Chapter 1, week 1
Chapter 1, week 1 SOC 112-001
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SOC Notes 819 American Family Introduction to sociology and the family What is sociology quotHow society affects human behavior and in return how our behavior affects society as a whole 0 The study of human behavior in society 0 A scientific way to think about society and its influence on humans 0 Includes the study of social behavior and social change The Sociological Perspective Imagination o The ability to see the social patterns that influence the individual as well as groups of individuals I Attention focused on ugly o Developed by C Wright Mils I 1959 0 Developing the sociological perspective I Begins with an interest in people I Develops into a study of how society influences human behavior C Wright Mills Believed sociology reveals hoe society shapes our lives o In order to understand an individual one must understand the historical and cultural content of his or her life 0 quotGet to know people bias goes away How does society influence these things Dress Church vs Bar Language adult vs baby Behavior class vs party Congress woman shot focus is shifted to husband who is an astronaut quotWife of astronaut shot picture of him Man of the year supporting his dead wife Organizing Society Social institutions religion family military gender education Social interactions and social structure 0 Creates diversity 0 Creates and amplifies social problems 0 Continues to demonstrate the need for social change The American Family 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 Families are 0 A social institution 0 A major source of socialization o Shaped by their relationship to systems of inequity o A place of continuous change and diversity