SOC 101 - Week 1 Individualism
SOC 101 - Week 1 Individualism SOC 101
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Lukas Notetaker on Thursday August 18, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to SOC 101 at Tri-County Technical College taught by Timothy J Bertoni in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 18 views. For similar materials see Intro to Sociology in Sociology at Tri-County Technical College.
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Date Created: 08/18/16
1) Introduction Black and white in the USA Chimpanzees are affected by the society There are many perspectives to see the world Individualism was positive Now, individualism is treated negatively The end of World War 2 opens up despair and hope We gradually learn from Frazier that behavior engineer is possible Thus torture was existed There are great forces from our society: whether it is bad or good Sociology is about the courage of a person to confront comfortable ways of thinking 2) Individualism Ted Kacynski Ted Kaczynski is introduced with his outstanding intelligence He broke the society influence and found his “individualism” He then quit his wellpositioned job He started bombing scientists He wants to revenge anything that opposes “Freedom” Individualism is the most dominant value in American society Ted might be affected by this individualism ideology Isolation can be either to find inner peace or to bring destructive manners A Culture of Individualism Nigerian culture is opposite from American culture In Nigeria, “It takes a village to raise a child” Individualism has been dominating TV shows in American culture Economic Individualism There are many private businesses in America Thus capitalist economic system becomes so dominant The employees are responsible for their individual work Individualism in Economic Theory Capitalism promotes an individualist philosophy where selfinterest is rewarded What’s Wrong with Individualism? Freedom can either be positive or negative Individualism in America keeps increasing every year Some community leaders and influential public figures still support individualism The evidences of why Ted’s extreme commitment to individualism: 1. His Intentional avoidance of personal relationships 2. His deliberate physical separation form others 3. His belief that he could live out his life completely independent of a larger community 4. His solitary development of a personal program of social reform 5. his Private strategy to unilaterally impose his ideas through a series of violent acts that destroyed the lives of others