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week 3-4 Notes

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week 3-4 Notes SOC 1010

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culture and socialization and importance of institutions
Intro to Sociology
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This 2 page Bundle was uploaded by Brooke Schmidt on Tuesday April 19, 2016. The Bundle belongs to SOC 1010 at DePaul University taught by gina luby in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 14 views. For similar materials see Intro to Sociology in Sociology at DePaul University.

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Date Created: 04/19/16
Founding Father of Sociology -Emile Durkheim: structure of functionalism -Karl Marx: social conflict -Max Weber 3 Perspective: George Herbert Mead- Symbolic Interactionalism  The I and ME  Micro-level Analysis  How we construct and make sense of shared meanings in everyday life Culture and Socialization -What is culture?  Everything we make as human beings  Something we do and something we have  Patterns of interaction shaped by social structure -Do we speak to our friends and parents in the same cultural language? They are two different cultures (Friend, Family) -Cultural bubble: we have different ones and share certain ones with certain people Ex) school classroom we share a “student” bubble -Elements of culture  Sharing of the rules by a group- language  Influence of what rules will be – values/beliefs  The rules we follow – norms  Reinforcement of your actions – sanctions -How do we learn culture?  Socialization: process of social interaction  Ability to see ourselves as an object shaped by expectations of the groups to which we belong Ex) no nude beaches in Illinois, but not true for all parts of the world -Theories  Goffman: presentation of self, dramaturgy, impression management  Mead: I and the Me, stages of development- prep, play, game stages  Cooley: looking-glass self Importance of Social Institutions -Complex, integrated set of social norms organized around the presentation of basic societal value -normative systems that operate in 6 basic areas of life: 1.) Determining kinship 2.) Providing for legitimate use of power 3.) Regulating dist. Of goods and service 4.) Transmitting knowledge from one generation to the next 5.) Regulating our relations 6.) Managing dist. Info


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