Sociology- Sociological arguments about the nature of culture

Name three key features of folk culture (only one answer has three correct features).
Provides mechanical solidarity, is created by the people involved in the society, it is rooted in experiences and beliefs of ordinary people.
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What is meant by the term mechanical solidarity?
The social integration of members of a society through shared norms and values.
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Name three features of mass culture (only one answer has three correct features).
It is easy to understand, not rooted in the experiences of those who enjoy it, and created by companies in order to make a profit.
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What do functionalists believe about mass culture?
That it is needed to create social solidarity and integration, along with influencing how people see themselves.
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What did Durkheim (func.) believe would happen to workers in newly industrialised cities?
Social control would break down, leading to a state of anomie for most.
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What is meant by the term organic solidarity?
Social unity through division of labour- work is specified, but people rely closely on one another.
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Why do functionalists think mass culture is a bad thing?
It causes people to become isolated, appeals to the lowest common denominator, and is purely the product of the mass media.
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What do Marxists believe about mass culture?
It gives everyone a false class consciousness and reflects the dynamic of the bourgeoisie exploiting the proletariat.
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What does the Frankfurt school argue about mass culture?
It maintains ideological hegemony, are its consumers as lulled into being passive and not challenging dominant ideas.
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What do Marxists say two features of mass culture are?
It is mass produced to make the highest profit, and made to appeal to the lowest common denominator of people.
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What do feminists believe about mass culture?
That is is run by the patriarchy to reproduce gender inequalities.
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What is meant by the term mechanical solidarity?

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The social integration of members of a society through shared norms and values.

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