SOC101Y1 Study Guide - Symbolic Interactionism, Elite Theory, Dependency Theory

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Published on 23 Sep 2012
School
UTSG
Department
Sociology
Course
SOC101Y1
Professor
Conflict theory
-Macro
-Marx
On fashion- Distracts people from social movements and the elites bennifit from the profits
-SOLOUTION- Eliminate the high classes and their privelages
- ICM (internal conflict model) dominant groups ensure enslavement by policies (Brantford
Indians)
- RACISM is an Ideology
Pluralist theory
-happy
-democratic equilibrium
-as everyone has opportunity to speak up they’ll make society more egalitarian
Elite theory
-C.W.Mills
-disagreed with the pluralist theory; says it’s the elite that have all the money and rule the
interest. “they make the decisions
Symbolic interactionism
-MEAD AND WEBER
-How symbols define us
-QUALITATIVE research and PARTICIPANT OBSERVATION
-SOLOUTION- RESPECT FOR MINORITY RIGHTS AND VIEWS
Parkin
-Neo weberian- weber forgot about age gender, sexual orientation etc
Bio environmental theory
-diamond landmass axis
Modernization theory
-Mccelland
-Western morals and business habits were lacking in the less modern eastern societies
-SOLOUTION- the east needs to adopt the west’s attitudes and beliefs
Dependency Theory
-colonization, land food etc. Westerners crippled the east
Lenski
-Neo weberian
-middle class disproves marxs’ theory
-optomist for capitalism, increase in professionals and middle class
Wright
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On fashion- distracts people from social movements and the elites bennifit from the profits. Soloution- eliminate the high classes and their privelages. Icm (internal conflict model) dominant groups ensure enslavement by policies (brantford. As everyone has opportunity to speak up they"ll make society more egalitarian. Disagreed with the pluralist theory; says it"s the elite that have all the money and rule the interest. Neo weberian- weber forgot about age gender, sexual orientation etc. Western morals and business habits were lacking in the less modern eastern societies. Soloution- the east needs to adopt the west"s attitudes and beliefs. Optomist for capitalism, increase in professionals and middle class. Ideal on the poor/lower society- if it gets destroyed, society will crumble. On fashion- made by elite to distinguish themselves from poor. What society defines as good and bad is what it demands from individuals. Justice and good behaviour must be taught with good role models. 3 types of authorit (charismatic, legal rational, traditional)

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