Name Professor Course Date Social theory critical review Questions: What themes connect all the essays in the section? Dominant group oppressing subordinate group In her essay Woolf determines three kinds of conditions necessary for the success of women as writers. In the sense of materialism a woman has to have her own room and money so that she can write independently. However these two conditions have never been possible since their sexual difference which gives them an inferior position in the society. She asked her famous question “why did men drink wine and women water?” “why was one sex so prosperous and the other so poor?” she concludes that women became poor because they gave birth to children and their right to possess the money they earned and inherited was not provided for by the law. Accommodation vs. assimilation Assimilation is when somebody gets to learn a new idea members occupy in the society. When people want to move across the social groups they ought to pass through some gauge where they are weighed if they totally qualify to belong to the places they wish to move to. Social norms dictate whether some members of the society can be accommodated on other groups. The issue of morality is highly considered in social integration. class separation: limitations are put own subordinate groups Issues of class separation according to the theorists and the readings are matters of fact. This has been accepted by all the members of the society. The separation is based on status in terms of wealth occupation and social class. As a result of such separation the subordinate groups and the lesser groups tend to be down looked. Examples of those groups include the poor groups and the less fortunate as well as the criminals and the deviant. [...]
Use all the essays in the section, and the longer essay A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf to answer the following questions what themes connect all of the essays in the section and give some examples of various articulations of the themes. Then talk about how the longer essay relates to the shorter pieces and give examples. Then talk about the major agreements/ disagreements among the theorist and give examples. Then connect the work of the theorist in the section to the work of Karl Marx, Max Weber and Emile Durkheim.