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Chapter one key terms

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Chapter one key terms SOCI 2110

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A few key terms that i think might be important to know for the test out of chapter one.
Intro to Sociology
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Date Created: 08/24/16
Chapter 1 Vocab Chapter 1: The Sociological Imagination Color Key Vocab Here are a few Key terms you should probably know from chapter 1 People Sociology- the study of development, structure, and functioning of human society. Society- a large group of people who live in the same area and participate in a common economy or culture. Stereotype- an image or idea of a particular type of person that is not true about the entire group. (Example: All blondes are dumb is a stereotype) Sociological Imagination- the ability to remove yourself from everyday situations and look at them from a different perspective. (Example on pg. 5 of the textbook.) Basically, you look at the context of the person's life. Where they grew up, how they were raised, the people who raised them, social status Etc. Etc. To determine why the person is who they are. Once you can remove the person and look at it in a different perspective you are using your sociological Imagination. Social Context- the social environment and cultural conditions that influence people’s lives. Where you live would be an example of a social context. Identity- who you are as a person. Social Interaction- how people act together as a group and how they alter their behavior due to the presence of others. Social interaction is governed by norms. Norms- things that society accepts as appropriate. An example for this would be bathrooms. One bathroom for men and one for women. Even though this norm is being challenged in present day 2016 it is still a good example of a norm. Social structure- external forces, like Social hierarchies, norms, and institutions that provide context for individual and group action. (An example of social structure would be the United States legal system. They are an institution that uses context to determine if an American citizen convicted of a crime is guilty or innocent. The jury makes that decision based on the context provided by the court. In this case, context is evidence. The jury listens to evidence given by the defendant and the prosecution. They have to decide based on the evidence given to them whether or not the defendant is guilty.) Social Hierarchies- a relationship between people that is unequal and provides one person or group of people with more status and power than another. (Example: segregation) Institutions- a term used for structured practices built around societal norms. Includes organizations like the government, legal courts, churches, schools, or the military Chapter 1 Vocab Emilie Durkheim- the father of sociology. Emilie founded the sociology Department at Bordeaux in 1895 and the first Journal (L’anne Sociologique) in 1898. Both were the first of its kind in Europe. Mark Zuckerberg- creator of Facebook. Originally created Facebook for students at Harvard to make social connections with each other. Max Weber- a German Sociologist who was part of a group who created a journal called “Archives for Social Science and Social Welfare” that was very influential and established sociology as a discipline for Germany. Industrialization- when an economy switches from primarily farming to one being based on manufacturing. Urban Areas- a geographic area with a high population density (Example: 1000 individuals per square mile) Interdisciplinary Research- Research that stretches across many disciplines or area of another field. Urbanization- The growth of cities.


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