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SOCA01H3 Lecture Notes - Law School Admission Test, Sarafan, Generic Drug


Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOCA01H3
Professor
Mc Kinon

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SOCA01 12
Notes on board:
Frank Duredi, culture of fear
1) Religious morals entrepreneurs
2) Secular moral entrepreneurs
3) Health activist
4) Environmentalists
5) Child activist
6) Law and order entrepreneur
7) Free market entrepreneur
Two papers reviewed:
- Davis. Moore, stratification
- Crittenden, mommy tax
Metal health labeling: A growth industry
1) Stress society we are living in best time. There use to be illiteracy, wars, violence throughout
our history. Modern societies don’t impose any stress. It leaves u free from finding where the
other time meal is coming from and u focus on intellectual work. Longevity keeps on going up.
For women average life span is 80.
2) Corporate interest- pharmaceutical companies have become involved. They patronize new
drugs & only that company can sell it until the contract runs out & generic drugs came into
market. Prozac- widely prescribed. Elili-when patron run out on paroz they produce generic drug
called sarafan that psychiatric came up with. The connection between psychiatrics and
pharmaceutical companies is close.
3) Every one’s an expert- self help literati on. We encounter self help expert on news paper,
magazine, tv etc. They expand labeling. Ex Ritalin drug prescribe for boys for social control
problem in the class room (these are called inattentive boys). Ritalin calm the person down and
use to manage behavior that one disagree with. ADD is suppose to be brain disorder & it
involves chemical abnormality for brain. No test is available for that. Only Ritalin clinical
experiment is used. PTSD once this disorder was recognized, after recognition psychiatric
trivialize the condition PTSD. If u saw a scary movie, u are defined to have PTSD. It comes from
attempt to inc professional power.
4) Professional power all occupation inc the power of their function group. They get more
prestige and more money. It give u a larger “case load”-> more client- >more power. It is a study
states that in time of depression, if u seek help from close family mem (wisdom of ages) works
better than if u seek professional help. Frank fredi worked in this field, he said we live in culture
all professional guys are trying to break u down. Health activist, Child activist & religion all scare
us. Environmentalist -their intention is to frighten pple, when u do that u give them the power.
James Cameron director of avatar he stresses social development is harmful for aboriginal
pple (e.g oil sands). Aboriginal thousands of them work in oil sands and they make a lot of
money. aboriginal pple is involved in oil sand planning. When u scare pple, u control pple.
Davis and Moore in support stratification support equality. It’s universal, ubiquitous and found
everywhere. So wht they argue as functionalist stratification is that you must perform positive
role for society. Stratification is necessary for well ordered society. The functional necessity
includes how do u motive and place them in certain circuit. You gonna instill desire in them to
pursue certain position. U get these pple to carry responsibilities faithfully, so some position are
more better than other. Some requires special talent. Special talent meaning ability. All societies
must have reward that can be given to pple. These rewards are distributed unequally. This
ensures most qualified pple fill most qualified position. Best positions or most imp positions
require the greatest training and talent. Also these are establish by scarcity of available
candidates. Not everybody can do certain kinds of work. Certain positions are available to pple
with superb talent. Modern medicine is in reach of most of us, but it is expensive to pursue.
Current medicine is a threat to heath system ex man with hip surgery. Davis and Moore two
functionalist: Tumis responded to functional physician on functional necessity of stratification.
Certain positions are more functionally important. Functionalist can’t define what functional
need is (criticism). Only limited num of individual has talent to pursue functionally thus they
acquire the imp positions. The more highly stratified the society is, greater likelihood they will
restrict num of recruit. Medical school has been instructed by government to suppress the total
num of doctor. Society will shut the door in most pple. LSAT or MCAT doesn’t predict that how u
r gonna do well on law school or medical school. This is used to keep pple out. Davis and Moore
did many sacrifices getting pple to purse functionally imp positions. In this process, u have to
endure and there is economic sacrifice. Tumin believed that money is not the only thing but
paying too much attention to extrinsic reward also matters. Beyond the actual work. Wht about
intrinsic rewards? ex Joy’s work and internship. Davis Moore emphasizes on intrinsic reward
(e.g. money).
Crittenden, mommy tax attended anti feminist - women make 98 cents to a dollar compare to
a men so they have achieved quality at work place. Critten don’t reallythink like that. She thinks
it only apply to very small group 27-33 age of women with no children. She thinks that mothers
are most disadvantage at work place. For educated women, spend about million buck over a
child. Critten said that she lost $700,000 after her child born. Women pay a mommy tax. Helping
out elderly also result in loss of women’s income. Apparently in USA there is no paid maternity
leave. In Ontario, we do have maternity leave. If u takes time off to have ur baby, ur equivalent
job must be saved. This doesn’t exist in US. She finds wage discrimination in law firms, among
MBAs (master of business) students and also among working class women and most part time
worker. Part time worker get less benefits than full time workers. Crittenden women operate
chunck change . How do u lower the mommy tax? U gotta delay pregnancy. In France and
Sweden, government and employers provide more help to women who are raising children. In
France two children will bring 10000 of dollar from the government. Veterans get all kind of
benefit in US e.g housing allowance , heath care allowances, educational help (GEH) . If u are a
veteran, no paying to uni or graduate school. Discrimination against mom is not illegal yet. Wht
is the result of this wage discrimination against mom? American women decided to not have
children. Europe is going through its own debt price in euro zone. Several countries have gone
broke: Greece , Ireland, Spain, Italy. These countries are on edge of broke. Canada is fine, we do
have some debt but its manageable, we are creating jobs for pple.