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a growing social problem in Japan regarding population growth. In your own words, discuss how Durkheim might view this issue in relation to social solidarity Written by Super User 13068
How useful do you find Durkheim’s notion of a “social fact”? Written by Super User 13030
Garfinkel suggests a view of social order that is premised more on habitual behavior then shared morals. Which of the three positions do you think most accurately depicts how our social order is maintained? Written by Super User 13825
Durkheim argues that social cohesion arises out of our division of labor, particularly as it necessitates a type of tacit reliance and cooperation. How does this contrast with the popular notion of “rugged individualism” in the US? Written by Super User 13162
Durkheim presents a strong notion of social structure that restricts the amount of autonomy or free will an individual has. Do you agree with this view? Why or why not? What implications are there for either position (strong social structure/weak autonomy Written by Super User 13317
conduct a small-scale breaching experiment Written by Super User 12835
Bourdieu’s example of social reproduction in the education system is well known. What is an example of another institution in which cultural capital is employed to confer advantages to one class over another? Written by Super User 13247
Bourdieu uses the example of the education system to illustrate how cultural capital can be utilized to reproduce inequality. How does this happen? Written by Super User 12798
Describe in your own words the differences between objectified, embodied, and institutionalized cultural capital Written by Super User 12996
Does Bourdieu's theories regarding the taste and social class help us to understand the problems of gender in the workplace (e.g. the glass ceiling; unequal pay)? Written by Super User 12708