Monday, March 23, 2015

culture review sheet for exam 2

Sociology of Culture
Prof. Gabe Ignatow

Review Sheet for Exam 2 on Friday March 27:

The 2nd exam will cover the course readings on the syllabus in sections V and VI:


You should be able to define and discuss all of the following terms (this list is not exhaustive):

The yanomami
The sacred
The profane
Ritual
Totems
Collective effervescence

Social Capital
Cultural Capital
Economic Capital
Habitus
Social Field/Power Field/Social Space
Symbolic Power
Symbolic Violence

review sheet for introduction to theory exam 2

Introduction to Sociological Theory
Prof. Gabe Ignatow
Review Sheet for Exam 2
Wednesday April 1  in class

The 2nd exam will cover the course readings on the syllabus in section 3b:

  • Marx on the proletariat, bourgeosie, and capitalists I-1,3,4,5
  • Weber on Class, Stande, Conflict, and Rationalization  III-13,14,15
  • Thorstein Veblen on the leisure class V-24
  • Pierre Bourdieu on the forms of capital XV-70

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.

Karl Marx
Thorstein Veblen
Max Weber
Pierre Bourdieu

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 à class consciousness
Revolutionary intellectuals
Alienation
De-skilling
Routinization
Boredom
Socialism

“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

Social Capital
Cultural Capital
Economic Capital
Habitus
Social Field
Symbolic Power

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Introduction to Sociology (Honors)
Review Sheet for Exam 2
Friday March 27 2015

Exam 1 will cover Chapters 3, 6 and 8 in the textbook and the associated lectures.

You are responsible for knowing all of Chapters 3, 6 and 8, and should be able to define and discuss the importance of the following ideas and people.

cultural universals
values
norms
the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis
symbols
signifiers
semiotics
subcultures
ethnocentrism
cultural relativism

primary groups
secondary groups
conformity experiments
organizations
formal organizations
in-groups
out-groups
reference groups
networks
dyads
triads
bureaucracy
formal relations
informal relations
“iron law of oligarchy”

cultural capital
surplus value
means of production
class
status
power
functional theory of stratification
contradictory class locations
“concerted cultivation”
“natural growth”
upper class
upper middle class
middle class
lower middle class
working class
lower class
underclass
intergenerational mobility
intragenerational mobility
culture of poverty

dependency culture

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Sociology is a Martial Art

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9PCp9oKPRw&list=PLEWZrOTnVz78jTIIxayJQP9yfRHeClAh-

Monday, February 16, 2015

Sunday, February 15, 2015

introduction to sociology (honors) review sheet for exam 1 February 20

Introduction to Sociology (Honors)
Review Sheet for Exam 1
Friday February 20, 2015

Exam 1 will cover Chapters 1 and 2 in the textbook and the associated lectures.

You should be able to define and discuss the importance of the following ideas and people.

sociology, psychology, biology, chemistry, physics
theology and philosophy
empiricism
social explanation
theory

urbanization
capitalism
applied science and technology

social conflict
inequality
alienation
morale
colonialism
public health

Auguste Comte
Karl Marx
Max Weber
Emile Durkheim
Georg Simmel

Reconstruction Era
immigration

social problems
progressive movement
quantitative analysis

research questions
theories
hypotheses
research designs

surveys
ethnography
experiments
comparative/historical analysis

William Ogburn
Robert Park

sociological functionalism
conflict theory
cultural theory
gender theory

postmodernism

sociology of culture review sheet for exam 1 Friday February 20

Sociology of Culture
Review Sheet for Exam 1
Friday February 20, 2015

The first exam will count for 25% of your final grade, and will cover the following readings:

William Sewell jr., The Concept(s) of Culture
Critical Theory, from Standord Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno, The Culture Industry
Max Weber, “The Social Psychology of the World Religions”
Bryan Turner, Islam, Capitalism and the Weber Theses
Samuel Huntington, Cultures Count
Richard Shweder, "On the Return of the 'Civilizing' Project"

You should be able to define and discuss the following people and ideas:

Karl Marx
George Lukacs
Antonio Gramsci
Horkheimer and Adorno
Max Weber
Bryan Turner

“Prison Notebooks”
The Dialectic of Enlightenment”
“The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism”

“cultural turn”
Newtonian paradigm
Positivism
Hypothesis testing
Cause-and-effect relationships
“linguistic turn”
“cognitive revolution”

Sociology of culture
Cultural sociology

Culture as “cultivation”
civilization and barbarism
folk culture
culture as learned behavior
culture as learned behavior associated with social meaning
culture as systems of symbols and meanings
culture as a life-system, way of life

historical materialism
Communist revolution
false consciousness
“Opium of the people”
other-wordliness

Commodification
Commodity Fetishism
Class consciousness
Hegemony
“Organic intellectuals”
Culture industry
“lowest common denominator”

Value-rationality
Purposive rationality
Salvation
Theodicy
Calvinism
Bryan Turner
Islamic asceticism
Sufi mystics
“Sultanism”

Individualism
Equality
Trust
Social capital
Optimism/pessimism
Civility
Time orientation

cultural anthropology
synchronic analysis
diachronic analysis
culture-and-personality
“personality writ large”
“modal personality”
“man is an animal suspended in webs of significance”
ethnography
“thick description”

“the return of the ‘civilizing’ project”