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Social Science
SOSC 1040
Claudio Colaguori

SOSC 1040 Sept 20, 2012 The concept of power • The capacity to influence/control other people in significant ways, through force or through ideas - Unequally distributed in our society - As control over resources, wealth and the law - As social regulation and control – it emerges through - Is fluid and dynamic; society is under constant change social relations - Power as freedom – power as domination - People often try to oppose power to create social change • Early human societies – mode of production – paleo, neo, modern sociological THEORIES OF SOCIETY • Structural functionalism • Social cohesion • Solidarity • Order • Anomie - Class conflict model - Social hierarchy - Profit motive - Disorder - Alienation Dialectics • Everything in society is related, change is constant • Change proceeds from quantitative to qualitative • Change results from the struggle and tension between opposing forces • Patriarchal order, gender roles and norms • Max Weber – social stratification, life chances, bureaucracy • Neoliberalism and the post 9/11 era - globalization Ideology SOSC 1040 Sept 20, 2012 • ‘How does the society reproduce and maintains itself in the same form’ – how does
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