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Intro to Sociology, Week 2

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Intro to Sociology, Week 2 SOC1001

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These notes go over the topics covered in week 2: Conflict Ecological-Evolutionary Perspective Emergence of Sociology Possible Causes of Suicide
Intro to Sociology
Gerald Reid
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Date Created: 01/23/16
Intro to Sociology Notes #2 Conflict Overview  Most effective at macro-level o ‘Parts of society’ are not neutral; different parts of society are used to advance the agenda of the FEW- the powerful and wealthy o Societies may be systems that tend toward equilibrium but they do not tend toward equality o Inequality leads to conflict o Who gets all the toys- Who keeps all the toys? o The important things that happen in society tend to benefit those with power and wealth- the privileged o Elites control others o Elites have their way in all things that matter o Conflict not harmony; Disagreements not Consensus Ecological-Evolutionary Perspective  Human needs o Biological needs o Psychological needs o Social needs o Certain capabilities o Many limitations (not relatively fast, cannot see microscopic things) o Some tendencies  Human Needs affected advancements in technology  Advancements in technology affected social structures, population, ideology, and symbols and vice-versa  Advancements in technology also affect Bio-Physical Environments and vice-versa Emergence of Sociology  Industrial Revolution- changed material world  French Revolution- Political change  Auguste Comte- named the discipline of study  Karl Marx- class conflict  Emile Durkheim- mechanical and organic solidarity  Max Weber- social action  W.E.B. Dubois- color line (white/black line on jobs)  Jane Adams- sympathetic knowledge Possible Causes of Suicide  Sociological (Durkheim, Emile) o Degree of Integration: Egoistic and Altruistic o Degree of Regulation: Anomic and Fatalistic


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