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Week 1 SOC101 Notes

by: Emma Natzke

Week 1 SOC101 Notes SOC 101 Whitaker - Intro to Sociology

Emma Natzke
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Modules 3-4 of the textbook as well as lecture notes from week 1 of Introductory Sociology
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Emma Natzke on Wednesday January 21, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to SOC 101 Whitaker - Intro to Sociology at Arizona State University taught by Whitaker in Spring2015. Since its upload, it has received 237 views. For similar materials see Intro to Sociology in Sociology at Arizona State University.

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Date Created: 01/21/15
Module 3 emphasis on the way the parts of a society are structured to maintain its stability Talcott Parsons was a key figure in its development If an aspect in social life doesn t contribute to the stability or promote the value consensus among members of society it will not be passed through generations lndian devotion to cows is highly functional to Indian society They plow fields and produce milk fertilizers and fuel lf eating cow meat were legal the price would be high and would not feed lower classes who need it Robert Merton open stated and conscious functions of an institution Academics in a college unconscious or unintended functions that may reflect hidden purposes of an institution mating ground in a college stfunction an element or process of society that may actually disrupt the social system or reduce its stability evaluation of dysfunction depends on one s own values social behavior that is understood best in terms of tension between groups over power or the distribution of resources struggle between social classes is inevitable it s an every day part of life in all societies conflicts include between womenmen parentschildren cities suburbs whites and blacks sees inequity in gender as central to all behavior and organization often allied w conflict perspective macro level lda WellsBarnett male sports encourage them to be more muscular while female sports promote being agile and gentle generalizing from everyday socialization to draw conclusions about society as a whole behavior in small groups micro sociology slugging carpooling with strangers going to the same locations symbolic interractionism humans are viewed as living in a world of meaningful symbols material things actions other people a salute being a sign of respect in America nonverbal communication faces gestures postures developed by George Herbert Mead Erving Goffman popularized the dramaturqical approach people are seen as theatrical performers Module 4 Applied and Clinical Sociology using the discipline of sociology with intent on putting an end to practical applications for human behavior and organizations public sociology encouraged students to engage a broader audience in bringing about positive outcomes reaches out to others and joins them in their efforts to better society The Center for Community Initiatives responsibilities interviewingsurveying participants coordinating data collection analyzing data preparing progress reports for funding agencies and community partners studies how both patients and professionals deal with disease examine the relationship between human societies and the physical environment ex hazardous waste dumps are especially likely to be situated in poor and minority neighborhoods facilitating change by altering relationships or restructuring social institutions family therapy or the reorganization of a medical center seeks a more profound knowledge of the fundamental aspects of social phenomena ex studying suicide rates doesn t necessarily mean studying ways to eliminate suicide Developing a sociological imaqination globalization the worldwide integration of government policies cultures social movements and financial markets through trade and the exchange of ideas ex the worldwide economic decline as the result of 911 Social inequality a condition in which members of society have differing amounts of wealth prestige or power How much coffee bean pickers make in developing nations vs the price we pay for a cup of coffee WEB DuBois stated that the greatest power is not thought or ethics but wealth more men than women surviving the Japan tsunamis In Class Notes Theoretical Perspectives functionalist macro conflict macro conflict is a good and normal part of every day life in all societies feminist view interactionist micro facetoface interaction between 2 people George Herbert Mead founder of interactionist perspective looking glass self coming to see ourselves the way other people do which we learn by interacting with them Erving Goffman presenting ourselves a certain way to five others a certain impression of ourselves how we act varies on who we are interacting with Presentation of self Impression management going to a job interview you act way different from when you hang out with friends G Wright MiIIs being aware of the relationship between you as an individual your immediate situation and the larger society being able to view your own society as an outsider not affected by personal experience Robert Merton are intended consequences are unintended functions hidden purposes disrupt society or damage stability Using sociology basic pure sociology using research and theories to understand why people or groups act the way they do around each other applied sociology clinical sociology McDonaldization of the education system large lecture classes where everyone is a number


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