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SOCI 101 6th week of lecture notes

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SOCI 101 6th week of lecture notes SOCI 101

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These notes covered what the professor discussed in 2-3 lectures during the 6th and 7th week of class.
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Date Created: 01/28/16
SOCI 101 Lecture 5▯ ▯ • Problems of having kids without marriage▯ • Why is it important to know who the dad is?▯ • Money, social status, land ownership▯ • Things get passed along through the family▯ • Who belonged to whom▯ • When problems are solved for you you have more free time to focus on other things▯ • Institutions: relatively stable and predictable social arrangements created and sustained by people that have emerged over time with the purpose of coordinating human activities to meet human needs, such as food, shelter, clothing characterized by:▯ 1. History- they have standardized ways of doing things that come to be viewed as custom and traditional that are unquestioned by most people ▯ 2. They change over time although the rate of change varies from era to era▯ 3. Allocate scarce and valued resources ▯ 4. Promote ideologies that legitimate there existence▯ ▯ Big Social Institutions:▯ Family▯ Education- transfer information from 1 generation to the next ▯ Religion▯ Government▯ Economic system▯ Art▯ ▯ Smaller Social institutions:▯ Transportation▯ Media▯ Health Care▯ Technology ▯ ▯ There are 3 Different periods of time:▯ 1. Pre-Modern▯ 2. Modern▯ 3. Post-Modern▯ ▯ Pre-Modern▯ 1. People have language ▯ 2. Have communities ▯ 3. Live in small group▯ 4. Live in agricultural or pastoral lives▯ • Live off land▯ • Cattle, sheep, goats, chicken▯ • Hunting▯ • Housing materials: animal skin, branches, wood▯ • Cultivating the land▯ 5. Fate tied to land and nature▯ • If drought people will starve▯ 6. Sense of absolute truth, beauty, good▯ • Truth comes from scared heart▯ • beauty is defined in religious terms ▯ 7. The individual does not exist ▯ • Everyone lives in very similar lives▯ • No one can make it on their own▯ 8. The worst things is someone being banished or excommunicated ▯ 9. There aren’t a lot of social institutions ▯ • Social institutions are strong▯ ▯ Sacred Canopy- Peter Berger▯ In all pre-modern societies you have a canopy in which religion is the highest social institution and dominates all others. Family, education, government, economics, arts, healthcare, science/ technology, knowledge fall underneath it.


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