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You May Ask Yourself Ch 1 Notes (SOC-S 100)

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Chapter 1 of "You May Ask Yourself"
Jessica Calarco
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sociology, sociological, imagination, social, institution, divisions, withing, Introduction to Sociology





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Date Created: 09/07/16
SOC-S 100 Chapter 1 Notes Learning Objectives: The Sociological Imagination:  Describe what the discipline of sociology studies  Define the sociological imagination and describe how it “makes the familiar strange” What is a Social Institution?  Explain what social institutions are and how to think about them sociologically  Explain the concept of social identity The Sociology of Sociology:  Describe the relevance of Comte in the development of sociology  Compare and contrast the approaches of Karl Marx, Max Weber, Durkheim, and Simmel  Describe the approach of the Chicago school to the study of sociology  Describe the approaches of Cooley, Mead, and Dubois in term of individual interaction  Describe the contributions of functionalism, conflict theory, feminist theory, symbolic interaction, post-modernism, and midrange theory to the study of sociology Sociology and its Cousins:  Describe how the study of sociology is distinct from other disciplines and how it sometimes overlaps other disciplines Divisions Within Sociology:  Explain the difference between interpretive sociology and positivist  Explain the difference between microsociology and macrosociology People: August Comte: invented social physics; arose from need to make moral sense of social order Martineau: English social theorist; first to translate Comte Karl Marx: theoretical basis for communism M. Weber: advocated sociological analysis that allowed for influences Durkheim: how society holds together Simmel: establishst formal sociology (pure numbers) WEB Dubois: 1 to undertake ethnography in the African American community Terms: Sociology: study of human society Thinking like a sociologist means making the familiar strange The Sociological Imagination: ability to connect the most basic, intimate aspects of an individual’s life to seemingly impersonal and remote forces What we take to be natural that actually isn’t Social Institution: complex group of interdependent positions that perform a social role and reproduce over time; works to shape the behavior of a group Social identity Anomie: sense of aimlessness/despair when we can no longer expect life to be predictable; too little social regulation; normalness Resulting from drastic changes in living conditions Positivist sociology: the social world can be described and predicted by certain observable relationships Akin to social physics Double consciousness: two behavioral scripts- one for moving through the world; the other incorporating external opinions of prejudiced onlookers Constantly maintained by African Americans Summary: Sociology makes the familiar strange by being able to move beyond common sense and use evidence to really understand a topic. Sociologists ask questions outside control of individuals. A sociological imagination provides the ability to see the relationship between individual experiences and society at large, as well as the ability to distinguish between personal troubles and social issues. Social institutions include family, religion, education, the economy, etc. The goal of social institution is to meet basic social needs. Functionalism focuses on how different parts of society work together. Conflict theory focuses on power and the struggle to control resources.


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