Week 1 of Lecture Notes
Week 1 of Lecture Notes SOC 112
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American Family Introduction to Sociology and the Family What is sociology The study of human behavior researchers bring to light social problems inspiring individuals to figure out what to do next The scientific way to think about society and its influence on humans Includes the study of social behavior and social change 0 Constantly in a struggle to granting privilege to certain groups The Sociological Perspective Imagination Begins with an interest with people C Wright Mills 1959 o Studying society in which they live 0 Believed sociology revealed how society shapes our lives in order to understand an individual one must understand the historical and cultural context of hisher life The ability to see the societal patterns that influence the individuals as well as groups of individuals Develops into a study of how society influences human behavior Organizing Society How are societies formed Social Institutions religion family politics education marriage healthcare environment military and gender Social Interaction and Social Structure Creates diversity Creates and amplifies social problems Continues to demonstrate the need for social change American Family as an Institution Family any relatively stable group of people bound by ties of blood marriage adoption or by any sexually expressive relationship or who simply live together and who are committed to and provide each other with economic and emotional support A social institution A major source of socialization Shaped by their relationship to systems of inequality A place of continuous change and diversity O O O O
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