SOCA01H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Second Congo War, Volstead Act, Egotism

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Disorder become key elements of a societies collective memory. Labour disputes, strikes: problem of austerity. Loss of social security etc. , with the end of communism. Taliban rule: civil war, clan loyalties, war lords, totalitarian order. Now: taliban just conquered one of the major cities of afghanistan. Second congo war, 1998 on (more or less) War against women 60 minutes cbs news. Problem of social control on a more individual, daily level. Pass a law that people don"t accept: disobey plus organized resistance. Passed laws as if something was being done: american drank from the crack of dawn to the crack of dawn . The non-drinkers had been organizing for fifty years and the drinkers had no organization whatever. By 1875 fully one-third of federal revenues came from the beer keg and the whiskey bottle, a proportion that would increase in the years ahead . Society split in two, as drinkers resist the law.

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