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SOC203H1 Lecture Notes - Patrilineality, Double Standard, Bourgeoisie


Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOC203H1
Professor
J.Veugelers

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JANUARY 30
“Class, status, party” true or false
Economically conditioned power is identical with power as such (95) FALSE
Classes are not communities (groups united by kinship or a sense of belonging (95)
TRUE
Class situation: the typical chance for a supply of goods, external living conditions,
and personal life experiences TRUE
Property and lack of property are NOT the basic categories of all class situations
(96) FALSE
Class interest is relatively unambiguous (97) FALSE
Propertied and propertyless people cannot belong to the same status group (99)
FALSE
Unlike the actions of classes and status groups the communal actions of parties
always means a societalization (organized group action) (100) TRUE
SIMMEL
Hannah Arendt (1906-75) - “Violence can always destroy power”
Coercion using force or threatening to use force/getting people to
comply b/c you’re threatening
Look at paradoxes of power
if you are a powerful person using violence to threaten someone the
paradox is that you can only get them to do something if you maintain
their life. Once that person is badly injured or killed, the powerful loses
power in the sense that with the death of ths peron or if they get hurt, its
no longer to extract something from them
Starting point for his premise was like Weber
Weber power is the ability to realize one’s will despite the resistance of
someone else
Power is a 2 way relationship/certain amount of negotiation
Subordinate someone under the power of someone else/are the weaker
P181 “domination is a form of interaction” NOT action
*Understand interaction b/w those who dominate and those who
are dominated (relationships b/w them)
o the will of the subordinate person matters
(181) “the subordinate is not nearly passive material acted upon”
o Interpreting world is own way without the dominated views of
others (the subordinate has agency and scope of creativity)
(183) describes 2 bases for authority: character and position
o character qualitites of character which make us accept to them
sometimes we defer to people b/c of their personality
o position defer respect people b/c of their positions over us
(185-6) outdated point: talking about how leaders must lead the
public in a given direction and pulls society in a direction they
think is appropriate
o leaders are not leading public opinion but led by public opinion
Bismarck German leader (1815-98), chancellor, still a monarchy ruled
by William I
(186-89) negotiation people entering into contracts
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