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SOC 808- Final Exam Guide - Comprehensive Notes for the exam ( 35 pages long!)
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Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOC 808
Professor
Mustafa Koc
Study Guide
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Ryerson
SOC 808
Final EXAM
STUDY GUIDE
SOC 808 - Wednesday September 13 - Week 1
Structure vs Agency
Structure refer to preexisting arrangements that influence our behaviour, agency refer to
choices individuals make
Social structures that influence eating behaviour
-Social class
-Religion
-Ethnicity
-Age
-Health
-Gender
Sociological Imaginations: C.Wright Mills
The ability to see the relationships between individual experience and larger society. It
enables us to of beyond personal experiences and observations to understand public issues
Sociological Perspective: Peter Burger
Allows us to
-see the general in particular
-see the strange in the familiar
*Test questions three examples of general in particular
“Tell me what you eat and I’ll tell you who you are “
-You lifestyle
-Where you live
-Religion
Why is the social context important?
Allows us to see:
“Who owns and and controls land, water, food, who goes hungry, who eats junk food an tell
you a lot about patterns of social inequalities in the society
Unique social patters such as the “modern food systems looks at food as a commodity, a good
that can be bought and sold in the market place not a a basic human right”
The complex social and economic interrelations and historical tendencies in the food system
*Test questions: Friedemann talks about social context which of the following does she mention
a,b,c, or all of the above
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Need for Looking at the Big Picture
Food System: Refers to complex web of social relations, processes, structures and institutional
arrangements that cover human interaction with nature and with other humans throughout the
food cycle from production to consumption and even further
Key Characteristics of the Modern Food System
Food as a a commodity
Goal of production is profit instead of satisfaction of human needs
Emphasis on rational organization, scientific and technological methods in production and
distribution (industrialization)
Urbanization
Globalization
Strengths and Weakness of the Modern Food System
Efficient
Un-equitable
Productive
Unsustainable
Profitable
Unhealthy
*Test questions for the final strengths and weaknesses
How doesFood Studies Differ from Other Approaches
Spans diverse academic disciplines (interdisciplinary)
Interested in interconnections (systemic)
Interested in social change (applied and transformative)
*Test Question: What are the 3 characteristics (the three brackets)
What does Being Critical Mean?
Being evidence based
Questioning dominant values, ideologies and practices
Questioning inequalities of power in the society
Seek possibilities for change
*Test Question: What does being critical mean?
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[SOC 808] Comprehensive fall guide including any lecture notes, textbook notes and exam guides.find more resources at oneclass.com SOC 808 - Wednesday September 13 - Week 1 Structure vs Agency • Structure refer to preexisting arrangements that influence our behaviour, agency refer to choices individuals make • Social structures that influence eating behaviour -Social class -Religion -Ethnicity -Age -Health -Gender Sociological Imaginations: C.Wright Mills • The ability to see the relationships between individual experience and larger society. It enables us to of beyond personal experiences and observations to understand public issues Sociological Perspective: Peter Burger • Allows us to -see the general in particular -see the strange in the familiar *Test questions three examples of general in particular • “Tell me what you eat and I’ll tell you who you are “ -You lifestyle -Where you live -Religion Why is the social context important? Allows us to see: • “Who owns and and controls land, water, food, who goes hungry, who eats junk food an tell you a lot about patterns of social inequalities in the society • Unique social patters such as the “modern food systems looks at food as a commodity, a good that can be bought and sold in the market place not a a basic human right” • The complex social and economic interrelations and historical tendencies in the food system *Test questions: Friedemann talks about social context which of the following does she mention a,b,c, or all of the above find more resources at oneclass.com
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