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Week 1 Notes

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Week 1 Notes Soc 240

Julia Alexandra Lord
People In Places: Understanding and Developing Community
Michael Dougherty

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People In Places: Understanding and Developing Community
Michael Dougherty
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Date Created: 08/21/15
Sociology 240 People in Places Understanding and Developing Community Week 1 Notes Examples cities towns neighborhoods 3 Characteristics 1 Social Interaction 2 Common Institutions Common meeting places Ex schools malls church 3 Bounded by Territories Found on a map 0 How to know if it is a community of place Ask the question quotAre there people interacting with each other at institutions that can be found on a map 0 No population Requirement Communities of Learners Peers being a support group Example study groups Professor emeritus at BU department of religion 84 years old born in Austria 0 Sociology looks at relationships not the person gtFinds new perspective on something we are familiar with gtComplex the mundane Unveil what makes them gtAlways observing gtMakes the familiar strange and the strange familiar Born 1916 in Waco TX and graduated from University of Wisconsin in 1941 gtwrote The Sociological Imagination gtExplored relationships of individuals shaping society and society shaping individuals Series of Traps feeling that private lives are trapped no matter how aware one becomes 0 We are nothing without society 0 People are resistant to change gtwhy Solution to the Series of Traps gtCultivate and exercise your sociological imaginations gtUnderstand the connection between personal troubles and public issues Jim Crowe System Separate but equal Caste System founded in India


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