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Discipline(s): Sociology & Demography
Current Issue: Issue 06, 2018
Sociological Studies is compiled by the Institute of Sociology, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. The Journal is devoted to the study of sociology and has become one of the leading professional academic journals in social science.
Another form of “amusing ourselves to death”?: experience, ideology and the labor process of the TV variety entertainment shows
Vol 33,No. 06
Compared with traditional industries, the labor process in culture industries has changed. In the entertainment industry, management transforms heavy labor into entertainment through relational work, emotional work, and feeling work. Different from traditional industries, this kind of labor control is not based on organizational institution or economic motivation, but relies on once supplementary cultural factors such as relationship, emotion and feelings. At the same time, the logic of ideological fantasy behind labors’ consent is no longer the same as what Althusser generalized, i.e., managers shaping a certain concept through the labor process, and covering up real labor relations with a false sense of consciousness. It has changed to the way as Zizek described: the laborers experience a real ideology, pursuing their own plus-de-jouir in the ideological reality. In the end, the laborers devote both their body and soul to work.
Vol 33,No. 06
Moeurs are at the core of Rousseau’s social thought. His discussion of moeurs constitutes an important beginning of Western social theory. This paper attempts to bring the moral sociology perspective of moeurs into the discussion of the Roman constitutions and examine the social theoretical implications of various constitutions. This paper contends that the Roman Comitia were a manifestation of different moeurs in the specific historical periods, and the function of the Senate was to guide the trend of moeurs through the law. The essence of the tribune was to protect the moeurs with the negative power, whereas the power of the censor aimed to present and guide the judgment of the public opinion. Whether the dictator could effectively run relies on the social mentality of the public with regard to the absolute power.