[SOCI 142gm] - Midterm Exam Guide - Comprehensive Notes for the exam (112 pages long!)

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SOCI 142gm
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Class: Positions interests class consciousness
Social Structure
Institutions patterns of interaction
Theory: relationship fact of concepts
Gilbert
Social stratification: Structured inequality
Karl Marx (1818-1883 Germany)
Marxism: societies, capitalism
Capitalism: private ownership means of production profit
economic decisions, free market
Class: relation to means of production
Capitalist: own and control the means of production
Proletariat: the workers
Class position: interests
Capitalist: institutions culture, ideas
Your interests are affected by your class position
Workers have common interests: wages raise, working conditions
Max Weber (1864-1920 Germany)
Marx: economy
Weber: other institutions of society
The Protestant Ethic and Spirit of Capitalism (1904-1905)
Social Stratification: Class, Status, and Power
Class: economic factors, wealth
Status: prestige
Power:
Over people
Institutions
Inequality
Kornhauser, “power Elite” or “Veto Groups”
C. Wright Mills,
Power Elite
, 1956
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Power Elite: major policies*
Social origins
Religion
Education
Interest groups*
Mass society*
Power elite control society - democracy is a myth
*pyramid
Veto Groups or Pluralism
Veto groups or interest groups
Unorganized public
Democracy works
Power Elite vs. Pluralism
Decisions at the national level
Decisions at the local level
Week 2
John Palen
The Urban World
Human Ecology or Urban Ecology
U of Chicago Sociology Department
Robert Park (1864-1944), urban studies center
Intellectual influences:
Ecology: relationships organisms
Human communities
Charles Darwin (1809-1882) The Origin of Species 1859 Evolution
Major changes world
Economic: industrialization
demographic : migration
Urbanization: cities
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