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Lecture 5

Lecture 5

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Sociology
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SOCA01H3
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Sheldon Ungar

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Thursday October 8, 2009 ± Lecture 5 Threats to Social Order
Today: Read BRYM Chapter 3, 4, 14, 21
Orienting Questions to the Lecture
-Iraq after the war
Before: Totalitarian, held in check by military force.
After: Disband army VS. Selective group, social fabric rips apart, destroy infrastructure.
-Is society orderly ± or not?
-Disorderly,
-Social cohesion vs. Torn social fabric.
Problems of Social Order
-How to get people to conform? Rather than deviate.
Threats to Social Order
1.Egotism
-Hobbes: Insatiable (greed) wants lead to force and fraud.
-Freud: Repress individual.
-Selfish Gene: Genes seek to maximize survival, rather, aggression maximizes it.
2.Inequality
-Superiors vs. Inferiors.
-Why do people tolerate so little?
-:K\GRQ¶WWKH\UHEHO"
3.Meaningless
-Avoid breakdown reaction, anomie.
-Threats to sense of order: Suicide s(suicide boomers), mass murder, heresy.
Why Be Moral?
-Frederick Nietzsche
-The Superman: Lucid, rules and arbitrary.
-/HRSROGDQG/RHE³3HUIHFW&ULPH´ By superior being, wanted to create a perfect
crime (Kidnapped Robby Frank and killed him, but due to glasses one dropped they got
caught)
-3HUVXDGHPHQRWWR«UH'RVWRHYVN\
-Prudence:
-Weight/cost benefit.
-People commit crimes all the time
-Other Characteristics:
-Religion.
-Guilt.
-When You Get Caught:
-People tell on you.
-Ruin family reputation.
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Thursday October 8, 2009 ± Lecture 5 Threats to Social Order Today: Read BRYM Chapter 3, 4, 14, 21 Orienting Questions to the Lecture -Iraq after the war Before: Totalitarian, held in check by military force. After: Disband army VS. Selective group, social fabric rips apart, destroy infrastructure. -Is society orderly ± or not? -Disorderly, -Social cohesion vs. Torn social fabric. Problems of Social Order -How to get people to conform? Rather than deviate. Threats to Social Order 1.Egotism -Hobbes: Insatiable (greed) wants lead to force and fraud. -Freud: Repress individual. -Selfish Gene: Genes seek to maximize survival, rather, aggression maximizes it. 2.Inequality -Superiors vs. Inferiors. -Why do people tolerate so little? -:K\GRQ¶WWKH\UHEHO" 3.Meaningless -Avoid breakdown reaction, anomie. -Threats to sense of order: Suicide s(suicide boomers), mass murder, heresy. Why Be Moral? -Frederick Nietzsche -The Superman: Lucid, rules and arbitrary. -/HRSROGDQG/RHE³3HUIHFW&ULPH´ By superior being, wanted to create a perfect crime (Kidnapped Robby Frank and killed him, but due to glasses one dropped they got caught) -3HUVXDGHPHQRWWR«UH'RVWRHYVN\ -Prudence: -Weight/cost benefit. -People commit crimes all the time -Other Characteristics: -Religion. -Guilt. -When You Get Caught: -People tell on you. -Ruin family reputation. -/RVVRIIUHHGRP&DQ¶WWUDYHOWRSODFHV www.notesolution.com -Others Do It To You: -Imitation. -Lucid Person -If God is dead, everything is permissible. -1RWLQFRQWURYHUWLEOH1RWDEOHWRGHQ\RUGLVSXWHUHDVRQWRDFW³PRUDOO\´ -Then Why Not Do It? -Sensible person. -Emotions. On Being Sane in Insane Places (Reader) -In a bureaucratic society, sanity is classified by validation of experts and society. (For example, written documents) -However once you are labeled insane, it is almost impossible to erase this label. Rather, it EHFRPHV³VWLFN\´ -1RWFXUHGEXWLQ³UHPLVVLRQV´ -Type 2 error, False positive: saying healthy is sick. -Type 1 error, False negative: saying sick is healthy. -Take note that other patients seemed to know that they were sane. In Link With C.W Mills -Staff failed to exhibit sociological imagination, did not connect behaviours of patients to environment. -Note example of nervousness vs. boredom. Violence, Sex, and Drugs Among Canadian Teens (Reader) Violence -Theoretical approach acknowledged by C.W Mills (abstracted empiricism). -Perception of violence seen to be very serious. Males and females had somewhat different opinions. -Problem of defining violence: role of zero tolerance. Sexuality -Evidence of permissiveness (freedom by parents) in society. -However there are some poor measures/questions in relation to sex within teens. Drugs -How do crime data differ from data of sexuality and drugs? -:KDWDUHUDYHVVHHQDV«" Gun Control (NOT IN READER) Bill C51 (1977) -This was created for the ban of some weapons, and permits and handgun registration was needed. www.notesolution.com -Was the bill effective?? -Comparing Canada vs US. US was seen as the control group, and occasionally checked for secular trends. òssion Management -$VD³VLJQDO´ 1. Seen as something to be done. 2. Seen to appease the public. -However, not likely to work. -Take the heat off! US War on Drugs -Co-opt (to adopt something appropriate as your own idea) the military for the fight; note that they initially opposed this role. -From the data, able to see the number of drug seizures, area of fields destroyed. Racial Profiling -Racial profiling: Substitution skin colour for evidence of suspicion by law enforcement officials. -Difference in illegal activities with whites vs. blacks. -This also leads to difference of charges brought by whites vs. blacks. www.notesolution.comThursday October 8, 2009 Lecture 5 Threats to Social Order Today: Read BRYM Chapter 3, 4, 14, 21 Orienting Questions to the Lecture -Iraq after the war Before: Totalitarian, held in check by military force. After: Disband army VS. Selective group, social fabric rips apart, destroy infrastructure. -Is society orderly or not? -Disorderly, -Social cohesion vs. Torn social fabric. Problems of Social Order -How to get people to conform? Rather than deviate. Threats to Social Order 1.Egotism -Hobbes: Insatiable (greed) wants lead to force and fraud. -Freud: Repress individual. -Selfish Gene: Genes seek to maximize survival, rather, aggression maximizes it. 2.Inequality -Superiors vs. Inferiors. -Why do people tolerate so little?
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