to#behave#similarily?
How#do#we#change#the#dark#underbelt?#How#can#we#improve#things?
We#are#a#rights#based#society
Sociology#is#the#study#of#the#obvious#and#the#uncovering#of#inconvenient#facts##the#business#of#myth#busting
The#idea#of#getting#a#job#is#an#enlightenment#idea,#prior#to#1800,#mostly#self#employed,#independent#contractors#,#a#secondary#job#was#a#
secondary#income
Concept#of#a#job
Most#social#networks#free#because#of#data#mining.#When#you#sign#up#you#give#so#much#of#your#information
More#connected#than#any#other#time#in#history#through#social#media,#contradicts#itself#by#higher#loneliness#rates#for#18#year olds#than#
seniors
44%#report#loneliness,#all#connected#to#social#networks,#losing#self#worth#ex)#friends#going#to#Barbados#doing#this#and#that, I'm#here#
sitting#reading#a#book
Social#Networking
Information
Consumerism
Behaviour
Communication
Technology
Urban#Life#
Entitlement
Control
Instagram#Hyperlapse
Age#of#the#Hyper
Slow#Food#movement,#kids#are#getting#fat#because#rushing,#fast#food,#easy#to#make#to#rush#from#one#place#to#another.#Need#to#slow#down#and#
sit#down#to#enjoy#a#meal.
Society#is#created#through#our#use#of#symbols,#tradition,#and#rituals,#we#use#language#and#behaviour#to#create#these#symbols..#Etc.#
Through#this#creation,#we#give#meaning#to#symbols..#Etc,#once#this#done,#we#have#the#basis#for#various#belief#systems,#norms,
values. THE$MORE$WE$RESPECT$THESE$ BELIEF$SYSTEMS,$NORMS$OR$VALUES,$THE$MORE$PERMANENT$THEY$BECOME$IN$SOCIETY.#
These#symbols,#trad.,#rituals,#norms,#and#beliefs#give#order#to#society#a#regular#pattern#to#our#lives.#These#patterns#are#what#
sociologists#call#social#forces#or#structures.
Macrosociologists#&#Microstructures
Changing#behaviour#changes#structure
Ex)#Stealing#is#bad.#What#if#we#started#stealing#and#decided#that#it#was#okay#and#stopped#punishing#people#for#it.#That#would create#
change#in#our#macro#structure#/#society.#
Laws#never#change#anything,#the#day#it#goes#onto#the#law#it#was#because#we#as#a#society#changed#our#attitudes#about#it#over#time.#If#
we#put#a#law#we#are#not#ready#for,#it#would#not#go#through.
We#are#the#most#socially#tolerable#generation,#survey#says
Older#people#tend#to#pull#down#toleration#rates#because#they#were#taught#that#things#were#wrong,#they#were#brought#up#in#family#
with#beliefs#that#it#was#wrong.
Inequality#is#difference#politicise
They#are#marginalised#or#excluded#populations
Michael#Brown#example,#less#to#do#with#shooting,#more#to#do#with#discrimination#of#the#city's#black#population
60%#of#the#city's#population#are#black,#54#police#officers,#3#are#African#American
Resources#means:#food,#shelter,#education,#good#jobs,#political#office,#various#rights#and#privileges,#etc.
This#is#the#basis#for#discrimination.
Example#of#discrimination#:#Hilary#Clinton#asked#over#and#over#again#if#having#children#would#affect#her#presidential#campaign.#
Meanwhile,#Mitt#Romney#had#so#many#grandchildren#during#his#campaign#and#yet#nobody#asked#that#question#once.
Stephen#Harper,#terror#threats#are#no#time#for#sociology
Sociological#Imagination#C.#Wright#Mills#
Lecture,(Sept(9
Tuesday,# September# 9,#2014 6:18#PM
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