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Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOC 202
Professor
Carmen Schifellite

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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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Chapter 1 Popular culture Way of making sense, connect politics, ideas Culture lang, val past down generation Society change f conditions Popular - pwr = control = rank in society o Agency = 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 Production and exchange = profit Private ownership = privatize Sell good Supply, demand Enable production of pop culture Competition naturalize = freedom, property Work hard = profit status File sharing Struggle in capitalism in pop culture Ppl vs. Corp Tech Representation of coffee www.notesolution.com 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 Changein modeof production (generating necessities) andrelationsof production division of labour growth Labour detached focused labour f product small hr wages New modes of production Fordism assembly line labour = efficient o Social 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 www.notesolution.com
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