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Soc 10/26-10/28

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Soc 10/26-10/28 SOCI 1101

Paige Notetaker
Intro to Sociology

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This 6 page Class Notes was uploaded by Paige Notetaker on Thursday October 29, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to SOCI 1101 at University of Georgia taught by Cooney in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 22 views. For similar materials see Intro to Sociology in Sociology at University of Georgia.


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Date Created: 10/29/15
Sociology 1026 Cuture we humans speak make art develop religions advance theories etc this is culture the symbolic dimension of social life like stratification morphology and organization culture profoundly affects our what we do and how we think Cultural levels cuture exists at different levels among regions countries the globe Americans are affected by changes in the world culture though we may not be aware of them world culture a set of ideas amp values increasingly shared by humanity as a whole a central element esp since WW2 is individualization individualization protecting and supporting individuals over institutions eg family country contrasted with collectivism supporting institutions over individuals Sex traditional view purpose to beget legitimate children marriage therefore required for sex only proper form of sex contraceptivefree vaginal intercourse between husband and wife newer view of sex individual expression pleasure acceptable sex activities has therefore expanded premarital sex homosexuality pornography etc the individualization of sex is reflected in the law sex laws compiling data on sex laws 19452005 in 190 countries Frank et al found that countries changed their criminal sex laws in highly consistent ways surprising because many of these countries are very different eg Turkey vs US 2 kinds of changes 1 Contractions laws narrowed in scope adultery and sodomy no longer criminal under the new individualistic view provided they are consensual under the old collectivist view they were crimes Expansions two types of sex laws expanded in scope A Rape eg spousal exemption male victims more kinds of penetration B Child sex abuse eg increase age of consent more kinds of penetration these changes also protect individual adult choice a product of selfexpression other changes Frank et al could expand their analysis to other changes in sex laws eg prostitution more tolerance of sex work and workers but less tolerance of sex slavery trafficking and prostitution of minors 3 qualifications 1 not all changes were in a consistent direction eg some adultery expansions 2 Not all countries now have the same laws on the 4 topics but their laws are much more similar now than before 1945 3 While the written laws changed we don t know if legal practices changed ie enforcement still written law projects an image of the country as modern progressive and businessfriendly beyond sex laws other examples of world culture individualization human rights compulsory mass education universa suffrage human rights eg free speech fair trial no torture protect individuals rather than the group a strong moral force around the world governments have to at least pretend they respect human rights eg Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia heads a UN Human Rights Panel but tortures prisoners has public floggings executes many prisoners made atheism a crime for Saudis won t grant women drivers licenses like other countries it works to been seen to support human rights Summary a global culture exists that affects thinking and action around the world global culture is highly individualistic the greater protection of the individual is evident in changes in laws on sex and human rights Sociology 1028 the same everywhere we saw that global culture seems to be becoming more individualized is all culture converging is the same architecture music fashion movies books food and sports now found all around the world the longterm eary societies had small local homogenous cultures eg huntergatherers in the agricultural era many smaller cultures become incorporated into larger societies creating internal diversity agrarian era in agrarian era a wider crosssocitial culture eg Latin Christianity developed on top of local cultures eg local languages but still big differences between regions of the globe eg Marco Polo marco polo wrote of fantastic things he had seen eg paper money coal gunpowder printing porcelain since then trade and travel have greatly increased and differences across the world cultures have shrunk longterm 2 in industrial society global culture emerges reading world power has greatest influence on global culture British culture when Britain ruled the world in the 19th century English became the dominant language Britain also gave the world the common law soccer also rugby cricket tennis golf polo and warm beer American dominance America has given the world technologies musical styles blue jeans sports youth culture movies fast food anguages some worry that global culture threatens local cultures eg language the big languageseg English Mandarin Arabic Spanishare expanding smaller languages but many smaller ones endangered 6000 languages worldwide Ostler this could be down to 3000 by 2100 global monoculture increasingly we find around the world the same movies and songs clothes and stores architecture and city planningcities and malls look the same everywhere uniformity in short as we travel it is harder and harder to find a place that is different from the US so study abroad now less exotic than for your parents and yet that is not the entire story diversity globalization is not just about US culture spreading across the world other cultures also influence global culture eg kpop sushi eg Athens restaurants Mexican Thai Vietnamese Peruvian Indian Middle Eastern Japanese etc global culture is dynamic continually changing increases ethnic diversity within societies emigration travel is interpreted and used differently by different cultures eg world music fusion cuisine spanglish etc summary the globe is homogenizing small local cultures eg languages have declined and large global culture has grown and continues to grow but global culture is itself diverse made up of many cultures dynamic constantly changing locally variable fused with local elements in short regional differences continue across the world but you have to look hard to find them


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