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Chapter 1, 2, and Part 1 of Chapter 3

by: Nicole Wolfe

Chapter 1, 2, and Part 1 of Chapter 3 SOC 110

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Mostly material from chapter 1, there were 2 slides from chapter 2 and the last part is start of chapter 3.
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Date Created: 09/01/16
Sociology 8/30/16 The Sociological Imagination What is sociology?  Study of the social behavior and human groups. o Macro sociology – large scale patterns of social behavior  Social institutions  Ex: education, mass media, family, religion, politics, government, etc. o Micro sociology – small scale patterns of social behavior  Face to face social interactions Isn’t sociology common sense?  True or false? o More complicated than you would think o The death penalty reduces crime. False o Opposites attract. False o Women talk more than men. False they talk about the same amount in a day o Divorce rates are higher today than ever before. False the highest was 1976 o Parents spend less time with their children today than previous generations. False because of the child laws in place today o Strip club parking lots are more dangerous than fast foods lots. False because strip clubs have security o Most child kidnappings are committed by strangers. False most are family members The sociological imagination  Ability to see the impact of social forces on our private lives o Critical thinking o Private troubles (micro)  Problems within immediate relationships o Public issues (macro)  Problems due to one’s social position  Social problems Major theoretical perspectives  Functionalist perspective (extremely conservative) o Macro o Social order o Stability o Social institutions = interdependent – efficiency o Criticisms  Conservative  Can’t explain social change  Conflict perspective (100% opposite of functionalist perspective) o Macro o Social change and inequalities o Coercion and power produce social order o Capitalism = Competition = Conflict o Criticism  Doesn’t explain stability in society  Highly politically motivated  Interactionist perspective o Micro o Social construction o Small scale interaction o Criticism  Only focuses on small scale not on macro level  Ignores “bigger picture”  Changing intellectual climate o 18 century  Age of Reason/the Enlightenment  Explanation of social events  Theological -> scientific  Changing social climate o Industrialization  Manufacturing based economy o Rapid urbanization  Growth in large cities o Mass immigration  Fear of crime that would ensue on society  Fear of disease  Fear of pollution  Overcrowding o Researchers sought answers to social problems Chapter 2  Father of Sociology o August Comte (1798-1857)  Could society be improved?  Positivism – applying the scientific method to sociological research/sociological inquiry  Predicting human behavior o A hypothesis  How 2 or more variables are related o Independent variable – cause of the change o Dependent variable – the effect  Identify the IV and DV variables o The availability of affordable housing will lower the homeless rate.  IV: availability of affordable housing  DV: lower the homeless rate o Increases in police patrol will create safer neighborhoods.  IV: police patrol  DV: Safer neighborhoods Culture (Society)  Society is a grouping of individuals.  What is culture? o Shared language, knowledge, and material objects. o The product of society, there can be multiple cultures in one society.  Learned  Transmitted  Adaptive (fluid)  Culture o Material culture – tangible objects o Nonmaterial culture – nontangible objects  Elements of nonmaterial culture o Forms of communication:  Signs (symbols)  Gestures: body communication  Nonverbal communication – 90% of communication is nonverbal  Language: shared symbols to communicate  Socially constructed  Recently added words o Awesome sauce, fur baby, neck beard, adorbs  Values  Desirable/undesirable  Good/bad  Fluid (change) – things we value today we might not value in the future  Norms – rules of conduct  Fall on a continuum – some can be loosely enforced and some are formally enforced (i.e. laws)  Informal norms o Implicit/unspoken  Folkways: not strictly enforced.  Formal norms o Moral/ethical behavior  Mores: strict norms; foundation of law


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