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SOCI 110, Week 1 notes

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Social issues in a Global Context
Yamilette Chacon
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Introduction to Sociology
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Date Created: 09/16/16
Week 1 Monday, August 29, 2016 10:42 AM 1. Sociology a. the study of human society and social interactions 2 Culture a. Knowledge, language, values, customs b. Passed on from generation to generation 2 Society a. A large number of people who live in the same place b. Generally having some sort of governing body 2 Social condition - ex. Poverty 3 Social Behavior - ex. Substance abuse 4 Once enough people are plagued by a condition or behavior than a society deems the issue a problem 5 One a society agrees that a problem exists then change can occur 6 Social problems can either affect an entire population or just one portion of a population (ex. Racism) 7 Sociologists view social problems objectively a. Theory b. Systematic Research c. Ability to report findings This was other people can check your work and give you feed back 2 Theory- something that explains a real word behavior or pattern 3 Three sociological approaches a. Structural-Function b. Social-Conflict c. Symbolic-Interaction - very personal (probably won't use in class) 2 Structural-Functional Approach a. Society is a complex system - Promotes stability and solidarity b. Structure - How everything fits together c. Function - what each part does d. Social functions - The consequences of a social pattern for the operation of society as a whole e. This approach is somewhat unrealistic because, of course, societies don’t always run smoothly 2 Structural-Function Approach (Modified) a. Robert Merton (1910-2003) b. Functions - Good outcomes c. Dysfunctions - Bad outcomes d. China's one child law - Good that population decreased, but now it's all guys and there are mush fewer young people to pay taxes e. Social Problems - When a social institution occurs that causes dysfunctions 2 Social-Conflict a. Society is a FUCKING wreck! b. It is never stable, and groups are constantly in conflict for power c. Inequality is inevitable d. Change only occurs by conflict e. Karl Marx (1818-1883) f. There are the haves and the have nots g. Change will happen, but only through conflict h. Value conflict Theorists i. Ideals vs reality 1. Ex. People will say that speeding is bad but then still speed ii Blames the people b Critical-Conflict Theorists i Social problems come from inherent social contradictions 1. Ex. Class, Race, Gender 2 Symbolic-Interaction a People make their own reality b Very Personal c Rooted in Weber's d Merton e Why is certain behavior considered a problem f More interested in the individuals thoughts and actions behind a problem g Labeling Theory i Deviants of a society are labeled


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