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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCIOL 1
Professor
Chuck O' Connell
Semester
Winter

Description
Lecture: Power Thursday, January 16, 2014 Revisiting the problem of Power Today: The Problem of Power Culture and Personality Powerful hire intellectuals that need to make a living that spread ideas - serve as interpretive lens Controlling people through the mind is very effective Ruling classes dominate people mentally, minimizing use of Force, and justifying punishment Example of Healthcare: Kaiser Permanente largest HMO (Name?) (America) African-American woman Daughter gets fever takes baby to hospital Does not receive treatment Daughter gets a seizure Child died Karina (France) Baby: Zoey Comes down with fever Goes to hospital Didn't cost anything Basically everything in France is free or just really cheap , but Americans are taught to be anti- France So that we do not question or strive to be like them Societies all have a dominant culture and Subcultures underneath Norms: different types Folkways: If you violate them
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