SOSC 1000 – October 8
Bell – shrinking of the world, creation of a common culture, symbol for modernity –
Shils – Marxist figure. He wants to celebrate modernity.
Carl Polanae – The Great Transformation. Has a different take on traditional modernity.
Arrives with the development of disembodiment, self-regulation, and free market
economy. Signal for the arrival of modern. Land, labor and capital became factors of
production – they become commodities. Pre-modern – you did have a claim through the
size of bread, traditional regulation as what we will understand as the economic world.
Shils and Bell rep the optimism of mainstream social science. They see history as
progress, we are better off in modernity than trade. They’re other acad