Sociologic

Miscellaneous links, quotes, photos, and videos vaguely related to sociological theory. For those with sociologically-related queries: ask away. See here for sociological resources.
Global monopoly capital

Global monopoly capital

Wall of Films! | Over 500 Social Change Documentaries on 1 Page
http://sms.cam.ac.uk/media/761745#!
Feminist Disney: "To make money is our only objective.” – Michael Eisner, Disney CEO

radfemruminations:

Fear the Mouse!

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From a 1981 internal memo at Disney: “We have no obligation to make history. We have no obligation to make art. We have no obligation to make a statement. To make money is our only objective.” – Michael Eisner, Disney CEO (1984-2005)

Bob…

http://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?u=/watch?v=TtOtV-gE3YQ&feature=share&a=1LRsrwb948ZsGQuCHY50hg

Capitalism (1948)

Any attempt to solve the ecological crisis within a bourgeois framework must be dismissed as chimerical. Capitalism is inherently anti-ecological. Competition and accumulation constitute its very law of life, a law… summarised in the phrase, ‘production for the sake of production.’ Anything, however hallowed or rare, ‘has its price’ and is fair game for the marketplace. In a society of this kind, nature is necessarily treated as a mere resource to be plundered and exploited. The destruction of the natural world, far being the result of mere hubristic blunders, follows inexorably from the very logic of capitalist production.
Murray Bookchin (via socio-logic)

(Source: amodernmanifesto, via socio-logic)

http://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=3qJFUMNaij1h1qmuyp06Ww&u=/watch?v=yILyCIZ4CTM&feature=share

Despite the fact that I really enjoy Dave Chappelle’s body of work, what is interesting here is how he actually asks the paparazzi how their whole scheme works. Listen to their explanation of the various inter-relationships (financial and non) that are involved in such activities.

azspot:


Being Liberal

azspot:

Being Liberal


(Source: dailydoseofstuf, via proletarianinstinct)

pasttensevancouver:

Cycling Early Vancouver
Cycling was a popular sport and one of the main modes of transportation in early Vancouver. Initially it was not considered a respectable activity for women, but that view quickly faded as all types of people turned to cycling as one of the most practical ways to get around town. Bike racks were installed in office building vestibules, and public parks and large public buildings such as City Hall and the CPR station had large racks that could hold a couple of dozen or more bikes.
The empty lot on the corner of Granville and Pender Streets, where the Rogers Building now stands, was converted into a bike-riding school that did a bustling business. The lot was covered with crushed cinders and a large fence was erected so passing pedestrians couldn’t gawk at the newbie riders. Bicycle shops were numerous and sometimes hired stunt cyclists to perform tricks on the street. 
Vancouver’s roads at the time were mostly macadam or wooden planks, neither of which was good for riding on when they got mucky in the winter, so cyclists often rode on the sidewalks. Not surprisingly, pedestrians complained and city council passed a bylaw imposing a steep fine on sidewalk riders. Finally, cinder bicycle lanes were built on several streets. They were paid for with a voluntary tax, were about six feet wide, and were well maintained. The lanes made it an easy ride out to Stanley Park, Greer’s (Kits) Beach, up to Mount Pleasant, and other popular destinations.
Cycling use waned somewhat as the streetcar network became more extensive. Once the automobile took over the streets, the bike lanes fell into disrepair and were eventually removed or paved over. Cycling enjoyed a renaissance during WWII, but only in recent years has it become accepted as a popular mode of transportation worthy of its own infrastructure as it was in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. 
Source: Hastings and Cambie Streets, ca. 1898 (cropped), City of Vancouver Archives #Str P18. Most of the info comes from Major JS Matthews, Early Vancouver, Vol. 1, p. 79=81.

pasttensevancouver:

Cycling Early Vancouver

Cycling was a popular sport and one of the main modes of transportation in early Vancouver. Initially it was not considered a respectable activity for women, but that view quickly faded as all types of people turned to cycling as one of the most practical ways to get around town. Bike racks were installed in office building vestibules, and public parks and large public buildings such as City Hall and the CPR station had large racks that could hold a couple of dozen or more bikes.

The empty lot on the corner of Granville and Pender Streets, where the Rogers Building now stands, was converted into a bike-riding school that did a bustling business. The lot was covered with crushed cinders and a large fence was erected so passing pedestrians couldn’t gawk at the newbie riders. Bicycle shops were numerous and sometimes hired stunt cyclists to perform tricks on the street. 

Vancouver’s roads at the time were mostly macadam or wooden planks, neither of which was good for riding on when they got mucky in the winter, so cyclists often rode on the sidewalks. Not surprisingly, pedestrians complained and city council passed a bylaw imposing a steep fine on sidewalk riders. Finally, cinder bicycle lanes were built on several streets. They were paid for with a voluntary tax, were about six feet wide, and were well maintained. The lanes made it an easy ride out to Stanley Park, Greer’s (Kits) Beach, up to Mount Pleasant, and other popular destinations.

Cycling use waned somewhat as the streetcar network became more extensive. Once the automobile took over the streets, the bike lanes fell into disrepair and were eventually removed or paved over. Cycling enjoyed a renaissance during WWII, but only in recent years has it become accepted as a popular mode of transportation worthy of its own infrastructure as it was in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. 

Source: Hastings and Cambie Streets, ca. 1898 (cropped), City of Vancouver Archives #Str P18. Most of the info comes from Major JS Matthews, Early Vancouver, Vol. 1, p. 79=81.

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