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Week 5 9-28 through 10-2 SOCI 101S - 02
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Sociology 101 week 5 Monday 928 Exam covers book chapters 1 2 3 4 6 and 15 Placebo fake drug sometimes sugar pill Single blind study subjects in the study do not know what group they are in thus mentality cannot affect the outcome Double blind study single blind study plus those interacting with the participants do not know which group everyone is in this eliminates the possibility of the administrators treating participants differently based on group placement Functionalism 0 Views society as an organism o Functionally interrelated parts 0 Societal survival depends on meeting the needs of the society 0 Societal stratification different classes ensures the proper distribution of social resources 0 This was the dominant theory in the fifties and sixties 0 Idea of harmony 0 Example spider in her web when one thing changes everything else does as well 0 Problems 0 If everything is perfect you wouldn t ever change 0 Upholds the status quo 0 Very conservative 0 Famous researcher used this theory to say that poverty was good and that it should be kept as part of society note there are some benefits to having a lower class eX people to worker more menial jobs Systems theory 0 Set of 2 or more interdependent and interrelated elements that function together System 0 Closed system a lot of effort goes in to keeping what is inside the system IN and what is outside OUT high boundary maintenance EX Amish 0 Open system only a small amount of effort goes in to keeping what is inside the system IN and what is outside OUT low boundary maintenance 0 Cannot logistically have an entirely open system and VERY difficult to have an entirely closed system Sociology 101 week 5 Wednesday 930 Con ict theory 0 Con ict is everywhere 0 Many forms physical disagreements competition 0 Many reasons resources power 0 Looks at who benefits from a particular pattern and at Whose expense identify dominant and subordinate groups 0 Karl Marx o Looked at all of history as a series of con icts and resolutions 0 Used a dialectic model of viewing society I Thesis any idea I Antithesis any idea will call up its opposite idea I Synthesis out of all con ict comes a new better idea I Ex slavery opposing idea was freeing the slaves o Marx expected capitalism to fail lead to socialism and eventually a utopian society Symbolic interactionism 0 Focus on symbols and how people think construct meaning 0 Definitions of the situation how you view a situation determines what it means to you 0 if we define something as real it is real in its consequences 0 Taking the role of another imagine how you appear to others Sociology 101 week 5 Friday 102 Exam on Monday Watched a Video on Amish communities 75000 Amish in the US across about 20 states They are very close to nature The children often play With handmade toys Teaching about god is seen as too sacred to teach in schools it is taught in church and at home Children are taught 2 languages Horses are treasured they are more than pets Ordinant set of rules to live by dictate dress among other things Church takes place in people s homes lasts about 4 hours
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