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


Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOC101Y1
Professor
Robert Brym

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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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