SOSC1140 9.0: SELF, CULTURE AND SOCIETY
ASSIGNED: JANUARY 30 ON COURSE WEB SITE
DUE: WEEK OF FEBRUARY 27 IN TUTORIAL
LENGTH: 4 PAGES MAXIMUM, DOUBLE SPACED
FONT: TIMES NEW ROMAN, SIZE 12
Use ONLY the Course Kit and class notes. A paper containing any information from the internet will receive a grade of zero. Provide proper citations in the format suggested by your tutorial leader.
NOTE: This paper is about the integration of material and ideological conditions. Be sure to balance the two in your paper. Avoid the mistake of placing more emphasis on material conditions simply because they involve three authors. It may help to think of the paper as at least 40% on ideological conditions.
Polanyi refers to the emergence of market society as ?the great transformation? (Polanyi, Kit #18). Discuss what characterizes market society and show why this transformation is so significant. Include a few points about how market society differs from the structures of previous social organizations in order to stress the importance of this development (Heilbroner, Kit #17). Also, present some of the changes that take place in the workplace (Rinehart, Kit #19). We have referred to these as material conditions.
Describe the worldview of people in market society which Weber calls ?economic rationality? (Weber summarized by Bendix, Kit #20). Discuss the importance of these ideological conditions for the emergence of market society.
Conclude by summarizing why the shift to market society is a fundamental socio-economic transformation. Include both material and ideological conditions in this conclusion.
Structure of the Paper
Begin your essay with a thesis paragraph that establishes:
? what will be done in the paper following the steps in the paper topic
? what the paper will show overall
Stick precisely to these steps throughout the paper and establish the most central points in the summary conclusion. Ensure that you have made a final statement of the significance of both the material and ideological conditions.
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