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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC202H5
Professor
Kate Cairns
Semester
Winter

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Lecture 4 2014­02­15 • Something you want to know of the links between the cultural diamond • Link between the social world and cultural object. • Think about the theory of reflection theory: • Marxist  • Functionalist • Weberian approach: key ideals of Protestantism, religious beliefs shape the economic order  because hard work was a good moral judgement.  • Today’s questions: Who makes specific cultural objects? How are they endowed with meaning? What is  represented by the left of the diamond? Building on Last week Emile Durkheim: • • Functionalist approach to culture—BUT, not just a straightforward reflection • Societies create “collective representations” to bind them together • Collective representation: symbol or idea: something that stands for them.  • …Any identifiable social group will develop collective representations through which it  demonstrates its collective solidarity to itself and others.” (Griswold 2013: 54) o Different sub­cultures example of sports, they have logos and so forth. • We can study social groups by studying how they represent themselves  • First big DJ was Kool Herk he played in Le Bronx. The birth of hip­hop from an individual who  played loud music and basically made a DJ career out of records.  • BB Boys broke boys dancing break dancing.  • What can we learn through an analysis of b­boying? What are the relevant points on the cultural  diamond for this cultural object? What other key concepts from the readings can you apply to this clip? • It relates to the social world, they all have the same perception of BB boying, cultural object: bb  boying itself. • There is a real narrative of how BB boying and breaking came about—elements of that  subcultures. • Struggle around the way hip­hop is unde
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