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Soc 10 Sociological Imagination; Doctor Simmers

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Soc 10 Sociological Imagination; Doctor Simmers SOC 010

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Hey guys. These notes were taken for week 3 on October 10, 12, and 14. They are on the final sociological theory which we were previously learning about. It also has notes on the film we watched in...
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Carolyn Polo on Sunday October 16, 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 46 views. For similar materials see The Sociological Imagination in Sociology at University of California Riverside.


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Date Created: 10/16/16
Doctor Simmers Soc 10 Week 3 Notes Lecture 1 continued: Contemporary Sociological Theory (October 10, 2016) ❖ Symbolic Interactionism ➢ Looks at individuals’ everyday behavior and communication through symbols and shared meanings ➢ Micro-leveled perspective ➢ Society is socially constructed ➢ Symbols: something that stands for something else (words, gestures, pictures) ■ Have shared meanings and definitions of the situation ■ Constructs meaning through behavior and interpretation Film notes: “Google Baby” (October 12 & 14, 2016) ❖ Surrogacy: the process of giving birth to a child for another person ❖ Surrogate: the woman that gives birth to the child ❖ Surrogacy is profitable ➢ Clinic in India specializes in surrogacy & is cheaper than in the US ➢ Surrogate mothers sometimes choose to go through process because of the financial benefits ■ Money used to buy houses, pay for own children’s education, etc ➢ Some surrogates take part in process secretly to avoid criticism from family or friends ❖ Children born of surrogacy chosen by egg and sperm donors ➢ Donors get paid thousands of dollars for a single donation sometimes ➢ One donor in film explains part of process of donating: ■ Must take injections to the stomach (self-administered) of a drug that prevents ovulation and increases size of eggs until ready to be collected ■ This donor in particular states “I’m like a robot. They control me…” when explaining the process of the injections ***if anyone needs clarification or has any questions about these notes, please contact me at ***Thanks for purchasing these notes! I hope they were helpful :)


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