Friday, April 11, 2014

Review Sheet for Exam 2
Global Cities and Megacities; Political Globalization; Cultural Globalization; The Global Women’s Movement

Friday April 18 in class, 30% of final grade



Manuel Castells "Information Technology, Globalization and Social Development"
Saskia Sassen “Whose City Is It?”
Caglar Keyder, “Globalization and Social Exclusion in Istanbul”

Larry Diamond "Advancing Democratic Governance"
David Held "Democracy and Globalization"
David Held "Globalization and Cosmopolitan Democracy"

Richard Kuisel “Seducing the French, Chapters 1, 9, and 10”
Economist: Low Culture
Natan Sznaider “The Holocaust and Human Rights”
FILM: 1-800-INDIA (57 min.)
N.Y. Times article "China's President Pushes Back against Western Culture"
John Tomlinson "Globalization and Cultural Identity"
Liebes and Katz "Patterns of Involvement in Television Fiction"
Steve DernĂ© 2004 “The (limited) effect of cultural globalization in India”
Beijing Declaration UN Fourth World Conference on Women
Jill Steans “Debating women’s human rights as a universal feminist project”

Global Cities
Megacities
Chain migration
Centrality and marginality
Informal housing
Social polarization

waves of democratization
international causes of democratization
Treaty of Westphalia
United Nations charter
“regional parliaments”
Cosmopolitan democracy

Richard Kuisel
French anti-Americanism
Americanization of France
Natan Sznaider
Trivialization of the Holocaust
John Tomlinson
cultural imperialism
dreams and nightmares
"Dallas"
Ian Eng
Liebes and Katz
Jill Steans
International Women’s Movement
LCWIO
Universal feminist project
Respect for cultural differences
UN Decade for Women

“Beijing Declaration”

Monday, April 7, 2014

Introduction to Sociological Theory

Review Sheet for Exam 2

The exam April 11 will cover the following readings and the lectures for these sections:

Weber III-13,14,15; Veblen V-24; Bourdieu XV-70; Horkheimer XIII-62;
Durkheim II-9,10

Note that we are skipping the reading by Max Weber (III-12)

To help your study, you should be able to define and discuss all of the following terms:

Pierre Bourdieu
Social Capital
Cultural Capital
Economic Capital
Habitus
Social Field
Symbolic Power

“Conspicuous consumption”
“Conspicuous leisure”
“Conspicuous waste”
Class, Status, Power
Rationalization
Means-ends reasoning
“purely technical superiority”
Charismatic authority
Traditional authority
Rational-legal authority
Problem of succession
Technocracy
Meritocracy
Career ladders
Exams
Technical ability

Instinct vs. Culture
Meaning
Blinking vs. Winking
Symbols
Languages
The Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis
Linguistic Relativism
Linguistic Determinism
Linguistic Categories

Beliefs
Values
Norms
Material Culture
High Culture
Low Culture
Popular Culture

Cultural Capital

Subcultures
Countercultures


Ethnocentrism
Cultural Relativism

Horkheimer and Adorno
The Culture Industry
The Dialectic of Enlightenment

The sacred
The profane
Collective effervescence
Rituals
The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Two new summer courses with Professor Ignatow

Don't miss out on these two brand-new courses offered this summer:

For undergrads and grads:



Maymester 2014
SOCI 4260-1 and 5260-1, Internet and Society

This course is taught May 12-May 29, M-Th




For grads only:



Summer II 2014
SOCI 5260-1 and 6500-1, Text Analysis

This course is taught July 7-August 8

Monday, March 31, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3PZz9IPbR8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VWNsfNlxj0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPwk9l6G2qQ

Friday, March 28, 2014

Student-generated globalization extra credit assignment

1 page single-spaced memo, due in class Wednesday April 2.
Max. 2 points added to final grade

Please answer one of the following:
1. Has the use of social media impacted the spread of democracy through globalization?  Why or why not?
2. Using current events, explain how the U.S. has been impacted by globalization.
3. Watch a movie related to globalization or attend an event that relates to globalization and write a memo about it.

Friday, March 21, 2014

http://www.cracked.com/article_18895_7-things-from-america-that-are-insanely-popular-overseas.html

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1998-06-03/entertainment/9806030300_1_american-food-ketchup-real-mccoy


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcP4vCANm20

Monday, March 3, 2014

SOCI 4260/5260 Globalization is being held today as usual. We'll be discussing globalization and democratization:

Monday, February 17, 2014

Sociology 4260/5260 Globalization :: spring 2014

For exam 1 on Monday Februrary 24 you should be able to define and discuss the following terms, from sections I. Introduction - III. Economic Globalization (ending with the Robert Hunter Wade Article).

Definitions of globalization
Nation-state sociology
Globalists
Traditionalists
Transformationalists
Interpenetration
Global infrastructure
Regionalization
Clash of Civilizations
Cold War
Triumphalists
Western liberal teleology
East versus West
“Western Civil War”
Desecularization
fundamentalism
Ethnocentrism
Blaming the victim
“The True Clash of Civilizations”
“The Clash of Ignorance”
World System Theory (WST)
World empires
World economies
Strong states
Core countries
Periphery
Semi-periphery
Jihad
Desecularization
Racialization
Retribalization
McWorld
Homogenization
Global capitalism
International Telegraph Union
Universal Postal Union
International Meteorological Organization
Esperanto
Metric system
Transnational Capitalist Class
Culture-ideology of consumerism
Shopping malls
Hybridity
“Global flows”
“Market fundamentalism”
Social and private returns
National inequality
International inequality
David Held
Samuel Huntington
Immanuel Wallerstein
Benjamin Barber
E.J. Hobsbawm
Jan Nederveen Pieterse
Leslie Sklair
Peter Martin
Martin Wolf
Kenichi Ohmae
Region-states
Global logic
Pierre Bourdieu
Joseph Stiglitz
Robert Hunter Wade

Introduction to Sociological Theory
Prof. Gabe Ignatow
Review Sheet for Exam 1
Friday February 21 in class

The 1st exam will cover the course readings on the syllabus through Karl Marx. Note that the Weber readings (Weber on Class, Stande, Conflict, and Rationalization  III-13,14,15) and Thorstein Veblen will not be on the first exam.

You should be able to define and discuss all of the following terms. Note that this list is a guide only, and everything from the lectures and readings for this section of the course can be included on the exam.

Readings:
  • C. W. Mills VIII-37
  • Weber on Verstehen III-11
  • Durkheim’s Suicide II-8
  • Marx on false consciousness I-2
  • Simmel on urban life IV-16, 17
  • Durkheim and mechanical and organic solidarity II-6
  •  Marx on the proletariat, bourgeosie, and capitalists I-1,3,4,5

What is sociological theory?
What is a theory?
C. Wright Mills
“Culture and Politics”
“false consciousness”
Suicide and social integration

Karl Marx
“The German Ideology”
Max Weber
“‘Objectivity in Social Science and Social Policy’”
Emile Durkheim
“Anomic Suicide”
Charles Darwin
Auguste Comte
Thomas Malthus
Herbert Spencer
Ferdinand Toennies
Georg Simmel
“Fashion” and “The Problem of Sociology”
Network analysis

Functionalism
Conflict theory
Inequality
Cultural Theory
Values
Rituals
Socialization

Organic analogy
Theological stage
Metaphysical stage
Positivist stage
Natural selection
“survival of the fittest”
“Laws of Population Growth”
Meritocracy
Gemeinschaft (“Community”)
Gesellschaft (“Society”)


Mechanical solidarity
Organic solidarity
Anomie
Individualization
“The Metropolis and Mental Life”
Network analysis

“The Communist Manifesto”
“Das Kapital”
Class conflict
Capitalists
Bourgeoisie
Proletariat
“Base” and “superstructure”
Control of the “means of production”
Capitalism’s “internal contradictions”
False consciousness -> class consciousness
Revolutionary intellectuals
Alienation
De-skilling
Routinization
Boredom
Socialism