This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Soc 3310 Winter 2001 Take Home Final

5010 words - 20 pages

Sociological Theory from Durkheim to Weber and Mead and Hall

Sociological Theory/SOC-3310
Winter 2001
Take-home Final

Durkheim, Marx, Weber, Mead, Stuart Hall

A.

1) According to Durkheim, what produces anomie in society? (10)

Durkheim focuses on the stability of society, and discusses the social causes of suicide. His work shows how ideology contributes to stability, and he describes abnormal conditions as anomie. Durkheim states, "in normal conditions the collective order is regarded as just by the great majority of persons …[b]ut when society is disturbed by some painful crisis or by beneficent but abrupt transitions, it is momentarily incapable of exercising this influence [of limiting desires]"
What this means, is the dysfunctional and unbalanced state the populous mass has when there is rapid change in society, for better of worse. Anomie is the product of transition that leads to the incapability to know what is 'right' and what is 'wrong'. This is the consequence of the people's solidarity in society, which suggests that laws benefit everyone to the same degree. Thus, the loss of laws, which is also the loss of limits, causes a loss of comprehension. Anomie, in its literal sense means "a lack of norms", a condition in which society has when society has no norms.
Durkheim refers directly to a state of economic turmoil, which he describes as "juridical and moral anomie in which economic life is actually found" . Juridical and moral anomie is describing the state a society has when there is an absence of laws, or a confusion of laws (juridical), and when the masses feel they have a lack of norms in terms of morality (moral). In order to understand Durkheim, one needs to assert the fact that Durkheim believed that people did not know if they were violating the law or not, for their status was in anomie. He felt tremendous confusion on what the right thing was, and, he saw that the economy was unregulated. It was not established what fairness was between the buyer and the consumer. The economic order had no occupational ethic upon which everyone agrees.
His description of juridical and moral anomie was a conclusion to his reasoning that followed that: "the most blameworthy acts are so often absorbed by success that the boundary between what is permitted and what is prohibited, what is just and what is unjust, has nothing fixed about it" . Modern examples of this statement can be found with the scandal that followed with former President Clinton and his encounter with Monica Lewinsky. His affair seemed to be shadowed by his success in driving an economy and handling his job well. Another example of juridical and moral anomie in today's society could be the deforestation of the rain forest, which has some significant ecological effects, and the wealth that comes from processing the wood. In turns, success forgives the blame. This is what Durkheim felt. He saw that if a society has no regulations, and if...

Find Another Essay On SOC 3310 Winter 2001 Take Home Final

Take Home Final Essay

1068 words - 5 pages In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Claudius, Laertes, and Fortinbras are three main foils to the main character: Hamlet. They serve an important role in illuminating certain qualities in him, that might not have otherwise been seen. Claudius is a decisive man in that he does not let anything stand in the way of what he wants; the end justifies the means. Laertes and Fortinbras are both young men that seek revenge for the murders of their fathers. Hamlet

Final Exam Take-Home Essay

1103 words - 5 pages the individual, having similar ideas, colonists did not want a strong central government due to the fear of returning to a European equivalent which prompted a system of checks and balances to make sure a single branch would not acquire too much power. The Constitutional Convention was held from May until September of 1787 in which 74 state delegates attended, however over 30 refused to sign the final Constitution claiming the Articles of

take home final

683 words - 3 pages Luis GlinogaProf. Michelle CollinsREC 3300May 8, 2012There are many types of disabilities a person can have. It may be physical, cognitive, mental, sensory, emotional, developmental, or a combination of these. It's a fact that disability affects every sector of our society. People who don't have disability sometimes feel sorry about them. Yes, this is true because I personally feel sorry about them. I feel bad for people who are visually impaired

Cult Cinema: Take Home Final

738 words - 3 pages films were trying to give the audience back. Being able to walk away from this semester knowing that I have went from knowing completely nothing about cult cinema, to now being able to discuss cult films and enjoy old classics simply shows how much I have gained from this course. Cult Movies with Dr. Bernard is not only a entertaining and intellectual class, but it is an enjoyable one as well. With that said, I would recommend to anyone to take this course.

PAD 700 Take Home Final Exam - Spring 2014

850 words - 4 pages top of the ladder holds the most power in organizational management. The laissez faire leadership style give decision making freedom, and hands off approach in organizational management. They take the role as a facilitator and do not really contribute to a group unless they are called to which causes low production. Democratic leadership style promotes decision making, open minded to change, and involve themselves in group projects without

A Journal of the Plague Year Critique

2111 words - 9 pages /soc is Defoe’s internal battle with himself on whether to stay or go when the plague hit London. Daniel thought of this as life or death, as it truly was, to stay and die in London because of the raging infection or to go to his sister’s or somewhere else out of harm’s way in the countryside to avoid any chance. He thought that he should stay and take care of his own business and house, after he was unable to get a carriage to escape with and a

Film: "The Outsiders"

1409 words - 6 pages order to avoid ridicule or ostracism. This idea is prevalent in "The Outsiders" when a popular soc girl, Sherri Valence, who is known as "Cherry" because of her red hair, is seated next to Pony Boy and Johnny at the drive in theatre. Cherry and her friend, Marcia, start talking to Pony and Johnny, and start to realize that they are nice boys, at one point in the evening Cherry refers to Pony as "dreamy". As the group is walking home from the

Outsiders Book Report

1283 words - 5 pages hate each other. One was a Soc, who didn’t enjoy all the things that the other Socs raved about, and one was a Greaser who didn’t enjoy fighting or shoplifting. 7.     a. “When I stepped out into the bring sunlight from the darkness of the movie house, I had only two things on my mind: Paul Newman and a ride home…” b. In the end, Ponyboy must write an essay for his English class in order to pass, and he decides to write

Protein Recognition by Synthetic Receptors

3846 words - 15 pages (2001). 21) Biros, S. M. et al., Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 17, 4641–4645 (2007). 22) R. Hirschmann, K. C. Nicolaou, S. Pietranico, J. Salvino, E. M. Leahy, P. A. Sprengeler, G. Furst, A. B. Smith, C. D. Strader, M. A. Cascieri, M. R. Candelore, C. Donaldson, W. Vale and L. Maechler, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 114, 9217–9218 (1992). 23) Md. Abul Fazal, Bidhan C. Roy, Shuguang Sun, Sanku Mallik,* and Kenton R. RodgersJ. Am. Chem. Soc., 123, 6283-6290, (2001

Module 2 SLP Assignment

854 words - 4 pages even weekly. Although there is no direct author identified on the page, it is copyrighted by Tom Way. A google.com search for his name identifies him as an associate professor at Villanova University. Out of curiosity, I gave leniency to the terms “about us” and “biography” and decided to take a look at the FAQ link as a substitute. Again, this link contained a lot of accurate information, although some of the sub-links contained within were

My Thoughts On The Outsiders

949 words - 4 pages parents but good 'ol two-bit talked them into walking to his house to get his car so we could give them a ride home. We walked along, talking about everything and nothing. Pros and cons of being soc greaser, and so on. Two-bit walked a little ahead of us engaged in a wild conversation that nobody but them could possibly comprehend. "They'd be good together," I thought. Cherry shore could get me talkin. I told her about soda's horse and then

Similar Essays

Western Humanities Final Take Home Exam

1575 words - 7 pages Final Take Home Exam Starting at birth, we learn the values and norms of our society typically from the very first people we meet in life: our parents. Whether biological or adopted, literal or figurative, these individuals take on the responsibility of teaching a young and naive creature right from wrong, and what it is that society expects of us. In four classic pieces of literature, The Odyssey, Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, Perceval: The

Take Home Final Paper

778 words - 4 pages wanted to be when I grew up. Of course, as a child, we don’t always know what that was; but, I can remember them telling me that I was going to have to straighten up if I was wanting to go on to do something good. You could say yes that was probably a little harsh for a young kid to take in. But, at the same time I’m really glad they did because it did help open my eyes up to start trying to think of what I wanted to become. From then on I slowly

Take Home Final Exam Essay

709 words - 3 pages Since Alex's mother went into a coma, he knew he had to bring the GDR back because if he didn't his mother might have another heart attack and die. In English the GDR refers to East Germany in a time period when the Soviet Union occupied the East from 1949 to 1990. I don't believe that Alex's imagery GDR differed that much from the real one. All he really did was use old news footage and re-tape it using his friend as the news anchor. Over

Final Take Home Essay

656 words - 3 pages cultures may overthrow the best efforts of organizational leaders with respect to teaching the desired individuals, and devolving a supportive organizational culture (Cooper, 2012 pg. 181). A societal expectation is the final component that has to do with societies expectations of its public servants. Some of these components are the most difficult, but some are vulnerable to manipulation by the organizational leaders. Society experts are people