SOC 1301 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Geert Hofstede, Samuel Von Pufendorf

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29 Nov 2018
Sociology Week 3-
Agency, Social Structure, and Culture
Agency- Individuals ability to act according to their own free will
- How much agency do we have?
- Vaclav Havel, The Power of The Powerless
Social structure-
- Established patterns of interaction between members of society
- Race
- Collective ideas, habits, actions, norms, traditions, beliefs, atmosphere
- Morals
- The values, beliefs, and material goods shared by a given group
Cicero- Cultivation of the soul
Puffendorf- All the ways in which human beings overcome their original barbarism, and through
artifice, become fully human
Geert Hofstede- that sociology transmitted patterns for behavior characteristic of a particular
social group/ the collective programming of the mind which distinguishes the members of one
group or category of people from another
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