Politics Week 9, Instructional Plan
- Quick review of midterm scores
- Discuss upcoming oral presentation and written paper
- Lecture about Chapter 7 Politics, Society and Identity
- Complete discussion questions for Chapter 7
For next week
- Chapter 8 Political Culture and the Media
- Chapter 8 discussion questions
- industrial age cultural relativism anomie
- post industrial age moral relativism consumerism
- gemeinschaft Shari’a law feminism
- gesellschaft theocratic states secularism
- psychographics multiculturalism assimilation
- Protestant work ethic Islam Islamism
- economic individualism
- Describe the major social changes that took place during the industrial revolution.
- Compare and contrast the major social characteristics of the industrial and post industrial eras.
- Class conflict seems to have disappeared in the post industrial age. Why?
- People are slaves to consumerism? Agree or disagree?
- Describe the general features of identity politics. Does this framework help us understand political actions?
- Describe the four sub-categories of identity politics.
- Can you think of any examples of identity politics in Korea?
What’s the argument?
This is a short clip with Richard Dawkins, a popular speaker and author. He is well known as for arguing that religious belief is a kind of bad thinking. His books have sold more than 2 million copies around he world. He invented the word ‘meme.’
- moral relativism
- absolute morality
- cherry pick
- sober discussion
- The Enemies of Reason.
- The origins of the industrial revolution in England.
- A brief video history of the second industrial revolution.
- Social changes during the industrial revolution.
- Long essay about identity politics from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
- Race and Identity: Outstanding radio program featuring Brother Cornell West on CBC radio.
- Thoughtful essay about the politics of multiculturalism.
- A long video about American society, race, capitalism and revolt featuring Brother Cornell West and Chris Hedges.
- A 30 year video about the cult of information, relevant to today.