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SOC 10, Week 1 Notes; Doctor Simmers

by: Carolyn Polo

SOC 10, Week 1 Notes; Doctor Simmers SOC 010

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Hey everyone! These are the notes I took in class during week 0 and week 1. We watched a documentary about uncontacted tribes in the Amazon and barely began the first lecture which introduces what ...
The Sociological Imagination
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Carolyn Polo on Sunday October 2, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to SOC 010 at University of California Riverside taught by Jennifer Simmers in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 152 views. For similar materials see The Sociological Imagination in Sociology at University of California Riverside.


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Date Created: 10/02/16
Carolyn Polo Doctor Simmers SOC 10 Week 1 Notes ❖ First Contact Documentary Notes (September 26 & 28, 2016) ➢ “They are who we once were.” --Carlos Meirelles, anthropologist ➢ Where does this take place: The amazon rainforest ➢ Who is involved: ■ The ​Sapanahua​ tribe ● Where: A place called Simpatia, which is between Brazil and Peru ● Forced to leave the jungle by whom they presumed to be the Peruvian military ◆ Violence and massacre were involved ● Now under Brazilian protection ◆ Received medical attention, clothing etc. ● Other characteristics ◆ Can only count up to 10 ◆ Keep track of time with the sun ◆ Oftentimes would go without food for up to 4 days (and this was considered normal) ◆ Fear in all of them: fear of outsiders and of the natural dangers found in the forest ■ Carlos Meirelles ● Anthropologist and expert on uncontacted tribes ➢ Historical trauma affects biology/chemistry ■ Reasons why trust is difficult to gain between Sapanahua tribe and outsiders Lecture 1: The Sociological Imagination (September 28, 2016) ❖ The Sociological Imagination is the ability to see the relationship between individual experiences and the larger society ❖ Personal troubles: private problems that affect individuals and the networks of people with which they regularly associate(friends and family) ❖ social/public issues: problems that affect large numbers of people and often require solutions at the societal level ***Due to the fact this first lecture has not been completed(and class was cancelled last Friday), these notes have been very short (and I apologize!!). However, next week should be more informative! ***if anyone needs clarification or has any questions about these notes, please contact me at ​ ***Thanks for purchasing my notes! I hope they were helpful :)


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