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Midterm

Midterm notes

14 pages86 viewsSummer 2011

Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOC 202
Professor
Carmen Schifellite
Study Guide
Midterm

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Chapter 1
Popular culture
Way of making sense, connect politics, ideas
Culturelang, val past down generation
Society change f/ conditions
Popular - pwr = control = rank in society
oAgency = illusion of choice
Mass media, consumption, production
Folk culture and mass culture
Folk culture – over time dev, face to face, life exp, authentic (not commercialized)
Mass culture – unknown audience, electronic cmn, goal = secure profit
Hip hop: folk mass
Capitalism
Pro d u ction an d exchan g e = profit
Private ownership = privatiz e
Sell g o o d
Supply, d eman d
Enable pro d u ctio n of p o p cult ure
Competition n aturaliz e = fr e e d o m, pro p erty
Work h ard = profit/ status
File sharing
Stru g gle in c a pit alism in po p cult ure
Ppl vs. Corp
Tech
Representation of coffe e
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Economic and social prac
Context specific meanings, lifestyle
Meaning qualitative: cultural associations = val
Tim Hortons
Canadian, reliable, fam val, traditional, functional, cheap = use val
Atmosphere not as good = use vs. Exchange
Chapter 2
Redefining cultural spaces
Change in space w/ change in ecn
Change relationship b/ work and play separate spaces (public and private)
Ppl dont connect anymore
Industrialization
Urbanization
Transition f/ agricultural/ small society org mechanical production
Change in mode of production (generating necessities) and relations of production/
division of labour growth
Labour detached focused labour f/ product small hr wages
New modes of production
Fordism assembly line labour = efficient
oSocial org discipline, uniformity, atomization
Low wages work longer
Work discipline punch clock
Poverty = personal failure/ moral weakness
The production of working class
Mythologies indiv effort rewarded w/ economic and social success
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Broke bonds of inequality among rich and poor
Distinguish capital owner f/ labourers
Class position has influ on social orientation and identity
Collective movements
Ideology
Val bind ppl together society become naturalized = seem natural,
unchangeable
Attempt to make false statements sound like truth and com mon sense =
naturalize
Condition ppl live in obscured to have/ maintain political and social pwr
Pwr have right to vote over rich dont b/c think someday they will become
rich
Rational recreation
Move to subtler social control indiv liberty = cultural complexity = increase
democracy movement
Providing forms of public recreate where diff classes mix draw at tention to
sports and activities inequalities forgotten
Control how ppl use leisure time
Goal = improvement of intellectual, moral, spiritual dev
Self improvemen t and edu
Mathew Arnold
Instil civilized virtues in masses
Culture united everyone but val understood by few = pwrful spiritual ideology
Culture = stimulant of moral and spiritual growth
Ambiance, Appropriation, Resistance
Rational recreation bring classes together
Sports/ leisure middle class forget working class origins and workers
(classes, social clubs
Accept middle class sponsorship not val
Recreation vs./ edu
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