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Week 1 A Brief Introduction Understanding sociology Why study Specific sociological scenarios Sociology and common sense Sociological perspective Scientific study of social behavior and human groups CW Mils the sociological imagination Private livespatterns and events of our society Focus on How relationships in uence people s attitudes and behavior The Industrial Revolution The French Revolution August Comte 17981857 Sociologythe study of society Positivism the application of the scientific method to the social world Comte was talented and intelligent went to college at 16 L Ecole Politechnique Herbert Spencer and Social Darwinism 18201903 Societya social organism The Survival of the Fittest Karl Marx 18181883 Class con ictbourgeoisie and proletariat Con ictsocial change Con ict leads to social change Upper and lower class capitalist and working Superstructurecultural ideologies political institutions education Economic basemade of production infrastructure Relations of productionproperty owner relations Forces of productiontechnology organization of labor Marx had no idea about the working class colonist manifesto Emile Durkheim 18581917 Unity of Society 2 types of solidaritytradition societiesmechanical solidarity Industrial societiesorganic solidarity Suicide 1897 Social integrationthe degree in which people are tied to their social groups Suicide rateshigh and low dismissed the psychological idea of it looking into climate reasons It puzzled him Religionamong Jews suicides were low second lowest Catholics can it cause people to take their lives Systematic Organizations still relevant It peaks around holidays and summers Too strong More likely altruistic they thought Egotistical suicidegroup family or community ties Altruisticstrong ties Aromicmoral confusion and lack of social direction
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