Topic Self,Culture and Society
Approaches to understanding self, culture and society focus on material conditions or ideological conditions or a combination of both. The term “material” here means production, exchange and the organization of society. The term “ideological” in this case means ideas that are prevalent in society. Explain our present material conditions and their possible alternatives according to Rifkin. Explain our present ideological conditions and their possible alternatives according to Roszak. Show how an understanding of both material conditions and ideological conditions is necessary in order to understand our social situation, and its possible alternatives.
Include 2 additional authors of your choice from anywhere in the course in this discussion. It is essential to demonstrate both our present material and ideological conditions and, with equal importance, the possible alternatives according to the authors. List of Authors from the Course Kit: Karen Anderson Theodore Adorno C. Wright Mills Lorne Tepperman Stanley Diamond bell hooks (write on only one of her texts) John Stuart Mill Adamson, Briskin and McPhail Boldt and Long Marvin Harris Bowles, Edwards and Roosevelt Evelyn Kallen J.H. Plumb Charles Reich Ernest Schachtel Will Tuttle Sigmund Freud Iredell Jenkins