SOC 643

Advanced Issues in the Sociology of Knowledge

A sociological understanding of the dynamic relations between ideas, ideologies, norms and values, on the one hand, and social groups and strata, on the other. A reading of classical theorists in the sociology ofknowledge. Special emphasis on the determining role of ideas, norms and values in the formation of social classes and groups.  The examination of both the fragmentation of ideas and knowledge derived from various social and occupational positions and the integration of various groups and strata to the comon symbolic universe of society.  The relationship between knowledge and social place, and knowledge and everyday life.