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Date Created: 10/11/15
DAY 1 September 29th Sociology honest study of the forces of human group life history of movement mechanics of society 4 assumptions of Professor Dreiling Humans and their needs material affective symbolic spiritual Powers to meet needs coercive power threat force power above or over integrative power agreementlove exchange power mutualistic action body words movement thoughts 4 axioms the self is a product we become what others expect us to be we act back on the social world recreating it with our socially made image patterns of interdependent actions and their consequences shape howwhat we think and can actually do social order we have some poweragency to shape and change the inertia of society within us interpersonally as individuals and collectively in history social change where is society what is it like how do you know it and how can we make sense of what we see it is inside of us outside of us in our interdependencies across spacetime with resources and bodies acting on the quotsociety inside usquot DAY 2 October 1st Unseen forces stimuli that creates a reaction that channels certain pressures Sociological lmaginat m contrast with everyday attitude a limited point of view in our everyday life think beyond the familiar routines of daily life daily culture and immediate culture imagine how personal circumstances are tied up with larger history 1 history and biology found at the intersection of clusters and cohorts of individuals 1 as a cohort our generation shares common bondcontext for how we interpret certain issues ex 911 accessible internet Unseen forces How is society in us How does it in uence what we do in everyday situations we see them as normal social constructs How do we explain the existence of outside social forces We give humanistic characteristics to inanimate objects that are unseen ex quotThe Marketquot religion they have no existence besides those that humans give them Ask ourselves Who were these processes created for and for what Are we conscious of their potentiallimitations if they are made up can we change them what stops alternative we have some agencypower 4 axioms to change them who is interested in the status quo pro t motivated ex pro t motive drives continuous degradation of environment despite clear threat of global warming people who want us to stick to these constricts sociology disciplines that examine the humansocial world this life isn t real but it has real consequences Howard Becker quotstudy of people doing things togetherquot Branches of sociology economics political science history anthropology communications geography psychology Levels of analysis different levels to evaluate social relationships micro personal and small group interactions to see how they impact change and sustain larger patters ex family meso midrange where groups and institutions intersect ex University of Oregon macro examines large scale social structures to determine how they impact groups and individuals look at food habits norms production homogenous food systems global corporations control mass production Mam gt Micro continuum society culture social institutions social inequality groups roles socialization interation self TheoryMethods sociology emerged amid dramatic shifts in human society in the 19th century philosophers and scientists they were in uenced by 2 frameworks enlightenment social reform moral curiosity revolution scienti c paradigm the quest for knowledge can best be ful lled with repeated tests of observations not the embrace of authorities cultural shift arose because industrial revolution mass production urban wage labor political revolution British Civil War US and French Revolutions popular rule democracy individual rights cultural revolution science literacy humanism with a sense of national identity technological changes fossil fuels wind power engineering machines for production harvest transport
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