Last Updated: May 16, 2013
Never think that you're not good enough yourself. A man should never think that. My belief is that in life people will take you very much at your own reckoning.
---Anthony Trollope, English writer, (1815 - 1882) The Small House at Allington
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1. Social forces and individuality:
- Does society gain control of and /or suppress individuality?
- If so how and by what mechanisms?
- Is power, by its nature, corruptive?
2. What is the relationship between culture and group behavior?
- What is the significance of cultural symbols and rituals?
3. Gender issues
- How is gender portrayed in the readings?
- Are there power differentials?
- What stereotypes are portrayed?
- How are stereo types developed?
- Issues related to gender and sexual freedom
4. Societies struggle between defining sanity vs insanity in institutions and/ or individuals
5. Rebellion against authority and conformity. How do social norms and society enforce individuals to “conform?” How does society define deviance?
6. What causes societies to become unjust and how do individuals respond to injustice?
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