Each question is worth 12.5 points, totaling 100 points.
Your responses must demonstrate a deep understanding of the readings and the issues presented in them. The best way to accomplish this is to provide fully developed and detailed explanations, which have relevant examples from the readings that reinforce your interpretations.
Responses that demonstrations a clear understanding of the ideas in the readings and the issues presented in them will be fully rewarded.
Superficial responses that fail to address the question and the issues and their relevance in a substantial manner will not receive full credit.
Write concise sentences that address the issues in the readings. Be direct and get to your answer.
Only use readings from this course. You can also cite class discussion and power points, but your exam cannot be depended on these sources, see next bullet point.
Each response must have at least one quote or a paraphrase with proper citation e.g., (Marx and Engels 1884:15) or According to Marx and Engels, . (1884:15).
In addition, it is not enough to paraphrase or copy and paste a response. You need to explain how your response specifically answers the question.
Answer all 8 of the following Questions:
Emile Durkheim, The Division of Labor in Society
1. What are the differences between Mechanical Solidarity and Organic Solidarity? What changes and why?
Emile Durkheim, Suicide
2. According to Durkheim, what is it about modern society (i.e., industrial capitalist society) that generates high anomic and egoistic suicide rates?
Robert Merton Social Structure and Anomie
3. Explain Mertons concept of goals and means and how it explains the behavior of the innovator?
Max Weber, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirt of Capitalism
4. Why did Weber argue that rationalism (found in the system of capitalism and bureaucracy) came from the Protestant ethic? (Make sure to explain the Protestant ethic and its connection to rationalism.)
Max Weber, Bureaucracy
5. Describe Webers concept of bureaucracy and why he argues that it leads to an inescapable humanizing iron cage of rationality?
W.E.B. DuBois, The Soul of Black Folks
6. Describe Dubois’s concept of double consciousness. How is this detrimental to ones sense of self? Does he also point some benefits in possessing this double consciousness?
Edward Said, Orientalism
7. What is Orientalism? How does Orientalism support and reproduce hegemony and the superiority of the West and set the stage for imperialist action against people for the Middle East?
Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth
8. Explain Fanons Manichean concept and his use of it to describe the colonial world? Why does he argue that only through struggle, which might include violent forms, that subaltern people can only reclaim their humanity?
Extra credit. 0-7 points
Select one of the following questions below and write about a page.
Herbert Marcuse One Dimensional Man
What are false needs vs. real needs, and how are false needs a new form of control? What does this new form of control mask?
I can add quotes myself as well. do not use outside sources