Contemporary Society-Sociology

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Assignment Instructions

The word limit for each question is 400 words (plus or minus 10%). The total word limit for the assignment is 1,600 words. You must only use the unit’s textbook (Sociologic edited by James Arvanitakis) and/or material taken directly from this unit’s weekly lectures (will be uploaded), including direct quotations, which must be correctly referenced using Chicago.

Do not use any Internet sources, except direct quotations from the TED Talks specifically mentioned for each question, if needed to support your argument and when correctly referenced. Do not use any other scholarly texts or other texts of any kind.

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QUESTION 1

Using the lecture, weekly reading and keywords from Week 7, discuss the following quotation from the textbook in relation to the TED Talk Alaa Murabit:

What my religion really says about women.

https://www.ted.com/talks/alaa_murabit_what_my_religion_really_says_about_women

 

“The second common element is that all feminisms hold that gender relations are characterised by inequality. Literally meaning ‘rule of the father’, patriarchy broadly describes the nature of this inequality, which sees women—and indeed the feminine—largely subordinated within the gender order socially and economically.” (P. 133)

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QUESTION 2

Using the lectures, weekly readings and keywords from Week 8, discuss the following quotation from the textbook in relation to the TED Talk Gail Reed:

Where to train the world’s doctors? Cuba.

https://www.ted.com/talks/gail_reed_where_to_train_the_world_s_doctors_cuba

 

“The first issue is that the word ‘technology’ seems to conjure images of hardware—of technology as a thing. However, the word ‘technology’ has its roots in the Greek word techne, meaning art, craft, skill or expertise. Technologies, as Mackenzie and Wajcman (1999) point out, bundle together devices and the human skills to work them, maintain them and bring them into our daily lives. New technologies involve new ways of doing things—know-how as well as actual devices; they involve integrated systems of activities, materials and distributed processes.” (P. 363)

 

QUESTION 3

Using the lecture, weekly reading and keywords from Week 12, discuss the following quotation from the textbook in relation to the TED Talk Adrian Midwood: 

Beyond the coastlines.

https://youtu.be/Nvw0reB1gpI

 

“It may seem that today is a terrible time to be alive, as drastic ecological changes and a global environmental crisis threaten our existence. We may be facing a serious threat, but there is no reason to despair: we also have many tools at our disposal for positive change.” (P. 358)

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QUESTION 4

Using the lecture, weekly reading and keywords from Week 13, discuss the following quotation from the textbook in relation to the TED Talk Parag Khanna:

Mapping the future of countries.

https://www.ted.com/talks/parag_khanna_maps_the_future_of_countries

 

“Jan Aart Scholte, one of the pre-eminent critical thinkers on globalisation, defines it as ‘a reconfiguration of social geography marked by the growth of transplanetary and supra-territorial connections between people’ (2005, p. 8). (P.331)

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