SoSt 200 Introduction to Social
Working in a group, analyze an issue using a separate piece
of paper for each of the three headings:
are the chief means of production?
is the mode of production (what are the arrangements between who works for
whom? Is it feudal, capitalistic,
controls the distribution of goods?
different classes emerge from the mode of production?
are the relationships between the classes?
- What effect
does this have on relationships in families and communities?
has the power to make decisions?
which classes are they?
makes the rules (laws)?
whose benefit are they made?
are the laws enforced?
- Who do
the laws primarily affect?
Ideology (Beliefs & Values)
does the society believe about itself?
are its chief values?
the “expressed values” and actual values the same?
promotes the official values? How?
Then, consider the links & implications
links do you see between the different categories?
does survival affect organization?
does organization affect ideology?
does ideology affect survival?
there a hierarchy among the categories?
© 2004 A.J.Filipovitch
Revised 3 January 2006