Our political opinions and attitudes are acquired through our political socialization and public opinion polls capture that data. During this week’s discussion we will focus on how you acquired your political opinions.
There are three parts to this assignment. You must do ALL three to get full credit.
- Chapter 6 lists the various ways we are politically socialized. Based on this list, what were the top three influences that shaped your political views and opinions. In other words, who (or what) taught you to see the world as you do? List your top three influences. Websites you use for information should be included.
- Now look back on Lesson 1. Look at the Four Cornered Ideological Grid and where you fit . Discuss how you came about acquiring that ideology.
- The two Documenting Hate videos discuss the rise of white supremacists in the United States. Please watch both videos and answer the following:
Name the author whose book, the Siege, provides the philosophical foundation for the present day Nazi movements. In an interview with Richard Rowley, what was his take on Trump’s election and it’s impact on the movement? In his opinion, how do we make America great again?
Discuss the historic pattern of the rise of Neo-Nazi/white supremacist/ Neo-Fascists as explained by Dr. Kathleen Belew from the University of Chicago.
What is your opinion on the content of the videos? Do you agree with the “Lone Wolf” theory? What is Kathleen Belew’s opinion of the “Lone Wolf theory?”
ers an incredible variety of social life, as well as diversities of ethnic, linguistic, regional, economic, religious, class, and caste groups crosscut Indian society. Often there is also a difference in gender respect between urban and rural areas. The difference between the North and the South of the country are vast, especially when it comes to marriage and kinship. When it comes to themes in the Indian society there are three things we mainly need to focus on. One being hierarchy and the other being purity and pollution. In a social aspect India is still a hierarchical society, no matter if north or south, hindu or muslim, urban or village, virtually all things, people, and social groups are ranked according to various essential qualities. This leads to certain difficulties in the society and on a political level. Although india is a democratic country there rarely is a complete equality between people, simply because of their social level. (“Asiasociety”). In India it can happen that individuals are officially ranked according to their wealth and power. This means that successful or rich people are more important or have a higher say than people who are not successful. This does not happen all the time but it certainly can. (“Asiasociety”) Now even in countries such as Germany, USA, France, UK, etc. you can tell that individuals who are very successful often have a higher input simply through lobbying or contacts. The big difference is that it is not officially accepted by society, like it is in India. Some status differences in India are expressed by their laws of purity and pollution. This includes different castes, religions, and regions around the country. In general a high status is associated with purity and a low status as polluted. Some rankings of purity are inherited as for example in the caste system. An Individual is born into a caste and cannot change it or rank up into another caste. Individuals might be born into a caste with a higher title than others in the same caste. Usually it is not permitted to marry outside of their caste, but it has been happening increasingly. Although the standard of living in India is growing steadily as well as their middle class, in March of 2019 compared to the US the cost of living in India is 65.31% lower (aggregate date for all cities, except rent)(numbe>GET ANSWER